The Spectator has proclaimed that “the end of feminism” is here - and, to no one’s surprise, the reaction has been explosive.
The magazine’s front cover claims that writer Emily Hall has pronounced that “the battle’s won…it’s time to move on”.
This week's cover: The end of feminism. The battle's won, says Emily Hill. It's time to move on pic.twitter.com/MsyXJc6uFb— The Spectator (@spectator) October 21, 2015
It was accompanied by a cartoon of a suffragette looking disapprovingly at a screaming woman who has daubed her “votes for women” sign with the words “all men are scum!”.
Predictably, the front page prompted irritation among many, including Scottish Labour Party leader Kezia Dugdale, despite the very important fact that the actual article was not yet available…
Because feminism was always about hating men... *sighs* pic.twitter.com/7lVcNikQy2— Kezia Dugdale (@kdugdalemsp) October 21, 2015
I haven't seen a Spectator cover this absurd in days. Literally days. https://t.co/RIH2ANZIFv— @kennyf1283 (@Kennyf1283) October 21, 2015
— Holly Baxter (@h0llyb4xter) October 21, 2015
Looks like The Spectator has been busy reading teenage boys on Reddit to get their understanding of feminism. https://t.co/plSDHnven8— Nick Srnicek (@n_srnck) October 21, 2015
We need feminism more than ever... https://t.co/KEPROEe1aS— Emily Burns (@Emily_BookPR) October 21, 2015
Then there were those who didn’t see any problem…
@spectator amazing. Ill buy one and frame it— PhD Squares (@PhDSquares) October 21, 2015
You can make up your own mind once the full article goes live on the Spectator website on Wednesday night.