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Radical Feminists: Right and Wrong

Posted on | June 30, 2018 | 1 Comment

“I am a mother of sons and the thought of them growing up within a culture of rampant male sexual entitlement terrifies me. Right now they are six and seven — still innocent, still able to see their female peers as fellow humans — but as adolescence approaches, I fear that a deluge of misogyny will engulf them as they encounter the adult world and so-called ‘normal’ attitudes to sex.”
Victoria Smith, New Statesman, July 17, 2015

Victoria Smith (@glosswitch on Twitter) is raising three children with her “partner” and, while I’m sure my American readers are concerned about the cost of psychiatric therapy her children will eventually need, don’t worry: She’s British, so the NHS will take care of that problem.

As a pro-life conservative Christian, of course, I’m against abortion, and also a creationist, but if you’re willing to examine the subject from a Darwinian perspective, you cannot really doubt that the world would be a much worse place if, by government policy, millions more children were being raised by the kind of women who believe in “choice.” When it was reported that Lena Dunham got a hysterectomy, perhaps I wasn’t the only person who thought, “Well, that is certainly good news.”

Do I feel guilty about such thoughts? Yes, but then I consider what hell on earth life would have been like for any child raised by Lena Dunham, and remember that God moves in mysterious ways. Selah.

There are so many blessings for which to be grateful, even amid the torments and travails of the 21st century, that the sincere Christian should never doubt God’s gracious mercy toward us.

Researching feminism as an ideology — a belief system, a political philosophy, a comprehensive weltanschauung — has been both a horrifying and instructive experience, requiring me to question my own core assumptions. Many aspects of human behavior that I had never previously bothered to examine were made the daily subject of my journalistic inquiry and, as I contemplated the possibility of the feminist movement’s “success” (i.e., gaining absolute cultural and political hegemony, as is the case on our university campuses), I found myself staring into the abyss — the desolation of all hope for humanity.



If “The Future Is Female,” as feminists so insistently tell us, what sort of females will inhabit this allegedly inevitable future? Let any parent contemplate this — your own daughters and granddaughters being indoctrinated into this radical ideology, and your own sons and grandsons forced to live under a totalitarian regime governed by such women — and it’s difficult to avoid a feeling of existential horror.

Is anyone surprised that Victoria Smith, Ph.D., spent 22 years on antidepressants? If you were an atheist, you might be gobbling SSRIs on a daily basis, too, but there’s also a Darwinian aspect to Dr. Smith’s mental health issues: Her brother is a paranoid schizophrenic, so either (a) crazy runs in the family, or (b) they are victims of some sort of curse.

Far be it from me, having spent four years researching feminism, to deny the power of diabolical evil to warp the human mind.

Two days before the 2016 election — a coincidence? — Dr. Smith opined:

Leftwing men are worse than right. There’s something almost respectful about honest sexism – “I think you’re inferior and will exploit you”

While I obviously disagree that men on the “right” believe women are “inferior” and “exploit” them, I wholeheartedly endorse Dr. Smith’s assertion about the general awfulness of left-wing men. Indeed, I would theorize that a cause-and-effect relationship may be involved:

  • A. Because feminists only associate with left-wing men;
  • B. Because left-wing men are always dishonest scumbags;
  • C. Feminists believe all men are dishonest scumbags.

Perhaps this syllogism is a bit too obvious in its oversimplification, but that doesn’t mean my theory is entirely wrong. The Left generally is hostile to the rule of law and property rights, and why would anyone expect such men to behave respectfully toward women?

Months after Dr. Smith’s tweet, her sentiments were echoed by Jess Phillips, a Labour member of the British parliament:

Jess Phillips, the Labour MP, has claimed left-wing men are the “actual worst” sexists.
The MP for Birmingham Yardley was speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival when she said many on the left don’t think of women “on the same level”. . . .
When asked if the “out and out sexists of the right” were worse than the “well-meaning” of the left she claimed: “They [the left-wing men] are the worst, the actual worst.
“Men said they supported better female representation but, when it came to losing their own jobs, they would say, ‘Oh, you mean me? But I am so clever. I’ve got so much to offer the world’.
“They are literally the worst.”

You see that, in the zero-sum-game calculus of the Left, “better female representation” translates to men in the Labour Party “losing their own jobs,” and these men resisted this redistribution of political power, even while advocating the redistribution of other people’s money, which is and always has been the Labour Party’s economic agenda.

No intelligent Christan could vote Labour — what part of “Thou shalt not steal” do I have to explain? — and so the squabbles over power within the party are really just a quarrel among a band of thieves. Say what you will about men of the Right, if a conservative robs you, cheats you or molests you, at least he doesn’t claim this is “social justice.”

Feminists aren’t very good at either examining their premises or following their arguments to their logical conclusion, or else they’d all be living in Marxist lesbian commune by now. Why don’t British feminists dump Labour and start their own party? A radical feminist party could not possibly be more absurdly futile than Labour’s been lately, and yet there are some British feminists who still refuse to accept this reality. Among them is a young woman named Megan Nolan:

Of course, I understand why the belief exists that left-wing sexists are worse. The idea is that it’s better for your enemy to declare that he’s your enemy and attack you, than to weedily undermine you from within your own side. That way you know what you’re dealing with instead of having to second guess motives and deal with internal opposition constantly. It’s the hypocrisy, the duplicity, the abandonment of supposedly core egalitarian ideals. I empathise with this, I truly do. I’m not going to deny that sexism on the left is hard to stomach. . . .
Sexists on the left are not worse than sexists on the right. This is not only because it’s childish and impossible to rank the worst sexists hierarchically, especially through the limited prisms of parliamentary politics. It’s also because sexism on the right is absolutely not a safer proposition. . . .

Well, you can read the rest of that, if you wish, although there’s not much of an actual argument to it beyond the assertion that Tories have a sexist agenda that is “implemented systemically throughout Britain.”

Let’s cut through this baloney with a machete:

Most of what feminists call “sexism” or “misogyny” nowadays seems to be synonymous with “guys trying to get laid.” If left-wing politics is considered to be the sine qua non of sexual access to young women? Hello, “male feminist”!
Can the left-wing politics of the “male feminist” ever be entirely sincere? Shouldn’t we suspect the progressive guy is running a three-card monte hustle? He conceals his selfishness behind ostentatious “social justice” gestures.
What? You say progressive men abuse women while giving lip service to “choice” and “social justice”? I’m shocked — shocked, I tell you! . . .

You can and should read the rest of that. And when you’re done, please remember the Five Most Important Words in the English Language:



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