There’s been a lot of media coverage, including an interview of Suzanne Moore on BBC24 this afternoon, about threats of rape and violence allegedly made towards Caroline Criado-Perez, in the form of threats on Twitter. This follows CCP’s ‘successful’ campaign to have a second woman printed on British banknotes – Jane Austen, on the £10 note, in 2017. What a victory for womankind that was haha. Anyway, the matter of the alleged threats has been raised in a new blog piece published not long ago by Glosswitch, ‘On banknotes and the etiquette of shouting’:
A few characteristically Glosswitchesque lines from the piece:
Women, there’s nothing wrong with you. [MB: There’s nothing wrong with any women? In any areas? Wow…]. The fact is, the minute you open your mouth you’re losing because your words are not the words of a person; they’re the words of a woman, and it doesn’t matter how you play it, that’s what people will hear.
I’ve already left one comment which hasn’t been published. Glosswitch is moderating comments following an ‘invasion’ of MRAs in recent days – my hats off to all of you for some very insightful and challenging comments – so I’m guessing wildly she won’t be publishing my second comment either (text reproduced below). So, if you wish to comment on her new blog piece, but she won’t post your comments, what can you do? Easy. Send them here, and we’ll publish them. Thanks. I look forward to hearing from you. The comment I’ve just sent to Glosswitch:
“I genuinely doubt (as do a number of other MRAs of my acquaintance) that a significant proportion of the threatening tweets to CC-P have been sent by angry men, but if we’re wrong, and they have been, the men in question must surely have mental health issues. There are a HUGE number of issues in relation to how men are treated which make many men (and many women, come to that) righteously angry, and ‘women on banknotes’ isn’t on the radar of the vast majority of men, let alone MRAs. The outcome of the campaign was yet another vindication of the age-old ‘winning through whining’ strategy used by women to manipulate men, as will be feminists’ inevitable forthcoming victory with their Tesco ‘Lose the lad’s mags’ campaigns.
To men and women who aren’t committed feminists, the objectives of these campaigns look pretty pathetic. Feminists are losing the narrative on gender politics, and it’s clear you haven’t the slightest idea how to regain it. You’re winning small battles, but you’re starting to lose the war.
So, who HAS been sending those tweets? At a guess, feminists keen to pursue their goals of:
– demonising men collectively
– getting even more publicity for the minor victory of getting Jane Austen onto £10 notes in 2017. Our blog post on that ‘victory’ http://j4mb.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/jane-austen-to-appear-on-10-notes-in-2017-a-pyrrhic-victory-for-feminists/
– gaining censorship of Twitter to disallow anti-feminist narratives (following some feminist successes in this regard with respect to Facebook)
– giving CC-P more exposure (with or without her knowledge)
On the assumption you won’t publish this comment, I’m about to post it on my blogs. Maybe we can have a reasoned exchange of views THERE?
JUSTICE FOR MEN & BOYS
(and the women who love them)