Friday, November 09, 2012

Vox Populi: What the People are Saying



What a rich multitude of voices the world contains, holding forth upon the many issues that we find relevant and vital! They speak from every corner of the social landscape, do they not?

True it is, that feminism has wrecked the bedrock social institutions of marriage and family. And I will not tolerate any feminist who gets in my face and tells me that feminism has not done this, or that I don't understand what feminism really is.  In fact I really do understand, all too keenly, what feminism "really is."  Yes, really! And you know what else? I'm gonna re-narrativize your ass, be-yotch! I really am!

The main smile I have with the chap in this video, is his apparent gynocentrism. He seems obsessed, in a characteristically narrow way, with the topic of women and relationships. And long-time readers of this blog will know that I, the present writer, stick to such matters as politics, power struggles, narratives, discourses, spins, slogans, thrones, dominions, principalities, the clash of minds and wills, the forces of history, etc, etc, etc. So the content of my discourse is not quite exactly what you'd call "down home". .  is it? Yet be that so, for we all have our specialized parts to play in this big badass drama. Right?

Still, when the brotherman declares (toward the end of the video) that it's great for men now, I cannot let it pass unremarked. Surely, he can't be serious?

4 Comments:

Blogger Johnny said...

Wasn't it obvious that this was the opening stages of his awareness? I could see a bit of myself from a few years ago in him. I knew something wasn't right about the relationships I was having and it is what led to me feminism and the manosphere.

I think you should cut him some slack (jack) and encourage him instead of criticizing him for having a limited view of the wreckage feminism has left behind. He'll get there sooner or later.

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great video. Know what's even better? Check out the response video, a little rambly at first, but hang in there, some worthy stuff in there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IkgFI5br0M

Incidentally, as comparison, after election results in, on BBC their female reporter interview people in a bar in I think... Colorado... anyways, asked this woman why women are for Obama, she makes some comment like, I want to be more than just a mother, I want to have a higher purpose than JUST THAT (paraphrasing of course), you could hear the disdain and disrespect she held for the title of mother... just as a comparison to the woman speaking in this video. Breath of fresh air.

9:08 PM  
Blogger L. McQuaid said...

And she needs Obama so not to 'only' be a Mother. Women were than mere mothers since the dawn of time.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By the way, excellent back story on that Rosie the Riveter logo on Criticalg's recent 'movember' video.

Synapsis: she worked for two weeks, then married a dentist.

So, she really is a good symbol for feminists after all.

11:40 AM  

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