I still believe in feminism, perhaps more than ever before:
But there was a rosy day of innocence when I believed in feminists.
Dr. Phoebe Spinrad.
Women have been held down by men long enough! We demand
free birth control and unlimited access to free abortions. We demand
to have any type of sexual partner we desire. We demand an end to
Church intrusion into our lives. And we demand free day care, an
end to the patriarchal family, and a total reorganization of society and
religion to satisfy our needs and our wants.
The Definition of 'Neofeminist.'
You'll Know One When You See One ...
There is a vast difference between a feminist and a Neofeminist, just
as there is huge philosophical gulf between an old-style liberal and a
Like pornography, a Neo(New)feminist is difficult to define but
you'll know one when you see one. She's the one wearing the
"CHRISTIANS ARE A__WIPES" T-shirt while screaming that you're
judgmental. She's the one calling you a woman-hater yet she has a bumper
sticker on her car that reads "IF WE CAN SEND A MAN TO THE MOON,
WHY CAN'T WE SEND THEM ALL THERE?"
While she snivels about "gender discrimination" and
"misogyny," a Neofeminist refuses to use the word
"woman" because it is derived from the word "man."
She uses instead the words "wimmin," "wymyn, or "womyn"
[sic, sic, sic]. Some Neofeminists despise men so much that they
dehumanize them with such descriptions as "pentapods."
A Bitter and Pointless Struggle.
Anyone who personally knows a Neofeminist realizes why she is so
desperately unhappy and bitter. She is struggling pointlessly to become
the very person she loathes so passionately: A man.
For her there can be no rest or peace. Neofeminis Hystericus
is a driven creature. It seems that much of the pointless and fruitless
anger and unrest in this society is caused by women who want to be men
(and, to be fair, men who want to be women).
In summary, a Neofeminist is an illogical, emotional creature
bursting with contradictions, double-standards, and demands, all of
which cause an unbearable tension within her (or, occasionally, him).
For a true feminist, injustice means that women and men are treated
unequally. By contrast, the injustice for the Neofeminist is being
It is absolutely necessary for pro-family activists to grasp the true
and fundamental nature of Neofeminism.
We must understand that the mentality of the Neofeminists is revolutionary
in nature. We must recognize that it has nothing to do with freedom
because it is fundamentally coercive. It is not accommodating; it is not
compromising; it is not egalitarian; it is not evolutionary.
The purpose of revolution is to eradicate differences. Adherents to
Marxism tried to abolish class differences. Neofeminists are trying to
eliminate all distinctions between the genders. They are not seeking
equality; they are striving for identicality.
Neofeminism is insatiable and it will never stop demanding. Man was
created by God to be satisfied only with knowing Him, and, since
Neofeminists don't believe in Him, they are endlessly prodded on by the
Devil. They are always restless, always dissatisfied, and always
demanding change, because they hope that change any change at all
may bring happiness.
But it never does.
If we think that the Neofeminists will be satisfied with abortion on
demand, with "gay rights," with school-based clinics, with
"Death with Dignity," we are kidding ourselves.
The Central Paradox of
A feminist is an evolutionary anachronism, a Darwinian blind alley.
In biological terms, there is nothing that identifies a maladaptive
pattern so quickly as a below-replacement level of reproduction; an
immediate consequence of feminism is what appears to be an
irreversible decline in the birth-rate. Nations pursue feminist
policies at their peril.
The Root of the Trouble.
Ironically, the Neofeminist movement is doing far more to retard its
own progress than all of its imagined enemies on the feared 'Right'
could ever hope to accomplish.
The stumbling block to Neofeminist 'progress' is its organic
inconsistency, which the Neofeminists and Neoliberals claim is the
greatest of all possible evils. As long as the public can clearly
perceive the blatant double standards practiced by Neofeminists, women
will certainly not make the progress they desire, expect and deserve.
Incredibly, the Neofeminists apparently are incapable of seeing the
root cause of their troubles. It is much easier and more Politically
Correct to blame everything on that old bugaboo "patriarchy."
There are several major inconsistencies that are central to the very
spirit of the Neofeminist movement. These inconsistencies cannot be
excised without destroying the essence and basic philosophy of the
movement; the inconsistencies are an integral, vital and inseparable
feature of Neofeminist thinking.
The Neofeminist movement was created when traditional feminists began
to apply double standards to their thinking. Eventually, the movement
came to rest on these double standards and use them as its foundation.
Therefore, if Neofeminists jettisoned their inconsistencies, their
movement would lose its heart and die or revert back into a true
Just a little thought reveals the glaring inconsistencies inherent in
Neofeminists rave that they are being oppressed by men, yet
practice the ultimate oppression against the preborn.
They charge that men discriminate against women, but approve of
and support sex-selection abortions most of which are directed against
preborn women precisely and only because they are
Neofeminists despise the concept of having men attach value (or
a lack thereof) to them, but do precisely that when they abort their
"unwanted" children. In fact, this concept is the foundation
of much pro-abortion thinking and is even the focus of one of the
anti-lifer's favorite slogans, "Every child a wanted child!"
They resent being "owned" by the
"patriarchy," yet claim to own the preborn because, as they
say, the preborn baby is just part of a woman's body.
Neofeminists claim that men do not recognize their personhood,
yet do not recognize the personhood of the preborn.
They rally to protest violence committed against women, but
blithely support even worse violence directed against the preborn.
And, of course, they applaud when pro-life women are beaten up and
sexually molested by police and prison guards, as described in Chapter
81 of Volume II, "Rescue Missions."
Strangely, Neofeminists demand that they be allowed to run the
world and these are the same women who hysterically claim that they
will go insane, kill themselves, or suffer permanent psychological
damage if denied an abortion. These are hardly the type of people most
men (and women, for that matter) want to entrust their lives to.
All of these inconsistencies are deeply rooted in the unconscious
psychological protection mechanism commonly referred to as transference
or negative attribution. This concept is more fully described in Chapter
13 of Volume I.
Briefly, Neofeminists recognize and despise in themselves certain
negative personality traits. Instead of working to try and improve
themselves, it is much easier to simply claim that everyone is just as
messed up as they are. This way, everyone is the same and the contrast
between "good" people and "bad" people (the
The (Non)role of Men.
Curiously, Neofeminists complain bitterly that men seem to be
uninterested in commitment while they work diligently for no-fault
divorce and revel in their newfound freedom to "sleep around,"
which is in turn enabled by contraception and abortion, both of which
every Neofeminist supports to the hilt.
Men have been totally cut out of the most fundamental decision of all
whether or not to have a child. It is no surprise that a man who has
been forcibly disenfranchised in such a manner feels like an unequal
partner and therefore is not particularly motivated to work as hard in a
Why should he invest his time in an unequal relationship? The
woman can kill his child no matter how badly he wants to be a father.
But if he does not want a child and she does, he is out of luck.
He will be forced to support that child for eighteen years.
Neofeminists are incredibly callous about the pain that men suffer
from abortion. Sociologist Arthur Shostak, who experienced the male side
of pain over abortion when his own lover went through one, said that
"Abortion is one of the major death experiences that men go
through. It resurrects very important, very primitive issues, memories,
and feelings." The response of the Neofeminists was typically
uncaring and self-centered. Louise Tyrer, vice president of medical
affairs at Planned Parenthood, replied that "It doesn't matter how
much men scream and holler that they are being left out [of the abortion
decision]. There are some things that they are never going to be able to
experience fully. I say 'tough luck.'"
Imagine what would happen if a man said the same thing about women
Men can't excuse themselves from the responsibilities of parenthood.
but women can, merely by saying, "I don't want that child,"
"I'm not ready for that child," or "That child will ruin
my career." Yet women demand and use just such phrases to justify
the vast majority of their abortions (for a list of the actual reasons
cited by women for obtaining abortions, see Chapter 87 of Volume II,
"Statistics on Abortion").
In other words, men are expected to be mature and accept the
consequences of their actions, while women demand that they not be held
to the same standards. They don't have to be because they possess
that great 'social eraser' abortion.
This is yet another world-class Neofeminist inconsistency they resist
what they call "mandatory motherhood," but are perfectly happy
to impose "mandatory fatherhood" on men if the mood strikes
The Seeds of Failure.
Unfortunately for them, the Neofeminists cannot possibly succeed in
their multiple missions. Instead of weakening the
"patriarchy," they are unknowingly working hard to strengthen
the very system that "oppresses" them.
Neofeminists strengthen their "oppressors" by corrupting
and diluting the central principles of true feminism. They do this by
embracing what they say are typical "patriarchal" faults
treating equals unequally and allowing the strong to oppress the weak.
Nowhere is this more glaringly evident than with abortion.
As long as Neofeminists continue to complain about "gender
oppression" while simultaneously oppressing others (the unborn) on
a massive scale, they will rightly be perceived as inconsistent
hypocrites. Therefore, their support base will continue to remain narrow
and unfocused, and any "advances" will occur purely as a
result of motivating others (such as the court system) to do
their work for them.
And, as anyone knows, it is hard to motivate people to work for a
movement that is basically hypocritical and, above all, self-centered.
How the Neofeminist Agenda
Advances in Government.
Liberty means responsibility, that is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw.
Neofeminists entrenched in the higher levels of the Federal
government have established a very effective procedure for duping the
Congress, the media, and the people into believing that their bizarre
activities are, as they allege, "mainstream."
This is accomplished by getting the government to foot the bill for
heavily-publicized conferences that "represent the views of all
women," then stacking the conference committees with Neofeminists
who go through the motions of democratic action as they arrive at a
preordained set of results, which are then given even more press
coverage and are eventually used by the government to implement various
expensive programs, usually at the expense of the family, children, and
In other words, such programs are used by government Neofeminists as
phony 'public meetings' on a large scale in order to create a bogus
'consensus' so that they can spend government money to advance their
A perfect example of this mega-chicanery was the 1978 Conference on
the International Women's Year (IWY), described in the following
Origins in the 'Fever Swamp.'
The concept of an International Women's Year was originally hatched
in Bella Abzug's fevered mind in 1976. Abzug, in order to secure the
$5,000,000 in federal funds necessary to carry off the IWY conference,
promised that the conference would be "... an opportunity for every
kind of woman, representing every viewpoint, in every state of this
nation to make a statement of her concern."
Incredibly, in the heat of desire for social revolution, Congress
believed her and appropriated the money.
This first step out of the way, all that remained was to 'stack the
deck.' Fortunately, this was done so blatantly and openly that it was
obvious that the results of the IWY were arrived at from only one
On March 29, 1977, President Carter appointed the 42 members of the
IWY Commission. Of these, 41 considered themselves to be hard-core
pro-ERA activists. Of the 200 members of the fifty state coordinating
committees, not a single woman was from any anti-ERA, pro-life,
or pro-family group. When pro-life or pro-family groups attempted to get
involved in the process, they were ruthlessly shut out on all fronts,
and on occasion, even physically assaulted.
This total censorship motivated Phyllis Schlafly, president of the
Eagle Forum and the leader in the fight against the Equal Right
Amendment, to schedule a simultaneous IWY conference to be held in the
same city at the same time.
This is 'Mainline America.'
Bella Abzug had promised that the IWY conference would
"represent every viewpoint." It certainly did if the viewpoint
happened to be that of a sex pervert, abortionist, prostitute, or
Prominent at the conference were;
The National Gay Task Force (NGTF);
Lesbians for Wages for Housework;
San Francisco Bisexual Center;
National Organization for Women (NOW);
Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE, a gaggle of prostitutes);
The Revolutionary Communist Party of the United States (RCP);
The Socialist Worker's Party;
And more than thirty other homosexual, Communist, Socialist, and
In case there was any doubt as to whether Jimmy Carter was aware of
the idiocy happening in Houston on a grand scale, his official
representative and Presidential Aide, Midge Constanza, said that "I
get very emotional about this [lesbian] issue because I feel very
strongly that you should have the right to love whomever you want to. I
Constanza also bragged that her first official act as a member of the
Rochester, New York City Council was to appropriate public funds to
clean up Susan B. Anthony's gravesite and then she claimed to have been
Susan B. Anthony in her "first life."
The President's wife, First Lady Rosalynn Carter, was also prominent
at the IWY convention, as were former First Ladies Lady Bird Johnson and
The 'Official' IWY Report.
As everyone expected, the 'official' IWY report, completely paid for
by taxpayer dollars, was a compendium of Neofeminist complaints and
tired propaganda. The report, arrogantly entitled What Women Want,
was introduced by that paragon of moderation, Gloria Steinem, who
worried that the "anti-woman, right-wing minority [might] turn it
into a public battleground." This was followed by 17 "personal
statements," every one written by radical feminists, including
confessed lesbians and the Press Information Officer of the National
Abortion Rights Action League. Not one pro-family, conservative woman
was allowed to make a "personal statement."
The remainder of the nearly 200 pages of drivel repeatedly attempted
to tie conservative women to the Ku Klux Klan and also tried to come off
as fair by describing the occasional instances where pro-life women
managed to get a word in edgewise (naturally, these events were used as
opportunities to roundly denounce the "anti-woman, anti-progress,
anti-feminist women." The document demanded a network of federally
funded "bias-free and non-sexist" daycare centers, abortion
until the moment of birth, and lesbian 'rights.'
The IWY report also claimed that one in seven men are homosexuals and
stated as fact under the amusingly-entitled heading
"Documentation" that 350,000 women died or were butchered by
illegal abortions annually before the Roe v. Wade decision.
Naturally, no footnotes supported this statement.
The Alternative Conference.
While all 2,000 IWY delegates had all of their food, lodging, and
travel expenses footed by the taxpayer, more than ten times as many
conservative women (all of who paid their own way) crammed the
Houston Astrodome for what was labeled the "Pro-Family, Anti-IWY
According to three separate public opinion polls, this alternative
conference better represented the women of America that the 'official'
IWY crowd. Additionally, it was fully ten times bigger than the IWY
conference. Despite these facts, it was completely ignored by the media
and by President Carter and his Neofeminist allies in the government. As
a postscript to the whole sordid charade, the government finally stopped
paying for the IWY's overt propaganda campaign when the overconfident
Neofeminists stepped over the line by comparing the Mormon Church to the
Ku Klux Klan because it was allegedly "subversive" to IWY
Feminist > Neofeminist.
Let's forget about the mythical Jesus and look for encouragement,
solace, and inspiration from real women ... Two thousand years of
patriarchal rule under the shadow of the cross ought to be enough to
turn women toward the feminist salvation of this world.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, "Feminist Salvation."
The Original Feminists.
The original feminist movement began in earnest in the 1850s. It
annoyed a lot of men, because men dominated every aspect of life and did
not want to be dislodged from their positions of power. Women were, for
all practical matters, second-class citizens, without the basic rights
that must accrue to any human being.
And so, women began to fight for equality with imagination and
endurance. Abolitionist activist Sarah M. Grimke summarized the goal of
the original feminist movement neatly in 1837; "All I ask of our
brethren is that they will take their feet from off our necks and permit
us to stand upright on that ground which God designed us to
The ultimate objective of the feminists was moral equivalency with
men. Therefore, since women are human beings as well as men, no thinking
pro-life activist should condemn any true feminist. After all,
pro-lifers are seeking full moral equality for the most helpless human
beings of all the preborn.
