The Apostate writes about me:
Updated to add link to my stalker’s site, and to say: the funny thing is, this guy who is obsessed with me makes a lot of posts mocking feminism, feminists (especially yours truly) and generally serving the patriarchy through lies and smirks, but being a former Muslim, he DOES acknowledge that Muslim women are oppressed, including sexually oppressed (the very thing he’s so happy is being demonstrated to be false in the article he links).
A few points:
- Yes, that's right: Linking to and criticizing asinine statements is now considered "stalking". But then, she also thinks that Communism Is Cool, so it does make sense. No one is stopping the Apostate, or anyone else, from linking to my posts. To do so isn't called stalking. Heck, by that definition, I've been "stalking" Prof. Reynolds and Charles Johnson for five years. I guess it's easy to play the victim game than to reply to my posts. (I don't leave comments or trackbacks at her blog which makes the "stalking" charge even more inane. She chooses to visit my blog and then gets upset because she can't come up with cogent comebacks to my posts.)
- So far, the Apostate and I strongly disagreed on many issues. However, she has decided to call me a liar. Here's a challenge, Apostate: Point out these lies.
- I do mock feminists who think men and women are the same with the exception of their plumbing. They think that the gender differences -- the masculine and feminine qualities -- are created by society. This, I think, is silly. Men and women are attracted to different types of activities. This is largely why with almost total freedom, we see that certain fields still don't have a 50/50 gender divide; not because of some phantom discrimination but because, overall, men and women choose differently. To deny this is to inflict perpetual misery upon oneself.
- Serving the patriarchy is lucrative. Every Friday I get a sizable cheque. Hey, it pays better than stripping. You know you would do it to!
- Of course, Muslim women are oppressed. The religion of Muhammad is truly patriarchal. It's only when this system is said to be no different than the mechanisms of the West that we run into loony territory.
Here's a delicious strawman:
On the other hand, feminists apparently dreamt up the patriarchy, and no oppression exists or existed in the west.
Just because I disagree with her cute feminist views means that women were never oppressed in the West. I am blinded (ouch!) by the sheer brilliance of her argument.
Never mind that the same mechanisms are at work everywhere – the only difference is degree – and until the very recent past, the west was perpetrating the same oppression against western women that the east is perpetrating today, many of which oppressions haven’t completely been dismantled even in the west.
Many of these oppressions are still present in the West? What might they be? Please, do elaborate. By the way, men not noticing you without makeup doesn't count as oppression.
And the reason the west was able to progress beyond these oppressions to some extent is the work of feminists, because of which work my stalker can feel superior to those backward Islamic civilizations, while at the same time calling feminists crazy.
How…cognitively dissonant of him.
There is no cognitive dissonance since I do not credit feminists for the rise of women in the West in the past century. Unless, feminists are responsible for:
- The revolution in agriculture over the last 120 years which ensured that an overwhelming majority of society didn't have to be in farming for civilization to survive. Only in the 21st century, did we for the first time have a situation in which most of the employed people on Earth are not into farm related work. This allowed jobs to come forth where women could comfortably work. (You know, because of their inferior physical strength.)
- The pill.
Overall, I think the influence of recent feminists has been a net negative for most men and women. To feminists: Thinking of half the society as The Enemy is not healthy.
[Postdated from Monday to Friday; then back to Thursday.]