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Distorting Law – Stella Creasy

The whole #MeToo ‘movement’ has attracted the attention of female politicians in a number of countries as a useful bandwagon to gain visibility which may promote their position in the pecking order of governing elites. However, as cited elsewhere in a contemporaneous post, several of the resultant initiatives are beginning to threaten the fundament order of law.

UK MP Stella Creasy has dragooned Ministers to instigate a Law Commission review as to whether misogyny should be considered a hate crime. Misogyny is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as being  “Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against women”.

Set aside that Creasy wishes to expose men who merely dislike women to the possibility of a prison sentence, it also exposes the inherent bias in a significant number of those of a feminist disposition. There is no ‘goose’ and ‘gander’ here – men are the enemy.

Grumpy would point Creasy and her colleagues to another word in the OED – ‘misandry’, defined in the same source as a mirror of misogyny; “Dislike of, contempt for, or ingrained prejudice against men”. This seems to have resonance with the approach of certain high profile females in the public eye.

The biased thinking of Creasy and her fellow travellers is that women should be free to act in a manner which, if emulated by a man,  could send him to jail if directed to one of their own, whereas they wish a free hand to do exactly the same. Grumpy would contend that this displays Creasey’s own ingrained prejudice against men, and she thus is awarded the Harridan of the Week award from Grumpy.