Belinda Brown: Philip Davies is the only man with the balls to stand up to the feminist harpies

Sophie Walker of the Women's Equality Party has decided to stand against Tory MP Philip Davies in Shipley in Yorkshire. The WEP can gain publicity from this ruse. Davies is despised by the Left for refusing to engage in their virtue-signalling. By taking him on they hope to increase their own support.

Their strategy is in danger of backfiring. The left wing have formed a coalition ‘The Progressive Alliance’ with the idea that they will stand aside for each other to strengthen the anti-Tory vote. By providing an alternative to the Labour Party, Shipley’s indigenous feminists, the Shipley Feminist Zealots, feel that the WEP is behaving inconsiderately. The WEP may gain publicity, but it will split Shipley’s left wing vote.

But taking a stand against Philip Davies is a priority. He is a member of the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee but is guided by his constituents rather than by feminist ideology. He also received a great deal of public support when he suggested removing the ‘women’ word.

His investigation into custodial sentencing showed an alarming (to the feminists) attention to fact and detail. Sophie Walker by contrast does not allow herself to be fettered by the truth.

He prioritised justice rather than virtue-signalling by supporting Baroness Cox’s Bill which aimed to ensure Muslim women had the protection of the British law by banning Sharia Courts.

He rejected the Istanbul Convention. It ignored two thirds of the victims of violence – simply because they are men.

He has an old fashioned idea of gender equality. The laws should be gender neutral and everybody should be treated the same:

“…all these laws should be gender neutral. It doesn’t matter whether the victim is a man or a woman. It doesn’t matter whether the perpetrator is a man or a woman. Everybody should be treated the same.”

The  WEP don't like Mr Davies - or any other man - getting involved in gender equality. He has shown in his attention to the details of custodial sentencing and domestic violence that he takes the concept seriously.  The WEP like to keep the meaning of those concepts obscure.  Sophie Walker has said that they 'own' equality. However it is clear that does not mean equality under the law.

“Equality under the law is mistaken for equality” (Catherine Mayer - founder)

It appears to be handy to exercise latitude around its definition; it means they can ask for more and more:

“I don’t know what enough equality looks like but my answer always is ‘no we don’t have enough’”

Sophie Walker goes on to explain if others should implement their policies they will simply raise the bar.

This greedy approach to a spurious equality suggests entitlement and privilege. We see from what Sophie tells us that it was the first wave of feminist thinking which sowed these poisonous seeds:

“I was told as a girl growing up that I could have everything, but I couldn’t”.

Contemporary feminists were brought up to have expectations that the rest of us mere mortals would never dream of. Expectations which would be a burden to the bearer, costly to others, and impossible to fulfil.

These are the expectations that drive feminist thinking: to want more money, more status, more power. And they achieve these things with the help of well-paid husbands (Sophie’s is the Chief Executive of Barking and Dagenham Council) who, while helping to fund their lifestyles, remain firmly behind the scenes.

Meanwhile, their feminist policies breed single parenthood by ignoring men’s family importance and  the education and employment of working class men.

Wanting everything is destructive, particularly when we feel entitled to all our goals. Most of us understand our demands can hurt others and we usually lower the bar. Feminists by contrast are taught to see self-fulfilment as an obligation. When it comes to exercising self-restraint, they have no such qualms

“In fact WEP remains the only party you can vote for out of naked self-interest and still help everyone else”. (Catherine Mayer – founder)

It is not just that the WEP focuses on reducing female stereotyping while boys fall dramatically behind in schools. Or that in an effort to close the mythical wage gap they celebrate the loss of opportunity for working class men. Nor is it that as female employment increases, male employment goes down.

Feminist self-interest does feed male disadvantage.

But what is truly galling is that if we reversed the situation, if we paid attention to male disadvantage and male interests, so many female problems would be solved.

If we focussed on male employment and male education we would reduce the numbers of disaffected young men who are unemployed, homeless or in prison. In turn, the problem of single parenthood would start to be resolved. If paternity rights were recognised and family courts unbiased, the burden of childcare would also be shared by men. If we took a more holistic approach to domestic violence as a problem created by couples we might go some way to tackling domestic violence itself.

But the WEP do not want to solve these problems  – they feed their agenda. What they really want is a femocracy with Saint Sophie at the helm.

Sophie Walker describes herself as a voice for women in Westminster. This is nonsense. Sophie Walker is a voice for feminists. Maybe, but for the vast majority of women., feminism does not reflect their wishes. In fact its voice is too loud.

The most precious years of a woman’s life are those when she has young children. However Sandi Toksvig explained in the run up to the Mayoral election.

“If we dealt with all the issues like childcare, like fully employing all the women of London, they would be worth 70 billion pounds to the city a year…”.

The pressure created by feminists to enter the workplace has already stolen years from the time that we spend with our children. We cannot allow the WEP to take those few precious months we have left away.

By submitting the family to the needs of the market, feminism has allowed market forces into the heart of society. The costs of the destruction of the family are the source of our contemporary problems. And they have led to the unviability of our precious welfare state.

The feminist voice is the most destructive in our society. Philip Davies is the only man in a position of public influence who has dared to stand up to the feminist grip on our politics. That is why some of us women have got together to form a group called “Ladies 4 Philip Davies”. Join us, and show him your support.

(Image: Mark Hakansson)

Belinda Brown

  • choccycobnobs

    Sorry, but I have to disagree with the thrust of your article. Women should receive higher privileges; they should benefit enormously from positive discrimination in the workplace and in Parliament. In short, Britain should acquiesce to every demand of the likes of WEP, the Fawcett Society and the myriad of other feminist groups.
    Then, when the feminist version of Polpot’s year zero goes pear shaped, the survivors can rebuilt society without them. No pain, no gain. You do realise feminist delusions/liberal elite/the future is female, will be along in a bit to lecture us all.

    • paul parmenter

      Nice thinking, but it wouldn’t work. Because there will always be enough – and more than enough – white knights among the male population to continue propping up the feminist superstate, regardless of the damage done, even if directly to themselves. Why else has the gynocracy been so successful?

