J4MB runs a number of websites, including that of the Anti-Feminism League. We’re sometimes asked why we’re so vehemently opposed to feminism as an ideology, and feminists as individuals (and collectively). This short article explains why. For those interested in learning more about feminism, we have a sizeable list of recommended books here.
Christine Hoff Sommers is a highly respected American author, and identifies herself as a feminist. In 1994 her book Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women was published. In the book she distinguished between two types of feminist, and in our experience every feminist is clearly one of the two types:
1. EQUITY FEMINISTS. Hoff Sommers identifies herself as an equity feminist. She writes that these women are committed to equal opportunities between men and women. Across most of the developed world (including the UK) women have long enjoyed the rights that men enjoy, along with fewer responsibilities. It’s unclear what equity feminists still have to fight for today, at least with respect to countries in the developed world.
2. GENDER FEMINISTS. In the UK we would more generally use the terms ‘radical feminist’ or ‘militant feminist’. These women believe in special advantaging of women, regardless of the consequences. The Labour MP Harriet Harman is an obvious example. The only form of feminism of the slightest consequence in the UK – and across most of the developed world – over the past 30+ years has been gender feminism. All the main political parties have long followed gender feminist agendas, and gender feminism has been the ruling ideology of governments and state institutions for 30+ years.
Only a small proportion of feminists are gender feminists, but gender feminists have long wielded extraordinary influence in government and all key state institutions. From this point forward the term ‘feminists’ should be taken to mean gender feminists.
Gender feminists are female supremacists, and they’re driven by misandry (the hatred of men). Anyone who doubts this assertion should watch this video.
Even J4MB wouldn’t claim that feminists are responsible for all the disadvantaging men and boys face in the modern world. But in almost every area of male disadvantage, feminists have made the situation worse for men. An example should illustrate this.
Erin Pizzey opened the world’s first women’s domestic violence (DV) refuge in Chiswick, London, in 1971. Within 12 months she had been ousted by feminists, and feminists control the refuge sector to this day. About 40% of victims of DV are men, yet provision of support for them is close to non-existent, because of the lack of refuge places available for them.
Women’s refuge organisations have a long history of lying and manipulating to drive their interests. They are very rarely, if ever, challenged by the mainstream media. In the autumn of 2014 J4MB publicly challenged three high-profile women heading major organisations, with respect to lies and/or misleading statements they – or their organisations’ spokeswomen – had made:
At the time of writing (11 September, 2014) none of these women had made a substantive response to our public challenges.
Why do we say that feminists are the enemies not only of men, but also of women and children? Feminism is a creed derived from Marxism, and Marxism is virulently anti-marriage and anti-family. The British state has become ever more hostile towards marriage and the family over many years. Women and children suffer deeply from the consequent collapse of the family, along with men. This hostility has continued under the current Conservative-led coalition. Herbert Purdy, a highly respected blogger, wrote an important article on the Conservatives’ hostility towards marriage and the family.
For anyone still holding to the view that feminism is an ideology concerned with gender equality, we recommend this article by Janet Bloomfield.