Sunday, September 9, 2012

the SJW anti-feminist obsession with tears

In our culture, the macho view is that tears are girlish and men don't cry. The feminist view used to be that men and women should both be able to cry in joy and sadness.. But either that changed or Social Justice Warriors have a strongly anti-feminist streak.

To wit:

SJWs love to mock men for crying. This struck me when I read Catherynne M. Valente's The Tears of Christopher Priest. If you can find any hint of tears in Priest's Hull 0, Scunthorpe 3, you read differently than I do. So why did Valente characterize it as she did? Because her community mocks by feminizing.

The most obvious example is their delight in white women's tears: "White women's tears is a sarcastic / humorous reference to the tendency of race and gender discussions to be derailed by white women into the pain the discussion is causing non-POC. ... During RaceFail '09, the phrase was mentioned several times; badgerbag created an image in delux_vivens's journal."

It is amusing that an image of making white women cry was created by a white feminist.

Social Justice Warriors fail to live up to Malcolm X in so very many ways, but I'll only focus on one. Most SJWs know from watching Spike Lee's version of Brother Malcolm's life that he once made a young white woman cry. Lee shot the conclusion of that incident, but didn't include it in the movie. Here's Malcolm's take, from an interview with Gordon Parks, two days before he was killed:
[L]istening to leaders like Nasser, Ben Bella, and Nkrumah awakened me to the dangers of racism. I realized racism isn't just a black and white problem. It's brought bloodbaths to about every nation on earth at one time or another.

Brother, remember the time that white college girl came into the restaurant—the one who wanted to help the [Black] Muslims and the whites get together—and I told her there wasn't a ghost of a chance and she went away crying? Well, I've lived to regret that incident. In many parts of the African continent I saw white students helping black people. Something like this kills a lot of argument. I did many things as a [Black] Muslim that I'm sorry for now. I was a zombie then—like all [Black] Muslims—I was hypnotized, pointed in a certain direction and told to march. Well, I guess a man's entitled to make a fool of himself if he's ready to pay the cost. It cost me 12 years.

That was a bad scene, brother. The sickness and madness of those days—I'm glad to be free of them.

— El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X)
SJWs say it's presumptuous to extrapolate from a dead man's words because they're more interested in appropriating Malcolm's image than in his anti-capitalist thought. Still, the implications of his words are clear: He was a zombie when he was driven by a simplistic ideology. So are the SJWs. Maybe someday they'll be glad to be free, too.

PS. A strong argument in favor of men crying: Why Do So Many Men Attach a Stigma to Crying When It Could Give Them a Mental Edge?

ETA: the SJW anti-feminist obsession with tears