Real Feminists Are Pro-Life.
Before true feminism transformed itself into the muddled,
self-centered, disorganized Neofeminist movement, the humanity of the
unborn was recognized by everyone, even those few persons who lobbied
for abortion rights. Unlike our latter-day Neofeminists, the original
feminists realized that they would never be rid of their
"oppressors" if they themselves oppressed others.
The most famous feminists of the 19th Century and early 20th Century
were nearly unanimous in their condemnation of abortion; they
included Sarah Grimke, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Matilda
Gage, Mattie Brinkerhoff, Victoria Woodhull (the first woman to run for
President), Sarah Norton, and Emma Goldman.
Some of their quotes on abortion are shown in Figure 129-1.
HOW EARLY FEMINISTS VIEWED ABORTION
I deplore the horrible crime of child-murder. We want prevention,
not merely punishment. We must reach the root of the evil. It
[abortion] is practiced by those whose inmost souls revolt from the
dreadful deed. All the articles on this subject that I have read have
been from men. They denounce women as alone guilty, and never include
man in any plans for the remedy ... No matter what the motive, love or
ease, or a desire to save from suffering the unborn innocent, the
woman is awfully guilty who commits the deed, but, oh! thrice guilty
is he who drove her to the desperation which impelled her to the
Susan B. Anthony. The Revolution, July 8, 1869.
Abortion is to be classed, as with the killing of newborns, as
infanticide ... There must be a remedy even for such a crying evil as
this [abortion]. But where shall it be found, at least where to begin,
if not in the complete enfranchisement and elevation of women?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The Revolution,
February 5 and March 12, 1868.
When we consider that women are treated as property, it is
degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be
disposed of as we see fit.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton. October 16, 1873
letter to Julia Ward Howe as recorded in Howe's diary at the Harvard
This subject [abortion] lies deeper down into woman's wrongs than
any other ... The crime of abortion is not one in which the guilt lies
solely or even chiefly with the woman ... I hesitate not to assert
that most of this crime of 'child murder,' 'abortion,' 'infanticide,'
lies at the door of the male sex.
Matilda Gage, The Revolution, April
9, 1868, pages 215 and 216.
As law and custom give to the husband the absolute control of the
wife's person, who if forced to outrage the holiest instincts of her
being in order to maintain even a semblance of that freedom which by
nature belongs to every human soul. When a man steals to satisfy
hunger, we may safely conclude that there is something wrong in
society so when a woman destroys the life of her unborn child, it is
an evidence that either by education or circumstances she has been
Mattie Brinkerhoff, The Revolution,
September 2, 1869, pages 138 and 139.
The rights of children as individuals begin while yet they remain
Victoria Woodhull, Woodhull's and
Clafin's Weekly, December 24, 1870, page 6.
Child-murderers [abortionists] practice their profession without
let or hindrance, and open infant butcheries are unquestioned ...
Society has come to believe it an impertinence in children to be born
at all ... throughout the entire city there are few landlords who do
not stipulate for childless couples. This partially explains why
people in cities might not want children, but is totally inadequate as
a reason for the murder of them, and it cannot be considered at all in
relation to the fast increasing crime of foeticide throughout the
country, where space is ample ... Is there no remedy for all this
ante-natal child murder? Perhaps there will come a time when an
unmarried mother will not be despised because of her motherhood, and
when the right of the unborn to be born will not be denied or
Sarah Norton, Woodhull's and Clafin's
Weekly, November 19, 1870.
Men must no longer insult all womanhood by saying that freedom
means the degradation of woman. Every woman knows that if she were
free, she would never bear an unwished-for child, nor think of
murdering one before its birth.
Victoria Woodhull, Wheeling [West Virginia] Evening
Standard, November 17, 1875.
The custom of procuring abortions has reached such appalling
proportions in America as to be beyond belief ... So great is the
misery of the working classes that seventeen abortions are committed
in every one hundred pregnancies.
Emma Goldman. MotherEarth, 1911.
Men tend to take abortion lightly; they fail to realize the values
involved. The woman who has recourse to abortion is disowning feminine
values, her values ... Women learn to believe no longer in what men
say ... the one thing they are sure of is this rifled and bleeding
womb, these shreds of crimson life, this child that is not there.
Simone de Beauvoir. The Second Sex, 1949.
There are still feminists who have followed the road blazed by their
sisters more than a century ago. They have banded together in a group
called "Feminists for Life of America," which was founded in
1972 by two women who were thrown out of the National Organization for
Women because they had committed the cardinal sin of being pro-life.
Annual membership includes a subscription to FFLA's quarterly newsletter
The group's address and telephone number are listed below.
Feminists for Life of America
811 East 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
Telephone: (816) 753-2130.
Even as the early feminists spoke out against abortion, they were
beginning to lose their focus. Many of the original feminists began to
identify the Church and the family as the source of their perceived
"oppression," and this attitude gradually formed the roots of
the modern Neofeminist movement.
The tone of feminist rhetoric began to change from protective to
destructive; from inclusive to exclusive; from all-centered to
Rosemary Radford Ruether describes how early feminists hailed the
worship of the "Mother Goddess" as "the golden age of
human society that was overthrown by the regressive influence of
patriarchal religion, which displaced an earlier era of women's
power." These "spiritual" feminists "sought to
revive the ancient matriarchal culture and religion, with its female
symbols of the divine, as the more appropriate vehicle for female
Matilda Joslyn Gage was "convinced that the Christian Church was
the prime source of the oppression of women."
Elizabeth Cady Stanton said in her Woman's Bible that
"The emancipation of women is impossible, unless the Bible is
understood from a feminist perspective and repudiated as
More than a century ago, James Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore
accurately recognized the beginnings of the Neofeminist movement as a
"moral sham," a "pious fraud," and one of the
"Socialist schemes which are so often undertaken ostensibly in the
name of religion and morality, but which are subversive of morality and
order, which are the offspring of fanaticism, and serve as a mask to
hide the most debasing passions."
The vast differences between the philosophies of the true feminists
and the Neofeminists were best described by Margaret Sanger, founder of
the American Birth Control League (later Planned Parenthood). Her credo
of women's rights, as stated in her book Woman and the New Race,
was "to live ... to love ... to be lazy ... to be an unmarried
mother ... to create ... to destroy."
In other words, the religion of a Neofeminist is total freedom. She
(or sometimes he) wants the freedom to do anything s/he pleases without
having any consequences attached to it. S/he wants to be just like a
small child again indulged and coddled by society, while s/he throws
temper tantrums, has free and easy sex, and kills.
For a number of years, Sanger and a small band of revolutionaries
worked outside the original feminist movement as they struggled with
limited success to destroy the old social and moral orders. Then the
Neofeminists essentially took over the feminist movement in the early
The two books that heralded the birth of the new movement were Simone
de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, published in France in 1949, and
Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique, published in the United
States in 1963.
Eventually, Susan B. Anthony's push for economic and social reform
movement was entirely subverted and replaced with the outright
revolutionary rhetoric of Neofeminism.
Abortion: The Right to Capitulate.
Abortion is not really about the right to choose, or about
so-called "reproductive freedom." It is more about a woman's
right to conform or to capitulate to a male's idea of the perfect female
a sterile woman of childbearing age. Society in general and most
men reject women when they are pregnant. The Roe v. Wade decision
was not a great leap forward for women's rights. It was a smashing
victory for men! The Neofeminists are unthinkingly kowtowing to
this mindset by rejecting the very concept of pregnancy.
Therefore, women who agree to conform to the male ideals of a world
made by and run by men are not at all free. They have only conformed
themselves perfectly to the desires of the hated "patriarchy."
They are warmly embracing and, indeed, slaving for that which they claim
to deeply despise.
And this is precisely why the Neofeminist movement cannot possibly
prevail for long.
If the Neofeminists were thinking clearly, they would recognize just
why there is so little authentic backlash from the male-dominated power
structure. It is because the Neofeminists are essentially conforming
to the wishes of this same power structure. The shrill noises the
Neofeminists make encourage other women to conform as well, and expends
energy that would otherwise be used to bring about actual and meaningful
Perhaps this is why Neofeminist groups like the National Organization
for Women and the National Abortion Rights Action League are so richly
funded by old-money, male-dominated foundations.
Male hostility to women is a constant; all men hate all women some
of the time; some men hate all women all of the time; some men hate
some women all of the time. Unfortunately, women cannot bring
themselves to hate men, possibly because they carry them in their
wombs from time to time.
The Ideal Neofeminist Male.
One of the absolutely classic identifying marks of a Neofeminist is
her smoldering and unalterable hatred of men. This misandry colors
everything that the average Neofeminist does and thinks; it is a mental
and spiritual poison that she cannot escape. Those men who consider
themselves part of the Neofeminist movement either have profound guilt
feelings brought on by an inability to properly examine the situation or
are in the movement so that they can sexually exploit the Neofeminists
(which is apparently a remarkably easy thing to do).
The twisted transformation of the original feminist movement by
Neofeminists is documented by Lawrence Lader, an abortion pioneer who
was a friend to both Margaret Sanger and Betty Friedan. In his book Abortion
II: Making the Revolution, he summarizes the beginnings of the
This interesting book reveals him to be a brainwashed lap dog as he
parrots the standard Neofeminist line without claiming a single original
thought for himself. The exceptional shallowness of his logic shows him
essentially to be the model of an "ideal male" for the modern
Neofeminist: A tabula rasa, obediently allowing itself to be
molded into the desired shape or mode of thinking, as shown in quotes
from his book.
The publication of Friedan's Feminine Mystique in 1963, and the
founding of the National Organization for Women in 1966 marked the
dividing line between the old feminism of rights and the new feminism
of liberation Friedan and Neofeminism erupted on a wave of technology.
For it was the technology of contraception, the birth control Pill,
that make possible the radicalization of women. Only when technology
and abortion is a crucial step in this process allowed women to free
themselves from the prison of incessant childbearing could they
grapple with the possibility of achieving themselves on every plane.
By bringing NOW, and eventually Women's Lib into the abortion
campaign, Friedan ensured that the struggle for feminine revolution
was solidly rooted in the one base that could turn theory into reality
a woman's control over her own body and procreation. It was the surge
and fever of Neofeminism that paved the way for the abortion movement.
Each was essential to the other, and neither could have advanced
without the other.
No woman can call herself free who does not own and control her own
body. Ms. Sanger taught me this ... Until then I had never grasped the
implications of this principle. Whatever the original feminists
demanded for women, or Betty Friedan and the Neofeminists today,
whether equality before the law, in education, business, and
professions ... all of these things were meaningless unless a woman
controlled her own procreation. No woman could achieve these other
freedoms without the basic freedom of birth control ... I was
convinced that abortion must be completely legalized as a backup,
emergency measure to contraception ... the biggest step was to demand
legalization as an inalienable right of women, protected by the
Constitution's Bill of Rights.
Lader, as shown in the above quote, was one of the first persons to
use the word "Neofeminist."
Welcome to the Outer Limits.
The largest selection of garden-variety Neofeminists may be found in
the National Organization for Women (NOW), which pushes for a wide
radical agenda, including abortion, homosexuality, 'peace and justice,'
and many other favorite causes of the far Left.
However, some Neofeminists have criticized the National Organization
for Women because it is "too conservative" or "too
bourgeois in its approach!"
These ultra-extreme Neofeminists originally formed organizations with
names like WENCH (Womyn with Enough Nerve to Create Havoc) and WITCH
(Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell). WITCH operated
'covens' in cities all over the country, and the meaning of their group
name acronym changed depending upon the type of "direct
action" the group was involved in at the moment; "Women
Incensed by Telephone Company Harassment" when protesting working
conditions at Ma Bell, or "Women Infuriated at Taking Care of
Hoodlums" on Mother's Day. Other titles included Women Interested
in Toppling Consumption Holidays and Women Inspired to Commit Herstory.
Another far-out group was entitled SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men).
The SCUM Manifesto argued that men were not only solely responsible for
the sorry state of the world, but should also all be killed. To this
end, SCUM President Valerie Solanis shot Andy Warhol on June 3,
At least her choice of targets was well-reasoned.
Solanis' feverish mind hatched a passage that summarized the
irrational hatred of Neofeminists for all men. This 'plan' was
eventually entitled "The SCUM Manifesto" and was given the
widest possible airing in the very popular Sisterhood is Powerful,
a book that some Neofeminist politicians and judges now swear on in
place of the Bible.
An excerpt from this lunatic statement is printed below.
EXCERPT FROM THE S.C.U.M. MANIFESTO
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.
It is now technically possible to reproduce without the aid of
males (or, for that matter, females) and to produce only females. We
must begin immediately to do so. The male is a biological accident:
The Y (male) gene is an incomplete X (female) gene, that is, has an
incomplete set of chromosomes. In other words, the male is an
incomplete female, a walking abortion, aborted at the gene stage ...
The male ... has made of the world a sh_tpile. He is responsible
for war, prostitution, mental illness, fear, cowardice, timidity,
humility, insecurity, prevention of privacy, conformity, religion,
prejudice, secrecy, censorship, suppression of knowledge and ideas,
distrust, ugliness, hate and violence, disease and death [many more
A small handful of SCUM can take over the country within a year by
systematically f_cking up the system, selectively destroying property,
SCUM will kill all men who are not in the Men's Auxiliary of SCUM.
Men in the Men's Auxiliary are those men who are working diligently to
eliminate themselves ...
[After the SCUM revolution], the few remaining men can exist out
their puny days dropped out on drugs or strutting around in drag or
passively watching the high-powered female in action, fulfilling
themselves as spectators, vicarious livers or breeding in the cow
pastures with the toadies, or they can go off to the nearest friendly
neighborhood suicide center where they will be quietly, quickly, and
painlessly gassed to death.
Reference. Valerie Solanis. "Excerpts
from the SCUM (Society for Cutting Up Men) Manifesto." Sisterhood
is Powerful (Robin Morgan, editor). New York: Vintage Books, 1970.
Pages 514 to 519.
Some of the maddest Neofeminist ravings against "bourgeois"
groups like NOW may be found, not unexpectedly, in Communist and
Socialist/Marxist publications like Women and Revolution. These
denouncements are invariably accompanied by the mandatory string of
And their [Democratic Party's] main arm for carrying out this
electoral plan is the organized bourgeois feminist groups like NOW and
NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League), which are firmly tied
to the Democratic Party. The bourgeois feminists are the
self-conscious expression of a layer of educated, largely white,
middle-class professionals who seek to forge their niche in bourgeois
Free abortion on demand! Down with "squeal rules"
abortion rights for teens! Drop the ban on RU 486! Free 24-hour
childcare! Billions for AIDS research! Free quality health care for
"Love is a Crock."
Men in general are by no means the only target of these bitter,
hateful females. One of the many extreme Neofeminists, Ti-Grace
Atkinson, not only agitated for the destruction of marriage, but of love
She told one interviewer that "Love has to be destroyed. It's an
illusion that people care for each other. Friendship is reciprocal, love
isn't." Atkinson also said that "Love is the victim's
response to the rapist."
