Radical feminists and their apologists are verifiably unhinged.
My former colleague Katherine Timpf, now at National Review Online, wrote this article noting the bizarre reaction to a new date-rape preventative measure from Undercover Colors:
A group of college students have invented a nail polish that changes color if it comes into contact with date-rape drugs. Many see it as a useful invention because it might help women protect themselves, but, of course, some say anything that might help women protect themselves is actually offensive to women because that promotes rape culture.
“Women are already expected to work hard to prevent themselves from becoming the victims of sexual assault,” an article in ThinkProgress argues. “Now, remembering to put on anti-rape nail polish and discretely slip a finger into each drink might be added to that ever-growing checklist — something that actually reinforces a pervasive rape culture in our society.”
Some opponents were outright angry at the invention.
“I don’t want to f[***]ing test my drink when I’m at the bar,” said Rebecca Nagle, one of the co-directors of an activist group called FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture. “That’s not the world I want to live in.”
The fact that fear of whether or not someone could be wearing the polish might deter potential rapists from drugging women’s drinks was not addressed.
If you think nail polish that detects whether or not a drink has been spiked with drugs perpetuates “rape culture,” you’re undermining any legitimate effort to combat and discourage sexual assault. (Kudos to its creators, several young men from NC State, for being innovative.) Nothing ever pleases these troglodytes longing for the 60s because they think all men are rapists and all women who don’t tow the radical feminist line are stupid. (Yay for progress!)
These are the very people who bemoan women learning how to shoot firearms and bemoan women rejecting government’s perverted notion of “empowerment.” Instead, anything that doesn’t please the female establishment is perceived as “rape culture” or “patriarchy.”
Is this the kind of discourse we should be embracing? Is this what female empowerment has become? Victimhood is an ugly look for us, so do yourselves a favor by dropping the complacency schtick and learn how to fight back.
I’ve penned a new column at Counter Cultured called, “Self-Defense Doesn’t Perpetuate ‘Rape Culture‘” today.
Here’s an excerpt:
Last week at the Miss USA pageant, newly-crowned winner Nia Sanchez was accused of promoting “rape culture” after answering a question about sexual assault on college campuses.
Sanchez responded with the following:
I believe that some colleges may potentially be afraid of having a bad reputation and that would be a reason it could be swept under the rug, because they don’t want that to come out into the public,” Nia Sanchez said. “But I think more awareness is very important so women can learn how to protect themselves. Myself, as a fourth-degree black belt, I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and be able to defend yourself. And I think that’s something that we should start to really implement for a lot of women.
Her response angered
Twitter user @hayleethikeo tweeted, “sorry miss Nevada. we do not need to teach women how to better defend ourselves. We need to teach men not to feel entitled to rape #missusa.”
Elissa Benson of Cosmopolitan tweeted, “I get that the college sexual assault problem can’t be solved in 30 secs but still icky to pretend like self defense is the answer. #MissUSA”
Despite negative backlash, Nia Sanchez stood by her response. She went on HuffPoLive to reaffirm her answer about women taking up self-defense:
We have 30 seconds to answer a question. I feel like all you can do up on that stage on national television is answer the best you personally know how, so I answered with something that I know. I always believe in women empowerment and women’s encouragement and for me, in my life, that’s self-defense,” she explained. “Maybe for somebody else it’s a Taser or something else, but that’s the way I could relate to it personally.
The question beckons: What is “rape culture” and what does it consist of?
I’ve penned a new column at Counter Cultured called “Proposed National Women’s History Museum Fails to Honor All Women.”
Here’s an excerpt:
The late fashion icon Coco “Gabrielle” Chanel once said, “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.”
The female establishment continues to hold our gender hostage by refusing to acknowledge and accept our differences. Not every woman is a man-hating, “empowered” pro-abort. Not every woman believes in neutralizing gender differences. Not every woman relies on government for empowerment. As a result, I must express my disappointment with the proposed National Women’s History Museum (NWHM).
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives recently voted 383-33 on H.R. 863 to create a bipartisan commission to review the proposed museum, its placement on or near the National Mall, and potential affiliation with the Smithsonian. 191 Republicans joined all House Democrats to approve the commission. A vote is expected in the Senate soon.
The museum’s goals are outlined on its website:
The National Women’s History Museum’s vision is to build a world-class museum at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The National Women’s History Museum currently raises awareness and honors women’s diverse experiences and achievements through its dynamic online museum, educational programs, scholarship and research. Once housed prominently among the other great museums of Washington, D.C., it will create better understanding and greater partnerships among men and women. The National Women’s History Museum will be the first museum in any nation’s capital to show the full scope of the history of its women and will serve as a guiding light to people everywhere.
Continue reading at Counter Cultured.
Any time radical feminists get angry, they want to ban stuff.
Famous female figures like Beyonce, Jennifer Garner Affleck, Jane Lynch, and Condi Rice are offended by the term “bossy” supposedly being used to describe female leaders. Why?
Here’s the #BanBossy video:
A message to the #BanBossy gals:
Did it ever occur to radical feminists that they boss everyone around them? Whether it’s government coercion or Hollywood, they demand attention and scoff at dissent. If you’re a woman who dismisses government-enabled “empowerment,” they skewer you, call you awful names, and question your femininity. If you’re pro-life, pro-gun, and don’t think all men are pigs, you’re the anti-Christ. Frankly, I’m tired of being bossed around by primadonnas who coax women using the so-called allure of paternalistic government.
Newsflash: Whenever women behave like victims, they won’t and shouldn’t be taken seriously in the public square. Want to be a leader? Act like one. Quit complaining and scapegoating society because you’re insecure with yourselves.
A 22-year-old female who proudly rejects big government policies
Yesterday, I was a guest on NRA News’ Cam and Company Show. I discussed my Counter Cultured article “Dear Fellow Females: Firearms, Not Rape Whistles, Best Deter Criminals.”
Go to February 4 and click “Gabriella Hoffman”: http://www.nranews.com/#/nranews/guide/ipg
My original article was also linked on Legal Insurrection.