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Feminism is the Product of Female Selfishness and Male Chivalry

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Feminism is the Product of Female Selfishness and Male Chivalry. If this is hard for you to believe, have a look at the Men's Rights Manifesto, reproduced below, with comments added in red. Think about the issues and about my analysis as regards female selfishness and male chivalry -- and make up your own mind. Note: There is quite a bit of repetition, because the same processes produce similar results across a wide range of issues.

 

Main Sections

INFORMATION ISSUES

LEGAL ISSUES

OTHER ISSUES

 

 

 

Detailed Issues

Ministry of Men's Affairs

Teacher Bias

Men's Studies

Circumcision

Divorce Law

Conscription and Military Service

Media Bias

Domestic Violence

Affirmative Action

Law of Evidence

Syndromes and legal defences

Police Bias

False Accusations

Sexist Language

Tax Law

Sex Abuse and false memories

Advertising

Choice For Men (I)

Rape

Sexist Laws

Men's Health and Longevity

Infanticide

Choice for Men (II Abortion)

Abortion

Sports Apartheid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INFORMATION ISSUES

Information issues are basic to the success or failure of the Men's Movement. We have to be able to get our point of view across in an intellectual climate where women are generally considered to be the victims of male oppression in an evil patriarchy. Comment: Men have been too chivalrous -- they have refrained from pointing out all the advantages that women enjoy over men. If women had really been oppressed by patriarchy, men would never have allowed women to enjoy all these advantages/privileges.

 

Media Bias Teacher Bias Men's Studies Ministry of Men's Affairs Top

 

 

 

1. Media Bias

Anti-male bias in the media must be monitored and records kept. Complaints must be lodged where appropriate, and publicity given to the complaints. Comment: Women journalists have been selfish to cultivate their persecution-complex, and male journalists have been too chivalrous in letting them play out their victim-fantasies to the detriment of their professional objectivity.

 

2. Teacher Bias

Teacher unions usually have separate female officers on their executives and at branch level. These often use member funds to circulate Feminist propaganda, which then gets passed on to students and parents. This propaganda sometimes gets discredited later (e.g. the theory about boys dominating coeducational classrooms). Comment: Women teachers have been selfish to cultivate their persecution-complex, and male teachers have been too chivalrous in letting them play out their victim-fantasies to the detriment of their professional objectivity.

 

3. Men's Studies

Women's Studies departments offer pseudo-academic courses in man-hating. Women's Studies departments at universities act as centres of Feminist propaganda-writing, and also as headquarters for Feminist activism within the university community. Some U.S. universities already have Men's Studies departments. Men's Rights activists should push for equity. This means that every university that has a Women's Studies Department should either abolish it, or have a Men's Studies Department as well, in order to counter Feminist propaganda. Comment: Women academics have been selfish to cultivate their persecution-complex, and male academics have been too chivalrous in letting them play out their victim-fantasies to the detriment of their professional objectivity. Where Men's Studies departments exist, they are sometimes just as anti-male as the Women's Studies departments.

 

4. Ministry of Men's Affairs

The Ministry of Women's Affairs is just a Feminist propaganda-house. For the same reasons that men need Men's Studies departments in universities, men also need a Ministry of Men's Affairs in all countries (such as New Zealand) where a Ministry of Women's Affairs exists. The alternative solution is for all Ministries of Women's Affairs to be abolished. Comment: Women have been selfish to cultivate their persecution-complex, and males have been too chivalrous in letting them play out their victim-fantasies to the detriment of Government sexual impartiality.

 

LEGAL ISSUES

Feminism has captured the legal system to the detriment of men. Legal issues are second in importance to Information issues in the Men's Movement. In fact, one of the main reasons for pushing the information issues is to achieve our goals as regards legal issues such as the following. Comment: Women lawyers have been selfish to cultivate their persecution-complex, and male lawyers have been too chivalrous in letting them play out their victim-fantasies to the detriment of the professional objectivity of the legal systems of Western countries. This manifests itself in various ways, such as biased inquiries into "Women's Access to Justice", without any study of Men's access to justice being held.

