In the last few weeks we have been talking about equality a lot. The reason for that is because both feminists and tradcons have finally admitted to being against it. In both cases, they have explicitly admitted to being against actual equality such as equality before the law and equality of opportunity. Neither group is talking about the cases where the term, equality, gets bastardized and redefined into something else (such as what feminists commonly do with the term). It’s surprising that both groups have admitted to being against equality at roughly the same time, but it proves an important point, that both groups are against actual equality for similar reasons.
It’s not just the feminists and the tradcons who are against equality. Other misandrists like Suzanne Venker are starting to weasel their way away from equality by using equal but different. Expect her to over time increasingly be against (actual) equality.
Louise Pennington, a feminist, said that “equality is nothing more than a smokescreen to prevent the true liberation of women“. In other words, equality is a smokescreen to benefit men. While the tradcons and Suzanne Venker wouldn’t talk about the “true liberation of women”, it’s clear from their writings that they would otherwise agree that equality is a smokescreen to benefit men. (In part this is because, actual equality might deny women chumps to marry and enslave.)
What is going on here? Why are everyone but MRAs suddenly against actual equality? It’s not because equality is a plot to benefit men, but it does benefit men all the same. Suzanne Venker admitted that when men and women were unequal, women got the better deal:
Many would argue women had the better end of the deal! It’s hard to claim women were oppressed in a nation in which men were expected to stand up when a lady enters the room or to lay down their lives to spare women life. When the Titanic went down in 1912, its sinking took 1,450 lives. Only 103 were women. One-hundred three.
Compare that with last year’s wrecked cruise line, the Costa Concordia. It resulted in fewer deaths, but there was another significant difference. “There was no ‘women and children first’ policy. There were big men, crew members, pushing their way past us to get into the lifeboats. It was disgusting,” said passenger Sandra Rogers, 62.
This is what it comes down to. Actual equality does not benefit women, and talking about equality is getting them nowhere, so a wide range of misandrist voices are now openly against it. However, actual equality benefits men. Equality before the law means that women can’t go around making false rape or false abuse charges and expect to get away with it. Equality of opportunity means that women actually have to produce and not be a leech off men. A job market with equality of opportunity would end up looking a lot like the tech industry does now with predominately male employment with a disproportionately high number of unmarried men because men are on average better qualified for most jobs. Women would be left out in the cold because they couldn’t compete for jobs, and they couldn’t get married unless they worked to show that they could add to a man’s life.
Everyone but MRAs are now against equality not because it’s a plot to benefit men, but because equality means that women lose their special privileges.