im of Equal but Different
left a comment on my previous post, and in my response I made certain points about certain things which, as I reflect upon it, others might find enlightening. And since I really ought to post something anyway, I will share (a portion of) my reply to Kim as follows:
Well, the way I see it, there are plenty of people who WOULD take seriously a monniker such as "angry mouse", e.g. the same people who would INVENT such a monniker in the first place. And such people do exist, and they cluster around node points such as the Daily KOS. So, I am long past feeling any amazement about such things, given that such things are boringly predictable - and boredom and amazement mix precisely as well as oil and water.
Also: I cannot dispute that there is an element of poetry about the name "angry mouse", hence poetic appeal.
But taking it further, I see a certain psychology at work here, which is revelatory of feminism as a whole.
Mice are commonly known as cute, innocent, helpless creatures. One does not attack a mouse as a mortal enemy.
Just imagine if the name had been "angry bear" or "angry alligator".
Yes, one may logically move with aggressive heroism against such creatures as bears and alligators. . . but certainly not against mice!
Feminism has all along exploited the male instinct to protect women, and view them as cute, innocent, helpless creatures - like mice.
Of course, that is just one way of looking at mice. It is equally correct to say that mice are vermin who spread disease. Even if they are cute and helpless little buggers!
"Rabid Mouse" might have been a better alias than "Angry Mouse."
Men have a weakness as regards the real or imagined weakness of women, and one of feminism's prime tactics has been to exploit this male weakness ABOUT women's weakness as a source of female strength. Or, "empowerment" as the feminists like to say.
It is an ancient subterfuge. Women - well, certain women anyway - have been practicing this for all of human history. And when female evil assumed a politicized form as feminism, it carried on right handily with this old, old trick.
If the principle of female evil were to incarnate as any particular animal, a mouse would not be a bad choice.