Men’s rights activist Bettina Arndt says feminism has “absolutely gone off the rails” after a campaign was launched to strip her of her Order of Australia honour.
Victoria’s Attorney-General Jill Hennessy wrote to Governor-General David Hurley asking him to rescind Ms Arndt’s Order of Australia award, saying the recognition was “an insult to victims of sexual abuse”.
Ms Hennessy said Ms Arndt’s recognition on Australia Day for “significant service to the community as a social commentator and to gender equity through advocacy for men” caused major “alarm” and “concern”.
In the wake of the campaign against her, Ms Arndt told Sky News she had been “swamped with support” from an “absolutely outraged” public.
“I think feminism has absolutely gone off the rails in promoting unfair treatment, where woman are advantaged ahead of men and men are often discriminated against,” she said.
“It’s really important we talk about these very complex issues.”
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