The world has gone mad.
Actually, it's been mad for a very long time.
But it's getting worse.
Remember Erin Pizzey's experiences of setting up the first women's refuge in England, discovering that women were just as violent as men, and campaigning for equivalent male refuges? And remember the terrible and brutal way feminists dealt with her to close down her claim and basically terrify her out of her wits? Read her amazing story here and here and simply Google her name for more details.
Erin Pizzey recalls how her movement to establish refuges for women and men was hijacked by militant misandrist feminists in the mid-1970s. Suddenly, domestic violence was something only men do to women. In fact, as the decades rolled on, we learned all sorts of nonsensical statistics from organisations like the Fawcett Society.
Maleness was suddenly "toxic" and we were living in a "patriarchy". Hmmm...
Women's centres preach a mantra of misandry. I have a friend who worked in one but left because the staff could not or would not see that some of the women had problems with violent behaviour themselves. The mantra was always: "Men bad, women good. No men allowed here."
Nottinghamshire Police last year decided to be guided by one of those women's centres, headed by Melanie Jeffs, a radical feminist lesbian who has spat out a large amount of twisted and ugly bile about the male gender in her time - all based on the usual dubious statistics (we're sure Melanie won't mind us revealing her background - it explains a lot - and she's utterly uncompromising in dissing blokes). On the back of this, Ms Fish of Nottinghamshire Poilice has now branded "misogny" a "hate crime".
Basically,this means that if you're a woman and you decide you don't like something about a bloke's attitude towards you, no matter how trivial, you can try and land him in it with the local bizzies.
Not that most women would consider such a thing of course, and chances of success would depend somewhat on honesty, but it's still an odd and worrying move as there's no accompanying move to make misandry a similar offence. Now, I know the majority of men and women want to live their lives peacefully and many actually enjoy banter with each other and even quite sharp exchanges. But, for sensitive flowers of either gender, likely to be offended, terrified, or scared to go to the shop after six pm because somebody might wolf whistle at them, or shout "Hello, short dick!" or some such, then equal recourse to the law should be encouraged if recourse to the law for such trivia is to be encouraged at all.
And why on earth are local police forces allowed to create new offences? Gender transgressions are already covered under existing law.
In my fifty-two years, I have endured a naked female middle aged babysitter dancing circles around me singing "I I I I like you very much!" when I was seven in the 1970s, being groped by two fat elderly women who were sitting beside a pub ciggie machine I was using in the 1990s, and being regularly abused by a very large female colleague on night shifts at a local hospital in the early twenty-first century. She liked to dig and squeeze. It hurt. But I didn't complain because I was working via a nursing agency and did not want to create a fuss - and also, being male, who would take me seriously?
I didn't like any of those experiences, but it certainly does not make me think that ALL women are the same.
However, I do believe that Sue Fish is a wicked and misguided individual who is far too busy fawning over her own gender to make a good police officer. Impartiality should be all - not self indulgence. And the fact she's won an award for it? Well, it just goes to show how out of touch the elite are with the everyday folks here down on planet slog.
And now some brown-nosing gent in Yorkshire plans to follow Ms Fish's lead?
Spare us from misandrists and manginas, please!