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It's misandry, stupid!
on 18 December 2013
Steve Moxon's expose of feminism as an agent of male demonization and oppression succeeds in large part, despite of itself. Misandry is Western society's biggest cultural and legal problem.
Moxon asserts the premise of evolutionary biology and psychology - that human beings' basic behaviours are hard wired, and that there is a natural set of preferences for women and against men. Men are very supportive of these prejudices, and as a whole, have accepted the feminism, hook line and sinker. These have been totally misunderstood, especially by feminists - who say they believe in equality and the 'blank slate' but act as if all men are demons. 'The patriarchy' is not only a myth, but a feminist projection of their own sexes ability to unify (men always compete and co-operate only in certain circumstances) and dictate how society should behave.
In fact, feminists have not pursued equality, but instead have pursued a hardened set of preferences for women in all walks of life that not only blames men, but actively discriminates, humiliates and even kills them to serve their purposes. Moxon pursues this to explain how women got the vote, why men get shafted over healthcare, employment, domestic violence, rape, prostitution, pornography, and of course, divorce and family law.
When Moxon draws upon facts, he makes his case well. But there are times when he veers into subjectivity. For example, Moxon points to research that shows how men are more likely to be geniuses and morons, and how women cluster around mediocrity. To illustrate his point, he uses modern songwriters as an example. For him, the only song writing genius to emerge from the last 50 years is Joni Mitchell - no one else compares with the many male song writing geniuses. This eccentric example is one of many such subjective digressions that makes you wonder about Moxon.
Yet overall, he makes his case clearly and well. But he has no conclusion except for people to look at the evidence, accept that prejudice against men is hard wired and to remove the obvious inequalities aberrant feminism has created. After such strong arguments, this is pretty weak beer.
What we need is equality between the sexes that does not institutionalise pro-female prejudices and a cultural fight back by men and women who stand up to feminist dogma (espoused by women and men) about patriarchy and have them face facts.
Read this book, along with the writings of Warren Farrell and you have a useful set of facts and arguments to take on feminists. It's time we recognised that misandry, not misogyny, is the key cultural, social and legal problem we face and work to end it.