The curious case of third wave feminists | The Spectator

There’s one type of woman that feminists will not tolerate.

Source: The curious case of third wave feminists | The Spectator

It used to be, up until, oh, 20 or 30 years ago, that feminists could – and often did – make the argument that they don’t hate men, they’re just seeking equality. Fair enough! Although like many others on the left-hand side of the socio-political aisle, they have missed the point that equality need not, and often does not, mean identicality.

Be that as it may, the rise of third-wave feminism has made it difficult to near impossible to make that claim (no hate, just equality), with any kind of credibility. And, perhaps realizing this, many third-wave feminists have taken off the gloves, and are no longer even pretending they don’t hate men. As the author of this piece, self-described “woman on the right” Daisy Cousens, points out,

“The third-wave feminist is a curious creature. Her comrades are a strange sub-strata of Millennial and Generation X women with a peculiar inferiority complex. They’re obsessed with picking at the scab of women’s lib, trying to draw fresh blood, and are often seen prowling (or lumbering) around, attempting to sniff out sexism in every nook and cranny. Theirs is an ideology based not on equality, but misplaced victimhood.

“According to your standard third-waver, the most insidious issues facing women today are not genital mutilation, or underage marriages, or sexual slavery. They are ‘manspreading’, ‘mansplaining’, and ‘micro-aggressions’. Terms cooked up to keep feminists in business as they steadily ran out of things to complain about.”

But their hatred of women who don’t agree with them, who stray from politically-correct orthodoxy, may be even more intense. Commenting that “third-wavers are perpetually miserable, and seek to make other women as brutally unhappy as they are,” Cousens points out that third-wave feminists are prey to “a strange form of misogyny” which “is starkly revealed in their treatment of right-wing women.”

Read on for more…

At Trump Rallies, Women See a Hero Protecting a Way of Life

a group of people in front of a crowd posing for the camera: A rally in Charlotte, N.C., last week. President Trump enjoys a herolike status among women who say he is fighting to preserve a way of life threatened by an increasingly liberal Democratic Party.

President Trump enjoys a hero-like status among women who say he is fighting to preserve a way of life threatened by an increasingly liberal Democratic Party.

Source: At Trump Rallies, Women See a Hero Protecting a Way of Life

They may mock and deride it, but even the mainstream media – including the extremely Left-leaning MSNBC – can’t deny it:

“While political strategists and public opinion experts agree that Mr. Trump’s greatest electoral weakness is among female voters, here in Columbia and places like it, the president enjoys a hero-like status among women who say he is fighting to preserve a way of life threatened by an increasingly liberal [actually Socialist, if not flat-out Marxist… if only it were still classically liberal!] Democratic Party…

“Some of Mr. Trump’s female backers initially supported him only reluctantly or do so now in spite of reservations about his bawdy language and erratic behavior. But they shared in his victory after the bitter and partisan battle over the confirmation of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. And many believe the president when he reminds them during each of his hour-long pep rallies that the world they know — largely Christian, conservative and white — is at stake on Tuesday.”

Which, of course, is nothing other than the simple truth. Since this is MSNBC, after all, they say “Christian, conservative, and white” like it’s a bad thing… at least the Left isn’t bothering to hide its biases anymore!

It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow, November 6th – Election Day.

Feminists are set on making us all victims | Comment | The Times

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MeToo protests on behalf of free and privileged women, ignoring those who are truly powerless.

Source: Feminists are set on making us all victims | Comment | The Times

It is refreshing and, to be honest, more than a little bit of a relief, to see a woman in the position of a relatively mainstream commentator like Melanie Phillips making the points she makes in this essay. It is not necessary to – as indeed, she does not – deny the fact that some men, sometimes, have behaved abhorrently and even criminally badly, to perceive that some of the allegations and assertions being made by the feminist Left are not only overstated, but in many cases cruelly wrong. Such vitriol does no good to either men or women, nor to society as a whole.

“Sophie Walker actually claimed that we were living in a patriarchy. [Yet] Britain has a woman prime minister, a woman home secretary, a woman director of public prosecutions, a woman head of the Supreme Court, a woman running the Metropolitan Police. Political parties have all-women shortlists. Education has been feminised through collaborative coursework and the denigration of competition.

For many women, men have been reduced to little more than sperm donors and walking wallets. They have been told that all the characteristics or roles they value so highly such as valour, leadership or breadwinning are dangerous, pathetic or demeaning.

“All this is apparently irrelevant. Declared Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, QC — a member of the UK legislature, principal of Mansfield College, Oxford and former chairwoman of the Genetics Commission, the Power Commission and the British Council: ‘Power is coded male.’ Should one laugh or cry?”

Meanwhile, as “the great protest against their own alleged victimisation and oppression is being mounted by women in the West, the most free, most independent, most educated and most wealthy women in the world today and in the history of the human race,” Ms Phillips points out,

“There are indeed women who really are powerless and institutionally victimised by men. Yet no MeToo movement has sprung up to protest against their oppression. What is the feminist reaction to women victimised by Sharia, subjected to female genital mutilation or “honour” killings or stoned to death for adultery? Silence. What is the feminist reaction to the Iranian women ripping off their headscarves and putting their lives on the line to get rid of the clerical regime that tyrannises them? Silence. What is the feminist reaction to the poor white girls of Telford or Rotherham who have been pimped, raped and enslaved by mostly Pakistani-heritage Muslim gangs? Silence.”

