Wednesday, April 6, 2011

sexism in sheep's clothing

Women...
  • are more conscious than men
  • have been subjugated and oppressed by men
  • have been barred from political and religious office
  • are relegated to subservient chores
  • have a more inclusive spirituality
  • have a deeper connection to the earth
  • have a better intuition about how to preserve and heal our planet
  • have a profound capacity for feeling
  • have wise hearts
  • are better at peaceful resolution of conflict
  • have a greater ability to apologize and forgive
  • do not instigate invasions or wars
  • need food, rest, and playtime*
  • have a greater sense of compassionate justice
  • have a natural sense of nurturing and abundance
At least, according to this "Dear Woman" video we are.**

For someone whose feminism looks less like this:

And a lot more like this:


this pantywaist "apology" is an insult. This video is condescending in the extreme. It says, "Oh, you poor victims of the evil Western patriarchy. We'll step aside now so you little ladies can feel powerful and teach us your peaceful babymakin' earthmother ways." They might as well have made a video saying that all women are whores and bimbos and good for nothing but gyrating on a pole or birthin' babies, it'd invoke just about the same reaction in me.

And, for the makers of this video, know this...

My light will always shine, whether you are conscious of it or not. My power does not depend on any man relinquishing his own. My strength never required anyone's permission.

This truth may make you feel small, it may make your masculine energies feel weak.

But, for that, I will never apologize.

____________________
*WTF?
** Alternate title: "Video of men who make Breda feel like she either needs to bathe or go shooting." Alternate title #2: "Years of therapy have not made us alpha males, so we're just going to roll with it." Alternate title #3: "I don't care how sensitive you think you are, you're still not getting in my pants."

33 comments:

Midwest Chick said...

Could not even watch the first 30 seconds. I vote for Alternative Title #2 although they just made me feel icky.

Rabbit said...

Ok, that does it. You need a boar spear.

Breda said...

Woot!

Mike W. said...

Women can hunt while wearing a loin cloth too!

Thirdpower said...

I made it about 3 min. in. So a bunch of metrosexuals are 'apologizing' for their gender?

Screw you buddy. You don't speak for me. I like the women I'm w/ to be strong.

An Ordinary American said...

I have a hard time with "professional victim" mentalities. Sexism is a big one, so is racism.

http://gunsnplanes.blogspot.com/2011/04/race-war-how-do-we-head-it-off.html

I swear the goal of the liberals is to fragment us into small, individual little peer group societies, then try to rule us through force.

Not me. Not this Texas coon-ass redneck.

There is a REASON we have the Second Amendment, and it is so that we DO NOT become voluntary victim to the mentalities seen in the video you posted or the possibility of a looming race war I blogged about today.

Good stuff, Breda. Good stuff.

AOA

North said...

I (with the wonderful help of a co-blogger) wrote a post on masculinity talking about feminists 'fixing' the caveman, but the result was making the effeminate metrosexual.

The Passionate Carnivore

I am masculine and a gentleman. Polite and aware of 'real' woman's needs, aware of their abilities. I don't walk ahead of my wife, or behind her, but along side her.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Oh for Crom's Sake, I thought this Clinton Era "New Man" Drum Circle Psychobabble was sent to the Dustbin of History when the Muslim Murderers hit us on 9/11 and we all had to get our Brass Balls and Tits back and kick some ass! Christ on a Crutch! Do not instigate Invasions or Wars? WTF did Hillary just do in Libya? How about Thatcher, Golda Meier, Elizabeth the Ist. of England, Boedacia, et.al.? Did they go Pansy Picking with their Pansy Husbands? Frack no! And i'll bet you a dollar to a doughnut, that these Gene Pool Contaminants sucked up some Federal Grant Money along the way!

Want to see some more Good Video of Real Women, Breda? Check out the report about the ALL WOMEN F-15 Strike Eagle Squadron in Afghanistan sending the Taliban to Hell! By Thor's Hammer, the Valkyries have come back to MidGard!

North said...

Les: Your reply made me giggle like a girl. Then I had to compensate by raping mother earth.

Sorry Earth.

*snort*

JB Miller said...

I AM a sensitive guy, DAMMIT!!

markofafreeman said...

I watched about 5 seconds of that vid and threw up a little in my mouth. As for feeling like you need to go shooting, yeah, I've been in need of a lot of recoil therapy lately.

LPF said...

Alternate Title #4: "The Mangina Creed"

Joseph said...

