Rush Limbaugh assured himself of a permanent place in the Feminist Hall Of Villains when he coined the term feminazis to describe militant women’s rights advocates two decades ago. Limbaugh’s use of the term was excessively broad and unfair to be sure—to Rush, all feminists are feminazis— but it has become newly appropriate and useful as the Left increasingly advocates fascist tactics when it sees no quick route to its objectives using such repugnant means–to them—as the free market, open debate, merit-based advancement, and individual autonomy.
Is tarring these arrogant ideologues who favor enforced “equality” over basic Constitutional rights such a pejorative label uncivil, unfair or hateful? Why no, in fact. Sadly, tragically, frighteningly, it is entirely accurate. Here are two examples:
MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry
Bemoaning the fact that male professional sports pay their athletes more than female sports(because they are more popular, because more men follow sports and because male athletes are, on average, bigger, faster, stronger and better) Harris-Perry made this statement on her far-left even for MSNBC show on the network:
During the break I was trying to think up a solution to the problem of building audience (for women athletes), so my solution is in 2016 we go completely dark on all media coverage of men’s sports, just for one year. We have the only televised sports, the only print sports, it’s only women’s sports, and we’ll just see whether or not women could get a fan base if in fact they were the people who were constantly on our televisions and in our newspapers.
That’s a reasonable “solution” to this TV personality, scholar, teacher, author, pundit, feminist, fascist. Cripple lawful businesses. Restrict communications. Limit commerce, advertising, marketing, merchandising. Restrict the public’s entertainment choices, and male athletes’ earning capacity. After all, it’s all about the vagina, right? If women can’t compete against men, then just eliminate the men, their rights, and their advantages by edict. The First Amendment, the right of contract, equal protection, due process, enjoyment of life—why should they stand in the way of the progressive, feminist agenda?
This is how fascists solve problems.
Melissa Harris-Perry is a feminazi.
PS: In the comments, esteemed reader Charles Green chides me for not taking Harris-Perry suggestion as a joke. First of all, the woman is humorless. Second, the fact that she knew her suggestion could never happen isn’t the same as a joke. That would be a solution to her, because she is squarely in the ends justify the means camp, like all extremists. I am sure readers could concoct “jokes” similar in spirit about “solutions” (facsists love “solutions,” you will recall) to other “problems” involving ethnic, racial or gender designations that Harris-Perry, for one, would condemn in the harshest terms. I know Rush could…
London-based author Kamila Shamsie
In an op-ed in The Guardian, Shamsie, a novelist of some success in her native Pakistan and in the U.K., proposes a year of publishing only women’s works. This is her solution to what she sees as gender bias in the field of literature, from publishing to awards to reviews. Shamsie suggests 2018 as the “Year of Publishing Women,” writing that that it is “time for everyone, male and female, to sign up to a concerted campaign to redress the inequality.” The way to do this, she fervently believes, is to stop male writers from making a living, blocking publishers from making money off of their works, and forbidding readers from purchasing any new work by someone without a vagina. (How Caitlyn Jenner’s inevitable book will be handled is not discussed. Will male authors identifying as women be excepted from the draconian ban if they can score a reality show or a Vanity Fair cover? Interesting…)
Kamila Shamsie is a feminazi.
Says feminist website Bustle: “How epic would it be if book publishers published only women for an entire year? Only women. As in, zero books by men… for a whole freaking year! ”
Wouldn’t it be wonderful???
These are all Hillary Clinton fans, as I’m sure you know. This is why they don’t care about her corruption, dishonesty, hypocrisy and lies, her efforts to buy favor with the media and to sell influence and access. All that matters is gaining power, and to remedy real or imagined injustice by any means necessary, with any casualties necessary, including rights, choice, careers and lives.
Do not be fooled into believing that the Harris-Perrys and the Shamsies are harmless, addled extremists who will be ignored and mocked as a matter of course. That is always the advantage fascists have: initially they seem too extreme to be taken seriously. Do not think this is a fleeting fad or a phase either. The progressive movement, dragging the Democratic Party with it, is increasingly sliding toward fascism.
Our obligation as citizens and American is to condemn and expose such autocrats for what they are.
And what they are is feminazis.
Yeah, I agree: it’s an ugly label.
It is also an appropriate one for ugly enemies of freedom