We Just Want World Peace and to Save the Planet…….and……..to help old ladies across the road!!

 

I’m going to write about eco-feminism, but am going to preface it with – I know sod all about eco-feminism – or at least I didn’t until now – and what little I know now, is giving me a headache.

As soon as I see the words “goddess” and “women” and “nurturing” and “patriarchy” together I switch off, and if the words “crystals” or “healing” or “spirituality” are thrown into the mix – then I find something to watch or read that restores my sanity – Bill Burr is good for that.

Bearing in mind the sheer volume of feminist shit I’ve read in the last several months I actually believed there was nothing that could surprise me regarding the depths of stupidity, irrationality or insanity that feminists inhabit.

I was wrong.

I give you first an article in the Irish times by one Joe Humphreys called:

Tired of capitalism? Try ecofeminism; Economies undervalue ‘women’s work’ – but are men to blame?

http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/tired-of-capitalism-try-ecofeminism-1.1772914

And an “explanation” of what eco-feminism is here. Apparently;

http://www.thegreenfuse.org/ecofem.htm

“There is no single definition of ecofeminism, and ecofeminists may well disagree with at least some of explanations I give in this section, but there are core principles. Ecofeminists agree that the domination of women and the domination of nature are fundamentally connected and that environmental efforts are therefore integral with work to overcome the oppression of women.

 The primary aims of ecofeminism are not the same as those typically associated with liberal feminism. Ecofeminists do not seek equality with men as such, but aim for a liberation of women as women. Central to this liberation is a recognition of the value of the activities traditionally associated with women; childbirth, nurturing and the whole domestic arena. Some feminists have criticized ecofeminism for reinforcing oppressive stereotypes and for its tendency toward essentialism.”

 

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that trees are probably all oppressive and patriarchal while shrubs are probably not 🙂

Though – while I sympathise with these greenfems and their inability to find a suitable single definition for this “branch” of feminism – a suggestion for a single definition – it begins with bull and ends with shit. You’re welcome 🙂
Ok – there is a story behind how I found myself reading this garbage – have been pondering on what feminists will do now that the writing is starting to appear on the wall for, in your face man hating toxic gender feminists.

Feminism is nothing if not chameleon like – or perhaps snakelike would be a better description – shed one skin and emerge with a brand new outer casing.

The other thing is this – we’ve just had some elections here in Ireland, both local and European, and the Greens who were literally wiped out in the last general election are having a bit of a new lease of life – and the final thing – lot of talk in Ireland about creating a “sustainable economy” and embracing the green environmentally friendly new wave of selling useless overpriced shit to people. But that’s environmentally friendly.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/elections/resurgent-greens-tweet-warning-to-labour-1.1808372

This is what caught my eye;

“Despite their demolition as a parliamentary force in the Republic, the Greens have connections in an international movement. Swedish and German Greens have rebuilt at various points after electoral setbacks. The electoral fate that befall the Irish Greens in 2011, although traumatic for its members, was not unusual. The electorate can be forgiving.”

Why do the hairs on the back of my neck always stand up when I see the word Swedish or Sweden connected to anything?

Young people are also more into “the environment” and “saving the planet” than more mature folks, and last but not least, all the pioneers of third wave feminism are getting old, crotchety, even more insane than they were when they started out, and the oppression message is just getting old.

Feminism needs new blood – with a better way to sell the message.

The new wave of online feminism is populated by complete morons and idiots or nasty arseholes like Amanda Marcotte and the jezzies – feminism needs a new hook – and what better one than saving the planet…….from patriarchal trees or some such shoite.

Does this mean that feminism will be taking a new direction? Hell no – the toxic message is the same – but the packaging, the skin is getting frayed around the edges – the wrinkles are starting to show.

What could be more plausible than blaming the patriarchy for the all the environmental woes of the planet?

It is no coincidence that these greemfems and various other loony tunes dancing round naked by the light of the moon, refer to the planet as Gaia – Mother Earth, or that menstruation is somehow viewed as a cosmic lunar link to the rhythms of all life – sigh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaia_(mythology)

So, what about this article in the Irish Times? Weeeeeeeeeeeeeelll, there’s this;

“As Mary Mellor, emeritus professor in sociology at Northumbria University, explains, ecofeminism has been around since the 1970s. There is a recent revival of interest, and Mellor – who was in Dublin this week delivering the annual guest lecture of the UCD School of Social Justice – has injected her own critique of the “gender-based economy” and its figurehead, “Economic Man”.

