An open letter to The Rt Hon Louise Mensch MP

The following letter is being posted today. If you would like the self-assessment guide, ‘Are you a Feminist or a Post-Feminist?’, could you please email a request to me at Thank you.

Dear Ms Mensch,

As a writer on gender politics, I’ve been following with interest the fuss created by your comments on being a ‘Tory feminist’. For the life of me I can’t see why a right-minded woman would wish to be associated with the word ‘feminist’, which in the public mind is a toxic term irredeemably associated with women such as Harriet Harman (née Harman) and Angela Eagle (née Eaglet). Right-minded people in general (and right-minded women in particular) surely deserve a clear alternative.

In attempting to redefine the word ‘feminist’, right-minded women will deplete their time and energy on a lost cause. Surely the time has come for a new term to be introduced, so you can put some clear blue water between yourselves and the extreme left-wing ideologues. I suggest the term ‘post-feminist’ and enclose a guide for women unsure whether or not to describe themselves as feminists or post-feminists.

Yours sincerely,

Mike Buchanan


About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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