The feminist agenda is ‘toxic’, says writer Andy West

The feminist agenda is ‘toxic’, says writer Andy West

Monday, November 19, 2018

Writer Andy West has said that the feminist agenda is “toxic” and going to end up “holding men back”, which he thinks will not help women either.

Monday 19 November is International Men’s Day, which is a day dedicated to talking about issues that especially affect men.  

For example, men are three times more likely to take their own lives than women.

Mr West, who was at an International Men's Day conference in London, told talkRADIO’s Mike Graham: “So much of the conversation now is going to end up holding men back from having a decent productive life, and I don’t think that will help women or the feminist movement.

“You can be a male feminist without having to go along with everything the feminist agenda is proposing at the moment.

“A lot of it, and I use this term quite seriously, is toxic.”


'A generation of angry, frustrated men' 

Mr West added that men feeling like they were being “denigrated” had left men feeling “a frustration and a hidden anger”.

“I think the risk that we have had here, and I have heard it from many young men I have been speaking to in my work as a writer, is a frustration and a hidden anger amongst young men,” he said.

“They feel they are being denigrated, held back and almost demonised by a new generation when actually on an individual level, it is not their own truth.”

He added: “The message I am trying to get across is that history tells us that one of the most dangerous things you can do in any society is create a generation of angry, frustrated men who are facing injustice in their day to day lives.

“If you are creating a world where men are being denigrated and held back in their work because they are men, not matter how laudable, you are actually storing up a lot of bad feeling.

“I worry about how that is going to come out in the end.”