All in the same boat – what, with feminists on board?

It is a universal truth that a person’s rights end where another’s begin. Put another way, the right to swing my fist ends at the other man’s nose. You cannot gain rights to anything without infringing the rights of others. There are only so many rights to go round, and feminists who claim their rights without proper regard for the consequences for everyone are engaging in little more than an irresponsible social mutiny. It cannot end equitably.

The proof for what I am saying is there before us today.

Men and boys are now being unreasonably and unconscionably harried and vilified everywhere you look in society. Women are invading their work and social spaces (for example boys cannot join the girl guides, but girls are allowed in what used to be called the ‘Boy Scouts’). Maleness is being pathologised in our schools as ADHD, treated with Ritalin, and mocked in the media. And all this is the result of feminism. Surely that cannot be right?

The stock response of feminists is that men have been repressing women for centuries, and this is the justification for their rebellion. They truly believe the wholly unsupportable lie of patriarchy although it stems from the greatest logical fallacy there is – the argumentum ad ignorantum – the argument from ignorance – meaning that no factual basis for the feminist interpretation of patriarchy exists. And, they neatly fail to acknowledge the intellectual truth that two wrongs can never make a right.

Feminists have been enormously successful in implanting this lie in the minds of most people today. Most people believe that there is a mis-match in social power as between men and women, and that so-called patriarchy is out to get women.

As I have pointed out repeatedly on this blog, men have no more shaped society to suit them than the moon is made of blue cheese, as any sensible reading of history (that is, other than through the lens of feminism) shows.

For centuries, women were held in the highest regard in civilised nations such as those of Britain and North America. Under the Common Law principle of couverture, they were accorded enormous privileges over men. The so-called man-shaped society actually protected and cared for women (and their children, which is the point of it all), in a social security system in which men were charged with the responsibility to care for and protect women, and stand up to the plate of provision and responsibility for their children.

Society has moved on. Economic growth and social development have allowed us the privilege and the luxury of being able to consider human rights. It has also allowed women’s roles to develop. There are many more opportunities open to women today that hitherto – but the same is true of men. Men too have been ‘liberated’ from many heavy responsibilities that also held them back from truly fulfilling themselves.

Men have never held women back – or down. For most of history, they neither had the time, the freedom, nor the power to hold women back. They were too busy surviving, and ensuring their families survived.

The idea that men have always dominated women is an egregious falsehood, but on the back of it, feminists have irresponsibly, greedily, and selfishly, kicked over the tables in the temple that is society. In the name of ‘equality’, ‘liberty,’ and ‘rights’, they have demanded freedoms that would have accrued to them anyway.

Feminists have replaced the status quo ante  with an antagonistic, adversarial, demanding society in which it is a given that women’s needs must take precedence over men’s. In the name of equality, feminism is actually promoting inequality. That is fundamentally wrong and, in its very essence, inequitable.

This ideological blindness is dividing us, cancelling all means by which men and women could ever find an accommodation with one another – an ability to forge a future jointly.

What women don’t realise, is that they have been duped into embracing an ideology that purports to be to their benefit, but is actually a deeply divisive creed, intended to use them for its deeper purpose, which is to bring down society as we know it. (Just look at ‘My Challenge‘ above to see what I mean.)

What those women who espouse feminism (and those turkeys-voting-for-Christmas – the men who agree with them) seem unable to see is that they are promoting a partisan ideology that in its very nature is inimical to all that we hold good in our lives, and that in doing so they are destroying their own lives.

By dividing women from men: setting them against men, feminism is fomenting a battle that neither side can win. It is a battle of attrition that will inexorably grind the whole of society into the ground.

The tool of totalitarianism down the centuries is to divide and rule, and that is what feminism is doing to our society today. It’s other main tool is to keep people in a state of fear and antagonism to one another that keeps them occupied and diverted from threatening the power of the state. Furthermore, if you diminish the strength of men, you will prevent their rising up against injustice. It’s a neat trick.

Feminism is not about equality, it is a one-sided totalitarian ideology that in its very essence deprives people of peace and harmony: those derivative qualities of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. People who have bought this pup have allowed themselves to be deluded by a bait and switch trick.

The truth is, PEOPLE have rights – they’re called human rights. It is called egalitarianism. So, if you are an egalitarian, how can you be a sectarian when it comes to your rights? Why not just include everyone? How can women’s rights exist separate from men’s rights? How can that be a reasonable proposition?  Are we not all in the same boat?

Many right minded and thoughtful people, worldwide, are finding themselves discomfited by what they see is happening to men and boys in our society today. This why significant – and rapidly increasing – numbers of men (and, it has to be said, women of conscience, experience, and intelligence too) are waking up to what is happening among us. They are rising up, taking a stand for egalitarianism, for fairness, and against totalitarian injustice.

