Theresa May, 58, was first elected as a (Conservative) Member of Parliament in the UK at the 1997 general election, the first of three consecutive elections won by the Labour Party under Tony Blair. She’s spoken at the Fawcett Society – a radical feminist campaigning organization – about “promoting the cross-party issue of gender equality” and was nominated as one of the Society’s “Inspiring Women of 2006.” She posed for a photograph wearing a Fawcett Society T-shirt bearing the logo, “This is what a feminist looks like” – here. Note the woman in the photograph next to Theresa May’s, in the top left-hand corner – Tracey Emin, a talentless feminist ‘artist’ who holds the once-exalted position of Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy. What desperate times we live in. I included a link to the photograph of Ms. Emin in my book Feminism: the ugly truth, in a chapter with the title:
Are some feminists (e.g. Tracey Emin) a pain in the arts?
I digress. When a Conservative-led coalition took power in 2010, Theresa May was promoted to one of the top political posts in the UK – Home Secretary. Tellingly, she also held the position of Minister for Women and Equalities. In 2012, the latter post was passed to a particularly incompetent minister, Maria Miller, who was forced by public opinion to resign from the cabinet in 2014 because she’d overclaimed expenses, which the general public believed to have been a deliberate act of fraud.
In July 2010, May stated she would be supporting the previous Labour government’s Anti-Discrimination Laws enshrined in the Equality Act 2010, despite having previously opposed this legislation. The legislation was the work of radical feminists in the Labour government, and the ‘Public Sector Equality Duty’ enables public sector organizations to recruit and promote people with ‘protected characteristics’ when they are ‘under-represented.’ One of the characteristics is gender. It won’t surprise AVfM followers to learn that the legislation has, to the best of my knowledge, only ever been used to advance women – although already two-thirds of public sector employees are women.
The Home Office has responsibility for numerous key areas, including the police. As such, it’s in the front line of dealing with instances of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). Along with other government departments – under both Labour and Conservative administrations, and the current coalition – radical feminists and their organizations have had an extraordinary influence on policy making for decades, all but unreported by the mainstream media.
In late 2013 it became known that the government proposed to extend the law – it used the euphemism ‘strengthen’ the law, and still does – to cover areas of domestic ‘abuse’ not formerly covered. ‘Abuses’ such as ‘coercion of partners over extended periods of time’ were put forward, clearly betraying this initiative’s origins in the utterly discredited Duluth ‘male coercion model’ of IPV. It was patently obvious that the driving force for the proposed legislation was the influence of feminist organizations such as Women’s Aid – known to be working in the Home Office at the time, on this very matter – and last January I penned an article on the matter for AVfM.
The Home Office recently published a woeful and ideologically inspired ‘consultation document,’ along with details of an equally ideologically-inspired and woeful ‘consultation exercise’ on the extension of the law – details here. The whole thing is a radical feminist perversion of due process in the Home Office. Academic researchers weren’t among the groups with which the Home Office declared it will consult – the very group of people who could most authoritatively explode the myths of the Duluth model that are at the heart of this radical feminist initiative. This initiative is clearly designed to destroy marriages and nuclear families. It will provide long-term employment for feminists working in Women’s Aid and other radical feminist organisations, at the cost of untold misery for women, children, and men.
We decided it was time for J4MB to publicly challenge Theresa May over this truly evil initiative. Our letter to her is here, and we look forward to her response. We also sent copies of the letter to all 11 members of the Home Affairs Committee, which includes MPs from all the main parties. Its job is to hold the Home Secretary and her staff to account.