Racism, a conjecture on the origin, reasons for its persistence and advice on living with it.

This blog post is not directly related to feminism but the issue of blinkered sociology and the social sciences vizaviz evolutionary psychology is also an issue for feminism. It is based on another social media post.

All people have the potential to be racist. It’s an instinct to fear what is different. We do not learn racism contrary to what is gospel according to social scientists and sociologists. It comes from evolutionary psychology. It is really genetic competition. Sometimes it manifests in ways that are not directly related to genes or are only slightly related to genes like prejudice to other languages, ethnic groups, religious beliefs or cultures. In these instances the same instinct is misdirected but on average it will work to favour own genes. On who or what it operates is determined by the size of your circle of empathy which can include your family, your tribe, your town, your country, your race, human beings as a whole or even other species, thus pets. That empathy circle can expand or contract in time and dependant on stresses in your environment.

Social scientists and activists sometimes claim that “under privileged” classes can not be racist and thus their loathing of “whites”, “men”, “cis gendered” and other “privileged” groups is not really “prejudice”  or “hate”. This is self serving double think and ideological exceptionalism and it is very dangerous nonsense. Imperial powers are often guilty of exceptionalism. Social scientists have no idea of what motivates us in behaviour or our likes and dislikes. The social sciences have been poisoned by ideology. This is the victory of irrationality over rationality.

So what can we do? It helps to realise we are captive to our biology but that our basic biology does not have to be us. We reproduce not to ensure OUR immortality. No, we reproduce to ensure the immortality of our GENES but we are not our genes. We, each of us are just flowering parts of our genomes and our instincts. Biologically influenced behaviours are in the interest of a lower based entity which is not us. Each of us are really vehicles carrying our genes as passengers. When the vehicle wears out the passengers will abandon the wreck and continue their journey in other vehicles. We ourselves will be extinct. We feel good with the release of brain chemicals when our behaviour enables our reproduction. By viewing ourselves as less than we are biologically, then we can lessen our potential to do evil than we can when we are held hostage to the darker angels of our nature. By having a lower level of investment in our biological selves we can gain insight into our nature as both good and evil at the same time and also feel less inclination and act on our darker angels.

One last thing about racism to remember is that it is the other side of racism is the protective instinct. The protective instinct is actually a manifestation of the “selfish gene” and comes from the same place as racism and other forms of prejudice. That is why in war time propaganda focuses on protecting women and babies. It is why WWI propaganda animation showed a Hun squashing a baby under an iron boot. It is why in 1990 we had the lie of Iraqi soldiers turning off humidi-cribs in Kuwaiti hospitals was propagated in the lead up to the first Gulf War. The desire to protect very easily becomes the desire to hate. By appealing to the best in us leaders can make us do the worse to others. Even the author of Matthew used a baby slaughter to sell the biblical nativity story. There was no war in the context of the bible story but the author of Matthew clearly knew how to pull the heart strings of his readers.

All this brings us to other loyalties and chauvinisms. Chauvinism is only a hair’s breadth away from hate. One such is patriotism but patriotism is love for a temporary formation. Nations are like clouds in the sky. Their form is always shifting. If we become emotionally invested in one cloud formation we will be disappointed within seconds. This is the nature of so many insecurities concerning migration, language use and religious affinity. An emotional attachment to what was never going to be for very long and which leads to frustrations of the type manifesting as racism among other isms.

The Greenhouse of Negative Feelings.

I posted a comment to a post in Facebook about FGM (female genital mutilation).

MGM is a far larger problem than FGM. We are so acculturated to this violence against boys that we son’t even think it should be illegal.

“Son’t” is a typo for “don’t”. This comment elicited this reply from an FGM activist.

I do agree that we have a MGM problem and that it also needs to be discussed however I feel that it needs a seperate discussion as the cause of it is completely different to FGM. As a FGM survivor I’d like to be able to discuss my mutilation and how we can work towards eradicating that without being side tracked by MGM. Lets have separate important conversations about what amounts to child abuse.

I was struck by the need to discuss her mutilation without her stage being “sidetracked” by MGM (male genital mutilation). This ignores the fact that MGM is almost permanently “sidetracked”. The nedia gets more excited about FGM than it does about MGM. It ignores the fact that male circumcision is a far bigger problem affecting a far larger number of men.

  • Q. But isn’t male circumcision a lessor deal and less severe than female circumcision?
  • A. In fact not. There are 4 types of FGM and most cases are not of the more severe types. Most FGM are not more Severe than most MGM. Please read this document about male and female circumcision.

The FGM activist did mention that she wanted to “work towards eradicating” FGM but if this is the case it shows poor judgement if her aim is change. This is because she wants to have have a “separate discussion” which means duplicating efforts at eradicating circumcision. All so that she can have a stage on which she can tell her story exclusive of anyone else’s concerns. It makes more sense for intactivists (MGM activists) and FGM activists can combine in consensus for a common cause. How much better to have gender neutral legislation addressing both male and female circumcision.

This reminds me of the “splitters” scene in “The Life of Brian”. The Peoples Front of Judea. not the Judean Peoples Front. Listen, the only people we hate more than the Romans are the fucking Judean Peoples Front.

