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New Frontiers in ‘Misogyny’

Posted on | April 3, 2017 | 1 Comment


Just yesterday, I remarked how feminists abuse language by applying the word “misogyny” to normal male attitudes and behavior. Of course, you’ll have to read through a 7,000-word article to find that remark in context, but it’s there if you look for it. One reason I keep repeating things (e.g., Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It) is because repetition is necessary to learning. How many ruck marches and live-fire exercises are necessary to train a squad of soldiers for combat? How much target practice is required? We ought to train for a War of Ideas as diligently as an army trains for battle, so if anyone wonders why I keep hammering away at certain points, it’s because repetition is an effective training method. Meanwhile . . .


Rae Rosenberg is a female-to-male transgender activist pursuing a Ph.D. at York University in Toronto: “Rae is interested in the contested nature of gay urban space, specifically with housing-precarious queer and trans youth, racialized queer and trans youth, and trans-spectrum persons.”

Rae Rosenberg as a lesbian in 2009 (left) and as a “man” in 2016 (right).

She/“he” was a lesbian who decided she/“he” was actually male and has undergone hormone “treatment” and surgery since graduating from the University of Vermont in 2009. Rosenberg became enraged last week when listening to a rebroadcast of a public-radio show which interviewed a “transman” named Griffin Hansbury. The interview focused on the effects of testosterone. Griffin described an intensification of sexual interest, specifically an incident in which Griffin could not resist an urge to “check out” a woman who was wearing a “tiny” skirt. The claim that testosterone was responsible for this reaction outraged Griffin, who claimed such arguments are “used to reinforce ideas of toxic masculinity, encouraging stereotypes about men as hypersexual, aggressive, angry, emotionally stunted beasts who want to hump everything they see.”

Well? Isn’t this the anti-male/anti-heterosexual basis of feminist theory?

Feminists are women who hate men, per se, and who especially despise normal male sexual behavior. Everything men do is wrong, according to feminists, because men are evil oppressors and women are victims.

“Women are an oppressed class. Our oppression is total, affecting every facet of our lives. . . .
“We identify the agents of our oppression as men. . . . All men receive economic, sexual, and psychological benefits from male supremacy. All men have oppressed women.”

Redstockings, “Manifesto,” 1969

“We are angry because we are oppressed by male supremacy. We have been f–ked over all our lives by a system which is based on the domination of men over women. . . .
Lesbianism is not a matter of sexual preference, but rather one of political choice which every woman must make if she is to become woman-identified and thereby end male supremacy.”

Ginny Berson, “The Furies,” 1972

“In terms of the oppression of women, heterosexuality is the ideology of male supremacy.”
Margaret Small, “Lesbians and the Class Position of Women,” in Lesbianism and the Women’s Movement, edited by Nancy Myron and Charlotte Bunch (1975)

“Lesbian feminist politics is a political critique of the institution and ideology of heterosexuality as a cornerstone of male supremacy. . . . Therefore, women interested in destroying male supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism must, equally with lesbians, fight heterosexual domination — or we will never end female oppression.”
Charlotte Bunch, speech to the Socialist Feminist Conference at Antioch College in Ohio, 1975, in Materialist Feminism: A Reader in Class, Difference, and Women’s Lives, edited by Rosemary Hennessy and Chrys Ingraham (1997)

“As those familiar with feminist theory know, feminists advocate lesbianism on a variety of grounds. . . .
“Patriarchy, although it takes different forms in different cultures, always depends on the ability of men to control women through heterosexuality.”

Joyce Trebilcot, “Taking Responsibility for Sexuality,” 1982, in Dyke Ideas: Process, Politics, Daily Life (1994)

“The first condition for escaping from forced motherhood and sexual slavery is escape from the patriarchal institution of marriage.”
Alison M. Jaggar, Feminist Politics and Human Nature (1988)

“Women and men are divided by gender, made into the sexes as we know them, by the social requirements of its dominant form, heterosexuality, which institutionalizes male sexual dominance and female sexual submission.”
Catharine MacKinnon, Toward a Feminist Theory of the State (1989)

“Men affirm male superiority through use of the penis as a weapon against the female. . . .
“Because men want women’s sexual services for themselves only . . . men make women’s heterosexuality compulsory.”

Dee Graham, Loving to Survive: Sexual Terror, Men’s Violence and Women’s Lives (1994)

“Women’s heterosexual orientation perpetuates their social, economic, emotional, and sexual dependence on and accessibility by men. Heterosexuality is thus a system of male ownership of women.”
Cheshire Calhoun, “Separating Lesbian Theory from Feminist Theory,” 1994, in Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives, edited by Carole McCann and Seung-kyung Kim (2013)

“The view that heterosexuality is a key site of male power is widely accepted within feminism. Within most feminist accounts, heterosexuality is seen not as an individual preference, something we are born like or gradually develop into, but as a socially constructed institution which structures and maintains male domination, in particular through the way it channels women into marriage and motherhood.”
Diane Richardson, Rethinking Sexuality (2000)

“Gender, as radical feminists have always understood it, is a term which describes the systematic oppression of women, as a subordinate group, for the advantage of the dominant group, men.”
Joan Scanlon, 2010

“There are politics in sexual relationships because they occur in the context of a society that assigns power based on gender and other systems of inequality and privilege. . . . [T]he interconnections of systems are reflected in the concept of heteropatriarchy, the dominance associated with a gender binary system that presumes heterosexuality as a social norm. . . .
“As many feminists have pointed out, heterosexuality is organized in such a way that the power men have in society gets carried into relationships and can encourage women’s subservience, sexually and emotionally.”

