The right side of the pond: 'Why do feminists want us to hate men?'

From across the pond: 'Why do feminists want us to hate men?'

The Women's March passes through Las Vegas in January. Image: Getty

Friday, June 15, 2018

In his column, talkRADIO presenter Michael Graham gives the US conservative viewpoint on current issues.

It’s easy: If it’s a guy - he’s bad.

Such is the status of the culture wars here in the Unites States that a professor at a prominent university was able to run a piece on the respected Washington Post entitled: “Why Can’t We Hate Men?”

In her article, Suzanna Danuta Walters, a professor of sociology and director of Northeastern’s Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University, argues that it’s time for men to simply quit, to abandon any ambitions and let women run things for a while.

“Men, if you really are #WithUs and would like us to not hate you for all the millennia of woe you have produced and benefited from, start with this: Lean out so we can actually just stand up without being beaten down. Pledge to vote for feminist women only. Don’t run for office. Don’t be in charge of anything. Step away from the power. We got this. And please know that your crocodile tears won’t be wiped away by us anymore. We have every right to hate you. You have done us wrong. #BecausePatriarchy.”

And she’s serious. Not only is she pushing for men to drop out of campaigns and to only vote for “feminist women” (only 60% of American women call themselves “feminists”), most Democrats agree with her.

A new poll finds that 90% of Democrats think electing more women would leave America better off. Another poll finds that Democrats are simply more likely to vote for a woman - period. Does it matter if that woman is Hillary Clinton or Margaret Thatcher?

As long as it’s a woman, apparently not.

Yeah, there’s a lot of #BecausePatriarchy stuff bouncing around American culture these days. For years, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston has displayed portraits of the retired chairmen who led the hospital to greatness. Now they’re taking the wall of portraits down and dispersing them. Why?

Because they’re all guys. White guys.

“We need to make sure that our culture creates a sense of belonging for all,’’ said Dr. Betsey Nabel, president of the hospital.

The problem is that these 31 guys in the portraits (all white except one) are the actual people who led the hospital to its success. Are we supposed to pretend that they didn’t? Or just start pretending that they’re something other than men (who we hate)?

Well, actually…

At a recent girls statewide track meet in Connecticut, two high schoolers dominated the field and one of them set a new state record. They were winners. They were powerful. They were transgender.

Andraya Yearwood and Terry Miller run as girls.  Miller ran in boys events earlier in the year, before making the jump to the girls squad.

This is good news for Andraya and Terry - soon they’ll no longer be those evil male oppressors who owe it to women to stop achieving and succeeding.  USA Today High School Reports says petitions have been started to stop transgender athletes competing in their chosen gender. But Erin Buzuvis, director of the Center of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Western New England College, said:  “A transgender girl is a girl and ought to be treated like a girl.”

Women are not happy. “Sports are set up for fairness. Biologically male and female are different,” says one of the female athletes who was bumped by the transgendered guys. Even in the UK, users of Mumsnet - which has become a hub for gender-critical views - have been discussing it.

This is what happens when identity politics clash. All the feminists pat their own backs and go home celebrating the Sisterhood, while two lonely girls get ripped off because there’s nobody left to celebrate the common-sense standard that “boys and girls are different.”

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