Count Me Out!

Of International Women’s Day, women’s decade, and every other feminist backed, feminist inspired overhyped, overinflated, fraudulent, numbers, statistics and “studies” peddled by feminists and fed to us through international organisations like the UN.

Enough!

Take my name, the fact that I exist and happen to be female OFF your lists, out of your calculations and get this message one and for all:

YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME.

You do not represent me, you do not get to use me without my permission to sell this shit to the world, you do not get to lie about the circumstances of my life, lie about what may or may not happen to me as a woman living on this planet, or stand in front of the world and presume to tell the world who I am.

SHUT UP!

You do get to smear and defame my father, grandfather and great-grandfather, my brothers, my nephews, my male friends.

I saw the post Reyeko put up on his blog about International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November and it irritated me, not his post, the idea of it, so I went looking on the UN website, and there it was, pages and pages of lies, half-truths, misrepresented situations, ethnic conflicts used as exemplars to peddle a false picture of what happens in other non-conflict territories. Repetition of false and fraudulent statistics.

It was all there, all the feminist bullshit, all the feminist lies gathered together in one place, then using an international platform, spewed out into the world. It made me angry, all sorts of thoughts ran through my head as I clicked through their “information”

But the over-riding one was, WHERE ARE THE MALE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE, OF RAPE, where are the men and boys who are used as viciously, as callously as women and girls?

I went to bed and do you know what my first thought was when I woke up? Count me out, enough! Enough of this bullshit, and;

 YOU DO NOT SPEAK FOR ME!

I thought it was bad enough last week when I typed “men’s issues” into the Directory of UN Resources on Gender and Women’s Issues, search box and got a blank page, but looking at the UN page for this International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November, page last night, they’re not even pretending that gender means women AND men anymore – how stupid do these unelected, unrepresentative ideologues think people really are? How dumb do you have to be to say “women and gender” and imply that you give a shit about men and boys when women and gender means women and WOMENS issues?

One half of humanity erased, written out of the script, disappeared and ignored, one half of humanity treated as non-existent, one half of humanity’s suffering pain and anguish waved away, trivialised, dismissed and now not even worthy of a footnote, an aside, a mention.

No organisation gets to call themselves a HUMANANITARIAN one if ignores one half of humanity. The depth of the fraud, the sheer level of the sham perpetrated by this vile propaganda exercise is  breathtaking.

So, let’s just take them one by one and expose the lies, the frauds, the misrepresentations.

The “Brochurethat the UN has helpfully supplied on the website lists these “Fast Facts” with an obvious lack of competence to distinguish facts from fiction and to differentiate between facts that are provable, and therefore cited and “facts” described as “estimated” or “approximately” or using phrases as “some countries” to indicate a “worldwide”   phenonomen and claim outrageously large figures that “were calculated” in “some countries

Let’s just look at these “Fast Facts” in more detail.

1. Women and girls make up 80% of the estimated 800,000 people trafficked across national borders annually, with 79% of them trafficked for sexual exploitation.

 “Anne Gallagher, Advisor on Trafficking at the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, warned the Australian Parliamentary Inquiry that the use of poor quality data was widespread in policy-making on trafficking. She argues that, ‘Rather than acknowledging or confronting these inadequacies, much contemporary trafficking research unquestioningly accepts and promulgates unverified data’ (APJC Submission 23, 2003).

The unfortunate result of the ambiguity surrounding human trafficking data is most often the perpetuation of poorly researched, unrepresentative, or misleading statistics that fill the void left by researchers who are unwilling to make estimates or predictions based on research that is unreliable. Policy is then informed by flimsy estimates, drawn from unsubstantiated newspaper claims, or research that does not carefully articulate the definitions and methodology that inform the study.”

From: Exaggerated statistics used in Human Trafficking research by Erin O’Brien Posted on October 28, 2012, See here.

