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The First Rule of Feminism

Posted on | January 29, 2015 | 183 Comments

Feminism is the belief that men are entirely useless, except when men are destructive and evil. If you think any man ever had any skill, knowledge or virtue that entitled him to be treated with courtesy and respect, you are not a feminist. According to feminism, all that is good and worthy in human history — all important accomplishments, every act of courage and kindness — has been done by women. Anyone who believes otherwise has been brainwashed by the patriarchal myth that males have imposed on society as “history” and so-called “science.”

Such are the esoteric doctrines of feminism, the c0re ideology that inspires their endless complaints about inequality and oppression. By proclaiming that they have a monopoly of wisdom and virtue, feminists thereby empower themselves to tell the rest of us what we are allowed to say and what we are permitted to think. If at any time you make any statement that is not consistent with feminist ideology, you will be vilified and insulted, shouted down by the feminist mob that exercises a heckler’s veto over public discourse. Totalitarian movements require totalitarian tactics, and the foremost goal of feminists is to silence those whom they aim to enslave or destroy. See for yourself:


  • Shut up and listen
  • Ask me, don’t tell me
  • Prepare to be wrong
  • Call fellow men out on problematic behaviour
  • Never dismiss the lived experiences of women
  • Do not attempt to take a leadership role

Feminists who say their movement is about “equality” are lying. Feminism is a movement about power — absolute and unlimited power — and therefore the first rule for men in feminist movements is, SHUT UP. (That list of rules has been “liked” or “reblogged” more than 20,000 times on since it was posted in April 2013.)

The three principles of feminism are selfishness, dishonesty and hate. If feminism had a fourth principle, it would be more hate.

“I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly and, above all other things, demanding . . . time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness. . . . I don’t want a baby. . . . Nothing will make me want a baby. . . . This is why, if my birth control fails, I am totally having an abortion.”
Amanda Marcotte, March 2014

Feminism’s fanatical hatred empowers feminist dishonesty. They usually try to pretend that “choice” isn’t about hating babies, but the question remains: If feminists don’t hate babies, why do they want to kill them?

To which their answer is, SHUT UP.

We cannot be permitted to speak the truth about feminism. Facts and logic are tools of the patriarchy, and ordinary “common sense” — well, that’s just an obsolete male-supremacist myth!

A movement that systematically excludes honest, sane and intelligent people will tend to become a paranoid hive of fools. This brings us to “Ask a Radfem,” a Tumlbr blog that describe its purpose thus:

This blog exists to bridge a gap between people with honest questions about radical feminism, and radical feminists with something to say.

Let’s meet a few of the site’s contributors, shall we?

  • Ash is a fat, creative writer, lesbian radical feminist from Australia who aspires to be a women’s health nurse. She is a gender abolitionist, is anti-kink culture and pro the destruction of the porn and prostitution industries – but supports porn actresses and prostitutes themselves.
  • Cammy is a white-passing American woman from a Puerto Rican household. A bisexual radical feminist in the Southern U.S., she focuses on lesbians, childfreedom, gender and sex industry abolition, religious apostates and the poor. She is an atheist and a survivor of trauma from emotional abuse, molestation and rape dealing with C-PTSD, anxiety and depression. Past experiences include BDSM, polyamory, self-harming, abortion, an abusive marriage, Christianity and Islam.
  • Blossom is an outreach worker from Canada. Her passion lies in harm reduction, outreach, & housing initiatives with people experiencing addiction & homelessness. She is a de-transitioned lesbian who lived “as male” from 2004-2011 and has experienced the process of transition and eventual de-transition with the help of mental health professionals and family. . . . She is also a former webcam girl and behind-the-scenes employee of various adult websites. She focuses on gender abolition, mental health, & lesbian activism.
  • Lauren (Lo) is a 17-year-old white-passing Chicana from Southern California. Her career aspiration is to work against internet crimes against children for either local or federal law enforcement. She identifies as bisexual and is open about her struggle with anxiety disorder.
  • R4df3m is a no-nonsense fat, disabled, bisexual radical feminist from Portland, Oregon who does not mince words. A former sex worker and abuse survivor, she speaks primarily about the harms of the sex industry and the realities of sex based oppression. As a bisexual radical woman in a heterosexual marriage she addresses the unique intersections of straight passing privilege and the abuse inherent to heterosexual relationships.

