I’ve been trying to come up with an inspired post on feminists recently and just couldn’t seem to muster up any enthusiasm for it.
And then Danica Patrick won the pole at Daytona. To put it mildly, the only other driver who would have gotten an “OMG, ugh” from me would be Jimmie Johnson (not a fan).
And then the feminists started in on Patrick, which brought me back to the main problem I was having with feminists.
To really understand the feminist position on any number of topics would require analyzing their thinking patterns (most of the time there isn’t any informed thinking actually happening) or exploring their minds, and that just isn’t a place I want to go. It’s dark and scary, despite the rainbows and unicorns feminists have convinced themselves really exist, and the rules for feminist achievement are arbitrary to the point of discrimination when it comes to what ceilings exist as barriers.
What makes feminists so frightening is not the hag-like or “I wanna be a man” appearance that so many of us equate with them. I do know a number of feminists who are not ugly women and make attempts to present themselves to advantage, to be honest. It’s the blind loyalty to other women who go up against what we call conservatives – man or woman – whether the argument or conflict is warranted, credible or not. And then, on the flip side, the lack of defense of women materially damaged by men who claim to be women’s best friends all while using willing women and girls.
This is nothing new in the political landscape, or even the cultural one. The hypocrisy is pretty blatant. The Kennedy men got passes even though they were all serial womanizers. Bill Clinton is still worshipped by feminists. But doubt Anita Hill in front of a feminist, as I did the other day, and get a lecture on how sexism happens and there can be no doubt that Clarence Thomas is a lecher. (Sorry, after 20 years, the dates of the alleged incidents still don’t line up. Didn’t matter. According to this wackadoodle, Anita Hill was telling the truth. The black women I knew at the time didn’t even believe her.)
It’s the blind, pack animal, matriarchal, female crap expected by feminists in support of their opinions, which is the problem. They refuse to admit that women can be just as evil as men…unless they are the victim of bullying, and even then identifying a bully as a woman is all but verboten. More than one of my feminist friends was bullied by a woman boss and while we all called her the wicked witch behind her back, the female factor was never really considered in the mix. It shouldn’t matter who is doing the bullying, but women bullying women is a regular modus operendi among all females. It’s how the queen bees keep the drones in line. And it’s not fun to refuse to be bullied, either. Talk about making enemies.
And so, it’s rather interesting to see one of the most visible “glass ceilings” (or rubber and steel, in this case) actually broken very publicly at the Daytona International Speedway in the last week, and the feminists, the great champions of women athletes competing on the same level as men, not give it the time of day other than with disdain.
While I have no great affinity for Danica Patrick and personally she rubs me wrong, the girl knows her way around a race car a lot like my mother’s uncles who used to drive them, and just like Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James and the other women who put up with a lot of crap before winning respect from the men in the sport. It could well be the car Patrick’s driving as the commentators have repeatedly said that it’s fast, or that she’s 50 pounds lighter than the smallest of the other drivers (Jeff Gordon), but for the first time, a woman driver is sitting on the pole at the Daytona 500. Considering that NASCAR drivers are more or less test pilots (still a mostly men’s club) who don’t fly, that’s pretty impressive.
We’ll see how the race goes, but in a sport where men are men, and there’s a lot of derision from those who call themselves women’s advocates because of, I guess, the people who make up the majority of the fan base (southern conservatives), the other drivers, publicly at least, have not had any issues with a woman driver beating them out other than the weight issue, and then only for acceleration. See, like horse racing jockeys, women have been accepted as competitors in auto racing for a long time. So long as women can handle the car and are not dangers to themselves or other drivers, the good ‘ole boys don’t have a problem with them. At least from what we can tell. (A different truth may well come out if she actually wins.)
But auto racing, particularly NASCAR, is not the place feminists WANT to break through, and especially not with a woman who has no qualms about using her assets for commercial gain. Whether it’s actual objection to using sex to sell something (which is losing its luster, actually, with the over-sexing of society) or jealousy that guys are looking at the display is another matter. (The fact that GoDaddy.com gets lackluster reviews as a web host is completely different issue.) Danica Patrick does not fit the mold of regular woman underdog having to work twice as hard to make it in a man’s world that the feminists have set up as a level of achievement, either. She actually grew up in the sport and had a family who invested in her, just like several of the other drivers. As such, and knowing her way around cars, she’s accepted at a level most of the men are in a sport perceived to be sexist, chauvinist and all that jazz..
It’s driving the feminists crazy.