Archive for August, 2009

“Grin & Bare It”: The mass-produced message of masochism for women

August 25, 2009

In three generations (my parents to my daughter), to womankind’s detriment Global Patriarchy (GP) has moved beyond generalized (“grin & bear it“) sadism practiced by upper-caste patriarchs (upper caste in every patriarchal system because they exploit other beings and natural resources) against lower-caste males, all females and children to mass-produced messages everywhere targeting women as a gender class for internalizing masochism as socially desirable, even necessary, for social survival.  Yes, it was a long sentence.  Reducing thought to robotic sound bites is part of any modern system of brainwashing.

The title of this post is based upon a mass-produced body-lotion product provided on a “complimentary” 2009 hotel basis by: 

Wyndham Hotels Offer Guest Room Items at Holiday – Wyndham containers bearing in bigger letters “grin & bare it.”

Proving the point from today’s internet, no matter how “liberal” the patriarch in question, and no matter how many millions a few celebrities like Hugh Jackman make for showing off their buff upper-body torsos, in the main the “grin & bare it” message is for women induced to show their skin (including more anonymously the minimum-wage worker, the flight attendant, the wife trying to raise the kids and also be smiling, smoking “hot” like porn objects in socially programmed vulnerability and submission to male standards and — hey, here’s the masochistic part — the grown women have been entrained  to be “good sports” and grin about their own objectification and second-class citizenship in the sadistic system of Global Patriarchy run by men):

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama, with daughter ...
AP

Sun Aug 23, 3:01 PM ET

Generic Woman x 3: Hate Crimes against Women, Murderous Terrorism by Man[un]kind in the longest war

August 6, 2009

Where is the mainstream media reporting about generalized misogyny, male entitlement, masculine privilege and men’s arrogance to believe at a global social level that women are required to be there for men? Men living as men, women living for men:  This is the sick, medieval message from the longest uncredited war, the carnage every day in every city in every state in every country in every place men inhabit on this planet.

Here’s the latest report I’ve seen,  without the slightest feminist analysis whatsoever (as if the past 150 years of feminist scholarship never happened) accompanying the mainstream article: “Gunman at Pa. health club was bitter over women [AP’s title]”

AP

In this undated photo made available Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 on George Sodini's AP – In this undated photo made available Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 on George Sodini’s blog, http://georgesodini.com/20090804.htm, …

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Writer Michael Rubinkam, Associated Press Writer

“BRIDGEVILLE, Pa. – George Sodini seethed with anger and frustration toward women. He couldn’t understand why they ignored him, despite his best efforts to look nice. He hadn’t had a girlfriend since 1984, hadn’t slept with a woman in 19 years.

“Women just don’t like me. There are 30 million desirable women in the US (my estimate) and I cannot find one. Not one of them finds me attractive,” the 48-year-old computer programmer lamented in a chilling diary he posted on the Internet.

For months, he also wrote vaguely about using guns to carry out his “exit plan” at his health club, where lots of young women worked out.

On Tuesday, Sodini put his plan into action. …”

The man, Sodini,  killed three women he did not know.  Terror against women. Plain and simple.

He killed three generic women as “woman,” the hated human subclass about which men believe themselves entitled to be “bitter” when women as women —  the female gender class whose lives are subordinated to men’s lives and subjected by force and propaganda to men’s ideas about living —  do not choose to have sex on a particular man’s terms.

Maybe Sodini couldn’t get a date because he gave off a creepy vibe — like hating women and wanting to murder them — despite the big smile of, we now know, a hypocritical murderer.

And nobody around him saw it coming.  This — nobody saw it coming, something reported far too often in other stories about men who murder women — shows how dangerous men as a dominant gender class are to women as the subclass men have forced by the violent global culture men have made.

These murders of women by a “bitter” man are a hate crime, whether or not legislatures run by men are willing to call it so.

The sickening title to the AP article calls him “bitter over women,” as if the women he killed had done something that would have justified his bitterness.

Sodini murdered women as women, women as a gender class, women he did not know.  This defines “hate crime.”  It is based on invidious discrimination.  It typifies the longest war by men against women.

This story is not being fairly reported by media.  This story is being slanted to minimize the woman-hating involved, and the social problem globally.  But maybe in the sick patriarchy globally running the longest war, it’s a mistake ever to expect fair treatment of women in major media.

Every war has its propaganda, and this war — the longest war —  is worldwide, without exception, with only tokens of female privilege to get women off the scent of the truth of misogyny happening around them day in and day out.

Oh, sure, today the cavalry of men (Clinton and Gore) rescued women (journalists for Gore) from worse men in North Korea, women who had been investigating what patriarchy calls “human trafficking,” which is mainly the male-enforced sex slavery imposed by violence and deceit against girls and women.  What is the subtextual significance of the cavalry story?    Tokenism as usual, not that we’re not happy to see the women released from a Korean gulag (rocks in the rice, the mainstream media reported, as their food while incarcerated).

Today’s  Clinton/Gore rescue story, as a war strategy of patriarchy, shows that some men get to play the “protector” of women who have been more seriously abused by other men.  Men do the violence to women and other men get the media credit to be the rescuers.

Behind the scenes, uncredited women every day in every corner of the globe help one another survive this evil.

Heaven help the women of the world.