It’s an all-star lineup of feminist kooks. You could not assemble such a crew of weirdos by accident. The pattern is not random. Crazy movements attract crazy people. Here is one of the more seemingly sane contributors to “Ask a Radfem”:

Alisha M. is a feminist blogger, writer, musician, and poet, from the Southern United States. She is focused on gender abolition, women’s media, health, spirituality and activism for women with mental illness.

Feminism = “activism for women with mental illness.” Thanks for the concise definition, Alisha! Now let’s get to the big question:

Can/how a male promote radical feminism?
Listening. Really listening and being involved. Listening. This is something I’m trying to explain to my male friends who by some stroke of “altruism” really want to help be better allies. Just listen. Listen with empathy and emotions, be human, be vulnerable . . . accept silence on your part and accept sometimes being wrong.

In other words, SHUT UP.

Or applaud the feminist’s courage for killing her baby:

I couldn’t bring another monster into the world. We already have enough enemies as it is.

That’s from an article with the empowering feminist headline, “I Aborted My Baby — Because it was a Boy.”

Feminism is organized insanity. Why be merely crazy, when you can turn your mental illness into a political movement?




183 Responses to “The First Rule of Feminism”

  1. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 4:05 am

    No, don’t apologize! Remember that “day without a Mexican” thing? How about a Day Without a Man! Wouldn’t that be something.

  2. Guest
    January 31st, 2015 @ 4:19 am


  3. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 5:08 am

    The production and acting is better than I expected. Very professional. The message is also funny, although for me, it just reminds me of how picky I need to be.

  4. Fail Burton
    January 31st, 2015 @ 10:04 am

    Lava is the least of the problem. Usually it’s superheated clouds of mud, boulders and gasses traveling very fast and for miles.

  5. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 1:23 pm

    And ash. Lots and lots of ash. I was just a kid when Mt. St. Helens blew, but I was living close enough for it to rattle our windows, and I remember my parents arguing about whether it was a nuke. Good times! 😀

  6. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 1:36 pm

    Just so you know, at least one person here gets your joke. I’ve gone back and forth over the years, so I’m familiar with places like the Daily Kos and their false pride in being a “reality-based community.”

  7. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 1:46 pm

    +1 for “Juvenalian” and reminding us of the proper name for a certain brutal kind of satire. I will see your ante and raise you one Poe’s Law, on the grounds that it hardly matters whether it’s true or not — if we can’t tell the difference between satire and reality, then there’s a problem with reality.

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  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    January 31st, 2015 @ 1:55 pm

    She might not like how that comes out in Spanish.

  10. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 1:57 pm

    Indeed. My Spanish is very rusty, but I would read “putina” as “little whore” (derived from “puta”).

  11. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 2:16 pm

    It’s oddly hard to feel sorry for bisexuals. Sure, they get a lot of crap from both directions for not settling on an orientation, but they also have a wider selection.

  12. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 2:45 pm

    I have decided to call editing to a period the “ghetto delete,” since Disqus won’t let us do it for real.

  13. Fail Burton
    January 31st, 2015 @ 4:28 pm

    “I’ve mentioned before how I’ve followed the success of this sick ideology in the science fiction community. As SF, that story would be what a healthy literary community might produce as a warning, an extreme example of what MIGHT happen. Instead, you have a story of a horribly insane person who has successfully passed off and mainstreamed her sickness into a noble abolitionist movement, like anti-slavery or anti-Jim Crow.

