We reject any method of studying feminism which commences by adopting the feminist worldview, and we consider the feministsthemselves an incomplete source of knowledge about feminism. If you ask a feminist what feminism is, everything this person tells you will be feminist indoctrination into the feminist worldview and will take every thought captive to what that worldview proposes. However, we are not feminist and feminism’s worldview is not our own, so we decline to view the world through it. We start from the conviction that our own standpoint in the universe has value, has a right to exist, and is not on trial.
That said, we launch our investigation from a point that both accords with the feminist worldview and transcends it, namely the precept that feminism is the project to increase the power of women.
Feminism is literally nothing if not the project to increase the power of women. It must be this if it is anything at all, and whatever you might add to this it remains this at the very least. That is a consensus nearly all would share, a universal crossroad of understanding which puts everybody on the same map. It makes the best of starting points because, although it transcends the feminist worldview, it is not arbitrary or capricious.
Once we have thoroughly comprehended that feminism is the project to increase the power of women, new panoramas will open to us. We will draw the necessary implications, the consequences will become evident, and this will push our understanding to a new level.
To increase the power of women means that women’s power would grow by comparison to some other power. That is all it possibly could mean. But let us think further: the feminist project would be meaningless if female power did not grow by comparison to male power specifically. For if both men’s and women’s power should grow by comparison to some third power – the universe at large let us say – then it would be HUMAN power which had augmented itself, so that the limiting term “women” would be inappropriate and misleading. Nor would the term “feminism” be appropriate.
We conclude that the heart of the feminist project is to grow female power by comparison to male power in particular, and for want of contrary evidence we would conclude that this project has no proposed endpoint. We would await positive proof that it does, and would hold such proof to a high standard.
Since the project to increase women’s power has no proposed endpoint, it follows that women’s power would sooner or later surpass men’s, issuing in a state that may be termed female supremacy. We may define female supremacy as a condition where the governing power in most areas of life is either directly or indirectly a female power, and we are entitled to wonder if that would be a bad thing.
Our answer hinges on the question of moral constraint. Absolute power would be arbitrary power, and being absolute, would corrupt absolutely – meaning that no morality would constrain it. And true female supremacy could be nothing short of absolute power unconstrained by morality. Anything less would only be a stage along the road to supremacy but not quite supremacy itself.
In the final tally, any limit to the growth of female power would limit women’s power to treat men arbitrarily. And this in turn would be a moral constraint because arbitrary power is nothing if not the power to disregard morality. So we must understand how the feminist project would stall out if it were bound by the requirement to treat men morally, and how this would set a limit on how far the project could extend itself.
If one were determined to push the feminist project forward at all cost, one would need either to abandon all pretense of morality or make oneself the master of such pretense. Either method would generate a tangle of difficulties both for the feminist operators and for the world at large.
But try to imagine what the world in such a case would look like. This would not be difficult, since the elements of such a future are present all around us in a prefigurative way. The future, you might say, is shaping up already, and so imagination would hardly be necessary. You would need only to study the present world and draw the manifest conclusion.
The pro-male community has studied the world in such a way for a long time, and the fruit of all that effort amounts to an earthly power of serious weight. We may join this wisdom to the counter-feminist analysis which our talk has provided, and our combination of these two things will form a potent instrument through which to discern the truth.
Yes, we have got feminism’s number. Feminism can’t get away, and it will eventually collapse because it will face a future of never-ending intellectual attrition.