Stinky feminists strike back.

H/T Instapundit

Stinkyness is a favorite weapon of ugly feminists, so the new Slate article shouldn’t be entirely surprising.

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  1. In other news, the Union of Consolidated Satirists and Affiliated Jackanapes went on strike today, “We just can’t work under these conditions,” a spokesman was quoted as saying, “How am I supposed to work with this? What do you people want from me?” He reaffirmed, that no seriously, they weren’t kidding. More at 11.

  2. okrahead says:

    Patriarchal: Deodorant, soap, razors, toothpaste, bras, pads/tampons.
    Feminist: Adipose, Adipose, Adipose, Adipose, Adipose, Adipose.

  3. Red Pill Latecomer says:

    In the 1980s, when I was an undergraduate student, I had a female professor who condemned TV commercials for inventing problems, then offering products to solve those fake problems.

    She used deodorants as an example. She said that sweat is natural, and added, “Hey, it’s okay to stink.

    So this thinking goes back at least 35 years, and probably much further than that.

  4. Opus says:

    One difference I noticed as between American and us is that you are far more obsessed with deodorants. If you must wash what is wrong with soap and water? I am told that perspiration is a turn-on for the female sex. Oh God! it all comes back to me now: covering my youthful self with Hi Karate or Brut and our ‘enry’s [Henry Cooper the only man to put Cassius Clay on the canvas – saved from defeat by the bell] voice over of ‘splash it on all over’. The seventies were really as bad as their reputation.

  5. Dalrock says:

    @Opus

    One difference I noticed as between American and us is that you are far more obsessed with deodorants.

    I imagine part of it has to do with our hotter climate. I see that the average high for London in July is 74 degrees. The same average in Dallas is 96, and it is a humid 96. Obviously not all of the US is as hot as the South, but I see that London is farther North than any point in the contiguous U.S.

  6. dpmonahan says:

    The American insistence on deodorants has a lot to do with the increase of office and service jobs. No one cares what a farmer or miner smells like and factories have a lot of competing chemical odors, but bankers and waitresses have to smell nice.

  7. Jacob says:

    There’s a kernal of truth in the Salon article. The cosmetic industry has manufactured demand for its products by making natural bodily functions seem offensive. The scent of a healthy woman is surely designed to be pleasing to men. There were of course loving families before deodorant. And personally, I’d rather do without the stink of cheap cosmetics, whatever it smell women use them to cover up, but then I’ve never really known what life would be like without them.

    Trust the feminists to find male oppression under every fold of pig fat. Sooner or later they’ll will take over the work spaces and make wallowing in their own muck an HR requirement. First PC, then equalitotalitarianism, now basic hygiene. Next it will be urinating in their cubicles to mark feeding territory. You have to wonder how far back these animals intend to devolve. At some point it may be prudent to enclose them in office buildings and let them wallow to their hearts content.

  8. aussiemania says:

    Yes deodorants are unknown in the tropics and people there smell just fine. I do think this is an American consumerist thing, but maybe having to be close together in offices had something to do with its origins, ‘Mad Men’ etc – the US did pioneer that type of office work. British clerks sat behind mountains of papers for example, cooled by fans in the tropics, not close together. In my first office in 1973 we just opened all the windows and let in lots of fresh air on hot days – on the 5th floor. There was little air conditioning back then except in movie theatres. When you work in fresh air there is less need for artificial stuff. Anyway sorry for sidetracking the otherwise good point of the post.

  9. JB Harshaw says:

    @dpmonahan

    >>The American insistence on deodorants has a lot to do with the increase of office and service jobs. No one cares what a farmer or miner smells like and factories have a lot of competing chemical odors, but bankers and waitresses have to smell nice.<<

    I don't know that it's entirely correct to say "no one cares" (or that — in the past — no one "cared")… but I do know that a LOT of things have "changed" which have made people much more (ridiculously IMO) "sensitive" to wholly NATURAL smells/odors.

    It wasn't just that farmers (miners, etc) invariably smelled dirty (and yes, sweaty and even "shitty"… you CANNOT work around & with animals and animal stalls for 8 or 10 or more hours per day, especially cleaning stalls, brushing them down, etc; and NOT only get "sweaty" but also a bit "stinky")… but realistically — historically — just about EVERYONE was at least partially habituated to such smells. Not just the countryside either… i fact cities usually stank far MORE of animal fecal matter (and worse); simply because of the pervasive prevalence of horses as both transportation AND beasts of burden. (Cf "The Great Horse Manure Crisis of 1894" : https://fee.org/articles/the-great-horse-manure-crisis-of-1894/)

    Automobiles changed THAT.

