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Feminism Destroyed Woman's Power

November 16, 2023

(l. Matthew Broderick & Ally Sheedy in WarGames, 1983)

Heterosexuality is based on an exchange of female power for male power expressed as love.

Western women have been tricked into pursuing power instead of love.  Competing for power, women emasculate men.
Where before they empowered men, now they have nothing left to offer men but sex.  Are western women even capable of loving men?

"Any girl who grows to womanhood without knowing that love is her supreme value has been spiritually raped. Feminine spirituality expresses an attitude of spiritual waiting, and tending, and readiness for the meeting with its opposite which is a prerequisite for inner wholeness. Without this she becomes a prey to the masculine within herself, a raging spirit of intellectual or physical activity to which no man can be related, and to which she can in no way relate herself. She is a woman possessed."  Irene Claremont de Castillejo, Knowing Woman: a Feminine Psychology.

 Feminism seems to have transformed women from beloved wives and mothers into porn stars and whores. We are so satanically possessed, no one seems to mind.

Love is Woman's Stock-in-Trade ---from June 26 2023)
by Henry Makow Ph.D. 

The movie "War Games" (1983) illustrates how the Illuminati undermined heterosexuals in 40 short years.

In the movie, Matthew Broderick is a computer whiz who accidentally starts a nuclear countdown and races to avert catastrophe. His girlfriend, played by Ally Sheedy is seen in a complementary role, basically helping, encouraging, and admiring him. He is the leader. But her presence informs, validates, and heightens everything he does. It's as though his actions are dedicated to her. 

This is the way heterosexuality works. A woman empowers her husband by entrusting her power to him.  This is how she loves, i.e. by enlisting as First Mate to his Captain,
by "trusting," 

If this movie were remade today, she would be Captain; he would be emasculated, and they would break up. 

From Chaucer to Freud, men have asked, "What do women want?"  It's really quite simple. They want to be loved. Specifically, they want the passionate lifelong love of a husband.

But what makes a man love a woman in this way? Her sacrifice. By throwing her lot in with his, she enters his circle of self-interest. This is how two people become one. 

Exclusive sex is a symbol of this bond. Sex is an act of male possession. Intercourse creates a bond like Velcro which is destroyed by promiscuity.

Women want to be possessed by their husbands. In the sex act, a man "makes love to" his wife, i.e. gives her pleasure to show how much he appreciates her sacrifice. 

Women need sex as much as men if not more. Marriage is the most efficient means of fulfilling the sexual needs of both men and women.

By teaching women to be self-seeking instead of self-sacrificing, Feminism has deprived them of their stock-in-trade, love. All they have left to give is sex.  Because they won't surrender to a loving husband, they're reduced to giving themselves to strangers.


Cabalist Jews and Freemasons are Satanists. They control by degrading and corrupting. Like termites, they eat away at the supporting columns of society. The family is the red blood cell of a healthy society. It provides us with our roles and identity, as well as necessary emotional and material support. It ensures the young are born, loved, and raised properly, and the aged are taken care of. Our family is our link in the chain of eternity. So the Satanists have always wanted to destroy it.
They went after the women, who they deemed fickle, vain, and feeble-minded.

"There is no way of influencing men so powerfully as by means of the women, Adam Weishaupt wrote. "These should, therefore, be our chief study; we should insinuate ourselves into their good opinion, give them hints of emancipation from the tyranny of public opinion, and of standing up for themselves; it will be an immense relief to their enslaved minds to be freed from any one bond of restraint, and it will fire them the more, and cause them to work for us with zeal, without knowing that they do so; for they will only be indulging their own desire of personal admiration."

They convinced women that marriage and family were "oppressive." Men toiled in factories and died in war to provide and protect, but somehow women were the ones oppressed. 

Satanists needed to interfere in the natural affection and attraction males and females have for each other and for their offspring. Satanists exist to banish love.

A woman's essence is love, the power to generate love, by loving and being loved in return.  This is the source of her power. A woman's love for her husband and children is the most precious thing in the world. For a man, this love is his greatest treasure. 

By allowing herself to be snookered, by pursuing material instead of spiritual power, she has essentially lost the power to love. She can have power or love. She can't have both.


Women need a man's love like a flower needs sunshine and water. Men nurture women and women empower men by acquiescing to their reasonable demands. This is the heterosexual dynamic.  

