Saturday, August 26, 2017

Community Safety Misandry Feminism Msandry "Lay off men, Lessing tells feminists Novelist condemns female culture that revels in humiliating other sex" theguardian.com/uk/ Tuesday 14 August 2001 #femaleaggression #bullying #entrenchedprejudicetowardsmen and Comment by Pete Dowe



The novelist Doris Lessing claimed that men were the new silent victims in the sex war, "continually demeaned and insulted" by women without a whimper of protest.

"Men seem to be so cowed that they can't fight back, and it is time they did."

Doris Lessing

Sacred cowed
#manbashing When no-wrongdoing is wrong 
You’re always wrong!

Pete Dowe

Comment by Pete Dowe


#feminism #femaleaggression 


In terms of taking feminine ridicule and abuse without a whimper of protest I can testify that there is nothing a man can do. People do not recognise female aggression for what it is and noone will call them out. The assumption is that a man deserves it and a woman wouldn't be verbally aggressive unless he deserved it. If you take the bait/ show annoyance it further feeds the assumption of the bad man.
On my lived experience our society's approach to community safety has legitimised #manbashing and #bullying
Things like the so-called Campus Rape Epidemic when most of the complaints are actually about being STARED AT off-campus. I don't like being stared at either and I wish I could raise it when Women do it but iT'S NOT RAPE.
#manbashing When no-wrongdoing is wrong You’re always wrong!
Doesn't help the Sheilahs either to address #fearofcrime with #panicmerchantry so they're jumpy over nothing.
I am quite distressed by the rapid success with which female #bullies manipulate the way people feel towards another person and they do it with ease freely and unaccountably. I am regularly ridiculed with laughter and contempt and #fearmongering Fear disguised as care, by female strangers on the bus, in cafes/ food courts/ shops/ shopping centres.
I don't think people realise how unpleasant being in public can be for a man.
How safe do ya feel when you think there's a rape epidemic? And that we have an epidemic of staring means we aren't addressing crime and serious crime. Women were killed by an ex-partner after receiving death threats and asking Police for protection. Would those women be safe today? That is a REAL ISSUE. Finger pointing raising voice staring manspreading mansplaining  #campusrape epidemics is fear disguised as care Panic Merchant Bullsh@t

Pete Dowe




Lay off men, Lessing tells feminists
Novelist condemns female culture that revels in humiliating other sex 

Special report: Edinburgh books festival 2001
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Fiachra Gibbons, arts correspondent
Tuesday 14 August 2001 22.54 AESTFirst published on Tuesday 14 August 200122.54 AEST


The novelist Doris Lessing yesterday claimed that men were the new silent victims in the sex war, "continually demeaned and insulted" by women without a whimper of protest.
Lessing, who became a feminist icon with the books The Grass is Singing and The Golden Notebook, said a "lazy and insidious" culture had taken hold within feminism that revelled in flailing men.
Young boys were being weighed down with guilt about the crimes of their sex, she told the Edinburgh book festival, while energy which could be used to get proper child care was being dissipated in the pointless humiliation of men.
"I find myself increasingly shocked at the unthinking and automatic rubbishing of men which is now so part of our culture that it is hardly even noticed," the 81-year-old Persian-born writer said yesterday.
"Great things have been achieved through feminism. We now have pretty much equality at least on the pay and opportunities front, though almost nothing has been done on child care, the real liberation.
"We have many wonderful, clever, powerful women everywhere, but what is happening to men? Why did this have to be at the cost of men?
"I was in a class of nine- and 10-year-olds, girls and boys, and this young woman was telling these kids that the reason for wars was the innately violent nature of men.
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"You could see the little girls, fat with complacency and conceit while the little boys sat there crumpled, apologising for their existence, thinking this was going to be the pattern of their lives."
Lessing said the teacher tried to "catch my eye, thinking I would approve of this rubbish".
She added: "This kind of thing is happening in schools all over the place and no one says a thing.
"It has become a kind of religion that you can't criticise because then you become a traitor to the great cause, which I am not.
"It is time we began to ask who are these women who continually rubbish men. The most stupid, ill-educated and nasty woman can rubbish the nicest, kindest and most intelligent man and no one protests.
"Men seem to be so cowed that they can't fight back, and it is time they did."
Lessing claimed that much of the "great energy" whipped up by feminism had "been lost in hot air and fine words when we should have been concentrating on changing laws.
"We have got the pay but only real equality comes when child care is sorted out and it hasn't been yet, well not for those who really need it anyway".
Lessing also revealed she is not going to write a third volume of her autobiography because she did not want to offend so "many great and eminent people by reminding them of their silliness. I just can't be bothered, to be honest".








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