Femitheist Advocates Society of Sameness and Almost No Men
Krista Jane Heflin became notorious for her Youtube video advocating "International Castration Day," in which all men are systematically castrated and "milked" for their sperm in order to allow them to "join civilized society." Heflin claims that she "was never serious about ICD," but she does believe that the male population should be reduced to 1-10%.
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The Femitheist is a burgeoning cult leader who is currently writing a manifesto called "The Ratio," which advocates a drastic reduction in the male population and a concentrated effort to eliminate diversity. She also calls herself "Femitheist Divine," so she may have a Messiah complex like many other cult leaders. Her views are all the more frightening because she's intelligent, well-spoken, and charismatic, like many of the people throughout history who were able to do the most single-handed damage.
In a recently published VICE interview, she explains femitheism as follows: "I believe that conventional equality, with a 50/50 female-to-male ratio, is an inferior system. Essentially my ideas lead to men being made a special class – a far more valued class – having choice of a myriad of women due to the difference in sex ratio. That is my intention. Men would be made more valuable, and their quality of life would be dramatically improved. They would have a subsidised existence if you will, akin to going on an all-expenses paid vacation that lasts from birth to death."
To be fair, she doesn't believe that men should be slaughtered, but that they should be gradually phased out of the population through genetic engineering and possibly selective abortions. And she claims that these steps would not be mandated, "at first," but merely encouraged. Children would be very much designed, and raised communally by the state. "Perfect girls will be conceived, developed, and engineered in state-owned breeding centers. They will be bound together in a communal venue under the instruction and control of female savants."
The few men that are left would be kept on their own reservations and used only for breeding, possibly some light labor. When asked if she acknowledged that some men have ambitions beyond "luxury breeding pens," she answered: "Some would argue it would be a dystopian world because it wouldn't be free in the present conventional sense. However that is misguided. It will be utopian because it will be a world almost without conflict where people cooperate and are treated properly within a well-engineered and long-forged system. If everything is great for almost everyone the point is null."
Perhaps most disturbingly, she sees no value in diversity, and therefore in tolerance. "Diversity of principles and standards is only necessary in a world of multiple nations, cultures, societies, and religions due to fear of oppression. Unification and amalgamation are the keys to [utopia] and prolonged/superior survival; or, a system wherein no true or widespread 'oppression' can arise or occur."
An argument with this person would likely just come down to an intractable difference in fundamental values, as she essentially advocates a society that operates on nihilism. "The purpose of living is merely to persist and perpetuate our species. If someone is willing to give you all you require to survive and live comfortably, simply because you exist, then you have already achieved all that truly matters."
In the above video, she refers to her movement as "the new era of feminism," and some, especially the trusty Men's Rights Advocates, use the Femitheist to discredit feminism as misandry. But she herself admits that "mainstream feminists" are some of her toughest critics. She also posted an update to the video which states, "The phrase 'New Era of Feminism' referred to Femitheism, and not to literal and conventional or Mainstream Feminism. Since I made this video, I have ceased using the word 'Feminism' entirely, because I am not a Feminist. Feminism is entirely unrelated to me, to us, and to my work in almost every conceivable fashion." Well put.