Let’s start a feminist party

Bonzer idea!

Harriet Harman is right about sexism in politics – let’s start a feminist party

Get them all into one place and allow them to frot themselves stupid with their denunciations of the patriarchy. The rest of us can then get on with life while ignoring them.

16 comments on “Let’s start a feminist party

  1. I’d chip £5 in for their deposit just to watch the reaction when they fall somewhere between the Greens and the Standing-At-The-Back-Dressed-Stupidly-And-Looking-Stupid Party

  2. Put all the nutcases in one party so they can bore themselves to death with their irrelevant arguments? For a long time that was the popular view of UKIP….

  3. My older daughters used to come home from school all grumpy about having to “do” feminism. For their homework they would want me to tick one of the multiple-choice boxes explaining my exact kind of feminism.

    And we wonder why kids leave school pig-ignorant.

    Feminism is always a process, not a finished product

    Like subsidence.

    a system of ideas about gender equality that mutate and regenerate.

    In other words, give in to one feminist complaint and they’ll come back with 10 more.

    Caitlin Moran’s wisecracks have turned her into a rock star worshipped by young girls

    Yes, that’s all young girls talk about these days: One Direction and Caitlin Moran.

    Laurie Penny, a knowingly troublesome writer, has punched her way through the cybersphere, by turning anxiety into anger

    No comment necessary.

    Kimberlé Crenshaw packs out lecture halls as she explains that “intersectionality” is not new, that we need to see race and class as intertwined and throws down the challenge to white feminists: who has the power to end debate, to walk away

    Racial self-abasement is the new black.

    Harriet Harman tours the TV studios explaining how even at the top of politics she has been dissed and dismissed for being a woman

    Nah. It’s because she’s an arsehole.

    But the false doctrine of austerity has meant that women, single mothers in particular, and public sector workers in general, have been at the frontline of this war

    Nothing could be more empowering than demanding that male taxpayers give you more money on account of you having a vagina.

    Even though Iain Duncan Smith’s plans for Universal Credit are in tatters, have wasted a fortune and are still not signed off, his fundamentalist ideology is still in play, for it is central to Conservatism.

    Feminists *hate* ideology.

    It is noble that the 1967 Abortion Act happened not because those who supported it thought it was a vote-winner, but because they felt they had a moral duty to stop women dying.

    How’s a couple of hundred thousand healthy British babies a year being thrown into hospital furnaces working out for us?

    in Sweden a feminist party has risen up precisely out of anger about racism, the wage gap and male violence. It has only one MEP, but she is virulently anti-reactionary and taking on Sweden’s “wronged white men”.

    You know how women sometimes act out like toddlers, because they want to test the boundaries and be reassured that you’re a man who won’t stand for their shit? Feminism is that on a grand scale, and we’re failing badly.

    It’s time for My Big Fat Feminist Party.

    She’s not wrong.

  4. I’ve talked to some young Swedish folk who were very excited about the new feminist party. I didn’t get the impression it was because they had complete alignment with the detailed policy and ideology of the party – they didn’t even seem aware of them. More like they wanted there to be a “good guy” party. Someone they could vote for without feeling guilty of any sort of moral or practical comprise. Make them feel good about “making a difference” even if they were heavily outnumbered (in fact being in the minority may have allowed them to feel more radical, transgressive and progressive). Reminded me a lot of Green voters in fact … if the Greens ever dirtied their hands with power, they’d need a new party to move on to. I guess that’s what happened to the Lib Dems to some extent too.

  5. MyBurningEars – I’ve talked to some young Swedish folk who were very excited about the new feminist party.

    It does present new and exciting ways for what remains of Swedish manhood to grovel and White Knight. Political self-castration for the Tumblr generation.

  6. Steve: “And we wonder why kids leave school pig-ignorant.”

    But they’ll all know how to handle the sudden appearance of a mysterious giant egg!

  7. Steve: “You know how women sometimes act out like toddlers, because they want to test the boundaries and be reassured that you’re a man who won’t stand for their shit? “

    You ARE John Norman (of ‘Gor’ novels infamy) and I claim my £20… 😉

  8. JuliaM – You ARE John Norman (of ‘Gor’ novels infamy) and I claim my £20…

    Gor Blimey!

    I can neither confirm nor deny that I prowl my man-cave without a shirt on, my back hair proudly rippling in the breeze. Recently my eyebrows have gone a bit Londo Mollari/Leonid Brezhnev too.

    The doctor said I have too much testosterone, so I challenged him to a fight.

  9. Steve – dunno how excited the boys are, was lasses I talked to. The male reaction would be interesting to know. The bloke equivalent for the tumblr radical seems to be the Pirate Party which is also doing well out there.

    For someone who generally dislikes the system (I’d rather have multimember STV), it does all make me glad of Britain being First Past The Post.

  10. It’s a great idea, why not call it the Boys Really Are Stupid party?

    It will be even better when the mental trannies insist on joining!

  11. They could call it the She-Woman Man-Haters’ Club. As for intersectionality not being new: of course it’s not. People were making cracks about one-legged black lesbians years ago, and you can’t get much more intersectional than that.

    But seriously, what a sterile idea. At best you’re going to appeal to only half of the population, not counting the statistically insignificant manginas who emasculate themselves in the hope of scoring a pity-shag from some terrifying harpy. In reality it will be a lot less than that, since a substantial fraction of women think banging on about feminism all the time is flat-out barmy. It’s just another example of solipsistic Leftism.

  12. @BICR “manginas who emasculate themselves in the hope of scoring a pity-shag from some terrifying harpy” – you may find that affecting feminist opinions is in fact a very good tactic for getting laid, not sufficient, but perhaps necessary to even get a chance with many modern young women. And to admit to anti-feminist or anti-leftist opinions will likely spoil your chances with many modern young women.

  13. Theophrastus – thank you, kind sir.

    johnny bonk – this is an interesting point you make: you may find that affecting feminist opinions is in fact a very good tactic for getting laid, not sufficient, but perhaps necessary to even get a chance with many modern young women. And to admit to anti-feminist or anti-leftist opinions will likely spoil your chances with many modern young women.

    Because it depends on what we mean by “feminist”, and also raises the old question what do women want?

    So, obviously if you behave like a Sperg and are emotionally hostile towards women, or “hurrr durrr.. wimminz is stupids!”, you’ll probably be lonely.

    On the other hand, if you’re what modern science has identified as a “mangina”, and your strategy for getting girls is to rail against #heteropatriarchy and go around describing yourself as a feminist “ally” and crying about sexism… you’ll probably be lonely too, even in social justice warrior company. Not because of their politics, but because those guys tend to be timid in approaching girls and behave as if women are better than them, which is a turn off.

    If you’re confident, masculine, not obviously neurotic, take some care of your appearance, don’t live with your Mum, and learn how to talk to girls, you probably won’t be lonely. This is true irrespective of whatever political opinions you may say you hold – as long as you say it with a smile. (Though talking about politics generally isn’t a good dating strategy anyway).

    Human nature hasn’t changed since the Pleistocene. Only the window dressing of courtship has changed.

    Most women aren’t really interested in politics, but they do have sensitive antenna for detecting crazy, weak, or low status men, so they can reject them. It’s not your political opinions that count – you could be a communist or a bastard neoliberal for all they care – if you’re a high value male, they will tend to desire you, and if not, they won’t.

    Remember – every woman adores a fascist, but not because of his thoughts on the efficacy of central planning and/or invading Ethiopia.

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