Hello Blog AI link/article Droid! Today, I am going to talk about feminism, social justice jihadists, us freedom-loving folks, women in science, aviation, auto-racing (including Formula One), Freedom of Speech, Gender Quotas and how the latter affect pensions.
The difference between us freedom-loving folks and the social justice jihadists is as follows. If the social justice jihadists applied their extreme, third-wave feminism hatchets to the following two Shania Twain videos,
they would whinge and scream that these videos are "sexist" and "misandrist" and that they treat men as "tropes," "property, "sex slaves, and "sex objects." They would whinge that these videos treat men as if they "had no agency." (Of course, since these videos do onto men what the social justice jihadists allege video games, movies and television show do to women, they will, in real-life, say nothing about them, since men are never destined to be the social justice jihadists' flavour of the month.)
Us freedom-loving folks, by contrast, look at the above two videos and acknowledge that Shania is singing about men as if they were her personal chattel. We acknowledge this...and we like the videos anyway since they have catchy tunes. Then we go on with our lives instead of whinging about the "misandry" of these videos 24-7, e-begging on Kickstarter to make a YouTube video series about these two videos and the horror or horrors they inflict on men. Being lovers of freedom, we understand that, while we may not care for the message of Shania's output, Shania is under zero obligation to please us particularly and personally, and we fully respect Shania's freedom to express herself in any manner she wants to.
This is not the case with the social justice jihadists. I detailed in this entry how the social justice jihadists destroyed Jordan Owen's beautiful documentary project on Sierra Online to suppress him in revenge for his film The Sarkeesian Effect. Another social justice jihadist chopped up a Nobel Prize Winner's joke to make him look bad and falsely accused a legitimate journalist of encouraging murder. This past week, as noted in Sargon of Akkad's videos below, the social justice jihadists have gone after Richard Dawkins for retweeting a hilarious video pointing out similarities between feminism and Islamism. (Incidentally, this article from The National Interest indicates that the original video in question is not far off the mark.)
Now, I draw a distinction between feminists on the one hand and social justice jihadists on the other. Long story short, while I oppose the ideology, there are feminists who are good people, a quality I do not see among social justice jihadists.
I oppose feminism because it is incompatible with the Loyal Orange Institution's core principle of Equal Rights For All, Special Privileges For None. Feminism wants special privileges for women. Feminism's specific endgame is for the entirety of the planet to adopt Canadian and German regulations dictating the presence of women on the boards of publicly-held companies. This is a grave concern to anyone relying on a pension fund that owns stock in any such publicly-held company since genitalia, unlike merit and competence, are not good criteria for selecting who has the ultimate authority in the company that is making money for your retirement.
Furthermore, by asking for special privileges for women, feminists give a slap in the face to pioneering women who rose to great heights without feminism, women such as
Evangeline Land Lindbergh, a chemist who transmitted her love of science, as well as hunting, fishing and other veldtcraft skills, to her son, future pioneer aviator and Medal of Honour winner General Charles Augustus Lindbergh, all while being a single mother (since her Congressman husband was in DC most of the time), all without feminism
Hydyne (rocket fuel) inventor Mary Sherman Morgan,
NHRA Champion Shirley Muldowney,
Australian mining executive Gina Rinehart,
F-16 driver Major Mariam al-Mansouri of the United Arab Emirates (who, unlike Sarkeesian, Laurie Penny, Gail Dines, Connie St Louis, and Zoe Quinn, grew up and lives in an actual, real-life patriarchy yet did not need feminism to overcome this to get into the seat of a Fighting Falcon), and
all of the savvy female entrepreneurs of the adult entertainment industry, long reviled by feminists.
These amazing women got to where they got by dint of talent, skill and hard work. They did not rely on special privileges. Real women need feminism as much as real men need the boyosphere/"man"-osphere.
That being said, I cannot blame and eternally hate the entirety of feminism and feminists for the extremism of third wave social justice jihadists for the very same reason that I cannot blame and hate the entirety of Islam and Muslims for the actions of the current band of partisans. Just as there are and have been decent Muslims like HRH King Abdullah II of Jordan, Kemal Atatürk, the Arab Legion and the French Army of Africa`s Tirailleurs, Spahis, Tabors and Goumiers, so to are there decent feminists like Christina Hoff Summers, Cathy Young, Richard Dawkins and Cassie Jaye (see below video from Sargon on Ms. Jaye)
This is the third video of Sargon's I have posted in this entry, so let me make clear my views on him. I generally like and agree with him. Like Thunderf00t and Milo Yiannopoulos, he is one of those rare English YouTubers who speaks without an accent, in exactly the same fashion of Bernie Ecclestone, Anatol Lieven, Count Nikolai Tolstoy, Mark Galeotti, Lord Hesketh, Lord Ashcroft, Baron Herstmonceux, Sir Kenneth Branagh and Richard Burton (both of the latter two of who had to learn how to speak English without an accent, indicating that an accent is indeed a matter of personal choice.) It is always pleasant to hear decent, civilised Englishmen as opposed to Council Estate dwellers and Lock, Stock and Smoking Barrels extras like Dick Coughlan and Kevin Logan. That being said, I disagree with his assertions that European governments and media are ignoring the Köln rapes. The BBC reported that sales of pepper spray are on the rise in Germany as a result of the Köln rapes and that Denmark is essentially demanding peace bonds from migrants.
So, yeah, I disagree with feminism as a whole but I have to point out that there are feminists who are decent people.
The social justice jihadists are another story. As I pointed out in the fifth paragraph (or about twenty paragraphs before this one) of this entry, social justice jihadists are hell bent on suppressing free speech. In this regard, they pose a far greater danger to the West than do Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad, Recep Erdogan and even ISIS. The former three have zero power to affect anything in the West (and no, Russian air force jets buzzing the UK does not affect anything.) ISIS has shown that it can launch or inspire sporadic partisan attacks (which lack the coordination, cohesion and scale of the 1968 Tet Offencive) in the West, but it cannot compel the West to adopt Sharia law, no matter how much the Supreme Ayatollah of the Boyosphere unsatirically advocates for this. The social justice jihadists as demonstrated in the fifth paragraph of this entry (or about twenty paragraphs before this one), on the other hand, can do to the West exactly what Erdogan does to Twitter and demonstrations in Turkey and suppress them.
The social justice jihadists are an unmistakable danger to freedom in the West. Let us not be intimidated into silence by them. Let us vocally denounce them and their James II-style tyranny at every turn.