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Ken Loach “Feminism is of no interest to me”

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Hammerofthetwat Tue 23-Jan-18 23:18:33

Hammerofthetwat Tue 23-Jan-18 23:19:33

Sorry about link, I don’t know how to add pictures. Mainly because I’m knackered, and silly, but I just saw this.

Battleax Tue 23-Jan-18 23:54:36

Well that's come back to bite him from a great distance of time grin

Hammerofthetwat Tue 23-Jan-18 23:57:13

Hehehe. This is no surprise to me. I’ve never liked him. And his films are utterly artless poverty porn tourism. Made for white Guardian readers, who should give a tenner to a food bank, rather than “empathise” with the working classes and give money to this multi millionaire. Lots of millionaires on the hard left. 🤔

Xenophile Wed 24-Jan-18 00:08:26

Pretty dickish comment from him, but I can’t agree on your summation of his body of work. I, Daniel Blake might be poverty porn to you, but it’s descriptive of daily life for a too large number of people near me.

AngryAttackKittens Wed 24-Jan-18 00:48:01

"That's nice, dear. Nobody cares."

TheBrilliantMistake Wed 24-Jan-18 00:55:13

I wouldn't like to be judged today on my views from decades ago.
I try to afford others the same courtesy.

I've told racist jokes as a teen but didn't hold racist views.
I've questioned homosexuality as a young man and now I never question it.
I've said things to people I regretted later.
I didn't say things to others that I wish I had.

I'm more inclined to be offended by a hack seeking out decades old comments.

CecilyNeville Wed 24-Jan-18 01:50:18

If I'm honest with myself, I could be a bit of an arse when I was a student, and probably said some ridiculous things. At least he didn't penetrate a pig's head.

SeaWitchly Wed 24-Jan-18 07:49:40

What's Michael Crick's agenda in tweeting this?

'Reportedly said' 60 odd years ago...

So possible that a] he didn't say it at all or b] that if he did say it as a 20 year old student he has revised his opinion somewhat by now.

Complete non story.

CauliflowerBalti Wed 24-Jan-18 07:56:51

It’s a mark of the man that his views have evolved over time. And a mark of the journalist that he’s digging out stories from 50(?) years ago to score non points.

MrPan Wed 24-Jan-18 08:03:18

Liked the 'well done for finding the ground' comment, after having scraped at the bottom of the barrel for long enough. Yes OP you are being silly.

irretating Wed 24-Jan-18 10:24:53

A comment from 1960. Are you serious?

Hammerofthetwat Wed 24-Jan-18 10:28:56

Ah, so no dissing of poisonous antisemite Ken. Ok. 😔 I personally don’t think his views have actually changed a jot. And this was more about how the left Movement really feels about women. They aren’t interested. They are Fairweather allies.

irretating Wed 24-Jan-18 15:49:55

Diss away if you find something current.

WhereYouLeftIt Thu 25-Jan-18 19:51:33

Don't know much about Ken Loach, but this quote dates from 1960. 58 years ago. I very much doubt that this was even mildly out of step with the powers that be of 1960.

Childrenofthestones Fri 26-Jan-18 07:50:23

Had to larf at the tweet lower down...." He'll be getting replaced by Sir Christopher Plummer"🙂

vesuvia Fri 26-Jan-18 14:37:08

I like the irony that Ken Loach's last film ("I, Danielle Blake") was much less profitable at the box office than Sarah Gavron's film about feminism ("Suffragette").

vesuvia Fri 26-Jan-18 14:42:07

oops - that should be "I, Daniel Blake".

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