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You Lost Me at Marx, Gail Dines

Posted on | August 19, 2014 | 24 Comments

The feminist troll @UniLantern jumped my timeline on Twitter this afternoon and got as much respect as she deserves:

Understand that my “Sex Trouble” series, about which the troll was enraged, is about exposing the exact kind of ideology she espouses. That is to say, she is angry at me because I am publicizing her own beliefs to a larger public that has no idea how extreme feminist theory really is. Radical feminists are used to talking to themselves inside the academic echo chamber, where no one will dare talk back to them for fear of being fired or sued for “harassment” (openly disagreeing with feminists is now considered a form of harassment on some university campuses). Feminism’s hegemony in elite academia means that the radicals are free to indoctrinate young college women with their anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology, and the students are never permitted to hear a counter-argument.

So I was checking the troll’s Twitter timeline and noticed she had tweeted out a video of a 2012 lecture by Professor Gail Dines, posted to YouTube by Dines’ group, StopPornCulture.org. It so happens that I, as a Christian, agree with radical feminism’s opposition to pornography and, as a parent, I am seriously concerned about the influence of pornography in our culture. Dines’ controversial book, Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality, is one I’ve heard about via reviews and commentary from her critics and supporters and, although I haven’t read her book, I agree with her basic point: The Internet has spawned a generation of young porn addicts, whose sexuality is being warped by mass consumption of this vile stuff online.

Older readers may need to be told what we’re talking about: This isn’t just the Playboy centerfold stuff, OK? Gail Dines isn’t writing in opposition to pretty ladies posing naked. No, what we’re talking about is pretty ladies doing nasty, explicit and inarguably degrading things or — more to the point — having these things done to them.

The porn problem that has exploded online in the past two decades is creepy, perverse and humiliating hard-core stuff that I promise I never imagined doing to those Playboy centerfolds back when I had a couple of issues hidden under my mattress in 1972. It seems to me, really, that the easy availability of hard-core porn online has impaired the erotic imaginations of freaks who can’t conjure up their own deranged fantasies, but instead need to have someone demonstrate for them the wicked behaviors they crave.

Having known people whose lives were ruined by porn addiction, I’m against this, but liberal First Amendment absolutists long ago destroyed the opposition — and the Porn Über Alles crowd triumphed with active assistance of so-called “pro-sex” feminists.

Of course, the anti-porn feminists were the same radicals I’ve been writing about for the past six months, but those left-wing lesbians were certainly correct about one thing: Porn is bad.

Gail Dines, like all other radical feminists, is only correct when she approaches the truth by a process of intellectual circumnavigation, following her left-wing ideology until she arrives at what is actually a conservative conclusion.

Now, watch this hour-long video, in which Dines sets up as the bogeyman of her tale “neoliberalism,” i.e., free-market democracy, noticing that (a) at about 3:20 she attacks Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher, and (b) at about 11:00, she quotes Karl Marx:

Long before Gail Dines gets to the anti-porn part of her lecture, she has already attacked the only possible economic basis of a free society, to say nothing of disparaging the two world leaders who did the most to rid the world of the oppressive and violent totalitarian menace of Soviet communism. And here’s two words that Gail Dines never says to her audience: Meese Commission.

You can look it up: The Reagan administration actually tried to do something to fight the spread of pornography, but were unable to do so because of opposition by . . . Democrats and feminists.

Until Gail Dines tells the truth about Democrats as the Pervert Party, she can’t be trusted to tell the truth about anything. Even when she’s right, she’s still wrong. Porn is bad. Marxism is worse.

 

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  • RS

    Contemplating the RadFems’ anti-porn agenda as part of their greater goal fighting the Pro-sex, pro-porn Feminists is like watching Churchill argue with Roosevelt about whether the “Second Front” should be in the Mediterranean or in France. Their ultimate goal is the same: destruction of traditional marriage and family.

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

    When it comes to Marx, If they don’t have Groucho, Harpo, or Chico in front of their name, they are dead to me!

  • dicentra

    “Women are groomed into heterosexuality, through culture. Because we live in a rape culture.”

    Wait…

    Wait…

    Wut?

    Women are naturally NOT hetero? But men want to rape women, so we’re “groomed” to accept PIV the way pedophiles groom children?

    I can get that attitude if she’s been sexually abused, especially as a child, but if not there’s no excuse for that degree of stupidity.

    Yeah, I know. #radfem

    The more irrational the better.

  • Dianna Deeley

    I am fascinated by the convergence, and your explication of how each side arrived at its point also interests me. This really is a great series.

  • Passer by

    #shrewculture

  • RS

    You know, it takes a lot of chutzpah to try to turn one’s own personal kink into a political movement. Heck it’s more than merely political. Some of these #radfems act as if lyricists should be writing epic poems about their heroic struggles. Somewhere, some radfem is fantasizing about being the protagonist in The Sapphic Odyssey or something.

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

    It is like watching one of those specials on cannibals in the Amazon and then (to your horror) finding out they live next door!

  • Dianna Deeley

    Actual LOL, here! Yes, pretty much.

  • robertstacymccain

    The irrationality is not a bug, it’s a feature.

  • Zohydro

    I assume Miriam “Belle Knox” Weeks could not be reached for comment…

    I still don’t understand how the diametrically opposed views of these feminist factions could ever be reconciled—let alone for now the “TERF” mob and the trannies!

  • https://twitter.com/Mthomps016 M. Thompson

    Part of the issue with the Meese Commission is that Ronald Reagan (pbuh) is some where close to George W. Bush in the Book of Devils According to Modern Leftism.

  • ARL

    So if porn is bad, is this blog going to stop regularly linking to pictures of women in various stages of undress in Rule 5 posts? Yeah not all of them are nude, but a good portion are topless.

  • robertstacymccain

    Talk to Wombat. The original idea was PG13.

  • ARL

    I didn’t see him posting that porn is bad. Is this his blog, or yours?

  • DeadMessenger

    Fortunately, it’s nothing like watching a documentary on farming, then discovering that a Guernsey and a Beefmaster live next door!

  • dicentra

    I tweeted her that changing the world won’t make her happy but I doubt she’ll notice.

    Wrenching around the whole world according to your personal rage is heady business: just ask ISIS.

    I guess the ideal world is One Big Amazon Tribe, where the men are brought in for occasional stud service but are otherwise out riding fishcycles.

    Or something.

  • dicentra

    Topless?

    You’re posting ISIS snuff pix?

  • RKae

    Radfem takes the name of a male superhero?

    I’m so confused by these people.

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

    You say that as if it were a bad thing?

  • archer

    It probably depends how you define porn.

    If you think nudity is porn then wombat is wrong per RSM, but if you think nudity in itself is natural and porn starts at some later point, then wombat is fine.

    … which rather highlights one of the issues here. Porn isn’t defined, and has never been defined, except in nebulous terms of “artistic merit” and “I’ll know it when I see it”, none of which helps anyone. A simple definition would go a long way.

  • DeadMessenger

    Never! What would be bad is discovering that families of Leghorns and Rhode Island Reds live next door. (They keep such early hours!)

  • http://articlefiveprocess.com/ K-Bob

    Let’s go after those nekkid statues in Europe, too.

  • Finrod Felagund

    Don’t forget Zeppo and Gummo.