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Still More Feminist Tumblr

Posted on | May 30, 2015 | 168 Comments

Is every teenage girl with a Tumblr blog mentally ill? “Rebekah, 19, Bi/Pan/Queer . . . abusive father . . . self harm . . . anxiety and depression” has deep thoughts:

“So much f–king heteronormativity in this house”

Let’s see, what else? Her mother is a racist, and Rebekah frequently applies the word “pathetic” to herself, e.g.:

“I always feel so pathetic because I would literally love to hang out with anyone whether they’re friends from Pacific or friends from high school (that I haven’t spoken to in two years) because I’m bored and sad and lonely, but I don’t think anyone wants to hang out with me and no one ever has.”

“I missed out on what were probably my only chances to hang out with people this summer because who would want to hang out with me?? No one, that’s who. I’m pathetic and no fun and people are only ever friends with me out of the convenience. They’re only friends with me because they see me every day at school and it would be more effort not to be friends with me.”

What a lively bundle of cheerful optimism!

The thing about Tumblr feminists — as with all feminists, really — is their bedrock conviction that men know nothing. All men are bad and wrong and stupid, the feminist believes, and the only things men ever do are (a) enjoy male privilege and (b) oppress women.

Fortunately, the suffering victims of oppression have Tumblr, where they can advertise to the world how pathetic they are, and how racist/heteronormative their mom is, etc., etc.

When I call attention to these pathetic creatures, I’m sometimes accused of an intent to “bully” or “harass” them. Because this is the definition of “harassment” in 2015: Quoting what people publish on their blogs.

All I did was search Tumblr for “heteronormativity,” see?

Strange people you can find, if you know how to find them.

Would I like to help these crazy people? Sure, but feminism by its nature means that nothing I say is valid, all my ideas are wrong, and no advice I might offer would be helpful. The young feminist must only ever listen to what her fellow feminists tell her, because everybody else is evil in this world full of heteronormativity, misogyny and, of course, racism.

They have been catechized, as it were, into this belief system. When you see a teenager slinging around jargon like “heteronormativity,” you know this isn’t something they just picked up at random. Eight syllables? How many teenagers do you know who routinely use eight-syllable words? No, “heteronormativity” is a word that is being taught to these kids, and the obvious question is, why? Think about it. If you know any actual 19-year-olds, you are aware that very many of them are almost completely ignorant of the classics, the Bible, Shakespeare, history, literature. How many college sophomores know any Latin? How many of them could tell you anything about, say, the Boer War or the Battle of Midway? Yet amid this vast ocean of ignorance . . . heteronormativity!

When I first encountered this bit of feminist gender theory jargon a couple of years ago and quoted it in a blog post, everybody laughed. “Heteronormativity? WTF? ROTFLMAO!” Yet gender theory is to 2015 what disco was to 1977 — it’s the hot new sensation that’s sweeping the nation. Gender theory is now hotter than John Travolta and the BeeGees were when Saturday Night Fever topped the charts.

Like I keep saying: People need to wake the hell up.

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  • DeadMessenger

    I’ll let you work that out.

  • Quartermaster

    The biggest thing is freedom from the power of sin. that’s what conversion does. Once you are regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit you cease to be a sinner, because you no longer habitually sin. If you are still habitually sinning, then you were not converted, and you need to be seriously asking questions of yourself.

  • Quartermaster

    Yeah. Common sense is pretty uncommon these days. Alas, particularly so among those who are supposed to guide the young.

  • DeadMessenger

    Check this out. It’s a link to an article I wrote that was just posted. I told RKae and JV that I was going to link them when the article went up, so I’m going to repeat this link in a more recent TOM thread later. But because it kind of pertains to what you just said, I thought you might want to take a peek.

  • markbuehner

    Its not a lie, if you believe it.

  • markbuehner

    “Secretary: How do you write women so well? Melvin Udall: I think of a man, and I take away reason and accountability”

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  • Wombat_socho

    I think that’s the best description of tumblr ever.

  • Toads

    Twitter and Facebook do a huge social service to single men, for they provide enough information about which women to avoid altogether, so that these women end up with manginas who deserve what they get.

    Thousands of young ‘feminists’ are posting strong clues that they should be avoided by suitors for anything other than pump and dumps. If there is one useful thing about Twitter and FB, that is it.

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  • somercet

    You can publicize this, but it’s all for naught unless you break the State Education Monopoly. Frankly, I’m not sure why libertarians and conservatives bother with other goals. Kill the head and the body dies; so too is the SEM to Socialism, Tumblr Red/Rad-Feminism and all the rest.

  • Daniel Freeman

    Oh, I was wondering where they were coming from.

  • Dusty Thompson

    I do not support the lofty and ambitious goal of having teachers teach children “how to think” because I do not believe that low-ranking civil servants, as a group, are particularly good at it themselves.

    Liberal good intent will never outweigh the negative impact of their actions.

  • Casey

    Ahem. Anecdotes do not equal data.

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  • DrGreatCham

    That would explain the “appeal” of Lena Dunham types.

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  • Joe Brackman

    Limbaugh used the term “well-deserved obscurity” yesterday in reference to reality TV stars, and while he may have borrowed it, it’s a good description for these folks, too.