Often when I make contributions to Zinnia’s channel, I’m inundated with pleas to check out whatever GirlWritesWhat says on the subject of whatever. Frankly, I’ve seen maybe one of GirlWritesWhat’s videos and I was disgusted enough never to go there again. As far as I could tell, her arguments amounted to “feminists suck because they never really consider how hard it is to be a man and have to do man things.” I felt it wasn’t worth really going any farther into the dungeon. It’s exhausting already to explain modern social inequality to the middle of the road or gender politic unaffiliated crowd without having first to explain that feminists want to get to do “man things” and that’s the whole fucking point. But I digress.
I’m not the kind of feminist that spends a lot of time looking into the Mens Rights “side” of things. I don’t really think their opinions matter. I am also not the kind of lesbian that likes to hear the American Family Association’s “side” of things. They aren’t legitimate sides. They’re hate groups. One of the things about politics and social struggles that vexes me the most frequently is this idea that there must be a legitimate opposing side to every argument, from which naturally follows the idea that any resulting conclusion is not a conclusion but instead just, like, your opinion, man. We can chant and chant about how the AFA and whatever other psycho homophobe Republican is currently running on the platform of no birth control and drug testing the unemployed is on the “wrong side of history” in hopes that future liberals will maintain their admirable track record and move things forward but why can’t they be on the wrong side of the present?
However cringe-inducing the idea may be, I don’t have to read GirlWritesWhat or anyone else who speaks of Mens “Rights” and consider it intellectually any more than I have to consider the idea that the world was created in 7 days 5,000 years ago before I agree that evolution happened. I no longer have to consider the idea that women may not be intellectually equipped to vote because the question is temporally irrelevant. The radical women’s movements 90 years ago, on the other hand, were forced to answer such nonsense. How much time are we wasting by lending credence to such ignorance? Today, I may be considered arrogant for refusing to acknowledge another side. My opinions may be considered radical. I’m simply exhausted of losing valuable minutes of my short life to intellectually hollow discourse. In essence: No, GirlWritesWhat, there is no feminist conspiracy. Now let the adults speak.
Manboobz, on the other hand, has an incredible tolerance for it. I follow him on Twitter and every now and then, if I’m feeling chipper and could laugh at anything, I’ll click a link. Here’s today’s find:
Stop linking me to her shit.