What Makes a “Good” Feminist?
Not to be outdone by male feminists from Good Men Project, some of their female counterparts theorize their hatred and fear of female sexuality as some kind of super progressive feminism:
In a patriarchy, “consensual sex” (between women and dudes) doesn’t even exist. This is because, in a patriarchy, agency is not conferred equally upon women and dudes. This untoward circumstance creates a contingency wherein the notion of consent is, for women, entirely non-substantive, a figment, a desperate fantasy invented to obscure the true nature of women’s status as the sex class. The true nature of our status as the sex class is, by the way, that we are imprisoned in a rape continuum. This continuum ranges from the “voluntary” performance of femininity (which quantifies women’s usefulness to men), to compulsory heterosexuality (which ensures availability to men), to pornography (which eroticizes inequality), to violent sexual assault (which is at the apex of the Global Accords Governing Fair Use of Women).
The issue of consent — or, more precisely, the idea that women are considered by both custom and law to abide in a persistent state of always having given consent — is the absolute crux, nub, hub, axis, polestar, and epicenter of women’s oppression. The thing is, women can’t freely give consent because women can’t freely withhold it. “Consent” is a meaningless concept in the context of women’s reality.
Again, it’s curious to observe that the post’s author who insists that all women are victims all the time and who evidently enjoys denying women any agency or any possibility of sexual enjoyment whatsoever is a woman.
Now, look at this post (a woman trying to convince women that if they enjoy hetero sex, they are just stupid victims who are constantly getting raped) and the previous post (a man insisting that men should seek forgiveness and approval before proceeding to have sex) and tell me what causes people to develop such attitudes.
A hint: it has nothing to do with politics, feminism, patriarchy, or anything of the kind.