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Some Stereotypes Are True

Posted on | September 27, 2015 | 78 Comments

Somebody on Twitter started the hashtag #NoHymenNoDiamond which was either (a) an extreme argument for premarital abstinence, or (b) another brilliant 4chan satire to troll feminists. It doesn’t matter which it was, because it brought out the feminist crazies, including one who wanted to lecture the world about misogyny and heteronormativity, and another who declared, “Men have no idea how women’s bodies work.”

When I started snarking about this, it attracted the attention of a feminist who accused me of “bullying.” When I get that kind of reaction, it makes me wonder, who is saying these things? So I checked her Twitter profile and saw a link to — what else? — a Tumblr blog where she describes herself as a 19-year-old “aggressive lesbian communist & feminist” who likes “harry potter and astrology.” (She’s “pisces sun / taurus moon / leo rising.”) A quick survey of the content at her blog proved her to be a perfect example of the angry man-hating lunatic stereotype that feminists claim doesn’t represent their movement.

Feminism is about empowering mentally ill teenage Marxist lesbians with facial piercings, who feel an urge to tell sane, normal adults that we are the problem, and that they are the solution.





 

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  • http://www.journal14.com/ Dana

    I’m sure that Stephen Foster never realized what some people would think of the second line in My Old Kentucky Home, “’tis Summer, the dar . . . . people are gay.”

  • Ilion

    And yet, prior to the so-called “sexual revolution” of the late and unlamented 1960’s, we English speakers somehow managed to distinguish “love” from “love”.

    Perhaps the problem is that the “sexual revolution” turned us all into snickering hormonal 12-year-olds.

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  • Rob Crawford

    They do anyway.

  • JoeKing

    Men have become such insufferable pussies. This is so close to the truth with many couples I know I can’t see the humour in it.
    He should just tell her he’s going golfing and start walking…

  • JoeKing

    Given that feminism has taught them to give it away for free, there is no longer any reason for a man to commit. Women have always controlled sex, men controlled commitment. Why pay for a cow when so many are giving the milk for free?

    She spends her time moving from one short term relationship or fling to another, partying her nights away all through her 20’s and early 30’s and ends up looking 40. By then, all the good men have locked down the younger girls with traditional values for marriage and Miss Cutesy is left to flitter her hours away with her cat writing letters to Salon complaining about there being no good men left.

  • JoeKing

    Great summation.

    Another way to consider it: men place all women into one of two categories. There are those they want to settle down with, marry, raise kids, build a home and future, etc. Then there are all the other girls.
    Feminism teaches women that they should, must, need! to belong to the group with all the other women.

  • concern00

    If you’re a literary sort, check out the Master and Commander series. The relationship between Jack Aubrey (the Commander) and the ship’s surgeon, Stephen Maturin, is remarkable for its intensity (the film didn’t quite do it justice). It used to be that a platonic friendship between a man and a women was considered questionable, now it seems that all relationships are questionable. I swear this will result in a lessening of strong bonds between men, and the reason will be homophobia – fear of those crazy LGBTQ who have managed to equate the word love with sex.

  • Daniel Freeman

    My friends and I don’t have any trouble expressing platonic love. Maybe it would be different in an urban environment? I think the reading too much into it is mostly just gay wishful thinking, similar to straight guys fantasizing about lesbian characters.

  • Mike G.

    Never been to Mammoth Cave and my last sojourn to Carlsbad Caverns was in the late 60’s or mid 70’s. At that time, there was a lot that hadn’t been explored or mapped out yet.

    I just remember the long walk to the bottom and the 800+ foot elevator ride back to the entrance/surface.

  • Quartermaster

    I was there in the summer of 70 and remember the long walk into the natural entrance then the ride back topside. Mammoth Cave doesn’t have anything like the Big Room Carlsbad, but the extent is massive.

    I got involved in the efforts at MCNP in ’78 with the Cave Research Foundation. I still have friends that are involved. I had to quit as the effects of an accident were piling up and I was slowing down the parties I went underground with. I still visit people in Dayton who I know from that period of my life. Myself and 3 others closed Golden Corral in Dayton one evening 6 years ago. Old friends are the best friends.

  • Mike G.

    I’m a child of the ’70’s so I’ve probably lost a few brain cells. It was either on a family vacation in ’69 when I was 11, or it was in the summer of ’75 when I was 16 and we were on our way to our new home in WNC from SoCal after my jr yr of hs.

  • Quartermaster

    You’re down east now aren’t you? I’ve been in WNC since Jan 2005.

  • Mike G.

    We live about 8 or 10 miles nw of Clemson, SC. I used to live around Cullowhee, NC. Right now, I’m working in Mt Ephraim, NJ on a 3 week project.

