Rich Feminists Cry About Feminist Library Going Bust, But Keep Money to Themselves

Rich Feminists Cry About Feminist Library Going Bust, But Keep Money to Themselves

OK, I’m about to go record the new interview with Candace Owens in about 30 minutes. Look for that to drop tomorrow morning at the latest. We have a lot to cover, so I’m sure you will all enjoy it. But first, let’s talk about this feminist library over in the United Kingdom that’s about to shutdown if they can’t come up with an extra $36,000 per month. A lot of rich, white feminists have voiced their support for helping it stay open, but as far as I can tell, they’re keeping their wallets closed.

In fact, the article cited a tweet by Gloria Steinem that they claimed voiced support for the fundraising effort, but when I clicked the link, I saw this:

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That doesn’t look like much support to me. Then again, I’m a patriarchal shitlord, so maybe I’m missing something. It’s not that I expect old Gloria to fund the entire difference out of her own pocket. But a few thousand a month could really help their cause…if she cared enough. It’s a little bit harder to put your money where your mouth is.

And that’s what the whole thing boils down to, cold, hard cash. From the story

But the library, which currently has about 20 part-time volunteers, has been under threat since around December, when the council announced that its annual rent would more than double, in part to offset funding cuts.

“The council has a moral and legal duty to ensure it gets best value for its assets for the residents of our borough and given that we have had funding cuts of £47 million [around $62 million] and the building is a valuable asset in a zone 1, central London location, we can no longer subsidize the rents and have asked for the open market value rent,” Councilor Fiona Colley, Southwark Council’s cabinet member for finance, modernization and performance, told Women’s eNews in an email.

Thanks to the campaign, the council has now given the library, which Colley calls a “valuable resource,” until November to sign the new lease or move out. The rent increase was initially supposed to go into effect March 1.

Colley said the building that houses the library had a 20-year restriction that required it be used by the council for community organizations. But that has since expired and income from these properties helps pay for local public services.

You would think with all the millions flowing into diversity initiatives that money could be found to save this place. Eh, I guess there’s not enough room for graft for people like Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn. It’s a little more difficult to steal money with a library than with nonexistent “anti-harassment” initiatives and YouTube videos. If you’re a talking head feminist you live by a certain creed: if it don’t make dollars it don’t make sense.

Ethan Ralph

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