Being a Woman is Never having to
Say you're Sorry (Open Letter to a Feminist
Copyright Peter Zohrab 2004
Dear Joanne Black,
I refer to your column "Girls can do anything" in Wellington's Dominion
Post of 24 May 2004. You focused on the implications for our view of women
of such photos as that of US Private Lynndie England holding a naked male
Iraqi prisoner by a leash tied to his neck -- see:
The first point I'd like to make is how basically illiterate we are as a
society, when it takes a photograph or two to drive home to society -- and
to Feminist journalists, in particular -- what was completely obvious, based
on the massive print evidence that is available. That fact shows how much
more powerful television must be, compared to the print media. The Dominion
Post has occasionally publicised research showing how women commit just as
much Domestic Violence as men do (see http://www.csulb.edu/~mfiebert/assault.htm
), but what chance has that got of penetrating the average skull, when television
(as it used to do) broadcasts propaganda images that seem to indicate the
opposite -- and when lying scum such as the Consumers' Institute and Amnesty
International treat Domestic Violence as just something that men do to
But I want to focus on your concluding remarks. You write:
"it is sexist to single out Lynndie England and Sabrina Harman for more
attention than their male counterparts ...."
I agree with you, in a way, but the reason that you did focus on the two
women is that Feminists like you (who partially control the information about
the real world that ordinary people get to hear about en masse) have been
consistently peddling to us a totally moronic and sexist image of women as
good and of men as evil. That is the sexism that you failed to mention !
Your concluding sentence is:
"Sadly for those of us who thought we were better, women have proved themselves
I would like to know what could possibly be more
sexist than a bunch of women (apparently including yourself) thinking that
women were morally better than men !
But it's worse than that. The stupid idea that
women are morally better than men is the national religion of countries such
as New Zealand and the USA. It underlies policy after policy, Parliamentary
Bill after Parliamentary Bill, and Law after Law. And, on top of that, we
have had lying propaganda campaigns in our schools saying that "Girls can
do anything," with all the negative impact that this has had on boys' self-esteem
and women's sexist arrogance.
Let me take your newspaper, the Dominion Post, as an example:
The only time it (or its pre-merger equivalents, the Dominion and the
Evening Post) has ever taken the initiative to interview me (New Zealand's
most prominent Men's Rights activist) about anything at all was when a
gay-sounding male rang me up for comment about New Zealand having just
acquired women leaders in all of the following posts simultaneously: Governor-General,
Prime Minister, Attorney-General, Chief Justice, and CEO of the then largest
company. Obviously, I was supposed to be disappointed, and to feed the
Dominion's Feminist staff and readers with something to gloat over ! You
have never sought my views about the oppression of men.
I once had the experience of making an anti-Feminist, oral presentation
to a Parliamentary Committee, where no media appeared to be present. I
say that, because I asked if any were present, and no one replied. However,
the next day's Dominion carried a report of the Committee's hearing, which
consisted entirely of the content of one Feminist group's submission (which
I had heard at the time). This is corrupt journalism, where Feminist pressure
groups can get their propaganda disseminated verbatim by the media, with
anti-Feminist information suppressed.
There was a period when the Dominion was constantly running articles
aimed at heightening women's self-esteem -- with references to "Superwomen"
or "Strong Women" forming a feature of the coloured contents-banner on
the front page. Needless to say, these women were not "Superwomen" by
any rational standard. This propaganda campaign came to an end about the
time I published my satirical poem: Ode to Strong Women
It is not enough for such man-hating, Female Supremacist propaganda to stop.
It has a vast influence on the number of murder-suicides that take place,
on the numbers of men that get arrested, on the anti-male sexism that other
organisations, such as the Police, the Law Society, the Institute of Judicial
Studies, the Public Service, Parliament, the Education System etc. think they
can get away with, and on the amount of harassment from anti-male morons that
activists such as myself experience.
Feminazi journalists in the Dominion Post and elsewhere need to take responsibility
for the vast amount of harm their anti-male sexism has caused. As warriors
on their anti-male Crusade, Feminist journalists should take their lead from
the Japanese Samurai and -- in my honest opinion -- atone for their sins by
committing Sepuku !