Men as the architects and the oppressed
So yesterday I was moved to comment at Boobzland- something I do not recommend to anyone short of the Buddha. (Hell, just look the poor sap, “Chris”, who toed Boobz dogma a few posts after my own. No sense of decency). Anyway, the commentariat had come to notice this modest blog and more specifically the Ebert post, so I decided to make a quick clarification to head off the inevitable dumbassery:
I disdain commenting here for obvious reasons, but I have to clarify that subtle or “benign” misandry can be as damaging as overt bigotry- moreso, even, because it’s harder to call out. Radfem-level misandry can usually be dismissed (usually). But less overt displays of male-hatred are very difficult, because the concept has no veracity in a misandric, male-hating, anti-man culture. A culture, by the way, that MEN set up, and MEN continue to run, at both the low and high levels.
Naturally, I was immediately bombarded with vitriol by the omnipresent regulars who have no lives because they spend all day yes-manning Master Futrelle. Most of the responses were standard feminist ad hominem, nothing to see there. However- despite also engaging in rampant misandry denial- contributor “Shaenon” did manage to ask one good question, that I intend to answer:
Wait a minute. If men created all culture and run it at all levels, and are the only people who do anything ever, why do they permit all this man-hating?
First, I admit that “men maintain the culture” is an oversimplification. Obviously, that’s not true- certainly not today, arguably not ever. There are women police officers, women in government, women farmers, women firefighters, etc. Women do contribute to the maintenance of civilization. Not as much as men, but nonetheless.
On the other hand, women, feminists, and their assorted mangina lackeys have a disproportionate influence in the media and pop culture. Feminists and their dogs control the messages beamed at us through music, video games, and Hollywood. They have the print news media. They control primary education (how many teachers are men?) and thus the shaping of our youth. The infamous SOPA was almost certainly backed by feminists, in an attempt to bring the Internet (not coincidentally, the primary holdout of MRAs) under their control. Even when it is a male hand holding the pen, a male voice speaking into the mic, they are generally manginas who kowtow to female demands (see: Roger Ebert; Bill Clinton; H.L. Mencken). Thus, they are mouthpieces for the misandrist NWO, and are not in any way representative of men as a class; it’s just a different mechanism for the female perspective.
There are men in the media and in pop culture as well- just as there are women involved in the less visible professions- but on the whole, it is women who rule. In other words, notwithstanding men’s dominance in most industries, it is women who have the most control over the images we see, what we think and what we believe.
And naturally, the feminists and manginas have formed a loose collective- a leaderless, “Anonymous”-like cabal- to push a pro-female, man-hating, misandristic agenda . I’m not saying thy’re calling for mass castration or anything like that (such a move would be too obvious). But there is a systematic denigration of men and masculinity in the media, and a subtle promotion of a misandrist, feminist, female supremacist ideology. In the news, in television, movies, literature, comic strips- we see the epidemic with our own eyes. This misandrist push has been building for decades and, inmy opinion, it is beginning to reach something of a breaking point- see the rise of MRAs and other antifeminists. People are beginning to notice.
Whether we can make a difference, well, that remains to be seen.