 

Sex Abuse and false memories

Abortion

Domestic Violence

Sexist Laws

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Syndromes and legal defences

Law of Evidence

Infanticide

Rape

Tax Law

Conscription and Military Service

Choice For Men (I)

Choice for Men II (Abortion)

Police Bias

Divorce Law

 

 

 

 

 

5. Divorce Law

This should cease to discriminate against men in areas such as child-custody and false child abuse and domestic violence accusations in the Family Court. A mere accusation of child abuse or domestic violence should not have any effect on the accused's chances of obtaining custody. The charges should have to be proved in court first. Comment: Here the main issue is male chivalry in judges, which is increased, rather than diminished, by the selfish Feminist dogmas introduced by female lawyers, judges and academics. Men in conflict with women routinely have their feelings discounted or ignored by both male and female judges.

 

6. False Accusations

People making false accusations (such as accusations of rape or sexual abuse of children) should be prosecuted as a matter of course and police policy, and the penalties should be made equivalent to the penalties involved in the type of crime that the false accusation related to. This is necessary as a deterrent. Comment: Feminist theorists have indulged in the selfish lie that women never tell lies in such cases -- and many men have been so chivalrous as to believe this huge lie. Police have taken the chivalrous line that they don't want to prosecute false accusations too harshly, because they don't want to discourage accusers from coming forward. In this scenario, the rights and feelings of men who are falsely accused are ignored.

 

7. Sex Abuse and false memories

A balance needs to be achieved between the needs of society to protect itself against sex abusers, and the need to protect innocent people from manufactured memories of supposed abuse in childhood produced in adult minds by Feminist counsellors. Comment: Feminist theorists have indulged in the selfish lie that women never tell lies in such cases -- and many men have been so chivalrous as to believe this huge lie. Police have taken the chivalrous line that they don't want to prosecute false accusations too harshly, because they don't want to discourage accusers from coming forward. In this scenario, the rights and feelings of men who are falsely accused are ignored.

 

8. Domestic Violence

The anti-male hysteria surrounding this issue must be removed, by publicising the research statistics showing that women batter men just as often as men batter women, by encouraging battered men to come forward, and by educating police to take a more balanced view of this issue, and to stop arresting men when women are at fault. More research must be done and publicised into the causes of domestic violence, since it is currently presented as if men beat their wives for no reason at all. Feminists must not be allowed to monopolise this issue, as they tend to ask misleading questions. The problem is that Feminists have been pushing the legal systems of Western countries towards a situation where women can successfully plead provocation in crimes against men, while men cannot successfully plead provocation in crimes against women. Comment: The United States has a "Violence Against Women" Act on its statute books. Other Western countries are only slightly less anti-male in their approach to male-female violence. The massive female selfishness and male chivalry that produced this outrageous lunacy speaks for itself.

 

9. Sexist Laws

Sexist, anti-male offences such as "Assault on a Female" must be removed from the statute-books. Comment: The massive female selfishness and male chivalry that produced this outrageous lunacy speaks for itself.

 

10. Law of Evidence

The restrictions on defence lawyers in rape trials must be removed, in order to safeguard the rights of innocent defendants. It is up to judges and juries, not parliament, to decide what evidence is relevant in a given case. Comment: In this scenario, the rights and feelings of men who are falsely accused are ignored. This is the result of male chivalry and female selfishness.

 

11. Syndromes and legal defences

Men must campaign against women-only defences and men-only crimes. Feminists have been steadily working towards the goal of getting all women treated as innocent victims, no matter what they have done -- and all men treated as criminals, no matter if they are innocent. Comment: This is the result of lobby-group politics. Selfish Feminists have convinced politicians and the media of the simple mantra "Women are Oppressed", and after that it has been a simple process to get more and more pro-women, anti-male legislation passed, with chivalrous male politicians and journalists conniving in this one-sided, undemocratic process, where men were not represented by any significant lobby-group.

