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Feminist Fantasies

Monday, April 4th, 2016

One of the greatest champions of the conservative right, Phyllis Schlafly wrote a book called _Feminists Fantasies_ in 2003. As she has been doing for decades, Mrs. Schlafly elaborates upon this “fantasy” of third-wave feminism, constantly creating the specter of male aggression, male entitlement, and patriarchal dominance. Feminism went from the advancing suffrage movement to gain voting rights for women at the turn of the 1900s, to the advancing ERA movement and the move out of homemaking in the 60s and 70s (courtesy of Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinhem) and finally, the passive-aggressive third wave, that sought to portray women as constant victims in every situation, laying blame on society, the specter of male aggression, entitlement, and patriarchy. The recent set of photos from Allaire Bartel is no exception.

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Among the girls at our organization, we have members who have worked full time in corporate offices from secretarial to executive positions. And yes, some of us have majored in Women Studies / Gender Studies in established liberal arts universities. Men at the office today carry out orders without the chauvinism portrayed in the tv show “Mad Men.” The sort of aggression and over-stepping of boundaries portrayed in these photos is exactly what Phyllis Schlafly would call “Feminist Fantasies.”

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Almost all of our members visit local gyms regularly – in addition to working out at home on machines. No men – NO MEN ANYWHERE – behave like this in gyms. Anyone who has been to gyms know this. If anything, men have a very narrowed, allowed field-of-view, as women obnoxiously prance around in shamefully skimpy outfits showing off tattoos daring men to sneak a peek. In contrast, men at gyms are overly polite and keep their eyes and certainly, hands to themselves.

Other photos from this set include women being groped by anonymous hands while walking down a public street, being choked while cooking. These, are feminist fantasies. Walk down any public street in America if you are a woman, and chances are, men will walk to the side and give you the right of way.

Mrs. Schlafly said it best when she said the American woman has it best in the world today. We have the most power and choice to choose our destiny.

And we, at the Stepford Wives Organization choose to return home to cook, make the beds, clean the home, and serve and entertain our men where we belong!