"It would be easy to believe from the papers these days that women have never been more oppressed," observes Emily Hill in the (U.K.) Spectator.

The same is true on this side of the pond, where we are led to believe that sexism in the work place is rampant and that we need to elect Hillary Clinton to the presidency, if for no other reason than that she is a representative of our oppressed gender.

Apparently unable to ferret out real instances of gender oppression, U.K. feminists (like their U.S. counterparts) have hopelessly trivialized the meaning of the movement:

 Feminists claim we are objectified by the builder’s whistle, that a strange man attempting to flirt with us is tantamount to sexual assault. Suddenly, just as it seemed we women were about to have it all, a new wave of feminists has begun to portray us as feeble-minded — unable to withstand a bad date, let alone negotiate a pay rise.

Worse still, they are ditching what was best about the feminist tradition: solidarity with the sisterhood and the freedom of every woman to do as she pleased. Feminism 4.0 consists of freely attacking other women over, erm, crucial issues such as bikini waxing, wearing stilettos and page three of the Sun. Moran writes that it is childbirth that ‘turns you from a girl into a woman’ (causing every woman in my office to snort involuntarily) and that feminism will only triumph ‘when a woman goes up to collect the Oscar for Best Actress in shoes that aren’t killing her’. The revolution will be televised, with ‘Nicole Kidman in flip-flops’.

Well, if this is feminism, then feminism is dead, and the triviality of the fights feminists pick is the surest proof of its demise.

Hill was born in 1983, when it was "blindingly obvious that women ruled," given that a woman wore the crown and another lived at 10 Downing Street. She asserts that the "totemic battles" of feminism have been fought–and won. Now, Hill says, it is time for women to stop whining and enjoy the spoils of their triumph. She points out that women in the U.K. now outperform boys at school and go to university more often–just like in the U.S.

Rejecting the feminist claim that women still struggle in the workplace, Hill points out that women in their twenties in the U.K. now out earn their male counterparts.  Women serve on boards in increasing numbers throughout Europe (alas, sometimes because of government mandates). and yet they are encouraged to see themselves as victims.

It's an amusingly written article, full of erudition, with lots of common sense.

I urge you to read it to fortify yourself against claims that our victimhood will only be solved by electing a female president.