The things they say:

 

Speaking out against feminism....

 

"Women's liberation, if not the most extreme then certainly the most influencial neo-Marxist movement in America, has done to the American home what communism did to the Russian economy, and most of the ruin is irreversible. By defining relations between men and women in terms of power and competition instead of reciprocity and cooperation, the movement tore apart the most basic and fragile contract in human society, the unit from which all other social institutions draw their strength".

Professor Ruth Wisse, Harvard

 

 

"When any movement or ideology emphasizes rights as opposed to balance of rights with responsibilities, you know you have a destructive force in the making."

Dr. Laura Schlessinger

 

 

"The women's suffrage movement is only the small edge of the wedge, if we allow women to vote it will mean the loss of social structure and the rise of every liberal cause under the sun.  Women are well represented by their fathers, brothers, and husbands."

WINSTON CHURCHILL

 

 

"The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women".

John Knox c.1505-72: title of pamphlet (1558)

regiment 'rule or government over a country', directed against the rule of Mary Tudor in England and Mary of Lorraine in Scotland (as regent for her daughter Mary Queen of Scots)

 

 

“The Queen is most anxious to enlist every one who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Woman's Rights', with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feeling and propriety”.

Queen Victoria 1819-1901: letter to Theodore Martin, 29 May 1870

 

 

"The axioms of modern feminism are insulting to the very people I have the greatest duty and desire to defend, and it should be obvious to anyone, whether he likes my position or hates it, that it would be gutless and contemptible of me not to fight modern feminism tooth and

nail, as hard as I can, however little I may accomplish.  And I teach my boys to do the same."

David Gelernter author of the book DRAWING LIFE: SURVIVING THE UNABOMBER. 

Gelernter is a Professor of Computer Science at Yale who was one of the unabomber's victims. He was seriously injured by a mail bomb explosion: lost his right hand, his right eye. The experience sent him into meditations about the state of modern society, which he thinks is pretty bad.  He asks how we got to this point and identified a takeover of intellectuals in the late 1960s as the primary cause.

 

Nothing would induce me to vote for giving women the franchise. I am not going to be henpecked into a question of such importance.
Attributed to: Winston Churchill (1874–1965), British prime minister and writer.

 

If you want to know I'm really tired of feminists, sick of them. They've really dug themselves into their own grave. Any man would be a fool who didn't agree with equal rights and pay, but some women, now, juggling with career, lover, children, wifehood, have spread themselves too thin, and are very unhappy.
Michael Douglas (1944– ), U.S. film actor.

You.

 

 

“Give women the vote, and in five years there will be a crushing tax on bachelors”.
George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Irish playwright.

 

 


On our family court system...

 

Judge Geoffrey Jones at Leicester County Court (UK) is on record as saying:

 

            "Have you got a dog? Well, the bitch gets the puppies"

 

Nice to know the criteria by which custody decisions are made!

David Cannon

Shared Parenting Information Group (UK)

http://home.clara.net/spig/

 

 

'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean--neither more or less.'

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean different things.'

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master--that's all.'

From Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll

 

"What we are seeing today is nothing less than the criminalization of

fatherhood itself: criminal penalties imposed on parents who have committed

no act but are made outlaws through the actions of others in ways they are

powerless to avoid. Once the father is stripped of custody, his contact

with his own children outside government-approved times and locations

becomes a criminal act. His criminalization is further consolidated through

forced legal fees and impossible child-support burdens. "

Stephen Baskerville From Plundering fatherhood

 

 

"ONCE it's law that a husband's pension is split between the couple after divorce, any gold-digger needs only to divorce two daft men to end up with a better pension than either".

COLIN SMITH, Harrogate. Letter Daily Mail July 7, 1997

 

 

 

"What most people today perceive as an epidemic of irresponsible fathers may in reality be the abuse of power by the state. At the very least there is a conspicuous neglect by both policy makers and the media of the basic fact that most of the 'absent fathers' who are excoriated so mercilessly are absent for one reason: because they will be arrested if they are present. "

Stephen Baskerville

 

 

“The one great principle of the English law is to make business for itself””

Charles Dickens Bleak House (1853) ch 39

 

Our legislatures have turned into mills, grinding out useless laws in most all areas. At all points, legislation gives an exaggerated importance to political passions and conflicts, and to politics in general. Certain kinds of legislation, inarguably, make things only more difficult for the very people we would like to help. This should be obvious to the average observer. But, what is not so obvious, are the problems brought on by such legislation which lie out of sight; and, when, finally felt by the general population, cannot be cured without a heavy dose of time and pain. The underlying problems, are these: that passing laws in areas where laws should not be passed will first bring disregard; and, then, will come contempt for the law followed by social disorder. This process of disregard and contempt, while brought on by bad law, will take its toll on all laws, some of which are very important to the continued functioning of society.

