By Harmony Daws
I’m no longer sure women should have the right to vote.
This shocks even me, but I never before knew the entire truth about what feminism—birthed by Jewish cultural Marxists—has done to destroy all that is most precious to freedom, civilization and my faith. In this series of three articles I examine the Jewish roots of second-wave feminism, the outcomes of feminism on American society and, finally, the presence of feminism as an emasculating force in the church.
Second-wave feminism is a brainchild of Jewish activists from the school of cultural Marxism. It has taken a wrecking ball to the structure of our society—which was patriarchy—to the relationship between the genders in marriage and, finally, to gender itself. It describes the concept of two separate and distinct genders as a mere human invention rather than a biological or divinely ordered fact. It teaches that gender-specific division of labor—men in the world, women at home—is a male invention created for the domination of women. A direct outcome of Eastern European Marxism, feminism has brought about abortion on demand, no-fault unilateral divorce, anti-father family law and a general denigration of men known as “consciousness raising.”
It’s almost impossible to overstate what this revolution has done. It is a singular means by which Jewish supremacists have subtly—and baldly—disenfranchised men of their reputation and identity and divested them of legal power in the areas they care about most. Males today are raised, most often fatherless, without a clear sense of how they are valued or needed. As adults, they face treacherous legal disadvantage compared to women in the area of the family, literally second-class citizens behind women. They are financially responsible for children they create but powerless to stop their mother from killing them in the womb. Thanks to no-fault divorce and custody laws that massively privilege women, men can’t stop women from moving their children across as many state lines as they wish. Hysteria-ridden restraining and domestic violence laws prevent many good men from even seeing their children on a regular basis. Men face recrimination and slander in media while women are painted as innocent, helpless victims of male lust, power and aggression. Modern portrayals of wise, disciplinary fathers and husbands are almost impossible to find.
Some men have had enough. Tom Martin is suing the London School of Economics for being taught anti-male discrimination. He said, “Compulsory core texts we had to read before each class were typically packed with anti-male discrimination and bias, heavily focusing on, exaggerating, and falsifying women’s issues perspectives, whilst blaming men, to justify ignoring men’s issues.”
If misandry were confined to universities, that would be one thing. But it is enshrined in law. In a ludicrous example, Spain in 2005 passed laws forcing men to agree at marriage to do fifty percent of the housework. “Failure to meet the obligations will be taken into consideration by judges when determining the terms of divorces. Men who refuse to do their part may be given less frequent contact with their children.”
Where did feminism come from?
Karl Marx wanted to rearrange human societies and economies—“make them more fair”—through centralized power and redistribution of wealth. (Anyone who doesn’t understand the mechanisms of why this won’t work and is egomaniacal should order Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics right now.) Cultural Marxism applies the same egomania to gender, the family, religion and society at large—believing human beings can improve on basic realities (first denying their existence). Conservatives will be required to keep up, inevitably by the force of the state.
It is widely agreed that cultural Marxism was largely created by German Jews at the Institute for Social Research at the Frankfurt school. (You can read its history straight from its websitewww.ifs.uni-frankfurt.de/english/history.htm.) Its beginnings were funded by the widow of Jewish banker Georg Speyer, inspired by the work of Jewish scientist Paul Ehrlich.
Frankfurt was the first university to create a chair, in 1918, for the dubious “science” of sociology. Sociology is the reason your 19-year-old college student will be taught that American suburbia is no more advanced than aboriginal huts; that motherhood is an invented value; that mass murderers aren’t evil, just traumatized; and that prejudice against others is the worst kind of thought crime. In other words, sociology is good wholesome fun.
The Institute also included the first chair for “scientific Marxism,” funded by the Weil family, also Jewish. Felix Weil was kicked out of southwest Germany for trying to start a political revolution, but he was able to earn a doctorate at Frankfurt and help create the Institute along with two other “economists.” The first director of the Institute was Jewish Carl Grunberg who established a journal of socialism and strongly believed that it must overthrow western (Christian) capitalism. The German cultural Marxists were intellectual blood brothers with the Jewish revolutionaries who toppled thrones across Europe in the late nineteenth century, plunging whole kingdoms into bloodshed and chaos. Perhaps they recognized that a cultural assault would be more effective, long term, at uprooting Christian capitalist society.
The Institute enjoyed a heyday during the twenties, and then came the Nazis. The Institute eventually emigrated to New York and Columbia University. In the United States the research continued with “comprehensive studies… on authority and the family, and…prejudices and authoritarian personality structures…” Cultural Marxism’s emphasis has not left us today. Undermining the “prejudices” and social structures of traditional white Christians is still a prime concern of academics in every major university.
