RUSH: I want to play you a sound bite from me on this program, changing subjects here. Now we’re gonna go to another attack on capitalism called feminism. I want to take you back to July 29th of this year on my program, because it’s gonna dovetail very nicely with what the actress Emma Watson said at the UN. Here’s what I said back this past summer July 29th.
RUSH ARCHIVE: I think these young women don’t want to be thought of as man-haters. (interruption) What are you laughing at in there? You can’t possibly disagree with this. These young Millennial women do not want to be thought of as militant, angry, upset, thinking men are making life miserable for ’em. They want lives with men. They don’t want to be thinking men are the problem. They look at modern feminazi-ism and they’re not seeing it.
RUSH: There was something in the news. I forget what it was back then, but I was trying to explain. Snerdley or somebody had a question: “What are these young women doing? Don’t they understand what feminism is?” And I told them, “They don’t want to hate men.” The Millennial feminists do not want to hate men. They don’t want feminism if that’s what it means.
Lo and behold, to show you what being “on the cutting edge means,” it means don’t doubt me. Saturday in New York City at the United Nations during the launch of the UN’s “He for She” Campaign, this the actress Emma Watson. What was she in, Harry Potter? (interruption) Yeah. Emma Watson. We have, let’s see, how many sound bites? It’s the second, next page. We got two sound bites of Emma Watson, and you see how close what she says is to what I predicted back in July.
WATSON: Fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating. Feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. I decided that I was a feminist, and this seemed uncomplicated to me. But my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists.
RUSH: See? It’s right there. Right there she’s telling you, feminism, as she learned it, means man-hating, means men are the enemy, means men are predators, rapists, brutes, purse snatchers, muggers and all that. She doesn’t want to look at men that way. She wants men, she wants to live with men, or a man. I mean, she wants men in her life. She doesn’t want to be told that the definition of feminism is not needing a man, not needing a relationship. She doesn’t want to be told that feminism means you don’t need to have a life with a man. If you have that you’re selling the sisters short. She doesn’t want to hear that. Exactly, Snerdley, what I said back on July 29th. Here’s the next bite.
WATSON: We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes. But I can see that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence. If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled.
RUSH: Well — (laughing) — that’s just youth right there. (interruption) No, no, no. I understand. Snerdley’s blowing a gasket in there. If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women won’t feel compelled to be submissive, and if men don’t have to control women won’t have to be controlled. (interruption) No, I guarantee you Emma Watson does not want her man to be Pajama Boy.
That’s not what she’s saying here. I understand this perfectly. I don’t think I can explain it without being misquoted and taken out of context, however. If I were to explain what she means here, I’d be in the next headline with Steve Bisciotti. So I’m gonna have to pull back here, folks.
I know exactly what she’s talking about here, and it’s youth speaking, it’s youthful idealism speaking. I mean, the truth is every man knows that women run things. Every man knows that, and if it’s a good relationship, it’s okay. Women are the ones that say yes or no. And that’s a loving statement for any of you who want to take it out of context and misreport it. That’s not a criticism. It’s an acknowledgement of the way things work.
But I were to go any farther, it would be ripe for — because young people, particularly young liberals today, have no imaginations whatsoever. They want no mystique. Everything must be contractually cut-and-dried, agreed to in advance, explained and penalties if you veer off course. That’s been the problem with feminism all along. Feminism has sought to change basic human nature, and you can’t do that no matter what you do.