    There are many equally sick and hateful people in the SF community. Maybe half are genuine nutty feminists who are “gender abolitionists” with a healthy appetite for anti-white rhetoric. The other half supports it as a genuine social justice movement.

    Those are not artists, but Thoreau’s plodding pieces of unthinking clay. The sickness is so obvious I scarce know how to describe it. But I will say that any community or society that tolerates such misfits deserves them. Since SF has often served the artistic space of a societal canary in a coal mine, when that’s been taken down into redneck-ville, look out. There will be no Orwell, Heinlein or Bradbury coming out of that bunch, but brown-shirts and Maoists waving little red books.

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  15. Chris Miers
    January 31st, 2015 @ 5:44 pm

    Give it a generation. If they are truly hell bent on not breeding, let the candle burn itself at both ends and toss the spent puddle out the back. ‘Gender abolition’ can hardly be attained by a group so focused on gender. If the internet were a bus, these are the ones next to the windows, constantly licking them and declaring they taste like purple. Half the DNA that makes them so far and above the rest of us is male, and to deny that contribution is sexist, selective, and in a nutshell the definition of bigotry.

  16. Chris Miers
    January 31st, 2015 @ 5:47 pm

    Spot on.

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  18. Guest
    January 31st, 2015 @ 7:24 pm

    I feel sick after reading the last link in this excellent article. If what that woman did isn’t considered selfish, bigoted, and evil, then what is?

    I feel doubly sick knowing that plenty of people will laud her for being ‘courageous’ and empowered.

    something something quote about those who call good evil and evil good…

  19. Mr. Saturn
    January 31st, 2015 @ 8:06 pm

    That is right up there as some of the most monstorous musings I have ever read in my life. I hate to think what she’ll do (does) to her daughter if she ends up acting like a girl.

  20. Dana
    January 31st, 2015 @ 9:46 pm

    And now UK is the only undefeated team in the country!

  21. Dana
    January 31st, 2015 @ 9:48 pm

    What she did was not illegal, which ought to mean that several Supreme Court Justices should be joining her in Hell.

  22. theoldsargesays
    January 31st, 2015 @ 9:50 pm

    I don’t know, when you look at it in the context of the whole Kardashian thing it seems pretty run-of-the-mill.

  23. theoldsargesays
    January 31st, 2015 @ 10:56 pm

    They call the cops and get a restraing order?

  24. RS
    January 31st, 2015 @ 11:02 pm

    +1 for “Juvenalian”

    Thank you. The benefits of a Mizzou education. Our motto? In Beero Veritas.

  25. Daniel Freeman
    January 31st, 2015 @ 11:33 pm

    Well, I don’t know if it means that I’m honest or discerning, but either way I’m having an IPA. 😉

  26. TheMule61
    February 1st, 2015 @ 1:39 am

    I’m not sure what use feminists are to me, since I wouldn’t trust any of them to make a sandwich for me.

  27. Isa
    February 1st, 2015 @ 1:46 am

    i freaking KNOW it’s not illegal.

  28. Daniel Freeman
    February 1st, 2015 @ 6:18 am

    I believe that you are in what I like to call “aggressive agreement.”

  29. Daniel Freeman
    February 1st, 2015 @ 6:26 am

    It’s sad when we can’t even taunt them with that.

  30. CruisingTroll
    February 2nd, 2015 @ 1:27 am

    No, Italians and French are Latinos. As are Spaniards, Mexicans, Portugese, Brazilians, Peruvians, Cubans, Haitians, and those crazy outliers, the Romanians.

    It all depends on what you use to classify folks.

  31. Daniel Freeman
    February 2nd, 2015 @ 8:28 am

    Well, maybe the Romanians. But definitely not the Hungarians. That would just be crazy.

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    February 2nd, 2015 @ 6:08 pm

    BTW, was anybody else puzzled by the Sarah Silverman commercial and the line, “Sorry, it’s a boy”?