Sometimes we see feminism as a must be correct. Is it because we are inclined to side with underdogs, or is it because we know that over the course of history, women have had to be the support system, the second in command, and the one’s who didn’t lead the pack. Maybe this is because of machismo male posturing, or perhaps it draws from men being fierce fighters, and women adapting other skills to present to the tribe, or collective group. There might be a viable reason why the NBA doesn’t play the WNBA. We separate the genders in many things. Yet “Separate but Equal” . . . still leaves a bad taste in our mouth, and even just the notion, or the whiff of the notion starts a domino effect which trigger a slew of montages in our heads.
The gays and the feminists more than a few things in common. One of those is strategy. You don’t fight a civil rights movement with clubs and pitch forks anymore. It’s not one armada against another. Like Sid Meier, Civilization®, what we have is a culture war being waged. Hollywood is the stage, and Religious principles, doctrine, and history are your pitch forks and clubs. Satire and Sardonic humor pit against philosophy and iconography. You’ll see images and videos cataloging the debate. Not so much sit down back and forths, but assemblies staging a sort of coup d’état against this idea of Patriarchy theory; or in simpler terms against the white men who have positioned themselves at the top.
This notion, that mean have been oppressing women; willfully throughout history. It’s not to say that women haven’t been vital, nor to limit their ability to take charge and make a name for themselves, or their group. In fact, women are doing very well in the class room, in business boardrooms and as CEOs, CFOs, and leaders of nations. But some groups want more. More faster. Change needs to happen NOW! And that’s when it gets radical. The zealots come out.
Enter into the picture radical feminism, and a new group called FEMEN (femen.org)
Women in Femen
The Ukranian feminist group Femen – renowned for staging protests featuring topless young women – is controlled by a man who yells at them and calls them “bitches”, a new documentary claims.
Ukraine is not a Brothel also reveals that Victor Svyatski, who is “outed” as the founder and mastermind of the group, hand-picks the prettiest girls for their media-friendly protests.
Meet the Antigones: an antidote to breast-baring ‘terrorist’ group FEMEN
The Antigones consists of a group of 25 or so attractive French women clad in virginal white dresses. On their website they quote Antigones declaring “I was born to join in love, not hate.”
June 10, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The breast-baring, self-styled female “terrorist” group FEMEN, which has become known the world over for its provocative, often violent protests against “patriarchy”, fascism, prostitution and religion, seems to have met its match.
The Antigones, named after the woman of Greek mythology who in Sophocles’ play was sentenced to death for choosing to follow “Divine Law” in opposition to the “man-made laws” of a tyrant, consists of a group of 25 or so attractive French women clad in virginal white dresses. On their website they quote Antigones declaring “I was born to join in love, not hate,” a clear reference to their opposition to FEMEN’s breasts-and-placard, spittle-flecked protest style.
Seeming inversions of their infamous adversaries, but employing similar guerrilla marketing tactics, the Antigones scored a media coup when their de facto leader, 21-year-old Iseul Turan, announced through a video interview released on YouTube on June 1st that she had infiltrated the France division of FEMEN for a period of two months.
- FAQ: Isn’t “the Patriarchy” just some conspiracy theory that blames all men, even decent men, for women’s woes?
- Femen in the UK: A guide for British ‘sextremists’ (theweek.co.uk)
- Hommen Vs Femen (joemygod.blogspot.com)
- ‘They’re naked warriors… (jessicabullough2.wordpress.com)