Fem­i­nism’s point­less fight

The Scottish Mail on Sunday - - Comment -

WHY do fem­i­nists make fusses about noth­ing, such as the cur­rent per­se­cu­tion of a man in a lift who asked, jok­ingly, for some­one to press the but­ton for the ladies’ lin­gerie floor? It is be­cause they long ago achieved their aims, but ad­mit­ting it would mean they’d have to find some­thing else to do.

Don’t take my word for it. The play­wright David Edgar re­counted last week that as far back as the 1970s, a fem­i­nist man­ual writ­ten by the mil­i­tant Anna Coote ‘had to be quickly re­vised be­cause so many of its de­mands had been won’. In fact, the Left won al­most ev­ery­thing it wanted years ago. That is why we are in such a mess.

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