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So the FGM activist would rather kick intactivists to the ground when they could be far more effective working with them as allies. It seems to me that displaying one’s victimhood status is more important than effective action. The FGM activist does not really want change. She wants a stage on which she wants to display the golden prize of suffering and injustice. The injustice is the object of adoration and attachment. She doesn’t want anyone sharing the lime light of HER suffering. This is the Victimhood Olympics. Victims are affirmed and validated in their experience. The FGM activist is nourishing a hurt feeling in a greenhouse for this purpose.

This sort of game opens the area up for fantasists and candidates for a Munchausen Syndrome diagnosis grab a spot in the glory of suffering. This has become a thing other areas of feminist activism like the “rape culture” hysteria. Feminism is enabling and rewarding borderline personality disorder, narcissism and histrionic disorder; in fact weaponising personality disorders into a political movement.

Where once a narcissistic “daddy’s little rich girl” on campus would be given feedback and her misconceptions corrected if she was receptive. Today a personality disorder can be indulged, encouraged and rewarded with complete impunity protected in a cone of “misogyny detection” force field in the event of criticism; itself an attack of “misogyny” and “how dare you” with the bouncer of a university disciplinary board minus due process. The same is true increasingly outside of campus as well.

Misincelry or Hatred of Incels

We all understand the terms misogyny and misandry. The basic definitions are given below.

Misogyny – The hatred of women.

Misandry – The hatred of men.

The first one is found in standard dictionaries but the latter is not found in most dictionaries. The last word was in use before the Mens Rights Movement and even probably before second wave feminism.  This is why I have not quoted the definitions  from a dictionary reference. One is recognised by standard dictionaries and the other is not. Such is the power of feminists to put pressure on to others that even dictionaries will bend to their demands. I am coining a new term – misincelry or hated of incels . First some more definitions.

Incel – Short for Involuntary celibacy. Someone who in spite of a desire for sexual intimacy is sexually celibate. About 2/3 or more of incels are men. I believe that this gender imbalance of men over women in incel numbers is explained by a biological tendency towards hypergamy of females towards males, the desire of women to marry upwards. This means a greater number of sexually frustrated and unmatched males than is the case for females. It is not an officially recognised term in therapy.  Related terms are love shyness and true forced loneliness.

Vocel – Voluntary celibacy for whatever reason. The opposite of incel. The vocel may be asexual and not have any desire for a sexual relationship or may have have chosen to refrain from acting on his/her sexual desires for religious or other reasons. It may be for a finite period such as before marriage or it may be life time decision such as being a member of a religious order or being tired of sexual relationships in general.

Asexual – A type of vocel. The person has no desire for a sexual relationship or from Wikipedia, “ is the lack of sexual attraction to anyone, or low or absent interest in sexual activity“.

Hypergamy – The tendency of women to marry above their own position or at least at their own level. A male doctor will be more likely to marry a female nurse than a female doctor is to marry a male nurse.

True Forced Loneliness – Similar to incel in that they have no success in relationships. As good as a synonym. The term was coined by Bill Greathouse. From urbandictionary.com is this definition “…. areforced” to be alone because they perceive other women (or men in some cases) to be rejecting them….”

Misincelry – Hatred of incels as defined above.

I have noticed an impatience, frustration, judgement, shaming, belittling and insulting of incels from men and women and very frequently from feminists, very often from the same feminists who criticise men and non-feminist women for ” impatience, frustration, judgement, shaming, belittling and insulting” women”. This is similar to feminists complaining about being “silenced” and then shouting down their critics to the point of ruining careers.

I don’t think this comes down simple rudeness or social blinkers although these things do figure. I believe evolutionary psychology explains much of what is observed in misincelry as well as bullying, racism, homophobia and transphobia. This is where sociologists and especially those of  a strong ideological bent are opposed to evolutionary psychology.

In my post on Oppressive Etiquette I gave the examples of Japan and the US south under the Jim Crow laws. Today feminists are exercising the same requirements for etiquette from men towards women as whites required from blacks under Jim Crow.

This is all the more onerous for men with autism or Asperger‘s syndrome who are more likely than average to be incels and for men who are generally more socially awkward. Feminists on Jezebel and Wehuntedthemammoth web sites take pleasure in shaming in rubbishing incels. One is reminded of school yard bullies. In this case however our feminist messiahs must place themselves on the side of “good” and to that end construct complicated narratives to make their victims the “villains”. Projected hate. A classic example of DARVO (Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender).

This is an extension of the sport of shaming men in general which many women (not limited to feminists) feel free to indulge in a way which would not tolerated if the target was black, Asian, Jewish or of some other demographic minority. This is a way to express the same dark angels of our nature in language which is approved by the cerebral cortex and society collectively. Take a look at this quote by Julie Burchill.

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I have substituted Jews for men and Nazis for feminists to see how similar to extreme racist rhetoric is to that of radical feminists. This is not an isolated example. Women and feminists of the non-radical variety, the so called NAFALT (not all feminists are like that) either put their heads in the sand when confronted with this rhetoric or they become offended, not for the men put down and insulted but for the implication that all feminists are like that. After making clear that ALL men must take responsibility for the outrage of Elliot Roger these feminists are quick to distance themselves from any responsibility for their ugly sisters. Double standards as usual.

So to describe the penchant of feminists and many non-feminist women, (joined in by many men happy to impress women with their bullying prowess) to kick incels in the teeth and do do so with relish I have coined the term misincelry. There is no way to control others so that they will nor shame us but we can control our reaction to just shaming. This applies to all shammed males, not just to incels. I will make another post about this called Shamtrinos in the future.

