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The Pathology of the ‘Male Feminist’

Posted on | June 17, 2014 | 37 Comments

When last we heard from @HugoSchwyzer in March, the disgraced professor promised to take “an extended hiatus” from writing:

As a quick glance will reveal, I haven’t updated my blog in many months. I am in the midst of what will be a very long break from public writing. The promise of an extended hiatus is one I made many times last summer, but invariably failed to keep. For some time now, however, I’ve been able to stay away from doing interviews, publishing articles and blogposts, and otherwise unhelpfully inserting myself into the conversation.
The April issue of Los Angeles Magazine includes a long article about my fall from grace. Written by Mona Gable, it’s based in part on interviews she did with me in late August of last year while I was staying with my mother in Carmel. These interviews were given during a time when I was in an emotional tailspin, fresh off a psychiatric hospitalization, and heavily medicated on a cluster of psychotropic drugs.

Let’s be clear: Hugo Schwyzer is mentally ill, he has been mentally ill for a long time, and it is highly unlikely that someone suffering from such a chronic psychiatric disorder will ever be completely sane again.

John Hinckley has better prospects for recovery.

“Almost all of the worst allegations about me made by my critics turned out to be true,” Schwyzer said last fall, after confessing that he had slept with many of his students at Pasadena City College. Shortly thereafter, Schwyzer seriously injured a young woman in a felony DUI car crash and admitted: “I am a danger to myself and others.”

Despite his promise of a “hiatus,” however, Schwyzer continues to be active on Twitter, thus exemplifying his basic problem — he is dishonest, irresponsible and untrustworthy, and cannot be expected to restrain his compulsive habits, rooted in a narcissistic craving for attention. Schwyzer’s fame as a “male feminist” was one of his most shameless lies; not only was his own behavior toward women characterized by sexual exploitation and violence, but he claimed to be a professor of “gender studies” (although his college offered no such course) despite the fact that he had taken only a couple of undergraduate classes in the field, having gotten his doctorate in British history. Schwyzer was an impostor, an unethical fraud, and if any of his former students were to sue Pasadena City College, I’d imagine the college’s lawyers would advise administrators to offer a generous settlement.

Schwyzer’s indefensible behavior should alert us to the problematic nature of feminism as an ideology, especially when that ideology is embraced by men. We can understand why disgruntled women would find an anti-male worldview appealing; feminism has the therapeutic value of presenting women with a rationalization for their unhappiness, scapegoating men for everything. But what kind of man is attracted to an ideology that treats his very existence as a sort of social disease?

University of Texas journalism professor Robert Jensen.

“[A] young professor of journalism, Robert Jensen . . . sent me several of his articles describing his transition from heterosexual, to homosexual, to celibate man now exploring impotence as the ultimate response to the apparent inescapability of ‘patriarchal sex,’ in whichever context sex is pursued. . . .
“Jensen gave up sex ‘with other people (including the people in pornography)’ after realizing that he could not have sex of any sort without recreating ‘patriarchal sex.’ He explains, ‘I was the man, and I was in control because men “naturally” take control of sex.’ Even converting to homosexuality did not save him from these dilemmas, for he found that gay sex, too, was contaminated by patriarchal values. . . .
“All men are raised with rapist ethics, he maintains, whether or not they are all rapists in legal terms.”

Daphne Patai, Heterophobia (1998)

Stipulate that Professor Jensen’s interpretation of feminist theory is more accurate than Hugo Schwyzer’s. Obviously, a middle-age community college professor banging his teenage students is not a “feminist” by any definition. Yet to acknowledge the authenticity of Jensen’s feminism is not to recommend either feminism or Jensen.

Professor Jensen is absolutely correct that eschewing normal masculine sexuality — becoming an impotent gay celibate — is the only way short of castration or suicide that any man can become wholly acceptable within the context of feminist theory.

This is why most people reject feminism. Normal men refuse to accept the insulting anti-male rhetoric of feminism, and normal women — i.e., the kind of women who like normal men — have no enthusiasm for the pet theories of Marxist lesbians.

All feminists are insane, but “male feminists” are a special kind of crazy.

 

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  • RKae

    The endless panic these damned people have with something that’s just totally natural! “OMG! I couldn’t handle the patriarchal sex roles! So I turned gay and then THAT was patriarchal! WHHAAAA!”

    Sheesh! Let it be!

