Quickly, some sure signs that the apocalypse is imminent.
Colin Kaepernick jersey sales are now the third highest of all NFL jerseys this year. A hero is born. Funny how, at the beginning of the pre-season this guy was on the verge of being cut from the San Francisco 49ers, a very average quarterback commanding a very above average salary that the team might want to be freed of. If one were cynical you might suspect he engineered this bit of Black Lives Matters controversy to basically make him un-cut-able.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL.com last week. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
It is ironic that he was a child abandoned by his black father, put up for adoption and raised by a white family and makes millions of dollars a year playing football in a league where 65% of the players are black. But he’s being oppressed.
Megan Rapinoe is a lesbian who plays on the US National women’s soccer team. Nothing unusual about that; the higher the level of women’s competition in a large number of sports, it seems the higher the proportion of lesbians. No big deal though, it’s doubtful that despite the huge popularity of the US Women’s team in recent years that anyone beyond a small minority of people knew or cared that she was lesbian. It’s fair to say that practically nobody cared about her sexuality. But she was also being oppressed.
“Being a gay American, I know what it means to look at the flag and not have it protect all of your liberties.”
I’m curious what country other than the US, Canada or England, could you be an out-of-closet lesbian representing your nation and no one really batting an eye?
But oppression? You don’t know oppression until you are confronted by a man wearing a beard. Yes, beards and mustaches are symbols of the oppressive patriarchy. Men should be forced to shave. From the wonderful mind of the author:
Participating in #Movember is basically an action that screams “Look at me, I am a man, I accept the current patriarchal gender roles and I basically hate women“. It is a tool used by sexist men to keep women and transfolk down and make anyone who doesn’t agree with male supremacy and the Patriarchy shut up and just take being oppressed and hated on the chin. Every single hair on your chin is like a knife in every woman’s heart.
Trying to raise awareness for “men’s health” is frankly, pretty ridiculous. I mean, come on, it’s 2015, I thought we had gotten further than giving already privileged men an ENTIRE month when they already get the entire YEAR. Talking and “raising awareness” about prostate cancer and growing a frickin’ beard to get that conversation going, is incredibly sexist because it literally takes attention away from all the brave women who are dying every day from cancers such as ovarian cancer and breast cancer. We’re supposed to be living in an equal society and yet it’s accepted that men, who have been privileged for thousands of years, get so much attention for being poor “victims” of cancer. It’s so twisted that I can’t even begin to explain it.
We shouldn’t feel sorry for men and we shouldn’t prioritize men’s health. Men rape, men kill and men catcall and in today’s equal society, do we really have time to run around creating campaigns for men with cancer? Would you really care about Hitler if he got cancer? Would you grow a Hitler moustache as a campaign to raise awareness about Hitler’s cancer? No, I guessed not, so why are you doing the same for men?
I can’t tell if this is serious or satire. If satire, then congratulations to the author, well done.
But assuming it’s legitimate, then yes, women should not do anything for men. Most of all, do not wear bras!
This change in consumer demand is happening against the backdrop of France’s burkini ban and ongoing hurdles facing mothers trying to breastfeed in public. And it’s creating a striking contrast: While many women around the world are policed for their clothing choices, others have the comparative freedom to go bra-free and, in the case of celebrities like Kendall Jenner, flaunt nipple piercings publicly.
That’s raising eyebrows among some feminists. Jean Golden, a professor of sociology at Ryerson University, says the bra-free trend isn’t a substantive feminist issue, or a political movement.
“It is a personal choice, especially for young women, framed by the hyper-sexualized media portrayal of young women’s bodies, including their breasts and nipples,” she says. “It does not address systemic sexism. It could be argued it feeds into it.”
Ah ha! Your bluff is called feminists. Of course next will be a big(ger) push for hairy armpits and unshaven legs. Kim Kardashian will soon do a spread where we see that an ethnic Armenian woman’s natural state sans Brazilian wax is hair, front to back, full side to side. Everyone will applaud her naturalism and copy. Did I wake up in 1969?
Nope. It’s 2016 in full bloom because here we have incredulously anger over a movie about a trans-gendered person not having an actual trans-gendered actor cast in the part. Mark Ruffalo is as leftist a virtue-signaling Hollywood star can get. And yet he’s getting ripped to shreds for not following the social justice warrior playbook where only trans-people can play trans-people. Only gays can play gays. Only visible minorities can understand racism. Only women can understand sexism and straight white men understand nothing except how to inflict violence, colonialism and the patriarchy on the world at large.
Lastly I leave you with this bit of “art”.
The feminist then presents and interesting suggestion: “Go sit down with your blood during one of the first days of bleeding. Meditate on it. Smell it. Feel it. Why is it gross or scary? Look at me. Look me in the eyes and tell me why,” she demands.
The apocalypse cometh. Prepare yourself. Learn some survival skills, take some self defence classes and hope that the zombie virus hits before the social justice warriors take over.