You can consider this somewhat of a follow up to my post the other day, Women: The State is Not Your Daddy or Husband and Your Sons Know It. Take a peek, to see how women “having a voice” (euphemism for government intervention in everyone’s lives) dramatically increases government taxation and spending.
Now, I don’t recall seeing a study or data on this, but it seems plausible to speculate further: that the real reason many women stayed in the workforce post WWII (now at about 75%) is not because of the “empowerment” and “equality” narrative, but as a direct consequence of rapidly expanding government on all levels and the consequent taxation to pay for it. In other words, massively higher taxation gave families a choice: cut back the lifestyle, or mom goes to work to help pay for it.
…But the real purpose of this post isn’t to slam women who wish to work, compete with men in the workplace, and be compensated competitively with anyone else with similar performance and achievement. This was all bound to happen anyway, because women are as valuable in a work or job capacity they’re suited to as anyone else. It’s analogous to the underlying economic reasons slavery was due to end anyway: slaves can’t compete with skilled workers in complex roles in an increasingly industrial, non-agrarian economy.
Towards the end of that post, I mentioned a thread going on at Robb Wolf’s private, personal Facebook timeline on a video post he tagged public. It was this video on “Why Men Should Always Carry Chocolate!“
It Brought Out The Shiite Feminists.
No, I’m not talking about the sort of feminist that demands equal treatment under the law, or the sort who limits her associations with other people to those who believe women are as naturally free to pursue their own lives and passions as anyone, unencumbered by what sorts of genitals they have.
I’m talking about Shiite Feminists. The kind who presume to be entitled to whatever thing they happen to feel entitled to at any given moment, under any given pretense or irrational thought that involves some sort of difference between men and women. Do or say something they take offense to? You owe them something. Hold ideas that run counter to their catechism? You owe them something. Pursued your own passions by your own means and made something more of it than they did by pursuing theirs (e.g., your STEM Bachelors degree vs. her “Womyn’s Studies” Triple PhD)? You owe them something.
Confront them with the reality that no matter how frustrating, they really can’t have their cake and eat it too? You owe them cake.
Don’t take them seriously? You’re a misogynist.
Show admiration for the sort of natural woman who uses her sexuality and the natural flirtatious banter between men and women to her social advantage—such has been going on for eons? You’re a patriarchal misogynist; and any women who do likewise are the equivalent of an Aunt Jemima—traitors to The Cause.
It began thusly in the thread that’s now 175 comments. Here’s a few, including some replies, as well as a few from sane, REAL women.
Neva Strom First woman with the guts to post here: Robb, are you trying to lose all your female followers?
Diana Bacon A man tricking women so he can look up their skirts. Yeah, that’s not predatory at all.
Robyn Brookstone I am a feminist and I thought it was funny! It was totally mild. no denying women are sexy and men love to look at them.
Tori Gray Yeah, that’s creepy. And about as funny as the “upskirt” freaks out there.
Amy Valleau Feminism is about equality. Not better, not worse, just equality. There is a small subset of feminists that are about as true to that as fundamentalism is to true Christianity. It was a cute video. Does it objectify? Yes. But it does it for both men and women. The man in it is as much a prop as the women.
Catherine Isyourhero No. Not funny. Up the skirt shots aren’t funny, especially when it is suggested that the women aren’t aware of what’s going on (the actresses, yes, but the character’s they are playing, no). This is actually quite revolting.
Elissa Casale “Richard”….aka Dick……go back to bed if the objectifying of women tires you so much-
Richard Nikoley “aka Dick” Thanks for objectifying me, Elissa. I quite enjoy it.
Crimson Haggerty Looks like I’ll be one of your last 6 female listeners, Robb.
Robyn Brookstone Men live for women and go to great lengths to win our affection. It is best to understand this as a woman and be ok with the natural order of things. Many women are so repressed they have never even had an orgasm! I am for women enjoying their sexuality in a way that celebrates and embraces it. I will add that we do not need six inch heels in order to do so either!
Lauren McCain Seriously, Robb Wolf, if you have an issue with people criticizing your posts maybe you shouldn’t make them public.
Robb Wolf Rory If the ability to connect the dots = Asshole, guilty as charged. Lauren OR perhaps I close this private page, purge the fucking whiners and leave it at that?
Richard Nikoley Jack, it’s not enough that everyone feels entitled to your time and money in the form of taxes and regulations. Now, they insist on your mind, thoughts and speech too so they never have to feel discomfort outside of their own puny cocoon. I wish them all an ice day.
Carly Caller Nature is nature. Did you know that otters rape baby seals until they drown and then continue to rape the carcass for days after? Let’s all do that! It’s ok, cos, you know. Nature is nature!
Jack Allen So the desire to see a “private” part of a woman’s body, when it becomes visible in public, is comparable to raping the young of another species to death. Can anyone here make a rational statement? please.
Alright, I think it’s time to understand what’s going on here. First, you have your plain misogynist Shiite Feminists (that’s not a typo). Then, you have their fan club followers who are just duped. They feign offense when what’s really going on is that the guy in that video was a bit dweeby, geeky, kitten like. It wasn’t Tom Brady! Watch, and see the difference.
- BE HANDSOME
- BE ATTRACTIVE
- DON’T BE UNATTRACTIVE
Got it? A couple of months ago I showed that video to my mother-in-law. She and her husband celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary yesterday. They raised six children, including my wife. She watched it, laughed, and said: “that’s true.”
The best way to understand modern or Shiite Feminism, is by its bait and switch nature in order to keep its cadre of dupes in line. It’s not really about genuine historical oppression of women by men (as exists to this day in the Muslim world) as touted, along with the empowerment/equality narrative. Now, it’s mysogynist in nature; which is to say, a loathing of other women who enjoy their natural roles; who derive power as women without all the pouty entitlement bullshit; who enjoy natural sexual and suggestive flirtatious banter and flattery from men; and who know how to use it to their advantage.
In short, they hate women who can do what they can’t—and all without beating men to the ground to do it.
The modern American woman has it so tough these days, here in 2013. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
I wonder how many modern feminists simply don’t even have a clue?
Update Afterthought: I had intended to integrate this in my post to illustrate just how ridiculous things have become: Burt’s Bees Apologizes for Lotion That Invites Catcalls. Plum forgot. It was over a phrase on a product label.
Soak in the moisturizing seductiveness of shea butter and indulge in the scent of vanilla and rice milk. And let the catcalling commence.
It brought out the crazies, people who consider catcalls “violence against women.” My friend Karen DeCoster takes it adequately to task on LewRockwell.com, so I won’t steal her thunder.
I’ll just say this: I’ve never issued a catcall publicly in my life, though I’ve been around plenty of fratboy types who do. It simply never struck me as behavior I’d wish to engage in. Plus, I’ve always noticed that catcalls are always issued from amongst a group of guys, as though the guy is showing off for his friends, or they’re showing off for each other.
Me? When I was young and noticed a woman I’d like to meet, speak to, perhaps get to know, I would try to make and hold direct eye contact with nobody else but her and I knowing. That’s far more difficult, more sexy. And it can be very intimate from time to time.