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What is femprop?

A discussion of the aspects of political propaganda used to promulgate the feminist ideology, 'men bad - women good'


Various propaganda terms

ag·it·prop
Pronunciation: 'a-j&t-"präp
Function: noun
Etymology: Russian, from agitatsiya agitation + propaganda
Date: 1935
: PROPAGANDA; especially : political propaganda promulgated chiefly in literature, drama, music, or art
- agitprop adjective

Source: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?agitprop

Agitprop is a necessary aspect of applied propaganda.  Without agitprop, propaganda goes no farther than a car can go without wheels.

pro·pa·gan·da
Pronunciation: "prä-p&-'gan-d&, "prO-
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Congregatio de propaganda fide Congregation for propagating the faith, organization established by Pope Gregory XV died 1623
Date: 1718
1 capitalized : a congregation of the Roman [Catholic] curia having jurisdiction over missionary territories and related institutions
2 : the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person
3 : ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one's cause or to damage an opposing cause; also : a public action having such an effect
- pro·pa·gan·dist /-dist/ noun or adjective
- pro·pa·gan·dis·tic /-"gan-'dis-tik/ adjective
- pro·pa·gan·dis·ti·cal·ly /-ti-k(&-)lE/ adverb

Source: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?propaganda

Propaganda is a tool for the communist and fascist regimes, primarily used in totalitarian regimes for spreading ideologies.  It is the primary tool for persuading the masses in all totalitarian regimes.

Communist and fascist regimes use identical propaganda tactics but for slightly different aims.  In one way or another, we became used to designating propaganda used by communism as communist propaganda, and that used by fascism as Nazi propaganda. 

We could have saved ourselves a lot of work if only we had found more terse and economical terms for propaganda that serve either ideology.  Belatedly, two vastly more economical terms could be used to identify propaganda of either kind, comprop and nazprop.  The terms fall into the same family as, and go hand in hand with, agitprop, a vital ingredient and aspect of all propaganda.

The reason for proposing the terms comprop and nazprop is that by adopting these two terms into the general vocabulary we will become enabled to identify other far less often recognized variations of propaganda just as concisely.  There is, for example, femprop (you got that right: feminist propaganda).

fem·prop
Pronunciation: 'fe-m-"präp
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from feminismus feminism + propaganda
Date: 2004
: PROPAGANDA; especially : political propaganda promulgated chiefly to promote the feminist ideology (men bad - women good) in politics, the judiciary, social research, academe, the bureaucracy, the education system, the media, publishing, literature, drama, music, art etc.
- femprop adjective

Femprop has been around for a long time.  It manifested itself in soft agitprop expressions such as,

"I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat, or a prostitute." — Rebecca West, 1913 

from where femprop then progressed to hard-line agitprop expressions such as,

“The most merciful thing a large family can do to one of its infant members is to kill it" 

   — Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, in Women and the New Rage, p.67

"In order to raise children with equality, we must take them away from families and communally raise them."  

— Dr. Mary Jo Bane,
feminist and assistant professor of education at
Wellesley College and
associate director of the school's Center for Research on Woman

"All men are good for is f&%$ing, and running over with a truck".

— Statement made by A University of Maine Feminist Administrator, quoted by Richard Dinsmore, who brought a successful civil suit against the University in the amount of $600,000.  Richard had protested the quote, was dismissed thereafter on the grounds of harassment; and responded by bringing suit against the University.
1995 settlement.

"I want to see a man beaten to a bloody pulp with a high-heel shoved in his mouth, like an apple in the mouth of a pig."

— Andrea Dworkin, Ice And Fire

(more quotes at Feminism and Society — As seen through feminists' eyes (and as seen through the eyes of others who still use common sense), a collection of quotes, by Bill Wood)

Femprop does not stop at offering opportunities for outrageous quotes. It reforms society from within.  It does that so all-pervasively and with such insidious persuasiveness that virtually no member of society is aware of being brainwashed through femprop.  When propaganda becomes as ubiquitous as femprop has become, it will no longer be noticed much.  Therefore femprop is virtually unopposed by anyone and successfully serves to indoctrinate the citizens of many nations with the feminist ideology far more thoroughly than either communism or fascism ever dared to hope.

FEMINISM vs.  FACTS

There is a great deal of reckless disregard for the truth in radical feminism.  Some of it is so blatant that it certainly deserves to be called lying, but some of it appears to reflect the delusions of paranoia. What is worrisome is that so much serious misrepresentation passes into the realm of "truth." One might think that misrepresentations about checkable facts could not survive long in an open society, but they can and do [my emphasis --WHS], probably because the press and the academy are very pro-feminist.  When a sensational report about the amount of domestic violence against women appears, newspapers, magazines, and even textbooks relay the news, and it quickly becomes established folklore.  The attitudes formed as a result are embedded in the culture. Yet the facts, for those who care about them, indicate that these reports are wild exaggerations or flat misrepresentations.

Source: Slouching Towards Gomorrah -- Modern Liberalism and American Decline, by Robert H. Bork, (©1997, Regan Books) Chapter 11, Feminism

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Note: If the term "radical feminism" (a.k.a. Marxist- or socialist-feminism) is somewhat new to you, you need to expand your knowledge.  After all, radical feminism, the currently controlling faction of feminism, governs just about everything that is happening in your life.  See,

Carey Roberts column

Carey Roberts is an analyst and commentator on political correctness. His best-known work is an exposé on Marxism and the roots of radical feminism.

