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January 31, 2018

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David

The Patriarchy trembles.

sH2

So the first rule of feminist fight club is you never shut up about it?

Rafi

But Phoebe Patey-Ferguson and Anna Smith didn’t want to give in to hopelessness. Instead, they decided to wrestle each other in their shared art studio in east London.

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David

And remember, it’s about “things like Brexit.”

bobby b

We're not supposed to call them broads anymore.

They're gonna be in so much trouble.

Joan

Someone call Chris Morris.

NielsR

'You don’t feel like you are locked in your room staring at the internet alone.'

They sound like they have ample experience in this field, at least...

Jonathan

We want to destroy the Conservative government. We want to bring down the Patriarchy

I bet we could bring their army to a halt with a strategically placed table covered with cake and biscuits.

sk60

"They've performed at… the Labour Party conference"

David

“They’ve performed at… the Labour Party conference”

The outcome of the next election could hang on the heavy-set lesbian wrestler demographic.

Charlie Suet

Theresa May is, whatever the hard left believes, a woman. To a fault, she's pursued various policies that seem to align with radfem talking points - sacking men for touching knees and spouting endless rubbish about policing the internet.

Meanwhile, the leader of Haringey council left the Labour party yesterday, citing the sexism of Momentum as the reason - one of a long line of women to make that same point.

But naturally the hard-hitting Vice journalists don't allow reality or logic to obtrude.

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That was not the lesbian wrestling video I asked for.

David

No refunds. Credit note only.

Pogonip

They’re doing it wrong. No one should be losing toenails. Done properly, the MAs are statistically safer than golf.

Also in the category of “doing it wrong,” from the same publication, I give you the pick-up artists:

https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/bjy3q4/playing-the-game-the-game-a-haunting-pick-up-artist-dating-sim-angela-washko

We didn’t have video games till late in my misspent youth, when Pong and Duck Hunt appeared, but we did have PUAs, although in that more innocent time we called them “assholes,” as in “Oh, God, Carol, there’s that asshole again. Go with me and distract him or I’ll never make it to the restroom in time without wetting my pants.”

Pogonip

Well, can you blame Teresa May for wanting to police the Internet? There are guys out here with unregulated electric flambe-ers!

Theophrastus

Having viewed the video clips in this post, I think this is relevant here:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/socialists-will-probably-always-be-uglier-than-tories-research-finds-ppwgjr2f2

David

There are guys out here with unregulated electric flambe-ers!

The bloody thing still hasn’t been used. I’m going to have to start dusting it.

Frank

Not clicking on that link for anything.

Horace Dunn

Well, it's nice that solipsists no longer have to sit alone in a room being solipsistic.

Ray

sH2

So the first rule of feminist fight club is you never shut up about it?

I lol'd.

Lancastrian Oik

Are the ladies in the video* at 4'13' paying inadvertent tribute to the late, great Les Kellett, a star of British professional wrestling in the 1960s and 1970s?

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*Yes, I did watch the whole thing. Forget all that IPCRESS File malarkey in the punishment booth, just make 'em sit through that a few times.

R. Sherman

When my youngest was little, he'd react to parental discipline by getting angry and announcing, "I'm going to my room and go to sleep!" To which, my wife and I would reply, "Don't you dare" as he defiantly shuffled off to punish himself.

Thus, on behalf of the Patriarchy, to Feminist Fight Club I say, "Don't you dare!"

tom@drum

Isnt that Eddy Izzard in the red beret?

Farnsworth M Muldoon

OK, the first two comments were just damn funny.

Meanwhile, and related as he is member of Teh Patriarchy™, Jordan Peterson has figured out how to monetize SJWs.

Trevor

"Before a fight ...I think about the man that cat-called me on the street."

It might be time to start treating the drinking water with anti-psychotics.

Stanley

"As ridiculous as they may have looked and behaved, all the carrying-on served a vital purpose: Like a religious ritual, it enabled women to think they are doing something important, something to improve their lives."

