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Feminist @Kat_George Can Read Your Mind, You Heteronormative Misogynist

Posted on | May 25, 2016 | 25 Comments


“Stacy, where do you find all these crazy feminists?”

That question pops up from time to time, as if crazy feminists were rare and it takes some kind of special skill to find them. Well, there are a few secrets. Do a Google search for combinations of certain terms — misogyny, male entitlement, objectification, heteronormative, etc. — common to feminist jargon and then use “search tools” to narrow the range to the past week or the past month. And this was what I was doing when I encountered an article with this headline:

13 Things You Thought Were Romantic
In The ’90s That Are Kind Of Creepy

In this article, Kat George wrote:

Our idea of romance in the ’90s was skewed towards the “man imposes on woman”, and now that feminism is such a huge conversation, a lot of the things you thought were romantic in the ’90s just wouldn’t fly today. Even some of your favorite ’90s rom com couples were kind of creepy.
There are some ’90s dating trends we should bring back, like talking to each other on the phone rather than incessantly texting, but there’s a lot that we should be really glad we left behind too. Between all the bets dudes were making over girls, all the Cinderella stories, and all the persistence despite being told no, romance in the ’90s was defined by some pretty heteronormative, misogynistic ideas.

She said the magic words, see? Whenever I encounter the word “heteronormative,” it makes me want to scream, “What is wrong with you people? In what sense is heterosexuality not normal? Human beings are mammals! Did you sleep through eight-grade biology class?”

So, Ms. George would have us believe, it is “creepy” to believe that men are attracted to women, or vice-versa, and it is also “misogynistic” — meaning if you think heterosexuality is normal, you hate women. This is the logic of feminism, which is “such a huge conversation” now that heterosexuality is practically illegal for college kids in Connecticut.

If you guessed Ms. George has some distinctly weird ideas, you are correct, but do we really want to talk about what she considers “totally normal” for “young girls discovering their sexuality”? I think not.


We could discuss Ms. George’s efforts to “figure out what my vagina was” — apparently her mother never had the “where do babies come from” talk with her — but we won’t. Instead, let’s talk about this:

6 Things You Might Not Think
Are Harassment But Definitely Are
(Because Apparently We Need
To Clear A Few Things Up)

Here, we have Kat George playing expert and everybody else is supposed to shut up while the expert lectures us about harassment. You will, perhaps, not be surprised to learn that she considers basically anything a heterosexual man might ever say or do to be harassment:

So many people have no idea what does and does not constitute harassment.
Here’s the thing: by the inherent nature of being a woman walking in the street, almost ALL uninvited attention from men is threatening. Women are victims of sexual violence EVERY SINGLE DAY, even in “liberal” cities like New York. . . . Women feel vulnerable on the street, period. When a man interacts with her on any level she did not invite, it’s threatening, period. You can’t change that just by saying someone is being “nice.” . . .
And here’s the other thing: we can tell when someone is just being nice. In fact, after enough years of encountering enough different kinds of people engaging in enough different kinds of interactions, all women (YES, ALL WOMEN) develop a sixth sense: We can immediately tell if someone is, in fact, being “nice,” or if their seemingly innocuous words or actions are laden with latent undertones of objectification and entitlement, and the threatening implications that go along with someone who holds that view — who views you as a less-than-human thing which they want and feel entitled to have — has set their sights on you. We can tell. So it doesn’t matter what actual words they say, if any. And for someone to argue about the relative threat level of the words themselves if to completely signify a lack of understanding about where the real perceived threat comes from. In other words, if you tell a woman that an act of “harassing” wasn’t, in fact, “harassment,” all you’re saying is: “I don’t understand anything about the experience of living your life.”

The only way to avoid harassing women is to avoid women completely, you see. If a man is anywhere in her vicinity, he is a “perceived threat,” and if he “interacts with her on any level,” this is harassment. Kat George has a “sixth sense,” and “it doesn’t matter what actual words” a heterosexual man says to her, “if any,” his “latent undertones of objectification and entitlement” make his mere presence threatening.

