I can't think of one thing in his article I disagree with.
It was written by Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones and is from Infowars.com
"Feminism is a top down social movement controlled by the political class which is exploited to promote cultural marxism, confuse gender roles, denigrate men and mislead women – all while completely ignoring genuine women’s rights issues. Here are ten ways in which true feminism is under attack.
1) Feminism Was Hijacked by the Political Class to Exploit Women
"When the average person thinks of feminism, they don’t differentiate between first-wave feminism and second-wave feminism. First-wave feminism was primarily centered around giving women the right to vote and the right to own property. No one would argue with first-wave feminism being a noble cause. However, second-wave feminism was quickly hijacked the the elite as a tool for social engineering and has little to do with women’s rights. A quote often attributed to Adolf Hitler is, 'First you get the women, then you’ve got the children, so follow the men.' By hijacking feminism and making it about subjugating men, the establishment succeeded to a great extent in making women more dependent on the state.
"As the late Aaron Russo revealed, the women’s liberation movement was also hijacked by the elite as a method of revenue generation. Russo was told directly by Nick Rockefeller that the Rockefellers bankrolled feminism not because they had any interest in women’s rights but because it meant that by getting more women in employment quicker, the state could collect more tax dollars. Rockefeller also told Russo that this served the dual purpose of getting children in school at an earlier age, enabling them to be indoctrinated into accepting the state as the guardian, breaking up the traditional family model.
2) The CIA Played a Key Role in Hijacking Feminism
"The Central Intelligence Agency played a key role in hijacking second-wave feminism via the work of Gloria Steinem, who is still a noted feminist icon today. Steinem admitted that she was recruited by the CIA to infiltrate youth counter-culture movements in the late 1950′s, and subsequently emerged as a leading icon of second-wave feminism in the 1960′s. Steinem subsequently received funding from the CIA and the Rockefeller foundation to set up "Ms. Magazine," a feminist publication.
"The CIA’s role in steering and managing second-wave feminism again underscores the fact that feminism is not a grass-roots 'people' movement, it is a top-down system of control used to divide and conquer and is run by powerful individuals who care little for actual women’s rights.
3) Cultural Marxism: Divide and Conquer
"Second-wave feminism serves to advance cultural marxism, which posits that culture and language, not the state, is responsible for oppressing women. This is why the establishment constantly promotes second-wave feminism, because by blaming contrived women’s rights issues on language, culture and patriarchy, the state absolves itself of blame. By characterizing complete non-issues, such as the recent 'ban bossy' campaign, as critical feminist causes, the state distracts from real women’s rights abuses, such as those committed by the governments of US allies around the world.
"Cultural marxism also impugns patriarchy and the middle class as being the source of oppression, thereby inflaming class and gender wars and allowing the state to engage in divide and conquer. While people of different races and genders are trained to pick fights with each other, they are prevented from uniting against their common enemy and the only entity that can truly inflict genuine oppression – the state.
4) Mainstream Feminism Ignores Real Women’s Rights Issues
"Mainstream feminism serves to deflect attention away from countries where genuine women’s rights abuses and atrocities against women are taking place, by advancing meaningless causes that have nothing to do with women’s rights and everything to do with social engineering. A recent example is the 'ban bossy' campaign, which is being funded by some of the largest western banks, oil companies and PR firms on the planet.
"While celebrity feminists such as Beyonce were recruited as part of lucrative public relations campaign to ban a word, the Iraqi parliament was preparing to pass a new law that would legalize rape, prohibit women leaving home without the permission of their husband, and legalize marriage for 9-year-old girls. There was no multi-million dollar feminist media blitz to bring light to this desperate situation, nor did Beyonce appear in any PSAs to put pressure on the government of Saudi Arabia over their characterization of female drivers as potential terrorists.
"By misdirecting money and attention into causes that only serve to restrict free speech, establishment feminism sidelines real women’s rights issues.
5) Feminists Ignore the Plight of Muslim Women
"Fearing being labeled racist, politically correct left-wing feminists will rarely if ever campaign against some of the most egregious human rights abuses committed against women in the Muslim world. This again underscores the fact that mainstream feminism is not what it purports to be.
"While there are innumerable examples of women being persecuted in the Muslim world, from their characterization as terrorists simply for driving in Saudi Arabia, to genital mutilation in African countries, to stonings in places like Afghanistan, establishment feminists are too busy pursuing inane and offbeat causes such as Wikipedia being too 'masculine' in order to focus on actual examples of oppression.
"While western feminists continue to contrive pointless arguments about 'sexism' in western culture that are almost half a century out of date, the feminist movement is virtually AWOL when it comes to voicing fierce criticism of Muslim societies whose treatment of women is at least 200 years behind acceptable modern standards.
“'It is a curious fact that our courageous feminists leaders, women who attack mild-mannered American men at the slightest sign of sexism, often grow oddly silent when confronted with the more fundamental abuse of women in Muslim societies,' writes Charlotte Hays, noting how feminists attack people who speak out against FGM (female genital mutilation) by scorning them at 'culturally insensitive'.
6) Advertising Targets Women
"In the United States, women buy more than 80% of all goods and services. This is why the majority of advertising is aimed at women. Advertisers routinely hijack feminist sentiment to push products that are not even beneficial and in some cases harmful to women, such as paraben-laden cosmetic products. This can be traced right back to the very foundation of modern advertising when Edward Bernays, the 'father of public relations,' was hired to sell cigarettes to women, who had previously been banned from smoking in public. By marketing Lucky Strike cigarettes as 'torches of freedom' and connecting them with the suffrage movement, Bernays convinced millions of women to take up the habit, undoubtedly leading to chronic illnesses and deaths in many cases.
