Recently I was questioned about my belief that feminism harms men and boys. S.M. Hutchens’ A Short Course in Feminism says much clearer what I tried to explain. In answer to the question “why so many strangely take feminism for man-hating” Hutchens says:
[T]he answer is that even if someone feels no ill-will toward men in general, but supports programs that proscribe maleness in accordance with a formula that makes them “equal” to women despite their manifest differences, this denies their being as male and prohibits them from exercising it. What better practical example might there be of hatred, especially interesting among those who invariably find it among people who refuse to accept sexual deviation as personal identity? What about granting the same to men who will not submit to castration?
But no–feminism has filled the world with the sound of what “women” (i.e., feminists) are and want, but as if maleness has no legitimate existence. Its fingers are securely in its ears, its blinders firmly fixed, its defining cruelty unrecognized with respect to this reality, its egalitarianism being, beyond the comprehension of its advocates, a triumph of injustice with a genocidal telos.
I have been thinking for years now, that Feminism is one of those movements that started in response to real inequalities, achieved some good, and then mutated into the thing it came to destroy. It is not about equal opportunity anymore. It is about power and denigrating all things naturally male. I do not like it. I do not want my world to be feminized to the detriment of men and boys. It is ironic, don’t you think, that the same women who feel they have been denied opportunities based on their sex promoted voting based on sex alone this year? What kind of equality is that?