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Review: Pavlich Documents the War on Women, by the Left

July 16th, 2014 - 10:10 am

Pavlich traces out the modern left’s narrative about women — starting with the “rise of Femi-Marxism” now alive and well on a campus near you, to the final destination: votes for Democrats on election day.  Pavlich details how the National Organization for Women even denied her press credentials to attend the NOW conference in Chicago.  After NOW press flunkie Sarah Coppersmith (@SarahCopper) rebuffed Katie, Katie joined NOW to attend the conference as a NOW member.

And what as sight it was.

Empty seats. Empty exhibit halls. Lots of bumper stickers for sale. “Just say no to sex with pro-lifers” was one.  “Don’t like abortion, don’t have one,” was another.

“The whole place had the feel of yesteryear,” Pavlich wrote.  But Pavlich describes that the lone forward-looking component of the event was the political push for Hillary to run for president.  No Palin stickers were anywhere, because after all, NOW really isn’t about women.  NOW is about something else, and the bumper stickers told the whole story.

Politics, sex, abortion.  Modern feminism captured in three short words.

Here’s a challenge to gender studies agitators on campus like Michael Bronski, Evelyn Glenn, Marilyn Frye and Katie Oliviero: have Pavlich address students in your degree program.  Have Pavlich come to campus to talk about Assault and Flattery and how women are suffering because of the ideological constraints imposed upon them by the left, by your scholarship.   I suspect no professor will have the guts to invite Pavlich, but we can dream.

You won’t get much out of the left-wing media about Pavlich’s script flip either.  Dave Weigel over at Slate, for example, is hot to judge Katie Pavlich’s new book on appearances only.  Scripts flipped indeed.

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It may well be a sort of racket, but looking at the women involved as individuals reveals troubled and unhappy people who've perfected sociopathy into an ideology. Plainly put - they are paranoid people who pretty much hate everything. Even the healthiest of them seem to have world views that are severely askew and insulated. What normal people see when they watch sports or a film isn't what these folks see at all.
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Ol' Joe used to say he hit 'em where they ain't and Pavlich is looking where they ain't no more. The latest cutting edge feminism doesn't even acknowledge NOW exists. Conservatives are really behind the curve on this one, responding to pushing that's long gone to another and much more radical and even dangerous place.

If you want to know who the new generation is and what they're doing, go to The Feminist Wire and the Twitter feeds of Mikki Kendall and Lauren Chief Elk. Follow that all outwards like ripples on a pond. The new bunch despise Eve Ensler and her Vagina Monologues as exploitative, too tame, too white and too out of date. The king of the new hill encompasses a diverse bunch but the ones deferred to are black and gay women, the provisional opposite of the straight white male oppressor.

"Privilege"; that's the name of the game now. Feminism according to class, race, gender-expression, postcolonialism, and even weight and health if you can believe that. The new crowd has fine-tuned victimhood and bigotry to new heights. NOW? NOW is like a 33 RPM record to these folks.
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My mom joined NOW in the late 1960s because she was in favor of radical things such as equal pay for equal work. She soon left because it was filled with women griping about their husbands and she, radical that she is, happened to love her husband. Celebrated their 50th a few years ago. A life long monogamous relationship. Now that is truly radical.
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they milk billion$ from our incompetent gubberment to pay for all their freebies. somebody once said that w/o all this back hole $$ they wouldn't be able to pay all those fem-lawyers in washington that make sure NO bills get brought up that are not about their agenda.
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So, the Obama Nazis are hard on the womenfolk in their direct sphere of influence. Sort of congruent with the whole Islamic way of operation, if I might be so bold as to recognize an obvious pattern of behavior.
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Bumper sticker for 2016...you can even use it for 2014:

"The Democrat party IS the war on women."

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Like all the empowerment movements of the sixties, feminism has devolved into a racket. The elder generation fly first class to conferences around the world where they give "we've come along way, baby" speeches and present each other awards, while the young are busy adding lipstick to an old pig and try getting their noses in the trough.

"Feminist" is a word that has as much currency as "suffragette."
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It may well be a sort of racket, but looking at the women involved as individuals reveals troubled and unhappy people who've perfected sociopathy into an ideology. Plainly put - they are paranoid people who pretty much hate everything. Even the healthiest of them seem to have world views that are severely askew and insulated. What normal people see when they watch sports or a film isn't what these folks see at all.
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Spot on.

Anyone here who hasn't visited theothermcain.com should. He is committed to the takedown of these unhinged freaks that rule feminism.

Brilliant guy.
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just fyi you missed a c in the url
http://theothermccain.com/
in case anyone clicks it and gets error
he does have good stuff and is well worth reading
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I went over and read some stuff. The guy really has his pulse on just how crazy those people are, and is very good at stating his case fairly succinctly.
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"...Pavlich’s book lays waste to the false narrative that the modern feminist movement, working hand in hand with the Democrat Party, does any good for women. Quite the opposite is true."

It shouldn't take a whole book to demonstrate that patently obvious truth.

Democrats tying access to abortion and demanding free contraception anywhere anytime anyhow are transparent political ploys to bring very dumb broads into the fold.

And you know what ? A lot of dumb broads bought in.

"...denied her press credentials to attend the NOW conference in Chicago."

I vaguely recall reading about that, that conference (just like a certain prezzydent) touting itself as all open and inclusive.
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Jessie Watters tried to just get some interviews and they threatened him with arrest.

Freakziods.
9 weeks ago
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Ol' Joe used to say he hit 'em where they ain't and Pavlich is looking where they ain't no more. The latest cutting edge feminism doesn't even acknowledge NOW exists. Conservatives are really behind the curve on this one, responding to pushing that's long gone to another and much more radical and even dangerous place.

If you want to know who the new generation is and what they're doing, go to The Feminist Wire and the Twitter feeds of Mikki Kendall and Lauren Chief Elk. Follow that all outwards like ripples on a pond. The new bunch despise Eve Ensler and her Vagina Monologues as exploitative, too tame, too white and too out of date. The king of the new hill encompasses a diverse bunch but the ones deferred to are black and gay women, the provisional opposite of the straight white male oppressor.

"Privilege"; that's the name of the game now. Feminism according to class, race, gender-expression, postcolonialism, and even weight and health if you can believe that. The new crowd has fine-tuned victimhood and bigotry to new heights. NOW? NOW is like a 33 RPM record to these folks.
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About time somebody pointed this out but take it even further.

Who do the most despicable, perverse pornographers support? Answer: the same people that Gloria Steinem and Patricia Ireland support.

You would think this crowd would be able to add two and two together and figure out why just about all the "men's" magazines support abortion even more so than the women ones.

You think they might be able to deduce why all the rich Hollywood guys really, really want abortion rights.
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My mom joined NOW in the late 1960s because she was in favor of radical things such as equal pay for equal work. She soon left because it was filled with women griping about their husbands and she, radical that she is, happened to love her husband. Celebrated their 50th a few years ago. A life long monogamous relationship. Now that is truly radical.
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