    It’s like fretting over the fact that we eat through our mouths, digest in our intestines and defecate through our poop-chutes. “But WHY must we do that?!!! I want to eat through my ears, digest in my lungs and excrete it out my nose!!!”

    Why do they take something that works so simply and dependably under the rule of nature and turn it into a nonsensical treadmill of whining and stress?

  • Steve Skubinna

    The apparent ultimate goal of “feminism” is species extinction. Lucky for the rest of us, it will only work on those foolish (or self loathing) enough to buy into that pathology.

    Consider it Darwin’s Revenge – only those who propagate thrive. Or to quote Larry Niven, think of it as evolution in action.

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  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    http://batshitcrazynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/xoj4.png

    I would say pass the popcorn but, while this stuff is important in the same way that treating a termite infestation in your home is important these feminists (male or female) are some of the most tedious people out there.

  • http://athenesword14.blogspot.com/ ThePaganTemple

    I think they feel feminism offers them their sole chance at acceptance and appreciation by any women, such as it is. It would be interesting to record them offering their opinion of a typical, normal, heterosexual woman who loves men, and yes, actually likes to engage in sex.

    I bet there would be no way such a woman could please him. A woman who has ever had sex outside marriage, at any time in her life, would be a wanton whore. A woman who would only have sex in the context of marriage would be a frigid bitch, etc, or a money-grubbing whore living off a man.

    The only use he would have for such a woman is if one of them come along and wanted to abort her baby, who in all probability would have been fathered by a man who would by definition be more of a man than he could ever hope to be, even if the guy was in fact a scumbag.

    He would stand up for that woman, because he knows he is helping to destroy two lives for the price of one.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    How guys like him think:

    Oh, yes, I understand. Believe me, I’m here to protect you from the patriarchy. Which naturally I can do much better with my special, penis that isn’t a “rapist penis.” SInce I’m older than you, you need someone who understands; to be the one who gets to dork you in the squeakhole, thus empowering you to be liberated and free.

  • richard mcenroe

    Jensen’s problem is not with his sexuality. As with many people who make multiple “gender choices” there is something else in his life he is refusing to examine or change, so he is deflecting his misery onto “fixing” his sexual identity, like constantly replacing the belt on a failing alternator.

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    If they succeed with extinction of themselves, I can live with that!

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    One wonders: since Dr Jensen gave up normal sex for whatever forms of homosexual copulation he could have, and then abandoned that for “celibate man now exploring impotence as the ultimate response to the apparent inescapability of ‘patriarchal sex,’ in whichever context sex is pursued,” — he speaks as though impotence was a choice rather than something which simply happened to him — he is now the ultimate non-rapist, not PIV sex man that our good friend Witchwind actually could like and respect, so could we not ship him over to Blighty to meet her?

  • gastorgrab

    In Freudian terms, Liberal Progressivism is a collection of ‘Coping Mechanisms’ that narcissists use to justify their behavior.

    As long as you do it “for the greater good”, it doesn’t matter how much you rape, rob, or murder. And should you die in the attempt, the spirit of Karl Marx will reward you in the afterlife with ’72 Entitlements’.

  • Steve Skubinna

    It’s akin to the “Roe Effect.”

  • Steve Skubinna

    He could join the Ellen James Society.

  • Kirby McCain

    That these people are so fixated on sex is definitely a result of our affluent society. They’re biggest mistake is assuming everyone else is similarly afflicted with this fixation.

  • Julie Pascal

    To be as fair as it’s possible to be… I’m sure that most women and most men don’t see “feminist” beyond some general concept of Equality. And who really opposes that?

    Those are also not the politically active sorts of people.

    The next biggest bunch… to be *fair*… are the abortion feminists who have some fantasy notion that their ability to be sexually free is under attack and they sort of like the feeling of having a cause to rally for, even if they don’t bother with it much if ever past the yearly production of the Vagina Monologues unless there is a politician running for office or something.

    And then… there are the Lifers. The Professionals. The Studies PhD’s who swim in the need to twist the world into an oppressive place and who define their existence by what and who they oppose and who will FIND IT if they look, because they have a holy calling and need for personal validation involved.

    I know Physicists who insist that the String Theory guys are simply amusing themselves by making up fun fiction and don’t really care if it’s true or not. The difference with the crap the Patriarchial Oppression Lifers make up and don’t care if it’s true or not, is that Physicists amusing themselves doesn’t actually HURT anyone.

