Time publishes list of Feminist Dolchstoss myths

We applaud Time magazine for finally doing what few big media entities would do: allowing a voice to confront the massive, hate-driven lies at the core of the Feminist worldview. In this case, the voice is Christina Hoff Sommers, and the “5 Feminist Myths That Will Not Die” she debunks should sober the chorus of misinformed enablers, both men and women, who constantly chant that Feminism is “just about equality.”

You don’t need to resort to lies if you’re just trying to achieve equality. After all, genuine equality between men and women has to be based in the reality of men and women’s lives.

Take a look at the myths Sommers exposes. When Feminists try to fool people into thinking that women make less money than they really do, own less property than they do, and work far longer hours than they do, it is to build a case against the men who are to blame for these imaginary or exaggerated wrongs. When Feminists try to deceive people into believing men rape women far more often than they actually do, that women are battered by men 60 times more often than they are,  that women are sold by men into sexual slavery a thousand times more often than they really are, Feminists are doing something very different from seeking justice and equality.

These are not simply “myths.” And what makes them more than myths isn’t the fact that some of them exaggerate the threat women face from men by an outrageous factor of a thousand, the “Big Lie” as it is known. Nor is it the fact that these myths gloss over comparable threats (for example, of domestic violence or rape) that men face from women.

What makes them more than mere myths is that they are Dolchstoss myths, myths of massive betrayal and wrongdoing intended to establish a justification for official retributive action against an entire class of human beings.

And these Feminist Dolchstoss myths against men are propped up by an institutionalized mischaracterization of the entire history of gender relations as deep, disturbing, and saturated with the politics of supremacist grievance as the Aryanist history of race relations.

The mischaracterization starts with suffrage—that hallowed emblem of “first wave” Feminism, indelibly coupled with terrorist violence and misandrist war-shaming in the UK, and with racist resentment against African-American suffrage in the United States. We are taught that Feminist justice warriors won the right to vote from wicked and controlling patriarchal males.

The reality is that the fiercest opponents of suffrage were women who preferred the special privileges and protected role they enjoyed and feared that political enfranchisement would open them to traditionally male obligations and consequences. Gender relations at the birth of Feminism was not about morally decrepit men and valiantly suffering women; it was the “Separate Spheres” model, an undeniably primitive and confining mode to our 21st century eyes, yet cherished at the time by traditionalists of both sexes, in which each gender was assigned a set of fairly rigid expectations and enjoyed different privileges and exemptions.

For example, women were traditionally exempt from conscription, which means exempt from losing their freedom and being forced to die violently and miserably in the middle of a cold field far from loved ones and the comforts of home. That’s quite a privilege, wouldn’t you say? And, anyone who cannot see gender privilege in the tradition of alimony, under which women could enjoy ongoing financial income from a man to whom she no longer had any obligations (who was the “chattel” again?), is simply not responding to reason and evidence.

Denying the existence of women’s privileges under the Separate Spheres model, in order to build a false case for bigoted political retribution against men as a hated caste, is core to Feminist ideological history. And it is key to the growing recognition that Feminism is not now nor has it ever been “about equality.”

The five myths Sommers exposed are building blocks for Feminism’s paranoid Global Patriarchal Conspiracy theory. But this theory is different from the Global Jewish Conspiracy theory of Aryanists only in the target of its bigotry. In Nazi paranoia, Semites infiltrated the grand mythical Aryan civilization of the ancient past, corrupted it, and continue to threaten Aryans today. In Feminist paranoia, men (genetic mutants, according to some) overturned the grand mythical Matriarchal civilization of the ancient past, corrupted it, and continue to threaten women today.

It’s not a coincidence that so many “first wave” Feminists in the UK were attracted to the British Fascist Party, or in the United States to the Ku Klux Klan.

But, try to tell the average German on the street in 1930 that the Jews didn’t really control world finance like the Aryanists claimed, or that they really weren’t threatening to wipe out the German people. You’d get the same blank stare you’d get today pointing out that the man in the White House, the most powerful symbol of supposed “male hegemony” ever, routinely supports legislation that is explicitly biased against men and perpetuates lies about gender relations that demonize men, regardless of party he belongs to.

And, try to warn your typical 1930s German that the seemingly benign talk about removing Jews from Europe might result in unspeakably horrific demographic crimes. You’d get the same blank stare you’d get today asking whether Feminist talk about eliminating 90 percent of men might go bad.

But, forget all of that. Forget the Feminist lies, the Feminist false histories, and the Feminist mythology of betrayal. Systemic patriarchal misogyny is real, right?

Wrong. Feminism is nothing but Dolchstoss myths and a falsified history of constructed grievance. It’s a facade of “equality” disguising a supremacist philosophy of hate.

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