    But it wasn't JUST automobiles… it was also things like electricity (replacing among other things, soot & stink creating candles & oil lamps), it was heating oil & natural gas & thermostatically controlled furnaces (replacing coal, wood & yes even "manure" fueled manually-stoked stoves & ovens).. which made houses (and offices and all other buildings) dramatically CLEANER, and a lot less "ODOROUS" (anyone who has sat around an actual wood-campfire knows that the "smokey smell" — which we often even NOW find pleasing rather than offensive in that context — not only overrides a lot of other smells, but that "smoke smell" also gets into your clothing and often persists even after washing… Well, guess what your HOUSE smells like if you heat it with a wood-stove or fireplace, if you cook on a wood-fueled stove/oven? And of course what YOU and your clothing smells like too… Exactly).

    There are other things as well…

    Our CLOTHING has changed. Historically a lot of clothing was either wool (which wicks moisture away), or things like linen (which "breathes")… with the result that perspiration was in many ways LESS of a problem than it is with modern fabrics & clothing (mostly cotton and/or cotton & polyester blend fabrics) which neither "breathe" nor "wick"… the end result being that the perspiration "sits" on the skin, making it damp/moist (and often encouraging both BAD bacterial but even fungal growths). The phenom of "stinky feet" is of course then made even WORSE by not only cotton socks, but generally tight-fitting largely non-breathing "plastic" shoes…. it really ISN'T that human "feet" are stinky (people who go barefoot generally have dry, non-smelly feet; their feet don't "stink" any more than their hands do), but it's the fact that most people "wrap their feet up tightly" in the equivalent of a plastic bag (do the same with your hands — inside of gloves for several hours — and they too become "moist & stinky").

    Our bathing habits have indeed also changed… from what used to commonly be some minor "wash cloth" wiping; and probably a "weekly" bath (usually Saturday night and/or early Sunday morning)… to now most commonly DAILY (if not multiple times per day) "showers"; and of course shampoos, AND scrubbing with scented soaps… AND then on top of that DAILY shaving of several and various body parts (ridiculously so), applying "anti-perspirants" and/or de-odorants AND perfumes (and hair-sprays, body-sprays, etc etc)… all of which HAS been documented as destroying various positive/beneficial "probiotic" skin bacteria, and allowing/fostering the growth of harmful (and yes "stinky") bacteria and again even "fungal" things (especially if you apply anti-perspirant over still damp skin, and/or get dressed without thoroughly "air drying"… not to mention the problem of skin folds/crevices of the increasing flabby/obese majority of the population.)

    Which also, by the by, very likely NEGATIVELY affects hormone levels (no one REALLY knows what all those "scent/smell" related chemicals do to us when absorbed into the skin & bloodstream); but very likely affects whatever humans DO have for "pheromones" (and, all "snake oil" nonsense aside; while human pheromones have NOT been unequivocally identified; is there really any doubt that we have SOME kind of such "pheromonal" activity that goes on… and which works at both a conscious as well as subconscious level?)

    Add all of that together; and you have people who ALSO — as you note especially those who work in modern "air-conditioned" (and air-filtered) offices, AND live in similarly "artificially sterilized" housing — often not only bereft of any/all "natural" smells (many people go to great pains to make certain most/all of even "cooking" smells get vented outside, assuming they even actually "cook" anything at home that is)… but also their offices & homes are filled with various sources of artificial "scents"… so called "air fresheners" as well of course as anti-perspirants, de-odorants, various so called "air fresheners" (which are really artificial-chemical-scent "air stinkifiers"), and so on.

    One has to wonder… just how much of our "gender confusion" (and possibly even "sexual orientation" confusion, maybe even "autism" and etc) — not to mention declining "testosterone" levels in boys/men; odd "estrogen" fluctuations in women {further screwed up by Birth Control Pills}, and then of course soy-based phytoestrogens, etc) — actually comes from all of the above.

