SIR – The flimsy response from Anne Crossey (An Realt, November 25th) to my letter dealing with the raw deal men get in society bore no resemblance to the points I made.
In fact, Anne ignored the main plank of my contribution and continued on to ridicule men while pretending to represent women in the vein of the ‘New Feminism’ which dictates to them how they should be feeling and encouraging the idea that men are the enemy.
The origins of the feminist movement, which were vital and empowering to women, has been hijacked and become somewhat ridiculous to the point that male and female human beings worldwide see the current lot as an embarrassment. Let women do their own thinking without insisting it can be done for them.
Ms Crossey, founder of a Skibbereen philosophical society, makes the classic error of mistaking philosophy with reinforcing one’s own prejudices.
Men who are not unhealthy, respect women, and never behave with the awful stuff Ms Crossey refers to.
This is my opinion, which is I hope is one aimed at equality and decency towards all women. Anne was writing about something completely different, while I simply asked is it too much to respect a voice men may have?
The fomenting of some kind of war between the sexes is false and unnecessary to which no decent men and women ought subscribe, let alone to view such a notion as an excuse to abuse women. That hat belongs to the guilty of crimes.
With respect to Ms Crossey, western democracy is based on its cornerstone of freedom of speech, which men are also entitled to articulate through The Southern Star.