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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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168 Responses to “Still More Feminist Tumblr”

  1. concern00
    May 30th, 2015 @ 4:22 am

    Negative feedback loops anyone? Self fulfilling prophecy? Vicious circle?

    Unfortunately with education at all levels from elementary to masters held ransom by the left, our children are doomed unless you teach them good old fashioned self reliance, coping strategies and a bit of Jesus doesn’t hurt either. Alternatively advise them to get into a trade…the left don’t like getting their hands dirty.

  2. TimeandtheRani
    May 30th, 2015 @ 4:56 am

    This was really sad. A damaged but perfectly nice seeming kid who’s had a terrible time but is just trying to deal with her problems, getting pulled into an ideology that can only make her unhappier and more isolated. Upsetting.

  3. Daniel Freeman
    May 30th, 2015 @ 5:06 am

    So… her life isn’t supercalifragilisticexpialidocious? She has an insecure/aversive attachment style? Sometimes, I can’t help but wonder if people like her wouldn’t be happier manually churning butter (and difficult tasks like that) in a one-room prairie house, and only seeing their neighbors on Sundays. Maybe their genes were selected for surviving hardship and are maladapted for prosperity.

  4. Ilion
    May 30th, 2015 @ 5:47 am

    Actually, you’re partly onto something there: not the genes part, nor even the solitude part, but the idleness part. These people are so miserable in the first place, and such easy marks for the leftists, becaue they’re constitutionally idle.

  5. jakee308
    May 30th, 2015 @ 6:18 am

    Stacy: you know that woman you’re married to? She’s an exception. You’re lucky. More women are like these crazies than you knew.

    I ran into these types long before it was so apparently widespread. I wasn’t as lucky as you and others. Maybe I lived where it was more common or where the environment either created them or let them be themselves. I firmly believe that what you see and think is abnormal, is not. It’s a ground state for women. It’s just that for so many years it wasn’t put up with. It wasn’t allowed to fester. They had to hide their true selves from others and from men. And chameleons that they are, they did so even to the point of appearing to like it.

    Now that they don’t, it’s become more commonly seen but it’s always been there. I think the stage we’re entering into next will be where the men begin to show their true selves and dissatisfaction with their rolls and their responsibilities foisted upon them by society/civilization.

    That’s when the real breakdown will begin. Because if men stop being men, civilization will fall apart.

    That’s one thing the feminists have correct; civilization/society wouldn’t exist in the form it does without men to bear the burden.

    And when it crashes, then we’ll hear the feminists really start wailing and gnashing their teeth.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 30th, 2015 @ 6:21 am

    Does the Tumblr make them crazy or are they crazy and then get drawn to Tumblr? I suspect it is a bit of both.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 30th, 2015 @ 6:35 am
  8. LLC
    May 30th, 2015 @ 6:40 am

    One thing I’ve learned in my life can be summed up simply as:

    “Work is good for the soul.”

    I’ve had periods of my life when I’m very unhappy, and generally it’s because I don’t have engaging work to do. As someone that’s self-employed as a writer now, I have only myself to blame when I’m not working. That requires discipline, though.

  9. RS
    May 30th, 2015 @ 7:14 am

    Add in a whiff of competitive dysfunction, as well. These people are looking for attention among thousands of similar station. How to rise above the noise except by magnifying the minor vicissitudes of life into some sort of alleged major trauma?

  10. RS
    May 30th, 2015 @ 7:20 am

    From Instapundit about fifteen minutes ago:

    Women in every age group in the United States were more likely than men to have serious mental health problems, according to federal health statistics released Thursday.

    Cue the inevitable attribution of those results to the nefarious Patriarchy, even though creation of a separate, personal reality invisible to everyone else is the first clue that someone’s got mental issues.

  11. Steve Skubinna
    May 30th, 2015 @ 7:37 am

    If my mother caught any of us sitting around moping, she’d tell us to get up, get out of the house, and do something.

    She did not specify the “something,” leaving it up to us. Thing is, whatever it was we did, bicycling, building a tree house, skipping stones, going for a swim, always made us feel better. Maybe being active won’t cure your emotional problems, but wallowing in them, and then playing “I’m more miserable than you” with your Pretend Internet Friends won’t either, and will only reinforce them. If you can’t rid yourself of depression, maybe you can try to make it less important, find other things in life to make bigger and more important.

  12. Steve Skubinna
    May 30th, 2015 @ 7:38 am

    Having a hobby helps a lot, too.

    And no, pissing and moaning on Tumblr isn’t a hobby.

