how dumb do feminists need to be?

Are we really getting dumber? It’s difficult to know because often we’re dealing with a mixture of stupidity and craziness, but it’s hard to resist the conclusion that intelligence is in increasingly short supply.

Feminists are an interesting case in point. Just how dumb do you need to be in order to be a feminist? The answer is, very dumb indeed.

Recently I came across yet another feminist spouting the line that if only all men could be removed from the planet women would be able to live in a safe peaceful Garden of Eden.

Apparently it had never occurred to this woman that a world free of men might not be so wonderful. For instance, there would be no electricity. No running water. No internet. No telephones. All these things have been built and are maintained by men. There would be no fire brigade so if your house caught fire you could be in trouble. There would be nobody to collect the rubbish.

In fact women probably wouldn’t live long enough to have to worry about most of the consequences because within a few days there would be no food in the stores. Farming, fishing and all forms of food production are done by men. Of course even if there was food it wouldn’t help since there’d be nobody to drive the trucks to deliver the food to the stores.

This is all pretty obvious. Civilisation was created by men and it’s men who keep it running. And women are absolutely dependent on civilisation. I don’t believe any woman in the 1950s (or any earlier period in history) would have been dumb enough to think that women could survive more than a few days in a world without men. But today our universities are full of women who believe such nonsense. They really are completely unaware of how the world actually works.

Of course if you’re a feminist today such mind-boggling ignorance is not enough. You also have to believe that a man wearing a frock is just as much of a woman as any actual woman, and is entitled to all the privileges that go along with being female.

Is it stupidity or craziness? Like I said earlier, it’s difficult to tell. Maybe a bit of both.

I suspect that most older feminists don’t believe this kind of silliness. They believe some of it, but not all of it. At the very least, they have some serious doubts about the magical power of a frock to transform a man into a woman. They don’t say anything because they’re afraid to. The younger feminists really do seem to believe the whole insane package. If they’re college-educated they believe it, without any doubts at all.

The obvious conclusion is that universities make people dumber. Much dumber. They’re not the only factor making people dumber, but there’s a certain level of stupidity mixed with insanity that can only be attained through a university education.

All this is worrying enough, but even people who don’t identify as feminists are inclined to believe this kind of madness. Such beliefs are common among the sad pathetic creatures known as male feminists.

The interesting and amusing thing is that while the world would collapse with terrifying rapidity without men, if you somehow removed all the feminists from the world civilisation would suffer no adverse effects at all. The contribution of feminists to civilisation is zero. The contribution of male feminists to civilisation is less than zero.

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Biological Leninism and the Coalition of the Fringes

There’s a truly excellent post at Bloody Shovel on Biological Leninism that explains, fairly convincingly, why the Left relies on women, homosexuals, sexual deviants and minorities for its power. It’s all about loyalty and building a stable ruling class. The more useless someone is as an individual the more valuable he is as a member of the ruling class – if you want reliable and loyal foot soldiers you pick people who are entirely dependent on you.

This goes far to explain why what Steve Sailer calls the Coalition of the Fringes is so powerful, and why (despite its apparent weakness) it isn’t going to break up any time soon. The fact that the various groups that comprise the Coalition of the Fringes appear to have no actual interests in common (what possible genuine community of interests can there be between blacks and homosexuals for instance) is irrelevant. They are united by one thing. They have no choice. They are entirely dependent for their livelihoods on the largesse of government and of people like George Soros. Have you ever come across a lesbian feminist or a trans-whatever or any kind of “activist” who held down a real job in the real world?

Any deviation from orthodoxy means the end of the gravy train for these people. Any threat to the Coalition of the Fringes means the danger that the gravy train will be cancelled altogether. Thus they remain loyal, because they have no other options.

