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Posted on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 01:54

Part 1 Henry Makow Ph.D.
>It hasn't hit us yet but eventually feminism will be recognized for what it is: a virulently anti social, anti-feminine, anti heterosexual ideology that has achieved extraordinary power by pretending to champion women's rights. By thus fooling society, they have been able to enact policies which emasculate men and encourage women to become masculine. In other words, women have usurped the masculine identity, and in the process, both sexes have lost their own.
Unbelievably, the destruction of heterosexuality is the stated goal of feminists who believe gender difference is not only unnatural but also the source of all injustice.

Feminism is about power not choice. "No women should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children," said feminist founder Simone de Beauvoir. "Women should not have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one" If feminism were really about choices, it would not indoctrinate women to enter the work force and become "independent." It would not demonize men and heterosexual love. 

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Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2012 07:01

Normally when a person disagrees with a post I leave it up.  But when you attack the poster and make accusations and insults on a personal level it comes down. That is not what this thread is for.  Giving your perspective is welcomed.  Venting your anger from another source is not. The thread is about sharing a perspective from  a well known and respected and educated author who in my opinion hits the mark when it comes to presenting the reality of damage to the social fabric one side of feminisim has caused.

Being an advocate for women's rights is applauded and respected.  But done is a way that enforces the way God has intended men and women to share the ground they live on. To respect and affirm eachother and give eachother the rights and respect each deserves.

 I think that has come about  more in the last one hundred years due to the leaders in the women's rights movement.  But has also damaged the family and redefined the role of the man and woman in the home and the workplace. Hardcore feministism has contributed to much of that. And that is what the author is referring to. Not my article  but I agree with much of it.



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Posted on Thu, Jun 21, 2012 01:52

I agree A woman who knows how to treat her man makes a lousy hardcore feminist.  I have never met one anywhere.  The hardcore feminists are usually  lesbians because they can't be around men very long and  want any power the men around them have. Yes They can sit down with a man but will attempt to drain every bit of masculinity he has left before she leaves.  I know that sounds extreme but it's sooo true. LOL  Hardcore feminists have an agenda.  I don't think I can ever marry a woman who tells everyone she is even a feminist.  Instead I would rather she tell everyone she is an advocate of women's rights. Now she is not out to devalue or emasculate men.  She wants and needs men to help her achieve her goals.



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Posted on Fri, Oct 21, 2011 21:30

Danny, I do believe you are looking at the hard core, institutionalized feminists of today's NOW. The so-called, and self-appointed, Feminists with a capital "F" of today may indeed believe, as you said, that
"...the destruction of heterosexuality is the stated goal of feminists who believe gender difference is not only unnatural but also the source of all injustice."

But true feminism, women who believe in the basics of what got it's second start in the 1970's, no more believe this than they believe we women should all carry whips and chains to subdue men.

I, and many other women on here--and on this forum blog for sure--no more want to emasculate men than we want to carve giant X's on our cheeks so the scars will make us hideous-looking and, therefore, sexually unattractive to the opposite sex.

All we want is what the second wave of the Feminist Movement started out wanting. And that is, first of all, for sure, freedom of choice for how to live our lives. Close second? To have our voices heard and respected.

Before the feminist movement took hold, a woman who was raped had one hell of a time getting a conviction for her rapist even if she had a witness. She had to endure torturous blame for having, quite probably, provoked the attack.

Before the feminist movement took hold, women, regardless of talent and education, had a hell of a time getting a good job in her chosen profession. Even a woman well-educated as a lawyer often had to endure working as a typist for a law firm and being exceptionally creative to prove she had the right stuff to move out of the typing pool to just the research staff.

Before the feminist movement took hold, any man, in any office or other professional setting, could sexually harass any woman he wanted to and get away with it.

Before the fminist movement took hold----etc., etc., etc. I could go on for many more paragraphs on this one, but I see no need to elaborate further.

As for the feminist movement being essentially a lesbian movement is pretty darn ridiculous. Many lesbians latched onto the feminist movement because it suited their needs, but to say the essence of feminisim--not as NOW currently defines it, but at its roots--is essentially a lesbian movement, is utter madness.

Bottom line on your blog and all your posts: Any woman who gives in to the kind of control you want over a woman's life is a woman I would spend hours praying for. Once she's under your thumb, her individuality would be crushed for sure.