Another New York-based group, named simply The Feminists, wrote that
[Women are a political class] separated out from humanity and thus
denied their humanity. While men performed this expulsion, it is the
male role or the role of the Oppressor that must be annihilated not
necessarily those individuals who presently claim the role ... the sex
roles themselves must be destroyed. If any part of these role
definitions is left, the disease of oppression remains and will
reassert itself again in new, or the same old, variations throughout
The Feminists group was comical in the extreme degree of its clashing
and inconsistent philosophies. For example, while condemning men and
attempting to maintain the facade of true "radical feminism,"
it promulgated a policy statement that read: "We have a membership
quota: That no more than one-third of our membership can be participants
in either a formal (with legal contract) or informal (e.g., living with
a man) instance of the institution of marriage."
While tolerating the institution of marriage, they simultaneously
picketed the New York City Marriage License Bureau in September of 1969,
to demand the abolishment of marriage as "demeaning and oppressive
Figures 129-2, 129-3, and 129-4 list some of the extreme statements
against marriage and the family, mothers and pregnancy, and even love
that have been made by modern Neofeminists.
NEOFEMINISTS CONDEMN MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY
The first condition for the liberation of the wife is to bring the
whole female sex back into public industry and that this in turn
demands the abolition of the monogamous family as the economic unit of
Friedrich Engels. The Origin of the
Family, Private Property, and the State.
Only titanic social upheaval, with a revolutionary scope
unprecedented in human history, can turn the imperialist male
supremacist system upside down, restore humanity to economic
democracy, and then begin to reconstruct the contours of sexual
politics after 5000 years of deformity and counterrevolution ... The
mandate for revolutionary feminists is to transform the birthplace of
sexism the private property system into its opposite and only enemy:
Socialism, the graveyard of sexism. The bourgeois father of male
supremacy must be overthrown and replaced by the matriarchal democracy
of socialist economics and a human culture ... Therefore, real
equality for women demands not only the death of capitalism and all
systems of private property, but the corresponding eradication of the
state-enforced bourgeois monogamous family, the mechanism that
In the institution of the nuclear family, the children are at the
bottom of the hierarchy, with no legal rights, no control over their
lives. Society itself must assume responsibility for its young in
order to socialize them, allow parents a greater degree of personal
liberty and guarantee children freedom from the oppression of the
Radical Women Pre-Conference Discussion
Bulletin. "Draft Radical Women Manifesto: Theory, Program and
Structure." San Francisco: Radical Women National Office, December
15, 1989. 49 pages. Pages 13 and 27.
Within the institution of marriage a woman is legally required to
perform sexually for her husband at his command ... Male society has
sold us the idea of marriage. In the past we women have been afraid to
admit that marriage wasn't all it was cracked up to be because it
meant we had failed. Now we know it is the institution that has failed
us and we must work to destroy it. The end of the institution of
marriage is a necessary condition for the liberation of women.
Therefore it is important for us to encourage women to leave their
husbands and not to live individually with men ... The nuclear family
must be replaced with a new form of family where individuals live and
work together to help to meet the needs of all people in the society.
The Document: Declaration of Feminism.
Originally distributed in June of 1971 by Nancy Lehmann and Helen
Sullinger of Post Office Box 7064, Powderhorn Station, Minneapolis,
The present female liberation movement, like the movements for
black liberation and national liberation, has begun to identify
strongly with Marxist class analysis ... Our analysis of women as an
exploited caste is not new. Marx and Engels, as well as other
nineteenth-century socialist and communist theorists analyzed the
position of the female sex in just such a way. Engels identified with
family as the basic unit of capitalist society, and of female
oppression. The family unit is a decadent, energy-absorbing,
destructive, wasteful institution for everyone except the ruling class
... The modern individual family is founded on the open or concealed
domestic slavery of the wife, and modern society is a mass composed of
these individual families as its molecules. And within the family, he
[the man] is the bourgeois and the wife represents the proletariat.
Robin Morgan (editor). Sisterhood is
Powerful. New York: Vintage Books, 1970, page 486.
The family is the key institution for the determination and
perpetuation of women's subordination, the place where oppression is
most excruciatingly experienced ... Marriage, with its legal
obligations, institutionalized male authority and compulsory
heterosexuality, is incompatible with sexual freedom.
Mica Niva. "From Utopia to Scientific
Feminism?" Quoted in Lynne Segal. What is to Be Done About the
Family? Penguin Books/Socialist Society, 1983, pages 66 and 69.
Since marriage constitutes slavery for women, it is clear that the
women's movement must concentrate on attacking this institution.
Freedom for women cannot be won without the abolition of marriage.
Sheila Cronan, at the 1988 Houston National
Organization for Women (NOW) Conference for Women.
Marriage makes you legally half a person, and what man wants to
live with half a person? ... I can't mate in captivity.
Gloria Steinem, 1971 and 1984 Newsweek
Magazine interviews. Summarized in Douglas Johnson. "Rep. Chris
Smith Targeted By Planned Parenthood, Steinem." National Right
to Life News, April 10, 1986, page 6.
In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away
from families and communally raise them.
Dr. MaryJo Bane, Assistant Professor of
Education at Wellesley College, quoted in David Kupelian and Mark
Masters. "The New McCarthyism." New Dimensions
Magazine, July 1990, pages 20 to 29.
Women are a political class separated out from humanity and thus
denied their humanity. While men performed this expulsion, it is the
male role or the role of the Oppressor that must be annihilated not
necessarily those individuals who presently claim the role ... the sex
roles themselves must be destroyed. If any part of these role
definitions is left, the disease of oppression remains and will
reassert itself again in new, or the same old, variations throughout
society ... We have a membership quota: that no more than one-third of
our membership can be participants in either a formal (with legal
contract) or informal (e.g., living with a man) instance of the
institution of marriage.
Judith Hole and Ellen Levine. Rebirth of
Feminism. New York: Quadrangle Books, 1971.
The little nuclear family is a paradigm that just doesn't work. It
doesn't work for white people or for black people. Why we are hanging
on to it, I don't know.
Novelist Toni Morrison, quoted in Time
Magazine, May 22, 1989.
The marriage bed is the most degenerative influence in modern
Margaret Sanger, Woman and the New Race.
What are the possible consequences of tipping the balance of power
in favor of women? A redefinition of sexual roles, the breakdown of
the traditional system of child rearing, new value and reward systems
for men and women, new foundations for sexual relationships, expanding
technologies to fill the domestic void, political distributions that
reflect the shift in women's power and ultimately perhaps a revision
of our capitalist system.
Elizabeth Nickles and Laura Ashcraft. The
Coming Matriarchy: How Women Will Gain the Balance of Power.
NEOFEMINISTS CONDEMN MOTHERS AND PREGNANCY
Pregnancy is barbaric. Pregnancy is the temporary deformation of
the body of the individual for the sake of the species ... Moreover,
childbirth hurts. And it isn't good for you. Childbirth is at best
necessary and tolerable. It is not fun. Like sh_tting a pumpkin ...
But-look-you-get-a-reward, says the School: A-baby-all-your-own-to-f_ck-up-as-you-please.
Shulamith Firestone. The Dialectic of Sex.
Bantam Books, 1973, pages 198 and 199.
A popular medical dictionary defines "disease" as
"literally, the lack of ease," venereal disease as "one
usually transmitted through sexual intercourse." It's obvious,
therefore, that unwanted pregnancy is the most common venereal disease
... This disease is associated with immense suffering. Seeking to be
cured of this disease, women from time have risked pain, mutilation,
and death in numbers that really stagger the imagination.
Barbara H. Roberts, M.D. "Abortion Laws
Murder Women." Essay in a Women's National Abortion Action
Coalition booklet entitled "Abortion is a Woman's Right: March on
Washington, DC and San Francisco, November 20 ."
It is still possible for weak, stupid, lazy, unambitious and
otherwise lesser equipped individuals to remain and make their way
within domestic work, both as housewives and as servants. As for the
rest, prostitution is always available.
Nobel Prize winners Alva and Gunnar Myrdal. Crisis
in the Population Question. 1930, page 249.
A woman who stays at home, caring for children and the house, leads
an extremely sterile existence. This kind of woman leads a parasitic
existence that can aptly be described as "legalized
prostitution" ... The time has not only come, it is past due,
when marriage and motherhood as a life's goal should be cut out of the
training of the female child ... The day has come when motherhood
should be the lot and privilege of a select minority.
Robin Morgan (editor). Sisterhood is
Powerful. New York: Vintage Books, 1970, page 246.
The menial housewife programmed into a cheap source of breeding and
domestic labor should be relegated to the ashheap of Puritan morality.
Larry Lader. "The Abortion
Revolution." The Humanist, May/June 1973, page 4.
NEOFEMINISTS CONDEMN LOVE
We must destroy love ... Love promotes vulnerability, dependence,
possessiveness, susceptibility to pain, and prevents the full
development of woman's human potential by directing all her energies
outward in the interests of others.
Women's Liberation, Notes From the Second
Year, page 117.
Love has to be destroyed. It's an illusion that people care for
each other. Friendship is reciprocal, love isn't.
Ti-Grace Atkinson, Quoted in Samuel L.
Blumenfeld. The Retreat From Motherhood. New Rochelle, New York:
Arlington House. 1975, 222 pages, page 58.
Love is the victim's response to the rapist.
Ti-Grace Atkinson, quoted in Quotes are from
Jonathon Green. The Cynic's Lexicon. New York: St. Martin's
Press. 1984, 220 pages.
I think that what women are conditioned socially to experience as
love is a form of annihilation of self ... Feminism stresses the
indistinguishability of prostitution, marriage and sexual harassment.
Compare victims reports of rape with women's reports of sex. They look
a lot alike ... In this light the major distinction between
intercourse (normal) and rape (abnormal) is that the normal happens so
often that one cannot see anything wrong with it.
Catharine MacKinnon, professor of law at the
University of Michigan, quoted by Christina Sommers. "Hard-Line
Feminists Guilty of Ms.-Representation." Wall Street Journal,
November 7, 1991, page A14.
Heterosexual relationships are by their very nature oppressive to
women in a male-dominated society ... The man is expected to be
aggressive, strong, virile, self-centered, and a good f_cker while the
woman is expected to be self-sacrificing, passive, docile, weak, and
responsive to men's initiatives. These roles ensure the oppression of
women by men in a heterosexual relationship.
The Document: Declaration of Feminism.
Originally distributed in June of 1971 by Nancy Lehmann and Helen
Sullinger of Post Office Box 7064, Powderhorn Station, Minneapolis,
The Neofeminist's seething hatred of men even put off their original
male allies in other extreme Left-wing radical organizations.
For instance, when the Neofeminists whined about their lack of
leadership in Stokely Carmichael's Student Non-Violent Coordinating
Committee (SNCC), he laughed at them and said that "The only
position for women in the SNCC is prone." In reply to a
question on the place of women in his movement, Eldridge Cleaver said
"Women? I guess they ought to exercise P_ssy Power." Even
Abbie Hoffman said that "The only alliance I would make with the
Women's Liberation Movement is in bed."
Beyond Misandry to Bigotry.
While they loudly denounce gross stereotyping by men, Neofeminists
apparently feel free to indulge in the practice themselves. The Neofems
may develop such hatred of men by reading True Detective Stories
and the crime sections of the local newspapers, and then commiserating
with other female misanthropes. In this manner, misandry gradually
becomes moral insight.
The incredibly bigoted statements made by man-despising women would never
be tolerated by the same women if they were uttered by men and directed
Imagine the uproar that would occur if a man wrote to a large
newspaper and stated baldly that "the only part of a woman which is
worth a man's time can be bought on any street corner." To begin
with, such a letter would never be printed; if it was, Neofeminist
groups would picket the writer's house and demand the resignation of the
entire editorial board!
But not an eyebrow was raised when a woman wrote to a Chicago daily
and said that "the part of a man which is worth an intelligent
woman's time can be bought in a simple business transaction."
Everyone ignored Goldie Hawn's statement on the cover of the Spring 1991
People Magazine; "I wouldn't be a man if my life depended on
it!" Nobody peeped when a cooking article in the New Yorker
talked about "the denazification of the American male."
Neofeminists applauded the television advertisement for Stay-Put
shoulder pads that said, "They're like a good man: A little bold, a
little square, around when you need them ... They never lose their
shape. Which is more than you can say for most men." Nobody in
the audience breathed a word when Joan Rivers blurted, "Women are
so superior!" or when Margaret Thatcher made her memorable little
statement that "In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man;
if you want anything done, ask a woman." Many professional men have
been irritated by the popular wall hanging that says "Whatever
women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good.
Luckily, this is not difficult."
Try to imagine what would happen to the poor office drone who
reversed the genders in this poster!
On one episode of "Roseanne," the title character, when
informed that a wife had killed her husband by stabbing him 37 times,
replied "I admire her restraint." Now switch the genders, and
imagine how the National Organization for Women would react!
Other Neofeminists have written in their books and journals that
"All men are rapists. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and
their codes" (Marilyn French). "Men are locked in the
conquistador mind, the rapist mentality" (Sonja Johnson).
"Men's affairs, from what I can tell, are dominated by aggression
and alcohol" (Barbara Tuchman).
One of the shrillest early Neofeminists, Dr. Barbara Roberts,
The reason so many uteruses [sic] get perforated is that men are
rough. They are trained to be rough when they are little boys. As
adolescents and adults they are taught that "he-man" are
rough on women. You know, "chicks" are all masochists and
the more you beat them, the more they like it. So, they f_ck you
rough, if they are a gynecologist [sic] they examine you rough, and
they abort you rough ... 
Perhaps these Neofeminist man-haters (misandrists) are best
identified by their T-shirts and picket signs. Some of the slogans seen
at the April 1989 "March for Death" in Washington, D.C.,
include those shown in Figure 129-5.
Neofeminists can also be identified by lesbian graffiti, spraypainted
in particular on billboards. Some of these slogans are also shown in
TYPICAL NEOFEMINIST AND LESBIAN PICKET SIGNS AND GRAFFITI
IF YOU'RE ANTI-CHOICE, KEEP IT IN YOUR PANTS!
STAMP OUT DOMESTIC VIOLENCE JUMP ON HIS BALLS!
IF ABORTION BECOMES ILLEGAL, MASS VASECTOMIES SHOULD
MAKE WOMEN HAPPY LOCK A MAN UP TODAY!
MARY SHOULD HAVE HAD AN ABORTION
F_CK THE CHURCH!
6:00 PM CURFEW ON MEN WOMYN CONTROL THE STREETS
SEX FOR FUN
IF THEY CAN PUT A MAN ON THE MOON, WHY CAN'T THEY
PUT THEM ALL THERE?!!
WE'VE BEEN OPPRESSED BY YOUR BASTARD SON LONG ENOUGH
THE MALE CONTRACEPTIVE THAT WOMEN PREFER CASTRATION!
LESBIANISM WHY SETTLE FOR LESS?
IF ABORTION IS A CRIME, WHY ISN'T F_CKING A FELONY?
ISN'T YOUR GOD A MISOGYNIST? (spraypainted on church
CHRISTIANS ARE A__WIPES
KEEP YOUR ROSARIES OFF MY OVARIES
SMASH THE PATRIARCHY!
Reference: Jill Posener. Louder Than
Words. London: Pandora, 1986.
It is interesting to note in Neofeminist literature the vastly
different descriptions of identical qualities depending upon the
person's gender. A few examples of such common usage are shown below.
