The roots of radical feminism, as well as women’s and gender studies initiatives, can be seen in a 1970s BBC documentary, Angry Wimmin (watch on YouTube), which offers insights on the origins of the women’s movement. Among those featured is Sheila Jeffreys, an influential lesbian activist,[i] who speaks frankly about the movement’s mission as a “dedicated war” on men (Feminist Patriarchy Theory[ii]). Over time, the radicalism espoused by Jeffreys and others has had an insidious effect, promulgating widespread distrust of male virtues. Sweeping women’s rights propaganda has also altered the social landscape, undermining relationships between the sexes and transforming the once timeless ideals of love and marriage into relics of the past. The feminist patriarchy theory only divides the sexes and is fueling the popular phenomenon MGTOW, (Men Going Their Own Way).[iii]
In fact, millions of men have been forced to abandon hope of establishing and maintaining a genuine partnership or marriage with a member of the opposite sex. Evidenced and conceptualized by the wealthy and powerful Gloria Steinem who noted, “Society…encourages women to be victims every way.”[iv] Notions like this, including descriptions of women as “chattel,” are actively promoted by rebel feminists, strongly influenced by burgeoning women’s and gender studies programs that characterize a primordial patriarchy as an institutionalized and socially acceptable framework for male domination over women.[v]
The extreme to which many single-minded activists have gone is frightening. In recent times, radicalized feminists have launched genocidal social media campaigns, labeled with monikers such as “#killallmen,” “Control All Men,”[vi] “StraightWhiteMemes,”[vii] and “Kill All White Men.”[viii] Under the guise as satire, these memes connect with growing numbers of females who can’t help but resent men’s place in society. This is unrestrained hate speech, and such propaganda engenders disturbing visions about harming and wielding power over males, going so far as to make killing men seem artistically relevant.[ix] This blatant male hatred is a catalytic agent for Men to Go Their Own Way and other movements such as the Red Pill[x] and Japan’s Herbivore Men[xi].
Recently feminist, Anita Sarkeesian said: “There’s a toxicity within gaming culture, and also in tech culture, that drives this misogynist hatred.” Anita says “Everything is sexist!” Under the circumstances, it is not hard to see why many women have developed anger, resentment and contempt towards men, which can provoke desires and fantasies—as well as acts—of revenge. The relationship between the sexes has become a power play, where interactions are viewed in a harsh, zero-sum light. If women beat men by a wide margin on the playing field, the response is not “great job!” Instead, there are hostile taunts, such as “girls rule and boys drool!” Female empowerment has metamorphosed into an ugly vision of females overpowering males. Talk of “girl power” simply means pushing back against men. In retaliation, men are not pushing back. Instead, millions of men are discovering a lifestyle of freedom and success, away from women’s disgust of all things male.
Hell Hath No Fury
Not all women are feminists and admittedly, there are some who believe that patriarchy, a social system characterized by male authority, is an illusion; others, meanwhile, have no doubt that the widespread oppression of women is evidence of its existence. The fact that those on the very upper reaches of the economic ladder, men and women own or control the vast majority of the world’s assets, businesses and employees suggests there is no place or part of society that is not subordinate in some way to this particular structure—aside from a few matriarchal villages in Africa, perhaps, everything is patriarchy.
Whether accurate or not, something has clearly played havoc with the relationship between the sexes, creating a situation where, for example, marriage is increasingly a one-sided arrangement. While some women have embraced gender differences and are incredible mates, others have established fulcrums of male antipathy, moving them freely along a continuum that begins with caution and distrust, passes through resentment, and ends at hatred. Once she is offended; Hell hath no fury, and her vindication is reinforced by lawful bias. Paternity fraud is rampant, and women are divorcing at alarming rates meaning, men who are in love can easily find themselves in danger; they must develop a gendered lens so they can objectively evaluate current and future companions. Feminist’s male hostility has served to convince more men that bachelorhood is the appropriate alternative. Japan’s unique Herbivore Men,[xii] and MGTOW[xiii] ranks are growing daily.
The Modern Men’s Liberation Movement
Regardless, it seems doubtful that any of the women’s movements, densely populated with advocates and adherents who openly despise males, can help resolve the many important issues that men grapple with, including a pandemic of male suicides. Feminists are less interested in equality than in creating a new world order, where women only come first. For a growing number of them, their focus has increasingly become oriented toward males’ demise through social and legal manipulations.
Because of these and other distorted perspectives, masses of men have made the decision to opt out, leaving the pain and destructiveness behind. They are embracing movements and efforts such as Japan’s Herbivore Men, where marriage apathy is endangering the global economy.[xiv] Feminist’s lopsided societal framework has systematically stacked romantic relationships against boys and men; thus the outgrowth of Red Pill and MGTOW, forums aimed at helping men understand that the benefits for males of marital bliss are almost nil.
The fact that the ideals of radical feminism have become so pervasive and entrenched suggests the only way things can improve has been to join hands with others who believe the modern world’s future can and will be incredible for men. Indeed, it is apparent that this perspective is gaining momentum. A hurricane of men’s liberation awareness—MGTOW, Red Pill, and Japan’s Herbivore Men—is circling the planet, unleashing freedom and empowering men to define and follow their unique, and uniquely masculine, paths. It is a new day for men: knowledge and freedom are at their fingertips partially due to feminism. They now have the opportunity to design the kind of passionate life that they might once have only dreamed about.