Bitter feminist hissy fit
God does not think like MP John Tamihere and feminism hasn’t gone far enough. Men don’t wake up in the morning to give power away.
One can only assume that these claims from the Wellington Town Hall explain why Telecom and Westpac chose to sponsor the 2005 Women’s Convention June 3-7, their banners dwarfed by “Lesbian Nation”.
The sponsorship from five government departments was predictable: the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry for the Environment, Statistics New Zealand and the Ministry of Health.
The Ministry of Women’s Affairs armed everyone with a copy of the Action Plan for New Zealand Women and I heard ‘two ticks Labour’ more than I care to remember. The conference was to have an influence on government policy, but the decisions were already made. The ideologues could then talk to themselves via the authority of a public convention.
Feminism is imploding. The ideologues might still have power but contemporary feminism is no longer attractive to the average suburban mother because it is no longer feminism; it is recycled Marxism.
The Women’s Convention was not about women. Nor was it about equality. It was about state control. A dour Leninism barely stifled under the breath of a bitter hissy fit.