feminism and testicles: steve kates on ‘damaged women’
Kates blamed Obama’s re-election on the ‘cohort of damaged women’ and ‘social sciences know-nothings’.
‘Re-electing Obama has endangered our way of life and may even make it unsustainable,’ he wrote.
‘We are in dangerous times.’
What is worrying about Kates’ post is that he seems to have what author Van Badham called on Twitter a ‘pathological obsession’ with the sexual behaviour of young women.
It would be interesting to know what Kates’ female students and colleagues think of the following:
‘An important component of … the Democrat program is the bringing into the fold what I describe as “damaged women”. This is a relatively new phenomenon in politics which has existed in various forms before now but has emerged only recently as a formidable force for right of centre parties to have to deal with. It is a product of the feminism of the 1960s which unmoored women from their traditional roles but had as its most significant element the “sexual revolution”, a change in social mores euphemistically known as “sexual liberation” but which is anything but.’
Instead of sticking to critiquing the economic policies of the Democrats, Kates is all too happy to lash out at women – saying they have become ‘unmoored’ and ‘damaged’ as a result of feminism.
Maybe an economics lecturer who laments that the social sciences ‘produce little … in comparison with the serious producers of the world’ should stay away from feministic discourse. Unless, of course, he wants to make a fool of himself.
Which is where the following comes into the equation:
‘The most influential social philosopher of the twentieth century was Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Philosophy. You would have to be at least as old as I am to recall what a shock it was to read Hefner’s “philosophy” in the pages of Playboy back when I was about 14 in the 1960s.’
It’s great to know that a person shaping the young minds of tomorrow draws his social philosophy and views on women from the pages of a 1960s porn magazine. This is all a bit rich from someone who calls women who exercise their freedom to vote ‘damaged’.
‘Watching the Middle East burn and the American economy trashed by debt and deficits are irrelevant to such women whose anger is beyond all understanding, particularly for men of my and Romney’s generation.’
You know Mr Kates, you’re right: women’s anger is beyond your understanding. It’s beyond your understanding because you’re stupid.
You don’t realise that it is people like you (who think women want to see the Middle East burn and American economy ruined) that are a cause of such ‘anger’ in the first place.
If Obama’s victory hasn’t opened your eyes to this fact, I don’t know what will. But then again, why would my opinion matter? I’m just a damaged, social sciences know-nothing.
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