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Reader’s comment: Facts and evidence are so, so sexist


In response to Kathy Gyngell: The flight from feminism – why no one wants to work in the public sector any more, Peter Evans wrote:

Tut, tut, Kathy. You’ve committed a feminist neocrime. You used facts and evidence to demonstrate the debacle that creeping-but-compulsory feminisation has visited upon not just the public sector, but on the culture as a whole. Because, of course, in feminist LaLa Land, facts are sexist social constructions designed by the patriarchy to hold privileged, Western women back.

There’s a gender pay gap and a glass ceiling, after all, both of which have been crafted by moustache-twirling patriarchs and have nothing to do with free women freely choosing different career paths to men. Oops, I shouldn’t have mentioned that last point, because it offends against feminist Newspeak (narrative feminist truths – that some people have the temerity to call lies – are so much more progressive than empirically-anchored truths). All discrepancies are caused by horrible racist and sexist white male tyrants, who are probably homophobic and transphobic and Islamophobic too.

No wonder goodhearted men and women don’t want to work alongside these envious, resentful malcontents. Left to their own devices, ordinary men and women rather like one another and don’t want to usurp one another’s roles, because they’re intuitively aware that biological differences skew them in different directions – differences that complement one another and only become antagonistic when feminists shriek ‘Patriarchy!’

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