Men, if you want to discover if a woman loves you, make a reasonable request, and see how she reacts. 

Left, Sheila Jeffreys, 68, is best known as a lesbian feminist scholar and political activist. 

What Sheila Jeffreys calls "the eroticization of powerlessness" is heterosexuality. But she is a lesbian who obviously can't understand that women's love is her power. She wants to turn all women into lesbians who like her can't understand that woman's style, beauty, and charm (her femininity) depend on eschewing material power.  

A woman who gives herself to her husband is cherished and loved by him and their children.  A woman who pursues power in masculine terms is doomed to a life of isolation and bitterness. 

Western feminists, you've forfeited your most precious gift for nothing. You're vulgar, a real turn-off. You lack personality, charm, style, and substance. You can't love it. You're not even sexy. And soon you won't have youth. You'll have nothing but your job, your dog, and your equally desperate friends. 

Western feminists, you've been robbed, and betrayed by your society, teachers, and political and cultural leaders; and consequently you've joined their traitorous ranks. You've betrayed your unborn children, your culture, your family, and the promise of the future. But worst of all, you've betrayed yourself.

But, if it's any consolation, you were fleeced by the best. 

----Related- "Pearl"  on YouTube shorts gets it. Why men are no longer interested in marriage.
Makow- The Hidden Knowledge of Heterosexuality
Makow-----The Power of Sexual Surrender 
Makow ----Feminism Can be Cured if Diagnosed Early 
Makow ----Reclaiming Male Power in the Age of Viagra 
RL-------Women after 35 are Baggage 
Makow----- The End of Woman 

First Comment by Sandra- 

From Chaucer to Freud, men have asked, "What do women want?"  It's really quite simple. They want to be loved. Specifically, they want the passionate lifelong love of a husband.


"Love" is an abstraction, especially where men are concerned. They like the trade you describe but once it's in the bag (usually thru marriage) they start once again acting like the children they still are - most of them anyway.

At least here in the Western world, men have not escaped childhood, they still think and act like angry little boys whose needs were not met.   Some philosopher-psychologists attribute this to the fact that women just are, but men have to be made (thru rites of passage with the older mature men in any particular community).   An old maid at least in the prefeminist era, could be perfectly satisfied with her helping others careers (teachers/librarians/nurses etc) but men without women just go nuts. 

I do not know if white men ever in previous eras were put through deliberate and necessary rites of passage like they used to do in other cultures.  Countless men behave badly in general in their own unique ways,  and toward women in particular,  because they are unconsciously trying to grow up, to be real men. I read two books years ago as well on that topic - men putting themselves thru rites of passage without even being aware of it. 

Some people think it's the wife's job to "make a man of" her husband but it is a job most women are not built for.  Mature men must take that boy and turn him into a man. 

If feminism has been such a raging success in white societies, the above may be one explanation anyway.  Men lurching about crazily and blaming feminism.  Feminism, though,  may be the result, not the cause. 

Diane wrote-

I have been reading your site for some months now. I am a Catholic (convert and it's a long story) and, becoming affronted and dismayed by what I saw happening under the Bergoglian regime and what I then discovered about the Church since VII (and before), I found a Resistance Church 10 months ago. The parishioners there are infinitely savvier than anyone I have ever met and one of them said to me, " I wish you would read Henry Makow." Because of my respect for her, I did and such an education I have had!. I have often wanted to write to you but had a lingering doubt that perhaps you weren't who you said you were - who to trust these days? However this morning I feel I must.

Your post today brought tears to my eyes. I know the truth of what you say about women. My friends and I have lived it, I grew up under my mother living it and I see my daughters and their friends struggle with it and mostly succumb to this evil that distorts and upends Woman's true meaning. I don't know what is to become of us all. I fear for my grand-daughters. How will they keep their heads above the filth? What horrors are in store for them? And they do not have the graces that the Sacraments give to help them either. 

But out of my fretting and tears comes the sure knowledge that ultimately the world is in God's Hands. I constantly remind myself that Jesus said, "In the world you will have tribulation but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." We forget so easily that it is not this world that is of the utmost importance but making our way through this world so that in the next we can rest eternally with Him in heaven and not suffer eternally in hell. Eternity is our eventual home! 

