Participating in Stacy McCain’s fourth annual Offend A Feminist Week is both an honor and a pleasure. I know, I know: some folks will not find this exercise “helpful,” but let me explain why they are wrong.
Actually, let me allow Mr. McCain to explain, since he’s a man and therefore much smarter than me:
“The empowering message of feminism is that all women are victims. Victimhood is synonymous with power. To deny women their victimhood is therefore to re-victimize and disempower them.”
Thanks so much for clearing my mind on this issue, Mr. McCain. I was starting to wonder: why in the world is making fun of my own gender so much fun?
It’s fun because, unlike the typical feminist of today, I’m not empowered by victimhood. I am empowered by throwing off the shackles of political correctness. To reject political correctness is to liberate one’s mind. Even if it’s a feeble female mind.
I participated last year with a post still worth a click if you didn’t back then. Dunno if I’ll be able to wax as profoundly poetic this year, what with all the homeskooling, cooking, and house cleaning I have to do.
Sometimes, it’s hard to be a woman.
Which leads me to the musical portion of my post. There’s something here for everyone, young and old, so just scroll down ’til you find your style.
Or good old-fashioned? How about Andy Williams, singing a Bacharach tune to warn us ladies:
“Don’t think because there’s a ring on your finger you needn’t try anymore. For wives should always be lovers, too. Run to his arms the moment he comes home to you, I’m warning you . . .
Day after day, there are girls at the office, and men will always be men. Don’t send him off with your hair still in curlers. You may not see him again . . . .”
Speaking of classic, there is always Elvis:
If 60′s were your decade, scroll no further. Mick Jagger will offend you now:
It’s down to me
The way she talks when she’s spoken to
Down to me, the change has come,
She’s under my thumb
Ah, take it easy babe
(Ain’t the women screaming with rapture an extra kick in the feminist pants?)
And check out this more obscure 60′s song, Be A Caveman:
Were you a teen in the ’80′s, like me? If so, you might appreciate a little B-Boys. This one’s dedicated to MCA:
And finally, I just heard this song on the radio yesterday, and I right like it. Language warning, however. Apparently, it’s a bluegrass-style cover of a rap song:
Happy Offending, everyone!
P.S. Which song was your favorite? Do you have one that should be added?
(Hat Tip: I found several of these songs at drownedinsound.com.)