Feminists: Space Exploration is Evidence of the Patriarchy!
NBC is on a quest to out-stupid itself. They're succeeding, we'll give them that much. Their latest idiocy comes in the form of a think piece. It alleges the race to colonize Mars is rooted in the patriarchy. Space exploration. It's the new cracking open a cold one with the boys.
These men, particularly Musk, are not only heavily invested in who can get their rocket into space first, but in colonizing Mars. The desire to colonize — to have unquestioned, unchallenged and automatic access to something, to any type of body, and to use it at will — is a patriarchal one. Indeed, there is no ethical consideration among these billionaires about whether this should be done; rather, the conversation is when it will be done. Because, in the eyes of these intrepid explorers, this is the only way to save humanity.
Those pesky pioneers. Wanting to save people and possibly build a better life for humanity. How incredibly dudely of them.
It is the same instinctual and cultural force that teaches men that everything — and everyone — in their line of vision is theirs for the taking. You know, just like walking up to a woman and grabbing her by the pussy.
It’s there, so just grab it because you can.
This writer offers no explanation as to how molesting women is the same as exploring a planet. Instead, we're left to imagine how the two could possibly be connected. Perhaps self-important feminists liken themselves to planets because they think everything revolves around them. We're just the unlucky chumps who got sucked into their vacuous orbit.
The rant continues.
This means that while men compete with each other over whose rocket is the biggest, fastest, and best, and send playthings off to become flashy space junk, women around the world are fighting to stay alive against violent assaults on their personhood — and their planet. As reported by Marc Bain for Quartz, in seven separate studies“researchers found evidence that people perceive consumers who behave in eco-friendly ways as ‘more feminine,’ and that those consumers “‘perceive themselves as more feminine.’
Not only, according to researchers, do women generally have a greater environmental conscience when it comes to the planet we currently live on, but the same researchers have found a connection between men’s insecurity about their masculinity and their lack of environmental conscience. Apparently, caring for the planet is perceived to be a “feminine” quality and concern; the psychology of toxic masculinity spills over into the unethical disregard for the environment.
Our writer at least gives some facts to back up his/her/zer argument here. According to the data, most men like to discover and create things and most women like to nurture and take care of things. Sounds like a good combination. I'm failing to see where the issue is.
There was a time where women could roll their eyes at overly-competitive men and move on with their lives. You know, without it being a feminist emergency. Now, modern SJWs bitch about industrious men like their mere existence is an injustice to the fairer sex.
Here's something these entitled womynkin may not understand: nobody is "handing" space to these men. They're the ones rising to the challenge. It involves work. A concept foreign to many a feminist, I know.
Instead of being hateful nags, mayhaps feminists should start their own SpaceX. Join the competition instead of crying on the sidelines. It's not rocket science, ladies.