The Letter I Wrote to Australia’s Political Leaders about Male Contraception

I wrote to Australia’s political leaders in November which is the occasion of “Movember” highlighting men’s health. They were:

Tony Abbott, leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister of Australia.

Bill Shorten, leader of the Labor Party and Opposition Leader.

Christine Milne, leader of the Australian Greens,

Bob Day, Family First Senator for South Australia,

Clive Palmer, leader of the Palmer United Party and

Rick Muir, the senator for the Motoring Enthusiast

To date I have received only one non-reply from Bill Shorten. Interesting how easy it is to unveil the inner coward of Australian politics.

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I would like to learn about your party’s policy in regards to male contraception. This is important because the concept seems likely to move from the hypothetical realm to the realm of reality in the next few years. I am referring to the development of Vasalgel presently being tested and likely to be available in 2017 onwards. Vasalgel is a polymer gel injected into the vas deferens. Instead of cutting the vas it blocks it and unlike a vasectomy is it easily reversible with a flushing treatment. Another promising technology is RISUG (Reversible Inhibition of Sperm Under Guidance).

I subscribe to the philosophy of “His Body His Choice”. Males have the same right to control their own fertility as females. The main obstacle in practice has been the lack of choice for males. These are limited to abstinence, condoms and vasectomies. Abstinence is too impractical and unreasonable to be used as birth control although effective. Condoms are in theory 100% effective but have other issues including convenience, aesthetics, slippage, failure and tampering. Vasectomies are effective but are usually permanent. Although it is sometimes reversed in many cases this is not effective in restoring fertility.

There is some anxiety in the community about the immanent advent of safe, effective reversible male contraception. I believe this is misplaced and that the benefits will outweigh the misgivings. This anxiety mirrors that which surrounded the advent of safe effective reversible female contraception. Below are my answers to misgivings raised.

  1. Men will not make use of it because they do not have the same risks as women in respect of pregnancy. In fact men do face risks with an unwanted pregnancy by a woman. Men are liable to child support payments or marriage to a partner who is viewed as unsuitable. The risk to a male’s choice of lifestyle is very substantial indeed.
  2. Men may not use it or may lie about their use of contraception. No drug or medical procedure is denied scheduling on the basis that some of the targeted patient group will not make use of it or may lie about making use of it.
  3. Women will become pregnant because men will lie about their use of contraception. This objection forgets that women already have a range of contraceptive choices available to them. There is no reason why a female will have to cease her contraceptive use because male contraception exists.
  4. Men already have a male contraceptive and it’s called “keeping your trousers on”. The same argument can be used to deny women access to contraception. It could be called “keeping your knees together”. Such an argument is both insulting and patronizing in both the male and the female context.
  5. Every time a man has sex he is already agreeing to become a father. The weakness for this argument is that it works just as well to deny women contraception.
  6. Men just want to be irresponsible. This translates as “men want to have choices and to exercise agency in their lives”. Once again the argument can work to deny women contraception.
  7. Men should take responsibility for the children they father. It is best if men do take responsibility for the children they father but in order to take responsibility one must have agency and male contraception will allow such agency to males. It is in fact much better still. No child would be born unless it was wanted by both parents. This surely translates into better, happier marriages and better adjusted children in an age when mental illness is a concern.

In addition to these points the issue is also politically suave. Recently in the United States we witnessed some workplaces denying health coverage to extend to birth control. The criticism was that this was “male privilege” oppressing women once again. How much more difficult it this be if males also had an interest in birth control? Politics is about building alliances with other with converging interests. The best way for men to appreciate the right of women to control their own bodies to align effort with men who also want to control their own bodies.

The late Gough Whitlam ended 23 years of coalition government by forging similar interests from diverse groups into a winning campaign. His political mission was one of passion and principles but he also had a view on building alliances with different groups. Similarly some activist campaigners could take a page out of Gough’s book by focusing on shared interests in contraception and giving up their anxieties fueling an opposition effort to deny males something females have long had. It is in such wasted energy that other opportunists with other agendas will reap a rich harvest at the expense of shared rights.

Looking forward to learn of your views

P.S.
I have received a letter from Tony Abbott dated 6 February 2015. The letter didn’t say much. Only that male contraception product will need a sponsor and documentation to allow it to be included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) in common with all such goods.

The Gamergate Controversy

Other more knowledgeable blogers and gamers than myself have written in detail on the issues of the #Gamergate controversy. I will not repeat what has been said but I will make just a blog entry on my overall view of gamergate.

Gamergate reveals just as much about feminists as it does about the gamers. It is an important lesson on hubris and self delusion by feminists but one I expect they will not learn.

The brief history of feminism over the last 40 years is one of conquest and domination of one area after another. Academia, education, publishing, media, judiciary, politics, and into many subcultures of some religions, atheism and scepticism, The onward march seemed inexorable. It is instructive to google “Atheism Plus” and the story of splitting atheism with the influx of feminists who branch stacked organisations and wrought the changes they desired. I have seen this in other organisations.

Enter the new target for feminist reform, the gamers and their culture. The infiltration of gaming journalism and the conflicts of interests between the gaming media and games developers. On one side there is the gaming feminist infiltrated media and games developers against the gaming public. The expectations was that gamers would fold and submit like all other combatants have before them. Alas all has not gone according to the script. Gamers have resisted and reacted instead of meekly complying.

