Sunday, November 26, 2006

Scary Stories Round the Feminist Campfire.

After reading this excellent article by Carey Roberts recently on the subject of feminist scare-mongering, I was reminded of a chain email that my ex-girlfriend received from one of her female friends a few years back. I was so fascinated by it that I kept a copy:

THIS IS TRUE!!! So read carefully and bear it in mind

Have you been to Bluewater recently?

This is a true story...please pass it on to others, so that they know, this stuff really happens!!

About a month ago there was a woman standing by the entrance to the shopping centre, passing out flyers to all the women going in. The woman had written the flyer herself to tell about an experience she had so that she might warn other women. The previous day, this woman had finished shopping and went out to her car and discovered that she had a flat tyre. She got the jack out of the trunk and began to change the flat. A nice man dressed in a business suit and carrying a briefcase walked up to her and said, "I noticed you're changing a flat tyre. Would you like me to take care of it for you?" The woman was grateful for his offer and accepted his help. They chatted amiably while the man changed the flat, and then put the flat tyre and the jack in the trunk, shut it and dusted his hands off. The woman thanked him profusely, and as she was about to get in her car, the man told her that he left his car around on the other side of the shopping centre, and asked if she would mind giving him a lift to his car. She was a little surprised and she asked him why his car was on the other side. He explained that he had seen an old friend in the centre whom he hadn't seen for some time and they had a bite to eat and looked round the shops for a while. He got turned around in the mall and left through the wrong exit, and now he was running late and his car was clear around on the other side of the centre. The woman hated to tell him "no" because he had just rescued her from having to change her flat tyre all by herself, but she felt uneasy. Then she remembered seeing the man put his briefcase in her trunk before shutting it and before he asked her for a ride to his car. She told him that she'd be happy to drive him around to his car, but she just remembered one last thing she needed to buy. She said she would only be a few minutes; he could sit down in her car and wait for her; she would be as quick as she could be. She hurried into the shopping centre, and told a security guard what had happened; the guard came out to her car with her, but the man had left. They opened the trunk, took out his locked briefcase and took it down to the police station. The police opened it (ostensibly to look for ID so they could return it to the man). What they found was rope, duct tape and knives. When the police checked the "flat" tyre, there was nothing wrong with it; the air had simply been let out. It was obvious what the man's intention was, and obvious that he had carefully thought it out in advance. The woman was blessed to have escaped harm. How much worse it would have been if she had children with her and got them to wait in the car while the man fixed the tyre, or if she had a baby strapped into a car seat. This woman told this experience on the flyer she was passing out so that other women could be warned.

Please remember this, and if you ever need roadside or parking lot help, wait on the outside of the car and make sure the children wait outside with you, or maybe wait in side with the doors locked, or call AA, or something. I'd like you to forward this to all the women you know. It may save a life.


This is another scare story of the sort that Roberts discusses. It is a good example of viral marketing in action, and it perfectly illustrates the fact that feminist ideas appeal most to the extremely gullible. The purpose of it is to spread misandry; to demonise men, to sabotage normal healthy relations between men and women by breaking down trust, and at the same time, to build feminist solidarity. It is one bullet in an ongoing, widespread and determined cultural and political war against men. The 'gender war', in which feminists are the only ones doing the fighting.

Notice that for a 'true' story, it is totally devoid of any facts that can be checked. Where was it? When was it? Who was the woman involved? Who were the police officers involved? What did their report say? Were there any witnesses? Is there a better description of the suspect? Nothing. As the great thriller director Alfred Hitchcock knew, there is nothing you can show on screen which is as scary as the monster inside the viewer's head. Hint at the horror, and let them make up the details for themselves.

The gushing, gossipy, slightly hysterical tone, the too-many exclamation marks, all identify it as having been written by a woman, just in case we were in any doubt. I'm not saying all women write that way, but I am saying that most of those who write that way are women.

The main character is an 'ordinary' woman going about her everyday business, with whom the reader is no doubt supposed to identify herself. She is confronted with a minor crisis - a flat tyre. This is the kind of problem which is traditionally outside the remit of female competence, but clearly within the remit of male competence, thus setting the scene for the gallant rescuer to appear. However, our heroine is such a liberated feminist stalwart that she gamely tackles the problem herself.