You see, first feminism simplifies the complexity of women’s lives. The problem, we are to believe, is not that women are torn by conflicting values and interests. Rather, women are oppressed by men, who are creeps besides. Then feminism tells women to join together with other women to resist their oppressor.

This creates opportunities for all sorts of emotionally charged affairs, from the cheering of angry slogans to the shaming of famous men (who may or may not deserve it) in magazines and on television. It is fascinating to notice that such phenomena, more and more, serve as substitutes for the inner psychological drama that women used to experience in the form of romantic relationships. Now that men and women no longer know how to make relationships work, women use feminism not only to “explain” their condition; feminism becomes a de facto husband. You are wedded to the doctrine, with all its emotional highs and lows. It’s you two against the world—that is, against men.

By this means women’s passions are powerfully engaged. Their strange world seems to make sense; they understand their misery and what to do about it. They even have a sense of solidarity with other women, which is not found in the workplace, where, alas, women as a whole struggle to keep up with the ablest men.

David

It might be time to start treating the drinking water with anti-psychotics.

It occurs to me that, however the world was arranged, and however much it conformed to their preferences, some of these ladies would still be pouting and theatrically unhappy. Such is their determination. It’s practically their destiny.

R. Sherman

It’s practically their destiny.

Stanley's comment at 13:04 dovetails with yours nicely. A state of pathological unhappiness is not unique to (some) women, of course. We all know people who manage to find and fixate on the cloud in every silver lining, no matter how small the cloud might be. Indeed, such people invent clouds if they have to, because without them, they don't really feel alive. Johnny Cash's Hurt is on a constant loop in their heads. As Stanley points out, Feminism is an off-the-rack suit which provides a context for what would otherwise be labeled an obnoxious, misanthropic personality disorder.

Thomas Fuller

people haven’t been able to really allow themselves to feel the anger and rage that they do feel

Que?

The bonkerness is very strong with this one.

Adam

Why can't we just have the girls wrestling without all the argy-bargy? I find it a total turn-off. They should fire their manager and publicist.

WTP

people haven’t been able to really allow themselves to feel the anger and rage that they do feel

More accurately, some people haven't been able to really allow themselves to feel the joy and happiness that is out there that most other able-bodied, healthy (both kinds), and reasonably intelligent (like can tie their shoes and balance a checkbook) people take advantage of every day without making other people miserable by harping and bitching.

Kinda long and wordy. Needs some pruning. Won't fit on a bumper sticker and not much of a sound bite. Meh. I can't do everything.

R. Sherman

More accurately, some people haven't been able to really allow themselves to feel the joy and happiness that is out there...

Quite so.

Such attitudes seem to be prevalent among Leftists, simply because they view all human actions as zero-sum. If I'm happy, then somewhere someone else must be sad. If I'm blessed, then somewhere someone else must be disadvantaged. For them, happiness and/or mere contentment leads to feelings of guilt because [fill-in-blank-with-random-tale-of-oppression]. The question is, what do they really gain from such an attitude? How do they benefit by constantly bathing in misery?

prm

It occurs to me that, however the world was arranged, and however much it conformed to their preferences, some of these ladies would still be pouting and theatrically unhappy. Such is their determination. It’s practically their destiny.

If I might analogise, using my mother-in-law. Bear with me.

MIL is a deeply narcissistic, emotionally manipulative, selfish woman. Lives on her own (having long since divorced, and scared subsequent sensible suitors away). This is a problem for my lovely, moral, decent wife, as she feels (rightly, I believe) that she should do what she can as her mother slips into senescence and Alzheimer's. Despite the fact her ma always complains, had never *once* thanked her for rushing over, staying over, paying for carers (whom her mother could afford to pay for but refuses to do so as she is in denial of her illnesses). Etc. All her self-absorbed regality often leaves lovely wife in tears of rage and frustration.

And there is nothing she can do about it.

