Reader BillyS linked to My Sex Junk, a video by Social Justice Warrior Bill Nye that is making the rounds. The video is aimed at teenagers and is intended to make sexual deviancy of all kinds “cool”. But instead of being cool the video gives off a terribly creepy vibe. Picture being a teenager and having your parents don short-shorts and perform a hip-gyrating musical number on the joys of pornography, masturbation, gay sex, and straight sex for the kids of the neighborhood, and you have a sense of just how creepy and uncool the video is. In short, the video makes deviancy gay.
“My Sex Junk,” published on YouTube Sunday, features actress Rachel Bloom singing a song about transgenders, gay sex, and how sexuality is a fluid concept. The clip comes from an episode of Bill Nye’s show “Bill Nye Saves The World.”
“Sexuality’s a spectrum, everyone is on it. Even you might like it if you sit up on it,” Bloom sings on stage. “Drag king, drag queen just do what feels right.”
“This world of ours is so full of choice. But must I choose between only John or Joyce? Are my options only hard or moist? My vagina has its own voice,”
The Daily Caller noted that the video was not well received on Youtube:
The video hasn’t performed well on YouTube. It has received nearly 4,000 dislikes and only 79 likes. The clip seemed to disturb many YouTube commenters.
The Daily Caller article was published on Monday morning, and since then the youtube numbers have only gotten worse. Now the video has over 42,500 dislikes and only 661 likes.
As I have noted previously, feminism is the assertion that men are evil and naturally want to harm women, followed by pleas to men to solve all of women’s problems.
Feminism is also about the desire to be first, to be the woman who blazes the trail for other women. Feminists set out to attain a goal so that they can show other women that they too can attain the goal, so that still other women will know that they can attain the goal as well. This is a never ending process; it has to continue forever, as feminism is all about empowering women to break barriers.
Obviously the need to continue the claim of breaking barriers requires that the definition of what is pioneering be stretched to ridiculous proportions. Fortunately feminists are quite comfortable accepting the ridiculous as trail blazing, and have been from the very beginning. In June of 1928 Amelia Earhart attained her status of feminist trailblazer by being the first female passenger on a transatlantic flight. This made her the feminist equivalent of Charles Lindbergh, earning her the nicknames of “Lady Lindy” and “Queen of the Air”.
We still see this today. In 2012 Anne Marie Slaughter wrote about the obstacles she faced as the “first woman director of policy planning at the State Department”. While she was in fact the first woman with that specific job title, she reported to a female Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. Secretary Clinton was herself a pioneer, as she was only the third woman to serve as Secretary of State. This made Secretary Clinton the first woman to be the third female U.S. Secretary of State.
More recently a pregnant hooker came up with a brilliant way to advertise her professional services, by declaring on her brothel’s blog that she too was blazing the trail for other women (emphasis mine).
…if society already looks down on me for being a working girl (even though legal), you can imagine what they will probably think of a pregnant working girl! Even other working girls sometimes look down on pregnant working girls. But I’ve never been one to let myself be intimidated by what others thought! It actually never occurred to me that I would stop working at the Bunny Ranch while I was pregnant…
I want to make a statement that supports the right of a woman to choose…to work as a prostitute while pregnant! I mean, for so many of you that know me, would you expect anything else? I am after all, 1000% open-minded, completely non-judgmental. And, if I can make it any easier for the next working girl to make the choice to work while expecting, then more power to her!
The combination of feminist empowerment and sexual debauchery succeeded in getting her global tabloid exposure, as articles soon followed from Metro, Daily Mail, and NY Post.
But feminist empowerment isn’t just for the tabloids. This weekend Lily Cohen posted a guest blog for Scientific American about her trailblazing experience as a woman peeing in the woods during winter. Salon saw the trailblazing article and republished it as: “Long live the patriarchy”: One more barrier faced by women in science. Cohen recounts how she bravely and repeatedly peed her pants, preparing the way for other women (emphasis mine):
Last week I peed all over myself in the name of studying climate change in Alaska. Gender barriers in science don’t always take an obvious form, and they get especially perilous in below-zero temperatures. Some of these involve individual’s malice or misogyny, but there is another set of barriers that simply result from being a woman in a male dominated field. If we continue ignoring those additional challenges by striving for equality instead of equity, the barriers will persist.
I wish I could explain to my male colleagues the combined feelings of failure and humiliation that accompany walking bowlegged in soggy bottoms back into my house. Pee dripped off the ends my pajamas and onto the rug where people stomp their boots.
…I’m guessing the men I work with do not have a pair of pants they designate as “the pair of pants I wear when I am going to pee all over myself.”
