(Jeremy Corbyn outside the Labour party conference in Liverpool. Copyright, Getty Images.)
Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has said that a future Labour government would put women at the heart of their policies.
He pledged his party would do more to bridge the pay gap between men and women and offer more support to victims of domestic abuse.
Marking International Human Rights Day, Mr Corbyn said: “Labour will measure every piece of legislation, and every policy, by the yardstick of its impact on women before it is brought before Parliament and put into practice.
“Women will not only be at the heart of my government, women’s rights and interests will be front and centre stage of everything we do.
We shouldn’t be surprised by this. Working-class men (and their partners) long ago realised the Labour party had deserted them, and that realisation has largely led to the woeful standing of Labour in the polls. Corbyn is acknowledging Labour doesn’t care a jot about men – working-class or otherwise – and in desperation is placing his bets on securing the “women’s vote”. Hmm, how did that strategy play out in the recent US presidential elections? 53 per cent of white female voters picked Trump, making Hillary herstory, happily.
In July 2015 Corbyn lauded a party document, Working with Women, which would surely have been accepted word-for-word by all radical feminists. In April of this year, in an interview with The Jewish Chronicle, he gave his support to Brit Milah, the Jewish version of MGM, performed on 8-day-old baby boys – here. In August he posted the following on his Facebook page:
It is unfathomable that – in this day and age – a Conservative MP can make derogatory sexist comments at a conference held by an openly misogynistic political party.
Now we come to something truly ominous in the ITV article, in the unlikely event Corbyn were ever to be elected prime minister:
Mr Corbyn said a future Labour government would ratify the Istanbul Convention which lays down minimum standards of care and backing for people fleeing abusive relationships.
We’ve been hearing more of feminist MPs in recent times calling for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention, the ‘Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence’. The Women’s Equality party and many other feminist organizations are calling for it, notably those in the domestic violence industry.
In August 2014 the excellent British ‘redpill.co.uk’ website published this on the convention. It’s five pages long and very well worth reading if you have the time.
In January 2013 – almost four years ago – AVfM published a piece by Lucian Valsan (AVfM Europe) titled, The great danger of the Intanbul convention. He started the piece with a fitting quotation from Edmund Burke:
All that is required for evil to prevail is that good men to do nothing.
Lucian cites some text from the document’s preamble:
Recalling the basic principles of international humanitarian law, and especially the Geneva Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War (1949) and the Additional Protocols I and II (1977) thereto;
Condemning all forms of violence against women and domestic violence;
Recognizing that the realization of de jure and de facto equality between women and men is a key element in the prevention of violence against women;
Recognizing that violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between women and men, which have led to domination over, and discrimination against, women by men and to the prevention of the full advancement of women;
The Istanbul Convention, if ever ratified in the UK, will be yet another nail in the coffin of British men’s human rights.
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