I remind my listeners why all opinion polls are bullshit.
I remind my readers to read the book How To Lie With Statistics by Darrell Huff so you can stop being lied to.
Links I used for the “do you identify as a feminist” polls:
Then I conclude reading an interview with Delia LaJeunesse.
Delia is a femistatist who has no idea that her ideology and rabid belief in the State and democracy coupled with her fear (I’m using the femistatists tactic of accusing anyone who has a differing world view that I do of “fear” in order to avoid logic and shift the discussion to emotions) of capitalism and heterosexual white men with jobs who have provided her with running water, electricity, iPhones and paper to print her femistatist nonsense is the problem – not the solution.
I didn’t comment on this in the podcast but on retrospect I think it’s safe to conclude that Delia isn’t evil so much as she is lied to. She recently got out of college where her mind was filled with bullshit. It’s not like she inventing femistatism. And she doesn’t have the life experience needed to realize she has been lied to.
Question is – when she is 35 years old and unhappy will she realize that femistatism is why she is unhappy or will she continue to blame capitalism and white men?
Read the full interview here: https://moodprojects.co/2016/06/28/interview-delia-lajeunesse/
I found her couch surfing profile and we discover what she majored in while at college. Take a wild guess.
I’ve just graduated with a degree in Sociology, and a certificate in Women’s Studies in Colorado. I constantly want to see more of the world and its wild weird people, gain some understanding and clarity, write and create art until I’m bursting and indulge a spontaneous spirit.
I am personable, curious, artistic and positive. I am a very warm and open person. I am always looking for depth, looking to learn, challenge my comforts and push my character.
Empathy and understanding, endless curiosity.
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I teach some yoga. I can spout for hours on end about feminism and social issues.
Quotes from the interview which appear in this episode:
Yea, women are so powerful and can get so much done, but for really large social change, I think we have to find ways to include everybody.
Translation: Women can do anything. Except work on fishing boats. Collect garbage. Go to war. Allow men to get in the lifeboats first. Open jars. Lift heavy objects. Work 14 hour days. Load trucks. And pretty much any job not involving air conditioning. But otherwise women can do anything. But to actually accomplish anything of value women need men to show up and do all the work. And planning. And thinking. Because women are like equal and like the same as men.
I just don’t understand why we wouldn’t include feminism in every extremely broad thing that we’re doing — because that’s the way I think, I walk around this world and everything has to do with feminism to me. It’s not this random thing that I sit down and study, it’s life.
Translation: People who don’t have the same world view I have are broken.
When you start to look at your history and the way that you’ve interacted with people and the principles throughout your life, and your childhood, etc. — there are some negative things that can come up. And we don’t have very good ways to deal with that or to address privilege. We don’t have good ways of addressing things that need to be fixed that we’re a part of. It’s really hard to recognize yourself as a portion of the problem. Even if you are a super conscious female, in a lot of ways, if you’re not paying attention to these issues, then you’re kind of contributing. We’re all kind of contributing.
Translation: Everyone is a victim. Except white men. White men need to shut up and keep paying taxes. And child support. And alimony. Because women are equal.
We even do violence unto ourself in a lot of ways. And that’s just so — what an illness we have, to not even be able to take care of ourselves, and to end up making ourselves kind of miserable…and then pinning it on other people because thats what we do as a society. But really we have a lot of control about how we’re going to approach the future, the present. I really believe that you can’t take care of other people and you can’t address issues elsewhere unless you have dealt with them in yourself.