Yet again I’m taking a break from preparing a longer article about the plethora of feminist twaddle that’s going on in the UK because something really important has caught my attention.
I’m writing this post in solidarity with Tarnished Sophia, who has very bravely shared her experiences of bullying, as well as several other writers.
Her post can be read here and is very moving. So much of it resonated with me, which is why I have been moved to write. There is no way that anything I experienced was quite as appalling as Sophia’s blog describes, but a lot of it rang true, so here is a brief description of what I went through and why it has certainly contributed to my belief that feminism is a load of bull.
I was always very different to all the other kids – and I went to quite a few schools! A lot of things were going on at home that I didn’t understand, I was dyslexic, and I had massive general knowledge and interests in things the other kids had never heard of. I was also rather unattractive. All this combined to result in me having a horrific experience until I turned about 15 and grew smart enough to realise what I needed to do to beat those morons at their own game.
In my time at school I was called EVERY nasty name you can possibly think of, spat on, kicked, punched, tripped up, tricked, laughed at, jeered at, insulted, told that my parents were divorced because they didn’t love me. EVERYTHING. You name it, it happened to me. Some of it did have to do with my gender, but ALL of it was done by both boys and girls. Children (and ignorant people) are programmed to attack anything different from themselves, anything threatening, anything unusual – so of course a lot of noticeable things about someone will often be connected to their gender such as hair, body shape, clothes, puberty etc. But we need to remember that these kinds of comments are a symptom of the fact that the people saying them (young or old) have no respect for others, not the cause of the problem. Of all nastiness I went through at school, I would not say that sexism was a part of it.
The most painful thing, though, had nothing to do with all this. The most painful thing was the exclusion. The refusal of many (and sometimes all) the members of my class(es) to admit that I was a person. People refused to sit near me, talk to me, work with me, and if they did ever give me attention it was to say something utterly vile; I actually remember wearing a nice new coat to school once and being told that it was too good for me and it was a shame that a better person couldn’t have it. This kind of behaviour was always spearheaded by the girls.
As I got older, I started to learn how to get along with the other kids – usually by dumbing my own opinions down unfortunately. Things improved, but I was frequently accused (always by females so it happens) that I was going out of my way to be different – this is a cheap, old trick that jealous people use to make you feel bad about yourself – NEVER let it get you down. One of the things the girls taunted and excluded me for was my strong non-feminist attitude. They would laugh at me, assert ‘there’s no difference between men and women’, and then promptly live their lives with no other objective than getting boys to like them – another reason for my hatred of feminist hypocrisy and belief that it is a totally self-defeating argument. I still cannot get over the irony that by the time I was 15 I was the only non-feminist female I knew, and yet often the only one who could have an normal conversation or friendship with a member of the opposite sex without turning it into some kind of immature game.
Please don’t let the feminists hijack this issue like they are doing with everything else – in the UK at the moment our government is finally dealing with the issue of what should and shouldn’t be available online. That’s important – the discussion needed to happen at some point, however it is happening on totally feminist terms, and many of the actions taking force are being dictated by the feminist agenda. This is wrong and frightening. National Socialism fixed a lot of problems in post Weimar Germany – but then look what happened when the ideology became inseparable from righteousness. Please don’t let bullying be the next domino in this disturbing chain of events.