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Posted on Sat, Oct 15, 2011 02:16

so nice

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Posted on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 07:46

Quoting dannyspl:

Part 1 author unknown
It hasn't hit us yet but eventually feminism will be recognized for what it is: a virulently anti social, anti-feminine, anti heterosexual ideology that has achieved extraordinary power by pretending to champion women's rights. By thus fooling society, they have been able to enact policies which emasculate men and encourage women to become masculine. In other words, women have usurped the masculine identity, and in the process, both sexes have lost their own.
Unbelievably, the destruction of heterosexuality is the stated goal of feminists who believe gender difference is not only unnatural but also the source of all injustice.

Feminism is about power not choice. "No women should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children," said feminist founder Simone de Beauvoir. "Women should not have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one" If feminism were really about choices, it would not indoctrinate women to enter the work force and become "independent." It would not demonize men and heterosexual love. More later....



I think you are right, when someone asks what I do for a living and I reply that I am a homemaker, their whole face just twists up in disgust. But I tried college and work, and its just not for me at this time, maybe in the future but right now I love staying home with my son, and I love keeping the roles of the family the way God intended them.



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Posted on Fri, Jul 01, 2011 08:59

Quoting dannyspl:

Part 1 author unknown
It hasn't hit us yet but eventually feminism will be recognized for what it is: a virulently anti social, anti-feminine, anti heterosexual ideology that has achieved extraordinary power by pretending to champion women's rights. By thus fooling society, they have been able to enact policies which emasculate men and encourage women to become masculine. In other words, women have usurped the masculine identity, and in the process, both sexes have lost their own.
Unbelievably, the destruction of heterosexuality is the stated goal of feminists who believe gender difference is not only unnatural but also the source of all injustice.

Feminism is about power not choice. "No women should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children," said feminist founder Simone de Beauvoir. "Women should not have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one" If feminism were really about choices, it would not indoctrinate women to enter the work force and become "independent." It would not demonize men and heterosexual love. More later....



A woman,who has a real man by her side does not have to fight for her rights and become a feminist.Disrepectful men make women femenists.the weeker the man the stronger the woman has to become....but not really happier. Man should deserve a woman,not buy her. and men and women have nothing to compit about,they are naturaly gifted in the opposite things and can onlyadd each other



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Posted on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 00:02

Quoting sweetattny:

I truly appreciate your post! I do not agree with all of the generalities but you have some valid points.

There are far too many people (men and women) that become self-absorbed and career-minded to the point that people fail to realize that men and women are created differently for a reason. Also, there are too many men (and a growing number of women) who equate physical attraction, intimacy, sex, etc with love and it is not! The staying power of a relationship, a true life-long union, reaches to the inner most being of a person. A choice is made to love someone and to establish a loyal life-long family union. Someone mentioned we cant change the actions of others only how we react to them I agree with completely! While there is nothing wrong with a women being intelligent, strong and successful, I do believe that due respect should be given to the man in her life so that he honors her and she supports him. We must each define our standard on all levels and stick to that and those standards should not be based on a past negative experience or a slighted notion based on the behavior of some. There are women who are successful and know how to support her man and care for her family. When God created the earth, including man & women, He said that it was good...when two people of the same mind join together it is good.



I agree sweet


"There are women who are successful and know how to support her man and care for her family. When God created the earth, including man & women, He said that it was good...when two people of the same mind join together it is good".



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Posted on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 23:25

I truly appreciate your post! I do not agree with all of the generalities but you have some valid points.

There are far too many people (men and women) that become self-absorbed and career-minded to the point that people fail to realize that men and women are created differently for a reason. Also, there are too many men (and a growing number of women) who equate physical attraction, intimacy, sex, etc with love and it is not! The staying power of a relationship, a true life-long union, reaches to the inner most being of a person. A choice is made to love someone and to establish a loyal life-long family union. Someone mentioned we cant change the actions of others only how we react to them I agree with completely! While there is nothing wrong with a women being intelligent, strong and successful, I do believe that due respect should be given to the man in her life so that he honors her and she supports him. We must each define our standard on all levels and stick to that and those standards should not be based on a past negative experience or a slighted notion based on the behavior of some. There are women who are successful and know how to support her man and care for her family. When God created the earth, including man & women, He said that it was good...when two people of the same mind join together it is good.



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Posted on Tue, Jun 15, 2010 17:31

Love and Life... You are very wise for a 32 year old male. Right on! If all people could understand this natural process it would be a better world.

