My thanks to Petronella for keeping me updated with comments made by feminist bloggers and their followers, in response to my appearance on Jeremy Vine’s BBC Radio 2 show recently. Most of the comments are predictable and tedious, but every now and them a gem emerges. One such comment refers to the photograph taken of me by a BBC employee working for the show’s production team, just before the discussion.
I think it fair to say I won’t be the poster boy of the men’s human rights movement any time soon… I look like Nigel Slater after two months on a cabbage soup diet. I digress. My only reason for inflicting this image on your retina is that it was referred to by someone leaving a comment on the blog http://blushinginger.tumblr.com/, which is apparently a creation of the following nice young lady:
The comment was the following (honestly, I’m not making this up – look at the blog for yourself, if you don’t believe me). It was posted by someone with enough sense not to reveal his or her identity – (s)he posts comments as ‘Anonymous’:
I agree that the bloke is clearly horrible and mentally deranged. However, I do agree with the point he is making in the sign in the picture you posted. And although men are clearly not oppressed in any way, there are ways in which men are discriminated against.
‘And although men are clearly not oppressed in any way, there are ways in which men are discriminated against.’ Priceless. I feel the need to repeat myself – I’m not making this up.