 

12. Rape

The definition of rape must be restricted, and all attempts to expand the definition of rape to include anything a woman might afterwards wish she hadn't done should be strenuously resisted. Comment: The anti-male legislation on rape that has been passed in recent years is the result of lobby-group politics. Selfish Feminists have convinced politicians and the media of the simple mantra "Women are Oppressed", and after that it has been a simple process to get more and more pro-women, anti-male legislation passed, with chivalrous male politicians and journalists conniving in this one-sided, undemocratic process, where men were not represented by any significant lobby-group.

 

13. Police Bias

Instances of anti-male police bias must be recorded, filed, protested about, and brought to the attention of the media and the public. The Police must be made aware of the need to train recruits to avoid anti-male bias in their dealings with the public. Comment: The Police are corrupted by anti-male Feminism. In New Zealand, no man can get into the Police force if his physical attributes are as pathetic as those that suffice to get a woman into the Police force. So we now have physically incompetent female police officers who have double-standards Feminism to thank for their jobs. This makes it certain that they -- and the Police generally -- will enforce anti-male double standards, because these double standards were the rules under which they competed for entry into the Police themselves. What happened to the slogan "Equal Pay for Equal Work ?" Male police officers are bound to be demoralised by this situation, and by having to support their physically incompetent female colleagues in front-line situations. The performance and the morale of the police are bound to suffer.

 

14. Infanticide

Infanticide by women should be punished just as severely as infanticide by men. Comment: it is male chivalry that created the situation where the Law treated infanticide by women more leniently than the same act committed by men.

 

15. Conscription and Military Service

Men's sacrifices in war must be suitably recognised by Society. They are not suitably recognised if officials and the media pretend that women made equal sacrifices in wars when they actually did not do so. Laws must either guarantee sexual equality in wartime conscription and peacetime military service, or compensate men for this unequal burden by giving them special privileges. Comment: Female selfishness and male chivalry have attempted to sweep this issue under the carpet.

 

16. Choice For Men (I)

Men are entitled to a reproductive "choice", and should be allowed to terminate their parental rights and responsibilities, just as a woman can unilaterally, at present. A woman can terminate her parental rights and responsibilities unilaterally, by having an abortion. If women did not have this unilateral reproductive "choice", on the other hand (see "Choice for Men II" below), then men should not have one either.

Unplanned parenthood can completely disrupt a man's life. It can disrupt his education, it disrupts his mental health, and it often disrupts his entire family life.... Paternity, or additional offspring, may force upon the man a distressful life and future. Psychological harm and heartbreak may result. Mental and physical health may be taxed. There is also the distress, for all concerned, associated with the unwanted child. The continuing stigma of unwed fatherhood may be involved....

Men have been treated as an under class without reproductive rights.... Denying men reproductive rights is humiliating, oppressive, offensive to the basic principles of human dignity. The decision as to whether or not a particular man will terminate his parental rights and responsibilities is a decision that can be made by that man only. Women or men who trick their partners into involuntary parenthood should be prosecuted and punished by the law. Comment: Female murderous selfishness and male chivalry have produced the sexist and agist abortion scenario that we have today in many Western societies.

 

17. Choice for Men II (Abortion)

A father should legally have an equal say with the mother in any decision relating to abortion. This is because the father's wishes have equal status with the mother's wishes, and both parents tend to have an equal financial, moral and legal responsibility for any child that is born. In many countries, the father is forced to contribute to the child's upkeep -- whether he actually lives with the mother, has custody or access rights, or not. Any abortion consent form should need to be signed by both natural parents. If this is not the case, then the father has the right to "Choice for Men I" (see above). Comment: Female murderous selfishness and male chivalry have produced the sexist and agist abortion scenario that we have today in many Western societies.

 

18. Abortion

Abortion is the grossest form of human rights violation on the planet, and is yet another way that women can issue a contract to kill with impunity, in many countries. Comment: Female murderous selfishness and male chivalry have produced the sexist and agist abortion scenario that we have today in many Western societies.

