Super Happy Fun America’s recent “straight pride” parade in Boston has come and gone—but the ideology that inspired it lingers, and it is not limited to the parade’s homophobia.
As more details emerge in the next days and weeks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio—and as policy makers and communities debate what must be done to stop the deadly violence—we need to underscore that anti-feminism has long been a gateway into violent extremism.
Multiple male supremacy groups have been vocally supportive of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, even as he faces mounting allegations of sexual assault—which should come as little surprise, considering that the same groups consistently lobby to roll back the rights of survivors.
Across the spectrum of male supremacy movements, one concerning belief is commonplace: that date rape is not only defensible, but is a skill that can and should be taught.
Not getting dates? Apparently, it’s a lot easier to blame feminism than your own terrible personality.
“She’s well-rounded, reads, is interested fighting back against anti-white politics, keeps a nice home, raises the kids well, teaches them about their tribal ethnic consciousness, has a good marriage. But then she might have time to do a blog post, or a video, or produce something here and there, to fight back against anti-white politics.”
A recent exchange on the altright.com message board asked participants to weigh in on women’s functionality. One poster responded: “Seriously, the only role women play in this movement is donating their husband’s money.”
Men who hate women—masking fear, sexual insecurity or ignorant devotion to ideological misogyny—are vocal within the alt-right, which enjoys a synergetic bond with more specifically misogynistic extremist movements.
Dying as a woman is different than dying because you are a woman—but we lack the scientifically sound and comparable data on femicide we need to prevent the most extreme form of gender-based violence.
I invite you to stand against male violence—including the violence of your fellow Incels. I invite you, in the words of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, to “listen to women for a change.”