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Leftist Feminists Proudly Embrace Sluthood, Objectification and Subjugation of Women

August 1, 2010

My latest post at NewsReal:

There is a new ‘hot topic’ at various alleged Feminist sites that exemplifies yet another reason why leftist self-named Feminists should really be called Femisogynists. Their agenda is purely a political one and it’s one that is actually harmful to women. The end now justifies the means to the point that the new in thing to do in Leftist Feminist/Femisogynist circles is to “embrace sluthood”. No, really. A most recent example from that hotbed of objectification and subjugation of women disguised as feminism, Feministe.com:

I had never thought of my self as a Casual Encounters kind of girl. I’d read them on occasion, sure, out of fascination, horror, horniness. I’d even, once in a long while, in lonely desperate moments, posted an ad, not with the intention of actually meeting anyone, but because sometimes knowing you have a bunch of bad options that you’re rejecting feels better than feeling like you have no options at all. And it was that exact state I found myself in one Friday night last fall, after having been blown apart yet again by some minor rejection that felt so huge it sent me to my bed. I hadn’t showered or shaved or left the house in days. And so, glass of wine in hand, wearing a robe and dirty sweatpants, I posted an ad just so I could watch the replies come in and feel like I had some kind of choice in the world. That somebody wanted me, even if they were gross and I’d never want them back.

Um. Where to begin? Her article, term used loosely, entitled My Sluthood, Myself, is meant to show how empowering and wonderful it is to embrace always-have-antibiotics-on-hand sluthood, yet, in reality, it shows anything but. Maybe it’s just me, but if I was feeling icky and hadn’t showered nor shaved in days, I’d, you know, shower and shave, for starters. I would not post a random “hit me up for a booty call, total stranger” ad. As you read on, her own words belie her “I’m so empowered” false persona: she admits she is desperately craving being wanted and loved. How on earth does random sex, with strangers no less, achieve that? It doesn’t. What it does achieve is objectification, in the really bad way.

I’d like to think that old school feminists, many of whom were honestly trying to achieve some good, didn’t burn their bras in the hopes that women would start unhooking them for every Tom, Dick and Harry in some demented quest for acceptance and fulfillment.

The article goes on, filled with cliches such as “triggers” – femisogynist new-speak for “I want to read this so that I can get outrageously outraged and claim victimization” – and more words that belie the author’s intent. Or what I can only assume is her intent. It seems as if she was trying to make a case for “sluthood”, but she only managed to prove why it’s harmful to women as a whole and that her grip on sanity may very well be Andrew Sullivan-esque. Her conclusion contains this (bleeping of cuss word, mine):

I’m telling you this because our policymakers would rather girls get sometimes-fatal diseases than be perceived as condoning sluthood. I’m telling you this because it’s important for everyone to understand: Sluthood isn’t a disease, or a wrong path, or a trend that’s ruining our youth. It isn’t just for detached, unemotional women who “f**k like men,” (as if that actually meant something), consequences be damned. It isn’t ever inevitable that sluthood should inspire violence or shame. Sluthood isn’t just a choice we should let women make because women should be free to make even “bad” choices. It’s a choice we should all have access to because it has the potential to be liberating. Healing. Soul-fulfilling.

Firstly, a total straw-man – excuse me, straw-woman – argument. People who are against free (as in tax payer funded) universal birth control for all, of course, want girls to die! Because they are mean old Rethuglicans and subjugate-y old prudes and stuff. Probably racist somehow, too. Sigh. Secondly, it did not appear to be very healing or soul-fulfilling to the author, her false face of bravado notwithstanding. The good old “liberating” line is a fallacy as well. It’s just the new version of “sexual empowerment” which has done far more harm to women than good.

Once again proving their idiocy, leftist feminists/femisogynists cry “patriarchal oppression” at the drop of a damn hat, yet they choose to embrace lifestyles, under the self-defeating veil of sexual empowerment, that are actually geared toward and beneficial to men. And, you know, totally harmful and denigrating to them. This encouragement of “sexual empowerment” or “liberation”, the obsession with “it’s okay, just use birth control and do whatever feels good”, the pro-abortion agenda that treats a pregnancy as an inconvenient punishment that must be aborted, and the trying to turn sluthood into a politically correct lifestyle, all have resulted in the dehumanization of women and the denigration of womanhood itself.