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Posted on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 13:20

Part 3
women subjective, intuitive and emotional. Distinctions like these need not constrict us. They are a theme upon which to play our own variations. For example, she mows the lawn; I do all the shopping and cooking. But without the theme, there is confusion and chaos.
The feminist gospel that traditional sex roles are "oppressive" is wrong. For many people, a flexible interpretation of traditional roles may be essential for happiness and fulfillment.
I extrapolated from Karl Stern's distinctions. If man is motivated by power and woman by love, heterosexual love must be an exchange of the two.
A woman surrenders her power, in trust. This is how a woman expresses her love: by trusting. In this way, women actually empower men. If a man betrays this trust, he loses his power.
In return for her power, a woman gets what she really wants: a man's power expressed as his intense, undivided love.
He includes her in his sphere of self-interest: this is how two people become one. Her happiness is his happiness. He can't hurt her without hurting himself.
Teaching women to seek masculine power prevents them from getting what they really want.
Women want to be possessed by a man's love. God's love of Creation is mirrored in a man's love of a woman.

The struggle for power is poisoning male-female relations. It is the death of love. Men cannot give up their defining characteristic and expect to be men. Women cannot criticize and challenge men and expect to have satisfying relationships. When I comprehended this, I felt liberated. I established a healthy relationship with a woman who is my female complement
In conclusion, the universal complaint is that men no longer know how to be men; women don't know how to be women. It helps to see heterosexual love as a mystical dance. In a dance, the male leads, the female follows. You can't have a graceful dance without each partner playing his part.
The dance is based on love.



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Posted on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 13:18

Part 2
Feminism is essentially a lesbian movement in the sense that lesbians have always been women who coveted the male role.

The breakdown in the traditional family caused by feminism, is quite simply, the main reason for our social, personal and existential problems. People have always derived their primary meaning and purpose from familial roles (e.g. daughter, wife, and mother) and from the life-cycle rituals, (marriage, birth and death). Indeed, marriage and family are a God-given Path to achieve love and personal fulfillment.
We do not find wholeness by trying to incorporate masculine and feminine in ourselves but by uniting with our opposite. Heterosexual love is the attraction of opposites. Indeed, as heterosexuals we define themselves in terms of these differences. If we are male, we are not female, and vice-versa, like dark and light. Because I denied these differences, I didn't know who I was. I didn't understand women, and I didn't know how to relate to them.
A book The Flight from Woman (1964) by Karl Stern, a prominent Canadian psychiatrist, confirmed what my instincts were telling me. My mother had been right all along. A man makes the house; the woman makes the home.
According to Stern, masculinity is defined by "power" over the natural and social environment. Men provide the physical and cultural context for the private world of love. They are the do'ers: adventurers and builders, protectors and providers.
Femininity is defined by "loving relationships." Feminine psychology is founded on nurturing and loving husbands and children, and thereby being needed and loved. Women are the engines of love, acting much like the heart in the body. They create the family that is the fundamental building block of society and the foundry of the future.
Men define themselves by deeds; women simply are love: beauty, grace, faith and goodness. Men tend to be rational and objective;.....



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Posted on Wed, Jun 09, 2010 12:11

I dissagree A strong man may or may not attract a strong woman. It depends on his outlook on woman and his own personality. Either way a man like myself would prefer a woman makes him happy. Not one who critisizes or emasculates him. Men are wired very different but more simple than woman. While you ladies want to change us we are looking to just tolerate you. If you don't value support and affirm us we will look to other things to get it or just withdraw. A man who is truely being treated this way has no reason to go outside the relationship for any more. He is happy and she is happy to keep him happy



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Posted on Sat, Apr 03, 2010 09:36

So truely stated ms. Bru witha brain

"We are all strong in our own degree, Man or woman"

Strong men attract strong woman, strong woman look for stong men therefore it creates an equal balance. We all have our degrees of strength and in that degree of strength we look for in our partner, our equal. You can only feel demasculated if YOU allow it.

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Posted on Sun, Feb 14, 2010 05:53

A man that has this view is unsure of his own sexuality. Have you analyzed yours? A strong independent woman should not scare you or demasculate you as long as you are secure with yourself and your sexuality. You can NOT control other people's behaviors, you can only control the way you react to those behaviors. Sit back, enjoy live and do NOT be intimidated by strong, independent women. Life is short, live each day like it could be your last and you will have no regrets. Happy Valentine's Day.



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Posted on Sun, Feb 14, 2010 02:34

I very much agree.



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Posted on Fri, Mar 21, 2008 19:23

Agreed! Funny, you sound like Dr. Laura (and that's not a bad thing).

Nancy



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