Feminists Fall Silent

Given the past couple of weeks in the war on women, one must wonder where is the outrage?

 

 

Monica Lewinsky wants cyberbullying to end

Now granted she didn’t specifically say how she wants it to end, I assume she is speaking to raise awareness. Which is the approach most all politicians, actors, and celebrities take to their causes, so I’m not sure why people are surprised by this approach when Monica takes it.

Overall I feel bad for her, I really do. When they introduced this story on the news the anchors still referred to her as “the infamous intern.” While Bill Clinton isn’t noted as “lecherous predator who took advantage of an intern.” We can argue the note of consent in the Lewinsky/Clinton escapade from dawn to dusk, but at the end of the day he was the President of the United States and she was a 22-year-old intern, how do you say no to the President? And if we abide by the Tumblr Feminist Code Book on Sexual Assault it was totally consensual because he’s a Liberal and married to Hillary and can’t Monica just go away before she casts a shadow over 2016? This is the same group that cries harassment when men say, “you look nice today.”

I have no problem with Monica coming out to throw support behind anti-cyberbullying. When the whole scandal went down I was 10 years old and specifically remember the mud Monica was dragged through. The same thing happens now; CNN Opinions has a piece up that shames her for daring to speak out. The author even goes so far as to claim that “she was patently not the primary victim in the Zippergate affair (poor Hillary Clinton was),” I spent a great deal of time looking to see if this could possibly have been written tongue-in-cheek. Most Clinton supporters are once more taking to their keyboards to suggest that Monica is returning to spite Hillary, rather than listening to what she is saying they’re simply looking for quotes to use against her.

Looking up this infamous intern’s name on Tumblr you can see why she is supporting an anti-cyberbullying campaign given that the video of this speech was located between a less than flattering cartoon scanned from an old Rolling Stones magazine and a real estate agent that uses a picture of Monica to ask if the “last agent leave a bad taste in your mouth?”

I must be missing all of the feminist coming out to support Monica—they’re probably busy putting “Hillary 2016” stickers on the back of their Priuses.

 

Pretty Princesses Say WHAT?

This video is incredibly NSFW

 

I honestly can’t watch this video again. Go, watch it so you have a point of reference. Little girls have been dressed up in princess costumes and loudly spout off the facts of Tumblr feminism, interlaced with swear words while making sassy hand and head gestures. At the end of this video we find out that it has not been produced by a charity or organization, but rather a company trying to sell T-shirts.

From their own website: “FCKH8.com is a for-profit T-shirt company with an activist heart and a passionate social change mission: arming thousands of people with pro-LGBT equality, anti-racism and anti-sexism T-shirts that act as “mini-billboards” for change.” Yeah, and for your company, that’s mighty capitalistic of you! Only $5 goes towards “kick-ass charities,” that’s vague, that’s also a fair bit of money that goes back into the website’s pocket. I don’t blame them; you have to make a profit to stay in business. My qualm is with their commercial. That’s what this is. It’s no different than Go Daddy having Danica Patrick parade around in a swimsuit and deem the rest of the ad “too hot for TV.” It’s a shock factor, my issue with this is that it involves young children who are parroting issues they don’t understand yet. I’d say that this ad were a bold step to keep those who disagree from having an honest debate, I can just imagine the backlash anyone would face if they talked down to little girls. But it wasn’t even that, this ad was as edgy as a tennis ball.

If this company really wants to stand up for the rights of women in a truly edgy way, they would find a way to support the girls who are shot when they try to go to school or the women who are stoned because they’ve been raped or defied their husbands. You want to make a statement? Make an educated statement, have those little girls speak eloquently about these issues. I’ll forget about this video in a few days, I won’t forget Malala Yousafzai, she is what young girls should aspire to. But FCKH8 doesn’t care about making an actual change, if they do what will they have to complain about? More importantly what will they make money on? How do you sell T-shirts that promote an end to sexism after you’ve abolished sexism?

 

Bristol’s Brawl, CNN Fall

Honestly, I couldn’t even begin to wrap my head around this one. Bristol Palin was one of many drunk at a party when things went wayward. It still isn’t exactly clear what happened, but naturally TMZ found the recording of a very upset Bristol relaying the story of a man knocking her to the ground, grabbing her by the feet and dragging her while calling her a whole list of demeaning names.

Once I heard the tape I thought, “well, there’s no way— oh, yeah, the left is still going to make fun of her. But the feminists can’t possibly, not when they spend so much time talking about how if a girl’s drunk there’s still no excuse and if she’s wearing something skimpy it’s still no excuse” apparently being the daughter of a Conservative politician is in fact a viable excuse to the left. Jezebel, a website that features opinion pieces about women who feel like they’ve got PTSD from a man holding the door for them, doesn’t even have Bristol’s back on this one.

More reprehensible than the feminist silence on the matter is how CNN handled the story. Carol Costello could barely contain her glee as she presented the tape of Bristol as, “quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across.” She even gushes over “the long bleep” being her favorite part. Are you kidding me? Right, left, center, I don’t care what your political affiliation is there is absolutely no good reason to delight in an audio recording like this.

Carol Costello apologized, although given her impish grin as she reacted to audio that has probably been digitized into her ringtone, that apology doesn’t carry much weight.

 

And for once in an overly verbal existence the feminists remain silent. No one can truly be surprised that #YesAllWomen doesn’t include those who would prefer debate to little girls shouting four letter words, those who might remind you of Hillary’s cold nature, or Conservatives. Remind me again, who is it waging a war on women?

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