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On @MattMcGorry, @MeghanEMurphy and the ‘Male Feminist’ Problem

Posted on | May 23, 2016 | 34 Comments

 

In case you didn’t know, Matt McGorry is an actor who, in March 2015, was inspired by Emma Watson’s “He for She” campaign to declare:

I’m embarrassed to admit that I only recently discovered the ACTUAL definition of “feminism”. The fact that the term is sometimes clouded with anything other than pure support and positivity in our society is very tragic. I believe in gender equality. Being a feminist is for both women AND men. I AM A FEMINIST.

McGorry has continued his “male feminist” act to the point where BuzzFeed wrote a entire article mocking him and everybody got the joke.

This is 2016, OK? A belief in “gender equality” is not such a bold idea that anyone, male or female, can expect to be praised for advocating it. What has made feminism controversial is the question of what “gender equality” means, and what measures are needed to achieve it. Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It, as I keep saying. It is much safer (and much wiser) to oppose feminism altogether than to attempt marching in lockstep with the movement down the Road to Gender Equality. We’ve been marching on this road for more than 40 years, and feminists are just as angry today as they were in 1968, the main difference being that feminist anger now wields enormous legal, cultural, economic and political power. Totalitarians can never have enough power, however, and so the angry demands for more “equality” continue.

Meghan Murphy is permanently angry. As proprietor of Feminist Current, “Canada’s leading feminist website,” Ms. Murphy never met a man she couldn’t find a reason to hate, and there are very few things in the world she hates more than a “male feminist” like Matt McGorry:

As evidenced by the embarrassing level of swooning coming from American liberal media, Matt McGorry has hereby been crowned King of Feminism… And he’s not too humble to accept the throne. . . .
At the same time that McGorry is working to turn our radical movement into milquetoast, he’s claiming he plans to “shake people’s definition up of feminism.” Like, how? By explaining that feminism is not actually for women, but for men? . . .
Claiming that “feminism” is actually about “gender equality” is exactly what allows MRAs to pretend “reverse sexism” is real and to pretend our movement is just as much about men’s rights as women’s. The reason we name “women” in feminism is because women are the class oppressed by men. And we aren’t seeking equality with men, we are seeking an end to male power and to gender, in and of itself.

Didn’t I just explain this Saturday? Didn’t I quote feminists as far back as Shulamith Firestone declaring that their goal is “the elimination . . . of the sex distinction itself”? Didn’t I quote Catharine McKinnon to the same effect? And didn’t I follow this up on Sunday with an in-depth examination of radical feminist Rachel Ivey’s arguments?

 

“Gender is a hierarchical system which maintains the subordination of females as a class to males through force,” Ms. Ivey insists, and I’m sure Ms. Murphy agrees, because this is what all feminists believe. This is what feminism is — it’s not about “gender equality,” it’s about “the end of civilization as we know it,” as Sidney Abbott and Barbara Love declared in 1972, “destroying culture as we know it,” as Andrea Dworkin proclaimed in 1974. Feminism’s goals have always been essentially destructive, and to call yourself a “feminist” is to volunteer for service in this wrecking crew.

You could ask Dean Esmay to tell you some stories of men driven to suicide by the destructive forces of feminism. When removed from the abstract theory of ideologues and enacted as public policy, feminism functions to “empower” the most dishonest, cruel and selfish of women. Feminism is the politics of revenge, and attracts the support of vindictive women who, having developed a general contempt for men, are always seeking opportunities to unleash their sadistic fury against any man who is foolish enough to stray within range. (Never talk to a feminist.)