Peter Landry

 

In re Agar-Ellis the judge stated "The right of the father to the custody and control of his child is one of the most sacred of rights. No doubt the law may take away from him this right but it must be for some sufficient cause known to the law."

(re Agar -Ellis 1878 10 Ch.D.)

 

"There is nothing more sacred in the wide world than the rights of others. They are inviolable....His right should be his security; it should be stronger than any shield or fortress." (Kant trans Infield 1963 p l93)

 

Due Process :  USA style at: http://www.caught.net/caught/myths.htm  "First, decide how we want the case to go. Second, formulate a legal logic to support our decision. Third, manipulate, dissect or eliminate the facts and evidence to support our decision. Then the rubber stamp doctrine of "judicial discretion" will prevent most decisions from being overturned."

Richard Wayne Rhode Island – USA

 

Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) : "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" 

Henry VI, Part 2, Scene 2

 

the JUDICIAL OATH: "I do swear by almighty God that I will well and truly serve our sovereign lady queen Elizabeth the second in the office of judge and I will do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of this realm without fear of favour, affection or ill will".

 

 


Barking Nazies, Feminazies, and Marxists

 

“It cannot therefore be assumed that men are bound to be an asset to family life or that the presence of fathers in families is necessarily a means to social harmony or cohesion”.

Anna Coote, Harriet Harman, & Patricia Hewitt. The Family Way

 

"Destroy the family and you destroy society "

Lenin

 

All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to. Consequently, the greater the mass it is intended to reach, the lower its purely intellectual level will have to be. But if, as in propaganda for sticking out a war, the aim is to influence a whole people, we must avoid excessive intellectual demands on our public, and too much caution cannot be extended in this direction. ...

The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan....

The function of propaganda is, for example, not to weigh and ponder the rights of different people, but exclusively to emphasize the one right which it has set out to argue for. Its task is not to make an objective study of the truth, in so far as it favors the enemy, and then set it before the masses with academic fairness; its task is to serve our own right, always and unflinchingly.

A Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter VI

 

"The first class opposition that appears in history coincides with the development of the antagonism between man and woman in monogamous marriage, and the first class oppression coincides with that of the female sex by the male."

Frederick Engels, The Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State (1942) p.58]

 

 

Eradicating Patriarchy

 

"We live in a culture that condones and celebrates rape. Within a phallocentric, patriarchal state the rape of women by men is a ritual that daily perpetuates and maintains sexist oppression and exploitation. We cannot hope to transform "rape culture" without committing ourselves fully to resisting and eradicating patriarchy."

Bell Hooks, "Seduced by Violence No More," in Stan, Adele ed. Debating Sexual Correctness (New York, 1995) p.231.

 

"Patriarchy was accompanied by ...the ownership of persons, beginning with women and progressing to other forms of slavery, the institutions of class,caste,rank, ruling and propertied classes, the steady development of an unequally distributed wealth, and finally the state."

Kate Millet, Sexual Politics, p.156

 

 

 

Eradicating the family

 

"The care of children ..is infinitely better left to the best trained practitioners of both sexes who have chosen it as a vocation...[This] would further undermine family structure while contributing to the freedom of women."

Kate Millet, Sexual Politics 178-179

 

“No women should be authorized to stay at home and raise her children…Women should not have that choice, because if there is such a choice, too many women will make that one." Simone de Beauvoir, Saturday Review, June 14, 1975.

 

"The first condition of the liberation of the wife is to bring the whole female sex back into public industry, and this in turn demands the abolition of the monogamous family as the economic unit of society."

Frederick Engels, The Origins of the Family, Private Property and the State (1942) p.67

 

Alison Jagger writes that the nuclear family is "a cornerstone of woman’s oppression: it enforces women’s dependence on men, it enforces heterosexuality and it imposes the prevailing masculine and feminine character structures on the next generation."

Feminist Politics and Human Nature

 

"Heterosexuality is a die-hard custom through which male-supremacist institutions insure their own perpetuity and control over us. Women are kept, maintained and contained through terror, violence, and the spray of semen...[Lesbianism is] an ideological, political and philosophical means of liberation of all women from heterosexual tyranny... "

Cheryl Clarke, "Lesbianism, An Act of Resistance," in This Bridge Called My Back: Writing by Radical Women of Color, ed. Cherrie Moraga (Women of Color Press,1983), pp.128-137.

 

 

The harm caused by the destruction of the Family

 

I believe that the criminal is made and not born -- that people are basically good. The violent offenders who I've interviewed in the past have, by and large, come from very dysfunctional families. However, this doesn't mean if one comes from a dysfunctional family they'll grow up a criminal.

John Douglas (at 3:59pm ET  Online) FBI supersluth

"Sexual harassment legislation is an instrument by which the micromanagement of everyday life is being undertaken. The real aim is to change the relations between men and women in a fundamental way. Why? Who benefits from this? The only people are those radical extremists who want to disrupt male and female interactions, and they have done just that in the workplace, the colleges, the high schools, the grade schools, and even the kindergartens. Everybody is now on notice." Daphne Patai, Ph.D. Author of Heterophobia: Sexual Harassment and the Future of Feminism.

