Misogyny’s comeback in our dystopian disorder

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Misogyny’s comeback in our dystopian disorder

In George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, misogyny is State policy. Winston Smith, Orwell’s central character, is employed with large numbers of men and women in the State-run pornography sector of Government. Women are defined by the State primarily for male gratification and in the role of domestic servants.

Pornography and prostitution for the proletariat, shading into bondage, domination and sadomasochism for the bourgeoisie.

Destruction of the intellect and the predominance of all things physical in the service of Orwellian Mass Think.

Meaning, in essence, No Think. ‘Ignorance is strength’ in the words of Big Brother.

The Marquis de Sade who gave his name to acts of sadism and who spent many years in an asylum for the criminally insane in rural France would surely be immensely gratified to know that his hatred of women has become emblematic of our times in the era of the New World Disorder.

John Kelly

Prospect Court

Dublin Road

Mullingar

Co Westmeath

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