Feminists are right: sexism is the answer!

Identity politics turns us from the pursuit of equality to the pursuit of power. That is what factional political movements do, which is why the Founders feared them. But good marketing does not mean good strategy. Legitimizing sexism (and racism) undoes generations of effort to produce a more equal society, one with fewer barriers. Everybody can play identity politics. Men and women. Whites and Blacks. Like yin and yang, the rise of one movement produces the rise of its opposite. More strife helps nobody – except the various movements’ leaders.

"The Future is Female" sign

The first “The Future is Female” t-shirt

Long ago, I was taught the basics of gender studies and feminism by Professor Judith Long Laws (author of The Second X: Sex Role and Social Role, 1978). She taught that the best test for sexism was role reversal. Swap the male and female roles in a sentence, story, or scenario. Does it still seem fair? That was second wave feminism. Third wave feminism wants more than equality. The family court system in many American states apply its prime tenet, which is succinctly stated in this t-shirt.

“The original ‘The Future Is Female’ T-shirt design was made for Labyris Books, the first women’s bookstore in New York City, which was opened in 1972 by Jane Lurie and Marizel Rios. The photographer Liza Cowan took a picture of musician Alix Dobkin, her girlfriend at the time, wearing it in 1975. The photograph was done for a slide show she was working on called: ‘What the Well Dressed Dyke Will Wear.’  {Source.}

The first "The Future is Female" t-shirt
Available at Amazon.

It is policy at Lucasfilm, as seen in the new Star Wars films

Photo from the 2017 Archer Film Festival, by the Archer School for Girls. Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, gave the keynote speech. Read about it here. Also see The Last Jedi: girls rule, giving a New Hope to the galaxy!

The Future is Female at Lucasfilm
Frank Marshall, Billie Wakeham, Alex Sherman, Kathleen Kennedy and Elizabeth English. Photo by Anika Bhavnani.

Men signing on to the movement!

How the Men at One Office Reassured Their Coworkers That ‘The Future Is Female’.

The future is female
Photo by Claudia Matos.

Hillary Clinton assures us that the Future is Female

“Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that, yes, the future is female.”
— Hillary Clinton’s video for the 2017 MAKERS conference, where “more than 500 changemakers, newsmakers, and troublemakers came together to outline an action plan to rise up and resist.” All women, of course.

 

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22 thoughts on “Feminists are right: sexism is the answer!

  1. From
    http://bedfordandbowery.com/2016/11/how-the-men-at-this-office-reassured-their-coworkers-that-the-future-is-female/

    ““Our male colleagues are with us and ready to fight — for pay equality, women leaders, and reproductive rights,” she wrote in the Facebook group Pantsuit Nation. “They gave me support, hope and solidarity at just the right time.”

    The Future is Female (by weakening men that they debase themselves before women)

    And what will men get out of this arrangement other than a t-shirt and a pat on the head? A certificate and some sugar-coated words to make them feel good about themselves that they involved themselves to give away their rights so feminists ( not strong women or even women) will be granted power instead of earning it?

    I can not think of a solution to reverse it because if men and feminists ignore thousands of years of biology, history, culture, religions, and other areas, then the American public will ignore my words, a woman’s words that maybe it is not a good idea to take away the mantle of manhood to give to these pathetic creatures.

    This will drive men to be weaker and when their off-spring is born, will cause males AND females to be weaker.

    1. Der Maiden,

      See my comment about “role reversal” as a test of fairness. How would feminists react to t-shirts worn in the office saying “The Future is Male”?

    2. Larry,

      Lawsuit, break into the office,burn down the office, press conferences, hitting up the local, state, and federal politicians, police reports to declare they are being assaulted,Twitter SJWs, Tumblr, FB, even using Yahoo, and Discord to rally the troops while slinging mud around.

      Feminism creeps me out as a woman because it ignores some basic facts about the endurance of women. I seen it when I used to work at UPS ages ago. You had three areas generally for the dockworkers to work in. The unloading area, which was almost consisting of men unloading 50ft plus tractor trailers in less than an hour with packages of various sizes up to 80lb, sometimes even more. The only woman I saw working there was an exception to the rule and she was built like the horse. The second area was the sorting area where all the packages traveled down the belt to a row of workers looking at the label to take a quick glance at what slide it should go to. The person had to rotate more than several hundred times per hour and sometimes lift a box over their head or drop it at a slide beneath their feet for at least 3 hours and 30 minutes. Not a lot of women there as well. The last area was loading the packages onto the package cars. That was the area where there were the greatest concentration of women and even then, there were not a lot of women because the job involved glancing at the label of a box traveling down a belt, then quickly stepping in of one of three package cars to put the box in the right place. Come to think of it, it was the grandmothers and the middle-aged women that lasted the longest, even some over twenty years. The 18 to 25 year olds? They didn’t last more than six months generally.
      Now, granted this was one UPS plant back then but they generally do the same thing. If they do it in one, well, they do it all over.

      I bet modern feminists do not even read anything by Mary Wollstonecraft these days.

  2. No need for such a test, it is a power grab, pure and simple. If you’re feeling red pill, you could call it a societal wide shit test. Meanwhile, the movies and literature Lucas films makes are a bore, men like Jordan Peterson are gaining massive followings, and all the (ahem) traditional feminist crowing media outlets are proving themselves stupid and useless to any non feminist with a discerning eye.