Enter the villain, stage left. Notice how he is dressed. He doesn't look like a stereotypical 'pervert', which, while we are on the subject, just means a low-status man who is poor and socially excluded. No. This one shows all the signs of being a pillar of respectable society. Business suit. Briefcase. You can't trust any of them! It's the normal-looking ones you have to watch out for!! They're the worst!!! His rescue provides him with the lever he needs to emotionally blackmail a ride out of her, a narrative feature which all female readers will understand immediately.

As all fans of crime fiction know, the villain always makes one fatal mistake. He put his briefcase in the trunk. Why on earth would he do that? It is full of incriminating evidence, and it is now impossible to retrieve. She might have refused him a ride, and he would have lost it forever. In fact, when he realises that she is on to him, he makes his escape, and actually does lose it forever, thus leaving the proof for us to examine at our leisure. If only all criminals were that stupid, the world would be a safer place.

The briefcase is the cheap plot device on which the whole narrative depends. She saw it and assumed him to be respectable. She saw him put it in the trunk and began to get suspicious. The police find it is full of torture equipment.

It is interesting that other characters are never identified by sex - the security guard, the police. We may assume they are male, but we are not told. They are faceless worker ants. The only person who is actually identified as a male is, we are led to believe, a serial killer. In the world of the narrative, all women are innocent victims, and all men are violent misogynist criminals. The simple-minded formula of feminist dogma.

We are then informed of 'how much worse it could have been' - men are not only a danger to women, but to children as well.

Finally, we see the brave heroine doing what a woman's gotta do. Handing out leaflets - not to men, interestingly, only to women. This tells us two things. Firstly, that you cannot rely on men to support you. Women can only rely on other women for support. The entire male population are, presumably, all serial killers, or at least, they all condone serial killers. Our heroine simply ignores them as irrelevant. Secondly, she cannot rely on the police to do anything about it. Instead, she is obliged to mount a lonely heroic vigil. Her only hope is to sensitise other women to the danger that men pose. Our duty, as female readers, is to help her. We must warn other women. We must all pull together to fight this evil menace.

And I thought feminists were against pornography.

This story is only one of a number of such feminist masterpieces. Here is a short list of them, discussed at TruthOrFiction.Com

The Flat Tire Killer (discussed above)

The Crying Baby Killer

The Online Killer

New Carjacking Method

Back seat kidnapper

Perfume peddlers knock women out with ether and then rob them

The $5 Bill Killer

Shopping Mall Abductions

If you come across any more, please contact me.

9 comments:

kels said...

oh i thought the story was about how women were such easy prey and probably shouldnt do anything or go anywhere alone because a big strong man (who can also change tires)might do the inevitable beastly thing. amazingly, most women who are assaulted are usually done so by men. Also, if youve ever noticed, any political group, conservative or liberal, feminist, or whatever-preys on the gullible. they generalize and stereotype (sort of like the way you lumped women in with feminists..and exclaimation points!!!!hysterical!!!!)and use the fringe extremes of any situation to support their cause. Most of these people think theyre sneaky but you sort of blew it when you mentioned your "ex-girlfriend". I myself consider men and women to be of equal value and anyone who thinks one sex is better than the other is just totally silly!!!

Heretic said...

Kels, You aren't by any chance the author of this story, are you?

I scarcely know where to begin. You have failed to grasp my argument when you say that 'women are easy prey' and a man 'might do the inevitable beastly thing'. The beastly thing is by no means inevitable. 'Most women who are assaulted are usually done so by men'. Perhaps true, but I can point out that most people are not assaulted, most of those who are assaulted are not women, and most men who are falsely and maliciously accused of violence are done so by women. In this sense, men are easy prey too. Stirring up anti-male hatred is not a useful measure to combat crime. It is likely to promote crime, and as such is irresponsible.

The rest of your argument is bizarre drivel. I don't believe that I lumped women together with feminists, and I don't think that one sex is better than the other. I certainly never said that. I mentioned my ex-girlfriend as the source of the story, but I don't see a problem with that; I don't see how mentioning her means I 'blew it'. All of my arguments stand. I certainly don't think of myself as 'sneaky' either. Are you using 'sneaky' as a synonym for 'intelligent'? Oh dear, kels, oh dear.

