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‘Feminist Motherhood Has Failed’

Posted on | September 7, 2015 | 64 Comments

Only a feminist could describe pregnancy as “a woman growing the parasitic entity of a fetus in her,” and there is no limit to a radical lesbian feminist blogger’s absolute hatred of motherhood:

Motherhood is at the heart of patriarchy. Patriarchy, the rule of the fathers, is impossible without mothers who make them fathers in the first place.
Mothers have sex with men or at the very least obtain sperm from men to become pregnant.
Mothers give birth to the next generation of men.
Mothers choose men and boys over women and girls.
Mothers raise the next generation of men, pouring endless energy and devotion into the task.
Mothers raise their daughters to become mothers as well and teach them to pick men over other women.
Mothers, on the other hand, have failed gloriously to raise “new men”: Patriarchy is alive and kicking, and men contribute to it and benefit from it as ever.
Mothers do exactly what patriarchy wants them to do.

You can read the whole thing. She attempts to organize her thoughts in outline form, but it is a rather disjointed argument. What I found most interesting was this series of assertions:

5. Motherhood Undermines Female Solidarity
5. 1. Mothers Choose Their Sons Over Women
5. 2. Mothers Choose Their Men Over Women
5. 3. Lesbian Families Promote Hetero Families
6. “Feminist Motherhood” Has Failed
6. 1. Feminists Failed To Raise “Better Sons”
6. 2. Lesbians Fail To Raise “Better Sons”

She writes, “At this point in history, there are two, maybe three generations who were raised by mothers with a certain feminist consciousness. A good portion of these mothers would even be actively feminist in one way or the other.” And yet, you see, young women in the 21st-century insist they are still oppressed by patriarchy.

Why should this be so? Three alternative hypotheses:

  1. The “oppressive patriarchy” is a myth — Human nature is what it is, and what feminists denounce as “male supremacy” is simply the natural form of society created by biological imperatives, rather than a male conspiracy that systematically seeks to subjugate women for political purposes. Thus, “feminist motherhood” fails because human behavior tends to deviate toward the norm, so that most males will be masculine and most females will be feminine, no matter how consciously “gender-neutral” they may be raised.
  2. Differential fertility matters — It may be true that, more than 40 years after the eruption of the Women’s Liberation movement, young people in the 21st century are the third generation “raised by mothers with a certain feminist consciousness.” However, feminist rhetoric and ideology have been so consistently hostile to marriage and motherhood that there is likely an inverse correlation between women’s “feminist consciousness” and the number of children they have. The more a woman embraces feminism, the less likely she is to marry or have children, while the women most likely to have large families are religious conservatives who reject feminist ideology altogether. This factor operates on a global scale. Even if a majority of women in industrial societies embrace “feminist consciousness” — thus inexorably reducing birth rates — in the next generation, their societies will experience an influx of immigrants from societies with higher birth rates (and less “feminist consciousness”). We see how this operates, for example, in phenomena like the “Rotherham Horror,” where girls from the English underclass were victimized by the sons of Muslim immigrants. Because feminism is largely a middle-class ideology, it had no meaningful influence on poor white girls raised in England’s public-housing projects, nor on young men raised with the sexist attitudes of their Pakistani parents. What can feminists say about the outcome — hundreds of English girls raped and prostituted by gangs of predatory immigrant men — except perhaps, “Oops“?
  3. Feminists aren’t as smart as they think they are — Their claim that “gender is a social construct,” which is used to justify constant activism to fight against “sexism” in society, is a hypothesis that has been accepted on the basis of largely theoretical arguments. The radical lesbian feminist blogger makes note (6. 1. Feminists Failed To Raise “Better Sons”) of a case that I have myself noted: Tobi Hill-Meyer, the son of lesbian feminists who grew up to be a transgender pornographer. And there are even children of lesbian couples who have grown up to be conservative Christian opponents of same-sex marriage. Feminists have arrogantly assumed that their ideology endows them with superior wisdom, and that traditionalists are all just ignorant bigots. Well, these claims are subject to empirical proof, which can only be gathered over the course of decades, as we compare socioeconomic outcomes between generations of children raised with different values.

My belief is that what can be called “neo-traditionalism” — basically old-fashioned ideas about family life, yet providing sufficient flexibility to permit parents and children to adapt successfully to a changing society — will prove to be the superior strategy for child-rearing in the 21s century. This is what feminists, with their rigid concepts of men and women as collective groups in hostile opposition, completely fail to understand.

