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On Courtesy and ‘Gender Equality’

Posted on | June 5, 2018 | 1 Comment

Where I come from, to insult a man is to challenge him to a fight. Perhaps “progress” has eroded that old-fashioned sensibility down home since I was a boy growing up in Georgia, but surviving to adulthood was not necessarily guaranteed in the culture in which I was raised. My junior year of high school, a quarrel arose between two boys over some no-account, two-timing girl. Neither of those boys made it to graduation. One went to the graveyard, and one went to prison.

Avoid trouble, if possible, but be prepared to defend yourself. Don’t be a bully, don’t let some fool taunt you into throwing the first punch, and don’t go around insulting people just to start trouble.

We were raised by old-fashioned country people. Douglas County, Georgia, started growing fast in the 1970s, but it hadn’t yet become the overcrowded suburb it is now. A rural ethos still prevailed, and you couldn’t just call 911 if somebody started trouble. Fistfights were regarded as just part of life, and it wasn’t the kind of culture where people filed assault charges. People settled their own quarrels, and maybe a boy would get suspended a few days for fighting, but unless there was a knife or a gun involved, fighting wasn’t generally regarded as a crime.

“Never hit a girl” was a rule we were taught from childhood. Only a coward would ever raise his hand to a woman. Did “domestic violence” happen? I’m sure it did, but such people were considered trash.

Life was actually more civilized, in many ways, before we had so much “progress,” and I’m sure I’m not the only old guy who perceives this. The late, great Southern humorist Lewis Grizzard once published a book called I Haven’t Understood Anything Since 1962 which summarized his attitude toward “progress.” Fortunately, I was able to continue understanding things up until about 1993, at least, but I digress . . .

Many times when I remind readers that Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It, some commenters will object to my categorical statement: “Not all feminists.”

Sure. OK. Maybe there are women who call themselves “feminists” who aren’t fanatically devoted to the idea that stabbing babies in the head is among their constitutional rights. Maybe there are women who call themselves “feminists” who aren’t blue-haired “nonbinary queers” with facial piercings who enjoy beating up anyone who “misgenders” them. It’s possible, I suppose, that there are some women who call themselves “feminists” who are not constantly ranting about “misogyny” and “the male gaze” while demanding the destruction of “our capitalist imperialist white supremacist cisheteronormative patriarchy.” However, where are these sane, normal “moderate feminists” whose existence is so often alleged, but are nowhere to be seen in the Year of Our Lord 2018?


When they aren’t sadistically gloating about male tears, feminists are busy collecting book royalties and fees for campus speaking appearances where they tell college girls that they are helpless victims of a “rape culture” in which all college boys are complicit. In 2018, no boy smart enough to get admitted to any reputable university in America would dare so much as speak to a female classmate for fear of being accused of “harassment.” And if a man complains about the hateful anti-male propaganda with which our universities are indoctrinating young women, feminists will cite his complaint as proof that he’s a misogynist.

You see that feminist rhetoric has become nothing but a series of insults. Feminists falsely impugn men as perpetrators of oppression. A man need not say or do anything to deserve these insulting accusations; his mere existence as a male places him in the category of “oppressor.”

If he is also (a) white and (b) heterosexual, he is literally Hitler.

Where I come from, as I have said, to insult a man is to challenge him to a fight, but it is never permissible for a man to hit a woman. The obligations of courtesy in traditional society would thus generally require women to avoid insulting men. But “progress,” you see?

Miss America is scrapping its
swimsuit competition, will no longer
judge based on physical appearance

Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition and will no longer judge contestants based on physical appearance, the organization announced Tuesday.
“We are no longer a pageant,” Gretchen Carlson, the first former Miss America to be named chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, said on “GMA.” “We are a competition.”
In place of the swimsuit portion of the competition, Miss America contestants will now take part in a live interactive session with the judges, according to the organization. . . .
The organization is also getting rid of the evening gown portion of the competition and instead asking contestants to wear attire that makes them feel confident and expresses their personal style. The contestants will also discuss how they will advance their chosen causes, called “social impact initiatives” by the Miss America Organization.
“We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say, ‘We’d love to be a part of your program but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit,’ so guess what, you don’t have to do that anymore,” Carlson said. “Who doesn’t want to be empowered, learn leadership skills and pay for college and be able to show the world who you are as a person from the inside of your soul.”

Ain’t that going to be a Nielsen ratings bonanza?

Yeah, Miss Iowa, tell us all about your “social impact initiative,” so you can “be empowered, learn leadership skills and pay for college,” bitch.

What? Did I actually say that? I would have used stronger language, but I’m not Samantha Bee, so I don’t get a free pass on the C-word.

These miserable bitches have ruined an American institution, not because women will thereby gain, but rather purely for spite, to deny men the pleasure of admiring the beauty of young women. Feminism is about eliminating from human existence every source of male happiness — find something men like, condemn it as “oppressive,” and destroy it.

Feminism is about revenge. It is led by the kind of women that no intelligent man would ever marry, who have created a hate movement that allows them to obtain the sadistic joy that embittered wives derive from humiliating their ex-husbands in divorce proceedings.

This is where “progress” has led us, my friends.

Nevermore shall a man be permitted to gaze upon the shapely figure of Miss Mississippi as she strides down the pageant runway in her swimsuit, thus to objectify her with his beastly heteronormative eyes.

Gone forever! Never to return! Shame upon him who wishes it otherwise! This is the fundamental transformation of the United States of America!

And I’ll tolerate no more commenters telling me “not all feminists.”

Maybe you guys are planning to tune in and watch a bunch of miserable bitches discussing their “social impact initiatives.” Not me.

Next time you see the breaking news that a deranged “incel” has gone berserk with an AR-15, remember who told you: Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It.