  • Quartermaster

    I work for the EBCI in Cherokee. Been through Cullowhee a few times exploring when I used to live in Sylva. Moved north into Haywood county back in 2006.

    Working for the tribe has been nice. I’ve gotten around the country a bit as a result. I was in Anchorage last September for the quake. I was in the shower on the 11th floor of the Hilton when it hit. It’s also taught me that I hate, really hate, what the airlines have become.

    I have a friend working on a doctorate at Clemson. He used to teach at Southwestern. he hasn’t been well treated there, alas.

  • Mike G.

    I don’t suppose you play golf? When I’m home, I play with my brother in the JCGC. We play quite a lot in Cherokee.

  • DeadMessenger

    Actually, by coincidence, I’ve been doing some syntax studies on these words (and others). I like the examples you’ve given, because they are good ones for making my (really boring) point.

    I’m starting to take a position like James Barr et.al., in which the meaning of a word cannot be entirely discerned, or substantially determined, by etymology.

    In 2 Samuel 13 (LXX), both agap? and agapa? can be used to describe Amnon’s incestuous rape of his half sister Tamar. And in John 3:35, the Father’s love for the Son is described as agapa?, but in John 5:20, phile? is used to convey the same thought, with no discernable shift in meaning.

    My point here is that words in any language have a semantic range and context, and there is no “hidden” etymological subtext to the use of the Greek “love” words, such as agap?. And let me also stress again, the same contextual foundation applies in any language.

    That is, in English, as in Greek, meaning is determined by context rather than semantics.

    In English, I’m going to say that “love” means eros when we’re dealing with pervs and not even those of limited intelligence, but rather, those of limited emotional maturity. Which, sad to say for society in general, appears to be a great number of people these days (thanks to public skool, I’m guessing).

  • Quartermaster

    I played a bit when my father was stationed in Germany. Pattonville was next to the Military’s golf course. Don’t play anymore, though.

  • robertstacymccain

    Y’know, I might actually feel bad about this, were it not for the fact that nearly every woman who calls herself a feminist on Tumblr also provides a grocery list of her mental problems — depression, anxiety disorders and PTSD being among the most common, often self-diagnosed.

    Are there no sane feminists? Doesn’t this significant overlap between categories (feminists and crazy women) suggest something important about feminism? And when we see that, quite often, these self-described feminists profess belief in astrology, and also embrace abnormal sexuality, doesn’t this undermine any claim that the feminist movement represents the interests of all women generally?

  • robertstacymccain

    Jackie says she was raped by Haven Monahan and his frat bros… proof that feminism is needed.
    Some people start to doubt Jackie’s lurid tale… proof that feminism is needed!
    Haven Monahan turns out not to exist, and Jackie’s rape never happened… SHUT UP! AND… FEMINISM IS NEEDED!
    It’s like arguing with people in a cult, because that’s what feminism is.

    It is a non-falsifiable hypothesis.

  • Steve Skubinna

    Well, there’s that whole “I’m freaking nuts so you HAVE to pay attention to what I say!” thing that’s somewhat off putting.

    I can’t think of any other endeavor where mental illness is a positive credential.

  • Julie Pascal

    You know, I had actually noticed that. It’s like a humble-brag almost but about your mental health. What would happen if someone announced they were well adjusted and happy?

    I *do* think that Tumblr might select for crazy. I think that some well adjusted and happy women are feminists because they think they ought to be… same reason they drive a Prius… but they aren’t on Tumblr. And ladies will show up from time to time all around the internets to fem-splain to me that feminism is really about equality, which of course it’s not. Not even the “sane” sort is about equality when it depends on a fantasy enemy called “patriarchy.”

  • Robert What?

    What is this “male entitlement” I hear of?

  • Daniel Freeman

    At the same time, English likes to mug other languages in dark alleys and rummage through their pockets for loose grammar, so we might find some use in creating a distinction that did not exist before.

  • Daniel Freeman

    We are entitled to make women happy by not being as wussy as them. Do you not feel superior?

  • DeadMessenger

    PP certainly did when they defined words like “choice”, “human”, and “abortion survivor” (which they claim there’s no such thing as).

  • DeadMessenger

    Oh, and I also just happen to be doing Hellenistic Greek word studies. Other people are watching shows and/or drinking beer, but I’m doing dead language studies for fun. You can see what a blast it would be to hang out with me, LOL. This is why none of my friends know what the heck I’m talking about 95% of the time. It’s a miracle that I still have friends. Probably it’s a sympathy thing.

  • Jeff Brodhead

    Isn’t that spelled LGBTQXYZ?