 

 

 

In support of the family and fatherhood

 

”By far the most important channel of transmission of culture remains the family; and when family life fails to play its part, we must expect our culture to deteriorate. Now the family is an institution of which everybody speaks well: but it is advisable to remember that this is a term that may vary in extension. In the present age it means little more than the living members. Even of living members, it is a rare exception when an advertisement depicts a large family of three generations: the usual family on the hoardings consists of two parents and one or two young children... But when I speak of the family, I have in mind a bond which embraces a longer period of time than this: a piety towards the dead, however obscure, and a solicitude for the unborn, however remote... Such an interest in the past is different to the vanities and pretensions of genealogy; such a responsibility for the future is different from that of the builder of social programmes."

T.S. Eliot, Notes Towards the Definition of Culture, 1948.

 

“There is none so great as he whose deepest desire is to be a good father”.

George D. Durrant

 

 


 

On the need for men to take action...

 

"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable
Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of
Happiness. That to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among
men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That
whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is
the Right of the People to altar or to abolish it, and to institute a
new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing
its powers in such form, as to them shall seem likely to effect their
Safety and Happiness ....... But when a long train of abuses and
usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object, evinces a design to
reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their
duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new Guards for their
future security."

(U.S. Congress, 1776.)

 

“Taxation without representation is tyranny”

James Otis 1725-83: watchword (c.1761) of the American Revolution; in Dictionary of American Biography

 

 

"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure”.

Thomas Jefferson

 

"The germ of destruction of our nation is in the power of the judiciary, an irresponsible body - working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing it's noiseless step like a thief over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall render powerless the checks of one branch over the other and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated."

Thomas Jefferson :

 

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

Adams, John (1735 - 1826)

Notes for an Oration at Braintree (Spring 1772)

 

 “You who wronged a simple man

Bursting into laughter at the crime,

Do not feel safe. The poet remembers.

You can kill one, but another is born.

The words are written down, the deed, the date”.

Czeslaw Milosz Polish Nobel Prize-winner

 

It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place which you have dishonoured by your contempt of all virtue and defiled by your every vice.  Ye are a pack of mercenary wretches and like Esau sell your country for a mess of pottage and like Judas betray your God for a few pieces of money.  Is there a single virtue now remaining amongst you?  Is there one vice you do not possess?  Ye have no more religion than my horse.  Gold is your God.  Which of you has not battered your conscience with bribes?  Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the commonwealth?  Ye furdid prostitutes have you not defiled this sacred place and turned the Lord's temple into a den of thieves by your immoral principles and wicked practices?  Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation.  You were deputed here to get grievances redressed; are not yourselves become the greatest the grievance?  Your country therefore calls upon me to cleanse the Augean stable by putting a final period to your iniquitous proceedings in this house and which by God's help and the strength he has given me I am now come to do I command ye therefore upon the peril of your lives to depart immediately out of this place...  Go and get out, make haste ye venal slaves be gone - so take away that shining bauble there and lock up the doors."

O. Cromwell : "

part of Oliver Cromwell's speech (1599-1658)

when he dissolved The Long Parliament:-

 

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did”.

Mark Twain

 

"A single, seemingly powerless person who dares to cry out the word of truth
and to stand behind it with all his person and all his life, ready to pay a
high price, has, surprisingly, greater power, though formally disfranchised,
than do thousands of anonymous voters."
Vaclav Havel

 

" .... And she urged men to fight back. "I find myself increasingly shocked

at the unthinking and automatic rubbishing of men which is now so part of

our culture that it is hardly noticed. "

Feminist author Doris Lessing championing men's rights at the Edinburgh book

festival Aug 2001

 

“An unjust law is no law at all”

Thomas Aquinas

 

"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my

contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the

spinal cord would fully suffice." –

Albert Einstein

 

 

"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without

bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so

costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all

the odds against you and only a precarious chance for  survival. There may

be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory,

because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

Winston Churchill

 

"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws!"

Tacitus (A.D. 55-130)

 

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one

persists to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on

the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate

(1856-1950)

 

To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

Newtons 3rd Law of motion

 

 

On the need for men to be united...

 

“I think there is more danger from disunion amongst ourselves than by anything from our enemies”.

Oliver Cromwell (Father of the British Parliament) 1599-1658

 

 

“"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known, and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims. He wears their face. He wears their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation. He works secretly, and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city. He infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is to be less feared."

Cicero 106 to 43BC

 


 

And from the Feminazies...