There’s an interesting struggle going on at the moment between the TERFs (trans exclusionary radical feminists) and the trans activists (see feminists losing the terf war). The TERFS subscribe to the heretical belief that there’s a biological difference between men and women. This struggle can only end in one way – with the complete surrender of the TERFS. Radical feminists are not exactly people who are likely to be success stories in the real world. They have pretend jobs in academia, or pretend jobs in women’s health centres or similar sheltered workshops for women. If they refuse to recant their heresies they will be purged. Not purged in the way Stalin purged his enemies. Such methods are unnecessary in our Brave New World. They will simply be informed that if they persist in their heresy they will lose their nice safe comfy jobs. There is no doubt of the outcome. The radical feminists will confess their counter-revolutionary crimes. They will therefore keep their nice safe comfy jobs. What else can they do? In the real world they would starve.

And that’s the point. The storm troopers of the cultural left can be trusted to do what they’re told to do because without the Coalition of the Fringes they’re just unemployable low-status drones. They will do nothing to threaten that coalition, because their survival depends on it.

The optimistic belief on the right that the incoherence and contradictions of the Coalition of the Fringes will eventually destroy it is likely to turn out to be a fantasy. Once the first purges take place, once the first show trials are held, the members of that coalition will become even more fanatically loyal and even more determined to maintain that coalition.

why have women gone feral? part 1

Why have western women gone feral? Why do they deface their own bodies with tattoos? Why do so many embrace sluttiness as an exciting lifestyle choice?  Why do they buy into gender identity nonsense, given that the whole gender identity/transexual thing is profoundly misogynistic? Why do teenage girls want to mutilate their own bodies?

Why don’t women, especially young women, just enjoy being women?

The answer seems to be that they are driven by anger and bitterness, but why? Partly of course it’s because the schools and the media actively teach them to be angry and bitter. I think there’s a bit more to it than that though.

Immense social changes have taken place in the past fifty years or so (in reality the social changes were already starting to get underway as early as the 1920s). Women were told that they would benefit enormously from these social changes. In practice women are much worse off today than they were half a century ago. They were promised lives of excitement, fulfilment, adventure and endless sexual pleasure. It all went wrong. Women are however reluctant to admit this. It would mean admitting that feminism was wrong from the start. Even women who claim to be sceptical of feminism, or even openly hostile to it, accept most of the feminist agenda.

Women think that being a slut is the path to happiness but of course they want to be treated like Disney princesses as well. Then they discover that if they behave like sluts the desirable men, the high-status males, won’t treat them like Disney princesses. Why bother treating a girl like a princess if she’s going to open her legs for you anyway? Princess treatment is reserved for the girls with high Sexual Market Value. The girls that high-status males might actually consider marrying.

For women at the top of the heap it doesn’t matter. Women with beauty and money will still get those high-status men. For the majority of women it’s a disaster. Not only do they still lose in the competition for the most desirable males, they even have problems snaring the ordinary average men who would probably have made great husbands (possibly better husbands than the alpha males). Traditionally the way to get those decent ordinary men was to use sex as a bargaining counter. If you want to have sex with me that’s fine, but you’ll have to put a ring on my finger first. That strategy worked fine for perfectly ordinary women, women who had average looks but reasonably pleasant personalities. Ordinary men were happy to marry them. Most men have never expected to marry supermodels (or Disney princesses). They’re happy to marry a woman who is reasonably attractive and pleasant to be with.

Now that most women have been persuaded that being sexually liberated means jumping into bed with every man they encounter that strategy no longer works. Why marry a woman in order to sleep with her if there are plenty of other women giving it away for free? That bargaining counter is no longer worth anything. High-status men don’t need to commit to a relationship to get sex. An added complication is that marriage has been made into a very unattractive proposition for men. Women who aren’t lucky enough to be stunningly beautiful (or who don’t have other compensating advantages like wealth and family connections) find that the men who are likely to marry them, or even date them, are not going to be the men of their dreams. And in any case those dreams have become increasingly unrealistic. A princess gets to marry Prince Charming. Non-princesses need to set their sights a bit lower. These days they may need to set their sights a lot lower.

