Oh My Darling Clementine! By Mrs Vera West

     John Ford’s My Darling Clementine (1946) is a Western film starring Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp. That ethos is a long way away, in this is a world of dark feminism, where they wish for men to die. Why did men bother creating civilisation and all of these creature comforts, including arts grants, then? Why bother maintaining it? Let it all fall to the barbarians, who will surely arise:

“Writer Clementine Ford will not lose thousands of dollars in funding despite the firebrand feminist triggering a review into a grants program by tweeting “the coronavirus isn't killing men fast enough”, a councillor says. Greens councillor for Melbourne City Council Rohan Leppert confirmed a review was underway into the selection processes of a funding program supporting Melbourne’s artistic community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lord Mayor Sally Capp requested a review into the funding program on Monday, saying she found Ford’s comments “deliberately divisive and incredibly unhelpful”. Mr Leppert, who chairs Melbourne City Council’s art portfolio, said Ford strongly met the funding criteria with the review unable to revoke the feminist writer’s grant. “This review will not and cannot undo any grant decision made, but — like all reviews into our grants programs — it can consider whether the policy settings were ideal and were implemented well,” he tweeted on Monday. “This will not be a Trojan horse for the censorship of artists or the arts.” In a tweet sent on Saturday, which appears to have been deleted, Ford said in an online conversation on the unpaid work performed by woman: “Honestly the coronavirus isn't killing men fast enough.” On Sunday, Ford said she was sorry for anyone hurt by her words and had “reconsidered her flippancy”. “Regardless of what people want to think about me, I have no wish to compound harm and grief for anyone, nor be dismissive of the very real impact and fear a crisis like this presents,” she said. “But I also think it’s fair to be angry at the lack of interest in this crisis’ impact on women.”

     Readers noted how I cleverly alluded to the John Ford Western and the feminist’s name. We are producing literature at this blog, with all the trimmings and salad dressings. And, just imagine if a man had said the same about woman … whoaaha! Who knows, in this world she will probably have the Nobel Prize for Literature in a few years’ time, or whatever they dish out now at literary swill time.



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