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finding the plot

July 3, 2012

lets stop losing the plot, people.  its never been about “gender”.  gender has always been one very big, very deliberate, lie, designed to protect male interests and obscure the actual truth about men (and about women, obviously).  can we get back on track?  thanks.

  1. MarySunshine permalink
    July 3, 2012 5:45 pm

    Takes some heavy lifting to get ourselves back on track.

    I foresee younger women having to re-build the track, and also having to re-manufacture the hundreds-of-boxcars long trains of thought. Running your own blast furnaces. Forging your own steel.

    And then erecting tall razor-wire topped fences to prevent foreign objects from being hurled onto the track.

    Vandals will be undoing your work everywhere and anytime you turn your back.

    Bon courage, mes soeurs.

  2. July 3, 2012 9:17 pm

    Baha excellent, I laughed out loud! And excellent choice of painting. The scorned look on her face is perfectly fitting! She must have been saying that as she was being painted.

    What’s the best way to keep our paths unvandalised? Is there a record of some successful attempts, and why did they succeed and other not? Under what conditions?

  3. July 4, 2012 10:17 pm

    yes, this will likely be a series, i think. the painting really is too perfect. as for attempts to FIND AND KEEP THE PLOT, and how, where, and why we have been successful at that, i dont know. in “spinster” jeffreys documents how our work is essentially erased and replaced every few decades. that it survives at all, in whatever form, is a miracle. writing it all down is key, i think, but surely theres more to it than that? what do you think WW?

  4. September 3, 2012 2:45 am

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  5. Gem permalink
    September 3, 2012 2:54 am

    This afternoon, I just read a New York Times piece about men being unnecessary, written by a male professor. The “liberal” media has tried running “Are Men Necessary?” pieces by women, and the backlash is just too much, I guess. To my critical eye, that’s because female journalists have a nasty habit of framing women’s successes in economic and institutional terms, like 40% of married women out-earn their husbands; 20% of women are child-free, spending their time earning higher/more degrees than men, and higher ratios of women are now heads of faculty, technology directors, and CEOs – such as the new CEO of Yahoo!, who is only in her 30s. But the male professor opted for a more palatable angle: men are unnecessary, because only women can get pregnant and give life – and my dear readers, that’s the greatest success of all!

    Some female NYT readers rightfully objected to him framing women exclusively in terms of our reproductive capacities and reducing us to wombs. Their comments were buried, naturally. Of course, because the piece was 1) written by a man, and 2) reminded us all that at the end of the day, women are just wombs, while it still attracted some MRAs who mansplained their horrible plight (that being, they need women for using/fucking, but cannot stand to be around them as people), their ratios were MUCH smaller, compared to pieces lauding women’s modest successes in economic/leadership/independence realms.

    They are VERY scared. If we make our own money, do for ourselves, and begin to be defined by qualities other than “natural caregivers,” their reason for being – enforced oppression – shrivels up and dies. No wonder the war on women’s rights has ratcheted up higher yet, and the grooming of girl-children for compulsory motherhood and economic dependence is fiercer than ever. I recently popped into a big-box store to escape a sudden rainstorm, where the toy aisles were telling: For girls, there were pink-hued shelves, stuffed with ‘wets-itself’ rubber toddler dolls chirping “Hi Mommy!” and boxes of plastic infants complete with bottles and burping pads, as far as the eye could see.

  6. Hyp9Kalico permalink
    September 10, 2012 2:24 am

    I keep hearing about this patriarchy “conspiracy theory”. I hope that’s just due to the denial men harbor about just how shitty the ol’ boys club (no overgrown manchild left behind!!!1!!!) actually is. But let’s be real: so many of ’em know EXACTLY what they are doing.

    Males everywhere are kicking and SCREAMING and throwing themselves down on the floor in a swath of spectacular temper tantrums. I’m afraid they’ll have to cook their OWN orders of wahmburgers-n-french cries, though.

    Cause mommy’s a little fuckin’ busy right now. X)

    There is so much to do that it seems to loom large over us. But hope springs eternal. I am optimistic that we can do this reinvention. It’s brutal to think much of the track has been ripped up as Mary Sunshine says. But we can do it again, always drawing with BIG GRATITUDE to the brave women who fought before we did. And we can do it in RECORD TIME because of them.

    The War on Women is *forcing* us to become soldiers, just to protect ourselves? Alright then. So be it.

  7. September 27, 2012 9:06 am

    I don’t think any ‘re-building’ can be done as women settle too easily for a shit sex life. I can’t believe some of the crap women put up with! Why can’t they just say; ‘look its not working for me, I want X and Y and if you can’t deliver that then get the Hell outta my bed’!
    Most women are too conditioned to see the truth, and they prefer to pander to the male ego and deliver what a man wants. Sorry, but it is true. I know so many women who just shut up and put up with so much shit. Anytime there looks like there might be headway, and BAM, the society norms and expectations police up the anti with campaigns to make women feel like crap about themselves; your too fat, your unhealthy, you need to look younger, how to give good oral sex. WTF, who cares, it is all so superficial and the real issues are never addressed. I mean, it wouldn’t be in a man’s interest to have women fully free thinking and liberated. Sex=liberation for women, how so? Making every woman cock happy is not liberation as I know it. I want more than cock, but the world just seems obsessed by it at the moment and I can’t see it changing!


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