Feminist McCarthyism is poisonous strand of modern radical feminism that believes that every man is a secret women-hater and that every decision that is not pro-female is due to a cabal of men making decisions in smoke-field rooms to keep women in the kitchen.
It is a particularly noxious brand of feminist which is not pro-equality and is espoused by the Guardian, Fawcett Society, many in the government (Government Equalities Department especially) and a whole bunch of radical feminists who see conspiracies and women-haters everywhere.
The campaign and petition to ensure that a woman is on a British banknote has reached absurd levels of feminist McCarthyism. There must be some conspiracy behind the decision to replace Elizabeth Fry with Winston Churchill?
There is even now a petition and the metropolitan elites and other outlets (Guardian, Huffington
Post) have got behind it. The Chancellor's Aide Amber Rudd MP as well...as reported in the Independent and Daily Mail.
The petition states "An all-male line-up on our banknotes sends out the damaging message that no woman has done anything important enough to appear." No proof anywhere of that at all!
The petition even tries to say the Queen does not count because she is hereditary.
But surely only a few can say that the Queen does not do a good job and also that means women as well. What McCarthyist feminists like those mentioned and especially Caroline Criado-Perez of the Women's Room are really saying is that the Queen was not chosen by them so that doesn't count.
What the petition does is show is the absurdity of McCarthyite Feminism, how anti-male it is by seeking to place every decision that they do not agree with as being part of some patriachal conspiracy effectively portraying us all as women-haters.
And it also shows how out of touch they are with normal women (and normal men). How many of the UK's 30 million women are going to sign this - hardly any - and the reason is simple - they do not see the sexism that the Mccarthyite's see because it is not there. The Empresses have no clothes
Posted by Skimmington