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This Is So True

Posted on | March 20, 2015 | 45 Comments

“If you replace ‘men’ with ‘Jews,’ a huge percentage
of Tumblr becomes Nazi propaganda.”

The phenomenon of “Tumblr Feminism” really has to be seen to be believed. In the 1950s, women with mental illness were treated with psychoanalysis, tranquilizers or electroshock therapy. Now, all the crazy women just log on and post their deranged gibberish on Tumblr, where thousands of other crazy women tell them how awesome they are.

You think I’m kidding? Consider Lily, a “Pansexual/Demisexual” teenage “GenderQueer,” whose profile lists her diagnoses as borderline personality disorder, anxiety and depression. She posted this message:

FEMINISM: Equality for all sexes/genders
MISANDRY: hatred for men, power for woman
MISOGYNY: Hatred for woman, power for men
MENINISM: a joke

Ha ha. The thing about Tumblr is, when people reblog a post, they can add information. At some point, the last item was amended:

MENINISM: a joke. like a literal joke. the concept was created to mock male anti-feminists, but they didn’t get the memo and rolled with it like it was a legitimate thing

Ha ha, again.

What are we to make of this? Well, to begin with, there are apparently no sane normal women on feminist Tumblr. Everybody’s profile lists either some kind of mental condition — depression, bipolar disorder, PTSD, whatever — or some kind of abnormal sexuality: Use a “Lesbian Sphinx” as your avatar, for example, and you’ll fit right in. Also, it helps if you’ve got “body image” issues. The other thing — and here Tumblr Feminism is a barometer of the zeitgeist — is that these crazy weirdos are endlessly exasperated that the rest of us just don’t understand what feminism really is. There’s a lot of posturing martydom, the suggestion that women are being bombarded with misogynistic hate for daring to proclaim their feminism, which none of their critics understand:

“I feel that feminist shouldn’t be a ‘label’ as a lot of people make it out to be. It’s about equality. Why would wanting equality be a label? And why is that a bad thing?”
Candace, 23

Feminism as it exists today began as the Women’s Liberation Movement in 1968. Sometimes called “Second Wave” feminism (to distinguish it from the “First Wave,” circa 1850-1920), this movement arose from the radical New Left. I’ve got three histories of the movement sitting on my desk right now: Personal Politics: The Roots of Women’s Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement and the New Left (Sara Evans, 1979), Daring to Be Bad: Radical Feminism in America, 1967-1975 (Alice Echols, 1989) and In Our Time: Memoir of a Revolution (Susan Brownmiller, 1999). All three of these books are by feminist authors who frankly acknowledge that Marxist women — especially the daughters of Communist Party activists, known as “Red Diaper babies” — were influential in founding and leading the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s and ’70s. Furthermore, I’ll recommend two other books, Red Feminism: American Communism and the Making of Women’s Liberation (Kate Weigand, 2001) and Betty Friedan and the Making of the ‘Feminine Mystique’: The American Left, The Cold War and Modern Feminism (Daniel Horowitz, 1998). To put it quite bluntly, at a time when the Cold War was raging, when the tyranny of Soviet imperialism threatened to conquer the world, and when U.S. troops were being killed by Communists in Vietnam, feminists were on the other side.

The Women’s Liberation Movement emerged from the extreme fringe of anti-American, pro-Communist radicalism. From its inception, this movement was hostile to men, marriage, motherhood, religion, capitalism and patriotism. Some people try to claim that there is a “mainstream” feminism that was “hijacked” by radical kooks, but in fact the kooks built the feminist plane, and any perception that feminism is “mainstream” is an illusion created by the movement’s dishonest publicity/media apparatus. The mentally disturbed young “GenderQueer” on Tumblr is thus perfectly typical of feminism.

Behind the “mainstream” publicity, feminism is today what it has always been, a dangerously radical movement that attracts misfits, malcontents and maniacs. Let me share some feminist history you kids probably didn’t learn in school:

[L]eftist fugitive Susan Saxe was arrested in Philadelphia on March 27, 1975. Saxe had been underground since October 1970, when she and four others robbed the Brighton branch of Boston’s State Bank and Trust and absconded with $26,000. During the robbery, a policeman was shot and killed. Saxe and the others were charged with another bank robbery and with the bombing and burglarizing of a U.S. Army armory in Newburyport, Massachusetts. . . . Some time after going underground, Saxe came out as a lesbian; she was involved in Philadelphia’s lesbian-feminist community at the time of her arrest. Saxe issued a statement following her arrest in which she declared:

“First, a greeting of love and strength to all my sisters — courage for our warriors, hope for our people and especially for all my sisters and brothers underground in Amerika. Keep on fighting, stay free, stay strong. I promise you a courage to match your own. For me this is not an end, but a new beginning. I intend to fight on in every way as a lesbian, a feminist and an amazon.” . . .

