According to the London Evening Standard:
Police have launched an investigation into a students’ union diversity officer alleged to have tweeted the hashtag “kill all white men”.
Goldsmiths’ University union’s welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa sparked a race row by asking white people not to attend an event on diversifying the curriculum.
A petition calling for her to be removed from her job on the union then alleged she used “hate speech” on social media.
She had previously defended her position by saying that minority women could not be racist.
How best to express my opinion of this?
No, that is not it.
Close, but not quite there.
Yes, that is the one.
One must enjoy the immutable irony of this situation. Mustafa spent the better part of several weeks treating “white cis men” like this:
Now, she is like this:
I wish I could take this seriously, however, I find it utterly funny. Mustafa embarrassed herself and revealed to the world the true nature of third-wave feminism. It is little more than misandrist, racist, classist, heterophobic bigotry buttered in pompous language and topped with a dollop of entitled faux-victimhood. Why anyone would take this nonsense seriously defies all reason. It is transparent as air in its stupidity.
Yet what makes this so ironic is that someone used feminists’ own tactic against them:
But Scotland Yard today confirmed officers are investigating allegations about her posts on social media.
A spokesman said: “Police received a complaint on 7 May about a racially motivated malicious communication that had been made on a social media account. There have been no arrests and enquiries are continuing.”
This complaint came after Mustafa apparently tweeted several bigoted using the official GSU Welfare and Diversity Officer Twitter account. This prompted a petition to have Mustafa removed from her job:
“The current welfare and diversity officer has used hate speech based on race and gender,” the union petition, which closes on May 26, reads.
“For example, the consistent use of hashtags such as #killallwhitemen and #misandry, and publicly calling someone ‘white trash’ under the official GSU Welfare and Diversity Officer Twitter account.”
The twitter account has since been shut down.
Goldsmiths responded by distancing themselves from Mustafa. The below quote may explain why:
Ms Mustafa said in a statement the use of the term “white trash” – an offensive American term referring to poor white people following the Great Depression – on an official account had been “not professional”.
But she added the uses of hashtags such as “kill all white men” on her personal account were “in-jokes and ways that many people in the queer feminist community express ourselves”.
“It’s a way of reclaiming the power from the trauma many of us experience as queers, women, people of colour, who are on the receiving end of racism, misogyny and homophobia daily,” she added.
The way to defeat bigotry is by engaging in it yourself. That makes sense.
That said, I applaud Mustafa on her admission that the hashtags are “in-jokes and ways that many people in the queer feminist community express ourselves.” That is a perfect explanation of how a bigot thinks and how bigotry works.
Fortunately, people are tiring of these feminist antics. While I do not agree with calling the police on Mustafa (unless there is a legitimate legal or criminal issue at play), I do think it is time for people to stop allowing feminists and progressives to get away with this nonsense. This is getting to the point where people in positions of power who can affect people’s lives are behaving this way. That cannot happen. Far too much damage can be done if people like Mustafa are left unchecked.