"And yet somehow feminism's central premise is centred on a recurring theme as relates to women, to children, to society - all of it: men are the problem. And how have we been convinced that men are, and have always been, the entire problem? Because masculine power is overt; it's noticeable. It's always had to be because men sought power largely in order to be noticed by women, and because men's power is noticeable... well, people noticed it, and because people noticed it men have always been held to account for it. And women's power all through history was by proxy; it was covert, and as such was imbued with plausible deniability. The Spartan woman who told her husband to come back with his shield or on it bore no responsibility for the deaths he, and he alone, caused. All she did was make a demand: he had all the real power because he was the one with the last name and the sword. And when he shared with her the spoils he'd taken, none of the blood was on her hands, was it? It's not like she'd stripped that gold from the bodies of the slain. It was all him. She'd just told him to do it and made it a condition of her continued love and respect and benefitted from the result. It had nothing to do with her."
"Female power was the power of complaint and manipulation, the power of emotional appeal, the power to scream and have men come running, the power to dictate what is and what isn't a man, and the power of female infantilization and victimology that triggers the instincts of men to provide for and protect women even if it means throwing other men, or even themselves, under the bus. It's the power a white feather girl had to drive a fifteen year old boy to re-enlist in the Great War - you know, the one that killed ten million men - two weeks after he'd been sent home from the horrors of the trenches for being under age."