Sunday, June 14, 2015

True Feminist Equality Won't Be Reached Until Car Driving Is Liberated

Noted commentator A.Eritas whose review of feminism, and especially feminist icon Sarah Palin as related to the 2016 presidential election and the prophecies of Nostradamus as seen by feminists, received thousands of views. Eritas returns with another deep insight into social relations and feminism in particular.

True Feminist Equality Won't Be Reached Until Car Driving Is Liberated


Here we have a confused, or at least conflicted feminist;

"You know what babe," said a friend of mine, "you should be a topless waitress!"

"Seriously," my friend continued, "my friend does it. She's a feminist like you - actually she's more radical than you - and she gets paid heaaaaaaaaaaps, like $400 a night in tips."
My first reaction was to think that my boobs looked too much like Brussels sprouts to get $400 of tips.
My second reaction was, "wait, she's a feminist? Really?"
How could she be a feminist and work as a topless waitress? Wasn't that like being vegan and working in an abattoir?
Don't get me wrong, I don't think there's any shame in working as a topless waitress. What interested me was that she could hold radical feminist views while working in that job. Wasn't that hypocritical?
One of the key concerns of radical feminism is remaking society to get rid of patriarchal institutions. It's about smashing the system, sister. Being a topless waitress is playing an active part in a system that blatantly objectifies women. Being employed by such a system ensures that it keeps going.
So I assumed she wasn't a proper feminist.
And with that sentence, I did the very worst thing a feminist can do. I put on the "I'm a better feminist than you are" hat and danced around in it."

This well meaning young lady, or rather, person of gender with a uterus, is certainly correct that judging other feminists
is wrong. Not only is alternate universe feminism valid, but
transgender feminism of the "I feel that I am a woman so therefore I am one" is also valid and their opinions have to be considered.

But no matter what the opinions held by any part of the universe of feminism may be' there is one glaring aspect of the patriarchy that has gone unremarked on. One aspect which-until true equality has been achieved, will mean that feminist are still held in the bondage grip of the male 
phallocentric patriarchy.

That aspect is driving a car. When two people of different gender get into a car the overwhelming number of drivers under those circumstances are the patriarchal chauvinistic males.

A random check of any busy street or motorway will show the irrefutable proof of this statement. Until women state categorically that when they get in the car with a male they will be the driver, until 51% of the cars on the road at any time with two adult different gendered people inside, are driven by females, then the oppression in society will continue.

Why has this, blatantly obvious attack on women not been discussed in feminist circles? where are the likes of Germaine Greer and Emer O'Toole? The answer is that patriarchal conditioning is so extreme as far as "ownership" of the driving seat and the obviously phallic steering wheel (and car) that even the most radical feminist has not overcome this mental block.

Equality can only be obtained by direct action. Every time a woman gets into a car she should automatically get in the drivers seat. In fact, to be truly effective women should approach the car  directly towards the driving side and, one step even further back, should ask for, in fact demand, the keys.

Pressure should be put on governments everywhere to legislate for driving equality as many have done for electoral equality. Phoning,every day and over and over, their elected representatives at all levels to demand 51% of cars be driven by women should be a major activity for all feminists if they truly wish to overcome this final "windscreen glass ceiling."

"Give me the damn car keys" must be the new slogan of activist feminists as they  get on the tar-sealed road to equality.