posted on Nov, 4 2008 @ 11:28 AM
I actually sent a lengthy email to Makow some years ago, after reading another of his online rants. Reason I went to the trouble to write to him ---
as you say -- was the rank, bitter, twisted, misogynistic bile that dripped from virtually his every sentence.
Since then, I haven't bothered much with his stuff. It's always the same: the 'bad guys' are creating divisions between male and female, are
emasculating males, are encouraging females to usurp male roles, etc. etc.
I don't know about the Disinfo element. I'll have to think more about it.
Really, though, is there ANY woman, let alone women plural, of whom Makow does approve ?
If you were to take the time to compile his numerous online rants it would read like the worst examples of fundamentalist religious misogyny.
On and on and on. The old drip-drip technique. Brainwashing. Programming .. ' women are bad, mad, evil, stupid, weak, cunning, not to be
trusted, not to be relied upon, not safe with power in their hands, power hungry, man-hating, child-hating, devious, corrupt, immoral, etc.
Over and over and over.
Sure, he lays a thin groundwork of questionable justification for it, but not to the point his readers might actually start thinking about that at the
expense of the 'women are bad' message.
And I'm sure there are males out there who absolutely lap it up and rank the guy as some sort of hero. Divorced men who refuse to pay child-support
.. men who justify their hatred of women because their 'ex' did them wrong, for example .. men who seek other men with the same mind-set. These,
surely, are Makow's intended audience ? A sort of 'misery loves company' type group ?
I used to browse a now-defunct forum whose members were primarily American. And I was sickened by their Makow-type attitudes. These men were rabidly
anti-abortion as just another excuse for dehumanising women.
And the language they used to describe women was foul beyond belief. Yet many of the women they described in this manner were those they'd chosen to
marry and bear their children. But when their wives for whatever reason left them, these men referred to them in terms you wouldn't even use for
diseased animals. And they boasted about being paid 'off the books' in order to avoid paying child-support.
I quite often asked them where their children were sleeping that night. Had their children eaten that day. To whom were their children turning for
affection and recognition in lieu of a father's presence and attention ?
And I asked why they believed women should sacrifice their life in order to raise, support and educate their children .. while the absentee fathers
sat in comfort before a computer, connected to internet, with all the time in the world to disparage females, with other like-minded absentee
Like Makow, these men had nothing positive to say about females.
Only criticism. Foul, vile criticism. They hated, literally hated, half the world's population .. the female half.
They pretended to be anti-abortion.
I asked if the reason they claimed to be so 'pro life' was because the impregnating of females was a means via which certain males could
financially, emotionally, socially and otherwise cripple women's lives, careers, ambitions, freedoms, choice, etc.
Wow. If they could have smacked me down or shot or stabbed me through their internet connection, they would have done.
Their hypocrisy was beyond startling .. it was toxic.
There they were, happily referring to women generally in four letter language for choosing (some women) not to have a child ... yet at the same time,
these same supposedly 'pro life' males refused (and it was gleefully expressed) to support those children whom their wives and de-factos,
girlfriends etc. HAD chosen to bear !
It appeared these men had impregnated women (most had children by a series of women) because doing so was their primary means of asserting
their wish to dominate, control and destroy.
They'd used their semen as a weapon .. a weapon against women.
And the children they'd fathered ... were bullets.
Once the bullets had been fired at the target, these men had no further use for those bullets.
The bullets were of no concern to them.
It was the target .. women .. whom they'd wanted to destroy.
Then you'd come across the same posters in other threads, writing lascivious comments about under age girls and boys who sold themselves.
I asked them how often it occurred to them .. when they read of young kids being murdered and used .. that these same children might be their own.
At which point, the four letter insults were hurled at me.
These men, in my opinion, are Makow's target audience. They share what appear to be Makow's misogynistic views. They live to criticise women.
And like Makow .. it's never enough. All the rants are never enough -- can never quench their hatred of women.
Which, to me, implies they are (including Makow) closet homosexuals (in my personal opinion).
I mean, where is Makow's ideal female ? Does she even exist ?
Is she submissive, i.e. 'weak and stupid' ?
Is she suppressed, i.e. 'unsuited' to basically any position requiring initiative and strength ?
What does Makow's ideal woman wear ? A gingham pinafore and a headscarf ? A neck to knee sack ? A Jackie Onassis Chanel suit (ooops .. sorry ..
that would take too much of 'the man's money'. Ok. A hand-made Jackie O suit perhaps .. made from hand-spun wool gathered from the woman's
budget-priced sheep in the backyard).
What does Makow's ideal woman do with her life ? Does she keep her head facing the floor as she slaves to keep her man and brood happy ?
For if she goes to work, then Makow regards her as a 'pseudo man, usurping the male role' .. even if she's going to work to provide bare
necessities for her family.
I honestly can't imagine there exists a woman who would satisfy Makow's exacting expectations.
Which makes one ask .. is there a Mrs. Makow ?
But most importantly ... who on earth does Makow imagine himself to be ?
I have a mental image of him, and of those men who spend their lives in forums with like minded misogynists ... criticising women at the same time as
those women are doing their job for them because they .. those men .. refuse to support, protect and care for their own children. I visualise
those men as small, bitter, hate-filled, lazy, irresponsible, useless wastes of space.
No, I don't read Makow any longer. I regard him as verbal poison.