The far right and feminism: a hollow and exploitative brand of “identity politics”

Men’s rights and anti-feminism have increasingly become a slip road to the far right, according to new polling.   

Left traditionalists and right-wingers alike have often used the phrase “identity politics” to deride the concerns of minority groups and discount the importance of their rights.

For left traditionalists, “identity politics” are a divisive distraction from the aims of beleaguered mainstream social democratic movements; for the right, “identity politics” are a vehicle for virtue-signalling snowflakes.

Common to both of these views is the conviction that...
source: New Statesman

2019-07-16 20:32
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