  • Colkitto03

    I was reading the WEP policies on line, and their section on Education really amused me.
    Not doubt they realised they could not simply miss out the whole subject, what with them being a ‘serious party’
    That where the problem began. They had to admit (sparingly) that girls are doing very well in exams in school. So the problems they are going to deal with are ; gendered expecations of children, Introducing gender neutral school uniforms, stopping sexual harassment in schools and the low ratio of female head teachers.

    Yes, WEP believe these are the key problems that are consuming the mothers and fathers of Britain right now.

    • choccycobnobs

      ” low ratio of female head teachers”. I believe William Collins did an excellent article on that ratio. I innocently thought that somehow all the males (few that they are) were getting headships. What transpires is that although 90% of primary teachers are female and 65-70% of secondary teachers are female, those overwhelmingly female figures are not transferred into headships. Most heads are however female but not fully reflecting the workforce. Lies, damn lies and feminism.

      • Bosanova

        Thanks, I hadn’t appreacited that

    • Belinda Brown

      I believe that Einstein said the universe and human stupidity had no limitations…but he wasn’t sure about the universe…

      • Bik Byro

        Or George Carlin : “Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that.”

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Or American comedian Ron White: “There’s no class you can attend, no pill you can take– ‘Stupid’ is FOH-EV-AH…”

        • Coniston

          Or ‘Never attribute to malice what can be attributed to stupidity’.

    • TJB

      I decided to watch The Meaning of Life again yesterday and had a chuckle at the line during the ‘Childbirth’ segment where the new mother asked the lunatic doctor who’d just cut the umbilical cord with a meat cleaver whether her child was a girl or a boy and he looked at her and said ” Well I think it’s a bit early to pushing that sort of thing on them.”

      Then the machine went PING!!!!

  • Bik Byro

    Philip Davies is a decent fellow and I wish him well and success in the election.

    • Groan

      Me too. I don’t agree with all he says but respect he way he actually reads Bills and then has a clear stance. A number of his interventions on “virtue signalling” Bills or reports have been about the poor drafting or likely unintended consequences. Doing precisely the job of an MP in Parliament.

    • Andy

      Me too. I’m sending a cheque.

  • DaveLeeDozy

    Philip Davies is the only MP who has listened regarding the gang rape of tens of thousands of English girls across the country by networks of Muslim men. It IS that many. Rotherham is a drop in the ocean. It’s been going on for thirty years. At least four have been murdered. Scores have committed suicide.

    We must have a national inquiry into this campaign of sexual terrorism because the abuse is not stopping, the attitudes are worse than ever towards white females and the files of these girls are buried by councils (mainly Labour) across the country leaving them without recourse to either compensation for their abandonment by social services and the care they need, or justice since the police have ignored this abuse for so long and prosecuted barely 5% of the known rapists.

    It never ceases to amaze me how few people know about this scandal: Cameron told a BBC conference that the government took it as seriously as terrorism. That’s how big it is.

  • Nockian

    I can see this is a well meaning piece of writing, but it’s underlying message is highlighted by the sentence “most of us understand that our demands can hurt others and so we lower the bar”.

    This means there are demands that we can force on others to a degree as long as they are reciprocal. It is the view that justice is not weighing right against wrong, but simply a degree of ‘wrongness’ that must be balanced on those scales. That is a horrible perversion of the concept of justice. It emerges from the notion that there isn’t any concrete goods and evils, only a society which trades in the justice of immorality- clearly it is moral relativism.

    It is no more right to carp on about the state of a males education in relation to its inequity to a females, than it is for women to claim they are the recipient of unfair wage policies. What the author is clearly saying is that women should understand men’s inequalities and not ask for too much, but this a leveraging of privilige and not real justice. Justice accords no one any priviliges at all, it only protects rights in the negative – not what one should be given, but what people must have in order to thrive. In other words justice tells us what can’t be done to us, not what can, or must be done to us.

    Women are acting unjustly by demanding equality in the positive sense. They are using force to gain the unearned. Likewise it is ridiculous to suggest we should level up men’s privilige to the same extent. In other words to say, lets balance the opposing forces in a kind of permanent war. We already have the answer. Equality before the law which protects the rights of people to pursue happiness, but not the right to have happiness.

  • Well said. It’s ridiculous how out of 650 MPs, only one of them is prepared to stand up for men’s rights. We need more politicians like Philip Davies.

    • Colkitto03

      Absolutely agree, but I would give a shout out to my local MP, Karl McCartney (Lincoln) who has also written articles about supporting men and boys.
      But your point is still spot on whether it be one or two MP’s, the rest of them are craven.

      • TJB

        There is a small cadre of Tory MPs who all sit in the same area on the green benches. Christopher Chope etc etc who usually turn out for the Friday sessions and join Philip Davies in properly scrutinising what are often very badly drafted laws whose unintended affects would cause more harm than the matters they seek to rule on. People obviously don’t enjoy seeing their drafts pulled apart and so attack them as awkward or ill-intentioned. In my view a badly written law is far more awkward for those harmed by it than someone pointing it out before it hits the statute books,

    • sunny_dayze

      You’re crazy…Stand up for men’s rights…f off…what rights of theirs need protecting??? Damn,you’re dense.

      • disqus_ArQv6e31it

        Despite what you have been told, in
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        against men.

        Men make up 94% of work fatalities.

        Men are 74% of workplace injuries

        Men are only 44% of university
        students

        Research in men’s cancer’s is 1/3
        that of women’s cancer’s but more men die of cancer in Canada

        Men make up 75% of suicides

        Men are 97% of combat fatalities.

        Men pay 97% of Alimony

        Men make up 94% of work suicides.

        Men get 63% longer sentences than women for the same crime.

        It is
        illegal to circumcise boys but not girls

        Court bias against men is at least 6 times bigger than
        racial bias.

        Males are discriminated against in school and University.

        Men make
        up 81% of all war deaths.

        Men lose custody in 84% of divorces.

        77% of
        homicide victims are men.

        89%
        of men will be the victim of at least one violent crime.

        Men
        are over twice as victimised by strangers as women.

        Men are 165% more likely to be convicted than women.

        Boys
        face vastly more corporal punishment than girls.

