Cherie Blair: There’s a backlash against women

Our thanks to Jeff for this, Cherie Blair’s reflections on BBC Newsnight – a particularly feminist-compliant programme, the anchor man being the supine Evan Davies. An extract:

“I think we can’t just focus on the individual personalities. It’s about what is it that enables women to get to the top? And there does appear to be some kind of backlash.

“And what I fear is that we’ve rather given permission for people to say things which I thought that we’d stopped giving that permission…

“What seems to be a shame at the moment is we are getting things which are unacceptable which are being said, and being said by people who frankly should know better. And I think that’s a bad thing.”

“… we’ve rather given permission for people to say things which I thought that we’d stopped giving that permission.”?!!! Who the hell does this damnable woman think she is, speaking in such an imperious way? Big Sister, a sibling of Big Brother, denounding people for thoughtcrime? The harridan has become a compelling candidate for this month’s Toxic Feminist of the Month award.

The BBC piece mentions the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women. We recently posted a piece about why we could not support the feminist-compliant Men and Boys Coalition. An extract:

So, who is behind the ‘coalition’? Nobody is claiming leadership – what does that tell you? – but the ideological direction is clear from many of the organizations and individual members. They include feminist bloggers such as Ally Fogg and Glen Poole, and radical feminists including Jane Powell (CALM Initiative) and Jenny Garrett. From Garrett’s website:

Jenny’s mission is to transform the world for everyone, one empowered woman at a time. She use’s (sic) her years of experience in coaching and leadership to inspire and motivate people, working with them to deliver career and life changing results beyond expectation.

Women’s Coach of the Year 2014, APCTC award winner Jenny is a sought after executive coach and trainer, author of Rocking Your Role, the how to guide to success for female breadwinners, speaker, founder of Reflexion Associates leadership consultancy and Co-Founder of Rocking Ur Teens CIC.

Jenny mentors women entrepreneurs and executives internationally for the Cherie Blair Foundation and was a finalist for the PRECIOUS Mentor of the Year 2012. She is a selected Sage Business Expert.

The ‘coalition’ considers Garrett a qualified commentator on issues affecting men and boys. On International Women’s Day this year, I debated with her on Sky Newshere (video, 14:49).

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About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • “say things which I thought that we’d stopped giving that permission”
    I presume she is referring to the ‘hate crime’ laws, the constitutional changes her husband’s government brought in, laws like the one on borders that hid all kinds of gagging legislation for UK citizens, the so-called anti-terrorist laws that “would never be used improperly” which are used mostly to stifle peaceful protest and have made criminal suspects of everything from a curious 5-year-old to a granny experimenting with her new digital camera just outside her flat.

    There was a huge amount of restriction on people’s rights brought in by the last Labour government, including the right for a judicial inquiry without prior approval of the government. Big Brother marched in harshly over our rights and paradoxically, it has only been the ECHR that has helped curb it at times – something the current government is still committed to riddding itself of.

  • The very next item in my in-box was from another blog on the same Newsnight. This time, they picked out something different.

    Parents should not be referred to as “mothers” and “fathers”, Cherie Blair has claimed.

    The spirits of Engels, Marx and Lukács must be dancing with joy that someone who at one moment is wanting to gag people for their views nevertheless feels free enough to say in public
    “I think we shouldn’t be talking about mothering or fathering…”

    That’s right, Cherie, you keep proposing to smash the family and society apart. Those who have read Herbert Purdy’s book, or even heard his speech at the ICMI, will recognise your intent and will understand the personal and social harm that will occur.

  • Big Mother not big brother.