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Feminism is the One Ring?


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She's comparing the Ring of Power from Lord of the Rings to feminism. That is one of the more creative comparisons I've heard. Full of holes and downright stupid but creative.

unmaskingfeminism.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/my-precious-feminism/

The analogy is so obvious, yet it just occurred to me now. Feminism is the Ring from “The Lord of the Ringsâ€. Think about it– the legend for the Ring goes…

One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,

One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

Okay, I'll bite. How does feminism bring everyone on Earth into the darkness and bind them? Now I want a logical, thought out argument that actually makes sense. None of this "I hate feminists so blah, blah, blah..." crap. I'll wait. :confusion-waiting:

When women or the culture wears this Ring as they do symbolically when they subscribe to feminist philosophies, everyone and everything is at their mercy.

Do I also get to turn invisible when wearing the Ring?

The Ring of feminism corrupts any woman who wears it.

Define "corrupts". Do you mean feminism "corrupts" any woman who has a spine and refuses to be a doormat?

Again, this is the nature of feminism. It presents itself by offering hope to women, hope in that they will obtain the power to fight the evil patriarchy and can be free to bestow upon the world their peaceful feminine charms. Yet in the process of doing so, of using the Ring to defeat what they see as one evil, they create another evil–themselves. Their heart becomes hardened, bitter, cruel, hateful, and vindictive. Their appearance also changes. What was once a beautiful, innocent little girl becomes worn and ragged. They may not think so, but those free of the Ring’s influence can spot its handiwork a mile away. As always, the path is paved with good intentions. Think suffragettes.

Pot. Kettle. Black.

I find it interesting that the writer at "Unmasking Feminism" conviently forgets what hard-hearted and mean spirited posts she has written.

As for the "worn and ragged" comment I went and googled "suffragists" and "suffragettes." Nope, not seeing any photos of women looking worn, ragged, or hideous. Those women look like everybody else from the time period.

People still drool over photographs of suffragist Alice Paul.

Underneath a picture of Gollum.

This is what a feminist looks like

Quick! Someone tell Peter Jackson and WETA to get a truck load of lawyers!

In the process, women become so dark that men no longer want to marry.

Marriage isn't for everybody. Some people, both men and women, are single by choice.

Women have instead sold their soul for another sort of Ring. Wintery Knight writes:

“Maybe women can get men to be more interested in marriage if they think about why men would want to get married, and then make marriage more like what men want. That might involve rolling back feminism and socialism, and it might involve women changing who they are.â€

Won't someone think of the menz?! Of course everything is the woman's fault with these people... :roll:

Aw , but rolling back feminism would require relinquishing the Ring and at the end of the day is this a choice women really want to make?

You can't un-ring a bell. Many people, myself included, don't want to go back to a time era where women were only meant for sexy times and having babies. If you want to, lady, great, more power to you! Just don't try to take the rest of us with you or make us evil because feminism is something you don't like.

The comments are pretty much leg humping comments about how feminism is evil.

I think it's interesting that these people fail to realize that if it weren't for feminism they wouldn't be able to sit and blog all their anti-feminism remarks.

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Do I also get to turn invisible when wearing the Ring?

I thought feminism was about making women visible? I know! Patriarchy is the ring, and feminists are fighting against it and taking it off :p

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I did not get my special, turn invisible and eventually make you evil ring in the mail when I became a feminist. I want my ring of darkness.

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Once again, a total misunderstanding of what's actually happening in the world.

Generally, men want to get married as much as women do (and why not, when studies show that married men are the happiest group.... ooops, and married women are the unhappiest. Funny that). Even the MRAs who go on about how expensive divorce is usually advocate not bachelorhood but marrying someone from Russia or the Philippines.

Immature boys may not have any interest in settling down, not having been brought up to think of their wedding day as the culmination of all their hopes and dreams, but most of the men I know are just as interested in finding That Special Someone as the women are. (And possibly more so if you look only at those intending to remain childfree.)

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Well then: are purity rings the rings of the "nine for mortal men doomed to die"?

"die", heh heh

:character-beavisbutthead:

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Do I also get to turn invisible when wearing the Ring?

Per the other thread, only if you cut your hair.

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I did not get my special, turn invisible and eventually make you evil ring in the mail when I became a feminist. I want my ring of darkness.

I want a ring of power. Apparently, I am doing feminism wrong. My husband still wants to have sex with me.

Wait...am I dirty slut who just wants free birth control for my sex parties or do I repulse men? They need to get their stories straight.

Maybe it is like this

Me: You must have meaningless sex with me right now!

Man: No, feminism repulses me

Me: I will use the power of my ring, short hair and magical birth control pills to convince you

Man: I need to have sex with you right now but I will feel guilty afterwards

Me: Bwha ha ha.

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Okay, I'll bite. How does feminism bring everyone on Earth into the darkness and bind them?

My guess would be she's referring to the huge orgies we're always having (in the dark. with handcuffs).

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My guess would be she's referring to the huge orgies we're always having (in the dark. with handcuffs).

And why haven't I been invited to these?? Is my hair too long? I have glow in the dark handcuffs if that will help.

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And why haven't I been invited to these?? Is my hair too long? I have glow in the dark handcuffs if that will help.

:shhh: We do not discuss the orgies on public forums!!!!

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I did not get my special, turn invisible and eventually make you evil ring in the mail when I became a feminist. I want my ring of darkness.

So do I!

I keep on having a mental image of getting a replica of the one ring and pretending like nothing is out of the ordinary.

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So do I!

I keep on having a mental image of getting a replica of the one ring and pretending like nothing is out of the ordinary.

Wait, I thought we got a replica of Eowyn's gear! That's why I joined the Feisty Faithless Feminists, anyway!

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Wait, I thought we got a replica of Eowyn's gear! That's why I joined the Feisty Faithless Feminists, anyway!

I do have Eowyn's earring and necklace set! I want to get her sword but it's too expensive right now.

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Okay, I'll bite. How does feminism bring everyone on Earth into the darkness and bind them? Now I want a logical, thought out argument that actually makes sense. None of this "I hate feminists so blah, blah, blah..." crap. I'll wait.

Duh, it's binding by the metaphorical chains of laundry to the archetypical basement laundry.

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I brought up to a fundie friend that the feminism ideal that women can have it all (family/career) without anyone losing is similar to the lie of the fundie lifestyle. You CAN have the perfect family IF you "just" follow these rules perfectly, submit to your headship, never work outside the home, have as many as possible babies til you are so exhausted that your older daughters become surragate parents,and homeschool your children, guarding their hearts and minds.

She didn't like that and flounced. She usually resorts to "your are attacking my faith" with she has no answer. :lol: :lol:

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If feminism were really the One Ring, there would be more female characters in Tolkein's work. Clearly we didn't adequately work our evil magic on him.

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Note to self: no reading FJ in the middle of song service at church anymore... Too much laughter, and these hymns aren't that funny

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Duh, it's binding by the metaphorical chains of laundry to the archetypical basement laundry.

What makes me laugh is Dad won't let Brother Claddagh or I do his laundry. He always wants to do it himself. Brother Claddagh and I take turns on who does the laundry.

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