The left are angry at MP Philip Davies for saying what we are all thinking

Elena Rider August 18, 2016 19
The left are angry at MP Philip Davies for saying what we are all thinking

The recent furore over MP Philip Davies was caused by comments he made in the introduction of a speech that presented a wealth of evidence that the criminal justice system treats women more leniently than men. He argued that feminists want to have their cake and eat it because they want ‘equality’ with men only when it suits them. How did feminists respond? By presenting logical and reasoned arguments about why he is wrong? Nope.

They created a hashtag and took pictures of themselves stuffing their faces full of cake.

Here are some highlights:

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As one YouTuber puts it – where is it they think their cake has gone once they’ve eaten it?

This response really reveals the entitlement and arrogance of an ideology that excuses itself from having to defend any of its positions.

But it is really difficult to blame them given the fact that the mainstream media excuses them as well. Davies gave his presentation at the International Conference on Men’s Issues which was held in London in July of this year, which I attended personally and wrote about for this website. A month later Jamie Grierson over at the Guardian decided to write a hit piece on Davies. Of course the piece addressed none of the statistics or arguments Davies made in his speech, and concentrated on comments he made in the first five minutes:

I encourage everyone to watch the entire speech, not only because it’s important stuff, but because it will give you a sense of exactly how intellectually bankrupt the response to it has been. More time was spent quote mining anything controversial spoken by other speakers at the conference than on rebutting any of Davies’ arguments.

Despite the fact that Davies’ case is backed up by some pretty compelling evidence, people like Sophie Walker have the gall to claim that the legal system is ‘stacked against women’ while including only one paragraph of un-referenced statistics to support this (oh she includes a link all right, but it leads straight back to the women’s section of the Guardian… I kid you not) and making no attempt to debunk any specific claim of Davies’. In this interview with the BBC he is asked only about his attitude to feminism – his evidence of systemic gender bias is a non issue to the interviewer. Disappointing but hardly shocking on the part of the BBC. Jean Corston claims to be able to debunk his claims here – a prize to anyone who can point to where she actually does it.

As I discuss in my coverage of the conference, the left are so afraid that people might listen to what critics of feminism have to say they decided not to give it any attention. But it seems that the folks over at the Guardian as well as Jeremy Corbyn and Lib Dem leader Tim Farron are just so sore about the fact that the UK’s left leaning parties are lagging way behind in the gender equality league tables (which only they care about) at the moment they just couldn’t resist taking some cheap swipes at an easy target: a white, male Tory.

Another day, another leftist-feminist call for the destruction of someone’s career. In this case their target is someone who might actually have a chance at changing their narrative. Davies has used his position in politics to draw an attention to the neglected cause of men’s issues, and the feminist MPs who have laughed in his face when he has raised problems such as male suicide in the past have not come out of it well.

I think people may be starting to see through this manufactured outrage. While other outlets picked up on the initial story, it’s only really been the Guardian that has tried to turn this into a major drama – despite headlines like this, the fish just don’t seem to be biting:

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Theresa May is on holiday this week, so if she comes back and decides to get involved it is possible that Davies might get it in the neck, but it’s likely things have died down sufficiently that she won’t feel she has to. The worst thing he said seems to be that feminists are zealots who want their own way – and is there anyone who hasn’t been thinking that lately? Even someone over at the Guardian admits (in a twisted sort of way) that if he loses his job over this it won’t be good for the left.

I for one am sick of opening the newspaper every few months and seeing another article about why women shouldn’t be sent to prison, ever:

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All Philip Davies was trying to say is that things like this are not ‘equality’. Just yesterday these two delightful women were sentenced to life imprisonment for the savage murder of Sadie Hartley:

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The general public knows that women like this exist, and they deserve to be jailed. They are also getting sick of these witch hunts – particularly when they are directed at those who are actually campaigning for everyone to stand equally before the law.

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  • DollarPound

    Great article. You rightly point out that there is only so much manufactured outrage that people can stomach.

    It kind of reminds me of the old story of the Soviet factory meeting, when the commissars propose a toast to Comrade Stalin, and the applause goes on forever because everyone is afraid to be the first to stop clapping.

  • menrppl2

    Speaking up for men in Britain, has become like speaking up for Jews in Nazi Germany.