The reason for this is that feminists have not understood the reasons for their success over the decades and have allowed themselves to be filled with hubris such that the ability to learn is impaired. Many generals have made this mistake through history. Self flattery will get you all the way to ruin. Recall the march to Moscow in winter by Napoleon and Peloponnesian wars.

Much of the capitulation of men to the demands of feminism has been attributed to rationales of one type of another. To justice, to logic, to equality, to ending harassment and discrimination et al. Much of that does figure but there is more and that unrecognised factor is the factor I believe explains the lack of success of feminists to reshape gaming culture to their preferred design. In reality biology is much deeper seated than realised.

In fact chivalry, the protective instinct and a desire to please a potential female partner all operate at a conscious and unconscious level of personality.Peer pressure is also at work. At the very crudest level is the possibility of sex or its withdrawal.

Enter the drive by feminists to conquer the gaming world as they have triumphantly done in all other areas preceding. This is failing big time because feminists have fail to heed the wisdom of Sun Tzu.

Sun TzuThe Art of War at http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Sun_Tzu

It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.

Reduced to to most basic reality gamers are nerdy, basement dwelling Aspergers male virgins. That is the stereotype and a very easy target for making fun of. An acceptable playground outlet for letting loose the inner fascist for some exercise just as one might exercise their dog. One does not exercise their dog on one’s neighbours’ front yard and takes care to ensure this doesn’t happen but instead one will find a suitable dog park for this purpose. It is the socially acceptable thing to do. With gamers all the usual standards of polite behaviour can be dispensed with and a great many dogs have been scent marking this new territory as dogs are want to do.

Of course the diversity of gamers is far more broader than that but there is a certain attraction for socially awkward wizards and virgins in the gaming world. What very simply has happened is that feminists have threatened virgins a sex strike. As if that ever had any chance of working. It is with the gaming game that feminists reveal that they do not really know themselves. This was already obvious by the apparent lack of insight into their own deeper motivations. They have also revealed themselves to be ignorant of their enemy and deluded about their cause. They have revealed their arrogance. While the media has brought the feminist line on Gamergate the gaming world itself has not succumbed to the effort.

I do not remember another occasion when a subculture targeted by feminists has so successfully resisted such a corruption. 

Below are a few links for more information on Gamergate.

http://porlawright.wordpress.com/2014/10/23/gamergate-the-players-and-the-played/

http://www.returnofkings.com/46346/gamergate-why-feminists-want-to-destroy-gaming

Some Feminist Quotes

This is a list of quotes by feminists over the eons. I think Tumblr for this list. Remember that “Not All Feminists Are Like That (NAFALT) as anyone questions feminist doctrine will no doubt hear repeated ad nauseam. One wonders why NALFALTs are not telling telling those feminists who are like that and instead spend more energy apologising for their ugly sisters who only hold them in contempt.

While NAFALTs preach the motherhood and apple-pie message of “equality” no brings rad fems to account for the quotes below.

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“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government,  eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and  destroy the male sex.”

~Valerie Solanas, the SCUM Manifesto

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“The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist.”

~National NOW Times, Jan.1988

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“Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometimes gain from the experience.”

~Catherine Comins, Vassar College,
Assistant Dean of Student Life in Time, June 3, 1991, p. 52

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“The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it”

~Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, in Women and the New Rage, p.67

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“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.”

~Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor

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“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.”

~Valerie Solanas

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“I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.”

~Andrea Dworkin

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“Rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear”

~Susan Brownmiller

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“The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt men.”

~Sharon Stone

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“In a patriarchal society, all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent.”

~Catherine MacKinnon

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“The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.”

~Sally Miller Gearhart

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“All men are rapists and that’s all they are”

~Marilyn French

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“Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.”

~Germaine Greer

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“Sex is the cross on which women are crucified … Sex can only be adequately defined as universal rape.”

~Hodee Edwards

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“Women have always been the primary victims of war. Women lose their husbands, their fathers, their sons in combat.”

~Hillary Clinton

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MAN: … an obsolete life form… an ordinary creature who needs to be watched … a contradictory baby-man …”
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TESTOSTERONE POISONING: … ‘Until now it has been though that the level of testosterone in men is normal simply because they have it. But if you consider how abnormal their behavior is, then you are led to the hypothesis that almost all men are suffering from ‘testosterone poisoning.’”

~A Feminist Dictionary

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“Patriarchy requires violence or the subliminal threat of violence in order to maintain itself… The most dangerous situation for a woman is not an unknown man in the street, or even the enemy in wartime, but a husband or lover in the isolation of their home.”

~Gloria Steinem in Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, pp. 259-261.

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“Women take their roles of caretakers very seriously and when they hear of someone who’s taken advantage of a child, they react more strongly than men do.”

~Kathleen C. Faller

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“I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.”

~Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

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“I wonder if he [Martin Luther King] really accomplished things, or if he just stirred people up and caused a lot of riots.”

~Melbourne City Councilwoman Pat Poole on her opposition to renaming a street for Martin Luther King

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“Under patriarchy, no woman is safe to live her life, or to love, or to mother children. Under patriarchy, every woman is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman’s daughter is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman’s son is her potential betrayer and also the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman,”

~Andrea Dworkin, Liberty, p.58

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“Compare victims’ reports of rape with women’s reports of sex. They look a lot alike….[T]he major distinction between intercourse (normal) and rape (abnormal) is that the normal happens so often that one cannot get anyone to see anything wrong with it.”

