Recently a nurse was fired from Indiana University Health after she tweeted, “Every white woman raises a detriment to society when they raise a son. Someone with the HIGHEST propensity to be a terrorist, rapist, killer, and domestic violence all star. Historically, every son you had should be sacrificed to the B-ch Wolves…”
This statement resulted in its tweeter being punished. But many other such statements about men, especially white males as well as behaviors, have not only passed inspection but also have been encouraged. In fact, it appears that a kind of persecution of white males has gone on for at least half a century.
The recent spate of accusers of male misconduct is another aspect of this persecution of white males. All but a few of the men who were accused were white males, and there seemed to be an attitude on the part of many people similar to the one expressed by the nurse at Indiana University Health: all men are innately bad…each is a potential ”a terrorist, rapist, killer, and domestic violence all star.”
Women have been particularly hard on men over the last 60 to 70 years. Note the following quotes about men, taking from the website, 23 Quotes by Feminists That Will Make You Rethink Feminism.
“I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig.” wrote Andrea Dworkin in the late 1960s.
“Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the women’s movement must concentrate on attacking this institution. Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage,” said Sheila Cronin, an early leader of the feminist organization NOW.
“Rape is nothing more or less than a conscious process of intimidation by which all men keep all women in a state of fear,” wrote Susan Brownmiller in her 1970s bestseller, Against Our Will.
“The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race,” wrote Sally Miller Gearhart, in her book, The Future – If There Is One – Is Female. Elsewhere, Mary Daly agreed with this sentiment, noting, “If life is to survive on this planet, there must be a decontamination of the Earth. I think this will be accompanied by an evolutionary process that will result in a drastic reduction of the population of males.”
Barbara Jordan, a black Congresswoman, wrote, “I believe that women have a capacity for understanding and compassion which man structurally does not have, does not have it because he cannot have it. He’s just incapable of it.”
“I feel that ‘man-hating’ is an honorable and viable political act, that the oppressed have a right to class-hatred against the class that is oppressing them,” wrote Robin Morgan, former editor of the now-defunct Ms. Magazine.
“As long as some men use physical force to subjugate females, all men need not. The knowledge that some men do suffices to threaten all women. He can beat or kill the woman he claims to love; he can rape women…he can sexually molest his daughters… THE VAST MAJORITY OF MEN IN THE WORLD DO ONE OR MORE OF THE ABOVE,” said Marilyn French in Beyond Power: On Women, Men and Morals (1985).
“Politically, I call it rape whenever a woman has sex and feels violated,” wrote Catherine MacKinnon, a noted feminist scholar in the 1990s.
The attack on men, and particularly white males, has focused on what feminists believe is their oppression of women. The attack is not only about the words they use, but also about the overall impression those words convey. The broad attacks on men—citing such things as their so-called innate “sexism,” aggression and hatefulness—imply that all men are innately bad and must be put in their place. Men are responsible, so this way of thinking goes, for all the atrocities of humankind. Men are guilty and women are innocent.
This attitude, I believe, has influenced women all over the world, especially in the West, and has affected how boys and girls are raised. Boys are now raised to feel that they are bad from the time they are born. As the nurse from Indiana University Medical put it, “Every white woman raises a detriment to society.” Although this quote was by only one nurse, I believe it is a prevalent attitude toward men today and a prevalent attitude toward boys.
There’s a reason that about two-thirds of college undergraduate nowadays are female. Our boys are receiving the brunt of this decades-long trashing of men.