Violence is being normalised in the name of anti-violence

Nov 12, 2019 by

by David Robertson, theweeflea: It must have seemed like a good idea at the time. Australia’s ABC has a debate programme called Q&A, which last week decided to have an all feminist panel and moderator. It went badly wrong, to the extent that the programme has now been pulled from all of ABC’s platforms and is the subject of an investigation. Among the panelists, who were all incredibly ‘woke’, was Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy. She was asked a question...

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Women’s well-being goes by the board in mania for gender equality

Oct 6, 2019 by

by Caroline ffiske, The Conservative Woman: THE BBC has found a new addition to the long list of non-problems we are endlessly encouraged to care about. Last week it explored why so few women are patent holders.  Their research has uncovered the apparently outrageous fact that female inventors account for just under 13 per cent of patent applications globally. One woman for every seven men. We’ll only be able to cheer the BBC reports in 2070 which is the time it will take for us to reach...

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Motherhood censored in the name of feminism

Aug 17, 2019 by

by Mary Harrington, The Conservative Woman: THE Guardian reports on the first advertisements to fall foul of the Advertising Standards Authority’s new rules on ‘sexist stereotypes’. One was banned because it depicted a woman sitting on a bench next to a pram. The advertiser claimed that the ad was about ‘adaptation’, and that the arrival of a baby is a situation where people must adjust. It was no use. The ASA ‘concluded that the ad presented gender stereotypes in a way that was likely to...

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UN Women Calls Families “Dark” Place for Women

Jul 11, 2019 by

by Susan Yoshihara, C-Fam: Are divorce, cohabitation, same sex marriage, out of wedlock birth and adolescent sex good for women? The latest report from UN Women considers them “a positive reflection of women’s empowerment.” UN Women calls family life “an ambivalent space for women and girls.” “Families can have a darker side: they can be places of violence and discrimination, spaces where women and girls are often denied the resources they need, where they sometimes eat least and last and...

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The misery of the post-#MeToo workplace

Jul 10, 2019 by

by Joanna Williams, spiked: Myths about rampant sexual harassment have led to calls to police everyday interactions. Feminism has become boringly predictable. Campaigns to close the gender pay-gap were always more likely to result in big pay rises for female television presenters and company directors than for women who work in care homes or supermarkets. #MeToo was only ever going to lead to a huge rise in the number of women claiming to have been sexually harassed at work. So news that there...

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Help! I can’t read Bad Penny’s gender equality roadmap

Jul 5, 2019 by

by Caroline ffiske, The Conservative Woman: IN her role as Minister for Women and Equalities, Penny Mordaunt has set out her vision for ‘gender equality in the UK’ with the publication of ‘Gender equality at all stages: A roadmap for change’. Talk about reinforcing the notion that women are victims. Her press release announces: ‘This inequality is faced at every stage of a woman’s life – from how she is treated in the classroom, to the caring roles she often takes on, and the lack of savings...

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