~Catherine MacKinnon, quoted in Christina Hoff Sommers, “Hard-Line Feminists Guilty of Ms.-Representation,” Wall Street Journal, November 7, 1991.

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“The fact is that the process of killing – both rape and battery are steps in that process- is the prime sexual act for men in reality and/or in imagination.”.

~Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 22..

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“Man’s discovery that his genitalia could serve as a weapon to generate fear must rank as one of the most important discoveries of prehistoric times, along with the use of fire, and the first crude stone axe.”

~Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, p. 5..

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“The newest variations on this distressingly ancient theme center on hormones and DNA: men are biologically aggressive; their fetal brains were awash in androgen; their DNA, in order to perpetuate itself, hurls them into murder and rape.”

~Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 114..

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When asked: “You [Greer] were once quoted as saying your idea of the ideal man is a woman with a dick. Are you still that way inclined?
Dr Greer (denying that she said it): “I have a great deal of difficulty with the idea of the ideal man. As far as I’m concerned, men are the product of a damanged gene. They pretend to be normal but what they’re doing sitting there with benign smiles on their faces is they’re manufacturing sperm. They do it all the time. They never stop. I mean, we women are more reasonable. We pop one follicle every 28 days, whereas they are producing 400 million sperm for each ejaculation, most of which don’t take place anywhere near an ovum. I don’t know that the ecosphere can tolerate it.”

~Germaine Greer, at a Hilton Hotel literary lunch, promoting her book #34; The Change— Women, Aging and the Menopause#34; . From a newsreport dated 14/11/91

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“One can know everything and still be unable to accept the fact that sex and murder are fused in the male consciousness, so that the one without the imminent possibly of the other is unthinkable and impossible.”

~Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 21..

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“Sex as desired by the class that dominates women is held by that class to be elemental, urgent, necessary, even if or even though it appears to require the repudiation of any claim women might have to full human standing. In the subordination of women, inequality itself is sexualized, made into the experience of sexual pleasure, essential to sexual desire.”

~Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 265..

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“AIDS education will not get very far until young men are taught how not to rape young women and how to eroticize trust and consent; and until young women are supported in the way they need to be redefining their desires.”

~Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 168..

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“In everything men make, they hollow out a central place for death, let its rancid smell contaminate every dimension of whatever still survives. Men especially love murder. In art they celebrate it, and in life they commit it. They embrace murder as if life without it would be devoid of passion, meaning, and action, as if murder were solace, still their sobs as they mourn the empitness and alienation of their lives.”

~Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 214..

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“One of the reasons that women are kept in a state of economic degradation- because that’s what it is for most women- is because that is the best way to keep women sexually available.”

~Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 145..

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“Romance is rape embellished with meaningful looks.”

~Andrea Dworkin in the Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 1995..

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“All men benefit from rape, because all men benefit from the fact that women are not free in this society; that women cower; that women are afraid; that women cannot assert the rights that we have, limited as those rights are, because of the ubiquitous presence of rape.”

~Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 142..

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“We have long known that rape has been a way of terrorizing us and keeping us in subjection. Now we also know that we have participated, although unwittingly, in the rape of our minds.”

~Historian Gerda Lerner in Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women, p. 55..

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“How will the family unit be destroyed? …[T]he demand alone will throw the whole ideology of the family into question, so that women can begin establishing a community of work with each other and we can fight collectively. Women will feel freer to leave their husbands and become economically independent, either through a job or welfare.”

~Roxanne Dunbar in Female Liberation

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“We can’t destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage.

~Robin Morgan, from Sisterhood Is Powerful (ed), 1970, p. 537

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“Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership. Only when manhood is dead—and it will perish when ravaged femininity no longer sustains it”

~Andrea Dworkin

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“The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together…. Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process…. No woman should have to deny herself any opportunities because of her special responsibilities to her children… Families will be finally destroyed only when a revolutionary social and economic organization permits people’s needs for love and security to be met in ways that do not impose divisions of labor, or any external roles, at all.”

~Linda Gordon, “Functions of the Family,” WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, Fall, 1969

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“We are, as a sex, infinitely superior to men…”

~Elizabeth Stanton, One Woman, One Vote, Wheeler, p. 58

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“Who cares how men feel or what they do or whether they suffer? They have had over 2000 years to dominate and made a complete hash of it. Now it is our turn. My only comment to men is, if you don’t like it, bad luck – and if you get in my way I’ll run you down.”

~Signed: Liberated Women, Boronia. (Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Australia – 9 February 1996)

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“As long as some men use physical force to subjugate females, all men need not. The knowledge that some men do suffices to threaten all women. He can beat or kill the woman he claims to love; he can rape women…he can sexually molest his daughters… THE VAST MAJORITY OF MEN IN THE WORLD DO ONE OR MORE OF THE ABOVE.”

~Marilyn French

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“My feelings about men are the result of my experience. I have little sympathy for them. Like a Jew just released from Dachau, I watch the handsome young Nazi soldier fall writhing to the ground with a bullet in his stomach and I look briefly and walk on. I don’t even need to shrug. I simply don’t care. What he was, as a person, I mean, what his shames and yearnings were, simply don’t matter.”

~Marilyn French; The Woman’s Room.

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“All patriarchists exalt the home and family as sacred, demanding it remain inviolate from prying eyes. Men want privacy for their violations of women… All women learn in childhood that women as a sex are men’s prey.”

