The Trope of a Repentant Evil Feminist

I really adore it when some stupid little woman-hater is straining his meager excuse for a brain to come up with a defense for his hatred of women. Instead of confessing (at least to himself) that he is a stupid and ugly little prick of a person who hates women because he is wildly irrelevant and massively unsuccessful, such a creature always – and I mean every single time – invents some fictitious feminist who has seen the evil of her anti-man ways and has repented. Alas, the repentance has come too late and fate has caught up with her.

Such narratives from woman-haters of all ilks and genders abound. There are imaginary women who made brilliant careers but then realized that the bugbear of feminism has robbed them of the joy of being kept by and condescended to by some equally imaginary man. There are fictitious women who chased after careers and were left lonely and pining for husbands and babies. (Note how we never hear about any men whose huge professional and financial success made them sad and lonely. That happens because all women are whores, obviously.) There are also all those feminist mothers whose daughters damn them for destroying their lives by not letting them wear pink. And there are feminist mothers who somehow demolish the existence of their sons by being – oh, horror! – college professors and even – a greater horror! – the bad F word.

Here is the most recent example of such a story concocted by a fool du jour who is bothered by the existence of feminism:

Closer to home, I have listened to a feminist friend talk with concern about her only child, a son in his early 30s, who has struggled with work and relationships. In her own work, as a professor in the humanities, she has seen her classes dominated by young women, not only in numbers but in participation and academic performance.

“Why do you think this is happening,” I asked her, referring to her classes.

She replied without hesitation, “It’s the women’s movement.”

I know she is worried about her son, but, as I have seen so many times when parents talk about the problems their sons are having, she sees it as an individual problem, not as a social one. I am sure it is hard for her to accept the possibility that the feminism she so strongly believes in might have, by ignoring boys, allowed a progressively more unbalanced situation to develop, one in which her son is caught up.

Tons of literature on why female students choose to Major in Humanities instead of Sciences exists (a small hint: it has nothing to do with the victory of feminism but a lot to do with its failures.) The brainless loser who authored this piece doesn’t need to read the massive research on the subject, however. He has found his answer: feminism is to blame. He has no idea why or how but one thing he knows for sure. If the weather is bad, money is tight and he is miserable, some feminist somewhere must certainly be to blame. Because an imaginary feminist in his head told him so.

22 thoughts on “The Trope of a Repentant Evil Feminist”

  1. Closer to home, I have listened to a feminist friend talk with concern about her only child, a gargantuan hairy fellow in his early 30s, who has struggled with moving gracefully from tree to tree and relationships. In her own work, as a professor in the humanities, she has seen her classes dominated by young women, not only in numbers but in participation and academic performance.

    “Why do you think this is happening,” I asked her, referring to her classes.

    She replied without hesitation, “It’s the human way.”

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  2. And what’s the big tragedy, anyways? A person at 30 is supposed to be looking for his way, struggling to figure out his personal and professional life. I mean, what else is there to do at 30? Retire?

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    1. jsietsema :Life wouldn’t be rewarding if it were easy.

      Everybody read Paingod, for troof.

      With bated breath I await the surely profound and revolutionary thoughts from Dr. Sherman’s Feminist Friend on the subjects of sammich making and the twice-daily oral sex that husbands deserve.

      “The end of boys”. Male infanticide. For Jesus Christ’s sourdicksucking sake. Lawd.

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      1. I just imagined a woman chasing her husband around the house with oral sex and plates of sandwiches and the persecuted man begging, “I don’t want to! Please don’t make me!”

        “Dr. Sherman said we need to save men from extinction, so grab a sandwich and drop trou right now!” the wife commands.

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  3. In regards to the link Scratchy posted: I’m tempted to think that the team who put forth this proposal are sercretly anti-abortion and are trying to show some imaginary parallel between abortion and infanticide. A quick google search showed me that conservative pundits are all over this argument and are gleeful proclaiming that it (meaning infanticide) is the “logical consequence” of legalized abortions. And that’s insane: there is clearly a world of difference betwen killing a newborn, who lives independently, and removing a fetus from the mother’s “host” body. I honestly think that the authors of the study are trying to make some sort of Swiftian anti-abortion argument.

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    1. Regarding that link, which my sister, a right wing Christian was promoting, I think its argument may well rest on a logical fallacy.

      The structure of the argument has the form, “If it is okay to have an abortion because of financial, emotional or other personal reasons, it must be okay to murder a baby for the same reasons.”

      That has the same form as, “If it’s okay to eat chicken for lunch because one is hungry, it must be okay to eat babies for the same reason.”

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      1. “That has the same form as, “If it’s okay to eat chicken for lunch because one is hungry, it must be okay to eat babies for the same reason.””

        – This is the best. 🙂 🙂

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  4. There are a lot of imaginary friends and acquaintances out there in conservative-land*. The imaginary gay friend, the imaginary black friend, the imaginary woman friend with a high power job, the imaginary “I forgot to have babies” woman friend. This all goes along with the lack of respect for actual people and their inconvenient lives and opinions, and a lack of respect for verifiable facts. Remember the famous statement by the Bush II staff (by Rove? some press secretary?): Reality is what we say it is (paraphrased). Pastors routinely invent stories and pass them off as factually true in sermons. Ordinary people are too lazy to question supposedly factual statements that blatantly violate probability and are also evaluable by simple fact-checking.

    *not that some liberals don’t do the same thing – only that it is easier to shame liberals who engage in sloppiness or outright lying.

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    1. “There are a lot of imaginary friends and acquaintances out there in conservative-land*. The imaginary gay friend, the imaginary black friend, the imaginary woman friend with a high power job, the imaginary “I forgot to have babies” woman friend.”

      – This is SO true!!! There is also the “I had an abortion and have been depressed ever since” woman friend and the “I’m a working mother whose children turned out to be serial killers” woman friend.

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  5. Titfortat :Twice daily, really? Hmmm maybe Im undervaluing myself these days.

    Once daily ONLY if you are not legally married in religious bliss, as Christ wedded to the Church, who is a real demon with the tongue. And instead of a sandwich you have to settle for a Hot Pocket from the back of the freezer.

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  6. scratchy888 :
    Regarding that link, which my sister, a right wing Christian was promoting, I think its argument may well rest on a logical fallacy.
    The structure of the argument has the form, “If it is okay to have an abortion because of financial, emotional or other personal reasons, it must be okay to murder a baby for the same reasons.”
    That has the same form as, “If it’s okay to eat chicken for lunch because one is hungry, it must be okay to eat babies for the same reason.”

    Therefore, we should stop eating chicken, because that is the kind of thinking that leads to eating babies.

    I think these “ethicists” are phony because they haven’t learned informal logic.

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