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Feminist ‘Facts’ Aren’t True

Posted on | September 2, 2014 | 23 Comments

Nothing is more tenacious than feminist mythology. This was what I pointed out yesterday deep into a 5,000-word article:

When one of the foremost leaders of your “social revolution” is revealed to be a raving lunatic, doesn’t this call into question the theories she had previously proclaimed? Alas, it was the ’70s, when people didn’t feel ridiculous wearing polyester bell-bottoms and some people even thought it would be a good idea to nominate George McGovern for president. The ’70s were the Golden Age of Bad Ideas, the era of the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Ford Pinto and the Jonestown Massacre. Unlike other fads and disasters of the ’70s, however, feminism endures.
The strange persistence of feminism’s bad ideas can be explained simply enough. Unlike the Jim Jones cult that died in the jungles of Guyana, the feminist cult institutionalized itself, building a permanent base of operations in the Women’s Studies departments of universities and colleges.

Read the whole thing. Excuse me for quoting myself, but I understand that many people don’t get all the way through a long post like that, or they don’t read blogs on the weekend or whatever, and some key points need to be constantly reiterated. Why? Because feminists never stop lying, as Christine Hoff Sommers observes:

Much of what we hear about the plight of American women is false. Some faux facts have been repeated so often they are almost beyond the reach of critical analysis. Though they are baseless, these canards have become the foundation of Congressional debates, the inspiration for new legislation and the focus of college programs.

She cites a widely known falsehood:

MYTH 5: Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns—for doing the same work.
: No matter how many times this wage gap claim is decisively refuted by economists, it always comes back. The bottom line: the 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure or hours worked per week. When such relevant factors are considered, the wage gap narrows to the point of vanishing.

Read the whole thing. Repetition of feminism’s false “facts” happens every day, and if we never take time to speak truth to feminist power — if we remain silent while they indoctrinate students and mislead the voting public — their lies will triumph over truth.

You may remember that in June, I mentioned (“Media Bias and Women With Penises”) that the radical lesbian FemiFest was scheduled in London. Recently, feminist Michelle Goldberg reported on the conflict between radical feminists and transsexual activists over the issue of “women-only space,” from which the lesbians wish to exclude trannies. This is a controversy I had been covering since January (e.g., “Feminists Accused of Transphobia: Competitive Victimhood Derby” and “Trannies Keep Harassing Feminists”). To put it bluntly, FemiFest was a gathering of the TERFs (Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists) your Gender Studies professor warned you about. As I said in June, they are “the ‘extreme elements’ and ‘angry fringe’ of the feminist movement — some of whom are so extreme that even I agree with them (e.g., people with penises are not women).”

Strange to say, I can’t find any journalism about happened at FemiFest over the weekend. Here’s a Facebook note:

Well first day of Femi Fest over. Amazing talks by Janice Raymond, Julie Bindel, Harriet Wistrich, Femi Otitoju and Rachel Moran. Also two female demonstrators outside handing out leaflets to women going in, asking them to boycott the event. Of course nobody did!

More from the same Facebook account:

Germaine Greer is currently talking about the failure of equality. About 130 women here.

Rachel Moran is talking about the realities of prostitution and the impact of legalisation such as flat rate brothels at FemiFest A very powerful speech.

We want to publically thank everyone involved in making FemiFest such a success, from speakers, performers, organisers, women who helped out over the weekend, women who lent us equipment, women who designed posters, took photos, filmed or wrote press releases and the catering company (we won’t name the catering company though, as it is not true that there is no such thing as bad publicity).
So thank you Dr. Janice Raymond, Prof Germaine Greer, Julie Bindel, Rachel Moran, Femi Otitoju, Denise Marshall, Harriet Wistrich, Karen Ingala Smith, Ali Bee, Maria Kuznetsova, Romany Blythe, Catherine Brockhurst, Bel-Lore, Ruth Greenberg, Ellen Grogan, Kat Pinder, Miriam Bee, Rachel Mayfield, Jude the camerawoman, Rachel, Kate Graham, Ellen, Helen, Camilla, Dani, Lisa Marie, Rosie, Laila, Magda, Elizabeth Hungerford and Kirsty. Plus the women who donated money that enabled us to offer free and reduced price tickets, the women who donated money that enabled us to film most of the speakers, and all the wonderful women who attended Femi Fest and took part.

