When Women are the Enemy: The Intersection of Misogyny and White Supremacy – Every day, as virulent white supremacists make their hatred known, we immediately and rightly call them extremists. We have not been nearly as unequivocal in our condemnation when it comes to men who express violent anger toward and loathing for women.
In fact, these groups warrant a side by side examination. There is a robust symbiosis between misogyny and white supremacy; the two ideologies are powerfully intertwined. While not all misogynists are racists, and not every white supremacist is a misogynist, a deep-seated loathing of women acts as a connective tissue between many white supremacists, especially those in the alt right, and their lesser-known brothers in hate like incels (involuntary celibates), MRAs (Men’s Rights Activists) and PUAs (Pick Up Artists).
Thomas Burrows // Self-confessed ‘racist’ Army corporal cleared of terrorism offence | Daily Mail Online – A serving British soldier and self-confessed racist who kept a photograph of himself performing a Nazi salute has been cleared of inciting racial hatred.
Corporal Mikko Vehvilainen, 33, kept swastika bunting, an SS ceremonial dagger and a ‘crudely made’ electromagnetic pulse (EMP) device. Police officers also discovered a swastika flag, Adolf Hitler stickers, and a CD containing Third Reich music at his homes in Brecon and Llansilin, Powys.
Machetes, knuckledusters, a crossbow with arrows, a large knife and a hammer were also recovered from the properties.
He had a picture at the property in Llansilin, which showed him giving a Nazi-type salute at a memorial to his native Finland’s independence, in 1917.
But a Birmingham Crown Court jury today cleared him of possession of a terrorism document – the Anders Breivik manifesto. Breivik killed 77 people in two attacks in Norway in 2011.
When is a crime a hate crime and when is it terrorism? – CNN – “Hate crimes are different from other crimes. They strike at the heart of one’s identity,” former FBI Director James Comey said in a speech at the Anti-Defamation League National Leadership Summit in 2014. “They strike at our sense of self, our sense of belonging. The end result is loss: loss of trust, loss of dignity and, in the worst case, loss of life.”
They’re motivated by bias, said David Stacy, government affairs director of the Human Rights Campaign.
“In a hate crime, the victim is targeted because of his characteristics,” Stacy said. “These are bias-motivated crimes, and often they are much more violent than traditional crimes.”
Michael Burk // Aide who attended conference with ties to white nationalists leaves White House | TheHill – Darren Beattie, a speechwriter and policy aide for Trump, reportedly left the White House after CNN inquired about his speaking appearance at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club Conference. He was listed as giving a speech at that year’s conference titled “The Intelligentsia and the Right.”
Beattie confirmed to CNN that he gave the speech in 2016.
“I said nothing objectionable and stand by my remarks completely,” he told CNN in an email. “It was the honor of my life to serve in the Trump Administration. I love President Trump, who is a fearless American hero, and continue to support him one hundred percent. I have no further comment.”
A number of white nationalists have reportedly attended the conference over the years including Richard Spencer and Peter Brimelow.