    1. Der Maiden,

      “What is a traditional feminist these days?”

      Feminism is a progressive or even revolutionary movement. By definition, there is no such things as a “traditional feminist.”

    2. That’s what I get for trawling blogs during a lunch break; not enough time to fully spell out what I meant, which was traditional MEDIA (feminist captured) outlets. Of course feminism is a revolutionary agenda and opposed to traditions of any sort.

  3. Alienation of male fans resulted in the atomic bombing of Solo.

    We will always be 50% of the population, and our boycott is powerful!!

    1. Yair,

      ” and our boycott is powerful!!”

      Feminism has thrived with the broad support of men since its first wave in the late 19th century. If broad opposition appears to feminism as an institution, boycotts will be the least powerful expression of that.

    2. Being MGTOW is a from of boycott… this works because it benefits the boycotters the foremost. Of course, I wish this wouldn’t have to happen but in today’s environment the cost-benefit leans toward not getting married.

    3. Karoly,

      MGTOW is too amorphous a “movement” to categorize in any meaningful way.

      Men refusing to marry is not a boycott. It is individuals evaluating the cost-benefit-risk, then deciding not to marry. That’s functionally the opposite of a boycott, which is a collective action made by a group to force some kind of change.

    1. Male Matters,

      Thanks for the link to your comprehensive essay! And big thanks for the pointer to Farrell’s new book!

    2. Follow-up — I added The Boy Crisis to the recommended books at the end of this post. Again, thank you for the recommendation. I’ll be writing a review of it soon.

  4. How is one supposed to boycott feminism? Feminism will endure so long as the state and elite power structures support it. We have no means to control how our tax dollars are allocated. Short of halting tax payments (an easy ticket to prison) what other way is there? Boycott large corporations as they fund feminism? Most north Americans would never boycott the likes of Walmart in favor of local small businesses.

    1. Dota,

      “Feminism will endure so long as the state and elite power structures support it.”

      Americans love to pretend that they are helpless slaves of an absolute totalitarian government. Like Nazi Germany, Stalin’s USSR, or Mao’s China. In fact, the political machinery the Founders bequeathed us lies inactive but decisive. It need only our energy. We just have to get off our butts and use it. If not, let’s stop whining.

    2. @ Larry

      What do you propose? I want you to list some specific strategies. How do you reform a system whose institutions have been subverted beyond recognition?

    3. Dota,

      (1) “How do you reform a system whose institutions have been subverted beyond recognition?”

      That’s a wild exaggeration. The US government has always been highly corrupt, although the degree has fluctuated over time. It is certainly not as corrupt as peak levels (eg, late 19th C), or by global standards.

      (2) “What do you propose?”

      Elections are held every two years, and are (more or less) honestly counted — more so than in the past. Why has the system so deteriorated? What’s the weak link? That’s obvious. We are the weak link.

      I’ve written scores of posts about this: Reforming America: steps to new politics, discussing both strategy and tactics. But nothing can happen unless we want reform as the Founders wanted liberty. The price is a willingness to “mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.” So it was in the past. So it is always.

      These posts are the least popular on the FM website. Readers want to cheer the good folks and boo at the bad folks. They want simple morality tales, preferably ones showing us as oppressed children — with our foes irresistible, so that we are free of the burden of liberty.

      My conclusion — for lack of a better idea — is that the first step is to hold a mirror up so that we can clearly see ourselves. See some of those posts here.

      “Man will only become better when you make him see what he is like.”
      — Anton Chekhov (Russian doctor, playwright, author; 1860-1904), in his notebook.

      “Weber points us toward Nietzsche as the common source for serious thinkers of the twentieth century. …When he speaks of happiness and the last man, he does not mean that the last man is unhappy, but that his happiness is nauseating. An experience of profound contempt is necessary in order to grasp our situation, and our capacity for contempt is vanishing.”
      — From Allan Bloom’s Closing of the American Mind, chapter “Values”.

    4. “We have no means to control how our tax dollars are allocated. Short of halting tax payments (an easy ticket to prison) what other way is there? Boycott large corporations as they fund feminism? Most north Americans would never boycott the likes of Walmart in favor of local small businesses.”

      Tax protesting is akin to boycott. Think about the nature of boycotting: it’s painful to do, because it’s only useful if you are foregoing something you USED TO USE. Tax protesters can (legally) lower their taxable income until they don’t owe any federal taxes, and in many states it’s possible too.

      See here for more

      https://nwtrcc.org/PDFs/practical5.pdf

      https://sniggle.net/TPL/index5.php?entry=howto

    5. Dark,

      I’m always amazed at the lengths to which Americans will go in their justifications to avoid working the political machinery bequeathed to us by the Founders. They risked their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to give us that inheritance. We prefer to sit on our butts, talk about big deeds we’ll not do — and whine. Whine a lot.

  5. Identity politics turns us from the pursuit of equality to the pursuit of power. That is what factional political movements do, which is why the Founders feared them. But good marketing does not mean good strategy.

    You hit the nail right on the head. Neon typefaces on a cool-looking brick background screen equals exactly nothing except a bunch of electrons. I can tweak my brand strategy all I want, and will still end up with a life equation that does not work.

    Meanwhile, my husband tells me that Kurzweil’s Singularity is nigh. The Singularity is not doing a whole lot to keep him going despite the ravages of Time and Mother Nature. But hey, what do I know? I’m just the wife.

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