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Advanced Feminist Logic™

Posted on | April 13, 2015 | 43 Comments

Some will say that it is an oxymoron to speak of feminist logic, but after many months of careful study, I have mastered the basics:

1. Do you have a vagina?
2. Vote Democrat!

This is the simplest understanding of feminism, i.e., whatever arguments are necessary to persuade unhappy women that voting Democrat is the best revenge. However, mastering Advanced Feminist Logic™ requires the disciple to accept without question the premise that women are universally oppressed by patriarchy. All women are victims of this system of oppression, the feminist believes, and all men benefit from it.

“Feminist consciousness is consciousness of victimization . . . to come to see oneself as a victim.”
Sandra Lee Bartky, Femininity and Domination: Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression (1990)

Whether they are speaking of “male supremacy” or “sexism,” whether the immediate object of their indignation is “rape culture,” “harassment” or the “objectification” of women in media, always the fundamental premise of the feminist argument is this systemic, historical and universal oppression of women. What we might call the Patriarchal Thesis is really an extraordinary assertion, requiring us to believe that there are no natural differences between men and women. Rather, everything we consider to be “natural” in terms of human traits and behavior — the masculinity of males and the femininity of females — is socially constructed by the gender binary of the heterosexual matrix.

Those who have achieved Feminist Consciousness understand that differences between men and women are an illusion created by the patriarchy in order to oppress women. And if you don’t accept this extraordinary claim, you are either (a) a woman in need of further enlightenment to achieve Feminist Consciousness, or (b) a male, and therefore a beneficiary of oppression and probably also a rape apologist.

“All women are prisoners and hostages to men’s world. . . .
Each man is a threat. We can’t escape men.”

Disagreement with Feminist Logic™ becomes impossible once you accept the Patriarchal Thesis that is the fundamental premise of the feminist worldview. And if you do accept this premise, you will find it quite difficult to deny that “PIV is always rape, OK?”

Heterosexuality itself is both the cause and effect of male supremacy — “most women have to be coerced into heterosexuality,” to quote Professor Marilyn Frye — because, in the feminist worldview, there is no natural reason for women to be attracted to men, and thus it is patriarchal indoctrination that deceives women into the delusion of “love.” According to feminist theory, women’s “love” for men is actually a symptom of fear, a syndrome akin to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, a reaction to “sexual terror” enforced by male violence, as Professor Dee Graham explained.

If the preceding paragraph strikes you as insane, then obviously you have not achieved Feminist Consciousness. The premise of the Patriarchal Thesis leads invariably to the conclusion that males are at best unnecessary or irrelevant, insofar as they are not actively engaged in rape, violence and oppression. Fear and Loathing of the Penis — an existential dread of male sexuality — is the underlying spirit of feminism. It is scarcely surprising to see feminists at our colleges and universities promoting hysteria about “rape culture,” as no feminist can possibly imagine why a woman would ever consent to sexual intercourse with a man.

So as I was describing this in my usual jocular fashion on Twitter, I found myself accosted by Ken Simon, a theatrical actor, playwright and director. Rather than ping-ponging back and forth 140 characters at a time, I wrote him a message via Twit Longer:

Let me explain something, as politely as possible.
You came trolling into my timeline, accusing me of “misconstruing” feminism, as if I don’t know what I’m talking about. Never mind the fact that I’m sitting here with about five dozen feminist books within arm’s reach. The tweet to which you responded was, in fact, a subtweet in response to a feminist who had insulted me after I tried to compliment her.
So, here comes the White Knight, Sir Kenneth of Simon, to add further insults and I’m like, “Who is this asshole, anyway?” Go over and check your TL, and you’re a liberal advocate for gun control whose chief concern today is that Hillary Clinton might not be liberal enough for you. You’re inside an ideological bubble, an echo chamber divided from the exterior world by a high towering wall of Epistemic Closure, and I don’t know that anything I say could convince you to reconsider your opinions. There is no reason for me to argue with you, except for the fact that you decided to show off for your friends: “Look how superior I am to This Guy Here.”
Fine. Bask in the warm glow of your self-congratulatory gesture. Just don’t expect me to join in the applause. Also, don’t expect any reward for being a White Knight of Male Feminism.
Ask around, Ken. Feminists don’t actually like Male Feminists.
Eventually, you’ll discover that feminists consider you just another misogynist swine, and your effort to ingratiate yourself to them by parroting their rhetoric will only inspire feminists to hold you in even deeper contempt than they hold men generally. You may not believe me today, but if you are intelligent, honest and observant, one day you’ll realize I’m right.
Feminism is a totalitarian doctrine of hatred. It cannot be reformed, nor can it be appeased. Feminism is an ideology that demands war against human nature, and the question is whether we can stop this deadly menace before it destroys our civilization.
— Robert Stacy McCain

That’s not a joke. People need to wake the hell up.