Women respond by being angry and resentful. Many girls choose the option of deliberately making themselves look ugly. They get piercings and tattoos, they get fat, they turn themselves into blue-haired harridans or sexually ambiguous freaks. Then they no longer have to feel bad because men aren’t interested in them. They can claim that men won’t look at them because men are unreasonable enough to have a prejudice against women who make themselves look ugly. But it doesn’t work. These young women are now even less likely to attract male attention. Of course you could argue that their best option would be to try to make themselves more attractive by paying some attention to the way they dress, their makeup, etc. Maybe even try to behave more pleasantly. But feminism tells girls that nothing is their fault and nothing is their responsibility and if they’re unhappy then men must be to blame.

Hence we get feral women.

Part two of this post can be found here.

the feminist wars on women and reality

Steve Sailer had an interesting iSteve piece a couple of days ago, Guardian: If Only White Women Didn’t Have Any Male Loved Ones, Then Hillary Would be President. Feminists are still agonising over Hillary’s defeat but now they think they’ve found two explanations. Married women voted for Trump because their evil white patriarchal husbands forced them to do so. And married women apparently care more about their families than about solidarity with the feminist sisterhood.

“The key distinction, according to Kretschmer’s research, is that single women tend to cast votes with the fate of all women in mind, while women married to men vote on behalf of their husbands and families …”

It’s incredibly amusing on so many levels. It seems that women are so strong and empowered that they automatically vote the way their husbands tell them to. And women care what happens to their own husbands and their own children. Outrageous!

“A college-educated woman identifying as a liberal Democrat confided to Kretschmer – not wanting to be identified, as a Trump voter – that she had voted for him over Clinton because her husband’s job depends on the coal industry; she saw Trump as the candidate that would protect it, and by extension her family’s economic interests. Kretschmer called her story ‘the clearest, most heartbreaking validation of our article that I had ever heard’.”

Most of all though it perfectly encapsulates the two most outstanding features of feminism. Firstly there’s the all-consuming white-hot hatred that feminists feel for normal heterosexual women. Secondly there’s the equally burning feminist hatred for reality.

Feminists know that the only way women can be fulfilled and happy is to be exactly like men. They should think like men and behave like men, they should pursue male career paths doing male jobs, they should forget about having families, they should pursue casual sex just like men do. Ideally they should become angry bitter lesbians but the next best thing is for women to become sluts. They should use men for sex and then discard them.

Women should repress every single female instinct. Because everything about being female is stupid and trivial and aids the patriarchy. Everything about being male is cool and exciting. Women should become men with vaginas (to a feminist the only good thing about being female is having a vagina which is of course awesome). Married women are therefore the most dangerous and evil enemy of all. Married women are so sick and perverted that they actually want to love men and be loved by them. They want to have children. Having one child in your late 30s is OK as long as you pay someone else to do all the childcare and as long as the child is raised to hate men (in the case of girls) or hate themselves (in the case of boys). But some married women are so twisted up inside that they want to raise their own children. No wonder the feminist Utopia has not yet come to pass!

Feminists know that feminist theory is correct. Reality does not correspond in any way with feminist theory. Therefore reality is hateful and evil. Reality must be wrong.

The worst thing is that married women often actually accept reality. Some are so far gone that they think that if their husbands behave as if they’re kind and generous and loving then maybe they really are kind and generous and loving. Which of course cannot be true, because feminist theory says it isn’t true.

This is why it is necessary for feminists to wage war on married women. Getting married is not OK. Putting the interests of your own family ahead of the interests of total strangers who just happen to have vaginas is not OK. Caring about your children is not OK. Being happy and content is not OK. If married women cannot be made to realise these things then steps will have to be taken.