Carey Roberts' best-known work, his exposé on Marxism and the roots of radical feminism, is not necessarily easy to find, but this link will help with that. (Some of the URLs for the article series appear to keep changing.  For that reason the identified link leads to an Internet search for the series.  The first or second link in the return list will most likely lead you to the series.)

Under the heading Collecting Information for Propaganda is not Research, Eeva Sodhi put together a few examples of femprop that illustrate the strategy used by feminists to subvert politics, politicians, the bureaucracy and Academe to their aims.

Lately the Shari'a made the news.[1]  It is the Islamic code of conduct derived from the Islamic holy scriptures.  The recently elected (Oct. 21, 2003) 30-member board of the [Canadian] Islamic Institute for Civil Justice (IICJ) managed to get a judicial decision put through that will launch portions of the Shari'a for arbitration negotiations involving Ontario Muslims, and that they hope will in short order become spread throughout all of Canada.

A mere two months after its inception, and already a minority managed to launch a major judiciary coup against the ravages of feminist family politics. How easy and quick that was; and that is just Round One!

Most people just don't get it.  They speak up alright, but they merely repeat the feminist concerns regarding Shari'a.  Mind you, as of now at least the long-budding but apparently never emerging men movement has not yet gone all the way and condemned the implementation of the Shari'a for quite the same reasons as the feminists do.  The feminists fear that the establishment of equitable rules for property division and other divorce issues as will be provided for through the Shari'a threatens the rights gained by women, but that is about the only propagandistic feminist anti-Shari'a hype the men movement doesn't repeat.  However, femprop went into high gear in response to the IICJ's gain relating to Shari'a, the media engaged in an all-out, no-holds-barred attack on the members of the IICJ, and nobody in the media or amongst pro-family activists appears to come to the aid of the IICJ.

They just don't get it, and I doubt it that they will get the more obvious points that Eeva Sodhi's analysis of femprop tactics identifies, for example:

About 31% of all female victims of violence in 1997 were attacked by a spouse, compared with only 4% of all male victims of violence. As a result, 88% of spousal assault victims were women.

That is one of the cheapest propaganda tricks imaginable (the use of impeccable calculations performed on misleading or falsified "research" data — without providing the data on which the calculations were performed), but the feminists have been using it all along and with great success, without anyone ever being able to put up an effective defence, let alone that society should speak up in unison against such abuses and misrepresentations of statistics. The femprop steamroller would just flatten everything anyway.  Still, why is it that society in general and specifically the men movement don't at least rejoice a little when some men, even if those are Muslims, gain a major victory against feminism and against femprop?

Hitler said:

The function of propaganda is, for example, not to weigh and ponder the rights of different people, but exclusively to emphasize the one right which it has set out to argue for. Its task is not to make an objective study of the truth, in so far as it favors the enemy, and then set it before the masses with academic fairness; its task is to serve our own right, always and unflinchingly.

— Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, Chapter VI

That is no different than to state, as Eeva Sodhi identified in the examples she cited in her analysis of femprop,

...develop strategies to circumvent the potency of neutrality as a core bureaucratic value and transcend levels of government and ideology to co-ordinate and co-operate strategically across government levels.

and,

The integration of gender equality analysis into the research and evaluation work of the Department implies a departure from traditional research methodology. It does not start with a premise of neutrality, nor limit its investigation to sex disaggregated data. A gender research approach begins with women’s experience as they [the feminists] see it.

The feminists don't deserve any credit for aping Hitler so religiously, but Hitler should be given credit for one thing. He was more honest and not nearly as mealy-mouthed as the feminists are about how to lie effectively.

Since the great advances of radical feminism in the 1960s, society and the men movement had four decades to create a major advance like the one that the IICJ now created within the space of two months, but they still have not managed to recognize the need to unite. That the supporters of families and the opponents of feminism will be united is no more likely than that it is possible to herd cats.

The differences between liberal activists and Muslims are obvious. The Muslim activists have a unifying mission and belief, while liberals have only the light of feminist and homosexualist ideology to guide themselves by.  Other than that, liberalism is about individualism, about self-centeredness, about self-serving activism, about subjectivity and relativism; it is not about unity whose foundation would by necessity be absolute and universal moral standards — the very antithesis of liberalism.

Certainly, many anti-feminist activists don't want to be drawn into the light of feminist ideology, but they happily go where the light of feminist "enlightenment" shines (which is usually a battleground that the feminists carefully picked to engage men in), and they love to sun themselves in that and anything else that is liberal. The list is too long for this, but a unifying morality for men or society is not part of it. Yet, that is the only thing that provides a chance of saving anything, anyone and our society.   The Shari'a and the IICJ may just be the life saver we need.  I don't see anyone else even looking for one.

Most people don't get that either. On account of that, we will continue to founder in femprop and choke on it until maybe someone like the IICJ shows us the right way out of the wilderness of the chaotic immoral liberal morass we got ourselves mired in.

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  1. Shari ' a - A Blessing or a Burden
    Media Monitors Network, United States - 14 Dec 2003 (If the URL should become non-functional, let me know.  I can provide a saved copy of the article —WHS)


See also:

Feminism For Male College Students — A Short Guide to the Truth, by Angry Harry (Off-Site)

White RoseThe White Rose
Thoughts are Free

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Posted 2004 01 04
Updates:
2006 03 04 (added link to Feminism for Male College Students)