Non Pc Spoofs and Satire........
Satire is usually funny if done well, even if it is not very pc. A while ago I came accross this site.
I am the first to grant that the guy ( I am assuming he is a man due to his style) seems rather bitter, and he is at times a tad misogynist. Judging by some of his posts he is a Conservative. His humour is a bit repetitive, so he fails to quite pull it off. Top spoof requires that you fool someone at least for a little while, andhe doesn't manage that.
However, he does hit on a few spots. Perhaps because the type of feminism he parodies happens to be the type I despise, that self serving, hypocritical and whingy brand promoted by spoilt and privileged students who are simply looking for a grievance. Too bad they see men as the enemy and not the class system that excacerbates divisions. One blog that is an example of the real thing (and God I wish it was a spoof!) is I'm Not A Feminist, But.
Even worse is the fact that this site is British, I naively thought this kind of nonsense was more the property of the Americans these days.
It is a prime example of the the degeneration of the feminist movement as a whole. There are many other such blogs but I don't particularly feel bothered to advertise them. Besides totally ignoring divisions among women such as race, class, etc, this brand of feminism takes narcissism and naval gazing to it's extreme. What few politics it does possess leave much to be desired. On the list of links from that site first comes 'Abortion Rights'. Not far below is a list of anti prostitution resources, one of which is dressed up as 'research'. Not far beneath are anti porn sites.
Right. So abortion is always a free choice, according to these middle class remnants of what was once the 'women's movement'. Never mind the social and economic pressures felt by many women, predominately working class women. On the other hand, women can never engage in sex work freely, or any other kind of sex that this self serving elite do not deem 'politically correct'. When it comes to something they happen to dislike we must always be forced or coerced by an evil phallocracy, conditioned by childhood abuse, or just occasionally by economic forces we have no control over. What about the economic forces that often drive women to abortion, or the men who emotionally blackmail or coerce women to abort the unborn child (or foetus) that they sired? Patriarchy is notably exempt from any ire in this regard. How strange. But any conception of class, and the way that the capitalist system as a whole constrains our choices, would be too much to ask from them.
I stand as the type of woman who they would readily shun as being 'male identified' or something worse, readily admitting that I would sooner engage in sex work than have an abortion. I know that's just me, but if they really were 'pro choice' they would not dictate to me what I do with my body, or what type of sex is pc.
As long as these ideas continue, I am sorry to say that I will continue to laugh a little at feministing.org.