Now, I once said - imagine you gave your ma everything. Everything she asks for. She wants you to visit more, you visit more. Move in? You move in. Tell her how much you care for her? Do so. Every whim catered for, no matter how misguided, contradictory, absurd, self-serving, pathetic, etc etc.

Now, you know that no matter that you did all of that, everything, that nothing would change. She would still complain, she would still lie, she would still hate. She would never be happy.

And that, o my droogs, is the SJW.

WTP

Such attitudes seem to be prevalent among Leftists, simply because they view all human actions as zero-sum.

Precisely. Well, a large number of leftists anyway. But this attitude/perception of a zero-sum game is quite prevalent in society. Even among many, many people on the right as well. The way I see it, this is the most obvious key to breaking the left's power.

And that, o my droogs, is the SJW.

Exactly why, as much as it often makes me cringe, I value Trump's refusal to play that PC game that the cucks of the GOPe clutch their pearls over. There is no understanding, no middle ground to be reached with unreasonable harpies.

Black Ball

The question is, what do they really gain from such an attitude? How do they benefit by constantly bathing in misery?

University tenure, government largesse and national coverage as we seen with Australia Day.

pst314

It occurs to me that, however the world was arranged, and however much it conformed to their preferences, some of these ladies would still be pouting and theatrically unhappy. Such is their determination...

That reminds me of the European communists who escaped Hitler to America, but instead of being grateful to the nation that took them in they were resentful and full of hatred. One account described them living in misery in California, hating the fact that the people were so cheerful and friendly. I don't remember the sources where I read about that.

...It’s practically their destiny.

They want it to be our destiny, too. Only then will they be happy.

pst314

I don't remember the sources where I read about that.

My thanks to anyone who can remind me of names and sources.

Steve B

What if you, you know, one day just sorta, you know, were a fat, weird feminist, and then just kind of got up and got on with your life? And suddenly just started sort of going to a job everyday, and coming home to your apartment, and watching Netflix and eating nacho cheese popcorn like everybody else?

Oh, right. Because then you wouldn't be "special."

David

They want it to be our destiny, too.

If you watch the video, you’ll notice how the ladies make a fetish of anger, which they refer to repeatedly and proudly, as if it were a credential, a goal, an end in itself. Which is hardly indicative of mental health or a satisfying future. Given that the ladies’ accents suggest comfortable middle-class backgrounds rather than lives of drudgery and want, and given that they apparently have enough free time to seek attention with theatrical anger and playing dress-up, the exalting of rage seems all the more peculiar.

Which makes me suspect that it’s not so much a political position as a personal disposition. One we’ve seen before, many times.

R. Sherman

If you watch the video, you’ll notice how the ladies make a fetish of anger...

Which brings us back to the question, "How do you benefit from this?" It's not just tenure. Academe doesn't have enough billets for all the angry, fist raising, anti-something curmudgeons running about. Presumably, these people don't believe in an afterlife where all will be set right and jeweled crowns will be placed on their shaven heads. Where do they think they'll be in 20 years? How do they see their last moment, life-in-review movie playing out? Do they think they'll have no regrets for going through life in a constant state of rage?

Steve E

Could've used a trigger warning for that pic. Just sayin'

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Then feminism tells women to join together with other women to resist their oppressor.

Women actually resisting an actual oppressor.

...people haven’t been able to really allow themselves to feel the anger and rage that they do feel...

The difficulty is that in reality they only "feel anger and rage" about their frustration because they can't get their own way, all the time, with no consequences, and because other people won't accept their failings.

R. Sherman

*Assumes Cathy Newman voice*

So what you're saying, Farnsworth, is we have to choose between chubby English lesbian wrestlers and chubby Soviet lesbian snipers?

David

because they can’t get their own way, all the time, with no consequences,

Some people do seem determined to be unhappy.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

@ R. Sherman

OK, I laughed, but no, you can also have hot Israelis with Stens...

...or cute Kurds with machine guns.