It is the vocation of Woman to teach her children the simple truths of heaven and hell. We should learn them at our mother's knee so that they are as natural to us as breathing. To my abiding sadness I did not know and my children have paid the price. We have lost so much and most will never even know how much until the Judgment Day. God have mercy on all of us; especially we women who have betrayed our children - those we have allowed to live and those we have willfully murdered.  And God have mercy on all the men who gave up their natural role of defender and provider for the sake of easy sex. These things in themselves show how easily we are influenced and brainwashed. When will we ever wake up?!

So, to you Henry, and to all who send in parts of the Truth, I am grateful and I thank you. It is a lonely life having ears to hear and eyes to see as most do not and we look for friends anywhere we can find them. So I plod along, cry my tears, and eagerly read your site every morning after my prayers. And I put my trust in the Author of Life and in the Immaculate Heart of Mary, my true mother and model of femininity.

C writes - "We are all Communists now..."

 As you probably know, the Marxist theorist Walter Benjamin described lesbians as "the heroines of modernism", by which he meant that modern urban culture had an inevitably masculinizing effect on women - a process he portrayed as progressive. 

Reading your excellent piece I was reminded too of the Anglo-Welsh writer Douglas Hyde's memoir of his membership of the British Communist Party in the 1930s, "I Believed". Hyde recalled that sexual promiscuity was rampant among his fellow Communists, but the problem for the male communist studs was that they deemed the female members of the party completely "unbedworthy". Hyde said this was partly because feminine women were mostly not attracted to Communism,  and that even when they were, membership of the party - and the promiscuity that went with it - soon masculinized them.

Well in a sense we are all Communists now - the promiscuity of the 1930s commies was probably tame in comparison with what respectable middle-class suburbanites get up to today. And there's no doubt in my mind that the physical coarsening of modern feminist/SJW female millennials, and their embrace of the crudest forms of machismo - tattoos, piercings, doc marten boots, etc - is directly linked to their parents equally enthusiastic embrace of  "sexual liberation" a couple of decades ago.

Scruples - the game of moral dillemas

Comments for "Feminism Destroyed Woman's Power"

CS said (November 17, 2023):

A good relationship requires kindness, decency, and mutual respect.

But Hollywood and modern life have taught women that a relationship is foremost all about physical appearance and sex, and that men want nymphomaniacs with personality disorders.

The great beauties of Hollywood soon find out it is all a lie, though, as they race to the plastic surgeon to halt the inevitable, and mourn the loss of ther power to procure worship, which is ultimately what the "beauty and sex" delusion is all about.

DD said (June 27, 2023):

this is more proof of the creation of man & how we fell from grace. it was the woman that the devil picked on seeing she was fair & an easy target. explains why through the ages woman has been picked on to usurp nations & societies with social engineering. feminism is a product of communism. if you can corrupt the woman then the dominoes fall in their order. ruined marriages, gay women, the slut movement,, and belief in astrology & occult [so much more than men], I heard a saying once that there is, a little witch in every woman. I don't really doubt that. without a good marriage on a rock-solid foundation, a woman is tossed on the high seas of satanic influence.

CA said (June 26, 2023):

I've read several articles from different sources and videos on the subject of feminism basically destroying families and relationships. One aspect that never gets brought up is the fact that most women in the workforce are significantly overpaid for the amount of work they do. Many make obscene salaries with little or no job knowledge. This in turn reinforces the feminist argument that they don't need a man, or else their search for a man who makes an even more obscene salary.

KN said (June 26, 2023):

I don't know what world you live in Henry, but it is not mine.

While I am no fan of the out-of-control femNazis, I also don't agree with the fairy tale you are talking about. The majority of women who give everything up for their husbands and family these days end up getting thrown out when their use-by date is up. Once the children no longer need a mother and she has aged, due to putting everyone's wants before her needs, the husband gets a younger model or simply dumps her because he doesn't need her anymore. That is why here in Australia middle-aged women, who opted for a family and not a career, are an increasing statistic in the homeless population.

While feminism isn't what most women want, it does provide them with security. Those that remain with their husband are usually the ones who work out it is better to swallow their pride and simply ignore their husband's indiscretions, because the alternative is sleeping on a park bench in the middle of winter, unless other family members are willing to house them, which means they have to pay their way, and as few have any work history that means they can only get low paid jobs that usually require hard labour. Needless to say these poor souls burn out quickly and age far beyond their years. The alternative to this for many women is living in a loveless relationship where both partners simply avoid each other, because that is more pleasant than arguing.