        60-80% of the homeless are men.

        Women’s Cancers receive over 3 times more funding than men’s

        At least 10% of fathers are victims of paternity
        fraud.

        One third of all fathers in the USA have lost custody
        of children, most are expected to pay for this.

        40-70% of domestic violence is against men however less than 1% of domestic
        violence shelter spaces are for men.

        Women are immune to conscription

        Female business owners get special tax benefits simply for being female

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        • sunny_dayze

          In 2017, the government didn’t ask women what they wanted, but hundreds of thousands of them spoke up anyway. They poured into the nation’s capital for the Women’s March on Washington, flooding the streets to articulate many of the same demands as those women in Houston 40 years ago — and to insist that what rights had been granted remain protected. They called again for the Equal Rights Amendment to be included in the Constitution. They emphasized again the need for “affordable childcare,” “equal pay” and “access to safe, legal, affordable abortion and birth control.” They said women have a right to live “free of all forms of violence against our bodies” and that “it is our moral duty to keep families together.”

          While the demands were echoes of 1977, the mood was different in 2017, tinged with trepidation over the election of President Trump, whose treatment of women raised eyebrows before and during the campaign, and led some Republicans to denounce him. Ultimately, enough voters decided they either did not believe the sexual assault accusations against Trump, or they did not care.

          More than 9,000 people gather at the Shelby County Courthouse in Memphis as a sister march to the Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, 2017. (Photo: Jim Weber, The Commercial Appeal, via the USA TODAY Network)

          “The power of men to decide what the world is going to look like, what counts and what doesn’t, hasn’t really been terribly disrupted in a generation,” said feminist legal scholar Kimberlé Crenshaw.

          Women have made undeniable advances — from American boardrooms and courts of law, to universities and sports arenas — but disparities remain, especially in poor or rural areas and in communities of color.

          Though feminism seems pervasive — democratized by the Internet and popularized (and commodified) by high-profile women such as Beyoncé and Ivanka Trump — women’s rights remain in flux depending on who’s in power. Women’s rights are expanding in some states — New York in 2016 enacted 12-weeks of paid family leave — and rolling back in others — Ohio recently banned abortions at 20 weeks, which violates the viability threshold set by the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade. Ohio’s law does not include exceptions for rape or incest.

          “There is a lot of work to be done before culture and policy can align toward progress,” said Vicki Shabo, vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families, a non-partisan advocacy group.

          As Women’s History Month kicks off, here’s a look at where a number of women’s issues stand:

          Health: From gains to wait-and-see

          Acknowledging women’s roles as primary caregivers, the 1977 conference named national health care as one of its federal priorities. In 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act, expanding coverage to millions of women, forbidding the denial of coverage based on gender and guaranteeing access to birth control, maternity care and breastfeeding supplies. The National Partnership for Women & Families called the ACA “the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation.” Trump and Republicans in Congress vow to repeal and replace it.

          Sexual and domestic violence: Still too common

          There is more awareness and condemnation of violence against women than ever before, yet statistics still paint a grim picture. One in 3 women have been a victim of some form of physical violence by an intimate partner, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, and one in six American women will be the victim of an attempted or completed rape, according to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. The Department of Justice reports that rates are even higher for transgender and bisexual women.

          It is unclear how the Trump administration will enforce existing federal legislation to protect survivors: During her confirmation hearing, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos avoided directly answering whether she will uphold Title IX’s federal guidance instructing colleges to combat campus sexual assault, and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions did not support the most recent authorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which he is responsible for enforcing.

          “The point of feminism is you shouldn’t have to be a man to be treated with equal respect,” Crenshaw said. “You shouldn’t have to be a man to be able to walk down the street without worrying about being sexually abused.”

          Paid family leave and childcare: Behind other countries

          The United States is an outlier among developed countries when it comes to paid family and medical leave, which allows people time off to care for a newborn, help a sick family member or recover from a serious illness. The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave, but according to the National Partnership for Women & Families fewer than 40% of workers qualify for it. Some employers offer paid family leave, but the group says it covers only 14% workers. California, New Jersey and Rhode Island have implemented paid family leave laws and New York and the District of Columbia are in the process of enacting them.

          In Trump’s first address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, the president said: “My administration wants to work with members in both parties to make childcare accessible and affordable, to help ensure new parents have paid family leave, to invest in women’s health.”

          During the presidential campaign, Trump introduced a plan for paid maternity leave, championed by his daughter Ivanka, which proposed the federal government guarantee six weeks of paid maternity to some birth mothers. Democrats said only offering leave for mothers, not fathers, stresses the notion that raising children is women’s work. Republicans expressed concern about costs and the burden on businesses.

          Some studies, however, suggest leave policies are good for business, because they lead to happier employees and less turnover. Family leave also has significant positive effects on young children’s health, fathers’ involvement and breastfeeding rates, studies show.

          The U.S. also does not offer universal pre-K, though research shows paying for early childhood development leads to lower rates of high school dropouts, criminal activity, teen pregnancy, drug and alcohol abuse and other health problems, all of which create a burden on society — and taxpayers.

          “When you raise a law-abiding studious child you are producing economic value,” Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood, said in urging taxpayers to look at the long game.

          Following the 2010 elections, more anti-abortion politicians seized power in state legislatures, leading to a proliferation of abortion restrictions across the country. State laws like Arkansas’ 48-hour waiting period create significant hurdles for rural and poor women, advocates say. There are only three licensed abortion providers in Arkansas, according to the state’s department of health. A limited number of clinics means a woman may have to travel long distances to access the procedure, and a waiting period means she incurs two days of transportation and lodging costs compounded by two days of missed wages, as well as two days of possible childcare (according to the Guttmacher Institute, nearly 60% of women obtaining an abortion are already mothers). Planned Parenthood says an in-clinic abortion can cost up to $1,500 in the first trimester.

          The president and vice president are against abortion, and advocates of abortion rights view Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, as a threat.

          It’s not a settled issue in the U.S.,” said Carol Sanger, author of the forthcoming, About Abortion: Terminating Pregnancy in the 21st Century. With a few more appointments, she said, it is possible Roe v. Wade could be overturned.

