This male gaze nonsense is truly idiotic. I am a Leftist, but once again, why should the men of the Left or anyone on the Left have to go along with this rank nonsense? It doesn’t even make sense, and that’s aside from the blatant pathological man hatred from which it springs.
I never knew much about where this silliness came from. The originator of this theory is a woman named Mulvey, a film theorist, who came up with this in the mid-70’s. I had had no idea where this batty idea came from.
Janice has some photos of her here, and all I could tell is that she was quite homely. Of course there’s nothing wrong with that, but have you ever noticed how many feminists are homely, fat, or both? Think that’s a coincidence? Think again.
I invite you to come up with your own explanations – mine are obvious: they’re homely and/or fat, so men are rejecting and not very nice to them, so they start hating men and move into feminism as a logical destination from the man-hating highway.
Mulvey is also – surprise! A lesbian! How did you guess? The percentage of major feminist figures who are out and out man-hating dykes is shocking. Lesbians are only 1% of women, but lesbians or one type or another are ~1/3-1/2 of major feminist figures.
That shows you right there that feminism is a completely abnormal movement and it doesn’t represent most women at all and therefore it has no right to bear the banner of the women’s rights movement. Any proper women’s rights movements would mirror the female population. In other words, in a sane women’s rights movement, 1% of activists would be lesbians. Right?
Anyway this Mulroney came up with this theory not because it is such a profound theoretical truth. Instead as with most things, its origins are quite mundane if not insipid. Mulvey was sick and tired of being triggered every time she saw straight couples making out in the films she watched ans studied.
And this lies at the heart of another painful truth about feminism: feminism has always been about hatred for heterosexual relations, especially heterosexual male sexuality. Straight women get off the hook as feminists just say they are brainwashed, but in general, feminists think that heterosexuality is crap at best and nearly demonic at worst. So feminism has in a sense been a jihad against heterosexual sex.
Some prominent feminists have actually come right out and admitted that. See Andrea Dworkin. And she’s not the only one.
We see this hatred of heterosexual sex again in the insane #metoo movement which has now potentially outlawed all straight flirting. Its corollary in the anti-sexual assault movement has now potentially outlawed all touching between straights and all straight dating. The corresponding rape hysteria movement, ongoing for decades in feminism dating back to Brownmiller and her ilk, potentially makes all heterosexual sex rape.
I doubt if this is accidental. It’s part of feminism’s war on heterosexual sex. If you notice that ~40% of major feminist theorists have been man-hating lesbians with an extreme hatred of heterosexual sex, the #metoo nonsense starts to make sense – they are trying to drive men and women apart and make it more difficult for heterosexual sex to occur. Obviously if you hate heterosexual sex, this is a great thing.
I also notice an awful lot of lesbians are fat and/or homely. I have no idea why this is either, as many gay men are quite handsome if not extremely handsome. So whatever it is, it’s not related to homosexuality per se.
In fact there’s probably not a lot of things that male and female homosexuality have in common. They’re like ducks and geese, similar but also completely different. The only thing they have in common is a lack of interest in the opposite sex, a strong interest in their own sex, and I would add, a tendency to imitate heterosexual sexual relations (which they supposedly despise) in their relationships.