There is nothing to be gained by becoming a “male feminist,” except a bad reputation. Feminists hate all men, and habitually slander every male of their acquaintance. The man who befriends a feminist thereby “empowers” her to defame him as soon as he is out of earshot. The fool who tries be an exception to the rule — the “male feminist” who hopes to be admired by women who hate men — will inevitably be disappointed. Carefully read Meghan Murphy’s denunciation of Matt McGorry:

These efforts to convince men that they, too, are “feminists” just because they say so, whether or not they invest any energy into challenging ideas like masculinity, pushing back against the objectification of women, questioning a heteronormative and male-centered view of sex and sexuality . . . are not helpful. . . .
A feminist isn’t simply anyone who claims the label — the word actually means something. . . .
This party the media is throwing for Matt McGorry: America’s Next Top Feminist should tell Matt McGorry a little something about the kind of “feminism” he’s putting forth — the kind that doesn’t confront systems of power, that is void of radical aims and messaging, and the kind that is male-centered.
Feminism doesn’t have male leaders — we have male allies. And the fact that McGorry is being positioned as an expert on our movement, despite his cluelessness, is patriarchy.

You see that Meghan Murphy is against masculinity, per se. She is also against “objectification,” i.e., men’s admiration of women’s beauty, and denounces “heteronormative” sex because it is “male-centered,” meaning that she is against any kind of sex that a man might actually enjoy. She is certainly not alone in these anti-male/anti-heterosexual beliefs.

“Patriarchy is a system which is male dominated, male identified, and male centered, and within which women are subordinated. . . . Heteronormative ideology is a system of beliefs that indicates or implies that there are only two distinct sexes (male and female) and two clear gender roles in which heterosexuality is the only ‘normal’ sexual orientation, identifying all other forms of sexuality and/or gender as ‘abnormal.’ Heteronormative patriarchy identifies certain characteristics as ‘masculine’ or feminine,’ limiting humanity’s ability to function holistically.”
Ashley Donnelly, “Denial and Salvation: The Twilight Saga and Heteronormative Patriarchy,” in Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What’s at Stake in a Post-Vampire World, edited by Maggie Parke and Natalie Wilson (2011)

It is wrong to believe there are “two distinct sexes,” according to feminism, and it is also wrong to believe heterosexuality is normal. Furthermore, it is wrong to believe that men and women have characteristic traits which we may call “masculine” and “feminine,” according to feminists, because “gender” is an illusion imposed upon us by patriarchy. The fact that this claim is being made in a book about vampire movies is remarkable — who goes to see a movie and monitors the plot for heteronormative patriarchy? — but what should truly alarm us is that this claim is made by a professor at Ball State University. That is to say, the taxpayers of Indiana are paying Professor Ashley Donnelly to indoctrinate young people in this bizarre worldview, and there is no one in the administration or faculty who would dare criticize her claims, for fear of being denounced as a sexist homophobe.

Feminism is against masculinity and against heterosexuality, which is why we required to celebrate the transgender kindergartner, because feminists do not want boys to become either masculine or heterosexual.

Consider this: Jocelyn MacDonald is a Marxist atheist feminist who condemns males as “parasites,” and who has recently joined forces with another feminist, Brie Ripley, on a project called “Tie My Tubes.” These feminists advocate surgical sterilization for young women — promoting “voluntary sterilization as a key part of reproductive health care” — who seek to exempt themselves from the most dangerous and harmful consequence of heteronormative patriarchy, i.e., procreation.

“I will never become pregnant because I am in the process of getting a tubal ligation. . . . Sterilization will give me the agency I desire over my body and my future. . . .
“Preventing pregnancy shouldn’t cost you financially, physically, interpersonally, or emotionally. . . .
“Question authority, especially of the white male variety.”

Brie Ripley, Feb. 13

 

Feminism is a Death Cult, and their War Against Human Nature follows its own bizarre logic, to an anti-scientific attitude toward sexual behavior:

Sex is about reproductive biology. Human beings are mammals, and any eighth-grader can figure out what that means in terms of sex.
Once you understand this scientific definition of sex, everything else is just details. Young people have to figure out how to attract potential partners, how to choose a good partner from among the prospective candidates, and how to negotiate a relationship that will lead toward lifelong monogamous pair-bonding — i.e., a successful marriage — because this is the ideal situation in which to raise children. . . .
The road to Equality is paved with dead babies. Feminism’s idea of “empowerment” for women requires forsaking motherhood and, once the possibility of procreation is excluded, what does sex mean? If a woman decides to be a non-participant in the reproduction of the species, does she have any need for marriage? Indeed, why bother with men at all?

