Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Illustrated Fascist, Part 5

No. 5, Rampant Sexism.
The governments of fascist nations tend to be almost exclusively male-dominated. Under fascist regimes, traditional gender roles are made more rigid. Opposition to abortion is high, as is homophobia and anti-gay legislation and national policy.
Fascist leaders celebrate war as masculine fulfillment, presenting themselves as exemplars of machismo and thereby implying both disdain for women and intolerance and condemnation of nonstandard sexual habits. Fascists also fetishize weaponry, investing it with mythical phallic power.

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