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  1. Well it is easy to take a stand. Will they contribute anything towards a solution?

    I don’t know. But I think it is worth a try. I suggest bikinis and jelly wrestling. You never know, it may achieve the rise in male consciousness feminists have been hoping for.

  2. Curiously mud (or jelly) wrestling in bikinis is sexier than the naked variety.

    I suppose it must be something to do with the delicious anticipation of, well, whatever.

  3. Actually, mud wrestling is all-female isn’t it. So mud wrestling, along with those who partake and those who watch, is “making a stand against sexism”. Fantastic; I’m a feminist. And I imagine I’m not the only one on this blog!

  4. Fortunate that men lack the Marxist spite that such fem-creatures ooze from every pore.

    Any “all male music camp” ( which few men would actually want anyway) set up would rapidly be gate-crashed by bags and hags in their sacred cause.

    Music is a private industry and has the problem of mouthy left-leaning musical morons rather than the institutional leftism of the Unis./ “public sector”.

    What is needed is a top class artiste/band who produce wonderful and tuneful anti-left songs. For such a singer or group to use music to highlight the reality of socialist evil and murder rather than the bullshit Utopian fantasies slung by leftists would do immense good.

  5. The underlying Groan article is a hoot. When I stopped having to suppress my sniggers all I could think was, “Sweeeeeet!”

  6. Mr Ecks – “What is needed is a top class artiste/band who produce wonderful and tuneful anti-left songs.”

    Actually most rock music is pretty right wing. It is just that rock stars signal left frantically. If you think of, say, the Rolling Stones. They owe more to Nietzsche than to the Fabians. By a long shot.

    It would be quite hard to think of a genuinely good rock song that was left wing. Billy Bragg tried.

  7. The London one seems to be illegal under the Equality Act.

    Lots of things are illegal under Progressive laws. All that matters is whether the prosecuting authority wishes to press ahead with a prosecution, which becomes a political decision.

    It’s the way to enforce discrimination against a particular group. Don’t pass a law explicitly against that group – simply decline to prosecute anyone you approve of breaching that law.

  8. Personally I am always devastated by the sexist patriarchal nature of modern British society that results in all female jelly wrestling.

    I keep volunteering to help rebalance this injustice but for some reason my good intentions are rarely recognised, much less accepted, by the bouncers.

    I blame their internalised misogyny.

  9. My own view is that as Mariah Carey is such a failure at lip synching but she does has the sort of voluptuous curves that would make her a natural talent at jelly wrestling; in order to help throw off some of the patriachical sexist nature of traditional jelly wrestling I would be prepared to volunteer myself in a mouldbreaking mixed event during which I would also undertake to give her some lip synching intruction (just to help the poor dear out you understand) as well as to catapult the sport of jelly wrestling into the 21st century for the benefit of future generations.

  10. Talking of girls gaining entry to male-only clubs (but never the reverse), the Daily Mail gifts us this fine story:

    Girl, eight, is banned from Cubs troop for being female after leader says it would be ‘inappropriate’ for her to be around his ‘young single male’ helpers
    An eight-year-old girl was banned from the cub scouts for being female because the leader said it would be ‘inappropriate’ for her to be around ‘young single males’, her mother claims.

    Since 2007, Scout Association guidelines says girls should be welcomed into the Cubs.

    On the one hand, rules is rules, she should be allowed to join. On the other hand, the local leaders know their troop best, and they might have specific concerns about one or more of the older boys.

  11. Also, from the original post:

    > with artists such as Tegan and Sara, Kathleen Hanna and Beth Ditto on the advisory board of the Girls Rock Foundation
    > Boston camp founders Nora Allen-Wiles and Hilken Mancini

    A quick trawl through the interwebs suggests that at least five out of those six are lesbians. Are you sure you want to send your daughters there?

    (Strangely, I’d be less bothered about my son attending a music camp for boys run by Elton John and the late George Michael. But that’s probably a reflection of their musical talent, rather than their sexual preferences.)

  12. It would be quite hard to think of a genuinely good rock song that was left wing.

    A handful of Springsteen’s stuff, maybe. Born in the USA, Johnny 99.

  13. Off topic, but because it is likely to find an appreciative audience, I wonder if we can persuade this young lady to take up jelly wrestling?

    Hands off!! Hands off!! I believe I have worked reasonably hard towards getting all on this here blog to agree that Maria Sharapova is mine. Go and drool over your own exceptionally hot disgraced Russian tennis player.