          ‘Equal pay for equal work’

          “The wage gap is narrowing, but has barely budged in the last decade, according to the non-profit Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR). Overall, women earn 80 cents for every dollar earned by men, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families, with black women earning 63 cents and Latinas earning 54 cents. Critics argue these figures do not reflect factors such as occupation or experience. One can’t, they say, compare the salary of a female teacher to that of a male lawyer. But economists say even when those controls are present, a wage gap persists. Female doctors, for example, are paid about $20,000 less a year than male doctors.

          “The majority of the current earnings gap comes from within occupation differences in earnings, rather than from between occupation differences,” Claudia Goldin, a Harvard University labor economist, wrote in a 2014 paper.

          The Equal Pay Act forbids sex-based wage discrimination, but women’s rights advocates say it’s poorly enforced.

          The wage gap is worse for women with children, who face a steep “mommy tax.” Motherhood is tied to a 4% decrease in earnings per child, while fatherhood is tied to a 6% increase, according to a 2014 study by UMass Amherst sociology professor Michelle Budig, and the penalty for mothers is worse for low-income women who can least afford to pay it.

          Women are also less likely to ask for high compensation and studies show they are penalized more than men for trying to negotiate.

          At the Conservative Political Action Conference last week, White House adviser Kellyanne Conway noted a time she struggled to define her worth during her career. Years ago, she said was asked her speaking fee for an event that would feature herself and a male speaker. “I froze because I knew no matter what I said in return to the question of ‘what is your speaking fee, what are you worth, what is your value to do this,’ no matter what I said I was going to undercut myself. I was going to be that self-denying girl who grew up in that house of all women, a giver not a taker … It’s not his fault if I undercut my value,” Conway said. What she decided to do was to say: “I’ll have what he’s having,” requesting the same rate as the male speaker.

          Critics of equal pay interventions often frame the debate around women’s personal choices, while equal pay advocates say it should focus on how the structure of American work does not align with the realities of American life. According to the Pew Research Center, women make up nearly half the workforce, and are breadwinners in 40% of households with children, yet they are more likely than men to make compromises when the needs of children and family members collide with work, which they say negatively impacts their careers.

          “There are long-standing beliefs that there are separate worlds and responsibilities for women. Women are different and so they make these choices and some part of this inequality is simply the product of choices women make,” Crenshaw said. “You can’t blame all of the inequality women face on difference. It’s not difference, it’s a matter of power — who gets to decide what a worker is, who gets to decide what the implications of reproduction are, in whose vision is a worker basically somebody who has no childcare responsibilities?”

          The number of women in politics is increasing — sluggishly. Women are 51% of the population, but make up 19% of Congress and only a quarter of state legislatures. Women are on course to reach parity with men by 2117, according to IWPR. Research shows women have different legislative priorities than men, and are more likely to introduce bills addressing the needs of women and children. Jennifer Lawless, author of Women on the Run: Gender, Media, and Political Campaigns in a Polarized Era, said the chief reason for unequal political participation is that women, perceiving bias, are less likely to run than men. When they do, she said, they are elected at the same rates.

          From a voter perspective, the IWPR said more women are turning out to the polls, but many states are passing measures that make it harder to vote, including reducing polling sites and enacting strict voter ID laws, which disproportionately affect vulnerable communities. Fewer polling places mean longer lines, a burden on less advantaged voters who tend to have less flexibility with work and childcare arrangements.

          “My right to vote as an upper-class white woman with multiple college degrees is not in jeopardy,” said Nancy Young, a political historian at the University of Houston, “but what about a working class African American woman or Hispanic woman?”

          Women are not a monolith

          The 1977 women’s conference formed with bipartisan support, but in the decades since, women’s issues have grown increasingly politicized. Marjorie Spruill, author of Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women’s Rights and Family Values That Polarized American Politics, said a major factor was the rise of a potent conservative women’s movement, led by activist Phyllis Schlafly, which denounced the feminist agenda and successfully mobilized to defeat the Equal Rights Amendment. The conference “made people really line up on extreme sides,” Spruill said. While feminists debated at the Houston Civic Center, conservatives held a dueling Pro-Life, Pro-Family Rally at the city’s Astro Arena.

          In 2017, a conservative view of feminism acknowledges gender inequality, to varying degrees, but does not share progressives’ ideas to combat it. Sabrina Schaeffer, executive director of the conservative Independent Women’s Forum (Kellyanne Conway has a seat on the board), said addressing inequity is important, but top-down mandates may not be necessary or economical. She said the Republican party must rethink its approach to women’s issues to attract new voters, but she rejects the Democratic narrative that she argues turn women into victims and ignores that some disparities are caused by the choices individual men and women make.

          “Gender is not the whole story,” Schaeffer said.

          American women share common struggles, but differ greatly in their experiences, which is why “women’s rights” remain so divisive and why its tent is so broad. Karla Holloway, a professor of English and Law at Duke University who focuses on African American cultural studies, said conversations that fixate on the achievements of Hillary Clinton come at the expense of mothers working minimum wage jobs to keep their families above the federal poverty line. As some women become more visible, others disappear.

          “Women who are elevated are still vulnerable,” she said. “Women who have been erased are drowning.”
          USAtoday

          • Snoffle Gronch

            The “Womens March in Washington” was merely some entitled lower middle class harridans on a day out. The mess these lazy, selfish creatures left behind them was indescribable.

            It’s a shame the Berkeley hearties weren’t there to welcome them.

          • sunny_dayze

            Blah blah blah…I can’t believe the crap I’m reading here. It’s not 1920 anymore. Women are graduating at a higher rate from college than men, are self sufficient and don’t need a man to have a great life. What we do need are equal wages, access to healthcare…the list goes on.

          • TJB

            Again you fail to respond to the figures outlined. On healthcare more men die of cancer than women and yet more is spent on cancer research for those cancers which predominately affect women. Equal pay for equal work is enshrined in law. The gender pay gap is a mythical beast dreamt up on the chalkboards of feminist theory driven lunatics.

            You yourself in the very post I’m replying to admit that women are graduating from college at a higher rate than men and yet you want more equality there too?

