Esther Vilar didn’t and doesn’t need feminism. The women’s movement not only didn’t support her, it attacked her…for the usual reason: she told the truth.
Ms. Vilar was born on September 16, 1935. She’s been a mother, wife, author, doctor, playwright, “translator, saleswoman, assembly-line worker in a thermometer factory, shoe model, and secretary.”
Oh, and she’s also been a recipient of death threats.
Her crime? Pointing out that far from being powerless, women hold considerable sway in the world, particularly over men.
In 1975 she debated Germany’s version of Gloria Steinem, Alice Schwarzer.
Schwarzer shuns pornography, supports male circumcision, and evaded taxes (she paid 200,000 Euros in 2014 to make amends). Like most feminists she claims to be for equality while doing nothing to improve the lives of men. The “debate” between her and Esther is instructive.
Schwarzer uses the usual feminist tools: talking over her guest, putting words in her mouth, suggesting some unspoken pain propelled Vilar to hate women, goading her to reveal private family matters, acting outraged that others have other opinions, etc. Typical fembot attack tactics fueled by arrogance and snark.
In 2010 a female European official similarly irked feminists by similarly speaking the truth. She opined:
“Many women like to study German and humanities; men, on the other hand, electrical engineering — and that has consequences when it comes to salaries.”
Thus spake German Family Minister Kristina Schröder, kaboshing– yet again!– the “wage gap” myth. One critic said she had a split-personality…which is rich since most feminists see just half the world, the one split to ignore male travails.
Notice, too, how the interviewer from Der Spiegel schwarzerises the minister for supporting equality:
SPIEGEL: “One of your first acts in office was to set up a department for the victims of feminism.”
Schröder: “I’m sorry but there is no department with such a name in my ministry.”
SPIEGEL: “A department for boys. Who gave you this funny idea?”
Schröder: “What’s funny about it? I always thought we have badly neglected issues concerning boys and men. It’s a fact that it used to be Catholic working class girls from rural areas who had the biggest problems in school. Now it’s boys from low-education backgrounds.”
Typical. Women’s issues are raised in high dudgeon, men’s “humorously.”
Feminism is based on the lie that “men have all the power.” So, of course, anyone who notes that males have problems, too, gets mocked with the intent to silence.
Ironically, Ms. Pizzey founded the world’s first DV shelter in 1971…the same year Vilar’s classic The Manipulated Man was published.
Plus Esther, like Erin, comes from a long line of egalitarian females. Somehow these foremothers managed to succeed in a world supposedly ruled by oppressive, obstructive, obdurate, and obtuse patriarchs. Women like Helen Keller, Margaret Bourke-White, Amelia Earhart, Madame Curie, and Florence Nightingale.
They are matched today by pro-male columnists and critics like Christina Hoff-Sommers, Kathleen Parker, Donna Laframboise, Camille Paglia, Midge Decter and others.
Like men with “balls” and “true grit,” these females had “eggs” and showed “true clit.” They were not, are not, fey feminists demanding that Big Daddy protect them from life. They were not “triggered” by views differing from their own.
The men’s movement should honor such women, recognizing them as trench-mates defending civilization and comity against misandric hirsute hordes.
It is unfortunate, perhaps unforgivable, certainly unthinkable that Esther Villar’s stellar work, published 44 years ago, is still not required reading in every Gender Studies course. Free copies abound online:
“By the age of twelve at the latest, most women have decided to become prostitutes. Or, to put it another way they have planned a future for themselves which consists of choosing a man and letting him do all the work. In return for his support, they are prepared to let him make use of their vagina at certain given intervals. The minute a woman has made this decision she ceases to develop her mind. She may, of course, go on to obtain various degrees and diplomas. These increase her market value in the eyes of men, for men believe that a woman who can recite things by heart must also know and understand them. But any real possibility of communication between the sexes ceases at this point. Their paths are divided forever.”
And here we are today with 60% of college graduates being female while men continue to do most of the dirty, dangerous jobs in life! Even dating, decades after the Pill and Summer of Love, remains primarily a male obligation. The hard-charging corporate female reverts to a meek Victorian waif after-hours, expecting men to make first-moves, arrange and pay for dates, etc. all while swearing she supports equality.
Esther would say the sexist CEO-wannabe is just using the feminine advantage that simp-wimp beta males grant her. And Ms. Vilar would be right.
Called out on traditional expectations and cowardly passivity, today’s thoroughly modern woman will coyly say (1) men don’t like assertive women and (2) those who propose dates should pay for them. This, of course, is both convenient and misandric poppycock. Imagine a man saying he can’t help more around the house because, well, women don’t like house-husbandy males. Or men refusing to help clean after Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter family feasts because the one who cooks must also clean!
Women who brag that there are now female Army Rangers insist that gals lack the grit to approach men they don’t already know and let them know they’re “interested. Tant pis. Because becoming responsible for their sexuality would net them more compatible lovers while teaching females how to handle rejection…making them better salary negotiators. But they don’t have to because manipulated men continue to let them duck hard duties.
Esther cites a slew of similar circumstances and issues…exposing the pudendal puppet-strings women pull to make putzy men perform.
I hope the men’s rights movement invites Esther to upcoming conferences and heeds her wisdom. Personally, I’d love to hear her take on women in the military; anti-male “yes means yes” laws; rape hysteria; PUAs and MGTOWs and MRAs (oh my!); current divorce laws; slut-walks; feminists demanding that tits be exposed wherever men go bare-chested (while suing cops who frisk females equally); the dearth of Men’s Centers on college campuses; etc.
In any case, Esther, the men’s movement salutes you for being a sister-in-arms during the past 5 decades of the Gender War. Happy birthday!