My friend, and friend to women, Ian and I have been having an exchange on uberfeminism, the patriarchy, etc. It's late for me, and I've got to run, but I think I have a partial answer to some of his questions. Warning: graphic photos ahead.
It's a simple question, really. Why is this: considered "shocking" and emblematic of a shameful chapter of history that is to be studied only so that we can avoid repeating it, while this
is a bad reproduction of what can be found, by the millions, in much better quality and with much greater detail, again and again, all over the world in a thousand more graphic forms, "just boys having some fun in private?" I'll let the "angry" women of that silly woman's blog speak for me:
A Jew, emaciated, behind barbed wire, nearly naked, mutilated by the knife of a Nazi doctor: the atrocity is acknowledged.
A Vietnamese, in a tiger cage, nearly naked, bones twisted and broken, flesh black and blue: the atrocity is acknowledged.
A black slave on an Amerikan plantation, nearly naked, chained, flesh ripped up from the whip: the atrocity is acknowledged.
A woman, nearly naked, in a cell, chained, flesh ripped up from the whip, breasts mutilated by a knife: she is entertainment, the boy-next-door’s favorite fantasy, every man’s precious right, every woman’s potential fate.
The woman tortured is sexual entertainment.
The woman tortured is sexually arousing.
The anguish of the woman tortured is sexually exciting.
The degradation of the woman tortured is sexually entrancing.
The humiliation of the woman tortured is sexually pleasing, sexually thrilling, sexually gratifying.
Women are a degraded and terrorized people. Women are degraded and terrorized by men. Rape is terrorism. Wife-beating is terrorism. Medical butchering is terrorism. Sexual abuse in its hundred million forms is terrorism.
Women’s bodies are possessed by men. Women are forced into involuntary childbearing because men, not women, control women’s reproductive functions. Women are an enslaved population–the crop we harvest is children, the fields we work are houses. Women are forced into committing sexual acts with men that violate integrity because the universal religion–contempt for women–has as its first commandment that women exist purely as sexual fodder for men.
Women are an occupied people. Our very bodies are possessed, taken by others who have an inherent right to take, used or abused by others who have an inherent right to use or abuse. The ideology that energizes and justifies this systematic degradation is a fascist ideology–the ideology of biological inferiority. No matter how it is disguised, no matter what refinements pretty it up, this ideology, reduced to its essence, postulates that women are biologically suited to function only as breeders, pieces of ass, and servants.
I don't know how to put it in plainer terms than this.
I don't hate men. But I am "angry." Literally billions of images (and thousands of acts) of sexual violence against women pass around the internets...daily. Perhaps I missed is: is there "slave porn?" or "jews in concentration camp" porn? No? If there were, would progressives decry it? Ahem, Imus just got fired for calling a bunch of women bball players "nappy headed hos."
Would he still have a job if he'd called them "loose pussy hos?" Or "bitches who need a whuppin?" I think so.