Saxe had emphasized that in her case feminism “was not a ‘conversion,’ but a process that followed my previous commitment as day follows night.”

That’s from pp. 262-263 of Daring to Be Bad, and Susan Saxe — “one of only eight women ever to make the FBI’s Most Wanted List” — was absolutely correct that her radical feminism was a natural progression of her “previous commitment” as a violent terrorist. Saxe became a radical while attending an elite school, Brandeis University, where her roommate was Katherine Ann Power:

In a statement issued [after she turned herself into federal authorities in 1993], Ms. Power said she had “a lifelong, untreated condition of endogenous clinical depression.” [therapist Linda] Carroll said Ms. Power was taking an anti-depressant medication, trazodone hydrochoride, for her condition. . . .
Ms. Power drove the getaway car in the 1970 robbery of a Brighton bank . . .
The transformation from high school honors student to one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives began at Brandeis, where Ms. Power was on a four-year scholarship. In Denver, her home town, she was the 1967 valedictorian at Marycrest High School . . .
According to court testimony, Ms. Power and Ms. Saxe hooked up with three ex-convicts and committed a series of crimes, including the theft of ammunition. . . .
Ms. Saxe and Ms. Power went underground, staying in a series of women’s communes. Ms. Saxe was arrested in 1975 and served seven years in prison.

So, one of them was suffering from clinical depression and the other was a lesbian, and they were roommates at an elite university before becoming radical terrorists. And feminists.

The Boston policeman murdered by the Saxe-Powers gang, Walter Schroeder Sr., was the father of nine children.

The young crazy weirdos on Tumblr don’t know anything about the history of the movement they’re supporting. Instead they insist that it is feminism’s opponents who are ignorant:

really tired of ignorant people demonizing feminists for every possible thing.
all we’re doing is making you aware of the sh–ty things that plague society that you maybe participate in, knowingly or otherwise, and you feel guilty or confused so you lash out.
and stop blaming feminists for man-hating, or for making up problems. those tropes are older than the suffragette movement and if you had bothered once in your life to read any feminist literature, or any radical thought at all, you would know that feminists seek to erase the patriarchal system that hurts men as much as it hurts women. educate yourself before you speak.
hating feminists doesn’t make you cool, trendy, different, intelligent, or counterculture. it makes you look threatened, underinformed and hateful. every movement deserves criticism and there are lots of valid criticisms that can be aimed at feminism, regarding exclusivity (in terms of white dominance or the garbage TERFs), but crying “man-hating” or “misandry” literally expose you for the baby you are.
in case anyone needed a refresher: a feminist is someone who believes in the social, political and economical equality of the sexes. if you believe in that, you’re a feminist. if you think that one sex is somehow naturally better than the rest, you’re an a–hole and your kind will be phased out. goodbye.

Where did she learn this jargon about the “patriarchal system”? Why do these young feminists habitually insist that they know more about feminism than do any of their critics? And why do they keep endlessly recycling the same tropes?

I love how fragile male ego is sometimes. Like, they’ll verbally attack and humiliate a person in front of as many people as possible, but the moment they get called out, they have to retreat behind “not all men” and validate themselves. Like, you tell a guy that you don’t appreciate him catcalling you, and suddenly he becomes a hero, paying lonely strangers compliments, rather than the a–hole that said terrible things to someone for literally no reason. Or when you make a statement about how men are historically problematic to literally every gender, race, religion, orientation, etc., and they come out of the woodwork to extol the virtues of XY chromosome holders of the past. Men like to maintain the idea that women are emotional, but they deal with so much humbling, humiliating shit on a daily basis, meanwhile cisgendered, heterosexual, Anglo men are holding some of the most fragile egos. I’m not talking about all men, because some have managed to pull their head out of their ass and realized that there needs to be change, I’m addressing the person who would send a woman death threats for suggesting feminism is important. You know who you are, scum.

