I watched a BBC segment about sexism against men. The panel featured several feminists and non-feminists, including Milo Yiannopolous. It is an amazing thing to watch.
Despite the segment being about men and their issues, the feminists refused to allow any of the men to speak. They frequently interrupted the men, dismissing the men’s opinions about their own experiences while telling the men what it was they were actually experiencing. Of course, the feminists also followed this with a large helping of “women have it worse.”
What I found hilarious was the general condescending tone most of the feminists used. They came across as if they were doing men a favor by even listening to them. Sargon of Akkad has a fantastic take down of the round table, and he repeatedly makes the same point.
My favorite moment of the exchange is Milo saying to a feminist who kept interrupting him, “Sorry, I’m talking about men, darling.” (This happens at 10:38.) The women’s reaction is phenomenal, particularly when Milo giggles as the feminists become irritate. As I told Milo on Twitter, this was the best use of “darling” since Christopher Hitchens.
I think people should watch this clip because it shows why feminists have such a hard time winning people over. As Sargon notes in his video critique, these women have already made up their minds. They are not there to hear what the men have to say, and they are not interested either. Their sole purpose is to make everything about them, even if it means projecting their feelings onto men or resorting to logical fallacies.
Most people would not believe that mainstream feminists engage in this level of absurdity. Most people would not, for example, believe that anyone would claim that men commit suicide at four times the rate of women because they were not taught not to beat women as children, yet these feminists made that claim. The feminists argued that boys must be taught to express their emotions in order to prevent violence against women, and it is boys’ stunted emotional range that leads to their suicide. To fix this, we need only teach boys not to abuse women and the problem would be solved. When told this was completely missing the point, the feminists ignored the criticism and carried on with their “teh menz are evil” rhetoric.
This round table provides a perfect look at how many feminist behave when they think people are on their side. It also says why many people think so negatively about feminists. It is difficult to see how any of the feminists on the panel could possible want to help men when they appear to have nothing for contempt for them.