In response to Kathy Gyngell: Laura Bates’s Everyday Sexism bullying needs to be put back in its box, Venom52 wrote:
“The nonsense she peddles is destroying the … harmony of interest between us”
This is without doubt the most powerful and important statement in the whole of this contribution.
British feminists habitually like to kid themselves that there is no downside in giving more and more power to women to criminalise men for the minor nuances of interpersonal interaction.
But of course there is a downside: if men and women can no longer trust each other; if they live in perpetual fear of any kind of proximity; if women on public transport are encouraged to contact Transport Police simply for a man looking at them; if men can be hauled before the courts simply for posting an anti-woman hashtag on Twitter – if all of these things hold true, then there can be no harmony, there can be no respect for either men or women, and there can no longer be any of the natural and spontaneous interactions between the sexes that we take for granted.
Yet unfortunately feminists are too blind or too stupid to see any of these things.