 

These and many other such like statements are what have given the term feminist its present reputation. RadFems would go to any length to protect these 'holy' doctrines, shunning any woman that refuses to toe their party line. And together with the current 'Politically Correct' movement with its emphasis on group rights and group offences which conveniently gives 'victims' adequate reasons to attack their 'oppressors' without letting the so called oppressors defend themselves, the RadFem's can spread their misandrous beliefs without the inconvenience of their claims being subjected to scrutiny, in spite of the fact that today's argument is may be inconsistent with tomorrow's. In fact, any man who objects is called a 'typical male' misogynist (for opposing misandry, no less) and any woman who does is either 'too oppressed to see' or a 'traitor'. A proper 'feminist' (RadFem definition) would never criticize or disagree with another sister 'feminist'. No, she would just listen to it and agree, no matter how wrong she knows her 'sister' is. Luckily, very few women accept this.

The anti-male venom inherent in all RadFem writings and speeches are supported by half truths and outright lies presented as evidence to prove that there is a 'war against women' being waged by men everyday of a woman's life. The men include your father, brother, husband, lover, son, friend or even just the man walking across the street. Not some men, ALL men. These are some of their 'facts' that support their beliefs that ALL men are in some conspiracy to subjugate and oppress women:

 

 

 

"I feel that 'man-hating' is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them."

Robin Morgan - former president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and editor of MS magazine

 

( In response to Betty Friedan's comment that a woman who *wanted* to stay at home and raise her children should have the right to make that choice. ) 

"No, we don't believe that any woman should have this choice. No woman should be authorized to stay at home to raise her children. Society should be totally different. Women should not have that choice, precisely because if there is such a choice, too many women will make it."

Simone de Beauvior

 

The emancipation of women is practically the greatest egoistic movement of the nineteenth century, and the most intense affirmation of the right of the self that history has yet seen.
Ellen Key (1849–1926), The Century of the Child.

Swedish reformer and educationalist.

 

I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves.
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), British writer and feminist.

Referring to women.

A Vindication of the Rights of Women.

 

Man and Superman "Preface".

We have taken this action, because as women...we realize that the condition of our sex is so deplorable that it is our duty even to break the law in order to call attention to the reasons why we do so.
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858–1928), British suffragette.

Speech in court.

 

There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. social reformer.

The Arena "The Status of Women, Past, Present and Future".

 

If particular care and attention is not paid to the Ladies we are determined to foment a Rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any Laws in which we have no voice, or Representation.
Abigail Adams (1744–1818), U.S. feminist.

Letter to John Adams.

 

I married beneath me—all women do.
Nancy Astor (1879–1964), U.S.-born British politician, 1900.

 

Dictionary of National Biography 1961-1970.

I believe that (in one form or another) castration may be the solution. And the feminization of the white European and American is already far advanced, coming in the wake of the war.
Wyndham Lewis (1882–1957), British novelist and painter.

The Art of Being Ruled.

 

All men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes.
Marilyn French (1929– ), U.S. novelist and feminist.

The Women's Room. also in People,  February 20, 1983.

 

 

In the greater part of the world woman is a slave and a beast of burden.
Käthe Schirmacher (1865–1930), German author and feminist.

The Modern Woman's Rights Movement.

 

Within patriarchal society, women who are victimized by male violence have had to pay a price for breaking the silence and naming the problem. They have had to be seen as fallen women, who have failed in their "feminine" role to sensitize and civilize the beast in the man.
bell hooks (1952– ), U.S. feminist writer, poet, and educator.

Talking Back "violence in intimate relationships: a feminist perspective".

 

I never said I was a dyke even to a dyke because there wasn't a dyke in the land who thought she should be a dyke or even thought she was a dyke so how could we talk about it.
Jill Johnston (1929– ), British-born U.S. writer and feminist.

Lesbian Nation: The Feminist Solution.

 

Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
Germaine Greer (1939– ), Australian-born British writer and academic.

The Female Eunuch "Security".

 

 

Woman must not depend on the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906), U.S. social reformer.

 

Superiority we've always had; all we ask is equality.
Nancy Astor (1879–1964), U.S.-born British politician.

Referring to women.

 

A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle.
Gloria Steinem (1934– ), U.S. writer and feminist.

 

 

"The fact is that the process of killing - both rape and battery are steps in that process- is the prime sexual act for men in reality and/or in imagination,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 22.

 

 

"Man's discovery that his genitalia could serve as a weapon to generate fear must rank as one of the most important discoveries of prehistoric times, along with the use of fire, and the first crude stone ax,"

Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, p. 5.

 

 

"All men benefit from rape, because all men benefit from the fact that women are not free in this society; that women cower; that women are afraid; that women cannot assert the rights that we have, limited as those rights are, because of the ubiquitous presence of rape,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 142.

 

 

"The newest variations on this distressingly ancient theme center on hormones and DNA: men are biologically aggressive; their fetal brains were awash in androgen; their DNA, in order to perpetuate itself, hurls them into murder and rape,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 114.

 

 

"Our culture is depicting sex as rape so that men and women will become interested in it,"

Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 138.

 

 

"One can know everything and still be unable to accept the fact that sex and murder are fused in the male consciousness, so that the one without the imminent possibly of the other is unthinkable and impossible,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 21.

