The Myth of Women’s Oppression

16-day activism against feminist terrorism

(Reproduced from Men’s News Daily)

Men slave, Women rule!Forty some odd years ago, feminists bellowed their way into mainstream attention, launching a major offensive on what they called a patriarchal system that had oppressed women for centuries.

Painting women as downtrodden and powerless, they railed against men with the missionary zeal of abolitionists and with largely the same message.

In short, women were slaves and men were their masters. They demanded liberation and have been making demands every since.

They did a magnificent job of pitching all this. That could be a testament to the inherent truth in their ideas. Or it might be something else, like the fact that they already had so much power that few were willing to question anything they said in the first place.

You can put your money on the latter, because even a remotely objective examination of the facts leads to a far more reasonable conclusion.

Women were never oppressed to begin with. Not even close.

I’m no historian, but I did attend some history classes before I finished middle school. So, by the time I was 13, I knew what oppression was. And lucky for me I was 13 in a time when people still knew what it wasn’t.

Oppression has some pretty obvious tell tale signs. Like torture and death; like bullwhips and chains; gas chambers and death camps. Oppression is a roadmap of scars on the back of a field hand that was purchased at an auction. It is the rope that gets strung over a tree branch in broad daylight and used to choke the life out of someone convicted of being the wrong color.

It is an indelible stain on humanity, void of compassion, dehumanizing both the oppressed and the oppressor. And the evidence of it is so offensive to modern sensibilities that we preserve proof of it as lessons for the coming generations.

Now, when we compare those things to the historical world of women, which was largely one of being protected and provided for, we get an entirely different picture. It is a portrait not of the oppressed, but of the privileged. And it begs a good many questions that need to be answered.

For instance, how many times in history did we have slaves with the first rights to a seat in the lifeboat? Which slave masters were compelled to go off to war to protect the lives of their slaves? How many oppressors tore their own bodies down with brutal labor so that they could provide food and shelter for those they oppressed?

Zero sounds like a good answer.

It also makes one wonder, or should, how many slave masters had to get on their knees before their prospective slaves, bearing gold and jewels to ask permission to be their master? How many slaves could say “no” and wait for a better deal?

How about another goose egg?

It’s not coincidental that feminists pointed to marriage as an oppressive institution. Pointing at nothing and making a lot of noise has worked pretty well for them. And so, in a collective fit of neurotic activism they attacked the one institution that had served as the source of more support and protection for women than any other in history. They became obsessed with depicting a walk down the wedding isle as the path to oppression; each woman’s personal Trail of Tears.

You couldn’t buy this kind of crazy if you were Bill Gates.

“Hey!” some feminists are shrieking by now, “What about voting rights? Women were not allowed to vote! That’s oppression!”

Well, no, it’s not. And all we need to do is look at the history of voting in America to prove it.

In the beginning, almost no one could vote. It was a right reserved for a few older white males who owned land, which left almost all men and a lot of other people out of the picture. This doesn’t say anything particularly special about women. So if this constituted oppression, then it meant that nearly everyone was oppressed. Maybe the early Americans didn’t catch on to that one because they were too busy …celebrating their new found freedom.

Anyway, as time passed, because men of good values wrote an amazing constitution, voting rights were expanded to other groups. First to the men who didn‘t own land, then later to other ethnic groups, then still later to women. Even further down the road the voting age was lowered bringing another large group of people into the fold. And today we are debating the voting rights of illegal aliens.

Formerly oppressed hamsters may be next.

And we should consider that there was something of a tradeoff for women regarding the vote. Like exclusion from combat and men compelled to turn over the fruit of their labors and to die for them at the drop of a hat. Perhaps it wasn’t a fair tradeoff, mainly to the men. But proof of women’s oppression? Comedians pay for material that isn’t nearly this funny.

The same was true for owning land. Plenty of women weren’t allowed to…for a while, anyway. It probably had something to do with the fact that it was men who had to have land on which to build women homes, or perhaps they figured that men who were expected to face bullets in order to protect that land might be better, more deserving keepers of it.

Who knows what insanities plagued us before feminism restored us to reason.

