World Net Daily, living up to its nickname of Wing Nut Daily, published an article of his in which he proclaims that women should never have been given the right to vote:
[I]t is customary for women to immediately reject any assertion that women’s rights are wrong as the Talibanistic ranting of an embittered man who has been denied ready access to attractive women’s bodies. In the interest of dismissing this red herring, I merely note that few men fortunate enough to possess a turbo Porsche and a record contract at 23 have any reason to be bitter about the hand that life has dealt them.
Turbo Porsche? Wow. [Insert obligatory comment about penis sizes here]
You wouldn’t know that the father of Vox Day (whose real name is Theodore Beale) is on the board of directors of World Net Daily. You don’t suppose that has anything to do with what sorts of cars he can buy and, perhaps, being able to publish such horribly written columns on WND?
I very much like women and wish them well, which is precisely why I consider women’s rights to be a disease that should be eradicated.
Notice that he doesn’t merely say that women’s suffrage was a bad idea; instead, he think that suffrage should be taken away from women today.
The women of America would do well to consider whether their much-cherished gains of the right to vote, work, murder and freely fornicate are worth destroying marriage, children, civilized Western society and little girls. They can at least console themselves with the thought that, in the long run, it doesn’t matter what they do, because the women’s-rights ideology is an evolutionary dead end, and it is increasingly apparent that societies embracing it will not survive.
Because marriage and “civilization” as Vox Day define them are the only valid ways to think about these concepts, right?
A few years back, he wrote a post in which he said that women should be denied the vote because you’re all too scared and you might vote for protection over civil liberties, and that just broke his libertarian heart. Anyway, a group of bloggers (myself included) debated with him for a while over the illogic in his argument (Denying people the vote to INCREASE freedom?). After a few arguments in which he seemed to be drifting off topic (he brought up no-faults divorce, which has exactly nothing to do with personal security but does a good job of exposing his Men’s Rights roots), I finally got him to admit that he would also deny the vote to minorities, the poor, homosexuals, and generally any group that consistently votes Democratic. Yes, the libertarian said this. Per Vox, voting has NOTHING to do with freedom, which is why he has no problem with denying it to 3/4 of the country.
This seems to sum up Vox Day’s political attitude: deny the right to vote to anyone who disagrees with Vox Day’s beliefs. Consider:
The right to buy and sell private property is far more fundamental than the so-called “right” to vote; it can actually be found in the Constitution. ... I wish that the states were still a laboratory of democracy, as I think it would be extremely informative for everyone to see what would happen in two neighboring states, one where only women were franchised and one where only men were franchised.
Someone asked Vox in the comments on his blog:
“So let me get this straight...it’s OK for my mother to buy a car and fuel it and pay all the taxes and fees associated with said ownership but it’s not OK for her to vote based on her chromosonal make up.”
Vox Day responded:
Pretty much, yep. Because she and her sisters are going to vote socialist totalitarians into power the first chance they get.
If you eliminated the male franchise, you’d have gulags and gas chambers operational within two generations. But it would all be done very nicely and humanely, I’m sure, with pretty notices of execution.
As “evidence” of women’s inherent fascism, Vox Day posts the following message he received:
Experimentation gone bad. I printed out several copies of VD’s article this morning, and scattered them among the employee cafeteria tables here at my workplace before 9:00 break. By 9:15, there were already several woman at the Human Resources directors door, bitching. I had to grab an IS guy and have him wipe my pc records for net surfing and printing so as not to be identified.
The HR lady was not amused. I, however, was.
It’s “fascism” that women went to the authorities in this company when someone printed out a column arguing that they, the women, didn’t deserve the same civil rights as men? If Vox Day had written the same thing about blacks or Muslims, and people complained, would that have been a sign of “fascism”? If I had been an employee at that company, I would have complained as well — does that make me a “fascist”?
I don’t think that Vox Day (or his readers, which is probably no coincidence) has any idea what “fascism” means. It’s not fascist to ask a company to do something about someone using company resources to promote the removal of voting rights from women; it may, however, be arguably fascist to eliminate the voting rights of a class of citizens because they vote the “wrong” way. It’s a pity that the IS guy wiped the computer records to protect the above writer — I not only wouldn’t have complied, I’d have taken the evidence to the company’s owners and managers. I’d have also made sure that everyone knew who was responsible for what happened. Is it consistent with either Christianity or libertarianism to seek to avoid taking responsibility for one’s actions?
I pointed out once before that Vox Day is no libertarian and Orac recently did the same. In my case Vox merely referenced my comments obliquely; in Orac’s case he wrote a post about it and Orac was flooded with comments from Vox Sycophants (Update: Ed Brayton experienced it as well, though to a smaller degree. Second Update: and here... Poor Ed). Eleventh Avenue South posts some of the wit and wisdom of Vox Day commentors:
“The only people women shoud ever be bosses over is their children”
“Women are not more nurturing, they are more controling... hence the fascist/socialist attitude that, as Vox pointed out, is pervasive in the emasculated west.”
“I can be convinced a woman should be allowd to vote if she passes (along with males) a civics test that makes her a qualified elector. But she could only vote for male candidates for offices of power. Sorry, no females allowed there. The negative history is just too staggering.”
It is interesting that Vox Day referred to both Orac and PZ Myers as women — it’s clear, I believe, that Vox considers the label “woman” an insult. I wonder if his mother or other female relatives are aware of this? There is more commentary on Vox Day over at Rox Populi and Burningbird. I don’t recommend bothering to post on Vox Day’s site, though — sometimes I think that he just writes such asinine columns because he enjoys all the negative attention.
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