Feminism: How a Privileged Elite Can Claim Permanent Victimhood

http://theothermccain.com/2015/11/03/feminism-how-a-privileged-elite-can-claim-permanent-victimhood/

 

“Enthusiastic consent is about making sure those rapes that apologists want to trivialize (which: almost all of them) are taken seriously.”
— Jaclyn Friedman, 2011

No matter how rich her parents are, no matter what the tuition was at her prestigious private prep school or how elite the university she attends, a feminist always believes she is a victim of male supremacy. She’s got a trust fund, a luxury car and spends her holidays at the family vacation home, but she knows she is oppressed by patriarchy, and that guy over there? The poor slob sweating his life away for an hourly wage? He is a beneficiary of male privilege, who oppresses her by his mere existence.

Quod erat demonstrandum.

If you reject these categorical claims — if do not view the world through feminist lenses — you are a misogynist, a sexist, a rape apologist.

Jaclyn Friedman attended elite Williams College (annual tuition $50,070) but she has made a career as a Professional Victim who teaches college girls to accuse male students of rape if, at any time, a girl should decide that her participation in a sexual encounter was less than “enthusiastic.” Did she enthusiastically consent to this particular touch or that particular kiss? Did the guy at any point during their hook-up do anything that she did not entirely enjoy? Well, this wasn’t just bad sex. She’s a victim of assault. If she decides six months later to accuse her ex-boyfriend of rape, we must believe the victim, and her ex-boyfriend must be expelled. This is what “equality” requires in 2015.

Despite her self-proclaimed willingness to get “down and dirty” with any stranger who strikes her fancy, Jaclyn Friedman insists that male college students habitually rape girls. Therefore “affirmative consent” policies must be rigorously enforced, and all students must undergo mandatory training where girls are taught to accuse male students of rape, and boys are taught to fear female students. Every girl he meets on campus is a potential accuser, and the only way a college boy can avoid an accusation of “harassment” or “sexual assault” is to avoid females altogether.

Guys: Never Talk to a College Girl,
Because All College Girls Hate You

That’s my solution to the alleged “campus rape epidemic.” Heterosexual activity at college violates federal Title IX, and the only way a guy can avoid being accused of sexual assault is to walk away every time a female student approaches him. Avoid college girls entirely — problem solved.

“John Doe” didn’t heed that warning. He met a girl at a party, started making out with her, and got banned from campus, because it’s sexual assault to make out with a girl at Brown University.

Young man, don’t let this happen to you. Avoid college girls. They hate you, and they will do whatever it takes to get you expelled.

Annual tuition is $49,346 at Brown University. Every girl on campus is a victim — her civil rights have been violated — the minute she decides she’s a victim. The guy must automatically be expelled.

“John Doe” paid $49,346 a year for the privilege of being expelled from Brown University and branded a rapist, even though he never got past second base with the girl whose civil rights he violated.

Some may say that these policies demanded by feminists are unfair, and that it is wrong for “John Doe” to be banned from campus without any of the due-process rights that would be guaranteed to a common criminal in a court of law. Some people might even go so far as to question whether the Brown University student who accused “John Doe” of sexual assault was actually a victim of anything. But anyone who criticizes these policies is a rape apologist, according to Jaclyn Friedman, and any expression of skepticism is trivializing rape.

In September 2010, Ms. Friedman was invited to give a speech at her alma mater, and what she told students was profoundly offensive to Williams College freshman Benjamin Fischberg:

The second talk, by Jaclyn Friedman, had the basic message that all Williams students should have frequent enjoyable sexual experiences. . . .
[She] simply told Williams students to have large amounts of sex as sex makes us happy. Ms. Friedman, the speaker, made it clear she did not value virginity, as it was nothing but a Judeo-Christian value that has no worth and should not constrict our lives. Her attack on Judeo-Christian values was baseless, and while I respect her perspective on sexual activity, she crossed a line when she attacked traditional morals and thought. . . .
Her self-described pro-sex stance was guaranteed to offend people’s sensibilities. Ms. Friedman . . . seemed to rejoice in taking as extreme a position on sex as possible. She refused to listen to students when they questioned her and gave no ground to those of a different mindset, an approach in conflict with the previous day’s talk about understanding those different from you. . . . Ms. Friedman can feel however she wants, but to try to convince college students that the traditional morals they hold are wrong seems irresponsible and rude. She did not accord her audience the level of respect we gave her, and while I disagree with her message on sex, I have a much greater problem with her refusal to consider any other perspective on sex.

 

Somehow, we hope, Mr. Fischberg managed to graduate from Williams College without being accused of rape. His description of Ms. Friedman’s hateful attack on religious morality, and her disparagement of virginity, however, should raise concerns about her qualifications to dictate sexual assault policy. Is the best way to prevent rape by encouraging students to reject “Judeo-Christian values” and instead to emulate Ms. Friedman’s “pro-sex stance,” as Mr. Fischberg called it?

But no one is permitted to criticize feminism at Williams College, which is why Suzanne Venker was prohibited from speaking there.