"Today’s advertising targets women by making them feel inadequate about their appearance and lifestyle. Studies have shown that just looking at an object intended to enhance beauty makes women feel worse about themselves. Advertising teaches women that the only way to combat feelings of inadequacy is to endlessly consume beauty products and clothing. This in turn objectifies women as little more than pretty things to be looked at and dissuades them from spending their time and money on far more worthy activities like self-improvement, education and creative pursuits.
7) Mainstream Feminism is About Hating & Denigrating Masculinity
"As dissident feminist Camille Paglia has expertly identified, mainstream feminism’s obsession with denying biological differences between men and women is to blame for many of modern society’s relationship troubles. 'What you’re seeing is how a civilization commits suicide,' asserts Paglia, noting that the emancipation of masculine virtues is psychologically neutering boys and creating a toxic gender imbalance.
"This is part of the reason why many women now complain that it is increasingly difficult to find 'real men,' in other words emotionally stable men who are comfortable in their masculinity and are not afraid to express it. Feminism has frightened an entire generation of young men into being confused about how they should behave around women lest they be labeled a misogynist. This deliberate attempt to confuse gender roles undoubtedly contributes to many relationship breakdowns and soaring divorce rates.
8) Women are Being Brainwashed that Femininity and Motherhood are Dirty Words
"Despite motherhood being one of the most difficult and crucial roles any woman could undertake – nurturing a child from birth and attempting to help it grow into a stable and happy individual – mainstream feminism habitually disparages women taking on traditional gender roles as somehow being a form of bondage to a patriarchal society. Women are also erroneously told that they can put having children on hold until their late 30′s or 40′s without there being a substantial risk of complications.
"The feminist dogma of gender as a social construction and not as an innate biological science serves to confuse gender roles, straining relationships between men and women and eroding the very foundation of society.
As the Independent Women’s Forum asserts, 'While environment and socialization do play a significant role in human life, a growing body of research in neuroscience, endocrinology, and psychology over the past 40 years suggests there is a biological basis for many sex differences in aptitudes and preferences. In general, males have better spatial reasoning skills; females better verbal skills. Males are greater risk takers; females are more nurturing.'
9) The Real War on Women: Plunging Fertility Rates
"Just as sperm counts for men are plunging worldwide, female fertility rates are showing a similar decline. America’s total fertility rate is now below the replacement rate, at 1.93 for the average woman. This figure hasn’t been above the replacement rate of 2.1 children since the early 70′s.
"While second-wave feminism has framed women’s reproductive rights around the issue of abortion, concerns about plunging fertility rates have gone unaddressed. There are numerous health and environmental factors which are contributing to declining fertility, including genetically modified foods and vaccines.
10) Estrogen Mimickers Causing Cancer
"Growing concern over how estrogen mimickers pose a huge health threat to women is also another issue that mainstream feminism has failed to address. Many of the transnational corporations that bankroll feminism would be directly impacted if estrogen mimickers, found in pharmaceuticals, pesticides, cosmetic products and industrial by-products, were banned, which is a primary reason why establishment feminism sidelines the problem.
"Last year, researchers at Duke University linked environmental exposure to bisphenol A, a common plastic, with disruption of a gene necessary for proper functioning of nerve cells. Estrogen mimickers are causing cells to rapidly grow out of control, leading to the formation of cancerous tumors. Breast cancer amongst women is surging. '15 million years of ‘healthy life’ were lost worldwide in 2008 due to women dying early or being ill with the disease,' according to scientific studies.
"The good news is that many women are losing faith in second-wave feminism. Recent polls show that a minority of women – 38 per cent – consider themselves feminists, while 72 per cent of Americans as a whole do not consider themselves to be feminists.
"An increasing understanding of the fact that establishment feminism is a political dogma exclusively designed to achieve social engineering while ignoring real women’s rights issues has led to many former feminists renouncing their involvement in feminism, which is increasingly becoming a fringe movement that has succeeded only in discrediting itself."
There is one thing I disagree with: giving women the right to vote may or may not have been a "noble" cause, but it was a terrible mistake that has had dreadful repercussions on society.
How can feminism be under "attack." If it was truly just a noble cause, it would have ended after getting the right to vote and property rights. There would be nothing to hijack. The fact that it continued is reason enough to know it wasn't just about the right to vote/property.
Though even the right to vote and property rights are a load of bullshit they keep perpetuating. Because there were women that owned property before any feminism, they weren't ever allowed to not own property.
Voting was something initially only very few men ever got to do as well, and naturally the so called "right" was extended to others. Those women that wanted that "right" didn't want it for any reasons other then use it to their advantage, at the expense of everyone else, including everyone else's rights.
It's just pandering to women, by infowars, so that they can make it out to be as if feminism ever had good intentions or got "hijacked." No the only people that have done the hijacking are the ones that are trying to hijack, are the ones claiming it to be a once good movement dedicated to women's rights.
Second Wave feminism peaked in the 1970's and ended around the early 1980's. What we are now witnessing is Third Wave feminism. This is the feminism the manosphere and others talk about now, obsesssed with gender identity, victimization, political correctness, and denigrating men.
This will surprise many, but in her last writings, the late Betty Freidan addressed Third Wave feminism and was critical of it. She denounced it as petty, out of touch with the average woman's concerns, and lesbian in its outlook. I know, she's the last person one would expect to make those claims, but she did.
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