Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Ray Mears Sparks Twitter Row by Writing Feminist Fiction

From The Guardian

He camped out in jungles, but award-winning survivalist Ray Mears is in trouble over a book he wrote and published, Backpacking in China with my Vagina.

Mears posted a picture of the book on a shelf on Twitter, with the remark: “Women oppressed by the patriarchy. I am oppressing the patriarchy".

His breezy comment, however, along with pictures of him attending a Slutwalk sparked outrage – among some – on the Twittersphere.

4 comments:

Ian Hills said...

Didn't Mears write "Lemons are not the only fruit", or am I thinking about another boyish-looking homosexual?

Mark Wadsworth said...

We should have seen it coming. He does tell people to wear comfortable shoes when going hiking.

ageing man said...

that's what happens when you ask someone like Mears to go in to Ann Summers and ask for a rabbit..... they come out with a rabbit and cook it..... well I think the lady in Ann Summers used the word cook....but my hearing is abit faded proclaimed Mears.....

The Stigler said...

oh, good comments all...