ICMI20: Mallory Millett (interview with Elizabeth Hobson, Belinda Brown and Mike Buchanan) – 49 min

Mallory is a Guest of Honour at this conference. She was the sister of the late Kate Millett, the radical feminist authoress of the highly influential Sexual Politics (1970). Ann Coulter calls Mallory “the single most important commentator on feminism in America.” Her articles and interviews can be accessed at her website. In the 1970’s Mallory was deeply involved in Communist activism with Kate and witnessed, first-hand, the founding of the second wave of radical feminism which created NOW, The National Organization of Women, before she bolted to The Right and voted for Ronald Reagan. Mallory has published nine feature articles, plus a feature in the New York Post titled Mental Health Madness (September 2014).

Perhaps her most well-known article, Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives, was called by Dr. Patrick Fagan, Director of the Institute of Marriage and Family at Catholic University of America, “the single most important reportage of the 20th century.” In 2016, the Human Life Alliance reprinted the piece as a brochure and distributed one million copies to colleges and universities throughout America. Mark Tapson’s interview with Mallory, My Sister Kate: The Destructive Feminist Legacy of Kate Millett, published by FrontPageMag in 2018, was reprinted in Eagle Forum Magazine (January 2019) and received the highest volume of responses in its history.

This video is one of 120 videos published for the sixth International Conference on Men’s Issues (2020) http://icmi2020.icmi.info, a conference originally planned for Sydney, Australia, but later turned into a virtual conference due to Covid-19. From #metoo to the American Psychological Association’s guidelines pathologizing “masculinity” as harmful, to Gillette’s razor adverts blaming all men for the actions of a damaged few, ideologically motivated groups have used unchallenged narratives of female victimhood to promote damaging stereotypes about men and boys, masculinity and men’s relationships to each other. More than ever before, recognition of men’s issues is needed. Men and boys deserve compassion, they deserve consideration for their unique needs, and they deserve our support. Men and boys also deserve respect for their unique contributions to society and an end to the promotion of unkind stereotyping of being harmful, abusive, toxic, selfish and hateful. We would not tolerate this stereotyping directed towards any other group. We are in an era of unprecedented ideological conflict. By reducing men’s ability to take a positive identity from their masculinity we are encouraging young men to pursue ever more radical ideologies to find a place to belong. In turn we are also encouraging young women to embrace an identity as society’s victims rather than its equal co-creators.

The inaugural conference was held in 2014, and since 2016 the conference has been held annually: – Detroit (2014) – London (2016) – Gold Coast, Australia (2017) – London (2018) – Chicago (2019) Playlists of all 100+ presentations at the conferences (as well as the 120 at this one) are here, along with playlists of the presentations at the Messages 4 Men conferences in London (2017-19) and the (UK) National Conference on Men’s Issues, “Domestic Abuse is a Men’s Issue, Too” (2020): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKhX…

The conferences deal with the social and legal issues that disproportionately (or uniquely) affect men and boys. This year’s conference is being held online, with the publication of 120 videos (one per hour, every hour) from midday, Saturday, 14 November, to midday, Thursday, 19 November, 2020 (International Men’s Day), Sydney time. Our thanks to Tom Caulfield, Technical Director at Justice for Men & Boys, for his impressive launch video.

Mallory Millett resides in New York City with her husband of over twenty years.  CFO for several corporations, she is a longstanding Director of The David Horowitz Freedom Center and sits on the Board of Regents for the Center for Security Policy.

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