  • Julie Pascal

    True… when a person is fixated on their next meal and adequate preparation for winter, the question of where they put their “stuff” isn’t nearly as central.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    The trouble with the “next biggest bunch” is that they will happily vote for Idi Amin’s doppelganger if only he guarantees their right to abortions.

  • Quartermaster

    That paragraph about the use of the alimentary canal is so patriarchal. I therefore must denounce you.

  • Quartermaster

    He might have done better by claiming, as I do, that he’s a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.

  • Quartermaster

    He might have done better by claiming, as I do, that he’s a lesbian trapped in a man’s body.

  • Quartermaster

    As I have pointed out to many on the loony left, if you remain on the path that led to Stalin, eventually, you get Stalin. AS simple as that is, the leftists routinely tell me how crazy I am.

    Perhaps I’m crazy for telling them that, but I’m not crazy as far as where the path leads. They won’t be able to say they weren’t warned.

  • Phil_McG

    So Hugo Schwyzer admits to being mentally ill, and from reading about his quest for impotence, it’s clear Robert Jensen is not a well man either. I don’t mean that as an insult – he needs some kind of professional psychiatric care.

    Andrea Dworkin, Mary Daly, and countless other feminist academics had or have obvious and severe emotional problems too. Not harmless eccentricities: full blown paranoid delusions and violent fantasies. It would be easier to list the relatively well adjusted feminist academics, there’s so few of them.

    So my question is: why does academia continue to employ so many seriously disturbed people and entrust them to shape young minds? It isn’t helping them or their students. If anything the funhouse mirror world of the modern campus encourages mentally ill people to burrow ever deeper into psychosis, because there’s nobody trying to help them come to terms with normal human interactions.

    A normal employer would tend to discourage staff from acting out their antisocial and delusional tendencies. The university, so long as the correct leftist boilerplate is used, rewards crazy.

    Do universities not owe a duty of care to their staff and students? And shouldn’t this duty of care include taking reasonable steps to safeguard their mental health?

  • RKae

    Yes, it was men who devised our digestive tract.

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  • cmdr358

    “So my question is: why does academia continue to employ so many seriously disturbed people and entrust them to shape young minds?”

    Because there are enough unachievers who just want to be able to say that they have a college education and certain institutions are only too happy to take a fools money.

    Never mind that womyns studies, african-American studies, gerontology and the like have practically zero value in the real world outside of academia and possibly social work. Neither be concerned that student “loans” (read: our tax dolars) are paying the bill for this type of so-called education.

    These people have graduated from college by golly!
    Now it’s the evil white conservative patriarchy’s fault that they can’t find a job in which they can employ their newly acquired skills.

    What’s left then? The professional grievance industry of course. Bitching and protesting in between shifts as a sandwich artist at your local Subway®, they have finally ended up where they were headed all along.

  • Jason Lee

    The left seems to be deeply conflicted about nature. On the one hand, they tend to sacralize all things “natural,” as exemplified by their morbid anxiety over the use of GMOs, fossil fuels, DDT, vaccines, etc. On the other hand, they also have a fear of procreation and natural human psychology.

  • richard mcenroe

    On the upside, by now his right arm could crush a Smart Car.

  • richard mcenroe

    Looking at that face, is he being treated for cancer, or is he just a vegan, too?

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Exactly. But we know they will die in the wars they caused, with a look of shock that their particular Stalin was unaware of how bad things really were, and didn’t save them.

    Best thing we can do it seems is to warn family members that the handouts are limited, and leftists (even dear family members) will have to fend for themselves. Tough love.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    The sympathy vote!

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    I thought that was a photo “some blogger” snuck into the nursing home and snapped of the until-recently-above-room-temperature Casey Kasam.

  • Quartermaster

    Well, God is normally referred to in masculine terms in scripture.

  • Quartermaster

    Casey will prolly haunt you for making that snaky remark.

  • richard mcenroe

    Whatever happened to just saying “To hell with dames!” and embracing strong drink?

  • http://marezilla.com/ Zilla of the Resistance

    I am sure what you said is not only a thought-crime, but also surely RAAAAACIST and #WarOnWomen, and, probably “islamophobic” as well somehow – oh, and “hate speech” too.

    OUTLAW!

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    He’ll play all #40′s in my dreams.

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