It is often said that Feminism is about equality between men and women, particularly in its old-school variant; the “First Wave” of Feminism. In fact, there are many flavours of Feminism with many and varied names but they generally all lay claim to the same laudable aim of equality.
- First, Second and Third Wave Feminism
- Independent-Feminism (aka iFeminism)
Looking into these distinctions is quite an interesting exercise and I would recommend that you read a few items (linked below) and I have also made some films on the subject of Feminism. However, after looking at it, extensively, I’m left with the conclusion that most of these labels are interesting if pointless distinctions, subsets and tangents of the same hateful ideology. Fruits of the poisoned tree, as it were.
Indeed, Feminism has a great deal in common with racism. The same partisan mentality; the same divisiveness; the same hatred; the same belief of superiority; the same intolerance; the same blame culture.
For me, this raises a very interesting comparison. If “Feminist” has become something of a dirty word (and rightly so), such that many Feminists go out of their way to describe how they are somehow different, then does changing the name to “iFeminist”, for example, make it all ok?
As a comparison, if “Racist” is a dirty word with negative associations, then would iRacist be ok? Or Equalist–Racist? Or First-Wave-Racist? I think not.
If people do not wish to be associated with racists or characterised as racists, then they tend to not use the word “racist” to describe themselves. It’s not rocket science. So, if groups of people, mostly women, choose to cling to the word Feminist to define themselves, we have to ponder why?
Using the term Feminist to describe oneself, just like using the term racist, is making a very bold statement of belief and intent. Feminists of all flavours and description wear the banner of their ignominious name with a forthright pride that would make hardcore members of the KKK blush.
Did you hear that woman roar?
The first wave Feminists are often described as being the genuine Feminists, the OG’s, the noble ladies (and some gents) who fought the brave fight against the evil-doers, these being the oppressive males of the past with their overbearing Patriarchy. These women, we are told, fought for real and true equality with men, rather than the privilege and entitlement that is the manifest hallmark of Feminism today.
However, that is simply not the case.
Notwithstanding the extraordinary difficulties in striving for equality when it is actually impossible to achieve (see also my upcoming film on “Equal Opportunities” addressing the fallacy of equality that will be posted to YouTube and here in due course. Also see Equality – Conclusion), Feminism has never, ever been about equality between men and women. It has always been precisely what it is today; a campaign for equality when it suits women and preferential treatment for women the rest of the time.
That is why you will find innumerable historical pictures like this:
but strangely, for an ideology that claims to seek equality, never anything like this:
The same holds true today. Women (both Feminists and Feminist beneficiaries i.e. virtually all women) demand it all, right up to the point where it becomes uncomfortable or dangerous; then they shut up with admirable speed.
Women don’t want equal workplace injuries and deaths; they don’t want equal suicide or homelessness rates; they don’t want equal military deaths; and they don’t want to get their hands dirty in stuffy old mines.
Women want easy jobs, pleasant jobs and jobs with seniority. They want comfortable offices with water coolers, aircon, carpets and perhaps, a cute little teddy bear on their desk. They want equality as they define it, not equality that might involve really hard work or grave risk and certainly not equality that might involve men being relieved of some of the burdens of supporting women that they have always borne and continue to bear today.
Feminism is very far removed from anything approaching a search for equality and much closer to a campaign to promote evermore female privilege and indeed, female elitism. Feminism and misandry have become synonymous.
So, when any woman or group chooses to describe themselves as some version of Feminist, and then attempts to sell you the idea that they are somehow different and represent the good Feminists, please bear in mind that there are about as many good and different Feminists as there are good and different racists.
- Feminism and Postfeminism – The Routledge Companion
- Cambridge Companion To Feminism In Philosophy
- “No More Sex War” by Neil Lyndon
- What is Feminism?
- Feminism (first of 3 Films)
- Misandry – Men Don’t Exist
- Equality – The Pay Gap
- Equality – Suffrage and UK Voting Rights
- Equality Discrimination Against Men
- Equality – Toxic Women
- Equality – Patriarchy