No New Thing

Sep 12 2013 Published by under Feminist Musings

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 1:9, King James Bible

You know it's going to be a special post when I quote the bible.

I have been watching the fall-out from Riptide and Titstare (nicely summarized here) via Twitter while working on a talk I'm giving in a couple of weeks. The talk features my work on women leaders in academic medicine, but I am starting with some background on the US suffrage movement and the next wave of feminism beginning around 1960.

For your edification, I post the following:

First, we immasculate the menfolk (Click to enalrge)

First, we immasculate the menfolk
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Next we completely lose our feminity...

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Click to enlarge


Finally, we take over the world!

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Letting women vote meant sharing power. It could only lead to no good! I'm sure any woman who failed to find these cartoons funny was told that she couldn't take a joke.

It seems those in power never want to give up any of it, even to make things right. Thus, we get terms like feminazi and apps like Titstare.

For the best illustration of the issues I have seen, please enjoy this video:

But I'm A Nice Guy from Scott Benson on Vimeo.

The vid has become so popular it spawned a tee shirt that you can purchase here.




One response so far

  • Astrix says:

    I almost never comment, but i did some searching and wound up here No New Thing | Whizbang.

    And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if you tend not
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    few of these comments look like they are coming from brain dead people?
    😛 And, if you are writing at other online sites, I'd like to follow everything fresh you have to post.
    Would you make a list of every one of all your public sites like your Facebook page, twitter
    feed, or linkedin profile?

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