Wednesday, October 9, 2013

"Deconstructing" posturing nonsense.

So some chick on Feministing got a bug up her ass about one of the few non-shitty pop songs on the radio. Why? Because it's criticizing the conspicuous wealth in garbage music videos that the singer grew up watching... in New Zealand. Which means she's dreadfully racist against African-Americans, a people she's never really met or interacted with outside of seeing the detritus of American cultural imperialism. (She did write the song herself, which for pop music is goddamn impressive... especially since she's 16).

God damn, this whole "deconstructing" garbage has gone far enough. Feminists are now officially useless. I don't mean "women's rights activists," who work hard at getting basic rights for women, people like Ayaan Hirsi Ali. I mean the whiny, bitchy people that think that this shit is important and stopping it is equivalent to passing the 13th and 19th Amendments all over again, because the gender studies degrees they got with Daddy's money tell them so.

Deconstruction is one of the most pointless academic exercises ever invented. It took one of the great liberating forces in world history and turned it into a pack of navel-gazing hipsters. Instead of figuring out how to extend voting rights to women in Muslim countries, or stopping actual rapes here at home by making rapists more accountable, they spend their time trying to figure out how something is a penis and therefore a symbol of the "patriarchy," or scanning pop music for veiled imaginary racism.

For the record, this is the song in question:


  1. Yeah, that's the "bad side" of feminism. I prefer the good side: equal rights/pay for all, egalitarian marriages, that sort of thing. :)

  2. Oh, this is Nyssa. I changed my posting name for a private blog....