A GUIDE TO NEOFEMINIST NEWSPEAK
IF A WOMAN
A MAN IS:
Having a testosterone fit
Predatory, a rapist
Perhaps the Neofeminists would see "pervasive sexism"
decline if they were not such blatant and committed sexists themselves!
Neofeminists even run a Jerkline at (708) 868-5909. This is a hotline
where angry and bitter women can call and gripe to each other about how
wormlike they believe men are. Complainants can leave a message on a
recorder called "The Jerkachine."
Almost as misandrist as the "Jerkline" is "The First
Wives Club Consumer Contest," which urges women to write in and
describe "... just what a cad your ex-husband was." The
contest is described on the jacket of Olivia Goldsmith's novel The
First Wives Club. The competition had as its first prize a $1,500
gift certificate to the jewelers Cartier. There were nearly 200
If this all sounds like good clean Neofeminist fun, imagine the
uproar that the National Organization for Women would make if a group of
men set up a "B_tchline" and a "B_tchachine!"
The Perversion Connection.
If a certain group of women strives to be free of all limits,
particularly those placed upon sexual behavior, and if they despise men,
the natural recourse is for them to turn to the sexual perversion of
homosexuality, or "lesbianism."
Female sexual perversions are the logical way for Neofeminists to
"escape" men. As Martha Shelley writes, "Lesbianism is
one road to freedom freedom from oppression by men."
The original Declaration of Feminism betrays the fact that
Neofeminists have no idea what a normal marriage is all about;
Heterosexual relationships are by their very nature oppressive to
women in a male-dominated society ... The man is expected to be
aggressive, strong, virile, self-centered, and a good f_cker while the
woman is expected to be self-sacrificing, passive, docile, weak, and
responsive to men's initiatives. These roles ensure the oppression of
women by men in a heterosexual relationship".
So deep is their hatred of men that these homosexual Neofeminists do
not even extend the hand of friendship to other sexual perverts if they
happen to be male. The following rambling quote by lesbian playwright
Carolyn Gage lays bare the fact that the lesbian hatred of men
transcends even the consideration of the benefits they could reap by
allying with sodomites;
Don't forget that gay men hate women even more than straight
men do. And they celebrate issues that lesbian women abhor, such as this
man-boy love theme. To me, that's child abuse, part of the abusive male
cr_p. When you split lesbianism from feminism, it guts the women's
The lesbian movement offers the only vision left in the world.
Absolutely every other movement shot its wad with Hiroshima ... I hate
men. That's like asking if I hate Nazism and like individual Nazis. If
yo hate Nazism, you hate all Nazis. So I hate all men ... Men are
different from women; they have this testosterone problem. They're a
different species. And they always drag women down.
Straight women have such awful lives, such awful experiences with
men, that I think it's more appropriate to ask them, "Why are you
straight?" How can any woman want to be straight? Why is it
considered natural to sleep with the enemy?
No Sense of Humor.
There is no more ridiculous gaggle of human beings
on the face of the earth than Neofeminists.
They are shrill. They are obnoxious. They are dumb. And their
appearance is usually the kind of grist that cartoonists dream of (if
cartoonists were not so politically correct). Christians, of course, are
nice enough not to ridicule the 250-pound 'women' with bright purple
hair, clothing that would shame a bum, and body odor bad enough to
interfere with local television reception or their parasitic male
hangers-on, those pitiful little whiny and timid creatures who stand
meekly by while their masters command the show.
Of course, Neofeminists are especially fond of ridiculing pro-lifers
with groups like the "Church Ladies' Sewing Circle and Terrorist
Society" and "Ladies Against Women," but when pro-lifers
have a little fun at the expense of the pro-aborts, they put on their
most indignant air and "strongly protest anti-choice
Perhaps it is time for a small group of talented pro-life artists and
actors to assemble a show that pokes fun at Neofeminists in general and
pro-aborts in particular. Then we would see how far free speech
rights can go in this country.
If this group made its performances obnoxious and extreme enough, it
might even get a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts!
Targets for Destruction: Marriage and the Family.
The Basic Neofeminist Philosophy.
As mentioned above, there is a
startling similarity between the philosophies of the Communists and the
Neofeminists. Their attitudes towards abortion, homosexuality,
"peace and justice," "American imperialism," and
every other social issue coincide perfectly.
Nowhere is this more apparent than in their attitude towards the
The overbearing concern of Marx, Engels and other Socialist/Communist
thinkers regarding the family was obviously not "female
liberation," but the transfer of the control of future generations
from parents to the State. The Communists are acutely aware that the
values of parents are efficiently passed on to the children, and so, in
Communist-controlled cultures, the State takes the place of the parent.
The Communist Party supports the family only if it can be made to
efficiently inculcate good Socialist principles in its children.
The following passages regarding life after the longed-for Revolution
nicely sum up the Communist attitude towards the family.
The right to abortion will be guaranteed ... As far as the
policy toward the family, it will be recognized for what it is: not some
holy or sacred institution to be preserved for all time ... not only
will the family be a secondary form for determining children's
upbringing, but its influence in promoting conservatism among its
members, especially the women and children, will be actively combatted.
While the parents will still have significant responsibility for their
children, this does not mean they are "theirs," and there will
be struggle to prevent parents from imposing old values, and
conservative, non-revolutionary thinking generally on the
Revolutionary Communist Party, USA, New Programme. Page 78,
"The Proletariat, Upon Seizing Power, Will Immediately Take Up the
Transformation of Society."
Socialism should make it possible to regulate the reproduction
of human beings. We should be able to produce human beings under a quota
system, just as we produce bicycles and tons of steel.
Vice Premier Chan Muhua, Head of China's Family Planning Board, 1979.
Neofeminism's Primary Goal: Socialism.
The primary goal of the most
radical Neofeminists is the total overthrow and destruction of "the
system." This "system," they say, is "incurably
patriarchal" and even "phallocentrist." Neofeminists
embrace the Communist theory that the easiest path to reform is to
completely raze society to the ground and then construct a perfect
Socialist replacement. Therefore, Revolution (always with a capital
"R") is the only possible answer.
This common link of revolutionary thinking shows why there are so
many intimate ties between Neofeminism and Communism.
One of the typical groups that expounds Neofeminist/Communist
thinking is "Radical Women," which are generally considered by
Neofeminists to be the true revolutionaries of the movement. The group
is not so extreme as to render itself useless or ridiculous, but it does
have the guts to tell the truth about its objectives and not hide behind
a thick curtain of obfuscation and Newspeak. In other words, members of
Radical Women insist on "telling it like it is," even though
they may frequently bore their audiences half to death with torrents of
At Radical Women's 1990 conference in Santa Monica, California,
entitled "The Third Wave of Feminism: A Candidly Revolutionary
Approach," keynote speaker and Seattle labor leader Phyllis
Hutchinson said that "Capitalism doesn't work, never has, never
will. Not for women, not for the working majority. Now, the profit
system is crumbling, and the third wave of feminism is here to help wash
it away for keeps."
The very first paragraph of the 27-page Radical Women's
"Manifesto," adopted at this conference, asserts that
"Socialism is the goal, and feminism the means of getting there.
They are inseparable because the entire profit structure of capitalism
depends on the cheap and unpaid labor of women and people of color. Also
because sex inequality, like racism, is a fundamental social prop of the
This general theme is reflected in the constant references to a
"Feminist-Socialist Revolution" in the original Declaration
Women, having spent their lives in servitude and
in meeting others [sic] human needs, will be the first to understand the
need for a socialist revolution ... While we must not minimize the
social and class differences among us, the existence of a common domain
gives us hope and sustains us in our struggle toward a
Feminist-Socialist Revolution ... Feminism rests on the belief that it
is up to women to rescue the planet from the deeds of patriarchy and
that women will join hands to build a Feminist-Socialist Revolution ...
The whole idea of nations is crazy.
In summary, the Neofeminists believe that they have no real ability
to advance or to better themselves as long as they are being "held
down" by the men who run the "system." This principle not
only applies on a macro scale (i.e., men in society as a whole and in
large government institutions), but on a micro scale as well (such as in
marriage and in small businesses).
This gives some idea of the scale of the gargantuan task the
Neofeminists have set for themselves. They quite simply want to recast
society in their own image at every level.
This mindset is precisely identical to that of the "Black
rejectionists" who maintain that they cannot possibly succeed in a
system that is racist clear through, and who also call for the complete
dismantling of all existing "authority structures."
Target for Destruction: The Family.
The elimination of the nuclear
family and childbearing and the establishment of a Marxist Utopia is a
recurring theme in Neofeminist 'literature,' as shown in Figure 129-2.
These quotes are, of course, merely restatements of the Neoliberal
view that all change is good, that culture and society are infinitely
malleable (never mind 'reactionary' tradition or common sense), and,
since the great bugaboo Patriarchy set everything up wrong from the
start, everything should, will, and must be
Under the proposed "New Matriarchy," women would not even
have the choice to stay home and raise children. As the
"Mother of the Neofeminist Movement," Simone de Beauvoir, puts
it, "too many women would make the choice to stay at home and care
for their children." And, as Neofeminist author Vivian Gornick
insisted in the April 25, 1981 University of Illinois Daily Illini,
"Being a housewife is an illegitimate profession ... the choice to
serve and be protected and plan towards being a family-maker is a
choice that shouldn't be. The heart of radical feminism is to change
So much for "pro-choice!"
Target for Destruction: Marriage.
The incandescent Neofeminist
rhetoric betrays the inexorable desire to destroy any and all parental
influence, and highlights the inbred loathing of childbearing. If
parents are prohibited from inculcating their values into their
children, the State (always with a capital "S"), has total
control of them and can fill their little heads with good Communist and
Some naive pro-life activists truly believe that abortion is all that
the Neofeminists want. Nothing could be further from the truth. The
Neofeminists correctly recognize that the traditional family is the
final means by which values are passed on to children. The other three
great teachers of morality the law, the schools, and the Church have
been effectively neutralized.
Therefore, if marriage and the family can be controlled or
eliminated, the warped ethics of Neofeminism can be force-fed to our
impressionable children. The quotes shown in Figure 129-2 are by
Neofeminists who are members of groups that purport to represent
"women's rights." Notice how Marxist Newspeak and Newthink
dominates the Neofeminist philosophy.
The Psychology of Loathing.
The primary reason that the Neofeminists
want to destroy the family and marriage is, of course, because they want
everyone else to fail at (or at least be terrified of) marriage and
childbearing, just like them.
They ignore any facts that do not support their philosophy: That a
child living with only one parent is 20 times more likely to grow up in
poverty than a child with both parents; that a child with both parents
is healthier in both mind and body; that children living with only one
parent are three times as likely to need psychiatric help as those
living with both parents; that children of single parents are four times
as likely to run afoul of the law than children with both parents; and
that adults who are married and smoke a pack of cigarettes every day are
healthier than single non-smoking adults.
Special Attention to Teenagers.
The Neofeminists, like the
Communists, know that if they can warp the values of our children, they
have won the war. And so, our teenagers are deluged with drivel that is
broadcast over television stations or attractively packaged and
displayed on supermarket shelves. Current magazines aimed at teenaged
girls have little to say about traditional morality and ethics; instead,
they relentlessly pound into our kid's minds the desire for material
'things' and unlimited free sex.
As one example, the magazine Seventeen reaches more than two
million teenaged girls per month. In one four-year period, the magazine
featured only one article on marriage, and this was written by a bitter
18-year old girl whose parents had been divorced. Her article appeared
in the July 1971 issue, and her message was
Is motherhood really
fulfilling? I have seen many cases where it is not. I baby-sit for
several young mothers in my neighborhood. For some, motherhood is
creative, but for most it tends to be intellectually stifling and
routine. As child after child appears, once cheerful and lively women
become increasingly bitter, exhausted and resentful of lost career
opportunities. They complain, "If I have to change one more diaper
today, I am going to go stark raving mad!"
This is the only message about marriage that these teenage girls saw
in this magazine over a period of four years. Readers are led to believe
that all other professions are exciting and worthy, and that motherhood
is unglamorous, undesirable, and unfulfilling.
This is not surprising to those familiar with the Neofeminist
mindset. Neofeminism is intrinsically a depressed, angry, bitter
outlook. A Neofeminist can see only the dark side of things.
People who are anti-marriage rely very heavily on slogans and
unthinking jingoism, just as the pro-abortionists do. The classic
Neofeminist anti-marriage and anti-child slogan is "I don't see
what is fulfilling about swishing a dirty diaper around in a toilet
How many times have you heard this whining nonsense? This is a slogan
used by a pessimistic person who couldn't care less about the many joys
that children have to offer.
According to Neofeminist logic, if you haven't
experienced something, you can't express any opinions about it. For
example, (pro-life) men cannot speak or even think about abortion
because they cannot get pregnant. And the Pope can't talk about
artificial birth control because he doesn't use it. So what gives these
bitter, sterile, never-married women the right to speak about the
Target for Destruction: Christianity.
Political institutions such as religion, because they are based
on philosophies of hierarchical orders and reinforce male oppression of
females, must be destroyed ... Each stage [of the Neofeminist
revolution] takes into account the interrelationship of all the
institutions and therefore calls for simultaneous attacks on all of
Women's Liberation, Notes From the Second Year, page 118.
The Neofeminist Strategy.
If it would wake up and take action, the
Christian Church would be the strongest enemy of the anti-life forces
today, as it has been in ages past. The Communists and the Neofeminists
realize this. They also know that they can never hope to win a
face-to-face confrontation with the Church. Therefore, they must burrow
away at its structure like termites in the hope of destroying it from
This is the classic strategy of infiltration and subversion, which is
more thoroughly described in Chapter 10 of Volume I.
Subversion is the purpose of groups that loudly proclaim their
loyalty to the Church while totally disregarding its teachings and
leading many others away from it. Such groups include the 'Religious'
Coalition for Abortion Rights, 'Catholics' for a Free Choice, and
The Neofeminists claim that they want to "rejuvenate,"
"reform," and "renew" the Church but their primary
objective is to tear down what they call "the patriarchy," and
reconstruct it in their own image, with a paganistic Goddess at the
center. As Neofeminist 'theologian' Rosemary Ruether asks; "The
Crucified Woman: Is she only a victim, or can women bring forth
redemption from their sufferings on the cross of patriarchy? ... no
token accommodations will satisfy us. What is required is total
reconstruction of God, Christ, human nature, and society."
If the Neofeminists succeed in this mission, their greatest
'oppressor' will not only be defeated; it will simply cease to exist.
Specific Examples of the Tactics.
Some of the tactics employed by the
Neofeminist 'spiritualists' are quite ingenious and can warp Church
teachings in some extraordinarily bizarre ways. This should come as no
surprise to those who believe in the great cunning of Satan and his
The Victim Cloak.
Like the homosexuals, the Neofeminists have cloaked
themselves with a permanent "victim status," thereby casting
anyone who opposes them in any as misogynists (woman-haters) and ogres.
For a detailed examination of this effective tactic, see Chapter 9 of
The Neofeminists pack study groups and committees and simply censor
the conservative viewpoint. This results in influential documents that
are nothing more than laundry-lists of whining Neofeminist complaints.
