Women Are Anathema To Revolutionary Movements
This is why it’s wise to keep women out of vanguard roles in a revolutionary movement:
Perhaps the most important lesson here is that women
are a weak point in any political movement, especially a dissident
movement. There is something uniformly pathological about the ones who
jump to the front lines of ideological battle.
I wasn’t aware of that sordid drama involving (Katie?} McHugh, but
the theme of it strikes me as all too familiar. Women are poison pills
dropped in the chalice of insurgencies fighting against the status quo.
Underneath all the rationalizations, men fight for beautiful, young
women. Men don’t fight for land, or honors, or money, except insofar as
those things earn them access to beautiful, young women.
Consciously, men will tell themselves otherwise and pen odes to
loftier ideals, but the Darwinian primal impulse is the lure of fertile
As such, women should inspire, not aspire. Women, particularly young
cuties in the bloom of their slender hourglass perfection, are
inspirations to men to reach for the brass ring. An insurgency seeking
to topple a corrupt establishment is best led by men, compelled by an
unspoken and often unacknowledged desire to attract young cuties,
intuitively grasping that a victory over the corrupt ruling class means
more prime poon for those rebel men.
Women who aspire
to leading roles in those insurgencies are
suspect operatives, for they are purposefully abdicating their natural
place in the cosmic order as inspirations to stronger, integrous men.
Placing women at the ideological front lines is courting the disaster of
gossipy in-fighting and betrayal; women are powerfully drawn to the
glitter of social status, and a revolution in which they play a
significant face time part puts them in close proximity to the enemy
establishment tempting women with penumbras of reflected status. Women
can’t resist the siren song of social elevation, attention whoring, and
credentialism, however superficial and unearned. Presented with these
irresistible offers, women will backstab allies to get at them.
There is also something to be said for distrusting women who have the
same passionate drive as men to achieve in the world of men. Women who
aspire to greatness in endeavors that are naturally and historically the
domain of men are women who are, essentially, at war with their own
femaleness. It would be the same distrustful reaction both men and women
have to effeminate men who forsake manly pursuits to succeed in the
natural domains of women. Identity crises in either sex provoke distrust
in others. We are rightfully suspicious of men or women who choose to
defy their sex’s norms and temperaments.
Some commenters mentioned that famous quote from 1984
as a counterfactual to the theme of this post.
It was always the women, and above all
the young ones, who were the most bigoted adherents of the party, the
swallowers of slogans, the amateur spies and nosers-out of unorthodoxy.
Ingsoc/Big Brother *was* the establishment in 1984
. The young women were conformism police for the state apparatus. They weren’t amateur spies for a rebellious insurgency.
That’s the lesson which needs serious learning. Women, as a sex, are
easily tempted by trinkets and baubles from the Globohomo establishment,
so much so that they pose a risk if they are identifiable emissaries
for revolutionary movements. Social status and conforming to the
dominant culture are everything for women. Betrayal is baked into the
Commenter Greg mentions the “exception” of women who are loyal to
cult leaders like Charles Manson (or, more recently, the Nxivm cult in
which the dude running it had women recruiters bring in fresh meat for
him). Obviously, cults are not the “establishment”.
But cults do something unique which assures loyalty from the women in
the ranks: cult leaders isolate their followers from the larger
society, sometimes even from civilization. Women caught up in cults have
no access to an establishment which could pull them back; for cult
members the cult IS the establishment. The world outside is just a
purgatory of benighted fools.
By necessity, revolutions which aim to topple a political and
cultural foe must interact with the larger establishment in order to win
over followers. This interaction is where journo whores ply their
weaselly trade, with promises of STARDOM to the weakest links (women and