And just in case you didn’t believe my last post about the Comment Is Free crap, try reading the comments on this piece (thankfully already closed). All business as usual.
What struck me about this particular piece, was that whilst this alleged level of domestic violence by women against men was definitely deemed to be the fault of feminists, it was never actually alleged that the women doing the hitting were feminists. Which seems a bit of an obvious missed opportunity for the MRAs present, so yah boo sucks. Where feminists were actually at fault it seemed was that we had caused DV against men not to be taken seriously and further, that we had convinced ‘the world’ that all men were violent, uncontrollable animals. Hmm.
Many men related their own experiences of being attacked by the women in their lives and complained that such attacks were treated as a joke, especially, it seemed, by the police. Even worse, many men related that their attacker was able, with little or no effort, to convince the police that she was in fact the victim. Both of these things were down to the pernicious influence of the Feminist Menace. So, if I have this right, police forces across the country are actively working to a feminist agenda, which is news to me (and, I confess, a somewhat heartening piece of information). Not only do they dismiss male DV victims, they then actively promote the women to ‘victim’ status (wow, thanks guys!) and this utter slavery to the gender norms we’re fed every day – and against which feminists the world over are fighting – is the fault of feminists?
Ooh, I’m missing something, let me just look down the back of the sofa…ah, yes! I’M MISSING THE IRONY! These are the very same men who immediately argue that women, say, just don’t have the mental capacity to excel at physics because their brains are too busy empathising and planning their weddings and that’s just biology and you can’t fuck with biology, oh no. Feminists argue against the idea of gender essentialism but it’s their fault that when you get hit by an ‘iddy biddy woman’ society calls you a poof who should just quit whining and act like a real man. Jeez, we really are to blame for everything. Part of me feels quite proud.
To delve deeper into ironic territory (I almost can’t bear to look!), we’ve not only got the police firmly in our pockets, we’ve got everybody convinced that men are complete animals. Er, no. I can only imagine that the thousands of feminists these men must interact with on a daily basis just aren’t of a radical enough ilk. Probably more of the type to think equality means the freedom to be equally as yuk as men. Because radical feminists are in fact the only group in the known world who don’t think that men are – inescapably – all animals, beholden to their biology, such biology apparently having been subject to no change whatsoever since they were out chasing woolly mammoths. Radical feminists, my dear men friends, are the only people who will ascribe to you higher cognitive functions which allow you to make choices - real, informed choices – about how you behave and how big an arsehole you are. Or not. Rad fems are the only people giving you the personal agency of an adult. It’s all those ‘biology is destiny’ people your public relations people need to have a word with I’m afraid; I don’t know the collective noun for them but I suggest you start with anybody who writes a book called ‘Why Men Wouldn’t Know an Emotion if It Bit Them On the Backside And Why Women Do the Biting For Fun’ or anything similar.
And know this: it is only post the feminist revolution when people are finally accepted as individuals rather than a gender on two legs that you will be able to go into a police station and not only be believed in your tale of DV, but be protected and cared for as well as any DV victim should.