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Law, culture, and Catholicism...up in smoke!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Yoked to Vanity

Back in the day, women were nothing more than chattle, at best they were temple prostitutes yoked to worshiping the god of Eros in public rituals which not only made these women into objects, it made them the enticing tool of a false worldview.

Oh, how far we have come thanks to the liberating message of Judeo-Christianity, or maybe not. . .

Fumare has been following the developing story of two young women, Amanda Marcotte (in red) and Melissa McEwan (in black) as they have been hired to entice webusers into the campaign to elect John Edwards. I'm sure that the Edwards campaign would be replused by the idea of using women's bodies to entice followers into his cult, but why not use these women and their "spirit" - to draw the masses into the movement?

The only problem is that these women's "spirit" is so offensive and vile as to be anything but enticing:

One thing I vow here and now—you motherf**kers who want to ban birth control will never sleep. I will f**k without making children day in and out and you will know it and you won’t be able to stop it. Toss and turn, you mean, jealous motherf**kers. I’m not going to be “punished” with babies. Which makes all your efforts a failure. Some non-procreating women escaped. So give up now. You’ll never catch all of us. Give up now. ~ Ms. Marcotte

Are we witnessing a modern version of the temple prostitute in the cyber temple of civic debate? Has feminism clenched so tightly around a set of erroneous ideas that women like these are so easily manipulated into enlisting in their own debasement?

By Ms. Marcotte and Ms. McEwan's example:

  • Using words like patriarchy, facist and supremacy means "I'm educated."
  • Using obscenity means "I'm powerful."
  • Using their sexuality like a pornagrapher means "I'm liberated."

So the message is that women are no better than a salty sailor (no offense to sailors). Is this really the apex of women's liberation?

Well John Edwards has come to Ms. Marcotte and Ms. McEwan's rescue, they are hiding behind "big daddy" (not that it is an affirmation of patriarchy) as he has come out to defend these frail, sweet, tender things:

The tone and the sentiment of some of Amanda Marcotte's and Melissa McEwan's posts personally offended me. It's not how I talk to people, and it's not how I expect the people who work for me to talk to people. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that kind of intolerant language will not be permitted from anyone on my campaign, whether it's intended as satire, humor, or anything else. But I also believe in giving everyone a fair shake. I've talked to Amanda and Melissa; they have both assured me that it was never their intention to malign anyone's faith, and I take them at their word. We're beginning a great debate about the future of our country, and we can't let it be hijacked. It will take discipline, focus, and courage to build the America we believe in. ~ John Edwards

So, John, you were personally offended, but they never intended to malign anyone's faith, so lets build the America we believe in???

What IS that America? And who is the WE? And what is the BELIEF you are selling with the help of these two neo-temple prostitutes?

(To answer these questions, have a look at some of the campaign's comments from the above post as well as this "catholic" Edwards apologist.)

If these are the new temple prostitutes, who no longer use their bodies to worship Eros, but use their "spirit" - a repulsive feminist ideology; what does that make John Edward's?

Perhaps the god of impotent vanity: