Friday, December 26, 2008

CSMA (Christmas spirit, my ass)

Try Christmas spite.

In "A Story of Christmas Past, Present and Future," a creepily political holiday parable, Dr. John Rossi calls feminism "the retarded sister of liberalism." Classy, right? The beginning of the parable, which ran today at Human Events, goes a little something like this:

Once upon a time there was a very happy couple. Their names were Freedom and Capitalism.They married and had many wonderful children. Their names were Independence, Self-worth, Hard-work, Dignity, Charity, Faith and Hope. They all lived happily for many years and the children respected their parents and loved them both very much.

But Freedom and Capitalism later had several naughty children, very naughty. They weren't so respectful and never appreciated their parents.

Their names were Wealth-envy, Environmentalism, Animal-rights Activism, Racism, Feminism, and Ultra-liberalism.

Human Events is one of my favourite anti-feminist sites. It is the epitome of classy. Ok not really. It's mostly just good for a laugh.


At December 26, 2008 at 10:03 AM , Blogger frau sally benz said...

wow you've gotta love (ok not the right word) people who equate racism with environtmentalism and feminism. What a bunch of morons.

At December 26, 2008 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Milly said...

Oh my good gracious, what a pile of incoherent nonsense. I'm quite concerned that the author apparently wants to turn said 'parable' into a children's book (I do hope that was said in jest).

At December 27, 2008 at 2:02 AM , Blogger Roscoe said...

not gonna lie, i'm actually a big fan of the parable. The problem with having one name cover a wide umbrella of beliefs, as it does on this site, is that ultra-feminists who really are unreasonable man-haters, steal away the label from reasonable-minded, argument-based people like those on this site. There are certainly some people who label themselves feminists who definitely deserve to be equated to racism, or better said, sexism.

It's important to not, for instance, take issues that affect both sexes and sexualize them to just women. Of course, it's still important to talk about these issues, but with a wider focus. A good example, for me, would be advertising, while the issue of women getting unequal pay, of course, is more of a one-sided issue. It is my firm belief that when feminists sexualize certain issues, they piss people off, particularly because they just look like they are whining. If they didn't sexualize the issues that should be addressed to society as a whole, it is more likely to touch more people and not look like whining, rather concern. I think that it is the former kind of feminism that this guy talks about.

My two. And I don't mean to offend anyone, because, as I said, these issues are important. They are just important to everyone, not just women.

At December 27, 2008 at 2:26 AM , Blogger Roscoe said...

then again, i think it's more that i love the communism/socialism bashing than the freedom and capitalism naughty children analogy. i can't say that any of the so-called "naughty children" are really that defensible (except for racism and ultra-liberalism). I read it as referring to those people that have those "naughty" beliefs and that go around hating those who don't hold those beliefs. The in-your-face kinds that most everyone hates.


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