PERSONAL, UNDILUTED VIEWS FROM TOM WINNIFRITH
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What is there that the mad lefties who run the Guardian, the BBC, Channel 4 News and all the State supported quangos celebrating IWD 2016, could not see in a woman who was an illegal immigrant ( overstaying a visitor's visa), an ethnic minority (Jewish), an atheist and whose writings are so influential that she is seen as the driving force of a major school of thought?
Surely on International Women's Day we should be holding a woman - whose family were persecuted when she was just 12, losing their homes and facing starvation - and who herself was booted out of University for not adhering to the line of an oppressive regime, up as a role model for our daughters? This woman achieved so much despite all the odds being stacked against her.
So as we celebrate Great Women today why won't the lefties tell our daughters about Ayn Rand?
Er.. perhaps it is because she opted to flee the Soviet Union, the society that persecuted her, and to find freedom in the USA. Rand lived the America Dream, something that lefties just do not believe in although wave after wave of immigrant has found it to be very real.
Rand's influence is on libertarianism, a belief set not based on quotas or on the State tinkering with society but on freedom, on the idea that, unshackled, the individual can achieve anything however much the odds are stacked against them. As they were for Ayn Rand herself.
So anyone want to take my bet?
With hindsight Ayn Rand should be added to the earlier article on 5 photos of women over achievers to annoy feminists on International Women's Day HERE
1173 days ago
Living with a Guardian reading sociology lecturer I need no reminding that it is International Women's day. Natch I gave the Mrs a thankful pay on the backside after she cooked my breakfast and reminded her that my new West Ham top was a bit dirty and that she should not forget it when putting the clothes wash on. But how to celebrate this great event? With some photos of women from around the world who show that there are no glass ceilings, who demonstrate how powerful women can be, who are role models for our daughters and who will infuriate every feminist in town. Let's start with some athletes.
How about the best paid female athlete in the world? Oh, what you mean she has been a 10 year drug cheat and has just got banned from playing tennis. Poor Maria Sharapova. Hmmmmmm maybe we should look outside sports?
How about in politics? Aha I can see that the feminists are foaming as they await a picture of Mrs Clinton. But as it happens I'd want my daughter to look up to a woman who got to the top on her own merit rather than on the coat-tails of her scumbag Husband, and who was not a serial liar/insider dealer and supporter of welfare addiction. My second photo is theregore of Britain's greatest ever Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher who worked her way up from humble origins fighting snobbery as well as sexism and got to the top on merit alone.
It is sad that in some parts of the world women's rights have headed backwards over the past three decades. Women are deprived of education, forced to cover up and in some cases sold as sex slaves in the Middle East.
But some women are fighting back, putting their lives on the line every day to ensure there is a tolerant, open, democratic society where women and other minorities have full rights. I refer, of course, to the brave women who fight alongside the men within the Israeli Defence Forces. Come on liberals, what is your problem with these uber-feminists fighting the forces of reaction?
Finally, how about a tribute to a best selling female author who once again shows that it is the hard working, gun owning Conservatives who have all the best lines. Yup, on International Women's day who couldn't be in love with Ann Coulter.
1539 days ago
Today is International Women's day and, speaking as a feminist, I pose a number of questions for my fellow fiminists covering Israel, Oxford, Rotherham, affirmative action, abortion, prostitution and other matters. I sense that some of my fellow feminists might struggle with a few of these questions.