  14. Strangely, I’d be less bothered about my son attending a music camp for boys run by Elton John and the late George Michael. But that’s probably a reflection of their musical talent, rather than their sexual preferences.

    That’s because some gay men have genuine talent. Hairdressers, for example. Lesbians? Most seem to be talented at being lesbians and telling everyone about it.

  15. “A quick trawl through the interwebs suggests that at least five out of those six are lesbians. Are you sure you want to send your daughters there?”

    Aah, the conventional use of feminism to gain access to impressionable young girls.

    Which is totally unlike men using various vehicles to gain access to impressionable young girls, because reasons.

  16. Tim N.: Springsteen is shite. He’s shouty and off-key and plunges on as if he’s either forgotten the words or he’s making them up as he goes along. For that sort of thick-eared, denim-jacketed rock my money’s on Bob Seger.

  17. Tim Newman

    Actually I have found my own young exceptionally hot Russian tennis player to drool over. The disgrace is something I’m hoping to play a personal role in.

  18. Girls Rock is a prima facie case that womens don’t believe Girls Rock. If girls actually rocked, they wouldn’t need Girls Rock.

  19. Girls would do far better to learn to play a proper musical instrument rather than electric guitars.

  20. “If Maria played her cards right, she could be Gamecock’s next wife.”

    Unless your alias conceals great –and I mean great –wealth you couldn’t afford her Gamecock.

    And you would need more money than God to survive the inevitable divorce.

  21. Girls Rock sounds like something inhospitable & sea girt. Standing off an equally inhospitable coast. Named through the local mispronunciation of a particular variety of marine shitehawk.

  22. Boys play in bands to get laid. Girls don’t need to do anything as drastic, so they don’t. Simple.

  23. A microscopic claim to fame of mine is to have studied A level Chemistry with the drummer from Frank Turner’s band. And have having vaguely known most of the members of Radiohead, having been at school with them too.

  24. Only the Guardian will pay attention to this. Perhaps the BBC too. Every normal person in Britain will just shrug and say “Meh” or “What?”

  25. Jonathan,

    > Girls don’t need to do anything as drastic

    No, but having demonstrable feminine skills adds to their SMV. There’s a reason why Mrs Bennet’s five daughters were all taught to sing and play the piano.

  26. “Unless your alias conceals great –and I mean great –wealth you couldn’t afford her Gamecock.”

    She doesn’t need my money, and I don’t need hers.

    Maria, if you are reading this, I’m 6’3″.

  27. “And have having vaguely known most of the members of Radiohead, having been at school with them too.”

    Radiohead? Pfui. I was at school with Will Young. Who had a girlfriend an’all.

  28. “Maria, if you are reading this, I’m 6’3″.”

    Put aside that magnifying glass. You are grossly exaggerating. And, meanwhile, put it back in your trousers.

  29. >Strangely, I’d be less bothered about my son attending a music camp for boys run by Elton John and the late George Michael. But that’s probably a reflection of their musical talent, rather than their sexual preferences.

    That would be a mistake. The artistic worlds (theatre, classical music, art, pop music, etc.) are rife with predatory gay males who prey on impressionable young males.

  30. Hmmm political songs
    Fortunate Son by Credence Clearwater revival is a pretty good one and billy braggs ‘Sexuality’ song isn’t too bad, do quite like The The’s ‘Beat(en) Generation’ and ’51st State’, Waterboys ‘Red army blues’ about evils of Stalin, the Neville brothers version of Dylan’s ‘God on our side’

  31. abacab – “I was at school with Will Young. Who had a girlfriend an’all.”

    Jim – “Why do you think Radiohead were so miserable? It was an all boys school after all……………..”

    Two posts next to each other. Hmmm. There is something going on here. Perhaps a failure in school placement? Maybe they all would have been happier if they went to the other school?

  32. Tim Newman – “Hands off!! Hands off!! I believe I have worked reasonably hard towards getting all on this here blog to agree that Maria Sharapova is mine. Go and drool over your own exceptionally hot disgraced Russian tennis player.”

    No way! It ain’t fair. You already have one Slavic hottie. The rest of us have to have a chance at someone who is moody, depressed, and half drunk most of the time as well. You can’t hog them all.

    Although admittedly before I had a chance, I would guess she would have to develop a serious crack habit as a first step and then some time after she found Manchester railway bridges too high class for the likes of her, I would be ready and waiting.

  33. @ Jim
    Funnily enough, I too attended the same school as Radiohead (although a few years earlier). Their song ‘Bishop’s Robes’ echoes my own feelings about an unlamented erstwhile headmaster…

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