All women are oppressed and all men are oppressors. This is what feminism means. Anyone who disagrees is blaming women for their own oppression, as a radical feminist blogger explained:

 

Something we come across frequently is the idea that some women internalise and then reproduce or reinforce our own oppression. . . .
Whichever group of women we’re looking at, women aren’t the problem, or responsible for the situation we’re in. As the oppressed group we can’t reinforce our own oppression, we can’t have both the agency to maintain this oppression and at the same time, because of this oppression be so stripped of our agency as to be incapable of escaping patriarchy or doing much about it. Only the oppressors are in a position to oppress and maintain this oppression, which they do with the use of force. Their violence is unilateral, and violence in a context of oppression is always unilateral. . . .
The more a group behaves submissively to another, and in ways that appear contradictory to its own interests, the higher the level of occupation and repression this group is subjected to: this is a universal law. . . .
Liberal women are misdirected by the false hopes that not all men are bad and that equality is the solution, because liberal men constantly lure them into these myths and exploit women’s desires by posturing as allies and mimicking feminist discourse. . . .
When we talk about women betraying women, this is something organised politically, beyond ourselves. Men are the only agents of this betrayal, they are the ones organising it, they very literally stand between us and the women that are important to us, attempt to control, limit and sabotage our contact in every possible way. . . . What’s more, men are in fact the ones who betray us constantly,constantly! Quite contrary to women, who mostly act in good faith, who are expected to be transparent and honest at all times — planned deception is how men proceed by default. The contrast between men and women in this respect is so stark that it takes years to even imagine how men can be so calculating. They’re capable of betraying our trust for decades onwards, stealing everything we have, tricking and manipulating us at every turn and opportunity. The backbones of all their institutions, from marriage to capitalism to the democratic state to medicine to religion (etc) are built on lies, myths and reversals.

 

To disagree with that rant (from the radical feminist blogger at Witchwind) you would first have to understand what it means, which is quite difficult. Clearly, however, she believes all men are bad and equality is not the solution, “because liberal men constantly lure [women] into these myths” by “mimicking feminist discourse” — and at least no one can ever accuse me of that.

Yet as a summary of the feminist belief that all women are oppressed and that all men “maintain this oppression . . . with the use of force,” Witchwind’s rant is valuable, because she makes explicit the premise that is merely implicit in Jaclyn Friedman’s “rape culture” discourse.

After all, why should Ms. Friedman take it for granted that anyone who criticizes her is a “rape apologist” who wishes to “trivialize” sexual assault on college campuses? Why does Ms. Friedman insist that everyone who disagrees with her is dishonest, so that she can dismiss every counter-argument as “bulls**t” and expect that every feminist will support her? Isn’t it because Ms. Friedman presumes that her readers share the implicit feminist belief that all males participate in what Witchwind describes as unilateral violent oppression?

The brilliance of feminist theory — a worldview in which male oppression of women is assumed to be the universal explanation of everything — is that it relieves women of responsibility for their own decisions. However predictable the negative consequences of her choices (e.g., having sex with complete strangers, which Ms. Friedman is proud to say she enjoys), no woman can ever be criticized for her behavior, and if the results are unfortunate, she is never to blame. Jaclyn Friedman is a feminist, which means that she is your moral and intellectual superior. She is always right about everything and anyone who criticizes her is a rape apologist.

Feminists like Jaclyn Friedman have the ultimate privilege — the authority to tell other people what to think and to demand constant praise for exercising the authority of their privilege.

Permanent victimhood is the basis of feminist authority, and nowhere do feminists have more authority than on college campuses. This is why every male college student is now subject to being immediately banned from campus if his ex-girlfriend (or the girl he kissed at a party) decides to accuse him of sexual assault. “John Doe” at Brown University is one of more than 90 male students who have filed lawsuits claiming they were falsely accused and deprived of their rights because of this “campus rape epidemic” hysteria that feminists have incited on college campuses. Under current circumstances, male students must be warned:

  1. Assume every girl hates you. Female college students now fiercely resent the mere presence of males on campus. Feminists have taught girls that all males are violent and dangerous. The male student should expect female students to react with fear and disgust toward him. He must never forget that all women on campus view him as a sexual predator.
  2. Avoid being in the vicinity of female students. When you attend classes, choose a seat as far away as possible from any female classmates. In the dining hall, never share a table with women. Do not go to any parties where women may be present. The safest course of action is never to leave your dorm, except for attending classes and other such necessary excursions. Never be anywhere girls might be. If a girl walks into the room, you should walk out.
  3. Never make eye contact with females. College girls hate being looked at by guys. It’s “objectification.” Learn to avert your eyes or a girl might accuse you of being a “creep” or a “stalker.” Wearing wraparound sunglasses may help.
  4. Never speak to college girls. They consider males stupid, arrogant and obnoxious. Everything you say is obviously wrong. Girls know everything and guys know nothing, therefore she cannot stand the sound of a guy’s voice, talking as if he has anything she needs to hear. If you are talking to a guy and a girl attempts to join your conversation, shut up and walk away. Learn to be completely silent when female students are around.

Of course, it goes without saying that following these rules will preclude any possibility that a guy could ever have any heterosexual relationships at college, which is the goal. “Rape culture” is a feminist synonym for heterosexuality. Feminists are determined to eradicate the scourge of heterosexuality from campus, which is why any male student can be expelled for even attempting to have a relationship with a girl.

Guys may think this advice is too extreme, but there is a name for college guys who ignore my advice: “John Doe,” the expelled rapist.

Don’t be a “John Doe.” Avoid college girls. They hate you.