Yep. Feminists don’t really mean it. They were just kidding all along. They have nothing in their plans regarding “equality” at all… they want it all — the power, the prestige, the glory — they simply want men around only to the extent that they will support their greater glory.
Yes, these are apocalyptic words used somewhat, but only somewhat, lightly.
I was listening to a local college station as I drove to a destination in Connecticut. The college station was reliably hard-leftist. The hostette(1) of the program was, of course, reliably hard-leftist. She was a folk music-spinning disk jockey, and she sprinkles hard-leftist comments throughout her presentation of the music of various performers.
Also, to assist in selling tickets, she frequently interviews local acts who might have performances coming up.
This particular morning, she was interviewing a man-woman duo who were going to perform locally this weekend — tonight, in fact! — and she asked them where they had come in from. It was about 7:10am at that point, and the duo had come in from far away.
The disk-jockette(2), one Susan Forbes Hansen (SFH), then let the following phrase come tripping off her ever so leftist, feminist, egalitarian tongue — direct quote:
Well, I hope you made him buy you some breakfast!
Oh? Really? Why?
Why shouldn’t she have bought him breakfast?!? Was she not up to the task of earning her own way in this world, so the big, strong man had to buy the little, weak woman breakfast, because they came from far away early in the morning?
Now, mind you, I know this woman — Susan Forbes Hansen — from a spectator’s perspective — and I like her. She’s been around for decades and she’s been steeped in leftist-feminist dogma for just as long. And she still could deliver herself of that obviously non-feminist toss-off line… even if it was just a toss-off line!
As a personal note: I never just toss off lines that I know will contradict ideals I hold dear. Why would I do that?
Well, the only possible conclusion is obvious: SFH, leftist-feminist extraordinaire, doesn’t hold dear the so-called “equality” ideals of feminism.
Later on in the same show, she played a song from someone who pronounced herself always “half-way out of Michigan,” but it (Michigan) kept drawing her back, or some such tommyrot. (Not a bad song, all-in-all). It was about the elevated lead levels in the water in Flint, Michigan. SFH told who the performer was (I’ve forgotten) and the name of the song (also forgotten) and then informed us that as far as she knew that was the only song about the lead in the water of Flint. Then she said, “We can build a wall, but we can’t fix the water system in Flint, Michigan,” or something like that.
Her point was not that we shouldn’t do the wall — though that’s what she believes — but that we shouldn’t be expending resources on “the wall,” when we could be using them, presumably, to upgrade the pipes in Flint.
Okay. Couldn’t that be said about any priority the American people vote for? Why, yes. Yes, it could.
“We can spend billions on cancer research when we could be using that money and those resources to upgrade the water system of Flint Michigan?”
“We can spend billions on heart disease (diabetes, stem cell, hunger, poverty, astronomy, nutrition, mating habits of the fruit fly) research when we could be using that money and those resources to upgrade the water system of Flint Michigan.”
“We can spend billions on defense, satellites, PTSD, space flight, automotive safety, genome, geological, cystic fibrosis, meteorological, tectonic, vacuum cleaner, guitar string or golf ball flight research when we could be using that money and those resources to upgrade the water system of Flint Michigan.”
“We can spend billions on [fill-in-the-blank] when we could be using that money and those resources to upgrade the water system of Flint Michigan.”
And all of that is absolutely true. We can spend billions on [fill-in-the-blank], when we could be using that money and those resources on [fill-in-the-blank].
As it turns out, though, we’re a vast, sprawling nation of more than 300 million souls and upgrading the water system of Flint, Michigan, while admittedly very important, is not the only thing that we have to do at any given moment!
SFH’s supposedly pithy toss-off line: “We can build a wall, but we can’t fix the water system in Flint” was just as stupid as it could be. As I mentioned above, I like this woman as a disk-jockette, but as far as her worldview — her privileged, leftist, white guilt-ridden, barely-informed worldview — is concerned… she’s an idiot.
Leftists are idiots.
As far as being a “feminist” is concerned though, apparently, they were all just kidding. “Never mind. We didn’t mean any of it. It was all just a big joke! Didn’t you get it? C’mon ! We were just kidding! Now, I’d like two eggs over easy, some home fries, a slice of toast — margarine not butter! — and a glass of orange juice. Oh, and could I get just half a cup of half-caf coffee? I mean, it’s early! What’s a girl to do this early?!?”
(1) Yes, I use such words to nettle the Left and feminists. It’s a guilty pleasure, I admit it.
(2) See Note #1.