2. Approximately 100 TO 140 MILLION girls and women in the world have experienced female genital mutilation/cutting.

 This is one of the more emotive subjects that feminists use to, and use cynically to propel their agenda forward.  It has been carefully scripted as an issue that allegedly comprehensively illustrates the global perpetuation of violence against women and girls. In fact it is such an emotive issue that it is guaranteed to shut down debate and leave those who would question the feminist agenda stumped to respond.

 Well, I am going to respond, and say this, first female circumcision was hijacked by feminism in a cynical manner to give credence to their underlying contention that women and only women suffer, using something as highly emotive as genital cutting. It strikes at some deep inner core of personal revulsion buried within any compassionate person against brutalising another human being.

 Is female circumcision something that happens? And when it happens it is an assault on that person? Yes it does and yes it is.

 It happens within very specific cultures and for various reasons, ethnic, cultural and religious.

“The procedures are generally done by other female members of a family or social group. All are damaging to a woman’s sexual and reproductive function. They are justified on the basis of tradition and superstition that contact with an intact clitoris would harm a baby during childbirth, or that a woman’s “purity” and cleanliness demand it.”

 Is there any evidence of a worldwide epidemic of female circumcision due to increased migration FROM cultures that practice this?

Well no, actually there isn’t.

“As no example of this practice has ever been proven it could hardly be justified to introduce such a law and it seems that the Danish national campaign against FGC has been successful (21). However, there are constant rumors in the groups concerned about young Danish African girls being circumcised. Yet there is no substantiated evidence in the form of court cases or social service documentation.

In Norway, there has been one report to the police concerning circumcision, when a Gambian woman reported her husband. This report was, for unclear reasons, withdrawn. Rumors are frequent and a list with anonymous examples of Norwegian African girls said to have been circumcised has been edited by an organization working to support immigrants in Norway but no case has been taken to court (pers. commun., Sara Johnsdotter, Lund University, Sweden, and R. Elise B. Johansen, Oslo, Norway, at the state project against female circumcision; ‘‘Omsorg og Kunnskap’’).

In Finland, sending children abroad for circumcision is prohibited as well. There have occasionally been rumors regarding girls being circumcised in Africa during summer holidays, but no cases have been verified so far.”

 Does circumcision happen to boys and men? Is it taken as seriously as female circumcision? No, it is not.

 So, who resists abandoning this practice? Within those cultures that practice it? It is the women, the women of these cultures that perpetuate this practice. 

“I could write an entire book about the emotions, the fear, the pain and the pride as well, that many women surprisingly still felt instead of all the hardship they had been put through by their mothers and grandmothers.

 The problem will be,” said Cheik Camara, the eldest and wisest of the team members, ” to convince the mothers. It is much more difficult to convince the women to give it up than the men. It has nothing to do with Islam either. It is much deeper”..

3. Up to 7 IN 10 WOMEN in the world report having experienced physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lifetime.

 Really?  Let’s break this statement down. “Up to 7 in 10” what does that mean? Is it any number between 1 and 7?  Let’s take “in the world” next. What parts of the world? Were comprehensive studies done? and by whom in every single country “in the world”? Where are these studies? What about “report having experienced” where are these reports? Who compiled this data? Where is this data? What definitions for “physical and/or sexual violence” is the UN using here?

 The UN is implying in this false statement that practically every woman, anywhere in the entire world is being assaulted and abused and yet there is no mention of the assault of and abuse against men.

 Perhaps this major review of over 1,700 studies will give a clearer picture.

PARTNER ABUSE STATE OF KNOWLEDGE PROJECT (PASK)

The world’s largest domestic violence research data base, 2,657 pages,  with summaries of 1,700 peer-reviewed studies.

4. 603 MILLION women live in countries where domestic violence is not yet considered a crime.

 Again with the rather vague “countries” and of course the massive number guaranteed to shock, and of course imply that these 603 million women are being beaten in these “countries

 Let’s see, there 196 or so, recognised sovereign states in the world, perhaps the UN might like to pick which of these sovereign states they are referring to, or does the UN prefer to just make vague unsubstantiated allegations against EVERY sovereign state in the world, as barbaric, uncivilised and in violation of international standards of law?

