I recently fell into a shitstorm, and was tossed around and swirled and dunked until my underwear was in knots–no, it wasn’t my eighth grade prom swirlie-it was a discussion over feminism-isms.

And white female privilege.

Is it anti-feminist to call a trade “a trade”? Some think so, but I think real feminism is all about trade-offs, and bartering.

But who can one ask about that? Radfems are so busy trying to grow dicks that they cannot be reached; standard issue fems are confused about their massive power, and how to hide it from the truth; and young, nubile gnu-fems are still locked up in the bedrooms, or chained to the toilets of both of the above named suspects.

So who to talk to?? I asked the monolith.

Who knows about feminism more than Gloria Steinem?  It replied.

But she is such a relic, says I, a sellout, and not a real feminist.

Well, sure, there is the CIA, and it’s publication “Ms.Magazine” which never ran advertisements— a social engineering experiment in mass market subversion of dissent, rather than creation of dissent, said the monolith.

It was also controlled opposition, and Steinem was its editor in chief. I think it was perhaps one of the most successful campaigns to divide and conquer grassroots dissent ever.

But that doesn’t mean she can’t tell you the answer you are looking for, said the monolith. And so on.

And my oh my is it hard to talk about, or ask about white female privilege! So I will let a white, privileged women tell you about it instead.

Here’s Gloria Steinem on Charlie Rose August 11th, 2011, running many of the same feminist claims/myths/statistical conflations around:

1)The U.S. is number 70 [in the world] with women representing in national government–but once again failing to note that women in America are entitled to live off of men, and/or choose professions that PAY MORE than government service..

2) ‘women have affected the workplace only ‘by flooding into the workplace’, but real change is still to come, apparently. She forgets to mention that busting the unions, and women flooding the workplace were by design, as women were willing to work for less than the men who fought to create unions.

3) Comparing a a man with a BA degree and a woman with a BA  degree, she notes  “over life time man will earn 2 million more,” but forgets that a woman will get the mans paycheck regardless of her choice to stay or not stay at home and sit on her BA. A woman will also get the kids, the house, and spousal support if they divorce.

Interesting facts coming from a woman who was married by another woman named “Mankiller.” ( I am not making this shit up! Steinem married a South African who died of brain cancer, and their pastor was Wilma Mankiller)

But the real meat of the interview is how she notes that Betty Friedan‘s  book “The Feminine  Mystique” was really directed towards “helping well educated white women in the suburbs come into the labor force and play the role they were entitled to play.”

Ahhh, so white female privilege–an entitlement–does exist after all. Time to edit the Wikipedia white female privilege page in progress…

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