Feminists often claim that this is a unique period in history, because “For the first time, women have choices,” by which they mean, oral contraceptives and medicine to treat sexually-transmitted diseases.
My standard response to “this time it’s different” is to cite John Bagot Glubb and Ibn Khaldun, both of whom pointed out that empires rise and fall with predictable patterns.
However, technology will probably be quite a game-changer in the future. After the welfare-warfare states collapse and take socialism with them, women will still remember how to use rifles, birth control pills, and condoms.
In cultures limited to muscle-powered weapons, women’s inferior muscles made them very inferior at violence. But if, after socialism collapses, people retain enough homebrewed technology to operate, reload, and resupply rifles, women might be more capable of living without men than they have been for recorded history.
The future of feminism is Mad Maxine.
Or we could all go a completely different route altogether. In the past, when I craved a satisfying sexual encounter, I’ve gone home with a woman. I’ve heard this called “strategic lesbianism.”
Strategic lesbianism requires mastery of all aspects of TACTICAL LESBIANISM, which mostly involves fast-roping down the sides of buildings to demand government subsidies for The Vagina Monologues.
Continue reading Blatantly stolen from zhai2nan2: I’ve heard this called “strategic lesbianism.” [You have lots of colored flags on a big map, and most of your time is spent planning logistics.]
A different blogger wrote about the aesthetics of tailoring as related to human contact. The following words are not mine:
One of the questions that always bugs the modern is, “when did we stop dressing properly?” My dad had the answer for this one, he said it started when TV came along. At that point, our fellow humans were no longer our entertainment source, the box in our living room was. He says he can remember the change, and how quickly it began.
Continue reading aesthetics are related to human contact (reblogged from a stranger)
I have seen various local schoolgirls who wear pseudo-schoolgirl uniforms on the street for the sake of fashion. The pop culture has idolized schoolgirls far beyond their real-life appeal, and so real-life schoolgirls spend their parents’ money on tapping into the mass-media myth.
The pictured school uniform is from the anime Blood-C, and even in the course of the show, the characters comment about how ridiculous it is as a school uniform. But Japanese girls are buying such clothes and wearing them.
The NYT reports:
Nowhere is the consumer power of young Japanese girls more visible than at the biannual Tokyo Girls Collection show, the biggest fashion event in Tokyo, which takes place this Saturday. It counts more than 60,000 attendees a year, who pay between 5,500 Japanese yen ($56) to 15,000 yen (around $150) per entrance ticket. On this weekend’s lineup are catwalk shows, entertainment by all-female pop group HKT48, comedians, a Miss TGC beauty contest…
The carnival-esque atmosphere is amplified by the frenzied enthusiasm of a squealing teen audience. …
Most of the brands at Tokyo Girls Collection are casual labels like the hyper-girly Cecil McBee and Jouetie. Rather than showcasing next season’s designs, the brands allow the audience to buy the clothing shown on the runway in real time. The girls make their purchases on their cell phones via the event’s website, which has over half a million subscribers and 2 million unique visitors per month, according to organizers. The purchased items arrive on the girls’ doorstep the following day.
Many of the 80-plus models and celebrities at this season’s show are half-Asian, such as Japanese-Polish singer and actress Anna Tsuchiya, and Bengali-Japanese-Russian model Rola. Instead of the intimidating fashion models that strut the catwalk at orthodox fashion events, the look at Tokyo Girls Collection is decidedly kawaii –
The illustration shows a pale-skinned razor girl – an enlightened feminist who can fight and defeat men in hand-to-hand combat because, in part, she has retractable bionic razors implanted in her fingers. Weak 20th century women scratched with their fingernails; the razor girl can cut a strong man’s head off his neck.
Cyberpunk had a false start, a few years of glory and then rapidly degenerated into social-justice warrior crap.
Continue reading Fictional white razor girls versus real-world three-parent embryos
Anime is a genre with too damn many female characters.
I really get sick of flat, badly-written female characters who exist primarily as fan service. It’s pointless getting excited about a fake woman if she has no resemblance to any real woman. You might as well fall in love with a Hollywood actress whom you will never meet.
But anime also has some well-written characters who can shine a light on the real nature of real-life women.
Here are the rules:
- Mention the name of the blog you were tagged by, as well as the creators of this game Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts, linking back to all blogs involved and including the picture above.
- List five of your greatest hotties from TV and/or film, i.e. crushes/objects of your affection, including musicians or sports stars too.
- Tell us how you were “introduced” to them and why you like them/what appeals.
- Add some appealing pictures.
- Tag seven bloggers for their Five Flaming Hotties.
- Post the rules.
I was tagged by Medieval Otaku:
I don’t have very good pictures. You are going to have to watch these shows and see why the five women should have been married. Let’s try to list the shows chronologically:
Continue reading Five Hotties That I Wanted To See Get Married
Some so-called capitalists are really money-worshipers. These capitalists believe that if everything and everyone could be bought for cash, then the market would fix all our troubles and we would live in post-scarcity Utopia.
Continue reading Labor Unions and Cyberpunk (or – the owner of a slaughterhouse won’t sell you a knife sharp enough to cut his neck)
Dalrock commented on abortion, and one of his commenters wrote:
The cult of Molech is alive and well.
Now, I’m not saying you have to respect Moloch, but at least you should recognize that the modern-day fetus-scrapers are on a lower order of being.
Protestants show an unhealthy attachment to the Old Testament, and they will deride un-Christian behavior as pagan. This is a bad, bad mistake; I will try to explain why in the paragraphs below.
Continue reading Cliche Came Out of its Cage by C. S. Lewis
Physicalist philosophy might seem abstract and bookish and impractical. Oddly enough, it has a strong influence on some very illogical people who claim to speak for “common sense” and “realism.”
I know a little about Catholic theology.
Continue reading Physicalist philosophy and capybaras