          • sunny_dayze

            Lol okay.

          • itdarestospeak

            Lol okay. What a comeback, genius.

          • sunny_dayze

            Lol oh thanks. That means so much coming from you. ???

          • itdarestospeak

            Carry on; you’re only looking more idiotic with every new post.

          • sunny_dayze

            Again, I really don’t give 2 ? ? what you think.

          • normalperson

            You are nothing more than a fanatic, not much different from the terrorists we despise. Radical mentality does not care for reason. The vast majority of men LOVE women. You are a member of a CULT a cult that has twisted your mind, you are like those people who commit mass suicide they have a contaminated mind and live in a world full of lies willing to die defending their FANTASY beliefs.

            Also let me tell you the battle of the sexes is for primary school kids. The fact that there are great women does not make you one of them, in fact you clearly showed to all of us that every single MAN speaking to you here has vastly higher IQ than you, they have demonstrated clearer set of thoughts, they think with reason, they dialogue with facts unlike you, so at the end you are not doing any good for women all over, so do them a favor and shut the hell up. If you are not doing it for the “misogynists” do it for the feminists.

          • sunny_dayze

            TLDR

          • Normalperson

            Of course it was too long for you to read. That was exactly my point. This girl has lower IQ than I thought.

          • sunny_dayze

            Just wasn’t interested. Normalperson…that’s cute.

          • Normalperson

            Again that was exactly my point. Fanatics only care for their points of view. You see you are only helping me with my point. So thank you very much!

          • sunny_dayze

            You are so welcome…

          • Normalperson

            I would love if a good psychologist worked on you and showed us what your illness is. I feel like i`m talking to a 5 year old.

          • Normalperson

            Also would love to sit down and talk to your father who damaged you beyond repair.

          • sunny_dayze

            Don’t start, incest baby…I won’t respond to you anymore but please feel free to continue commenting. Freedom of speech is still alive & well…for today, anyway. It’s Cinco De Mayo…enjoy!!

          • Normalperson

            Don`t you worry child. Your responses where never meaningful to miss your absence.

          • sunny_dayze

            I need a fly swatter.

          • Normalperson

            If you need a fly swatter you better get off the internet and clean your house.

          • sunny_dayze

            Oh haha…comedian?

          • Normalperson

            I thought we both where?

          • sunny_dayze

            *were

          • normalperson

            Thank you and sorry, english is not my native language. I can guarantee you don`t speak another language so I guess a few mistakes here and there are to expect on my end.

          • sunny_dayze

            lol don’t bet any money on that . see ya.

          • Normalperson

            I really hope I don`t see you ever again. And yes, I would bet big time.

          • Shamelessly Male

            I have been wounded by a knife by my partner when I was 25, she was 42, she was my boss, I lived in her home.
            No justice for me, just only because I’m a man.
            I hate you and your ilks: you deserve the same situation I have been through.
            Not women, just only you and your ilks.

          • sunny_dayze

            Go to hell. I would never defend the aggressor, no matter the sex.

          • Shamelessly Male

            You’re even worse than my aggressor: she did it for jealousy. I’ll never forgive her, but I can understand her.
            You’re doing it with cold blood, planning it.

            I will be satisfied when the people will finally wake up and will submerge you and your ilks under a rain of spits in your misandric faces.
            Every man and every worthy woman should spit in the face of a feminist every time s/he meets one.

          • sunny_dayze

            I’m not even sure what you’re talking about. You read a whole lot in to my comments. Take your pen’t up anger elsewhere. I’m not interested.

          • Shamelessly Male

            You’re defending criminals, by saying that just only domestic violence against women matters, because you’re asking the state to ignore male victims.
            You know it, unless you’re a child.

            I hope you’ll end in a prison and a lesbian will force you every day: I’ll be in the front of the prison with a t-shirt proclaiming “end male violence against women” and I’ll smile.
            So maybe you’ll understand “what I’m talking about”.

            Sidenote: in USA inmate-on-inmate sexual abuse is three times higher in female prisons compared to male prisons :-), source DOJ official numbers.
            Nobody knows, thanks to feminist lobbying.

          • sunny_dayze

            You’ve lost your damn mind. This convo? is over. Good grief…call your therapist.

          • Shamelessly Male

            150 years ago it was men who accused women who protested for justice to be “hysterical”.
            Now roles are fully reversed: you’re the oppressor accusing the victim asking for justice to have mental issues.

            A t-shirt with “THROUGH COINS AT FEMINISTS! THAT’S ALL THEY WANT!” could be a great thing.
            After all you misandrists had “Boys are stupid! Through rocks at them!” that was even worse, because it was ALL boys, not misogynists.

          • John C

            Screech … screech …

          • itdarestospeak

            How about taking your misandric whining elsewhere. We’re not interested.

          • sunny_dayze

            I’ll comment wherever I like. It’s called Freedom of Speech and as of today, we still have a constitution despite Trump trying to slit all over it.

          • itdarestospeak

            Capitalisation, spelling and grammar are your friends; get to know them.

          • sunny_dayze

            Get a life and quit trolling. My spelling and grammar are just fine.

          • itdarestospeak

            I suggest you re-read what you’ve posted before hurling any more insults

          • sunny_dayze

            I suggest you find something else to do. I could care less about you or your opinions. Troll.

          • John C

            You are amazingly thick.

          • TJB

            You graduated top of the copy ‘n’ paste class I see.

            You also failed to address a single fact raised by the post to which you replied.

          • sunny_dayze

            So did your buddy. What’s your point?

          • TJB

            Your post asked what rights need protecting. He listed a whole bunch of things where gender bias is evident in hard numbers.

            As when Philip Davies gave his evidence based speech on crime and justice and prisons all the responses were ill-mannered, emotion laden rants of feminist theory not a counter argument to the facts he’d outlined.

          • John C

            Well, that’s how low-IQ trolls behave.

      • TJB

        Another small example of men and boys being disadvantaged and discriminated against. Small but very telling I think. Girls are now allowed to join the Scouts as apparently they deserve access to the activities and such as provided for by the Scouts. Boys are not allowed to join the Guides because girls need a place where they can be amongst girls.

