Anti-feminism and the egalatarian point of view

Imagine meeting someone of great reknown, an intellectual, admired by many. You have the opportunity to speak with them for a few minutes before they step on stage. During the course of your intimate discussion, they tell you the following:

I feel that ‘misogyny’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them. To call a woman an animal is to flatter her; she’s a machine, a walking cum-hole. All women are bitches and that’s all they are. What I love about my career is that the more famous and powerful I get, the more power I have to hurt women. I want…  I want to see a woman beaten to a bloody pulp, with a wallet shoved in her mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig. False rape and rape culture allegations are nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all women keep all men in a state of fear. Women who are raped can sometimes gain from the experience.

What would you think of this individual? Would your impressions be that this is an honourable, respectable individual whose ideas are worthy of respect, and that the most obvious course of action is to hire this person to hold seminars and to buy their books, and then, to teach them to young minds in academia?

Remember that in our scenario, however, that this was not said on stage, but off-stage, in private, to you. The speaker in question stands up on stage making grand sounding pronouncements of equality, of a brave new world, speaks of dignity and an better way of life.

Could you see past the original statement made in confidence?

Ugliness - There's a point where you just can't see past it.

One of the reasons that I am an anti-feminist is because feminism, despite it’s coat of glitter pain that over time usually fails to hide the rot of bigotry, promotes two things: gynocentrism, that is exclusive positive focus on women, and misandry, exclusive negative focus on men. When attributing moral judgment to deeds, or evaluating statements, arguments and assertions, I simply reverse the roles. Let us take some well known quotes by prominent, contemporary, self-declared, activist feminists, reverse the roles, and as a man or a woman, ask yourself whether the role reversal is acceptable.

“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

“I feel that ‘misogyny’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.”

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

“To call a woman an animal is to flatter her; she’s a machine, a walking cum-hole.”

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

“All women are rapists and that’s all they are.”

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

“The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt women.”

“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

“I want to see a woman beaten to a bloody pulp with a wallet shoved in her mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.”

“Rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear.”
Susan Brownmiller

“False rape and rape culture allegations are nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all women keep all men in a state of fear.”

“Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience.”
Catherine Comins

“Women who are raped can sometimes gain from the experience.”

“In a patriarchal society, all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent.”
Catherine MacKinnon

“In a society, all heterosexual marriage is rape because men, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent.”

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

“The proportion of women must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.”

“Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.”
Germaine Greer

“Probably the only place where a woman can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.”

The above comments are simply monstrous, and that those who have made these comments are still listened to, and have a career supported by the public and government funds sickens me.  I have difficulty in making any distinctions between this and what one might attribute to a slave owner in the deep south of the US in the late century. If the term “hateful” can be applied to any comment, I do not imagine better candidates.

The reason that I am not a feminist, that I am an anti-feminist and that I am an egalitarian is that these comments are abhorrent to me.

Update: Check out Feminist Facts to lighten your mood after reading this.

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2 thoughts on “Anti-feminism and the egalatarian point of view

  1. Tarnished says:

    It doesn’t matter if you refer to the revised statements or the original ones. All of them are worthy of disgust. Changing them to reflect attitudes about womenfolk does nothing to lessen the intolerance and hatred shown in them…it simply gives a different target.

    I am egalitarian as well, though I was formerly an MRA. However, there are too many commenters on various forums/blogs that do come dangerously close to actually agreeing with the revised comments above that I could not be part of the mascularist movement. Thus, I find that being an egalitarian, who believes in equal opportunity rather than automatic equal results, is a much better/fair philosophy in my opinion.

  2. Francis Roy says:

    I still am an MRA in that I do activities to attempt to further men’s rights in law and to produce results on the market that will hopefully balance things out a bit better. I agree with you that there is a distinction between uncivil behaviour and behaviour in the name of a civil rights movement

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