A recent article published by Huffington Post ran with the headline- Could It Be Time To Deny White Males The Franchise? The article was based around the feminist idea that white males are responsible for holding back the progressive cause through the power of their vote and that the recent election of Donald Trump as well as Brexit were due to white male voters. It further went on to say that the time has come to deny white males from voting all together in order to destroy the patriarchy. After receiving a huge negative backlash on social media for it`s outright racism against white males, the article was further defended by the huffpost editor who went on to say “Dismantling the patriarchal systems that have brought us to where we are today, a world where power is wielded to dangerous and destructive ends by men, and in particular white men, necessarily means a loss of power to those who hold it. A loss of oppressive power. Those who have held undue power granted to them by patriarchy must lose it for us to be truly equal. This seems blindingly obvious to us.”
The article was attributed to a Shelley Garland who claimed to be a self described activist in South Africa, but after not being able to confirm that she was in fact a real person the article was ultimately removed from the website. It appears that Huffington Post was trolled, that Shelley Garland doesn`t really exist and that the article purposely didn`t abide by huffpost`s terms in submitting it.
It`s a shame that after all these years racism and discrimination against people based on the color of their skin still exists in the world today. The fact that such an outright discriminatory and racist article was defended by the editor of a mainstream news outlet is disgusting and exemplary of the left wing bias in most of mass media. We need to challenge these outlets on all levels as well as create intelligent media outlets to defend our own human rights because it`s evident that there are lots of people out there who don`t want “equality”. They want to remove us from society all together.