 

 

"Cosmetic surgery and the ideology of self-improvement may have made women's hope for legal recourse to justice obsolete,"

Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 55.

 

 

"Sex as desired by the class that dominates women is held by that class to be elemental, urgent, necessary, even if or even though it appears to require the repudiation of any claim women might have to full human standing. In the  subordination of women, inequality itself is sexualized made into the experience of sexual pleasure, essential to sexual desire,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 265.

 

 

"AIDS education will not get very far until young men are taught how

not to rape young women and how to eroticize trust and consent; and until

young women are supported in the way they need to be redefining their desires,"

Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 168.

 

 

"In everything men make, they hollow out a central place for death,

let its rancid smell contaminate every dimension of whatever still

survives. Men especially love murder. In art they celebrate it, and in life they commit

it. They embrace murder as if life without it would be devoid of passion meaning,

and action, as if murder were solace, still their sobs as they mourn the emptiness and

alienation of their lives,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 214.

 

 

"The dating system is a mutually exploitative arrangement of sex-role expectations, which limit and direct behavior of both parties and determine the character of the relationship. Built into the concept of dating is the notion that the woman is an object which may be purchased,"

Kurt Weis and Sandra S. Borges, Rape Victimology, p. 112.

 

 

"Under patriarchy, no woman is safe to live her life, or to love or to mother children. Under patriarchy, every woman is a victim, past, present and future. Under patriarchy, every woman's daughter is a victim, past, present and future. Under patriarchy, every woman's son is her potential betrayer and also the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman,"

Andrea Dworkin, Liberty, p. 58.

 

 

"Patriarchy requires violence or the subliminal threat of violence in order to maintain itself... The most dangerous situation for a woman is not an unknown man in the street, or even the enemy in wartime, but a husband or lover in the isolation of their home,"

Gloria Steinem in Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, pp. 259-61.

 

 

"One of the reasons that women are kept in a state of economic degradation-because that's what it is for most women- is because that is the best way to keep women sexually available,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p.145.

 

 

"Romance is rape embellished with meaningful looks,"

Andrea Dworkin in the Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 1995.

 

 

"I call it the Noah Ark Syndrome. The perception lingers that human beings should go two by two. Someone who is not married-either by choice or by chance-is somehow regarded as abnormal,"

Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Glamour, February 1997.

 

 

"Ninety-five percent of women's experiences are about being a victim.Or about being an underdog, or having to survive...women didn't go to Vietnam and blow things up. They are not Rambo,"

lesbian Jodie Foster in The New York Times Magazine, January 6, 1991, p. 19.

 

 

"Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometime gain from the experience,"

Catherine Comins, Vassar College Assistant Dean of Student

Life in Time, June 3,1991, p. 52.

 

 

"In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent,"

Catherine MacKinnon in Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of

Women's Studies, p. 129.

 

 

"We have long known that rape has been a way of terrorizing us and keeping us in subjection. Now we also know that we have participated, although unwittingly, in the rape of our minds,"

Gerda Lerner (historian) in Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women, p. 55.

 

 

"If the classroom situation is very heteropatriarchal - a large beginning class of 50 to 60 students say, with few feminist students - I am likely to define my task as largely one of recruitment...of persuading students that women are oppressed,"

Professor Joyce Trebilcot of Washington University in Who Stole Feminism: How

Women Have Betrayed Women, p. 92.

 

 

Intercourse with men as we know them is increasingly impossible.  It requires an aborting of creativity and strength, a refusal of responsibility and freedom: a bitter personal death.  It means remaining the victim, forever annihilating all self-respect. It means acting out the female role, incorporating the masochism, self-hatred, and passivity which are central to it,"

Andrea Dworkin, Women Hating, p. 184.

 

 

"Compare victims' reports of rape with women's reports of sex. They look a lot alike....[T]he major distinction between intercourse (normal) and rape (abnormal) is that the normal happens so often that one cannot get anyone to see anything wrong with it, "

Catherine MacKinnon, quoted in Christina Hoff Sommers, "Hard-Line Feminists Guilty of Ms.-Representation," Wall Street Journal, November 7, 1991.

 

 

 

The following obviously misandrous quotes are from the leading icons of RadFems, from their mouths and their writings. And every RadFem believes these statements as if they were the gospel.

 

"One can know everything and still be unable to accept the fact that sex and murder are fused in the male consciousness, so that the one without the imminent possibly of the other is unthinkable and impossible,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 21.

 

"One of the reasons that women are kept in a state of economic degradation- because that's what it is for most women- is because that is the best way to keep women sexually available,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 145.

 

"In everything men make, they hollow out a central place for death, let its rancid smell contaminate every dimension of whatever still survives. Men especially love murder. In art they celebrate it, and in life they commit it. They embrace murder as if life without it would be devoid of passion meaning, and action, as if murder were solace, still their sobs as they mourn the emptiness and alienation of their lives,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 214.

