10/27/2006

Reasons to Hate Feminism

(ht: Shane at The High Places)

This is what power feminism gets you. I quote:
"Unleash the sex kitten inside... simply extend the Peekaboo pole inside the tube, slip on the sexy tunes and away you go! Soon you'll be flaunting it to the world and earning a fortune in Peekaboo Dance Dollars."
Great.
And here I thought Bratz and My Scene Barbie were bad. Now we get to listen to our daughter's tell their classmates "When I grow up, I wanna be a pole dancer." Can we offer the next generation nothing better or more appealing than whoredom?

6 comments:

Cheryl said...

Where the hell do you get off blaming feminism for that crap! If you had half a brain in your head, you would be fully aware that the feminist blogs are appalled at this shit. Feminism does NOT promote the sexualisation of little girls. Get your head out of the sand and put the blame where it belongs. Do you have any idea where the blame belongs???? I didn't think so.

Ruth said...

Feminism has never promoted chastity. It has always promoted sexuality as a means to empowerment. In fact, a key aspect of the Women's Liberation movement of the 60's and 70's was sexual "freedom." Today, this has been taken to such an extreme that feminist organizations (such as the Department for the Status of Women in Canada in our own government) officially supports the decriminalization of polygamy and the decriminalization and regulation of prostitution.
What no one recognizes within the feminist movement is that what older women do, younger women and girls WILL emulate. If you promote empowerment through sexuality, young girls will sleep around at early ages. They are merely following the example being set for them.
I do blame the feminist movement for toys like this. If chastity and modesty were focused on even a little bit, we wouldn't be having this discussion. Tesco only created and marketed a toy like this because there was a market for it. Clearly, someone somewhere was buying it. I would not be at all surprised if the designer was not some leering old man, but a woman who thought she was "empowering" little girls.

Hannah said...

...that's a CHILD'S toy?

What's next, a My Little Pony vibrator?

I actually already knew that pole dancing was the latest exercise craze. But...uhm...for ADULT women!!

I'm not sure where the blame for this one rests. I think you have it wrong by calling it the feminist movement. I would be inclined to label ours a sexualized society. This may be a difference in the interpretation of meaning. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feminism

Feminism is an ages-old idea that promotes equal rights and responsibilities of women. The very nature of your blog, demanding social responsibility from women and that they pull up their panties and get their act together, is a feminist concept in its own right. It demands equal responsibility from women.

SEXUALIZED SOCIETIES place a large emphasis on ...well.... sex. Since both men and women are utterly obsessed with sex, I would say we live in a society that more closely resembles Sodom and Gomorrah.

Ruth said...

My blog is definitely NOT a feminist one. The social responsibility of women predates the vote. Take the Proverbs 31 woman... definitely socially responsible, definitely NOT a feminist.
The wikipedia entry is incomplete. Feminism is, at its most basic level, a branch of secular humanism. Instead of focusing on the human experience at large, it focuses on the woman. Secular humanism places the individual as the ultimate authority within a society, and not God. In any case, you should have followed some of the links in that wikipedia entry, and you would have found this bit on sex-positive feminism:
"Sex-positive feminism centers on the idea that sexual freedom is an essential component of women's freedom. As such, sex-positive feminists oppose legal or social efforts to control sexual activities between consenting adults, whether these efforts are initiated by the government, other feminists, opponents of feminism, or any other institution. They embrace sexual minority groups, endorsing the value of coalition-building with members of groups targeted by sex-negativity. Sex-positive feminism is connected with the sex-positive movement."
This is EXACTLY the problem I am talking about.

Hannah said...

The problem is largely one of definition, then.

I see sex-positive feminism as an entirely separate issue.

Sara said...

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here you go!

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