Feminism’s Ruined Lives

We sometimes find that women in particular are more inclined to engage with challenges of the political ideology of feminism when made by other women. Two of the most well-known female anti-feminists in the world are Canadians. Janice Fiamengo is a former professor of English. The first video in her impressive Fiamengo File series, ‘Why I Am An Anti-Feminist’:

The other is Karen Straughan (GirlWritesWhat). From 2013, ‘Don’t Be That Lying Feminist’:

Karen gave the keynote speech, ‘Why women must consign feminism to the dustbin of history’, at the 2018 International Conference on Men’s Issues:

Karen was interviewed for the 2020 International Conference on Men’s Issues by Elizabeth Hobson – leader of our predecessor party, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them) at the time – and Mike Buchanan, the video titled, ‘Looking Backwards, Looking Forwards’:

Feminism is the pursuit of female supremacy, as explained by the legendary British video maker Rowland Adelagun (ManWomanMyth) in 2013:

Rowland was one of the most influential video creators in the history of the men’s rights movement before a serious accident in 2015 left him unable to produce lengthy videos. Our YouTube channel has a playlist of 130 of his videos.

In 2011 he drove to Bedford to record Mike for a video in which he sought to answer the question, “If we ‘need’ more women in corporate boardrooms, do we also ‘need’ more white sprinters in the Olympics 100 metres men’s sprint final? And if not, why not?” The video was finally published in 2014:

In 2016 the Fawcett Society, a London-based feminist charity, published their report Sex Equality: State of the Nation. The survey they commissioned revealed that only 9 per cent of British women and 4 per cent of British men identified as feminists. Only one in 15 adults in the UK identify as feminists. The geniuses concluded that the UK was a country of ‘hidden’ feminists. 

Ronni McDonald, a feminist working for the Fawcett Society, preparing for the ‘End the gender pay gap’ march, London, 2021.

Anyone wishing to understand the huge influence of feminists in the UK (and the wider developed world) faces a daunting task. The mainstream media and major commercial publishers have never revealed the ugly truth about feminism and feminists, and that shows no sign of changing. Mike Buchanan’s publishing venture LPS publishing has published a number of books on gender politics and feminism, including three of Mike’s own titles, Feminism: the ugly truth (2015), The Glass Ceiling Delusion: the REAL reasons more women don’t seek senior positions (2011), and David and Goliatha: David Cameron – heir to Harman? (2010).

We have lists of recommended books and websites. We particularly recommend two books by the blogger William Collins, the sole contributor to a remarkable website, Illustrated Empathy Gap. The books are:

The Empathy Gap: Male Disadvantages and the Mechanisms of Their Neglect (2019) – the ebook is priced at under £5.00, a fraction of the cost of the paperback.

The Destructivists: How moral usurpation is being used to control us and change every aspect of our lives without our consent (2022).

The most comprehensive history of feminism we know about is Their Angry Creed: The shocking history of feminism, and how it is destroying our way of life (2016).

Understanding the toxic impact of feminism and feminists on society over the past 50+ years can be a depressing experience. It’s the reason we launched the website Laughing at Feminists in 2020, on the premise that while feminists are collectively powerful they’re also ridiculous and ludicrous (so we ridicule and ludicrise them). The site’s comedy channel is here.

On this website we have photographs and details of some feminists, including Tracey Emin, a woman who can’t draw, yet is the ‘professor’ of ‘drawing’ at the Royal Academy – she’s officially a Royal pain in the arts – Ronni McDonald, Wilhelmina Ballbreaker, Dawn Breaking, Shirley Knott and Rubi Whacks. Enjoy!

There follows a remarkable account by an elderly American lady of the leading role of feminists at the start of the 50+ year long campaigns to destroy marriage and the nuclear family. Those campaigns have always been spearheaded by feminists, who have an ideological and visceral loathing of the nuclear family in general, and of fathers in particular.

We interviewed the 90+ year old Mallory Millett, the younger sister of the late lesbian feminist Kate Millett, (1934 – 2017), a highly influential feminist – mainly through her book Sexual Politics (1970) – for the 2020 International Conference on Men’s Issues. Mallory has written much about the many severe mental health issues suffered by her sister. Kate tried to kill her many times.The video is here:

From bottom left, clockwise – Mallory Millett, Belinda Brown, Mike Buchanan, Elizabeth Hobson

In 2014 Mallory wrote an article titled, Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives. The extract that follows is related by Mallory from around 30:30 in the video. Herbert Purdy included this extract (and more) at the start of Their Angry Creed. It takes up the remainder of this piece:

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill wrote this over a century ago. During my junior year in high school, the nuns asked about our plans for after we graduated. When I said I was going to attend State University, I noticed their disappointment. I asked my favorite nun, “Why?” She answered, “That means you’ll leave four years later a communist and an atheist!”

What a giggle we girls had over that. “How ridiculously unsophisticated these nuns are,” we thought. Then I went to the university and four years later walked out a communist and an atheist, just as my sister Katie had six years before me.

Sometime later, I was a young divorcee with a small child. At the urging of my sister, I relocated to NYC after spending years married to an American executive stationed in Southeast Asia. The marriage over, I was making a new life for my daughter and me.  Katie said, “Come to New York. We’re making revolution! Some of us are starting the National Organization of Women and you can be part of it.”

I hadn’t seen her for years. Although she had tormented me when we were youngsters, those memories were faint after my Asian traumas and the break-up of my marriage. I foolishly mistook her for sanctuary in a storm. With so much time and distance between us, I had forgotten her emotional instability.

And so began my period as an unwitting witness to history. I stayed with Kate and her lovable Japanese husband, Fumio, in a dilapidated loft on The Bowery as she finished her first book, a PhD thesis for Columbia University, “Sexual Politics.”

It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China. We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a Litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:

“Why are we here today?” she asked.

“To make revolution,” they answered.

“What kind of revolution?” she replied.

“The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.

“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.

“By destroying the American family!” they answered.

“How do we destroy the family?” she came back.

“By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.

“And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.

“By taking away his power!”

“How do we do that?”

“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.

“How can we destroy monogamy?”

Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears.  Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?

“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.

They proceeded with a long discussion on how to advance these goals by establishing The National Organization of Women. It was clear they desired nothing less than the utter deconstruction of Western society. The upshot was that the only way to do this was “to invade every American institution. Every one must be permeated with ‘The Revolution’”: The media, the educational system, universities, high schools, K-12, school boards, etc.; then, the judiciary, the legislatures, the executive branches and even the library system.