But yeah, unfortunately, as much as I truly believe the “too much war” part of that, guess I’m a soldier in this bullshit and can’t just retreat from it. None of us can – whatever side a person is on – they are on that side in that fight because it’s important to them, and the cause is a righteous one from where they sit. It’s a terrible thing for people who are so often allied on so many issues to find themselves on either side of a divide within the larger ideology they believe in. It’s the greatest weakness of the political left – we encourage free thinking and being true to ones self – and well, sure enough – heartily encouraged, people go off and start thinking freely and being true to themselves all over the place like they can’t get enough of it :) - and so we have a bunch of groups – all good folks – but groups who have their own areas of concern or issue or agenda to work. I don’t mean to criticize – all that seems a great way to live life – but in real life we also have a bunch of weirdos who unquestioningly follow lessons from thousand year old moralistic fables and worry about whether or not god will take them to cloud-town after they are dead - and they believe damn near anything anybody tells them - tell ‘em god sent you, praise him, stick around for a while and next thing you know they’ll give you the deed to their house - just tell ’em the baby jesus said so. If it weren’t for those weirdos we’d probably all be ok.
So the feminist sex wars – yeah, totally not sexy, but quite passionate. And not really so much about sex as it’s about social constructionism and evolutionary psychology. When you hear a feminist bad-mouthing evolutionary psychology as anti-feminist nonsense – she’s probably NOT a sex positive feminist.
“Feminist social constructionist evolutionary psychology wars” would maybe be a better name for it because then at least people would know how unsexy it really is.
Feminist SCEP Wars – almost has the same ring to it as “sex wars”, but even better because SCEP sounds like some horrible disease, hard C on that btw. And Feminists DO hate horrible diseases, I think we can all agree on that.