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‘Male Feminist’ Admits Well-Known Truth: ‘Male Feminists’ Are Scum

Posted on | December 19, 2014 | 58 Comments

The more any normal person knows about feminism, the less inclined they are to call themselves a feminist. This is obviously true for women — does the name “Joyce Trebilcot” ring a bell? — but is doubly true for males. Sure, everybody sees what’s up when some guy in Hollywood or a powerful Democrat politician ostentatiously panders to feminists. It’s noblesse oblige and also good for business.

However, when a random dude goes out of his way to show what a Heroic Feminist Ally he is, you know he’s some kind of creep. Last year, Professor Hugo Schwarz was exposed as a dangerous psycho. Now a “diversity consultant” named Jamie Utt confronts reality:

The first time a woman told me she distrusted me because I’m a man, she tried to explain that it wasn’t personal, that she’s not been given many reasons to trust me (or any man for that matter). She said she’s especially skeptical of me because I called myself a feminist.
That last part really threw me for a loop. She didn’t even really know me! And I’m a good guy!
Fast-forward a few years and how can I blame her? Male “feminist” allies have a history of abusing women’s trust.
For fear of making the movement look bad, the male “allies” of the Occupy Wall Street movement stood silent when multiple women came forward after having been sexually assaulted by other “Occupiers.”
After being lauded and defended by many (including myself) as a model for how to be a better man, Hugo Schwyzer was exposed to be a racist, abusive liar (as if many women of Color hadn’t been saying so all along).
Charles Clymer has been exposed as abusive and self-serving as he attempts to brand himself a “feminist” hero of some kind. . . .

You can read the rest of that. The case of Charles Clymer — a guy I’d never heard of before — is particularly interesting:

A while back I wrote about fake allies — specifically, Charles Clymer, a cis white dude who used to run a popular Facebook page called “Equality for Women” but shut it down amidst accusations that, among other things, he was deleting comments from and banning women who questioned his views or the way he ran the page. And then there was his abusive verbal flaying of Stephanie Kay in a private conversation that went public a year or so ago and revealed the dude beneath the Perfect Feminist Ally act. It didn’t help that when called on that tirade, Clymer basically stood by his remarks and went on to admit — almost proudly — that his goal is to become a professional Feminist Leader. And he dug himself in deeper when, following the many accusations leveled at him directly and via the #StopClymer hashtag (by nearly every woman who had been a moderator at the EFW Facebook page, among others), he tweeted promising to address his “mistakes” with an apology and dropped off the Internet for several weeks. When he reappeared, he deleted the aforementioned tweet and went back to promoting the “Charles Clymer: Feminist Ally” brand.

On his Twitter profile, Clymer describes himself as “Army Vet + Feminist + LGBTQ,” and yeah, whatever. The #StopClymer hashtag has been going strong for months, because Clymer is a very predictable kind of douchebag, the progressive male so arrogant as to think the feminist movement needs males for . . . well, anything.

Progressive male thinks he can get “credibility” points by quoting bell hooks on his Twitter profile? Might as well try seppuku.

Any male who believes the feminist movement needs his volunteer assistance should first ask himself, “Do I hate myself enough?”

It takes a profound masochistic tendency for any male to support a movement that regards all men as complicit in rape, and views heterosexuality as oppression imposed on females by the patriarchy.

Still, Jamie Utt attempts to reconcile himself to obsolescence:

If you’ve been socialized in dominant constructions of gender in the US (and many other parts of the “Western” world for that matter), no matter how much you try to be an ally, you’re going to screw up.
This is because it takes tremendous work on self for those socialized into privilege to fight that socialization. . . .
I’ve done the mental backflips necessary to justify my sexist, chauvinist, anti-feminist behavior while calling myself “feminist.” There have been times when I’ve been terrible to women. There are still times when I live more fully in my patriarchal socialization than in my feminist values.
So the work of ending abuse committed by “feminist” men must inevitably mean that I start with myself.

You’re embarrassing yourself, dude.

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



58 Responses to “‘Male Feminist’ Admits Well-Known Truth: ‘Male Feminists’ Are Scum”

  1. Phil_McG
    December 20th, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    Most gay men aren’t feminists. Some of them are courageously (given the current PC climate) and hilariously outspoken against feminism.

    Male feminism is a disorder that affects mainly dweeby, nominally heterosexual (but definitely not masculine) men. Some of them do appear to be cynics who think it will get them laid, others are just tragic individuals who have obvious personality problems. All of them are pathetic.

  2. richard mcenroe
    December 20th, 2014 @ 9:29 pm

    When you’re TRYING to get into the “friend zone”, you oughta know acceptance is a long long way away…

  3. richard mcenroe
    December 20th, 2014 @ 9:32 pm

    …like on the other side of Never Town…

  4. DizzyBritches
    December 20th, 2014 @ 11:54 pm

    Congratulations! Sounds like you guys have got it going on. My husband and I were 26 years wed last October. Marriage is awesome. I never knew that til I took the plunge.

  5. DeadMessenger
    December 21st, 2014 @ 3:12 am

    Well, I’ll take your suggestion and get it, but if it makes me cry at any point, I’ll find you and put the beat-down on you with my 75-lb purse.

    Oh, and speaking of that. True story, I was in the doctor’s office waiting room the other day, when an elderly woman complained to the receptionist about how heavy her purse was, saying, “it feels like there’s a couple of guns in there.”

    I hooted loudly, while everyone else in there looked horrified. Best doctor visit ever, lol.

  6. Jim R
    December 21st, 2014 @ 7:35 am

    I agree, but the kids who are learning this crap in schools think they they are enlightened and merely see How the World Works. They talk about White / Male Privilege with the same casual certainty as the son of a grand dragon in the klan would talk about the racial inferiority of Negroes, i.e. as an indisputable fact of life.

  7. ping
    December 21st, 2014 @ 3:47 pm

    A good example of a male feminist creep from Canada is former CBC radio host Jian Ghomeshi (or ‘Gomashher’ as I call him), I’m sure some here have heard about his strings of rape / sexual abuse and subsequent scandals.

    But what you may not know: He minored in women’s studies in university, focused on women’s issues when he was a student activist (like creating a women’s center, increasing female representation), and was close with Lena Dunham.

  8. GrandsonOGrumpus
    December 22nd, 2014 @ 12:18 pm

    The ones I’ve “stumbled over” in my travels were always more “zeta” males: equipment qualifying/spirit absent.

    My wife, who also has known a few, and has also known/worked with a few openly homosexual/uber?effeminate men, says she has more respect for the homosexual/uber?effems… has only contempt for “real” male feminists.
    She says that, as a psych?nurse, always around people w/psychological difficulties, the best she can do to put words into her assessment of them is that they’ve joyfully throttled a natural part of their psychological make?up and celebrate its death. They weren’t damaged— they damaged themselves… willingly amputated a part of themselves for political purposes.

    BTW, to make clear: she considers “male feminists” a separate category from even the most exceedingly “hen?pecked” man. Those “hen?pecked” men she calls “overly accommodating”, and has said that they’re usually over?blinded by their love & loyalty for their wife.

    She refers to real male feminists harshly, calling them “worms”. The only category in almost forty years I’ve heard her use derogatory language about anyone!