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What Feminism Is and Isn’t

Posted on | March 25, 2016 | 8 Comments

Janet Bloomfield (@AndreaHardie on Twitter) is a take-no-prisoners opponent of feminism, who has collected some of her writing in a book called Feminisn’t. Like me, she has actually researched feminist theory and is tired of so-called “mainstream” feminists who want to expand the Feminist™ brand to include anything and everything. In January, the website Bustle published an article about “ways to be a feminist beyond the media-friendly stereotype” that really ticked off Janet.

My favorite part of that video (about the 5-minute mark) is where Janet explains what the feminist term “objectification” means: “The simple act of a man looking at you is oppression. . . . When men look at you, they ‘objectify’ you. When you do things to alter your appearance to encourage men to look at you, you are encouraging their oppression.” This is an apt summary of Laura Mulkey’s concept of “the male gaze,” i.e., the normal perspective of a heterosexual male admiring a women’s beauty is objectification. (“The male gaze . . . is a lens of entitlement.”) This is sexist oppression, according to feminist theory, and any man who admires women in this way is a misogynist (a woman-hater). Therefore, media representations of women which are intended to appeal to “the male gaze” are inherently wrong. Feminist theory condemns heterosexuality, per se, as “a political institution through which male dominance is organised and maintained,” to quote Professor Sheila Jeffreys.

Feminism’s anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology is based in a profound hostility to entirely normal behaviors including both men’s admiration of female beauty, and women’s desire to attract male admiration. Not only do feminists hate beauty, but they also hate love itself. Pioneering feminist Ti-Grace Atkinson declared, “Love has to be destroyed.”

This kind of irrational hatred is not, as some would claim, limited to an extremist “fringe” of the feminist movement. This is the core belief system of feminism as articulated by leading professors of Women’s Studies programs at colleges and universities everywhere. Here is a simple fact: Feminist Frontiers is a 576-page textbook described by its publisher, McGraw-Hill, as the “most widely used anthology of feminist writings,” commonly assigned in introductory Women’s Studies courses. The three editors of this popular textbook are Professor Verta Taylor and Professor Leila Rupp (University of California-Santa Barbara) and Nancy Whittier (Smith College). All three of these eminent academic feminists are lesbians. Does anyone think this is a mere coincidence?

“Feminism is a cult whose leaders use mind-control methods to inspire in the cult members a paranoid fear of the scapegoated male enemy. . . .
“The Feminist-Industrial Complex of Women’s Studies programs have turned college campuses into indoctrination centers where radical professors recruit teenage girls to this cult, training them to become activists and organizers for the movement.”

Robert Stacy McCain, March 15

The warning must be repeated: Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

 

Comments

  • Fail Burton

    Cultural and sub-cultural groups have a history of reconciling their perceived lower status compared to other cultures in different ways. Late 19th century Japan made a realistic assessment, dug in their heels and went to work on a steep learning curve. Most Third World cultures accept their lower status with the West and make little fuss because they prefer the low-energy, less frantic nature of their cultures. Some cultures, like Sayd Qutb’s Muslim Brotherhood, make the classic excuse their Western opponent is technologically clever but morally and spiritually inept, with predictable results. I don’t think most women in history perceive their status as lower so much as different. Otherwise they’d all have been trying to organize armies and co-ed expeditions to the South Pole. Lesbian feminism takes the route of simply blaming men for everything, with predictable results. They are one of the most clever dog-ate-my-homework ideologies we’ve ever seen in America. My own reaction is that if congress can hold hearings about steroid use in baseball, why not do the same for this insane asylum preaching anti-due process, anti-equal protection, anti-free speech hate speech in Title IX colleges.

  • Philogynist

    “any man who admires women in this way is a misogynist (a woman-hater)”

    Actually, it’s just the opposite: any many who admires women in this way is a philogynist.

    That’s your vocabulary word for the day.

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  • Joe Joe

    A man who admires a woman’s looks and a woman who encourages him to do so are risking fertility. That’s the real enemy underneath it all. Feminists are part of the population control agenda.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    The real problem for the Professional Feminists is that there is nothing left for them to do! Compensation within professions is pretty much equal, and women have long had equal access to university admissions and jobs. Contraception is widely and inexpensively available, and infanticide abortion is legal. Those are the things most women would consider the goals of feminism.

    But, with all of that done, either Professional Feminists must find other things to bitch about things on which to work, or be out of a job.

  • RS

    The problem you mention is equally applicable to all social movements which become co-opted by Leftist/Progressives: They cannot proclaim “Victory!” and move on. This why we see ever more minor “slights” turned into issues of ostensible great import. The tell is the term “microaggression.” Offenses which are so small that cannot be perceived by normal people. (It’s why we now are told that racism is a genetic trait ubiquitous to Caucasians as opposed to attitudes, actions, or words.) With all such movements, they eventually reach a point where they cease being about legitimate grievance, if any, and simply become a means to power and/or a way to preserve cushy sinecures.

  • robertstacymccain

    A diagnosis of gynephilia, perhaps.

  • Fail Burton

    I’m not becoming a Somalian pirate knocking off oil tankers, so forget it. That goes for knocking off gas stations, banks, lemonade stands or poker night at the old folks home.