Posted on | February 13, 2014 | 79 Comments
“One of the contributors [to a 1993 feminist essay collection], Doris C. DeHardt, a feminist therapist . . . thinks that ‘feminist marriage is, like military intelligence, an oxymoron.’ . . . [M]ost of the lesbian contributors took no pains to conceal their sense of superiority at living perfectly coherent feminist lives.”
– Daphne Patai, Heterophobia (1998)
Everybody laughed at the RadFem who said “PIV is always rape, OK?” But no matter how absurd feminist arguments seem to sane people, our laughter does not change the fact that radical lesbian baby-killers take their man-hating Marxist ideology quite seriously.
Despite her weird resemblance to Dustin Hoffman, women’s studies professor Bettina Aptheker was not joking when she said lesbianism is “the highest state of feminism.” On the one hand, caustic sarcasm is an entirely appropriate response to the Lunatic Lesbian Liberation Movement, but on the other hand, the lunatics are actually “winning” the argument, because normal people are afraid of being called sexist homophobes if they tell the truth about what radical feminism really is.
The consequences of this cowardice are evident everywhere:
At least 10 Catholic colleges and universities will be hosting productions of The Vagina Monologues or have officially recognized student groups that are performing the play in 2014, The Cardinal Newman Society has learned. Many of the institutions with connections to the play in 2014 have reportedly hosted the play in past years, and students from at least one institution are advertising 15 years of performances.
The Monologues seriously distorts human sexuality and celebrates sinful behaviors, including lesbian activity and masturbation. One scene even declares a lesbian rape of a teenage girl her “salvation” which raised her into “a kind of heaven.” The play’s production on Catholic campuses has been criticized by several bishops.
If lesbian rape is feminist “salvation,” women who have sex with teenage girls must be the Blessed Saints of Radical Feminism.
Left to right: Nicole Wooten, Tonya Drueppel, Andrea Cardosa.
It’s easy to joke about this, as I say, but what do we expect women to do when feminist academics and activists tell them that lesbianism is the only way to escape male oppression? Those who rallied to the defense of Kaitlyn Hunt argued that enforcing age-of-consent laws is homophobic if the accused offender is gay. (ABC will feature “Free Kate” again on 20/20 Friday.) And in case you haven’t noticed, there have been several recent cases where older lesbians decided to “liberate” pubescent minors from oppressive patriarchal heteronormativity:
- Arizona physical education teacher Nicole Wooten was arrested last February on charges that she had sex with a girl in 2005 and 2006, when the victim was a 12-year-old eighth-grader.
- Texas music teacher Linda Wallace was sentenced to prison in September after pleading guilty to having had a four-year sexual affair with a female student that began when the girl was 13.
- South Dakota teacher Tonya Drueppel was arrested in January on charges that she had sex with a middle-school girl beginning in October 2012, when the victim was 13.
In the most high-profile recent case, California teacher Andrea Cardosa, 40, was arrested after a 28-year-old woman said her former basketball coach began molesting her when she was 12. “You ruined my childhood,” the former student, Jamie Carillo, said in a telephone confrontation with Cardosa that went viral on YouTube. Carillo later told KTLA-TV how the molestation began: “She was kissing me, and then it turned into putting her hands down my pants. … She just completely manipulated me into thinking that I needed her and I wanted it.”
Such is the logic of radical feminism: All men are complicit in this system of violence they call the patriarchy. All women are victims of patriarchal oppression, and therefore heterosexual intercourse is always rape. Women who think they like having sex with men are actually victims of “brainwashing and mind-control” by men who “deliberately manipulate our responses to increase their control over us,” Radical Wind explains.
This is why feminists have made Valentine’s Day an annual occasion for the performance of Eve Ensler’s play “The Vagina Monologues” on university campuses. One of the most controversial scenes in Ensler’s original play involved a 13-year-old girl experiencing “a kind of heaven” after being sexually molested by an older lesbian: “If it was rape, it was a good rape.” That line was subsequently excised from the script and the girl’s age changed to 16, but the fundamental point of the scene remains: Lesbian sex is never wrong, and introducing young girls to lesbianism is a good thing. . . .
Feminism may seem like a joke, but Marxist lesbians take it seriously.