Is Feminism a Mental Disorder?
Peer into the dark heart of radical feminism, and
youll get a glimpse of a seething caldron of
delusion, phobia, and paranoia.
Visit the N.O.W. website and youll see
dark warnings that women are still not
receiving equal pay for equal work. Things
are even worse at the National Abortion Rights
League, which alerts us that President Bush
has waged a tireless war on womens
reproductive rights and personal privacy.
But the greatest feminist boogeyman is domestic
violence. No other issue so propels the luna-chicks
into a wailing convulsion of breast-beating and
As a service to my readers, I must state the
following warning: DV HYSTERIA IS HIGHLY
CONTAGIOUS. The only known way to prevent the
spread of this condition is to inoculate yourself
with the facts. So lets see what the research
has to say.
Recently the Journal of Family Psychology
reported on a national survey of married and
co-habiting partners. In 4.6% of the couples, the
woman had engaged in severe partner
violence, compared to only 2.1% of couples with
male violence. [www.smu.edu/experts/study-documents/family-violence-study-may2006.pdf
Just two weeks ago University of New Hampshire
researcher Murray Straus spoke at a New York City
conference to share his latest research on dating
violence. His conclusions told the same story:
female-only violence is twice as common as
male-only violence not just in the United
States, but in 32 nations around the world.
Got that? More often than not its the
woman whos violent, and the man is on the
receiving end of the abuse.
Now prepare yourself for the ideological
Heres feminist icon Gloria Steinem:
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 own home.
But its not just a few miscreant
wife-beaters -- Its every man and in
every class of society, according to Gudrun
Schyman, founder of the Swedish Feminist
That settles it, hubbies. All these years you
thought you were a dutiful protector for your
family. But it turns out youre really a
Sometimes DV hysteria erupts into an incoherent
rant. Heres Lis Wiehl writing for Fox News
just last week: This is one plague that
doesnt discriminate. It affects all women
equally, whether rich, poor, religious,
non-religious, black, or white.
Not to interrupt a good catharsis, Ms. Wiehl,
but you might want to re-read the fifth and sixth
paragraphs of this column. As Im sure your
Harvard Law profs told you, always read the
evidence before you render an opinion.
Feminist dementia even impairs persons
ability to perform simple arithmetic. This
months issue of Mother Jones features
domestic violence statistics. Blithely ignorant of
the research, the issue claims that 73% of abuse
victims are female and 15% are men. [www.motherjones.com/news/featurex/2005/07/dv_stats.html
Lets see, 73 plus 15 equals 88. Whatever
happened to the other 12%? Oh there I go again,
being so linear.
Ann Coulters latest book, Godless: The
Church of Liberalism devotes an entire chapter
to our national epidemic of Sobbing,
Hysterical Women. This coming week thousands
of these sad-sack fems will congregate in New York
City to attend a VDAY celebration organized by Eve
Ensler. Anyone who has heard of Enslers
raunchy Vagina Monologues knows this will be no
ladies sewing circle.
On Monday, June 12 the faithful are being
summoned to attend Enslers
once-in-a-lifetime reading of her play
Necessary Targets. The story highlights the plight
of female refugees in the Bosnian civil conflict.
The moral of the play: if only peace-lovin
women were put in charge, war would come to an end
and the gender utopia could commence.
This time around, a two-week purification ritual
is being called for.
So VDAY will continue with late-night
monologues, rants, and ritualistic chanting about
female genitalia. The festival will conclude on
June 27 with a 5K run through Prospect Park to
exorcise any remaining demons. [www.untiltheviolencestops.org/go.php
Feminism has morphed from an enlightened social
movement into high-octane mass hysteria, shunning
reason and fact in its compulsive quest to flog the
long-dead horse of patriarchy. This movement has
become the beneficiary of billions of dollars in
government largesse, much of which is channeled in
programs designed to recruit ever-more women into
its seductive fold.
Abuse hysteria is on the move and poses a threat
to the well-being of millions of normal, happy
women. That makes it worthy of a full-fledged
psychiatric diagnosis. Here it is: FIPH
feminist-induced phobic hysteria.
© 2006, Carey
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