Wednesday, February 17, 2010

What is Abusegate?

To answer the question posed by the title, Abusegate is feminism's long overdue comeuppance. The term itself belongs to the grand old American tradition of denoting scandal by appending the suffix "-gate" to a word of choice, in mockery of Watergate.

Nothing, in my deeply-considered opinion, would damage feminism more traumatically than to have its entire rotten fabric of lies on the subject of Domestic Violence hauled into the disinfecting sunlight of the world's gaze. And Abusegate is an activism campaign, by the growing men's lobby, to do exactly this very thing which I have suggested.

Well no, to be more accurate, Abusegate is not the campaign as such, but rather the scandal itself which the campaign is working to make widely known to the world—and to make the subject of a Congressional investigation.

What is at stake here is, immediately, VAWA—which is up for renewal in 2010. But in the long haul it is more than just VAWA. Abusegate, we hope, will cling to feminism as stubbornly as napalm or greek fire, and burn and burn and burn. . .

Nothing, in my deeply-considered opinion, has been more central to feminism's main political plans and purposes than the smear campaign against men and fathers which has been conducted under the banner of Domestic Violence. This has been, without a doubt, the principal tool in the feminist plan to destroy marriage and family as we have long known them, and to expedite the general transfer of wealth from men to women. Yes, the DV knot ties many strands together.

And somebody must pay for all of this. Heads must roll along the gutters, in angry rivers of blood. Unfortunately, we don't use the guillotine in the USA. And, malheureusement, I have heard that even in France they no longer employ that celebrated barber who shaved so close!

Anyhoo, for a quick introduction to Abusegate, see the following piece at Men's News Daily:

http://abusegate.mensnewsdaily.com/?page_id=1&cpage=1#comment-127


This will give you the basics fast. And on that page you will find links to a number of other MND articles on different aspects of the subject, and information on how to get activistically involved.

Good reading!

9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what I'm talking about!

This is what I like to see, EXCELLENT thinking.

2:11 AM  
Blogger ScareCrow said...

The mensnewsdaily story linked to it.

Here it is again

http://www.mediaradar.org/docs/RADARreport-50-DV-Myths.pdf

Seriously, it is one of the best reads I have encountered in a very long time, take the time and read it (I read it last week as it was posted on the NCFM group board).

I already knew some of them - but certainly not all 50!

10:58 AM  
Blogger NotNOW said...

Off-Topic, but you will forgive me:

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/7068705/

Duke lacrosse accuser charged with attempted murder, arson
Crystal Gale Mangum

Durham, N.C. — Durham police arrested Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Gale Mangum, 33, late Wednesday after she allegedly assaulted her boyfriend, set his clothes on fire in a bathtub and threatened to stab him.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

@NotNOW:

Fear not. Thy sins are forgiven thee! ;)

5:09 PM  
Blogger Marty Lee said...

Thanx for the link ScareCrow. Most Excellent.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Marty Lee said...

There are so many received beliefs to be overcome. Feminists have determined what sorts of ideas are thinkable. What sorts of intellectual options and strategies are available. What types of lexicons and terminology can be known and employed in the interpretation of male/female relations.

It should be self-evident to every counter-feminist that the feminist understanding of history is a selective one, omitting factual points that do not support its line of argument. Its account of the origins of prejudice, of traditional values, customs, etc., is rooted in resentment. Its interpretation of customary beliefs and behavior riveted to the singular conviction that male dominance is at the bottom of all they find unequal and unfair.

Far from offering a liberal view, feminism offers a very narrow, morally conservative interpretation of the nature of man/woman relations. What's more, it mandates a strenuous and devoted attempt to force both men and women into the conceptual boxes supplied by its own indoctrination via Women's Studies; then on to public education K-12.

Countering feminist ideology requires the critical unraveling of prior assumptions regarding the origins of traditional institutions and extreme skepticism concerning feminist interpretations of male/female roles.

But most of all, it requires the uncommon virtue of creativity that nerdy academics seldom have. As with any attempt to overcome fashionable ideas, entrenched ideologies, or popular delusions, it takes time, energy, and perseverance.