R. Sherman

@Farnsworth

Been there, done that.

In 1982, I was backpacking around Israel and wound up at a Sea of Galilee-side bar in Tiberius. As I sat there drinking my Maccabees Beer, with a couple of lovely (female) IDF soldiers within earshot, a couple of Israeli F-4 Phantoms screamed over the lake and banked east to the Golan. My dad had worked for the military industrial complex and was project engineer for said F-4s, which caused me to raise my bottle to him.

Suffice it to say, that provided an intro to an extremely enjoyable evening.

#UzisAreSexy

Governor Squid

#UzisAreSexy

An old college friend of mine was an avowed lesbian until she spent a semester in Tel Aviv, surrounded by uniformed 19-year-old men with Uzis. Upon returning to the States, we were informed that she now identified as bisexual, and was beginning to understand the 2nd Amendment crowd.

Magic!

R. Sherman

@Governor Squid

One goes to Jerusalem to pray. One goes to Tel Aviv to play.

Megaera

"We want to destroy the Conservative government. We want to bring down the Patriarchy."

Hm. Not a word about Rotherham or sharia law. Does that mean they're fans?

David

From the archives and not entirely unrelated:

Artists Katy Albert and Sophia Hamilton stand by the roadside and spend 90 minutes beating themselves around the head and face with large feather pillows. It’s a “strategic refraction,” apparently, and intended to make you “think critically” about “feminism, consumerism” and other matters of crushing import.

Hopp Singg

cracking each other’s ribs

Other way around, I thought.

pst314

"We want to destroy the Conservative government. We want to bring down the Patriarchy." And if this doesn’t do it, I don’t know what will:

Cue the "Die, Hippie Die" episode of South Park, with the hippie music fest that will smash capitalism.

Boatswain's Mate

Insta-lanche!

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/287497/

David

Insta-lanche!

Everyone use coasters!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Been there, done that.

#MeToo; shortly after DS/DS, but I preferred Goldstar to Maccabee.

False Profiteer

We know where David will be the next time he needs to recruit some hench lesbians.

By the way, David, I just had a problem with the post button when viewing your page in Chrome. It stayed inactive even after writing my comment. It's working in Explorer, though. Just FYI.

David

I just had a problem with the post button when viewing your page in Chrome.

It’s working for me, using Chrome.

Col. Harrumph

I don't believe it. No man ever cat-called that pathetic broad, ever.

svh

For these terribly radical ladies and “femme-identified” beings, fighting each other ineptly and accidentally cracking each other’s ribs - while screaming “Fuck you, Theresa May!” - is “a mode of resistance.”

But I thought violence was a sign of 'toxic masculinity'...

Ben

I thought I knew what femme meant in this context. Looking at the stills, either I'm wrong or that definition has changed quite a bit.

Jacob

I thought I knew what femme meant in this context.

The one with the penis looks effeminate.

Sam Duncan

“Someone call Chris Morris.”

Oh, come on. It is him, isn't it?

Isn't it?

Please?

Jonathan

Meanwhile in real life:

http://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUveoILXUAA9V2d.jpg

David

Oh, come on. It is him, isn’t it?

I fear we’ve entered a post-satirical age, insofar as it’s getting hard to depict events as more absurd than they actually are.

David Taylor

I'm not clicking any links, I thought to myself. I came to the comments and you've put in previews of the videos anyway - you monster!

How they can say the conservatives are the problem when the Labor party wymyn are tearing themselves apart about whether femme-identifing people are women takes a special sort of ignorance.

And you know, there isn't anywhere I can adequately express my rage that idiots like this just don't get how bad their lives would be if they ever did manage to get it together and destroy the very thing that allows them to carry on as they do.

That picture of the women with rifles in the war should be shoved in their idiot mouths every time they open them for any reason other than to say thank you for my safe and privileged existence.

