I’ve written before about ideological feminism’s general antipathy for democracy. We saw it in the Hiram Monserrate case. There the New York State Senator was accused (and ultimately convicted) of assaulting his girlfriend. But long before he ever came to trial, and therefore still presumed innocent at least by some, the New York State chapter of NOW was calling for him to be removed from the Senate, not by voters, but by his peers.
We saw it when Senator Ted Kennedy died. Many feminists, like Maureen Dowd at the New York Times, demanded that Caroline Kennedy be named to replace him even though she (a) didn’t want the job and (b) by the standards of Democratic Party politics wasn’t entitled to it.
Most egregiously, we see it in the feminist claim that there is a “glass ceiling” in politics. According to them, the fact that there aren’t more women in politics is proof that, in some unspecified (and to me incomprehensible) way, the electoral process must be unfair to women. This they claim despite the fact that women have had the vote for over three generations and vote in greater numbers than do men. Somehow, to certain feminists, that all adds up to some mysterious form of discrimination against women. You figure it out; I can’t.
Well, here’s another one. We know that, within the past few months, at the University of Chicago, the University of Manchester and Oxford University, student organizations have been established to better understand men and masculinity. In each case, feminists have been outraged and gone to some fairly debased lengths to try and stop the groups from getting university recognition.
But now it turns out that at Hull University in the U.K. they’ve gone a step further. It seems that the Student’s Union there (and at 12 other universities in the country), until recently had a Men’s Officer. It also seems to have a Women’s Officer. In any event, there was a move to abolish the position of Men’s Officer, even though there had been a campus-wide referendum on the position in 2007 and male and female students alike had voted to retain it.
But what did they know. The Executive Committee of the Student Union simply met in secret during the summer recess and did what the students didn’t want done – abolished the position of Men’s Officer.
Here‘s an article describing what happened that concludes with this:
What it says clearly is that the anti-male feminists like those at Hull University will stop at nothing, even by using sneaky unconstitutional means to attack men and service provision for them.
The decision is bad enough but the manner of it says all you need to know.
It says that the feminist-dominated Executive Committee doesn’t buy into the concept of democracy. But we knew that.
Thanks to John for the heads-up.