Strategy Reversal: Feminism Trying to Outrun Its Own Shadow
"It's a truism in feminist circles that no one hates men more than anti-feminists, and it's a truism two recent items from the notoriously anti-feminist conservative rag Daily Mail demonstrate neatly. The Daily Mail has a tendency to portray men as hapless dogs. . . etc."Well Amanda, it's equally a truism in non-feminist circles that no one hates men more than feminists do. In fact, it's a truism in such circles that feminism would collapse into a heap of powder and blow away in the wind if the element of misandry (man-hating) were removed from it.
The truism that no one hates men more than feminists do, is demonstrated by Amanda Marcotte herself. Amanda has clearly opined that men who don't want innocent fellow males to be destroyed by the criminal justice system, are "rape loving scum", or even potential rapists themselves. So it sounds like Amanda herself is motivated by something other than love for the male half of humanity, don't you think so? I mean, she clearly doesn't give a shit about the lives of innocent men. Male disposability is okay-fine with Amanda Marcotte, I would say.
All right. So what's up with this sudden scramble to re-position feminism?
There is only one possible explanation. And that is, that a critical number of feminists have gotten the message that a critical number of normal men and women see feminism as an anti-male hate movement. And furthermore, that the non-feminist viewpoint is gaining serious political traction. The feminists know this, and it scares them.
I say a critical number of feminists, because I know damn well that Amanda Marcotte is no voice in the wilderness here. If a mainstream, flagpole person like Amanda is preaching this kind of sermon, then mark my words it is part of a trend. You'll see others preaching likewise, depend on it.
Anyhow, Amanda Marcotte reveals her actual feminist (hence man-hating) colors in the later portions of her article. Turns out, it is "all about teh womenz" after all.
I invite non-feminist men and women to have a look, and contribute to the commentariat action on the discussion thread:
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