Australian feminist Clemintine Ford was criticized on Twitter after she said that "the coronavirus does not kill men fast enough." The Daily Mail drew attention to the case.
A wave of criticism followed after 39-year-old Ford writer shared her opinion with subscribers in response to an article about gender differences in parenting. She told the story of a woman forced to quit her lucrative job during the coronavirus pandemic because her husband, staying at home, could not cope with raising children. She called the man in the story "pathetic," adding that this woman "deserves better."
However, Ford did not stop there, adding another comment to its tweets. “To be honest, the coronavirus is not killing men fast enough,” she wrote.
Her statement caused a negative response on the social network. Some people accused the writer of being "toxic" and misreading feminism. One of the subscribers noted that before that she often supported the position of a woman, but this phrase is "terrifying".
Former senator from Victoria, Australia, Derryn Hinch also drew attention to the feminist post, which she claimed was a joke. “Sometimes your views on Twitter are really disgusting. If you really think so, I feel sorry for you,”wrote Hinch.
In response to criticism, Ford said the backlash "proves how fragile men are." “The same men who all the time insist that women laugh at jokes about violence against us because of" black humor "and" stress relief. " Men are pathetic,”she wrote.
Since the onset of a fatal respiratory infection, according to some studies conducted around the world, men die from coronavirus faster than women. Researchers from several respected hospitals in Beijing concluded that men and women have the same potential for contracting the disease, but men with coronavirus are more at risk of complications and death, regardless of age. Researchers from University College London found that men were twice as likely to need intensive care and 60 percent more likely to die.
The Melbourne author is also known for hand-signing a copy of her book in 2017 with the phrase, “Did you kill any man today? And if not, why not?"