Feminist Follies Fuel Popular Rejection

Feminist Follies Fuel Popular Rejection

What does it mean to be “anti-feminist”? If you ask a feminist this question, they might say something like: “Being a feminist means you are in favor of equal rights for both men and women. Saying you are against feminism means you don’t agree with that.”

Of course, this rhetorical construction is complete bullshit. I can say with 100% certainty that I am in favor of equal rights for women. I don’t have them at all, contrary to what some rad fems have said about me over the years. Although I have been rejected by women before, I’ve also had several meaningful relationships with the opposite sex. I recently married a woman. Actually, my two favorite people in the entire world are women.

So, having said that, why have I spent the majority of my professional writing career trashing feminism? There are a few reasons. (Actually, there’s more than a few, but this is a blog post and not a book, so I’m gonna keep it short.) The first one that comes to mind is the way feminists tend to lie and/or distort. There can’t just be an issue with rape on campuses. There has to be an EPIDEMIC. There can’t be a biological reason to explain some of the gender disparities we see in various fields. It has to be men holding back the poor, mistreated Western women. Any evidence that shows feminism may be misguided at times must be suppressed or altered to fit The Narrative.

It’s not that feminists never have a valid point. Sometimes, they do. But they rarely want to concede to any counterpoint that contradicts their agenda. In many cases, they actively try to ruin those who present the inconvenient rebuttals to their arguments. All this happens despite the fact that most of the country say they are not feminists. Poll after poll shows this. Even most women refuse to claim the mantle. If you consume mainstream media on a regular basis, you would think things are completely reversed. Refusing to call yourself a feminist is not some rarity. It is the overwhelming norm.

And while I conceded that feminists sometimes have valid points I can consider and even occasionally agree with, the sad fact is that most of the time they do not.  This very site is home to example after example of the misguided focus of most Western feminists.  I do like to separate them like that, by the way.

Because there are some places in the world where it is truly terrifying to be a woman. Places like Pakistan, where I read a story earlier this summer that stuck with me. Some young boys raped a local girl in their village. The elder council responsible for meting out punishment came up with a truly barbaric settlement that consisted of one of the raped girl’s male relatives raping the sister of the original rapist. The council, in its infinite wisdom, also refused to let the new victim be one of the rapist’s married sisters. It had to be the virginal teenager instead.

This is the kind of predicament real women’s rights advocates works on. There’s story after story like this and almost all of them got completely ignored by feminist opinion writers. They would rather bitch about the number of Fortune 500 female CEO’s or whine about some new outrage from Donald Trump. Is it really any wonder why the feminist label is rejected by most reasonable people? To me, it’s only logical.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • Maintenance Renegade

    Speaking of Fortune 500 CEOs they’re nuts damned near every one of them as near as I can tell. To even be in the game most come from an extremely finite aristocracy in which only an extreme minority thereof get there by way of working sixteen hours a day six to seven days a week every week while being cleverer than the other several guys doing exactly the same shit.

    This is obviously a rather bizarre sort of personality and a truly fucked up way to live and given all the factors involved and the innate differences between the sexes it’s surprising there are as many female Fortune 500 CEOs as there are.

  • THOUGHT CRIMINAL

    Feminism is already a dead woman walking. All feminism has left is Shaming Language, and the State (ironically other men) to keep men to the feminist line.

    But increasingly, the shaming doesn’t work. And men are disengaging from society in general to avoid entanglements with the State; if you don’t get married, you can’t be divorced, if you don’t co-habit you can’t have half your stuff appropriated, if you don’t have children, you can’t be on the hook for child support, if you don’t enter the corporate world you can’t be accused of ‘harassment’ and if you don’t date you drastically reduce your chance of a false rape accusation.

    These are genuine threat points for men in the modern world that didn’t exist before feminism. It speaks to the feeble minds of feminists that they would think that men will simply carry on as they did when these threats did not exist. For the last 50 years men (mostly) still did. But that’s over now.

    So men are doing what they have always done: survey their environment, understand it, and behave rationally according to it. Which means, increasingly, living their lives without regard to what women want. This does not mean living without sex, relationships or female company. Just that the investment men make in all these areas is being dramatically reduced. And as feminism reduces the value of women (in men’s eyes), so men are reducing the amount of time, effort, attention and money they are willing to spend for the declining benefits modern women now bring to their lives.

    But the real news is that the true cost of feminism, first born by men, and then children, is now being passed on to women. Record numbers of women are living alone, record numbers of women are childless, record numbers are on psychiatric medication, record numbers are facing a life-time of wage slavery in grinding jobs that they can never leave. And still feminism spins these outcomes as the conscious choices of these women and as ’empowering’.

    And yet, women’s self-reported happiness, across all classes, all races, all demographics is lower than ever since records began 50 years ago. Tellingly, for the first time ever, their happiness is also now lower than men’s.

    But you do not need to read ‘The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness’ to know this. Just talk to the increasing number of 30 and 40 year old childless spinsters one on one – not in a group – to get the REAL story. The REAL effect of feminism in the REAL world. These women don’t give two hoots about feminism, they are just wondering where all the good husbands, hell, ANY decent man, went. Mostly, disgusted with what feminism has done to women, he walked away.

    For the truth is that men don’t want to fight women, it goes against the core of what it means to be a man. But feminism thrust men into a fight that they neither started nor wanted. To the point that feminists are reduced to crowing about ‘winning’ battles that men never turned up for.

    And even now, as feminism pushes and pushes and pushes to ever more absurd levels, as ever more restrictions are placed on normal masculine behavior, ever more insane definitions of ‘rape’, ‘assault’, and ‘aggression’ are drafted into law in increasingly desperate attempts to somehow, anyhow, cast women as perpetual victims – even now – men are still refusing to be drawn into a real battle. That’s how deeply men do not want to fight women.

    But the sound of the final battle between the sexes will not be heard in the streets or legislatures. It will not be televised or reported. There will be no flags hoisted or victory parades. Because it is already in progress. It is happening all around us in plain sight, for those with the eyes to see it. And men are deploying the most devastating weapon of all – indifference. In this final battle who cares least wins. The time has come to reap the harvest of feminism, and for women the fruit will be bitterest of all.

    It’s pretty simple, women;

    Either abandon feminism or abandon all hope of being wives and mothers.

    Because men will not abide feminism and you cannot force us to accept it. 70 years of a totalitarian government could not make communism work. And no amount of resorting to State force is going to make a feminist society viable.

  • Mr0303

    To be being an anti-feminist means rejecting a movement that hates half of the human population. Feminists go on about The Patriarchy and toxic masculinity while exploiting people’s natural gynocentrism, which honestly is quite evil.

  • Grust