More on Sweden's Feminist Party...
They are their own worst enemy.
Equality is a Good Thing, and it’s splendid that these days all politicians have to be seen bending over backwards to help women to combine career and children, to see to it that gay people can get married, to fight racism.
Which is why anyone who cares about equality should shun Sweden’s Feminist Initiative. This self-serving, politically correct bunch of pseudo intellectuals is making women’s rights and gay rights look like a freakshow.
Every time one of them starts waffling about “patriarchal power structures”, or about abolishing marriage because it represents “heterosexual norms”, you can almost hear the rats scuttling off Captain Gudrun Schyman’s sinking ship.
But what does it matter if Fi disappears into obscurity? In itself, not at all.
But people like Tiina Rosenberg, who this week apparently said that women who sleep with men are “traitors to their gender”, risk not only sinking Fi, but taking with them the sympathy that many ordinary voters have for feminism and gay rights.
It has to be asked, after the shambolic conference last week, whether the party is really serious about winning votes. Floating the idea of abolishing marriage, and the rapturous applause for performers who sang “fucking man, we’re going to chop you to bits”, did not illustrate a party that is serious about winning votes.