SAN DIEGO, July 20, 2017 —Just when we think the poisonous Political Correctness couldn’t stoop to a more dangerous, insane level, we hear from yet another elitist claiming to defend “feminism.”
Feminist writer Jody Allard, while admitting that one of her sons is suicidal, seems to have no problem upsetting both boys on the road to her seven minutes of fame. She actually goes out of her way to shame them.
In a piece for Role Reboot, Allard discussed the obvious biology of her sons, characterizing them as (like all men) “unsafe.” Apparently, “not safe” means that they are something akin to potential rapists.
While admitting that her sons are “good boys,” Allard still makes it clear that they are not “safe boys.” These encouraging, nurturing words serve as a sequel to previous comments in a Washington Post article in which Allard made clear that her sons have a part in America’s “rape culture” along with any human being with male anatomy.
“My essay went semi-viral, and for the first time my sons encountered my words about them on their friends’ phones, their teachers’ computers, and even overheard them discussed by strangers on a crowded metro bus. It was one thing to agree to be written about in relative obscurity, and quite another thing to have my words intrude on their daily lives.”
Here’s a big surprise development: One of her sons resent those remarks! You think?
“One of my sons was hurt by my words, although he’s never told me so,” Allard explained. “He doesn’t understand why I lumped him and his brother together in my essay. He sees himself as the “good” one, the one who is sensitive and thoughtful, and who listens instead of reacts. He doesn’t understand that even quiet misogyny is misogyny, and that not all sexists sound like Twitter trolls. He is angry at me now, although he won’t admit that either, and his anger led him to conservative websites and YouTube channels; places where he can surround himself with righteous indignation against feminists, and tell himself it’s ungrateful women like me who are the problem.
“Is it my job as his mother to ensure he feels safe emotionally, no matter what violence he spews? Is it my job as his mother to steer and educate, no matter how much that education challenges his view of himself?
“When I hear his voice become defensive, I back off but question whether I’m doing him any favors by allowing his perception of himself to go unchallenged. When I confront him with his own sexism, I question whether I’m pushing too hard and leaving him without an emotionally safe space in his home.”
How did our society reach a point where a woman like this is given any venue at all?
Is it because people are afraid to criticize anyone claiming to be a feminist in a society where words such as “misogynist” “racist” “homophobe” or “Islamophobe” are used for anybody who will not tow the liberal line and will dare to hold a subject up for debate?
Is it because the frog has been boiled so slowly that people grow accustomed to the pure nonsense that would have been rejected only a few years ago?
It is because in a world where a man or woman can claim to be whatever gender they prefer regardless of their own biology, Pandora’s Box has now been opened and anything at all can now be embraced? That anyone is open to be criticized?
On that last note, perhaps these new standards of reasoning will start contradicting themselves. All Jody Allard’s sons need do to get their mother’s graces is say, “Actually, Mom, in our heart of hearts, we feel that we too are women. Therefore, how can we be rapists?”
This is Bob Siegel, making the obvious, obvious.
The Daily Wire contributed to the hard news portions of this article.
Bob Siegel is a weekend radio talk show host on KCBQ and a columnist. Details of his show can be found at www.bobsiegel.net