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December 2, 2021

Feminism has destroyed the family

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With the continuing attack on men in our society by feminists of all sexes exemplified by the desire for Byron Shire councillor and aspiring ALP candidate Paul Spooner to see more men sent to jail for infractions against AVOs, it is time to outline some balance.

Feminism has destroyed the family. It has undermined men’s authority over their children and is producing a fatherless society where single-parent families, usually dominated by women, are becoming the norm.

What kind of society allows this tragedy to happen? One that bases its value on people as units of production and consumption while cheapening life and morality and making the state the arbiter of human behaviour.

Everywhere you look you see the good little units playing with their iPhones and other gadgets, alienating themselves from others except through text media. We have bred a generation of techno zombies, out of touch with reality and their emotions and each other, other than on the most superficial levels.

And most of this behaviour can be attributed to a breakdown in the roles between men and women in society. We see women confused about their roles and men equally so with the ultimate result being family breakdowns and child-father alienation – with the bitterness and hate that involves creating a cycle of conflict and heartbreak for all involved.

The left may think that global warming and the environment are the two major problems we face but an even worse one is the destruction by feminists of the very fabric of our society. The disempowering of men makes them angry and anger produces violence, so to lay all the responsibility and onus on men to control their behaviour simply reinforces the childlike approach so many women have to relationships, wherein if it gets too hard they bail out leaving a trail of heartbreak and destruction in their wake for the state to clean up.

As it is, our society has now been so fully feminsied that they are then afforded every possible support and comfort while the men are usually left to languish and flounder in a sea of emotion and financial hardship in many cases leading to suicide.

For Cr Spooner to propose making the law even more punitive for men is typical of the fascist approach to solving problems, which has become increasingly the norm in western society and it is counterproductive and dangerous because it simply gives the wrong message to both parties associated with family breakdowns. It has also spawned the term ‘femonazi’.

It is interesting to see that the family counselling service set up by Kevin Andrews has had little success and is indicative of the deep seated malaise that lies at the very core of our society. I doubt people like Cr Spooner have the insight and expertise to fix any of these problems in the foreseeable future and neither do the feminists who he listens to.

M Mizzi, Byron Bay


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11 COMMENTS

  1. Where do you begin with this sort of stuff? Shit-slinging is usually the recourse of frustrated babies.

    para 1: attack aspiring politician for wanting the law upheld and strengthened because women are being subjected to violence.

    para2: “Feminism has destroyed the family”….”Single-parent families, usually dominated by women, are becoming the norm.”
    Last time I checked the statistics two parent families are still the overwhelming majority of families in Australia. So I call bullshit on that one. And since when has the family been destroyed? And why is it feminism’s fault? Maybe it’s the corporations, or f’ing chemtrails! Geez

    So you start with some outrageous claims, then lay all the blame on the people seeking equality, not those getting angry and hurting others. You need therapy for your hateful, antisocial attitudes, M Mizzi.

  2. I’d suggest that M Mizzi takes a one-way trip back to 1959 where he very clearly belongs. He can have a nice chat with Tony Abbott while he’s there about the good old days when men were “real men”, and women knew their place was at the ironing board.

    Also, I salute Paul Spooner’s stand on the issue of infringement of AVOs. Too many women and their children live in fear because of the lack of enforcement surrounding AVOs.

    How many more women would still be alive today had they had better protection from violent partners seeking retribution, some years later? To blame feminism for “destroying” the family unit is simply myopic, and fails to take into account a myriad of other influencing factors that have led to what I’d describe more as its evolution.

    There are plenty of families of all formats, shapes and sizes still raising great kids.

  3. As usual the usual leftist insults and no real rational arguments.AVOs are enforced but I would suggest so many of them are made for trivial reasons that the police get a bit jaded by it all. I never suggested women’s place was at the ironing board and neither did Tony Abbott, that is just again the childish leftist interpretation of a person discussing power usage and one of the typical uses of power is ironing. Maybe Abbott didn’t fit your PC terminology but that is more your problem, not his. Too many women aggravate already volatile situations by using AVOs against their former spouses for all sorts of psychologically damaged reasons, usually to do with their relationship with their fathers. Neither of you has made a convincing or rational counter argument. Spooner … has offered no real alternative to the way children are brought up when families breakdown except to, as usual, blame men and threaten them with jail.

