The new feminism is a twisted ideology – Winnipeg Sun

OPINION – Columnists

Candice Malcolm

January 24 2016 at 8:05 PM

Demonstrators protest near the White House in Washington, DC, for the Women’s March on January 21, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women’s rights groups demonstrated across the US to send a defiant message to US President Donald Trump. (ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)

SUN article


​Interesting perspective on modern feminism from a female Columnist.

The new feminism is a twisted ideology 

I have archived the article below.

Here is my take on this and I have written about related in other posts

I don’t think one incident is enough to draw some of these conclusions.  Are equal rights really to blame for the decline in family, marriage and the near death of chivalry and similar traditions?

Is it the cause of a shift in the ratio of men to women in university from 70/30 to 40/60 or even 30/70 in some places and related shifts in many workplaces.

Men are generally not geared as well for nuturing children. Are women geared as well to handle the stress often associated with the work place?  This doesn’t appear to be benefiting society and it is children, marriage and family that appear to be impacted the most.

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OPINION – Columnists

The new feminism is a twisted ideology

Candice Malcolm

January 24 2016 at 8:05 PM

Following the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, opposition activists organized large rallies in major cities across North America. Dubbed the ‘Women’s March,’ these rallies consisted mostly of liberal and left-wing activists promoting their own political agenda.

Millions of women attended, millions more stayed at home.

Feminism isn’t for everyone, and modern feminism is no longer an inclusive movement to protect and improve the lives of all women.

New feminism has morphed into an anti-Western, anti-conservative ideology. It aims to undermine men—especially straight, white men—and fight against “the patriarchy,” that is, the traditional institutions of society, like the family, marriage, religion and even the economy.

New feminism was on full display at these marches, including a very telling incident that occurred in Edmonton.

Sheila Gunn Reid, a reporter with the Rebel Media, a conservative online news organization (where I also contribute from time to time), had a run-in with an angry protester.

With her camera rolling, Reid can be seen in the crowd trying to conduct interviews. An indignant man, later identified as Dion Bews, can be seen swearing and telling her to leave.

The reporter, of course, had every right to be at the public rally, and had every right to film those in attendance. There is no such thing as the right to privacy while attending a public march on public grounds.

The angry man threatens to break the camera, and, a second later, his fist is out, up and can be seen swinging into the camera lens.

Just let that sink in. A female journalist, trying to do her job, appears to be assaulted by a male at a women’s rally. All caught on a remarkable, albeit disturbing, video.

Edmonton police investigated and have since charged Bews, 34, with assault and uttering threats.

Imagine the uproar from the feminists in attendance. A man reacts violently to a woman for doing her job.

But no, there was no uproar. No one came to Reid’s aid. Instead, several women stepped in to defend the man, helping usher him away and into hiding.

One female attendee, trying to de-escalate the situation, told Reid to calm down, while another feminist can be seen shouting at Reid, telling her she is “the problem.”

Blaming the victim is exactly the attitude that led to the rise of the original feminist movement.

Feminism was once about standing up for women, their safety and freedom. It was about protecting women and empowering them to make their own choices about work and family.

But new feminism is different. By making men and women “equal,” we’ve removed the notion of chivalry from society, and, apparently, gone too is the idea that a man should never be violent towards a woman.

Feminism has lost sight of its original goals, like the novel idea that violence against women is never permissible, never justifiable.

Some men—weak men like Dion Bews—use violence to intimidate and assert power over women.

And new feminism bizarrely enables this behaviour, ironically, even a rally for women’s rights. Both at the rally, and later online, many on the left have rushed to defend Bews.

These leftist feminists have shown their true colours. They’ve demonstrated that feminism isn’t about women, it’s about politics – where a feminist man, even a violent one, comes ahead of a conservative woman.

This is the regressive left, the real source of violence and intolerance in our society.

Following the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, opposition activists organized large rallies in major cities across North America. Dubbed the ‘Women’s March,’ these rallies consisted mostly of liberal and left-wing activists promoting their own political agenda.

Millions of women attended, millions more stayed at home.

Feminism isn’t for everyone, and modern feminism is no longer an inclusive movement to protect and improve the lives of all women.

New feminism has morphed into an anti-Western, anti-conservative ideology. It aims to undermine men—especially straight, white men—and fight against “the patriarchy,” that is, the traditional institutions of society, like the family, marriage, religion and even the economy.

New feminism was on full display at these marches, including a very telling incident that occurred in Edmonton.

Sheila Gunn Reid, a reporter with the Rebel Media, a conservative online news organization (where I also contribute from time to time), had a run-in with an angry protester.

With her camera rolling, Reid can be seen in the crowd trying to conduct interviews. An indignant man, later identified as Dion Bews, can be seen swearing and telling her to leave.

The reporter, of course, had every right to be at the public rally, and had every right to film those in attendance. There is no such thing as the right to privacy while attending a public march on public grounds.

The angry man threatens to break the camera, and, a second later, his fist is out, up and can be seen swinging into the camera lens.

Just let that sink in. A female journalist, trying to do her job, appears to be assaulted by a male at a women’s rally. All caught on a remarkable, albeit disturbing, video.

Edmonton police investigated and have since charged Bews, 34, with assault and uttering threats.

Imagine the uproar from the feminists in attendance. A man reacts violently to a woman for doing her job.

But no, there was no uproar. No one came to Reid’s aid. Instead, several women stepped in to defend the man, helping usher him away and into hiding.

One female attendee, trying to de-escalate the situation, told Reid to calm down, while another feminist can be seen shouting at Reid, telling her she is “the problem.”

Blaming the victim is exactly the attitude that led to the rise of the original feminist movement.

Feminism was once about standing up for women, their safety and freedom. It was about protecting women and empowering them to make their own choices about work and family.

But new feminism is different. By making men and women “equal,” we’ve removed the notion of chivalry from society, and, apparently, gone too is the idea that a man should never be violent towards a woman.

Feminism has lost sight of its original goals, like the novel idea that violence against women is never permissible, never justifiable.

Some men—weak men like Dion Bews—use violence to intimidate and assert power over women.

And new feminism bizarrely enables this behaviour, ironically, even a rally for women’s rights. Both at the rally, and later online, many on the left have rushed to defend Bews.

These leftist feminists have shown their true colours. They’ve demonstrated that feminism isn’t about women, it’s about politics – where a feminist man, even a violent one, comes ahead of a conservative woman.

This is the regressive left, the real source of violence and intolerance in our society.

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