Zionist Overlord #73

An old college friend of mine was an avowed lesbian until she spent a semester in Tel Aviv, surrounded by uniformed 19-year-old men with Uzis. Upon returning to the States, we were informed that she now identified as bisexual, and was beginning to understand the 2nd Amendment crowd.

I guess nobody told her that the 19-year old soldiers in Tel-Aviv are the non-combat soldiers. That is, clerks and pen-pushers working 9-5 in the ministry of defense complex right outside a really big mall with all the most fashionable clothing stores.

The combat soldiers - the ones who march, shoot, drive tanks - are usually in the Golan or the Negev, if they're not chasing down terrorists in the West Bank.

R. Sherman

I guess nobody told her that the 19-year old soldiers in Tel-Aviv are the non-combat soldiers.

In fairness, for 20 year olds, demanding to review military CVs is not generally thought of as "foreplay."

R. Sherman

Related?

ShawnL

I preferred the WWE's first ever Women's Royal Rumble from this past weekend.

Much more believable.

neal

I prefer dwarf lesbian catfights. That was before the circus moved on and learned to film and post. Perhaps the film crew are carrying the old school Carny/Gypsy genome, and tortures whatever does not end up in said circus.

Circus tents, Revival tents. No dwarfs intentionally harmed.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I guess nobody told her that the 19-year old soldiers in Tel-Aviv are the non-combat soldiers.

Just as in 1948, 1968, and 1973, the clerks and jerks will become combat soldiers in short order if the SHTF.

Rebecca Harris

You almost have to feel sorry for women and "women" like that. Almost.

Daniel Ream

All her self-absorbed regality often leaves lovely wife in tears of rage and frustration. And there is nothing [my wife] can do about it.

Well, no. People with severe lifelong cluster B personality disorders don't get better. There is zero chance your MIL is ever going to return the affection and appreciation your wife craves from her. At some point you have to decide how much money and emotional stress you're willing to invest for no return, and at what point you're prepared to walk away and leave your MIL to her own devices.

Other way around, I thought.

It took me a second to parse that, and then I laughed out loud at work. David! Another drink for Mr. Singg, put it on my tab.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile in Manchester, water nymphs join the #MeToo movement.

Clare Gannaway, the gallery’s curator of contemporary art, said the aim of the removal was to provoke debate, not to censor.

(cough)bullshit(cough)

Gannaway said the title was a bad one, as it was male artists pursuing women’s bodies, and paintings that presented the female body as a passive decorative art form or a femme fatale.

Well, yeah, the nymphs did disappear Hylas so I guess that qualifies them.

The removal itself is an artistic act and will feature in a solo show by the artist Sonia Boyce which opens in March.

Right, let me see if I have this. A blank spot on a wall where a painting by a real artist was, is claimed as an original, and featured, work of art by someone no one has ever heard of. If torturing logic was a crime, this lot would be on trial at the Hague.

David Taylor

the aim of the removal was to provoke debate

Debate requires two points of view, either of which might be valid and prevail. I think Ms Gannaway has already made up her mind and that of the public for them.

What are the chances that gallery is going to keep its current name?

Or perhaps it can keep its name as long as it is gets filled with feminist art that shows all body types are beautiful. And the good pictures are burned.

Firebrand

Well, I must say the Batley Townswomen Guild have gone downhill a bit since messrs Cleese & Palin did that documentary back in the day. Need to bleach my eyes now.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

By the way, David, I just had a problem with the post button when viewing your page in Chrome. It stayed inactive even after writing my comment. It's working in Explorer, though. Just FYI.

It's been an intermittent problem for a couple of weeks now. I had a problem with Firefox on my home ISP, but if I used my mobile plan on the same computer (via the phone's mobile hotspot thing), I could post.

rayward

So, now there's a sumo lingerie league...

Chicago Vota

I can understand how some people might construe that wrestling in lingerie will have an effect on international economic and political discourse. I can not understand why the asylum would allow filming on premises or the distribution of such a video which is clearly a detriment to their patients.

