Women Need to Speak Out on Feminism and the
Hateful Ideology it Represents
March is Womens History Month. Time to
prepare ourselves for the annual Sista-fest of
narcissistic victim-mongering, gleeful
male-bashing, and shameless prevarication.
Hows this for breathless overstatement,
courtesy of President Obamas March 2
proclamation for Womens History Month:
Countless women have steered the course of
breaking barriers on athletic
fields and battlefields.
Countless women on battlefields have altered the
course of history?
Yes, by allowing a far stronger enemy force to
decimate and despoil their ranks! (But count your
blessings -- at least the president didnt
spell history with
Obama then deplored the fact that men
still receive higher pay on average for the
same work. That myth was debunked on the
Department of Labors website, but
Obamas operatives quickly censored the
document before any damage was done: www.renewamerica.com/columns/roberts/090312
Years ago the womens movement stopping
working for gender equality and initiated a
campaign of intimidation, censorship, and male
Recently the National Collegiate Athletic
Association ran an advertisement on its website
depicting a man gently cradling his son with these
words: All I want for my son is for him to
grow up knowing how to do the right
Who could ever get upset over something like
The Womens Media Center, thats who.
The Gender Guerillas got heartburn because the ad
was sponsored by the pro-life group Focus on the
Family. So last week they forced the NCAA to yank
the ad. (Shame on the NCAA for its lame
Like the beguiling schoolgirl who keeps
elaborating on a little White Lie because everyone
has stopped listening to her, the feminist claims
have become increasingly shrill.
Take a March 2 BBC headline that screamed,
UN Warns HIV/AIDS Leading Cause of Death in
Women. The article went on to claim that
up to 70% of women worldwide have been forced
to have unprotected sex. (Note the red-meat
words designed to summon every chivalrous male
within hailing distance: forced and
The BBC article provided few details and
didnt even concede the name of the report. So
I set out to search out every nook and cranny of
the UNAIDS website.
I never did locate the document.
But according to the UNAIDS, there were two
million AIDS-related deaths in 2008, about one
million of whom were females. And according to the
WHO World Health Report, 8.6 million women die of
cardiovascular disease each year.
So is AIDS the leading cause of death for women?
Not by a long shot.
And the 70% figure? Well, that number keeps
making the rounds every few years.
Four years ago the Washington Times came up with
this corker, A 2005 U.N. Population Fund
report found that 70 percent of married women in
India were victims of beatings or rape.
The claim turned out to be a hoax and the Times
was forced to retract its indictment of Indian
husbands. But keep repeating the 70% number and one
of these days its going to stick!
One of my favorite columnists, Barbara Kay,
recently pondered the lessons from the sinking of
the Titanic in 1912. Noting that 75% of women, and
only one in five men, survived the hellish
incident, she writes:
According to the feminist mystique, these
men should have been controlling, egocentric,
self-serving bullies, for whom women were nothing
more than sexual and domestic conveniences, little
better than slaves. They should all have been
candidates for anger management, not a chivalry so
breathtakingly selfless that they almost to a man
went to watery graves in stoic humility so that
total strangers might live, simply because of their
So instead of fetishing the victimhood of
women, Kay proposes, Why not celebrate the
manliness of men on April 15, the date of the
Such an observance might free ourselves of the
foolishness, the excess, and the chauvinism that
has become Womens History Month.
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Roberts probes and lampoons political correctness.
His work has been published frequently in the
Washington Times, Townhall.com, LewRockwell.com,
ifeminists.net, Intellectual Conservative, and
elsewhere. He is a staff reporter for the New Media
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