  13. Jim R
    May 30th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

    Maybe they still do it, but I recall kids several years ago “cutting” themselves. It was – somehow – supposed to be cool or edgy, but was generally seen as a veiled cry for help. Perhaps the same may be said for many people who cover themselves in tattoos. Is having a gay / feminist tumblr the equivalent of announcing, “I hate my life. I hate myself. Please, somebody help me!”?

    I feel sorry for this person. I really do.

  14. Jim R
    May 30th, 2015 @ 7:44 am

    Good point.

  15. Jim R
    May 30th, 2015 @ 8:03 am

    I think you’re definitely onto something. I’ve recently been reading “Captains Courageous” and some of Baden-Powells writings about Scouting, and through both runs the idea, often explicit, that fresh air and doing hard work as a member of a small group does wonders for many people. Take away this girl’s smart phone and put her in rough clothes under a strict but fair boss on a work gang out in the boonies, on a small farm, on a small ship or boat, or some similar occupation, and I think she’d have a very different attitude about life and – more importantly – herself in a very short while.

  16. Zohydro
    May 30th, 2015 @ 8:42 am

    I think that’s exactly it! When life gives us no real adversity to overcome, we will create it…

  17. Zohydro
    May 30th, 2015 @ 8:46 am

    If teh interwebz crashes, I doubt anyone at all will hear them wailing…

  18. Kaiser Derden
    May 30th, 2015 @ 9:10 am

    you do realize she’s lying about her “terrible” time …

  19. Ilion
    May 30th, 2015 @ 9:31 am

    And it requires “getting outside yourself”.

    People who are always telling everyone (as though anyone cares to hear the “news”) how “bored” … or “depressed” … they are “bored” or “depressed” because they are self-centered. And I don’t mean the normal, and indeed healthy, self-centeredness without which one couldn’t navigate one’s day; I mean the sort of solipsistic self-centeredness that can’t really see other persons as persons in their own right.

  20. marcus tullius cicero
    May 30th, 2015 @ 9:45 am

    …Why are these people SO obsessed with all aspects of SEX????

  21. Matt_SE
    May 30th, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    I think they resent the role nature has intended for them of bearing children. That should be their purpose, but they can’t find a man.
    Rejected by men, they try to rationalize the rejection through elaborate, paranoid constructs.
    They are twisted, and set out to twist sex into something perverted as revenge.

  22. guinspen
    May 30th, 2015 @ 10:59 am

    What’s a syllable?

  23. The original Mr. X
    May 30th, 2015 @ 11:05 am

    I’ve long thought that not being encouraged to see yourself as the hapless victim of a sinister patriarchal conspiracy is the biggest “male privilege” out there.

  24. The original Mr. X
    May 30th, 2015 @ 11:11 am

    If you read J. Budziszewski’s What We Can’t Not Know, he suggests that one of the ways guilty people try to salve their conscience without actually giving up the thing in question is by a sort of “pseudo-confession”, wherein they compulsively tell people everything about their sin except the actual wrongness of the deed. I suspect that this is the mechanism behind the modern left’s apparent obsession with talking about their sex lives and about sex in general.

  25. marcus tullius cicero
    May 30th, 2015 @ 11:17 am

    …Sooooo, rejecting gender expression makes them hateful and compensate for only Sex “TALK” = fantasy?

  26. marcus tullius cicero
    May 30th, 2015 @ 11:20 am

    …Then for some people, deviant Sex is their only way to deal with their obsession? Seems to me a very poor choice…

  27. charles w
    May 30th, 2015 @ 11:42 am

    Because they can’t get any?

  28. Fail Burton
    May 30th, 2015 @ 11:42 am

    Every feminist should read the book Frank Gifford co-wrote about the ’58 NFL championship game several years ago. Not because it’s extraordinary, but because ordinary people laced throughout the book are extraordinary by today’s standards, especially worthless feminists, who can’t even wake up in the morning without crying, let alone go to Iwo Jima. People who are surprised by how we react to this hate speech mainstreamed into the public arena by demonstrably worthless mental cases perhaps don’t understand what this country has lost. We’ve always had faults as humans, but back in the day we could do some shit, and did.

    When I look at this same cult in SFF whining their feminism, I see one single common denominator: a whole lot of people who’ve never done jack shit. People from their late ’30s to late ’50s who don’t seem to have any stories to tell. I can tell that because they are such incredible braggarts if they’d done anything you’d have heard about it. They want to segregate people out of rooms when they don’t even know how to build that room. This new generation is extraordinary in their own way: by how they’ve squandered their own legacy.

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  30. marcus tullius cicero
    May 30th, 2015 @ 12:23 pm

    …For what I have heard (no personal experience) Feminists like to FFFFFk other Feminists… Dildos is a thriving industry!

