From http://www.fawcettsociety.org.uk ;-
My comments are in bold italics.
There has been a revolution in some aspects of women’s lives over the past 30 years.
..and don’t we just know it.
And yet, social and economic justice remains a distant dream for women in the UK, which is why Fawcett’s work is needed as much as ever.
Hold it right there. Is the UK an Islamic Sharia state? No, of course not. Women have as many rights as men in the UK, and in many cases more so. If these are ‘the facts’ – so far, I am not impressed..
- Women working full-time are paid on average 17% less an hour than men (or 36% less if they work part-time)
- Women make up less than 20% of MPs and ethnic minority women make up just 0.3% of MPs.
- 96% of executive directors of the UK’s top 100 companies are men.
Most construction workers are men. Does this mean that women are discriminated against in the construction industry, or that they choose easier, and consequently lower paid jobs?
An MP or executive director typically has to sacrifice family life to an alarming degree – are most women willing to make that commitment?
There are laws against racial and sexual discrimination in the UK – are you suggesting that these laws are routinely broken?
- Out of every 100 rape cases reported to the police, just six end in the rapist being caught and punished.
It would help if the touchy-feely UK police were actually given licence and funding to tackle criminals instead of the scant number of street cops being only able to concentrate on motorists and smokers. You can thank the Labour government’s feminist legislation for that.
- The number of women in jail has more than doubled over the past ten years – bacuse [sic] the courts are getting harsher, not because women are commiting [sic] more crime.
Does this statement take population increases into account? Are you suggesting that convicted criminals should be treated differently if they are female?
So, there you have it – yet more evidence that feminism is only concerned with special – and not equal – rights.
Feminism purports to concern itself only with equality – but in reality propagates mistrust, tension and hatred between the sexes.