Thank you Fidelbogen

3:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It should be self-evident to every counter-feminist that the feminist understanding of history is a selective one, omitting factual points that do not support its line of argument."

That's the essence of revolutionary propaganda. Men and MRAs need to do the same.

Build up mythologies, tight unforgiving polemic, dehumanize the enemy, give them not a single quarter.

"feminism offers a very narrow, morally conservative interpretation of the nature of man/woman relations"

Feminism is not morally conservative, or conservative in any aspect.

"Far from offering a liberal view"

Feminism was enabled by classical liberalism, which gave women "rights" and the vote. Extreme, man-hating feminism is the logical end point of the fantastical, counter-reality ideas of classical liberalism.

Liberalism leads inevitably to slavery, yes it does.

"Its account of the origins of prejudice, of traditional values, customs, etc., is rooted in resentment. Its interpretation of customary beliefs and behavior riveted to the singular conviction that male dominance is at the bottom of all they find unequal and unfair."

Feminism / women's movement wants to set up Matriarchy. That's its essence. The rest - its supposed resentments, dislike of "inequalities" etc. is cheap bluster. It should not be taken seriously.

3:19 AM  
Blogger Fidelbogen said...

"Feminism / women's movement wants to set up Matriarchy. That's its essence. The rest - its supposed resentments, dislike of "inequalities" etc. is cheap bluster. It should not be taken seriously."

Not taken seriously? How so? If you mean "not believed", then that goes without saying. ;)

But if you mean completely ignored and brushed aside in political rhetoric, then I would quibble.

I believe it is good practice to hold them accountable to their double standards - and naturally, to expose these in the first place.

To that extent, I would take it "seriously".

"Build up mythologies, tight unforgiving polemic, dehumanize the enemy, give them not a single quarter."

Not quite. With one hand, dispense mercy. But with the other, wield a terrible, swift sword!

Build up mythologies? If so, build them with truth. Luckily, there is plenty of that to hand.

Dehumanize the enemy? Not quite. Understand their humanity, I would say, because after all they are in fact human. Then use their humanity against them, to shame them, and also . . . to render them manipulable and transparent.

Tight unforgiving polemic? Yes, absolutely! The tighter the better. I would add, concentrate firepower on strategic target points, especially if these are weakly defended. Also: pick your battles, since a lot of them aren't really worth fighting.

Leave them not a single quarter? Aw come on, leave them JUST a single quarter! But not an inch more. And make them EARN that quarter; some of them will be grateful for the opportunity.

"Feminism was enabled by classical liberalism, which gave women "rights" and the vote. Extreme, man-hating feminism is the logical end point of the fantastical, counter-reality ideas of classical liberalism."

Monarchist, are you? Granted, monarchy as a system of government does have its points! ;)

As for classical liberalism. . . well, I would have to say that feminism was the viper which CL nursed to its bosom. Radical feminism, along with the radical leftism in which it is embedded, sees CL as a thing to be destroyed.

As for women's "rights": women have the right to fly, or to fall, exactly as their wings might serve them!

They have the right to vote too, and if they want to see a woman in the White House (for example), it is up to them to make it happen, and not MY friggin' job to be their friggin' campaign cheerleader! They are on their own.

"Feminism / women's movement wants to set up Matriarchy. That's its essence. "

True dat.

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As for classical liberalism. . . well, I would have to say that feminism was the viper which CL nursed to its bosom. Radical feminism, along with the radical leftism in which it is embedded, sees CL as a thing to be destroyed."

Absolutely correct. But at the same time, that is the logical endpoint, the fate of the classical liberal ideology. The saying about things having within them the seeds of destruction. Liberalism certainly has that: it fosters feminism, as an inevitability, and feminism in turn destroys liberalism.

A true classical liberal would actually embrace feminist/matriarchist destruction of "rights". He'd realise classical liberal ideas have truly reached their zenith at that point, they have soared to their highest potential. Such is the nature of the multi-layered lie that is CLism.

(Would any classical liberal actual admit such a thing, though?)

And yes, I would count myself a monarchist as opposed to a subscriber in any of the liberal ideologies. Whatever about the alternatives, liberalism/democracy simply doesn't work.

2:55 PM  

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