by Boyd Rice – [excerpts from ANSWER Me!, 1994]
In the sixties, talk of a “war between the sexes” was very popular. In point of fact, what was being described was not a war at all, merely the recognition of a change in the balance that had previously existed between the two sexes. The grip of man’s domination was loosening, and women rushed forward to take advantage of the situation. The natural relationship which had hitherto existed between man and woman was put under increasing strain by the shift in balance and was rapidly evolving into an ever-more-adversarial coalition. But war?
War is the variety of violence which one traditionally resorts to when all other means of asserting his dominance have been exhausted. There was no war between the sexes in the sixties simply because man had long since ceased to assert his dominance by any means. It is precisely this male backsliding which gave rise to the tension which was misconstrued as war, and which has grown steadily worse until today. Perhaps a war will be necessary to bridge the abyss across which the sexes stare mistrustingly at each other.
Just as testosterone ordained man’s preeminent role as creator and master of world history, woman’s position was likewise decided by her hormonal predisposition. Estrogen lies at the center of the feminine character, and it is this hormone, says science, that is responsible for woman’s overabundance of emotion and apparent lack of logic. This primary biological difference is the basis of what is commonly referred to as sexual differentiation.
Woman is quick to embrace the concept of sexual/hormonal differentiation when she can use it to her advantage – to explain, for instance, why men are such brutes. But when the same criteria are applied to explain her own shortcomings, she dismisses it as a cruel construct invented by man to discredit her. She is far more comfortable with feelings than with facts. Facts, in her opinion, are made by man in the image of man, to be used against her, to keep her down. When confronted by the cold reality of facts, woman’s emotions fly into a tizzy, and her emotions have no origin in the intellect, or in instinct, or in any sort of observation or deductive reasoning. They are instead a primordial amalgam of overblown hopes and fears, childish fantasies carried to absurd extremes.
As reactions to external realities, her emotions make no apparent sense. Only when recognized as the byproduct of an overwhelming internal reality-that of estrogen-do her emotions and perceptions finally begin to become comprehensible.
In a once – glorious past, woman was a creature without rights, a second – class citizen. In some places, she wasn’t considered a citizen at all – she was property. She was part cook, part whore, part servant, and all child. So what has changed to put woman on an equal footing with man, deserving of the same rights and privileges? Has woman herself changed? Decidedly not. Not in temperament, character, or ability. She is the same creature she has always been, with the sad addition of some rather unflattering conceits.
It is not woman’s advancement in the realm of character which has facilitated her upward mobility – rather, it is man’s loss of character. She has gained ground only because he has lost ground. And why has he lost ground? Because the white male has been bamboozled. He has been shamed into submission and made to feel guilty about his aggression and his will-to-power. The positive, aggressive male values behind every step of upward evolution have been superseded by a soft and passive female ethic.
What can be done to subdue the sickly sway of feminine values? How can we silence the interminable whining of feminism’s sob sisters? In a nutshell: Woman must be put back in her place. Man’s great error was to put woman on a pedestal, when she is far more at ease on her knees – where she belongs. She must be shown in no uncertain terms the absolute nature of the master/slave relationship endemic to the sexes. And the only truth a woman is capable of understanding is that which she can feel wholly within the depths of her childlike emotions. This balance is a lesson which woman must learn, and only man can teach her. Woman must learn subjugation. Woman must learn submission. She must be brought down to her natural kneeling position. She must be returned to the bottom, where she’s happiest. Only then may man be happy once more.
If it takes war to reinstate this happiness, then let there be war. Not a war between the sexes, but a war of the sexes, against the pernicious doctrine of sexual equality. The time for words is over. The time for action has come. Now is the time to rise up. Now is the time to go forth. Now is the time to educate.
Long live love!
Long live rape!