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February 22, 2018

#OutOfThisWorldWOKE: NBC Runs Op-Ed Stating That Plans for the Exploration of Mars Are Just Another Symptom of Male Entitlement

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Here's some stupid words from NBC's "Think" piece:

These men, particularly Musk, are not only heavily invested in who can get their rocket into space first, but in colonizing Mars. The desire to colonize -- to have unquestioned, unchallenged and automatic access to something, to any type of body, and to use it at will -- is a patriarchal one. Indeed, there is no ethical consideration among these billionaires about whether this should be done; rather, the conversation is when it will be done. Because, in the eyes of these intrepid explorers, this is the only way to save humanity.

It is the same instinctual and cultural force that teaches men that everything -- and everyone -- in their line of vision is theirs for the taking. You know, just like walking up to a woman and grabbing her by the pussy.

Itís there, so just grab it because you can.

I didn't make that up. You probably think I made that up, but get this -- I didn't.

The desire to colonize -- to have unquestioned, unchallenged and automatic access to something --- is a patriarchal one.

No offense, but if women think that striving to achieve the impossible and add immeasurably to the sum of human knowledge and wealth is "patriarchal," then:

1, It's little wonder they make, allegedly 77 cents on each "male" dollar, and

2, 77 cents seems way too generous. Perhaps they're being overpaid just because of their sex.

...

This Columbusing attitude -- a strident business acumen laced with an imperialist ethos --- comes with an air of benevolence: Musk doesnít just want to colonize Mars to satisfy his ego. No, he wants to colonize Mars to help his fellow humans....


Rather, the impulse to colonize -- to colonize lands, to colonize peoples, and, now that we may soon be technologically capable of doing so, colonizing space -- has its origins in gendered power structures. Entitlement to power, control, domination and ownership. The presumed right to use and abuse something and then walk away to conquer and colonize something new.

It's called "progress" and "daring," and you're welcome for the electricity you're currently using, Useless Mouth.

And yes, this is a woman writing (or xhe identifies as female, at least), and yes, of course xhe identifies as a Gender Studies Scholar.

....

As if history hasn't proven that men go from one land to the next, drunk on megalomania and the privilege of indifference.

This sounds an awful lot like a woman who's very bitter that she doesn't get a lot of second dates on Match.com.

The raping and pillaging of the Earth, and the environmental chaos that doing so has unleashed, are integral to the process of colonization. And the connection of the treatment of Mother Earth to women is more than symbolic: Study after study has shown that climate change globally affects women more than men.

Yes, all those female roofers baking in the summer sun. Sad!

...

While men compete over whose rocket is the biggest, women are fighting to stay alive against assaults on their personhood -- and their planet.

Again with the rocket=phallus stuff. Embarrassing.

If she took a STEM class instead of "The Facts of Oppression: Tropes of Patriarchal Control on The Facts of Life," she might realize that you need bigger rockets to go to farther places because you need more fuel and you need bigger engines.

Actually, if she simply wasn't a 90-IQ semi-retard desperately posing as belonging to the exclusive Triple Digit Club, she'd have just intuited that.

This means that while men compete with each other over whose rocket is the biggest, fastest, and best...

She really has penis envy, doesn't she? Sheesh, she can't even borrow one for a couple of dates off Match.com.

... and send playthings off to become flashy space junk...

She's really upset by this whole thing about men leaving her for more interesting women and/or planets, isn't she?

...women around the world are fighting to stay alive against violent assaults on their personhood -- and their planet.

You know one cool thing about Mars? No rape.

... Apparently, caring for the planet is perceived to be a "feminine" quality and concern; the psychology of toxic masculinity spills over into the unethical disregard for the environment.

The woman who can't shut up about men's rockets and men seeking new, better things to conquer -- things that aren't her -- is lecturing about insecurity.

...

Houston, we have a problem.

And it's the patriarchy.

I'm going to psychically contact the Outer Planes and see if I can glimpse your future:

When you die alone, with your sixteen cats, even your cats will just shrug and quickly move on to find a more attractive woman to ignore.



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