You can read the rest of that, but the facts are obvious enough: Feminists are against men, marriage, motherhood, capitalism and Christianity. No intelligent or honest person can support the feminist agenda.

 

Feminism is a movement by women, for women, against men. Feminists are women like Meghan Murphy. Incapable of finding happiness in life, feminists blame their misery on men, and seek to eliminate male happiness, so that everyone can become equally miserable.

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Comments

  • Finrod Felagund

    Trying to be a male feminist is as stupid and pointless as trying to be a conservative Democrat or an atheist Christian.

  • Wombat_socho

    You misspelled Unitarian.

  • kilo6

    Better off studying bomb making with Bill Ayres, at least the length of the agony will be shorter

  • Joe Joe

    Being a male feminist is like being a white Civil Rights activist: you’ve entered the enemy camp and they are afraid you’re going to take control of the movement to destroy it. In other words, you think you’re Gandhi and they think you’re a Trojan horse.

    Unless you’re Shaun King or Rachel Dolezal and pretend to be black or Bruce Jenner (and pretend to be a woman) you need to keep out of the enemy camp.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Heh, good catch there.

  • Fail Burton

    “Death cult” is an apt term for this movement. Murphy is a deeply troubled human being essentially no different from a young Adolph Hitler in 1920 when he found himself in some goofy gathering with a half dozen other sociopaths. Feminism is the institutionalization of mental illness, biological supremacist theory and sheer hatred. Probably the greatest satisfaction one can take from Murphy is the certainty she’ll be spending all her born days promoting the downfall of civilization using a soul that is already essentially dead.

  • Fail Burton

    You might enjoy this Tweet from a committed black feminist:

    “Justina Ireland @justinaireland May 20 Fair warning: if we have a convo in person and you call me girl you’re going to catch these hands. Trust. That.”

    That’s newly elected Science Fiction Writers of America Director at Large Justina Ireland threatening to beat anyone who uses a slangy phrase at her like “Girl, you just know…”

    This woman’s Twitter feed is bitterly and persistently anti-white and she has the unwavering support of the usual feminist Twitter pals. While liars like SFF author Kameron Hurley and oily nobody Damien Walter are painting white male SFF authors as racists in the mainstream press of The Atlantic and The Guardian without a lick of quotes to back it up, Ireland is the real deal. Watch what you say at the next Nebula Awards Weekend; you may find your face slapped.

  • jakee308

    “Male Allies”? More like human dildos and/or emotional punching bag. Or maybe test subject to try out various new theories. Or just for camoflage.

    Like a judas goat. Other men see that she has a “male ally” and they think that these feminists can’t be as bad as McCain says.

    Till the sack cutters come out. And like the male piglets find out, it’s too late to squeal then.

  • Robert What?

    Can someone please tell me how I get in on this Patriarchy thing?

  • jakee308

    I won’t be there but if I was she’d pull back a bloody stub. I have no problem hitting someone trying to hit me. Female or male makes no difference.

    Too many men have let too many bitches get away with it for too long.

  • jakee308

    Yeah. I know right! Where do I sign up? Where do we all meet?

    I feel insulted I haven’t been invited.

    What does a male chauvinist do to get an invite for crying out loud?

    You know under any other circumstances we’d call anyone who believed that a vast conspiracy was out to get them an ambulance and the I-Love-Me jacket.

    These people do this for a living at respected institutions and no one goes; HUH?

  • Robert What?

    How do I get some of that power and influence I hear about? I never even got taught the secret handshake.

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  • Fail Burton

    Ireland’s just putting on her Minstrel Show so the white libs will be sure to ask only her when it comes to what the drums of all black America are saying.

    “May be bad ju-ju ahead,” says Ireland. “Could be simba, or Leopard Men.”

    “Really?” says the SFWA. “Maybe we need another diversity panel on this. Leopard Men, you say? Oh, dear.”

