Sunday, February 04, 2018

How much does alt-right Claire Lehmann of Quillette hate feminists?

Claire Lehmann knows a feminist who agrees with
Claire Lehmann that feminists are to blame for everything.
And she wasn't any better when she was a regular on the Canadian alt-right Rebel Media.

I normally wouldn't care - few people have heard of Lehmann or Quillette, but evo-psycho bros like Steven Pinker, who has 376K followers on Twitter keep promoting Quillette, recommending articles written by evo-psycho bros about why race is real, and why it's a scientific fact that "black" people are by nature less intelligent and more criminal than other "races."

I will discuss the connection between that and Pinker's PC video soon.

Here we see Claire Lehmann at the Rebel  explaining why feminism is to  blame for obesity.

Lehmann tells us she submitted a paper to the European Parliament on stress and female unhappiness. My guess is that it says similar things to the Helena Cronin/Oliver Curry policy paper from almost two decades ago, later rebranded as an editorial "Pity the Poor Men" which argued that the British government should have a two-track employment system to ensure that women spend more time with their children and to ensure that men earn more money than women. Because of evolutionary logic.

Lehmann doesn't say what happened to her paper, but my guess is the European Parliament laughed in her face since she finishes up the video by suggesting that there is a big conspiracy against the truth.

What amazes me is the alt-right's belief in the power of feminists to first create jobs for women and then force women out into the workforce against their will. And then make them stop cooking.

Lehmann points to British feminist Rosie Boycott to back her up. And in spite of Lehmann's hatred of feminists, she and Boycott are on the same page: just like the alt-right, Boycott believes in the supernatural power of feminist rhetoric. So rather than looking at the complex historical and economic forces that made such big changes to society over decades, Boycott believes that she was so powerful she talked everybody out of cooking...
Ms Boycott said she felt “partly responsible”, having co-founded the seminal feminist magazine Spare Rib in 1971. “I said ‘don’t cook, don’t type. You’ll get ahead.’ We lost it. Schools gave up cooking. Everyone gave up cooking.” 
In fact women started to work outside the home in great numbers before feminism became a significant social force. It was women working outside the home that empowered feminism and not the other way around.

As we see in this chart below. The chart has data point pop-ups that you can't see in the image but online here you'll see that in the United States in 1940 women were 25.4% of the workforce and in 1974 women were 45.66% of the workforce.

While 1972, the year "I Am Woman" by Helen Reddy was a hit, is considered by some to be the advent of feminism as a major social force, I'd rather give that honor to 1974, the first year that women were allowed to apply for their own credit cards. So the female workforce had increased 79.5% in 34 years by the time The Equal Credit Opportunity Act forced credit card companies to treat women like adults.

Although thanks to a re-run of the Mary Tyler Moore show it was brought to my attention that as late as 1975 women were expected to quit their jobs when they got married.

If only Claire Lehmann could get into a time machine and live her life in those glorious yesteryears before all this awful feministing forced womanly women such as herself to stop being housewives and instead work for - and create - shitty right-wing media entities.