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Why should taxpayers suffer from feminist social experiments?

Editor’s note: This article is also available in Romanian.

I am a brown man from India and I am a Men’s Rights Activist. There are more than 30,000 brown men and women in Indian subcontinent, who call themselves the men’s rights activists and they are talking about misandry and zero sum win-lose games played by political feminists. As far as we are concerned, there are two types of feminists. One is academic feminists and the other the political feminists. These two groups play good cop and bad cop games to fool the innocent straight thinking males. They have fooled men for too long and now the time has come for these feminists to be questioned and held accountable for their activities, because they are operating using tax payer’s money of different national governments. As I am an individual paying tax and from which a portion goes to fund the feminists, the gender studies courses and also many Government welfare programs, I have every right to question how my tax money gets used. I would not like any of my taxes are used for propagating hate, promoting a gender war or for promoting criminal activities including propagating misinformation, lies and hoaxes.


“Instead of targeting feminists as the problem, they should be targeting what feminists call ‘the patriarchy’ and become allies of feminists, said Guthrie.” 1

If the feminists are spreading myths and hoaxes like pay gap myth, anorexia myth, super bowl hoax, bride burning hoax and if they are showcasing people’s sufferings due to poverty in third world as gender oppression by men, then it is unethical and irresponsible on my part as a human being, if I do not question them. If questioning a feminist, her views, her fake statistics, her unscientific theories leads to any feminist accusing of me of being a hate mongering demon, then there are no bigger bigots that feminists. The only other categories of people who do not tolerate criticism or questioning are religious bigots and Taliban etc. So, either feminists get ready to face criticism or they get prepared to be treated in the same way we treat bigots and fanatics. Only a bunch of intellectually dishonest people can behave like fanatics and in turn accuse anyone questioning them of being a fanatic.

Now, lets me come straight to recent claims made by feminists in Canada and USA in media and on the internet. They claim that Men’s Rights Activists are predominantly white men and men’s rights movement is a racist movement. I am a brown man and a men’s rights activist from India with 30,000 other brown people from India are collaborating and operating with AVFM and other Men’s Rights Activism NGOs. This proves that feminists are irrational people with no clue about what they are claiming in the first place.

Of course, feminists can accuse us Indians of living in a patriarchal society. Now, even if I assume that patriarchy theory is a valid scientific theory, still feminists can be considered uneducated, irrespective of some of them holding faculty positions in some Universities. Feminists have not studied something called Set Theory in their school or college. If we use fuzzy set theory, can a society still be revealed as 100% Patriarchal and 0% Matriarchal at a given point of time? Where does patriarchy end and where does matriarchy begin? Do patriarchy and matriarchy overlap? Can any feminist or gender studies champion give me a study which quantifies patriarchy and matriarchy in any society from year 2000 to 2012? No, because no such study exists and feminists never even thought about such a simple study. If these people are so intellectually challenged, then why should anyone allow them to dictate the lives of our children or grandchildren? No one wants his son or daughter to grow up intellectually impoverished with no connection to reality.

Feminists have forced a gender war on the world, and they have instituted affirmative actions and positive discrimination policies which harm men. This is a simple zero sum win-lose game. Now, the feminists in Canada are upset that we are discussing this win-lose game. On one hand they claim patriarchy is giving men privileges and on the other hand they claim patriarchy is oppressing men. It is like claiming Nazis oppressed Jews, but under Nazism, Jews thrived because of all privileges.

Challenge to Feminists:

If feminists believe Patriarchy means traditional male and female gender roles, which oppress men and women, then I have a challenge for them.

I call up on men across the world to stop playing their traditional patriarchal male gender role on 19th of every month. That day, no man will protect, rescue or help any woman. No man will fix any woman’s car tyre. No man will be an unpaid bodyguard, rescue worker, porter or driver that day. It is just one day in every month and let the woman and girls arrange their life around this day. Men are on strike from all patriarchal and chivalrous gender roles on that day.

If women and girls do to not want men to participate in this strike, then they have to take a very simple action. They have to come out in open and protest against feminists and tell Governments to put an end to the gender war and positive discrimination forced on men by feminists. This is a choice for all women. If they choose to remain silent, then they deserve a one day strike by men every month. Let us see if they want men to remain under patriarchy or outside. It is a simple fact that feminism sleeps with patriarchy at night and in the morning it cries discrimination. Feminists can not survive without patriarchy and support from patriarchal alpha males in positions of power.