43 Responses to “Advanced Feminist Logic™”

  1. M. Thompson
    April 13th, 2015 @ 7:10 pm

    Most excellently stated.

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    April 13th, 2015 @ 7:25 pm
  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 13th, 2015 @ 7:37 pm

    Isn’t it an oxymoron to combine feminist and logic?

    Advanced Feminist Logic: Promoting feminist values by electing a woman who allowed her husband to go to an orgy island with underaged girls

    You can’t have feminism and logic. It just doesn’t work.

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  5. ChandlersGhost
    April 13th, 2015 @ 7:43 pm

    If women aren’t naturally attracted to men, why do so many lesbians like women who look like dudes? Just kinda popped in my head.

  6. Daniel Freeman
    April 13th, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

    Don’t worry, butch/femme couples are criticized in feminist theory for recreating patriarchal dynamics. They can’t even leave the lesbians alone with what makes them happy.

  7. robertstacymccain
    April 13th, 2015 @ 8:07 pm

    Well, you see, once they escape the social construction of the heterosexual matrix, they are no longer oppressed by the gender binary.

    Is the circularity of this logic apparent? Yes, but when unhappy women begin to rationalize their unhappiness by externalizing responsibility — scapegoating males, blaming “society” for their problems — these explanations strike them as entirely sufficient. It is not enough for them to say, “Men don’t like me much” or “I’m dissatisfied with the quality of men I attract.” Such an explanation might involve an admission of their own shortcomings, which would be unacceptably damaging to their fragile self-esteem. Nor would it be acceptable for them to say, “I’m psychologically defective and incapable of the normal emotional responses necessary to achieving satisfaction through heterosexual activity.” (Hint: There are more-or-less well-adjusted lesbians who do explain themselves this way, rather than blaming their problems on men.) Rather than seeing society as necessary and viewing their own dissatisfaction as merely personal or idiosyncratic, instead the feminist reverses this, and aims to destroy the society she blames for rejecting her.

    It’s very similar to Lee Harvey Oswald identifying with America’s Communist enemies during the Cold War.. The misfit or malcontent becomes alienated from society to such a degree as to harbor a desire to destroy everything around him, just to prove the validity of his own grievance. When feminists coined the slogan “the personal is political,” they found a formula whereby to rationalize their own antisocial hostility, to justify their own alienation.

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 13th, 2015 @ 8:07 pm

    You need a vacation…to Sandals or one of those other heterosexual couple’s resorts.

  9. Jim R
    April 13th, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

    Women as perpetual victims, eh?

    Duringbthis whole idiocy about “rape culture” and “you must ALWAYS believe the woman”, Atticus Finch has often been mentioned.

    Well, let’s take another character from Lee’s superb novel: Mrs. DuBose, the elderly, curmudgeonly lady who allegedly kept a Confederate pistol under her blanket… and beat morphine addiction by sheer willpower.

    Victim, my a$$.

    Do these women LIKE feeling like victims?

  10. Phil_McG
    April 13th, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

    I found myself accosted by Ken Simon, a theatrical actor, playwright and director.

    Had a quick look at his Twitter:

    * Muslims are great
    * Teabaggers are stupid, LOL
    * St. Trayvon Martin of Skittles
    * Never mind Benghazi
    * People on food stamps are martyrs
    * Guns are bad, mmmkay?

    Not sure if real person or comedy character invented to satirise lib-bots.

  11. RKae
    April 13th, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

    I always love when someone wants to destroy my rights and ends with “Mmmmkay?”

    Gee. Glad to see you’re taking my life seriously.

  12. robertstacymccain
    April 13th, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

    “Don’t worry, butch/femme couples are criticized in feminist theory for recreating patriarchal dynamics.”

