Essentially, Feminist author John McDermott has deceitfully and spectacularly associated the entire Men’s Rights Movement as being synonymous with political extremism, mentioning the terms “men’s rights” and [or] “white supremacy” right next to each other, thereby deliberately attempting to mislead his audience. This is shocking and deplorable journalism!
And yet ironically, he firmly believes that the only solution to men’s problems is to view them exclusively through the lens of feminist analysis. In other words, according to McDermott and his fellow Feminist ideologues; the only solution to the plight of men is for all men to embrace Feminism with totalitarian zeal which by it’s very namesake focuses exclusively on the female while completely ignoring the male.
That, ladies and gentlemen; is extremist propaganda at its finest.
Very tellingly, the author makes fleeting and dismissive mention of Warren Farrell’s (PhD) groundbreaking book “The Myth of Male Power”; a book which was even praised by Anthony Robbins (“Awaken the Giant Within”) who described the book as “Intellectual dynamite”, and said futhermore that “Warren Farrell continues to open genuine communication between the sexes”. That hardly sounds like the angry, bitter, negative and fearful supremist that McDermott stereotypes all Men’s Rights Activists as being. Frankly, I am not suprised that he side-stepped Farrell’s book either, because such material would be devastating to the one-sided Feminist point of view.
I like the way Tim Goldich (author of “Loving Men, Respecting Women”) put it when he described Feminism as “The female perspective politicized. Feminism is the male power/female victimization half of gender reality presented as if it were gender reality in its entirety”.
McDermott demonstrates precisely this kind of one-sided bigotry in his discussion of the book “Spreading Misandry: The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture”. His attitude about men and their issues is clearly scornful and condescending despite his claims to the contrary, and instead of giving a specific, fact-based and well-reasoned rebuttal to substantiate why he does not like the book, McDermott dismisses it for no reason other than the fact that it made his female colleagues (and himself) feel very uncomfortable.
Moreover, while McDermott mentions that he was confused, conflicted and depressed during the time of him supposedly exploring men’s rights, he blames the entire Men’s Rights Movement for exploiting his alleged vulnerability while taking no personal responsibility whatsoever for his own actions and judgments.
Unsurprisingly, this article is full of sweeping generalizations and shameful lies such as “The men’s rights movement has always been anti-feminist first, men’s issues second” and “Every time I look back at the men’s rights movement, all I see is negativity, rage, hate, bitterness and fear”. What utter nonsense, and YET, if I were to use the writings and sayings of wildly popular and highly celebrated Feminists such as Valerie Solanas (“To call a man an animal is to flatter him; he’s a machine, a walking dildo”, Author of SCUM Manifesto, 1967; Society for Cutting Up Men), Andrea Dworkin (“I’ve always wanted to see a man beaten to a sh*t bloody pulp with a high-heeled shoe stuffed up his mouth”), Ireen von Wachenfeldt “(“Men are animals”), Robin Morgan (“Sexism is NOT the fault of women — kill your fathers, not your mothers”) and National organization for Women leader Sheila Cronin (“The simple fact is that every woman must be willing to be identified as a lesbian to be fully feminist.”) I am certain that I would be accused of generalizing and painting all Feminists with the same brush!
Yes, you read those quotations above correctly, and YES — I have an entire database full of similar misandric sentiments by promiment and highly celebrated Feminists. The National Organization for Women (NOW) is one of the largest Feminist organizations in America, and it actively and openly opposes equal custody rights for fathers. As you can see above, one of its leaders — Sheila Cronin, openly stated that women cannot be Feminists unless they are lesbian. How’s THAT for extremism!
But “Not all feminists are Like that!” some would shout. And yet McDermott and his cronies seem to think that it’s perfecly OK to stereotype all Men’s Rights Activists as unbalanced extremists. Why the double standards?
No, McDermott. The Men’s Rights Movement is about precisely that — men’s rights. First and foremost. Conversely, women’s rights are about precisely that — women’s rights. First and foremost. “Feminism” and “women’s rights” is NOT the same thing, and “Feminism” and “Men’s Rights” are NOT two opposing sides of the same coin.
When I, as an African male write about Male Genital Mutilation (aka circumcision) and about how this cruel, medically fraudulent and unnecessary act of barbarism, sexual and physical assault kills thousands of babies and young males in Africa every year, that is — by technical definition — Men’s Rights Activism. One of my closest allies happens to be a black man living in Nigeria, and yet according this article, I automatically become an “extremist”.
What utter, idiotic nonsense!
Yes, McDermott. There ARE serious issues being faced by men and boys today. Males make up the vast majority of suicides. Men and boys have been denigrated and demonized in all forms of media for decades. Males make up the vast majority of work related deaths and injuries. Males make up the vast majority of homicide and violent crime victims. Males make up the majority of the homeless and unemployed. Males have virtually NO shelters and support programs — despite making up roughly half of the victims of Domestic Violence. Fathers are treated with extreme bias in the family court system. In the US, male students can have their lives destroyed by false accusations of rape and sexual assault in schools and academic institutions without any due process to protect them. US males of fighting age must sign the draft for selective military service in order to get the voting right, whereas females get the vote automatically at 18. There are hundreds of affirmative action programs that specifically benefit women, whereas there are NO affirmative action programs that benefit men. The list goes on an on.
Oh yes, and for the record; Feminism has not adressed a single legitimate men’s issue to date. Not one.
This article is a disgrace, and instead of throwing mud in the faces of any individual who dares to campaign for the human rights of men and boys, McDermott has demonstrated why Feminism is a poisonous ideology underpinned by Gynocentrism and cultural Marxism.