Davout said...

heretic,

The effectiveness of scare tactics demonstrates that the entire sectors of the public will remain wilfully ignorant or the plight of other sectors, so long as their own immediate demands are met.

khankrumthebulgar said...

It is important to the FemNags to perpetuate the Victimhood mentality in Women. Women are victims etc. This is total Rubbish. We see the News Media even Fox News showing a Parade of young Blond Women as victims. They all were out at venues they were unfamiliar with. All consumed too much alcohol. And were "Victims".

Truth is that young Minority males are 38 times as likely to die by violence. But Men are disposable in the West. We are more likely to be the targets of violence.

The recent UN attempt to spread Feminism has been rejected. It stated that 70% of the World's Women were subject to Domestic Abuse. Trouble is their is no reliable source of data. Only an accusation by the FemNags.

Myrna Blyth in the book "Spin Sisters" demonstrates how the Liberal Women use fear mongering to scare Women in the US. Well worth a read Gents.

Nick S said...

The police officer and the security guard are not identified as male, even though they probably would be. This is because it would introduce an alternative narrative of 'men as saviours/protectors' rather than 'men as evil predators'.

Re: kels, even if "most women who are assaulted are usually done so by men." I don't see how that justifies making a false claim. If incidents like that described were so common, why couldn't they leaflet about a real incident that had happened in the area? It is like saying that because things like false rape claims or paternity fraud happen to men, this would justify men making up false claims that this had happenend and communicating this to other men.

Heretic, I love your sight. You write very well.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps this flyer is a good thing and should be handed out to men. We know of one child death that could have been prevented but occurred because a man would not intervene for fear of being viewed as a pervert.
Men should actively disengage from helping women until decent women start to speak out. The vast majority of men would die to protect their wives, sisters, mothers and daughters. Would a woman die to save her husband, brother, father and sons?

Nick S said...

A few other points need to be made about Kels' incoherent rant. On the one hand she says that "I consider men and women to be of equal value and anyone who thinks one sex is better than the other is just totally silly", yet she also says that most assaults against women are committed by men (surely this could be interpreted as saying that men are morally inferior to women). So what she really means is that it's OK to argue that men are inferior to women in some respects, but it's never OK to argue that women are inferior to men in any respects.

Kels also resents being lumped in with the feminists, yet shows herself to be all too willing to fall for feminist propaganda. It wasn't heretic who lumped all women in with the feminists. Rather, it is kels who chose to lump herself in with the feminists. This is a classic case of projecting one's own failings onto an imagined perpretator. The subtext here is that basically it's not women's fault for allowing themselves to be led astray by feminism. Rather, it's the fault of nasty men for lumping women in with the feminists. This is all too typical of women who want to enjoy all the ill-gotten gains of feminism while avoiding any of the blame for the damage done by feminism. It's a bit like someone who wants to share in the loot while avoiding any association with the robbers.

Re anonymous "Men should actively disengage from helping women until decent women start to speak out", I agree completely. Women must be made to realise that there is a price to be paid for the lies and injustices that have been perpetrated against men. Only a complete patsy would choose to risk their life for the sake of protecting women, simply so that women can continue dishing out contempt and ingratitude.

Anonymous said...

You should check out: http://www.violentacres.com/archives/54/the-deadbeat-dad-myth

A good article tackling the myth of deadbeat dads.

Anonymous said...

Davout said: entire sectors of the public will remain wilfully ignorant..
This is true...they will cross the road if they think you are 'marked out' for action by BBro (should that be sis?).
The state know this and play on it.
Divide and rule ,as ever.
Communism wasn't efficient enough to keep the gulags going.
Western 'democracies 'are much better at producing apparent wealth -but our society is the poorer for the self serving hacks we have planning our 'future'.
It's so obvious- but most men don't see it, never mind gullible women.
Not till they felt the breath of the beast down their necks,that is! CSA ,ID's, feminazm...etc.
-Now where did I leave that briefcase..:)