So reality did force a small shift in perspective for Laurie Penny. But the next day she was still making comments like this one:
Laurie Penny @PennyRed . @voxday et al: 'we have to stop those Muslims harassing Western women! That's OUR job!'
Such a strange outlook. She really has absorbed the idea that men in general, and white men in particular, are organised around the task of oppressing women. It must be terrible to live by this creed. What would you think of your own brothers or your father or your son? You couldn't experience the joy we are supposed to have in the experience of the opposite sex, as you would always be thinking of men as your enemy or oppressor.
Laurie Penny is also missing out on the solidarity that is meant to exist between the men and women of a community. In a healthy society, men will think positively in terms of "our" women, and women will do the same in terms of men. There will be small daily courtesies enacted between the sexes to express this positive regard. Men will naturally be protective of the women of their own community.
We have become scattered as individuals - drawn apart - by the kinds of views held by Laurie Penny.
If you look at Laurie Penny's twitter conversation, there are some good responses:
Milo Yiannopoulos @voxday · Jan 11 .@PennyRed They are our mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, and friends. Who else is going to protect them? Obviously not the police.
Punished Nuttall @PunishedNut · Jan 11 .@PennyRed @voxday Feminists look the other way when it's inconveniently immigrants/muslims raping women, but will happily attack white men
Common Man @hydar · Jan 11 So many "feminists" blame anyone but rapists for rape. @PennyRed @voxday
scagbert @hugowhite1 · Jan 11 @PennyRed @voxday Laurie Penny finds oppression where there isn't any, and ignores or makes excuses for blatant acts of oppression