I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating: By encouraging women to focus on sexual “equality”- or now “liberation” – they’ve taken away any requirement that women be treated as something other than a sexual toy. Why would anyone respect you as a human being, if you don’t respect yourself? Jaclyn of Feministe,  who defines herself by her sexual acts only and with the words  My Sluthood, Myself, has yet to learn that lesson. As do the leftist feminists who encourage and enable such dangerous – emotionally and physically – thinking.

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(Originally posted at David Horowitz’s NewsReal)

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Becky permalink
    August 1, 2010 2:39 pm

    With freedom comes responsibility. With responsbility comes the good and the bad.
    While we as women have been ‘liberated’ it is quite ironic that the very same feminists now whine because they are depressed, or worse yet, unwanted.

    In the first place if you need to feel ‘wanted’ you are still quite the child and not ready for the truly difficult times that are ahead of you as an adult simply because you are stil defining the value of your existence in terms of how others view or treat you. This is the exact opposite of what the Women’s liberation movement was trying to accomplish.

    Secondly, the movement also wanted to stop women from being used. Now we see the author of the article referenced seeking to do the exact same thing to a potential ‘date’ solely for the immediate gratification of herself. Odd, this sounds like the same excuse a man uses when he heads to the house of ill repute. I believe we were supposed to reach a bit higher than that and this brings me back to my initial statement.

    Part of freedom requires us to be complete in our lives as beings. To not be dependent requires us to also not allow ourselves the luxury of whining and relying on temporary distractions instead of squaring up and dealing with the consequences of our independent life.

    Alas, so many these days are seeking the easy way out. We see this with the development of the nanny state and the lack of consequences for the lousy life choices people make every day. I would argue that welfare is the imprisioning aspect of today’s society and this article that is referenced simply cries out the same illogical, and irresponsible theme.

    I prefer to live life on my own terms, and to not be cowed into acting in ways that run contrary to my desires and needs; simply to pass the time away…….

  2. August 1, 2010 6:26 pm

    Obviously, the woman you quoted doesn’t understand men. Talk about stupid. When she finally wakes and realizes that no one cares about her and her “liberation” and men will just use her, maybe she’ll realize how pathetic she really is.

    Instead of having women be men’s “sexual equals”, how ’bout the other way around?

  3. sqt72 permalink
    August 2, 2010 3:24 am

    Justifications always follow stupid behavior don’t they? I can’t think of how many times I’ve known women who’ve had the awkward one night stand try to pass it off as an expression of their independence, or whatever they’re trying to sell themselves that day. But if you have to offer explanations, then you’ve pretty much already admitted you’re ashamed of your actions. Too bad all these so-called feminists aren’t more in touch with what they’re really feeling. If they were, they wouldn’t be trying to encourage other women to mimic their idiotic behavior.

  4. August 2, 2010 3:03 pm

    Excellent post . Iv`e said it before and I repeat “for a woman to become sexually equal to a man she would have to take a step down”. But what do I know?

  5. Molten permalink
    August 3, 2010 12:28 am

    Lori says:

    “I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating”

    No kidding..

    These “femisogynist” posts are becoming generic and tedious. The same arguments are used over and over again, sometimes with the exact same wording as previous posts. I know that this is your shtick, Lori, but can’t you come up with something other than the “pregnancy as an inconvenient punishment” argument?

    Like there are no pro-choice moms out there…right.

    You’re anti-abortion…we get it. You absolutely loathe and despise women who are pro-choice…we get that too.

    • August 3, 2010 4:39 pm

      You may not have noticed that your computer has a “delete” button on it.When I don`t want to read something sent to me I just delete it. Or you you can unsubscribe.

  6. Godzilla permalink
    August 7, 2010 4:55 pm

    If you’re “kind of slutty” shouldn’t I be able to see your nipples under that t shirt?

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