Caroline Kitchener, associate editor at The Atlantic, asked me to answer some interview questions for her regarding female representation in the Alt Right, so I did so.
CK: My big question is this: Why does the alt-right movement appear to be so overwhelmingly male? Is it just that less women come out to highly-visible protests like Charlottesville, or are there just far fewer women involved in the movement than men?
TM: Judging by the analytics data of my and other Alt Right personalities’ social media accounts, I estimate the Alt Right is about 15% female.
White males are fed up of being systematically disenfranchised and discriminated against through affirmative action in all of its many manifestations. But maybe more importantly, the Alt Right is overtly patriarchal.
We expect men to take leadership positions and to put themselves on the front lines. We do not expect, or want this of women – not because we hate women, but because we don’t view it as their job. The Alt Right doesn’t expect women to put themselves in dangerous situations, and instead seeks to protect them.
CK: Do you think the media tries to minimize the presence of women at alt-right gatherings like this? (almost all the big photos circulated from Charlottesville featured men)
TM: The media tries to minimize all aspects of the Alt Right that make it look remotely reasonable. We see this when they show closeups of the few odd guys out of thousands who take it upon themselves to do Nazi salutes or wear KKK outfits.
Most of us in the Alt Right view Nazi and KKK symbolism either with distaste, or we use it ironically to trigger hysteria in the uninitiated (for entertainment purposes).
The vast majority of people in the Alt Right don’t care about Nazis, or about the KKK. We are focused on the issues that whites face today.
CK: If you agree that there are far fewer women involved, what stops them from affiliating with the alt-right? Ideological reasons, or something else?
TM: What motivates the Alt Right is the love of our people and the desire to protect them from being disenfranchised politically. Men are naturally more likely to notice trends like this and to feel it is their duty to take action to protect their people. So we put this down to biological male/female roles.
We don’t believe that male/female roles are conditioned by society to any great extent, but that they are biologically engrained in us, so we would not consider this ideological but simply a manifestation of the natural way of things.
It’s not the role of women to protect the borders, the nation, or the family. So we do not expect this of women, nor do we find it strange that they are less represented in something that we view as an innately male occupation: guarding territory.
CK: One more – as a woman affiliated with the alt-right movement, do you always feel welcomed by alt-right men? Would love to hear how you’ve been welcomed/ not welcomed
TM: As should probably be obvious, I didn’t join the Alt Right to become popular. I joined because I believe whites are an amazing race of people and I wish to help ensure their survival. Some men in the Alt Right are pleased to have a female representing the ideas that they espouse because it helps to get the message out to certain groups that might be less receptive if a male was delivering the message.
Some other males have made it very clear to me that they do not think it’s appropriate for a woman to participate in political discourse. They encourage me to have children, and to use the internet to help instill traditional values in young women instead. Wife With A Purpose would be a good example of a woman who is doing this.
Most public Alt Right leaders (not that we have official leaders, but those who the public might be familiar with) are very accepting of women’s participation, and some like to invite a token woman to speak at events etc. But we all agree that there is no need whatsoever for women to be equally represented.
Overall I feel far more valued by the kind of men in the Alt Right who are naturally protective of women than by those men on the left or cuckservatives who enable the endangerment of their women via unfettered immigration of particularly rape prone groups of men, such as Muslims, Hispanics, and Africans, into our countries.