In case you didn’t know, Matt McGorry is an actor who, in March 2015, was inspired by Emma Watson’s “He for She” campaign to declare:
I’m embarrassed to admit that I only recently discovered the ACTUAL definition of “feminism”. The fact that the term is sometimes clouded with anything other than pure support and positivity in our society is very tragic. I believe in gender equality. Being a feminist is for both women AND men. I AM A FEMINIST.
McGorry has continued his “male feminist” act to the point whereBuzzFeed wrote a entire article mocking him and everybody got the joke.
This is 2016, OK? A belief in “gender equality” is not such a bold idea that anyone, male or female, can expect to be praised for advocating it. What has made feminism controversial is the question of what “gender equality” means, and what measures are needed to achieve it. Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It, as I keep saying. It is much safer (and much wiser) to oppose feminism altogether than to attempt marching in lockstep with the movement down the Road to Gender Equality. We’ve been marching on this road for more than 40 years, and feminists are just as angry today as they were in 1968, the main difference being that feminist anger now wields enormous legal, cultural, economic and political power. Totalitarians can never have enough power, however, and so the angry demands for more “equality” continue.
Meghan Murphy is permanently angry. As proprietor of Feminist Current, “Canada’s leading feminist website,” Ms. Murphy never met a man she couldn’t find a reason to hate, and there are very few things in the world she hates more than a “male feminist” like Matt McGorry:
As evidenced by the embarrassing level of swooning coming from American liberal media, Matt McGorry has hereby been crowned King of Feminism… And he’s not too humble to accept the throne. . . .
At the same time that McGorry is working to turn our radical movement into milquetoast, he’s claiming he plans to “shake people’s definition up of feminism.” Like, how? By explaining that feminism is not actually for women, but for men? . . .
Claiming that “feminism” is actually about “gender equality” is exactly what allows MRAs to pretend “reverse sexism” is real and to pretend our movement is just as much about men’s rights as women’s. The reason we name “women” in feminism is becausewomen are the class oppressed by men. And we aren’t seeking equality with men, we are seeking an end to male power and to gender, in and of itself.
Didn’t I just explain this Saturday? Didn’t I quote feminists as far back as Shulamith Firestone declaring that their goal is “the elimination . . . of the sex distinction itself”? Didn’t I quote Catharine McKinnon to the same effect? And didn’t I follow this up on Sunday with an in-depth examination of radical feminist Rachel Ivey’s arguments?
“Gender is a hierarchical system which maintains the subordination of females as a class to males through force,” Ms. Ivey insists, and I’m sure Ms. Murphy agrees, because this is what all feminists believe. This is what feminism is — it’s not about “gender equality,” it’s about “the end of civilization as we know it,” as Sidney Abbott and Barbara Love declared in 1972, “destroying culture as we know it,” as Andrea Dworkin proclaimed in 1974. Feminism’s goals have always been essentially destructive, and to call yourself a “feminist” is to volunteer for service in this wrecking crew.
You could ask Dean Esmay to tell you some stories of men driven to suicide by the destructive forces of feminism. When removed from the abstract theory of ideologues and enacted as public policy, feminism functions to “empower” the most dishonest, cruel and selfish of women. Feminism is the politics of revenge, and attracts the support of vindictive women who, having developed a general contempt for men, are always seeking opportunities to unleash their sadistic fury against any man who is foolish enough to stray within range. (Never talk to a feminist.)
There is nothing to be gained by becoming a “male feminist,” except a bad reputation. Feminists hate all men, and habitually slander every male of their acquaintance. The man who befriends a feminist thereby “empowers” her to defame him as soon as he is out of earshot. The fool who tries be an exception to the rule — the “male feminist” who hopes to be admired by women who hate men — will inevitably be disappointed. Carefully read Meghan Murphy’s denunciation of Matt McGorry:
These efforts to convince men that they, too, are “feminists” just because they say so, whether or not they invest any energy intochallenging ideas like masculinity, pushing back against the objectification of women, questioning a heteronormative and male-centered view of sex and sexuality . . . are not helpful. . . .
A feminist isn’t simply anyone who claims the label — the word actually means something. . . .