A recent example of this silliness was the National Council of
Catholic Bishop's disastrous pastoral letter "Partners in the
Mystery of Redemption." The letter is heavily dominated by the
writings of a collection of Neofeminists sniveling about the
impossibility of living without abortion, artificial birth control,
neutering, and homosexuality. The letter also lists the manifold
"sins" against women: Prostitution, rape, adultery,
abandonment, pornography, exploitation, and other undefined violence.
The document concludes by demanding that the Catholic Church
apologize for the "sin of sexism" (whether this is a mortal or
venial sin is not revealed).
Naturally, the Neofeminists demand that the Church and men in
particular must shoulder the full blame for all of these
"sins" even for two-party sins like adultery and prostitution!
The document gave these misandrist women a platform from which to
condemn marriage and the teaching authority of the Catholic Church, and
faithful lay people were deeply sickened to see their bishops grovel in
the face of such idiocy.
Infiltration and Subversion.
Neofeminists infiltrate church-run
institutions of higher learning and then infect students with their
pro-abortion and anti-life mentality. When they are uncovered or opposed
in any way, they snivel about "academic freedom" and threaten
to file lawsuits if any action is taken against them. Colleges run by
the Catholic Church are especially susceptible to this tactic, because
administrators are frightened of tarnishing their brassy images by being
For example, at supposedly Catholic Boston College, Mary Daly, a
radical feminist and lesbian activist, was refused promotion to full
professor in 1989. She teaches 'Neofeminist Ethics' (an outstanding
oxymoron), and has written books denouncing the Catholic Church as an
organization that legitimizes male dominance over women. Daly, who has
condemned the entire Christian "symbol system," snarls that;
"I'm sick of the Church. Christianity is the most woman-hating
religion imaginable. The word 'Jesus' is a drug, a hook to dependency on
male images ... To get unhooked is to realize that Christianity is not
the only access to spiritual life."
Daly, a mediocre intelligence gone seriously awry, accurately
describes herself as a "Positively Revolting Hag" on the
jacket of her Webster's New Intergalactic Wickedary of the English
Language, which consists of more than three hundred pages of
unintelligible and utterly useless gibberish.
There are many examples of infiltration and subversion by
Neofeminists working to achieve concrete changes in the Church. As the
properly "Modernized" products of the newly-Neoliberal
Catholic and Protestant seminaries took their seats as pastors or church
bureaucrats, they naturally banded together to enact their personal
This was no overt or organized conspiracy; just as conservatives work
together, so do Neoliberal/Neofeminist clergy. However, the Neoliberals
have a vast advantage. They are on the side of "freedom" and
"tolerance," a message that has always been more appealing to
man's fallen nature than self-discipline.
An absolutely classic example of infiltration and subversion took
place recently in a mainline Protestant church. Neofeminists managed to
pack the 18-member National Worship Committee of the Presbyterian
Church, USA, and proceeded to make sweeping changes in the liturgy
without once consulting the 2.9 million person membership to see what its
This Committee took a huge step towards enacting the Neofeminist
agenda by striking at the very heart of the Church: Its manner of
Therefore, in order to avoid being perceived as "sexist,"
the Presbyterian Church jettisoned the great traditional hymns "God
Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," "Faith of Our Fathers," and
"Once to Every Man and Nation." They did not want to seem
"militaristic," so they got rid of "Onward, Christian
Soldiers" and the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." And, in
order to avoid offending the handicapped, they discarded "Stand,
Up, Stand Up for Jesus!"
Of course, the Church is not the only institution that is susceptible
to this strategy. It seems that Neofeminist meddling in the secular
world leads to even more spectacularly silly results than it does in the
The female majority on the Sacramento, California City Council
recently proved that, like men, they can grapple with the toughest
social issues of them all.
They courageously sponsored the "Manhole Terminology Change
Contest" to seek a new name for those thousands of awful, sexist MANholes
we see on our streets every day. After reviewing such inspired entries
as "Person-Access Chamber," they settled upon
"maintenance hole," and decreed that all of Sacramento's
official maps and documents would reflect this change in terminology.
The cost of these changes was not specified (although it would certainly
run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars), but those many
Sacramento citizens grievously offended and injured by the ingrained
sexism of the city maintenance department may now breathe much easier,
knowing that their City Council knows its rights from a hole in the
Presumably the Sacramento City Council is using one of those
aggravating new P.C. PC word-processing programs that automatically
insert the words "and she" whenever the word "he" is
Curiously, the Neofeminists want to neuter God and rewrite history
and even overhaul our language, but they don't seem to pay any attention
to languages such as German or French, where every noun is assigned a
gender. In German, a turnip is female; a young girl (Madchen) is
neuter, and in French, a tree (l'arbre) is masculine, while a
leaf (la feuille) is feminine.
Talk about Adam and Eve corollaries! Where are the word cops when you
really need them?
Neofeminists even construct their own
religions to show God and the "patriarchal Christian Church"
how it should have been be done.
The atheists like to say that "Man creates God in his own
image." Now we have women making Goddesses in their own
image, and usually in a parody of the Holy Trinity.
For example, WATER (Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual)
uses the sexless blessing "In the name of the Creator, the
Redeemer, and the Sanctifier."
Others ditch all pretense of neutrality and worship "The Mother,
the Daughter, and the Holy Spiritess." Yet others throw out all
vestiges of Christianity by praying to pagan goddesses. A favorite chant
at Woman-Church "liturgies" is directed towards the Holy
Virgin Huntress Artemis: "I am good. We are good. I am power. We
are power. I am womb-water. We are womb-water."
No, I am not making this up.
Your Tax Dollars at Play.
Naturally, the Neofeminists use our tax
dollars whenever possible to erode Christian sexual mores. For example,
the 'Michigan Womyn's Music Festival' recently included a
"workshop" on sado-masochism (S&M) which, according to the
May 1985 issue of off our backs Magazine, included "... a
group of women in leather standing over another woman on the ground,
lacerations and blood all over her body, and blood all over the
It seems that violence against women by men is anathema, but violence
against women by women has the Neofeminist Seal of Approval.
This kind of idiocy is paid for by your tax dollars, while school
children are strictly prohibited from praying.
The Role of Witchcraft in Neofeminism.
Neofeminists reject men as partners in the human race
and shrilly condemn Christianity as "misogynist."
Therefore, it is natural that these aimless, wandering women should
eventually gravitate towards their own 'worship system.'
Since the Neofeminists have an extremely low self-image, they have a
great need for "empowerment" and control. As Christians yield
complete control of their lives to Jesus, Neofeminists relentlessly
strive for the opposite to jealously control every aspect of their
Many or most witches believe that Satanism is an inversion of
Christianity that was invented by the Roman Catholic Church as a
replacement for organized witchcraft. Satanism, they say, is a more
clearly defined and more easily opposed "target" than
witchcraft. This is an obvious ploy to distance themselves from their
natural but even more disreputable cousins, the Satanists, who are
described in more detail in Chapter 130, "The New Age
The practice of witchcraft which excludes men, provides a form of
worship, and gives the illusion of power fits the many needs of the
Neofeminists perfectly. These activities (often misleadingly referred to
as "wisecraft"), are usually amalgamated with assorted
elements of various ancient pagan religions. Everything in this
conglomeration is welcome except faith, hope, love, and self-control, as
explained recently by an article in Ms. Magazine;
the women in feminist spirituality, witchcraft had an even more
fundamental meaning. It is a woman's religion, a religion of the earth,
vilified by patriarchal Christianity, and now, finally reclaimed. The
feminist spirituality movement began to emerge in the mid-1970s and has
become one of the largest submovements within feminism. It's amorphous,
blending in a surprisingly smooth amalgam of radical feminism, pacifism,
witchcraft, eastern mysticism, goddess worship, animism, psychic
healing, and a variety of practices normally associated with
Wicca, sometimes informally referred to as "The Craft,"
generally worships an unholy parody of the Holy Trinity, called the
Triple Goddess: The Maid, the Mother, and the Crone.
Carol Christ summed up the role of Neofeminist and Wiccan worship
nicely as she confirmed that "Goddess-symbolism undergirds and
legitimates the concerns of the women's movement, much as God symbolism
in Christianity undergirded the interests of men in
The Anti-Male Element.
The famed Neoliberal double standard functions
perfectly well within the arcane world of witchcraft. Witches prattle on
about "women's spirituality," but will not allow for a
parallel "men's spirituality," presumably because they
consider men plodding, earthlike creatures incapable of spiritualism.
Radical feminist witches see lesbians as the ideal woman, and the
androgyne as the ideal human being because (he, she, it?) is free of
gender. Women (including lesbians) who live in complete independence of
men are referred to as "virgins," even if they seek to bear
children without the 'interference' of men by using the 'turkey baster
method,' which is described in one of the Neofeminist staples, The
New Our Bodies, Ourselves; "The sperm donor must masturbate
into a condom or clean jar. Within an hour after ejaculation, you suck
the semen into a needleless hypodermic syringe (some women use an
eyedropper or turkey baster). Gently insert the syringe into your vagina
By the way, this book is available in almost every public school
library and is a favorite of many of your sons and daughters.
Abortion As Sacrament.
Most pro-lifers are familiar with the tired
Neofeminist slogan and derivative bumpersticker, "If men could get
pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament."
Well, women can get pregnant, and, to some of them, abortion
literally is a sacrament! This shows just how far the Neofeminist
Goddess-worshippers have fallen into self-deception.
The origin of the above childish, pouting phrase lies with the
'Reverend' Carter Hayworth, a female Episcopalian 'priest,'who stated at
the 1985 National Abortion Federation convention that "If women
were in charge, abortion would be a sacrament ... an occasion of deep
and serious and sacred meaning."
In Scripture, women nurture children; now women 'priests' call
deliberate child sacrifice a sacred religious act ... You've come a long
way, Baby a long way towards Hell!
Neofeminists are always telling us that "nobody really likes
abortion," but the "abortion as sacrament" attitude, as
described below, reveals them to be true abortophiles, or "abortion
Abortion is one of the many areas where the anti-life movement and
the "New Age" movement practically coincide. One prime example
(but by no means unusual) was a detailed description of an abortion
'liturgy' by Rebecca Altafut in the February 26, 1986 issue of the New
This essay, entitled "Abortion With Dignity," relates that
Altafut gets pregnant, but she and her lover are not ready to raise a
child. Therefore, she details a five-step process for procuring an
abortion with religious dignity.
The first step is to ask the unborn baby if he or she doesn't mind
being aborted (once again, I am not making this up)! This must be
done with the utmost seriousness. Curiously, unborn babies seem to be
remarkably easy to get along with, because they invariably seem to be
eager to undergo the intensely spiritual experience of being
disemboweled, burned, and decapitated.
Altafut's preborn was no exception. She says that "I realized:
Unborn Children are very forgiving. I was amazed."
She goes on to describe the "many gifts of abortion,"
including the fact that it is sort of a fertility self-test. Another
advantage for Altafut is that "we had no need for birth
control" (so much for the pro-abort theory that absolutely no
one uses abortion for birth control).
The only flaw in the entire sensuous and fulfilling abortion
experience was that they had not been allowed to complete the fifth step
of the abortion 'liturgy,' i.e., " ... to take the fetal tissue
home with us to ritually return it to the water, to a stream we both
According to two experienced abortionists, Altafut's "fertility
self-check" is quite common among unmarried women who are
fornicating, although it is not an entirely conscious process;
discussions with unmarried women have revealed one pattern recurring
over and over again. A young woman will have an unexpected sexual
encounter with no contraceptive precautions. She will then worry herself
into a frenzy waiting for the next menstrual period. When the flow
comes, she will breathe a great sigh of relief and forget the entire
episode. But some time later the same sequence will be repeated, and the
worry-relief cycle will be relived. After three or four such episodes
the patient begins to wonder about her ability to conceive. She really
should have "gotten caught," she thinks, yet she did not. Soon
she is unconsciously trying to prove her fertility, and usually she
Other Neofeminists fully and consciously embrace abortion as a
positive spiritual good. Social worker Dora Greenwald positively gushes
with enthusiasm as she describes witnessing late-term prostaglandin
It's a really interesting thing that is happening. It's
fascinating, when you can think about it clinically and not get involved
in the babies, or the people ... Several times I saw really beautiful
things happen, I mean it's physically beautiful. Sometimes you can see
the vagina opening up and the entire thing coming out at once ... It's a
really interesting thing, and it got me very excited.
This kind of advocacy certainly puts the lie to the pro-abortion
assertion that "nobody likes abortion."
Naturally, the type of Goddess-worship implied by the "abortion
as sacrament" slogan appeals strongly to women who are alienated
from what they perceive to be a "male-dominated society," and
to those women who are just plain misfits. In fact, some women have been
known to spontaneously declare themselves to be witches upon reading the
books of Starhawk, founder of the Covenant of the Goddess.
Witches like to say that they subscribe to a religion that is
"kinder and gentler" than Christianity, and Neofeminists make
a big deal out of Christian fundamentalists praying for the death of a
certain pro-abortion Supreme Court justice, when they have been doing
the same thing in their own way for many years.
For instance, witches in the Detroit Women's Liberation Coalition
staged a mock funeral march in March of 1970, mourning the
"thousands of our sisters" who had allegedly died of illegal
abortions. They traveled to the office of William Cahalan, the county
prosecutor, and repeatedly chanted; "Cahalan, for you we made this
hex; The souls of our sisters called forth the moon; to cover the sun
and bring on your doom."
If woman-haters are called "misogynist," then surely the
Neofeminist witches could properly be labeled misandrists, or "mr.-ogynist."
Another witch, Z. Budapest, wrote a complicated spell that was
designed to assist the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, in which
she uses several symbols representing death against entire states.
This spell in its entirety is shown in Figure 129-6.
'WITCH' Z. BUDAPEST'S SPELL IN AID OF THE EQUAL RIGHTS AMENDMENT
(editorial comments added in brackets)
When the moon is full, at sundown, go to a place "wild and
lone" (or your own backyard). Place on the ground a map of the
United States with the non-ratified states outlined in blood red. On
each of the capital cities of each of these non-ratified states, place a
red-white and blue candle with the letters E.R.A. scratched onto it
three times with a rose thorn. Also place on each capital a black candle
inscribed with the names of the people and organizations who are working
against the ERA in that state [black is never used in Wicca ceremonies
unless death or 'great evil' is to be directed against someone]. Anoint
the triple power candle with seven power oil, the black candle with
hecate oil [hecate oil is another representation of death; Hecate was
the Greek goddess of death and the underworld]. You will also need some
incense, either high power, high priestess, or dragon's blood.
Form a circle around the map. Light the candles, then the
incense; inhale the incense while looking at the full moon. To raise
power, everyone join hands and hum without strain, a centering sound.
The four wimmin standing in the four corners of the Universe (E,S,W,N)
within the circle will invoke the Goddess in turn [here each 'wimmin'
recites a lengthy prayer to various goddesses, including Ea, Astarte,
Ishtar, Lilith, Esmerelda, Vesta, Aphrodite, and a host of others].
All then link arms around the circle and raise more power,
concentrating on the non-ratified states. (Chanting would be appropriate
here, using chants from ERA demonstrations) [How about a rousing chorus
of "not the church, not the state ...?].
Offering: mix honey and clear water in a chalice, then pour a
small amount on the ground, saying: "To return to you a small
portion of that which you have given us so freely." Each womon
[sic] then takes the chalice, going clockwise around the circle, and
speaks her feeling about the ERA, then drinks. When the chalice has gone
all around and all have reaffirmed each others spell, share some in the
Then take a pair of shears and cut out the [nonratified] states
from the map, and burn them in the flames of the candles. Say: "As
this paper burns in the flame of the Goddess, so shall the enemies of
wimmin be melted against her. The states will grant ratifications in the
name of Thekis, Goddess of Social Consciousness."
Let the candles burn down at their own pace until done. Gather
all the remnants of this spell, including the rest of the map, and throw
them into a living body of water.
It is done.
Reference: Z. Budapest. "A Spell for the E.R.A." The
Allegheny Feminist [Pennsylvania], July 1978, pages 1 and 7.
That Old-Time Religion.
In their drive to 'overhaul' Christianity,
the Neofeminists have revived witchcraft and Neo-paganism to create a
type of "choose your own adventure" religion.
Although these Neo-paganists are under the influence of Satan, they
are not Satanists, because they believe in neither God nor the Devil.
Neo-pagan witchcraft is a naturalistic religion that supposedly attunes
itself to the cycles of the earth, sea, and sky, and does not (overtly)
involve itself in violent acts.
The first step for a budding Neofeminist witch, of course, is to shed
her previous life, which includes the name given to her by her father.
Her new last name will invariably include references to some basic
building block of nature, i.e., Red Wing, Firestone, Waterwoman, etc.
The next step is to find a coven. Most Wiccans belong to covens that
are ideally composed of 13 regular members. They celebrate their
"Holy Days" on the Quarter Days (the equinoxes and solstices)
and the Cross Quarter Days (Samhain, October 31; Oimelc, February 1;
Beltane, May 1; and Lughnasadh or Lammas, August 1).
Many of participants of these rites perform in the nude or "skyclad"
in Wicca argot. Margot Adler and other Neopaganists admit that the new
expression of Wicca is in no way derived from extremely ancient
Paganistic practices, but is instead yet another expression of the
polyglot "New Age" phenomenon, which welds together any
religious or quasi-religious scraps that happen to be at hand or at
mind. Groups of people have actually founded covens solely on the
practices and theories found in popular science fiction or fantasy
Other religiously-based "New Age" groups include the
patriarchal Thor-worshipping Asatrus, the Druids, Feriferia, and the
Church of All Worlds, whose members greet each other as gods and who
envision the earth as a single colossal organism that is itself
undergoing the slow process of becoming divine "theagenesis"
(for more information on pseudo-religious "New Age" practices,
including Satanism, see Chapter 130 on the "New Age"
The Neopaganists would have us believe that they long for a gentler
time that, as Starhawk puts it, "... when worshipping the Goddess
meant seeing as sacred the earth and the fertility of all things on
it." Starhawk and others seem to be interested in rewriting
history in order to erase the more bloodthirsty and inevitable results
of old-time paganistic rituals like the bones of thousands of babies
found at Carthage under a small tombstone that reads "To our Lady
Tanit, and Our Lord Ba'al Nimmon, that which was vowed."
Yes, we know just how "kind and gentle" that old-time
religion was: Ba'al worship called for the slaughter of newborn children
on its altars. Perhaps it's not surprising, then, that the 'new breed'
witches are uniformly pro-abortion.
Neofeminism As Religion.
Neofeminism is an integral component of the
New Age Movement. As such, its members, as they struggle unconsciously
against the gentle but persistent pull of the true God, actually attempt
to transform themselves into "little goddesses" who answer to
It is no surprise, then, that many people see Neofeminism itself
as a type of religion. It certainly has all of the standard trappings of
a religion: Its own Goddesses, its sacred books (Elizabeth Cady
Stanton's The Woman's Bible and Robin Morgan's Sisterhood is
Powerful), its own liturgies and ceremonies, and even its own creed.
Renegade 'Catholic' theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether speaks of an
"emerging feminist religion" in her book Women-Church.
She also describes various religious ceremonies in the book, including
ersatz lesbian 'weddings' and the "baptism" of a woman into
the lesbian 'community.'
The First National Conference on Women's Spirituality, held in Boston
in 1976, featured bare-breasted women dancing in church and chanting
"The goddess is alive!" and "Being female is
divine!" One of the leaders of the conference suggested that
every attendee set up an altar in her home centered around a mirror so
that women "would be continually reminded that they were the
History is Witchery.
Of course, Neoliberals (and Neofeminists) have
never had much regard for history. They feel free to lie about it,
disregard it, or fabricate their own whenever the need arises.
In fact, some Neofeminist authors actually condemn history as a tool
of 'phallocentrism,' as shown in the quotes below.
History is ... a particular form of power and knowledge
involving the manipulation of academic and political resources and
serving to ensure the dominance of certain groups. Rather than pretend
to a spurious 'objectivity,' feminists argue that we must find a way to
read texts that will serve to illuminate the masks of truth with which
phallocentrism hides its functions.
Mary Condren. The Serpent and the Goddess: Women, Religion, and
Power in Celtic Ireland. 1972, Harper and Row, San Francisco.
All of history must be re-written in terms of oppression of
women. We must go back to ancient female religions like
The Document: The Declaration of Feminism, November 1971.
We are critical of all past ideology, literature and
philosophy, products as they are of male supremacist culture. We are
re-examining even our words, language itself.
"PRINCIPLES (New York Radical Women)." Sisterhood is
Powerful (Robin Morgan, editor). New York: Vintage Books, 1970. Page
All men have oppressed women ... The most slanderous evasion of
all is that women can oppress men.
"Redstockings Manifesto." Sisterhood is Powerful
(Robin Morgan, editor). New York: Vintage Books, 1970. Page 534.
The Precepts of 'Wisecraft.'
Although there are a thousand different
covens and strains of witchcraft, they allegedly adhere to the principle
"DO AS THOU WILT AND HARM NONE." This principle, of course, is
echoed by the Sexual Revolution: "Any sex act is acceptable as long
as nobody is hurt." This new witchcraft endorses practices that
'traditional' witches would blush at; lesbianism, bestiality, and
omnisexual orgies, which are 'sacraments' of the new ceremonies.
As with the American Communists, many 'witches' are bored housewives
or single women whose lack of physical attractiveness is more than
compensated for by their strangeness of character. These women often
jettison their last names and make up their own which contains one of
the original "four elements;" i.e., "Firestone" or
Z. Budapest, one of the better-known latter-day 'witches,' described
the new attitude towards sex when she explained that
is intimately connected with religious sexual practices; mating and
pleasuring are observed in Her honor alone, giving up any and all sexual
inhibitions of any current era. The patriarchal sexual mores are direct
reversals of this religious sexual enjoyment. All taboos of
Judeo-Christianity were made against the Old Religion. She [the Goddess]
is certainly promiscuous by Christian standards She is unconquerable
because She is Divine ... Oneness of all Nature is much sought after in
the sexual union, be it with female-male variations or female with
female and male with male ... The Sacred Whore is invoked here with Her
holiest meaning ... If and when orgasm occurs for somebody, it is
treated as a sacred chant and shared by other women in the circle.
A Modern Witch.
It is not surprising that a pell-mell amalgam of
pagan practices, imagination, and good old Satanic influence should
produce some pretty weird philosophy. Naturally, there are always
colorful characters ready to preach this nonsense.
Z. Budapest is a good example. She despises men so passionately that
her own father's name is anathema to her. In fact, she claims to have no
father at all: She alleges that she is the product of parthenogenesis,
or a type of "immaculate conception!" This is in keeping with
the Neofeminist idea that anything having to do with men (including
having one for a father) is inherently "sinful."
Budapest's "witch religion" is nothing more than a
half-baked rationalization for the philosophy of the 'Me Generation.'
She has dressed up the Sexual Revolution in the fancy rags of
anti-Christianity and has tried to give it an aura of
"respectability" based on a mishmash of paganism and various
Eastern and "New Age" beliefs.
As Budapest herself proclaims, in her most delicate and restrained
prose, "Self-love is where liberation begins. If anybody tries to
discourage you from loving yourself, tell them to stuff it."
Budapest has published several books, including The Holy Book of
Womens [sic] Mysteries and Like-Minded Wimmen [sic].
She is the high priestess of the "Susan B. Anthony Coven Number
One," based in San Francisco, which publishes its Dianics
newsletter THEMIS, dedicated to "the Goddess of Social
Budapest claims that the Catholic Church burned 11,000,000 women at
the stake in the Middle Ages (equivalent to half of the female
population of Europe). The Neofeminist group WITCH alleges that the
figure was a more modest nine million. Such an effort would have
deforested vast tracts of woodland, in addition to wiping out most of
the female population. Budapest and WITCH ignore the fact that even
extreme anti-Catholic writers put the number at less than 20,000.
Budapest also says that a dogma of the Christian Faith is that
"woman is created in the image of the Devil." Her
authoritative reference for this fascinating nugget of misinformation? A
pornographic movie entitled "The Devil in Miss Jones!"
Ah, rigorous scholarly research can be so inspiring to us lesser
Despite all of this silliness, Z. Budapest has enshrined herself in
history (pardon me, herstory) for her valiant efforts on behalf
of the Equal Rights Amendment. She cooked up a rather complicated spell
that was "To be cast by wimmin who have worked for the ERA or who
strongly want to "do something" for it."
This spell, which is shown in Figure 129-6, is rather lengthy, but is
worth a generous amount of space due to its entertainment content.
Editorial comments are contained in [brackets].
While Z. Budapest and her 'wimmin Wiccans' were taking their ease and
occupying themselves with silly and useless ceremonies under the full
Moon, Phyllis Schlafly and her Eagle Forum were fighting the battle in
broad daylight with prayer to Jesus Christ and lots of slogging hard
History, of course, reveals to us which side won the ERA battle.
Perhaps Thekis, the "Goddess of Social Consciousness," was
asleep like Ba'al was when he was summoned by his priests.
The Role of the Abortion Super-Right.
Women are being seen as wombs to be deactivated rather than
human beings with lives to be fulfilled.
Erma Clardy Craven.
The abortion issue is the Neofeminist's Achilles heel. By
their actions and by their words, Neofeminists reveal that their
paramount goal is not true equality for women it is instead to keep
abortion legal and easily available.
Fighting Protective Legislation.
Nowhere is glaring inconsistency
more evident than when Neofeminists band together to bitterly oppose
abortion laws that will protect women.
Missouri's Women and Infants' Caregiver Act would have ensured that
all women considering abortion receive counseling from the state on
prenatal care and abortion alternatives. This bill would not have
restricted access to abortion in the slightest, but pro-abortion
organizations and individuals fanatically fought it in the state
legislature and stated that it was "... an extreme bill that would
cripple women's access to reproductive services."
Massachusetts legislators introduced a bill that would have created a
public education program to educate pregnant women about fetal
development and the impacts of drug, alcohol, and tobacco abuse on their
preborn babies. This bill would have lowered the number of infants born
with low birth weight and other disabilities and would have led to
better prenatal care. This bill had broad support from physicians and
other medical professionals, but the Planned Parenthood League of
Massachusetts bitterly opposed it.
A New York law would have provided grants to non-profit organizations
for the purpose of providing information on alternatives to abortion.
But the abortion lobby, led by New York NOW, alleged that it was "a
violation of free speech" and "a imposition on the right to
No Pro-Life Neofeminists.
The Neofeminists also show that their
allegiance to abortion is far stronger than their loyalty to those they
call their 'sisters,' especially when those 'sisters' happen to oppose
Writer Pamela Erens confesses that pro-life women are simply rejected
by their 'sisters' who claim to speak for all women;
feminists, predictably, can't stand them [pro-life women]. Anti-abortion
feminist groups have been banned from ERA rallies, rebuffed in their
attempts to join consortiums of women's groups, and forbidden to meet in
campus women's centers. The rift has been present since the earliest
days of the women's movement. Pat Goltz, the member of Ohio NOW who
founded FFL in 1972, was asked and then forced to give up her NOW
membership because of her anti-abortion activities. NOW's president
Molly Yard says that she would meet the same fate today. "I don't
know how someone can be a feminist if she's not for a woman's right to
her own life," she says. Seventeen years later, seven-term
congresswoman Mary Rose Oakar of Ohio is consistently refused
endorsement by women's organizations because she opposes abortion, even
though she has been a leading supporter of the ERA, pay equity, and aid
for poor and elderly women.
Every member of Feminists for Life of America can attest to the fact
that you can only be a Neofeminist if you check your brains and your
judgment at the door and exactly parrot their lines.
No Seamless Garment Here!
Even more telling is the reaction of
ultraliberal Neofeminists to women who really are making a
difference in the world.
Not even Mother Teresa who embodies the purest essence of the
desirable gender-free qualities of love, compassion, and hard work can
escape their wrath simply because she opposes prenatal genocide by doing
something to help the preborn.
Virulent pro-abort actor Ed Asner wrote that;
It must be very hard to see the news of that phenomenal nun out
of India ... to marvel at the woman and ache at what she is costing
NARAL [the National Abortion Rights Action League] here in the
I question the political reasons why she was chosen for a Nobel
Prize at this time. It's as if male authorities are saying that it's all
right for women to passively help people die but not to actively take
control in the world, much less of their own bodies. There's a message
there you look around the world for the most conservative, the
least-threatening woman you can find and give her an honor.
The Gifts of Neofeminism and the 'Sexual Revolution.'
The plain truth is: The feminist leaders have no troops. While
the gender gap proved to be a feminist myth, the gap dividing the
feminists from the women they claim to speak for is no myth and is worth
Christina Sommers, The Wall Street Journal.
Agitating for a Lower Status.
It is almost comically ironic that the
Neofeminists, in their relentless push for 'equality,' have consigned
women to a lower status than any they have yet suffered in this country.
The great benefactors of abortion, for example, have not been women, but
Any man can now indulge in unlimited sexual gratification as often as
he wants and with as many women as he wants, and then walk away from all
of them. Perhaps the height of callousness was displayed by Kansas City
Royals baseball star George Brett as he referred to the abortions his
girlfriends had suffered: "I've had the security of knowing I'm a
proven [sexual] performer."
If there is a 'problem,' the woman is left to travel to any of the
convenient nearby abortuaries, staffed almost entirely by male doctors.
She is left to pay for the abortion in some cases, for the rest of her
life. Any counselor who has worked in a Crisis Pregnancy Center or in an
abortuary has heard this story hundreds of times.
Only the names change to protect the guilty.
And guilty they are. The Neofeminists have obviously thrown off all
sexual restraint, and gleefully wallow in every type of sexual
The Wonderful 'New Freedom.'
Many amusing and downright incredible
examples of this 'new freedom' can be found in Neofeminist periodicals.
For example, Womenwise, a publication of the New Hampshire
Federation of Feminist Womens Health Centers, recently ran an amateurish
"Sexuality Survey" which asked their readers about their
sexual fantasies and masturbation habits. A typical question and answer
are shown below.
Question: "Please share with us how you masturbate. In asking
how, we are interested in what methods you use, i.e., fingers, running
water, rubbing against an object."
Typical Response: "By myself, I have used lubricating jelly and
cucumbers. With a partner, I have used apricot filling placed on our
breasts. We have also made use of a narrow low couch to help get our
Surely the Neofeminists have a euphemism for this type of activity,
just as they have for everything else. After all, the organized child
molesters call their activities "intergenerational love." The
people who practice bestiality call their perversion "interspecies
love." Perhaps the above response belonged to a member of a budding
group of "vegisexuals."
What next? "Geosexuals?"
One gets the distinct impression that the Neofeminists are living in
a protracted phase of pre-adolescence, in which small children derive
their greatest joy from attempting to shock those who are older and
wiser than they are.
The Final Chapter of Neofeminism.
Women now "enjoy" a lower
status than ever before. Women at least used to be looked up to by men
(sometimes in an admittedly 'sexist' manner), and they were mostly
treated with respect.
However, the Neofeminists co-opted the original feminist movement and
then threw out anyone who did not agree with their long list of demands.
They became loud, obnoxious, and whiny. Their demands became strident.
Some of their goals were even accomplished.
And now, men with no particular respect for women have the freedom to
be able to take advantage of them whenever they feel like it. According
to surveys that even towers of impartiality like Ms. Magazine
commission, women in general are desperately unhappy today, even with
their careers, Mercedes, and 1.4 preppy-perfect children.
Women simply traded what was most precious and fulfilling to them for
what was least precious and fulfilling for men.
Heck, we men could have told them that.
But nobody bothered to ask us.
Feminist author Andrea Dworkin, founder of Women Against Pornography,
sums up the real "gifts" of Neofeminism in a short but
thoughtful paragraph; "Women who lived through it [the Sexual
Revolution] got hurt badly. Sexual liberation has made life harder for
us. We got used. We got abused. We got beaten. We got raped."
Anti-prostitution activist Mary Rosera Joyce makes the obvious
connections between women selling their bodies to men and women selling
their babies to men. Her unique viewpoint causes her to realize that
easy abortion has given women the opportunity to prostitute themselves
to men not once, but twice;
Women are still big business for men.
Abortion now provides a new multimillion-dollar business in another kind
of feminine prostitution. In the first form of prostitution women are
paid by men. But when women prostitute themselves to what is called the
"baby scrambler," the suction machine for abortion, they give
the money to men more often than not ... If women were not so
intellectually passive, they would be able to see through this so-called
Figure 129-7 contains three poignant statements on the impact of
'female empowerment' by bioethicist Sidney Callahan and writers Joanna
Foster and Kay Ebeling.
THE LEGACY OF THE NEOFEMINIST MOVEMENT: INFERIORITY FOR WOMEN
Instead of being empowered by their abortion choices, young
women having abortions are confronting the debilitating reality of not
bringing a baby into the world; not being able to count on a committed
male partner; not accounting oneself strong enough, or the master of
enough resources, to avoid killing the fetus. Young women are hardly
going to develop the self-esteem, self-discipline, and self-confidence
necessary to confront a male-dominated society through abortion.
The male-oriented sexual orientation has been harmful to women
and children. It has helped bring us epidemics of venereal disease,
infertility, pornography, sexual abuse, adolescent pregnancy, divorced,
displaced older women, and abortion. Will these signals of something
amiss stimulate pro-choice feminists to rethink what kind of sex ideal
really serves women's best interests?
... While the ideal has never been universally obtained, a
culturally dominant demand for monogamy, self-control, and emotionally
bonded and committed sex works well for women at every stage of their
life cycles. When love, chastity, fidelity, and commitment for better or
worse are the ascendent cultural prerequisites for sexual functioning,
young girls and women expect protection from rape and seduction; adult
women justifiably demand male support in childbearing; and older women
are more protected from abandonment as their biological attractions
Bioethicist Sidney Callahan. "Abortion and the Sexual Agenda: A
Case for Pro-Life Feminism." Commonweal, April 25, 1986,
pages 235 to 238.
American women climbed up the career ladder fast; but when they
got to the board room, they looked around and saw that all the men had
pictures of their families on their desks. The women didn't have any
pictures of their families. They didn't have any families.
Joanna Foster of the Equal Opportunities Commission, quoted in Glenn
Wilson and Peter Owen. The Great Sex Divide: A Study of Male-Female
Today I see feminism as the Great Experiment That Failed, and
women in my generation, its perpetrators, are the casualties. Many of
us, myself included, are saddled with raising children alone. The
resulting poverty makes us experts at cornmeal recipes and ways to find
free recreation on weekends. At the same time, single men from our
generation amass fortunes in CDs and real-estate ventures so they can
breeze off on ski weekends. Feminism freed men, not women. Now men are
spared the nuisance of a wife and family to support. After childbirth,
if his wife's waist doesn't return to 20 inches, the husband can go out
and get a more petite woman ...
Feminism made women disposable. So today a lot of females are
around 40 and single with a couple of kids to raise on their own.
Child-support payments might pay for a few pairs of shoes, but in
general, feminism gave men all the financial and personal advantages
What's worse, we asked for it. Many women decided: You don't
need a family structure to raise your children. We packed them off to
day-care centers where they could get their nurturing from
professionals. Then we put on our suits and ties, packed our briefcases
and took off on this Great Experiment, convinced that there was no
difference between ourselves and the guys in the other offices.
How wrong we were ... The truth is, a woman can't live the true
feminist life unless she denies her child-bearing biology. She has to
live on the pill, or have her tubes tied at an early age. Then she can
keep up with the guys with an uninterrupted career and then, when she's
30, she'll be paying her own way on ski weekends too ...
Kay Ebeling. "The Failure of Feminism." Newsweek
Magazine, November 19, 1990, page 9.
Such are the gifts of Neofeminism.
When will we ever learn?
 Dr. Phoebe Spinrad of Women for Faith and Family, quoted in a
letter entitled "Sign Me Up" in Fidelity Magazine,
September 1988, pages 2 and 3.
 Babette Frances. "Feminism
and the State - The Australian Experience." Feminism
v. Mankind. Family Publications, Wicken, Milton Keynes, Britain,
1990. Page 23.
 Rosemary Bottcher. "Feminism: Bewitched By Abortion."
American Collegians for Life Educational Reprint Series. Printed by Life
Cycle Books, Post Office Box 420, Lewiston, New York 14092-0420.
Telephone: (416) 690-5860.
 John Leo. "Sharing the Pain of Abortion." Time
Magazine, September 26, 1983, page 78.
 Quotes are from Jonathon Green. The Cynic's Lexicon. New
York: St. Martin's Press. 1984, 220 pages.
 John Lofton, Jr. "International Women's Year Conference
Federally Funded Feminist Freak Festival Stacked Against Pro-Family
Majority of Women." Battle Line, January 1978, pages 3 to
 Caroline Bird. What Women Want: From the Official Report to
the President, the Congress, and the People of the United States.
New York: Simon and Schuster Publishers, 1979.
 Annie Laurie Gaylor. "Feminist Salvation." The
Humanist, July/August 1988, page 37. Also quoted in David Kupelian
and Mark Masters. "The New McCarthyism." New Dimensions
Magazine, July 1990, page 22.
 Sarah M. Grimke. Letters on the Equality of the Sexes and the
Condition of Woman. Boston: Isaac Knapp, 1838, reprinted by Source
Book Press, New York, 1970, page 10ff. Also quoted in Samuel L.
Blumenfeld. The Retreat From Motherhood. New Rochelle, New York:
Arlington House. 1975, 222 pages, page 48.
 Rosemary Radford Ruether. "Radical Victorians: The Quest
for an Alternative Culture." Women and Religion in America.
Volume 3, 1900-1968. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1986, pages xiv and
 Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Woman's Bible, quoted in Carol
P. Christ and Judith Plaskow. "The Essential Challenge: Does
Theology Speak to Women's Experience?" Womanspirit Rising: A
Feminist Reader in Religion. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1979,
 James Cardinal Gibbons. The Faith of Our Fathers.
Baltimore: The John Murphy Company, 1876. Reprinted by Tan Books and
Publishers, Rockford, Illinois, in 1980, pages 21 and 60.
 Germaine Greer, quoted in Steve Duin. "Fortunately, Women
Still Decide to Run." The Oregonian, September 29, 1992,
 Lawrence Lader. Abortion II, Making the Revolution.
Boston: Beacon Press, 1973, pages 18 to 20 and 36 to 40.
 Judith Hole and Ellen Levine. Rebirth of Feminism. New
York: Quadrangle Books, 1971. This is probably the most detailed and
best available account of the early Neofeminist movement to 1971. If you
need information on the origins of any American Neofeminist group, this
is the reference you want to get. Pages 91, 127, 143 to 144, 146, 240,
 "Free Abortion on Demand!" Women and Revolution,
Summer/ Autumn 1992, pages 15 to 18.
 Quoted in Samuel L. Blumenfeld. The Retreat From Motherhood.
New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. 1975, 222 pages, page 58.
 Monsignor R.G. Peters. "Let's Give Women Their Due." Catholic
Twin Circle, May 28, 1989, page 14. Also quoted in Samuel L.
Blumenfeld. The Retreat From Motherhood. New Rochelle, New York:
Arlington House. 1975, 222 pages, page 57.  "Know Your Enemy: A
Sampling of Sexist Quotes." Sisterhood is Powerful (Robin
Morgan, editor). New York: Vintage Books, 1970. Pages 31 to 36.
 Jim Atkinson. "Roseanne Bites Man." National Review,
September 3, 1990, page 38.
 Robin Morgan (editor). Sisterhood is Powerful. New York:
Vintage Books, 1970.
 Barbara H. Roberts, M.D. "Abortion Laws Murder Women."
Essay in a Women's National Abortion Action Coalition booklet entitled
"Abortion is a Woman's Right: March on Washington, DC and San
Francisco, November 20 ."
 Rick Hampson. "Awful Ex-Husbands Get Comeuppance in
Contest." The Oregonian, May 27, 1992, page B4.
 Martha Shelley, "Notes of a Radical Lesbian." Quoted
in Robin Morgan's Sisterhood is Powerful. New York: Vintage
Books, 1970, page 306.
 The Document: Declaration of Feminism. Originally
distributed by Nancy Lehmann and Helen Sullinger of Post Office Box
7064, Powderhorn Station, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407.
 Lesbian playwright Carolyn Gage, quoted in Cate Garrison.
"Theater of Exclusion." Willamette Week [Portland,
Oregon], September 12-18, 1991, pages 15 and 16.
 Julie Russie. "Radical Women's Candidly Revolutionary
Conference." Freedom Socialist ("Voice of Revolutionary
Feminism"), July-September 1990, pages 10 and 11. This conference
took place February 17-20, 1990, at Santa Monica, California.
 David Kupelian and Mark Masters. "The New
McCarthyism." New Dimensions Magazine, July 1, 1990, page
 As described in The Oregonian, October 27, 1989, page D7.
 Rosemary Radford Ruether. Womanguides: Readings Toward a
Feminist Theology. Beacon Press, 1985, page 104.
 Donna Steichen. "Women-Church Synod in Cincinnati." Fidelity
Magazine, December 1987, pages 21-31. Quote on page 29.
 Self-proclaimed witch Norma Joyce of Eugene, Oregon, quoted in
Sura Rubenstein, "Witchcraft Followers Say They Are Not
Satanists." The Oregonian, August 13, 1989. Page C7.
 "Spiritual Explorers." Ms. Magazine, December
 The New Our Bodies, Ourselves. Simon and Schuster, 1984,
 National Abortion Federation Update, Fall 1985, page 7.
 Rebecca Altafut's "abortion ceremony" is described in
David H. Andrusko. "The Indignity of Abortion." National
Right to Life News, April 10, 1986, pages 2 and 9.
 As described in Selig Newbardt, M.D., and Harold Schulman, M.D. Techniques
of Abortion. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1977 (Second
Edition), Page 120.
 Dora Greenwald, MSW, quoted by Magda Denes. "Performing
Abortions." Commentary, October 1976, pages 33 to 37. This
is a truly frightening and profoundly sickening article written by a
doctor who observes and describes in graphic detail a number of saline
abortions and their results. She acknowledges that abortion is killing,
but a type of "necessary" killing.
 Detroit Free Press, March 8, 1970. Recounted in Judith
Hole and Ellen Levine. Rebirth of Feminism. Quadrangle Books: New
York, 1971. Page 298.
 Nancy M. Cross. "The Dry Wood: Feminism, Hosea, and
Jesus." Fidelity Magazine, January 1989, page 20.
 Paul deParrie. Unholy Sacrifices of the New Age.
Wolgemuth & Hyatt Publishers, 1988.
 Rosemary Radford Ruether. Women-Church: Theology and Practice
of Feminist Liturgical Communities. San Francisco: Harper & Row,
1985, pages 65, 173 to 181, and 196 to 200.
 Naomi R. Goldenberg. Changing of the Gods: Feminism and the
End of Traditional Religions. Boston: Beacon Press, 1979, pages 92
 Erma Clardy Craven, quoted in ALL About Issues,
July/August 1980, page 5.
 "Abortion Lobby Opposes Alternatives Proposals." Life
Insight (publication of the NCCB Secretariat for Pro-Life
Activities), September 1991, page 2.
 Pamela Erens. "Anti-Abortion, Pro-Feminism?" Mother
Jones, May 1989, pages 31 and 45.
 Ultraliberal actor Ed Asner to Gloria Steinem, March 9, 1980
PARADE Magazine. Also quoted in "Steinem on Mother Teresa." National
Right to Life News, March 1980, page 8.
 Christina Sommers. "Hard-Line Feminists Guilty of
Ms.-Representation." Wall Street Journal, November 7, 1991,
 George Brett on the abortions his girlfriends have suffered.
Quoted in Newsweek Magazine, July 17, 1989, page 13.
 Mary Rosera Joyce. "The Sexual Revolution Has Yet to
Begin." In Thomas J. Hilgers and Dennis J. Horan (editors), Abortion
and Social Justice. Thaxton, Virginia: Sun Life Publishers, 1980.
Pages 224 and 225.
Further Reading: Neofeminism.
Samuel L. Blumenfeld. The Retreat From Motherhood.
Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. 1975, 222 pages, hardback. This
interesting book by a pro-abortion former editor and sociologist
attempts to pin down the roots of Neofeminism and does a pretty good, if
rather disjointed job. Although he is definitely anti-life, Blumenfeld
has strung together a large quantity of evidence that shows the
influence of the population controllers and media in the mass turning
away from childbearing to abortion and contraception. Blumenfeld feels
that there is really no hope for us, and that we will eventually
exterminate ourselves (but he neglects the role of religion, as well).
James Burnham. Suicide of the West.
Regnery Books. Order from
the Conservative Book Club, 15 Oakland Avenue, Harrison, New York 10528.
This book dissects Neoliberalism to its rotten core. It examines the
curious Neoliberal combination of guilt, arrogance, selective
indignation and compassion, double-standards, fuzzy logic, good
intentions, and self-righteousness. The book examines why Neoliberals
can never rule, why Neoliberalism is the ideology of suicide, why it
clashes with Christianity, why Neoliberals sneer at patriotism and other
'traditional' values, and why Neoliberals are driven to make war on
Ronda Chervin. Feminine, Free, and Faithful.
143 pages. Order
from Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland Avenue, Harrison, New York 10528.
Chervin shows that freedom and femininity are not mutually exclusive
terms, but necessary elements for a woman to achieve her full potential
as a Christian.