Click here to see a gallery of photos. As crazy as they are, these radical feminists at least understand a few simple truths, for example, men cannot become “women” by wearing dresses and wigs and injecting themselves with hormones. Also, prostitution and pornography do not “empower” women. Even while I oppose their bizarre anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology, then, at least these radicals deserve credit for defending unpopular truths. Whereas the liberal (“mainstream”) feminist agenda amounts to little more than (a) killing babies before they’re born and (b) voting Democrat.

By the way, Mallory Millett has an absolutely shocking article about Marxist feminism today at FrontPage Magazine.



23 Responses to “Feminist ‘Facts’ Aren’t True”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 6:06 pm
  2. Phil_McG
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 6:12 pm

    “Click here to see a gallery of photos.”

    Dammit. That needed a trigger warning. My poor eyes!

  3. Quartermaster
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

    It’s self inflicted. No one put a gun to your head and made you click. You’ve been coming here long enough to know RSM puts up all sorts of depraved click bait to sucker you curious types in so he laugh when you whine in the comments about “the pain, oh, the pain.”

    No sympathy here, buddy!

  4. McGehee
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 6:50 pm

    As has been noted, the reason the 77¢/dollar thing persists is, that’s how Democrat politicians pay women.

  5. DeadMessenger
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:03 pm

    And they pay their illegal nannies and housekeepers less than that. Hypocrites.

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  7. RS
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

    The Mallory Mallett link is definitely worth your time. Everyone should click over and read it. The following comment is based upon that as well as other of RSM’s posts in this series.

    We have reached a point where “cultural conservatives” are enjoined to be quiet for fear of alienating voters and losing elections, thereby endangering “economic conservatism.” Many conservative websites take that view. Yet, I have said over and over, economic conservatism is based upon the foundation of traditional marriage and family, for those are the only “security providers” capable of competing with the State. To marginalize cultural conservatives but claiming to desire a reduction in government involvement in our lives is akin to treating symptoms but not causes. It’s no coincidence that as Marriage and Family have declined, Governmental intrusion into our lives has increased in direct proportion.

  8. DeadMessenger
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

    Can’t argue with that…

  9. DeadMessenger
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 9:08 pm

    Remember those boxes with the pinhole in them that you’d use to watch a solar eclipse? You have to use one of those with McCain’s image links.

  10. DeadMessenger
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

    See that first picture? I want to make a tee shirt that says “Radical Patriarchist” on it, then wear around local liberal college campuses. Just for fun.

    In fact, I might wear it at one of my alma maters, Rollins College, home to a large subset of violently politically correct, yet breathtakingly intolerant douches. And that’s just the administration.

  11. RKae
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    Yup. If there’s no father in the household, then that role is given to the state.

    I find, invariably, that “fiscal conservatives” are 1.) incredibly short sighted, 2.) afraid of being “uncool.”

  12. M. Thompson
    September 2nd, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

    DO IT!

    I just wear military ones.

  13. robertstacymccain
    September 3rd, 2014 @ 12:18 am

    It’s the radfem Rickroll.

  14. texlovera
    September 3rd, 2014 @ 6:41 am

    Radical feminazism makes a lot more sense if you have Yakety Sax playing in the background while you read about their “beliefs”.

  15. Finrod Felagund
    September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:01 am

    Yet it always to be one of the social conservative issues that sink GOP candidates when they say something foolish.

  16. Finrod Felagund
    September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:02 am

    Someone was walking around DragonCon with a big ol’ boombox playing that damned song.

  17. RS
    September 3rd, 2014 @ 11:43 am

    That’s not an issue or position problem. It’s a candidate problem. Everyone brings up Todd Akin. If you knew him, you’d know he is and has always been, an idiot. His heart may be in the right place, but he’s stupid. His elevation to status of candidate was based upon a primary where the truly smart, conservative candidates split the vote and the “fiscal conservative,” “Karl Rove” establishment pushed him forward.

    What undid him was his inability to recognize and inflammatory question and respond appropriately. The appropriate response would have been–in the case of conception due to rape, which itself is extraordinarily rare–“What is this thing we would be destroying? Is it Human Life, or not? If it is, is it innocent Human Life? If it is innocent, how does its destruction ‘right the scales of justice?'”

  18. PCachu
    September 3rd, 2014 @ 12:02 pm

    I find your phrasing curious. Specifically, the part where you put “yet” between “violently politically correct” and “breathtakingly intolerant”, as if the second does not flow naturally form the first.

  19. richard mcenroe
    September 3rd, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    I’d like a radical feminist t-shirt in “small” please—OW! HEY! STOP THAT!

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    September 3rd, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    S’pose you got me there.

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