Thursday, 7 August 2008

CiF: Bindel Sets A New Low

Comment by JayReilly here, article here:

Well, the Guardian has really rolled out the Feminist heavyweights here, with high flyers like this no wonder the ideology is doing so well.

Its almost impossible to comment on an 'article' like this without giving the mods good reason to delete. The quality is so low its beyond words.

Julie has compared the help given to a man innocently jailed for 8 years with the lack of help given to a fictional female murderer in a play she
saw.

It simply doesnt get any lower. I cant even think of anything to say that wouldnt get modded in these crazy days. I am shocked that she wrote it, and shocked that it was published. Could someone senior at the Guardian please explain whats going on?

Julie - men get no more help than women when they leave prison. Men also get much longer sentences for the same crime. There is no government call for men to be moved to cushy open prisons near their homes. Men make up the vast majority of the prison population. Your fictional character actually murdered someone, [Barry George] didnt. Your view that most women in prison are there because a man has abused them is utterly risible.

All in all, this is the most absurd and dismal article i have seen in any paper for as long as i can remember, this has literally set a new low.

Please remember Julie is a leading member of the Fawcett Society, a group that has a fair bit of influence on government policy and regularly get their views in the press.

I would say much, much more, but it would simply be deleted. This article is of such a quality that it inspires self censorship.


UPDATE:

This is absolutely priceless...









I don't think there ought to be any prizes for guessing how this thread is going to go!

4 comments:

Rumbold said...

So a fictional character who was guilty of murder is treated wrose then an innocent man who has been imprisoned for eight years? You couldn't make it up.

QT said...

Julie Bindel does.

Rumbold said...

Heh. Well, she does write for the Guardian...

Anonymous said...

LOL! If I stick my fingers in my ears and sing loudly enough I won't have to hear people say there are other people besides Barry George who need help.