Posts Tagged ‘oppression of women’
Tags: Amanda Knox, Crime, Equity and gender feminism, Feminism, feminist criminology, Meredith Kercher, Murder of Meredith Kercher, one winged feminism, oppression of women, Person of color, sexual politics, the maternal gaze, women and power
What do you get when you combine sexual desire, racist white women who fetishize ‘othered men’ and unexamined privilege? Amanda Knox, getting off a on a murder charge, of course–and really, really bad–almost terrifying–feminist discourse about the non-existence of white female privilege.
There is something about pretty white girls, bloody knives and the slightest whiff of sex that gets the international news machine humming like nothing else. All three factors merged explosively Monday in a crowded appeals court in Perugia, Italy. There, before several hundred journalists and other spectators, American college student Amanda Knox, 24, was cleared of murdering her study-abroad roommate, Meredith Kercher, in a sexually-motivated crime four years ago.
Meanwhile, when white women aren’t busy implicating black men for their crimes, they are still training in the next crowd of upholders of WFP, with ‘under-hijabid’ tactics–those white women can’t help themselves, they just have to get their socially concerned hands on them othered women!
Back in your home town, othered women are getting used to being not white women—again. AND getting a taste of police hands all over their bodies. Why is it that the real rebel spirited women are all wearing burqas these days?
But Amina Farah Ali was wiretapped for ten months by the FBI, arrested and charged with crimes of terrorism– because she is NOT white.
And the white ones who actually kill, maim, molest, or otherwise do harm, get off all the time with a slap on the hand, or…? But here is a rare face in any booking room, in any city, anywhere–white women have been imprisoned in American jails less than any other racial, gender, or class of people–including white men:
Imagine what we could learn if we tapped white women’s phones for a ten month stretch, like we do to the ‘other’ people? Oh the crimes we would hear about!
But that will never happen because the FBI is full of white women; and feminist criminology, and examinations of women’s deviance, are centuries behind the times.
- Amanda Knox: Who is Foxy Knoxy? (telegraph.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox appeal: How Foxy Knoxy hopes to clear her name over Meredith Kercher murder (mirror.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox the she-devil or the innocent? Foxy Knoxy’s day of judgement (telegraph.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox: Seattle unites behind family suffering a four-year nightmare (telegraph.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox Trial: Verdict Imminent as Defense Delivers Final Arguments (newsfeed.time.com)
- Amanda Knox the she-devil or the innocent? Foxy Knoxy’s day of judgement – Telegraph.co.uk (news.google.com)
- Italian appeal court clears Amanda Knox of murder (theprovince.com)
- The Amanda Knox mystery: ‘She-Devil’ or ‘Innocent Abroad’? (windsorstar.com)
- Amanda Knox: ‘I didn’t kill, I didn’t rape, I’m innocent’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox trial closes, but doubt over Italian prosecution, media’s role remain (csmonitor.com)
- Amanda Knox a ‘satanic, diabolic, she-devil,’ lawyer tells appeal court (news.nationalpost.com)
- A timeline of the Amanda Knox case (cbsnews.com)
- Amanda Knox cleared of murdering Meredith Kercher (mirror.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox verdict: American Amanda Knox acquitted in roommate’s murder (colonel6.com)
- Amanda Knox cleared of sex game murder (heraldsun.com.au)
- Amanda Knox ‘has given barman nightmares’ after falsely accusing him of murdering British student Meredith Kercher (mirror.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox’s plane to U.S. ‘ready’ (thesun.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox trial: A timeline of key events (csmonitor.com)
- Amanda Knox Found Not Guilty, Gets To Go Home! (practikel.com)
- Amanda Knox tells Italian court: “I did not kill, I did not rape, I did not steal” (mirror.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox appeal verdict: ‘I didn’t commit Meredith Kercher’s murder’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Amanda Knox: Feminist Icon (seattleweekly.com)
- Amanda Knox is a media star: British press (theprovince.com)
- ‘Foxy Knoxy’ and the shock of a hot chick in the dock (thepunch.com.au)
Tags: fascism, Feminism, oppression of women, warporn, women and power
Happy 9-11 everybody, especially all of the little Eichmann’s! Keep your eyes open for fascists. See one yet? Take a look in the mirror–otherwise get off your ass, and take action against the invasion of America by ‘Americans’…
U.S. Northern command stationed in the United States expands beyond Northcom?
“Are YOU gonna git out of the cawr?”
The duhfenders of liburty in small town USA, perteckin’ ya from terruriss’s. “we just do what we’re told.”
Mayors across America are declaring “state of emergency” imposing curfews, and martial law.
“No gatherings of three or more people without a permit.”
