Peter Hodgson, Labour Party Defence Spokesman yesterday showed how well he was trained in misandry under Helen Clark’s tutorship. He was interviewed on National Radio Morning Report about the SAS doing a training day for a group of businessmen in order to raise money for a trust fund helping soldiers’ families. Here is an excerpt from his comments (words in italics were emphasized by him in a sarcastic tone):
…there is no benefit on taking grown up boys on a day’s tour through rifle shooting and target shooting and being locked in a darkened room whilst people are silently removed from that room because they might be suspected terrorists and all this sort of (pause) boys own day. I mean that is simply grown up boys with a little more money than sense…
Whether or not one agrees with Mr Hodgson’s criticisms of the Defence Force, I took exception to his implication that men’s activities deserve scorn simply because they are of interest to males. Would he ridicule women’s activities simply because females enjoy them? For example, if a businesswomen’s organization had contributed to a royal charity in return for a morning being waited on by the Governor General’s staff and being chauffer driven in the royal Rolls Royce, would Mr Hodgson have scornfully referred to them as grown up girls playing at being princesses? Not unless he wanted complaints from women’s groups, the Human Rights Commission and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs for his sexist denigration of women and devaluing of their charitable contribution. Well Mr Hodgson, it’s no more acceptable when done to men.
I recall a key experience that helped to start my own recovery from feminist brainwashing when in a discussion some female colleagues replied to my contribution with “But that’s a very male viewpoint”, with a scornful tone on the word “male” similar to Hodgson’s tone. It’s hard to believe now but we men had been politically indoctrinated through university such that we would simply accept as valid an implication that maleness was less worthy. But on this occasion I challenged the manipulative put down with something like “Yes, so does that mean it’s less valid?” and the women went quiet. I was backstabbed later for my apostasy, but that’s another story.
Shame on you Mr Hodgson for resorting to feminist male-denigration and sacrificing men’s status in order to score political points