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The Feminist Fear Factor

Posted on | November 30, 2015 | 71 Comments

Feminists @JaclynF, @PennyRed, @AmandaMarcotte know you fear them!

The blogger at Dark Brightness has a post describing the “politicization of phobia” as a Nigerian email scam. He links me — thanks! — and also links Vox Day quoting Jack Donovan:

Progressives only have one good trick, and men keep falling for it.
They keep calling you a coward, so that you’ll do or say whatever they want to prove that you are not a coward.
If they want you to accept a group of outsiders, they call you a xenophobe to dismiss any rational concerns you might have about the motivations of strangers. . . .
If you reject any demand made by any woman, you’re “just afraid of a strong woman.” This accusation has been repeated so many times that a substantial portion of the population actually seems to believe that men are at the very core of their being constitutionally terrified by any woman with “attitude.” . . .

You can read the whole thing. The claim that critics of feminism are afraid of “strong women” is as easy to disprove as this: Have you ever met my wife? Or, have you ever seen my wife angry? Trust me, you don’t want to see her angry. Yet my wife is also cheerful, kind-hearted and generous, whereas feminists are resentful, cruel and selfish — they are simply bad people, which is why everybody hates feminism. It is a shabby hustle, a three-card monte game, for unhappy women to claim that their anti-social personality traits are actually virtues.

Feminists routinely engage in moral reversals, psychological projections, and self-serving rationalizations. The woman whose hostile, domineering, my-way-or-the-highway attitude makes her unpopular — she had few friends in childhood and, as an adult, is often alienated from her parents and siblings — resorts to the flattering rationalization that she is “strong,” and that others are envious or fearful of her strength. Similarly, a feminist will rationalize her promiscuity as “empowering” and claim that anyone who disapproves of such whorishness is envious or fearful of women’s sexual power. Perhaps the greatest of these fraudulent tropes, however, is the feminist’s claim that her membership in an identity-politics groupthink mob — the True Believer in a Mass Movement rigidly defined by a collectivist ideology — proves how independent-minded she is! What is most insulting about feminist tactics (which very much resemble DARVO Syndrome) is their arrogant assumption that the rest of us are so stupid we can’t see through their bogus intellectual three-card monte hustle.

An experimental suggestion: Go on Twitter and send a link to this post to a prominent feminist — Jaclyn Friedman, Laurie Penny, Amanda Marcotte, et al. — and ask her to respond to it. Does she deny that the feminist movement is a three-card monte hustle wherein unhappy women use reversals, projections and rationalizations to explain their own misery, to justify their own anti-social traits and to excuse their own failures by shifting blame to others? In other words, impugn her motives, just as feminists do to their critics — whom they invariably accuse of “misogyny” and other such Thought Crimes — and see if she is willing and able to defend herself against accusations of intellectual fraud.

Good luck with your experiment. After the feminist blocks you on Twitter, you might try logging out of your account and checking her timeline to see if she’s complaining about “harassment,” which is a feminist synonym for criticism. Feminism is always a lecture and never a dialogue. The feminist is a totalitarian, who is never willing to debate her critics, but instead always seeks to silence her critics.

It is entirely rational to fear feminism, as anyone must fear the sound of jackboots marching through streets covered in broken glass.

Opposition to feminism is not a result of ignorance, but of knowledge, arising not from an irrational “phobia,” but from an understanding of what deceitful monsters feminists truly are.

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Comments

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    The man who is “afraid of strong women” is most frequently the guy who doesn’t immediately acquiesce in all of her opinions, but the guy who does immediately acquiesce in all of her opinions is the guy who fails to make her loins quiver.

    The real man who isn’t “afraid of strong women” is the man who listens to a woman, and agrees with her when she’s right, and disagrees when she isn’t. He’s the guy who holds the door for her, but pretty much holds the door for everyone, knowing that it’s rude to let the door close in someone’s face. He’s the man who isn’t afraid to ask a woman for her help or her opinion, when it’s appropriate to do so, but is also perfectly ready to do things by himself when the situation calls for it.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    You don’t have to shave her head; she’d just be Shemp instead of Curly!

  • Ilion

    I wish my employees were more like Ed, come to think of it.
    Well, you could hire me, as I’m (generally) easy to get along with. On the other hand, as my father used to say about Florida, “I didn’t leave anything there”

  • Ilion

    Because, behind, and upholding, every “strong, independent woman” is some number of powerful men who find her and her antics to be a useful tool for keeping other men under their thumbs.

    A strong man is unimpressed by her antics and thus can’t be controlled in that way. If too many of those get loose, she’ll no longer be useful to the elites, and they’ll drop her like the worthless thing she is in her own right.

  • DrGreatCham
  • Fail Burton

    I confess to a phobia of bi-sexual, fat, dumpy, ugly and arrogant feminists, dwarves with high-pitched voices and Nazi cocktail waitresses with eyes set too close together. All typically sport stupid expressions on their faces. Is this wrong?

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  • Ilion

    … who has no intention of ever really committing. Oh, sure, she’ll commit to a permanent mutilation of her body with various tramp stamps and extra holes in her head, but commit to honoring and obeying a man who commits himself to love and cherish her (*)? That’s not in the cards.

    (*) that is, to commit to the *one thing* that men, as men, want and that women, as women, want, and which makes both happy.

  • https://twitter.com/Mthomps016 M. Thompson

    She who passed in a tragic kiln incident?

  • Daniel Freeman

    I think I stole it from Fail Burton.

  • Jeanette Victoria

    There is a lot of very ugly stuff being passed for art. There are tons of way better photogs with a hasselblad than Leibovitz

  • Fail Burton

    What in the world are you talking about?

  • Fail Burton

    In my opinion, she’s as great as any American photographer. I’d like to hear who it is who is better. If you go to her entire body of work, it is unsurpassed in America. The Pirelli Calendar may have been an off day.

  • Fail Burton

    Reality itself fears strong women as it has managed to keep them from military affairs throughout human history. Reality also hates women in the arts and sciences. Even construction sites, mines, oil rigs and freezer warehouses are too daunting for these powerful women. Mostly all they do is bluster in media and say a Patriarchy hates them working in tech and the film industry but not in teaching or nursing.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Soon to star in the upcoming short indie film,
    “Three for Bad Hair Day”

  • Isa

    amen, sister!

  • http://www.paganvigil.com NeoWayland

    I’m sorry, but I have to take exception to a strong woman blustering. I’ve known strong women my entire life, and I’ve never known one to bluster against the patriarchy or anything else. They don’t have time to waste, they have things to do, and whining about injustice doesn’t do any good.

    Doing it anyway and proving their point, that’s just good time management.

    Never mess with the aunts and grandmothers. It doesn’t matter who sits in council, it doesn’t matter who holds the official titles. If these ladies agree, it gets done. If these ladies don’t agree, it dies of shame and embarrassment.

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  • Powered by UNicorn flatulence

    Those are not men using her as a tool, they just look like men.
    it is a species known as feminsitus gynosaurus

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