Monday, September 17, 2012

The Feminazis are Coming!

Last year, I wrote about going back to my hometown for the annual wheat threshing festival and finding a flea market table full of racist knick knacks. This year, I found this gem for sale among a stack of used books:


Published in 1993, this book tells of the dangers lurking in America's women. The back cover explained more:
"They are unlike anything the world has ever experienced. They're ruthless, shrewd, and calculating--and they've got a stranglehold on the White House. Recruited and empowered by their boss, Hilary, these are the women who tell Bill Clinton what to do. Get ready, America, for the rise of the FemiNazis! 
Big Sister is Watching You unmasks the coven of brutally correct women who now rule over us. Hillary's regiment of hardened, militant feminists include lesbians, sex perverts, child molester advocates, Christian haters, and the most doctrinaire of communists. They possess awesome Gestapo powers. One heads the FBI, another the IRS. Five are members of the Trilateral Commission and the Council on Foreign Relations--subversive organizations whose goal is to end American sovereignty and bring about a global Marxist paradise."
The Amazon reviews are kind of fun to read.

While I may publish my more shocking finds from these rural excursions, rest assured that the weekend was a peaceful and fun one. I don't go there for the racism or the misogyny, which I believe exist everywhere and are just more out in the open there. I go there for the goat's milk lotion, the joy of watching my daughter run around in the open air, the good conversations with great friends, and the beauty of my daughter riding a turn-of-the-century merry-go-round with her grandma.


2 comments:

  1. I am never sure of how to react to that kind of rhetoric. On one hand, it's so all over the place: feminists are perverted nazi marxist lesbian witches? I think I can only find that formulation humorous.

    except it's also scary.

    surely Aristotle has something to say. perhaps a logical fallacy or two! :)

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    1. I'm sure Aristotle would have plenty to say, but would that mean I have to read more than the back cover? :)

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