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Why Do Lesbians Love ‘Slut Walk’?

Posted on | February 24, 2014 | 43 Comments

Peter Paul Rubens, Rape of the Daughters of Leucippus (1618)

“The SlutWalk movement is about rape in pretty much the same sense Nazism was about the Versailles Treaty — it’s the legitimate grievance that empowers a movement of irrational hatred. We may laugh at the carnival sideshow aspect of women stripping down to their underwear to march down the street in broad daylight, carrying deliberately provocative posters and shouting nonsensical slogans. But the leaders of the movement have a radical ideology they take very seriously, and that ideology is sufficiently influential that anyone who criticizes it risks condemnation as being anti-woman, or even pro-rape.”
Robert Stacy McCain, Aug. 12, 2013

“Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple.
“Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape….
“Sex for men is the unilateral penetration of their penis into a woman . . . [W]omen are dehumanised by this act. It is an act of violence.”

Radical Wind, Dec. 15, 2013

Professor Donald Douglas commented over the weekend that I’ve “been doing a seminar on radical feminism of late” and this is no accident. Feminist insanity constantly provides excellent blog fodder:

That began as sort of a walk-up to Valentine’s Day, which academic feminists have turned into an annual occasion for campus performances of “The Vagina Monologues” and other radical exercises in undergraduate “consciousness-raising,” a topic I addressed in my American Spectator column, “V Is for Victimhood.” And then the hits just kept coming:

What you learn, if you study this topic in-depth — “Taking Feminism Seriously” — is that feminist ideology is not merely anti-male, but anti-heterosexual, that “moderate feminism” is an oxymoron: “Feminism is the theory, lesbianism is the practice,” as Women’s Liberation pioneer Ti-Grace Atkinson said or, in the words of Professor Bettina Aptheker, lesbianism is the “highest state of feminism.”

As extreme as this rhetoric may seem, it is in fact inherent to feminist ideology. It is taught in Women’s Studies/Gender Studies courses and included in the anthologies and textbooks.

The only reason radical feminist doctrine retains its power to shock the general public is because Lesbian Supremacy (as we may call it) is a sort of esoteric truth reserved for the initiated cult believers, whereas the movement’s exoteric discourse addresses itself to issues like “reproductive choice,” workplace equality and rape.

If rape didn’t exist, feminists would have to invent it, because it is the pluperfect organizing issue for a movement which teaches that all men are violent oppressors of women. Demonizing males and stigmatizing heterosexual desire are, after all, necessary to the esoteric truth of feminism, and this has been the implicit message of the “Slut Walk” movement since its inception in Toronto in 2011.

While the Slut Walk phenomenon was instantly controversial, few commentators paid much attention to the role played by radical lesbian feminists in organizing and leading the movement. One who did notice was Jack Donovan of the “men’s rights” site, The Spearhead:

In city after city, the SlutWalk scene has looked more like a gay event than a display of outraged hausfraus and successful businesswomen. . . .
Portland SlutWalk will be another lesbian parade.

Donovan did a bit of research and discovered that the organizers of the Portland event were scarcely mainstream. One was a porn performer who called herself a “top heavy queer femme switch,” another described herself as “lesbian swinger . . . love warrior,” and a third is a “queer cultural worker.” You can get an idea of the fringe ideology involved by reading this paragraph in a press release the Portland SlutWalk organizers issued in June 2011:

We would like to sincerely thank our community for receiving this event so fully, enthusiastically, and lovingly! As a team of dedicated organizers who collectively are queer, sex workers, underemployed, class aware, anti-racist white allies, people of color, women identifying, cis-gender, non-cis gender identifying, survivors, allies, domestic violence advocates, and parents, we want to embrace all of the facets of these identities and more in our aim to represent and serve the diverse array of experiences reclaiming sexual identity, refusing rape culture, and revolting against sexualized violence as a means of policing gender and sexuality, reinforcing patriarchy, racism, transphobia, homophobia, fatphobia, and perpetuating the criminalized status of sex workers and women of color.

