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  • don bosch 4:56 am on 04/25/2016 Permalink
    Tags: feminism, marxism, NOW   

    “Why are we here today?” she asked.
    “To make revolution,” they answered.
    “What kind of revolution?” she replied.
    “The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
    “And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
    “By destroying the American family!” they answered.
    “How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
    “By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
    “And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
    “By taking away his power!”
    “How do we do that?”
    “By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
    “How can we destroy monogamy?”

    Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?

    “By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.

     — Mallory Millett (much more on Marxist feminism and the National Organization for Women here)

  • don bosch 2:01 pm on 01/21/2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , feminism, , , women's rights   

    Do tell: A leading British feminist has said that feminism has been hijacked by elites who use it to further their own careers rather than to stand up for other women

    I see a trend.

  • don bosch 10:50 am on 01/13/2015 Permalink
    Tags: feminism, sexual harassment   

    I totally agree with gender-segregated public transportation. Men need room for their junk and to be protected from unjust accusations of sexual harassment.

  • don bosch 9:06 am on 01/08/2015 Permalink
    Tags: , , feminism, , spouse abuse   

    Equality: The assault double-standard. How does the “but he’s stronger” argument hold up against the “but he was defenseless and half-asleep on the couch when she hit him” defense? More here from noted philosopher Whoopi Goldberg, discussed at length here

    Message to Daughters: Act like a lady, get treated like a lady. And if your kid’s mom is hitting you, it’s abuse. Treat it that way.

  • don bosch 2:51 pm on 09/16/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism, , , men's human rights, men's rights movement   

    Dean Esmay: The pendulum that is, and the pendulum that isn’t

    The Men’s Human Rights Movement is most definitely not a part of a “swing back” to “earlier times” that were better. It is a rejection of the old paradigms altogether. We aren’t interested in swinging the pendulum one way or the other; we want to smash it and throw it away completely. It isn’t a choice between women’s rights and men’s rights. It isn’t a choice between feminism or traditionalism, the way things are versus the way things were. And it is not left versus right.

    It is the radical notion that men are human beings, and should see themselves as human beings first, and should be afforded the same rights and considerations as anyone else. It is the radical notion that men, collectively and as individuals, owe women nothing whatsoever. We do not owe women our protection. We do not owe women provision. When it comes to protecting anyone else, our first question is, “Why should we?” And when it comes to things like intimate relationships, marriage, children, we ask, boldly and without apology, “what’s in it for us?”

    And if the answer, dear ladies, is nothing but “my company and access to my vagina,” most of us will simply say “no thank you.” We need more than that, and we need proof you’ll keep your promises. And that proof looks pretty thin on the ground in the popular and legal culture right now.

    Does this make you uncomfortable? Too bad. Because men have every right to ask those questions, and be given answers that, as to them, shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    And to quote Tammy Bruce, who claims women’s ancient power is the power of “no?” We say this:

    Civilization was built in part by men saying “no” to women. No to their sexual advances, no to relationships they did not find desirable, no to unreasonable demands. Many of the most productive men in history were men who refused to marry or have children. You may not like hearing that, but it’s the truth. Collectively, men owe women nothing. And more of us are going to continue saying “no” to women until we are given a good reason to say otherwise.

    You’re going to get equality ladies, whether you like it or not. That’s what the Men Going Their Own Way and the Men’s Human Rights Movement are really all about.

    You’ve come a long way, baby.

  • don bosch 8:28 am on 09/02/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism,   

    Facebook Rant Truth: Real women appreciate real men.

    What feminists claim they want is equality. They also claim that gender is a social construct. If this is so, than they (and all women) might want to take a long hard look at the onerous responsibilities placed on men.  (More …)

  • don bosch 3:12 pm on 08/21/2014 Permalink
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    Why is the State Arresting So Many Parents?