    Oh, man, I’ve read some truly fascinating articles about the butch/femme dynamic. What’s interesting, really, is the sense of embarrassment that most lesbians seem to have about their own sexuality. Most of them seem afraid to say what they like and why they like it, because (one intuits) they realize that their explanations would be condemned as confirming sexist/homophobic stereotypes. This sexual reticence among lesbians is in stark contrast to gay men, who are quite explicit about what they like and why. Also, whereas there are the ideological enforcers of feminism telling lesbians what they should say, gay men say whatever the hell they want and nobody seems to care.

    The forces of Political Correctness now suppress honest discussion of sex — gay, lesbian, straight, whatever — in a way that I could never have imagined people tolerated back in the freewheeling counter-culture of the Seventies. If in some sense there is more “sexual equality” now, it has been achieved by a loss of liberty, spontaneity and simple FUN. America is really much more repressed now than it was 40 years ago.

  13. arcadius
    April 13th, 2015 @ 9:13 pm

    Very precise.

  14. JeffS
    April 13th, 2015 @ 10:27 pm

    Ken Simon sounds like a beta male trolling for an easy lay.

  15. Adobe_Walls
    April 13th, 2015 @ 10:33 pm

    What an epiphany! All these many decades these various lefty faction have been trolling the entire world. It’s all a construct, there’s really no such thing as feminism, anti-capitalism or intersectionally oppressed minorities. It’s all a scam to get ”us” to entertain them. Because only a crazy person could…oh wait…never mind.

  16. DeadMessenger
    April 13th, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

    Man, I don’t want to be viewed as a victim! What kind of weak loser would that make me? Sure, maybe I’m a loser, but I’m not a weak one. >:/

  17. K-Bob
    April 14th, 2015 @ 12:14 am

    “twitlonger?” Sounds like something you’d see in a bathroom vending machine.

    I assume it has something to do with that tweeter thingy you kids keep talking about. (When I was your age, we had to use FidoNet—both ways.)

    Folks like Mr. Simon wrap themselves in so many layers of dogmatic cool-aide that it’s almost impossible to have a conversation with them. Stacy shows how you begin. It takes a sort of bunker-buster to get through the layers of crap before you can fine a layer of intact neurons that actually connect.

    (*if* you find them, that is)

  18. K-Bob
    April 14th, 2015 @ 12:20 am

    That’s what I determined by my looking into FoxLatino yesterday. Feminism is not gaining a whole lot of traction, south of the Border.

  19. ChandlersGhost
    April 14th, 2015 @ 12:24 am

    And I was just being a dick. 🙂

  20. Finrod Felagund
    April 14th, 2015 @ 1:15 am

    Heh. I remember hearing about FidoNet but never actually used it. The main thing I heard was how it made the chaos of Usenet look like peace, order, and good government.

  21. K-Bob
    April 14th, 2015 @ 2:19 am

    They started calling it “Fight-O-Net”

  22. Prime Director
    April 14th, 2015 @ 3:14 am

    The misfit or malcontent becomes alienated from society to such a degree as to harbor a desire to destroy everything around him, just to prove the validity of his own grievance.

    Herostratus (Greek: ??????????) — or Erostratus — was a 4th-century BC Greek arsonist who destroyed the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

    His name has become a metonym for someone who commits a criminal act in order to become famous.

  23. The original Mr. X
    April 14th, 2015 @ 5:01 am

    And that’s why feminism, like all leftist ideologies, is fundamentally incapable of stopping or compromising. Because anybody trying to live by leftist principles is going to feel unhappy, there’s always going to be the need to scapegoat someone else. Even just living quietly and asking to be left alone isn’t enough of a defence against them, as the various RFRA-related uproars show. And if/when the supply of conservative scapegoats runs short, expect the movement to turn on itself in order to keep finding new people to blame. “After the manner of Saturn, the revolution always devours its own children.”

  24. The original Mr. X
    April 14th, 2015 @ 5:03 am

    I always find myself shaking my head in disbelief at these male feminist types. Can the occasional pity-shag really be worth abandoning all self-respect and independent thought and grovelling at the feat of a bunch of bitter lunatics?

  25. The original Mr. X
    April 14th, 2015 @ 5:09 am

    “Feminist consciousness is consciousness of victimization . . . to come to see oneself as a victim.”

    And that’s these people’s idea of empowerment? Completely ridiculous. If they really want to “empower” people, they should junk the feminist authors and make people read some Epictetus instead. A former slave who was crippled at a young age and later banished from Rome, he used his knowledge of stoic philosophy to avoid becoming disheartened by his bad fortune. Now there’s empowerment for you:

  26. Steve Skubinna
    April 14th, 2015 @ 6:15 am

    You left out Basic Principle 3: Because Rape Culture!!!!11!!elebenty!!1!

