In­sult v ar­gu­ment

The West Australian - - AGENDA -

The ca­bal of con­ser­va­tives re­spond­ing to Gemma Tognini’s provoca­tive piece about the so-called “war on men” (Opin­ion, 10/10) seem to have combed their right-wing the­saurus for suit­ably in­sult­ing terms for the women sup­pos­edly wag­ing this war.

Terms such as “ra­bid fem­i­nists”, “sanc­ti­mo­nious sis­ter­hood”, “hy­per­sen­si­tive fe­males”, “fa­natic fem­i­nism” (all from Daryl Bin­ning) were de­ployed.

Of course the old saw ‘loony Left’ got an air­ing, as it does when any­one chal­lenges the Right. What a pity they can’t mount a rea­soned ar­gu­ment with­out re­sort­ing to in­sult.

Val Mars­den, Mt Law­ley

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