 

"Sex as desired by the class that dominates women is held by that class to be elemental, urgent, necessary, even if or even though it appears to require the repudiation of any claim women might have to full human standing. In the subordination of women, inequality itself is sexualized made into the experience of sexual pleasure, essential to sexual desire,"

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone, p. 265.

 

In fucking, as in reproduction, sex and economics are inextricably joined. In male-supremacist cultures, women are believed to embody carnality; women are sex. A man wants what a woman has--sex. He can steal it [prostitution], lease it over the long term marriage [marriage in the United States], or own it outright [marriage in most societies]. A man can do some or all of the above, over and over again.

Andrea Dworkin, Letters from a War Zone

 

"Under patriarchy, no woman is safe to live her life, or to love, or to mother children. Under patriarchy, every woman is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman's daughter is a victim, past, present, and future. Under patriarchy, every woman's son is her potential betrayer and also the inevitable rapist or exploiter of another woman,"

Andrea Dworkin, Liberty, p. 58.

 

"Romance is rape embellished with meaningful looks,"

Andrea Dworkin in the Philadelphia Inquirer, May 21, 1995.

 

"Heterosexual intercourse is the pure, formalized expression of contempt for women's bodies." "Rape is the primary heterosexual model for sexual relating. Rape is the primary emblem of romantic love. Rape is the means by which a woman is initiated into her womanhood as it is defined by men....Rape, then, is the logical consequence of a system of definitions of what is normative. Rape is no excess, no aberration, no accident, no mistake--it embodies sexuality as the culture defines it.

Andrea Dworkin - The Rape Atrocity and the Boy Next Door

 

Rape, then, is the logical consequence of a system of definitions of what is normative. Rape is no excess, no aberration, no accident, no mistake--it embodies sexuality as the culture defines it."

Andrea Dworkin - The Rape Atrocity and the Boy Next Door

 

"Rape is the primary heterosexual model for sexual relating. Rape is the primary emblem of romantic love. Rape is the means by which a woman is initiated into her womanhood as it is defined by men.

Andrea Dworkin

 

"Marriage as an institution developed from rape as a practice. Rape, originally defined as abduction, became marriage by capture. Marriage meant the taking was to extend in time, to be not only use of but possession of, or ownership."

Andrea Dworkin

 

"Man's discovery that his genitalia could serve as a weapon to generate fear must rank as one of the most important discoveries of prehistoric times, along with the use of fire, and the first crude stone axe,"

Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, p. 5.

 

"[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, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, P.6

 

"Our culture is depicting sex as rape so that men and women will become interested in it,"

Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 138.

 

"Cosmetic surgery and the ideology of self-improvement may have made women's hope for legal recourse to justice obsolete,"

Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 55.

 

"AIDS education will not get very far until young men are taught how not to rape young women and how to eroticize trust and consent; and until young women are supported in the way they need to be redefining their desires,"

Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth, p. 168.

 

"The dating system is a mutually exploitative arrangement of sex-role expectations, which limit and direct behavior of both parties and determine the character of the relationship. Built into the concept of dating is the notion that the woman is an object which may be purchased,"

Kurt Weis and Sandra S. Borges, Rape Victimology, p. 112.

 

"Patriarchy requires violence or the subliminal threat of violence in order to maintain itself... The most dangerous situation for a woman is not an unknown man in the street, or even the enemy in wartime, but a husband or lover in the isolation of their home,"

Gloria Steinem in Revolution from Within: A Book of Self-Esteem, pp. 259-61.

 

"I call it the Noah Ark Syndrome. The perception lingers that human beings should go two by two. Someone who is not married-either by choice or by chance- is somehow regarded as abnormal,"

Patricia Ireland, president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) in Glamour, February 1997.

 

"My feelings about men are the result of my experience. I have little sympathy for them. Like a Jew just released from Dachau, I watch the handsome young Nazi soldier fall writhing to the ground with a bullet in his stomach and I look briefly and walk on. I don't even need to shrug. I simply don't care. What he was, as a person, I mean, what his shames and yearnings were, simply don't matter."

Marilyn French Author, "The Women's Room"

 

"Men who are unjustly accused of rape can sometime gain from the experience,"

Catherine Comins, Vassar College Assistant Dean of Student Life in Time, June 3, 1991, p. 52.

 

"We have long known that rape has been a way of terrorizing us and keeping us in subjection. Now we also know that we have participated, although unwittingly, in the rape of our minds,"

Gerda Lerner in Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women, p. 55.

 

"If the classroom situation is very heteropatriarchal- a large beginning class of 50 to 60 students say, with few feminist students- I am likely to define my task as largely one of recruitment...of persuading students that women are oppressed,"

Professor Joyce Trebilcot of Washington University in Who Stole Feminism: How Women Have Betrayed Women, p. 92.

 

"Sexism is NOT the fault of women--kill your fathers, not your mothers."

