CF Podcast: The Seventh
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Now, I realize that I don't always write for a popular audience, but I was irked by the thick-witted kneejerking reaction which certain MRAs, elsewhere on the web, made to the Olive Branch post. Curse their pointy little heads, but they do not understand the larger game behind the words, nor do they understand irony when it is too subtle. And I don't feel like spelling it out. Our sector needs to up its intellectual game, and be quicker on the uptake all around. That is all I've got to say.
On a more refreshing note, I will topside the following fine comment (from Marty Lee) which appeared a couple of posts back:
"Anointing patriarchy with great powers of deception is an effective means of defending feminism against negative criticism. In the same way, women's power grabs and participation in acts of violence can be excused as "manipulation by negative masculine ideals."
"Feminists will not apologize as that would be backtracking, i.e., run contrary to their movements politico-moral purity and sexual politics. The contradiction made possible, and acceptable, by the "moral force" of feminist victimology is that, even while the exponents of women's victim status dwell on the powerlessness of women, these exponents are anything but lacking in political, intellectual, and ultimately institutional power.
"The political power in playing the victim is shored up by moralism, and the configuration is contradictory given that this moralism is in turn founded on claims of powerlessness."