I don’t think this would surprise anybody:
“Le Pen voters are generally less influenced by feminist culture …”
It doesn’t surprise me that right-wing men are more dominant and possessive sexually.
“The Press Ombudsman of South Africa has found the Huffington Post South Africa guilty of the publication of hate speech.
”HuffPost SA apologises unreservedly for the publication of the blog titled Could It Be Time To Deny White Men The Franchise on 13 April 2017.’”
As I suspected this was a hoax aimed at making the Huffington Post feminists look foolish. Underinformed ideologues are not hard to fool. The perpetrator appears to have had the famous Sokal hoax in mind.
I put up a picture of a purported sale of a Yazidi woman recently but was told it is actually from a movie. Is this real? It looks more so.
I remember this advertisement very well. I think it appeared in a British women’s magazine in about 1970. I recall seeing it in a magazine called Nova, and I remember being rather stirred by it as a 15 year old boy.
Someone has dug it out to complain about it. As I would have predicted, the complaints focus on supposed disrespect for Islamic culture. But back in 1970, English people hardly thought about Muslims, except as the exotics portrayed above. They didn’t have to.
The above picture is fantasy and fairly harmless.
However this purports to be real and contemporary. It allegedly shows a Yazidi woman being sold as a sex slave:
Two posts down is a poem I wrote a few years ago inspired (to some extent) by my marital love life. But it’s a poem. Not a non-fiction account.
I recently shared it on a Facebook poetry group on which I have shared a number of poems. I often test poems on these sites and then may go on to get them published.
This one was more controversial than most. I can see why. But I thought it was a worthwhile poem.
I got one older woman complaining that I surely wasn’t serious and it must be intended as satire. If not, it showed “worrying attitudes” or some such phrase.
When I defended the poem, a woman who had been wavering decided she liked it. Another woman also said she liked it, as did a man who said he valued the discussion.
My observation has been generally that one should never start apologising to feminists. One should stand one’s ground instead.
A poem of masculine passion should not be unacceptable. If I had written a different poem on sex from a gay or feminist perspective, there would have been no objection.
A poem describing normal, heterosexual activity in a poetic mode should be acceptable.
Ironically, the woman who complained had recently written a poem calling for more authentic voices.
Far too many poems are genteel and dull and political correctness has made the problem worse.
A comment I wrote on FB about the Huffington Post article suggesting that white men should lose the vote, and the ensuing controversy:
“Look at the source. HuffPo is edited by not-very-attractive young white women with the sort of college education girls get these days in America. They lack perspective and have been taught all their lives that a) women are right and b) men are evil.
They don’t normally get taken seriously. Like most spoilt brats. But they finally went too far. Probably they feel frustrated that Trump won despite their huffing and puffing.
I am not going to read their latest offensive drivel. But I can suggest that white men are finally losing patience with being constantly attacked and insulted. About time.
The sheer absurdity of suggesting that physically weak and generally technically incompetent females could forcibly remove the franchise from white men doesn’t seem to have occurred to them.
If a man were to write an article, Is It Time That Liberal, White Women Got Spanked?, it would be more feasible and realistic.
These dim females depend on white men at every moment for their comfort and survival. Perhaps they need to be reminded.”