It is inconceivable that anyone living in Britain today could not be aware of the seemingly endless string of prosecutions of high-profile men for sexual offences that allegedly go back decades. Eighty-four-year-old entertainer Rolf Harris was jailed in 2014 on charges of offences dating between 1968 and 1986, 82-year-old broadcaster Stuart Hall was jailed in 2013 on charges of offences alleged to have happened between 1967 and 1985, 64-year-old weather presenter Fred Talbot was jailed on charges whose accuser said took place between 1975 and 1976. Then there was 70-year-old Max Clifford jailed on charges from 1977 and 1985. Continue reading
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was born on August 27, 1770, in Stuttgart, in the Duchy of Württemberg in southwestern Germany, and he died on 14th November 1831. He was a divisive figure, but his philosophical ideas have towered over Western politics ever since. In particular, his Hegelian principle – or Hegelian dialectic – describes the dynamic behind a process of social change that has been at work for many centuries, and is increasingly the weapon of choice for politicians and social engineers, and particularly feminists, who would conform us all to their ways.
It is almost half-a-century since women’s liberationists first took to the streets chanting ‘Women demand equality’, and ‘I’m a second-class citizen’, and the feminist narrative of the historically victimised woman needing to strive heroically for her rights in a male-dominated society is a theme that has been burnt into our social consciousness.
Last Sunday, on a beautiful July morning, I was in my local park enjoying a coffee and watching the world go by. At the next table there was a couple, a man and wife, who looked to be in their mid 30s, and they had their children with them. One of them, a little girl about seven or eight, who had been sitting with her parents enjoying a soft drink said, ‘Daddy, may I go and play on the swings please?’
This week, I watched a YouTube video of the official trailer of a forthcoming documentary entitled The Trouble With The F-word. In it, Lucy Holmes, founder of the ‘No More Page 3′ campaign, says ‘I believe in equality of the sexes. Women should have the same rights as men. Not more rights, but equal rights, and there’s a word for what I believe in – it’s Feminism’. Well, no, I’m sorry. Lucy Holmes’s assertions are laudable, but her prescription for bringing them about is deeply flawed, and that suggests to me that she doesn’t understand what feminism really is. Continue reading
In a blog post entitled ‘Men should stand up to feminists, not turn their backs on womankind‘, published on Conservative Woman on 21st April, Kathy Gyngell advocates for men to fight back against feminism. She is wrong. Her analysis is good, although second hand and little more than a repetition of already well-rehearsed arguments, but she completely misunderstands the nature of the problem. Her view is over simplistic and I even would go so far as to say it is a typically female response to what is now undoubtedly a very serious threat we are all facing from feminism. Continue reading