YESTERDAY was International Women’s Day. Think of the annual barrage of woman-friendly platitudes and meaningless actions on social media in the name of women’s empowerment.
A famous pub franchise tweeted that they would “raise a pint” to celebrate the day – how empowering. Others posted standard images of pretty women vanishing into thin air alongside generic and overused motivational quotes.
My favorites were New Zealand rugby team All Blacks, who tweeted pictures of some of their male players standing with special women in their lives.
Except that in 2018, one of those players admitted to assaulting their partner while drunk; and another was caught cheating on his girlfriend in an airport disabled toilet. Thanks, people!
And, of course, there was adult entertainment giant Pornhub, which built its nearly $100 billion revenue on the back of what I consider to be a demeaning and demeaning industry for women by changing the letter “O” in its logo to the female symbol .
But amid the fake corporate fan-girling and empty virtue signaling, a character emerges to me as a living, breathing, modern monument of female empowerment.
If you take the liberal feminists of Twitter at their word, you would think that JK Rowling cuts a lonely figure, ostracized by society and alone in believing that the rights of biological women are left in the trans rights debate should be taken more seriously.
She has been subjected to some of the most vicious abuse at the hands of vicious trolls who describe themselves as radical defenders of LGBT and women’s rights. You are nothing like that.
You can hardly define a “woman” let alone recognize a good one.
JK Rowling has been attacked yet again by this horde of deranged bullies in the past week.
This comes after she spoke out against a Scottish law that will make it much easier for people to change their legal gender.
It allows 16- and 17-year-old children to legally change their gender for the first time and removes the need for medical advice for those who wish to advance the process.
JK merely tweeted her concern that this would put vulnerable women at risk – certainly a sensible point to raise. But in our backward world, signaling corporate virtue is acceptable, while a woman expressing concern for vulnerable women is deplorable.
It’s honestly hard to believe that the author was portrayed as the nemesis of gender rights. As if she were ground zero for a hateful anti-trans movement. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
Although she was once on welfare as a single mother, she believed in her own talent so much that rejection from 12 publishers didn’t stop her from bringing Harry Potter into the world.
She was a victim of domestic violence and has bravely persevered against the odds.
She has probably contributed more to female literacy than virtually anyone else, instilling a love of reading in millions of young girls around the world.
She knows more about female empowerment than her hollow little brain could ever wrap around those who torment and bully her. And she’s just a woman with an opinion.
Unlike the companies that so mercilessly and shamelessly (falsely) profess to empower women, or the activists who spit venom on them, JK has always represented her views on gender with BOTH conviction and courtesy. In my eyes they are no match for her.
She’s the kind of woman I want my daughter to look up to. She is the kind of woman that International Women’s Day should be about.
I’d rather do a pelvic examination of Edward Scissorhands than let woke corporations and angry liberal feminist bullies calling JK a transphobe dictate the narrative of what partying women look like.
We don’t really celebrate women until those who only want to advocate for the rights of biological women are given the respect and dignity they deserve.
Jail is a soft option
WILL never stop banging on about how pathetic the penalties are in this country.
In America they don’t joke around. In fact, the longest prison sentence ever in US history was 30,000 years, given to Charles Scott Robinson in 1994 for sexually assaulting a young girl.
Meanwhile, the British justice system can hardly bring itself to actually impose life imprisonment for murderers. And this is especially true for driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Just this week, Joshua Whittaker was jailed for killing a 79-year-old grandfather while driving a JCB under the influence of cocaine.
His punishment? A pathetic three and a half years in prison. How can it be right that such reckless deadly acts go unpunished?
How can it be right that some people have spent more time behind bars for doing cocaine than this man gets for doing cocaine AND killing someone?
This is just another reason why we should abandon law enforcement guidelines and start over.
Hats off to Haz
PRINCE HARRY was pictured wearing a cowboy hat at a rodeo in Texas, which he went to without Meghan.
Harry and Meg’s good friend and biographer Omid Scobie tweeted a picture of the prince and said he was “living his best American life”.
Rodeo (a sport that often involves torturing, injuring, and killing bulls) is certainly not “on brand” given Meghan’s animal rights activism.
It’s considered so anti-humanitarian that it’s even banned in some areas of the states.
As someone who felt Harry lacked spine and was naively sucked into Hollywood-esque displays of virtue signals, I love not to see him glued to Meghan’s side and for once going about his own business.
Maybe he’s trying to “be his own man” after acting like a big girl’s blouse for four years. If so, I support it
high fashion? It’s garbage
THEY say one person’s trash is another man’s treasure—and when it comes to fashion, celebrities really appreciate being able to look trash.
Literally, trying to pass off outfits that look like they’ve been pulled out of a shipping container as “high fashion”.
There was Lady Gaga’s famous meat dress she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, which looked like it was made out of butcher scraps.
Now Kim Kardashian has tried to top Gaga’s extravagant display by appearing for Paris Fashion Week dressed head-to-toe in police tape.
But of course it’s not just any barrier tape. No, no – it’s a DESIGNER warning tape. Only a madman would wear crime scene tape on Main Street.
If I decided to wrap myself in crime scene tape and walk around like a walking, talking crime scene, my loved ones would – rightly – step in.
But since the Kardashians have already proven themselves to be as crazy as they are narcissistic, I suppose anything goes.
Just can’t take it
I CATCHED Flack from the Liberal Feminists last week for writing in this column that it was classless and embarrassing for older female celebs like Madonna and Britney to post nude pictures.
I was told I was wrong – that it was actually “empowering” for women to post nude photos to complete strangers.
The liberal feminist mob told me to keep my nose out of what women post.
The only problem is, I can’t – because it’s actually nude celebs who keep rubbing my nose (and everyone else) in their stark naked pictures.
The latest celebrity to strip down is Kerry Katona, who had previously lost his fame (and all of her money before she went bankrupt. Twice).
However, she says she’s become a millionaire again by selling topless pictures of herself.
Women, of course, have the right to do what they want – a right I defend. But I also defend my right to have an opinion. And I would love to keep doing that.
Britain must act
MORE than two million Ukrainian refugees have fled Putin’s barbaric campaign of extermination.
He has now created the largest and fastest exodus of refugees since World War II.
Many European countries have stepped on the plate. The EU has established an open-door policy for three years, allowing Ukrainian refugees to enter the country without a visa. Poland has taken in more than a million; Hungary almost 200,000.
However, our Home Office has once again proven itself to be an incompetent, shameful excuse by a department.
Despite Boris Johnson promising to open our borders to around 200,000 Ukrainian refugees, two days ago it emerged that only 300 visas had been issued. A whopping 1.7 percent of the applications submitted.
I hope the government turns this around and does it quickly.
If they don’t, history will remember Britain as the country that slammed the door when victims of the century’s European crisis knocked.
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