Let me offer three bits of advice to young women:

  1. Avoid cities — Like so many other feminists of her generation, it would seem that Ms. George grew up watching Sex and the City and got the idea that the most glamorous thing in the world is to be a young single woman living in New York and working as a writer. In reality, cities are very dangerous places and, as a father, I would never want my daughter living in a wretched hive of scum and villainy like New York City.
  2. Never be a pedestrian — This is something most Americans don’t need to be told. We don’t live in big cities, and we drive our cars everywhere we go. We don’t walk anywhere, if we can help it. Kat George is originally from Australia, so maybe she doesn’t understand the American lifestyle and our great love of the internal combustion engine. Our devotion to automotive transportation means that most Americans never think about “the inherent nature of being a woman walking in the street,” a problem that does not affect anyone we actually know. Certainly, if a woman is walking the streets of a wretched hive of scum and villainy like New York City, where women “are victims of sexual violence EVERY SINGLE DAY,” she is doing so against my advice. Move to a small town in someplace like Alabama or Oklahoma and get yourself a pickup truck — problem solved!
  3. Get yourself a husband — Preferably one who lives in someplace like Alabama or Oklahoma. The comparatively low cost of living in rural America makes it possible to do very old-fashioned things like getting married, having children and driving pickup trucks. Also, in rural America, a woman can keep a firearm handy so she doesn’t have to worry about “sexual violence EVERY SINGLE DAY.” (Scarlett O’Hara: “I can shoot straight, if I don’t have to shoot far.”)

Of course, it’s heteronormative misogyny to suggest that the life of a young single woman living in New York is not as glamorous as TV shows portray it to be. Those of us living out in rural America with our families — and our trucks and our guns — are just ignorant bumpkins who don’t know anything about anything, except maybe eighth-grade biology.



25 Responses to “Feminist @Kat_George Can Read Your Mind, You Heteronormative Misogynist”

  1. concern00
    May 25th, 2016 @ 8:41 pm

    There goes that 1 in 5 rape culture myth. It’s now all women, all of the time being continuously mentally raped by the simple presence of men on the planet.

  2. Mike G.
    May 25th, 2016 @ 9:20 pm

    Lucky thing the women I interact with everyday don’t exude this sick mentality. I guess according to these feminists, a cheerful good morning or evening is tantamount to rape. I can’t imagine going through life like that.

  3. Eric Ashley
    May 25th, 2016 @ 9:32 pm

    Maybe most of them feel this way, but they hide it because you’re such a horror, and they don’t want to provoke you to do something truly awful like smile at them.

    #MenCanSmellFear #BeAfraid

  4. jolly green
    May 25th, 2016 @ 10:59 pm

    If their objective was to drive men away from women and toward a monastic, celibate life, then they have succeeded. Why bother with women anymore?

  5. Robert What?
    May 25th, 2016 @ 11:16 pm

    I’m a heteronormative misogynist and proud of it. Yeah baby.

  6. robertstacymccain
    May 25th, 2016 @ 11:22 pm

    There are still good women in the world, but none of them are writing for feminist websites. Only hate-filled maniacs write for feminist websites.

  7. Fail Burton
    May 26th, 2016 @ 1:14 am

    Apparently owning a dido is the new long hair, bell bottoms or tattoo. What’s next on the list: voluntary blindness, only using wheel chairs, top hats with bull’s horns, wearing baseball gloves at all times?

  8. Jason Lee
    May 26th, 2016 @ 5:52 am

    Women aren’t attracted to a defeatist attitude but you can still find normal, attractive single women in small towns in the south.

  9. Jason Lee
    May 26th, 2016 @ 6:19 am

    “When a man interacts with her on any level she did not invite, it’s threatening, period. You can’t change that just by saying someone is being “nice.” .”

