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.