I rarely respond to jibes from feminists, but I sometimes do it if I think there will be some point e.g. an audience likely to have an interest in my points. Belinda Brown recently posted a piece on TCW, Let’s salute the men who fight the dark forces of feminism. William Collins and I were among the men she cited.
I made a point in the comments section about MRAs having some common ground with religious people, such as on the issue of abortion, to which “Women are People” replied to me, five hours ago:
Men’s rights activists are pathetic insecure man babies who are terrified of woman’s autonomy and financial independence. It makes them feel needed if they force women to depend on them. Sorry, but the 50s are over.
Thank you for nominating yourself for our Gormless Feminist of the Month award. A few thoughts:
1. The days of feminists shaming men – and men’s rights activists (MRAs) in particular – into silence with shaming tactics (“pathetic insecure man babies”) – are over. Do you really not understand that? It’s time to check your female privilege.
2. Everything that feminists say is one or more of the following – a baseless conspiracy theory, a fantasy, a lie, a delusion or a myth. How do you know a feminist is lying? Her lips are moving.
3. As a feminist, you probably don’t know any MRAs. I know many and not one conforms to the feminist sterotype you present. Women’s autonomy and financial independence? Don’t make me laugh. Most women to this day are not financially independent of men, and don’t want to be. A record number of women may be in paid employment but they pay only about 25% of the income tax raised in the UK, mainly because they prefer to work part-time rather than full-time, a luxury enjoyed by few men.
4. Rather than forcing women to depend on them – how would you force a woman to be dependent, maybe by insisting she not work, and pay for all the household bills? Those evil patriarchs! – more men are going MGTOW (Men Going Their Own Way). They’re sick to death of the toxic Entitlement Princesses that feminists have encouraged women to be.
5. You present MRAs as exclusively men. A substantial and ever going proportion of MRAs are women. Women alone organized the last International Conference on Men’s Issues in Chicago a few months ago. High-profile MRAs that spring to mind include Elizabeth Hobson (my political party’s Director of Communications), Erin Pizzey, Professor Janice Fiamengo, Karen Straughan, Alison Tieman, Hannah Wallen, Deborah Powney, Ava Brighton…
6. The truth is that women and girls in Britain today are highly privileged, and that privilege results from the disadvantaging of men and boys. I refer you to the book referenced by Belinda, William Collins’s “The Empathy Gap: Male Disadvantages and the Mechanisms of Their Neglect”.
7. In our last election manifesto we explored 20 arreas where the human rights of men and boys in the UK today are assaulted by the actions and/or inactions of the state, almost always to privilege women and girls. I invite you tell me of ONE area where the British state today assaults the human rights of women or girls SPECIFICALLY. I’ve asked hundreds of feminists this question at Speakers’ Corner over the years, not one has ever been able to think of one area. Their cognitive dissonance can sometimes be a wonder to behold, believing women to be oppressed in the UK, but unable to come up with even one area where they actually are. But then feminists aren’t the sharpest knives in the block, to put it mildly.
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