A piece published two days ago by the relentlessly feminist New Statesman. The two hyperlinks below will take you to the same Guardian article. Davies clearly knew what he was getting into, but of course the feminist propaganda shines through at every opportunity. Excerpts:
Davies recently offended women’s rights campaigners by accusing “feminist zealots” of wanting women to “have their cake and eat it”, regarding equality. This was during a speech he made at a men’s rights conference hosted by the anti-feminist Justice for Men and Boys (J4MB) party (which hands out a “lying feminist of the month” award).
His view is that there should be equality “of opportunity”. Opponents feel this discounts the structural sexism and prejudice which put women and minorities on the back foot…
Davies does reflect that “it’s a lot harder for men stereotypically to share their feelings with people, men are sort of encouraged to bottle up their thoughts in a way that women don’t feel that pressure.” He pauses. “I don’t know.”
I agree with Davies on this – one of the few opinions he voices without his trademark cheery certainty. But many of the feminists he opposes would argue that men and boys struggle because they, too, are hurt by rigid gender expectations – which is an argument for why feminism would benefit everyone.
A few years ago I was libelled by Laurie Penny in her column in the New Statesman, after an interview in London. This may have contributed to my satisfaction when watching a video (6:04) of Professor David Starkey aggressively – but justifiably – haranguing Ms Penny at the Sunday Times ‘Festival of Ideas’ in 2012. Enjoy.
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