A school of feminism
in which all positive human
traits are ascribed to humans who self-identify as women
and all negative
human traits are ascribed to humans who self-identify as men
. A sub-category of the all-X-are-evil idea
s which are the basis for all human predjudice
. When such ideas are held by a majority
against an oppressed minority
they should be uniformly considered a fundamental moral wrong
. More intriguing is the case when they they held by oppressed minority against a majority in power. Since predjudice can be and, demonstratably, often is internalize
d by the oppressed minority such counter-predjudice
may serve the necessary function of bringing consciouness
to that internalization.
The all-men-are-evil theme has been pushed to an extreme in radical feminism (see Mary Daly) to the point where men are not even seen as a necessary evil. I kid you not that there is a belief amoung some radical feminists that in the ideal feminist society that healthy woman cleansed of all traces of the Patriarchy will begin to spontaneously reproduce via parthenogenesis. While rare verified cases have been observed in some "higher" species of animals (e.g. frogs), it does not seem likely to ever become the sole method of propogation for our species (see virgin birth).
The all-men-are-evil school of feminism fails to make a distinction between the Patriarchy and Men. Clearly, men (as well as women) are conditioned by the Patriarchy to perpetuate male domination. One need only exmine the culture of ancient Sparta to see an extreme example of this conditioning in practice. Again, the intriguing question is" what would a man be like in the absense of Patriarchy?" This is the fundamental question of the Men's Movement and answers are being actively sought as well in many branches of Neo-Paganism.