October 11th, 2012

Brendan O’Neill laments the state of politics:

“The transformation of feminism from an assertive, offence-giving form of politics into a passive, offence-taking form of therapy reflects a change that has taken place across the political sphere. Feeling offended is the lingua franca of modern politics. Politics used to be about saying, “I believe in something and I am going to make it happen”. Now it is about saying, “I am offended by something and I am going to make it disappear”.”


7 Comments

  1. 1
    Mike Hunt says:

    Doesn’t just apply to feminism sadly.

  2. 2
    Scourge of the plebs says:

    Then heaven help our cousins down-under if Gillard ever goes “old school”.

  3. 3
    Strictly fuck off says:

    I personally would like to grab the BBC by throat and trash the place with a baseball bat. Perv apologists.

  4. 4
    Lets all take a strop togethet says:

    In the effeminate culture we now inhabit, the greatest crime you can commit is to “offend” someone or make them “uncomfortable”.

  5. 5
    Brown out and pay me damages says:

    Time for certain idiot to take responsibility for damage he has done!

  6. 6
    Julia Gillard says:

    Guido Fawkes is a very offensive little man.


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Rod Liddle on the loony UN sexism special rapporteur:

“There is more sexism in Britain than in any other country in the world, according to a mad woman who has been sent here by the United Nations.

Rashida Manjoo is a part-time professor of law at Cape Town University in the totally non-sexist country of South Africa (otherwise known as Rape Capital Of The World).

Mrs Magoo has been wandering around with her notebook and is appalled by the sexist “boys’ club” culture here, apparently.

I don’t doubt we still have sexism in the UK. But is it worse than in, say, Saudi Arabia, d’you think, honey-lamb? Or about 175 other countries? Get a grip, you doolally old bat.”



orkneylad says:

What’s he been doing FFS, mining bitcoins?


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