In real life, and as mirrored in media images, boys and men are obsessed with death. Mary Daly referred to this obvious male preoccupation with death as “necrophilia,” meaning the love of death. Men’s necrophilic tendencies are not limited to literally sticking their dicks into corpses, although it includes that; necrophilia refers to men’s obsession with death and all things related to death and antithetical to life, including neglect and abuse, causing reproductive harm, rape, murder, torture, war, inflicting physical and emotional pain generally, and placing themselves and others in harm’s way in every way. Where women are interested in and indeed heavily invested in preserving and nurturing life, often because they have to, or face legal or social consequences if they fail, men are working very hard to undermine women’s efforts to nurture life at every turn.
Necrophilia supports male power.
Obviously, the power to take life or to cause extreme suffering is a form of power, and men embrace this power fully when they torture and kill animals, girls and women, and each other. Where boys and men are obsessed with death and creating destruction, women are left to perform damage control, utilizing all their time, energy and resources on mitigating the harm that men inflict; women are then left with few or no resources to use towards building a female-centered culture or to support our own interests. This diversion of women’s resources away from woman-centered and non-patriarchal ends is deliberate. The unusual man who is even slightly interested in nurturing or preserving life is the beneficiary of enormous false gratitude, but when women make a mistake or are unable to perform caretaking duties at a high level for any reason, we are severely punished by patriarchal institutions which place extreme controls on women’s lives and enforce our caretaking role with institutional violence, including incarceration. Of course, it is frequently men’s necrophilic actions such as PIV-centric sexuality creating unwanted or ambivalent children, or men harming themselves and others, that create the need for women’s usually unpaid, institutionally-unsupported caretaking labor in the first place, and opening the door to patriarchal institutional control over women’s lives. Granting men the power to open the door to institutional patriarchal control over women is critically important to and supportive of male power.
radfem hub, Radfem Hub 59 Comments
[6/9/2012 2:47:25 AM]
Fundie Index: 58
Submitted By: Wykked Wytch
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Okay, where did all the crazy feminists come from? I thought most were actually decent people who wanted equal rights!
6/14/2012 9:41:25 PM
They are. These radfems are the lunatic fringe of the movement ;)
6/15/2012 1:51:47 PM
I don't comment often on the mainpage, but on this one, I simply had to.
First of all, necrophilia is SEX WITH CORPSES you fucking retard!
Secondly, believe it or not, more females engage in necrophilia than men. Reason being, the beginning stages of rigormortis causes deceased males to get a boner and the girl... well, I'm not gonna go there. Too fucking nasty.
Just have to say again... not only are you fucking retarded, but you're a sexist bitch too... and this is coming from a fellow woman.
6/15/2012 3:52:35 PM
Something about how this persons sentences are structured makes me read this to the tune of the major general´s song.
6/18/2012 5:36:15 AM
Love of death is more akin to mobidity then necrophilia.
6/27/2012 10:02:09 PM
Silly truffle, it isn't an obsession with death. Its more of a hobby.
4/5/2013 12:42:33 PM
When you combine radical feminism and fundamentalism...
Seriously, this is creationist level stupid.
4/5/2013 4:09:58 PM
Are you trying to say you want those "roles" reversed, and have women be pushed to be brutal and obsessed with death, and the guys have to be the soft, nurturing ones?
Yeah, that's all I could make out, aside from "patriarchy = bad," which I agree with.
4/5/2013 4:32:23 PM
This is just pathetic...I'm a woman and this is eye-rollingly awful. Also, wtf does necrophilia have to do with male power?! Both genders should be equal in power...so male power IS good, as long as it's not at the expense of female power. Necrophilia is just disgusting! You "people" give all the nice, rational, sane, fair-minded feminists a bad name (some people read what you write and assume that ALL feminists think like that)!
@ Reynardine: Couldn't have said it better myself, thank you! :)
@wtfpudding: That's insulting! Apologize to the literal cows...they have no wish to be compared to radfem retards!
4/5/2013 4:59:28 PM
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