the myth of moderate feminism

Some interesting feminism-related stuff on the web at the moment. Much of it concerns Jeanette Kupferman, a radical feminist in the 1960s and now a woman in her 70s. She’s now a grandmother and wondering if the world feminism has created is really going to be good for her granddaughter. 
Her doubts on this subject prompted these questions at The Knight and Drummer – Can a feminist be redeemed? Can a feminist  eventually turn out to be a good woman after all?
Reading what Kupferman has to say, I think we can answer those questions in the negative. 
The story has also been noted at Oz Conservative where it’s been pointed out that Kupferman still clings tenaciously to her core liberal and feminist beliefs. 
A feminist cannot be redeemed unless she is prepared to abandon feminism in its entirety. The truth is that there is no such thing as a moderate feminist, or a reasonable moderate feminist. Feminism is based on a fundamentally mistaken view of human nature. It’s wrong right from the get-go. There’s no way to do what Kupferman would like to do, to salvage the good bits of feminism. What she sees as the good bits are actually the very things that make it an unworkable and catastrophic ideology.
Also of interest in this context is this piece by Roosh V, Why The Female “Anti-Feminist” Is A Feminist In Disguise, in which he warns that women who claim to be anti-feminist should not be taken at face value.
I also read Dalrock’s blog fairly regularly. The comments are interesting as they provide a window into what really goes on inside mainstream American Protestant churches. The extent of the surrender to feminism is terrifying. The churches have made the classic mistake – they have assumed that with feminists they’re dealing with reasonable people. They have deluded themselves into thinking that there can be such a thing as a Christian feminist. It’s nonsense. You cannot be a Christian and a feminist. It simply isn’t possible. Women who claim to be Christian feminists are certainly feminists but they aren’t Christians.

Moderate feminists, like moderate liberals, are extremely dangerous because they can easily fool naïve conservatives into believing that feminists are capable of being reasoned with.
So can a feminist be redeemed? Yes, if she is prepared to admit that feminism is thoroughly and completely wrong from start to finish and if she is prepared to reject feminism totally and completely. Very very few feminists will do this. 
Can a feminist  eventually turn out to be a good woman after all? No, not so long as she clings to any part of the feminist ideology.

am I a conservative? part two

In my previous post I talked about some of my issues with mainstream conservatism. Now I’m going to address my biggest concern of all – the issue of social conservatism.

I do very much consider myself to be a social conservative. And this is where I really come to a parting of the ways with mainstream conservatism as it exists today. Not only have mainstream conservatives surrendered on every single issue that concerns social conservatives – they actually seem to regard actual social conservatives with a mixture of embarrassment and contempt. While mainstream conservatives are prepared to go to the barricades over the issues that matter to them – tax cuts for the rich, free trade and open borders – it is obvious that they would prefer to avoid taking a stand on every single issue that matters to social conservatives.
For me social issues trump economic issues. Economic prosperity is a fine thing but if society collapses into despair, nihilism and chaos it’s not much consolation to be told that at least we have economic growth.
And our society is collapsing into despair, nihilism and chaos. 
We have reached the stage where the most precious of freedom of all is, apparently, the freedom to slaughter our unborn children. We are slaughtering them by the millions. Quite apart from the obvious moral dimension there is a social cost to this as well. To believe it’s OK to kill an unborn baby because that child might be a nuisance to its parents’ busy social life or might disrupt a woman’s career has terrifying implications that should surely be obvious to all. But mainstream conservatives have no intention of making any kind of stand on this issue.
Mainstream conservatives not only do not want to contest the issue of homosexual marriage – more often than not they actively support it. This issue has nothing to do with tolerance. Homosexuals achieved that decades ago. They don’t want their tragically unhealthy lifestyle to be tolerated – they want it to be celebrated and embraced. They want to be free to promote that lifestyle to children. Homosexual marriage is part of that agenda. But mainstream conservatives have no problem with it.
Feminism has been not only the most pernicious and dangerously deluded ideology ever dreamt up, it has also been a spectacular failure. Women have never been more unhappy, lonely and embittered than they are today. But try to find one mainstream conservative who will point out the folly and evil of feminism.
Pornography has been flooding our society for decades now. Try to find one mainstream conservative who will confront that issue.
Promiscuity is now considered to be the new normal. Long experience has demonstrated the corrosive effects of promiscuity on both the individual and society. But no mainstream conservative wants to be accused of slut-shaming. So that issue gets ignored as well.
So cowardly and treacherous are mainstream conservatives on social issues that even though I am most definitely a social conservative the very word conservative has become so devalued in my eyes that I’d prefer to be called something else. I’d rather call myself a social reactionary.