Monday, January 28, 2008

Feminist and Guilty Part 2: Who's Tired of Erica Jong?

Feminist Erica Jong wrote an article that trashed heterosexual white men (and had a couple of unhealthy barbs against men of other racial backgrounds) in Who's Tired of Pink. Kim at the Equal But Different blog has a recent link to the Huffington Post article, and it's not surprising after a certain point posts had been barred, including mine. But here's an excerpt for prosperity, at least, and another reaction to the ever-incessant condemnation of men that's openly tolerated and encouraged.

Here's Jong's rant reposted here first:

I am so tired of pink men bombing brown children and rationalizing it as fighting terrorism. I am so tired of pink men telling women (of all colors) what to do with their wombs--which connect with their brains--in case you forgot. I am so tired of pink men telling us we should stay in Iraq for generations. I am so tired of pink men buying bombs and cheating schools. I am so tired of pink men having wives who stand behind them and nod sagely on television. I am so tired of pink men expecting that someone--a brown, black, yellow or white woman--will trail behind them changing light bulbs, taking out garbage, washing laundry, keeping food in the house, taking care of kids of all ages, of parents of all ages. I am so tired of pink men whose wives double or triple the family income thinking they can spend it without doing a damn thing at home. I am so tired of pink men spouting nonsense on TV. I am so tired of pink men arguing, blathering, bloviating, predicting the future--usually wrongly--and telling women to shut up. I am so sick of hearing that another pink man has dropped his children out a window, off a bridge or killed his pregnant wife or killed his unpregnant wife because he was infatuated with another pregnant woman. I am so sick of pink men making war and talking about peace. I am so sick of pink men appointing their mediocre cronies to judgeships, to political advisors, to cushy jobs, to columns in the paper, to multimillion-dollar posts as CEOS or actors (while the actresses make less) or producers or writers or newsreaders or talk show bloviators or supposedly sage counselors at law. I am so tired of pink men.

And by the way some brown men and tan men and wheaten men do these things too.

Don't tell me about women who kill. I know there are some--but fewer. So let's just remember our mothers--who bore us, protected us against our fathers and grandfathers and all the pink or brown men who wanted to rape us or kill us or starve us because we were girls.

I am not stupid. I know all generalizations are false. I know there are bad mothers, bad women, bad sisters, bad aunts, and bad females of every stripe. But I have seen enough men in high office to last a lifetime. Let's give women a chance!

It takes no bravery to speak up against heterosexual men, the men that helped provide women with the protections, laws, special treatment, the advances in medicine and technology, and the civility that her and Jong completely and utterly take for granted. Men are routinely attracked in the media and so many believe it's fair game or "just joking," even if their cavalcade of resentment and jealousy has been entrenched for a long time now.

Camille Paglia was right; upper class white women are the most spoiled on the planet, and Jong can spout off her hate diatribe without accountability or guilt. Men aren't telling them to shut up; if anything, women's voices have been the dominate one for many years, and making biased articles like this are one of countless examples. If a man wrote this (about women) and it got by editors, he'd be either suspended or canned, and his rep smeared in public to prevent him for being employed at other publication.

So much for equality. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others"---right?

If Erica Jong thinks so lowly of us and doesn't need us, she can put her money where her mouth is and stay away for good. Men like me will give her what she truly deserves---our non-presence. And it was Steinem who made the comment that women need a man like a fish needs a bicycle. But even she could not live up to her own ideology and hype.


Harry Potter said...

Nice post. Erica Jong is a fuckin cuntrag, plain and simple. If anything I think you were too easy on her.

You mention that she has a couple nasty comments of towards other men as well, but make no mistake about it, all of her venom is directed at white men.

For example, she begrudgingly concedes that SOME women can be bad, but would you consider that a barb against women? No, it is just her half-hearted attempt to not seem like she is prejudiced towards men. Likewise, when she begrudginly admits that other men SOMETIMES are like this, she isn't hating on them like she is white men, she is just trying to cover herself so she doesn't appear prejudiced towards WHITE men.

Aside from the very brief mention of women and non-white men, the rest of the rant is nothing more than white-male bashing, or as she would phrase it, "pink" males. Notice how she refers to white women as white women, but white men as "pink" men. This seems obvious to me that she is making a blatant attempt at emasculating white men.

Her mindless rant only strengthens my belief that feminists are nothing more than selfish, attention-craving white women whose sole purpose in life is to bash white-males.

MarkyMark said...

Harry Potter,

If you want to see Erica Jong's piece shredded, then go to Kim's "Equal but Different" blog. She takes a CHAINSAW to it, and just tears it up!!

SR did all right too; his writing is always thought provoking. We've both been on Mancoat for years now, and his posts are always 'must read' material. He can tear shit up too when he puts his mind to it. I guess he was in a good mood, and he wanted to be charitable... ;)