The society has tolerated obnoxious bigotry by feminists for too long. If women do not want to play traditional gender roles and women want men to be subjected to positive discrimination, then it is nothing but declaration of a gender war.

On Male Studies:

The feminists and the media love to propagate misandry. For every problem in the world, they have found only one cause; and that is patriarchy and men. If its crime, then they say men are responsible. If it is bad economy, they blame men. If it is a marriage or relationship failure, only the man is judged and blamed.

If men are such a big problem, then why the hell you are not starting male studies programs to study men independently without linking the research to women’s issues or feminism? It is like someone insisting on studying orthopedics to learn to operate brain tumor. Imagine if someone said, if we wanted to operate on a brain tumor, that we must only study orthopedics and there is no need to study brain surgery.

Now, if Eve Ensler, Gloria Steinen et al are experts on men and masculinity, then it is like orthopedic surgeons trying to do a brain surgery. That is what went on at Stoney Brook University recently.

In the end, I must say, the Arts Departments in Universities across the world are spreading stupidity. They have great commitment to tolerate unscientific theories and they are forcing all kinds of unscientific social experiments on our societies. Why should we tax payers and our children and grandchildren suffer for the stupidity and lack of responsibilities of Arts and Humanities departments?

The Arts disciplines in Universities must make a choice. Either they make these gender studies and humanities departments set their house in order or they intervene and clean these departments up.

 

References:

[1] Men’s issues or misogyny?
[2] Voices of Reason About the Gender Wars

 

About Anil Kumar

Anil Kumar is an Engineer and Artificial Intelligence scientist. He became so frustrated with stupidity of sociologists that he decided to become a social researcher himself. He is one of the founders of modern men's movement in India and he is associated with many Men's Rights NGOs. He has been invited by Indian Parliamentary Committees several times to speak about amendments to domestic violence and divorce laws. He is also founder of India's first Men's Rights Research and Community Center at Bangalore.

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  • John A

    Good article Anil,

    Feminism is to gender equity what Communism is to social equity. That is, it is one ideology with its theory of what the problems are and how to solve them. Like communism it claims exclusivity and like communism it does not tolerate dissent.

    Gender studies academics have no scientific or technical knowledge, yet the claim to understand the whole workings of a modern highly developed technical society. I am yet to meet one who can truly understand the implications of the advances in technology over the last 200 years, which have had a greater influence on modern society than a bunch of shrieking and whinging harpies.

    It’s great to have so many MRHAs in India and never forget it was the female Prime Minister of India that had a program of forced sterilization of men, a program that has been virtually airbrushed from history.

  • John Narayan

    Great!

  • John Narayan

    I would love to see anti-tax/anti FIAT currency become central to the MHRA!

    • Stu

      It’s a waste of breath even mentioning it, never mind it becoming central to the MHRM. Long long before you could ever get enough people to adopt opting out to that degree, things would have to be so much worse then they are now. We can’t even get enough guys to cough up a few bucks at the fundraisers.

      If every single MHRA and anti feminist in the world today……..quit their jobs and payed no tax……bartered for everything they could….in a full blown cooperative and networked way……it wouldn’t even make a dent. There is simply not enough of us…….we would have to be at least 100 times the size before it would have any affect…..and only if everyone cooperated. In fact, I’m pretty sure the only way anything like that is ever going to happen, is if things get so bad that men don’t have any choice.

      But look at this way John…..they are jailing men for more and more trivial things, and trumped up bum wraps galore. Men in jail don’t pay taxes….and are a massive drain on money. Men are committing suicide in increased numbers…….dead men don’t pay taxes. Men are being pushed out of education…..leaving them with no future except shit paying jobs……paying much less tax and contributing to the consumerism much less. Homeless men are on the rise…..they don’t pay tax usually either. So in a way, their policies are actually driving men to being non tax paying men more then any program we could waste our breath on anyway.

      Hell, if we had as many MHRMs as there are men in jail in the US alone, we’d be doing a lot better.

      • John A

        The real agenda of the ‘gender gap’

        A SAHM (or SAHD for that matter) does not pay tax, no tax on their cooking, cleaning or childcare.

        But once you have two dual income full-time parents they buy take-way and frozen dinners, that have income, sales and corporate taxes attached to them, then they pay for childcare that has workers who are taxed, they pay for cleaners who are taxed, their is no time to mow the lawns, so the lawnmower man pays his taxes too. So it goes on, frugality and doing things yourself is the enemy of economics.

  • James Williams

    Very well written article Anil. I think what you say is the same all over. You could have been talking about the UK, France, Australia, Canada. It would have been just as accurate an argument.