Feminists are using sex and sexual abuse claims to remove powerful men from power.
Or so says media commentator Bob Ellis who has copped a hiding on the ABC’s Drum opinion website this morning after his piece which listed a litany of cases where powerful men had been brought undone. But by what; their penises or nasty, plotting women?
It’s a question that has been given ample opportunity to be debated as the news screams headlines about the ‘imminent collapse’ of the sexual assault case against former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn, accused of having non-consensual sex with a hotel maid.
“It is all very unjust; and a question arises from it: Is feminism killing the Left, and why does it seem so keen to do so?
Why are deeds long common at office Christmas parties used by women to ruin good men’s careers? Why are left-wing harassers smashed, and right-wing harassers like Bill O’Reilly unharmed by it?
The Strauss-Kahn Moment has arrived, and the question must be asked: has wowser-feminism gone too far?”
The article itself was inflammatory and possibly designed to do nothing but troll for a bite, and we here at MM debated even running a response. And then Rick and Lana got into the following argument on Skype which kind of indicated it was something worth talking about.
Here it is, word for word:
Rick: I literally just said to someone on Twitter, the guy’s a stirrer and should be starved of oxygen. He’s a pro troll…