David Willets (Universities Minister) had an article in the Daily Mail this week in which he stated that ‘feminism’ has halted the progression of working class men and widened the poverty gap. It was an opinion so absurd, so stupid, with such reactionary oversight and just so unashamedly sexist that to spend much logical thought on it would make you stupider for it. A number of people did risk it though, and they did quite compelling write ups on why David Willets is a total twat.
However, the article was a useful way to measure the cross-section of opinion that the average Daily Mail reader has on equality and women’s rights. There were 73 comments on the Willets article, and all of the ones with positive responses, the impression it gave on what Mail readers think about ‘feminism’ was so archaic that one had to make sure they weren’t being wound up by clever trolls.
Tommy from Frankfurt who had the top rated comment on the website, stated that the quest for equality was one of the main components that has led to the ‘Destruction of Britain’;
In the 1950s, Britain had a society that worked, with low unemployment, low crime; and where it was possible to buy a house and raise a family on a worker’s wage. 60 years later, Britain is literally dying off. While femminism not entirely to blame, it should be obvious that ALL of the changes together - since the 1950s - are an unmitigated disaster which have resulted in the destruction of Britain.
I suppose Tommy also longs for the society of the 50s, where kids were caned in school, where sexism, homophobia and racism were institutionalised, and paedophilic abuse and rapes went unreported. What a lovely time that was!
But Tommy is only the base of the ludicrously twattish iceberg. Somebody from London claims that the promotion of equality in the third world is ‘worsening their poverty’ yet provides absolutely no reasoning for this, whilst James in Luton describes the ‘feminism movement’ as a “marxist driven man hating cult”. If I ever get round to starting that Hardcore Punk band, I’m gonna call it ‘James from Luton’s Marxist driven man hating cult’. Graham from Up North describes proponents of equality as ‘feminazis’, and he’s got a point, as that was one of the main tenets of Nazism; the promotion of equality. Oh no wait, my mistake; it was ‘kill the Jews’. So slightly different to the ‘feminist’ movement, then.
Derek Anderson from Glasgow questions
Have any ‘isms’ ever done any good - socialism, multi-culturalism, feminism etc etc etc - Ban ISMS
Well, far be it from me to speak for the whole country, but I think that a policy of ‘smashing twats like you round the face with a rusty spanner-ism’ would be a real vote winner amongst the majority.
Pierreblanc from France believes the principle of equality itself is wrong, as women will spend their money on materialistic shite.
To give this 50% more than 70% of the say is crass when you consider that this same group have such a desperate need to disguise themselves with tons of make up and countless millions worth of “fashion” items.
Where, the fuck, do you start with this? If women quested equality so much, why – once they gained this – would they regress back to the state where the life pursuit was of a stereotypical ‘dolly bird’ whose only interest was vanity? Wait; I’m arguing with a computer….
Some women also had their say on these Marxist Feminazi mini-Stalins. Mrs B.G.B, for a reason unbeknown to me, appears to think that positive discrimination has led to some sort Orwellian dystopia.
Feminism has changed the lives of children for the worse changing family life completely, Children pushed into nurseries, actually many are babies. The role of nurturing pre- school has been frowned on. The time spent having individual attention, and the huge learning process in those years before school is scorned. Now little ones spend there days enclosed in a nursery bubble instead of being socialised in the community and with family. Attention disorders are rife because little ones are craving for a parent’s attention. Now we plonk them in an environment that cuts out the maternal bond in favour of minders, who cannot replace that lost time or the security the young get with loved ones. Feminists fought hard for equality yet all those Mum’s who feel the wrench from little ones have not been supported. The fight for that right wasn’t what they wanted and have themselves made women feel guilty. Why have women stood for it. I really don’t know.
What, in the name of holy God, is she on about?
Matthew L of Basildon seems to think that a women pursing work has led to children becoming drug-addled.
The wife and mother was once the pillar of the family and the family was the bastion of society. It’s no surprise that young men and women have taken to drink and drugs, that the prisons are overflowing and that half the babies born this year will be illegitimate.
I hope these working women feel very guilty when they see a homeless man drunk on a doorstep, or hear about a drug related death on the news. Because they caused it. Obviously.
Paul Gibson isn’t happy about equality either, but for different reasons
Thanks to the unholy alliance of ACPO and Women’s Aid ‘any man in Xshire accused of domestic violence is automatically arrested’. That was the justification the custody officer gave me for my arrest, in describing his county’s sexist policing policy on DV prior to incarcerating me for a few hours before letting me go without caution, bail or charge.
So Paul’s main gripe is that due to these draconian equality laws he was arrested on accusation of domestic violence? Yeah, think Paul is on his own on this one. Malcolm for Chesire rather controversially seems to believe that woman are worse off in a more equal system.
How has the feminists ownership of her own body actually panned-out other than in the rise of teenage pregnancy and the elevation of promiscuity as ‘a way of life’!
Yes, Malcolm. That is the only fucking difference that a more equal system has brought us, more pregnant teenagers. You have debunked equality as it the myth it is. Well done. You utter cretin. Ian from London meanwhile is another person who seems to confuse himself within his own sentence
Largely true of course. And in future women will not be able to ’ marry up’ because there will be no up-men will be on the same level as them as they will all have to work their fingers to the bone to buy property. Feminist inspired single parent families must have caused a great deal of that poverty.
Ian, if women are above men in the pay scale, why would they need to marry up? Furthermore, if they were at the top of the income tree, why wouldn’t they be able to afford property on the own? And also, if OH FUCK I’M ARGUEING WITH A COMPUTER AGAIN!
And finally Karen in USA provides us with the best comment, nay, perhaps the best thing I have ever read. It is so stupid, and so wrong, I struggle to believe it’s real.
Totally agree, look at the Headmistresses in schools, in local and national government - look now at the lack of discipline, the hugging the thugs policy, the ‘everyone is a victim’ - that is feminisation of the highest order. Until you bring back ‘real’ men to be leaders, feminisation will continue. It is sickening watching these silly little women and their little ideals destroying a once great country. Look around parliament and see how many men have been ‘feminised’ with their squeaky little voices. All for women having equality for the vote, jobs etc. but I think the left have taken it too far.
Stunning. Truly stunning. I have paid to see stand-up that provided less laughs than that paragraph. And they were good shows!
The basic gripe from these people is that society isn’t the same as it was 50/60 years ago, when women were in the home, homosexuals whee in hiding and dem foreignerz were elsewhere. The erosion of the male patriarchy sees a number of these men pissed off, as they have to compete with women in the workforce and don’t have someone at home to cook, clean and wipe their arse for them. To prove that it’s not just their damaged ego and vanity but actually the world that has gone wrong, they use banal thought processes to prove equality is unsubstantiated.
60s = more women in home = not many stabbings in schools
2010 = less women in home = slightly more stabbings in schools
Therefore women out of the house causes stabbings.
There are innumerable reasons why certain social problems may have increased, such as continual inefficient governments (like ones Willets has worked for) have eroded the welfare state and widened the class gap. We could blame it on that; or we could blame it on immigrants and ‘feminists’ as we don’t like them much anyway.
I’m arguing with a computer again, aren’t I……