Actually what they hate is fighting in war as the Order of the White Feather showed. This was a charming initiative used by certain women during WWI to shame men into going and getting their heads blown off – I guess it’s only fair when you consider the huge number of women who fought and died in that war!
Numerous members of the peace-loving sex took it upon themselves to socially stigmatize men they barely knew them by handing them a white feather, a traditional sign of cowardice. And it worked, a lot of men and boys were shamed into volunteering including sixteen year old James Lovegrove, pictured here. What kind of psycho woman would pressure a baby-faced kid like that to go into the hell of war?
According to Lovegrove…
“On my way to work one morning a group of women surrounded me. They started shouting and yelling at me, calling me all sorts of names for not being a soldier! Do you know what they did? They struck a white feather in my coat, meaning I was a coward. Oh, I did feel dreadful, so ashamed.
I went to the recruiting office. The sergeant there couldn’t stop laughing at me, saying things like “Looking for your father, sonny?”, and “Come back next year when the war’s over!” Well, I must have looked so crestfallen that he said “Let’s check your measurements again”. You see, I was five foot six inches and only about eight and a half stone. This time he made me out to be about six feet tall and twelve stone, at least, that is what he wrote down. All lies of course – but I was in!”
How many men and boys met their deaths because of these hypocritical, war mongering cows who never did anything for their country except wash the nappies and boil the occasional black pudding? Thousands, that’s how many. And what proportion of these women were risking their lives for the war effort? How many of them were volunteering to help doctors and nurses just a few miles behind the front line? Very fucking few would be a good guess, even famous supporter of the campaign May Humphry Ward only agreed to visit the Western Front in the capacity of a journalist after the Government agreed to compensate her for “losses from the war and the pressure of war taxation”
So the next time some mouth-breathing male-hating troglodyte tells you that women are peace loving creatures that don’t like war, tell them to take a white feather and stick it up their ass, and if a woman ever tries to pressure you into doing something dangerous by calling you cowardly or unmanly, hand the hypocritical cow a gun and tell her to do her own damn fighting!