Feminism

Liberals Hate Fat People (Or Just Don’t Understand Medical Science)

Stomaching the hackneyed slogans and trite buzzwords vomited out by the constituents of modern-day pop-culture is becoming more of a challenge every moment, especially when those tools are employed by the left-wing propaganda machine to advocate for some sort of nonsensical lunacy as if it were a noble cause. “So much this!” they say, and “this so much!” It all makes me shudder, and I’ll be damned if I use the word “why” in a title or subtitle ever again. One can only handle reading the same formulaic headings over and over: “why you should do this,” “why you should do that.” Excuse me, but I’ll do as I please, thank you very much. That’s if they don’t “shame” me into compliance.

It’s difficult to understand how the masses fail to see the growing ineffectiveness of their overused catchphrases, and yet this is, by and large, the same crowd that can hardly maintain a firm grip on reality itself. I guess it all makes sense. As a reactionary measure to so-called “body shaming” we’re now being told by some that fat studies is a legitimate academic discipline as a part of the wider fat acceptance movement, which one can easily see influencing body positivity notions that are becoming all the rage, because, you know, western beauty standards are so passé. #HereIAm In other words, obesity is just the new normal because hey, being 65 lbs. overweight never killed anybody. That’s what my doctor says too.

I almost feel guilty for being so crass, but I hardly mean any disrespect. In fact, one might say that, in reality, I’m showing more respect to these individuals by pointing out the cold, hard truth: some people shouldn’t feel comfortable in their body. Maybe that’s a bit of an overstatement, but a needed corrective nonetheless. For sure, one ought to be satisfied with their best efforts and shouldn’t excessively ruminate on those physical aspects that just can’t be changed. (There really is something to be said for courageously accepting what is after all that can be done has been done — a challenge we must all face.) Neither should anyone be despised or ridiculed for their weight or any other feature for that matter. But let’s not act like we can ignore or avoid the numerous health issues that can and do arise from holding excessive weight, as if these issues are merely “social constructs” which we can simply wish away. Please. If anything should be considered “offensive” it should be the farcical deception of liberal buffoons which could easily cost people their lives. I kid you not. Look them up.

All of this reminds me of, and, at bottom, is exactly the same as that horrific and disgusting neurodiversity movement which ultimately does more harm than good by seeking to keep millions enslaved to their own psychiatric illnesses. You’re depressed? You just think differently. You have autism? It’s a gift. Schizophrenia? Just a variation of normal. Never mind the observable degradation of brain tissue. So far has the left come with their Frankfurt-esque, post-structural bullshit that even something as basic as physical and mental health is made subservient to their neo-Marxist fetish with power struggle and diversity, which is ironic considering that this, in fact, turns them into the very oppressor they despise, or at least makes them accessories. It just goes to show how little regard many of them have for your life and your health, and how little confidence they have in your ability to change.

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The Rank Stupidity of Third-Wave Feminism

NOTE: This entry should not be taken as a diatribe against women’s rights and their freedom to choose their own destiny. It is, however, a diatribe against certain strains of feminism that twist the data and use it for certain socio-political ends.

The basic ignorance of female sexuality among modern-day feminists is borderline appalling — not the kind that simply want legal equality, mind you, which is nothing more than good and consistent classical liberalism, but the kind that are somehow under the mistaken impression that males and females are virtually identical, gender roles being little more than an artificial construct imposed by the (evil) patriarchy. More than once have I heard it asked why a woman’s breast should be considered erotic when, in fact, the answer should be immediately obvious to anyone with even a modicum of scientific reproductive knowledge, or at least it should be so after it’s pointed out. Breastfeeding, anyone? There you go. To make matters worse, it usually turns out to be members of the academic elite who are propagating this nonsense, thereby giving it an air of authenticity, as if voices from sociology and gender studies departments are really worth hearing — the two fields that have most thoroughly rejected the best findings in contemporary behavioral ecology and evolutionary psychology.

Years ago, when he was still alive, the late Christopher Hitchens wrote an article entitled “Why Women Aren’t Funny,” in which he pointed out, not that no women are funny of course, but only the well-known fact that, on average, females just simply aren’t as humorous as men. For this he was dubbed a “sexist,” a label he also received for benignly suggesting that women shouldn’t be forced to work if they don’t want to, as if that’s really such a ghastly idea. At any rate, similar disparities to that in the humor department exist in a variety of areas, and, for most of them, highly plausible evolutionary reasons can be posited as explanations, thereby negating the hypothesis that some socially-constructed sexism is to blame — this being part of the left’s own war on science.

No doubt in the coming months we’ll start hearing more about the overblown wage gap, primarily from Democrats who completely ignore the research which suggests that the classic 78% number can be reduced to something along the lines of, say, 5-8% by taking into account the choices women make with regards to family, education, and the like. Yes, it could be that the remaining percentage is due to some form of discrimination, but in reality this has yet to be confirmed, so anyone arguing that it is has the same burden of proof as those arguing otherwise. Up until now I’ve not seen it addressed, but given that the stupidly named “heightism” sees even shorter males earning less than their taller counterparts, I have to wonder if a part of this left-over mystery gap can’t be explained by the obvious fact that women are also, on average, shorter than men, in which case gender has little, if anything, to do with it at all.

As long as the writers at Jezebel and The Huffington Post still think that “slut shaming” is some patriarchal double-standard, though, then it probably doesn’t matter a whole lot what anyone says about the wage gap, because it’s quite obvious that many of these inane ramblers are operating within a nonsensical framework that violates the very nature of most human beings. Imagine, if you can, the psychological harm that could potentially befall those who are forced into the Procrustean bed of gender feminism, which really is far more than a hideous annoyance. It is, in fact, a sinister threat that should have no place among a population that claims enlightenment and scientific literacy.