Feminism’s new war on men will backfire on us all

Feminism’s new war on men will backfire on us all. By Angela Shanahan.

The reasons for the war [against men] are complex. It is mixture of a power grab by a new generation of feminists who have run out of things to be angry about, the sheer cowardice of politicians and policy makers in the face of new feminism, and misinterpretation of social problems. …

Domestic violence (whose rate is highest among lesbian couples, btw):

Take for example one of the most widely accepted “facts” about domestic violence. That it is always men being violent towards women and children. Women are assumed to be passive victims. We have all read the ghastly horror stories about men killing women and children — and themselves. The public reaction is usually “these men are monsters”. However, the public reaction to violence by women is very different.

Recently a man in Melbourne came home to find his children and wife dead — and the police took him into custody. Why? The partner is usually the perpetrator. But in this case, it was his wife who had killed the children and herself. Was she a monster?

The media reaction to that case was very different. There was analysis of why a woman would do such a thing. The ABC had a piece saying she was not a victim of domestic violence therefore, she obviously had grave mental health issues, which was indeed true. There is usually mystified and sympathetic analysis of maternal filicide, but never if the perpetrator is the father. Why? Because the ideology is to have these crimes considered simply and only in terms of gender.

In the feminist influenced media, high profile, horrific cases of fathers killing wives and children and usually themselves, are analysed through the simplistic trope of gender. The men become symbols of “gendered violence”: men as monsters. …

Yet another case where reality has been displaced in the public mind and in government — by the ideology of activists pushing their own interests:

Figures from the Australian Institute of Criminology shows more mothers kill their children than do their fathers. … After mothers the next biggest group of child killers are in police talk the “unrelated resident male”, who unfortunately in recent Australian statistics is lumped in as “partner”. The least likely is the child’s father. What is more, unmarried women suffer violence more than married women.

However, serial non-marriage, familial separation, mental illness, drugs, alcohol — none of these come out in the left/feminist influenced analysis or in much of the media which blames gender as the sole cause of violence …

In fact, extreme domestic violence that kills women and children is actually quite rare in middle Australia. It is not rare in Aboriginal communities. But violence in Aboriginal communities doesn’t fit the gender trope, and talking about that goes against the race trope. So, it is only brave Aboriginal women who can talk about it. …

So we end up with this:

The “toxic masculinity” line has become so acceptable that adolescent school boys, rather than taught clear consistent gentlemanly behaviour, are paraded in front of their peers and forced to make public apologies All this will do is cause resentment and confusion in the young. …

There is no better example than the recent moves to change the rules of evidence in rape. Consent is all in rape, but the law cannot make distinctions about evidence based on arbitrary notions of what can and should be said during sexual congress when heightened emotion and instinct is all any man or woman can rely upon. By trying to simplify consent to positive affirmation two things will happen. It will exacerbate, not lessen the he said, she said problem. But worse it might make it very difficult for a man accused of rape to adequately defend himself. But that is the point. Isn’t it?

Toxic masculinity and white supremacy are both woke inventions used by the woke to bash their political opponents, and to aid in taking their stuff.