I always hear “rape is about power”. Honest question, isn’t feminism about power, also? Isn’t that why we have some lady testifying before congress demanding that other’s pay for her birth control? Isn’t that why the federal government is telling some business owner “you must provide insurance that includes abortificients to your employees”? Isn’t that why Prohibition was enacted? (Because women wanted men to stop drinking.) Feminism, in its modern form, appears to be about passing laws to control others.
Feminism, like any other special interest, looks to pass laws that only applies to their special interest, such as violence against women act, but then turn around and demand equality in some other arena. This schizophrenia has always been a hallmark of leftism: They don’t see any contradiction when arguing for contrary things. They’re completely blind to it. This is the same nonsense I read over and over again from people who say “it’s not racism, it’s not sexism, when you discriminate against white people, or white men, because there’s so many of them” or some such nonsense. The 14th Amendment doesn’t apply to white people, in their view. Hey, these modern activists left behind that “content of character” thing a long time ago, but they still hide behind the legacy of the man who uttered those words when challenged.
I’ll take this a step further. How much money do you think is spent every year marketing to women? I see parents concerned about the messages media advertising sends to their daughters all of the time. Apparently, these corporate interests lobby congress to pass laws. I don’t think it has ever dawned on the people who argue for feminist laws that they’re shilling for corporate interests. Who stands to benefit from a law mandating that ordinary citizens pay for woman-oriented products, even if they don’t themselves use them?
There is a final paragraph that I wish I could find words to express myself, but I’m not sure if I can do it now.