    The zealots want his head…..and for saying their zealots no less.

    and the hate mongering supramist zealot dictators are going to force the PM to goosestep to their tune, or it will be her head…..hiel feminists, down with truth justice freedom of speech and equality.

    but they say they are for women, so how could they be wrong.

    • henryfifth

      Nonsense to try and conflate ‘Nazis’ with ‘feminists’ do some proper research on national socialism and the world wars. It is communism and Marxism which is behind feminism and attacking the family and male role within it promoting militant feminism. Who created and promoted the warped and murderous ideologies communism and marxism oh let me see Jews and specifically Jewish banking and financial interests! The National Socialists in Germany actually opposed Communism and Stalin’s Soviet Union.

      • menrppl2

        the tyranny not the political spectrum…..ok

        • henryfifth

          National Socialist Germany was not a tyranny

          • menrppl2

            have a nice day

  • boilingpoint

    first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then…

    • Chris Dagostino

      …they scream for one of us evil cis White males to save them when a Syrian “refugee” attacks them.

  • To the feminists, truth is their number one enemy. No wonder they do not want it known.

  • There is a petition calling for Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, to be recognised as a leading MP for fairness & justice. As a tireless campaigner for genuine and useful equality, his record shows that he fights against both misogyny and misandry and is one of the rare politicians to represent everybody in his constituency regardless of ideological bias and hate thrown at him for exposing the truth about issues.

    As Philip Davies is able and willing to acknowledge the existence of sexism and discrimination in British society and to explain whether it is misogyny or misandry, we believe that he is consequently able to defend and stand up for all males, as well as care for children and women. All MPs are required to act in the best interests of their constituents, but many harbour misandric attitudes making them incapable of doing so. He is singularly noted as an exception in the current Parliament.

    We therefore urge Mr. Davies to look for a long and successful career and urge Theresa May, his Party Leader and Prime Minister, to promote Philip Davies to high office.

    https://www.change.org/p/theresa-may-mp-approve-and-promote-philip-davies-mp

    Please, after you sign this petition spread news of it around to all free-minded, anti-PC, pro male, pro family, people.

  • Cenobite

    I will be surprised if Davies gets sacked by the PM. He is small potatoes when she has managing Brexit on her plate. I also think that even though he spoke what everyone knows to be evident nothing will change. Nothing will change until something drastic happens.

    Such as: November 19, 2016 is International Men’s Day. Just three months away now. All Men of the west should go on strike for one whole day. Refuse to work, fight, assist, save, or act. Go fishing, play golf, go riding, take a walk, stay home, and read a book, but do not do anything outside of leisure activities for that day.

    Attention would be paid. No road work, construction, trash pickup, mining, sewer work, oil work, work at the reactors all shut down, or left with their female staff to run them. Think of every predominantly male job around you that would snap to a sudden halt for 24 hours. See how long it would take some nations to start correcting policies before the next November 19th comes rolling around.
    [spleen vented]

    • Paul Jackson

      Going Galt

  • crydiego

    “Men have sacrificed and crippled themselves physically and emotionally to feed, house, and protect women and children. None of their pain or achievement is registered in feminist rhetoric, which portrays men as oppressive and callous exploiters.” Camille Paglia. Meanwhile, today’s feminists eat cake and drink male tears. They should be made to eat cake in coal mines, in sewers, and fox holes were men give their lives for the families.

    • Chris

      …and foreskins from circumcised baby boys are used in women’s facial beauty products.

      • crydiego

        I think both feminist women and men like the feel of baby foreskins on their skin.

      • Rob

        This is really deserving of a campaign aimed at women who use these products. One in which a woman can be seen smearing blood into her face.

        MGM… Because you are worth it

  • Kronk

    “Men’s rights activists must wake up and realize that the time for trying to counter the hypocrisy with rationality – with essentially male arguments, using facts and truth, in the hope that sense will prevail – is not going to make any difference to the relentless feminist long march on men” -Herbert Purdy ICMI-16

    “Let us be clear, the removal of fathers from the lives of their children is … public … policy”. -Robert Franklin ICMI-14

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  • Kjell

    I wish more people in the mainstream would be as honest as you.

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