  10. Spike says:

    Biggest point here isn’t whether we deodorize or not, but rather how the use of deodorant is yet another oppressive demand placed onto those poor women by the dreaded Patriarchy.
    It has long been a derisive meme that Conservative chicks are way hotter than Leftist chicks. This has been met with howls of indignation and threats of violence by – Leftist chicks. It conveys a truth like all memes do.
    If you do not want to personally groom, grow long hair, keep your body physically fit (a health, not a beauty, issue), depilate to your personal level of choice and dress in a feminine manner fine. But don’t expect a high-quality man to wife you up, because you are a fat, ugly, lazy, hairy slob. Simple as that.

  11. locustsplease says:

    Its an invented problem because women work in harsh 71 degree sexist office climates. I use deodorant as little as possible though myself it has burned my armpits before and i have to shower right after work every day doing manual labor anyway.

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  13. JB Harshaw says:

    @Spike

    >>Biggest point here isn’t whether we deodorize or not, but rather how the use of deodorant is yet another oppressive demand placed onto those poor women by the dreaded Patriarchy.<<

    LOL… yeah "the Patriarchy"… just like the same "oppressive Patriarchy" is what FORCES women to wear all that makeup, to buy & wear ridiculous high-heeled shoes…

    It doesn't have ANYTHING AT ALL to do with women's "vanity"… with them CHOOSING to look, dress, paint themselves up as "seductresses" — to don the "uniform" of a prostitute — in order to try to MANIPULATE men into handing over resources… in exchange for "sexual favors" etc.

    Oh heavens no… because "women are wunnerful" and "sinless" and would never EVER do any such thing; why they only do all that for themselves…

    Except; well at the same time those nasty cis-hetero patriarchical toxic masculinity men FORCE them to…

    \*Yawn\*

    MGTOW… and just avoid the entire "cr*pfest" that is the modern female.

  14. I must say that I am a little surprised not to read on a Christian website people wondering aloud if these women are not possessed by demons.
    To my mind you can’t be a Christian and not believe in Satan etc. Christianity is not a pick & mix religion.

  15. Jonadab-the-Rechabite says:

    One day a man who was totally blind went for a walk. He departed from his normal route and his detour led him through an open air fish market. As he passed a particular table of fish that had been sitting in the direct sunlight for many hours he, being the consummate gentleman, tipped his hat a cheerfully chimed out “Hello ladies”.

  16. Isohex says:

    @Stephanie G
    Not all Christians obsess over demon posession conspiracy theories. We realise time is better spent focusing on worshipping God the way he deserves. Also, we believe that humanity has determined for itself incredible wickedness. (Romans 1)
    I really think simply deciding women are bad because they are demon posessed wont get you too far…
    Sure, women are corrupted and evil. In fact, their heinous depravity is only matched by one other group in history…men.

  17. Spike says:

    JB Harshaw says:
    June 27, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    I hear ya, man. Esther Pilar’s book, “The Manipulated Man” states exactly that.
    The women I had in mind, have gone beyond that: They do nothing except offer cheap sex because their brains have been so fried by ideology that they are too far gone to go through the motions of manipulation and seduction. They usually infest inner cities, have horrible hairstyles and fashion sense and an insanely high partner count.

  18. Opus says:

    @Dalrock

    …and yet much colder in winter. The explanation is that although we are further north we are served by the Gulf Stream, a phenomena not much discussed I would presume, down in Texas, and which provides us with warm but wet weather which is why even in the summer the fields are a luxuriant green and we are never that cold in winter. England is very humid in Summer and can be quite unpleasant but we have weather rather than climate for no two days are alike. We do not have air conditioning because of the brevity of the heat and in winter even a light dusting of snow brings the entire country to a standstill. In the fall (autumn) Trains fail because of the wrong sort of leaves on the line, in winter the wrong sort of snow and at any time the wrong sort of rain (I am not joking). One is never lost for a subject to discuss with any complete stranger as the perennial topic is the weather and how things may be helped with a cup of tea, tea in North America I believe being considered merely medicinal. Tea despite being served hot is and contrary to what one might expect best in the hot days of summer for quenching the thirst. Paris – France not Texas – (I noticed on my only and very brief visit) being inland and thus not subject to the Gulf Stream is not so oppressive despite greater heat. We do not have the extremes of temperature one finds in North America – I am thinking here particularly – with Novaseeker’s permission – of Washington D.C.: freezing in winter, swamp in summer.

