FEMALES NOT WELCOME. Lottie Wilson writes about ‘Men At War’, the latest episode of Reggie Yates’ BBC 3 series, Extreme UK.
It’s definitely true 2015 was a fashionable year for feminism, with many female and male celebrities speaking out on women’s rights and generally slayin’ on the sexist haters. These were largely positive and encouraging events which suggest that maybe the world is finally moving by mutual agreement towards a society based on equality for both genders. Or maybe not. I recently came across the concept of ‘The Manosphere’. A virtual space for meninists (yes, really) to share their opinions on society, politics and women. More importantly the hatred of the ‘unforgiving female support machine’ and how the rise of feminism has risen just that tiny bit too far. It was brought to my attention after watching a BBC Three documentary about Extreme UK with Reggie Yates. It’s fair to say, some of the views expressed by these men were pretty shocking, fuelled by an unprecedented level of aggression and frustration.