Radical feminism and radical Islam agree that men have no self-control and women should be kept cloistered and separated for their own good and protection. Now that Sweden has been well and truly culturally enriched through mass immigration (a nation of 10 million admitting 600,000 refugees over the past five years so that 18 per cent of the population is now foreign-born), both sides have finally gotten what they want:
Matilda Hagerman laughs with her friends as she queues at a man-free music festival, which kicked off in Sweden on Friday in protest against a wave of sexual assaults at festivals in recent years.
“This festival was necessary because of everything that happened during festivals last year,” says the 27-year-old student with long pink hair and purple lipstick as her friends nod in agreement.
Held in Sweden’s second-largest city of Gothenburg, the two-day Statement Festival, forbids men but not transgender people. It was announced last year after police received four rape and 23 sexual assault reports at Sweden’s largest Bravalla Festival, which was cancelled this year as a result.
“What do you think about us creating an awesome festival where only non-men are welcome until ALL men learn how to behave?” Swedish comedian Emma Knyckare, who founded the Statement Festival, tweeted at the time.
Located inside an industrial building in Gothenburg’s harbour, only female bands are performing and neither male security guards nor journalists are allowed to enter.
Rebecka Ljung, spokeswoman for the festival, told AFP “thousands” of women were expected to attend the festival.
“ALL men” did not commit the (alleged) four rapes and 23 sexual assaults at the Bravalla Festival last year. In fact, Sweden used to be rather safe for women before the recent era of open borders, basking as it did for decades in the self-satisfied glow of social democratic feminism. These day, to be completely safe, I would advise Swedish women to modestly cover up – you can even pretend it’s in solidarity against Islamophobia – lest you be mistaken for unclean whores.
It took Western Europe centuries to secularise and free itself from the conservative shackles of Christian churches. It’s taken only a few short decades of post-colonial guilt to start shackling itself all over again. God is not dead; you’ve only replaced him with somebody else’s.