January 05, 2007
Originally published September 14, 2002
So much for the strength, intellectual clarity and cast-iron asses on feminist women. In a typical little-spoiled-girl snit, Jellybean dropped me from her blogroll. Excuse me, while I go find a tall building so that I may jump off the roof immediately. (Goddess, she dropped YOU, too! Da bitch!)
If feminists were honest to begin with, we never would have corrupted the English language with such an abomination as "Gender Studies," because gender means: 1. SEX 2. a subclass within a grammatical class (as noun, pronoun, adjective or verb) of a language that is partly arbirtary but also partly based on distinguishable characteristics (as shape, social rank, manner of existence, or sex) and that determines agreement with and selection of other words or a grammatical form in such a subclass.
That's from Webster's Ninth Collegiate Dictionary. I'm certain that the definition will change (if it hasn't already-- my dictionary is 10 years old) to reflect the cowardice of those who prefer to use "gender" when they really mean "sex." You can't say "sex" when talking about the difference between men and women. Women become uncomfortable because that word just sounds so gross!. A Martha Stewart mentality gave us "gender," so we don't have to say "sex," the same way it gave us "choice" to mean "killing a baby." It sounds so much prettier that way. (I am woman. I am strong. I just don't like gross words, especially when they describe what I'm actually doing, talking about or thinking. That upsets me. I want things to be pretty, even when they're not. If YOU won't lie to me, I'll lie to myself!)
Gender is a GREAT word for feminists, when they can't bring themselves to say "sex." Gender sounds MECHANICAL, not PHYSICAL. It's the perfect word!
Now, Martha Stewart can get drunk and have "gender" with a stranger she met in a bar. The world is a better place. So pretty.
Can you imagine a college offering courses in "SEX STUDIES?" Of course not! Every guy on campus (and a few really adventerous women) would sign up hoping to participate in full-fledged orgies in the classroom. Have the politically correct censors start talking about making textbooks "sex-neutral" and every guy on campus will run like hell, cupping his balls in both hands and screaming at the top of his lungs. That "sex-neutral" term brings visions of enuichs and large snipping devices to the front of the typical male cerebellum, and typical males don't like that.
So, we have "Gender Studies" and "gender-neutral" textbooks. When we speak of the difference between men and women, we speak of "gender." It's all so clinical, scientific, and oh, so pretty.
And altogether full of shit.
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