Whatever the reasons, those rules weren’t long lived. Besides, not being able to own land was pretty much softened by the fact that women could choose men to provide it for them through that oppressive institution of marriage, and the phallocentric, linear thinking alleged tyrants that they married.

I am old enough to remember well the older rules for men. Work hard and take care of your woman. Be prepared to lay down your life for her. Watch your mouth in the presence of a lady. Offer her your seat, even if she is a stranger. The same for opening doors and lighting smokes.

Disrespect her and risk a beating. Touch her in the wrong way and you’re a dead man.

This isn’t the way oppressed people are treated. But we do have another word for those fortunate enough to benefit from these kinds of standards.

Royalty.

We didn’t coin the term “princess” for women without a good reason.

With a few trivial exceptions, this has always been the gold standard for the treatment of women. The fact that this is beginning to change, that men are starting to put the brakes on doing a lot of things out of chivalry, is just another example of feminism shooting women in the foot. Accidents happen, especially self inflicted wounds, to people that play with guns when they don’t know what they’re doing.

Still, I have to hand it to feminists in their capacity to spin a wild yarn. Taking a privileged class of people and convincing the world that they were picked on was a masterful piece of skullduggery. But it was only successful because the mandate for men in western culture has always been to give women whatever they want without much question. Otherwise, the plethora of feminist ideas would have buckled under the really oppressive weight of unchecked dishonesty.

Nonetheless, our unhealthy enabling of them set the stage for women to pass up men in every aspect of life. Women are now getting more educated than men and they also have most of the jobs. Nothing suggests this is going to do anything but favor women even more in the future.

All that from an ideology that resides a house of cards that only remains standing because the wind itself has been scared out of blowing it down.

I would offer the feminists my kudos for shrewd work and a job well done, but winning a race is easy when you start with one foot already across the finish line, and everyone else pretends not to notice.

10 thoughts on “The Myth of Women’s Oppression”

  1. Does the government and judiciary needs more proofs to understand that clumsily drafted gender biased laws can be abused in any case. These laws are also mishandled to run extortion rackets!

    Government and judiciary! wake up! Innocent citizens cant take anymore!

    Read the shocking news from a leading news paper “Times of India” dated Dec 19, 2009
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    Extortion over ‘rape’, six nabbed

    New Delhi: Six members of a south Delhi placement agency that supplied domestic helps for extorting money from their clients were arrested. Police claimed the gang used to extort money from people on the pretext of settling allegation of rape levelled against them by domestic maids who were hired through their agency.
    Monirujjaman Molla (31), lawyer Akash Mufazel Haq (28), Hemant Kumar Dabral (39), Hari Kishan (22) and two women, including the maid and her aunt, were arrested on December 16, DCP (south) H G S Dhaliwal said.
    The arrests came following investigations into a complaint filed by a bank manager, Manoj Sood, that a gang operating in the guise of running a placement agency tried to extort Rs 3.7 lakh from him. Manoj Sood of Malviya Nagar had hired a maid from Royal Domestic Centre in Kotla Mubarakpur on November 15. The help was later caught allegedly stealing a gold set and Rs 2,000 cash.
    It came to light that the maid was married though in her complaint to police she said she was single. TNN

    1. Judiciary and governments wil not wake up to your appeal, because they are already awake. It is not the justice or truth that drives the democratic governments, but the lust for votes. So these governments will enact any kind of rule, just or unjust, as long as it assures them of votes. So the problem is not the voters but the people. Women care for women and men care for women. That is the problem. Democracy can assure justice only if women care for women and men care for men. Which is not happening. Men are biased towards women. That is the root cause of all problems.