This party the media is throwing for Matt McGorry: America’s Next Top Feminist should tell Matt McGorry a little something about the kind of “feminism” he’s putting forth — the kind that doesn’t confront systems of power, that is void of radical aims and messaging, and the kind that is male-centered.
Feminism doesn’t have male leaders — we have male allies. And the fact that McGorry is being positioned as an expert on our movement, despite his cluelessness, is patriarchy.
You see that Meghan Murphy is against masculinity, per se. She is also against “objectification,” i.e., men’s admiration of women’s beauty, and denounces “heteronormative” sex because it is “male-centered,” meaning that she is against any kind of sex that a man might actually enjoy. She is certainly not alone in these anti-male/anti-heterosexual beliefs.
“Patriarchy is a system which is male dominated, male identified, and male centered, and within which women are subordinated. . . . Heteronormative ideology is a system of beliefs that indicates or implies that there are only two distinct sexes (male and female) and two clear gender roles in which heterosexuality is the only ‘normal’ sexual orientation, identifying all other forms of sexuality and/or gender as ‘abnormal.’ Heteronormative patriarchy identifies certain characteristics as ‘masculine’ or feminine,’ limiting humanity’s ability to function holistically.”
— Ashley Donnelly, “Denial and Salvation: The Twilight Saga and Heteronormative Patriarchy,” in Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What’s at Stake in a Post-Vampire World, edited by Maggie Parke and Natalie Wilson(2011)
It is wrong to believe there are “two distinct sexes,” according to feminism, and it is also wrong to believe heterosexuality is normal. Furthermore, it is wrong to believe that men and women have characteristic traits which we may call “masculine” and “feminine,” according to feminists, because “gender” is an illusion imposed upon us by patriarchy. The fact that this claim is being made in a book about vampire movies is remarkable — who goes to see a movie and monitors the plot for heteronormative patriarchy? — but what should truly alarm us is that this claim is made by a professor at Ball State University. That is to say, the taxpayers of Indiana are paying Professor Ashley Donnelly to indoctrinate young people in this bizarre worldview, and there is no one in the administration or faculty who would dare criticize her claims, for fear of being denounced as a sexist homophobe.
Feminism is against masculinity and against heterosexuality, which is why we required to celebrate the transgender kindergartner, because feminists do not want boys to become either masculine or heterosexual.
Consider this: Jocelyn MacDonald is a Marxist atheist feminist who condemns males as “parasites,” and who has recently joined forces with another feminist, Brie Ripley, on a project called “Tie My Tubes.” These feminists advocate surgical sterilization for young women — promoting “voluntary sterilization as a key part of reproductive health care” — who seek to exempt themselves from the most dangerous and harmful consequence of heteronormative patriarchy, i.e., procreation.
“I will never become pregnant because I am in the process of getting a tubal ligation. . . . Sterilization will give me the agency I desire over my body and my future. . . .
“Preventing pregnancy shouldn’t cost you financially, physically, interpersonally, or emotionally. . . .
“Question authority, especially of the white male variety.”
— Brie Ripley, Feb. 13
Feminism is a Death Cult, and their War Against Human Nature follows its own bizarre logic, to an anti-scientific attitude toward sexual behavior:
Sex is about reproductive biology. Human beings are mammals, and any eighth-grader can figure out what that means in terms of sex.
Once you understand this scientific definition of sex, everything else is just details. Young people have to figure out how to attract potential partners, how to choose a good partner from among the prospective candidates, and how to negotiate a relationship that will lead toward lifelong monogamous pair-bonding — i.e., a successful marriage — because this is the ideal situation in which to raise children. . . .
The road to Equality is paved with dead babies. Feminism’s idea of “empowerment” for women requires forsaking motherhood and, once the possibility of procreation is excluded, what does sex mean? If a woman decides to be a non-participant in the reproduction of the species, does she have any need for marriage? Indeed, why bother with men at all?
You can read the rest of that, but the facts are obvious enough: Feminists are against men, marriage, motherhood, capitalism and Christianity. No intelligent or honest person can support the feminist agenda.
Feminism is a movement by women, for women, against men. Feminists are women like Meghan Murphy. Incapable of finding happiness in life, feminists blame their misery on men, and seek to eliminate male happiness, so that everyone can become equally miserable.
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