No one should miss Jennifer Oriel’s commentaries in the Australian. Here’s her latest 5 Nov 2018. It’s too important to remain behind a paywall.
FIRE-BREATHING SISTERS JUST TRUMP THEIR OWN GENDER
Stupid, brainless and servile. It’s how the American sisterhood describes women who vote Republican. Ahead of the US mid-term elections, left-wing sexism has reached fever pitch. While claiming to support women’s right to vote, the Left has subjected women who vote right to dehumanisation, public shaming and misogyny. White women are bearing the brunt of the Left’s hate speech as desperate Democrats try to coerce conformity among female freethinkers.
Shortly after the 2016 US election, pundits revealed a shocking truth: millions of women had voted freely, and had freely chosen Donald Trump for president. Exit polls revealed white women were the culprits. Supposed progressives responded with vile speech about Republican women the content of which rivalled the sexist diatribes 19th-century men used to silence the suffragettes. Like the suffragettes, women who vote conservative are deemed too stupid to vote rationally.
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plays a swift hand of blame-shifting and held white women culpable for her subpar performance during the election campaign. She suggested married white women voted “the way your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should”.
Left media loves the dumb girl meme because it plays into its bigoted beliefs about female conservatives. On news and opinion website Salon, deputy politics editor Sophia Tesfaye wrote: “Too many white women in 2016 … were focused on the backs of men still ahead of them.”
Academics joined the swelling ranks of leftists trying to explain how freethinking women got off the reservation. Stanford University sociologist Marianne Cooper opined that married white women lacked “gender-political consciousness”.
During the 1970s, feminist consciousness-raising sessions were used to convert women to the cause. Women who didn’t believe they were victims of men were corrected by the collective in a process of struggle that culminated in conversion or exclusion.
Lenin believed correct thought, or class-consciousness, was indispensable to revolution. He advocated for “the vanguard of the proletariat, its class-conscious section, the Communist Party, to resort to manoeuvres, arrangements and compromises … The whole point lies in knowing how to apply these tactics in such a way as to raise, and not lower, the general level of proletarian class consciousness, revolutionary spirit, and ability to fight and to conquer.” The PC sisterhood is raising feminist consciousness by stamping a jackboot on the face of dissent.
At the Huffington Post, academic Jessie Daniels wrote a bitter tract on women working in the Trump administration. It read like barely concealed schoolgirl envy: “And then, of course, we come to Ivanka Trump herself. Her photogenic appearance makes it easy for her to run interference for her father’s hateful policies … her glamorous lifestyle … her ‘elegant’, soft-focus Insta-life has sailed on, unimpeded by criticism. The groomed exterior Ivanka presents to the world, and the things she gets away with as a result, are wrapped up in her whiteness.”
The hate Ivanka theme went viral. Like other members of the Hollywood sisterhood, Scarlett Johansson joined many stars at the Women’s March. In a video for Saturday Night Live, Johansson portrayed Ivanka Trump and a voiceover said: “A feminist, an advocate, a champion for women. But, like, how? … Complicit: the fragrance for the woman who could stop all this, but won’t.” Saturday Night Live is a great champion of women who conform. Dissenters from the PC party line are not treated so favourably.
In one skit Alec Baldwin played Donald Trump phoning an African head of state who said to him: “You think you are big tough dictator? I will rip out your spine and drink from your skull, you cannot even walk downstairs you little white bitch.” Cue the mob applause. Replace the word white with black and imagine the outrage. But it’s open season on women born with politically incorrect skin colour. At this year’s White House Correspondents’ dinner, self-described comedian Michelle Wolf demonstrated PC comedy at its dullest: “Ivanka cleans up nice. She’s the diaper genie of the administration. On the outside, she looks sleek, but the inside, it’s still full of shit.”
Full Frontal host Samantha Bee called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c..t” on television. Bee didn’t like Donald Trump’s border policy, so apparently it made absolute sense to sexually objectify and degrade his daughter: “Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to f..king stop it.”
The PC sorority shames Republican women in the most misogynistic terms imaginable. The climax of their hate campaign is open war on female dissenters. For example, in June, restaurant owner Stephanie Wilkinson ordered White House press secretary Sarah Sanders to leave the premises because she worked for the President.
The Left alternates between stereotyping right-leaning women as Stepford wives or gender traitors. The first stereotype invites humiliation and ridicule. The second attracts hatred and mob aggression.
To get some measure of how radical the Left’s rage against freethinking women has become, consider a New York Times article published last month. Alexis Grenell unleashed a torrent of vitriol against women who vote Republican. Grenell specified that she was “talking about white women”. She claimed a “blood pact between white men and white women is at issue in the November mid-terms”.
True to PC form, she described white women in degrading terms. She made reference to Trump’s comments about women objecting to the treatment of Brett Kavanaugh: “I have men that don’t like it, but I have women that are incensed at what’s going on.” Grenell’s conclusion? “I’m sure he does ‘have’ them …”
If you cannot tolerate women who disagree with your politics, don’t call yourself a feminist. If you sexually degrade women who vote for the other team, don’t talk about equality. If you use race as a weapon to silence dissent, don’t speak of human rights.
The PC sisterhood has perfected the dull art of sexually humiliating women who vote conservative. With sisters like them, feminism has no future.