Out of the Blue!
Hello Fidelbogen!! I happened across your short diatribe on feminism as such (I too have read Nietzsche, lots and lots of Nietzsche actually) while scouring the internet for memes. I would just like to tell you how happy I am to have come across your site. . . . . . Your content analysis of Valerie Solanas' Scum Manifesto was not lost on me. I also have a cherished copy of that not-so-well received work of Norman Mailer's THE PRISONER OF SEX!
Feminism is a theory, albeit poor theory. And like all theories, it's just a another way of interpreting the world around us. Only in the case of feminism, it is a way of interpreting everything that women find untenable about the nature of the relations between men and women in terms of its being men's fault. In this way, they can kill two birds with one stone. They can blame men for their relative lack of status and achievement while at the same time absolving themselves of any fundamental responsibility for their own miserable existence. I've always thought feminism short for feminine chauvinism... a portmanteau too..
Feminism is an ideology. In this case, ideology takes the form of religion. Men are convicted, they feel guilt, shame, remorse, they confess, then repent, and ultimately they are reformed.. As with religion, the work is never done and it's evangelical to boot!
We've all heard the call...All the criticism, the complaining, the fault finding, the self-righteous moralistic drivel about men's attitudes, the sick blaming, the myopic theories about male dominance and patriarchy, (synonym for original sin) all the effeminate whining about being degraded, used, abused, treated like slaves, sex objects, second class citizens, mere pieces of property.
One can hear them accuse. How they love to accuse! The resentful and pious attitudes characteristic of women today will not permit themselves any rest until they have forged men and things in such a way that these attitudes may be vented on them.
"Ridicule is often the only weapon remaining to conscious inferiority."
The comparison of feminism to religion is not lost on me. And the author makes 'patriarchy' to be a stand-in for 'original sin' - which is certainly an interesting take! Personally, I have always taken patriarchy as equivalent to 'the devil'. But they both seem valid interpretations - no need to bedevil ourselves with the distinction, eh?
Oh, I should add that the author seems to overestimate the amount of Nietzsche that I have read! ;-)