  • don bosch 1:58 pm on 08/18/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism,   

    Instapundit: THIS IS WHAT A FEMINIST LOOKS LIKE: The Woman Who Thinks Reducing the Male Population by 90 Percent Will Solve Everything. Plus, “International Castration Day.”

    So Dickensian

  • don bosch 1:34 pm on 08/18/2014 Permalink
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    On Disney, Daughters, and Dads

    What is most sophisticated and wonderful about each of these women is that none of them are effective at the expense of her femininity. Disney’s women have come of age. They are strong, smart, even sexy. The change is unmistakable. These women of action, unlike their predecessors, are out of the house, (or the sea), confident and courageous.

    Then there are the fathers. In most of the old movies, there is a single female parent. In all three new movies, there is a single male parent. Interesting switch. Has the depiction of fathers as primary caretakers improved to the same degree as the view of young women? One could argue that at least they exist! However, in each of the movies mentioned, the father is a tyrant, a buffoon, or both.

    But not in all cases, apparently:

    There are, of course, capable fathers among Disney’s characters. Geppetto, Pinnochio’s father, is caring and courageous. In The Jungle Book, Bagheera and Baloo team up to take care of Mowgli and see him safely back to the man’s village; while one lacks a sense of humor and the other lacks a sense of responsibility, combined they make a pretty good paternal pair. My favorite father is Pongo of One Hundred and One Dalmatians. The newest Disney dad, The Lion King’s Mufasa, is a fine feline father, at once powerful and playful, stern and sensitive. These latter two movies are among the few Disney families with both a mother and father.

    There is an important difference between these positively portrayed papas and the faltering fathers of Ariel, Belle, and Jasmine. These dads care for sons. Pinnochio, Mowgli, the Dalmatian pups, and Simba are all boys. The message seems to be that when caring for boys, a father is competent and even heroic, but when caring for girls, a father is bungling and brainless.

  • don bosch 11:28 am on 08/18/2014 Permalink
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    Stasi: Robin Williams’ $30M alimony to ex-wives contributed to his death. It certainly didn’t help.

    Related: Dr. Helen: “Of the more than 38,000 suicides in this country, over 30,000 are by men, yet the suicide studies remain small? Why?”


  • don bosch 9:01 am on 08/18/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism, , , , soc   

    Honor fathers by acknowledging how tough it is for single homeless moms.

  • don bosch 8:32 am on 08/12/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism, ,   

    Chapin’s Inferno: Is there such a thing as a “rational vandetta?” Good advice on role-playing from him too.

  • don bosch 8:53 am on 08/07/2014 Permalink
    Tags: , , CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, , feminism, , , , Pew Research Center, ,   

    The myth of the absent black father:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently published new data on the role that American fathers play in parenting their children. Most of the CDC’s previous research on family life — which the agency explores as an important contributor to public health and child development — has focused exclusively on mothers. But the latest data finds that the stereotypical gender imbalance in this area doesn’t hold true, and dads are just as hands-on when it comes to raising their kids.

    That includes African-American fathers.

    In fact, in its coverage of the study, the Los Angeles Times noted that the results “defy stereotypes about black fatherhood” because the CDC found that black dads are more involved with their kids on a daily basis than dads from other racial groups…

    Lots more at the article. More:

    Considering the fact that “black fatherhood” is a phrase that is almost always accompanied by the word “crisis” in U.S. society, it’s understandable that the CDC’s results seem innovative. But in reality, the new data builds upon years of research that’s concluded that hands-on parenting is similar among dads of all races. There’s plenty of scientific evidence to bust this racially-biased myth.

    The Pew Research Center, which has tracked this data for years, consistently finds no big differences between white and black fathers. Gretchen Livingston, one of the senior researchers studying family life at Pew, wasn’t at all surprised by the new CDC data. “Blacks look a lot like everyone else,” she pointed out.

    Well, that’s good. And it confirms my suspicions.

