Women in the Neo-Nazi Group World Church of the Creator Speak Out

Che Guevara or Mrs. Cleaver?
Be that as it may, there is one thing most movement women are clear about: They are not feminists. One Web site, Women in the White Pride Movement, opens with a declaration: "This is not a feminist page, but rather a page to celebrate and honor ARYAN WOMEN." Many others denounce feminism as a Marxist-Zionist plot to destroy the white race.

Houston announces that "girls tend to feel sorry for people" and "think with their emotions" while their menfolk think "with their brains." And Turner declares: "Feminism is not and never will be anything remotely connected with the WCOTC."

Petra sounds a similar note in the Stormfront forum: "This new Aryan woman ... is most certainly not the strident, sometimes lesbian, often race-mixing Marxist-loving woman, or the career-minded, selfishly aggressive woman that modern 'feminism' desires to create... . We must reject the Zionist myth and illusion of 'sexual equality.'"

In fact, Houston and Turner say part of their job is to create racist mates for men. "I think our men too are looking for more white racial women to marry and to raise their kids," says Houston.

Adds Turner: "Even though many [male comrades] would like to marry, settle down and begin raising families, they have no one to do it with because most 'mainstream' White women are brainwashed and lost to our Race."

None of this should imply a uniform perspective on the part of movement women. While some of these women hail the women's movement — and one even cites the example of Che Guevara as a role model — others clearly reject nontraditional roles.

"Indeed," Blee wrote in 1996 of extremist women, "the organizing momentum of the racist movement in recent years, and its ability to attract substantial numbers of women recruits, may reflect its ability to accommodate some measure of ideological dissension within its ranks even while maintaining a facade of political unity."

The current debate about women underscores Blee's point, cutting across all kinds of ideological lines on the extreme right. Those involved in the discussion include women who worship pre-Christian Norse gods, WCOTC members who practice a "theology" known as Creativity and others who practice heretical variants of Christianity.

They are neo-Nazis, Skinheads, Klanswomen and those who follow the "Third Position" — a racist political stance that rejects both communism and capitalism. Not only does it cut across these lines, but this debate conceivably could help draw these extremist factions closer together.

To the WCOTC women, one thing is clear. While group leader Matt Hale, who calls himself "Pontifex Maximus," encourages women members to become church "reverends" and other kinds of leaders, there remains a ceiling on their aspirations.

Hale's job, Houston says, "is best suited for a man." Or, in the words of Turner: "I certainly would not wish to take on the role of PM [Pontifex Maximus]! ... A man is simply geared biologically and by nature to take on this most daunting of positions."