The Other McCain

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Why Do Feminists Hate Beauty?

Posted on | April 28, 2015 | 125 Comments

“The digital armpit that is seems to be the preferred medium of young feminists who, although they have accomplished nothing and have no credentials, find that they can become Internet Superstars by disparaging men. It seems that the most formulaic, banal and stereotypical derision of males is enormously popular with a certain type of young woman.”
Robert Stacy McCain, March 12

Exactly why a particularly stupid and rancid type of feminism flourishes on Tumblr is a topic that would require more time than I can afford to put into it today. My wife and I are celebrating our 26th anniversary, and so I’ll spare you my theories about Tumblr feminism. What I want to do instead is to link this Ace of Spades item about a feminist hate-storm against a company’s “Beach Body” ad:

This upset the Social Justice Tumblrinas, who began arguing that Everyone already has a “beach body,” because everyone — well, every woman — already has the perfect body with no need of improvement. (Note that feminists are usually critical of men who could stand to do some pushups.) . . .
Oh, and Protein World called the feminists — many of whom are vandalizing their advertisements, or even threatening to destroy their offices — “terrorists.”

What is it about the celebration of female beauty that angers feminists so much? Gosh, I just can’t imagine what it could be.



125 Responses to “Why Do Feminists Hate Beauty?”

  1. Quartermaster
    April 29th, 2015 @ 8:43 am

    Hardly. He equated being Aryan with virtue. Anyone that has lived in Germany is aware of what physical beauty there is in Germans. It’s all over the scale, just as it is here, and was during Hitler’s time.

  2. Quartermaster
    April 29th, 2015 @ 8:48 am

    “Pretty is only skin deep, but ugly goes to the bone,” is a good way of looking at the entire package. Elizabeth Taylor was a pretty woman, but she was ugly as original sin.

  3. Quartermaster
    April 29th, 2015 @ 8:49 am

    Such injustice must end. Integrate the NBA!

  4. Quartermaster
    April 29th, 2015 @ 8:50 am

    That is the most likely explanation.

  5. Finrod Felagund
    April 29th, 2015 @ 9:27 am

    “Facts are meaningless. You can use facts to prove anything that’s even remotely true.” — Homer Simpson

  6. totenhenchen
    April 29th, 2015 @ 10:09 am
  7. PCachu
    April 29th, 2015 @ 10:23 am

    And this is why there were no feminists storming the Castle of Arrgh. They could never withstand the microaggressions of the French.

  8. Prime Director
    April 29th, 2015 @ 10:33 am

    Jesus was not for the creation of material wealth

    Jesus was a wealthy man. His Pop is owner/propriator of all creation, after all.

    Jesus performed miracles: fed the hungry, healed the sick and lame, raised the dead… and people gave him money. He had a ministry and a big ol bag of money and a treasurer (judas; who, of course, stole from the ministry.)

    BTW, socialism would work if Jesus was in charge because he can solve both the incentive and knowlege problems. No one else can do that, not even angels.

  9. Dana
    April 29th, 2015 @ 10:35 am

    Apparently our long-suffering host does, just to find this stuff.

  10. Dana
    April 29th, 2015 @ 10:42 am

    He wasn’t? So, when he encountered the lame and the blind, and healed them so that they’d be able to work and support themselves, he wasn’t doing it so that they’d have some material wealth?

    Tell me, would he have been hanging out with the Baltimore rioters who burned down a home for the elderly? Would ha have been with the Baltimore rioters who were burning and looting businesses?

  11. Steve Skubinna
    April 29th, 2015 @ 11:06 am

    All that witch burning must have had a massive carbon footprint.

    Aaaaannnd… I think we’ve found the cause of the Medieval Warm Period!

  12. ChandlersGhost
    April 29th, 2015 @ 12:33 pm

    Happy anniversary Stacy!

  13. arcadius
    April 29th, 2015 @ 12:47 pm

    I think another reason they like Tumblr is because there are no comments.

  14. JL
    April 29th, 2015 @ 1:07 pm

    Happy Anniversary Mr. McCain!

  15. DeadMessenger
    April 29th, 2015 @ 1:30 pm

    Hey! [perks up]. Grant money, did you say? I could write a thesis of dubious value and content if there’s grant money on the table!

  16. DeadMessenger
    April 29th, 2015 @ 1:33 pm

    Wow, what a nice brother. My brothers would have taken it (if they could find it) and use it on the goats.

  17. DeadMessenger
    April 29th, 2015 @ 1:40 pm

    Jesus made the points. All I did was quote or paraphrase Him.

    Too bad for me, then, that He hadn’t spoken more about what were the topics of my college papers, heh.

  18. JadedByPolitics
    April 29th, 2015 @ 7:09 pm

    they hate beauty because they tend to the ugly sort of female, both inside and out.

  19. PistolsForPandas
    April 29th, 2015 @ 7:10 pm

    Honestly, I don’t know. So far as I can tell, Ashleigh Ingle is real, and she is a raging radfem out of the University of Toronto, who, from several accounts, is the sort of radfem who’d say this.

  20. Quartermaster
    April 29th, 2015 @ 8:01 pm

    Yes! That’s super-sekret, burn before reading, classified.

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  22. Daniel Freeman
    April 29th, 2015 @ 10:06 pm

    Thank you, that was brilliant. Site bookmarked.

  23. Sony Sunshine
    April 30th, 2015 @ 3:55 am

    I agree with you also. Most men have incredibly easy eyes. I know men who find any woman with a half acceptable personality attractive in some way. Strange. But that’s part of men’s charm. They often work hard to make women feel attractive.

    I suppose I will have to now denounce myself to the nearest feminist for my admittance that women enjoy being thought attractive…

  24. Krolll
    April 30th, 2015 @ 11:53 am

    To be a ‘Real Man’, you’ll have to be strong and reliable, never show fear, never give up and never complain. To be a ‘Real Woman’, you just have to be a little overweight…

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