Thursday, September 19, 2013

"Nobody Loves Me - Guess I'll be a Suffragette"

My first year in college, when I was 18 years old, I had a class in which there was the first feminist I had met. She was overweight and unattractive, and was a little bit too loud and a little bit too hostile.

It occurred to me she was a feminist because she was overweight and unattractive. Perhaps if she had lost the weight, dressed better and put on some make-up she would have looked a lot better and been more popular. But she wasn't going to do that.

It is a cliche that many feminists are unattractive. Like all cliches there is truth to it. Notice, for example, the little girl in the picture is not attractive and is mean-looking - or maybe just sad-looking. She's also torn the leg off of her doll, which you can interpret as "Since I'm not going to get married and have husband, home and children I don't want them." And she's putting on pants. And isn't that a tear in her left eye?

The dog still loves her, though (it should be a cat or three).

A picture is worth a thousand words.

I have for a long time thought feminism is based on feelings of humiliation and envy. In other words, feelings of not being lovable. They feel unwanted and rejected and want revenge, which is an attempt to replace feelings of humiliation with pride.

Perhaps unattractive women should get free plastic surgery. After all, there is another cliche with a lot of truth in it: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure.


Anonymous said...

Witty article. Should ugly men also get free plastic surgery?

Quartermain said...

The modern version might be:

Nobody Loves Me - Guess I'll get a job in human resources.

Unknown said...

Free hair transplants, free liposuction for pot guts - yep, for men, too.