Category Archives: Feminism

The Suzanne Venker Show

Feminism’s harshest critics are now women. When Women’s Liberation (as it was then called) broke on us in the late 1960s, I, like most, could think of no objection to the equal treatment of women in the workplace. In those days, the issue was ostensibly about equal pay and equal opportunity. By 1975, I had changed my mind about feminism, at least about the feminism the activists promoted and forced on us. It was feminism underwritten by Marxist theory.

It was no longer about a fundamental equality, an equal dignity, and equal opportunity. Now men and women were claimed to be the same. To suggest differences was an outrage and an injustice. Equality of outcome had replaced equality of opportunity.

To me this was unfair and a denial of the essential observable differences between men and women. Feminism was fast destroying the natural relationship between men and women, I often said, and still claim. The result would be misery for many men and women. I have aired my criticism from that time, on occasions making myself very unpopular.

In recent years, I have stopped my personal criticism because a growing group of very articulate women are savaging the feminists far better, and with more insight, than I could do. Many claim that women more than men suffer in the destruction of the natural relationship between men and women.

There are long established tabs on this website about the issues of feminism and men and women. One only need to click on the drop-down menu to find them. My two favourite critics are Janice Fiamengo and Suzanne Venker. The links are there. Below are links to four of Venker’s recent youtube videos.

 The Secrets of Happily Married Women & Men

What it means to be a man

The Feminization of men and boys

Why women don’t want ‘nice’ men

Who is killing relationships?

Bettina Arndt and Suzanne Venker think women are killing relationships. They give their reason in this video: Woke women are killing relationships. They begin with a funny story to illustrate their fundamental thesis. There are more Suzanne Venker videos under the tab ‘Coaching women’ (under Men and Women) and a lot more on youtube. See Venker’s blog. See also Janice Fiamengo’s videos under the tab ‘Feminism’.

Are we a racist and patriarchal society?

A Peculiar Kind of Racist Patriarchy

Rav Arora, Quillette, 23 December 2020

We are frequently told by commentators and theorists on the progressive and liberal Left that we live in a systemically racist and patriarchal society. The belief that Western societies privilege white men and oppress people of color, women, and LGBT citizens is especially popular within academic institutions, legacy media, the entertainment industry, and even sports. However, newly released statistics from the US Department of Labor for the third quarter of 2020 undermine this narrative. Asian women have now surpassed white men in weekly earnings. That trend has been consistent throughout this past year—an unprecedented outcome. Full-time working Asian women earned $1,224 in median weekly earnings in the third quarter of this year compared to $1,122 earned by their white male counterparts. Furthermore, the income gap between both black and Latino men and Asian women is wider than it has ever been. The income gap between white and black women, meanwhile, is much narrower than the gap between their male counterparts.

These outcomes cannot exist in a society suffused with misogyny and racism. As confounding to conventional progressive wisdom as these new figures appear to be, copious research finds that ethnic minorities and women frequently eclipse their white and male counterparts, even when these identities intersect. Several ethnic minority groups consistently out-perform whites in a variety of categories—higher test scores, lower incarceration rates, and longer life expectancies. According to the latest data from the US Census Bureau, over the 12 months covered by the survey, the median household incomes of Syrian Americans ($74,047), Korean Americans ($76,674), Indonesian Americans ($93,501), Taiwanese Americans ($102,405), and Filipino Americans ($100,273) are all significantly higher than that of whites ($69,823). The report also finds substantial economic gains among minority groups. Valerie Wilson at the Economic Policy Institute reports that from 2018 to 2019, Asian and black households had the highest rate of median income growth (10.6 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively) of all main racial groups (although she cautions that overall disparities remain “largely unchanged”). On a longitudinal scale, Hispanics, not whites, had the highest income growth in 2019 relative to the start of the Great Recession in 2007 (although many of these gains have been reversed by the pandemic).

Read the rest here…

The deliberate degradation of Australian men

The Unique Discrimination White Men Face

Augusto Zimmerman, Quadrant, 17 November 2020

There are compelling reasons for white men to believe that bias against them is increasing. Take the example of politics. While Australians are worried about the rising unemployment and how to pay expensive electricity bills, the ruling party frets about “gender balance” among its members of federal Parliament. Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is deeply committed to boosting female representation.

The Liberty Party has recently stated that it wants to increase the representation of female MPs to at least 50 per cent over the next decade. Currently, around 22 per cent of female Liberal MPs grace the federal parliament. The internal report, entitled ‘Room for Movement: Women and Leadership in the Liberal Parity’, relates decreasing electoral support for Liberals with the low proportion of female leaders within the party and, particularly, in the parliament. Currently about 50 per cent of Labor MPs are female. How’s that working for them?

The Australian Labor Party lost the last federal election. And not only that but it received around 300 thousand fewer votes from women than did the Liberal Party. Labor now despises the working class and their voters feel disenfranchised, abandoned, forgotten and ignored. Labor is now a party of social engineers and completely infected by new-leftism, feminism and radical environmentalism. 