~Marilyn French

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“We live, I am trying to say, in an epidemic of male violence against women.”

~Katha Pollitt.

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“All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman.”

~Catherine MacKinnon

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“The traditional flowers of courtship are the traditional flowers of the grave, delivered to the victim before the kill. The cadaver is dressed up and made up and laid down and ritually violated and consecrated to an eternity of being used.”

~Andrea Dworkin

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“The media treat male assaults on women like rape, beating, and murder of wives and female lovers, or male incest with children, as individual aberrations…obscuring the fact that all male violence toward women is part of a concerted campaign.”

~Marilyn French

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“Men renounce whatever they have in common with women so as to experience no commonality with women; and what is left…is one piece of flesh a few inches long, the penis. The penis is the man; the man is human; the penis signifies humanity.”

~Andrea Dworkin

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“You grow up with your father holding you down and covering your mouth so another man can make a horrible searing pain between your legs.”

~Catherine MacKinnon (Prominent legal feminist scholar; University of Michigan, & Yale.)

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“Man-hating is everywhere, but everywhere it is twisted and transformed, disguised, tranquilized, and qualified. It coexists, never peacefully, with the love, desire, respect, and need women also feel for men. Always man-hating is shadowed by its milder, more diplomatic and doubtful twin, ambivalence.”

~Judith Levine

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“Men’s sexuality is mean and violent, and men so powerful that they can ‘reach WITHIN women to fuck/construct us from the inside out.’ Satan-like, men possess women, making their wicked fantasies and desires women’s own. A woman who has sex with a man, therefore, does so against her will, ‘even if she does not feel forced.’

~Judith Levine, (explicating comment profiling prevailing misandry.)

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“The male is a domestic animal which, if treated with firmness…can be trained to do most things.”

~Jilly Cooper, SCUM (Society For Cutting Up Men.)

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“Women have their faults / men have only two: / everything they say / everything they do.”

~Popular Feminist Graffiti

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“I feel what they feel: man-hating, that volatile admixture of pity, contempt, disgust, envy, alienation, fear, and rage at men. It is hatred not only for the anonymous man who makes sucking noises on the street, not only for the rapist or the judge who acquits him, but for what the Greeks called philo-aphilos, ‘hate in love,’ for the men women share their lives with—husbands, lovers, friends, fathers, brothers, sons, coworkers.”

~Judith Levine, My Enemy, My love

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“There are no boundaries between affectionate sex and slavery in (the male) world. Distinctions between pleasure and danger are academic; the dirty-laundrylist of ‘sex acts’…includes rape, foot binding, fellatio, intercourse, auto eroticism, incest, anal intercourse, use and production of pornography, cunnilingus, sexual harassment, and murder.”

~J. Levine; summarizing comment on the WAS document, (A southern Women’s Writing Collective: Women Against Sex.)

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“All men are good for is fucking, and running over with a truck”.

~Statement made by A University of Maine Feminist Administrator, quoted by Richard Dinsmore, who brought a successful civil suit against the University in the amount of $600,000. Richard had protested the quote; was dismissed thereafter on the grounds of harassment; and responded by bringing suit against the University. 1995 settlement.

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“Men are rapists, batterers, plunderers, killers; these same men are religious prophets, poets, heroes, figures of romance, adventure, accomplishment, figures ennobled by tragedy and defeat. Men have claimed the earth, called it “Her”. Men ruin Her. Men have airplanes, guns, bombs, poisonous gases, weapons so perverse and deadly that they defy any authentically human imagination.

~Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women

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“On the Left, on the Right, in the Middle; Authors, statesmen, thieves; so-called humanists and self-declared fascists; the adventurous and the contemplative, in every realm of male expression and action, violence is experienced and articulated as love and freedom.”

~Andrea Dworkin, Pornography: Men Possessing Women.

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“I was, in reality, bred by my parents as my father’s concubine… What we take for granted as the stability of family life may well depend on the sexual slavery of our children. What’s more, this is a cynical arrangement our institutions have colluded to conceal.”.

~Journalist Sylvia Fraser

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“We are taught, encouraged, moulded by and lulled into accepting a range of false notions about the family. As a source of some of our most profound experiences, it continues to be such an integral part of our emotional lives that it appears beyond criticism. Yet hiding from the truth of family life leaves women and children vulnerable.”

~Canadian Panel on Violence Against Women.

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“Catharine MacKinnon maintains that ‘the private is a sphere of battery, marital rape and women’s exploited labor.’ In this way, privacy and family are reduced to nothing more than aspects of the master plan, which is male domination. Democratic freedoms and the need to keep the state’s nose out of our personal affairs are rendered meaningless. The real reason our society cherishes privacy is because men have invented it as an excuse to conceal their criminality. If people still insist that the traditional family is about love and mutual aid—ideals which, admittedly, are sometimes betrayed—they’re ‘hiding from the truth.’ The family isn’t a place where battery and marital rape sometimes happen but where little else apparently does. Sick men don’t simply molest their daughters, they operate in league with their wives to ‘breed’ them for that purpose.”

~Donna Laframboise; The Princess at the Window; (in a critical explication of the Catharine MacKinnon, Gloria Steinhem et al tenets of misandric belief.)

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“I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own genuine affection and desire.”

