The Feminist Cult of Victimhood
Protesters play political dress-up to deny reality.
Christine Blasey Ford is the latest poster child in the feminist cult of victimhood. She achieved that status by claiming she was physically attacked at a high school party by Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh three decades ago. She immediately became the perfect useful idiot whose false memories and false allegations are being fully exploited to postpone the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. She is the latest symbol of oppression among anti-Trump women activists. Instead of characteristics like honor, integrity and courage, feminist heroines must first and foremost be victims, real or imagined.
The current feminist movement has become a cult of angry miserable women recruited by the guru of man hating misery Hillary Clinton. There are certain predisposing factors that facilitate recruitment into cults. These factors typically include: a desire to belong, impaired capacity for critical thinking, disillusionment, dissatisfaction, idealism, lack of self-confidence and a desire for meaning in one’s life. Thousands of vulnerable unhappy women were ripe for recruitment into the cult of women activists. Now thoroughly indoctrinated in anti-Trump hatred they have been brainwashed, organized and unleashed on the public. Their goal is to destroy the Trump administration, their strategy is resistance and their tactics are accusation, disinformation, and extortion. Christine Blasey Ford’s attempt to politically assassinate Kavanaugh can be likened to the Manson cult followers who were sent out to start ‘Helter Skelter’, an apocalyptic race war initiated by murdering influential white people.
Cults often like to create a recognizable visual identity. This is often accomplished with uniform clothing that functions as a recognizable symbol of the group. The latest popular outfit of women’s rights activists are full length scarlet robes and puritanical white bonnets. Always seeking attention these women have hung up their Women’s March ‘pussy hats’ to dress up as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’. Groups of feminist protesters have been dressing in creepy cult-like ankle-length red dresses and cloaks, red gloves and white bonnets during protests in courthouses, government building and other public places. The uniforms signify their new-found identity and purpose in life in their Anti-Trump sisterhood.
The red cloak cult uniforms are the same costumes worn in Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel-turned TV series The Handmaid’s Tale. The novel is set in a near-future theocratic dictatorship called the Republic of Gilead, where the North American population is significantly decreasing. It is a patriarchal religious society that imposed severe limits to freedom and women’s rights in an effort to increase fertility rates. There is a strict caste system and women are the property of and subordinate to their husband, father, or head of household. They are not allowed to vote, hold a job, read, possess money, or own anything, among many other restrictions. Handmaids sole function is to have babies and they are forced to participate in ritualized rape ceremonies. Red robed protesters equate the Trump Administration to the fictional Republic of Gilead and cite the Handmaid’s Tale as a cautionary tale about what happens when women lose their reproductive rights.
Women activists around the world are wearing the red robes as a visual symbol for women’s rights, abortion rights and the fight against policies and politicians they accuse of restricting those rights. In the U.S. their primary target is the Trump administration. They have specifically targeted Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On September 4th a dozen activists dressed in handmaids’ uniforms stood outside Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing room to protest his ‘anti-abortion, anti-healthcare, and anti-women views,” noting that he is an “extremist ideologue who, if confirmed to the Supreme Court, will take away women’s basic rights.” These statements and others including Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations clearly demonstrate that many of these women have trouble distinguishing reality from fiction.
Feminists love symbolism especially if they can wear it. It makes them feel important, sophisticated and of course makes playtime more fun. The Handmaids Tale is chock full of symbolism. The clothing, language and iconography from the book and TV series support all their favorite grievances; class, race and gender discrimination, subjugation of women, reproductive rights, a tyrannical religious patriarchal society and much more. Fortunately, part of their protests involves remaining silent as a method to give the demonstration more impact and to symbolize that women of the future may not have a voice. The positive thing about these silent protests is that the rest of us do not have to be subjected to their big mouths, illogical arguments, slogans and vulgar comments, all of which were on full display at the Women’s Marches. Another benefit of the red robe uniform is that it covers the women. We are not exposed to 200-pound middle aged women squeezing into a handmade giant vagina outfit or parading around topless with slogans written across their naked chests.
These privileged neurotic women seem to have an endless amount of spare time to whine, complain and design new protest costumes. They are like real life Barbie dolls that can’t wait to wear the hottest new protest outfit. Perhaps while sewing their daughter’s latest princess costume they decided they wanted to play dress up also. Because that is what children do. Live in make-believe worlds, engage in magical thinking and are always looking for imaginary monsters under their bed. They invent stories to support their fantasy oppressions regardless of whose life they ruin. They crave attention the way drug addicts crave heroin and they get recruited into cults to give their boring lives meaning.
While these so-called feminists are playing dress up to symbolize fake oppression based on Hollywood fiction, real women are forced to wear robes, cover their heads and keep silent. In real life the handmaids robe is called a burqa, niqab, abaya, chador or hijab and women are forced to wear it every day of their life not just during protest playtime. If they take it off they are beaten, blinded, doused in acid, mutilated and murdered. These women are living under real patriarchal tyrannies, not some futuristic Hollywood novel. Feminist protesters get to go home and take off the uncomfortable restrictive costumes that they wore for three hours while millions of women do not have that freedom of choice.
While Christine Blasey Ford is seeing a therapist over her imaginary rape, there are hundreds of victims of refugee rape gangs, honor violence and sexual trafficking that suffer real trauma from real rape, torture and slavery. Some of these horrors have been detailed in The Refugee Rape Gangs of Sweden and Hijab Shame: Rape, Murder and Loss of Face. Christine Blasey Ford is the epitome of the modern feminist movement, she is a selfish neurotic privileged child. Women in the cult of victimhood all seem to suffer from arrested development and are thoroughly enabled by the liberal press who similarly prefer fiction to reality. The liberal media has published dozens of articles on the handmaid’s protests describing them as “one of the most powerful current feminist symbols of protest” encouraging their infantile grievances. The same liberal media is fully supportive of Christine’s delusions yet refuse to report on Muslim rape gangs, female genital mutilation, child marriages, honor killings and lack of basic human rights for fear of being politically incorrect.
Christine Blasey Ford’s 1995 dissertation was entitled ‘Measuring Young Children’s Coping Responses to Interpersonal Conflict’. Interesting topic since it appears that she is dealing with her own childhood coping mechanisms. As a psychologist she should know that there is a significant distinction between repressed memories in cases of alleged sexual abuse and false memories. She apparently is just one of the many women activists in the feminist cult of victimhood who invent past trauma and hurl accusations as a method to seek attention and relief from their own unhappiness. These perpetual victims always blame their misery for what they think some man did to them or what the world owes them. President Trump represents every man that disappointed them; their husband, boyfriend, father, brother, son, boss, therapist, teacher, etc. They project all their bitter, angry, bottomless black pit of discontent onto President Trump because his policies compel them to grow up, face reality, take responsibility and contribute to society.
Handmaid protesters are part of a larger organization called the Handmaids Coalition. The coalition is a collection of activist groups that have staged women’s rights protests while wearing the red cult uniforms. Their Facebook page just updated its profile picture to a large pink button that reads “I believe Christine Blasey Ford”. The page claims that Christine has received death threats and had to hire private security. This increases her victimhood street cred which gives her more status in the cult. Subsequently the Handmaids Coalition created a fund to cover her security expenses. These delusional feminists continue to portray Christine Blasey Ford as a victim while refusing to acknowledge the harsh realities of real victims of rape and human trafficking. Ironically, the Handmaids Coalition motto is ‘fighting to keep fiction from becoming reality’, which effectively summarizes their philosophy of life and the problem with it.
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