How dare you write about Mona Sahlin instead of Erik “the Gypsy” Ullenhag?
I was planning on writing about Erik Ullenhag but I decided that critiquing two male politicians in a row would be unfair to all the female politicians in Sweden who have failed just as miserably as their male counterparts. Therefore I have decided to follow in our Prime Minister: Stefan Löfvens footsteps by using quotas in my blogg to show how feminist I am.
I note that you are planning on writing several posts about Mona. Are you treating her worse because she is a woman?
Call me what you will but misogynist shouldn’t be among them. I love women and Mona has simply been in politics for so long that I am, to be completely honest, at loss for words and must therefore divide up her failures in several posts so as to not turn this post into an essay of biblical proportions.
Makes sense, so you are critiquing politicians equally regardless of their genitalia?
Yes, it may seem strange that I am not giving males the blame for all the worlds problems. That would be very Swedish and typical behaviour of the current Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden; Åsa *Misandrist* Romson. It might be my Italian heritage and the American schools I went to. To me it seems logical that if we are going to use quotas to empower women we might as well go all the way and use quotas when it comes to critique.
I couldn’t help but notice that Mr. Ullenhags nickname is “the Gypsy”. Isn’t that kind of racist?
The word gypsy is not necessarily a racial slur or a pejorative in the English language. It is a legal term used in British law and if you think that it is racist of me to use the term gypsy, the negative association in your head makes you a racist. The usage of the term in this context is merely to denote Erik Ullenhags affection for the gypsy minority in Sweden. Your actions define who you are regardless of what color skin you have or what ethnic group you belong to. Commiting crimes when belonging to an ethnic group does not mean that the rest of the people belonging to your ethnic group commit crime. It is worth noting that the Swedish direct translation is “zigenare” but if I was to write this text in Swedish I would write Erik “Romani” Ullenhag or Erik “EU-migranten” Ullenhag so as to avoid being charged with “hets mot folkgrupp” which loosely translates to hate speech but a direct translation would be “incitement towards racial hatred” and “anti-ziganism” i.e. “anti-gypsyism” falls in under this category.
You seem critical of feminism, are you?
In Sweden feminism has arguably been taken too far with gender-studies, quotas and the whole shebang. I believe that the word itself is problematic because women have the same rights and legal protection as men. The term in its earliest context was useful because women were oppressed by men. In todays context it becomes problematic because it implies that women are still inferior or subjugated to men. The definition is: the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.
Unfortunately, I believe, that the term has become watered down in todays world. In Sweden we have a much more extreme variant and the term has been hijacked by the Feminist Initiative under the leadership of former-communist Gudrun Schyman.
A new term which does not imply that one sex is inferior to another would be more appropriate so as to become more attractive to men as well as women.