I get very confused about being a feminazi sometimes

Do I have too much sex with men or am I a man-hater?

(Thanks to Jane for the has-to-be-read-to-be-believed link, and this is cross-posted at blue milk).


Categories: culture wars, gender & feminism, Life, media, parties and factions, relationships, social justice

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14 replies

  1. Wow. That man could give misogyny tips to Kyle Sandilands…

  2. Remember the “whoever smelt it, dealt it” principle. I’d nearly forgotten this grim episode;

  3. I’m having trouble rehinging my jaw. It just keeps dropping the more I think of that man’s attitude. He shouldn’t be walking the streets let alone speaking publicly. The scary thing is that obviously he’s supported.

  4. And to think there are shock jocks and columnists here in Australia that love to get inspiration /crib notes from this guy.
    Everything about them is repellent yet the vile comment sections on right-wing websites show there are plenty of people happy to be seduced by hate merchants.
    Our domestic debate could easily dissolved into this type of garbage.
    I don’t understand the motivation of these people at all.

  5. The thing which has always amazed me about Rush Limbaugh is not so much that he’s a tremendously popular demagogue[1], but rather that no police force or district attorney anywhere in the USA has ever attempted to get the man charged or convicted for an offence like “inciting breach of the peace” (or whatever the legalese would be). He makes a living out of making spiteful, libellous, defamatory and slanderous statements about other people as a matter of course, and nobody appears to have the willingness to call him on it and make him put his money where his mouth is.
    [1] I can understand how that one comes about, and it’s based primarily on the well-known popular fear of public speaking combined with the lack of empathy which is a key symptom of a lot of personality disorders. People think Mr Limbaugh is being courageous by speaking out (because they’d never want to take the risk of speaking like that in public) when actually what he’s doing is saying things to get attention.

  6. He seems to think there’s a plot to make Republicans look bad to women?
    If so, that plot is being run from Republican headquarters!

  7. I don’t get it either.
    There’s a pretty good chance that some day I will wind up having to go for a prolonged period of time without sex (again,) whether I want to or not.
    One thing among many others I want to know is this:
    What is the exact length of time that it is socially acceptable for a woman to not have sex with her hetero partner? And under what circumstances?
    Because if you go too long then you’re holding out on him and of course he is within his rights to leave you or you should at least open up the relationship so he can have sex with other people since you won’t do it.
    Cuz like this guy right there, he said, “Ms. Fluke, have you ever heard of not having sex? Have you ever heard of not having sex so often?”
    So I don’t get it, do people want me to have sex or not. Cuz I have already gone years without what they call sex (i still call it that anyway) and I get social pressure to just suck it up and deal with it already and have some sex. More often.
    But now it’s like I’m not supposed to do it after all?
    I feel like I’m in high school allover again.

  8. Where is the outrage from the straight, college-age men, is what I’d like to know. The conservative/reactionary factions are campaigning to shut down their happy times, too.

  9. Rush Limbaugh is a pestilence.
    “She wants all the sex in the world whenever she wants it, all the time, no consequences. No responsibility for her behavior.”
    So, she wants to be able to behave like a man? The Horror.

  10. He seems to think there’s a plot to make Republicans look bad to women?
    Our dastardly scheme to refer to rape as rape, perhaps.

  11. “She wants all the sex in the world whenever she wants it, all the time, no consequences.”
    Er, yes, please?

  12. While I support the right of women to have all the sex they want without consequences (as others have pointed out, this is what men in this culture are supposed to have), I personally am more disturbed by the implication, both by Limbaugh and Dana Loesch (re Virginia forced ultrasound rape law) that a woman who would like to have sex without the risk of pregnancy is a promiscuous slut who’ll do it with anyone, all the time.
    Apparently even if you’d just like sex every Saturday night with your only ever sex partner who you legally married years ago, if you don’t want to risk getting pregnant (even just for the time being, maybe you’re saving up leave?) it must mean you don’t really love him or something and are just a hair’s breadth away from going out and doing it with the entire football team.
    I mean, I understood the Madonna/whore dichotomy intellectually, but I didn’t realise that these people are happy to consider 98% of the female population whores – doesn’t it rather undercut the moral pressure they’re trying to apply? And do the majority of Republican women really not see that that’s them being talked about like that?

  13. I think it’s amazing how easy it is for people not to apply labels to themselves though. So, my reasons for doing x are just, because I am not ‘label’, but everybody else is the label, so their reasons aren’t just. Because the narrative doesn’t apply to you, then you don’t appreciate that it’s you they’re talking about. And, realising it is you they’re talking about is an important step in political awareness.
    I think it’s interesting that there has been so little response to this in terms of married sexuality, given that family limitation is something most people, even religious people, think they have a right to. However, I also think from a feminist position, it might be important not to have this conversation on those terms. Because suddenly we then have a consensus that contraception in marriage is good, which allows limits to be placed on sex outside marriage – the contraception in marriage becomes the compromise, when this is a compromise that shouldn’t be made. And, I think this is also why the best reponse to ‘slut-shaming’ is to own it and say ‘yes, I have a right to as much sex as I want (as long as I can find an enthusiastically consenting partner)’, because to backtrack from this position becomes seriously murky for women’s rights.

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