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Frankenstein’s Children

Posted on | April 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Frankenstein’s Children

“As a single mother, I sometimes wonder whether the real problem is that my sons have no role models for the type of men I hope they become. But when I look around at the men I know, I’m not sure a male partner would fill that hole. . . . If the feminist men — the men who proudly declare their progressive politics and their fight for equality — aren’t safe, then what man is? No man, I fear.”
Jody Allard, “I’m Done Pretending Men Are Safe (Even My Sons),” July 6, 2017

For the past 50 years, at least, America has been engaged in a bizarre experiment in social science. “What if,” some intellectual must have once asked, “we were to eliminate religion from our public life, teach atheism in public schools, legalize pornography and abortion, and encourage Hollywood to promote promiscuity, divorce and homosexuality?”

As a scientific experiment in behavioral modification, this must have intrigued the intellectuals who influence public policy, but the subjects of this research weren’t asked to sign any waivers. The participation of America’s children as social-science guinea pigs was not voluntary.

Readers may recall Jody Allard, the left-wing Seattle woman who became notorious in September 2016 when she published a Washington Post column about “rape culture” that targeted her own teenage sons. Allard calls herself a feminist and, of course, she demonizes Donald Trump.


Allard has been married and divorced three times. She has seven children, and has been in therapy for her psychiatric problems.

As I explained last year after Allard published another anti-male rant, she hasn’t seen her biological father since she was 5 and is also estranged from her mother, to whom she hasn’t spoken since 2012.

You may not be surprised to learn that Allard’s children despise her:

Sometimes, my teenage daughter tells me that she hates me. She hates me because I married bad men who hurt her and her siblings. . . . She says that she has no reason to respect my authority because I have proven that I make terrible life decisions.

Way to go, Trump-hating feminist mom!

Now age 39, Allard was born during the Jimmy Carter administration, and was in middle school when Bill Clinton was elected President. Her children have lived with the consequences of her “terrible life decisions.” Allard declares that none of the “progressive” men she knows in Seattle are “safe” enough to be “role models for the type of men” she would like her sons to become. Gosh, it’s almost as if this social-science experiment has made American society worse, or something.


The original science-fiction horror story was written by a woman. She was the daughter of English radical William Godwin and pioneering feminist Mary Wollenstonecraft, author of A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792). Her father had advocated the abolition of marriage in his 1793 book Political Justice, and Godwin had only married his wife after she became pregnant; she died less than two weeks after her daughter Mary was born. As a teenager, this girl had an affair with a married man who was one of her father’s political followers, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She soon became pregnant, but had a miscarriage. Conveniently for Mary, her lover’s wife committed suicide and they married in 1816, so that by the time she published her first novel in 1818, she was Mary Wollenstonecraft Shelley. Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, was a tale of science gone wrong, as the creature which Victor Frankenstein had hoped would be a thing of beauty turns out instead to be hideous.

Much the same may be said of the consequences of the social-science experiment conducted in America during recent decades. The destruction of Christian morality and the celebration of sexual perversion, which radicals had imagined would bring about a sort of secularized heaven on Earth, has had quite the opposite result. Adam Piggott:

The last time I spoke to my mother was almost nine years ago. I rang to let her know that I was getting married. As we were living on opposite ends of the planet I did not consider this to be an unreasonable way of informing her of the upcoming change to my life. Less than two minutes into what I considered to be a calm and normal conversation, she quietly hung up the phone on me. I stood there looking at the phone in my hand in a dumbfounded way for some moments. My future wife was standing there and asked me what was wrong.
I turned to her and said, “She just cut me loose. She did me the biggest favor possible. Unintentionally of course.”
I have had no contact with her since that moment, and I have no future intention of changing this situation.
My mother was a good mom. Me and my brother enjoyed the best birthday parties of anyone I knew. She spoilt us, but all moms do that. But when I was around 9 she went to university, the University of Western Australia, to study English literature. It was the late 70s and she fell under the spell of a social Marxist professor. She began to rant about the evils of the patriarchy. About how all men were evil and bad and women were the oppressed. Three years later my parents split up, my father going to live in a series of nondescript share houses. My brother and I used to visit him. It was weird and sad. When I was 13 they finalized the divorce. Nobody ever spoke to us kids about it because back then the prevailing sentiment was that divorce did not affect children.
Divorce affects children. . . .

You can read the rest of “How to survive and move on from a feminist single mother.” Does it ever occur to a feminist like Jody Allard that maybe the reason her sons have no good role models is because nearly all the men she knows were raised by women like her? No, of course not. She blames everything on the “patriarchy,” and rants against Donald Trump as the personification of male evil. Nothing is ever her fault, according to her ideology, which calls selfish irresponsibility “empowerment.”

Feminism is creating monsters, and what hideous creatures they are.



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