With regard to the “population” number, there are many countries that have substantial population density, and quite a few that have relatively small population density, the fact that x number of women live in a particular country means nothing, the allegation that in these vague “countries” there is no “law against domestic violence” because what this is implying is that the men in these vague “countries” are all beating up their wives/girlfriends/mothers/sisters/daughters/nieces etc, in fact ALL men in these “countries” are beating up ALL the women, ALL the time.  That’s some vague, unsubstantiated, unfounded allegation to make against practically the entire male populations of “some” countries.

5. Approximately 250,000 TO 500,000 WOMEN AND GIRLS WERE RAPED in the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

There is so much wrong with this claim, this attempt to use ethnic conflicts with complex multi-faceted causes and roots to insinuate that ALL men are and will be rapists that it is hard to know where to begin.

First, note the date – 1994 – almost 20 years ago, second during the course of the ethnic conflict in Rwanda, not only were atrocities committed, they were committed, instigated and sanctioned by WOMEN as well as men, thirdly, rape as a weapon of war has been used against MEN as well as women, see here, here and here.

But lastly, Rwanda is a sovereign state with many deep cultural and ethnic scars to overcome and heal, is the UN implying that Rwanda should be constantly reminded of a dark time in its history, that Rwanda should ever be held up as an example to the rest of the world to illustrate men’s, and woman’s inhumanity to men and women?

6. As many as 1 IN 4 WOMEN experience physical or sexual violence during pregnancy.

 Again, really? Where? What data, what studies what EVIDENCE is the UN using to support this allegation? What does the UN mean by “physical and sexual violence”?

 7. Over 60 MILLION girls worldwide are child brides, married before the age of 18.

 Where? Define “child bride” is the UN including countries where the “age of consent” is below 18, such as these.  Including, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, UK and the USA to name but a few.

 “More than 800 years after the first recorded age of consent laws, the one constant is the lack of consistency. Laws around the world define the socially appropriate age of consent anywhere from 13 to 18. Some differentiate between heterosexual and homosexual acts while others do not. Some apply to young men as well as young women and others remained focused on the lives and actions of girls. And beyond the legislation lies the world of practice, an even more complex story.”

From: Stephen Robertson, “Age of Consent Laws,” in Children and Youth in History, Item #230, http://chnm.gmu.edu/cyh/teaching-modules/230  

8. More than 100 MILLION GIRLS are ‘missing’ due to prenatal sex selection.

 This one takes my breath away, rather coyly the UN is using a euphemism for abortion, and as we all know and have had hammered into our heads by feminists for the last 40 or so years, the mantra of feminism is “My body, My choice” unless the UN is again implying that 100 million women are being forced into having abortions? Is that it?

  Well, if it is, then come right out and say so. Because you cannot have it both ways, on the hand chanting the mantra “my body, my choice” than getting all outraged, all righteously indignant when WOMEN exercise that choice and CHOOSE to abort baby girls.

 9. Worldwide, up to 50% of sexual assaults are committed against girls UNDER THE AGE OF 16.

Again.  Where is your EVIDENCE? What data, what studies, what research are you making this claim on? “Worldwide”? What countries?

10. In some countries the annual cost of intimate partner violence was calculated at US$1.6 TO US$5.8 BILLION.

Some countries”? WHAT countries? Who made these “calculations”? How did they arrive at these massive figures? Using what EVIDENCE?

What really angers me is that this international organisation, purporting to be at the forefront of “humanitarian” activities worldwide consistently and deliberately IGNORES one half of humanity.

Uses its position of influence to promulgate false and fraudulent “statistics” and makes vague unsubstantiated claims and allegations designed to demonise and smear ALL men, worldwide, and elevate ALL women, even the vicious, the inhumane, the ignorant and the cruel to perpetual victim status.

ENOUGH!

 

 

 

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Eavesdropping on Feminists. | Not A Feminist
  2. Russell
    Dec 16, 2013 @ 01:43:35

    Thankyou Enja for this piece (and your other articles). Very valuable stuff. I have subscribed to; and recommended your site.

    Reply

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