The Other McCain

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More RadFem Ravings

Posted on | March 24, 2014 | 79 Comments

When last we took notice of feminist blogger Radical Wind (“PIV is always rape, OK?“) it was in context of her praise for Mary Daly, but she has not been idle. On Sunday she published these insightful paragraphs in a message to the sisterhood:

Our task as radical feminists is to undo, unlearn and un-peel the workings of men’s violence — including how men’s patterns are embedded in our psyche — and to reveal them to other women, so to spark our movement towards liberation. . . .
Since all forms of domination such as racism, classism, urban vs. rural domination, adult vs. child, human vs. animal, etc. stem from the same male-rapist root, our attitude to all of them should be the same — in short, only a radical feminist attitude towards male domination can be liberating. It is what we already do: raise awareness, name the workings, lies and reversals of patriarchy and reveal our reality as women in this or that form of patriarchal oppression. Explain how men benefit from this practice and how it’s at the expense of all women. How it deceives and traps women in its net. How it reinforces and is linked to male rapism. Seek to meet, make friends with and listen to as many women across male classes, borders and race, and talk about our respective experiences and lives.
Women will relate to that, it will expand our consciousness, deepen our understanding of how men oppress us. It will give each other the power to see which will spark our ethical rage and rage to be free.

In other feminist empowerment news, Duke University freshman Miriam Weeks, a/k/a teen porn star “Belle Knox,” was interviewed last week on Dr. Drew Pinsky’s Headline News show:

KNOX: I didn’t bring my family into this. The media brought my family into this. The media has been the one who has been harassing my family. I`ve made it crystal clear I did not want my family to be involved.
PINSKY: No, no, but . . .
SEGUN ODUOLOWU: But you can’t hide your anonymity. Once you do a video, people will know who you are. I mean it wouldn’t take Sherlock Holmes to find out who you are.
PINSKY: Let me put it there really. Let me put it there really. If I were your dad I’d be chomping down on a cyanide capsule right now. It’s all I’m saying. (LAUGHTER) So, it affects your family in the deep way. And how about that?
KNOX: I’m so glad you laughed at that because that’s just hilarious. But I mean, my family supports me in what I choose to do. . . . And I’m really sick of this entire culture of outing girls who we believe are sexually promiscuous . . .

Dr. Drew got a lot of blowback from that “cyanide capsule” remark. And speaking of blowback, let’s talk “rape culture”:

Men, It’s Our Moral Responsibility
to Combat Rape Culture

Huffington Post

The friend zone cultivates rape culture
Spartan Daily

It’s Time to End ‘Rape Culture’ Hysteria

Fond du Lac High School student’s ‘rape culture’
article sparks free-speech debate

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

And finally: “Hot-shaming” — some women are so attractive that they “intimidate” other women at the gym.



79 Responses to “More RadFem Ravings”

  1. Adjoran
    March 24th, 2014 @ 2:29 pm

    I’ve heard these arguments before, too. I attribute them to medical-grade marijuana.

  2. Adjoran
    March 24th, 2014 @ 2:33 pm

    Yes, it’s inhumane. And would have been, even in the good old days:

  3. Adjoran
    March 24th, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

    Mmmm . . . rape culture!




    (how long before this comment is taken out of context?)

  4. Dana
    March 24th, 2014 @ 2:39 pm

    I feel so ashamed!

  5. Dana
    March 24th, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    I would be worried if I could.

  6. Anamika
    March 24th, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

    Here we have a sister who is exploring her own envelope-pushing consciousness-raising, exercising an historically precious freedom (and, not insignificantly, enjoying it) and you want to restrict her freedom. This is not honoring Sisterhood!

  7. RS
    March 24th, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    I doubt it’s a parody. The author turned off comments after s/he got a lot of attention with the PIV=Rape post. That was the point when there should have been a reveal if it were a put-on.

  8. rmnixondeceased
    March 24th, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    As it is you Kirby, sure! There has to be quite a bit of humor and such is needed on a grey, dreary and rainy spring day.

  9. rmnixondeceased
    March 24th, 2014 @ 3:11 pm

    Nice! It probably has a similar meaning as regards the immense London Broil I inserted so brusquely into the waiting heated oven …

  10. rmnixondeceased
    March 24th, 2014 @ 3:12 pm

    A microsecond after you hit the Post button …

  11. rmnixondeceased
    March 24th, 2014 @ 3:18 pm


  12. rmnixondeceased
    March 24th, 2014 @ 3:20 pm

    You are obviously a parody of yourself …

  13. maniakmedic
    March 24th, 2014 @ 6:54 pm

    THIS. I was thinking the exact same thing as I read this post. I just cannot wrap my head around people actually believing this crap.

  14. Mike G.
    March 24th, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

    seen Miss Allred naked.

    Perish the thought you fiend!

  15. Mike G.
    March 24th, 2014 @ 8:00 pm

    Hopefully you just knocked the horns off and wiped it’s ass before eating it.

  16. Bob Belvedere
    March 24th, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    Sadly, they do.

    There’s a lot of mental illness going ’round these days in The Age Of Leftist Hegemony.

  17. Nan
    March 24th, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

    It actually isn’t being eroded; that’s wishful thinking on your part. None of the Apostles were women so women will never be priests.

  18. Nan
    March 24th, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

    If you look at the Romans, Greeks and Jews, women weren’t valued in those cultures, nor taught, nor listened to at all. Jesus changed all that.

    Witch hunts were protestant.

  19. Nan
    March 24th, 2014 @ 8:12 pm

    Who here is pro-porn?

  20. rmnixondeceased
    March 24th, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    Blood rare and sliced very thin …

  21. Mike G.
    March 24th, 2014 @ 9:07 pm

    The only way.

  22. Zohydro
    March 24th, 2014 @ 9:44 pm

    Could this be Amanda Marcotte’s game too?

  23. Dana
    March 25th, 2014 @ 5:39 am

    The social penalties might include “devaluing themselves and sex in general,” but those basic sexual morés existed across virtually every human society of which we are aware for the very necessary purposes of establishing paternal responsibility and two-parent child rearing. Sex has consequences which persist long after the fun is over, and those consequences have societal impacts which have to be managed.

    And that’s the very dumbest part of the sexual revolution. In their attempts to separate pleasure from responsibility, women have succeeded, in large part, of doing just that . . .for men! As a friend once put it, the sexual revolution is over, and men won.

  24. Kirby McCain
    March 25th, 2014 @ 8:35 am

    It reminds me of Hitler’s pre-war speeches where the content is about striking an emotional chord in the faithful. It’s not a argument one would make to illustrate philosophy or justify a position. It reads like a rally the troops speech from Slut Walk. RadFem evangelism.

  25. Kirby McCain
    March 25th, 2014 @ 8:38 am

    What made you think he wants to restrict her freedom?

  26. Kirby McCain
    March 25th, 2014 @ 8:40 am

    I think their day job is writing for Ancient Aliens .

  27. K-Bob
    March 25th, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    You are probably close to the truth.

    Morton Downey Junior pretty much admitted it was all schtick. He was supposedly pro-life all the way, but he wasn’t nearly as conservative as he acted like he was.

    On the other hand, he never struck me as someone who bothered learning about the roots of any given philosophy.

  28. K-Bob
    March 25th, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    You mean, out of all the people who say “no” but really mean “yes,” they are at the top of the list?

    Who knew?

  29. K-Bob
    March 25th, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    Ace of Spades Lifestyle, Baby!