The list of things feminism gets blamed for just got longer. Warwick Marsh, founder of Dads4Kids Fatherhood Foundation, has an incredibly incoherent piece in today’s Online Opinion, blaming feminism for bad fathers and Che Guevara (I think): Sacred masculinity:
The radical feminists’ solution to change the world was very simple. They watched which gender was responsible for most of the violence, theft, rape, war and crime in the world. After identifying that the greatest proportion of evil was coming from the male of the species, they decided to demonise masculinity. After further research the radical feminists realised that masculinity is passed down from father to son and so they deducted that fatherhood (patriarchy) was in itself evil. Patriarchy became the source of all evil. That’s how the campaign to destroy fatherhood (patriarchy) was born, and haven’t they done a great job?
Is he saying that when men are bad fathers it’s because feminists destroyed fatherhood? He uses the ideas of a couple of radical feminists to discount the entire women’s movement – which is intellectually dishonest. It’s scapegoating – rather than consider why some men do bad things (just as some women do bad things), he just blames the bogeywoman. Just once I’d like to see someone like Marsh discuss feminism without pretending that all feminists hold radical views.
It is fair to say that most of the world’s problems are caused by men, but that is because men are natural leaders and natural achievers. Testosterone makes them so, and it’s no use denying the fact.
Sorry, but testosterone doesn’t make you a natural achiever. Incidentally, some studies have shown that fathers have lower testosterone levels than non-fathers – would Marsh like to argue that dads aren’t leaders or achievers? No, didn’t think so.
If men gravitate towards evil, they lead the world on an evil path. If they gravitate towards good, they lead the world to become more compassionate and caring. Society becomes what its men tolerate. Our apathy entangles us. As Edmond Burke said, “All that is needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing”. The radical feminist policy to remove men from positions of leadership and destroy fatherhood (patriarchy) was a hare-brained solution to a very complex problem.
Ah, feminists are stupid and crazy. Gotcha.
Then there’s some blah blah blah about how wonderful Jesus and Che Guevara are. The whole thing is so badly written that it’s got to be an April Fool’s Day joke.