There is an argument to be made for that. An argument made by insane people… for insane people.
The main argument you will likely hear in favour of feminist vegetarianism is that of linked oppression. Basically the idea is that women are consistently objectified in a morally problematic way that is very similar to the way animals are objectified.
You see, great feminist thinkers have insisted that “female animals are particularly oppressed” because “we consume animal products which must come from female bodies (i.e., milk and eggs)” and “this can be understood as a type of male domination of female bodies.” And so, obviously,
Many feminist theorists have therefore recommended that refraining from consuming animals and their products is a necessary step toward undercutting patriarchal power. It will not only benefit non-human animals, but also work to undermine the entire system [that] disadvantages women.
But on the other hand.
Being vegetarian or vegan involves a kind of privilege, and we do not want to make the moral ideal one that can only be accessed by those already privileged in society.
But I need not worry about this dilemma, because I am not insane.
Pass the bacon.
Some spazz at HuffPo turned the “Pseudo-scientific claptrap and social justice trope” generator up to 11 and it spat out this article.
Basically amounting to a long-winded, jargon-laden lecture that boils down to “Doctors should treat transgendered patients like any other patients, but also pander to their mental disorder.” [With a subtext of "Look at me how clever and tolerant I am for coming up with this."]
If the fanatically pro-abortion feminists at NARAL were trying to persuade us they are not fanatically pro-abortion feminists, they came up a little short by putting out shrill, deranged tweets during the SuperBowl attacking pretty much every commercial for not advancing the femiist agenda (because, you know, that’s what SuperBowl commercials are supposed to do). They were furious that a Doritos commercial depicted a non-aborted baby.
— NARAL (@NARAL) February 8, 2016
They were furious at a Hyundai commercial because it depicted a woman being attracted to a man. Then, they got mad at Hyundai for showing a father caring about his daughter. They were furious at Snickers for “transphobia” and “objectifying women.” They were furious at Audi for not depicting a female astronaut in their commercial.
Their tweets read like parodies of how anti-feminists would depict humorless, angry, radical feminists. But they are not parodies. This is what the left is. Everything must serve the political agenda. Every commercial must advance the cause. (At least they got a thoroughly politicized half-time show from Beyoncé.) Life should be nothing but an endless series of lectures on how wrong you are.
As the Ayatollah Khomeini said, “An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious.”
So is it also with feminism.
Not the headline I wanted to write, but Bruce and Dan would not have approved had I written “Wil Wheaton Is a Mewling P—y boy.”
Anyway, Hillary-supporting feminists have many things wadded and many deposits of silicon-oxide in their nether regions because some of the beta-male Sandernistas have said rude things about Hillary. Thus, Wil Wheaton must apologize and beg the feminists for their forgiveness.
I’m going to acknowledge my privilege right now, before I get into this. Because I’m a middle-aged white dude, I don’t have the same experience in life that … well, pretty much everyone else who isn’t has. I know that the world is set up to make life for people like me as easy as possible (Scalzi’s “lowest difficulty” setting), and even though I try to see from outside of my own limited perspective, I don’t always succeed.
I honestly didn’t know until today that there’s this subset of Sanders supporters who apparently attack Clinton supporters with really awful and shitty misogynistic behavior. I didn’t know that this same group of people apparently goes after non-white supporters, as well. Knowing what I know now, I wouldn’t have said a thing that could even remotely be mistaken as defending them, because I find people like that despicable, regardless of who they align themselves with politically.
I know that this sounds like “hashtag not all Sanders supporters” but the Sanders supporters and activists I interact with daily don’t support or engage in that behavior. I honestly thought, after seeing “Bernie Bros” thrown around on a daily basis, that it was being used to describe all of us who believe in Senator Sanders’ platform, as opposed to a shitty group of shitty people (who I honestly can’t believe are genuine progressives like the rest of us who want Bernie to get the nomination). Again, I recognize that this lack of awareness is directly tied to my privilege. I don’t want that to be an excuse, but it’s just the truth, and it’s more than a little embarrassing to me.
Doesn’t reading this stuff make you glad you’re not a liberal?
From the man who opened a text conversation with a photo of his naked chest and encouraged me to reciprocate in the name of the Free The Nipple movement, to the fellow who agonised over accepting a blowjob because, despite enjoying them, he found the act simply too degrading to let me perform; dating male feminists turned out to be one of the least empowering decisions I’ve ever made.
