1. teachwell
    October 11, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    Reblogged this on The Echo Chamber.


  2. Alan
    October 11, 2015 @ 2:44 pm

    Well said Teachwell. Spot on as usual.

    As a male I am left feeling that I had better shut up, as if I have no stake in the society in which I live. These “feminists” have decided, simply because I am male, that I am evil and dangerously powerful. This, from people whose word is published in national newspapers and accepted as gospel. While I sit at my computer, typing this. They are the ones who have power. As you have seen, they are not afraid to use it.

    If any woman dares to disagree with them (even in the slightest), they are deemed to be traitors. Being a traitor is worse than simply being an enemy because it involves betrayal. The rhetoric of warfare fits rather well.

    As you have said, these people believe that we are all defined by tick boxes: gender, race/skin colour, politics, religion (or lack of) etc. as decided by them. (I am reminded of a quote by Herman Goering: “I decide who is Jewish”).

    I am male, and have therefore been put in the “Feminist” identity politics box marked “enemy”.
    You have seen through their tactics, and worse, you have dared to say so openly. So you have been put in the “Feminist” identity box marked “traitor”.

    These people do not believe in humanity. They have no love in their hearts.

    “Why can’t we all just get along?”


    • teachwell
      October 11, 2015 @ 6:35 pm

      I think part of the problem is when people start creating an issue out of every tiny little thing. It is a waste of our time and energy. Seriously, who thinks of ‘mastery’ as a sexist word. I have never thought of it like that. You know right now, there are women in terrible situations in this country and others. We still don’t have a situation where girls have equal access to education in other countries.

      It strikes me that your use of quotation marks for “feminist” is appropriate because when it used as a smokescreen for other issues or just to get at people then it demeans what those who are actually attempting to achieve equality want.

      We are not going to live in an ideal world but we can certainly live in one where as you say we try to get along. Also, there are ways of sensibly sorting out differences and issues but again I am not sure if that is what the people I am responding to want.

      I think they might want an outlet for their anger…

      I do find it interesting that some of the same women who have taken such umbrage are the same ones who voted for Jeremy Corbyn and supported his appointment of all men to his cabinet. How is that ok?

      The lack of consistency makes me wonder if there is an actual ‘issue’ or whether some people need to grow up.

      I have been in a situation where I’ve been discriminated against by other women but been promoted by men. It’s not black and white that’s for sure..


  3. The Quirky Teacher
    October 11, 2015 @ 3:04 pm

    Here here!


  4. chemistrypoet
    October 11, 2015 @ 6:46 pm

    This is a much more effective post than its partner, in my opinion. It eruditely deals with the substantive issues and does so in a temperate manner.



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