Dood-Centric Problem-Solving: Framing the Issues May 22, 2011Posted by FCM in feminisms, health, liberal dickwads, meta, PIV, politics, pop culture, porn, rape.
Tags: debate, slutwalk, strategy
engaging fun-fems and other dood-centric politickers in “debate” feels like joining a conversation thats nearing its end. doesnt it? where its too late to change the outcome, and the trains of thought are not only on rails, but are already nearing the station. everyones minds are made up already, because the issues were framed by men long ago, ensuring that any “discussion” on whatever issue has a predictable result, or where the outcome could be one of several known outcomes only, and never anything else. this strategy probably has a name, although i dont know what it is. putting it simply, men know that “framing the issue” is half the battle (or more than half) and i think its time we realize it too.
for example, in discussions about rape, the issue has been framed in terms of “consent.” where womens right to bodily autonomy is exactly as important (no more! and allegedly no less) as any landowners right to keep unwanted persons off their lawns, or any property owners right to leave their property unattended without someone stealing it. thats right laydees — the issue of rape was once a property issue, where men raping us was a violation against mens property: us! and…it still is. only now *we* own the property i mean we own us. yes we do, shut up.
of course, men cant even be made to deliver on the promise they made, giving women property rights in our own bodies. as pathetic and inadequate as that promise was in the first place, men (including law enforcement) cannot and will not let us have whats ours, and stay off our fucking lawns, as it were. enter SlutWalk. even fun-fems and (other) nonfeminists can clearly see the hypocrisy here, where men give us “rights” to bodily autonomy which they summarily shit on, disregard and ignore. and these nonfeminist women are verily pissed about it. which is…good, i guess? female anger regarding mens treatment of us is a thing of beauty, it really is, and i appreciate it, always. i do.
thing is…the promise was shit to begin with. the SlutWalkers are marching for crumbs, promised to us by the men they depend on, and believe in, and have hope for. but these women are making two giant mistakes: first, they are accepting mens framing of the rape issue as an issue of consent, and (therefore) a property issue. and they seem to think that if they call attention to the hypocrisy, something will drastically change. it wont, as long as womens collective and individual rights to our pussies are no more important than men keeping other men (and others i suppose) off their fucking lawns. (i was going to say “our lawns” but how many women even own a fucking lawn, or any land, or any property at all? nothing is a property issue for women, not really. and especially not the problem of raping female-bodied persons, with penises. hello!)
the key to understanding dood-centric problem solving is understanding this: they begin with the premise that the “problem” with many things is women complaining about it, causing noise pollution and irritation to men. mens solution, therefore, is simple: get women to stop complaining about it, and the “problem” (of women complaining about it) goes away. problem solved! we can see this strategy at work everywhere, once we see it for what it is. women have been complaining about PIV for centuries, and have been suffering it for millenia: it hurts (or it doesnt feel that good, compared to how dangerous it is); it causes disease, it causes unwanted pregnancy, its coerced and forced etc etc. those are the reasons we are complaining about it: those are the problems with PIV, for us.
the problem for men is that they have to listen to women bitch, and we are constantly threatening to take away their sexxxay. you know, by saying no, and for prosecuting men for rape, and stuff, and things. so…if they can get women to like PIV, and rape, and male violence, to want it, to need it, to resign themselves to it completely, the problem (of women complaining about all of these things, which we have been doing for a long time) goes away. for men.
the “problem” of women complaining about PIV is therefore solved by PIV-positive rhetoric. its all in the way you look at it! its not really or inherently problematic, not really. the solution to the “problem” of women complaining about mens sexual violence against us, is acceptance of BDSM, and increasingly violent “sexual” encounters being framed as “adventurous” and progressive (progressively more violent). women complaining about rape requires a double-barrelled approach (cause its a big one! we bitch about this one a lot): destroying women who do complain about it…and normalizing porn, which doesnt even pass the consent-test men have drawn up for it (ie. it normalizes men sticking their dicks into women under dubious circumstances, often with extreme violence, and features obviously painful PIV-centric encounters in which no consent-negotiation is visible to the viewer and the circumstances do not imply it).
but we cannot let the men who are doing this to us, frame the issues to benefit themselves. clearly, we cannot win, if we dive into a debate thats nearing its end, with the issues already framed to our detriment, and therefore all possible outcomes already known, and designed to benefit men, and not us. we have to frame the issues, at the very least when discussing them amongst ourselves, and describe the problems as they really are, for us. the problems with PIV, rape, and sexual violence perpetrated on us by men are that we are dying, and being made sick, and are forced into poverty and denied our humanity in concrete ways every fucking day of our lives, by men, to benefit themselves. thats the problem with it, for us. we are complaining about it because it hurts.
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