      • John C

        Oh, do one, low-IQ troll.

        • sunny_dayze

          You wish, dumbass.

  • Rick Bradford

    I entirely agree. One of the most galling things about WEP and their ilk is that most of their claims are simply factually false – and any member of the public can discover for themselves their falsity with a bit of googling for ONS or MOJ or Education statistics. Yet all the media and almost the whole of Parliament refuses to acknowledge their mendacity. They do indeed lack the balls.

    • choccycobnobs

      It is a bit like the Justice System: The woman has to be believed.

  • Maria Gibbons

    Brilliant x

  • Safi Karim

    What’s ludicrous is that he’s about the only person on that committee who cares about true gender equality–as in addressing the discrimination that males face with equal the attention as the issues that women face–and yet his opponents main accusation against him is that he’s “sexist”

    Because apparently addressing the issues of both sexes is more sexist than solely focusing on advancing one of them, often over the other. It’s clear by how hostile feminists are towards those who try to raise awareness for males’ issues that their only goal is female supremacy

    • TJB

      It was most evident in the sneering dismissal of his request for a backbench allocated debate on International Men’s Day where the truly horrible Jess Phillips showed herself for what she is. She snorted and chuckled derisively through his reasoning that perhaps debating the massive and rising numbers of male suicides for half a day would be worthwhile.

      Horrible women and one whose removal from Parliament would make the place a whole lot better – and, I suspect, a whole lot more intelligent.

  • I enjoyed this article. I wasn’t expecting to, because of the insulting and misandrist headline, “Philip Davies is the only man with the balls to stand up to the feminist harpies”. I’ve got the balls to stand up to LGBT bullies. I’m going to stand for Parliament, hoping that somebody will ask me if I think “gay sex” is a sin, to prove it. So I’ve certainly got the balls to stand up to the WEP, if I get the chance. And so have many other men, and women, for that matter, yourself included, obviously, as well as the Shipley Feminist Zealots (sort of).

    At the end of your post, I discovered that what you meant, was somewhat kinder to half the population than what the headline said. What you meant was that, “Philip Davies is the only man in a position of public influence who has dared to stand up to the feminist grip on our politics.” Most men have the balls needed, but are not in “a position of public influence”. That toned down clarification of the rather daft headline is probably not true either, but it is shockingly close to the truth. I find it disappointing that Philip Davies hasn’t got much of a following (yet?) from other Parliamentarians. It wasn’t like that in “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. One child blurted out the bleeding obvious, and suddenly everybody’s eyes were opened.

    I read a complaint the other day from another blogger, about the choices of headline the blog owner was making, for his blogs. Please would you tell me something, Belinda? Do you get to choose the titles of your blog posts here? Or are these being imposed upon you?

    • John C

      How on earth is that ‘misandrist’??????

      • Only the title is misandrist.

        • John C

          Nonsense. It is nothing of the kind.

          • If you find yourself able to disagree with an expression of opinion, then it cannot have been “nonsense”.

            The purpose of my initial comment was to question why the tabloid, cheap click-bait title didn’t fit with the broadsheet content, not to become embroiled in an argument about a single word I now wish I hadn’t used, only about the title.

          • John C

            It’s a statement of fact, not an ‘opinion’.
            Blocked.

          • Whatever.

          • Belinda Brown

            There are loads of men who stand up to feminists including quite a few journalists. But I can’t think of a single man in a position of political power who has done so.

  • the future is female

    “If we took a more holistic approach to domestic violence as a problem created by couples we might go some way to tackling domestic violence itself.”

    What a disgusting statement. I genuinely find that chilling.

    Domestic violence is ALWAYS ENTIRELY the male perpetrator’s fault.

    It is NEVER the fault of the female survivor in ANY WAY.

    ANY suggestion of victim-blaming is incredibly emotionally damaging to female survivors of domestic violence.

    It is only one step away from saying “she was asking for it”.

    • Groan

      No it isn’t, and it is entirely consistent with all the peer reviewed psychological research. Rather than the “advocacy” research done by “gender studies” researchers who uniformly don’t include males in their research! Of course the perpetration of a crime is by definition the perpetrators fault. And of course it isn’t the fault of male survivors either.

      • Belinda Brown

        The image on your tag sums the validity of your statement up.

    • disqus_ArQv6e31it

      You could NOT be more wrong. Educate yourself.
      PARTNER ABUSE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE PROJECT (PASK)
      The world’s largest domestic violence research data base, 2,657 pages,
      with summaries of 1700 peer-reviewed studies.
      http://www.domesticviolenceresearch.org/

      Domestic Violence Facts and Statistics at-a-Glance
      Victimization
      Overall, 24% of individuals assaulted by a partner at least once in their lifetime (23% for females and 19.3% for males)
      • Higher overall rates among dating students
      • Higher victimization for male than female high school students
      • Lifetime rates higher among women than men
      • Past year rates somewhat higher among men
      • Higher rates of intimate partner violence (IPV) among younger, dating populations “highlights the need for school-based IPV prevention and intervention efforts”
      Perpetration
      Overall, 25.3% of individuals have perpetrated IPV
      • Rates of female-perpetrated violence higher than male-perpetrated (28.3% vs. 21.6%)
      • Wide range in perpetration rates: 1.0% to 61.6% for males; 2.4% to 68.9% for women,
      • Range of findings due to variety of samples and operational definitions of PV

      http://www.domesticviolenceresearch.org/pages/12_page_findings.htm
      http://www.domesticviolenceresearch.org/domestic-violence-facts-and-statistics-at-a-glance/

      Unprecedented Domestic Violence Study Affirms Need to Recognize Male Victims
      The most comprehensive review of the scholarly domestic violence research literature ever conducted concludes, among other things, that women perpetrate physical and emotional abuse, and engage in control behaviors, at comparable rates to men. The study was directed by the Editor-in-Chief of Partner Abuse, a Springer Publishing Company journal.
      http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10741752.htm

    • disqus_ArQv6e31it

      Women are more likely than men to be controlling and aggressive

      towards their partners, a study has found.
      University of Cumbria, Researchers questioned 1,104 young men and women
      about physical aggression and controlling behaviour
      http://www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/women-more-likely-to-control-partners-with-physical-abuse-30385731.html

