Come and Get It, Patriarchy
January 4, 2008
So there I was searching for the Study-To-End-All-Studies*, happy that I had finally finished clipping Big Bird’s wings for another post, when I came across this news article. Yes, I know it’s old, but I immediately had a feminazi moment and I knew that some people – who shall remain nameless (Lara and Hermil, heh) – would probably like it. And if those two found some value in my ramblings, other people might as well. So here we are, about to have a feminazi meltdown with nary a bit of chocolate sanity in sight. The text reads:
It is a fact that a woman born in South Africa has a greater chance of being raped, than learning how to read. One in four girls faces the prospect of being raped before the age of 16 according to the child support group, Childline.
Fascinating. Men rape women in large numbers. I didn’t know. But there’s more, oh yes.
Sexual violence pervades society, with one of the highest reported rates of rape in the world, and an alarmingly high incidence of domestic violence and child abuse.
See, here’s where my pity is engaged. These women keep reporting the men who rape them, in the mistaken belief that anybody who can actually do something about this autrocity gives a shit. How sad. They haven’t learned yet, like their western sisters already have, that nothing will be done. They’ve suffered silently for generations, ever hopeful that once these monstrous acts were brought forth from shame into public light, the government which professes to care about all it’s people would immediately begin to rectify the situation.
In the immortal words leaping like lightening from Amy’s Brain, HAHAHAHAHAHAH. How long do you think it will take these women to learn that men play a game of only pretending to care? I mean, it would be way too obvious if men came right out and said, “suck it up, bitch, you’re fucktoy-meat-on-a-stick”. The jig would be up then, and women would probably take all the vaginas and go live with their mothers in a cottage by the sea and eat SaraLee cheese danish instead.
From a patriarchal point of view, this would not do. Oh no. The patriarchy neeeeeds it’s fucktoy-meat-on-a-stick to believe that women are just one tiny whiney itsy bitsy baby step away from true equality and freedom. Hope is the chain that binds the strongest with the least amount of effort, you know, and besides that, we can stitch even more gratituous phrases into the bindings – all the better to believe when we do it ourselves. Men don’t even have to lift a finger, that way.
They can merely skate by with a “yes yes you know we care dear”, and throw a couple ‘good boys don’t rape’ posters up, possibly even start a new rape unit down at the local precinct (they get spiffy new uniforms and shiney badges and everything!) — and the gullible raped dupes won’t even realize that their assailants are still running around free.
It’s a great game, this patriarchy rape protection scheme. I learned today that there’s even a Hebrew word which applies: Yorim V’ Bochim, which means literally ‘shooting and crying’ – someone who deliberately destroys his enemy and then pretends to cry crocodile tears about the loss of such a great person. Here in the west, we call them ‘rape apologists’.
*I’m always searching for the Study-To-End-All-Studies, the thing which nails men to the fucking wall, and convinces everyone how freaking worthless they are. Oh, dear, the ruby red slippers are here, and I’ve had it all along.
lol 🙂 I’m evil and by gosh, that’s okay!