I am not saying that all marriages end up this way, just the majority, which is why so many women choose to work rather than have a large family these days. There is also the point that it is much easier to work than it is to bring up children. As a mother of 5 children, all within 7 years of each other, my general condition for over 25 years was that of exhaustion.

Prior to feminism many women, far from being admired and loved by their husbands, were bashed into submission. I believe this is why it is said that it is a 'man's world'.

JC said (November 19, 2022):

IMO, you are stereotyping both men and women. Correct me if I'm wrong, but are you suggesting that sex is a woman's greatest possible gift to mankind? And a man's greatest possible gift to women is a good paycheck?

Both of these "gifts" are temporal, transitory and illusory at best. For example, even if a woman is gifted with incredible beauty, she only has it for 20 or 30 years. What happens to her "gift" after she looses her looks? And the same thing can be said in the case of men and their financial success; it's temporal, transitory and illusory at best. (And IMO we're about to see just how temporal, transitory and illusory financial success really is.)

I can't speak for anyone else, but for me strong, independent women are the sexiest. The women I admire most from history are: Deborah (Judges 4:9); Joan of Arc; Boudica; Queen Elizabeth 1; Esther, etc. And for the idea that the status of "manhood" is dependent on financial success, you need to read what the true people of God had to go through: "they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented ... they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth" (Hebrews 11:37-38). They sound a lot like the street people we see all around us today. I guess they were not very "manly" by the financial standard of manhood. I think Christ said it best: "Life is not made up of how much a person has" (Luke 12:14).

DAS said (November 18, 2022):

Likely the most common professional women are NURSES (and next TEACHERS).

These, the most corrupted women in the country, are bullies no matter where you

meet them. Useful idiots who push the agendas of the powers that reign over them. I never met one I liked.

The alternative is natural medicine (and homeschool). I’ve been using natural meds

for well over a decade.
Just an observation.

Al Thompson said (September 8, 2017):

Love between men and women is one of the most important things in life and the evil people of the world are doing everything they can to ruin the peace and happiness of the heterosexual relationships. You said in regards to women: "..they never have been so powerless." A good woman is a great help to a man and a good man is very important to the quality of life of a woman. I think of this relationship as the relationship between the sun and the moon. The sun is one thing and the moon is another. Together, they exist in perfect harmony.

The modern woman, in many cases, has been destroyed. They have been destroyed because of sex before marriage. Fornication is the biggest problem in that the personal relationship in having sex belongs in marriage and nowhere else. We have had the "liberal" sex now for over 50 years and it has acted like a battering ram against all men and women. It has destroy moral maturity and most of us are guilty of it. I believe things would go much better if people refrained from any sex until they are married to someone of the opposite sex.

Men need a good wife but try and find one. I see too many people, including myself, who have been destroyed by bad relationships. I'll put this on the feminists and the communist society. The results of communism has infected the whole word. What is extremely upsetting is watching the young people make the same mistake and then they double down on it. They destroy their own lives and that of their children by listening and putting their children in the communist schools. Thus, the mind rape or the brain rape continues for each generation. All of this nonsense needs to be abolished.

Just like the sun and the moon, the man is one thing and the woman is another. This is how God created us and we should be staying in the natural order.

G ( a woman) said (September 8, 2017):

I'm not usually at a loss for words but all I can say is, AMEN! A-frikkin'-MEN!!

John said (January 23, 2017):

Great article and comments .i really liked the line " our families are the link in the chain of eternity "

I'm blessed with a wife far better than I deserve. I see the nature of marriage is like a captain and his ship and cargo , kids. the welfare of the ship is his utmost obligation, she calls me husband which means economic management so that's what I do. We have had to navigate some choppy waters but a beautiful haven is in view and not too far off.

I started a tongue in cheek anti feminist movement called menace movement standing for men against circumventing equality my pseudonym is mediocre man .
Anyway thanks for all your Herculean efforts

Pete said (January 23, 2017):

I have never been able to find a real woman. At 80 I don't have any story.

Just wanted to bring up the subject of WW2 and Rosie, the Riveter.

