One has no great hopes from Birmingham. I always say there is something direful in the sound.
Jane Austen, Emma (1816)
Jane Austen was the authoress who wrote about women’s desperate attempts to marry well-off men. What an inspiration for feminists she is, yet Frances Wilson, literary critic of the Daily Mail describes Austen as dull and over-rated. She isn’t wrong:
500 rays of sunshine are gathering in Birmingham this weekend. They include Laura Bates of The Everyday Whining Project, so fun times are guaranteed for all. Yes, it’s UK Feminista’s Summer School:
The website contains all the conspiracy theories, fantasies, lies, delusions and myths we’d expect. This gem caught our eye:
Schools Against Sexism Petition
One in three girls are ‘groped’ at school and sexual harassment in (sic) is routine. It’s time for schools to take a lead on gender equality and support students who stand up against sexism.
Why do we call this a ‘gem’? Because the ‘one in three girls’ claim is the same misleading statement made by Kat Banyard – the ‘brains’ behind UK Feminista – on Channel 4 News five months ago. The following is a link to the video of the programme, while the commentary includes the challenge I sent to Ms Banyard at firstname.lastname@example.org:
The challenge remains unanswered to this day. In common with all prominent feminists, Kat Banyard is shameless in making misleading statements, and not revoking them when challenged.
It doesn’t take long looking at the website for the Summer School to realise it’s the predictable old mix of conspiracy theories, fantasies, lies, delusions and myths. Even that hardy perennial, the gender pay gap, is there, despite being a phenomenon completely explained by men’s and women’s freely made choices with respect to the world of work. All this wallowing in false victimhood leads us to an inescapable thought. Maybe feminists should be seeking therapy, rather than seeking to destroy society yet further? An interesting piece on this very question:
We hope the ladies enjoy themselves this weekend, and return home re-energised to continue their assaults on the patriarchy. If they watch a 13-minute video they’ll realise they’re living in a matriarchy, not a patriarchy. But they have so much invested in patriarchy theory and victim mentality they’d probably prefer to avoid such challenging material, and carry on as they are, driven by hatred of men, the family, marriage etc. Why anyone would choose unhappiness over happiness is anyone’s guess, but the most obvious explanation, as we saw from the last link, is psychological issues. The video: