December 04, 2017

How the Left Uses Faux Feminism to Gain Political Power

Kristin TateRebel Buzz Contributor

On its face, the feminist movement appears to be a noble one that aims to empower all women. But the reality is much uglier —modern feminism has morphed into a hostile mob that uses the term “feminist” to perpetuate false victimhood, even though women are doing better today than ever before. 

Don’t believe me? Just look at a series of recent tweets by Teen Vogue columnist Emily Lindin in which she claimed she wasn’t “concerned” about “innocent men losing their jobs over false sexual assault/harassment allegations.”

By the way, Teen Vogue, which prides itself on being a feminist publication for young women, is set to be guest-edited in December by failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

While Lindin’s comments are extreme even by left-wing standards, rhetoric that seeks to victimize women has become commonplace among so-called feminists. Champions of the movement, which include numerous prominent politicians and celebrities, regularly tell women they should feel sorry for themselves.

And outlets like Bustle, the Huffington Post and Marie Claire regularly declare that “women still aren’t equal to men!”

According to feminists, women likely won’t make as much money or gain as much influence as men, simply because of their gender. Even Hillary Clinton, who, as a woman, ran for president, said that women “face barriers that hold us back.”

Oh, how the feminism has changed over the years:

When the feminist movement originated in the early 1800s, it centered around helping women obtain equal rights as men. Women’s suffrage leaders like Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott paved the way to help women gain the rights to own property and control their own earnings.

Then in 1920, women got the right to vote with the adoption of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Feminism had a legitimate role in helping women achieve equal rights as men. But today, politicians use feminism to grow their voting base and vilify their ideological opponents. Case in point: Rather than take responsibility for her massive and embarrassing loss in the 2016 presidential election, Clinton blamed her failure on… sexism!

During an interview with Vox, Clinton suggested that she lost the election because men manipulated their wives into voting for Donald Trump.

"All of a sudden, the husband turns to the wife, ‘I told you, she’s [Clinton] going to be in jail,'" Clinton said.

"'You don’t wanna waste your vote.' The boyfriend turns to the girlfriend and says, ‘she’s going to get locked up, don’t you hear? She’s going to get locked up.'"

Is Clinton suggesting that women are incapable of thinking independently from their significant others? If so, that is an inherently sexist idea.

Of course, Clinton continues to ignore research that shows both women and men casted their votes based on major issues like the economy, jobs, and terrorism.

These so-called feminists need to open their eyes. Women aren’t helpless victims; in fact, quite the contrary. We are dominating in the U.S. today. There are currently more female CEOs of Fortune 500 companies than ever before. On top of that, women are 33 percent more likely to graduate from college than men.

Bottom line: Women are doing just fine in today’s America. And to treat us like a special interest group, who can’t get by without government pushing us along, is a farce. We largely care about the same issues as male voters; we want well-paying jobs, good schools for our children, and safe communities for our families.

The good news is that most women aren’t buying what the faux feminist crowd is selling. A mere 18 per cent of women in the U.S. today call themselves feminists. 

It is the hardworking women, who sometimes clock-in at numerous jobs to support their families, who are the real feminists of today. It is the dedicated stay-at-home mothers raising their children. It is the numerous female CEOs running Fortune 500 companies. It is the bright-eyed women college graduates, ready to take on the world.

These are the women who are living out the original goals of the feminist movement.

A true fighter for the concept’s original ideal of equality between the sexes would encourage women to work hard and to believe in their own responsibilities and destinies.

 

Kristin Tate is host of Rebel Buzz, and author of the book Government Gone Wild. She was recently named one of NewsMax’s “30 Most Influential Republicans Under 30.”

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commented 2017-12-05 00:59:27 -0500
The most fascinating thing about feminists is just how many shapes and sizes psychopathy comes in.
commented 2017-12-04 23:05:15 -0500
Western feminists are pro Islam …..that’s the equivviant of being Jewish and being Pro Nazi Germany ….what idiots
commented 2017-12-04 17:56:49 -0500
Vinai Bhagirath on the pipeline the women make the same for the same job. And they have special rights that men do not. The modern feminist does not want equality.
commented 2017-12-04 16:57:12 -0500
Vinai Bhagirath, this is more complex than what your post outlines.
If you are seeking a what some people refer to as gender balance, and are using top Executives of Fortune 500 companies and politics, then, women will have to first have a vocational interest in this and hold degrees which will allow them to advance, add merit & experience to the mix you will see it’s not as simple as you say.
I think it would be prudent to look at what kind of degrees/diplomas men and women are obtaining and whether it is marketable in the workforce.
Going strictly by numbers is not equality.
commented 2017-12-04 16:34:32 -0500
VINAI BHAGIRATH commented 40 mins ago
“…yet women are still paid less for doing equal work…”

Embedded in your otherwise, fairly reasonable sounding soliloquy, you perpetuate that ongoing radical feminist myth – that continues to be disproved, and ignored by the left…and radical feminists. Not to mention all those usual suspect numbers cited are basically just made up to fit a narrative…that’s what stats and polls are for.
“The Feminist Pay-Equity Scam”; William Gairdner
http://www.williamgairdner.com/journal/2017/8/29/the-feminist-pay-equity-scam.html

One thing you may consider is the fact that since there are such profound differences between the two genders, maybe the fairer sex isn’t really cut out for many of these more manly type work situations, in general…of course there are exceptions to every rule.

The fact is radical feminism, 3rd wave feminism, or any kind of neo feminism today is part of a Marxist agenda, employed by globalists, to destroy from within…so stop helping them.
commented 2017-12-04 15:30:30 -0500
Interesting opinion. It’s a little hard to understand your point, but I can sense your fear and frustration. It sounds like you are saying that women have achieved equal legal rights before the law, so there is no longer any discrimination to overcome. As father to a young girl, I’m sad to say the facts don’t bear this out. Only about 7% of Fortune 500 companies have CEOs that are women. The fact that more women than men are obtaining college degrees, yet women are still paid less for doing equal work, actually suggests that women are trying hard to succeed yet are facing ongoing discrimination. At best, we can say that great strides have been made in promoting equality between sexes. But the Fortune 500 numbers, the fact that only 26% of MPs are women, and the fact that women are paid less for doing the same work as men, strongly suggest there is still serious inequality. If we lived in a world where women were vastly more likely to be in positions of power, as bosses, judges, and politicians, in spite of knowing that men had valuable contributions to make, then I would truly understand how women felt. We don’t live in such a world, so, for my daughter’s sake, the best I can do is try.
commented 2017-12-04 15:07:04 -0500
Great article Kristin.
Militant marxists and islamists have undermined the “feminist” movement, demanding greater than status…
Third wave feminism is a huge lie & is supported by the authoritarian left and msm.

Hillary has blamed her election loss on anything and everything; except herself and her policies….her pity tour has been cringe worthy!
commented 2017-12-04 14:41:50 -0500
… “Feminism” is just another form of tribal prejudice.
… Either you are for equal treatment for all individuals, or you are not.