I overheard someone today talking about how wonderful it is that women have come so far and that it’s amazing we’ve achieved such equality! Post-feminist, huh?
Footbinding was a practice that used to be performed in China in which a woman’s foot would be permanently deformed at birth forcing her to hobble around in pain for the rest of her life. Footbinding was done because it was beautiful and desirable to men. Women now are mostly required to wear heels in varying amounts, which prevent them from walking normally, causing them to hobble around in pain sometimes causing permanent harm. These dangerous contraptions make it very easy to fall and snap an ankle. Heels make women more desirable and beautiful to men by as someone on Jersey Shore said, “stickin’ that booty all up in the air.” Both practices prevent women from escaping from rapists and attackers and otherwise dangerous situations.
People continue to be horrified at the idea of genital mutilation on women, where a woman’s sex organs will be hacked up so that sex will be painful for the rest of her life. There are many organizations dedicated to stopping this horrifying practice. This is so she will not want to cheat and the man will own her and her sexuality. Where is the motivation to cheat if sex is horribly painful? Labioplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are “elective” surgeries that allow women to take their naturally “ugly droopy” labia or their “too loose from childbirth” vaginas and transform them into what porn and men say is beautiful. The surgery can cause women to either lose sensation or to cause nerve damage or other damage that will make sex, masturbation, etc… painful for the rest of her life. Just for aesthetics, a woman can ruin her ability to enjoy sex or masturbation or worse, make it painful.
Corsets used to be worn to forcibly shape a woman into the ideal silhouette, often causing ribs to break and such deformities that she has difficulty breathing, walking, or even living. All just to achieve the ideal silhouette. Nowadays women cut their flesh open and fill it with toxic balloons, suck out their own flesh, break bones to reshape them, and other horrendous things just to fit the ideal silhouette. This can cause life-threatening infections, nerve-damage, and other horrors that come from extremely invasive surgery. Furthermore, in the case of things like breast implants, fatty tissue is much more likely to become severely infected than lean tissue.
Women used to not have the option to use birth control. In many parts of the world today, women are still beaten, sometimes to death, if it’s discovered that they used birth control. Women used to have no choice or option in their own reproduction. Nowadays, there are loud and well-funded groups trying as hard as they possibly can to hold us captive to our reproductive abilities, threatening to throw us in jail if we exercise control of our own bodies.
I don’t even have a then and now for this, women and children are still sold into sex slavery.
Women used to be denied jobs on the grounds of being women. Nowadays women are denied equal pay for the same jobs on the grounds of being women. Asshats such as Warren Farrell are able to get away with this by claiming that all women are lazy and cowardly, refusing to take risks, and only want to have babies. And that women who have babies deserve less pay and worse insurance for choosing to procreate. Men shouldn’t have to pay for women’s choices and organizations (despite women still having to support prisons, which are almost entirely male-occupied and the military, which we are not supposed to participate in, and wars, which mostly men start). This makes a best-seller as propaganda for the patriarchy.
It used to be that woman-hating and abuse was performed behind closed doors. It’s not something people openly talked about. You could purchase women to have sex with (just like you can today) you could pay an enormous amount for slightly risqué photos, you could watch them dance. Nowadays, with three clicks online you can view the torture and abuse of women for your masturbation pleasure. Anytime, anywhere, on your phone, computer, newsstands, grocery stores, etc… you can purchase/find the abuse and rape of women. This is entertainment and fun. The rape and encouragement of rape of women is everywhere. Women who don’t openly embrace their own abuse are exiled, called prude, threatened. Women are now encouraged to embrace their own rape and abuse.
Nowadays rapists are celebrated among their peers and rape victims are shamed and further abused. They are told that by existing they allowed the rape to happen. If they didn’t want to be raped, they shouldn’t have worn a dress, shouldn’t have kissed him, shouldn’t be out after dark, etc… Rapists get away with raping on the grounds that they are men. The only taboo is if you beat them to within an inch of their life, or raping small children (but you can rape children so long as you say she wanted it). The only improvement is that now law pretends to care by writing in a vague and unenforcible law. There is a slight improvement that they pretend it’s illegal to rape your wife, a recent “improvement” that is rarely enforced.
So really, I’m curious. Give me one aspect of life where women are completely equal with men. I cannot think of a single one. Until then, post-feminism is a ridiculous myth meant to silence women from demanding equal rights.