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22-06-2018, 15:59
Has this term become overused by feminists and media channels ?


A term that was derided and abandoned a decade ago has come roaring back to life.

On 7 January this year, the alt-right insurgent Steve Bannon turned on his TV in Washington DC to watch the Golden Globes. The mood of the event was sombre. It was the immediate aftermath of multiple accusations of rape and sexual assault against film producer Harvey Weinstein, which he has denied. The women, whose outfits would normally have been elaborate and the subject of frantic scrutiny, wore plain and sober black. In the course of a passionate speech, Oprah Winfrey told the audience that “brutally powerful men” had “broken” something in the culture. These men had caused women to suffer: not only actors, but domestic workers, factory workers, agricultural workers, athletes, soldiers and academics. The fight against this broken culture, she said, transcended “geography, race, religion, politics and workplace”.

Bannon, Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, was one of 20 million Americans watching. In his view, the scene before him augured the beginning of a revolution “even more powerful than populism”, according to his biographer Joshua Green. “It’s deeper. It’s primal. It’s elemental. The long black dresses and all that – this is the Puritans. It’s anti-patriarchy,” Bannon declared. “If you rolled out a guillotine, they’d chop off every set of balls in the room … Women are gonna take charge of society. And they couldn’t juxtapose a better villain than Trump. He is the patriarch.” He concluded: “The anti-patriarchy movement is going to undo 10,000 years of recorded history.”

22-06-2018, 20:01
Yes, it is.

22-06-2018, 20:20
Whoops, do a Google on this post please. (delete me)

22-06-2018, 20:31
If one attempts to integrate the musings and blatherings from the world of humanism, with the teachings of religion, conglomerating the whole and trying to make sense of it all, one will drive oneself nuts! :)

The two disciplines are mutually incompatible.

People of religion conceive of people as not-dissimilar spiritual beings. You are measured by your spiritual worth.

The "Humanists" (the Progressives, the Left) conceive of a human being as a body plus a mind, or more or less, an "intelligent animal." They measure people by their "body" - the color, their sex, their ethnicity, their sexual proclivities, their appearance, and by their mind - what their politics are, what they say or do.

The feminists, like Okra Winfrey, being good Humanists, measure everything by the differences in their (whale) bodies from male bodies. (Hey, that rhymes!) :)