Monday, August 20, 2012

E. Belfort Bax: Major Anti-Misandry Writer - 1896


Ernest Belfort Bax (Jul. 26, 1854 – 26 Nov. 26, 1926) was perhaps the first major important early anti-misandry writer.

He is known for his contribution to the anonymously published 1896 book, The Legal Subjection of Men, (London, Twentieth Century Press), later reissued with a new introduction by Bax (The original book is usually incorrectly considered to be authored primarily by Bax) and his 1913 book, The Fraud of Feminism (London: Grant Richards). The full texts of both books are freely available online.

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1908 article: Belfort Bax, “Mr. Belfort Bax Replies to his Feminist Critics.” New Age: A Weekly Review of Politics, Literature, and Art, London, Aug. 8, 1908, p. 287-288]

►1896 book: Two Barristers (anonymous authors, attributed solely, but incorrectly, to E. Belfort Bax, who made minor contributions), The Legal Subjection of Men, London, Twentieth Century Press, 1896; reprinted by New Age Press, London, 1908

►1913 book: E. Belfort Bax, The Fraud of Feminism, 1913

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Excerpt from The Legal Subjection of Men:

BIAS OF TRIBUNALS. – The settled bias of the tribunals in favour of the woman complainant, actuating magistrates, judge and jury, operates in two ways. In the first place a woman has only to complain against a man, and the tribunal is already convinced of the justice of her claim. The tribunal is only impartial if the complaint is by one woman against another. In the next place, no adequate repression of crime or other injury by a woman against a man is even attempted.

[from: Two Barristers (Anonymous authors, attributed solely, but incorrectly, to E. Belfort Bax, who made minor contributions), The Legal Subjection of Men, 1908 (originally published by London, Twentieth Century Press, 1896)]

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1 comment:

  1. I'm getting a dead link for http://www.archive.org/details/fraudoffeminism00baxerich
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