Feminist Archeologist “HeatherN” bills herself as “Evil Feminazi from Space” and claims that she has “an MA in Archaeology from Durham University”.
She recently blogged about Peter Wright’s (Tawil’s) post “Unraveling the myths of gynocentric culture“, taking issue with the question “Did female-centered culture begin in the prehistoric era?”
HeatherN’s specific objection was to the notion that “culture” can be used as a singular – according to her, There is no singular culture to which you can refer. To use that phrase glosses right over the fact that, even if multiple cultures today are female-centred, the history behind those norms will be different for each of them. Heck, even the feminist term “rape culture” falls into a bit of the same trouble and would probably be better phrased “rape cultures.” But, I digress.
But HeatherN did more damage to feminism than just explicitly throwing the notion of “rape culture” under the bus – without realizing it, she fell into a cleverly set trap – she implicitly undermined her own feminist ideology that supports “Patriarchy Theory” as an article of ideological faith.
According to feminism – and I mean ALL of feminism, except for a tiny number of heretical ifeminists – the so-called “oppression” of women comes from the Patriarchy, the nutty conspiracy theory that says that human culture is dominated by men who privilege themselves at the expense of women.
Feminists claim “The Patriarchy” is systemic: Feminist theorists have expanded the definition of patriarchal society to describe a systemic bias against women.
Feminists claim “The Patriarchy” is universal: “Some societies are more patriarchal than others, but patriarchal social traditions are universal in human societies…”
Feminists claim “The Patriarchy” is crucial to feminism: “Patriarchy, despite its varying degrees of importance and attention has still been highly crucial in the development of a feminist analysis of society.’
Feminists claim “The Patriarchy” evolved from ancient times: “As mentioned before, the modern world today is evolved from a patriarchal society. We cannot pinpoint the origins of patriarchy as there are many ongoing debates regarding this issue. However, as JS Mill wrote, since “the very earliest twilight of human society”, the patriarchal order was assumed as the natural order of society. But if we do have to place the earliest milestone in time, the Bronze Age (3500BC- 1100BC) in the Ancient Near East (in today’s term, the Middle East) would be the starting point of patriarchy.
So, the Feminist notion of Patriarchy is kind of a Big Deal.
Unless you talk to HeatherN, of course: Prehistoric cultural norms are not direct [sic] antecedent to modern western culture(s). As I already explained, drawing a through line between past cultures and the modern day is reductionist.
Now, feminism is more than happy – they are insistent, in fact, on “drawing a through line between past cultures and the modern day” when they insist on the universal, ancient, ongoing nature of Patriarchy.
HeatherN concludes her post by upbraiding Peter to “educate yourself a bit about the subjects you are discussing.”
HeatherN might want to educate herself on the basis of the idiotic feminist notion of “Patriarchy” before she erroneously calls herself a feminist in the future.
When I pointed out to her that her cultural theory undermined the myth of the patriarchy, HeatherN replied that “Actually, you’ll find that most feminist thinkers will often talk about the shifts in gender norms throughout history.”
Setting aside the fact that “feminist thinker” seems like an oxymoron, it would be interesting to know how said “thinkers” reconcile ancient, universal, ongoing and crucial Patriarchy to “shifts in gender norms” across the whole of history.
Since documentation of such shifts would wreck Patriarchy theory further, I’m guessing that HeatherN will be reluctant to provide them, since feminists like her have little regard for historical truth, and intense fears about what other feminists will do to them once their heresies become public knowledge.