As a minor story which hints at the depth of the feminist infiltration of the mainstream media, this one takes some beating.
No British newspapers are critical of feminism as an ideology, their rare (mild) criticisms relate to individual feminists in (rare) particular circumstances. In the British newspaper titles that were once right-of-centre, The Telegraph is particularly woeful in its adoption of feminist narratives – the title publishes pieces penned by feminists such as Glen Poole – but The Times, to which I subscribe, is not much better. It’s given employment to the odious Caitlin Moron for many years.
A feminist columnist at The Times who reliably makes my teeth grate is Janice Turner. Yesterday’s edition of the paper included her piece titled, “Don’t blame us for your problems, chaps.” It should more accurately have been titled, “Feminists don’t give a damn about male disadvantage and suffering, and never will.” It’s available here, you’ll need to register (no charge) to read it in full. The piece contains a number of long-discredited feminist lies, one being (in bold):
He (Philip Davies MP) argues that there are fewer female prisoners – 4,000 compared with 80,000 men – because the justice system is more lenient to women. That is not even true: women are twice as likely to be imprisoned for a first offence. [my emphasis]
Let’s include male victims of domestic violence, (under the remit of a minister for men) but also ask why the vast majority of abusers are men. [my emphasis]
She’s clearly bidding to become a Lying Feminist of the Month. An example of her anti-male perspective:
Boys’ underachievement may, to some extent, be the fault of a feminised education system, which doesn’t offer enough male teachers or physical exercise so that boys can master their fizzing testosterone and sit still. Yet it is also about father who leave, whose sons then struggle to find male identity in feckless gangs. [my emphasis]
J4MB then has a mention, albeit being disingenuously described as a ‘forum’ rather than a political party:
The men’s rights lobby will not look to itself. Anger is cheap: thought is hard. More thrilling to rail against feminism on hate sites such as Breitbart, which scorns rape victims as liars, or forums such as Justice for Men & Boys, at whose conference Philip Davies spoke, which runs articles like The Exquisite Beauty of Patriarchy and Gormless Woman of the Month.
I tweeted Janice Turner (@VICTORIAPECKHAM) last night, offering to correct the errors in her piece. Predictably, rather than wishing to learn where she’s made errors, she’s blocked me from her Twitter account. Perhaps one or two of the good followers of this blog could tweet her a link?
What sort of masochistic man could remain married to such a sexist bigot? A male feminist (mangina) of course. From Ms Turner’s Wikipedia page we learn that her husband is Ben Preston, former deputy editor of The Times, and editor of Radio Times since 2009. His father, Peter Preston, joined The Guardian in 1963, and later became its editor (1975-95).
The first blog I started was back in January 2012, Anti-Feminism League. In March 2012 we presented a Toady award to Ben Preston. The background to the award, and a link to his certificate, are here. The website hasn’t been updated since the launch of J4MB in February 2013.
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