It’s impossible to talk about space exploration nowadays without talking about Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX (and Tesla Motors and SolarCity). Thus, it is not surprising that feminists have declared war on Elon Musk. For example, this feminist article from The Guardian falsely accuses Elon Musk (along with Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson who have their own aerospace businesses) of working on a secret plan to allow the rich to escape Earth. Another feminist attacked Musk for describing humanity as stuck on Earth as well as Musk’s South African heritage. (She also said that the colonization of Mars was “white colonialism”.) Another article from The Guardian said that Musk’s work would lead to a #GamerGate takeover of Mars. Feminist attacks on Musk aren’t limited to things related to space exploration. Musk was falsely accused of berating an employee who missed a meeting to be at the birth of his child.
Why do feminists attack Elon Musk? Some of it has to do with his involvement in the tech industry, namely PayPal. (That is why Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson were attacked along with him.) Musk is now the most visible proponent of space exploration, particularly private space exploration. In other words, he can’t be shutdown with politics like NASA can. The fundamental reason is that Musk’s goals are the direct opposite of the goals of feminists. Musk wants humanity to survive, and survival requires that humanity not be stuck on one planet. Musk is working to ensure the future of humanity with his goal of colonizing Mars. Feminists don’t care about that because they are greedy and it doesn’t benefit them. Plus, if Musk is successful in colonizing Mars then nerds, gamers, and every other man that feminists hate will have a place to go that is outside of the reach of feminists. Feminists can’t stand that.