Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Why We Need To Get Feminism Back On Track

The above images is taken from a sordid little video that has gone viral entitled 'Magaluf Girl'. It shows a UK tourist 'mamading'; basically performing a sex act on 24 different men in one go.

So far, so disheartening.

Step forward 'businesswoman' aka professional gobshite and lads mag favourite, the former Apprentice and Celebrity Big Brother star Luisa Zissman, who has written a defence for 'Magaluf Girl' in her Daily Star column

"I don't think she's a 'slag', 'slut', 'joke' or whatever other names she has been subjected to over the past week" Zissman says "As a person you can do whatever you like, whenever you like, with your own body. So what if she goes around crawling on her knees offering it to everyone and anyone that wants it, why does it matter?"

The socialite, model and fellow Celebrity Big Brother contestant Jasmin Lennard took to Twitter to condemn Zissman's comments and suggested that she may feel differently if the girl in question was her daughter and rightly branded her comments as 'provocative' and 'stupid'

It is indeed provocative as Zissman has carefully couched her words in a cod feminist tone. Let's just look at the basics, using the Caitlin Moran litmus test of femininity; 'Do you have a vagina? Do you want to be in control of it? Congratulations, you're a feminist', Zissman attempts to justify the girl's actions as something she has chosen to do with her own body.

What she clearly forgets or is just plain oblivious too is the type of culture and society that has educated a young women into believing this kind of activity is the norm, the done thing. That a girl has to demean herself physically and emotionally in front of a baying mob of over sexed men in this day and age is just plain tragic enough, but when a supposed businesswoman media figure and potential role model (who has a history of attending orgies herself) takes to the spotlight to defend such actions, then you know just how dumb we have become.

Like the decision to forego socialism and collective effort in general, the current abandonment of feminism in the modern world in favour of some misguided individual (and selfish, ignorant) effort is a BIG worry. Take a look at this link, which shows women who believe they do not need feminism or that it is wrong i-do-not-think-it-means-what-you-think-it-means

In Zissman's favour she does go on to suggest the division in our media and culture that has branded the men who lined up to receive these sexual favours as 'lads' rather than going out of their way to name and shame each and every one of them like they have done with the girl in question. But it's too little too late and Zissman really should have took her own advice in The Apprentice and 'engaged brain' before speaking out.

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