Thanks to the mainstream media’s love affair with modern feminism, I am constantly swamped with the chief social justice movement’s rhetoric, opinion, and asinine belief system. What should be a background group filled with insane ideas and beliefs is one that, given the choice, people would only look at when they need a laugh.
Take for instance the list of questions feminist Lara Witt came up with. Witt believes that in order to really like somebody, you first have to like their politics. Who they are as a person is not a factor, apparently.
In order to make sure that any good feminist can get close to anyone — if anyone is willing to undergo the labor of trying to get close to one — Witt came up with ten questions that must be asked of every date to make sure they’re a good “ally” in an article for the site Everyday Feminism titled “10 Things Every Intersectional Feminist Should Ask On a First Date.”
“As a queer femme of color, I keep close relationships with people who go beyond allyship; they’re true accomplices in the fight against white supremacy, queerphobia, and misogyny,” wrote Witt. “If you’re not going to support marginalized folks, then we can’t be friends, let alone date. The personal is political.”
Witt can preemptively count on a hard “no” from me when it comes to having a relationship with her.
Regardless, I felt the need to answer her questions. I feel it will save her some time in the long run, seeing as how not many men — and I mean men in the actual sense of the term, not the “men” who subscribe to her intersectional Gestapo’s belief system — are going to answer the same way I do.
1. Do you believe that Black Lives Matter?
Yes, insofar as they’re included in the importance of the lives of white people, brown people, red people, yellow people, and purple people if they exist. I’m not going to play the game of holding up one race as more worthy of sympathy, handouts, or attention. No race will become a sacred cow for me.
But that said, I do believe black lives matter, which is why I analyze the problems in our obviously troubled black communities and withdraw facts that may be hard to hear. I then fashion solutions from these facts.
For one, I believe the black community suffers from a serious welfare dependency that breeds a whole host of problems. It encourages fatherless homes as mothers are rewarded for being single mothers with multiple children sans a husband. Seventy-two percent of black children are born out of wedlock. These fatherless children are more prone to behavior problems, leading to becoming criminals that wind up incarcerated.
I care about black lives, so I’m willing to strip the welfare system and change it to reward work, not turning black children into cash cows. I’m for school choice so that black children have the opportunity to be taken to a much better school than the one they’re left to.
If you’re not for those, maybe you mean well, but the facts say I care more about black lives than our intersectional feminist does.
2. What are your thoughts on gender and sexual orientation?
What you do is your business. Just don’t make it mine. Don’t force people to bake cakes, or punish people for misgendering you. Don’t fashion mobs that attack people for not believing that you’re a man when you’re clearly a woman. Don’t go to schools to teach children about anal sex, or make LGBT focuses a lesson plan.
I don’t care about what gender you want to get busy with, just don’t make me applaud you for it. I won’t. Being queer doesn’t make you special.
3. How do you work to dismantle sexism and misogyny in your life?
I don’t. Being a good person to others should suffice. However, I’m not going to award special privileges to a female when I’m conversing or working with them. If they do something I find disagreeable, I’m going to either call them out or not bother with them. I’m not going to give them deference in everything first just because they are female. My being a male doesn’t mean I need to stand back because “privilege.”
I’m going to be as chivalrous as possible because the concept was cooked up with our differences in mind, and the concept has served us well for eons. Being a woman will definitely make me treat you differently, however being a woman doesn’t make you special. My sister, my mother, and few other female friends and family are special. Beyond those women, you’re just a person first, and a woman second.
This doesn’t make me sexist, it makes me a polite human being.
4. What are your thoughts on sex work?
Fiscally, I’m a libertarian. If you want to sell your body for sex, that’s your prerogative, but don’t make me pay for your birth control, STD tests, etcetera. I’m not your keeper.
5. Are you a supporter of the BDS movement?
I’m not going to boycott the one presence in the Middle East that has a capitalist system, holds free and fair elections, and does not support terrorists who have the murder of innocent people written into their mission statements. Also, Israel is the shining beacon on the hill in the Middle East for women’s rights. Why are you wanting to punish them in favor of cultures that believe women should have about as many rights as the goat they milk?
I thought you were a feminist. What’s up with your failure to support women in the Middle East?
6. What is your understanding of settler colonialism and indigenous rights?
I think people have been settling, colonizing, warring, and fighting for land since the Neanderthals. Before the Spanish, Europeans, and whoever else showed up to the Americas, indigenous American tribes were killing each other for all sorts of reasons, but one of them being territory. I’m not saying it’s good or right, but just because Native Americans were on the losing side of activities they also participated in, it doesn’t make the colonization of America wrong, especially today. I’m just as American as the guy living on an Indian reservation.
And if you really want to improve the lives of Native Americans, it’s those Indian reservations that have to go. Why? Because they interfere with property rights. Few residents actually have them, which lead to a whole host of problems, including the inability to improve their land or use it to make money. This leads to dilapidation and horrible conditions. This is just one of the problems, but allowing reservation residents to actually own the land they live on as individuals would do some serious good.
7. Do you think capitalism is exploitative?
Yes, and thank God for that. Exploiting the market leads to innovation, improvement, and expansion. This results in more jobs, which lift people out of poverty. If people are willing to work for a lower wage to make a product, then they should be allowed to work that wage and improve their own lives little by little.
Capitalism isn’t perfect, but it’s the best system the world has ever seen for lifting poor people out of poverty and improving the quality of life for everyone and everything it touches.
8. Can any human be illegal?
Yes. If they aren’t here legally, they’re illegal. If they are here illegally they should work to change that status if they want to be legal.
The reason they’re illegal is oftentimes that their non-integration into the American system while simultaneously benefiting off it creates a whole host of problems. None of it has to do with hatred of race, and everything to do with economics and safety.
9. Do you support Muslim Americans and non-Muslim people from Islamic countries?
In the regard that they’re here legally, peacefully, and usefully? Absolutely. However if that means open borders to anyone who wants to come here from Islamic countries, then let’s slow it down. I only need to look at Europe’s crime problem to see that importing from Islamic countries willy-nilly is a bad idea.
For instance, sex crimes by migrants in Germany doubled in 2016, and you’ll find similar stories in many countries that allowed open migration from the Middle East. Every place that has done that has suffered serious crime and sexual assault problems.
10. Does your allyship include disabled folks?
Firstly, I’m not an ally of any social group. Someone doesn’t get my loyalty and service simply because they’re disabled, or a woman, or black, so on and so forth. I operate on an individual basis, meaning if you’re a good person, you can rely on me to help you if I can spare the time or resources.
Secondly, I’m going to have to have you clarify what “disabled” means. I’m sure people in wheelchairs, the blind, deaf, and mentally challenged are included in this, but heading to Tumblr, I can see the social justice crowd likes to throw all sorts of additional maladies into the category.
I’ve seen people say they identify as having multiple personality disorder but just reading their blog, I can tell they far from suffer from that. They treat it like a fun game. I’ve seen folk say their transgenderism is a disability too. I’ve seen people who claim their being female is a disability.
Clean up your definitions, and I’ll see if I’m willing to help.