Then there was the gentleman who messaged me every second day to ask my fem-pinion on everything from vajazzling to Lena Dunham’s memoir. When I finally asked him to cool his jets, he responded furiously that I should be grateful for his incessant questions and I was lucky a man wanted to hear my opinion at all.
Have fun growing old with your cats, sweetie.
I like this comment:
I have similar dating advice for men, don’t date a female feminist, because they fall into two categories, female supremacists or misandrists. Just as the racist will say he has a black friend, the man-hating bigot female supremacist will claim she likes some males. Pride based on gender, race or religion is the flip – side of the coin of bigotry.
In Obama’s Navy, officers are now indoctrinated about ‘Male Privilege.’
The US Navy’s Bureau of Medicine & Surgery is now teaching its members about the dangers of “male privilege,” giving examples of ways that men use such privilege to get what they want.
The document outlining “male privilege” can be found on the US Navy’s Bureau of Medicine & Surgery’s official page and was first reported by the Social Memo.
You know what real privilege is? Being in the position to lecture other people about their privilege.
When the modern man buys shoes for his spouse, he doesn’t have to ask her sister for the size. And he knows which brands run big or small.
Does the modern man have a melon baller? What do you think? How else would the cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew he serves be so uniformly shaped?
The modern man has no use for a gun. He doesn’t own one, and he never will.
No, the Modern Wuss has no use for a gun. So how does the Modern Man defend his family and Melon Baller. Answer, he doesn’t.
The modern man lies on the side of the bed closer to the door. If an intruder gets in, he will try to fight him off, so that his wife has a chance to get away.
Basically, the liberal pussies in the media want masculinity defined so that wussy metrosexuals count.
The modern man cries. He cries often.
Mostly out of shame. Also, because people are always stealing his melon-baller and his wife is cheating on him with a real man.
So this gay couple drove two states over to buy two pizzas from Memories Pizza and make a video of themselves doing same. They served the pizzas at a gay wedding reception.
What asinine point were they trying to make?
Michael Sam is claiming the only reason he doesn’t play in the NFL is because of the gay thing. (Because, remember how he got absolutely no support from anyone when he tried out for the NFL? Remember how brave and courageous nobody said he was?)
Cut. Jib. Newsletter. has a riposte.
I wonder whether Sam realizes that NFL teams gleefully employ murderers, strong-arm robbers, drug dealers, drunk drivers, wife beaters (did I miss anything?) and other assorted delights. In fact, the only thing they don’t like is the conservative and religious values of Tim Tebow! If Michael Sam were good enough to play in the NFL, he would be playing in the NFL. That he couldn’t cut it in the Canadian Football League is a powerful argument that he just isn’t good enough! After all, Canada is an enlightened, modern country, without America’s irrational hatred of homosexuals.
If the Progressive Left had a mission statement, I think it would read like this. “To constantly and forever categorize and divide people into special interest groups based on race, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion and other factors and keep them forever in conflict so that we can forever grow Government power to manage the conflict.”
The Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP), a program of United We Dream seeks to organize and empower Undocumented Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer immigrants, LGBTQ immigrants and allies to address social and systemic barriers that affect themselves and the broader LGBTQ & immigrant community.
QUIP’s vision is to transform the immigrant and LGBTQ movements, to adopt an intersectional analysis in their efforts to advance and build power for the rights of both communities.
A group of Diabolists are unveiling an eight-foot statue of Satan; supposedly to raise awareness of the “Separation of Church and State,” the doctrine that entered American jurisprudence because of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black, a Klansman who did it because he hated Roman Catholics .
But I digress.
According to the Satanic Temple, the 1-ton, nearly 9-foot-tall bronze idol will be unveiled only in Detroit. Ultimately, the group hopes to have it placed permanently next to a sculpture of the Ten Commandments monument now in place near a state courthouse in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, or outside Arkansas’ Statehouse in Little Rock, where a Ten Commandments monument also is planned.
See, this is really about Christians in the nose, and also about getting attention from daddy, and about showing society that “we’re rebels and we don’t follow your rules, man.”
Tiresome. Although they may achieve their goal of offending a few Christians, I think most of us will regard them as spoiled children acting out and feel sorry for them.
On its website, organizers are promising a “hedonistic celebration” and a “night of chaos, noise and debauchery” at the Detroit unveiling.
Of course, they did.
