This is the second time I give examples of misandry in the media. If you didn’t already, check out part one.
In part one I listed three different principles for misandry in the media (men are stupid, men need women to get anything right, only women must evolve), and here I’ll list two more.
Principle #4: Blame it on Men
But now there are two [presidential candidates] and we’re facing Pennsylvania and whom are we kidding? This is an election about whether the people of Pennsylvania hate blacks more than they hate women. And when I say people, I don’t mean people, I mean white men. How ironic is this? After all this time, after all these stupid articles about how powerless white men are and how they can’t even get into college because of overachieving women and affirmative action and mean lady teachers who expected them to sit still in the third grade even though they were all suffering from terminal attention deficit disorder — after all this, they turn out (surprise!) to have all the power. (As they always did, by the way; I hope you didn’t believe any of those articles.)
To put it bluntly, the next president will be elected by them: the outcome of Tuesday’s primary will depend on whether they go for Hillary or Obama, and the outcome of the general election will depend on whether enough of them vote for McCain. A lot of them will: white men cannot be relied on, as all of us know who have spent a lifetime dating them. And McCain is a compelling candidate, particularly because of the Torture Thing. As for the Democratic hope that McCain’s temper will be a problem, don’t bet on it. A lot of white men have terrible tempers, and what’s more, they think it’s normal.
So let’s see what this well known film director/producer/screenwriter/journalist is saying…
- Even though more than half the people of Pennsylvania are women, all power rests with the men
- We shouldn’t care about boys’ problems in schools, and young men’s problems to get into college, because those problems are “stupid”
- Men have all the power, because I say so.
- White men cannot be relied on, and often have terrible tempers.
She doesn’t offer any proof or even logical reasoning why this is so. Without hesitation, she say things that would be completely unacceptable if she wasn’t talking about men. Could you imagine anybody getting away with saying those things when addressing women or jews, to name but two groups?
Principle # 5: Men Are Expendable
In the following video novelist Isabel Allende gives a talk at TED, which is where some of the smartest people in the world go to discuss Technology, Education and Design. If you don’t care to watch all of it, then start watching at 14 min 30 s:
This is what she says:
- Empower women and we’ll get peace and prosperity
- Most war casualties are women and children
- There is a Marxist class struggle between men and women, just like there are between actual classes in society
- Every man can at least abuse his woman or his child
- Old men have to die off before real change can occur
After the talk she gets a standing ovation. I’m not sure why. Is it because she wants old men to die? Or because she lies about the fact that more men die in wars than women? Or because she thinks all problems are caused by men and will be solved as soon as women get more power? Or is it because she baselessly alleges that all men abuse women and children? Or is it simply because she regurgitates the common feminist mantra of women fighting a Marxist battle of the classes?
All we can know for sure is that misandry runs deep, otherwise she wouldn’t get a standing ovation.