Is it time for the #MenToo movement? How psychologist believes the rise of ‘male bashing’ could be down to the ‘destructive’ feminist movement
- Author Bettina Arndt claimed on Sunrise that the #MeToo has gone ‘far too far’
- She said that the global movement has given women a license to ‘destroy’ men
- The #MeToo hashtag went viral in 2017 as a protest against sexual harassment
Psychologist Bettina Arndt has claimed that the global #MeToo feminist movement has granted women a license to ‘destroy’ men.
The psychologist and author controversially blamed the feminist movement for throwing false accusations of rape and violence at men on Tuesday.
The author went as far as to label feminism as a ‘destructive force in our society’.
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Bettina Arndt (pictured) claimed on breakfast show Sunrise that the global #MeToo feminist movement has granted women a license to ‘destroy’ men
Ms Arndt discussed her upcoming book ‘#MenToo’, which she claims highlights the problems that confront men today.
She went on tell Sunrise co-hosts Samantha Armytage and Natalie Barr that feminism has ‘gone off the rails’ and is ‘all about rules and regulations to advantage women at the expense of men.’
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Ms Arndt used as an example of this an incident in which a female Canadian MP was standing between two men, when one of them made the joke: ‘This wasn’t the sort of threesome I had in mind.’
The female MP took offense to the comment and Manitoba MP James Bezan later made a public apology, calling it ‘inappropriate and flippant.’
She went on tell Sunrise co-hosts Samantha Armytage (right) and Natalie Barr (left) that feminism has ‘gone off the rails’
Ms Arndt referred to the entire incident as ‘madness’ and a ‘trivial’ accusation.
Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage agreed that the men she ‘knows and loves’ are ‘scared at the moment.’
The #MeToo movement, which started going viral in October 2017, is a global action against sexual harassment and sexual assault.
It was started to give women the confidence to speak out about the sexual abuse and inappropriate behaviour they had to endure at the hands of the opposite gender.
The popular hashtag has flooded social media platforms with women speaking out about their often traumatising experiences.
The hashtag was sparked after the emergence of shocking sexual harassment allegations made against American film producer Harvey Weinstein, during which dozens of women came forward about Weinstein’s sexual misconduct spanning three decades.
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