Courtly love vs modern dating
The following article is the second of a two-part series.
Even a century ago Ernest Belfort Bax was able to say that feminists “do their best to bluff their dupes by posing as the victims of a non-existent male oppression.”Feminists well know that the most grotesquely far-fetched cry about the injustice of man to woman will meet with a ready ear.
They well know that they get here fond and foolish man on his soft side.
It is a small place to live, a place that tells women that there is really no way out.
“Like other mythologies, victim mythology reduces the complexity of human interaction to grossly oversimplified mythical tales, a one-note song, where the message of the story becomes so important that fiction not only triumphs over fact but the realities of women’s experiences are dismissed and derided when they conflict with the accepted female image.
Together these stories form a feminist mythology in which a singular female subject is created: woman as a helpless, violated, and oppressed victim.
Victim mythology says that men will always be predators and women will always be their prey.
The three elements of gynocentrism first born in medieval Europe continue to act as the basis of modern feminism.
Indeed feminism today is little more, and little less, than a perpetuation of this medieval triad, giving feminism its internal drive even as feminists disavow these essentials with rhetorical obfuscations.
Evoked in conjunction with claims of male brutality, rapiness, depravity and insensitivity, the ultimate purpose of damseling is to draw chivalric responses from men, a routine Wolf makes clear in her remark that “victim feminism casts women as sexually pure and mystically nurturing, and stresses the evil done to these ‘good’ women as a way to petition for their rights.” A famous example of feminist damseling, both literal and figurative, is Anita Sarkeesian.
Sarkeesian is known for raising concerns that video-games are misogynistic – like most everything else found in the feminist worldview.
While Denfeld does a good job of describing feminism’s victim mentality, she labors under a myth of her own by characterizing it as a “new” fetish among feminists.