Fringe extremism can only flourish if mainstream culture is receptive to the argument that normal behavior and normal beliefs are oppressive, and this is why the inherent radicalism of “Slut Walk” — its roots in the esoteric ideology of lesbian feminism — was ignored in liberal media reporting about the phenomenon. If mainstream readers were aware of the radical doctrine and radical goals of the movement, they would actively oppose “Slut Walk.” But the unwillingness to criticize feminist rhetoric, for fear of being called “anti-woman,” discourages skeptical investigation and intimidates potential opponents into silence.

To promote the acceptance of deviant behavior as “normal,” it becomes logically necessary to re-define normal behavior as deviant. Radical feminists therefore must demonize men as violent oppressors and stigmatize all heterosexual intercourse as rape. Feminism teaches women that they are “dehumanized” by men’s “unilateral penetration” — “PIV is always rape, OK?” — so that to be a feminist is to view all men with fear and loathing. Women who do not share these radical anti-male sentiments are treated with contempt by feminists: Heterosexual women are captives participating in their own degradation by men, submitting to the humiliating imposition of penis-in-vagina because they have been brainwashed by the heteronormative patriarchy to believe they enjoy it.

By the way, feminists who go looking for statements by the original 2011 Portland Slut Walk organizers will be disappointed:

Layers and layers of irony there . . .





 

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  • RS

    As a team of dedicated organizers who collectively are queer, sex workers, underemployed, class aware, anti-racist white allies, people of color, women identifying, cis-gender, non-cis gender identifying, survivors, allies, domestic violence advocates, . . . (Emphasis added)

    “Underemployed?” Color me shocked, shocked, I say!

  • Kirby McCain

    Once again I’m feeling some shame for being a woman loving man. Perhaps I should visit the Sisters of Heteronormative Salvation at TattleTales in Atlanta. I will decorate their garters with green paper in appreciation of their pagan fertility dance rituals. And all will be right with the world.

  • Quartermaster

    Consider yourself denounced. Now, do penance and sin no more.

  • Quartermaster

    They could emigrate to Germany. I hear there is much employment available for sluts over there.

  • M. Thompson

    So, another queer recruitment event?

  • http://www.federaleagent86.blogspot.com/ Federale

    And undoubtedly on welfare as well.

  • joethefatman

    “Why Do Lesbians Love ‘Slut Walk’?”

    They see it as a buffet line full of fish taco’s?

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    Why do Lesbians like Slut Walk? A great place to hook up?

  • http://evilbloggerlady.blogspot.com/ Evi L. Bloggerlady

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql1z7bYCruw Sobbin sobbin women, fit to be tied!

  • Durasim

    Of course feminists despise and snarl at any concept of modesty applied to women. They want the freedom to exhibit their majestic carcasses in public at all times. Except that they just don’t want men to look at them. When feminists do engage in these exhibitions and displays, it seems they want to all male entities to either disappear or avert their eyes in shame.

    When some feminists did a topless march, they were outraged and incensed that men actually dared to LOOK at them while they were topless in public.

    “Ty McDowell, who organized the march, said she was “enraged” by the turnout of men attracted to the demonstration. The purpose, she said, was for society to have the same reaction to a woman walking around topless as it does to men without shirts on.”

    http://www.nerve.com/scanner/2010/04/05/horny-men-ruin-womens-topless-march

    http://www.pressherald.com/news/Women-march-topless-in-Portland-without-incident.html
    The nerve of those cretins!

  • RCQ_92130

    I really do enjoy insane people. They are the color that makes normalcy so cherished. Never forget each of us was but one drop on the head as a child away from “there but for the Grace of God …”.

    Would that they would bathe once in a while, though ….

  • RS

    Related, via Instapundit.

  • RKae

    It’s all fun and games until they get jobs as teachers, politicians and TV executives.

  • RKae

    Yep. It was the inspiration for “Here Come The Brides” (The TV series with Bobby Sherman) which took place in the early days of Seattle.

  • RKae

    Damn it! They DO NOT recruit!

    …They just want everyone to “try” homosexuality… for life, if possible.

  • Adobe_Walls

    Are the sex workers underemployed? Maybe they should go on a diet.

  • M. Thompson

    The difference?

