Stirring Up Feminazis
Too often people chase the feeling and give up the real thing.
I sense the phenomenon when frat boys try to feel powerful by intimidating women.
Or when feminists are called “feminazis.”
A while back, a Yale fraternity got a lot of press for chanting “No means yes, yes means anal” in front of the campus Women’s Center.
One man told me it was all meant to stir up feminazis.
The sole purpose of that building is to give hatemongering academic feminists a base to spread their propaganda and recruit new members… They most likely (chanted there) because feminazis always go out of their way to harm men. Just about every policy implemented by academic feminazis is meant to incite misandry and marginalize men.
Being an academic feminist, of course I disagreed with him. But I asked,
Interesting tactic. Who looks worse?
“Well sure,” he said,
The guys will come across as arseholes, but they don’t care. All they care about is stirring up the feminazis.
The commenter has a blog which seems to have the same goal. I just don’t know whether any feminazis go to his site so that he can stir them up.
But let’s say the Yale frat did indeed chant those intimidating lines to strike a blow at feminism. Did it work?
Or did they strike a blow at sexism, instead?
Meanwhile, a few early feminists made the error of choosing to feel powerful over the real thing when they spewed man-hating rhetoric. In the moment they probably felt pretty tough. But the strategy did not create real muscle.
It’s the rare feminist who does this anymore. For the effect is to repel potential female and male allies, alike, and weaken the cause.
But now we are left with the brand “feminazis.”
Next time you seek power, consider whether you are being powerful only in your own head. While you shoot yourself in the foot.
I’m on vacation, this is a rerun.