A few weeks back, I wrote about watching the
If you remember, during our last episode some uppity women who were probably all having their periods tried to bitchily hold a secularism conference. It was hosted by a man named Ron Lindsay, who helpfully took the stage to explain how their bitchy synchronized menstruation was probably ruining feminism. Oddly this was not received well by the ungrateful godless harpies. Some people, right?
Anyway, apparently one of these godless harpies noticed something rather off about Mr. Lindsay’s speech. It was this quote: “I read a blog post by Louise Pennington the other day; she stated that although patriarchy may predate capitalism, we cannot destroy patriarchy w/o destroying capitalism. Is the destruction of capitalism considered part of a social justice program? If so, that position certainly has very significant implications.”
Whoa. Feminism is over. Closed. Going outta business. Folks, everything marked “Feminism” will now be marked down up to 85%!!
Louise Pennington. LOUISE PENNINGTON. Said this.
Wait. What? Who the fuck is Louise Pennington?
Well, I think in this case, she is The Radfem Unicorn. And by that I don’t mean that she is only feminist out there who thinks things like this. Nor do I mean that I don’t think what she said wasn’t worthy of discussion. What I mean is that when you name check an obscure radical feminist to tarnish all feminists rather than to spark discussion, you are being a sneaky, disingenuous prick.