Cohen decided to do something about this problem, so that other women won’t leave a trail of pee when they follow in her footsteps. Carrying forward the great feminist tradition of Amelia Earhart, Cohen knows that the best way to navigate the path to feminist empowerment is to be carried in the strong protective arms of men. While Cohen wasn’t able to master the ability to pee in the woods, she could do something better. She could nag men to fix the problem for her, and this is exactly what her Scientific American post did:
Starting at my two bosses and going up the chain of command that ends in the President of the University, every position is held by a white male. I firmly believe in the good intentions of each of those individuals, but I am not surprised when policies and practices are inequitable or missing perspectives.
Lily Cohen is a Research Professional at the University of Alaska Fairbanks where she studies snow, permafrost and long term weather patterns. She also writes policies and creates opportunities for conversations about making field research a safer and more inclusive working environment.
I have no doubt that Cohen’s expectations will be met, and the goal of the article will be successful. Surely Chancellor Dana Thomas and the other men of the evil patriarchy will do whatever it takes to solve her problem. This way Cohen (and the women who follow her, and the women who follow them, etc) can get back to living the dream of breaking the barrier and triumphantly becoming one of the guys, as the appropriately placed beer advertisement in the Salon article depicts:
The Daily Mail has an article about a 53 year old new divorcée named “Claire” who learned the hard way that her fantasy of divorce empowerment was just a fantasy. Claire of course didn’t ditch her boring loyal dude in hopes of finding her secret multimillionaire hunky handyman; instead she tells us that he left her after she made it clear that she didn’t want to remain married to him:
‘Bye then,’ she said, as he walked out of the door and out of her life
Though shocked and hurt, Claire, a 53-year-old travel agent from Colchester, Essex, admits part of her was excited at the thought of being single again.
While she loved her husband, like most couples in long marriages, she felt they had become a little staid and set in their ways. Their sex life was hardly the firework display of their 20s, and sometimes she’d look over at this snoring, paunchy, greying man on the other side of the bed and wonder: ‘Is this it?’
Now that Claire has experienced the realities of the SMP, she wishes she could go back and do it differently:
To Claire, it sounded like a different world; a sweet shop filled with thrills and excitement, all available at her fingertips. Just the pick-me-up she needed.
Sadly, six months later, Claire would do anything to be back in the marital home, listening for the sound of her husband’s key in the door.
…she’d be the first to warn any married woman secretly thinking the grass might be greener on the other side to stay firmly where she is.
One of the most brutal hallmarks of older women’s declining SMP power is how open men are about seeing them as good for a quick lay, but not worthy of investment/commitment.
Claire says: ‘I’d hoped to meet some decent men in their 50s, someone with whom I could enjoy a conversation or a meal out.
‘But it was horrendous and I’ve found that it’s zapped my confidence and made me feel a lot more anxious about the future.
‘I’ve been shocked by the number of men who think it’s acceptable to send you pictures of their private parts.
‘What I find particularly depressing is that these men think that’s what women today have been reduced to — that it’s a normal way to speak to a woman in 2017.
Another late life divorcée named Cath describes the same dynamic:
Mike, a 49-year-old mechanic, cut straight to the chase. He pointed out that we were no more than a couple of minutes apart.
‘On my lunch break,’ he messaged. ‘Do you fancy meeting up for a bit of fun?’
The Daily Mail brought in an expert who explained the realities of Rollo’s SMP Chart (emphasis mine):
Marital therapist Andrew Marshall, author of It’s Not A Midlife Crisis, It’s An Opportunity, says he has been seeing more and more women like Claire, bored with their marriages and tempted by one ‘last hurrah’ in the seemingly exciting world of internet dating.
Yet the reality of starting again on the dating scene, 30-plus years after they left it, rarely lives up to the expectation, says Mr Marshall.
‘For any woman whose last experience of meeting partners was many years ago via friends, work or in a nightclub, she will find the dating landscape has changed considerably — and not in her favour,’ says Mr Marshall. ‘Because, though dating sites offer the prospect of meeting thousands of men, the power dynamic has shifted once you’re an older woman.
We live in a strange time, as while the Daily Mail is disturbed that a man would strike back when assaulted by a mere woman, we also are told that women must be allowed into all units in the military since they are able to fight just like men. While the Daily Mail complains about a weak man screwing feminism up by defending himself from a kickass gal, NBC News is reporting that Norway now has an all female special forces unit* where the women are just like the men:
…the female soldiers are just as capable as their male counterparts.
At the same time our entertainment is filled with images of kickass gals single handedly beating up groups of men. Unfortunately, with even our armed forces getting in on the fantasy, many women don’t understand that this is just make believe. This leads to tragic outcomes as women attempt to act out the feminist fantasy; instead of beating up men they wind up dead or seriously injured. Several years back I wrote about a female Marine in Iraq who died after attacking a Navy Sailor.
