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.