Notice that it is only certain men — straight white guys — who are depised as “scum” by the feminist, accused of possessing fragile egos, “catcalling,” sending death threats, etc. This feminist trope implies that all gay men, all black men, Hispanic men and Asian men are enlightened egalitarians, so that it is heterosexual white men who exclusively perpetuate the patriarchal conspiracy to oppress women. And the Tumblr Feminist is always blissfully unaware that she is supporting a totalitarian ideology with a history of terrorism.

If your ambition in life is to be a lonely bisexual with anxiety disorders and body-image issues, you can stay on Tumblr all day and rant to your heart’s content. On the other hand, if you want to accomplish something in the real world — the place where adult human beings actually get stuff done — you will find feminist ideology may be less than helpful.

I keep saying it: Every word of that is quite literally true.



  • WJJ Hoge

    Stacy, I still need you to autograph my copy of your book.

  • Gunga

    Your next book could just be a collection of stories about poor little rich white girls driven mad by their daddies’ success.

  • theBuckWheat

    “…if you had bothered once in your life to read any feminist literature, or any radical thought at all, you would know that feminists seek to erase the patriarchal system that hurts men as much as it hurts women. educate yourself before you speak….

    Leftists (er, now “progressives”) are so busy describing how horrible society is and how all defects, both major and minor, must be erased but haven’t the slightest idea on how to replace it with a better society, except through raw force. Moreover, leftist economic theory, is socialist and that is patently unsustainable, a concept they love to scold us about.

    (Socialism is the economic theory that society will be better when everyone is forced to live at the expense of everyone else. Strangely, in the late 19th and early 20th century the left assured us that a socialist economy would be more prosperous than one based on a free market. With the grand failures of the economies of Communist Russia, Communist China and Communist North Korea, leftists now have changed to assuring us that a socialist economy would be “more just” without defining what exactly that means. Like with global warming, the reasons the left uses morph as they are proved wrong, but the goal remains the same.)

  • Hanzo

    ….“body image” issues …. fat and ugly?

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    What! You are not having Stacy autograph your face with a sharpie?

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Two words why most feminists are full of crap: Monica Lewinsky

  • Daniel O’Brien

    Think I can get him to sign my Kindle?

  • Hanzo

    ” And the Tumblr Feminist is always blissfully unaware that she is supporting a totalitarian ideology with a history of terrorism”. I’m not so sure they’d care anyway. After all, us heterosexual white males are going to be “phased out”, whatever that means.

    “…. educate yourself before you speak”. Et tu, Brutus? Feminazis are so funny that way.

  • DeadMessenger

    Once again, we see Marxists equating criticism and disagreement with hate, which is why it’s impossible to have a rational conversation with these nutbags. Unfortunately, these nutbags and their enablers now comprise half the population.

  • kilo6

    “Demisexual” … well thanks for clearing up that one. Otherwise I might have thought Demisexual might have something to do with the private lives of Bruce Willis or Ashton Kutcher.

    Could we instead say Quasisexual or Hemisexual?

    How about Hemidemisemisexual? a term I just borrowed from music notation similar to how the term transsexual was borrowed from Organic Chemistry. Hey as long as we’re all doing Orwellian manipulation, why not?

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  • Hanzo

    Special kind of crazy. Feminazi says ban only “white mens guns”.

  • Fail Burton

    At this point it’s pretty obvious an anti-feminist is in fact anti-hate speech. It’s just as obvious many of these women have been either traumatized by some event or are just plain under-managed by mental health care professionals and over-medicated.

    Years ago, it was pretty obvious a person who thought they were under assault by all men on the planet after what may have been an overthrow of a peaceful and just matriarchy was a lunatic. Both Charlotte Bunch and Artemis March believe in such a matriarchy because they are archaeologists of the paranoid.

    I love the way feminists so often write about how men “retreat behind ‘not all men'” since it is a basic human and legal right for an Arab not to pay for Arab terrorism, black men for street crime or Jews for a white collar Jewish criminal. I’ve mentioned many times feminists don’t care about our Constitution and couldn’t maintain it let alone create such a thing. Except for gay marriage – then they all become Constitutional lawyers. In other words their moral ethos and court of law is their own identities, and the straight white man is always in the docket.

    By “not all men” what they really mean is Oprah-culture’s dream man: a woman with male sex organs.

