I was thinking about conspiracy theory, and how lots of different groups are accused of being a nefarious group ruling the world in conspiracy theory. Jews, Illuminati, bankers, cultural marxists, and many other groups are accused of secretly ruling the world in conspiracy theory. Yet, there is one group that is never accused of anything in conspiracy theory, possibly the only group that hasn’t been accused of anything in conspiracy theory, women.
If you take a critical look at conspiracy theory, women are assumed to have no agency at all. Women are always assumed to be victims or working under the direction of some group of men. This is why conspiracy theories about feminism are wrong. They assume it’s a plot by men and women are victims.
I know someone reading this is going to bring up how conspiracy theory about feminism talks about Jewish women in an attempt to prove me wrong. In reality, this is an example that proves I’m right. In conspiracy theory when the Jews are blamed for feminism, it’s always the Jews as a whole or some subset of Jews that has Jewish men in charge. You will never hear a conspiracy theory about feminism where only Jewish women were involved, or Jewish women were in charge. Even when conspiracy theories about feminism talk about Jewish women, they are still treated as if they have no agency.
While all conspiracy theory is at odds with reality, in the case of feminism, it’s particularly dangerous. Women are responsible for feminism, but conspiracy theory targets any and every group other than women because conspiracy theorists believe women have no agency. Add that with how women don’t ever get blamed for anything else in conspiracy theory, then it becomes obvious that women are the only guaranteed beneficiaries of conspiracy theory. Thus, the only thing that conspiracy theory can do is serve feminism and serve women. As far as I’m concerned that’s a good enough reason to be against conspiracy theory.