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NCFM Contributor Steven Bond, CNN’s Barbie-Inspired “What is patriarchy?” Article is Feminist Propaganda

August 8, 2023

This week CNN posted an article inspired by the Barbie movie titled What is patriarchy? What does it mean and why is everyone talking about it?

Before I get into a dignified response to this feminist-inspired propaganda piece, please allow me to vent just a bit:

The Barbie movie and this CNN article both make me want to vomit.

OK, now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, let me continue by providing the closing paragraph of an article published recently in The Spectator Australia, Misandrist Barbie:

“The vein of bitterness and anger directed towards fifty percent of the population runs so deeply through this film that I am surprised that the (few) men sitting in the audience tolerated it. It is an offensive, nasty, and profoundly misandrist piece of filmmaking packaged as harmless entertainment. The experience of seeing ‘Barbie’ was like being given a beautifully wrapped gift, only to open it up to find the magot infested rotting corpse of Western Civilisation instead.”

At least one woman, Bella d’Abrera, the author of the above article, isn’t fooled by Barbie’s hateful message.

But that so many people have been delighted by the movie, without recognizing its underlying theme of feminist hatred for men, is itself undeniable proof of the total success of a feminist campaign of political and cultural indoctrination that has gone almost completely unchallenged for the past 60 years (or 175 years if one counts since the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention).

The result of this 60+ year, relentless, man-hating, feminist indoctrination is a worldview that falsely presents women as always-innocent victims and men as women-hating monsters, which in turn inspires people to write biased, distorted articles such as this CNN article.

Or to create man-hating movies like Barbie.

The movie’s entire raison dêtre can be described by the definition of propaganda given in 1933 by Joseph Goebbels, the Nazi Germany Minister of Propaganda:

The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.

Both the Barbie movie and CNN’s “patriarchy” article, coming some 85 years after Goebbels spoke these words are proof that feminist-inspired prejudice has succeeded, even beyond Goebbels’ wildest dreams, in spreading hate, not against Jews, but this time against men, without the movie-going public  even aware of feminists’ decades-long propagandistic initiative.

The following rebuttals for a few clips from the article show why CNN’s article is fallacious propaganda.

CNN: “The patriarchy is a social system that was designed by men to favor men.”

If this were true, patriarchy is the most incompetent social system ever devised by a dominant group.

If the patriarchy favors men, then why:

  • do men live six years less than women
  • do men suffer 94% of workplace deaths
  • do men account for 80% of the homeless
  • do men account for 80% of deaths by suicide
  • do men account for 76% of homicide victims
  • are men more likely than women to be charged with crimes, receive 63% longer sentences on average, while women are twice as likely to avoid incarceration if convicted [from Estimating Gender Disparities in Federal Criminal Cases]
  • do men form the only group who, via the Forced Labour Convention of 1930, is still subject to a type of slavery (aka “military conscription” — the law exempts “able-bodied males between ages 18 and 45 from the ban on slavery and forced labor”).

Feminism is completely oblivious to men’s far greater suffering, despite easily obtainable facts. Anyone who believes that the patriarchy favors men should watch this video.

Following are a few excerpts from the article with brief rebuttals that show why CNN’s article is wrong-headed propaganda:

CNN: Patriarchy “…is also organized around an obsession with control and involves as one of its key aspects the oppression of women.”

Anyone who writes or believes that the patriarchy controls or oppresses women should read “The Evolution of Patriarchy” chapter in a book Their Angry Creed: The shocking history of feminism, and how it is destroying our way of life:

“Patriarchy is the way things developed through history. In simple terms, men are pre-disposed physiologically to protect, through their greater musculature, their generally superior strength, and their generally greater height, and this automatically confers a leadership role. … It really is just as simple as that, and it has nothing to do with control, or a desire to control. Quite the reverse: men will sacrifice their health, their safety, their enjoyment of family life and their children, yes, even their lives in the pursuit of their inherent, inherited role [emphasis added]. It is all easily explained in terms of psycho-physiological differences between men and women that set limits on the roles and behaviours of each. It is important to clarify the difference between dominance and domination, terms that are used ambiguously these days, mainly by feminist propagandists to justify what they call patriarchy, and to denigrate men and maleness.”

CNN: “So aside from Barbieland, what other societies are matriarchies?”

The correct answer is “none”.

No matter how much feminists want to believe that matriarchies existed, there is no solid evidence that any ever did. Even famed anthropologist Margaret Mead said so: “‘Persuasive and accurate,’ wrote Margaret Mead, ‘it is true, as Professor Goldberg points out, that all the claims so glibly made about societies ruled by women are nonsense. We have no reason to believe that they ever existed … Men have always been the leaders in public affairs and the final authorities at home.[1]

Proponents of matriarchies — past or present — should read the book The Myth of Matriarchal Prehistory. Author Cynthia Eller calls feminist matriarchalism as an “ennobling lie”.

CNN: “But what exactly is this patriarchy?”

Anyone who understands Nazi history can recognize that feminists have lied about an imagined male conspiracy, “The Patriarchy”, in the same way that the Nazis lied about the “Jewish conspiracy” of Nazi Germany. The only difference is the target of hatred:

Men, through male social, political and economic institutions, consciously and deliberately conspire against women via a system of economic discrimination” that (according to Gloria Steinem) “uses violence or the subliminal threat of violence” to enforce its will over women.”

To repeat: In the same way that the Nazi’s use of “Jewish conspiracy” aided in perpetuating hate and violence against Europe’s Jews, the use of the term “The Patriarchy” aids in perpetuating hate and violence against men.

For more detail about this comparison, please read “The Patriarchy” is Feminism’s Jewish Conspiracy and The Feminist Conscience.

[1] Mead was describing a book by Professor Steven Goldberg, The Inevitability of Patriarchy.

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NCFM Contributor Steven Bond, CNN’s Barbie-Inspired “What is patriarchy?” Article is Feminist Propaganda

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