[This is taken from my Facebook post (which has been altered on this website to include the URLs as links in the paragraphs as well as a correction on feminist author Andrea Dworkin’s status as she passed away in 2005), which I think will ignite the ire and fires from my limousine liberal and statist critics as well as the left-libertarian and libertarian “feminists” ones as well. My post was originally made at 8:41 p.m. EST on October 31, 2014.]
I realize that I haven’t made any comments whatsoever about this YouTube that has been spreading virally within the last few days, so I’m here to correct that once and for all.
After watching this video (h/t to Christopher Cantwell, even though I’ve seen it shared on Facebook and just about everywhere else), some thoughts came to mind:
1. The woman in the video who was being “catcalled” through the entire 1 minute and 56 seconds was looking to be catcalled because she set up the video so that she can be easily catcalled in every corner of the street. I’m supposing this video was shot in downtown New York City because it looks like it was.
To make matters worse, limousine liberals are acting like what Cantwell perfectly describes as “cannibals” because of the explosive nature and content of the video, pushing in favor of the argument that it ought to be crime in NYC to make compliments to an attractive yet overweight female (exactly as her body weight shows her to be) because she erroneously believes that it’s sexual harassment and that she has the “right” to the privilege of *NOT* being catcalled on the street. Of course that’s a bullshit argument, but try telling that to a limousine liberal feminist like Gloria Steinem, supporters for the late Andrea Dworkin, or The Vagina Monologues playwright Eve Ensler.
2. The Cathy Reisenwitzs and the Gina Luttrells of the world would have you believe that this woman, actress Shoshana B. Roberts, is a victim of “rape culture” because all men are “creeps” who are desperately “trying *VERY* hard to rape her,” “cop a feel,” or whatever excuse seems to be popular in the day. Of course, that’s an unadulterated bullshit allegation made against all men in our society, but hey – in a feminists’ eyes, all men’s rights must be sacrificed on the altar of female beauty privilege because all men are evil, are misogynistic, are sexist, and only want women for sex, and that’s it.
Has it occurred to Ms. Roberts and her feminist pals in the limousine liberal movement that the men in the video were just making compliments and weren’t trying so hard to grab Roberts’ tits and ass in the video or tried to, short of rape, sexually assault her? They were paying a lot of attention to her because she wanted them to notice and look at her, not because she wasn’t asking for it, which she truly was all along. If she didn’t want to be given any compliments at all, she shouldn’t have spent 10 hours of walking the streets of New York City arousing attention which she successfully had done.
3. If she were filmed walking the streets of New York City with catcalls coming from every direction, why didn’t the filmmakers of the video – Hollaback! – put up the entire 10 hours worth of footage? Why won’t they do that, as a petition on Change.org made that point exactly as I did? There is allegedly suppressed footage of these catcalls, which makes me wonder about the credibility of the entire 10-hour video to begin with and whether it actually exists at all!
Here’s the Change.org petition posted on the website.
4. To the non-white limousine liberals, the video also personifies racism in the city’s neighborhood, because mostly non-white male commentators to white female Roberts’ looks were doing the catcalling. As Cantwell stated eloquently:
To race realists, this probably didn’t come as too big of a surprise. To white liberals who have never visited a black or Hispanic neighborhood, however, this is racism.
You can read the rest of Cantwell’s piece at his website here.
But considering most of the residents in that city are whites with a small population count being black, Hispanic, and other minorities, it’s been suggested, or seems to be suggested, by Cantwell and his friends in the liberty movement that white males might have been catcalling Roberts just as well. But the lack of the over-9 hour video footage that’s been left out of the 1 minute and 56-second YouTube seems to suggest that there is more than meets the eye here, and that most of the comments seem to be compliments (and not “sexual harassments”) by both whites and non-whites alike.
5. Slate.com published a piece titled here.
In that article, two things were noted (I will respond to every quoted point before I go on to the next one):
This doesn’t mean that the video doesn’t still effectively make its point: that a woman can’t walk down the street lost in her own thoughts, that men feel totally free to demand her attention and get annoyed when she doesn’t respond, that a woman can’t be at ease in public spaces in the same way a man can.
The way I see it, that’s a ridiculous cop-out and a pathetic excuse to make. A woman can walk down the street being lost in her own thoughts, and, if someone makes some nice, thoughtful comments to her or is rude to her on the street, she can either respond to what the guy says, or she can just ignore him and continue walking.
The sexual politics in our society has amounted to this:
I’m a woman, and you’re a man. I don’t want to be bothered by the likes of you, Man, and I want to be left alone because my beautiful, attractive body didn’t ask for you to make comments about it to me and my person. Because you said that, you’re either a pervert, a rapist, a male chauvinist pig, a sexist, or all of the above. Therefore, I say there ought to be a law against men making public comments (which are compliments to be honest) to women like me, because we have a ‘right’ *NOT* to be offended and a ‘right’ *NOT* to be complimented on, and a ‘right’ *NOT* to be flirted with and hit on!
But the video also unintentionally makes another point: that harassers are mostly black and Latino, and hanging out on the streets in midday in clothes that suggest they are not on their lunch break. As Roxane Gay tweeted, “The racial politics of the video are fucked up. Like, she didn’t walk through any white neighborhoods?”
Puhhhleeaze! Those “harassers” are just guys who happened to see what they perceive to be an attractive white female strutting on the streets of NYC. So they made some compliments to her. So the fuck what? Why is it okay for women to make nice compliments about men (“Oooooh, those bulging biceps and pretty eyes!”), but when men do it in return, it’s viewed as “sexual harassment”? What the fuck, people!
Except for one woman in my life whom I know, most of the “fairer sex” are just fucking retarded idiots!
For fuck’s sake, we’re not looking to grab women, push them into an alley because of our allegedly uncontrollable penises are urging us to do so, pull their pants down and bust open their bras, and have sex with them in dark alleys so we can have our way with them. We’re just making compliments. That’s all we’re doing.
To hell with this feminism shit! Women who put on tight outfits just to show off their tits and asses to men and strut their bodies like hot hookers on a hot Sunday are making their cause look bad and hurts the foundations for society and dating in our society. Women who behave like sluts, act like sluts, and have sex with multiple men (who are no better in this entire game as well) might as well be sluts.
As the old saying goes, “If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, and walks like a duck, then it must be a duck.”
Same philosophy applies to women too!