Robin Morgan, (current editor of MS magazine)

 

The phallic malady is epidemic and systemic... each individual male in the patriarchy is aware of his relative power in the scheme of things.... He knows that his actions are supported by the twin pillars of the State of man - the brotherhood ritual of political exigency and the brotherhood ritual of a sexual thrill in dominance. As a devotee of Thanatos, he is one with the practitioner of sado-masochistic "play" between "consenting adults," as he is one with the rapist.

Robin Morgan (current editor of MS magazine) "The Demon Lover" p. 138-9

 

My white skin disgusts me. My passport disgusts me. They are the marks of an insufferable privilege bought at the price of others' agony.

Robin Morgan (current editor of MS magazine) "The Demon Lover" p. 224

 

Sex to this point in my life has been trivial, at best a gesture of tenderness, at worst a chore. I couldn't understand the furor about it.

Robin Morgan (current editor of MS magazine) "The Demon Lover" p. 229

 

Did she die of the disease called "family" or the disease called "rehabilitation", of poverty or drugs or pornography, of economics or sexual slavery or a broken body?

Robin Morgan (current editor of MS magazine) "The Demon Lover" p. 316

 

"I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own genuine affection and desire." --

Robin Morgan, in 1974

 

...rape is the perfected act of male sexuality in a patriarchal culture-- it is the ultimate metaphor for domination, violence, subjugation, and possession.

Robin Morgan

 

"I haven't the faintest notion what possible revolutionary role white hetero- sexual men could fulfill, since they are the very embodiment of reactionary- vested-interest-power. But then, I have great difficulty examining what men in general could possibly do about all this. In addition to doing the shitwork that women have been doing for generations, possibly not exist? No, I really don't mean that. Yes, I really do."

Robin Morgan

 

"And let's put one lie to rest for all time: the lie that men are oppressed, too, by sexism--the lie that there can be such a thing as 'men's liberation groups.' Oppression is something that one group of people commits against another group specifically because of a 'threatening' characteristic shared by the latter group--skin color or sex or age, etc. The oppressors are indeed FUCKED UP by being masters (racism hurts whites, sexual stereotypes are harmful to men) but those masters are not OPPRESSED. Any master has the alternative of divesting himself of sexism or racism--the oppressed have no alternative--for they have no power--but to fight. In the long run, Women's Liberation will of course free men--but in the short run it's going to COST men a lot of privilege, which no one gives up willingly or easily. Sexism is NOT the fault of women--kill your fathers, not your mothers."

Robin Morgan

 

"I claim that rape exists any time sexual intercourse occurs when it has not been initiated by the woman, out of her own genuine affection and desire."

Robin Morgan, "Theory and Practice: Pornography and Rape" in "Going to Far," 1974.

 

"And in the spectrum of male bahavior, rape, the perfect combination of sex and violence, is the penultimate (sic) act. Erotic pleasure cannot be separated from culture, and in our culture male eroticism is wedded to power."

Susan Griffin Rape: The Politics of Consciousness

 

"And if the professional rapist is to be separated from the average dominant heterosexual [male], it may be mainly a quantitative difference."

Susan Griffin "Rape: The All-American Crime"

 

When asked: "You [Greer] were once quoted as saying your idea of the ideal man is a woman with a dick. Are you still that way inclined?"

Dr Greer (denying that she said it): "I have a great deal of difficulty with the idea of the ideal man. As far as I'm concerned, men are the product of a damanged gene. They pretend to be normal but what they're doing sitting there with benign smiles on their faces is they're manufacturing sperm. They do it all the time. They never stop.

"I mean, we women are more reasonable. We pop one follicle every 28 days, whereas they are producing 400 million sperm for each ejaculation, most of which don't take place anywhere near an ovum. I don't know that the ecosphere can tolerate it."

Germaine Greer, at a Hilton Hotel literary lunch, promoting her book "The Change-- Women, Aging and the Menopause". From a newsreport dated 14/11/91.

 

"The institution of sexual intercourse is anti-feminist"

Ti-Grace Atkinson "Amazon Odyssey" (p. 86)

 

"When a woman reaches orgasm with a man she is only collaborating with the patriarchal system, eroticizing her own oppression..."

Sheila Jeffrys

 

"Number 10: Regularly beat him on the head with your shoe."

"The more famous and powerful I get the more power I have to hurt men."

Sharon Stone On David Letterman presenting a top ten list of ways to keep your man.

 

"Ninety-five percent of women's experiences are about being a victim. Or about being an underdog, or having to survive...women didn't go to Vietnam and blow up things up. They are not Rambo,"

Jodie Foster in The New York Times Magazine, January 6, 1991, p. 19.

 

"In a patriarchal society all heterosexual intercourse is rape because women, as a group, are not strong enough to give meaningful consent,"

Catherine MacKinnon in Professing Feminism: Cautionary Tales from the Strange World of Women's Studies, p. 129.

