MRA’s like Judgybitch (Janet Bloomfield), nay, all MRA’s, have to re-invent feminism in order to rage all over the internet about it. In her new ThoughtCatalog piece ‘Casual Sex Is Empowering” And 4 Other Feminist Lies’ she munches a lot of straw.
She describes a feminist as
‘an unattractive, angry woman who blames all her problems on men. She is single, bitter and spends most of her time showering other women with withering contempt for not making the “correct” feminist choices, whatever those happen to be. She is loud, screechy and deeply unhappy.’
The only one being loud, unhappy and screechy here is Judgy but let’s continue.
1) Feminism turns women into children.
Her reasons? Trigger Warnings.
Trigger warnings are not only completely illogical (they usually state what will be triggering, thereby triggering the trigger), they literally assume that women confronted with words on a page will be incapable of taking any actions (like maybe stop reading?) and will have their softly addled lady brains turned into a swamp of impenetrable emotions from which there is no escape.
A trigger warning does trigger the reader that what is ahead is, um, graphic. It actually gives us more choice whether we want to read something graphic. More choice. Not less. She also takes issue with rape culture, victim-blaming, and enthusiastic consent but never defines them so we’ll just move right along.
2) Feminists Set Women Up To Make Terrible Choices.
She claims feminists make women have less choice because it gives them the option to work. Then says
Girls are taught from a very young age that earning money will bestow upon them all the satisfaction and self-fulfillment they will ever desire or require. For some women, this is true, but for most women, it’s not. Most women want to marry and have children and the overwhelming majority of those women want to be at home with their children, working only part time at best.
Derp. Does she even realize she’s the one advocating for restricting women’s choice? Self awareness level=0.
3) ‘Feminists Lie To Women (And Men) About Sex.
This one’s a gem. She claims that teaching women that casual sex is a, wait for it, CHOICE, that women can make is what causes false rape accusations and general unhappiness in women because
‘Humans are a pair-boding species and the majority of us crave intimate relationships with deep emotional attachments that are expressed through physical actions, including sex’
Less choice, right Judgybitch?
4) Feminism Hates Men.
That hay must taste pretty damn good.
5) Feminism Leaves No Room For Humans To Be Human.
I love little boys who prefer kittens and bubblebaths to swords and skateboards but that doesn’t mean I don’t like swords and skateboards too. I love all little boys. I want them all to be who they are. And, I love all little girls and want all little girls to be who they are too.
Well that sure is grand Judgybitch because feminists made it possible for boys to play with kittens and not be shamed into playing with only swords. Again, more choice, not less.
‘Feminism, by definition, values the feminine over the masculine. I don’t. And I never will.’
MRA’ are pretty cheap to feed. She’s probably still chewing.