The woman behind a movement against radical feminism has had her Twitter account erased after she merely quoted the words of the radical feminist she was engaged in debate with.
Janet Bloomfield’s account @JudgyBitch1, which had amassed 15,000 followers and boasted a weekly reach of approximately 50,000, was removed from Twitter after Bloomfield, innovator of the hashtag #WomenAgainstFeminism, tweeted out a quote from a feminist writing in the London Guardian.
Bloomfield took issue with an article penned by Jessica Valenti, who argued on the Guardian website’s Comment Is Free section that women are oppressed at Christmas time because they are burdened with all the chores that come with the festive season, such as wrapping up presents.
Yes, that’s right, Valenti seriously argues that wrapping presents, a practice that is joyous and pleasing to the vast majority, is oppressive to women.
“And it’s not enough that women actually manage to finish all of these chores – we’re also expected to plaster Christmas grins on our faces the whole time, lest the masses think we’re not thrilled with all the wrapping-paper-inflicted paper cuts.” Valenti miserably scrawls.
On her Facebook page, Bloomfield explained how her difference of opinion on this matter ended in yet ANOTHER Twitter ban:
I have twice been suspended from Twitter after harassment campaigns from other Twitter users who are angry with me for being the main driver behind the #WomenAgainstFeminism hashtag. My account has never tweeted abuse nor have I ever threatened anyone, although I frequently get death threats myself.
My most recent suspension is the result of me tweeting the actual words of Guardian journalist Jessica Valenti back to her. Prompted by @davidfutrelle, a harassment campaign to report me for spam/abuse was undertaken by users who appear to be under the impression that I made up the Valenti quotes and falsely attributed them to her. This is not true. Valenti did indeed write that wrapping Christmas presents oppresses women, and that “jingle bell time aside, it’s [Christmas] a goddam clusterfuck.”. I did not make these words up. They are her own.
This is the third time that I have been wrongly targeted, and I have requested that Twitter restore and verify my account to avoid further issues. To date, Twitter has not responded. Is Twitter allowing their harassment tools to be used to silence dissenting voices? Since when is tweeting a journalist’s words back at her harassment?
If you are on Twitter, please tweet @support and ask them to #FreeJudgyBitch.
This is yet another example of radical feminists latching onto anything they can find to promote misandry, and acting as an authoritarian politically correct brigade, instead of focusing on real women’s issues. Millions upon millions of mothers, grandmothers, daughters, and sisters, as well as fathers, sons, grandfathers and brothers, enjoy engaging in the Christmas spirit willingly, and happily anticipate doing so.
While Valenti argues that women are burdened with “gendered expectations that make the season less about simply enjoying fun and family and more about enduring consumerism, chores and resentment,” women in Saudi Arabia are routinely charged with terrorism for driving cars, and stoned to death in Pakistan for marrying men their families do not choose for them. Hardly on the same scale as a paper cut now is it?
Everyone and anyone should be free to dismiss the sanctimonious and priggish opinions espoused by Jessica Valenti, without fear of being harassed or silenced by the vast vast minority who agree with her.
If radical feminists intend to fight this battle, they can surely add it to the long list of failures and defeats they have racked up in 2014, as we have recently documented:
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.