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6 Times Feminists Were Whiny Joyless Shrews in 2014

11 Jan

 

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This was published on Thought Catalog a few days ago, but I am just getting around to linking it now. By no means an exhaustive list of all the whiny, bitchy pointless caterwauling feminists engaged in in 2014.

 

There’s also manspreading – men sitting comfortably on a train is just pure, outrageous misogyny. Women never take up too much space on trains. Look at the picture used to illustrate the original story: there is a woman sitting with her knees splayed apart right across from the manspreading offender – and you’ll note the seat next to him is empty! He isn’t bothering anybody! The reality that pretty much everyone sits comfortably on trains is right in front of their eyes and they still can’t see it.

 

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And now we have manslamming – this refers to women who refuse to get out of men’s way on the sidewalk, deliberately run into them, and then blame the men.

 

Seriously, seriously stupid. Grown women need to be taught the etiquette of using sidewalks? The person moving the slowest moves over. Is it really that hard? It doesn’t matter if it’s a man or a woman. If you want people to move out of your way, grab some sensible shoes and pick up the pace, bitch.

 

And who can forget the woman-hating reality of women choosing to use bathrooms to socialize, fix their hair and makeup and adjust complicated clothing – this is also men’s fault. It’s pure unadulterated misogyny that men use bathrooms to pee and get the hell out. How dare they wear clothing that is quick and easy to function in, when it comes to tending the call of nature?

 

Here are six more ways feminists were whiny, joyless shrews in 2014. The comments are hilarious – feminist haters are pissed at being mocked, but it’s not like they made it difficult or anything.

 

2015 is sure to bring even more pissing, moaning and whining from the feminist brigade, but it will also bring a whole lot of push back.

 

Are you sick of these whiny bitches?  Me too.

 

Let’s show feminists the door in 2015. Bye bye now.

 

Don’t let the bathroom door hit you in the ass on your way out.

 

Lots of love,

 

JB

Men’s desires, women’s desires. Sometimes they aren’t all that nice. But only men’s desires are wrong. How to be a joyless feminist.

9 Jul

 Trigger warning:  image of feminist journalist and some possibly NSFW partial nudes

As always, the original article is in italics.

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Here’s Roxane Gay, writing a lovely piece of hypocrisy and cluelessness at Salon.  This kind of self-pitying, blatantly sexist bullshit is getting a bit tiring, but it’s still instructive.  Men don’t have the corner on being assholes, ladies.  There are plenty of asshole women, too.  Roxane Gay being one of them.

http://www.salon.com/2013/07/05/what_men_want_america_delivers/

What men want, America delivers

From Robin Thicke’s latest songs to abortion restrictions around the country, America’s all about men’s desires

What women want, America delivers.

From Carrie Underwood’s latest songs to reproductive restrictions on men, America’s all about women’s desires.

In his single “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke sings soulfully about giving a good girl what she really wants—buckwild sex—even if she can’t come out and admit it. It’s a catchy enough song. Some might even call it this summer’s anthem. But “Blurred Lines” is also a song that revisits the age-old belief that sometimes when a woman says no she really means yes.

In her single “Two Black Cadillacs”, Carrie Underwood sings soulfully about giving a cheating boyfriend what he deserves – death – even if he doesn’t come right out and ask for it. It’s a catchy song.  Some might even call it a you-go-girl anthem.  But “Two Black Cadillacs” revisits the age-old belief that men’s sexuality belongs to women and that cheating men deserve to die.

http://judgybitch.com/2013/01/24/if-your-boyfriend-cheats-on-you-beat-the-shit-out-of-his-car-no-scratch-that-just-kill-him/

Critics have been vocal about the sexual violence undertones in the song and they’re not wrong. Robin just knows you want it, girl. He just does, so shut up and let him give it to you. Scores of men and women are, apparently, on board. “Blurred Lines” is Thicke’s most popular song to date. In his latest single, “Give it 2 U,” Thicke doubles down on his bad boy phase with the lyrics “I got this for you / a little Thicke for you / A big kiss for you / I got a hit for you / Big dick for you / Let me give it to you.” In the wake of the criticism, Thicke is fairly unapologetic, saying, “Women and their bodies are beautiful. Men are always gonna want to follow them around.”

Critics have not been the slightest bit vocal about the sexual violence in “Two Black Cadillacs“, and that is pretty fucked up right there.  Carrie knows we want to see men die, so just shut up and let her do it.  Scores of men and women are apparently on board. “Before He Cheats” is Underwood’s most popular song to date.  In her latest single, “Two Black Cadillacs”, Underwood doubles down on her vengeful girlfriend phase with the lyrics “Two months ago his wife called the number on his phone/Turns out he’d been lying to both of them for oh so long/They decided then he’d never get away with doing this to them/Two black Cadillacs waiting for the right time, right time.”

The right time for what?  Oh yeah.  To kill a man.

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I guess that’s that. Men want what they want.

I guess that’s that.  Women want what they want.

In truth, I like these songs. They make me want to dance. I want to sing along. They are delightful pop confections. But. I enjoy the songs the way I have to enjoy most music—I have to forget I am a sentient being. I have to lighten up.

In truth, I like these songs. They make me want to dance. I want to sing along. They are delightful pop confections. But. I enjoy the songs the way I have to enjoy most music—I have to forget I am a sentient being. I have to lighten up.

Take Kanye West’s recently released “Yeezus.” It’s very compelling and ambitious, with sounds that are aggressive if not hostile. I’ve been listening to the album on repeat. I want to love Yeezus but I can’t because I hear lyrics like, “You see it’s leaders and it’s followers / But I’d rather be a dick than a swallower.” Kanye’s disdain for women overwhelms nearly every track — but then there’s a song like “Blood on the Leaves,” which is so outstanding you can’t possibly dismiss the album.

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Take Pink’s recently released “The Truth About Love”.  It’s very compelling and ambitious, with sounds that are aggressive if not hostile.  I’ve been listening to the album on repeat.  I want to love “The Truth About Love” but I can’t because I hear lyrics like, “Sometimes I hate every single stupid word you say/Sometimes I wanna slap you in your whole face.” Pink’s disdain for men overwhelms nearly every track – but then there’s a song like “Just Give Me a Reason”, which is so outstanding you can’t possibly dismiss the album.

This is just music, right? These artists are merely expressing themselves.

This is just music, right? These artists are merely expressing themselves.

So much of our culture caters to giving men what they want. A high school student invites model Kate Upton to attend his prom, and he’s congratulated for his audacity. A male fan at a Beyoncé concert reaches up to the stage to slap her ass because her ass is there, her ass is magnificent, and he wants to feel it. The science fiction fandom community is once again having a heated discussion, across the Internet, about the ongoing problem of sexual harassment at conventions — countless women are telling all manner of stories about how, without their consent, they are groped, ogled, lured into hotel rooms under false pretenses, physically lifted off the ground, and more.

 

So much of our culture caters to giving women what they want.  High school girls meet Harry Styles of One Direction and are lauded as adorable, not predatory.

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http://oceanup.com/2012/july/16/harry-styles-adorable-fan-meeting-photos

2NE1’s Dara kisses a fan boy in the audience because he is there and said, “I wanted it to be a special event for the fans who support me… I’ve performed the kiss four times at this point, and there are more than 10 concerts left on the tour.” 10 more random boys to kiss.

http://oh-dara.com/2012/09/01/news-2ne1s-dara-reveals-it-was-mostly-female-fans-who-were-against-concert-kiss/

The male stripper community is once again having a heated discussion about aggressive female fans who grab their asses, grope their packages and offer to pay for sex.

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/woman/4792319/male-stripper-on-bad-behaviour-of-female-punters.html

But men want what they want. We should all lighten up.

But women want what they want. We should all lighten up.

It’s hard not to feel humorless as a woman and a feminist, to recognize misogyny in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things. It’s hard to be told to lighten up because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away. The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.

It’s hard not to feel humorless as a man and a humanist, to recognize misandry in so many forms, some great and some small, and know you’re not imagining things.  It’s hard to be told to lighten up, because if you lighten up any more, you’re going to float the fuck away.  The problem is not that one of these things is happening, it’s that they are all happening, concurrently and constantly.

These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a hug. They’re just breasts. Smile, you’re beautiful. Can’t a man pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where women exist to satisfy the whims of men, one where a woman’s worth is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.

