Stop Expecting Feminists To Make Sense in Shirtstorm or Pretty Much Anything Else

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Stop Expecting Feminists To Make Sense in Shirtstorm or Pretty Much Anything Else

by baldilocksimage

By now, those of us who pay atten­tion to such things know about the feminist-​created furor whipped up about Dr. Matt Tay­lor and his Space Chicks shirt – that last being a Hawaiian-​style cel­e­bra­tion of pul­cri­tude and firearms.

Some of the push­back opin­ions rightly cen­ter on fem­i­nist hypocrisy and the ques­tion­able pri­or­i­ties of those who would harp on the sar­to­r­ial choices of a man as he cel­e­brates one of the most mon­u­men­tal of goals: land­ing an object on a comet hun­dreds of mil­lions of miles away from Earth.

But I think that the out­rage about the man’s shirt speaks to some­thing more basic in fem­i­nists, a fac­tor which they sub­li­mate – either acci­den­tally or on pur­pose. It’s a fac­tor which nearly all women con­sider and there is a coun­ter­part in most men.

What do most men do to attract women? They work and they do so to show that they can pro­vide – for them­selves and, ulti­mately – for a prospec­tive female mate.

In par­al­lel, what do most women do to attract men? They make them­selves look good. Usu­ally that involves appear­ing as young as pos­si­ble. (Some­times past pos­si­ble, but that’s another topic.)

A man who can­not pro­vide for him­self or his fam­ily is deemed less than mas­cu­line – less than a man. And, of course, a woman who is less phys­i­cally pleas­ing to the eye is deemed less fem­i­nine, and there­fore less-​preferred in the mat­ing sweepstakes.

All of that points to pro­cre­ation. You know this. I know this. Any­one who doesn’t have his/​her head in the clouds – or other lower, darker locales – knows this.

Fem­i­nists know this too. Sub­con­sciously. But they can’t admit it or even acknowl­edge it to them­selves. All of that egre­gious Bravo Sierra about the shirt dis­cour­ag­ing women from enter­ing STEM careers serves to cover some­thing even more ridiculous.

Fem­i­nists are jeal­ous of buxom blonde, scantily-​clad car­toon women.

As I have been say­ing all over the Inter­net, if the shirt had been plas­tered with naked Lena Dun­ham clones, we wouldn’t be hav­ing this con­ver­sa­tion right now. Or at least I wouldn’t. Illus­trated vamps make fem­i­nists feel inad­e­quate as women. Con­sider that next time you try to rea­son with these creatures.

Juli­ette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was pub­lished in 2009; the sec­ond edi­tion in 2012. Her sec­ond novel, ten­ta­tively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015.

Please con­tribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Inter­net to keep the lat­ter going and COF­FEE to keep her going!

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by baldilocksimage

By now, those of us who pay attention to such things know about the feminist-created furor whipped up about Dr. Matt Taylor and his Space Chicks shirt–that last being a Hawaiian-style celebration of pulcritude and firearms.

Some of the pushback opinions rightly center on feminist hypocrisy and the questionable priorities of those who would harp on the sartorial choices of a man as he celebrates one of the most monumental of goals: landing an object on a comet hundreds of millions of miles away from Earth.

But I think that the outrage about the man’s shirt speaks to something more basic in feminists, a factor which they sublimate–either accidentally or on purpose. It’s a factor which nearly all women consider and there is a counterpart in most men.

What do most men do to attract women? They work and they do so to show that they can provide–for themselves and, ultimately–for a prospective female mate.

In parallel, what do most women do to attract men? They make themselves look good. Usually that involves appearing as young as possible. (Sometimes past possible, but that’s another topic.)

A man who cannot provide for himself or his family is deemed less than masculine–less than a man. And, of course, a woman who is less physically pleasing to the eye is deemed less feminine, and therefore less-preferred in the mating sweepstakes.

All of that points to procreation. You know this. I know this. Anyone who doesn’t have his/her head in the clouds–or other lower, darker locales–knows this.

Feminists know this too. Subconsciously. But they can’t admit it or even acknowledge it to themselves. All of that egregious Bravo Sierra about the shirt discouraging women from entering STEM careers serves to cover something even more ridiculous.

Feminists are jealous of buxom blonde, scantily-clad cartoon women.

As I have been saying all over the Internet, if the shirt had been plastered with naked Lena Dunham clones, we wouldn’t be having this conversation right now. Or at least I wouldn’t. Illustrated vamps make feminists feel inadequate as women. Consider that next time you try to reason with these creatures.

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng blogs at baldilocks. Her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game, was published in 2009; the second edition in 2012. Her second novel, tentatively titled, Arlen’s Harem, will be done in 2015.

Please contribute to Juliette’s Projects: Her new novel, her blog, her Internet to keep the latter going and COFFEE to keep her going!

Or contribute to Da Tech Guy’s Tip Jar in the name of Independent Journalism—->>>>

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