- U.S. Special Forces Will Be Deployed in 120 Countries by End of 2011 (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- CHECKPOINT NATION? RACIAL PROFILING BY LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THE RISE IN THE US SINCE 9/11: New video by Breakthrough and Rights Working Group documents shocking harassment – and growing solidarity in the struggle for justice and respect (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- Training Manual on Citizenship, U.s. History and the Constitution Compiled and Issued by the U.s. War Department, November 30, 1928 (unmasker4maine.wordpress.com)
Tags: Birth control, Feminism, feminist theory, Male contraceptive, oppression of women, Sex education, sex negative feminism, Sex-positive feminism
Sometimes you feel like you’re the only one who notices the war that is being waged against truth, and sometimes, you don’t. Sex trafficking statistics are feuling an unholy-holy war against reason and against women, sex positive feminists, and children.
Lies from some ‘feminists’ defeat the hard work done by actual feminists, and do nothing to save women and children from exploitation, and everything to ally that brand of deceptive feminism with police and state power.
Worse, it puts that kind of feminist ever closer to your children.
- Sex education: a few lessons | Jane Fae
- Letters: Calls for Free Coverage for Birth Control
- Do the Philippines believe in contraception
- You: The John Next Door
- What will “the male pill” change?
- Importance of Sex Education
- Sex education ‘should start early’
- The US Drug Watchdog Calls Its Yaz Yasmin Birth Control Pill Initiative Its Most Important Women’s Health Campaign Ever
- Creating A Healing Partnership With Restore NYC: Empowering Survivors of Sex Trafficking (alcantaraacupuncture.wordpress.com)
- Disgusting, Dishonest, Damaging: Newsweek Calls YOU “The John Next Door” (pt5.psychologytoday.com)
- What will “the male pill” change? (salon.com)
- My Thoughts: Sex Trafficking of Americans: The Girls Next Door Politics: vanityfair.com (futuretwits.blogspot.com)
Tags: Andrea Dworkin, Child sexual abuse, Feminism, feminist theory, Internet pornography, Lord of the Flies, Marjorie Morningstar, maternal incest, Nadine Strossen, oppression of women, pedophilia and women, Politics of Sexuality, Rape culture, Sex-positive feminism, Sexual Abuse, the maternal gaze, war pornography and sex pornography, womens pedophilia, womens voyeurism
So what are the desires of powerful women? What is it that ‘turns them on’ beyond power? Where does their healthy urge merge with deviance, or illegal activity?
I suspect the answer is that what turns them on is what turns anyone in power on: the tools of power–rape, violence directed at the poor, child molestation, class and gender oppression, the committing of crimes withouit accountability, and social control. Profiles exist of such people, but these profiles are directed against, embodied, and engendered male.
The difference is that no one has yet questioned what these women are, or what is really beneath the surface of their desires, or how much they fit the sexual profiles of power they themselves have established.
But here below, is a clue, from a recollection of Andrea Dworkin, militant one-winged anti-male feminist, activist against rape, oppression, enslavement, and pornography. In the published recollection, she describes a “love” for her mother, Sylvia ( she does not ‘name’ her father in that same piece) that was in her own words, her “first great romance.
Andrea Dworkin, childhood sexual experience with her mother, and other children.
I have idyllic memories of childhood in Camden: my brother, my father, and me having tickling fights, wrestling, on the living room floor; me in my cowgirl suit practicing my fast draw so I could be an American hero; a tiny sandbox on our front lawn where all the children played, boys and girls together, our Eden until a certain year when the girls had to wear tops–I may have been five but I remember screaming and crying in an inarticulate outrage. We girls played with dolls on the stoops, washed their hair, set it, combed it out, dressed the dolls, tried to make stories of glamour in which they stood for us. I remember being humiliated by some girl I didn’t like for not washing my doll’s hair right–I think the doll was probably drowning. Later, my grandfather married her mother across the street, and I had to be nice to her.
I was happier when we moved from dolls to canasta, gin rummy, poker, and strip poker. The children on the street developed a collective secret life, a half dozen games of sex and dominance that we played, half in front of our mothers’ eyes, half in a conspiracy of hiding. And we played Red Rover and Giant Steps, appropriating the whole block from traffic. And there was always ball, in formal games, or alone to pass the time, against brick walls, against the cement stoops. I liked the sex-and-dominance games, which could be overtly sadomasochistic, because I liked the risk and the intensity; and I liked ordinary games like hide-and-seek. I loved the cement, the alleys, the wires and telephone poles, the parked cars that provided sanctuary from the adults, a kind of metallic barrier against their eyes and ears; and I loved the communal life of us, the children, half Lord of the Flies, half a prelude to Marjorie Morningstar. To this day, my idea of a good time is to sit on a city stoop amid a profusion of people and noise as dark is coming on.”
My question is: what exactly is she re-living on those steps, and why is she seeking her memories of children, and children’s games to re-live it?
We have a father encouraging heroism in the young Andrea; a father establishing a sexual angst based but clear boundary by stopping the play at tickling, but we have a mother who is omnipresent, omniscient, and possibly controlling a child’s deepest fears about death and harm in every situation, and yet that mother is adored.
Dominance in sexual situations; dominance in sexual situations with children; secrecy in dominance games with children. Are glimpses into Andrea Dworkin’s—one feminist among many, but what a feminist she was– inner motivations.
