The feminist end-game of a matriarchal society with a psychologically broken male sex is now in sight. New legislation – based on Harriet Harman’s notorious 2010 Equalities Act – is to be enacted forcing firms to reveal the gaps in gender pay in their companies. We all know how this story ends – no firm will be able to withstand the pressure of being “shamed” into correcting their vile behaviour should a gap exist, as it very probably will in most private companies.
It has been shown time and time again that what little remains of the gender pay gap is due to life choices rather than discrimination, but that truth does not matter: what matters is that a persistent and ruthless feminist movement is able to put forward a simplistic message based on equality of outcome against no political resistance at all.
It is now only a matter of time before the gender pay gap – already reversed for men and women under the age of 40 – goes entirely in women’s favour. It will be interesting to see if we see the same level of outrage express at such a development. Of course we won’t. What we will get instead of course is much triumphalist smirking, coupled with a lot of condescending statements of faux concern about how the weaker sex (men) need special help in a world where women are naturally superior.
As a man it causes me great pain to admit it, but I believe that at that point men and masculinity will be psychologically broken forever, and that this has been the true endgame of the more militant feminists all along. Marginalised in society, men will have no choice but to start to do something they instinctively loathe – complain. As a sex we hate to do so because it is an admission of vunerability, and therefore that we are no longer fit for the fundamentally protective role so central to our identity. Humiliation will be heaped upon humiliation upon humiliation.
In short, the feminists have caught men in a trap from which they cannot escape. That, of course, has very severe ramifications for women. Some men may indeed try to reverse the situation, but a great many will just sullenly withdraw from a society altogether – a “Sexodus” perhaps already under way. Others may vote with their feet and leave the country altogether: Britain has always had a high level of emigration, but I am willing to bet a big driver of this in the years ahead will be young men seeking a life where their sexuality is still respected, something that is manifestly not the case in our now emerging matriarchy.
On a wider note, we have to admit as conservatives an even greater painful truth, namely that we simply do not live in a democracy, and that is to a great extent our fault. Leaving aside the number of our laws emanating from the European Union, the triumph of feminism has shown yet again that what the people want simply does not matter: that vast social change is enacted without mandate by a super-determined minority. We bear a good measure of the blame because for too long we put our faith in a “Conservative” party that almost always chooses flight over fight, as long as its own place at society’s top table is preserved.