“I Wonder………..”

 

For some odd reason I recalled a conversation I had with a lovely and very charming young woman some time a couple of years ago, she had apparently heard me give one of my impromptu “speeches” about “the evils of feminism” in the middle of the day to some bewildered students.

Anyhoo, outside the arts building she approached me and asked “what kind of woman should I be?”

She also elaborated a bit, she had a brother who had died tragically the year before and she mourned him deeply, he was “her best friend” and she couldn’t correlate the things she was hearing in her lectures with either her beloved brother, her father or any male person she knew, or had ever known – she was a first year, and without even asking I knew what she was studying.

But of course I did ask – Sociology, Anthropology and History – sigh, (not the History, obviously)  the next question I asked of course was,  “What do you want to do, what area do you see yourself working in?

“Teaching or social work?  She said.

Which of course means, after first year she would probably drop history, and take the modules leading to the Social Science/Work Degree.

But my answer was that she stop thinking about what kind of woman she should, or could be, and simply embrace  her humanity, and that focusing on “being a woman” would suffocate and eventually extinguish her ability to do this – her current study path was one sure fire way to do exactly that, diminish her ability to exercise her humanity. Well, I know what they teach in these lectures, you all know what they teach, and we all know it is total and utter crap – which is why I said to her  –

“Forget about “being a woman” forget about your darling brother as “being a man” – and concentrate on being a human being, and remembering what a wonderful human being your brother was”

Being “a woman” or “being a man” is incidental to being a human being, because if you focus on that, you will realise that this opens up a whole world of wider and higher principles to aspire to, it allows you to transcend petty issues of “gender” of alleged differences in treatment, of manufactured “inequalities” and superficial social and cultural conventions.

It will allow you to shake off and reject the script written by small minded, spiteful, vindictive and malicious female human beings who call themselves feminists and have hijacked the conversation, the discourse, the very language of and about human interaction, of humanity, and what it means to be a human being.

Even our language has been warped and twisted, words have become vested with nasty meanings meant to deride and vilify one half of humanity.

Words like, courage, valour, strength, integrity and honour – and while you probably won’t find them in the library, the tales of valour, of courage and strength that epitomises the endeavours of the men who explored, challenged, strived and struggled to create the civilisation of comfort, safety and convenience you probably take for granted around you –  are worth reading.

There is one other word that should be added to that list – inventiveness.

Try and imagine for one moment if men such as Johannes GutenbergThe Printing Press (though there is some dispute about whether he invented it, or as a result of tinkering, developed a workable and viable model) Thomas EdisonOver a thousand inventions, Alexander FlemingPenicillin, had all decided – “sod it, couldn’t be bothered” and no other man could have been bothered either.

Try and imagine for one moment that no man ever looked at the world around him and began thinking; –

 “I wonder……..”

Because that is what feminism not just seeks to persuade you, to pressure you, to tell you, but to demand, to coerce, to insist and to make unlawful for you and any other human person to do; –

To wonder, to question, to examine, to be curious, to explore possibilities and follow the trail that leads from “I wonder………” to wherever it ends up.

Feminism seeks to trap and ensnare you in a cage, in a shell of being, in a rigid uncompromising and limiting entity called “being a woman” and if you think THAT cage is restrictive, you have no idea of the cage that they assign men to.

The shackles and chains, the bonds and ropes that men must – they insist, they demand, wear inside THEIR cages. These cages that they constructed to contain, to control, to destroy, what they have named “toxic masculinity”

These cages that have been constructed of lies and myths, of false and manufactured data and statistics, of the hysterical and poisonous rantings, writings and incomprehensible garbage of dysfunctional, hate filled, spiteful and malicious females.

It kind of sounds like I hate women, doesn’t it?

Actually I don’t, neither as a class, nor with rare exceptions as individuals – derision, contempt and scorn, these are the words that best describe my “feelings” towards women as a class, and as women on an individual basis, to varying degrees, as and when I encounter them. They are directed at what women say, what they do, how they behave, what they have become – not at them as female human beings or as autonomous entities. The reason is simple, they are autonomous sentient human beings, ergo they CHOOSE to act, to believe, and to be the way they are. To be this limited, superficial and vacuous creature called “woman”

I hold them, and will continue to hold them, and myself of course, accountable – because that is what defines and marks human beings out from every other species on this planet. The unique ability to be self – aware, and to CHOOSE, every single, without exception – action.  Absent of course human beings who have an intellectual, psychological or physiological disability which robs them, or deprives them of this ability.