Parents are profoundly concerned with the well-being of their own children, which is not the same as a concern for “children” as an abstract group. In the same way, most mothers are not concerned with whether feminism succeeds in bringing about “equality” in some general way; rather, most mothers are concerned with how feminism will affect the lives of their own sons and daughters. However much any woman may embrace or reject feminist ideology, as a mother she will naturally place the interests of her own children above every other concern. She wants her children to be successful and happy and, we may presume, she hopes some day that her children will have their own children, because being a grandmother is the best thing in the whole world.

OK, maybe you don’t think being a grandmother is the best thing in the whole world, but in that case you’re wrong. Just ask my wife, because my wife is never wrong about anything. Our second grandson, Alexander, was born yesterday evening, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Baby and mother are both fine and healthy. Our first grandson James stayed with us overnight, and today we’ll all be going to the hospital to greet the latest addition to the (oppressive heteropatriarchal) McCain family.

You should hit the tip jar. Not only will it make my wife happy — and making her happy is Job Number One — but every time you hit the tip jar, you make a feminist sad, because “Motherhood is at the heart of patriarchy,” and “Patriarchy is alive and kicking.”



64 Responses to “‘Feminist Motherhood Has Failed’”

  1. Renaissance
    September 8th, 2015 @ 2:58 am


  2. Daniel Freeman
    September 8th, 2015 @ 3:37 am

    Indeed, if the State has no interest in establishing and preserving the institution of marriage, then it has no reason not to interfere in yours.

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  4. Fail Burton
    September 8th, 2015 @ 5:18 am

    And pregnancy is like the creature bursting out of the stomach in Alien. These are truly sick people.

  5. robertstacymccain
    September 8th, 2015 @ 6:27 am

    “Men are essential for teaching boys the boundaries of male behaviour.”

    In his 1979 book, The Culture of Narcissism, Christopher Lasch has a section entitled, “The Socialization of Reproduction and the Collapse of Authority.” That is to say, as the duties of child care formerly performed by the family are socialized, the traditional basis of authority — parents directing the behavior of their own children — has collapsed. One result of this, although not discussed by Lasch, is a sort of tribalism among the young. There is a desperate need to be part of a clique, and to emulate the attitudes and behaviors of peers, so as to belong to something larger than one’s self. The decline of the family has deprived young people of a valuable source of identity, and so they are left to improvise an identity from whatever they find lying in pop culture.

    To the extent that young men are actually misogynists — as opposed to this being a fiction created by hypersensitive neurotic feminists who can’t take a joke — it’s certainly a consequence of family decline and the neo-tribalism of youth culture.

  6. robertstacymccain
    September 8th, 2015 @ 6:30 am

    Feminism is all about demoting the real biological purpose of sex — procreation — to an afterthought, an option, and not a preferred option, either.

  7. robertstacymccain
    September 8th, 2015 @ 6:31 am

    Actually, in another post at her blog, she addresses that same idea.

  8. Ilion
    September 8th, 2015 @ 7:31 am

    That may be because the whole point of patriarchy is to cherish and support own’s own woman and to protect all women in general so that they may successfully rear their children.

  9. robertstacymccain
    September 8th, 2015 @ 11:22 am

    “I can never get over the contrast between how mentally ill these people are and how legitimized their rhetoric is in colleges and artistic movements. No doubt that same air of unreality attended the rise of Nazism.”

    They deliberately exploit the traditional deference to women in Western society. Civilized people believe men should be courteous and respectful toward women. Feminists interpret this as granting them license to say the most hateful and insulting things about men, and when men object to being insulted, their objections are interpreted as evidence of sexism. Therefore, men’s voices are silenced and marginalized, and all opposition to feminism is categorized as “hate.”

    The parallels to Nazism are enlightening.

  10. Nate Winchester
    September 8th, 2015 @ 3:34 pm

    That seems to be the greatest disconnect I’ve noticed in these things. Some women & feminists just cannot seem to grasp that men like women, that we’re kind of fond of them.

    Instead they seem to believe we like women in the same “way” women like us, which isn’t quite right… (and probably explains a lot of the rhetoric and confusion)

  11. Ruy Diaz
    September 8th, 2015 @ 5:19 pm

    How come every other radical lesbian is a Biology denier? I thought the science was settled.

  12. Ruy Diaz
    September 8th, 2015 @ 5:21 pm

    The rise of Communism too. A bunch of angry radicals with spotty bathing habits take over Russia, and suddenly their nonsense is exciting avant-garde.

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    September 9th, 2015 @ 8:15 pm

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  14. armenia4ever
    September 9th, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

    I always delight to see these radfems reject motherhood and also encourage other feminists to do the same.

    It makes it that much easier to outbreed them and take advantage of their poor understanding of demographics and passing on one’s worldview to their children.