Posted on | April 28, 2011 | 33 Comments
Yes, it’s true: The third annual celebration begins Monday, May 2, and I’ve begun preparing for the occasion by accumulating vintage images of happy housewives from the Dark Ages of Patriarchal Oppression. Nothing so offends a feminist as the idea that somewhere there might be a woman who considers it an honor and privilege to be “Just a Mom.”
Marriage, motherhood, housekeeping, domesticity — these are the great evils of the Dark Ages of Patriarchal Oppression from which feminists are so proud to have rescued American women.
To be unmarried and childless is the feminist ideal of liberation from male-dominated heterosexist tyranny. “Feminism is the theory; lesbianism is the practice,” as Ti-Grace Atkinson once boldly proclaimed. However, understanding that some women may not be able to attain the sterile nirvana of lesbianism, feminists have encouraged heterosexual women to pursue anti-family practices such as cohabitation, promiscuity, unwed motherhood and divorce.
Unenlightened persons sometimes object that such behaviors do not actually increase happiness for women. But the goal of feminism is not to increase female happiness. The goal is to maximize male misery.
Making men more miserable is what “equality” is all about.
Female unhappiness is the raison d’etre of feminism. If women weren’t unhappy, there would be no aggrieved victims, and without victimhood, where would feminism be?
So feminists encourage women to screw around as much as possible — this is called “empowerment” — in hopes that they may either become single mothers, dependent upon the social welfare state, or else undergo the Confirming Rite of the Sisterhood, i.e., abortion. Their slavish obedience to these feminist lifestyle maxims fails to make women happy, and when women find themselves lonely, miserable, poor and infected with STDs, that gives feminists an excuse to say, “A-ha! You’re a victim of the misogynistic male chauvinist society!”
The feminist campaign to abolish happiness recently targeted columnist/actor Ben Stein:
Citigroup Inc. canceled a planned keynote speech by writer, actor and TV personality Ben Stein after getting a complaint that he told jokes disparaging women at a private-equity conference in Dallas earlier this year.
Stein, 66, had been contracted by Citigroup to appear as a speaker at the May 17 event the bank is hosting in New York for pension and endowment funds. According to the agenda, other scheduled speakers include hedge-fund manager John Paulson and Peter Orszag, the former White House budget director who’s now a vice chairman in Citigroup’s investment bank. . . .
The decision was made after Orszag received an e-mail from a woman who attended the March 2 event in Dallas and complained that Stein was “offensive and irresponsible.”
The woman, Lynda Villarreal, 41, had learned that Stein was scheduled to speak at the Citigroup conference, and e-mailed Orszag to ask him to reconsider, she said in interviews.
You can read the whole thing, but you get the idea: Villareal is a humorless liberal bitch, who sent an e-mail to her friend, Obama’s former budget director, to get a Republican canceled from a speaking gig. Stein’s jokes were harmless; this is a politically motivated smear. Bet your bottom dollar that Lynda Villareal supported Bill Clinton, whose notable contributions to women’s equality included stains on a blue dress.
Corporate giants like Citigroup must kowtow to the likes of Lynda Villareal, lest they be accused of “discrimination.” (In fact, last year, Citigroup was sued by six current and former employees who claimed to be victims of gender discrimination.)
National Offend a Feminist Week is about exposing these opportunistic grievance-mongers as the humorless scolds they are.
The fun begins May 2. Don’t miss it. And hit the freaking tip jar!