      Women more Violent and Controlling than Men: Various Studies find
      http://www.familylawexpress.com.au/family-law-news/children/childabuse/women-more-violent-and-controlling-than-men-various-studies-find/2366/

      Women are more violent, says study

      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/women-are-more-violent-says-study-622388.html

    • disqus_ArQv6e31it

      “BAD GIRLS ADVICE” GROUP CELEBRATES VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN
      The lovely ladies on bad girls advice are discussing all the things they have done
      to violently assault men. The responses are met with laughter and encouragement
      for other women to do the same. One woman even said that she is using the post
      to get ideas of how to physically assault her husband.
      http://antifeminismaustralia.com/bad-girls-advice-celebrates-violence-against-men/

      Women Brag About Assaulting Boyfriends In Facebook Group Called ‘Bad Girls Advice’
      http://elitedaily.com/news/fb-thread-women-brag-assaulting-boyfriends/1778618/

    • disqus_ArQv6e31it

      CDC Study: More Men than Women Victims of Partner Abuse
      SUMMARY:
      According to a 2010 national survey by the Centers for Disease Control and
      Department of Justice, in the last 12 months more men than women were victims
      of intimate partner physical violence and over 40% of severe physical violence
      was directed at men. Men were also more often the victim of psychological
      aggression and control over sexual or reproductive health. Despite this, few
      services are available to male victims of intimate partner violence.
      http://www.saveservices.org/2012/02/cdc-study-more-men-than-women-victims-of-partner-abuse/

      More than 650,000 men said they suffered domestic abuse over the last year as gap
      between number of male and female victims falls to record low
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4014288/More-650-000-men-said-suffered-domestic-abuse-year-gap-number-male-female-victims-falls-record-low.html

    • disqus_ArQv6e31it

      Prevalence and Characteristics of Sexual Violence, Stalking, and Intimate Partner Violence Victimization — National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, United States, 2011
      A survey in the US found that a similar amount of women reported being raped in a 12-month period as the amount of men who were “made to penetrate” a female offender. Using CDC data, they found THAT WOMEN AND MEN REPORTED A NEARLY EQUAL RATES OF NON-CONSENSUAL SEX IN A 12-MONTH PERIOD.
      IT FOUND 1.6 PER CENT OF WOMEN IN THE US REPORTED BEING RAPED IN THE PAST 12 MONTHS (1.9 MILLION), WHICH IS A SIMILAR RATE TO THE 1.7 PER CENT OF MEN (1.9 MILLION) WHO REPORTEDLY WERE “MADE TO PENETRATE A PERPETRATOR”.
      https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss6308a1.htm?s_cid=ss6308a1_e

    • disqus_ArQv6e31it

      Men today face a similar battle women did long before
      spousal abuse was recognized, the idea of a silent population of stigmatized,
      abused husbands
      http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/relationships/male-victims-of-domestic-abuse-struggle-againststigma/article32874829/

    • disqus_ArQv6e31it

      Harvard, (The Harvard study found that when violence
      was one-sided, meaning unprovoked, both men and the women themselves who took
      the study said 70% OF THE TIME IT WAS THE WOMEN WHO COMMITTED VIOLENCE AGAINST THE MEN.)
      http://newscastmedia.com/harvard_study.htm
      http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/In_Brief_Domestic_violence_Not_always_one_sided
      http://newscastmedia.com/domestic-violence.htm

    • disqus_ArQv6e31it

      You could not be MORE WRONG. Educate yourself with facts rather than feminist ideology

      Over 200 studies from universities and organizations like the following have PROVEN DV is equal and NOT gender specific, and yet NOTHING IS DONE ABOUT DV AGAINST MEN (by the way, this is a TINY SAMPLE FROM A 70 PAGE DOCUMENT WITH HUNDREDS OF LINKS to studies and articles like these that prove it).

      More than 200 studies have found that women initiate at least as much violence against
      their male partners as vice versa. Men account for about a third of
      domestic-violence injuries and deaths. Research shows women often compensate
      for their lack of physical strength by employing weapons and the element of
      surprise
      http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jul/14/a-domestic-violence-victim/

      • Belinda Brown

        Have you seen the picture by her name? It says it all.

    • Snoffle Gronch

      “Domestic abuse is often talked about in a gendered manner, but it is
      important to recognise that men experience domestic abuse as victims
      too.”

      from Domestic Violence London http://www.domesticviolencelondon.nhs.uk/1-what-is-domestic-violence-/25-domestic-abuse-against-men.html a Resource for Health Professionals

    • Shamelessly Male

      True, but also

      Domestic violence is ALWAYS ENTIRELY the female perpetrator’s fault.

      It is NEVER the fault of the male survivor in ANY WAY.

    • Phil R

      It is NEVER the fault of the female survivor in ANY WAY.

      A few months ago, my wife had a neighbour come around with blood all over her face.

      She had been sleeping with a “house husband” and got caught by her husband in bed with this guy in the middle of the day, with both sets of kids that they were supposed to be “mothering” downstairs.

      Yes she got bashed, but she provoked him beyond reason and he was arrested for getting mad with her.

      The wife having the affair will now keep the kids the house etc as he has “prooved” by getting mad at his wife that he is incapable of looking after his children, or indeed seeing them.

      As you say, always the guy’s fault.

    • Colonel Mustard

      Go away.

  • workingclassbrexiter

    If there’s was a progrsssive alliance and labour stood down, in women’s equality parties favour, most of the working class labour voters would sooner vote Tory,than WEP

  • Vincent McGovern

    Much as I admire Philip Davies MP for having the courage to seek equality between the genders rather than follow the usual male MP craven approach, I have to say he has a predecessor, George Galloway former MP who attempted to get shared parenting via an EDM. For this and his defence of Julian Assange he was labelled ‘rape apologist’ by that stalwart of gendered equality Jess Phillips MP. Genuine equality of opportunity between the sexes will mainly be brought about by visionary women such as Belinda Brown who reject marxist feminism. Not just MP’s are apathetic here, most men are equally useless. Parliament reflects society, and society nowadays likes the idea of disposable men. Only concerted action and support for those who take risks in exposing the hypocrisy and rampant greed of the harpie feminists will cause change.