~Robin Morgan

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“And let’s put one lie to rest for all time: the lie that men are oppressed, too, by sexism—the lie that there can be such a thing as ‘men’s liberation groups.’ Oppression is something that one group of people commits against another group, specifically because of a ‘threatening’ characteristic shared by the latter group—skin, color, sex or age, etc. The oppressors are indeed FUCKED UP by being masters, but those masters are not OPPRESSED. Any master has the alternative of divesting himself of sexism or racism—the oppressed have no alternative—for they have no power but to fight. In the long run, Women’s Liberation will of course free men—but in the short run it’s going to cost men a lot of privilege, which no one gives up willingly or easily. Sexism is NOT the fault of women—kill your fathers, not your mothers”.

~Robin Morgan.

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“Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women’s bodies.”

~Andrea Dworkin

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“And if the professional rapist is to be separated from the average dominant heterosexual (male), it may be mainly a quantitative difference.”

~Susan Griffin, Rape: The All-American Crime.

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“The institution of sexual intercourse is anti-feminist”.

~Ti-Grace Atkinson, Amazon Odyssey (p. 86).

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“(Rape) is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear”.

~Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will p.6

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“When a woman reaches orgasm with a man she is only collaborating with the patriarchal system, eroticizing her own oppression…”

~Sheila Jeffrys.

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MALE:…represents a variant of or deviation from the category of female. The first males were mutants…the male sex represents a degeneration and deformity of the female.

MAN:…an obsolete life form… an ordinary creature who needs to be watched…a contradictory baby-man…

~From ‘A feminist Dictionary; ed. Kramarae and Triechler, Pandora Press, 1985:

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“If the classroom situation is very heteropatriarchal—a large beginning class of 50 to 60 students, say, with few feminist students—I am likely to define my task as largely one of recruitment…of persuading students that women are oppressed

~Professor Joyce Trebilcot of Washington University, as quoted in Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women.

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“Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and destroy the male sex.”

~Valerie Solana, SCUM Manifesto (Society for Cutting Up Men.)

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“Men, as a group, tend to be abusive, either verbally, sexually or emotionally. There are always the exceptions, but they are few and far between (I am married to one of them). There are different levels of violence and abuse and individual men buy into this system by varying degrees. But the male power structure always remains intact.”
Message on FEMISA, responding to a request for arguments that men are unnecessary for a child to grow into mature adulthood.

And:

Another posting on FEMISA: “Considering the nature and pervasiveness of men’s violence, I would say that without question, children are better off being raised without the presence of men. Assaults on women and children are mostly perpetrated by men whom they are supposed to love and trust: fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers, step-fathers.”

~Both quotes taken from Daphne Patai’s excellent critical work,
HETEROPHOBIA

How to do sex safely

I am not what you might call a sexologist or a mammoth brains trust on the subject like masters and Johnson. I am not a Don Juan of enormous experience or a PUA (pick up artist) but I thought I would write a post about doing sex safely. First I will identify the hazards and then I will address the possible mitigation strategies for these. My sexual experience? That is the secret of Castle Rackrent.

RussianRoulette

The Game of Russian Roulette that is Sex

The Dangers


Paternity Fraud (fatherhood without consent)

Pregnancy and child support. Do you want to be a father? If you do not then a failure here will change your life or ruin it. Your life will be contingent on the needs of others and will not really be your own. Let me count the ways starting with marriage or child support with all the compromises which follow on from these. If you do not want this then take special care. Men have a right to control their fertility. Their bodies are their own. On this point never compromise.

So what are the options? Abstinence is the most rock solid of these but even this can be breeched. There are examples of unconscious men waking up in hospital after a period of being in a coma only to discover that they are fathers to the child of an abusive nurse and liable for child support. http://menz.org.nz/2009/man-in-coma-made-father-without-consent/ Legally consent to be a father is not a factor. If it’s yours you pay even if you were raped. This is rare but very scary. More common is the drunken man at a party who had no say and had his life ruined by child support payments and a legal system which cares nothing for male victims of female rape and a culture which will laugh at you if you complain. Sad but true.

That brings us to the second option being vasectomy. This can be considered to be the permanent option. It can be reversed sometimes but it should not be done with a view to having it reversed at a latter stage. This option is a good protection against stolen sperm of the sort described above.

Finally there are condoms as non permanent male contraception. In theory this option can be 100% effective but other factors can figure including breakage, incorrect fitting, prior tampering or post use disposal in the hands of someone else. Always use your own and refuse any offered by an interested female partner. Always dispose of your own condoms. Take personal responsibility for your own fertility.  Society would scream and shout if a man got a women pregnant through deceit but thinks it funny when the genders are flipped. Do not play Russian roulette with condoms. Even after all this condoms can fail to prevent pregnancy. This is always a risk.

Do not depend on your partner being on contraception. The stakes are too high. Russian roulette again.  It doesn’t matter how well you know the other party. It doesn’t matter even if they are your wife. If you don’t want to be a father YOU have to take responsibility to control your own fertility. If your partner wants a child and you do not then hold firm even if it results in a sex drought. In fact hold firm even if it results in a break up of the relationship. Your body, your choice. If your partner has that little respect for you as a human being then you are better off without them.”Man up”, “grow up”, “Peter Pan” and “don’t you love me” are all examples of emotional blackmail which no one needs. This is important. Think with your big head, not your little head.

That’s it for male contraception options. Men have been short changed in this area. Women have many more options.

STDs

Sexually transmitted diseases or infections (STIs), venereal diseases (VD). Humans are animals and animals have parasites and diseases.

