If you’ve ever found yourself wondering how on earth in the year 2016 anywhere between 600 and 5,000 people could possibly get away with sending written rape threats to a Member of Parliament without so much as a telling off from their social media provider, let alone a criminal conviction, then Jess Phillips’ new book #everywoman probably isn’t the book for you.
On the other hand, if you’re curious to get an insight into the Member of Parliament for Birmingham Yardley’s truth about the truth about important subjects like equality, violence, sisterhood and, of course, winning elections, then #everywoman does exactly what it says on the tin (so to speak).
Having previously considered the question of how on earth over a thousand people could get away with sending an MP rape threats EYE was especially interested to read Jess Phillips’ truth about trolling and, empowered by Jess’ rallying cry that every single one of her readers should speak up and share their truth, want to share my analysis of her thoughts on this topic.
Trigger Warning: Over the next pages EYE will share my truth about Jess Phillips’ truth about subjects including that Back Bench Business Committee incident, Men’s right’s activists, online rape threats, not rape threats, blokes from Swindon, false rape claims, sluts, violence and straight talking honest politics.
If you think that the political ideology of feminism is beyond criticism, support the mantra that a woman should always be believed and wish to continue in a blissful state of ignorance where the patriarchy can explain away all of your problems then you should look away now.
If you value open discourse, listening to all sides of the debate and the right to speak YOUR truth to power in an free and democratic society, then I suggest you stay and consider my truth about Jess Phillips MPs’ truth about:
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