Saturday, February 8, 2014

An Open Letter To Witchwind, Radical Feminist

Dear Witchwind:

I am a straight male (translation: cis-normative heterosexual oppressor of wymyn) who came across your blog after you wrote a fascinating exposition on your own phobias and pathologies entitled PIV is always rape, ok? This piece was published by you on your blog December 15, 2013, and I believe I first read it (translation: collected information with which to batter radical feminism) a few days later when it was linked at Ace of Spades HQ. I have also recently read your post entitled In retrospect to the 85,000, reformism and other things which expressed fear of men reading your blog and that the very fact that men read your piece was a threat.

I find this definition of threat curious, but it is consistent with your apparent willingness to ignore accepted definitions of words in your posts. You describe heterosexual intercourse as PIV (penis in vagina), and state that it is “a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple.” This is not plain and simple at all, primarily because it is not true. Your formulation means that either intercourse and rape are identical, meaning the words are perfect synonyms, or that all intercourse is a subset of rape.

Your working definition of rape appears to be any sexual activity that may potentially cause harm to a woman. To quote your working definition, “intercourse is inherently harmful to women and intentionally so, because it causes pregnancy in women. . . . Pregnancy = may hurt, damage or kill. Intercourse = a man using his physical force to penetrate a woman. Intention / purpose of the act of intercourse = to cause pregnancy. PIV is therefore intentional harm / violence. Intentional sexual harm of a man against a woman through penile penetration = RAPE.”

Logically speaking, your argument is complete bullsh*t. For example, all PIV would not qualify as rape under this definition because there are scenarios where pregnancy cannot happen—a woman who has had a total hysterectomy is not raped by PIV, because she cannot suffer any “intentional sexual harm” since she cannot become pregnant.

By your logic, anyone who walks down a flight of stairs is an attempted suicide, because the risk of falling down the stairs cannot be completely eliminated, and a fall may hurt, damage or kill.

I will also assert that there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that not every man desires pregnancy as an outcome every time he has intercourse, which would render one of your underlying premises invalid.

Even if I concede your invalid premises, however, it still leads to absurd conclusions. Every male of every species that ever procreates or even engages in intercourse is a rapist by your argument. Furthermore, rape ceases to have any meaning of its own, as you reduce it to simply another word for intercourse (or PIV, to use the absurd RadFem term). You very much do in fact belittle the experiences of women (and men) who have suffered rape, particularly violent, forcible rape, which is in no way synonymous with consensual intercourse. You further insult non-RadFem women by telling them that they have no sexual liberty, and cannot consent to intercourse because they are brainwashed and could never allow anything in their vaginas other than an infant being born. In my opinion, this shows a heterophobia on your part that I suspect you would label rank bigotry and discrimination if it were applied in reverse, i.e. a straight male decrying all lesbian relations as felonious.

You seem to have an all-pervading hatred of all things men. You not only oppose their (imagined) Illuminati-level control of all things, but state that there is no room for any male in the agenda or cause to advance women's rights. You state that enlightened women, such as yourself, can see through all this and that men will never change, yet then demand that men give you money, property, essentially the universe. I offer you and all your RadFem allies this instead (WARNING—SATIRICAL CONTENT AHEAD):

Settlement in a location that has not been pillaged by men—an intact region of the Amazon rain forest seems reasonable, as it has not been despoiled and contains adequate food and water.

And nothing else.

No heavy equipment for clearing the land for farming, because such equipment was invented and built primarily by men.

No gasoline or any products dependent upon the petrochemical industry, since these all come from a crude simulation of intercourse by penetrating the earth with drills (which are just phallic symbols, of course).

No vaccines or antibiotics, because these were discovered/invented by men.

No firearms for defense, since they were invented by men.

Finally, no men for procreation, no male domestic animals for maintaining your herds/flocks. After all, we're all rapists anyway. I'm sure you can start from scratch in mud huts with stone tools and get to successful cloning within 30 or 40 years before your movement goes extinct.

Or, maybe, you could renounce your irrational hatred of men. I don't expect that, of course, since your writings indicate a zealotry wholly divorced from reality, but this Femtopia sounds like exactly what you want. No men, no influence from the patriarchy's toxic ideas or desire to control your womb. Just you and your fellow RadFems, sitting in the jungle telling each other how smart and superior you are, dying off one by one from illness, injury or starvation, and with no way to propagate yourselves, until the last RadFem living lives out her days ranting at the trees how this is all the fault of men.
Conservative Crank