 What is needed, she says, is for women’s work to be properly accounted for, but also to be remunerated through a “public money” system that is managed by the state rather than by the banks. Mellor’s idea is summarised thus: “Economic Man claims a false transcendence of ‘his’ existence in nature.”

 

Then, there is this;

 

“What is ecofeminism?
 
Mary Mellor: “It’s the idea that there is a link between women and nature. But this can be construed in several different ways. Some people think of women as nurturing earth mothers with a kind of sympathetic awareness of nature that men don’t have. That’s not my position, but I can understand where people are coming from. A lot of the early ecofeminists were poets and theologians. They were already in that sort of romantic and spiritual field.

 “I see it in much more material terms, and the way in which there is no economic accounting either for the damage to the natural world or for what I call ‘women’s work’ – work around the body and in the community that sustains us in our lives.

 “The concept of ‘economic man’, this kind of rational agent, couldn’t exist – and, of course, doesn’t exist, because it’s a construct – without all the work that is done under the title ‘women’s work’, and the work of the environment in sustaining and dealing with the damage that our human activities do.”

 

Oh holy shit!

 

That was my reaction – in a nutshell – anything that has “feminism” in any part of its title is bad news – anything – and this piece of drivel was in the paper of record here in Ireland – and to be blunt – the vast majority of women are waking up to what a less than positive label feminist is – it just doesn’t get them what they want. Needless to say, Joe Humphreys is socialist/marxist/idiot – pick one, and this Mary Mellor is…….well if you read her contributions you’ll see what she is.

Even the “I’m not a feminist but…….” types are running out of road with the whole equal rights for women crap.

But – saving the planet? Now there’s a message you can get behind, manipulate, twist, mould and use to act as a cover for your toxic agenda. Who doesn’t realise that we have some major environmental issues looming if not already upon us – and who wouldn’t get onboard with saving the planet?

Granted – for the really hardcore gender feminists – the man hating rancid harpy’s, nothing will change – the agenda is always going to be female supremacy – but – they have to package and sell that shit to the masses – they have to peddle their snake oil in fancy bottles to disguise the taste.

Undoing the deeply embedded toxic agenda of feminism from the intuitional framework of states is going to be hard enough, reversing the cultural and social paradigms that inform and give license to dysfunctional if not downright criminal behaviour and actions on the part of women is another – but – keeping an eye on the shapeshifting and reworking of the vehicles through which feminism operates is also worth doing – in my opinion.

What next? Vegetarian feminism? Carrots are symbols of patriarchal oppression!

Now, for all those eco feminists smugly preening themselves about how in tune with nature and the environment they are – here are a few insights for you.

 

Water Pollution Caused by Birth Control Poses Dilemma – Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer   May 23, 2012 02:00pm ET

http://www.livescience.com/20532-birth-control-water-pollution.html

 

What was that you were saying about women being close to nature – in tune with nature? Hmmm.

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. alcockell
    May 26, 2014 @ 01:07:52

    So here we go – Mystery babylon the great, the mother of harlots?

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  2. Russell
    May 26, 2014 @ 02:32:11

    I’m unsure eco-‘shop till you drop’-feminism will achieve what it wants. Women are the principal beneficiaries of capitalism – with massive wealth transfers from men to women in the private and public spheres. Men may earn most of it; but women get to spend most of it. It’s unlikely that those who benefit from the system will want to change it. Casting the blame for it is another matter.

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    • anjaeriud
      May 27, 2014 @ 03:04:08

      Hi Russell

      On the one hand I agree – bearing in mind that unless the money keeps flowing – then the real purpose of feminism is foiled.

      But feminism is starting to fray around the edges – there aren’t enough PR guru’s in the entire world to give feminism the makeover it tried to pull off last year – so – when I read that – and I have noticed it a couple of times popping up – eco-feminism – t’was seeing this crap in the Irish times that made my eyes narrow and wonder – is this warming up to be the new spin?

