There are a few things in life I do not understand. One is Chinese writing, the second is Euclid’s proof of the infinitude of primes, and the other is conservative women who calls themselves ‘feminists.’
Truly baffling this – perfectly sensible women who even on a liberal understanding of the term conservative, also describe themselves as feminists.
My fellow conservative woman Suzanne Venker explained on Saturday, that “you can be a feminist, or you can be a conservative. But you can’t be both.”
There can be many debates and differences in the conservative tent but surely the one thing that marks us out is our desire to have a smaller State. Yes, we tolerate a welfare safety net and disputes about how big or small this should be, but if conservatism is to mean anything it must mean we want a smaller State than the Left.
This is not because we are meanies, as the Left would have us believe, but because we know from experience that the State has an uncanny knack of doing things very badly, and in fact inflicting misery on people when they step in. Just ask anyone who lived in a state-run children’s ‘home’ in the 1980s. Or indeed the black family in the US, now destroyed by the welfare state.
So it makes sense, for once, that the feminists have wasted no time at all in throwing both Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom under the feminazi bus.
The Guardian tells us, “Don’t confuse the Conservatives’ embrace of female leaders with feminism.”
This convoluted piece slams May for backing austerity cuts that ‘disproportionately affect women.’ There you have it – if you back austerity, i.e a smaller state, you cannot be a feminist. For once I agree with The Guardian.
What this entire debate finally reveals is that feminism has very little to do with women and their representation in the upper echelons of power. Instead feminism, has everything to do with pushing a very left wing/Marxist ideology that wants to expand the State ever more, abolish the nuclear Christian family based on marriage, and promote a radical gender agenda including scrapping gender completely, and spreading this dogma to children. If you are against any of this – any of it – you are not a feminist.
So if you are a woman and believe women should have social, legal and political equality with men then this makes you a person living in Western civilisation and a person of common sense. It does not make you a feminist. If you broadly desire a smaller state, stronger families based on marriage and the kids protected from state propaganda, then you are a conservative.
No doubt both of these candidates will be tempted to suck up to the feminists and the mainstream media, even though the referendum proves the public and I would think the Tory membership listen to neither. But please understand, feminists are only interested in having more women in the public sphere if they are left wing women willing to push a left wing agenda. If you are a conservative women with a brain and ideas outside the mad and bad sisterhood, the feminists do not want you. The only place they do want you is under the pink bus.