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A Feminism Fail?

Feminism is getting into quite a lot of hot water these days from an unexpected source, being the Leftie side of society that has supported it for decades. You have to go some way back in time to find Leftists who were patriarchal dismissers of woman stepping outside the areas of motherhood and such. Since at least the 1960’s the Left has claimed the movement as its own.

But now the Trans movement is all the rage and feminists who object to men intruding into what are regarded as traditional aspects of feminism – like female sports – are finding themselves the targets of all that emotional invective, abuse and dialectical style that they dished out for years.

But there’s also the problem that feminism has not quite turned out to fulfill its promises in changing society and making woman feel more fulfilled, satisfied and happier with their lives. In fact they seem to have become less happy. It may well be that this is due to men not really taking on board feminist messages, and that’s the standard argument in response. It certainly is the case with the following story.

It’s not “the Internet” that lied to her, although she is correct that the men are lying when they say they don’t care about her past as a prostitute. The only thing they’ve absorbed from feminism is that that word is not to be used, Ms Sex Worker. Their brains have not been re-wired and probably never will be on that basic level. Still, history is replete with men who married former prostitutes so maybe she’s just unlucky?

Written by Tom Hunter

February 13, 2021 at 8:59 am

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The Moment I Found Out

I published this piece on September 12, 2019 but it’s just too perfect not to post it again today in light of this incredible bullshit from the Labour-led government:

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is quite rightly “incredibly angry” at her officials for pushing out incorrect Covid-19 testing information.

My original post was simply a full re-production and link to a brutal piece from the satirical website, The Civilian, that likely will never make the MSM but which deserves much wider coverage, so re-produced in full here.

The moment I found out that you found out, I acted swiftly

By Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

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I am every bit as angry as you are.

I am every bit as disappointed as you must be.

The people with power, oversight and the ability to do something about these processes within the Labour Party should be ashamed. Whoever those people are, I am running out of patience with them, and the way they continually let us down, while helpless people like you and me stand by and can only watch failure after failure.

I can assure you, earnestly, that the moment I found out about the fact that you had found out about the facts, I acted immediately to see what the situation was.

I would never sit on my hands if it ever became apparent to me that something had become apparent to you, and that’s my promise.

I was immensely disappointed to learn that our party president, Nigel Haworth, had conducted himself this way. Again.

If I had foreseen that he could do something like this (again), then I would never have let him get away with it in the first place again.

Some of you are still not satisfied with the extent of my involvement in this, and that’s okay (legally).

But it was only on Monday that I learned that you had learned that Paula Bennett had learned that others had learned, and the moment I heard that others had heard, and that Grant had heard, and that Mike had heard and Rob had heard, then I acted swiftly to wait for Nigel to resign.

I was fixing myself a coffee on Monday night and Clarke said to me “What’s all this about? Didn’t you know about this five weeks ago?”
And I said “I didn’t know the extent of it! I thought it was just bullying!”

I never promised that our party would be free of bullying. Government is about compromise, and we are in a coalition with New Zealand First.

I know that many of you are sceptical of us now, in large part because this has happened not once, but twice. But if you can find it in yourself to put your trust in me once again, then I promise you there will not be a fourth time.

The Patriarchy Must Be Smashed

And it looks like it’s well on the way to being so, given these interesting stats out of the USA. I’d love to know how New Zealand compares in many of these categories.

One more generation should see large numbers of these well-educated female graduates rising to high levels of private and public sector power. Not to mention the ever-increasing rise of service industries that reward so-called inherent female capabilities in language and social skills. It’s hard to see these numbers being defeated for much longer by the much-discussed glass ceiling.
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But there are two other big issues about all this.
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First is the data in the bottom half of the table, which show incredibly disproportionate numbers of men with learning disabilities, plus other terrible numbers showing the likely links to resulting poor or failed education outcomes.
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Not Hypergamy
The data also suggests how this, in-turn, leads to the worlds of unemployment or low-skill/low-wage jobs, together with alcohol and drug problems and suicide. And of course prison. It also seems to show the results of men doing very dangerous things, including physically dangerous jobs.

I’ve seen arguments that this is also a result of the patriarchy.

Second, what does this mean for the future as the effects of hypergamy kick in – woman seeking as a permanent mate only those males that match or exceed her status – whether measured by social standing, wealth, simple income or some combination thereof.

Kathy Ireland in the 80’s

It’s an old joke that one does not see Supermodels dating plumbers.

Looks clean enough!

 

But you don’t see many high-powered, corporate lawyers dating plumbers either – yes, the implied male/female gap in each profession itself is also reality – and this “dating gap” is becoming more obvious with time and seeming to grow, as the proportion of “high status” woman increases.

