The left wing likes to accuse the right of misogyny. As they sanctimoniously point their fingers they ignore the latent and often overt misogyny that exists in their own ranks.
Sure they hide behind quotas and other artifices but it is there. One of the worst exponents is Martyn Bradbury. Yesterday he attacked Josie Pagani for no reason other than he doesn’t like where her politics lies…it isn’t far enough left for his liking.
Josie Pagani is no blouse though and she strikes back against his tyranny.
Itâs time for the tolerant, open and compassionate left to stand up to vilification and abuse when it is practised by sections of the left.
The left should not be defined by political aggression, intolerance and bullying; it should be defined by decency, inclusion, ideas and respect for people.
Exhibit A: Martyn Bradbury of the Daily Blog denounced âthree broadcasters of the apocalypseâ, after the announcement that Guyon Espiner will host Radio New Zealandâs Morning Report.Â He called Guyon âa hard right neo-liberal white rich male acolyteâ – and me a âFox News democratâ.
Iâve had enough of this. This is abuse substituting for argument. Anyway it is absurd to conflate Guyon Espiner, a journalist respected on all sides, with Paul Henryâs history of raving racism.
Unless abuse is confronted it begins to define others on the left.Â Read more »