5 Sep 2015

Top 10 Feminist Fails Of 2014


RadFems Resist 2015 - An Event For Delusional And Dysfunctional Ladies In London Next Weekend

By Mike Buchanan: The Julie Bindel interview [below] on the HEqual website we linked to earlier today was with radfem collective. The organization’s strapline displays more self-knowledge than we might expect from radical feminists: 
Our thanks to the person who alerted us to their annual event which will be held next weekend in London. From the details, with explanatory additions in square brackets:
RadFem Collective will not tolerate prejudiced and/or oppressive language or behaviour towards any woman attending our event. [Prejudiced and/or oppressive language or behaviour towards men will be encouraged, indeed required.] We are opposed to any ideologies of oppression. [Other than radical feminism, obviously.] It is a central part of radical feminist analysis that gender is a tool of women’s oppression, not women’s liberation. [It’s a whackadoodle theory, but yes, it’s a central part of radical feminism.] None of the organisers consider ourselves to have an innate gender – neither masculine, feminine, trans, cis, gender queer, or any other gender. We are gender abolitionists who have been raised and socialized as girls and women *because of our female bodies* in the context of patriarchy. [We’ve been raised and socialized as girls and women in the context of a theory, patriarchy, the evidence base for which is considerably poorer than that for the ‘tooth fairy’ theory.]

Hateful Misandrist Guardian Writer Julie Bindel Proposes Feminazi Concentration Camps For All Men

: Julie Bindel is a misandrist feminist who is a regular columnist for the Guardian newspaper, having written hundreds of article for the publication. She’s a patron for charities such as For our daughters and is the founder of Justice for Women. She’s a regular fixture in the media, particularly on BBC’s Women’s Hour programme and she’s a research fellow at Lincoln University. Oh, and she also wants to introduce concentration camps for all men, a group she doesn’t actually even regard as human.
Bindel’s literal Feminazi moment came in an interview with the Rad-fem Collective website on August 29th. Upon being ask the question “Will heterosexuality survive women’s liberation”, Bindel responded as follows:

It won’t, not unless men get their act together, have their power taken from them and behave themselves. I mean, I would actually put them all in some kind of camp where they can all drive around in quad bikes, or bicycles, or white vans. I would give them a choice of vehicles to drive around with, give them no porn, they wouldn’t be able to fight – we would have wardens, of course! Women who want to see their sons or male loved ones would be able to go and visit, or take them out like a library book, and then bring them back.

The Empathy Gap

"The striking and disturbing indifference in our culture to the suffering of men and boys, in stark contrast to our evident concern for the suffering of girls and women." Professor Janice Fiamengo from the University of Ottawa discusses the lack of empathy for men in western culture.

MGTOW: Men's Worldwide Boycott Of Marriage

By Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW) is a worldwide phenomenon, based on a philosophy of gaining control over a man’s personal freedom and future. MGTOW is a lifestyle that frees men from patriarchal traditions regarding expectations for dating and marriage. It liberates men from a life of tiresome labor, waste of personal resources, and constant emotional exhaustion devoted to toxic mates, girlfriends or wives. For many years, these ideas were limited to individuals and small communities. But today, the Internet has allowed these precepts to become easily available, and millions of men around the world are finding their way on the road to sovereignty.
MGTOW is sometimes referred to as “Taking the Red Pill”. Just as in The Matrix, the Red Pill enabled those who swallowed it to see the surprising reality behind conventional living and common sense. MGTOW is opening the eyes of ordinary men to a new, better set of possibilities after seeing the painful truth that men grow up in a hierarchical social order that imposes expectations and directives upon them. They are called to Man Up, which included taking on traditional work and marriage.1 It is a system that sees men pour out their best energies for a woman, children, or the social organism, only to see himself become irrelevant and cast aside once his prime years are spent.2

Radical Feminism Is Not The "Fringe" Of Feminism

"Radical feminism is not the fringe. Radical feminism is feminism's rotten core and the source of feminism's life. Without radical feminism, feminism at large would amount to very little and scatter to the four winds. That is the whole truth and nothing other, however it is a truth that plenty of people will not square up to.

Fathers4Justice Say Children’s Hearings Scotland Response Makes No Apology For ‘Hate Male’ Ads

Fathers4Justice today said that Children’s Hearings Scotland failed to apologise for ads the group says are anti-male and discriminatory.
You can read the Children’s Hearings Scotland statement here: http://www.chscotland.gov.uk/recent-news/2015/09/children’s-hearings-scotland-statement-about-‘barrier’-advertising-campaign/
Said F4J Founder Matt O’Connor, “The response from Children’s Hearings Scotland contains no apology, is deliberately misleading and illustrates an ingrained discrimination against dads in Scotland. Demonising 50% of the Scottish population on the basis of their gender is unacceptable.”
“Children’s Hearings Scotland cannot argue that it is not their intention to portray a specific gender as abusive or violent, when that is exactly what they have done with their advertising and we stand by our call for these adverts to be withdrawn.”
“None of the adverts show a woman being violent or abusive to a child. Attitudes like these show Scotland is living in the dark ages and putting children at greater risk of abuse as the murder of Mikaeel Kular by his mother showed last year.”
“These ads should be withdrawn by Children’s Hearings Scotland immediately.”
According to the Office for National Statistics in 2013/14, 8.5% of women and 4.5% of men had experienced domestic abuse in the past year, equivalent to 1.4 million female victims and 700,000 male victims.

The IMF Just Confirmed The Nightmare Scenario For Central Banks Is Now In Play

Tyler Durden's picture The most important piece of news announced today was also, as usually happens, the most underreported: it had nothing to do with US jobs, with the Fed's hiking intentions, with China, or even the ongoing "1998-style" carnage in emerging markets. Instead, it was the admission by ECB governing council member Ewald Nowotny that what we said about the ECB hitting a supply brick wall, was right. Specifically, earlier today Bloomberg quoted the Austrian central banker that the ECB asset-backed securities purchasing program "hasn’t been as successful as we’d hoped."
Why? "It’s simply because they are running out. There are simply too few of these structured products out there."
So six months later, the ECB begrudgingly admitted what we said in March 2015, in "A Complete Preview Of Q€ — And Why It Will Fail", was correct. Namely this:
... the ECB is monetizing over half of gross issuance (and more than twice net issuance) and a cool 12% of eurozone GDP. The latter figure there could easily rise if GDP contracts and Q€ is expanded, a scenario which should certainly not be ruled out given Europe’s fragile economic situation and expectations for the ECB to remain accommodative for the foreseeable future. In fact, the market is already talking about the likelihood that the program will be expanded/extended.