Since the will to dominate is integral to virility and since women crave dominant men, the possibility of gender equality is nil. Equality between the sexes would require nothing less than the eradication of the sex drive of both parties. This should explain the fundamentally puritanical nature of feminism.
Hysteric phallophobia can equally express itself as either frigidity or “nymphomania.”
The hysteric, whose worldview is structured by the idea that she is a castrated man, is condemned to regard all contact with men as a potential violation. Most commonly, this results in a horror of anything that can be interpreted as sexual contact.
But hysteria can also prompt an attempted devaluation of the missing phallus via hypersexuality, which strips the phallus of symbolic meaning by repetitive and inconsequential consumption. (The feminist obsession with abortion is in this context to be understood as deriving from a need to deprive the phallus of both its semiotic and inseminating potency.)
However, in each case the result is the same: dissatisfaction. As long as a woman equates womanhood with a cosmic injustice, no satisfactory relationship with a man is possible.
This is why there is no cure for either hysteria or feminism, for what they express is not merely a chronic dissatisfaction but a will to dissatisfaction.
The “empowerment” of women is an artifact of the disempowerment of tradition. To resort to a Marxist formulation, what men today encounter as feminism is the alienated form of their own labor.
Feminism will eventually teach us the impossibility of sexual “equality” in the same way that communism taught us the impossibility of social equality.
An intellectual refutation of feminism would be pointless since the very attempt would constitute an emasculation. Men distinguish themselves by deeds not words. It is women’s lust for violent men that refutes feminism.
The vacating of patriarchy has played out as mass psychosis. Every inherited norm is exposed as discardable convention, only to be replaced by something more flagrantly arbitrary. Thus the project of modernity turns out to be a thoroughgoing unlearning, an expunging, of the accumulated heuristic knowledge of past generations. And the outcome, a race of ninnies.