Edit 3/18/07: True to form, I have identified a problem only after unconsciously making fun of it for weeks. I blame my very third commenter, evah, Ruth, who has graciously blessed me with an epiphany. Ruth is insulted by my blog addy and my user name. She probably knows that the term was coined by Rush Limbaugh, meant to insult, demean, and shame into silence all those uppity cretins who dare to think women are human and are therefore entitled to equal rights.
She thinks it’s an insult to mass-murderers and their victims, not an insult to feminists.
Have you ever noticed that when the perjorative is applied to feminists, no one EVER calls the speaker on it? No one ever claims to be offended when feminists are called mass- murderers, but only when a self-avowed feminist claims the name does anybody react. Why is that, do you think?
You would claim offense on behalf of murder victims only if you thought feminism was worse than mass-murder.
The fact that you did not see this is itself indicative of a far deeper problem, one which this blog hopes to address in time. Unfortunately for people like Rush who claim ordinary feminists – aka civil rights workers – are some kind of devil, their own words convict them. Every time you hear the word “feminazi” or any other variation of feminism used as an perjorative, you can know with absolute certainty that the speaker hates women and fears our independence. That person has made himself inferior. Abusive personalities – those promoting less than equal status for half the human race – are not and will never be commensurate with those of us have only demanded parity.
I am tired of their excuses. No more excuses. They have had enough research papers, enough gender deconstructions, enough repetitious feminist pleadings to last a trillion years. If they haven’t discovered empathy for those whom they claim to love by now, they aren’t going to, so to hell with them. I am an angelic feminazi fluffbunny in jackboots who just happens to have soft juicy ovaries this big, and so therefore am amply qualified to help all wayward travelers find their brains. Links are on the left, pre-perused for your pleasure.
Snarkiness aside, I really do appreciate Ruth’s sincerity, for it likely represents a wider opinion of my name de jour. Not only does that erroneous opinion need addressing, but it’s rebuttal needs a sticky place to rest. It can rest here.
Paragraphs 5 and 6 were edited on 11-11-07