    Or in older terminology, men are pigs. All of them.

  27. Quartermaster
    April 14th, 2015 @ 8:41 am

    I would think the combination of the words “Feminist” and “Logic” would be obscene. At least NSFW.

  28. Quartermaster
    April 14th, 2015 @ 8:55 am

    They only play victims on TV for the benefits they derive from the status. Otherwise, they’re laughing all the way to the bank.

  29. Finrod Felagund
    April 14th, 2015 @ 10:33 am
  30. The original Mr. X
    April 14th, 2015 @ 11:08 am

    In other — but not entirely unrelated — news, the pro-abortion lobby has now gone from claiming that abortion isn’t infanticide to claiming that infanticide is actually OK:

  31. Daniel Freeman
    April 14th, 2015 @ 11:16 am

    Maternal infanticide already a lesser crime in Canada, up to a year old — so minor that I’ve heard of a case where the perp just got a suspended sentence — and now that they have that, activists are talking about decriminalizing it entirely. They won’t be satisfied until “I brought you into this world, I can take you out” is literally legally true.

  32. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 14th, 2015 @ 12:07 pm

    It certainly offends my sensibilities.

  33. Bandito
    April 14th, 2015 @ 12:40 pm

    “Feminism is a totalitarian doctrine of hatred. It cannot be reformed, nor can it be appeased. Feminism is an ideology that demands war against human nature, and the question is whether we can stop this deadly menace before it destroys our civilization.”

    It could be argued that feminism is currently THE greatest threat to western civilization–certainly more so than Islam, and perhaps even communist ideology. Just as it is foolish to refer to “islamism” or “radical muslims” (implying that it is only the most extreme who are a danger), it is equally foolish to take the same stance with respect to feminism. Women–even those who would not identify as feminists–really do want to take over, especially in the work place. They just want equality, they say, while fully endorsing diversity & inclusion mandates. After all, “it’s our turn now,” they say. They’ll shun the lesbian feminist types and the blather about a “rape culture” while subscribing to all of the “female supremacy” propaganda; e.g., women are smarter, better leaders, more empathetic, more ethical, better at multi-tasking, and comanies with more women at the top are more profitable.

    I suspect another book could be written just on the adverse effects of watered down feminism in the business world–the driving of men out of the workplace and the destruction of American business.

  34. The original Mr. X
    April 14th, 2015 @ 5:04 pm

    Don’t forget its effect on marriage rates and single parenthood:

  35. The original Mr. X
    April 14th, 2015 @ 5:06 pm

    Here in the UK, when somebody suggested in Parliament that loosening the restrictions on abortion would lead to abortion on demand, they were met with jeers from the other members. Now, not only do people see abortion on demand as a human right, they demand the right to murder their born children as well.
    Turns out that slope was pretty slippery after all.

  36. Daniel Freeman
    April 14th, 2015 @ 7:15 pm

    Mike Buchanan has done some good research on the subject. He’s in the U.K., where the parliamentary system makes it easier for minor parties to gain a foothold, so he has his own: Justice for men and boys (and the women who love them). He explains his opposition to boardroom mandates on p.68 of the general election manifesto, along with quite a few links in the footnotes if you’re interested.

  37. OccupyDisqus
    April 14th, 2015 @ 8:11 pm

    Jazz Hands!

  38. Dana
    April 14th, 2015 @ 8:33 pm

    Percy Sledge died today. Mr Sledge was most famous for his 1966 song, When a man loves a woman.” I guess that he should be denounced as a cisheteronormative patiarchist!

  39. robertstacymccain
    April 14th, 2015 @ 10:24 pm

    “… the destruction of American business. …”

    Feminism is always strongest where competition, efficiency and profitability are not a consideration. That is to say, in academia, in government, in non-profit organizations, there is no real obstacle to quota hiring, absurd regulations and everything else required by the feminist agenda. In such an environment, feminism “works”and don’t you dare complain about it. Get out into the part of the economy driven by market demand, where productivity is necessary to success, however, and you find quotas and regulations are an impediment to survival. The feminist complaints we hear about certain business sectors (especially high tech) being male-dominated are simply a reflection of the fact that feminists don’t like reality, and don’t like capitalism, either.

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