    The interesting thing about feminism is that if one is going to compartmentalize human beings like that, one must take the good with the bad. That means women are responsible for 0% of all societal and technological advancement in history. Sure, by feminist standards, Hammurabi’s Code and the pyramids then stand as menacing symbols of sly male patriarchy. Unfortunately that presents the Orwellian prospect of gender feminism only being able to exist in the white straight male West. Undermine and destroy that, and gender feminists are the first ones in an ISIS cage, waiting for their own immolation as their gay male “allies” are thrown from buildings onto concrete.

  • The original Mr. X

    I’m always shocked by the number of people who think that feminism is anti-male. It must be because they were brainwashed by the evil patriarchial MRA conspiracy spreading its misogynistic poison…

  • Fail Burton

    White men are responsible for about 2% of gun violence in N.Y. City, so this Constitutional lawyer will have to look elsewhere to set a precedent for taking away the gay vote.

  • Fail Burton

    I myself am wary of seeing these people as Marxists, or having any political base to their ideology whatsoever. They have formed rhetoric to justify their hatred. I have never seen a gender feminist in the community I researched mention Marx as a mentor, quite the contrary. He and his are straight white males out of touch with gender feminist needs.

    “Marxist” is an over-used term. It reminds me of once trekking in the Malaysian jungle with a guide. Everything was jungle this and jungle that. Jungle firewood, jungle rat, jungle candle.

    If there is an economic basis to believing all humans would naturally default to androgyny without the interference of the patriarchy I fail to see it.

  • Fail Burton

    Again, gender feminists talk about economic theory as much as the KKK does. They hate men – that is the theory. Take that away and there is nothing left.

  • TimeandtheRani

    “educate yourself”

    These are mainly people straight out of college, who’ve studied one subject from one skewed point of view. They’re as bad as conspiracy theorists who view one 9/11 Truth documentary and are suddenly the smartest people in the entire world.

  • texlovera

    Hah. The twit blocked me on twitter. Can’t even remember what I’d tweeted at her before, but it was probably about something at least as stupid as this.

  • TimeandtheRani

    She’s busy congratulating herself right now for being a master troll. This is an adult, getting her kicks (and an alarming amount of support) for saying something stupid (about race no less!) then being all “omg megalolz!”.

  • DavidD

    If Feminism is “Equality for all sexes/genders” then why is it called Feminism? Why isn’t it just called Equality?

  • Jeanette Victoria

    But lets let the black gang bangers keep their guns. What and awesome display of idiocy.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    Liberals who think they are so smart often say this. They are clueless that that politically driven “science” is the emperor with no clothes

  • Fail Burton

    She’s lying. In her addled mind she means if men stop acting like men, that’s equality.

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  • Hanzo

    That should be “adult”. Just sayin’, 😉

  • The Stormer

    The zeitgeist of the day groups many causes together — feminism, minority rights, immigration advocacy, etc. — but this is a very loose coalition, with different parts often at odds with each other. It’s not so obvious that feminism, as it was traditionally understood, belongs in the same camp of the new post-left identity politics.

    Not all races of women are the same and race cuts deeper than gender.

    Feminism is a product of females of Northern European ancestry. As argued by the Roman historian Tacitus, Northern European women have always had more liberties. This tend goes back thousands of years and there are probably sociobiological reasons for it, such as the particular type of monogamy that evolved among Northern Europeans. But these liberties are under fire — not from gun-toting white males from the South but from the hoards of Third World people coming to the United States.

    The new multiracial empire forming in the United States will eventually and undoubtedly be hostile toward white women. As noted by Brenda Walker, Third World immigration will hurt women. Just look at the treatment of white women by blacks and mestizos. Listen to some rap music or look at some crime statistics on Hispanics. Or look at these statistics on interracial rape in the United States:

    “In the United States in 2005, 37,460 white females were sexually assaulted or raped by a black man, while between zero and ten black females were sexually assaulted or raped by a white man. What this means is that every day in the United States, over one hundred white women are raped or sexually assaulted by a black man.”

    While short-sighted feminists have declared war upon Darwinism simply because it does not conform to political correctness, Darwinian insights can provide realistic survival goals for European females. The first thing white females must realize is that race cuts deeper than gender.

