Feminism in history

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Schools teach many misconceptions about feminism and about feminism in history.  This essay and the sources of information identified in it provide a more objective guide to the truth.

On 31/10/2010 4:57 PM, [a men’s-rights activist] wrote:

Did you hear this Walter?
http://www.expressfm.com/ListenAgain/tabid/338/Default.aspx (Update 2010 12 04: The preceding link no longer functions and has been replaced with a new file location for the audio program — 58 minutes.)
Click the Men’s Matters link. Program can be saved with the free real player software.
[a men’s-rights activist]

[Name omitted],

Sorry about not having paid enough attention to that audio presentation.  It is good.  I will cover it and promote it later today.  However, I must first get ready to go to a meeting pertaining to the promotion and re-organization of the Bruderheim Seniors Club.  Not being able to say no when someone asks me to jump in, I was made the president of that organization, and if you think that men have problems, the problems facing seniors and especially elderly men are worse.

Fortunately, the older they get,  the smaller the proportion of elderly men in the elderly population sector. Unfortunately, the vast majority of elderly, suffering seniors is female, for which reason the problems that elderly women cope with outrank the problems faced by elderly men.

That is of course a sadistic and insidious way of looking at things, but it is a political reality that, there too, it is all men’s fault for leaving elderly women to be so lonely, not cared and not provisioned for in their old age, but I will leave that for now.

The audio program is good, but at first glance it exhibits two major flaws.  One glares through absence, which is that, except for your name being mentioned (once, I believe), none of the contributors or participants are being mentioned in the discussion and presentation.  I listened to only random portions, perhaps only 50 percent of the program, so I may have missed names and credits.  Perhaps there is a written transcript where the names are identified?  Perhaps a transcript should be made that shows who said what and who the various participants are.  If not, then there is not much that shakes my conviction that it is pretty safe to express politically-incorrect and earth-shaking truths in complete anonymity.  Surely, given that the program contained lengthy musical interludes, sufficient time could have been devoted to give full credit to all those to whom credit should have been given.

The other issue is one that reared its head early in the program, when someone (was it you?) narrated the history of feminism and the emergence of radical feminism.  [Name omitted], you are a well-informed man, for which reason I find it difficult to accept that it appears that you would believe that feminism came on the scene in the early 1960s.

I am fully aware that many people bought into that myth of radical-feminist making.  However, the audio program debunked so much of the radical-feminist propaganda, why not the most outrageous one, namely that radical feminism came into being because of the oppression of women, to fill the need left by the lack of feminists to fight for women’s rights?  A good part of the audio program devotes itself to debunking all sort of feminist myths, why not that most outrageous one?

I wish I could specifically address that serious omission in my response, but I did so already over the years, although not specifically, in many other instances.  I will present a few pieces of the mosaic, and you will soon accept that what I state is true, not counter-propaganda.

Feminism is as old as humanity, not merely as old as civilization.  How many video programs have you watched of chimpanzee interactions in their own social settings?  There is quite a large lot of them, and almost without fail, all of them present all of the aspects of feminism in action (group-think, appeal to authority, violence by proxy, and so on).  It is therefore quite safe to claim that feminism was in existence already when the ancestors of humans were still swinging through the trees.  That is the biggest calamity brought about by the advent of radical feminism.  It is the re-awakening and promotion of a powerful primeval social force. It has been brought into play and to dominate, whereby all of the social advances and advantages brought about through the advent of the symbiosis of the state, family, language and the experiences taught by history are being deliberately and systematically deconstructed.  In a nutshell, feminism brings the law of the jungle to civilization — after which, of course, we will no longer have a functioning civilization but will no longer be able to revert to swinging through the trees.

The following are some examples in history, with history (and written language itself) being one aspect of the evolution of civilization.  The role of feminism in that deserves much more organized attention than I can give it here and now, but have a look at some of the things I noted, while not a single one of them is mentioned in the audio program.  (Sorry for not having the time to condense all of that into something more comprehensive.  As it is, it may take far more time to examine all of it than listening to the audio program demands.  Still, it permits you to bookmark parts of it, so you can use specific items time and again.)

