Ed Driscoll

The Politics of Dancing

“February 14 has rolled around again, and we all know what that means — right?”

No, you silly, not Valentine’s Day. That’s heteronormative and has thus been condemned to the dustbin of history.

And no, it doesn’t even mean V-Day, the rape-themed anti-holiday invented to promote Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues. V-Day has gotten stale.

Instead, February 14 is now 1 Billion Rising day, Ensler’s new dance-oriented hijacking of her own V-Day which was itself a hijacking of Valentine’s Day. The thesis behind 1 Billion Rising is that if the world’s one billion rape victims all rose up en masse and danced every February 14, then rape would cease to exist because unicorns and rainbows.

Zombie drops by “.00001 Billion Rising: another failed mass movement,” and returns with another new photo essay. Here are a few of the captions…

1 Billion Rising? More like a few thousand, grand total, worldwide. The problem with overselling yourself with a grandiose name is that when you fail to meet your promise, you look foolish. And unimportant.

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“Justice is an illusive social construct. Illusive for those who are not part of the dominent hegemony.” It always amazes me how people can go to college and memorize all these post-Marxist buzz phrases, and yet still never learn how to spell.

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This reporter from Telemundo apparently did not get the memo that the patriarchy has been smashed, and anachronistically dressed in heteronormative style.

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In the organizers’ trailer parked right next to the stage, the security guard (or perhaps he was a sound engineer) sat playing video games.

But when I checked him out a short time later, he was now watching some kind of “Girls Gone Wild” softcore porn. Which, considering that he was inches away from a feminist rally, struck me as absolutely hilarious.

…Now click over to see the photos.