“I am a feminist and I do not strive for equality. I support liberation. The defenders of equality espouse moderate feminist principles…” wrote Charlotte Proudman, the man-hating “fearless feminist” who attempted to destroy the career of a fellow lawyer who paid her a modest compliment on a social networking site earlier in the week.
The rambling piece of misanthropy says all you need to know about the worldview of the self-styled social activist, and, for that matter, much of modern feminism. In the blog she calls for a socialist utopia, where contact and rural sport, the military and even hard labour – anything she can tentatively associate with “toxic masculinity” – are outlawed.
“To be equal, women have to show they are strong enough to live up to men’s standards in a man’s world. Backers of equality cheer as women enlist in institutionally discriminatory police forces, join the military in invading other countries and committing war crimes, train for the roughest of men’s sports whether its dangerous and cruel horse racing, or life-threatening cage fighting.”
Every evil in the world is the fault of men, and everything men happen to enjoy is a source of evil:
“Once women have joined male dominated areas of work, nobody asks why anybody regardless of gender would work in these repressive institutions. The crux of the matter is that men live and work in a brutal society, which is maintained through stratified social order based on ritual humiliation, gentleman’s clubs, fights, rites of passage, sexism, and banter.”
At least she is honest about equality not being the end goal of feminism. For her, the goal is setting the genders at war, and winning “positive discrimination” privileges on the back of a perpetual grievance culture.
“Equalists refuse to support positive discrimination; instead they believe in equal treatment and equal outcomes…”
“…When women enter the male realm whether law, politics, or a construction site, they find themselves in a repugnant world in which their only means of survival is by undergoing a fundamental transformation leaving them with little opportunity to make any change.”
In a “liberated” world, she tell us, men would be treated as cruelly as she believes women are today:
“Men’s genitals would be sliced up, annual rape of men would increase from 9,000 to 69,000, male prostitution would soar, men’s penises would be sprawled across page 3, men would stroll down the catwalk with their penises hanging out, and the Labour party would roll out pink vans to attract women voters and blue vans to entice male voters.”
All this of this from the woman who was today exposed by the Daily Mail as a gross hypocrite, when it was revealed she was using precisely the sort of language to describe men on Facebook as she lambasted her fellow lawyer for using to her.
“Hot stuff!” she wrote below the profile picture of a male postgraduate student, and “oooo lalala!” under another photo of a male friend.