 

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These are just songs. They are just jokes. They are just movies. It’s just a little ass groping. A little murder on the side. Flex those muscles, you’re so strong, and so potentially useful! Can’t a woman pay you a compliment? In truth, this is all a symptom of a much more virulent cultural sickness — one where men exist to satisfy the whims of women, one where a man’s worth as a human being rather than a beast of burden is consistently diminished or entirely ignored.

Or I could put it this way. Let’s say this is simply the world we live in. If there is a spectrum of misogyny with pop culture on one end and the disrespect for women’s boundaries in the middle, on the other end, we have our nation’s lawmakers who implicitly encourage this entire spectrum to thrive.

Or I could put it this way. Let’s say this is simply the world we live in. If there is a spectrum of misandry with pop culture on one end and the disrespect for men’s boundaries in the middle, on the other end, we have our nation’s lawmakers who implicitly encourage this entire spectrum to thrive.

I could go on here, but really, what’s the point.  These twisted little mewlings are so easy to dismantle, and it isn’t even fun anymore.  It’s always men.  Men are bad.  Men are evil.  Men are keeping women from achieving all their greatness by getting in the way with their absurd claims that they, too, deserve to be seen as human first, and men second.

Obviously, it’s men who are responsible for the fact that most women don’t give two fucks about politics, especially in Canada, right?  Ladies prefer fashion and celebrity gossip because men?  Or because a whole lot of them are dumb twats who prefer to let the boys deal with all the icky, tricky stuff like running the state?

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http://www.esrc.ac.uk/news-and-events/press-releases/26789/women-worldwide-know-less-about-politics-than-men.aspx

Take any aspect of popular or political or economic culture, and for every negative attribute ascribed to men, you can bet your ass you will find the same negativity from women.  Robin sings about aggressive, crude sex? And just what do you think Rhianna’s Sticks and Stones is about?  Oh, I know.  A woman who enjoys rough sex.

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Call women gold-diggers and MISOGYNY!

http://hiphopworldmagazine.com/2013/06/19/misogyny-in-music/

Sing about your boy-toy gold-digger whom you toss out without a penny and it’s all rah-rah-rah GRLZZZZ!

Star Trek has gratuitous nudity? I can’t believe Abrams apologized for that.

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http://io9.com/damon-lindelof-admits-the-star-trek-nudity-was-gratuit-508967420

Right, we could never understand a James Bond film without seeing Daniel Craig come sweeping out of the sea in his swim briefs. Man of Steel?  Come on baby –show us your abs!

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I guess I still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that on the one hand, feminism claims to be about EQUALITY, but on the other hand, self-identified feminist writers like Gay seem genuinely oblivious to the fact that every questionable, unpleasant, negative aspect of the culture they isolate for critique when it comes to men applies EQUALLY to women.

Body objectification?  Check

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Violent music?  Check

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Physical assaults? Check

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Disrespect for physical boundaries? Check

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Laws that privilege one gender over another? Check

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http://www.now.org/nnt/03-97/father.html

It’s completely absurd to call out asshole men who think “I got a big dick for you” constitutes a great come-on, and then give women who call their husbands “stupid” and who want to slap their “whole face” a pass. Bullshit.  If Robin is an asshole, then so is Pink.

Gay keeps telling herself to lighten up.  Good advice, honey.  Seriously.  Lighten up.  Men haven’t cornered the market on being shitheads by a long shot. And being a shithead isn’t even all that bad.  Pink’s song is actually really, really awesome.

I sing it to my husband all the time.  Because it’s true.  I guess that makes me an asshole, too. Or just a bitch.  Take your pick.

At the same time, I wanna hug you

I wanna wrap my hands around your neck

You’re an asshole but I love you

And you make me so mad I ask myself

Why I’m still here, or where could I go

You’re the only love I’ve ever known

But I hate you, I really hate you,

So much, I think it must be

 

True love, true love

I don’t really hate him, but those moments when we irritate the shit out of each other?  This song is just the thing!  It’s a free pass to call him an asshole.  Kind of like when he talks about my blog, and calls me a bitch just a little too enthusiastically.

Obviously, we’re perfect for another.

No one has corned the market on being obnoxious in this house.  We’re equals.  Equally capable of being disagreeable and ornery and unpleasant.

Just like every other human. And yes, that includes women.

Lots of love,

JB

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