Now, virtually everyone knows that the terrorist likely responsible for the attacks in Norway, Anders Behring Breivik, is a wingnut–type extremist, with virulently anti–Islam and anti–atheism views. What you might not know is that he’s also an evil misogynist.
From his 1500+ page manifesto, a partly plagiarized collection of the mad ravings of a maniac mass murderer:
- Limit the distribution of birth-control pills (contraceptive pills): Discourage the use of and prevent liberal distribution of contraceptive pills or equivalent prevention methods. The goal should be to make it considerably more difficult to obtain. This alone should increase the fertility rate by 0,1 points but would degrade women’s rights.
- Reform sex education: Reform the current sex education in our school institutions. This may involve limiting it or at least delaying sex education to a later age and discourage casual sex. Sex should only be encouraged within the boundaries of marriage. This alone should increase the fertility rate by 0,1 points.
- Making abortion illegal: A re-introduction of the ban on abortion should result in an increased fertility rate of approximately 0,1-0,2 points but would strip women of basic rights.
- Women and education: Discourage women in general to strive for full time careers. This will involve certain sexist and discriminating policies but should increase the fertility rate by up to 0,1-0,2 points.
Women should not be encouraged by society/media to take anything above a bachelor’s degree but should not be prevented from taking a master or PhD. Males on the other hand should obviously continue to be encouraged to take higher education – bachelor, master and PhD.
This terrorist’s views on women and reproductive rights scarcely differ from those of muslim or Christian fundamentalists or of certain conservative movements groups, like those oxymoronically–named “pro–family” groups, or the Quiverfull movement and Mormon fundamentalists.
About the only good thing to say in light of this is that at least he’s honest that he’s a sexist misogynist opposed to women’s rights and feminism.