G.K. Chesterton. What's Wrong With the World: The Superstition of
Divorce, Eugenics, and Other Evils, and Other Essays.
sewn hardcover, sewn softcover. Order from Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland
Avenue, Harrison, New York 10528. Although nearly a century old, these
economic and sociologic writings by one of the most prolific and
respected Christian writers of all time show conclusively that the
anti-life mentality has been with us for many years. Chesterton shows
that lax moral standards will lead to eugenics, divorce, artificial
contraception, abortion, and ultimately the dehumanization of man, the
loss of respect for human life, and the destruction of the family. A
'must read' for Christian historical scholars.
Mary Lewis Coakley. Long Liberated Ladies.
260 pages. Order
from: Ignatius Press, 15 Oakland Avenue, Harrison, New York 10528,
telephone: 1-800-528-0559. A favorite Neofeminist myth is that the
Catholic Church institutionally and systematically oppresses women as a
class. This book outlines the lives of women who accomplished
spectacular spiritual and material feats instead of whining about how
terribly they were "oppressed." Stories include the lives of
Saint Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Amelia Earhart, Isabella of
Castille, and Florence Nightingale.
Concerned Women for America.
CWA publishes this untitled 16-page
newsletter monthly. It addresses many topics of concern to American
Christian families, including porn, abortion, homosex, and others. It is
available from Concerned Women for America, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW,
Suite 800, Washington, DC 20024.
Nicholas Davidson. The Failure of Feminism.
700 East Amherst Street, Department E, Buffalo, New York 14215. 1987,
392 pages. Reviewed by Joseph Sobran on page 54 of the December 18, 1987
issue of National Review. An incisive examination of the slogans,
buzzwords, and idiocies of the Neofeminist movement. This book covers
the deleterious effects of the Neofeminists on childraising, marriage,
sex, politics, and every other aspect of American life since the late
1960s. Curiously, the author is pro-abortion, and fails to see the
critical place that baby-killing takes in the murky Neofeminist 'ethos.'
Dinesh D'Souza. Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex
The Free Press, 866 Third Avenue, New York, New York
10022. 1991, 310 pages. An outstandingly detailed account of the power
of the "victim status" at colleges and universities. The
author examines the admissions policies, multiculturalism, mechanics of
protest, racial incidents, the subverting of academic standards, and the
teachings of race and gender at Berkeley, Stanford, Howard, Michigan,
Duke, and Harvard.
Carol Felsenthal. Phyllis Schlafly: The Sweetheart of the Silent
Chicago: Regnert Gateway, 1981. The last five chapters of
this book describe Schlafly's fight against the ERA and gives
fascinating insight into the strategies and tactics used by both 'sides'
in the battle. It is interesting to note that this book was the topic of
an intensive and sometimes physically brutal censorship campaign by the
same Neoliberals who champion "free speech."
Suzanne Gage. When Birth Control Fails: How to Abort Ourselves
Speculum Press/Self-Health Circle, Inc., Post Office Box
1063, Hollywood, California 90028. 1979, 54 pages. A very interesting
short book on the equipment that has been used in the past by women's
illegal abortion circles, and which will be used in the future when
women set up "Jane" networks once again. This book (and others
like it) will then be of interest to pro-life activists who are working
to derail the abortion movement's "underground railroads."
This book shows how to self-examine, how to construct the Del-Em home
suction abortion machine, and also gives information on herbal
Maggie Gallagher. Enemies of Eros: How the Sexual Revolution is
Killing Family, Marriage, and Sex, and What We Can Do About It.
Bonus Books, 1989. 283 pages. Reviewed by Ellen Wilson Fielding on pages
41 to 43 of the December 8, 1989 issue of National Review and by
Fern Schumer Chapman on pages 49 to 51 in the June 1990 issue of Reason.
An examination of the forces that destroy normal human sexuality even as
they claim to reinforce them. The many topics covered in this book
include surrogate mothering, no-fault divorce and the resulting
"feminization of poverty," abortion, feminism and social
engineering. The book also covers generally the repressive impacts of
the 'new androgyny.' Gallagher shows how the demands of Neofeminism have
vastly impoverished women in almost every way, while directly playing
into the hands of exploitative men.
Anne Marie Gardiner, SSND (editor). Women and Catholic Priesthood:
An Expanded Vision.
Proceedings of the Detroit Ordination
Conference. New York: Paulist Press. 1976, 250 pages. Two hundred pages
of sniveling from the usual (dissenting) suspects. All of the old
shopworn arguments are put forth for women's ordination, and it all just
seems so unconvincing. Interesting appendices include the conference
roster of attendees, a list of the public sponsors of the conference,
and "women in Catholic priesthood now."
Anne Nicol Gaylor. Abortion is a Blessing.
Psychological Dimensions Publishers. 1975, 122 pages. This
amazingly-entitled book, by a Zero Population Growth fanatic (who
hypocritically has four children), accurately reflects the author's
attitudes. The book jerkily swings from third-rate psychological
analysis of the "antis" (that's us, folks) to virulent
anti-Catholic tirades ("card-carrying Catholics" shouldn't be
allowed to sit on juries when abortion is involved) to stomach-turning
and obviously false tearjerker stories of desperate women who were
butchered by illegal abortions. The book makes fascinating reading,
however, for many reasons: The crude and nightmarish cartoons (one of
which shows a one-ton embryo strangling its mother with its umbilical
cord) to women's accounts of trips to Mexico for illegal abortions,
which were performed in spotless facilities by polite and accomplished
doctors a very far cry indeed from the alleged butchery that modern
pro-aborts like to snivel about.
Carol Gilligan. In a Different Voice.
Press, 1982. 174 pages. Reviewed by Wanda Franz, Ph.D., on page 11 of
the November 24, 1983 issue of National Right to Life News. The
pro-abortion author argues that women have a different psychological
composition than men, then goes on to undercut her theory of superiority
by excusing women to commit various acts (including abortion) for
Greenhaven Press. Feminism: Opposing Viewpoints.
Press Opposing Viewpoints Series, Post Office Box 289009, San Diego,
California 92128-9009. 1989, 231 pages. Sections feature essays written
by leading activists on both sides of the euthanasia debate from women
and the vote to the future of feminism. Authors include Elizabeth Cady
Stanton, Germaine Greer, and Phyllis Schlafly. A catalog is available
from the above address and can be obtained by calling 1-(800) 231-5163.
Greenhaven Press. MaleRoles: Opposing Viewpoints.
Press Opposing Viewpoints Series, Post Office Box 289009, San Diego,
California 92128-9009. 1989, 440 pages. This series consists of a basic
volume followed by annual updates by the same name. The main arguments
for and against each view are presented by the leading authorities in
each field. The questions asked are: "How Are Sex Roles
Established?;" Are Women An Oppressed Minority?;" "Do Men
Need Liberating?;" and "Is the Family Obsolete?" Authors
include Betty Friedan, Phyllis Schlafly, George Gilder, Ellen Goodman,
and Richard F. Doyle. A catalog is available from the above address and
can be obtained by calling 1-(800) 231-5163.
Weldon M. Hardenbrook. Missing from Action: Vanishing Manhood in
Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1987. 192 pages.
Reviewed by James Bruen in the December 1987 Fidelity Magazine.
Any Neofeminist who reads this book will die of apoplexy. The book
surveys the feminization of American culture and the extreme confusion
and the resulting lack of direction in our society. It is now men, not
women, who are alienated from many aspects of the Catholic Church and
the mainline Protestant Churches that have allowed themselves to be
deceived and seduced by the Neofeminists. The author presents an array
of solutions to the phenomenon of women's leadership by default: Avoid
government programs that are biased towards women; adjust social
programs to reflect the differences between boys and girls; and get men
to accept their responsibilities as spiritual and moral heads of their
Judith Hole and Ellen Levine. Rebirth of Feminism.
Books: New York, 1971. This book tells the reader everything he or she
wants to know about the early (1950 to 1970) feminist movement and
usually much more. It includes incredible detail. An excellent history
of the Equal Rights Amendment to mid-1971 can be found on pages 54 to
Mary Joyce. Women and Choice: New Beginnings.
LifeCom Publishers, Post Office Box 1832, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56302, or
from Trinity Communications, Post Office Box 3610, Manassas, Virginia
22110, telephone: (703) 369-2429. 1986, 178 pages. Reviewed by Nancy
Koster in the May 1, 1986 National Right to Life News. Mrs. Joyce
shows how the new vehicle of Neofeminism is a totally inadequate tool
for women to attain true equality. By rejecting the easy paths of the
'rights to choose,' women can lead the way to a truly benign society,
where everyone's needs are met. Mrs. Joyce spends a lot of time in a
revealing discussion of the differences between men and women and how
important they are in the pro/anti-life battle.
Lawrence Lader. Abortion II, Making the Revolution.
Beacon Press, 1973. The definitive work on early (1960-1970)
pro-abortion strategy by the king of the abortion propagandists. Lader
was a close friend of the 'leading lights' of the early pro-abortion
movement, including Betty Friedan and Dr. Bernard Nathanson.
Kathleen McDonnell. Not An Easy Choice: A Feminist Reexamines
Boston: South End Press, 1984. 157 pages. Reviewed by
Patricia Soenen in the October 24, 1985 National Right to Life News.
This book is a frightening look at true Neofeminism. The author can't
really 'reexamine' abortion honestly, because she begins by asserting
that it is a "woman's right." However, this author is not
entirely ignorant: She acknowledges that women must confront the fact
that the unborn are human beings, i.e., they must "let the fetus
in." What is frightening is that, even though McDonnell
acknowledges the humanity of the unborn, she still thinks it is all
right to kill them. This is one step further than even the Nazis took at
least they tried to dehumanize their victims. in other words, McDonnell
is baldly stating that it is all right to kill a human being who is an
inconvenience to you! This book shows how pro-abortionists are sinking
even deeper into self-delusion and Newspeak.
Father Vincent P. Miceli. Women Priests and Other Fantasies.
Order from Keep the Faith, 810 Belmont Avenue, Post Office Box 8261,
North Haledon, New Jersey 07508, telephone: (201) 423-5395. The author
examines the pandemonium that results in the Christian Church
(particularly the Catholic Church) when the senses of the sacred and
supernatural are lost. The instant that Holy Scripture is judged by
secular standards, the message of Christianity is hopelessly compromised
Robin Morgan (editor). Sisterhood is Powerful.
Vintage Books, 1970. The collection of radical Neofeminist essays that
is sometimes used by Neofeminists instead of the Bible as they swear
themselves into office. This gives some idea of just how much the
Neofeminist movement owes to this book, which is an excellent collection
of essays that illustrate vividly the character of the chilly
Father William Oddie. What Will Happen to God?
the Reconstruction of Christian Belief). 180 pages. Order from: Ignatius
Press, 15 Oakland Avenue, Harrison, New York 10528, telephone:
1-800-528-0559. The Neofeminists are striving to eliminate from all
church documents and prayers what they consider to be "sexist"
language. Father Oddie exposes the fallacies of this goal, and shows
what will happen if we allow radical feminism to continue to dictate to
the Church. The elimination of so-called "sexist" language is
only the beginning!
The Phyllis Schlafly Report.
Monthly national newsletter of the
Eagle Forum, which is involved in virtually every conservative issue.
Subscription price is for one year and twelve issues. Write to Post
Office Box 618, Alton, Illinois 62002.
John Piper and Wayne Grudem (editors). Recovering Biblical Manhood
& Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism.
Wheaton, Illinois 60187. 1991, 575 pages. An outstanding collection of
26 scholarly essays by the leading Evangelical experts on marriage and
the family. Topics include manhood and womanhood as defined by the
Bible; head covering; the role of women in the churches; husbands and
wives as analogues of Christ and the church; the inevitable failure of
feminism; and the essence of femininity. This book, written by both men and
women, is not a light read and is certainly not for Neoliberals, because
the authors approach their topics from a strictly Biblical perspective.
Rosemary Radford Reuther. Womanguides: Readings Toward a Feminist
Beacon Press, 1985. This tract, by one of the leading
'thinkers' of the Neofeminist movement, competently ties together the
New Age religion, Neofeminism, and Neoliberalism to demonstrate how a
featureless moral landscape may be produced by combining all of these
Margaret Sanger. Woman and the New Race.
Reprinted in 1969 by
permission of the Sanger Estate by the Maxwell Reprint Company, Fairview
Park, Elmsford, New York 10523. Any pro-life activist who wants to
become familiar with the real attitudes and philosophy of the anti-life
movement and Neofeminism in general should read this book. It is an
utterly fascinating treatise by one of the original Neofeminists.
Special Libraries Association. Libraries and Information Centers
Within Women's Studies Research Centers.
A compendium of information
on what is available in Women's Studies programs, primarily at colleges
and universities. Also much information on a 'network' of information
specialists who do women's studies research. 125 pages, published in
1988 by Special Libraries Association, 1700 18th Street NW, Washington
DC 20009, telephone: (202) 234-4700.
Betty Steele. The Feminist Takeover: Patriarchy to Matriarchy in
Published by Human Life International, 7845-E Airpark
Road, Gaithersbury, Maryland 20879. 1989. The origins of the Neofeminist
movement and its contrasts to true feminism. This book outlines how a
few influential women who hate men have contributed to the destruction
of family life and of civilized society, and gives the word "Feminazi"
new and compelling meaning.
Donna Steichen. Ungodly Rage: The Hidden Face of Catholic Feminism.
Ignatius Press, San Francisco. 1991, 413 pages. A very detailed and
absorbing account of how the Roman Catholic Church in the United States
has been infiltrated and subverted by Neoliberals and Neofeminists for
the express purpose of blunting its effectiveness in its reaction to
evils such as divorce, abortion, and euthanasia.
Gail Grenier Sweet (editor). Pro-Life Feminism: Different Voices.
1985. Order from Life Cycle Books, Post Office Box 792, Lewiston, New
York 14092-0792. Telephone: (416) 690-5860. Reviewed by Leslie Bond in
the October 24, 1985 National Right to Life News. This book is an
anthology of articles that outline what it really means to be a
feminist: to be dedicated to advancing the causes of all women including
unborn women! It also thoroughly debunks the ingrained notion that a
feminist stand must include abortion. The book discusses the Equal
Rights Amendment and its pervasive connection to abortion, and compares
and examines the differences between the National Organization for Women
and Feminists for Life of America.
Rosemary Thomson. The Price of Liberty.
Creation Press, 499
Gunderson Drive, Carol Stream, Illinois 60187. 1978, 162 pages. An
overview of the foundation, origins, objectives, and ultimate results of
the "women's liberation movement." Particular emphasis is
given to the family under siege, the plight of the preborn, the Equal
Rights Amendment, and what Christians can do to stem the tide.
Hans Urs von Balthasar, Joseph Ratzinger, Walter Kasper, et.al.
The Church and Women: A Compendium.
280 pages. Order from: Ignatius
Press, 15 Oakland Avenue, Harrison, New York 10528, telephone:
1-800-528-0559. A collection of articles by leading Church scholars on
the role of women in the Catholic Church today and contemporary issues
regarding feminism, including the ordination of women and the role and
importance of the family. The role of women is developed in a context
faithful to Scripture, tradition, and the Magisterium of the Church.
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