I do not usually listen to radio, outside of talk radio, if I listen to music it is my iPod or Pandora. But my wife likes to listen to the radio. We have settled on 98.7, and I have been pleasantly surprised with the commentary by the morning crew, The Woody Show.
Just a couple of days ago they have had to respond to “trigger words” that some modern feminist (really, a graduate student) had her feelings hurt over. A great response that I want to share with my larger audience.
Firstly, one should view my resources on this: my chapter in my book, “Gnostic Feminism: Empowered to Fail“; Some great quotes in the second half of this post, “Obama Gives Highest Civilian Medal To Eugenics“; and a VERY recent post on #YesAllWomen, “Why Not Discuss Elliot Rodger’s Secularism? (Misogyny Claims)“.
While there are great quotes below, and I may update my “Feminism Quotes” with VtheK links, this is still my favorite:
The Feminist Dictionary, published by the University of Illinois, gives the following definitions:
- Male: “… represents a variant of or deviation from the category of female. The first males were mutants… the male sex represents a degeneration and deformity of the female.”
- Man: “… an obsolete life form… an ordinary creature who needs to be watched … a contradictory baby-man.”
- Testosterone Poisoning: “Until now it has been thought that the level of testosterone in men is normal simply because they have it. But if you consider how abnormal their behavior is, then you are led to the hypothesis that almost all men are suffering from ‘testosterone poisoning.’”
(Cheris Kramarae and Paula A. Treichler, eds., Feminist Dictionary [Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1986], cf. male, 242; cf. male, 246; cf. testosterone poisoning, 446.)
Here is the UPDATE via Gay Patriot:
Feminists are blaming the Men’s Rights Movement for the murders committed by psycho whackjob Elliot Rodger in San Diego; primarily on the basis that wedging Rodger into the “War on Women” narrative is useful to the feminist left’s agenda; and admitting that he was a deranged sociopath is not. A typical, albeit mild, response is from the Washington Post’s Caitlin Dewey.
Rodger’s misogynistic rhetoric seems undeniably influenced by the manosphere, and his manifesto has kicked off a loud debate about how modern society treats women, online and off. If there was ever a time to take a closer look at online misogyny, it’s now.
….the Women’s Movement has produced some extremely hate-filled feminist rhetoric that is widely embraced by the progressive left.
- “I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honourable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them.” ~ Robin Morgan, Ms. Magazine Editor
- “To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo.” ~ Valerie Solanas
- “I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” ~ Andrea Dworkin
- “Rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear” ~ Susan Brownmiller
- “The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt men.” ~ Sharon Stone
- “The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.” ~ Sally Miller Gearhart
- “All men are rapists and that’s all they are” ~ Marilyn French
And there is more. Much, much more. It’s not limited to a few websites at the back of the internet; deranged feminist misandry permeates academia, politics, and pop culture. Entire cable networks like Lifetime and Oxygen are devoted to spreading the message that men are terrible. Womyn’s studies programs exist at every major university. A feminist professor or politician can express the idea that the world would be better off without men and be praised as a visionary, but let a man say the same thing about women and he’s branded a hater and bigot….