My friends are all sharing this video with comments about how it’s powerful and well done. As soon as I heard the dramatic piano music I knew it was made by conservatives. Lefties don’t use that type of dramatic piano music—it’s the kind that says OMG LOOK AT WHAT THESE HORRIBLE LIBERALS ARE DOING. There are a few good points made in the video, but I can’t help being bothered by who made it.
This video is made by the Alliance Defending Freedom. In addition to opposing men in women’s washrooms, they also oppose abortion and same-sex marriage. They want to defund Planned Parenthood and make abortion illegal. They think that heterosexual marriage is the foundation of society.
A couple of quotes from their web site:
“Over the past 24 years, a surging pro-life movement has forced the closure of 75% of surgical abortion businesses in America. That’s the good news. But over 500 abortion facilities still exist. There’s more work to be done.”
“Opponents of marriage will not stop at removing the foundation of civilization. They will redesign society at the cost of your religious freedom.”
By “opponents of marriage,” of course, they mean lesbians and gays, lots of whom are actually in happy marriages. These are not people who care about women. They pretend to care about women when they talk about protecting women from sexual predators in washrooms and locker rooms, but they advocate for the general removal of women’s rights.
Legal abortion and opportunities for women to NOT be married to men are fundamental to our human rights. It’s ironic that these whackos are opposed to predators abusing women and girls in washrooms, but they support marriage, where even more male violence against women and girls happens. That’s because the right wing views women and children as a man’s property that he must protect from other men. Any abuse by a husband and father against his own possessions is not regarded as abuse. If they were actually against male violence against women they would be pro-lesbian and they would favour the emancipation of women from male control.
Left-wing men, on the other hand, view women as the property of all men equally, and believes that men should use any of us how they see fit, in the name of freedom for all men. This is why women are supposed to suck it up when men want to identify as women and use our facilities.
The only people who are defending women’s rights are radical feminists. It’s possibly never been more important than now to join radical feminism. We have to stop the right wing, and we also have to stop the misogyny of the left. Now that the left has abandoned women and gone completely batshit crazy, we will see a swing to the right, and this will hurt women, lesbians and gays, and the working class in general.
The way forward is a combination of feminism and socialism, rooted in radical feminist understanding of the sex classes and Marxist understanding of economic classes. I do not ally with these conservatives—their bullshit is plain to see.