“Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them,” George Orwell, 1984
Republicans thought defining a ‘woman’ is easy. Then they tried – Monica Hesse / Washington Post
Ketanji Brown Jackson Defined What It Means To Be a Woman – Monica Hesse / Washington Post
One of the points of this nonsense is doublethink. It’s to embrace contradiction as an object of faith. To believe in nothing except the party.
And so we get this tedious nonsense from Monica Hesse, the Bezos paper’s “gender” columnist, author of a young adult novel, Girl in the Blue Coat, who started out as a feature writer covering royal weddings and dog shows, a professional feminist who now gets to argue against the existence of women.
At least it’s better than covering royal weddings.
The whole thing reminds me of teenagers getting high and finding magic in deconstructing simple things or repeating words until they mean nothing.
That’s the sum of the arguments, but those are just battlefield rhetoric marshaled to the test the woke faithful by getting them to embrace whatever irrational absurdity is on the menu today.
The imperative of deconstruction is to deconstruct people by deconstructing their worldview and their mental universe. Deconstruction is inherently ambitious because attacking tree trunks is more effective than lopping away branches. But the whole joy of deconstruction is then insisting that everyone ignore the paradoxes and contradictions that the deconstructers have inflicted. Denying the existence of women can’t be allowed to take away the traditional victimhood of feminism. After all there’s still a need for clear villains. Even while destroying women, men must still remain as villains (as long as they identify as men.)
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