She claims to have witnessed four examples of men harassing women in public in the last three days and that this is typical. I haven't seen any examples of this is three months and I frequently follow women surreptitiously, as my many restraining orders demonstrate, so I would have spotted any weirdos out and about. Her claims stretch credibility but can't be disproved. After all if the oppression of Julia Bindel's imaginary friends demonstrates society's misogyny then why should it be different for Bidisha's?
If your going to make up bollocks it is best to present it in the form of personal anecdotes that cannot be verified, so you can make statements like:
This endemic harassment of women is verbal rape.In the sense that 'verbal' means 'not'. Trivialising rape by redefining it to mean something else is another common theme of people like her. When she does produce facts that can be verified they are obviously untrue:
We live in a country in which domestic violence is the single biggest killer of womenHow can anyone not see that this is absurd? Is there some school where you get to learn feminist mathematics, where what matters is not whether the numbers add up but how strongly one believes in them? How does she respond to the critics of her ideas?
Yet any woman who points out that misogyny is the world's driving force is ripped down in a way that is itself transparently misogynistic.Of course.
* New in the sense that I hadn't spotted her before.