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The Backlash Against Feminism Has Arrived

A great article from W.F. Price of The Spearhead (who also did a very nice writeup on me last week) on the emergence of a true backlash against feminism. The skinny: some dorkette started a Kickstarter project for a documentary on sexist stereotypes in video games and got trolled by some /b/tards. Feminists the world over responded by piling over $150,000 into the project (when the goal was a paltry $6,000), but the fact that there was such a strong pushback to begin with shows that anger at feminists is real and growing. Price writes:

Perhaps most encouraging is that anecdotal evidence suggests that sons of feminists tend to hate the ideology with a passion. I’m pretty sure that anti-feminism is a lot more widespread amongst youths and young men than most older people realize, especially as they are reaching out and finding explanations for the frustration they feel in a world that is hostile to masculinity. I’m happy to say that I’ve helped some of these boys along, and I know I’m not the only one.

Feminists have long expected a backlash from some mysterious cabal. They have breathlessly spoken of it as a wonderful opportunity to finally finish off the hated patriarchy. Imagine their horror as they realize that this backlash they have been preparing for all these years is coming from their sons.

For the decade I’ve been mature/smart enough to pay attention to the world, feminists have cast themselves as crusaders for equal rights for women. Remember that old bumper sticker, “Feminism is the radical belief that women are people”? As long as feminists could claim that women made 75 cents for every dollar that men made, or that one in three women will be raped during her lifetime, they could keep pulling the wool over the eyes of the normal people.

With the recession, everything feminists have screeched about for twenty years has been exposed as a bleeding lie.

The pay gap has been shown to be a myth, as has the prevalence of rape and domestic violence. Women are a solid majority in colleges and are more likely to be employed (and employed in decently- and well-paid positions) than men. They’re far less likely to be diagnosed with developmental disorders like ADD. From Joe Average’s perspective, American women have it pretty damn good, far better than women have had it in all of human history.

The sad reality is that feminists have nothing substantive left to complain about.

Anita Sarkeesian and Tropes vs. Women in Video Games is just the latest data point on a trend line heading irreversibly south. Even in the good times, a documentary whining about “sexism” in video games would be seen as an incredible waste of time and money. In a country that’s in the middle of a second Great Depression? It’s beyond insulting. And feminists around the world thought this dreck was worth $150,000. Fuck, if someone gave me that much money, I could make it last for the better part of a decade.

Bitches gonna bitch, but men and women don’t put up with bitches. Not in a time of troubles, anyway.

To those who think the feminists will reign forevermore, you’re deluded. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Feminists have spent the past thirty years pushing and pushing and pushing, and now their enemies are striking back. The dawn of a new age is upon us.

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