The key, in my opinion, to understanding the motivations, libidos, and power quests of women isn’t going to be found in asking patriarchy the same old questions about men, but from understanding the scant empirical evidence of powerful women’s self-edited, or self- suppressed, self-censored, coded, and hidden dialogues.
In Andrea’s case—and Andrea who became grossly overweight in her later years, like many child victims of maternal sexual abuse—she played out her early sexual power quests in front of her mother, as she said, and her early sexual experimentation, and its direction occurred “half in front of our mothers’ eyes, half in a conspiracy of hiding.”
That conspiracy of hiding is the biggest clue, along with the fact that it was Andrea, and other girls who had other mothers, that played such things out—in front of mothers.
I personally believe that women’s rape fears are the internalized, non-verbally cued, female embodied, and maternally engendered fear that fathers would not approve of the behaviors that mothers instill, encourage, embody, and condone, as long as those behaviors take place in front of women.
And those women, just like cops, like to mediate wider social interactions, and to see what young vaginas are up to, voyeuristically, from the outside looking in.
Andrea never had children, and I suspect it is because she knew herself well, and protected them pro-actively from herself, and her mothers female embodied, voyeuristic Lacanian gaze. Later Andrea extrapolated that gaze into her views of pornography, and projected that gaze onto men in general, rather than being a true hero, and discussing her interactions of childhood sexual dominance play that could likely have been encouraged, embodied, or manipulated by her mother, and the mothers of other girls whom she played with.
That is my pure specualtion of exactly what it is that might lay beneath the surface of feminist projections about male sexuality, after all, the evidence i so scant- but I believe that underneath women’s dialogues lurks Andrea, on the steps, still looking for kids to play with and dominate—and another mother to look at her approval seeking, dominance-based sexual displays.
- Naomi Wolf, porn and the misuse of dopamine (mindhacks.com)
- A Mother’s Sexuality: Taking Back MILF (blogher.com)
- What is porn (wiki.answers.com)
- Sex and Self-destruction (room4truth.com)
- America: Deforming the Child Porn Discussion (pornalysis.wordpress.com)
- PORNALYSIS: Mission Statement and Purpose (pornalysis.wordpress.com)
Tags: Andrea Dworkin, exploitation of women, feminist theory, one winged feminism, oppression of women, pornography, Rape, Rape culture, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, the maternal gaze, Victim blaming
Rape culture is a concept that nobly, and rightfully challenges the co-option of our bodies, and the existing social order, and attempts to describe a social condition of oppression of women by the co-option of their bodies and choices, and often rightfully asserts that American society, and western society in general, is a society based on the control of womens bodies, and women’s choices in reproduction, and sexual expression.
But this one-winged philosophy denies male experience within that same rape culture, and stifles male voice that could actually enable the tilting of the world —in one great direction–, ensuring the end, not of patriarchy, but of dominance and control models of social and sexual interactions.
That is, dominance and control is what turns these women on and gets their sexual wheels turning, which is likely why they make appeals not to common men, but rather, they constantly appeal to police and state authority for “protection from rapists.” Perhaps womens sexuality is embodied as an object for those who are into voyeurism, rather than objectified as objects of ‘sexual conquest’-an actual physical action, rather than a reaction, to female exhibitionism.
That women are upset at the disjointed reality of the potential actualized and sexual male gaze, rather than the sexualizing female gaze and its voyeuristic, tacit approval of sexual displays, becomes evident whn exploring the formative years of powerful feminists.
Feminist theory stands directly in the way of ending patriarchy, basing its argument from semi-supported, a priori evidence, and studies—endless studies—of purported male sexual behaviours, rather than a posteriori evidence of its own longings, tendencies, and desires in unison or cohesive agreement with human nature, or their own.
In doing so, they have inserted themselves very much like rapists via the vehicle of police state social mechanisms, into a dialogue that is divisive, non-inclusive of reality, and sexually harmful.
Some militarists and extremists in the feminist camp have taken an extreme posture that all sex between men and women is forced or coerced sex, and that all interactions between a man and a woman are exploitative of what women essentially are.They have also suggested that all representations of women and sex that take place in such a sytem are pornographic, and that these images of women do not represent the actual sexuality of women.
They also have implied in most cases, and stated at times that the penis is a tool of oppression, a weapon of control, and also have theorized a world where women rule, and that such a world would give women access to men’s penises for the purpose of sperm production, and conceiving children.
Their views also hold that rape of women–and by extrapolation—children, is the primary aim of men in general, and the particular and specific aim of men in power—the patriarchy. They were not all wrong, and especially as concerns that eras Feudian hypotheses that held that girls engaged in fantasizing about being raped by their fathers, when in fact girls were experiencing actual sexual molestation and abuse; yet they have yet at any length explore abuse of sexual abuse of children by mothers, or particularly by their own mothers.
- 10 Fascinating Sub-movements Within Feminism (onlinecertificateprograms.org)
- Take Back the Night 2.0: Are Young Feminists Around the World Finding Their Voice? (togetheragainstviolence.wordpress.com)