…one day, I will see criticism of the monarchy on here that doesn’t just involve gratuitous misogyny and a creepy fixation with Kate Middleton’s uterus*.
One day, we will be able to criticise the monarchy as an institution, without resorting to the cheap shots about the women, and more often than not the women who weren’t even born royal, who married in and already have to face bile from the Daily Mail types of the world for “sleeping their way to the top”, only to have your supposed feminist progressives on the left parrot that same sexist invective.
Failing that, one day, the majority of the criticism and attacks will be directed towards the truly awful members to the family - the male ones, the ones who were born into it and who regularly get away with actual meddling in government of blatant racism or disrespecting service staff or insulting random people because hey, they’re just doddering old men! Or cheeky playboy redheads! Let’s bash on the women who are the easiest targets, am I right?
If your response to all this is “it’s ok, this misogyny is totally alright because the bint is posh and privileged, vile insults about her being a breeder are ok as long as she’s from a class which reduces women to breeding stock anyway, I’m just nodding along”, then fuck off, that’s not how my feminism works and I don’t want you on my side.
*seriously, it’s disturbing** how the language used mirrors that of your average patriarchal abortion-obsessed quiverful conservative or an heir-obsessed king.
**then again, it’s not that surprising, considering that when you get down to it, wannabe leftier-than-thou anarchists are just as misogynist, just as racist, just as dismissive of rl working class people’s voices and obsessed with ideology over reality as powerful reactionary old men. They just do it from a different angle.
Kate is pregnant?
Duchesses of Cambridge
Wilhelmina Charlotte Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1 March 1683 – 20 November 1737), Consort of King George II.
Princess Augusta Wilhelmine Luise of Hesse-Kassel (25 July 1797 – 6 April 1889), wife of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge.
Catherine Elizabeth “Kate” née Middleton (born 9 January 1982), wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.
love this one “don’t interrupt me! anyway, where were we?”
When she married into the Royal family, she was hailed as the first middle-class princess. But on the day the Duchess of Cambridge eventually becomes Queen, she will not be the first member of her family to wear a crown, new research has found.