  • http://o.com CaptDMO

    I see words like “positivity” and know how the rest will go.

  • Fail Burton

    And oh, hey… I’ve never see a tough grrl feminist give the finger before. Man, they are really cutting edge!

  • DavidD

    “…’voluntary sterilization as a key part of reproductive health care’….”

    Shouldn’t that be “unreproductive” or “nonreproductive” health care?

  • DavidD

    “Why Won’t Anyone Tie This Young Woman’s Tubes?”

    Why should anyone need to tie this young woman’s tubes? Why should this young woman need her tubes tied?

    Don’t want babies? Don’t have sex–it’s really just that simple.

    Don’t tell me someone is forcing her to have sex against her will; aren’t there laws against hat?

  • Whothehell Cares

    I’ve got a 12 foot hemp necktie if she wants it to tie up tightly around her breathing tube.

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  • Fail Burton

    It’s probably time to acknowledge the most crucial tipping point in mainstreaming hate speech is when incredible naivete becomes indistinguishable from mental illness. How else can one account for millions of Jews and Poles being sent off to die? When a culture has gotten to the point where a significant percentage of its intelligentsia and rank and file seriously believes Patriarchy, whiteness and heterosexuality are oppressive “systems” one must oppose, that is a culture which is essentially insane.

    Murphy’s mental illness and sociopathy leaps right through the screen, but the difference between that and some well-meaning middle-class parents who write the following is the same madness:

    “The world can be a scary place. It can be a very scary place for women. My daughter will struggle against sexism in her lifetime. She already has to wade through the endless piles of pink sleepers and onesies that proclaim her “Daddy’s Little Princess” or a “Heartbreaker” or that she’s “Not Allowed to Date. Ever.” She will be denied opportunity because of her gender. Things will be decided for her. She will have to fight harder than the boys she grows up alongside. She will have to fight harder than I had to. This is the world where she will grow up. And yet, she will still be more privileged than billions of other people around the world and throughout history, just by the luck of being born where and when she was.”

    That’s Aiden Moher at a guest post at the feminist sci-fi site The Book Smugglers, the Moher who published Kameron Hurley’s delusional “We Have Always Fought” essay which maintained men have erased the noble military deeds of women from history and introduced an Orwellian semantics where “statistical zero” is a synonym for “always.” Hugo Awards followed for Hurley and Moher. Hurley has admitted to mental illness, as if anyone needed more than her persistent paranoia of men to figure that out. Moher and his wife are almost certainly not mentally ill. But at this point, what’s the difference? The answer is: none.

  • RS

    Where do we all meet?

    The Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church of Benkelman, Nebraska on alternate Thursdays at 7:00 PM. The Patriarchy has to wait for the Methodist Ladies Quilting Society to finish up. BYOB.

  • Quartermaster

    The patriarchy is forcing her to have sex.

  • Quartermaster

    You just know that after that it won’t be positive.

  • Quartermaster

    First, you have to be a guy. Then you have to learn the secret code word and handshake. If you don’t learn these before you’re 16, then you’re toast.

  • jolly green

    Wow! She looks happy! A lot of light in that face!

    Megan looks like she wrote her dissertation in defense of Nurse Ratched, and as an example of contemporary feminine power. definitely not a girl I’d want to sleep next to, and if I had to, I’d make sure I always did it on my stomach. Know what I’m sayin’?

  • Robert What?

    Bloody hell. Although I am a guy last time I checked.

  • honzik
  • Quartermaster

    If your daddy didn’t teach you the handshake or code word, then you should sue him for his dereliction.

  • Robert What?

    Dad?

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  • Delaney Coffer

    ” the taxpayers of Indiana are paying Professor Ashley Donnelly to indoctrinate young people in this bizarre worldview,”

    Blindness is the opposite of a “view”. Just sayin’ Ignorance is not a point of view. It is wrong to give these lunatics quarter by treating their ramblings as something approaching thought. They are the opposite of thought. They are the word salad of madmen.

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