Well, now we know what lights the fuse on Breda's tampon...


I keeed.

Old NFO said...

Meh... lasted about 30 sec... YOU are no ones' victim Breda!

Terry said...

Couldn't watch it for longer than 5 seconds.

Rupaul has more balls than these guys.

On a Wing and a Whim said...

I kept expecting them to break out laughing, say "F*** that sh**, I'ma getting a beer now and going fishing!"

In fact, after watching just a little bit, I think I need to grab a couple mike's hard lemonades, a couple lifejackets, and go fishing. Croppie ought to be running, and it's a good day to be out on the lake, testing the motor I helped rebuild.

Maureen said...

6:00.

Now I need a shower.

Christin said...

I thought I could make it the whole way through, but at about 5:00, I had to call it. That made me super uncomfortable.

docjim505 said...

Saw this wretched video elsewhere. Made it about 60 sec, expecting to get to the punchline. Then... it came to me... these guys (or whatever) are SERIOUS.

Breda - [T]his pantywaist "apology" is an insult. This video is condescending in the extreme. It says, "Oh, you poor victims of the evil Western patriarchy. We'll step aside now so you little ladies can feel powerful and teach us your peaceful babymakin' earthmother ways."

THANK YOU! Well said.

North - I am masculine and a gentleman.

Pretty good goal for any man to shoot for.

Jennifer said...

Didn't watch, the description was enough. It takes a strong man to impress a strong woman. I want no apologies, only the respect I've earned and deserve. If some human with outdoor plumbing can't handle that, then he's no kind of man at all.

An Ordinary American said...

I'm guessing those two guys on the video take their leaks sitting down.

--AOA

be603 said...

I'm a guy. I don't get it. Ah well...

Not horny at the moment. Think I'll make myself a sam'ich

Rick O' Shea said...

Made it 45 seconds, and part of that time was recovering from my disgusted disbelief of the first few seconds.

Look, I hung around with the Earth-Goddess crowd in my wild youth, and can absolutely verify that the women preferred big, strong hairy men with a full set of twigs and berries to sensitive, apologetic fops like these.
They might have a more philosophically engaging dinner conversation with them, but at the end of the night, they want to be with the guy who growls a little bit when he eats.
Remember, Diana was a huntress...

And, where is that second picture from?
My first impression is Boudicca, but if it's from a movie, I haven't seen it.
As an old SCA-er (which is where I encountered most of the people mentioned above), my first thought is to see if she needs her back scrubbed in the shower after the battle.

WV: "fattio"; a sad reminder that the days described above were thirty (!) years ago...

Breda said...

Actress Alex Kingston as Boudica in the film Warrior Queen - which I just added to my Netflix queue.

DirtCrashr said...

GOUGE MY EYES OUT! Run a hot poker through my ears. Aggh! Couldn't get past 0:42 before the Brit accent had begun to sicken me. From beneath which rock do these creatures come?

Rick O' Shea said...

Thanks, Breda.
I'll definitely look for that one.

Hmm. I used to make copper armlets just like that, along with torques, cloak pins, etc... (sigh).

WV: "culganch"; looks like it means something in Gaelic...

Newbius said...

Not even going to bother watching it...and I will never apologize for being a man.

Am I cooking dinner tonight?

Skip said...

I am guessing this will not fly for the Breda/Tam/Brigid, et.al. of the real world.
My wife,sister,daughters,grand daughters,are strong ladies...that shoot and have our back..or their own.

Jeanne S said...

I was able to watch the whole video, because I'm inured to this sort of garbage after dealing with it constantly from 30 years of living in the Pacific Northwest. The SNAGs (Sensitive New Age Guys/Gals) are thick on the ground here, which got really tiresome when I was dating. Not even suggesting a date to a gun range could weed out all of them; there are more pro-gun hippies than you'd guess (but suggesting going out to the backwoods and slaughtering Bambi usually did the trick!).

Ken said...

Not having seen it (nor intending to), I vote Title #3. The mating call of the delta male.

jtaylor said...

Do you all mean gender discrimination? Not even the priests seem to discriminate against sex...

At least 'gender' has replaced 'sex' on most government forms I have seen recently...

Anon said...

Didn't get through the whole video but they have a website...and it gets even better...

One of the founders is named Gay Hendricks, PhD. I shit you not.

Anon said...

Also I find it hilariously appropriate that every woman who sees this is creeped the hell out, if not outright insulted...