Men Beware Women
Two terrible Graun articles to report on briefly today- as leta who sent one in said, they didn’t involve much effort so neither will this -one by Julie Bindel, the other, Lucy Mangan.
Julie Bindel kindly warns those poor heterosexual sisters of hers to ‘beware’ men who are in prison, they may happen to fall in love with. once again it creates a binary between women – good, men -bad, women- victims, men- predators. And really, of course, the message is not beware men behind bars at all, but simply ‘women beware men’.
Lucy Mangan presents what seems like a spoof article but isnt- about women’s rights to have sheds as men do. There is an organisation in Australia that supports men’s ‘health and wellbeing’ through a network of men with sheds. But Lucy is not happy with this state of affairs and stamps her feet like a toddler crying ‘WAAAAHHH it’s NOT FAIIIR’ . ‘WHATABOUTTEHWIMMIN?’
If this was an article about a women’s support organisation and someone responded as Lucy has done there’d be uproar from Feminism HQ and cries of ‘whatabouttehmenz’.
Also Mangan argues that women need sheds more because women do most domestic work and are more stressed from looking after husbands, family etc. This reeks of the martyr complex to me, as typhon blue over at QRG BLOG described it. Almost as if women use their domestic labour and ‘caring’ roles as a weapon against those lazy, selfish oafs men.
I have long said that feminism is often focused on women gaining power in the outside world, but without giving any up in the home. They want their cake and to eat it too.
I call bullshit once again on this nasty, lazy Graun feminism.
I’m going to my shed.