 

19. Tax Law

Tax law should not discriminate against the two-parent, one-income family. Family income should be taxed as one unit. Feminism is hostile to the traditional two-parent, one-income family, which is associated with stable societies with low crime-levels. There is a mass of evidence associating increased numbers of single-parent families with increased crime. Women in the workforce drive down real wages by increasing the pool of available labour. This in turn makes the single-income family less viable. Comment: Selfish Feminists and chivalrous males dominate the media, so they have generally avoided looking at the social consequences of Feminist "reforms".

 

OTHER ISSUES

 

Men's Health and Longevity Sports Apartheid Circumcision Affirmative Action Sexist Language Advertising Top

 

 

 

20. Men's Health and Longevity

Equal funds should be allocated to research, prevention, information and treatment relating to male-only diseases (such as prostate cancer and testicular cancer) as to female-only diseases. As men have a greater mortality than women from most diseases, and a shorter life-expectancy than women, Men's Health should be a priority spending area within Vote Health. Comment: This is the result of lobby-group politics. Selfish Feminists have convinced politicians and the media of the simple mantra "Women are Oppressed", and after that it has been a simple process to get more and more pro-women, anti-male health legislation and regulations passed, with chivalrous male politicians and journalists conniving in this one-sided, undemocratic process, where men were not represented by any significant lobby-group.

 

21. Sports Apartheid

Since Feminists favour Equal Employment Opportunity and oppose separate men's clubs, the sexual apartheid system in individual, non-contact sports should be abolished, e.g. female tennis players should play in the same competition as men players -- for the same prizes. The alternative is to enshrine sexual segregation in some areas of social and sporting life in legislation, with payments for sportsmen being set substantially higher than those paid to sportswomen -- to reflect the different objective standards involved. Comment: Sport is one of the most obvious areas of anti-male double standards, brought about by female selfishness and male chivalry. Female-only sports should banned from mainstream events such as the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games -- just as events in the Junior, Disabled, Masters and "Special" categories are. Manistream events should be open for men and women to compete against each other on the same basis -- just as Feminism has forces us to do in other walks of life. What happened to the Feminist slogan: "Equal Pay for Equal Work ?"

 

22. Circumcision

Circumcision is genital mutilation, and should be campaigned against by all those who are opposed to female circumcision. The fact that it involves less mutilation than female circumcision does is counterbalanced by the fact that male circumcision is more widespread than its female counterpart. Circumcision is particularly abhorrent when it is practised for purely secular, non-medical reasons. Comment: The status quo is the result of lobby-group politics. Selfish Feminists have convinced politicians and the media of the simple mantra "Women are Oppressed", and after that it has been a simple process to get more and more pro-women passed, with chivalrous male politicians and journalists conniving in this one-sided, undemocratic process, where men were not represented by any significant lobby-group.

 

23. Affirmative Action and Quotas

These should either be abolished altogether, or applied across-the-board, including areas where women are underrepresented and Feminists have made no move to increase women's representation (e.g. prison populations, suicide rates, wartime death-rates, mortality rates from disease, etc.), and also areas where women are overrepresented (e.g. primary teachers). Any such across-the-board fairness would logically have to apply to ethnic minorities as well -- some ethnic groups do better than the majority on these statistics, and some do worse. Comment: Selfish women and chivalrous men ignore the fact that Affirmative Action and quotas do have victims -- the members of the "Bad" group (men) who miss out on the jobs, education or grants that are subject to the quota.

 

24. Sexist Language

The media and Government should be just as careful to avoid sexist language that belittles men (e.g. "gunman" instead of "gunperson", "hatchet-man" instead of "hatchet-person") as they are to avoid language that belittles women. Comment: selfish women and chivalrous men in the media don't see anything wrong with belittling men.

 

25. Advertising

Advertising that denigrates and belittles men must be combatted vigorously. Comment: selfish women and chivalrous men in the media don't see anything wrong with belittling men.

 

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