It also sounds like I am doing what feminists claim the mystical patriarchy has done to women throughout the ages – written women out of history.

Again, nope, but until the advent of the Industrial Revolution, women were constrained, were limited, with very few exceptions, by not just their own physical limitations, but by what they were designed to do –  I suppose by Mother Nature/evolution,  and what they COULD do.

Therefore, when it came to sometimes being able, by the very nature of the limited range of occupations available for both men and women, to do significant things, things that impacted upon the course of human history it was simply that men worked in areas that positioned them in a place where they could wonder, could reflect on what they had to do and say; –

“I wonder………”

Some of those early inventions, the prototypes that generated and precipitated a succession of improved versions, of a little tweak here, and a little tweak there, that led to the myriad range of devices and objects we don’t even notice any more. Never mind wondering where did the original idea come from, and from whom?

To the development of the improved and constantly improving physical structure of our societies and cultures, that came about as the result of tinkering and striving to create a better tool, a better way of “doing something” of performing some essential task, that generally benefitted and improved the lives of those for whom the vast majority of men worked FOR.

Their wives and children.

A rather simple example, I grew up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, if I wanted to talk to someone about something, I had two choices, I could physically go and knock on their front door and say “Hi, can I talk you about something?” or I could write a letter, walk to the post office, buy a stamp and post said letter, then wait – and depending on how far away they lived, that wait could be anything up to a week, for an answer.

Of course, we had access to telephones, but we, my family that is didn’t have a telephone till about 1980 (ish) In an emergency, we could ask a slightly more affluent neighbour, but it would have to BE an emergency.

I’ve had real time conversations with people in the UK, in the USA, in Canada and in various other far flung places in the world in the last few months – I rarely give it a thought now – I text friends with random questions or just say “Hi, how you doing” and get a reply back almost instantly. So, who do we have to thank for this?

Step up Martin Cooper. If you click on the link, the size of the first “mobile” phone will make you laugh, if you were born after say 1983.

In the 1600’s and 1700’s and definitely before this would have been considered magic, in the 1970’s and 1980’s it WAS considered science fiction – look at the communication devices in the original Star Trek series – can you see how that might have been the inspiration for mobile/cell phones?

Because somewhere, some man found himself thinking “I wonder………”

 Our physical lives have improved in ways that would have stunned and rendered speechless our ancestors and previous generations, including my own generation and my parents, but with an enormous sadness that I sometimes find quite difficult to articulate, as human beings, as sentient autonomous beings with access to the writings, the thoughts and the inspirational thinking of too many great men to list, and to be fair, a few great women – we have floundered, we have de-evolved, we have become base creatures, driven by the most crude and unenlightened impulses.

For 50 years and more our cultures and societies have been subjected to a mode of thinking, a set of beliefs, an ideological influence that is as coarse, as primitive, as corrupt and as vile as the worst of all vile ideologies.

It is savage and barbaric, it is as corrosive and toxic as harnessing the worst aspects of humanity could make it.

It IS what feminism is.

All the worst things that human beings could, and can be, peddled as the “truth” as the template for human progress, for what human beings are supposed to be.

So, to the lovely and charming Shauna*, don’t worry, don’t think about “being a woman” strive to be the best human being you can be. Always.

 

© Anja Eriud 2014

 

*Not this charming young woman’s name. I met her strangely enough last year – she had as she said “started again” she had decided what she wanted to do, really wanted to be – was a veterinarian. Wonders will never cease. 🙂

 

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Russell
    Feb 24, 2014 @ 06:57:42

    Feminism is the latest form of fascist totalitarianism. Human just can’t seem to help themselves. Simplistic, hateful ideologies have reigned though the Twentieth Century and beyond. What is it with people? It doesn’t bode well for the future of this human experiment.

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  2. donzaloog
    Mar 03, 2014 @ 15:49:44

    I became interested in the Men’s rights movement because I after being exposed to feminists I quickly realized that they and most women value being women over being human. Human is a far second on the list.

    That’s why feminism preaches and institutionalized female supremacy. Because they realized that society treats men like shit, so it would be to their disadvantage to be equal to men. The sweet spot is to have all of the rights men have but none of the responsibility/accountability (which is what they have now)

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    • Anja Eriud
      Mar 03, 2014 @ 19:03:11

      Therein lies the rub – grubbing about manufacturing “differences” in creating a false superior status upon “women” and deriding the fundamental humanity of men and boys.

      What is ironic – is that in doing so – they diminish their own humanity.

      Anja

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