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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Mother of the Year Award

I think Britney Spears may have just lost the Mother of the Year Award. No, I'm thinking it should now go to a feminist blogger, Biting Beaver, whose blog you can read by invitiation only. She's the one who enjoyed support from Majikthise, Feministing, and everyone's favorite feminist, Amanda Marcotte.

This wonderful mother apparently hates her son. By her logic, he hates women because he is a teenage boy who looks at porn (I thought just about every teenage boy looks at porn all the time, and even past the teenage years -- I'd be more worried if he didn't look at porn, personally). He also is destined to rape, abuse, hate, and subjugate women in any way possible because -- drumroll, please -- he has a penis!!

Don't believe me? Read it for yourself -- she mentions it in blog posts here and here (emphasis mine -- and there is some swearing):
I've had him read Dworkin, my site, and other places (namely OAG's site) and I still can't unseat this problem. He can recite feminist literature all day long, he can understand the tenets, the ideas behind it, how it links together but he will not allow this knowledge to stand in the way of his porn use.

I know, that as soon as my child leaves my home and moves into his own place that he will be looking at porn immediately. I know that I am raising a problem for women. I know that this child will one day grow and will fully absorb the messages that porn sends to men. I know that my child masturbates to degradation of my people (when I use that phrase I mean womyn) and that with every orgasm he will further solidify his own hatred of and superiority over, women.

I know that there will likely come a day where my son coerces a young woman into sex (rape) and there isn't a damned thing I can do about it. I look into the eyes of my son and they still sparkle like they did when he was a baby, but he's not a baby anymore, he's growing into a man and that man will have trained himself to degrade women before he leaves my home.

But he is not and the way he treats his girlfriend, his sister, his grandmother, and myself make me hate myself for not pouring him down the sink at Planned Parenthood or grabbing a rusty coathanger and doing the job myself even if it killed me.

My boys are good boys, they're smart boys, but they are boys and as such, the Patriarchy want them. The Patriarchy is doing it's level-best to assimilate my boys and bring them into the folds of Male Power and Privilege and it's my job to put the spark of empathy, the fire of self-determination and respect into their young minds to make women safer. To make their wives and girlfriends and fuck buddies safe from them, because left unchecked they could rape, they already have the equipment.

Now, if only I can figure out what to say *sigh*

Isn't that just lovely?

And of course, to new wave feminists, this is not only accepted and seen as normal, but any argument to the contrary is a sign of sexism and hatred of women.

But the best thing about Biting Beaver is that she forces her son to read her site, so he'll be wonderfully aware of how she wishes she aborted him.


Aghar said...

Actually, the "stabbing with a coat hanger" quote was from "Anonymom" (somebody with 150+ posts on that forum), replying to BitingBeaver's post. It was misattributed during a cleanup, but all the others are accurate.

the pistolero said...

How interesting it is that the blog is open to invited readers only. That probably says at least as much as her deranged rants.

Angry White Guy said...

After reading that, I can't imagine why he would treat her badly.

And it should be noted that her definition of "treated badly" probably equates to "being a cowering, snivleing wuss who can't even look a person in the eyes".

I hope he's almost old enough to get the fuck outta her house...

Angry White Guy said...

Hell, he can come crash at my place if he wants to hide out...

I got plenty of porn...

neveragain said...

That is the most fucked up thing I've ever read.
How lovely of her to automatically shove her own son into a box, by denying him his own original thoughts and his right to be an individual.
What she's doing isn't that men and women have equal value. What she is teaching him is that women have value over men.
How can she expect him to have any respect for himself and pride in his good actions if all she does is put him down without cause.... I guess it doesn't matter so long as he gives respect, because he doesn't need it shown to him.