Sorry, Feminists—the Patriarchy Wins Again

Pity the poor feminist. Yes, really! Her movement has been in the vanguard of Democrat party politics for close to two generations. She has tried to age gracefully, remaking herself as the times demanded, but lately she is feeling her age hard and her attempts to remake herself yet again have fallen flat. It’s tough to remain attractive to the men who are still at the center of leftist power. So she’s even gone so far as to don attire that, a mere 20 years ago, would have been considered unthinkable—hand knitted vulva hats and full body costumes celebrating the female sexual organ (i.e. not the brain). Short skirts and stilettos aren’t demeaning enough.

But, alas, she is beginning to realize that no matter how many women show up to march in the streets and at the voting booth, she’s being tossed out for the latest hot young victim class; and in the worst way possible.

The feminist has always needed to fight the patriarchy and she never backed away from the fight. But now, she finds herself being pushed to the back of the victimhood line by the men in progressive leadership who previously supported and loved her. And much to her chagrin, she’s being replaced by men.

New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was born a man. “She” still has male DNA and without taking large doses of female hormones, would have a beard and no breasts. Until recently, testosterone equipped her with muscles and strength and she still has no problem besting her born female competitors to win an international weightlifting title for her country.

A “fellow” competitor has mixed feelings, fearing being labeled transphobic, but knowing in her heart this just isn’t fair: “I’m more than happy that she has become a female, I have no problem with that as everybody needs to do what they need to do to be happy with life. Personally I think they should be able to compete, but they shouldn’t be able to take spots from other female athletes.” This generous competitor doesn’t suggest how that could be accomplished, however.

The feminist finds herself competing with a new and younger cause in the pantheon of victimology and she’s feeling pushed aside for fancy new models. Sadly, some women are joining progressive men at the forefront, making sure men who become “women” through surgery and hormones take the place of natural women through Title IX.

“Make no mistake: transgender students are protected by Title IX, and the U.S. Department of Education stands ready to help them,” said GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard.

Feminists also find themselves sharing the stage with women who support the misogynist ideology of Islam. Sharia clad spokespersons have moved into the leadership of women’s groups and make no apology for covering themselves in deference to their second place role in society. They even encourage their sisters to cover themselves and, needing to stay relevant in the status of their oppression, suburban Protestants and even Jews acquiesce.

This week, however the stakes increased to a point that even the most go along to get along feminist must question what the heck is going on.

Two illegal aliens—among of the thousands of “children,” traveling without parents or guardians who’ve crossed our southern border in recent years—is accused of brutally and violently raping a 14-year-old girl in a high school bathroom in Rockville, Maryland, one of the most liberal and progressive cities in the nation. The two accused rapists—17-year-old Jose Montano and 18-year-old Henry Sanchez-Milian—were placed in the girl’s class because their rights have supplanted hers. And now she is paying the price.

Sanchez’s attorney, Andrew Jezic is the lead partner of Jezic & Moyse and is rated one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Maryland by Washingtonian magazine—only the best for this client. Why did this heavy hitter take this case and who is paying him? Simple. His client is currently at the top of the progressive victim totem pole. And what of his 14-year-old victim? Jezic didn’t say “she had it coming,” but he came close. What he did say would have had feminists justifiably screeching in the streets just a decade ago.

Jezic assures us his client is “100 percent innocent…this was a preplanned, consensual, non-forcible encounter. … There is evidence that will come out later I believe that this was a planned encounter with this young lady.”

From news reports:

According to court documents, the 14-year-old victim was walking with Montano in a school hallway Thursday morning when he asked her for sex. The police report indicates she said no. The two suspects then are accused of forcing the girl into a boy’s bathroom and into a stall where they raped, sodomized and forced her to perform oral sex. The police report indicates she said no repeatedly, and tried to yell and fight them off but was unable to.

So it will be the two illegal aliens’ word against hers. She is not to be believed. She was a willing participant and lied after the incident. She is 14. Her 18-year-old (alleged) attacker is just a few months under the threshold that would allow him, at least, to be charged with statutory rape. And he’s being represented by a high profile, heavy hitting, hard charging attorney who no doubt has fantastic progressive bona fides in the swamp that is Washington, D.C. and environs.

The feminist finds herself no better off in her status as a victim of the patriarchy than she was 50 years ago. In fact, she’s even reliving the dark past of not being believed when she is assaulted by a more politically powerful man. Her fellow progressives have turned into the dreaded patriarchy because more attractive victims have taken her place.

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About Pamela Shuman Lange

Pamela Shuman Lange hails from Chagrin Falls, Ohio. A graduate of Wilson College, she has worked in development, marketing, and public relations for several liberal arts colleges and for National Review Institute. She is active in local politics and is an amateur FaceBook provocateur.