In politics you know you’re making progress when your enemies resort to misrepresenting you in order to attack you. So we thank Claire for pointing us to a piece in The Huffington Post by a feminist ray of sunshine, Ellie Slee, prompted by a forthcoming debate at Durham University:
It’s predictably dreary stuff, which may yet lead to Ms Slee winning a ‘Whiny Woman of the Month’ award – there’s no shortage of competition, as always – but what caught my eye was her assertion that J4MB:
… refers to women as ‘gestational incubators’ and proposes that their rights are stripped away so that men can get back to doing the hard work and women can resume their intended position as housewives.
The reference to housewives is so silly as to not deserve a response, likewise the comment about ‘stripping away’ women’s rights – we campaign against abuses of power by women, often state-enforced e.g. denying former partners access to their children, which are emotional abuses of both fathers and children – but the claim that we’ve ever referred to women as ‘gestational incubators’ is simply and demonstrably untrue. So where does Ms Slee get the idea from that we have referred to women in that way, if indeed she does believe that? She links in her piece to a recent intriguing article written by Clint Carpentier and published on AVfM – ‘The Future of Women in a MGTOW Society’ – to which we recently provided a link. The full article is here:
We didn’t comment on the piece other than to say it was an interesting piece of ‘future gazing’, or words to that effect. An extract from Carpentier’s article:
What women didn’t realize was that the very things which made their lives easier – be they appliances or conveniently boxed pre-made meals at the grocery store – simultaneously reduced the necessity for women. Men are increasingly becoming aware of this, and are opting to go their own way and reject the farce that marriage has become.
Women have inadvertently been reduced to gestational incubators; everything else, men can take care of on their own. And the more that women harp on about how evil, and useless, and stupid men are, and how much men must be responsible for the life choices women make, the more men opt to ignore women altogether.
I’ve posted the following comment, in the forlorn hope of receiving our first public apology from a feminist:
There’s so much utter nonsense in this article (e.g. gender pay gap – SERIOUSLY? Factor in seniority, size of enterprise, premium for accepting risks to life and limb, unsocial hours… and the ‘gap’ disappears) that’s been discredited so many times by so many men’s human rights activists, I’m not prepared to do so yet again. But as the leader of the political party ‘Justice for men & boys (and the women who love them)’ http://j4mb.org.uk, which you claim refers to women as ‘gestational incubators’, I challenge you to point me to where I, or anyone involved in my party, has ever said such a thing. The article to which you link was written by someone whose identity is unknown to us. A public apology is in order, I think. That said, even where we’ve challenged gender feminists such as Kat Banyard and Caroline Criado-Perez to retract manifestly misleading statements made on TV, radio, etc. they never have retracted statements. They’re utterly shameless. Hopefully you’re not.