    None of the above I am afraid adequately explains either why Americans have better teeth, are better dressed and endlessly optimistic or why you always dress-up in evening dress/tuxedo (or D.J. as we say) when you visit the opera. More formal and better turned out but I would say somewhat over-dressed. You put us and our slovenly ways to shame.

    Here as I am guessing the clip is not much seen on your side of the pond is white supremacist Cooper disciplining one of your slaves. I recall: a school friend’s mother whose home in Bow Street I once visited (above their cafe) opposite the now gone (like the cafe) fruit and veg market (the one in My Fair Lady) was the sister of Mrs Cooper. Small world.

  19. Opus says:

    Here is one of Cooper’s Brut commercials. How times change: no way could it be made today, in a bath, close to being full frontal and singing a (Gershwin) Negro tune.

  20. Luke says:

    Hi, Opus. As an American who has spent some time in the U.K. (specifically, in Scotland), I would give you guys the better-dressed award. Further, your people average less obese. We do seem to have the better teeth though, yes.

    Oh, and anyone not wanting to use conventional deodorants on their armpits:

    Isopropyl alcohol (as high concentration as obtainable; 70% minimal, 91% not hard to find) or even acetone will extend time til major stench there.

  21. newwest says:

    If you are not fat, eat clean and shower daily you won’t be stinky even without a deodorant. This stuff really affects your endocrinal system a you would be better off not using it.

  22. Oscar says:

    @ aussiemania

    Yes deodorants are unknown in the tropics and people there smell just fine.

    Having been born in the tropics, and spent a lot of time there in adulthood, I strongly disagree on both counts.

  23. Oscar says:

    The feminist writer at Slate, however, is correct. Deodorant is, in fact, a tool of the Western patriarchy, and more specifically the American patriarchy. And so are showers, indoor plumbing, flushing toilets, sewage treatment plants, and all kinds of other developments that make modern life cleaner, healthier and more pleasant than it was in centuries past.

    Feminism is anti-civilizational.

  24. Bee says:

    The matriarchy drives civilization backwards to measles, cholera, TB, mud huts, and dirty drinking water.

  25. OT. I have just read that the Church of England has appointed a black Jamaican migrant woman as Bishop of Dover. What do you make of that?
    I didn’t know that there were female bishops in the CofE as I am nominally a member of the Church of Scotland.
    In addition Sunday services are no now longer mandatory:
    “Rural churches are no longer obliged to hold Sunday services after the Church of England (CofE) voted to change canon law.

    Previously, all parish churches had to host a weekly service on the Sabbath, under strictures dating to 1603 that were written into modern canon law in the 1960s.

    But decades of falling church attendance and dwindling religious observance have left some priests looking after up to 20 rural churches – making it impossible to hold a Sunday service in every one”

  26. John James R says:

    In about 15 years, when females are 85% of university students and 70% of corporate work, will that also be because of the patriarchy? Making women do all the higher cognitive level work? Oppressing them into having to work 70 hours a week while males coast along doing 35 hours a week gov’t make-work jobs or staying home.

  27. Poetentiate says:

    Guys need to relax and let the you go girls do and run everything, like they seem to want to. Apparently it’s very rewarding to have to work so much to make ends meet that you hardly ever are able to spend time with your family.

  28. Oscar says:

    @ Stephanie G (@MsStephanieG1)

    OT. I have just read that the Church of England has appointed a black Jamaican migrant woman as Bishop of Dover. What do you make of that?

    The Anglican Communion, like mainstream Protestant denominations in general, is committing suicide. The Anglican Communion’s only hope for survival seems to be its African bishops, who appear to be pretty solid.

    https://religionnews.com/2019/05/29/citing-inclusion-of-lgbt-clerics-anglican-bishops-in-africa-to-shun-lambeth-conference/

    As I’ve stated many times here, don’t be surprised when, in the near future, Africans and Asians evangelize Godless Europeans.

  29. Gage says:

    I for one and incredibly thankful for the patriarchy’s invention of deodorants. I reside in the southeast US and for about 9 months of the year, the humidity and heat levels are such that walking outside is often enough to make one start sweating. I have tried to go the deodorant free route, but after a few hours working outside, I can barely stand the smell of my own sweat and stink. If i dont wear something to cover the smell, it is quite unpleasant to be around. And i am not fat or have any sweating abnormalities in any way, I just live where the heat and humidity are pervasive.