Feminism in the evolution of civilization

  • Antiquity

Various articles on feminism in antiquity

  • Recovering All the Past with Amaury de Riencourt

By Frank Zepezauer, resident philosopher
In 1974, Amaury de Riencourt wrote a book which helped to recover a past that feminists were busily trashing. It was Sex and Power in History[1]. The title is somewhat misleading. Feminists at the time were trashing the entire past, all of humanity’s story going back to our departure from the higher primates. Which meant not only all of history, what has been written, but all of pre-history everything that happened before the written word.  (Full Story)

  • Recovering the American Past with Brian C. Robertson

by Frank Zepezauer, resident philosopher

Have you ever heard of the National Congress of Mothers? Until recently I didn’t know about them myself and I’ve spent a lot of time studying women’s organizations. It so happens that the NCM was actually the biggest women’s lobby in American history. Founded during the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, it had 190,000 members by 1920 and over one million by 1930. The National Organization for Women, even in its heyday, could never claim such numbers. (Full Story)

  • The Beginnings of the Women’s Movement

A translated excerpt from The Wife at his Side (German title: Die Frau an Seiner Seite — NUR Hausfrauen im Spiegel des Feminismus, by Karin Jäckel, Ph.D., pp. 76-81, posted with permission by the author.)  Full Story

  • The Beginnings of Feminism

Feminism dates back to antiquity and beyond, but the advances and gains regarding “equal rights” for women for which radical feminists of second-wave-feminism-fame take the credit came into existence a century and more before the 1960s.
The Fraud of Feminism (1913, LONDON, GRANT RICHARDS LTD), and The Legal Subjection of Men (THE NEW AGE PRESS, 140, FLEET STREET LONDON E.C., 1908) Two essays by Belfort Bax (July 23, 1854 – November 26, 1926), a British socialist journalist and philosopher, associated with the Social Democratic Federation (SDF), prove that the advances and gains of “equal rights” for women with the credit for which radical feminists (a.k.a. Marxist- or socialist-feminists) of second-wave-feminism fame adorn themselves came into existence a century and more before the 1960s.  Here are excerpts from Belfort Bax’s essays that illustrate the point: (Full Story at F4L, Old Table of Contents)

  • Did Women Really Want To Go Out To Work?

By ‘Angry Harry’ (2002 09 10)By his own admission, Angry Harry is not a historian.  Nevertheless, in this article he has done such an excellent job of exploring and debunking the myth that women in the past were oppressed that many historians would be proud to have done as well. ( Full Story)  It is important to understand the philosophical context of history that Angry Harry is getting at.  Therefore don’t neglect to read as well the next item.


A discussion by Kevin Solway & David Quinn, with guest Suzanne Hindmarsh — A transcript from The Hour of Judgment radio series (27th August, 1995) Full Story

  • The dirty secret of radical feminism — Betty Friedan’s violence and the communist origins of her ideology

Smith College professor Daniel Horowitz states in his new book Betty Friedan and the Making of the Feminine Mystique that Betty Friedan was well into her thirties a devout and active functionary of the Communist Party of the U.S.A.  Full Story

If the term “radical feminism” (a.k.a. Marxist- or socialist-feminism) is somewhat new to you, you need to expand your knowledge.  After all, radical feminism, the currently controlling faction of feminism, governs just about everything that is happening in your life.  See,

Carey Roberts column
Carey Roberts is an analyst and commentator on political correctness. His best-known work was an exposé on Marxism and radical feminism.
Carey Roberts’ best-known work, his exposé on Marxism and radical feminism, is not necessarily easy to find, but this link will help with that. (Some of the URLs for the article series appear to keep changing.  For that reason the identified link leads to an Internet search for the series.  The first or second link in the return list will most likely lead you to the series.)

Sorry for not being able to spend more time on this, but you can find more on all of this by searching the website of Fathers for Life for terms like these, “feminism socialism communism fascism“.

Feminism has been an influence in all places and periods affected by history.  It has shown its dominance in the most unlikely places, such as during Hitler’s regime, and, believe it or not, even during the Nuremberg War Trials and in the KKK:

  • From the Women’s Ku Klux Klan in the late 1800s to the systematic destruction of American families today

By David R. Usher

The politics of contemporary feminism cannot be understood without realizing that it was founded within the Women’s Ku Klux Klan. (Full story)

I rest my case for now.



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