March 8, 2019
Feminism in action
Well, this is refreshing.
I haven’t ever heard anyone at a high level say this before.
Scott Morrison has suggested that women’s advancement should not come at the expense of men, in an address to mark International Women’s Day.
Speaking to the Chamber of Minerals and Energy in Western Australia on Friday, Morrison said the Liberal party wanted women to rise but did not “want to see women rise only on the basis of others doing worse”.
The prime minister’s comments echo remarks by the minister for women, Kelly O’Dwyer, at the National Press Club in November, rejecting the view that “girls doing well must mean that boys do badly”.
Morrison said O’Dwyer’s message was that “gender equality isn’t about pitting girls against boys”.
“See, we’re not about setting Australians against each other, trying to push some down to lift others up,” he said.
“That is an absolutely liberal value, that you don’t push some people down to lift some people up. And that is true about gender equality too.
“We want to see women rise. But we don’t want to see women rise only on the basis of others doing worse.
“We want everybody to do better, and we want to see the rise of women in this country be accelerated to ensure that their overall place is maintained.”
Of course, the reality is that power is a zero-sum game, and you can’t give power to one group without taking it away from another. And feminism has only ever been about power. And their main use of whatever power they’ve gained – which at this point is pretty much all of it – is to harm men.
But the fact that the system is being forced to respond to the fact that men are becoming increasingly uncomfortable with being enslaved to women is a good thing.