Women-only Railway Coaches

The Sisters have been getting their pretty little heads into a turmoil since Labour MP Chris Williamson suggested a debate about reintroducing (they existed on British Rail trains before 1977) women-only railway carriages after reported sexual offences on the railways had increased from 650 in 2012-13 to 1,448 in the year to April 2017.

The history of women-only carriages can be seen here.

But back to the present; one journalist and feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez said the answer was never to limit where women can go but to tackle the men who are carrying out this abuse.

I agree with the latter part of that: feminists should have concentrated on reforming some of the less attractive aspects of masculinity rather than attacking Mother Nature and the patriarchy as a whole, at the same time as alienating men as a group.

Another feminist described the move as "cooping up women", whilst one female journalist wondered how "the men" could be prevented from climbing into women-only carriages to further their nefarious activities.

Of course the real problem for silly feminists is the idea of this special treatment and protection for women, as it points to the elephant in the room - that women are different to men and are becoming increasingly vulnerable, as what they see as the hated 'patriarchy' is dismantled and they lose the defence which Mother Nature decreed necessary for their reproductive proclivities to be sustained.

Even though Islam is incompatible with Western values and the numbers of Muslim immigrants to the UK should be strictly controlled, their idea of covering their women in public is not without merit.

Our women and girls complain about being 'objectified' as sex objects or wolf-whistled at in the streets (this silly, laddish behaviour is now treated as a 'hate crime' in Nottinghamshire thanks to the sinister Nottingham Wimmins Centre, aided and abetted by a former female Chief of Police, Sue Fish, now thankfully gone off), yet they insist in disporting themselves in public with their legs exposed for all to see.

In the 1960s - the 'Swinging Sixties' and the era of the mini-skirt - those glorious sights were observed by many a grateful young blade but didn't appear back then to be accompanied by an epidemic of harassment and cries of "misogyny" (indeed some of us are only now learning to spell that word).

So what has changed?

For a start, radical feminists have annoyed and alienated men, thus increasing misogyny, but there's another reason, with a clue to be found in recent events in Europe: Germany absorbed a million immigrants from the Middle East and North Africa during the recent immigrant crisis, and one thousand two hundred women were sexually molested, raped or mugged in the Cologne 2015/16 New Year's Eve celebrations by up to 2,000 men of predominantly immigrant background.

The matter was cynically covered up by the authorities, but since then train carriages specifically for women and children have been introduced, even though the train company had denied the move had anything to do with sexual harassment.

What would former, less compromising German regimes have thought about that?!