Germaine Greer says women have no idea how much men hate them. I’ve been doing my best to spread the word, but let’s face it; I’m just a churlish tree falling in the forest. With no pope taking a shit nearby to hear me, I might as well be espousing tube tops to Godly Josh.
But really, girls. Men hate you.
Still, as Kunte “Geordi LaForge” Kinte says on “Reading Rainbow,” you don’t have to take my word for it. Just take a gander, if you can stomach it, at the news. If the new American compulsory-pregnancy Supreme Court doesn’t convince you of Dude Nation’s contempt for you, and if Chicago’s “rape epidemic” leaves you unfazed, how about this Australian knob? He’s pitching a tent for the schizoid American Godbag Family Anti-Sex/Fetus Worship Coalition’s position on the new HPV vaccine. Which vaccine, if you’re just joining us, is expected to be 100% effective in preventing cervical cancer. Health advocates want to include the vaccine in the standard bundle of shots that all kiddies get. Godbags just hate this vaccine.
Why do godbags hate a vaccine that will save the lives of half a million women a year?
Because, duh, they hate women.
To recap: HPV is sexually transmitted. The aforementioned vaccine, in order to be most effective, should be administered to girls before they become sexually active. Which is seen by godbags as an endorsement of female teenage boning. Godbags, although they rarely take a position on male teenage boning, are 100% dead set against female teenage boning. They believe it will, as reader Liz suggested in a recent email, melt the fabric of society (I can understand why they might fear this melting, since they buy all the cheap polyester fabric of their society at Wal-Mart).
Because HPV is sexually-transmitted, and because women are the sex class, the virus is automatically a girl-problem. And behold! Where girls and sex collide, there you will find a clump of patriarchy-loving assholes making up rules. Godbags naturally default to slut-punishing mode when encountering scary science that might help to confer human status on women. The myth of female virtue is the cornerstone of patriarchy. A pussy unpoliced will lead to hard drugs, communism, homosexuality, rampant stuffing of newborns into trash cans, and what have you.
But come ON. Does fear of cervical cancer even register on a teenage girl’s radar as a fornicational deterrent? The contingency is remote. Even so, Focus on the Fetus et al would prefer that those dirty sluts grow up to die of hideous cancer.
That’s how much they hate you.
[Thanks for the Australian knob link, Liz]