…she had been spending downtime with other Marines and a group of U.S. Navy sailors when one sailor snarled, “Marines ain’t shit” at them.
Enraged, Annie rushed the sailor. “I’m going to show you what a Marine is!” she shouted, and proceeded to knock the much larger rival to the ground.
According to the investigator’s account, the sailor then jumped back to his feet, grabbed Annie, and body-slammed her. Her head whip-lashed onto concrete.
The scuffle was broken up by witnesses, and Annie retreated without seeking medical attention. But within a few hours, she complained to commanding officers and fellow Marines of a headache. The next day, she was dead.
More recently Vox wrote about a college age woman who punched a man on Halloween and ended up in a coma after he punched her back. Nearly six months later, the young woman is still in the hospital. Her aunt maintains a public facebook page where she posts frequent status updates, including this one from yesterday:
Update. Emily continues to have good days and bad. The neurosurgeon at NYU are looking over her case, and we hope to get ideas from them on what to do next. Right now though she still has the external drain in which they are draining fluid continuously. All the fluid tested from the drain showed no signs of infection. I am currently having discussions with her neurosurgeon on where to put the shunt (pleural space of her lung or abdomen) when we do put it back in. She remains weak on the left side especially her arm, but continues to receive therapy daily to help with strengthening. Her appetite is poor lately and they are feeding her continuously right now via the feeding tube in her nose, but they do continue to try and offer her food throughout the day. The nurses did take her outside yesterday, and she enjoyed getting some sun. Hope you all had a Blessed Easter with your families. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers!
This fantasy comes at a huge price, and that price will only get higher.
Also, RecoveringBeta pointed out that Springfield Armory has a new marketing campaign focused around women:
..you might check out Springfield Armory’s new ad for their Saint AR. 6 strong (attractive) women…aaand sales to betas and omegas skyrocket.
I hadn’t been to Springfield’s site for probably a year, and I’m surprised to see that Springfield has really gone overboard in this regard. Springfield has remade their entire brand image with a corny marketing campaign centering on their very poorly timed entry into the AR market:
With the new Defend Your Legacy site and hashtag (#DefendYourLegacy), Springfield hopes to open up a dialogue about the importance of defending one’s legacy and encourage others to share ideas on what legacy means to them. All of this seems to be leading up to a the release of a new Springfield Armory product. Named the SAINT, this new product is expected to be introduced on November 1st of this year. The website even features a countdown until the release of the SAINT. So far, little is known about what the SAINT will be, other than this new product will be unlike any other from Springfield Armory.
A week after Springfield joined the already crowded AR market with their SAINT, Trump won the election and sales of AR 15s dropped.
Jeremy S. at The Truth About Guns reviewed the SAINT in December and explained Springfield’s rebranding:
Springfield Armory is embarking on a bit of a corporate re-branding. According to the gunmaker’s marketing mavens, their “Defend Your Legacy” slogan targets Americans between 25- and 45-years-old. Buyers who know their safety is their own responsibility. Who understand that the good guys have firearms because they’re the best tool for the job of self-defense. That all Americans have a historical right to keep and bear arms. Enter The SAINT.
He added some more thoughts on the new Springfield brand image in the comments:
I really like how all of the product ads I’ve seen for this gun are geared primarily towards women, yet it’s a black, “black gun.” No pink or frilly or traditionally “girly” crap. Springfield is being very clear that it’s an excellent rifle for a woman to defend herself and her family, seek out professional training with, etc etc, and it can and should be the same rifle used by the dudes. I really do like this. I don’t know how women feel about it of course or how they’ll react, etc, but I think it’s a breath of fresh air… we all know firearms are “the great equalizer” and such, and I never liked what I perceived as the condescending nature of the industry saying “we’ve painted this gun pink because it’s for women.”
I think he is right that Springfield is going for the image of a woman’s gun that men can shoot too. If you look at the product pages on the Springfield website, 6 of the 7 products are pictured in the hands of women (X D, XD-MOD2, XD(M), XD-S, SAINT, M1A, and 1911). I’m not surprised that Jeremy S. is enthusiastic about this, as this was a core point in my previous post. However, I think they have gone too far in anchoring their brand so firmly around the kickass conservative gal image.
As much as shooters love the kickass conservative gal image, positioning Springfield as a seller of women’s guns that men can shoot too goes too far. While men will tend to support the campaign, I don’t think most men will want to identify with a product marketed as made for women. Even worse, women want to break into the male space. Now that Springfield is identifying itself as a female space that men can join too, the thrill of breaking into the male space is also gone.
To the extent that marketing doesn’t matter, Springfield should continue to sell well as their entire X D line has a large following. But as marketing campaigns go, I don’t see this rebranding as helping Springfield with either men or women shooters