An incomplete list includes the old favourites of gonorrhoea and syphilis. To this can be added chlamydia, herpes, hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, HPV, pubic lice and scabies.  Most of these are known by the general public. Gonorrhoea has developed some antibiotic resistant strains. Around 1% resist antibiotics. This is  in common with other bacteria adapting to an antibiotic environment. Obviously this is one STD you do not want to catch. Superbugs are not fun. Syphilis to date has not developed any antibiotic resistance and is still treated with penicillin.  Chlamydia is another bacterial disease and there is also some antibiotic resistance with some strains. HIV/AIDS is not as life threatening as once was the case but treatment requires a life time of  heavy dosages of seriously expensive regimes of drugs. Herpes is a virus with break out episodes. There are over 100 types of HPV of which 4 are associated with cervical, ovarian, anus and penis cancers in men and women. About 90% of infections are fought off but 10% of people will harbour the virus and pass it on without symptoms. In Australia high school students are offered vaccines against these 4 strains. Pubic lice are in danger of extinction due to what can be described as “loss of habitat” in our clean shaven times. Scabies are usually passed on sexually but can also be passed on non sexually. Treatment is via an application of unpleasant ointment over the whole body.

Exposure to STDs can be limited by physical barriers like condoms bearing in mind the risk of breakage. Condoms do not offer protection against HPVs since external skin contact is also a medium of infection for HPVs. Only vaccines will prevent HPV. About half of all sexually active people have had contact with HPV.

The second way to limit exposure is to limit the number of partners and to choose those partners with care. This also means watching your alcohol intake. Only YOU are responsible for how much alcohol you consume and only YOU can be responsible for your behaviour behaviour while inebriated. Feminists may claim that other people are responsible for the stupid behaviour of women while drunk but this is going out the door of reality backwards. “A woman shouldn’t have to worry about being taken advantage of when drunk. Men should know better” yadda yadda yadda. Where is King Canute when you need him? Entitlement Narcissism. This is an area where the claims of “equality” by feminists are shown up as false because men can not blame women for taking advantage of them while drunk and feminists are NOT campaigning about this at all. No, it is only women they wish to see treated like children. In truth if a woman is not responsible for her actions when drunk then she has a drinking problem.

Once again another option for the safety of men in respect of STDs is abstinence and this is sure to be the most effective.

False allegations

This is a problem that feminists pretend does not exist. Head in sand mode. It’s even worse than that. The wider society will not believe the denial of a man accused. It is a case of guilty until proven innocent. The pressure from feminists to make convictions of rape easier and to erode the protections of the accused. In America campuses have been enlisted to act as kangaroo courts to do these inquisition style witch trials under Title IX funding of tertiary institutions. There has developed the concept of “affirmative consent” and “continuing consent” where every second of a sex act requires the male to request permission to continue. This is nothing to do with safety and is everything to do with oppressive etiquette as I outlined in my blog post of that name.

What to do if you must. These are some suggestions from myself and others. Karen Straughan has suggested that the boy asks the girl to scream out at the top of her voice that she wants it. Some ideas of mine include only accepting consent on condition that the girl agrees to do something embarrassing like running around the block naked or illegal like vandalism or property damage or drug taking which is recorded on video and kept as insurance. The initial consent is on video along with her embarrassment or criminality and a few clicks away from social media. Another idea is that you have witnesses present chosen by her and you and the whole thing on video. If you can afford it include a lawyer as a witness. Another possible idea is to only accept consent if she rings 10 friends and tells them of her consent for you to have sex.  Intelligence is also another possibility. If she has any embarrassing secrets  you can let her know your knowledge of these “rumours” afterwards promising to keep a lid on these rumours you have heard. Remember your education, career and life could be destroyed by a hysteric making a false accusation about a sex act which was not rape. For example a “Christian” girl may have a past which is not consistent with her religious beliefs. Or she may have paid for someone else to write her essay. NOTE: this option must ONLY be exercised AFTER the act to avoid ANY suggestion of blackmail before consent was granted and the information must be of a type that is not easily known but is verifiable.The entire episode from request, consent, act and offer to keep the lid on a secret should be videoed to ensure no misunderstanding of the order of events.

If you want to blackmail anyone into having sex, man, woman or other then you are a cud and I want to know nothing of you. That is virtual rape and you deserve everything you risk getting. This advice is not for you. This is about covering your innocent arse, not about stealing someone’s else’s.

That said remember what Sun Tzu said. “If you know yourself but not your enemy then you will prevail in some battles and lose others. If you know nether yourself nor your enemy then you will never prevail and will always lose but if you know yourself and your enemy you will prevail always.” In short never sleep with a stranger. You can not trust consent from a stranger and you can not have any useful intelligence on them either. Always know your sexual bedmate. Know the guy from whom you will buy a second hand car.

With the above there is the risk of a 100% withdrawal of initial consent but you must be prepared to wear that scenario and live with it. A resolution made with the big head is worthless if the little head is allowed to overrule it. In the event you have been saved.

Conclusion

I can not be bothered to do the above. I like to keep life simple. The most simple is celibacy or vocel (voluntary celibacy. Vocel is the safest response to legal danger and it’s the way I choose. I prefer sex for which planning for war is not necessary but alas those days are over. I would prefer to be able to lose my head in love but alas that is fraught with danger. Rather then prepare for war for riches I prefer to live in peace without those riches. That’s just me.