The issues surveyed briefly on this page are complex. Comparing them to issues regarding racial purity and anti-Semitism in white nationalism suggests why. White nationalists have the option of advocating for the simple exclusion of non-whites and Jews from the white ethnostate they aspire to bring about in America, and sometimes they may include LBGTQ people as well.
But women are essential to the white nationalist vision. Even the most hateful statements of white nationalist misogynists cannot call for their elimination. And most white nationalists realize that alienating women from the movement comes at a cost. Many white nationalists claim to be protectors of women, helping them fulfill their destined role in a purified society, and women in the movement often adopt the same view. The outright misogyny of white nationalists influenced by the manosphere seems be directed at all women, whereas more traditional white nationalists tend to reserve it for feminists.
The aggressively masculine culture of traditional white nationalism is discussed in detail in Michael Kimmel’s Healing from Hate. A brief and highly readable survey of white nationalist misogyny is the ADL Center on Extremism’s: When Women Are the Enemy: The Intersection of Misogyny and White Supremacy. One surprising strain of white nationalist misogyny is described in the SPLC’s White Sharia and Militant White Nationalism: advocacy of emulating Islam in formalizing male domination over women in a white ethnostate.
Women comprise about a quarter of the white supremacist movement.
- Michael Kimmel, Healing from Hate, 162
For discussions of the manosphere and the recruitment pipeline it creates for white nationalism, we have relied on Helen Lewis, To Learn About the Far Right, Start With the “Manosphere,” Chris Wilson, Nostalgia, Entitlement and Victimhood: The Synergy of White Genocide and Misogyny, and Sophie Bjork-James’s, Racializing Misogyny: Sexuality and Gender in the New Online White Nationalism.
Nick Fuentes’s claim to be a “proud incel” was made during an America First webcast in January 2022 (video clips have been widely posted online). His comments about pickup artists were made in an interview with Sydney Watson on Blaze TV, “You Are Here YouTube” (12/3/2021).
In their own words
Women crave men who call them stupid and claim they shouldn’t have any rights. They also crave being tied up, beaten and raped.
- Andrew Anglin, editor of The Daily Stormer
Voluntary birth control means that people who are far-sighted and responsible restrict their fertility, and people who are impulsive and stupid don’t. So you can’t leave birth control up to the individual.
- Greg Johnson, editor of Counter-Currents, deploring low birthrates among American whites
- Both quoted in When Women Are the Enemy
Question: So you want women to have the same treatment as women have under Taliban rule in Afghanistan?
Fuentes: Something approximating that, yeah.
- America First leader Nick Fuentes, on “You Are Here YouTube” 12/3/2021 (15:30)