In a blog post entitled ‘Men should stand up to feminists, not turn their backs on womankind‘, published on Conservative Woman on 21st April, Kathy Gyngell advocates for men to fight back against feminism. She is wrong. Her analysis is good, although second hand and little more than a repetition of already well-rehearsed arguments, but she completely misunderstands the nature of the problem. Her view is over simplistic and I even would go so far as to say it is a typically female response to what is now undoubtedly a very serious threat we are all facing from feminism.
Put in a nutshell, feminism is the politicisation of gender. For almost five decades, since women’s so-called liberation started its crusade, a small but influential élite (and now a powerful one, because they have colonised our political system, which is why we have a major political crisis looming in the general election) has been steadily turning women into a political class, convincing them that they are oppressed by another political class – men – and agitating for an uprising, which has happened.
Women have become combative and competitive. They want to be able to do all that men do, just to prove they are at least as good as men (Like who cares? Only women). They invade men’s social spaces just because they can, leaving nowhere for men to be just men. At the same time, they demand their own segregated social space, and they are demanding, selfish, strident, attacking, rude, denigrating of men and maleness.
Put simply, women are on a political rampage through society, kicking over the tables, pushing men around and provoking them to fight back, which is what feminism wants. It wants social upheaval, because that will achieve what it has always wanted – a broken society which it can then reconstruct so that women have the social power whilst men are simply the workers who make it all happen.
Franky, Kathy Gyngell’s argument that men should fight back is just going to play right into the hands of the feminists. Except for it being uncomfortably close to yet another feminist’s male taunt to ‘Man up’, it shows yet again how women today really just do not understand men because they have disconnected themselves so much from mens’ rationality, responsibility, and wisdom.
Men are becoming heartily sick of the calumnies women heap on them daily. They are not wife beaters, rapists, or boardroom hogs, and so they are responding in the only way possible – contempt. Men cannot fight back against women. They are programmed to turn away from aggressive women, giving the cold shoulder, giving ground, and refusing to fight. If men fought back, there would be blood on the ground, and it wouldn’t be theirs.
Across the world men are doing the only rational thing they can. They are ‘going their own way’ (called MGTOW in the US), just switching off and getting on with their male-focussed lives, enjoying the fruit of their labour, free from the responsibility of wives and children – and who can blame them when those responsibilities are now so full of pain with no gain?
In Japan, we are seeing the asexual ‘grass eaters’ or ‘ojo men’, and these are just the visible manifestations of what will become a mass response of men. Men are acting rationally not hot-headedly to what has become an unstoppable force and if women don’t let up, men will just disengage completely in a mass denial of service from a society, which socially, institutionally, and culturally is moving rapidly to a form of gender apartheid and being divided along the fault line of gender.
This is what Ayn Rand, the Russian-American émigré, pointed towards in her massively popular novel Atlas Shrugged, published in the 1950s. In it, she describes a time when the wealth creators withdraw from a society in which creeping socialism (which is what feminism is) increasingly saps them and diminishes them, and this describes precisely what is happening today under feminism. In her novel, she has John Galt, the fictional leader of the strike say this:
… our strike consists, not of making demands, but of granting them. We are evil, according to your morality. We have chosen not to harm you any longer. We are useless, according to your economics. We have chosen not to exploit you any longer. We are dangerous and to be shackled, according to your politics. We have chosen not to endanger you, nor to wear the shackles any longer. We are only an illusion, according to your philosophy. We have chosen not to blind you any longer and have left you free to face reality the reality you wanted, the world as you see it now, a world without mind…We have granted you everything you demanded of us, we who had always been the givers, but have only now understood it. We have no demands to present to you, no terms to bargain about, no compromise to reach. You have nothing to offer us. We do not need you.
Women need to wake up to the pup feminism has sold them. They need to get off their flimsy female built high horses and wake up to the stark reality that nothing in society happens in a vacuum. What goes around comes around. One group cannot demand rights at the expense of others and carry on regardless, expecting no consequences or reaction.
The only way this problem, which will knock on for generations yet, will be solved is for women to re-covenant with men and with society in their rôle as mothers and wives: the co-creators of stability in life-long relationships in which they are the primary curators of the next generation: the creators of social capital, not solely economic capital.
Women started this stupid assault on men, and they are going to have to end it. Men fighting back is not the answer. Men and women are not political parties vying for social power. They are human beings who should be engaged in a joint effort to build a society for everyone’s happiness: a society that is at peace with itself, not constantly engaged in internecine struggle. One in which men can trust women again, and women can live happily with men again, bringing their own children up to be successful future citizens. That is the hard-won pinnacle that men and women had reached until the wrecking ball of feminism came along.