    TRANSLATION: If Kat George thinks you’re not attractive, you have no right to interact with Kat George.

    This is really just a screed about the inconvenience of swatting away men who don’t make her tingle.

  10. Wombat_socho
    May 26th, 2016 @ 6:42 am

    OR ARE THEY? 😉

  11. TheOtherAndrewB
    May 26th, 2016 @ 7:14 am

    I think that a large part of this whole phenomenon can be summed up with “I hang out with dirt bags, so why are all the men I know dirt bags?” Yes, some men are creepy, abusive jerks. Strangely, these men seem to cluster around mentally troubled feminists. Many of these same feminists seem willing to leap into bed with these same jerks, then bemoan the quality of available men. And so the cycle repeats.

  12. robertstacymccain
    May 26th, 2016 @ 7:38 am

    Civilization has been breaking down for 50 years. Look at the statistics on crime, out-of-wedlock births, divorce, suicide, etc., and in the mid-1960s, you see a sharp increase. Many of these numbers leveled off about 15 or 20 years, but unmarried births continued to rise so that more than a third of U.S. children are born to single mothers.

    What this means is that a huge number of young people are being raised in broken families and unstable homes, and we are now into the third generation of this problem. You have teenagers whose parents divorced or never married, and whose grandparents divorced or never married, and so they have no family example or tradition of successful family life to emulate. Such young people never learn the habits and attitudes necessary to finding and maintaining stable, happy relationships. They have no one to guide or advise them in these matters, and tend to reject the idea that successful relationships require personal sacrifice. They are poor judges of character, because they have so seldom encountered anyone trustworthy or virtuous. And, as I say, this describes a fairly large segment of the youth population. Generation after generation of family breakdown eventually leads to the phenomenon of feral youth, who are untouched by civilized culture, and unrestrained by any system of morality.

  13. rjschwarz
    May 26th, 2016 @ 7:43 am

    Why are all cities such horror-shows and yet almost all are run by Democrats instituting Democrat-approved policies (none of which Ms George is likely to disapprove of). Its just easier to ‘other’ everyone else.

  14. rjschwarz
    May 26th, 2016 @ 7:46 am

    The ones driving men away with this nonsense already drove men away long ago and this is just the rationalization. There are normal women out there, they may be hard to find in NY but I suspect they are there as well.

  15. Daniel Freeman
    May 26th, 2016 @ 8:42 am

    That’s right. Women need to keep up a good front of invulnerability around me. If they show any sign of weakness, such as asking a question about my day, I might… make small talk with them. Bwahaha!

  16. Jason Lee
    May 26th, 2016 @ 10:02 am

    Probably in rural places elsewhere as well, but the south is certainly a land of opportunity.

  17. Eric Ashley
    May 26th, 2016 @ 2:20 pm

    Started with the Boomers, and then the Gen X Mad Maxian survivors of the wastelands started to stop actively seeking to be stupid, and in small ways put things back together.

  18. Nan
    May 26th, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

    Am I to assume that driving pickup trucks is an indication of misogyny? Since pickup trucks go with shotguns…

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  21. Guest
    May 26th, 2016 @ 3:38 pm

    Another thing that was cool in the 90s that totally isn’t now: having a soul. In the 90s it was cool to be colorblind to racism and to treat others as you wanted to be treated. Now we know that good manners were just a tool of violence by the heteronormative patriarchy meant to oppress us by controlling our behavior. Now we know you should sell that soul to the devil–it’s worthless and once you cast it off you’re totally free!–and then you too can live alone forever as a cynical, owner of many cats!

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  23. Kirby McCain
    May 27th, 2016 @ 7:17 pm

    Bro, when you say ‘this is the logic of feminists’ I’m having fits. It might be their rhetoric or what they wish to pass off as logic but in the final analysis it’s just gender oriented psycho babble aimed at deceiving the weak minded. The whole LGBT think appears to me nothing more than a clique for narcissistic personality disorders.

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