The Daily Dot and the rest of the feminist sympathetic internet sphere – emphasis on Salon – came out with fists clenched with yet another cultural scalp; “mantouching”. This accursed and wretched action has most recently been noticed at the pinnacle of the political liberal and hollywood elite – Joe Biden and John Travolta.
At the Oscars – a presentation of rich people giving awards to each other – Travolta mustered up all of Saturday Night Fever self and touched the face of Idina Menzel. Nico Lang, the author of the piece described this travesty in a very visual way,”felt up”. Human faces are getting closer and closer to becoming interchangeable with our private areas. No, I don’t think hes trolling.
Before I go any further – remember that Nico Lang is a cis-white homosexual male which immediately means that he is guilty of “gay misogyny” and white cis privledge. Everything he says that involves women should be assumed to be an act of atrocious mansplaining with deliberate Patriarchal menace.
Let’s call a spade a spade. This majestic article is meant to make men mad and to coddle the heartstrings of the usual rad-feminist choir.
At this point, I don’t know how many more sharks this “4th wave” feminism can jump. Perhaps a few more. Nico – that cis white male full of privilege -begins to enlighten us with a context involving “manspreading” and it being a means of male dominance and a “performance of masculinity”
“Mantouching operates in a similar way. It’s an assertion of one’s masculinity, at the expense of the personal comfort of those around you. When a man touches a woman without asking, he’s doing so because he feels entitled to access to her body. For him, it might feel like a meaningless or friendly gesture. After all, what’s the matter with touching the small of a woman’s back? It’s not like you’re sexually assaulting her.”
Think about that for a moment. If you are male and you touch ANYONE, its an assertion of masculinity that comes at the expense of the comfort of the victims you violate with your touch. We can only assume that these kinds of vicious assaults are being conducted at an all time high in Eastern Europe, The Middle East, ect. I can only begin to guess how feminist dogma such as “multiculturalism” fits into this detestable mantouching.
“While a recent Cosmo survey showed that an alarmingly high 1 in 3 women reported beingsexually harassed in the workplace at some point in their lives, the prevalence of mantouching is likely much higher, simply because no one ever talks about it.”
If we throw mantouching into the category of “sexual assault” which rad-feminists secretly desire, that 1 in 3 should escalate to a 3 in 3 women being harassed at a rate equal to atrocities like the Rape Of Nanking. Maybe that’s the goal of these internet rad-feminists. Our mansplaining friend concludes his lecture with this piece of wisdom:
“You might not think a pinched cheek or a shoulder caress is something to lose sleep over. But the next time you see a man put his hand on the small of a woman’s back, look at her eyes. Look at her smile. If you’re looking closely enough, I bet you can see her faking it. I bet you can see how painful it really is.”
Let’s open up Pandora’s Box of nasty unintended and un-anticipated consequences when we apply this standard to all genders – however many there supposedly are anymore. Waitress incidentally touches me. Sexual assault. Co-Worker puts hand on my shoulder. Sexual assault.
How far is this shit going to go?
That was somewhat rhetorical, because it’s going to go very far before people are finally rudely awakened. Soon physical consent/non-verbal consent won’t be enough. It will be too vague. I predict there will eventually be an attempt to mandate consent through only “verbal” means.
Even that won’t be enough. A verbal yes might not even mean “yes” when you’ve requested that now awkward feeling hug.