  31. Fail Burton
    May 30th, 2015 @ 12:38 pm

    It’s their secret knowledge. Seeing so much more than I can inevitably leads to a type of Lovecraftian madness to which I am thankfully immune to due a lack of self-awareness.

  32. Jeanette Victoria
    May 30th, 2015 @ 1:28 pm

    The burning question does she own a cat or two?

  33. The original Mr. X
    May 30th, 2015 @ 2:24 pm

    Hey, I never said it was a good choice…

  34. Daniel Freeman
    May 30th, 2015 @ 2:29 pm

    I once was unemployed for so long that I became depressed, which only hurts a job search. I broke the vicious cycle by volunteering — in that case with the Oregon Food Bank, but anything would’ve worked.

    I just needed to really feel like I was a valuable, contributing member of society again, so that I would act that way in a job interview.

  35. Daniel Freeman
    May 30th, 2015 @ 2:40 pm

    If you break a spoken word into its parts, and only say one part at a time, each one is a syllable. For example, I pronounce “syllable” as SILL-a-bull, WordWeb gives the phonetic spelling as si-lu-bul, and you could spell the pronunciation other ways, but anyway “syllable” has three syllables.

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (from The Sound of Music) has fourteen syllables, by my count.

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  37. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 2:57 pm

    Add “self-pity” to your list.

  38. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:05 pm

    So you’re saying your mother wasn’t a racist, then?

    Mine either. She’d say, “You’d better go outside and do something before I give you something to do.” In my case, that would’ve been ironing, so I literally ran outside, quick as a flash.

    (But now that I’m the mom, when there’s ironing to do, I have to fight an impulse to run.)

  39. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:09 pm

    I believe that volunteering helps everyone, even if they have a regular job too. Being busy is good, sure, but it’s also the act of helping others that is beneficial. So it’s a body-mind-soul trifecta.

  40. MaMcGriz
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:14 pm

    We should bow our heads in a moment of silence and prayerful concern for any strict but fair boss who draws the lot of dealing with the kind of howling, sniveling, self-obsessed whiners found on tumblr and so many other places in this nation today. lol

  41. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:15 pm

    Wow, that’s really insulting. I’m not like that, and neither are any of the women I know, and I know a lot. In fact, it’s not unusual for men to tell me that I’m the strongest person they know.

    I don’t know how you’re encountering your samples, but what Stacy presents as abnormal, is indeed abnormal.

  42. MaMcGriz
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:18 pm

    There you go being patriarchal again.
    You need to stop picking on us wimmenz.
    If you wuz self aware you’d know this. 🙂

  43. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:20 pm

    Women are more likely to admit mental health problems; men are more likely to sublimate them. Also, people with higher IQs are more likely to admit them and seek help, whether male or female.

    Learned that in psychology [mumble, mumble] years ago.

  44. MaMcGriz
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:22 pm

    Spot on.

    Thank you.

  45. MaMcGriz
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:28 pm

    True story: many years ago a somewhat bubble-headed co-worker walked up on a conversation I was having with another co-worker about a book on existentialism. She listened for half a moment and then, in total seriousness, she said, “Is that anything like psychology? I was supposed to take that in school, but I wouldn’t ’cause I was afraid I’d catch it all.”

  46. MaMcGriz
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:31 pm

    Rebekah, repeat after me:

    Nobody likes me
    Everybody hates me
    I think I’ll go eat worms……

  47. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:35 pm

    You’re absolutely right. I counsel teenage girls who are freaking out about not having a boyfriend. That is, by far, the main source of angst. And what I tell them is:

    1. Cultivate a normal appearance and mindset. Do not turn yourself into a freak. Only freaks date freaks and there is no future for you there.

    2. You don’t need a boyfriend now. Follow step 1, then go to college and take a STEM major. There, you will be outnumbered by guys. There will be a larger boyfriend pool, with a greater probability of upward mobility.

    3. Don’t diss nerds. Every dog has its day. Later, when the nerds come into their own, odds are excellent that they will turn into a very desirable option, so get in on the groundfloor while you can.

    One girl actually followed this counseling, lol.

  48. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:42 pm


    Along the same lines, I’m writing an article for a Christian blog right now, about people who think they need “deliverance” from an “evil spirit”.

    My argument is that they don’t have an evil spirit, they have a sin nature. They are not victims, they are culprits. And they don’t need “deliverance”, they need to confess their sin to God, repent, and ask forgiveness.

    The problem here, of course, is shame.

  49. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:44 pm

    Daniel, I think the correct answer to the question was “What is Google?”, lol.

  50. DeadMessenger
    May 30th, 2015 @ 3:46 pm

    Great response, Jeff. Agree 110%.