Ernest Belfort Bax

False rape allegations—An old tradition

The following gives an account of false sexual assault and rape allegations, and the reasons women manufactured them, that were commonplace 120 years ago when the below article was written by E. Belfort Bax. Were the methods of evidence-gathering 120 years ago faulty? Definitely. Were some genuine victims of sexual assault disbelieved? Unfortunately, yes. Were …

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Sentimental feminism vs. political feminism

Bax was the first to describe the twin monsters he called ‘Sentimental Feminism’ and ‘Political Feminism’, a distinction having striking similarities to Naomi Wolf’s ‘Victim Feminism’ and ‘Power Feminism’ (coined 80 years after Bax). We’ll let Mr. Bax fill you in on the details with commentary from his 1913 book The Fraud of Feminism.

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