Under the New Normal, worrying about the debt and expressing a desire for fiscally responsible, Constitutionally-restrained Government marks you as a dangerous extremist and a whackjob.
This, however, is perfectly normal.
The organizers of Free Pride Glasgow in Scotland have hit a snag in their mission to plan a totally inclusive event:
Some activists think drag queens are offensive to transgender people, others think banning drag queens is offensive to transgender drag queens, and still others think allowing only transgender drag queens is offensive to cisgender drag queens.
And they insist that they are the normal ones.
If there were a way off this planet, I’d leave.
The Boy Scouts of America have caved to pressure from people who hate them and everything they stand for and have agreed to allow gay men to become scoutmasters. The leadership of the BSA may have expected their move to win them the respect of the social left, but no, the social left them hates them and always will.
there shouldn’t have been a ban in the first place. Disgusting organization. Shameful. Would never be part of something like that. — Bryan Brager (@bryanbrager) July 13, 2015
As a private organization, the BSA should be free to pursue any policy they like, no matter how silly it is. But if they thought they were going to win over their enemies by capitulating, then they have misunderstood the nature of their enemies.
Remember when I said that under the New Progressive Totalitarian Idiocracy, Constitutional rights could be over-ridden by the hurt feelings of gay people, well, this happened.
I think Ace provides the bestest summary.
That asshole [judge] in Oregon issued his order to shut the Sweet Cakes bakers up partly because the lesbian couple — which filed the complaint — says they’re butthurt by all the publicity that their actions caused.
The Totalitarian Left is very much determined to take away the rights of people whose opinions they don’t agree with. [Thoughtcrime.]
Also, do you remember leftist Confederate Flag-haters saying that the issue was only about having it on a Government building and sh-t like this would never happen? Well, sh-t like this just happened.
A very, very stupid woman from Florida is offended that JC Penny’s sells a shirt with the slogan, “Sun’s Out, Guns Out” on it. She claims it “glorifies gun violence.”
All right, this woman is clearly an idiot. But is she any more of an idiot than the people who took ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ off the TV because of the Confederate Flag on the General Lee? Not really. Is she any more stupid than the people who voted for Obama because they really believed Mitt Romney was going to outlaw tampons? Not really.
We live in a culture that caters to, celebrates, and politically empowers stupid people.
You have probably seen this meme on the Facebooks, probably posted by a smug, sanctimonious progressive. (Is there any other kind?)
First of all, it is – like every progressive left argument – fundamentally dishonest. None of the people persecuted by the Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarians (LGBT) have refused to serve gay people. They simply did not want to participate in a gay wedding. Big difference.
Second … and this is the bigger deal … no gay person has ever suffered any real harm because someone didn’t want to bake a cake for them. This is a huge difference than being denied emergency medical care, where there actually is quantifiable harm, despite the dishonest attempts by the progressive left to conflate the two.
In the progressive totalitarian state, there is no tolerance for the individual conscience; only the tyranny of the minority forcing their views on the politically unfavored.
The leadership of the Boy Scouts of America have decided to join the progressive-left crusade against masculinity and boyhood by enforcing the following “safety” rules.
- No water pistols, because shooting at other people with water is “unkind”
- No water balloons larger than ping-pong balls and made of biodegradeable materials.
- No laser tag or paintball either, except for shooting at targets that in no way resemble people
Gee, why don’t they just start selling Samoas and Thin Mints and make it official?
Congratulations, progressive leftist bullies, your long war against the BSA and all other things normal and decent is nearing total victory.
Steve tipped this story, but, just for the record, I saw it earlier today but I was at work so I couldn’t do nuthin’ about it. Vienna Austria is celebrating gayness with its pedestrian lights.
Lights at 120 pedestrian crossings are receiving a quirky makeover: instead of the traditional single figure, they now show either a heterosexual or gay couple with hearts.
Officials said the revamped signals were signs of Vienna’s tolerance, celebrating not only the song contest, but also the HIV/AIDS charity Life Ball event on May 16 and the Rainbow Parade in June.
What could be gayer than gay pedestrian crosswalks? How about drag queen sewers?
Cleverly hidden stereo systems inside the gutters play Austria’s two winning Eurovision songs — one by bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst
Closet masochist that I am, I looked up Conchita Wurst’s song on YouTube. As expected, it’s godawful. To his credit though, Conchita pulls off femininity better than Hillary.
The title for this post is in, what the POTUS would call, “the Austrian language.”