A "radical feminist" blogger wrote a post a while back on how all "Penis in Vagina" or PIV intercourse is rape. Of course myself and others who read this dribble rebutted and or made fun of the post. Well, that caused more traffic at her blog. Most bloggers are happy to get additional traffic. Isn't the entire point of writing these posts is getting others to read them? Not in her case.
When men view our blogs in such large numbers, it’s a threat. They’re not just looking at it, they view it with the intent of harming radical feminists and women in general. They do it to collect information so they know what next to do to prevent women from going there. They batter radfem work in public for all women to see and show the result of their verbal and written battering as an example of what will await women if they do, think or say the same. They write nasty and threatening comments, that in order to trash, I have to read at least a few words of. Even though it doesn’t hurt my feelings, they are still harmful and inevitably affect my thoughts.
How exactly does she know the gender of the those making the hits? I need to update my analytics, I don't these type of break-downs immediately. Anyhoo, at least some are men. Those men are hateful beasts that only want to destroy.
85,000, that’s the maximum number of views I had in one day a couple of weeks ago when the liberals and MRAs circulated my PIV blogpost for punishment. Unlike a normal blogger, attracting 85,000 hits isn’t something I want to celebrate. It’s threatening: you know they’re after you, it only means you’ve hit men’s radar and you have no idea what they plan to do. Will they attempt to hack into my blog? Will they try to find info about me? The kinds of thought this leads me to is 85,000 men going after me in real life. Probably a bit less if you discount the women. If that happened, how on earth could I hide from tens of thousands of men?
There is no denying there is a whole lot of crazy out there, but hey isn't this type of talk adding to it? I mean does she really believe that men are worried about her getting the word out that having intercourse is rape that they want to silence her? We. Must. Not. Let. This. Out. She must be stopped at all costs. She is letting out their little secret. They only want intercourse to subjugate us. We are nothing without them and they must be allowed to continue to rule the world. Oh my.
All this is gaslighting and bullying, men’s lies are meant to sound convincing. They convince with the use of force, ordering me to comply to their view by using an authoritarian, terrorising tone. ‘How dare you see otherwise. You’re crazy. You’re a bully. Etc.’ Which is why it works so well to instil self-doubt because it’s a mindfuck, it’s thought-blocking, it’s also an assault and it creates fear and willingness to appease to avoid further assaults. Brainwashing works through a mix of mind assaults, terror and constant repetition of a same message until it’s hammered into our brain, which is psychological violence. 85,000 views and hundreds of trolling comments is in effect a blitzkrieg brainwashing attack by men and male-colonised women. Hundreds of men and their pawns attempting to reprogram the minds of deviant female bloggers, women who don’t comply and who break through men’s myths and lies.It’s interesting that Cathy Brennan’s response to the whole thing led a commenter, Tracy, to comment about what it meant on reformism: I hadn’t framed it in that way (see discussion here, here and here). I’ve been thinking about it for a while but haven’t had the time to comment on it properly so I’ll continue my thoughts in this post. Tracy defined CB’s post as reformist to the extent that CB doesn’t name the agent, that is why men isolating us from one another is so dangerous, why it’s so important to huddle together in this circumstance [because men are waiting in line to rape and kill us]. CB asks us to take safety measures against a threat -men- that she won’t name, and at the same time treats men as an audience to appease, as if they would take note and change their behaviour accordingly. Tracy named that gaslighting because it’s acting as if two opposites (truth vs. omission/lie; threat vs. safety) were the same. Of course it’s not CB’s fault because she herself is victim of it.
Men are waiting in line to rape and kill us? Really? I have never seen nor heard of such a line. May I make a suggestion, if such a line exists outside of your home, move. My neighborhood is quite safe. No men actively trying to rape you on a daily basis around.
I get that most women that call themselves a "feminist" call this thinking silly. The problem is that this is the logical conclusion to that thinking. Men are bad. Women are victims. Women are treated so unfairly that the government must step in to protect them. If the entire belief system is based on that women are tough enough and smart enough to be like just like men why in the world would you need the government to step in?
Life will never be fair nor will women and men ever be totally equal. There are differences between men and women that just are. Most men are stronger. Our upper body strength isn't what there is. Of course there are women who are stronger than men, but generally speaking that isn't the case. There was just a scientific study released that our brains are hardwired differently. It shows up in the scans. We are built this way. It is biological.
What really gets my goat about feminism is the fact that the majority of the work for women and "fairness" is done in the industrialized west. If they spend the majority of their time talking about how in some cultures the physical abuse of women is not only commonplace, but perfectly acceptable it would be different. In some countries, such as Afghanistan, women were beaten in public for having one strand of hair showing. The same still happens in Iran. Some women are not allowed to work. To heck with the fact that their husband or main provider has been killed or is missing for any reason, she still is not allowed to get a job to support herself. At least not without the threat of jail, physical abuse, up to and including the threat of death. I don't hear these topics being discussed much in the world of feminism.
Feminism also makes great assumptions about men that I take issue with. Why do these women think that men don't feel bad about working long hours and being away from their children? Do they think that they don't care that they miss the school plays? Do they honestly believe that men don't get wanky when the house needs work? It is assumed that they don't feel overwhelmed by a weekend of yard work, soccer games, shopping, and whatever else their particular chores end up being. I am sorry but I find that very hard to believe.
I know plenty of men who feel just as overwhelmed as women do when it comes to using their time most efficiently to get everything they want done accomplished. I also know men who are stay at home dads, so it is their job to clean, to cook, to do laundry, and whatever else needs to be done around the house all the while taking care of the kids. It is simply a silly assertion that men don't feel the same type of things that women do. We all feel a certain amount of guilt in our lives. We all question our choices from time to time. I don't think I have ever met a parent, male or female, that doesn't wonder if they could have done certain things differently. That don't dwell, even temporarily, on the mistakes that we all make when raising children. They don't come with a handbook, it is trial by fire. That is especially true with the first one.
Just because we make different choices in many instances it doesn't mean that men don't have the same type of emotions that women do. One of the main differences is that men tend to keep these things to themselves. They don't dwell on them in the same way that some women tend to do. Many men look at this as part of life and complaining about it makes them "less manly". Men deal with them differently, that doesn't mean that they don't feel it. That is what feminism today says. That somehow men are emotionless and guilt free. They live lives that they actively believe makes them superior to women. A very silly and uncaring assertion.