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Who are you talking to?

We were talking about the feminist movement today.

Or.more specifically, we were talking about the similarities between the feminist movement and the extra parliamentary left of my youth.

You could tell the size and influence of each extra parliamentary group by the degree to which it orientated on mainstream issues or on symbolic campaigns intended to win recruits within the left.

The Militant, for instance, treated the rest of the left with disdain, refusing to comment on them while retaining its orientation to their bizarre, but super-realistic set of transitional demands.  The SWP similarly affected to wish to orient itself on the trades union movement and associated campaigns.

Symbolic campaigns were the stock in trade of the smaller left groups who wished to prove they were more left wing, and more pure in their views. The pinnacle of that leftist introversion was groupuscules like the RCG who devoted all their activity to the picket of the South African embassy in order to differentiate themselves from the rest.

Ask yourself what that tells you about people who put, say, images on banknotes at the centre of their activity.

I’m not going to tell you my conclusions. Draw your own.

I’ll suggest a few helpful words.

Bedroom tax.

That’ll do for now.



5 comments on “Who are you talking to?

  1. Proud Radical Feminist
    September 7, 2013

    Really? Bullying a woman who is constantly being harassed with rape threats and death threats enough as it is?

    You’re just a wonderful person, aren’t you?

    Are you ever going to give up?

    You really are a pathetic woman. Very pathetic.

    Like I said on your last piece of petty viterol, stop being bitter and do something to help women. Because going in a huff with your arms crossed isn’t doing it.

    You really have not done one thing that has benefitted women besides yourself, have you?

    Still a pathetic, stalking bully, I see.

    You are NO feminist in my eyes. Just a bitter, hateful, ME ME ME woman.

    You = narcissistic, sociopathic bully.


    • jemima2013
      September 8, 2013

      At least I can read…but I am sure carter is smiling at the fact you think he ia a woman


  2. Proud Radical Feminist
    September 7, 2013

    And by the way, this thing really made no sense. It is just a silly, unintelligible, nasty little rant.


    • cartertheblogger
      September 9, 2013

      Defining ‘this thing’ would probably help. Otherwise people will think you were referring to your first comment.
      If it helps, re-read the post. It suggests, albeit in a way so subtle that you seem to have missed it, that campaigning against the bedroom tax would be a good thing, and a better thing than, for instance, getting upset about pictures on banknotes. That’s a legitimate position, and a more productive contribution to the debate than a spittle flecked outburst of ad hominem abuse that you seem to think constitutes dialogue.
      Have a nice day now.


      • jemima2013
        September 9, 2013



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