Radical feminist censors must be feared

by BETTINA ARNDT – IT IS hardly surprising Federal Transport Minister Catherine King is trying to avoid scrutiny over her decision to reject more flights for Qatar Airlines due to her concern about the Doha strip search. 

Here was ideology trumping proper policy, with a government minister’s feminist outrage taking precedence over the travelling public’s desperation for cheaper air travel. 

Today’s radical feminists are the ultimate killjoys, which means we’ve good reason to fear putting new means of controlling our society – such as misinformation laws – into their hands.

Recently, her department refused to release critical emails to the current Senate inquiry into the whole debacle that blew up after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s cosying up to Qantas and the events that followed – planes painted with Yes slogans, Chairman’s Lounge membership for the Prime Minister’s son, and customers denied refunds.


An essential truth about this government has become very clear – the reach of feminism is never far below the surface.

Make no mistake.

If Labor’s proposed Misinformation Bill makes it into law, it will be employed to ensure feminist views are pushed front and centre.

I should know. Two years ago, I was given an Australia Day honour for “promoting gender equity through advocacy for men”.

Boy, was that a red flag, prompting the wrath of the sisterhood to be unleashed in all its fury.

Within hours of the announcement, the big guns were rolled out, as a string of heavy hitters denounced me for challenging their views on domestic violence and sexual abuse – all the issues where my presentation of true facts and figures clashes with their feminist dogma.

The whole thing was devised by campus activists who’d tried desperately to stop my speaking tour calling out our universities’ treatment of young men falsely accused of sexual assault.

Sydney University had to bring in the riot squad to protect my audience from violent protestors.

My honours award was the feminists’ chance to try to take me out. They recruited numerous powerful figures to join their cause, including two attorney-generals, and the Australian Senate which was hoodwinked into denouncing me.

The ABC also joined them, week after week using doctored extracts from my writing and misleadingly edited videos that distorted my views.

Yet, during this time, the governor-general’s office reported receiving tons of emails supporting my honour from people who also fought back on social media arguing the award was well deserved.

There’s simply no way that could have happened if Labor’s Misinformation Bill were to become law.

Discussion of my views would certainly be regarded as “misinformation”, deemed by the powers that be likely to “contribute to harm” and banned from social media entirely.

This move towards more censorship is taking place in a context where many media platforms are already totally captured.


My critics have managed to destroy my once thriving YouTube channel, where over 788,000 viewers enjoyed my take on the politics of cleavage – which I argue is about women flaunting their sexual power and shaming those they don’t like enjoying the display.

Since we are no longer permitted to express thoughts such as these, YouTube was persuaded to destroy my channel, “shadow-banning” my videos until they receive hardly any views.

Today’s radical feminists are the ultimate killjoys which means we have good reason to fear putting this new means of controlling our society into their hands.

Like other key organisations these days, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), which would run the whole show, is in the hands of powerful women—only one of the six people in charge is male.

Be warned that the proposed bill would exclude government organisations, which means they could sprout misinformation and prosecute anyone who called it out.

That’s a worry, given the feminist ideology being peddled by many government bodies.

eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant claims “women are disproportionately targeted in every form of online abuse” yet does not mention Australian Federal Police warnings of increasing numbers of boys being preyed upon by international sex offenders.

The Commission’s annual report showed that 70 per cent of cases of online sextortion were male. Under the proposed bill, simply pointing out such blatant bias could be labelled “disruptive” and duly punished.

A similar fate could have awaited the online critics who exposed the former director of the Institute of Criminology when he announced that 23 per cent of young people had witnessed their mums being attacked by dad but conveniently failed to mention the same study found 22 per cent saw their dads physically abused by their mums.


The writing is on the wall – our society is already being subject to constant censorship.

Two years ago, I started a GoFundMe to raise money to assist a university tutor in mounting an unfair dismissal case.

He’d lost his job following false sexual harassment accusations from a girl who’d taken a shine to him but became annoyed when he made it clear he wasn’t interested.

The money was pouring in when the fundraising platform suddenly announced they were closing down the campaign and banning me from the site because they claimed my fundraiser was “prohibited conduct”.

This is a platform that regularly fundraises for alleged rape victims long before their cases are determined in court.

Then there’s the case of a group of ordinary women who started the Mothers of Sons website, publishing stories of their sons’ ordeals in our anti-male justice system.


The mothers’ stories are heartbreaking – a granddaughter murdered by her violent mother when she lost custody to the father, sons committing suicide after losing their children through family court decisions, older parents spending retirement savings on legal help for sons facing false allegations.

All true stories yet Facebook constantly censors the mothers’ activities.

That’s bad enough – but are we now going to allow this proposed bill to empower activists to completely shut them down?

This is a bill that threatens anyone who might cause a “disruption of public order or society”. That’s me.

I’m determined, as are others like me, to expose damaging feminist control of our bureaucracies, to challenge anti-male policies, and to restore traditional legal protections to men.

So, I will be in the firing line, as will everyone else who seeks to hold governments to account.PC

Bettina Arndt

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: Labor Federal Communications Minister Michelle Rowland. (courtesy Pilbara News)
RE-PUBLISHED: This article was originally published by The Epoch Times on October 2, 2023. Re-used with permission.