Feminism FAQ

What is feminism?

Feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes.

How did feminism evolve?

In all species, the relative investment that is made by the male and the female in their offspring determines the degree of discrimination exercised by the individual in selecting a partner. In humans, like many mammals and most animals, females can be expected to be the more discriminating in their choice of mates. Therefore females limit the reproductive success of males and men compete with other men for access to women. Males form a dominance hierarchy. A cognitive mechanism known as cheater detection (Cosmides 1989) evolved to police tactical subversion of the dominance hierarchy, i.e. keep lower ranked men ‘in their place’ (Mealey, Daood and Krage 1996). Females seek only a minority of males at the top. The upshot of this is that women have an inherent prejudice towards most men. Misandry (hatred of men) is a common prejudice of women and not just feminists, but it is such misandry that led to feminism and the invention of ‘misogyny’ which is a myth used to excuse their misandry.

Is feminism radical?

No. It is ultra-conservative.

Is feminism internally consistent?

No. Feminists claim that i) men and women are equally capable of all jobs, and ii) if jobs were done by women, they would be done differently. In other words, they claim that with regards to work men and women are both the same and yet different, which is impossible. Feminists believe that women need to be proportionally represented in Parliament; yet if they were the same as men, there would be no reason for men not to represent women’s interests. A contradiction.

Do men opress women?

No. Men and women, just as the sexes in all species, do not have any dominance relationship. Competition is intra-sexual. See Moxon (2008).

Did men oppress women in the past?

No. Women are the privileged sex in all societies, past, present and future, plus any conceivable society. Social justice has always been with a view to the same outcome: to care for and protect women and children in general and to privilege a small minority of men (who have had to expend effort maintaining their position in the dominance hierarchy). On the Titanic, the richest men had a lower survival rate (34%) than the poorest women (46%) (though that’s not how it was portrayed in the film) (Baumeister 2007). Men have always taken the most degrading jobs and it has always been men who have died fighting for their country.

Do men harm women?

No normal man is motivated to harm a woman. In partner violence, physically violent men are far more deviant than physically violent women (Magdol, et al., 1997). Violence by a man against a woman would lead to loss of status and serious consequences through ‘policing’ from both men and women making it maladaptive. Dutton and Nicholls (2005), Dutton (2006) and Dutton and Corvo (2006) give a complete demolition of the fabricated feminist position by exposing the consistent misreporting errors in feminist ‘research’. Meta-analyses of gender-neutral studies show that women are actually more likely than men to perpetrate domestic violence in Western countries (Archer 2000, Fiebert 2007). In domestic violence, women also commit more severe assaults than men (Straus 1999, 2004; Straus and Ramirez 2002). Surprisingly, the British Crime Survey (Finney 2006) found that equal proportions of men and women reported having experienced stalking.

Is the use of ‘date rape’ drugs a real threat?

No. Scott-Ham and Burton (2005) investigated the toxicology results from 1014 cases of claimed drug-facilitated sexual assault and not a single case of Rohypnol was found!

Are rape cases stacked up in favour of men?

No. The number of false rape allegations has been estimating at being over 50%. This is astonishing, especially in light of the fact that it could ruin a man’s life. An anonymous statement by an officer who had just retired after 23 years in the Irish police force said that ‘Female officers investigate a majority of our rape complaints and none of the female detectives or uniform officers I know would estimate higher than approximately 20% of rape complaints are genuine.’

Are women unfairly treated or underrepresented in the workplace?

No. Riach and Rich (2006) made bogus job applications for various vacancies in central London that were identical but for the sex of the applicant. They found direct sex discrimination against men to the extent that men were rejected compared to women at the application (i.e. before interview) stage at the rate of two-to-one for postions as a chartered accountant and four-to-one for postions as a computer analyst. Among Europeans of working age, only one in seven women are work-centred careerists who give priority to careers over family life (Hakim 2003: 84–87).

Are women disadvantaged?

No. All societies, including any that can be envisaged, will always have as the major disadvantaged sub-group the majority of males.

Do women have cause to complain about childcare?

No. In developed countries a father is forced to pay for a child’s upkeep without any corresponding rights of parenthood or even of access.

Are women at greater risk of being mugged?

No. According to Home Office Research Study 254, three-quarters of victims (76%) of personal robbery were male.

Are women invisible?

No. Both magazines for men and magazines for women tend to have pictures of women on the covers.

Is the media biased towards men?

No. Boyce (1994) examined coverage of gender and violence in 1242 headlines published in seven major Canadian daily newspapers from 1989 to 1992. Considering that statistics on violence typically show that men are at least as victimized as women, the contrast in the amount of coverage given to each was striking. Of the 540 headlines which directly referred to the gender of victims, 525 (97.2%) focused on women and 15 (2.8%) focused on men, a ratio of 35 to 1. A random sampling of the articles accompanying the rest of the headlines suggested the gap was even greater. He estimated that a total of 991 headlines focused on the gender of victims. Of these, 972 (98.1%) emphasized women and 19 (1.9%) emphasized men, a ratio of 51 to 1. Men, it would appear, are not even worthy of being victims.

Do Muslims opress women?

No. Practices such as Muslim women wearing veils or headscarves have nothing to do with opressing women and everything to do with restricting the access of other men to sex. It is in part thanks to feminists objecting to such practices that many Muslims despise the West.

Is feminism scientific?

No. Science conditions on the evidence, astrology conditions on random data and feminism conditions on the polar opposite of reality. Feminism is an anti-science.

Does feminism do any harm?

Yes. Stevenson and Wolfers (2007) found that women are less happy today than they were in the 1970s and ‘the changes brought about through the women’s movement may have decreased women’s happiness’. The unfair demonisation of men is detrimental to both men and women. It is obviously unfair to men and instills unjustified fear into women. The inherent bias found in academic articles is unprofessional and intellectually dishonest. Feminism leads to crank science. Feminists hijack advocacy organisations like the UN and Amnesty International undermining the credibility of their research and data. Richard Gelles, Murray Straus and Suzanne Steinmetz have all received death threats from feminists, simply for publishing their findings (that female-to-male family violence was equal to the rate of male-to-female violence). Bomb threats were phoned in to conference centres and buildings where they were scheduled to present. Suzanne Steinmetz received the brunt of the attacks which included death threats made against her children, individuals wrote and called her university urging that she be denied tenure; calls were made and letters were written to government agencies urging that her grant finding be rescinded. Morally, as feminism seeks to heap privilege upon the already privileged, it is worse than useless, it is obscene.

Why do so few people appreciate or believe the above?

We are psychologically disposed to privilege women and to do down men, but the disadvantage of most males is effectively invisible—even to most disadvantaged males themselves.

Where can I find out more?

Sommers (1995) provides both an easy read and a scathing indictment of feminism, Hakim (2004) is the authority on womem and work, whilst Moxon (2008) is the most radical, thorough and accurate portrayal of the relationships between men and women in general.


Martin Sewell