  2. I am literally speechless to see that there could possibly be educated men in India who would even begin to think of female oppression as a myth…. Indian history and culture is full of disregard for the very existence of women. And today’s reality is no different…
    That one would voluntarily commit sati in the twentieth century is very difficult to comprehend for Westerners and many Indians themselves. This is especially evident in the reactions that occurred in 1987 when Roop Kanwar, a well-educated eighteen-year-old girl from the Rajput caste, decided to be burned alive on her husband’s funeral pyre, though they were only married for eight months. Varying accounts exist of the incident suggesting that Roop Kanwar may have been forced into self-immolation and she was possibly drugged (Kumar 1995: 81). In any case, the incident aroused considerable upheaval throughout India and forced the country to re-evaluate the status of women.
    There are so many other aspects of Indian culture such as the dowry paid for men when they marry… seriously… Indian men cannot complain about feminism… it is none existant in India and Indian culture… Copying Paul Elam’s youtube interesting but seriously warped perspective into your blog to have it adapt to you and your culture is low… write something that might make sense about men’s rights in India

  3. one
    we do admit that women were once oppresed but so were men.and time’s changed now you can not claim women are being treated badly as truly once was the case compared to men.more and more women-centric laws are being passed each year so many steps has been taken for women’s empowerment ,huge amount of money being allocated for women in each year’s financial budget not a penny in case of men and boys since independence. on the basis of which feminsts all across the world have whinning for last 40 years or so if you study it carefully you you get to know those are nothing but flat-out lies . funny the fact is that same statistics of violence, discrimination, rape, pay gap, sexual abuse against women are being used by the feminists to go ahed with their propogenda in the west and the same strategy being used in india.in the not-so-distant future they will be exposed .
    today’s reality is very different from the past ‘when women realy had it bad’ women still face problem so do men while only women’s problem are taken seriousely

  4. You definitely placed a great deal of work into that post and it’s exceptionally fascinating to see the suggestion technique that you gone through to come up with those assumption. Many thanks for that.

  5. Women are equally good and evil as men.
    We Indians, especially Hindus, deserve a BIG BLAME for constantly saying,
    ‘WE WORSHIP WOMEN! WE WORSHIP WOMEN!’.
    WHY? Yes, by all means, respect your mother.
    Respect your wife, respect your kids and elders.
    BUT GET RID OF THIS STUPID IDEA OF WORSHIPPING WOMEN.

    Women can commit every single crime a man can.
    Moreover, it is psychologically proven that women don’t entirely understand
    the concept of justice and fairplay in the sense, men practice it.
    This has to do with the evolution of different genders over thousands of years.
    It also has to do with the way boys learn to play games and fights …
    and understand that winning or losing is a one time event.
    It is not worth holding a grudge against the winner or the loser.
    In fact, a friend today can fall out and become a foe.
    Also, an opponent today can become the best friend tomorrow!
    It is not necessarily the mindset that women possess.

    There is great truth to the fickle nature of women.
    So, why then are we crazily singing ‘WE WORSHIP WOMEN! WE WORSHIP WOMEN!’.
    SHE IS OUT TO MAKE LIFE MISERABLE FOR YOU,
    AND YOU STILL WORSHIP HER?
    HOW STUPID OF YOU! BREAK THIS HABIT. AND EDUCATE YOUR FRIENDS ALSO.

  6. Nice Piece. After all, if women are SOOO oppressed, why can they have lower suicide rate, lower substance abuse rate, lower premature death rate, lower crime rate, lower chance of being assaulted or murdered, and longer lifespan in ALMOST ALL parts of the world (Yup, even in Islamic countries and India)? It seems to me that women IN NO WAY resemble homosexuals or African American.

    True, women were disadvantaged in some ways, but men scored no better either. After all, it is men who were enslaved, killed in wars, and got left behind during rescue (see what happened in Titanic). Plus, psychological studies have found very consistently that BOTH men and women are more likely to treat males more harshly regardless of their victims’ misbehavior. This probably have some biological basis, suggesting that this is likely to be true in the past. Based on this, I simply cannot see why men could have suffer less oppression than women in the past. Feminism is all about women DEMANDING rights but trying to shrug off the burdens that come with them, that’s why I always say that feminism serve nothing but women’s greed.

    By the way, please stop telling me about examples of individual women being oppressed in India or Islamic countries. True, there are women who suffer, but there are also men who are suffer, but are hidden from view. And I am very sure that women contribute a considerable amount to men’s suffering. After all, psychologists have told us that women are WAY better than men at using indirect aggression, that is, to manipulate powerful figures into helping them to aggress against their victims, and such behavior is women’s own choice.

    The illusion of female oppression is due to the fact that women love to complain about their “suffering”, and men tend to hide it.

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