A British MP has the audacity to state the truth.
I notice he’s only 40. I theorize that people who state the plain truth on issues like this are a rising tide, and I think that’s because the generation born after the Baby Boom is now coming into its own. People in their 40s and younger (i.e. not Baby Boomers) are no longer inclined by outdated notions of chivalry to avoid stating the obvious, uncomfortable truth just to bow to social sensibility.
Oh sure, the man-hating lies will continue for a while: that men are more violent and predatory. Those are hateful, hurtful, demeaning, sexist, bigoted lies, but getting rid of society-wide prejudice like that never changed overnight. Bigotry like that will probably always be around in some form or another. The only solution is to stand against it.
I don’t expect our national politics to change much on this issue during this election cycle, but we’re seeing a growing movement in the UK, Canada, Australia, and various parts of America. The next ten years of gender politics should be interesting to watch indeed.