  • don bosch 11:34 am on 08/06/2014 Permalink
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    Day 20 of 100 Days of Advice on How to Treat Men Right

    We have a lot of posters in our society claiming ‘Don’t be that guy’ based on the idea that a rapist seeing this poster will decide to not rape after seeing…a poster. We all know that is a farce. What these posters actually do is shame men. As if every man sitting next to a drinking woman is thinking about how he just can’t wait to rape her. No. Pure shaming of men and male sexuality.

    Now, women, let’s talk. It’s very important you stay conscious with your sexuality. If you have shame about having sex or expressing yourself sexually, seek guidance and help. You can seek out a therapist, Life Coach, psychologist and also talk with a friend who expresses her sexuality without the need to be inebriated each time.

    If you go to a bar and get so drunk you can’t even stand or you black out- you are abusing yourself and you need help. It’s not healthy to HAVE to get drunk to have sex! Nor is it safe. You are putting yourself as prime target for any criminal and that includes a rapist. No, men aren’t lurking around you waiting to rape you, rapists are. Rapists are criminals that are not limited to one gender. Men are not criminals, criminals are and that is a gender open reality.

    Wow. She’s so right here – there is a wide gulf between “blaming the victim” and being wise enough to know when you’re putting yourself into harms way. Had this same talk with my daughters last night.

  • don bosch 9:29 am on 08/06/2014 Permalink
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    The women of the men’s rights movement.

  • don bosch 3:20 pm on 08/01/2014 Permalink
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    One way to end violence against women? Married dads. The data show that #yesallwomen would be safer with fewer boyfriends around their kids.

    The bottom line is this: Married women are notably safer than their unmarried peers, and girls raised in a home with their married father are markedly less likely to be abused or assaulted than children living without their own father.

    Do tell.

  • don bosch 8:47 am on 07/30/2014 Permalink
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    Epic Poetry: 10 Responses to the phrase “Man up.” [caution: language at the link]

  • don bosch 8:55 am on 07/28/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism   

    Human rights update: Stop Fem-Splaining

    The charge that feminism stereotypes men as predators while reducing women to helpless victims certainly doesn’t apply to all feminists—but it’s a reasonably fair description of a large, influential, highly visible segment of modern feminism.

    And it pays well.

  • don bosch 4:20 pm on 07/22/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism,   

    The Return of Femininity: Day 6 and Day 7 of Advice on How to Treat Men Right

  • don bosch 8:10 am on 07/22/2014 Permalink
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    The opposite of love isn’t hate, it is indifference.

  • don bosch 10:43 am on 07/21/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism,   

    Dalrock: Repackaging feminism as Christian wisdom. For ALL have sinned…etc.

  • don bosch 9:29 am on 07/21/2014 Permalink
    Tags: , feminism,   

    Women against feminism generates backlash among students. This would be a great subject to discuss as part of the Men’s Studies curriculum. *Oh, wait….*

  • don bosch 12:04 pm on 07/17/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism, ,   

    Erin Pizzey’s powerful talk on radical feminism at the recent men’s issues conference:

    In America – I came to America in the early Seventies, and I could see what was happening: exactly the same thing. The women were scribbling Title-whatever-it-was [editorial note: Title IX. –DE], to get the money to create the Empire, on the backs of very fragile women and children. And this is going on 40 years, it’s going on and it’s getting bigger and bigger and bigger. And I stood back, then, and I was begging: I was saying to people, “This is a fraudulent movement, listen to what I’m saying!” And nobody would say anything; because for a long time, the media, the courts, the agencies, certainly the universities, were preaching this doctrine which was in essence a feminist-Marxist doctrine that eviscerated men off the scene.

    But the same thing was going to happen; women would be putting their children, one of the demands was 24-hour nurseries; women would become the earners, men would become dispensable. And it sounded so laughable 40 years ago, nobody would believe me! Now I sit here, and I don’t think there’s anybody in this room who doesn’t believe me.

    Read the whole thing.

    UPDATE: More here from Karen Straughan.

