Tuesday, November 11, 2014

"Factual Feminism" or Non-Feminism

You know the 'Stone Soup' story? Basically, a group of hungry people are looking for something to eat, and one of them finds a stone and says they can make stone soup. The others scoff, saying that's impossible, but the first one says no, it's very possible if someone has just a handful of beans. Someone does, so it's thrown into the pot with the stone and some water, and they set it on the fire. Then the first person says that a little barley would be nice, too, and somebody produces just a bit of that. As it turns out, everybody has a little something — salt, turnips, a potato, garbanzos, pepper, etc., and it's all thrown in. After it's done, they put the stone aside for next time, and eat the stone soup.

The idea, of course, is that there's really no such thing as stone soup, it's just a trick to persuade everybody to pool their resources.

I contend that when you remove all the illogic, lies, and stupidity from feminism, you have nothing at all left, not really. But Gavin McInnes says that you have 'factual feminism.' I sort of disagree, because this 'factual feminism' seems to consist of nothing other than the thought that women should be allowed to have careers if they want to, which has pretty much been the case for a lot longer than feminists have been around. So calling this idea a form of feminism is like saying that the booming capitalism in China is "a form of communism." In short, it's just a face saver.  But never mind what you call it. The trend is a good one. This is from:
http://takimag.com/article/the_rise_of_the_factual_feminist_gavin_mcinnes/print#axzz3InsL4X66

The Rise of the Factual Feminist

On Wednesday, Republicans seized control of the Senate. What’s more important, women regained control of reality.

It’s been a rough few decades for feminism. They began by freeing women from the shackles of domestic oppression, and wound up handcuffing them to careers until they had no hope of ever achieving domestic bliss. The movement’s heart was in the right place. A woman shouldn’t have to sit at home with the kids if she wasn’t meant to. Unfortunately, the vast majority are meant to, and preventing that from happening has left them miserable.

There is a new feminism on the rise, however—one that’s marked by the belief that women don’t have to be men to be happy. The American Enterprise Institute’s C.H. Sommers calls it “factual feminism.” These commonsense feminists deny they are being oppressed. Instead of complaining, they embrace their beauty, their innate ability to nurture, and the wonderful gift that is childbirth. Many have careers now but they don’t scoff at the housewife. They recognize her family as the backbone of Western civilization. This week America confirmed their beliefs.

This election marked the end of the assumption that murdering an unborn baby is empowering. Young women today can see their big sisters crying into their pinot grigio because they’ve become too old to find a man. After years of Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter stating obvious facts about single mothers and the importance of a family unit, the truth has sunk in. Malkin and Coulter haven’t changed their views, but the perception of them has gone from radical “trolls” to mainstream pundits.

Young women today are realizing their grandmothers didn’t have it so bad. The greatest generation sure seems happier than all these divorced baby boomers bitching about their ex-husband as they take half his salary every month.

This awakening was inevitable. The old feminism is a hot mess of contradictions. Women complain about being invisible after 40 but also whine about being catcalled when they’re pretty. They go on “slut walks” and then gasp in horror when Rush Limbaugh implies Sandra Fluke is one. Porn is slavery one week and empowering the next. They’ve made gender so “fluid,” being a woman has been stripped of its meaning. The old feminists take money from Bloomberg to pretend they’re grassroots moms mad at guns, while the new school points out you can’t rape a .38.

Read the rest of this here:
http://takimag.com/article/the_rise_of_the_factual_feminist_gavin_mcinnes/print#axzz3InsL4X66
-----------
Quibcag: As you can tell from her uniform, Kato Marika of Bodacious Space Pirates (モーレツ宇宙海賊パイレーツ Mōretsu Pairētsu) is a career girl. She's the captain of a pirate ship. But she's not a feminist, of course, because feminists are basically too stupid and illogical to captain anything, let alone a pirate ship. So, if we want to go along with Gavin, she's a "factual feminist."

2 comments:

  1. I have always wondered, how do people respect these women who "embrace their beauty, their innate ability to nurture, and the wonderful gift that is childbirth"? These women who "don’t scoff at the housewife"?
    What on Earth do they see worthy of respect in these "people"?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm nearly 60 years old. I look at these women who are in their late teens, 20s and 30s or older who don't apologize for being "pretty", "sexual", "sensual", and don't hide or downplay their intelligence. They compete with men as women, playing to their strengths as women. These women are getting married, having children and caring for their families. The kids are loved and cared for, generally in two parent families where each spouse understands the work needed to hold a family together. The feminists of the preceding decades did everything they could to create a fantasy interaction between men and women. This interaction created nothing and destroyed many families and individual lives. Feminist beliefs shaped various social programs. One program killed and continues to kill millions of unborn. Children which if they had been born, would be supporting our collapsing ponzi scheme social security system. Today, I see women who are feminine in every sense of the word. Women who are glad they are not men. Women who glory in being female. These women are creating a positive future for their families. I've trained many of these women in the military and in civilian society. I don't pity anyone these women perceive as a threat to their family or person. They'll receive exactly what they deserve. Physical threats will be handled: Quick, Clean, Efficient. This mind set carries over to political and social threats. I watch these women caring for their families. Many of the women working outside their homes do so due to the family tax burden of visible and hidden taxes. Many women are becoming socially and politically active, bringing their beliefs, experiences and views to public forums. Accordingly they are the guiding force for positive public policy. The pendulum is swinging. The next fifty years should be interesting.

    ReplyDelete