Government Sponsored Swedish Feminists: "Men are Animals"Here's one of the reasons why I am tired of parts of the women's movement. I know these feminists are extremists, but they do have too much influence. Sweden is of course the country where leading feminists, some of whom have compared Swedish men to the Taliban and called for a special tax to be levied on men, want to form their own party. It is also the country which is disintegrating because of immigration and mismanagement, and where rape statistics have risen sharply parallel to the influx of Muslim immigrants. But don't talk about that, because that would be racist:
Men or mice?
Dick Erixon has a post with some choice quotes from the first programme, including scarcely veiled threats directed at the reporter from a government expert on gender issues, as well as these little charmers from Ireen von Wachenfeldt, chairman of ROKS, The National Organization for Women’s Shelters and Young Women’s Shelters in Sweden: "That which happens in war also happens on the quiet in peacetime. But when war breaks out, it is fully ok to use violence openly. I sometimes say that we are involved in a civil world war, a gender war. Men are animals"
Shelter Leader Calls Men ”Animals”
Controversy continues here surrounding ROKS, the National Organization for Women’s Shelters, one of Sweden’s largest non-government organizations to help the victims of domestic violence. In a television documentary broadcast Sunday night the group’s president opposed rehabilitation centers for men who abuse their partners, with the comment that all ”men are animals”. Following that outburst at least one long-established local group is leaving ROKS, and affiliating instead with a smaller network of women’s shelters. The opposition Christian Democrat Party has called for an end to the millions of dollars in public funding ROKS receives every year, saying that the government has made an extreme feminist group the representative of all of Sweden’s women. ROKS has issued a press release distancing itself from its president’s comments, but says she was provoked by the television reporter.
"Strange that not more women hate men"
This is revealed in Swedish Televisions documentary "The Sex War". The documentary which is being aired this Sunday shows a strong connection between the government's sex equality policies and the national feminist organisation, Roks. In Roks' magazine WomenPressure, the former equality minister Margareta Winberg writes in a coloumn: - Sometimes I am baffled that not more women really hate men. "What do you mean by that?" - When you look around the world to see how women are treated, you can start wondering why women still have patience with men, says Margareta Winberg. "How do you think such a statement will be received?" - Yes, it can be provoking, particularly for men. But, I do not belong to the groups who are manhaters. I just want to emphasize that.
- The fraction within Roks which is radical is not part of government policy, says Margareta Winberg. Roks last year received 11.7 million kroner in government support, and organizes two/thirds of the women's organizations in Sweden. In 2006 the women's organizations are going to share 100 million kroner according to an agreement between the Social Democratic government, the Green Party and the Left Party. In Roks magazine, the extreme feminist Valeria Solana is hailed in a recent review. She writes in her manifesto: "To call a man an animal is to flatter him: He is a machine, a walking dildo, a biological mishap." In the documentary, the chairwoman Irene von Wachenfelt is asked whether she agrees with Solana. - Yes, men are animals. Don't you agree? says Ireen von Wachenfeldt to the reporter.