Thunderf00t has been on Youtube giving Anita Sarkesian a good going over lately and it’s been rather amusing to watch.
More accurately it’s been about ten times more fun than any rational person should be allowed to have without two tubs of butter, three Glaswegian midgets, and a copy of The God Delusion…..and cake.
*cough*Anyways, Thunderf00t has been doing an admirable job of it,however there is one thing which we have noticed that he’s let her get away with. Her complete and utter misuse of the term “Third Person Effect” in order to justify her positions.
So much like that night we spent in Bangkok,we are forced to make up for Thunderf00ts inadequacies.
Short version:Here’s a video where we get to act all intellectually superior. Enjoy.
It’s a common trope among feminists that it’s ok for them to do the things that they rail about when men do them, because men don’t suffer oppression the same way as women do. Leaving aside for a moment the obvious sexist nature of such an argument, it does leave one to wonder.
I have read many books in my life, especially in my younger years,and when I was a child there was a series of books in my school library that I loved to read which took place in the medieval period.
It had a fairly standard premise as far as fantasy stories generally go. Young orphan from a deposed throne, raised by mother in secret, etc. etc. etc. I’m sure that you’ve heard it all before. What was relatively new is that the boy was taught “magic” by his mother.”Magic” in this case simply being sleight of hand, combined with a strong knowledge of science and chemistry that allowed him to pull off various “miracles” and “amazing feats” which he uses to make the ancient prophecies come true, spur the populace into an uprising against the tyrant and retake his kingdom.
Unfortunately time, as it often is, has been cruel to my memory. A story which I loved as a child is now a dusty tome with faded pages in the athenaeum of my mind. I don’t remember the name of that book,or much of what happened in the sequels but there is one lesson taught in that book that has always remained in my mind.
It occurs first in the book after the evil overlord is overthrown and the crowd of downtrodden peasants stands in a mob with their triumphant leader.Torches and pitchforks at the ready they are prepared to deliver true justice to their oppressor when the hero puts up his hand to stop them. He declares to them that they must not hurt the villains and must instead treat them with kindness and mercy. As he stares at the faces of the dumb-strucken peasantry whom he has just freed he asks them this:
Tell me,who is the more wicked; the oppressor or the oppressed people who,when released,repay the oppressor with equal oppression. One might say the oppressor, but consider this;the oppressor,no matter how wicked can never know the full extent of his deeds. To do the same in return,knowing full well the evil,strikes me as the more wicked.
He repeats this sentiment later in the second book as well, when visiting the former overlord and his daughter in the dungeon.He notes that the guard who watches over them seems to not agree with the comparatively gentle treatment they are receiving.He points out that the overlord once had him in this very same dungeon and tells the guards those same words.
Feminists show no compunction against doing to others,especially men, the same things that they themselves claim oppress them. Nor do they show concern when men have those problems. Instead it almost seems as though the majority of feminist advocacy and writing is devoted towards trying to justify every single reason for why the oppressed (women) should treat the oppressor (men) as badly or worse than they themselves are treated. To wallow in their misery,to delight in their subjugation,to caper with glee as they drive them from their spaces.There is always a double standard,always a reason why it is ok,always a justification for not caring.
And these are the people claiming to fight for equality?Who claim to stand tall against oppression?These are those who will seek to slay the dragon under which we all are supposedly enslaved?How are they any different?
To allow feminism to win is not to exchange the overlord for the noble hero. It is,at its very best,to exchange the overlord for another,but worse one. One that understands the evil it does, but does not care.One that will oppress and do evil with the full measure of its being and delight in it because it is the evil of the self-righteous templar.
NOTHING is more oppressive than that.
Women Against Feminism has become the hot new thing lately. Trending on Twitter, being featured on all the morning talk shows, and if their Tumblr is any indication they are growing larger and larger all the time. However as we have all learned time and time again whenever reason, moderation, and equity exert their force over our society; demagoguery, rampant bigotry, and utter human stupidity are there to provide an equal and opposite counter.
Because Isaac Newton was a son of a bitch.
“:Besides the warm, pumpkin-candle scented aisles of the Hobby Lobby, there’s another new club for self-effacing female enablers of angry white men. Women Against Feminism had, last time I checked, 16,013 followers on Facebook. Its tumblr is constructed of selfies of young women, dressed and posed like ads for DIY escort services, holding up bits of notebook paper on which they’ve scrawled screeds against feminism.”
That was a portion of an article by Nina Burleigh where she illustrates some of her sentiments about the Women Against Feminism page. Which she considers to be “a compendium of such blinding idiocy and prejudice that it defies description.”
Her opinion is not an aberration either. Far from, in fact. I’ve been reading this sort of reaction appear over and over again from feminists everywhere. The very thought that there are some women, somewhere out there in the world who don’t support their ideology has sent them into a sustained bout of collective apoplexy.
It’s an interesting thing to watch, this. Especially to witness the lack of self-awareness that goes into these feminists tirades.
Allow me to provide an example of what I mean. Take this image.
A rather powerful statement to be sure, and one not uncommonly expressed on their Tumblr site and Facebook page. These women against feminism feel that feminism does not represent them and their opinions. Even more than that, it is actively hostile to them and their opinions because it does not conform to that of the group. Now let’s see what Miss Burleigh has to say:
“Everything about Women Against Feminism suggests it’s a sock puppet for the aggrieved misogynists and pedophiles of the anti-feminist men’s rights crowd. The main clue is that almost all the women on the site are nubile and posed in ways that fulfill dirty old men’s wildest dreams about pliant young things.”