Naturally the Grundian dismisses this and looks forward to a future where superior humans overcome evolutionary wiring, along with some very sweet anecdotes that don’t really seem to deny the statistical trends or the complaints of both men and women who are single:

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Kathy Ireland today – $350 million est. worth

“In the US, among people aged 22-29 who do not have a college degree, there are 9.4 million single men, versus 7.1 million single women. So the dating world is just as hard for those blue collar guys. But the reality is that we don’t talk about their dating challenges the same way we talk about the challenges faced by educated women. One of my bits of advice in the book is that I think we all need to open our hearts and minds to dating across socioeconomic lines.”

Ummmm – I hate to “mansplain” this, but outside of royalty and the snotty families of the richest 1%, men have never had any problems with dating scross socioeconomic lines because all they cared about was having sex with good looking woman who could bear them children (evolution again). Woman have always had different goals in seeking a suitable mate and while that’s always been tough the increased education/wealth/income status of woman has begun to crash into those primeval goals and “dating down“. There’s also the advent of Tinder and the like, which enable men to have almost as much sex as they want without even the ties of a steady relationship, let alone partnership, marriage and kids.

Still, this evolving situation may resolve a number of issues with our societies, including those physical jobs that are killing men by the bucket load compared to women, as described by “feminist killjoy” Josefin Hedlund:

In the West there is strong belief in the idea of ‘free love’ and people ‘marrying for love’, as opposed to for any other reason. But when you start examining class, privilege, gender, sexual, and other identities in relationships they look remarkably like ‘arranged marriages’.

If you are only attracted to able, ‘mentally well’, successful (by society’s standards), cisgender, normatively beautiful, slim people, from class privileged backgrounds, then you are also upholding violent norms. This means that you cannot just declare that who you are attracted to is a personal preference. You can’t just get away with saying ‘that’s not my type’ (unless your non-type is cis-white-hetero-male, they receive enough admiration in society anyway, so lets de-centre that!)

Love can be a revolutionary force to challenge norms, promote feminist practice, and to reject capitalism.

And you thought the likes of Josefin were just misandrists.

Written by Tom Hunter

January 24, 2020 at 6:00 pm

O Ariel, Ariel, wherefore art thou Ariel?

Deny thy father and refuse thy name;
Or if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love
And I’ll no longer be a Capulet.

If you’ve had kids in the past 30 years then at some stage you almost certainly will have sat down with them to watch The Little Mermaid. It’s the story of a mermaid princess named Ariel who dreams of becoming human, after falling in love with a human prince named Eric.

The movie is regarded as a landmark for Disney in that, together with Who Framed Roger Rabbit, it revived their animated feature films after over a decade of failure. It was a massive commercial and critical success, and even though it came out in 1989 my kids were all keen to watch (and re-watch) it over a decade later. Famous Chicago movie critic Roger Ebert praised Ariel as:

“a fully realized female character who thinks and acts independently, even rebelliously, instead of hanging around passively while the fates decide her destiny.”

Or you could have gone with the LA Time’s Movie critic take:

“Mermaid’s” saucy heroine, Ariel, isn’t much like Andersen’s sad, noble sea-maid. She’s a sexy little honey-bunch with a double-scallop-shell bra and a mane of red hair tossed in tumble-out-of-bed Southern California salon style. She has no gills, but, when she smiles, she shows an acre of Farrah Fawcett teeth.

Yeah, baby!

But that was then and this is now, and Ebert was just another Old White Male trying to pretend he was a feminist. Which is how we get articles like I Regret The Day I Let My Daughter Watch ‘The Little Mermaid’:

I just want my child to have room for plenty of other things in her life that don’t involve being totally immersed in a story about a princess who sets a piss-poor example for little girls everywhere. I wanted to remain blissfully unaware of this princess obsession I kept hearing about but I can only blame myself that it reared its ugly head in my household.

Reading this, I imagined the mother thusly:

Anyway, with all this shite going on I figured you all might get a laugh out of the little ditty in that first clip, which is based on the famous song from The Little Mermaid.

Maybe you’ll even show it and the original movie to your grandkids, assuming you’re not in jail and that Amazon/Netflix/Hulu are still willing to screen the original.

Actually when you think about it, there’s no reason why The Little Mermaid could not find a second life as trans-hero/heroine story. After all, she dreams of becoming human: she’s cool with the idea of losing the fish tail, gaining legs and getting married.

And all it takes is a kiss!

Written by Tom Hunter

May 25, 2019 at 5:55 am

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And They Ran Out of Someone Else’s Food

Absolutely priceless (hattip Instapundit)

Subtitle:     How The Left Couldn’t Organise a Crap at a Sewerage Farm.

The organiser reports on a feminist picnic:

‘I brought a communal picnic hamper for us to all throw in the food we’d brought. I was expecting the usual picnic fare: sandwiches, crisps, a nice fruit salad, and so on – but no-one else brought a single thing. Not so much as a sausage. I was even more furious about my lot in life than usual. I ended up storming off and shame eating three Big Macs from the nearest McDonalds. I’m a vegetarian so it was particularly galling for me to have to do that.’

Written by adolffinkensen

March 25, 2016 at 12:40 am

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