    A recent example. For all her talk of a “trans-racial feminism,” Oprah Winfrey dropped the real feminist (Hillary Clinton) in a heartbeat to support her co-ethnic Barack Obama (who’s a lukewarm feminist at best). As did nearly all other black women. You see, non-whites are not as naive as whites when it comes to identity politics; whites too often believe in abstract universals (which works for mathematics) but can be detrimental when it comes to politics.

    Another example that comes to mind is the OJ Simpson trial. Feminist prosecutor Marcia Clark tried to pack the jury with white women, and Johnnie Cochran tried to pack it with black men. They compromised with a jury of mostly black females. Well, we know the end of that story.

    In terms of IQ (intelligence), the IQ differences between genders is minimal and IQ largely tracks by race. For instance, the average white female will have significantly higher IQ than both black males and black females. Regarding trans-racial bonding, white females, intellectually, have very little in common with black females. Why would we want to be grouped with them?

    I could give many more examples of race trumping gender but a greater insight is the realization that throughout human history nearly 90% or more of all wars have been ethnic conflicts of sorts. Even many religious wars were truly ethno-religious wars. History has yet to demonstrate a gender war. The very idea that men and women would divide by gender and then attempt to exterminate each other is ridiculous from a Darwinian perspective because it would reduce everyone’s inclusive fitness. If “war is the great clarifier,” as they say, then the very absence of armed “gender wars” clearly demonstrates the primacy of race over gender.

    People sort by race. They always have; they always will. A white man and a white woman can pair up, have a child, and each will increase his or her inclusive fitness. Not so with a white female and black female teaming up, for even if they adopted, say a “mixed-race (black-white) child, each female would be around 55x more closely related to her co-ethnics than to the adopted child. Their inclusive fitness would be diminished.”

    Once again, race trumps gender. A lesson that all feminists today need to learn. A reality that Margaret Sanger knew very well but many feminists today seem to have forgotten.

  • robertstacymccain

    Facts are one thing. Theory is another. Doctrines of racial “essence” bother me because they are theoretical (and usually tendentious) in nature.

    This by way of saying that I welcome your comments insofar as they contribute facts to the discussion, and I’m not the type to jump up and down pointing the finger of RAAAAACISM!

    However, as you may know, I have in the past been accused of being a “white supremacist” basically for daring to question liberal prejudice. If you wish to continue commenting here, be aware that there is a line that you may not cross. I am giving you a fair warning. You are obviously well informed, but while your factual knowledge is welcome, I am concerned that you wish to advocate a doctrine that I do not endorse.

  • Daniel Freeman

    After watching Ghost, when I was alone at night, I was totally a Demisexual.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Just for fun, here’s a parody by the same MRA that wrote The One Good Man:

  • Phil_McG

    Daniel, you watched Ghost, and not so you could get a girl to cuddle up to you? 🙁

    I only watch quality films, such as Roadhouse.

  • Phil_McG

    Radical identity politics is the inbred mutant freak-baby of Marx’s bastard children: Gramsci and Adorno and Horkheimer.

  • Phil_McG

    I think “phased out” means they’ll block you on Twitter. TAKE THAT, HETEROPATRIARCHY!

  • Phil_McG

    Vapourising the guns of any white policemen who might otherwise be inclined to protect her life or property would be a step towards social justice.

  • RobinDTaxpayer

    HPV-16 incubators.

  • Gahrie

    If these feminists got their wish and every straight White man vanished overnight, this country would become Zimbabwe in six months.

  • trangbang68

    If you read accounts of Bill Ayers and his rat wife and the other Weathercretins, beyond their cartoon “revolution”; they were seriously trying to destroy everything good, noble and traditional in Amerika.
    During their self criticism sessions (no doubt modeled after North Korea), the females such as Saxe, Kathy Bouldin and Dohrn began embracing lesbianism and the other feminist claptrap as another way of striking a blow against normality. Of course it was Dohrn who thought the Manson gang sticking a fork in Sharon Tate’s pregnant belly was “groovy”
    Leftism whether it’s the Jacobins in France, the Republicans in Spain or our own dirtbags have always declared war on the family, the church, the police, monogamy, the military.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Hey, I was a teenager. I was easy to please. 😉

  • theoldsargesays

    Isn’t that what this one is about?

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  • Quartermaster

    Adult only in physical development.

  • Quartermaster

    Next time you’re both at the Courthouse.

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  • RS

    “The Stormer” is the first clue that not all is well with this commenter. It is the English equivalent of Der Sturmer. Just a head’s up, Stacey.