  • johndubose

    If a woman wants a child she has to bring a man in for the job. If she wants that child to get the best possible upbringing, she needs the father to stick around and do all sorts of special deeds for his children. If any adult is both mentally and physically healthy, sex feels good. These simple facts make the heads of some feminists explode. Tough nookies ladies.

  • DaveO

    Why do lesbians love Slutwalk? It’s a show of power for the noobz, in the same manner as the Norks when they murder some South Koreans.

  • joethefatman

    Tough nookied ladies.

    FIFY

  • cmdr358

    +1 THIS!

  • RKae

    The difference: My first line was sarcasm. My second line was reality.

  • Matt_SE

    An especially infuriating aspect of RadFem is the hypocrisy regarding expressions of female sexuality: PIV is always rape etc. are designed to make men feel dirty about “objectifying” women, and then the RadFems turn around and hold parades in various states of undress.
    This isn’t expression, this is taunting…this is sexual terrorism. And every time I see it, like those women in Femen accosting priests while topless, I want to give them a good beating.

  • gates of vienna

    yeh. Why I got out of crisis counseling for battered women. The lesbians took it over. Lordy, whadda bunch of pruny man-haters. It was creepy the way they manipulated women who were essentially in shock. Those haters kept them in that state if they could.

    cis-gender?? Jeez, every time I come over here I find out how out-of-touch I am. Presume you don’t mean “Cis Boom Bah”, right?

  • gates of vienna

    What passes for “thinking” perhaps?

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I remember “Sis Boom-bah” as the Bean Bag coach from Walt Kelly’s Pogo cartoons. She was an over-sized, loudmouthed, opinionated, and generally ditzy chicken. Her utter cluelessness never stopped her from venturing authoritative opinions.

    I suspect she would have fit in well with the modern rad-fem movement.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I recall the Broadway play and movie as being rather more successful than the TV series.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    The purpose, she said, was for society to have the same reaction to a woman walking around topless as it does to men without shirts on.”

    In that she is more or less successful. At least with the majority of the wymyn who take part in these marches, I am filled with the same sense of mild revulsion, disgust, and disinterest as when I see topless men.

    Ladies should be modest – especially those with so very much to be modest about.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Well, looking the wymyn who usually accost the priests, I give them credit for reinforcing the clerics’ vows of chastity.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    Well, looking the wymyn who usually accost the priests, I give them credit for reinforcing the clerics’ vows of chastity.

  • http://wizbangblog.com/ Adjoran

    I feel sorry for the young people today. When I was growing up, there were men and women. It was pretty clear. Oh, sure there were some “LGBT” folk back then, too, but they kept to themselves and maintained relatively low profiles.

    Then with “gay rights” the program expanded to include “straight” and “gay” men and “straight” and “lesbian” women. Okay, no biggie, we knew they were there, ‘s’alright.

    Then they started messing with the restrooms and who could go where, which is pretty freaky. I recall a conversation in the ’70s with a young “feminist” friend, who was appalled at my insistence on “separate but equal” public restrooms. “Oh, may I use your Ladies’ Room?” she asked. We didn’t have the word “snark” back then.

    But she was silenced when I asked if when she was driving I-95 late at night and had to go, if she really wanted the rest stops or gas stations to have “unisex” facilities.

    Recently Facebook offers 50 “gender” choices for members. FIFTY. OMFG. I don’t even want to imagine . . .

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Yeah, but my sister had all the teen magazines with Bobby Sherman in ‘em.

    They don’t make teen idols like they used to, either.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    “Grooming,” then.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob
  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Proposed Slutwalk Theme Song

  • dark angel

    As seen by the crazy stuff Robert links to above, this is self-loathing on display. A sad sight to see.

  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    Lesbians love the slutwalks for the same reason men do, ’cause they can see other women in not too many clothes.

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    Bieber is no Sherman!

  • http://deadrepublicanparty.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    You haven’t enough George Washingtons to reach your goal, no one does, not even George Soros …

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  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    My thoughts, exactly.

  • gates of vienna

    Hey, I love Pogo…and Sis Boom doesn’t sound much different from many of my friends…besides I have an opinion on everything. Even though, as Thomas Merton said of angels, “the nights are never dangerous”. Esp. for slut strutters.