A couple weeks ago, I noticed that Heartiste posted a Bureau of Justice Statistics graph I used last year to demonstrate that feminist fearmongering about husbands was putting women in danger. Heartiste retweeted the post when I first published it, so he gave The Spearhead credit for the research, and I’m glad he reposted the graph recently, because it makes such a powerful statement.
— heartiste (@heartiste) November 4, 2013
Shortly after Heartiste’s repost, I noticed that the graph had appeared in the Washington Post of all places, which essentially repeated my conclusion that single motherhood is a dangerous situation, and far from ideal. The Washington Post article even referenced statistics I used in the article I posted immediately prior to the domestic violence article, which concluded that children who live with their fathers are far safer than those who don’t (ya think?). I’m all but certain that one or both authors (Bradford Wilcox and Robin Fretwell Wilson) read my articles before submitting their text to the Post and Wilcox’s subsequent article for National Review. Now I see that Anne Cools, a Canadian senator who is speaking at the Men’s Conference, has repeated, almost word for word, what I wrote last year in the original article:
"The safest place for a woman is in a home living with the father of her children." Canadian Sen Anne Cools #icmi14
— Quince Mountain (@QuinceMountain) June 27, 2014
While it does feel nice to see one’s labor bear fruit, it’s important to stress that for a long time hardly anyone bothered to do the nitty gritty research into these issues except for gender feminists. They have had a lock on academic gender studies for decades, and virtually everything published along those lines comes from their perspective. Instead of putting their access to material and knowledge to work to do good, they have pushed a selfish agenda the entire time. Every study that did not conform to their radical misandrist worldview has been either ignored or tossed out, and the gullible masses went on for years simply repeating their talking points.
But now things are starting to change. Feminist theory is being challenged more boldly than ever before as the monopoly on information is being destroyed by the Internet. Although it may be a sad statement about the current state of scholarship, every time the truth makes it out into the wider world we have won a victory — not only for those of us who are concerned about men’s issues, but human decency as well. Feminism, because it denies human nature, is a profoundly inhuman philosophy. When put into practice it hurts people, just like Stalinism and Maoism. Not just a few people, but millions of them — from children on up to grandparents.
It may be easier now to bring the truth to light, but it still involves a considerable amount of time and careful research. It also requires focus, consistency, and the cultivation of credibility through sustained effort despite repeated feminist potshots and obfuscation.
In short, it’s a job, and an important one.
This is why I’m asking for support — so I can continue to perform and make a difference. Those who have chipped in deserve both thanks and credit for making it possible and thereby influencing the national debate and advancing public understanding, and I’d like to invite others to do the same. As stated before, The Spearhead has at least 2,500 regular readers, and by regular I mean near daily. There are over 2,000 unique, returning visitors (not page views) per day, about 1,000 people (out of a couple thousand subscribers) access the content through the feed per day, and hundreds of others subscribe through email. To be conservative, rather than add all these up I subtracted about a thousand to account for “occasional” readers and those who use more than one method to access content.
It’s great to have so many loyal readers, and rewarding in itself — working for others suits me very well. But because the site is mainly free to all, and I want to keep it that way to the greatest extent possible as a resource for others who could find it useful (such as the authors of the Washington Post piece), it’s hard to monetize. Fortunately, however, if everyone chips in even a little it’s enough. And trust me: on my budget I certainly appreciate the small contributions as well — everything counts.
So if you haven’t already, please consider a contribution to keep me at it and allow me to continue in my role as an independent and prolific advocate for men and families.