In response to Laura Perrins: Feminism equals socialism, pure and simple,

Groan wrote:

At last a piece here that ‘joins up the dots’. Conservatives should read and re-read it like a catechism. How frustrating it is seeing Conservatives so easily led down the path towards a socialist future, policy by policy. The latest massive one being ‘gender pay gap reporting’, with most businesses in the land reporting annually, under pressure of possible law to change their recruitment, promotion and pay structure (with the threat of more law from a Conservative government). With the inevitable discussion now that it should be extended to ‘race’. All wafted through powered by the idea that the way to end ‘rape culture’, domestic abuse, toxic masculinity is for the State to regulate businesses. Much the same for ‘relationships’ education in schools, discrimination against sciences and men in science at Uni. Changing family laws to exclude fathers. The list goes on.

For the Left ushering in the socialist utopia, feminism is the ideal Trojan Horse, for what is more natural than people rushing to put women and children first? How many social conservatives leap upon the ‘do something’ bandwagons? And perhaps only occasionally wonder how girls schooling in Afghanistan or drunken boyfriends in Newcastle justify quotas in FTSE boards, or better pay for BBC journalists or teaching primary school children about choosing your sex?

Back to the gender pay gap – it is lowest in Europe and the wider world where women all work full-time, so the result of the monitoring and reporting is most likely to be more full-time and less family-friendly part-time jobs. More child care. What is the saying about the road to hell being paved with good intentions? And what did the collapse of the ‘evil empire’ show? That enforcing equality takes oppression on an epic scale, a file on every citizen.

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