Dan Hodges is a journalist, blogger and columnist. He describes himself as a ‘tribal neo-Blairite’. His mother is the former Labour MP Glenda Jackson, currently playing King Lear in some whackadoodle feminist producer’s desecration of Shakespeare’s play.
Hodges has a full-page in the The Mail on Sunday, and last Sunday he wrote this:
An attempt by Tory MP Philip Davies last week to secure the support of the Commons for International Men’s Day did not go to plan. The sparsely attended debate saw Davies facing criticism from a number of female MPs. [Clarification – FEMINIST MPs] But some of the harshest barbs came from male members of Parliament.
‘Being a man is all about quiet strength,’ one of Davies’s colleagues told me. ‘It’s not about moaning in the chamber.
Time to man up, Philip.
To the best of my knowledge, not one mainstream media outlet issued sympathetic pieces in relation to IMD, other than pieces by Martin Daubney and Glen Poole, promoting their ‘Men and Boys Coalition’.
It is a feature of feminists – female and male – to claim there’s a problem with ‘toxic masculinity’, that if men were to talk more about their problems, their lives would improve, suicide rates would drop etc. It’s nonsense, and a direct attack on stoicism, a fine male quality which deters men from suicide, rather than drives them to it. Predictably it’s an argument made by The Calm Initiative, run by Jane Powell, a particularly odious radical feminist.
Ironically, whilst displaying no empathy themselves for the suffering of men and boys – no prominent feminist in the modern era has called for an end to MGM, which would cost women nothing – feminists fail to recognize the extent of the empathy gap. The lack of mainstream media coverage of International Men’s Day is one indicator, as is Dan Hodges’s exhortation to Philip Davies to ‘man up’ – in effect, to ‘shut up’.
I presume Hodges made up the alleged quotation from ‘one of Davies’s colleagues’, and he doesn’t enlighten us as to precisely how Davies might display ‘quiet strength’ in raising awareness of the suffering of men and boys. He should be utterly ashamed of himself.
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