 

"Politically, I call it rape whenever a woman has sex and feels violated. You might think thats too broad. I'm not talking about sending all of you men to jail for that."

Catherine MacKinnon "A Rally Against Rape" Feminism Unmodified

 

"I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which a man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He's just incapable of it."

Former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan

 

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 though 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."'

from A Feminist Dictionary", ed. Kramarae and Treichler, Pandora Press, 1985

 

Letter to the Editor: "Women's Turn to Dominate"

"To Proud Feminist, (Herald-Sun, 7 February). Your last paragraph is shocking language from a feminist. You use the entrenched, revolting male stereotypes of women and rationalise your existence by saying you are neither "ugly" nor "manless", as though either of these male-oriented judgments matter.

"Clearly you are not yet a free-thinking feminist but rather one of those women who bounce off the male-dominated, male-controlled social structures.

"Who cares how men feel or what they do or whether they suffer? They have had over 2000 years to dominate and made a complete hash of it. Now it is our turn. My only comment to men is, if you don't like it, bad luck - and if you get in my way I'll run you down."

Signed: Liberated Women, Boronia - Herald-Sun, Melbourne, Australia - 9 February 1996

 

Some feminists object to the nuclear family. Some examples

Judith Stacey

 

The belief that married-couple families are superior is probably the most pervasive prejudice in the Western world.

Toni Morrison

 

The little nuclear family is a paradigm that just doesn't work. "Only with the occasional celebrity crime do we allow ourselves to think the nearly unthinkable: that the family may not be the ideal and perfect living arrangement after all -- that it can be a nest of pathology and a cradle of gruesome violence," she writes. "Even in the ostensibly 'functional,' nonviolent family, where no one is killed or maimed, feelings are routinely bruised and often twisted out of shape. There is the slap or the put-down that violates a child's shaky sense of self, the cold, distracted stare that drives a spouse to tears, the little digs and rivalries."

Barbara Ehrenreich, as quoted by Stephen Chapman, from Time

 

"long and honorable tradition of 'anti-family' thought," waxing nostalgic for those early feminists who regarded marriage as just another version of prostitution. This deeply defective institution "can hardly be the moral foundation of everything else," she argues, pining for the day when "someone invents a sustainable alternative."

Barbara Ehrenreich, as quoted by Stephen Chapman, from Time

 

"The nuclear family is a hotbed of violence and depravity."

Gordon Fitch

 

"How will the family unit be destroyed? ... the demand alone will throw the whole ideology of the family into question, so that women can begin establishing a community of work with each other and we can fight collectively. Women will feel freer to leave their husbands and become economically independent, either through a job or welfare."

From Female Liberation by Roxanne Dunbar.

 

"Feminists have long criticized marriage as a place of oppression, danger, and drudgery for women."

From article, "Is Marriage the Answer?" by Barbara Findlen, Ms magazine, May-June, 1995

 

"The Feminists -v- The Marriage License Bureau of the State of New York...All the discriminatory practices against women are patterned and rationalized by this slavery-like practice. We can't destroy the inequities between men and women until we destroy marriage."

From Sisterhood Is Powerful, Morgan (ed), 1970 p. 537.

 

"most mother-women give up whatever ghost of a unique and human self they may have when they 'marry' and raise children."

From Phyllis Chesler, Women and Madness, p. 294

 

"...I submit that any sexual intercourse between a free man and a human being he owns or controls is rape."

Alice Walker in "Embracing the Dark and the Light," Essence, July 1982. As cited in Andrea Dworkin's "Right-Wing Women"

 

The context of the quote in RWW makes it clear that marriage is such a form of control.

"Our research and most other studies show that wife-battering occurs in 50 percent of families throughout the nation."

Lenore Walker, speaking at a Laguna Beach conference, as reported in the SF Chronicle

 

The SF Chronicle comments, "Only the most crazed man-hater could believe that."

Lenore Walker, after visiting one of the early shelters for battered women, wrote "I was struck by what a beneficial alternative to the nuclear family this arrangement [communal housing and child raising] was for these women and children."

Lenore Walker. The Battered Woman , p.195

 

"The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together. ... Whatever its ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process. ... "Families have supported oppression by separating people into small, isolated units, unable to join together to fight for common interests. ...

Functions of the Family, Linda Gordon, WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, Fall, 1969.

 

"Families make possible the super-exploitation of women by training them to look upon their work outside the home as peripheral to their 'true' role. ... No woman should have to deny herself any opportunities because of her speical responsibilities to her children. ... Families will be finally destroyed only when a revolutionary social and economic organization permits people's needs for love and security to be met in ways that do not impose divisions of labor, or any external roles, at all."

Functions of the Family, Linda Gordon, WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, Fall, 1969.

 

"And in the spectrum of male behavior, rape, the perfect combination of sex and violence, is the penultimate (sic) act. Erotic pleasure cannot be separated from culture, and in our culture male eroticism is wedded to power."

Rape: The Politics of Consciousness