It is, quite frankly, an outrage.

11 (12) Traits of A Quality Woman

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The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode, but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives; the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”

~ Audrey Hepburn

In this article, we focus on some of the common traits of quality women. We hope that the content is entertaining and insightful; perhaps even useful.

Source: 11 Traits of A Quality Woman

Here are 11 common traits quality women share:

To which I have added a twelfth, at the end! I have also included comments [inset, like this one] where I felt them to be warranted. This is referring, of course, to women who are worthy of not only dating and forming close relationships with, but also – hopefully and ideally – the lifelong bond of matrimony. So what are these traits? They may not be limited to, but certainly include, the following: Continue reading “11 (12) Traits of A Quality Woman”

What women really want is the patriarchy | The Sacred Feminine

“Women have blindly followed the feminist mantra and now find themselves lonely and confused. It’s time to welcome back the patriarchy.” I discovered this article on The Federalist …

Source: What women really want is the patriarchy | The Sacred Feminine

I discovered this article on The Federalist and I have to say that it is spot on. It accurately describes problems that women and men face, why modern relationships do not work out and how it hurts the traditional family model…

Men and women both need to ditch this feminist propaganda and find their way back to their true selves. This is the only way we can have secure and happy families with both parties feeling self-fulfillment and knowing that their role is just as important as the other’s.

Interesting (if provocative) reflections on the original essay by the same name, from the author of the blog, “The Sacred Feminine.” Read it – and then click through to the original. Continue reading “What women really want is the patriarchy | The Sacred Feminine”

Women Should Appreciate Masculine Virtues – Crisis Magazine

“In this column, I will do something a little bit unprecedented. I specifically wish to address my female readers, and to issue a challenge. Can we make a special resolution to be good to the men and boys in our lives?”

Source: Women Should Appreciate Masculine Virtues – Crisis Magazine

“Men are at their best when they know that the women who love them are counting on them to come through. Let’s make sure that our husbands, sons, brothers and priests all know that they have good reason to be their very best.”

While written from a Roman Catholic – and female! – perspective, this excellent essay needless to say applies equally to Anglicans, and indeed to all Christians. Well worth a read!

The slow, tentative return of women’s lost sense of sexual honour

Source: MercatorNet: The slow, tentative return of women’s lost sense of sexual honour

The author of this essay, Barbara Kay, notes:

“Honour… is sex-specific. Male honour is rooted in physical courage; women’s honour is rooted in sexual modesty.”

This is a bit of an over-simplification, but there is nonetheless validity to it. Certainly that has been the traditional understanding — and traditions generally become traditions for good reason! Women are, after all, the child-bearers; men, being typically larger and stronger (although not necessarily as resilient), fall naturally into the role of protectors and defenders.

“Men are ashamed to be called out for being cowards; women are ashamed to be called out for being sluts.”

Well, most are. These days some women take pride in it, even going so far as to take part in “slut walks,” flaunting their “sluttiness” for the world to see. Conversely, there are some men — such as the NY Daily News columnist who claimed to have gotten “temporary PTSD” from firing a mildly-recoiling and not exceptionally loud AR-15, appear to take pride in their lack of physical or moral courage.

“Morality is usually a private affair. But, as Alexis de Toqueville wrote, ‘Honour acts solely for the public eye.’ Before the personal became the political, we made a firm distinction between public and private behavior, and as a collective, we only judged public actions. Today that line is almost utterly obliterated.”

This is problematic in a number of regards; however, a full discussion is beyond the scope of this entry… let us continue:

“The jettisoning of honour as a criterion for judging the behaviour of others has been the assiduously pursued task of ‘progressives’ throughout the 20th century. Conversely, the application of honour as the only criterion in judging the behaviour of others – notably the sexual behaviour of girls and women – has been the assiduously pursued task of Islamists in their own lands, and in the last several decades in the western lands to which they have migrated in large numbers.

“Both of these ideologically-rooted drives represent poles of honour-related extremism. Both are socially destructive of healthy relations between the sexes. And both tend to obscure the fact that in reasonable doses, honour is a force for good in society.”

This is important to note, because an extreme position in either direction becomes unbalanced. Moderation, the via media (middle way) between extremes, is usually the most appropriate course.

“In the West, tribalist honour joined forces with Christianity to produce a distinctly western strain of honour, which we call chivalry.”

Chivalry often gets a bad rap these days, but it should not. It is really about being properly human: respecting all, but giving special deference to those — such as women and children — who are generally less likely to be able to protect themselves, and conducting oneself with courtesy and kindness toward all: not just one’s social superiors, but those of lower station, as well.

“Nobody is pretending that men and women today should aspire to replicate the relationship of Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, written in 1813, but there is a reason this honourable couple continues to attract fascinated and even envious attention from every new generation of women who discover them. Something in our nature craves the constraints that produce the rewards an honour code confers.”

The author of this essay, Barbara Kay, concludes:

“Societies with strong honour codes have a well-developed sense of duty and sacrifice. Too little, and nothing seems worth fighting for. Too much, and everything seems worth dying for. Finding the balance is the key.”

Indeed. It generally is! Sadly, we have seemed to be badly off-balance for some decades, now. I hope and pray she is right, and the pendulum is swinging — however slowly — back toward the middle.