Witch Village June 24, 2011Posted by FCM in gender roles, logic, PIV, pop culture.
Tags: casey anthony, caylee anthony, monty python, motherhood, murder trial
the casey anthony trial illustrates perfectly (as it must, mustnt it?) the ways patriarchal institutions are designed to destroy women, and to elevate men at womens expense. loretta did an excellent takedown of this media spectacle at the HUB and added some context to what we are all witnessing: motherhood itself is on trial. femininity is on trial. which is terribly perverted, isnt it, considering that the “laws” regarding what is required of women and mothers are mostly unwritten. they are also contradictory and therefore literally impossible to fulfill: as loretta mentions for example, our emotion and our lack of emotion are both evidence of our guilt in mens courts of law.
this may be particularly true where a mother is accused of child-murder. in the case of casey anthony, she is really in between a rock and a hard place: mothers are
known imagined, by men, to be fiercely protective of their children…and yet are expected to allow men to intervene in their own lives, and in their childs lives, in various contexts. to be and to do both things, two contradictory things, at the same time. gotcha! and here, caseys story appears to be that her child accidentally drowned and she didnt call the cops, paramedics or the coroner to take the body, but kept it for a period of time and then disposed of it herself. well im sorry, but if a mother is fiercely protective and would protect her child from predatory men in life, why wouldnt she do the same thing in the event of the childs death? and if casey was an incest survivor herself, and she knows how sick men are and what they do to female children, why would she trust male authorities with her childs body when the child was already dead and there was nothing to be gained from allowing predatory men access to her? this is a serious question. (if anyone thinks that men are above sexually defiling corpses, think again.)
with their contradictory and impossible standards of conduct for women, mens legal system as applied to women is literally (LITERALLY!) psychological torture, and a sick cat-and-mouse game where men seek to punish women no matter what. they further torture us by making it seem as if all of this is fair and that justice is blind: they make it seem as if we have a chance to successfully defend ourselves against their charges in their courts, but we dont do we? and we never will, so long as every single thing we do, or dont do, is evidence of our guilt.
and more than that, in the case of motherhood specifically, men deliberately put women in the position of being scrutinized, every inch of us inside and out, physical, emotional and spiritual, is scrutinized and picked apart and destroyed, by every patriarchal institution i can think of, when they impregnate us. the big 3 of the patriarchal institutions, medicine, law and religion all attach at the moment of conception. and there is absolutely no room for doubt that this is deliberate, on the part of men, and that impregnation specifically is a devastatingly effective tool to accomplish what they clearly want: to bring women under formal control, so that men can enslave, torture and kill us. is this too harsh an indictment? i wish it were.
i wont endlessly regurgitate the details of the anthony case because its kind of irrelevant isnt it? i mean really. the very obvious ways that impregnation and PIV-centric sexuality serve to bring women under patriarchal control plays out in nearly every het relationship on the planet, and has for billions of women across time and place: forced to endure (or orgasm from, whatever) PIV and PIV-centric “sex” we are often left with pregnancies and children we never wanted. or we are left with ambivalent pregnancies, pregnancies and children we would have been perfectly happy without, but we were subjected to PIV and PIV-centric sex anyway, and our number came up. this is how our bodies work, and men know this, and they have designed their institutions to attach to our lives, to our bodies, in a way that mens institutions never attach to men, and in the only way that only they can control (impregnating women!)
and then they have the unmitigated gall to publicize an abstract-image (devoid of context) of “motherhood” as being not only unqualifiedly positive for women, but comprising our very nature, as if the entire institution of motherhood as we currently know it wasnt deliberately designed by them to destroy women, and benefit themselves.
what if this was all just a sick game? is it so beyond the realm of possibility that men would find all of this incredibly titillating, as they apply heat and pressure and make us squirm, knowing the whole time that we are going to lose and that they are going to win, always, no matter what? indeed, once we are willing to consider the possibility that men are sick bastards who enjoy torturing women, suddenly things start falling into place. many things start to make sense. PIV makes sense, insisting on it, demanding it, defining “sex” to require it, and forcefully taking it from us all makes sense. and having contradictory and unwritten requirements for female behavior, including when men accuse us of capital crimes where the end-result is state-sanctioned murder of women, by men…just makes sense.
another avenue of inquiry that would lead us straight to men via their sickening sadism would be “who benefits from all this?” how does this work, whats really happening, in which direction do the gains flow, and what do these gains look like? as we do in other contexts to figure out the source of a problem, to suss out corruption (and in some contexts, even to recapture ill-gotten gains — now thats compelling isnt it?)…just follow the money, honey! entire economies are built upon “free” (read: unpaid, from the womans perspective) domestic labor and sexual slavery of women. men profit from the prison system and from legal fees too. and the tangible benefits to men in terms of increased status (as opposed to womens, which men purposely lower, see how that works? its all relative afterall) and decreased competition from women in public places (because women cant be in the home and in public at the same time can they?) works to benefit men, at womens expense. all it takes is a little honesty to see men for what they really are, and to see how all of this works together in tandem, against women, to benefit men.
and i am extremely interested in this idea of divesting men of their ill-gotten gains. mens “legal” system and all mens systems have obvious parallels to organized crime. and researching this mayve just become my new hobby.