      The new mantra of feminism – question is – how to sell eco feminism while at the same time stripping the planet bare of rsources – and polluting every last corner of it – with the mountains of garbage that women produce from the mountains of garbage that women BUY – with other peoples money?

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  3. napocapo69
    May 28, 2014 @ 07:37:41

    I’ve had the unfortunate pleasure to read this kind of stuff – eco feminism theory- also at EU Institution level. Needless to say, by the Commission for Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, It was a document highlighting how males are dangerous to nature, and to women, of course.
    This kind of stuff had a name, once upon a time; it was “racism”, the prelude to eugenics policies, but marketing of such concepts has evolved quite a bit in the last 20 years.
    Eco feminism is a manifestation of menthal illness. Sure. But it is also about money. Most of these people come from useless university courses, where often indocritnation is performed, and have to translate their useless skills in money.
    In the past it usually happened in a bank with the help of a gun, now there are more politically correct means.

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  4. John mws
    May 28, 2014 @ 22:09:47

    I read the first article. What a croc of shoite.This is economic feminism not environmentally friendly anything. This is what it appears to mean.

    It is a restating of the 70s idea that women should be paid a wage to be a stay at home “career” mother. We no longer think all our sisters want the “Econonic Man” model of empowerment we have pursued. Of course only women do things of value in the home and It is all higher value work then working in in the real economy, don’t you know, so needs a lot of cash. Since the tax needed would make Sweden seem reasonable, simply print money, that will not create a German 1920s hyper inflation would it? And if people did have too much money then tax them to fund more state…. who needs banks, and real currency, with real value, based on the production of stuff people want like expert services, and food and clothes and houses.

    This citizen(women only) wage would be a real incentive to put the hours in the (19th century) housewife has to do. They could buy are those white goods necessary to be more “efficient” that cut down the hours needed in the 21st century to a 10th they were before…. err best not to mention that. Men might get a citizen wage too if they did some work in the household but we cannot imagine any tasks they do worthy of pay. So everyone would be happy. The women would get the respect they deserve. The men could still pay all the bills. Everyone happy. All those wonderful shoes we could afford.

    So there you have it, career women could be career mothers instead. We can rebrand all those state benefits for broken families and call it a citizen wage for (single) mothers ,only it would be a lot higher, funded by fresh air. How natural is that.

    Well I eat, piss and shit too so I am very in touch with nature. Funny how choosing c-Section “designer” births and bottle feeding gets your closer to nature, and of course us guys where not there at conception for these holy women. Tell me I have misunderstood this BS.

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    • anjaeriud
      May 28, 2014 @ 23:27:23

      Hi John

      Nope, I believe you have summarised it very well – excellently in fact – how about a little Beatles?

      We All live in a Yellow Submarine 🙂

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  5. John mws
    May 29, 2014 @ 20:28:33

    Personally I think Mary Mellor was listening to this when she wrote her lecture.

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  6. anjaeriud
    May 29, 2014 @ 20:53:01

    Ah John 🙂

    Time to up the ante methinks – REVOLUTION!!!

    The Lyrics to Revolution

    You say you want a revolution
    Well, you know We all want to change the world
    You tell me that it’s evolution
    Well, you know We all want to change the world
    But when you talk about destruction
    Don’t you know that you can count me out
    Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
    All right, all right
    You say you got a real solution
    Well, you know
    We’d all love to see the plan
    You ask me for a contribution
    Well, you know
    We’re all doing what we can
    But if you want money
    For people with minds that hate
    All I can tell is brother you have to wait
    Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
    All right, all right
    You say you’ll change the constitution
    Well, you know
    We all want to change your head
    You tell me it’s the institution
    Well, you know
    You better free you mind instead
    But if you go carrying pictures of chairman Mao
    You ain’t going to make it with anyone anyhow
    Don’t you know it’s gonna be all right?
    All right, all right!
    All right, all right, all right!
    All right, all right, all right!
    All right, all right!

    Songwriters
    LENNON, JOHN / MCCARTNEY, PAUL

    Published by
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/revolution-lyrics-beatles.html

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