  4. FURTHERMORE: The problem is that feminism has identified all the problems but provided no real solutions except family breakdown. Whether you care to admit it or not the disempowering of men has contributed largely to the conflicts we see in society. It is pretty evident in the Muslim world where the incursion of alien western liberal values has undermined the sanctity of the family and led men to retaliate in the most brutal fashion. This, although many leftists will argue the opposite from a point of ignorance, is stipulated by their religion and outlined in the Koran if you care to read it. You will see that this is very much the driving force behind all those young frustrated and socially alienated disempowered young men going off to fight for a caliphate that promises them a return to a time when men ruled the roost and the home was a sanctified place to rear a family. Why? Because the so called liberation of women in the west has created very little of real substance other than the pornification of women’s bodies and the wholesale adoption of this particularly by the current generation, both women and men.This is also the case in Christian families whose values feminists outright reject because all they see is patriarchy and yet for hundreds of years these societies flourished and prospered only to become undone by feminism and its now extreme expressions. Largely what I see that has happened in modern western society is that everything has now become couched in politically correct terminology but the underlying problems remain. This is exemplified by the use of such words as “sex workers” instead of prostitute as if simply altering the name of something will alter its underlying nature which is essentially the exploitation of women’s bodies, not just by men but the women whose bodies they are too. As a result of all this so called liberation which is really nothing of the sort, reaction has become inevitable and with it the violence associated with it’s implementation.

  5. I would appreciate oif you stop editing my letters to change their content and meaning. I said Spooner has identified a large group of voters in the region , single mothers, who is who he is playing to on this issue.

  6. Great article. From the comments you can see we are up against a vitriol foe who have no intention of thinking outside the box. The biggest problem I see is that they have absolutely no understanding of the issues that affect men or the consequences that emerge from the family breakup.

    Please keep up the great work you do!

    • Blaming Feminism for the range of issues mentioned above, is an absurd and baseless argument.

      The destruction of the family, obsession with technology and male violence!

      Feminism is about equality. Equal opportunity, equal pay, equal authority. Nothing in the many feminist books I’ve read suggests otherwise. None of the feminist inspired women I know are man-haters.

      Male violence (anyone’s violence) belongs only to them. To apportion responsibility for male violence on women – whether they are feminist or not is ridiculous.

      Mike – which Feminist authors do you take exception to and which parts of their writings do you find offensive? If you’re going to criticise an entire movement, then let’s see you produce examples to support your obvious fear of equality.

  7. “The nuclear family must be destroyed, and people must find better ways of living together…. Whatever its’ ultimate meaning, the break-up of families now is an objectively revolutionary process…. No woman should have to deny herself any opportunities because of her special responsibilities to her children… Families will be finally destroyed only when a revolutionary social and economic organization permits people’s needs for love and security to be met in ways that do not impose divisions of labour, or any external roles, at all.”
    Linda Gordon, “Functions of the Family,” WOMEN: A Journal of Liberation, Fall, 1969

    I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig. Andrea Dworkin

    ‘Life in this society being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of society being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation, and destroy the male sex.’ -Valerie Solanas, the SCUM Manifesto

    ‘The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it’ -Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, in Women and the New Rage, p.67

    “All men are rapists and that’s all they are.” Marilyn French in People, February 20, 1983.

    “All sex, even consensual sex between a married couple, is an act of violence perpetrated against a woman.” — Catherine MacKinnon

    If you’re going to say feminism is not a man-hating movement and did not have an agenda to destroy families; the one thing that for millennia has made the human species successful, I’m going to have to insist that you provide links either to sites showing feminists condemning the statements listed above, or feminists telling women to respect men as men.

  8. Feminism is cancer, didn’t make women better, it created a generation of professional victims. All a woman has to do is scream injustice and all hell breaks lose. Look at the many cases of fathers losing their children, men end up in jail because all she had to do is make one accusation, in courts women get less sentences, in certain jobs women do a less level physical test yet they say theres a pay gap.

    In modern times, marriage for men is a financially bad decision, she wins everytime, if she doesn’t take his kids, half of his assets, then he pays for that child that potentially might not see because she just uses the law to get back at her ex. Do you think paternity DNA testing should be mandatory or it will oppress women in getting sympathy when she misbehaves? Go MGTOW boys

  9. Welcome to the fall of humanity. Planet earth is going nowhere but the human race is with its total and complete rush to self-destruction.

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