Jonathan McIntosh is a self-proclaimed male feminist. He was Anita Sarkeesian’s partner in her feminist frequency project until he mysteriously departed. As Robert McCain notes, male feminists do seem to have a somewhat uncomfortable history of turning out to be sexual predators.
McIntosh produced a video outlining what he claims is the inherent misogyny that resides in television and film portrayals of nerds. Apparently it is the most shared feminist video on YouTube right now. The best enemies of men are always men themselves.
As McCain notes, it really does seem like men can’t win anymore.
If the “hyper-masculine” jock is unacceptable as a model of hexterosexual male behavior, and the nerdy “misunderstood nice guy” is also unacceptable, is there any form of male heterosexuality that McIntosh approves?
The answer to that is in the negative. This is the next big step of socialism. Not content with remodeling nations in their perfect image, not content with remodeling races in their perfect image, and not content with remodeling the family in their perfect image, now the goal is to remodel one of the biological sexes. To whit, men.
The Soviets used the technique of Kafka-trapping to render obsolete any possible defense or counterattack against their methods.
The term “kafkatrapping” describes a logical fallacy that is popular within gender feminism, racial politics and other ideologies of victimhood. It occurs when you are accused of a thought crime such as sexism, racism or homophobia. You respond with an honest denial, which is then used as further confirmation of your guilt. You are now trapped in a circular and unfalsifiable argument; no one who is accused can be innocent because the structure of kafkatrapping precludes that possibility.
Socialist progressive ideologues like McIntosh want to remake men by outlawing masculinity. In their ideal world, men will become androgynous beings; servile, obedient, and ultimately harmless. This is important to understand because McIntosh’s motives are not bred for a desire to help women. They stem from his desire for women and his unsuccessful efforts to woo them.
McIntosh wants to remake masculinity so that he has no competition. It is quite clearly insane, as all socialism ultimately is, but that is of no importance.
A national recipe for disaster? If what McIntosh is claiming were true, there would have been a “national disaster” quite some time ago. This virtue signaling has two core aims: firstly to favorably position McIntosh with regards to women, a tactic which never works but it doesn’t stop him trying. But the other motive is to position himself as some form of authority on how men should actually behave in this brave new world.
McIntosh declares that everything about masculinity is wrong so that he can ultimately gain the power to be able to dictate how men should exist. In his world, any act of desiring women is in of itself misogyny. Women are the great prize and men are unworthy of attaining it. All men, except himself.
Any man who could actually believe that masculinity is a negative trait by default undoubtedly has some spectacular levels of self hatred going on in his warped and diseased mind. McIntosh’s pedestalization of women into being sublime and faultless beings yet simultaneously victims is a pathology that is common to male feminists and extremely low status males.
These men are damaged goods. At some point in their formative years they failed a crucial test of masculinity, but instead of seeking to better and improve themselves they fell back into a world of self delusion and lies. The problem was not them; the problem was masculinity itself. They didn’t fail a test; masculinity failed them.
In order to operate at this level of self delusion one has to first believe one’s own lies. As George Castanza famously said, “It’s not a lie if you believe it.” After you can successfully lie to yourself, (and after you have constructed your entire existence around those lies), then you can proceed to lying to others.
McIntosh is a white heterosexual progressive male. There exists nobody lower on the totem poll of victimhood. In order to raise his own personal stock, his only option is to attack his own sub-group. By doing that he both proves his sublime worthiness and simultaneously keeps his fellow bottom dwellers on the defensive. He doesn’t actually believe in the idea that he could one day succeed in making his anti-masculine dreams a general reality, but in his black heart he always holds out a quiet and desperate hope.