Darleen

OT ...but this was live at noon PST and so totally worth the time.

Darleen

They want to start a "conversation".

Hopp Singg

They want to start a "conversation".

Dear Manchester Art Gallery.

Please take your ersatz censorship and your political correctness and kindly fuck off.

I'm glad we had this dialog.

David

They want to start a “conversation”.

Just imagine the arrogance in play.

Jonathan

Want to see real courage?. Leftists gather to throw their shoes at moving pictures:

http://twitter.com/BasedMonitored/status/95886448261644697

Every one a real American hero....

Chester Draws

https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/homed/latest/100998795/beyond-the-nude-new-feminist-art-takes-an-intimate-approach

Yet another one for the "giant vaginas" tag.

These ones are actually quite pretty.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile in The Great White North, they are trying to reach the peak of the social justice pyramid.

If you don't want to, or can't, watch the video a brief recap:

1) Canada issues an Indian Status Card to people who can prove they are First Nations people (or whatever the Canadian term du jour is);

2) To encourage people to sign up, a poster is made with three people;

3) Front and center is a First Nations young lady (who happens to be a model and lawyer) wearing a turquoise necklace she herself chose to wear whereupon;

5) She is accused of culturally appropriating - wait for it...

Disney's Pocahontas, because the cartoon Pocahontas also wore a turquoise necklace.

The poster is also apparently problematic as it features apparently stereotypic animals that are problematically indigenous to Canada.

Not even Hunter Thompson in collaboration with Kurt Vonnegut could come up with something this warped.

R. Sherman

Meanwhile in The Great White North...

I would have thought the appropriation would be of U.S. Southwest cultures and not a ... cartoon character, which is itself an appropriation. This is becoming very Inception-like.

Pogonip

Seeing as how Pocahontas culturally appropriated her push-up bra from European-Americans, I think everyone is even.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I would have thought the appropriation would be of U.S. Southwest cultures...

Indeed. As I mentioned before, the people who rail the most about stereotypes only know the stereotypes, and the fact that turquoise was not exactly a thing found in swamp Virginia where Pocahontas lived, or that there were several distinct Indian cultures, is lost on them.

We'll also ignore that Pocahontas moved to England after marrying a white dude and appropriated the hell of cracker culture...

R. Sherman

...turquoise was not exactly a thing found in swamp Virginia...

True enough, but there are minor deposits in the western parts of the state associated with copper mines, I think. So, it's technically possible that the Tidewater tribes might have come across it, but not very likely.

Monty James

I'm late to this, but the video was...well, it was David's usual attack on the comfortable feeling that the world is a good place. It isn't, when you go down the dark side streets.

I'm on board with that idea, so I've become the manager for the contender for the Queer Femme Fight Club Fryweigh belt, Gillian "Gillnet" Eaton-Kuntz:

pst314

Nemo is a Punk Rocker

WTP

"Gillnet" Eaton-Kuntz

Don't assume gender. That's my new Microsoft Teams profile pic.

Spiny Norman

Gillian "Gillnet" Eaton-Kuntz

That's deserving of a couple problematics, surely.

Hal

5) She is accused of culturally appropriating - wait for it...

Disney's Pocahontas, because the cartoon Pocahontas also wore a turquoise necklace.

Sherman Alexie is Indian from the Washington and Idaho area Indians. One of his comments is, basically, I keep getting amused when people show up at my events covered in turquoise jewelry. Wrong culture, guys. All I see is a pretty rock.

Governor Squid

Is that a contestant from Queer Femme Fight Club, or one of the blokes from the darts tourney? It's so hard to keep them all straight.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

It's so hard to keep them all straight.

Not to worry, the gals from the Femme Fight Club are guaranteed to keep the dart blokes straight...

Chris

Seeing the event is open to "femme-identifying people", I'd like to see how they would go with this bloke competing!

http://musclewanted.com/kroc-rows/

R. Sherman

Hide the silver! Ace-'O-Lanche!

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