  • don bosch 2:40 pm on 07/16/2014 Permalink
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    Fallout from last week’s inaugural International Men’s Issues Conference. Not surprising, but it’s good to see some pushback.

  • don bosch 10:44 am on 07/16/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism, ,   

    Her.Meneutics vs John Piper and the Rise of Biblical Masculinity

    We’ve been hearing a lot about masculine Christianity lately. 

    By now we’re used to hearing Mark Driscoll campaign for more masculine church leaders and expressions of Christianity; late last year, Reformed pastor Douglas Wilson invited Driscoll to his church to speak at a Grace Agenda conference—a gathering that tactfully segregated women by offering a separate pre-conference just for them. In turn, Wilson spoke at John Piper’s Desiring God Pastor’s Conference, which this year had an explicitly masculine theme: “God, Manhood & Ministry: Building Men for the Glory of God.” No stranger to strong statements in the blogo-twittersphere, Piper again drew attention by declaring that “God has given Christianity a masculine feel.” 

    The insistence that Christianity ought to be muscular is often traced to American evangelists of the early 20th century, such as Billy Sunday and D. L. Moody, who emphasized sports and physical strength to counter the perception that Christians were soft and docile, in other words, feminine: a concept attributed to the 19th-century idealization of women as keepers of home and hearth and nurturer of the family’s spiritual well-being. But even then, the perception of “spirituality” as “feminine” was itself a relatively new idea. For millennia, Western ideology tended to understand women as being grounded in body and matter, while men dealt in the realm of the mind and spirit.

    If nothing else, it’s clear that masculinity and femininity are not fixed and eternal sets of attributes, but are by and large culturally defined, and always changing.

    Which is why cultural definitions would be handy, except for stuff like this and this which, by definition, aren’t. Further, Christianity is in a sense a bit muscular. In all references to God in Scripture, including over 900 verses in the NT, He is consistently referred to with masculine titles, nouns, and pronouns. God isn’t a man, but He chose a masculine form, including “Abba” Father, to reveal Himself to humanity. Jesus Christ, to whom both OT and NT gives masculine titles, nouns, and pronouns, took a male form while He walked on the earth. To deny this is problematic. That’s why honoring men and loving women as God created them, and following Christ’s example in how He engaged men and women in various situations, has its advantages.

    She concludes: “I do believe God in Christ has given Christianity a redemptive, inclusive, good-news-for-the-least-of-these kind of feel. And that is glorious.” Yep. And this ‘less-inclusive’ Jesus is glorious too.

    Clearly she fears that the Church’s cultural pendulum is shifting back to the center a bit. What we should be concerned about (and where parental leadership is so important) is what our culture is communicating to our families and our men and women about sexuality writ large.

  • don bosch 10:19 am on 07/14/2014 Permalink
    Tags: , feminism   

    Dr. Helen’s final interview at the International Conference on Men’s Rights. Haven’t heard of the Honey Badgers before, but more power to ’em.

  • don bosch 12:53 pm on 07/11/2014 Permalink
    Tags: feminism   

    Red Pill Room (with a nod to Martin Luther): Why feminists won’t surrender the war on marriage:

    The feminist version of “marriage” implies no permanent commitment, no surety of a man raising or even seeing the offspring he is financially responsible for, and a permanent resignation of control over the family to his wife under pain of dissolution.  There is no respect, here.  There is no appreciation for the masculine contributions to the institution.  Indeed, they are regularly denigrated and bashed, as are the husbands who contribute them.  Feminist “marriage” is a transitory, temporary thing designed to fail and – in the process – humiliate and emasculate the husband.

    He exists within the bonds of feminist marriage as a provider and protector, the “good” elements of marriage that feminism wants to keep, but is denied the respect and admiration a husband should receive (that would be a betrayal of the sisterhood) and he is vociferously forbidden from the patronizing, paternalistic, patriarchical practice of expecting sex from his wife and having full parental rights over his children.


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