Among the pleasures which flow from writing books are the emails and letters from appreciative readers, sometimes from unexpected quarters. Swayne O’Pie, the author of Why Britain Hates Men, has just sent me an example. He received a letter from an inmate of HMP Prison Kingston (Portsmouth) who I’ll call ‘Mr F’.
Mr F writes:
Just a couple of lines to record my thanks for your authorship of Why Britain Hates Men in the reading of which I was nodding so much in agreement as to be at serious risk of incurring repetitive strain injury! With the aim of increasing the book’s sales and readership I am asking the prison to place a copy in the gaol’s library, paid for by me (duplicate application form attached).
The form includes the following from Mr F:
It was explained to me that the Inter-Library Loan Service was not able to supply me with a copy of Why Britain Hates Men but it could be purchased. Having acquired a copy of the book at my own expense direct from the author and publisher www.exposingfeminism.com I should like to purchase another copy so that it can be made available on loan from the prison library. As a work of huge scholarship and immense research by an academic holding two bachelor degrees, it merits the greatest possible readership, so much so that it should be made required reading in all schools, not to say placed upon the examination syllabus, and be available on loan in all prison libraries.
Swayne O’Pie is going to write to Mr F and suggest that he write to the governor offering a talk. O’Pie’s book has a good deal of material on the automatic hatred and contempt shown towards men in Britain, and even a basic understanding of psychology tells us this can only result in more men becoming dysfunctional than might otherwise be the case. Misandry (the hatred of men) gives men an ‘excuse’ to engage in criminal activities (‘I’m a man so I’m rubbish so why shouldn’t I be a criminal?’) Male criminality is also partly attributable to high levels of unemployment among men – among young men in particular – which results (again, in part) from positive discrimination towards women in recruiting processes: very widespread although illegal, and driven often by female-dominated HR departments. With regard to recruitment into the public sector (and promotion once there) positive discrimination was enshrined in the weasel term ‘positive action’ in the Equality Act (2010), which for all intents and purposes means always favouring women over men. There’s a link too, of course, to boys’ relatively poor educational attainments in a highly feminised education system.
Research should be carried out on such links. But with the social science funding bodies being institutionally left-wing, and the overwhelming proportion of sociologists being left-wing, we’re unlikely to see studies being conducted. We’ll just get an increasingly dysfunctional and angry society, which will suit nobody but angry men-hating and family-hating militant feminists.