We now live in a world in which we are required to believe lies, where telling the truth is condemned as “hate,” and where strangers feel qualified to diagnose you as suffering from an irrational “phobia” if you refuse to cooperate with their political agenda. As I remarked a couple of months ago, “Until I started studying radical feminism, I never thought of ‘normal’ as an achievement.”
Of course, one of the strange things I encountered when I started the research that became the “Sex Trouble” research project is that radical lesbian feminists were being labeled as “transphobic” because they refused to play along with dishonest “gender” games. Today, I woke up and turned on Fox News and was disturbed to see “Fox and Friends” playing along with Bruce Jenner’s ridiculous farce, and why? Because yesterday, when Neal Cavuto snarked at the new Vanity Fair “cover girl,”the Left went into attack mode and, we may presume, Rupert Murdoch’s executives issued a memo commanding everyone on the network to join in the “Caitlyn” charade. The Culture of Lies has become so powerful that we must forfeit respectability if we dare speak truth to perverse power.
By the time a feminist reaches the radical point at which normal sexual intercourse is regarded as inherently oppressive, she has already marched a good distance down the Crazyville Road. Sane, normal people become the Enemy and, in order to maintain her delusions, the feminist seeks out the company of her fellow radicals, who share and confirm these extreme beliefs. The maladjusted thereby exile themselves to a sort of voluntary asylum, where they only encounter lunatics like themselves.
So, RadFem 2013 was a conference in London, which resulted in a gigantic controversy because radical feminists insisted on excluding the “transgendered” from their female-only event, and one of the featured speakers, Australian lesbian feminist Professor Sheila Jeffreys, was about to publish a new book, Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of Transgenderism, that was deeply offensive to the “T” people represented in the LGBT acronym.
How crazy did that conflict become? At one point in April, the venue tried to cancel the event after discovering that “certain language was used and some statements were made about transgender people that would go against our equalities and diversity policy.”
This is what you find as you travel down the Crazyville Road: “Diversity” forbids radical feminists to have a women-only conference, because “equality” means that men have a right to be women, too.
Feminism is now undergoing a sort of nuclear meltdown because the liberal (“pro-sex”) feminists have encouraged men to accept the idea that promiscuity, pornography and prostitution are “empowering” to women. Buying into that liberal lie has a way of transforming men into depraved monsters who crave wicked and perverse thrills. Women who are brutalized by such beastly men — and girls coming of age, horrified by the prospect of being required to conform to the pornified “ideal” of womanhood in this twisted liberal culture — experience psychological trauma. As sex becomes increasingly dehumanized, the minds of both men and women are warped. Human dignity is abandoned. Reason gives way to savage ferocity. Selfishness is celebrated as wisdom and mercy is condemned as weakness. People abandon the ancient faith, and embrace radical ideology with the fanatical certainty of religious zeal.
“In order for men to have a justification for exploiting women and an ability to enforce that exploitation, heterosexuality has to become, not merely an act in relation to impregnation, but the dominant ideology. . . .
“Heterosexual hegemony insures that people think it natural that male and female form a life-long sexual/reproductive unit with the female belonging to the male. . . .
“Male supremacy is what is attacked in lesbian ideology. What we are doing in revolutionary struggle is to make our consciousnesses different. When enough people’s consciousnesses are different, then we make a revolution.”
— Margaret Small, “Lesbians and the Class Position of Women,” in Lesbianism and the Women’s Movement, edited by Bunch and Nancy Myron (1975)
“The view that heterosexuality is a key site of male power is widely accepted within feminism. Within most feminist accounts, heterosexuality is seen not as an individual preference, something we are born like or gradually develop into, but as a socially constructed institution which structures and maintains male domination, in particular through the way it channels women into marriage and motherhood.”
— Diane Richardson, “Theorizing Heterosexuality,” inRethinking Sexuality (2000)
“Western culture is founded upon . . . the idea that there is an essential difference between men and women. . . .
“The idea of biological sexual difference stands as the major obstacle to the recognition that men and women actually stand in relation to one another in positions of dominance and subordination. . . .
“The category of sex into which humans are placed is the basis of compulsory heterosexuality . . .”
— Sheila Jeffreys, Beauty and Misogyny: Harmful Cultural Practices in the West (2015)
The devil knows his time is short, you see.
Bob Belvedere at The Camp of the Saints had a very interesting post about the way revolutions impact mental health. The madness now erupting from our culture like a volcano of insanity is a result of the Obama Revolution: ISIS is the Hope and “Caitlyn” Jenner is the Change.