Susan M. Shaw and Janet Lee, Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions (fifth edition, 2012)

“[P]atriarchy is a system of male domination in which men dominate women through the control of female sexuality. The control of female sexuality through the institutions of patriarchal marriage is not incidental to patriarchy, but rather is central.”
Carol P. Christ, 2013

“Only when we recognize that ‘manhood’ and ‘womanhood’ are made-up categories, invented to control human beings and violently imposed, can we truly understand the nature of sexism.”
Laurie Penny, 2015

“Heterosexuality and masculinity . . . are made manifest through patriarchy, which normalizes men as dominant over women. . . .
“This tenet of patriarchy is thus deeply connected to acts of sexual violence, which have been theorized as a physical reaffirmation of patriarchal power by men over women.”

Sara Carrigan Wooten, The Crisis of Campus Sexual Violence: Critical Perspectives on Prevention and Response (2015)

Do I need to cite more sources? Because I certainly could, but I think 15 will do for now, considering the number of eminent academics in that stack of quotes, including Professor Charlotte Bunch (Rutgers University), Professor Joyce Trebilcot (Washington University-St. Louis), Professor Alison Jaggar (University of Colorado), Professor Catharine MacKinnon (University of Michigan), and Professor Cheshire Calhoun (Arizona State University) among them. Somewhere there might be a university Women’s Studies professor who has written a sentence or two in praise of men, or in favor of heterosexuality, and good luck to anyone who wants to try finding such a professor (or such a quote).

My point in piling up these citations is to ask: How can Rae Rosenberg claim to be shocked by someone “encouraging stereotypes about men,” considering that the entirety of feminist theory is based on negative stereotypes of men, particularly condemning male heteorsexuality?

Please, scroll back up and re-read those quotes and tell me why I should not conclude that feminist theory is fundamentally based on the belief that it is wrong for men to have sex with women. Heterosexuality is synonymous with the “oppression” of women under “male supremacy” (Berson, 1972; Small, 1975; Bunch, 1975), a system of “male sexual dominance” (MacKinnon, 1989) that enables “men to control women (Trebilcot, 1982). Because marriage imposes “sexual slavery” on women (Jaggar, 1988), it is condemned as an institution of “male domination” under “patriarchy” (Christ, 2013). Heterosexuality creates “inequality and privilege” (Shaw and Lee, 2012) and fosters “sexual violence” (Wooten, 2015), as well as the “systematic oppression” of gender (Scanlon, 2010) which is “violently imposed” (Penny, 2015). Is this clear enough?

According to feminist theory, no woman could ever want to have a husband, nor could she sincerely desire sexual intercourse with a man. Every manifestation of heterosexuality is condemned by feminists as a violent system of “oppression,” “control” and “domination” and, considering that Rae Rosenberg received a certification in Women’s Studies as part of her/“his” master’s degree, surely she/“he” knows this.

Feminists are women who exhibit a sociopathic lack of empathy toward men, who are demonized in feminist rhetoric merely for existing as males. Any man who objects to feminism’s anti-male rhetoric is accused of being a “misogynist.” In fact, misogyny is simply a word feminists use to describe the typical behavior and attitudes of heterosexual men.

Here is Rae Rosenberg slamming fellow “trans man” Griffin Hansbury:

Having been assigned female at birth does not render your misogyny complicated, nor does it excuse your misogyny or mean that you are not a misogynist. Beyond simply being incorrect, Griffin’s assertion that he cannot be misogynist follows an unfortunate habit of some trans men. When trans men claim that they can’t possibly contribute to the oppression of women because they used to identify as women or at some point experienced the world as women, that completely undermines women’s experiences of patriarchy, and silences women who try to call them out on the misogyny they reproduce.
Patriarchy, femmephobia, toxic-masculinity, and (trans)misogyny make you a misogynist. If you’re a creep to women, it’s because your misogyny has gone unchecked for most of your life, although I’m sure tons of women have actually called you out. You just haven’t listened.
When trans men argue that they can’t be misogynist because they were socialized as women, it further erases that women can also reinforce and reproduce misogyny. Of course Griffin could get away with sexualizing women at poetry readings as a butch dyke, because masculinity is prioritized in queer circles just as much as it is everywhere else. Masculine LGBTQ people can reproduce systems of power by objectifying feminine people and reducing them to sexual objects.

Is your mind reeling from the effort to comprehend that this is one “trans man” condemning another “trans man” merely for looking at a woman?

Really — that’s what this is about: Men are not allowed to look at women.

If a heterosexual male admires a woman’s beauty, he is “objectifying” her, and “sexualizing” her. A man is a “creep” if he finds enjoyment in female beauty, because he is thereby “reducing them to sexual objects.”

We have no indication that Griffin Hansbury said or did anything offensive to the woman in the “tiny” skirt, but merely turned to look at her. Yet such is the nature of feminist hostility toward male sexuality that this alone is sufficient to condemn Hansbury as a “misogynist,” despite the fact that Hansbury lived most of “his” life as a woman.

Feminists are absolutely merciless toward men, and yet complain that men don’t support “equality.” Pardon me, but why would anyone want to be equal to these deranged hate-filled sociopaths? Really, I’d rather be a “hypersexual, aggressive, angry, emotionally stunted beast” than to try being equal to a feminist lunatic like Rae Rosenberg.




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