Mothers of boys are increasingly worried about their sons’ future welfare in an increasingly stridently feminist society that puts the needs of girls above them. Many fathers are deeply afraid of the toxic anti-male rape culture that is widespread on our university campuses that is placing young male students at such risk of false allegations of rape and sexual assault.

Yet, they continue to espouse the idea that feminism is a good thing. If they could but see it, the feminism which they hold so dear is the cause of their concerns.

No one can logically be for feminism and for equality – let alone fairness, rights, or common sense, and I challenge feminists and their fellow travellers to ask themselves what will society look like when feminism finally fulfills its aims? Will it be fair? Will it be just? What will have happened to the balance of people’s rights? Will there be any left for anybody?

Herein lies the acid test of what I am saying..

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  • CitymanMichael

    As we know, feminism will never fulfil its aims, because more just keeps being added.
    However, I believe that the “tipping point” of too big an ask causing too many problems for men is fast approaching.
    Many women and more and more men are seeing through the never ending demands from society to cater to feminist’s whims.
    The biggest hurdle remains the biological imperative of women being supportive of each other and of men being competitive with each other.

  • Well written article Herb…. the fog is lifting…..

  • Kronk

    YOU HAVE IT ALL WRONG! Feminism has ALWAYS been about equality; just read some of the ‘proof’…

    “I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.”
    ~Robin Morgan, Ms. magazine editor

    “The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist.”
    ~National NOW Times, January 1988

    “Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience.”
    ~Catherine Comins, Vassar College, assistant dean of Student Life in Time, June 3, 1991, p. 52

    “The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it.”
    Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, in Women and the New Race, p. 67

    “To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.”
    ~Valerie Solanas

    “I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.”
    ~Andrea Dworkin

    “The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt men.”
    ~Sharon Stone

    “In a patriarchal society, all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent.”
    ~Catherine MacKinnon (prominent legal feminist scholar, University of Michigan & Yale University)

    “The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.”
    ~Sally Miller Gearhart

    “All men are rapists and that’s all they are.”
    ~Marilyn French

    “Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.”
    ~Hillary Clinton

    “I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.”
    ~Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

    “I wonder if he [Martin Luther King] really accomplished things, or if he just stirred people up and caused a lot of riots.”

    ~Melbourne City Councilwoman Pat Poole on her opposition to renaming a street for Martin Luther King

    When asked: “You [Greer] were once quoted as saying your idea of the ideal man is a woman with a dick. Are you still that way inclined?”
    Dr Greer (denying that she said it): “I have a great deal of difficulty with the idea of the ideal man. As far as I’m concerned, men are the product of a damaged gene. They pretend to be normal but what they’re doing sitting there with benign smiles on their faces is they’re manufacturing sperm. They do it all the time. They never stop. I mean, we women are more reasonable. We pop one follicle every 28 days, whereas they are producing 400 million sperm for each ejaculation, most of which don’t take place anywhere near an ovum. I don’t know that the ecosphere can tolerate it.”
    ~Germaine Greer, at a Hilton Hotel literary lunch, promoting her book The Change: Women, Aging and the Menopause; from a newsreport dated November 14, 1991

    “How will the family unit be destroyed? … [T]he demand alone will throw the whole ideology of the family into question, so that women can begin establishing a community of work with each other and we can fight collectively. Women will feel freer to leave their husbands and become economically independent, either through a job or welfare.”
    ~Roxanne Dunbar in her essay “Female Liberation as the Basis for Social Revolution”

    “We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.”
    ~Robin Morgan, from Sisterhood Is Powerful (ed.), 1970, p. 537

    “We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men …”
    ~Elizabeth Stanton in One Woman, One Vote, Marjorie Spruille Wheeler (ed.), p. 58

    “Who cares how men feel or what they do or whether they suffer? They have had over 2000 years to dominate and made a complete hash of it. Now it is our turn. My only comment to men is, if you don’t like it, bad luck—and if you get in my way I’ll run you down.”
    ~Signed: Liberated Women, Boronia; from the Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Australia, February 9, 1996

    “As long as some men use physical force to subjugate females, all men need not. The knowledge that some men do suffices to threaten all women. He can beat or kill the woman he claims to love; he can rape women … he can sexually molest his daughters … THE VAST MAJORITY OF MEN IN THE WORLD DO ONE OR MORE OF THE ABOVE.”

    ~Marilyn French

    “All men are good for is fucking, and running over with a truck.”

    ~Statement made by a University of Maine feminist administrator, quoted by Richard Dinsmore, who brought a successful civil suit against the university in the amount of $600,000. Dinsmore had protested the quote; was dismissed thereafter on the grounds of harassment; and responded by bringing suit against the university, which was settled successfully in 1995

    “If the classroom situation is very heteropatriarchal—a large beginning class of 50 to 60 students, say, with few feminist students—I am likely to define my task as largely one of recruitment … of persuading students that women are oppressed.”

    ~Professor Joyce Trebilcot of Washington University, as quoted in Christina Hoff Sommers’ book Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women (1995)