Posts Tagged ‘Betty Friedan’

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…

Cover of "Mercy"

Cover of Mercy

Andrea Dworkin‘s Fiction 101: “Lie, for effect.”

The roots of the feminist ‘men are doormats’ dilemma, and why nice guys lose, finally, and always, in feminist theory. They can’t help  themselves–literally! They are dependent upon female narratives.

UPDATE: As predicted, DSK was found innocent and absolved of any wrong doing in this matter, and currently, Naffisatou Diallo is ‘seeking a confrontation’ to avoid being deported, and to vindicate her untenable position.

I am trying to track down this odd obscure detail about Andrea Dworkin, which is probably going to be harder than explaining why the wage gap between men and women is either a  clever falsehood, or a mis-representation of women’s choices.

And even harder than trying to explain why hiding the identity of Dominique Strauss-Kahn‘s rape-accuser, Nafisatou Diallo, is the western version of ‘putting a veil on women.’

Here is Naffisatou Diallo below– false rape accuser, and drug money courier. Her false accusation against Dominique Strauss Kahn could throw the French presidential election.

Tolerating One Lie, Leads to Generations of More Lies: Naffisatou Diallo, false rape accuser

But back to obscure facts for a minute. It seems that John Preston, gay activist, author, and founder of the now-defunct Gay House, Inc. in Minneapolis, remembers Andrea Dworkin being in Minneapolis sometime in 1971.

She claimed she was in Amsterdam at the time as a “battered wife.”

I haven’t the time or the resources to track down everything that feminists claim as truth, and I have learned the hard way that truth to them is not factual, or even ascertainable by standard methodology. Truth is monolithic, not individual, and collective, not personal, so collective lies become truths, and personal truth becomes a lie.

Such is the case in the genesis of Dworkin’s work Mercy, which I will address below. Mercy is also a great part of Dworkin’s belief in lying as an imperative to creating new truths, which is not necessarily ignoble when old truth constructions don’t work anymore but it IS dubious and non-factual nonetheless.

Nor do I want to waste too much time on tracking down one attention getting manipulation of facts, or conflations of statistics after another, like the latest inflation of statistics, or sketchy evidence on sex trafficking by the now soundly debunked Schapiro Group.

But I have a hunch I can find some data about this one claim. After all, Gay House was right up the block from one of my homes.

I am seeking the data because I have a theory that modern feminism is a co-option of womens voices, and a product of CIA social engineering. Sounds all hoolie boolie, huh?

But not so hoolie boolie when you think about a few things:
1) it is now well known that Gloria Steinem was a CIA operative—so much so that Betty Friedan questioned CIA involvement in the women’s movement, and

2)  Dworkin herself was a curiously mobile, though rather penniless  individual who crossed borders, and crossed gender identities so fluidly: not bad for an uneducated girl, until you take into account her affiliation with Steinem[…]; and

3) modern feminism is so deeply allied with the subversion of domestic discourse, and allied with police power that falsehoods are widely circulated as truths—subjectivity has overcome objectivity in truth telling, so much so that the latest ‘study’ of the exploitation of teen prostitutes need only base its assertions on “lookism,” rather than hard data, or what the rest of us know as “facts”.

And then, when you realize that the false rape ideology that drives them, and is popping up all over the media [Assange, DSK , etc.] became a memetic device around the same time that Steinem was sleeping with the CIA chief, and also running around with Henry Kissinger, the great war chief who brought us the severed ears fingers and  hands of Viet Nam, and the sawed off feet of Guatemalan Indians some years later.

Together, they devised perhaps the most clever plan ever of capitalist imperial conquest; and devised one of the best smokescreens against truth in history–next to the bible, of course.

Here, have a look yourself: the word rape is a very popular adword, and a cash cow for bloggers.

Rape is a popular Google Adword--bloggers make money with rape!

But the weight of just one lie can wear you out, and make you feel like nothing is worth it—that life itself is not worth living if lies are the vehicle to truth, or as truth is more commonly known in feminist circles, consensus, monolithic, collective female consensus. And that version of truth is even heavier with the agency of the state behind its telling.

Even so, I am trying to lift Andrea off of my shoulders, and get to the bottom of a simple fact.

More later….