If you’ve visited a university campus lately you probably would’ve come across at least one young arrogant feminist wearing one of those shirts declaring “the future is female”. On face value the slogan could be innocent enough. The theory seems to be that women were so oppressed in the past so they couldn’t shine because all men were so bad that they took it from them. Now, and in the future, women won’t be held back by men any more and therefore the “future is female”. Most people who know anything about history would say this is misinformed but perhaps innocent enough. Most Australians support equality of opportunity and so they’d probably passively support it. If it is honestly someone’s motivation that as a woman they believe they were formerly oppressed and want to lead in the future, then, go for it.
Sally Miller Gearhart1 was an American teacher, feminist leader and political activist. In 1973, she became the first open lesbian to obtain a tenure-track faculty position when she was hired by San Francisco State University, where she helped establish one of the first women and gender study programs in the country. She also later became known nationally as a gay rights activist.
Gearhart taught outrageously horrific ideas and even went so far as encouraging her students to plan out and execute these ideas. In her teachings at the mainstream University and various feminist venues, organisations and institutions, she taught that the solution for fixing the world was the genocide of men.
Gearhart outlines a three-step proposal for female-led social change from her essay, “The Future–-If There Is One–-is Female”:
- Every culture must begin to affirm a female future.
- Species responsibility must be returned to women in every culture.
- The proportion of men must be reduced to and maintained at approximately 10% of the human race.
Gearhart does not base this radical proposal on the idea that men are innately violent or oppressive, but rather on the “real danger is in the phenomenon of male-bonding, that commitment of groups of men to each other whether in an army, a gang, a service club, a lodge, a monastic order, a corporation, or a competitive sport.” Gearhart identifies the self-perpetuating, male-exclusive reinforcement of power within these groups as corrosive to female-led social change. Thus, if “men were reduced in number, the threat would not be so great and the placement of species responsibility with the female would be assured.”2
The slogan “the future is female” is not a cheeky statement of female empowerment. This slogan started with these feminist teachings to #killallmen. They don’t mean something innocent like, “things will be better for females in the future”. They literally mean the future is female. Because there will be no men. Because they’ve been removed from the planet.
Now we could say that she is just one feminist. Or perhaps say she’s an outlier and is having no impact in Australia. Unfortunately, it’s not true. If we observe the feminist leaders, both male and female, they are making decisions inline with Sally Miller Gearhart’s teachings and the result is either the increased persecution of men or total disregard of men. We see this most brazenly displayed in the domestic violence industry in Australia. Women who harm and kill men are publicly celebrated and cheered on while men will face severe consequences including prison time over a text message. These female supremacist laws result in thousands of unnecessary deaths of Australian men every year.
The future should not be female. The past has always been about the females. It’s probably time for equality. If we believe in equality we need to remove feminism from power and restore a liberal democracy. If we want to build a fair world where everyone is equal then the future needs to be about children first and foremost. Men & women are tied a distant second.
- “SALLY’S STORY :: Sally Miller Gearhart”
- Sally Miller Gearhart, “The Future—If There Is One—Is Female,” Reweaving the Web of Life: Feminism and Nonviolence, New Society Publishers 1982:266–284 https://books.google.com.au/books/about/Reweaving_the_Web_of_Life.html?id=9OgpAQAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y