Thursday, April 23, 2015

Quickies: “Whose Side Are You On, Girls?”

     If there’s a single certainty about American feminist activism, it’s that the activist will not allow a prominent woman to disavow feminism. Here’s the most recent example:

     Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, best known for her role as Penny on CBS’s hit show The Big Bang Theory, recently fell prey to the same trap set for many Hollywood starlets before her, such as Kirsten Dunst, Shailene Woodley, Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson. Along with these women, Cuoco-Sweeting’s name has now been added to the blacklist of “Women Who Don’t Identify as Feminists,” and yes, there are actual lists.

     In a December interview with Redbook magazine, the fateful question, “Are you a feminist?” was asked of the 29-year-old actress. I was pretty impressed with her response:

Is it ok if I say no? . . . It’s not really something I think about. Things are different now, and I know a lot of the work that paved the way for women happened before I was around. . . . I was never that feminist girl defending equality, but maybe that’s because I’ve never really faced inequality. . . . I cook for Ryan [her husband] almost five nights a week: it makes me feel like a housewife. I love that.

     The first thing that self-proclaimed “feminists” manage to spit out as they gasp for breath and clutch their pearls at any semi-successful woman claiming to not be a feminist (or claiming to just not care that much about the term) is, “If it weren’t for all the feminists before you, you wouldn’t be in this position to make such a statement.” Correct. And Cuoco-Sweeting acknowledged that.

     However, despite her perfectly logical comment, “feminists” took aim at the actress, calling her “talentless” and an “idiot.” Her “housewife” comment especially ticked off some Twitter-ers....So, of course, she apologized in an Instagram post, in which she reiterated that she is aware of “the strong women that have paved the way for my success.” But when you piss off the feminists, they’re out for blood.

     Please read it all, if you can stomach it.

     I will say this in large font, so there can be no mistaking it:

Feminism is not about equality.
It’s about power for women over men --
specifically, power without responsibility.

     In other words:

Feminism is a totalitarian creed preached by weaklings for weaklings.

     If you cannot allow others their own opinions without going into a spittle-flecked rage, you are inferior. You are weak. You are a whiner who deserves the social status of a misbehaving two-year-old: i.e., to be sent to your room without dinner.

     I shall entertain no arguments to the above. Those who disagree: Feel free to sit on a railroad spike.


Russell said...

No one hates the feminine like a feminist.

Anonymous said...

This puts into words why I do not like being around most women. Feminism truly is a very ugly weakness, and I have no patience for it as a male.

Anonymous said...

Fran - Really enjoying your quickies of late. Top shelf.