As for the Liberal Party, its leadership certainly should think twice before advancing the same leftist agenda. Rather, this party should consider the advice of their founder Sir Robert Menzies, who once said he would vote for a woman ‘with no prejudice and with great cheerfulness’ only if he was satisfied that she is the better and more qualified person to occupy the job.

The argument that the Liberal Party needs more “representation of women” is misuse of language. After all, every MP is supposed to represent men and women alike.[1] As noted by James Macpherson in The Spectator, ‘the sexist idea that only a woman can truly represent the interests of women was well and truly dismantled [this late October] when it was revealed Australia’s foreign affairs minister Marise Payne was yet to speak to her Qatar counterpart about the alleged strip search of 13 Australian women at Doha’.[2]   

It’s unbelievable to think the party founded by Menzies would allow itself to be defined by sexist ideology, especially when the New Left cannot even define the word “woman”. The Liberal Party is taking “incremental steps” towards higher female representation, boasts its left-wing leadership. One would expect a supposedly conservative party to pre-select candidates on the basis of their merit, regardless of gender. However, writes Macpherson, ‘their fixation on social engineering shows that they are taking Australia down the same work cul-de-sac as Labor, only more slowly’.[3]

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Kamala Harris – you were warned

I watched Kamala Harris’s vice-president speech to the faithful. Nothing unexpected. She showed herself as she has showed herself since her nomination as vice-president. If it was not obvious to the trusting and gullible, commentators have helped by stripping away the thin facade.

Kamala Harris is is a anti-white, man-hating feminist who believes in equality of outcome. It’s the same old vicious Marxism that sent millions to the gulag for their heretical beliefs.

Biden and the gang behind him will not be able to control her. We can look forward to that mouth working non-stop for the next four years.

Andrews Government – More Marxist legislation

The Andrews Marxist Government has passed the Gender Equality Act which is fundamentally Marxist. It is the Andrews Government’s forced erasure of natural differences in ability and sex for the relief of an imagined oppressed class (women) and the putting down of the oppressor class (men).

A certain percentage of men will not realise their capability nor put into practice the qualifications they have spent years acquiring. A woman of inferior ability and qualifications, and probably commitment, will take their place. The hard work and dedication will have been for nothing.

Not only men will suffer this insane discrimination, but their wives and children into the bargain. Those women who see their husband’s and children’s welfare destroyed should know who is to blame.

Of course, there will be no gender equity in the dirty filthy dangerous jobs that men do and have always done.

The Marxist degradation of Australian society continues.

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Victoria has passed historic Gender Equality Act

WOMEN’S AGENDA 2 DAYS AGO

gender equality

Victoria has just made history, passing the country’s first ever state-based Gender Equality Act and establishing new standards for equity and equality in the state.

The Andrews Labor Government’s Gender Equality Bill 2019 has passed through the Parliament and marks a major legislative push to address workplace gender barriers and gender discrimination.

The Act aim to ensure that workplaces publicly report on their gender equality progress whilst also implementing gender equality action plans.

Read on…

Cowardly Rubbishing of the traditional woman

What could Allison Langdon of Australia’s Nine Network be thinking? It shows how out of touch film and television celebrities are. News reports say the ratings for the Langdon/Stefanovic duo’s TODAY SHOW have slumped yet again. What do they expect? Mocking and rubbishing a woman for putting her husband and children first would turn off many woman who have chosen for a working career, let alone those who have chosen for their family either full-time or work part-time.

Bettina Arndt attacked for AM

That grubby shallow woke news platform news.com.au opened its report on the reaction to Bettina Arndt’s receiving an Australia Day honour – Member of the Order of Australia – with this sentence:

Australians have reacted with fury to controversial commentator and men’s rights activist Bettina Arndt being recognised in this year’s Australia Day awards.

When the dominant PC class talk about ‘Australians’, they mean people who think like them, hold the same intolerant views, and work to disqualify those disagreeing with them. The news.com.au report is nothing more than a one-sided listing from the usual suspects of all Arndt’s crimes, the worst of which is her advocacy for men. Cub reporter Ben Graham’s report was headlined:

Controversial commentator given Australia Day honour for ‘advocacy for men’

A controversial commentator and sex therapist who’s stoked fury among feminists has been given an Australia Day honour for her “advocacy for men”.

There can be no greater crime in Australia than sticking up for men and resisting the tsunami of abuse pouring from the demented feminists who infest all corners of academia, the public service, and government. A representative sample from ‘journalist’ Sherele Moody:

“Arndt’s work is not about gender equity. It’s misogyny-driven hate designed to keep women barefoot, pregnant and tied to the kitchen sink.”

You would think that after all the millions of feminist words denouncing men, Moody could be a little more inventive. Her appearance would indicate she has no place whatever for men of any sort in her world (see following post with Janice Fiamengo latest video).

There has been plenty of support for Arndt from those recognising the appalling anti-male bigotry rife in Western society and the growing disadvantage of men and boys. Janice Fiamengo and Karen Straughan are foremost among those. (Links to the Fiamengo File episodes are in my feminism page. ) What Bettina thinks exactly about the issue of men and feminism can be found on her website.