Monday, 22 January 2018
At the intersection of domestic violence, misogyny and the far righ
At the intersection of domestic violence, misogyny and the far right....A long time ago William Reich wrote a book called ' The mass psychology of Fascism '. In it he identified Fascism and the far right as a response and fear of the feminine. Last week I saw the value of Reich's thoughts.. I saw Sovereign Cymru rave about the rants of a Neath narcissist against the #Metoo movement. The individual used words like cackling and virtue signalling at the Golden Globe awards. I saw Jac o the Neath rant about 'wimmin, lefties and greens ' I saw Plaid expell Neil McEvoy for a series of attacks on strong women who worked in anti domestic violence charities. The reality is that misogyny and transphobia is the new intersection of the far right and the remnants of UKIP. The word broflakes describes insecure men frightened of feminism and the fluidity of sexuality and identity. The broflakes have drawn up the wagons against the progressive forces surrounding them. After Brexit will come a new hard right cemented together in fear and loathing of diversity and difference.