May 02, 2017

Third wave feminist hypocrisy: “Deep down, they know they’re wrong”

Claire LehmannAustralian Contributor

Daisy Cousens, freelance writer for the Spectator Australia and Quadrant Magazine, is a critic of third wave feminism. A self-described feminist apostate, Cousens has received a lot of recognition for taking on 'official' feminists.

Recently, she was attacked after she came out as pro-Trump on a major current affairs panel show called #QandA.

Watch as I speak with Daisy about the feminist scene in Australia, her run-ins with some of the biggest players, and her experiences as a female conservative making all the right enemies.

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commented 2017-05-03 17:13:50 -0400
@Jay Kelly and Rod van Mechelin……“Feminism” is a made up word of rebranding a fringe political movement. When Duke University merged with Vasser Women’s College the first self declared professor of “womyn’s studies” Ti-Grace Atkens called the movement “politican lesbianism”.

Where Christina Hoff Sommers got it wrong was in assuming that the re-branding to “feminism” had stolen the movement from the political lesbians.

These people have little or nothing to do with the suffeargettes. That movement emerged in part from the women’s auxilliary of the Ku Klux Klan and in part from the Women’s Christian Temperance Union…both under the auspicies of the Democratic Party. The goal was to get the vote so that the three things that were seen as a threat to the family and the biggest problems that women faced …drinking, prostitution, and gamboling…could be made illegal.

The pill made motherhood optional. There were a relatively few issues that drew women to the newly branded “feminism” which were corrected in very short order. But the “political lesbians” had made career investment in the dissatisfaction being chronic.

I was in my teens when the word “feminism” first entered the Newspeak vocabulary. The only milestone marker I can find to delineate “third wave” feminism is the remarkable triviality of the grievances and the mask being completely off the culture of misandry.

As long as fools like Justin Trudeau champion them, they may know deep down they are wrong, but they really don’t care.
commented 2017-05-03 02:04:27 -0400
Good distinction, Rod van Mechelen. You should explain more.
commented 2017-05-02 16:27:38 -0400
The common mistake is that there is such a thing as Third Wave Feminism. There is not. All of the Third Wave memes began in the seventies and eighties…with Second Wave Feminism. The First Wave was woman suffrage. Those who, like Christina Hoff Sommers and Cathy Young, identify as “Equity Feminists” are a continuation of First Wave Feminism. The feminism of the sixties to the present is Second Wave Feminism, it’s entirely a hate movement, and the sole distinction between the Second Wave and the so-called Third and Fourth waves is technology, such as the use of the internet, and methodology, such as the use of intersectionality. All else is the same.
commented 2017-05-02 15:51:33 -0400
Great report Claire, and excellent comments posted.
Third wave feminists ignore the obvious in our society, and, have aligned themselves with Islamists. The hypocrisy is palpable. Missing and murdered aboriginal women may get a few minutes of attention from the faux feminists, but, they leave it up to the grieving families to work on this in a meaningful way.

This movement is a disgrace. I haven’t called myself a feminist in at least decade, n’or do I approve of the way men are viewed & displaced. I hope as more of these women mature, they, will come to realize they have been programmed to believe all this nonsense; and leave the movement to live a more authentic life.
commented 2017-05-02 14:21:44 -0400
Feminism today is like every other “ism” and phobia. Like racism, socialism, communism, Islamophobia, xenophobia, homophobia, etc, once they acknowledge that the problems are solved, they lose their life’s purpose and become irrelevant. And for a lot of them, they would also lose their cash-cow. Many people make a damned good living off of perpetual victimhood. Just like UN-backed anthropogenic global warming scientists, if they ever were to admit that it’s a scam, or even that it was real but they’ve solved the problem, they would be out of a job. So today’s feminists can never be satisfied with the status-quo. They must always be railing against imagined grievances so they can continue to make money off of their victimhood status. It’s a shame, really, because they seem to live such miserable lives. None of them seem to be really happy. Also, did anyone besides me notice that it’s the conservative women who seem to be really hot? I’m damned near 70 and I still notice that, even though at my age that’s pretty much irrelevant.
commented 2017-05-02 13:16:37 -0400
Loved what the young lady had to say, and agree with her about todays feminism.
Todays feminism share nothing in common with the 70s feminism. The women movement of the 70s was all about their rights as a woman, and be respected as such. Most of todays feminists who preach feminism are doing the biggest disservice to woman. They are starting doing some damage to woman’s well earned place in the work force. Many employers are getting concerned about cry’s of victimhood if some of these snowflakes " FEEL" they are being threatened and who can blame them ( the employers that is ). But the worse damage is the loss of respect men are having for theses woman. How as a man, I’m I to take a dyed haired, overweight, tattooed, retard Who acts like an uneducated male, with any kind of respect.
These twits know absolutely nothing about being a lady or earning r.e.s.p.e.c.t.
commented 2017-05-02 13:15:31 -0400
Typical response from the fat ugly miserable feminist. Attack an attractive successful conservative woman and denigrate her accomplishments, like Irish dancing? Ugly inside and out is the 3rd wave, and female jealousy on steroids.
commented 2017-05-02 11:38:06 -0400
A feminist apostate … I can imagine the attacks on Daisy from the stolid feminists would be vitriol and full of seething hate.

Love that Auzzie accent, ladies!