EYE on Media Misandry: March Madness

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EYEonMediaMisandry

Even by usual standards it’s been an odd week…

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It all started with some allegations of #everydaysexism at the annual Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race.

For the second year running both men’s and women’s races were scheduled on the same day and offered up on the television schedules as a Sunday afternoon sporting extravaganza called the 162nd Boat Race.

For the 71st year running Oxford and Cambridge both make the final.

Inevitably not everyone was pleased with the BBC’s choice of title but even so, most complaints were saved for their decision to include a bit of below the stairs punditry from comedian Seann Walsh.

Personally I thought his J.D. Sports joke was the highlight of the afternoon and if we’ve officially reached a stage where you can’t make a cox joke at the boat race then we should probably just call the whole thing off.  Sadly The Daily MailThe Independent and the Huffington Post all sided with the pearl clutchers.

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Some people thought it was a bit sexist to have the lady rowers parade one by one down a majestic sweeping staircase (albeit in their wellies) but hey it was easter and let’s face it, worse things have apparently happened at easter.

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Meanwhile one Oxford graduate appeared to be having something of an Easter epiphany?

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And professional joker and anti GamerGate evangelist Graham Linehan spent the weekend picking fights with parody accounts….

And doxing complete strangers because he didn’t like their opinion…

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Still at least the no more page 3 campaigners have found a new cause to justify their existence in a post page 3 world…

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And a new #Gate entered the modern lexicon…

For the uninitiated you can learn more about #Buttgate here and it may not be quite what you’re thinking about round about right now…

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Butt (ahem) you can hardly blame people in the tech industry for keeping their powder dry this week given the hate speech that Microsoft representatives have been spewing recently…

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For the second time this month EYEwas a day late to a hashtag party but at least it gave me an opportunity to celebrate the Executive Director of the Conservatives IN campaign and her celebration of some much maligned members of her possible constituency.

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Feminist wannabes Kim Kardashian and Emily Ratajkowski confusingly celebrated their bodies while sticking a middle finger up to supporters of the  #FreeTheNipple campaign

Which in turn led Piers Morgan to declare that feminism was dead…

Which in turn led one of Oxbridge’s finest professional feminists to say something mean and factually inaccurate about Piers Morgan.

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Take a deep breath and then completely loose the run of herself thus inventing the Patriarrrrrrrrchy:

Much to the amusement any olde oik on twitter with a sense of humour and perspective….

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And finally, as the clock ticked towards the witching hour, reports were coming in that Police in the Sweden had investigated a ‘revenge fart’….

While absolutely no one in the popular press seemed to notice that the Home Office were getting roundly criticised for their #disrespectnobody campaign which spectacularly appeared to disrespect half of their intended audience and possibly insult the intelligence of many more…

Dawn finally broke on April the 1st and while the Chief Accounting Officers of the predominately female Public and NGO Sectors possibly praised babylon for a new year of tax payer empowerment, the high priestess of the modern whirling dervish class of feminism found some time in her busy day to stick the boot in to the Minister for Women & Equalities…

Still, at least there is a spring in the air….

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