Posted on | May 8, 2014 | 202 Comments
There are times when, in studying feminist theory, I start to think, “Hey, maybe they’re onto something here.” A bedrock conservative, unshakable in his patriarchal heteronormative christofascist worldview, can read the really hard-core feminists and glean insights into the fundamental psychosexual dynamic of male dominance, appreciating women’s experience within this dynamic.
However, just when you start thinking that maybe radical feminism has, by a sort of intellectual circumnavigation, approached some important truths about human nature, you are forced to confront the alternative hypothesis: They’re just crazy as hell.
This time, the radfem encounters a climate-change doomsayer who namechecks Mary Daly (oh, she loves her some Mary Daly) and contemplates “Near Term Human Extinction (NTHE)”:
The major cause of this extinction will be that the global warming and melting of the ice has triggered a series of feedback loops of toxic gas emissions such as methane and carbon dioxide which were trapped in the soils and underwaters of the earth by the ice and frost. These feedback loops have already started, are now unstoppable and life on earth is already on its way to extinction. No technology can stop this — especially since male technology is part of the problem and their use and fabrication will only emit more greenhouse gases. Even if men’s system collapsed now, if all men died and we returned back to stone age, it is unstoppable. Unprecedented levels of methane and carbone dioxide have already been released into the atmosphere because of the warming and the more gas is emitted, the more the planet heats because of the greenhouse effects of the gas, and the more gas is emitted again. Once the air is too intoxicated plants will start dying too and if all or most plants die together, all the carbon dioxyde they sequestered will be released too, which only further intoxicates the air. There will simply be no more oxygen to breathe . . .
Now, you might think: “What’s left to say, then?” After all, if this process is “unstoppable,” all political discourse about it is futile. Hey, we humans had a nice 5,000-year run, building the civilization that will ultimately — and perhaps very soon — destroy the planet. Now turn out the lights, the party’s over. Adios, amigos. Right?
Wrong. For as long as oxygen remains on the planet — and this planet-destroying civilization provides her with an Internet connection — the radical feminist must continue blaming the patriarchy:
I’ve known all along that patriarchy would collapse. It confirms what we have been hearing more or less explicitly for some time now. It also confirms some visions that women have shared with me. I myself have been saying it out loud for a while, that men’s system will collapse, maybe not so much online. My only question was whether men would destroy the rest of us in their demise or if some of us would survive. We now have the answer. It appears that men will take everything away with them.
Men, homo rapiens, you scum, you filth. There is no word to describe the extent of your evil, you are pure evil, pure lechery. I hate you, how I hate you. In the 250,000 years of your rotten, defunct existence, you have managed to kill 5 million years of life on earth. . . .
The unstoppable death-machine has always only been orchestrated by the homo rapiens. By men. YOU. Women are not and have never been responsible for the atrocities committed by men, for men’s global industrial rape and death system. By lying and deceiving you are continuing to be part of the problem, because you are masking the fact that the obvious solution all the time, long before the extinction of all life was impending, was to depopulate the earth of males or to reduce them to manageable levels again — only by doing so would have men’s patriarchal and industrial necrophilic sado-system come to an end without destroying the rest of life.
Keep talking sexy like that, and I might buy you a drink.
— Katie Scarlet (@Katiescarlet2) May 8, 2014
Hey, did I mention it’s National Offend a Feminist Week?
UPDATE (Smitty): Welcome, Instapundit readers!