  30. Trust says:

    It’s a common joke in my social circle about how when wives come to bed, they make it a point to tell their husbands that they are stinky and/or haven’t showed. After all, they are good Christian wives who don’t reject their husbands (you never have to reject him if you make sure he never tries).

    One of the more depressing realizations to me in recent years has been how feminism has influenced the church more than the church influences the culture. The similarities between secular feminist and the women in church are telling and depressing.

  31. BillyS says:

    I would agree Gage. I can’t stand my own stink after working hard outside or such. Not as much of a problem if I sit behind a computer all day, but it can come even there.

    People used to dump their excrement out the window into the street there. They weren’t bothered by that smell either, but I would not want to go back to that time at all.

    Stink all you want, but please stay away from me and not pollute the air I must breath!

  32. Frank K says:

    The Anglican Communion, like mainstream Protestant denominations in general, is committing suicide. The Anglican Communion’s only hope for survival seems to be its African bishops, who appear to be pretty solid.

    I fully expect a schism within the Anglican Communion. As to what the Africans will do after that, it’s hard to say. Whether they remain independent (but still call themselves Anglican), or seek communion with other churches remains to be seen.

  33. Frank K says:

    But decades of falling church attendance and dwindling religious observance have left some priests looking after up to 20 rural churches – making it impossible to hold a Sunday service in every one

    Well, there really is no point in the Vicar showing up if there is no one present.

  34. Dylan Sexton says:

    Isohex says:
    June 28, 2019 at 1:04 am

    >Not all Christians obsess over demon posession conspiracy theories.

    Interesting, you think demons’ ability to possess humans is a “conspiracy theory?”

  35. SirHamster says:

    Interesting, you think demons’ ability to possess humans is a “conspiracy theory?”

    More importantly, demons and other supernatural beings are the simplest explanation for long term evil influences on mankind. They would be the best source for a working conspiracy that operates on human societies over hundreds or thousands of years.

    Conspiracy theory indeed …

  36. JRob says:

    Here’s another one stinking up the airwaves.

    http://www.valhowe.com/

    Figure out the esoteric path to your very own awesome awesomene$$!

  37. TheTraveler says:

    It seems personal hygiene is always among the first casualties in wars waged by countercultural forces.

  38. TheTraveler says:

    As for the demonic thing…

    I’ve said this at this site many times. The devil is on a very long leash right now. Nothing else explains the collapse of morality and the routine, seemingly effortless silencing of voices of morality and reason by a tiny minority of (likely Satanic) oligarchs almost prouder of their godlessness than of their vast wealth.

    On a more practical level, look at the shrieking, face-contorting harpies at any left-wing protest, in particular pro-abortion, and tell me there’s not something supernaturally evil about the protesters’ conduct.

  39. BillyS says:

    SirHamster,

    The demons Jesus cast out of the wild man were “long term evil influences on mankind”. That is why the pigs they went into immediately ran down a hill and drowned themselves, right?

    That is likely one reason they were explicitly allowed to go into the pigs, to show they were real beings not generic “forces”.

  40. Jon Patch says:

    My wife regularly comments that my natural scent and sweat turn her on. I have never worn deodorant, but bathe with soap. On the other hand, I think she smells better with a little perfume.

  41. TheTraveler says:

    @BillyS

    SirHamster seems to be agreeing that demons are real and influential. And you’re splitting hairs.

    If the good guys (us) use their energy to beat each other up over stupid little things, no wonder evil is winning.

  42. aussiemania says:

    A very touchy subject because human smells are highly subjective. For example India with growing prosperity is now seeing a mass of internal migration for jobs or tourism, so local people in southern India have told me, ‘I went on a train carriage full of northern Indians and I could tell straight away by the smell. They stink!’. Northern Indians smell ‘stink’ to southern Indians, got that? It even results in ‘communal’ fights and people get killed, I saw it.

    Must be deep innate animal pack instincts – smells bond the pack together and identify outsiders. Just as women seem to be motivated by many more deep unconscious instincts than previously thought when we viewed them individually and didn’t collate data as now – to bring this back to the theme of the blog.

  43. BillyS says:

    Traveller,

    I read SirHamster’s post to say that demons were not real, just negative human things. Many do believe that today, though it is not correct. It would be great if he did believe they were real beings and I just misread what he wrote. Though only he knows that.

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