Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Did I do that?

Did I do that?

My boyfriend works in a bookstore, and, as a consequence, I see a lot of books. I happened upon The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex and Feminism. Sounds interesting, right? Everything was cool until I read a little further down on the jacket.

Every once in a while I run into people blaming “those feminists” for ruining something or other. Womanhood, mothers, boys, society, whatever. Every time I hear or see an accusation towards feminists, I can’t help but think, me? I did that?

So, I haven’t had time to crack open The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex and Feminism. It’s right up there on my reading list with It Takes a Family by the delightful Rick Santorum, but for now I’ll just have to answer the accusations made towards me and my clan on the front of the book.

You know what the feminists say, but here’s what they don’t want you to know:

-Careers can be baby-deniers: Women can’t postpone childbearing without serious consequences. Well, yes. If you want to have biological children, you should take into account that conceiving when older can be difficult. I don’t think there’s any cover-up there. However, if you’re not ready for a child, you shouldn’t have one because it might not be biologically possible in the future. If you’re not ready, you’re not ready.

-How feminists lost the sexual revolution (by agreeing that women should be disposable sex objects). Of course we lost the sexual revolution. Birth control can be very difficult to get, and an abortion is even harder. As to being disposable sex objects…I never agreed to that. I’ve never heard of any feminist agreeing to that. What feminists have you been talking to you? I think they were playing a joke.

-Why the happiest women spend more time with their families and less time at work (because you can’t outsource parenting). You’re probably right there. I’m betting a lot of women with children enjoy life more when they spend time with their families. I’m also betting that true for a lot of men, too. Equally true, in fact.

-Most women want a husband and a strong family, but “independent” feminists pine for a sugar daddy in Uncle Sam. I do? Sure, a lot of women want to get married and have offspring- I’m one of them, in fact (don’t let my secret get out- I’ll lose my membership to the UBER UPPITY FEMINIST club). I don’t see why I can’t want that and be an independent feminist. And the sugar daddy in Uncle Sam part- again, I think those feminists were playing a joke on you. Unless it involves free Candy. Everyone loves Candy.

Anyway. Naked picture.

I'm pretty sure this is my butt.
Photography by Bill; March 2006.


Anonymous said...

Not being familiar with your butt I can't help confirm or deny identity. Butt who cares, it's lovely whose ever.

8:14 PM  
Anonymous said...

As a guy, I think Carrie Lukas and her ilk are just Anne Coulter-wannabe's producing pseudo-intellectual jerk-off material for self-satisfied paleo-conservative guys. It pays, though. She'll make the circuit of all the FoxNews shows, as well as Limbaugh/Hannity/Liddy/Marr/ Levin, etc. flogging this waste of paper and ink.

By the way, my wife postponed her childbearing until the age of 37, and 38 for the second child. They are extremely healthy and smart.

The second and third bullets are setups. Who gets to define "sex object"? And nobody is happier at work than home - unless they have a screw loose.

The fourth bullet doesn't make sense at all. Women who don't want a husband are probably lesbians (not necessarily feminists). And lesbians have a higher average income than heterosexual women, making them LESS likely to rely on Uncle Sam.

And who, exactly, is a feminist? I think of myself as one. I don't, however, feel like a disposable sex object although I'd like to have the experience.

11:23 PM  
Candy said...

anon #1: Hell, I'm pretty familiar with my butt, and I can't tell. If it looks like that, I guess I'm doing pretty well in the butt department.

anon #2: Some straight(and bi and lesbian) women just don't want to find a partner and have kids. Or they want one but not the other.

A man a feminist! Haha, it seems that conservatives never, ever recognise male feminists- which, of course, there are lots of.

My mom had all of her kids(I'm the oldest) in her 30s- she waited until she got her pHd to get married. I turned out kind of weird, but my younger siblings are fine.

2:25 AM  
Daniel said...

Eh, all I can say is that there's probably a very good reason this is part of the 'PIG' series, and it has nothing to do with it being a politically incorrect guide to anything.

6:19 AM  

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