The mindset back then was to help win the war.
Then they started swearing like the few old men still on the job and the long period of female mentality began to break down. As the new brainwashed demand for POWER began to invade their heads, the Rosies started down the road to Lesbianism and the denial of a man in their lives.

At the same time, beginning in 1945, the men who came home from the war were confronted with the new female attitudes that were becoming more prevalent. And they did not realize (in time) that they were already in another "war" at home. The SHTF was already striking at the men.

The proof of this are all those divorces that began flooding the back pages of the newspapers. And the Communist editors loved it, since this situation empowered their continued Political Correctness BS on the news to keep us dumbed down and stupid so they could impose more power and control over us.

Martin said (January 23, 2017):

This video helped me understand the issue of this article. Perhaps it will help other suffering males in this manufactured popular culture thinking. I have moved to fighting a spiritual battle as opposed to a
political one.

Jorg said (January 23, 2017):

I have to admit to the title of your recent writing.

It's even fact how you argue, yet your conclusion seems to be there are just two choices, which is tbh just what the game of the deceptors is always been about. Split us into extremist factions opposing each other, yet the right path always was and is aside of what they created for us to see. Just the open mind can find it, can see it and go along it.

True love is not about satisfaction, not about submission of any of both genders. True love and sex is rather about a personal and locally timed image of evolution. Evenly striving aside of each other like two snakes swirling around each other, symbolizing the helix structure of evolution, the upward movement of one's psychic together with your spiritual partner instead of moving in a psychic lockdown of a circle. An image of the human genome, the movement of the solar system throughout the galaxy, you find it everywhere it is almightily present.

Sid Green said (January 23, 2017):

My policy is to tell the woman, I am the man, if you don't want to listen to me, I don't need you. They either stay around, or come back later sheepishly. I used to be subverted by feminism but I have completely eliminated all its implications. The woman who won't listen to Adam is not worth 5 minutes of time. After giving the Adam and Eve example, who was supposed to be the authority, if they don't like it then hasta la vista

Dan said (January 22, 2017):

Decisions, decisions... the choice of young men is actually simple:

do you want a woman that wants to be the man?
or a woman who expects you to be the man.

The real problem therefore isn't the women, it's whether the man fulfills expectations of leadership. If he does the worthy women will follow naturally.

I think young men are having problems with women because they seek women's approval, and that's not where it's at.

AZ said (January 22, 2017):

“Due to apparent feminist induced economic necessity many western man, in the last decades, had to miss their mothers. Because of economic reasons they also were already missing their fathers. Therefore many western man have lost themselves in feeling attracted to the same type of absent and missing mother figures in their female partners.

Out of my own turbulent relational past I have learned to see this. Not because my mother was a feminist, I was born in 1958, but because she really had to work out of economic necessity. I was born in a lower class labour family.

What in those times in many cases was a real economic necessity has become, due to the feministic influence, a means to maintain a luxury comfort zone, in which equal rights for men and woman were being obscured. Because woman got entrapped in the mindset of economic ‘values’, they were programmed to see their relationships also as an economic interaction. A partner can easily be bought and dumped for another.

Here we also see the influence of the programmed worthlessness induced in us through our overall materialistic dustbin society. Every human is a mere object to be used until the perishable date has passed. But let us not fool ourselves and play a blame game concerning woman. Man had an equal responsibility in letting this happen!

TW said (January 22, 2017):

Contemporary ideas of what love and femininity and masculinity are are so screwed up that I'm not interested in seeking a wife.

I knew something was wrong with the way society was set up even back in my teens, so here I am in my 40s now and I've never had a serious relationship. I probably never will. What good would it do anyhow at this point? To find a decent, unattached woman around my age would mean she couldn't bear me any children.

Thanks modern society, with your Hollywood ethics! Just another life fucked up, eh?

G said (January 22, 2017):

Thanks Henry, and wow, that Ashley Judd delivery, is a textbook case for what's happened to our women. We have openness and honesty misrepresented by rudeness and crassness, with an added dose of biological intricacies forcing us to focus where we'd rather not. And could she not know Steinem was/likely is C.I.A.? And could she also not know of the obscenity of the war-perpetration advanced by Condi and Hillary? Enemies of humanity are made into heros. This is grand naivety acting cool, and acting is how she makes her living. But "cool" sells, cool influences, and cool slays self-determinism, unless it's really cool, which means it follows NO ONE

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