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A Nation Of Angry Women

12 Nov

Still aggravated regarding issues stated in my last post, I have a new

Image courtesy of democracyforum.co.uk

issue to debate/rant about.

The number of members in the racial hatred group on Facebook triggered by today’s poppy incident has now risen to 158, 763 and there is one thing which I, perhaps wrongly, find most alarming: The amount of women.

I may be totally contradicting my previous posts. I praise gender equality in all forms, yet feel more disturbed by the extremely aggressive attacks against Muslims from women in the group than the men.

A glamorous picture of a girl appears on the group alongside her brutal attack, “cover yourself in petrol and lie in fire”. She has continued to attack opposers of the group, using the ‘c’ word (sooo unladylike), and targeting people’s looks.

I had the same feeling when I went to an EDL demo in Bolton, obviously on the opposing side. The mass of hooligan men was broken by the odd female, and I strangely felt more loathing for her than the men. They were a sea of skin heads, but her disgusting smirk stood out. The image is of one girl I saw at the demo, to put it politely she literally made me feel sick.


Why? I can’t even answer myself. It’s the same as when we hear about female paedophiles or women who kill children. Women are classically nurturing, comforting, soft… when we are confronted with this band of ‘evil’ women we are disturbed. 

Perhaps, as a very feminine woman I feel that I am able to relate with other women, therefore feel utterly thrown when there is such a ‘flaw’ in the make up, as these women have shown.


On another note I feel completely different when it comes to female cheaters. The recent uproar over the love rats on the England squad was mainly due to the effect it had on the team’s performance at the World Cup.

Wayne Rooney had an affair numerous times whilst his wife was pregnant. People didn’t really care. When (then) single Sienna Miller dated married Balthazar she got completely and utterly slated, with lunatics going as far as writing “slag” on her wall.

Why didn’t people do this to Wayne? This treatment of gender is utterly unfair, and maybe I have displayed it in my initial discussion. I’m not condoning what Sienna did but the hatred displayed towards her by the press was ludicrous.