The Kangaroo Justice of Sexual Assault Cases
Hannah Gal, Lotus Eaters, 2nd October 2021
“My deplatforming has been just devastating – after forty-six years of appearing on television and radio and writing for all our major publications, as far as mainstream media is concerned, I am totally cancelled.”
“If an alien landed here tomorrow and went by mainstream news”, I told Bettina Arndt, “it would be convinced that rape is experienced by every woman, all the time. Why has rape become a prominent topic within our culture?” I asked.
“Rape is an extremely emotional issue”, replied the social commentator and men’s advocate. “It causes men to rally to defend women and to accept harsh penalties for accused men. It also enlists support from women who identify strongly with alleged victims. As such, it is the ideal issue for feminist purposes.”
Sexual violence has been at the heart of the cultural conversation for many years – from the Kavanaugh hearings and consent courses imposed on bewildered employees to #BelieveAllWomen and Lady Gaga rocking the Oscars stage with her campus-rape anthem Till It Happens To You.
Introduced by then-Vice President Biden, the singer’s performance prompted mainstream media talk of a ‘rape epidemic’, while her claim that one in five women endure rape on campus was unanimously accepted.
One lone voice to cast doubt over the alarming statistic was Reason‘s Robby Soave who argued that “there’s nothing wrong with educating people about the importance of consent”, but the campus-rape documentary, which Lady Gaga was promoting, wrongly scared people into believing that colleges are full of serial sexual predators.
Bettina Arndt and Suzanne Venker think women are killing relationships. They give their reason in this video: Woke women are killing relationships. They begin with a funny story to illustrate their fundamental thesis. There are more Suzanne Venker videos under the tab ‘Coaching women’ (under Men and Women) and a lot more on youtube. See Venker’s blog. See also Janice Fiamengo’s videos under the tab ‘Feminism’.
That grubby shallow woke news platform news.com.au opened its report on the reaction to Bettina Arndt’s receiving an Australia Day honour – Member of the Order of Australia – with this sentence:
Australians have reacted with fury to controversial commentator and men’s rights activist Bettina Arndt being recognised in this year’s Australia Day awards.
When the dominant PC class talk about ‘Australians’, they mean people who think like them, hold the same intolerant views, and work to disqualify those disagreeing with them. The news.com.au report is nothing more than a one-sided listing from the usual suspects of all Arndt’s crimes, the worst of which is her advocacy for men. Cub reporter Ben Graham’s report was headlined:
A controversial commentator and sex therapist who’s stoked fury among feminists has been given an Australia Day honour for her “advocacy for men”.
There can be no greater crime in Australia than sticking up for men and resisting the tsunami of abuse pouring from the demented feminists who infest all corners of academia, the public service, and government. A representative sample from ‘journalist’ Sherele Moody:
“Arndt’s work is not about gender equity. It’s misogyny-driven hate designed to keep women barefoot, pregnant and tied to the kitchen sink.”
You would think that after all the millions of feminist words denouncing men, Moody could be a little more inventive. Her appearance would indicate she has no place whatever for men of any sort in her world (see following post with Janice Fiamengo latest video).
There has been plenty of support for Arndt from those recognising the appalling anti-male bigotry rife in Western society and the growing disadvantage of men and boys. Janice Fiamengo and Karen Straughan are foremost among those. (Links to the Fiamengo File episodes are in my feminism page. ) What Bettina thinks exactly about the issue of men and feminism can be found on her website.
Bettina Arndt‘s comment on the media’s treatment of Cassie Jaye, maker and director of The Red Pill, is worth reading.
What is going on in this country? I’ve spent the last few days looking after Cassie Jaye, the filmmaker who produced the wonderful documentary on men’s issues – The Red Pill. Australia became the first country in the world to ban the movie last October. We then saw a series of screenings closed down due to protests from tiny groups of feminist extremists, with cinema owners even given death threats for daring to show the movie. Read on