I Do Not Support Feminism
The author of this blog is male. Fittingly then, the writing on this blog is full of analysis, logic, structure, focus --all masculine qualities or so I have been told. So there is no reason why the intended audience shouldn't feel right at home here. And if you are a text-intensive child of the pre-McLuhan age with an old-time attention span, then you have REALLY struck gold!
My main business here is to predict the probable course of developments in the so-called gender wars, and to formulate possible responses. My other main business is to dismantle feminism both as an ideology and as a movement, to take it apart nut by bolt and see exactly how it operates. I wish to understand feminism even better than feminists themselves do, in terms of a pragmatic template that will guide us in opposing this ideology and eventually neutralizing it.
What you will not find here is the old game of "duelling statistics". I think we could all use a break from that. Figures don't lie, but liars can figure, and I figure they always will -- no matter how many figures get racketed back and forth, or how many times these figures get challenged. Besides, I have better things to do than drive myself blind squinting at graphs or columns of numbers and ciphering out EXACTLY what they do or don't mean given variable X or variable Y!
A couple of things to keep in mind. It is incredibly, incredibly easy to lie with statistics, and the methods for doing so are endless, and endlessly sneaky. For a quick introduction to this realm of chicanery, I suggest you read a classic gem called How to Lie With Statistics by Darryl Huffman.
And another thing: It will encourage you to know that feminism has, of late, suffered a particularly severe battering in the field of domestic violence statistics. DV stats have always been THE crown jewel of feminism's anti-male talking points, and now the crown jewel is looking like nothing so much as a cheap-ass rhinestone. Feminists who are "in the know" know what is happening here, and they are noticeably clamming up on this subject, perhaps hoping to sweep it under the carpet of public forgetfulness while diverting attention to other women's issues where they feel more confident of their footing. Of course, the less intelligent fembots are still circulating the debateable bathwater, and we can expect to find this in the loop for a while yet before it finally tapers off.
I think it is worthwhile to formulate arguments based purely upon analytical commonsense and practical reason, and upon weighing the greater probability against the lesser. Let the other side face us on this very field, and try if they can make the better showing.
The gender war sector of the blogosphere is composed mainly of feminist bloggers. Amongst these bloggers, the manner is, to assume that the reader is up to speed on the subject of feminism -- they are famously snappish and snarkish toward outsiders (especially unsympathetic ones) who pose elementary "naked emperor" questions concerning their esteemed doctrine. They will huff that "it's not my job to educate the world about feminism!" Some other time, perhaps, I will ponder the implications and ramifications of all this. But right now I wish only to claim an equal privilege for myself, a gander counterpart you might say.
Therefore, it is not my job to insert a "little classroom" into my flow of words every time I want to talk about gender crisis issues, or about the injustices facing men in today's society. I will assume that my reader (feminist or otherwise) is up to speed about things like, oh....paternity fraud, false accusation, male-bashing, restraining orders, imputed income, no-drop prosecution, the Duluth model, VAWA, the Bradley Amendment, and so on. I will sometimes make mention of these things in passing, as matters well understood, but I'll talk on a very different level most of the time.
I expect the average reader will be in league with the men's movement. But this is the world-wide web, which means that most anybody can pop in here. Therefore, I expect a few feminists. SO -- now you know who I'm talking about when I say "you guys" or "you people". By those phrases, I reference the women's movement with an inclusive wave of my hand toward the cultural horizon. Since they'll undoubtedly peek in here sometimes, I may as well profit by the occasion to throw a few personalized scraps their way. They have minds that require feeding just as much as anybody else on earth, and so long as they are hanging around why not be neighborly and address them directly? And direct I shall be indeed; I'll not be sweet-talking them! Furthermore, I don't mind that they are reading things not meant for them. I'm not afraid of giving away any military secrets in the gender war, and nothing on this blog will do anything of the sort. They can process the information any way they like, and I will always be one jump ahead of them. I'll always have foreseen it and adjusted for it. Mu-ha-ha-ha!
I'll update periodically, whenever the spirit moves me. But bear in mind that everything written here has oodles of thought behind it. It all here bears a structural load of some kind. It all offers matter significant and useful in the struggle, if only the significance is cognized and applied correctly to the task. I don't waste words and I don't create fluff. Well...not much, anyway.
My regards to all. Enjoy the view. Do check back!