Pajamas had to take chesler back to their all male writer's party
The first thing that happens when actual feminists (especially Ecofeminists)
espouse views not yet accepted by the majority is that they are called racists by
those opponents still attempting to avoid any responsibility for what they have
made of their life. "White middle class racist". Boo Hoo. The number of presumptions
that have to be made by thugs using this trip when dealing with an anonymous
person on the Internet is breathtaking.
Unwarranted presumptions which are ridiculous and false. But facts never got in
the way of our blamer's manipulative guilt tripping.
This once again happened to me when I was happily talking about MY love for
animals manifesting in a vegan life style. In response to the whiner's first pitiful rants
about how only the privileged can eat a plant based diet, I pointed out what Mrs Obama
did recently about food deserts .
Michele Obama has strong programs for her interest in nutrition, the latest being luring major producers to open groceries in food deserts creating 60,000 new jobs right off the bat. She has funded public gardens. Michelle created a decent school lunch nutritional program in the face of organized resistance from Agri-business which reaps huge profits from school lunch subsidies. Agi business's favorite talking point is "the Nanny state" as most of the people who use that phrase have full time nannies - an option unavailable to the working class.The fact that someone was eliminating one of her justifications outraged the blamer,
so she attacked me personally. Naturally.
Happens all the time. Boring.
"You have your farmer's markets on land you stole from my people", she whined and called me an asshole. I laughed. "You white do-gooding women come to the reservation and tell us how to eat when you ruined our diet". I presume she was talking about nurses at the free clinic.
"You bring your old cast off clothes to our dances.
The poor cannot afford your white............bla bla bla".
She had no idea as to my income or color and she did not care. It was a chance to parade the only thing a loser can be proud of which are martyrdom and victim hood
If the thug had any influence with her own people she could ban whites from the clinic
and the dance. But she doesn't so she feels special when she self rightously trashes those she disagrees with on line by claiming racial purity. Let's not mention where her people got the
land. The bully can gain some support on line from those who do not have to live with her.
It is all so stupid. I could attack in return, calling the self pitying name caller a thug and a
bully, but why bother
I don't think I ever had too much patience with racial bullies and class guilt trippers
having actually been part of the civil rights movement unlike most of the name callers.
And having listened to that trip all through the women's movement. "White middle class women". See: http://www.saidit.org/archives/jun06/Remembrance.html
But after BO's political campaign which called the Clintons racist, I was over it for good. Whatever respect I did have for the race card was gone. I saw it as the last refuge of opportunists who had nothing else to use to legitimize their position. Worse, used by feminist academic writers to gain status and jobs at the expense of women who were writing from their own experience.
I often wondered why white women so criticized didn't just say, "you do it", to their critics. You do all the research you feel I should have done and write the correct book you think
I should have written. Or at least an article. Why waste all this energy attacking another women?
And if a white woman did try to include other cultures in her analysis she would also
be condemned for daring as a white to speak for non whites.
Addition not subtraction is the feminist way..
We had more interesting inter-racial experiences in the anti-rape group
I led in Mil which eventually was diverse. We were really sisters
in the WAR, fighting rapists and talking with each other about our life stories.
So we also talked out the controversial stuff without attacking.
And we were all working class and poorer so we had that in common.
I did really good outreach and also made mistakes which I still regret but all of
that was real, not this false verbal diarrhea gotcha race card BS.
Now I simply do not respond at all. Eat shit and die, is my attitude, the sooner the better.
So it is delightful for me to read Chesler's last post. It is nice to know some of us
can answer with grace and intelligence even if I can't anymore.
What to Say to the Totalitarian Left on 9/11/11
by Phyllis Chesler
September 9, 2011
I recently heard from a Canadian school psychologist who lives in Toronto and who has dual citizenship in Canada and the United States. He was "dismayed," outraged, saddened, and puzzled, and wanted me to explain to him how a feminist academic could have "hijacked a feminist
conference in Quebec to express her feelings about how American foreign policy
was totally responsible for the events of 9/11."
Ever since then, Brooks Masterton has written to this particular academic every 9/11 about
her "lack of compassion for the victims" and about her hypocrisy, given that she
"Uses the freedoms she has in Canada as well as public funding to express outrageous ideas.
I long ago asked her to consider how she would be received in Afghanistan if she pontificated
about feminism and the need for female freedoms against male domination in all aspects of life.
She would not survive for a week. While I defend her right to an opinion, I detest the way she
goes about making her points and the extremely disrespectful, provocative and poisonous
comments she makes. I am near retirement… but I still get angry enough to write to her
every September to reminder her that she cannot make these comments without expecting
to be called to account by others. I do believe that all that is needed for evil to triumph is
for good men to stay silent."
Good women too, dear Dr. Masterton.
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