    • John C

      Defending the vile Assange? Yes, that’s REALLY something to be proud of.

  • disqus_ArQv6e31it

    He is the only true male in all of British politics. All the others are useless wimps who do everything and anything the feminists TELL them to do.

  • rptrpt.rpt

    sandi toksvig/ why is she always on radio and tv. just a big mouth and bum. shows how having certain “friends” in the meeja push their own and so on and on and on. is that a crowd?

  • MentalistAblutions

    Today’s strong and kick ass young women are leaving dinosaurs like Philip Davies behind. Our lesbian corn-dolly collective is already shaping up to be a formidable economic powerhouse in the community.

    Customers will value us for our realistic and highly-nuanced understanding of human nature. The investments will flood in any day now and we expand our popup corn-dolly franchise globally.

    Then strong independent young women everywhere can participate in this vital economic activity and rid themselves of the oppressive support of male taxpayers forever!

    Bye bye, you misogynistic neanderthals!

    • Shamelessly Male

      I love you.
      Seriously.
      Keep care of yourself, you’re great.

      • MentalistAblutions

        Don’t subject me to your misogynistic micro-aggressive hate-crimes, you pitiful male.

        Women everywhere should be free to express there strength and kick-assness without this kind of demeaning cat-calling from the patriarchy.

        You are disgusting and genuinely chilling.

        • Neil2

          Don’t subject US to your misandrist micro-aggressions. Men everywhere should be free to express their strength without being called neanderthals.

          • MentalistAblutions

            You do realise I am taking the p*ss out of TheFutureIsFemale, don’t you?

          • Neil2

            OK – It was too good a parody.

          • Phil R

            I did not notice any difference……

            I sort of skim read this sort of thing after the first sentence.

          • Shamelessly Male

            Difference being “lesbian”. FutureIsFemale wants subservient men, not being abused by another woman in a lesbian relationship.

        • Shamelessly Male

          “CAPITALISM IS A TOOL OF THE PATRIARCHY MEANT TO KEEP WOMEN IN A STATE OF PERPETUAL HETEROSEXUALITY!”

          PS: that’s for real, my Gender Studies professor in Lund, Sweden, really exposed such theory.
          PS2: I don’t have a Gender Studies degree, that’s for morons, it was a free optional basic course lasting few weeks and I took it mainly because it was full of girls and at that time I thought that feminists were mostly hippies having orgies…

          • Phil R

            I could make up and spout crap like your professor.

            Far easier than the job I do.

            How much do professors get paid?

          • Shamelessly Male

            I don’t know.
            I was throwed out from the classroom because I mocked her by waving a banknote and saying “let’s try if it works! Are you girls excited by seeing that?”
            Good thing is that a Spanish student thanked me after the lesson because she thought the professor was offending women and I was right.
            The Spanish student was nothing special but I did make her paying for the dinner we had in the old city 😀 😉

          • TJB

            Have a celebratory virtual high-five for taking a class just to get laid.

            I salute you Sir!

          • Shamelessly Male

            Thank you.
            However:

            I didn’t take the class to get laid.

            I specifically did take the class to have 3/4somes with bisexual girls.

            I didn’t get, nor even a single 3/4some, from the Gender Studies class in Lund: it was absolutely worthless.

    • sunny_dayze

      Preach!!!!!

      • itdarestospeak

        It’s a parody post from a parody account, but don’t let reality impede your glee…

        • sunny_dayze

          So?

        • sunny_dayze

          Go get mommy to give you a hug.

  • Pat

    Of course in the limit, women would be earning all the money and therefore paying all the taxes. Single mothers would then perforce be supported by working women. And men would be contributing nothing to either, nor would they have any stake in society. So women in large numbers would be needed to maintain the system in opposition to numerous large, angry non-gentle men.
    It won’t happen because women have father’s, uncles, brothers, cousins, husband’s, sons and nephews.
    Which is the mirror of how women really got the vote. Chaining themselves to railings and throwing themselves under horses made some suffragettes look hysterical. Acting responsibly and earning respect is what did the trick.

  • Harley Quin

    Great stuff.

    • Snoffle Gronch

      +100

  • Tethys

    Being a Politician you’d think he had better things to do.

    • Safi Karim

      Better than to advocate for the rights of half the population?

      • TJB

        You put it more succinctly than I did above. 🙂

    • Shamelessly Male

      Why do you use “he” while talking about Sophie Walker of the Wimmin Misandric Party?

    • TJB

      Better things to do than address the issue of rising and massive numbers of male suicides, of the gulf in spending on male cancers when compared to spending on cancers which predominately affect women.

      Better things to do than address the glaring inequalities in the justice system where men are not only more likely to be convicted of a crime in the first place than a women who commits the same crime but then is subject to a more rigorous prison regime for a longer sentence overall.

      Better things to do than address the disadvantages faced by boys and young men in our schools where the feminist agenda has gone so far as to now actively harm their education.

      In all things that Philip Davies does he points out the inequalities and then suggests that the systems should be gender blind and treat everyone the same. That sounds like equality to me.

      I can’t think of many more important things that he could be doing.

  • Hugo1

    This commentator, for one, applauds Mr Davies (and the ladies who support him) for demonstrating to feminists like Sophie Walker that they do not have exclusive rights of proprietorship over all matters relating to gender and equality (as in Ms Walker’s assertion that she and her party ‘own’ equality).
    Indeed, I say that this development (Mr Davies’ stance in these matters) is long overdue.

    • Colonel Mustard

      Sophie Walker is a fascist not a feminist.

  • Feminists need to grow up. Most of us left the battle of the sexes behind in primary school.

  • Timmy

    More man shaming. If I don’t risk my career, income, sanity combating feminism, I don’t have balls. Nice.

    What TCW doesn’t realize is the only people that can fight feminism is women.

  • Colonel Mustard

    WEP is sexist, bigoted twaddle run by man-haters. It deserves to be criminalised as a divisive, extremist, hate-mongering organisation.