In an article entitled ‘Western feminist outrage does not extend to dead Nigerian boys‘. Kathy Gyngell, writing in ‘The Conservative Woman‘, rails against Hilary Clinton and Michelle Obama for their outpourings about the tragic kidnapping of Nigerian girls by Boko Haram, whilst ignoring the fact that,
‘at least 59 Nigerian boys who have already been slaughtered by Boko Haram’.
Hilary Clinton, is currently a presidential candidate in waiting. She is a rabid feminist and has been for forty years.
She is so focused on women’s and girls’ issues, I think she has just completely lost the plot – as have most feminists.
This is what she said to the First Ladies’ Conference on Domestic Violence in San Salvador in November 1998:
‘Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat. Women often have to flee from the only homes they have ever known. Women are often the refugees from conflict and sometimes, more frequently in today’s warfare, victims. Women are often left with the responsibility, alone, of raising the children.’
I can almost hear the graves of the almost exclusively male war-dead, across the globe, and down the centuries, heaving and turning in Clinton’s heartless, crass and grossly gender-partisan words.
Women: the primary victims of war? What about the sons, husbands and fathers who were conscripted to fight in foreign wars, like those men (and far too many boys) who went to the trenches of Flanders and died in squalor?
What about those boys who stormed the beaches of Normandy for the protection of our way of life? What about those sons, husbands and fathers who went to fight for something they didn’t believe in, as, for example, in the Vietnam War? And lose their lives in a foreign field in abject fear and pain?
These are the sons of the women whose cause Clinton so flagrantly espouses, and which is so against their interests. Is this the extent to which feminism is prepared to go in its own self-centered, self-delusion? Is this what is in store for America, should it choose to elect this feminist to be Commander in Chief of its overwhelmingly male armed forces?
I shake my head so much these days at this feminist idiocy, I get a headache.