led astray

One reader asked where the feminist rant went, and I said the moment had passed. I knew the occasion would arise again soon.

A couple of goths (and I am generally well disposed towards goths…) are complaining of discrimination because their local bus company won’t let them board while she is attached to him by a dog’s lead — on the grounds that she would be endangered and endanger others if there were an accident. The news article explains:

Miss Maltby said she came up with the idea to wear a dog lead, and said previous boyfriends had called her a “wierdo” when she suggested it.

The couple said they “loved each other to pieces” and the use of the lead was a “sign of trust”.

Mr Graves said: “She’s very animal like, she’s kind of like a pet, as well as a partner.”

He said he “does everything” for his girlfriend, including laying out clothes for her, feeding her and cleaning their house.

He said: “You wouldn’t expect your cat or dog to do the washing up or cleaning round the house.”

Now do you see why we need feminism?

The gospel of inclusion would of course do just as well.

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