The feminization of the USA is stronger than ever, and the effects are becoming obvious. The strongest moments in the feminist and women empowerment movements came when women fought for their rights. From voting, to reproductive rights (birth control pills), to employment and related topics in between. Even the movement in the 1960’s which was more sexual in nature, and included burning bras, and promiscuous sex “free love”, was strong and empowering. But in the new feminist movement it has become about victimization, and weakening of women. Women needing “Safe spaces” in universities when such speaks as Christine Hoff Sommers speaks about fake statistics often employed in modern feminist causes. There is a constant nagging of how there is a “rape culture” in the USA, and how “women are treated so unfair” in all aspects of everything. There is no empowering fight to make women stronger, or more adept in their lives. Now it is how society picks on women, and crying about the setbacks that women face. There is a new movement of men, such as Michael Copper AKA Coppercab, who seem to hate their own sex, and say that “Children don’t need fathers, men are violent anyway” and “Masculinity is cancer yeah I know dat”, promoting single mothers and fatherless children in his song “White Knight“. This is a common band wagon now with the feminization of men. It seems everyone insists on being a victim, rather than strong and empowered.
There was a time such as back during women’s suffrage, and other moments in history when feminism promoted independence and liberty, and now it is promoting victimhood and pity parties.
So many women will claim being abused, victimized, and raped, as if it is a right of passage now-a-days. False claims and false statistics are provable and common.
What happened to empowered women and men in this country? Now we have a commonality of weakness and victimhood. Why also is it that if you are a feminist these days, you must hate men? The division is so strong in this day and age.
One of my favorite empowered feminist intellectuals is Christina Hoff Sommers AKA “The Factual Feminist” who broadcasts on Youtube from Prager University, and has had a recent write up in Time Magazine points out this flawed and commonly used logic and fake facts tossed around even in such organizations as the United Nations.
MYTH 1: Women are half the world’s population, working two-thirds of the world’s working hours, receiving 10% of the world’s income, owning less than 1% of the world’s property.
FACTS: This injustice confection is routinely quoted by advocacy groups, the World Bank, Oxfam and the United Nations. It is sheer fabrication. More than 15 years ago, Sussex University experts on gender and development Sally Baden and Anne Marie Goetz, repudiated the claim: “The figure was made up by someone working at the UN because it seemed to her to represent the scale of gender-based inequality at the time.” But there is no evidence that it was ever accurate, and it certainly is not today.
Precise figures do not exist, but no serious economist believes women earn only 10% of the world’s income or own only 1% of property. As one critic noted in an excellent debunking in The Atlantic, “U.S. women alone earn 5.4 percent of world income today.” Moreover, in African countries, where women have made far less progress than their Western and Asian counterparts, Yale economist Cheryl Doss found female land ownership ranged from 11% in Senegal to 54% in Rwanda and Burundi. Doss warns that “using unsubstantiated statistics for advocacy is counterproductive.” Bad data not only undermine credibility, they obstruct progress by making it impossible to measure change.
MYTH 2: Between 100,000 and 300,000 girls are pressed into sexual slavery each year in the United States.
FACTS: This sensational claim is a favorite of politicians, celebrities and journalists. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore turned it into a causecélèbre. Both conservatives and liberal reformers deploy it. Former President Jimmy Carter recently said that the sexual enslavement of girls in the U.S. today is worse than American slavery in the 19th century.
The source for the figure is a 2001 report on child sexual exploitation by University of Pennsylvania sociologists Richard Estes and Neil Alan Weiner. But their 100,000–300,000 estimate referred to children at riskfor exploitation—not actual victims. When three reporters from the Village Voice questioned Estes on the number of children who are abducted and pressed into sexual slavery each year, he replied, “We’re talking about a few hundred people.” And this number is likely to include a lot of boys: According to a 2008 census of underage prostitutes in New York City, nearly half turned out to be male. A few hundred children is still a few hundred too many, but they will not be helped by thousand-fold inflation of their numbers.
MYTH 3: In the United States, 22%–35% of women who visit hospital emergency rooms do so because of domestic violence.
FACTS: This claim has appeared in countless fact sheets, books and articles—for example, in the leading textbook on family violence, Domestic Violence Law, and in the Penguin Atlas of Women in the World. ThePenguin Atlas uses the emergency room figure to justify placing the U.S. on par with Uganda and Haiti for intimate violence.
What is the provenance? The Atlas provides no primary source, but the editor of Domestic Violence Law cites a 1997 Justice Department study, as well as a 2009 post on the Centers for Disease Control website. But the Justice Department and the CDC are not referring to the 40 million women who annually visit emergency rooms, but to women, numbering about 550,000 annually, who come to emergency rooms “for violence-related injuries.” Of these, approximately 37% were attacked by intimates. So, it’s not the case that 22%-35% of women who visit emergency rooms are there for domestic violence. The correct figure is less than half of 1%.
MYTH 4: One in five in college women will be sexually assaulted.
FACTS: This incendiary figure is everywhere in the media today. Journalists, senators and even President Obama cite it routinely. Can it be true that the American college campus is one of the most dangerous places on earth for women?
The one-in-five figure is based on the Campus Sexual Assault Study, commissioned by the National Institute of Justice and conducted from 2005 to 2007. Two prominent criminologists, Northeastern University’s James Alan Fox and Mount Holyoke College’s Richard Moran, have notedits weaknesses:
“The estimated 19% sexual assault rate among college women is based on a survey at two large four-year universities, which might not accurately reflect our nation’s colleges overall. In addition, the survey had a large non-response rate, with the clear possibility that those who had been victimized were more apt to have completed the questionnaire, resulting in an inflated prevalence figure.”
Fox and Moran also point out that the study used an overly broad definition of sexual assault. Respondents were counted as sexual assault victims if they had been subject to “attempted forced kissing” or engaged in intimate encounters while intoxicated.
Defenders of the one-in-five figure will reply that the finding has been replicated by other studies. But these studies suffer from some or all of the same flaws. Campus sexual assault is a serious problem and will not be solved by statistical hijinks.
MYTH 5: Women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns—for doing the same work.
FACTS: No matter how many times this wage gap claim is decisively refuted by economists, it always comes back. The bottom line: the 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full-time. It does not account for differences in occupations, positions, education, job tenure or hours worked per week. When such relevant factors are considered, the wage gap narrows to the point of vanishing.
All of these fake facts show that we now live in a victimhood society, and not a liberty and freedom society. Is this a way for the government and powers that be have made to get society to depend on them more, securing their position and our dependence on them? Because this does not seem like the natural order of humanity to me. This seems like a synthetic attitude of humanity.
I have made a few youtube videos on the subject in recent days.
After a discussion with my friend on facebook, we spoke about the issue with women not being in politics as much as men, and about how women make less than men, and also how businesses should allow women to breast feed in the work place.
I gave her some facts, and corrected some of these ideals,
Most how breast feeding makes humans healthier and more productive, and this is one of the most important developing times of a child’s life is during the time that they should be breastfed.
Here are the references that I used in my video;
Reaction to Feminism and Equality video on youtube Red Pill Philosophy compilation.
Link to this youtube channel
“The Red Pill Philosphy”
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