Fantasy of gender

It is not just banality that permeates grievance feminists as Janet Albrechtsen says (“Women’s libbers clueless after rational vote”, 29/5). What’s more significant is that these women are so out of touch with reality; they are deluded by their own dogma. The focus on gender during the election campaign highlighted an issue about the fantasy of gender assuming a relevance when it wasn’t for most women-or men either.

Gender can be pertinent in a way that can be difficult to clarify. It may be worth considering that the increased number of women in parliament and in the ministry has benefited from decades of females fighting for equality of opportunity in politics. Without the efforts of these women, female MPs might still be in the kitchen and nursery.

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