In 1950, the Institute of Social Research was reborn in Germany. One of its main aims was to make sure “social science” was taught in western universities. The Institute continues its work today. Its three areas of study include “conflict of the sexes in liberal democracies, in ethno-centric, racist and sexist forms of discrimination.” (In other words: what straight white men are doing wrong.)
But cultural Marxism has spread far beyond the Institute, carried by Jewish immigrants and their Gentile proselytes, eventually into every area of American life. Jewish immigrants founded big media in America, Hollywood, major newspapers and big television stations as well. (See, Jews Confirm Big Media is Jewish) Thus, cultural Marxism came across the Atlantic to the thrones of opinion-makers throughout the United States. There it would have devastating consequences for Christian culture, especially in its embodiment in second-wave feminism.
A Note about First-Wave Feminism
Original feminism meant fighting for the right of women to vote. It was led mostly by non-Jews but had several prominent national Jewish leaders, including Maud Nathan and Martha Klatschken. Jewish scholar Rafael Medoff says Jewish women were at least 17 percent of the founding members of the Women’s Suffrage Party—which is a lot more than their percentage of the general population. He includes this quote: “Without the immigrants’ participation, it is doubtful if middle-class women alone could have gathered the grassroots political base that secured the victory.”
Suffrage itself was not universally supported by Christians, though today it is considered as wholesome as apple pie. Many men and women opposed female suffrage in the early twentieth century, believing women exercised their true political power by supporting their husbands and influencing their sons, who would represent them at the ballot box. Helen Kendrick Johnson, an activist against suffrage and socialism, wrote the classic Woman and the Republic which can still be read online at womenshistory.about.com.. Johnson believed women’s role in the home is essential to keep the American republic alive and that we don’t need the vote in order to be equally valuable.
With great foresight she wrote, “The Suffragists have taken fewer steps in the direction of removing the social plague-spot [here she was referring to sexual immorality] than in the direction of bringing about a system of easier divorce--a thing that strikes a blow directly against, instead of for, the virtue of their sex.” Opponents of suffrage believed women’s right to vote would result in strife in the home and higher rates of divorce. Regarding divorce, they were right in ways they could not even hope to imagine.
I don’t honestly think we could or should repeal women’s suffrage. As a woman, I exercise the right to vote and will continue to. But I do pray for repeal of the legislation which Jewish feminism conceived and for which American women have voted: abortion on demand, unilateral no-fault divorce and especially the unjust family laws that make divorce so attractive to women desiring a show of force against their husbands.
The Second Wave (of Terror)
The second wave of feminism, begun in the early sixties, is the ultimate example of cultural Marxism. It makes sweeping denials of basic facts about human nature and champions the intervention of the state in personal affairs. Jewish feminists, and the Gentile women who eagerly followed their lead, applied cultural Marxism’s anti-God, humanist principles to gender and society, in the ultimate temper tantrum against realism and reality itself.
Their roll call includes (Jewish) Gloria Steinem who famously said, “A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” She also said, “Men should think twice before making widowhood women’s only path to power.” This is a stunningly ignorant statement, considering the fact that widows have been historically the most vulnerable and disenfranchised of women, lacking the protection, status and appreciation of their husbands. A daughter of divorce and dysfunction, Steinem helped form the National Women’s Political Caucus. The NWPC has fought for more female involvement in politics and elimination of “gender discrimination.”
Betty Friedan, another Jewish woman, is almost synonymous with second-wave feminism. Her 1963 book The Feminine Mystique, bemoaning the unhappiness of housewives, has been credited with its creation. She also founded the National Organization for Women, whose top six issues today are: abortion rights, violence against women (read: demonizing men), constitutional equality, promoting diversity/ending racism, lesbian rights, and the ever vague “economic justice.” Friedan also founded NARAL Pro-Choice America.
Not to be forgotten is Bella Abzug, daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants, who was especially concerned that women get more involved in American politics. Abzug earned a law degree at Columbia University; she served in Congress and introduced the first gay rights bill to Congress in 1974. She outspokenly supported civil rights laws and Zionism.
These are just three of the many influential Jewish feminists.
Today, Marxist feminism has had its way with America. Since 1973, 52 million innocent Americans have been murdered by their mothers in the womb, and the number continues to climb. And second-wave feminism has completely changed the face of the American family that remains alive—an outcome that will be discussed in my next article.
Listen to Harmony's Bible study 10-11-11 "Femi-Communism: Feminism, Divorce and the Church" available at Truthtellers.org's Biblical Answers page.
Harmony Daws is a writer for National Prayer Network. To greater understand the illogic behind hate laws, read her article “Top Eleven Reasons You Should Fight Hate Laws.”
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Note from Harmony: I invite you to hear the recording of a speech I gave for the National Prayer Network this past week on the topic of feminism, divorce and the church. It is available at Truthtellers.org's Biblical Answers page (click here).