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I've stumbled on a bizarre article by another insecure feminist. She is apparently threatened by "men" (specifically Elon Musk) constantly attempting and completing missions in space. The article is titled "The patriarchal race to colonize Mars is just another example of male entitlement" and we can all learn something from it. Thanks to Marcie Bianco, we can now comprehend just how fragile the modern feminist movement really is.
SIDE NOTE: I'm a "menz" and I'm "freaking out" about this article.
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume Ms./Mrs. Bianco has a legitimate reason to hate men at this truly professional level. The article begins by describing the goals of multiple billionaires to race one another to space, but specifies the focus of her annoyance as the future colonization of Mars. Just in case her readers are border-line illiterate, she makes sure to give the Merriam-Webster definition of the word colonize.
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.
Now that we've all learned a new 2nd grade level word, it's time to grasp the idea that colonizing another planet is somehow a patriarchy. Marcie explains exactly how we exude our power.
Because, in the eyes of these intrepid explorers, this is the only way to save humanity. 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.
Here is where Marcie Bianco really shows her lack of discernment, which makes this come across as paragraph after paragraph of resentful word vomit. She goes on to claim colonizing, no matter what specifically is being colonized, is rooted in "gender power structures." The example she eludes to is how we've abused our earth, so it's some sort of masculine power grab to want to colonize another planet. There is not one example pointing to why this is deemed a parade of masculinity.
Are women supposed to feel threatened because a man with a successful company decided to make momentous strides in space exploration? The only answer to this made up social issue Bianco is spewing out is to stop all progression in space exploration. Would that truly give women some sort of moral victory? There are legitimate feminists out there, but this is an example of radical feminism that wages a war on men for anything positive they bring to the table. When it comes to women, we should all celebrate those that find success in any area of business (obviously), and support the drive of those motivated to innovate (obviously). That should never come at the expense of male accomplishments, that's what we call inequality, which I'm pretty sure the what feminists were fighting.
It's no slight to the female gender when a man is successful. These beliefs are dangerous, but can also be simply laughed off. I believe women are strong enough to allow successful men to continue to innovate without allowing it to swallow them in negativity. Successful women will continue to succeed, and successful men will continue to succeed. That's not patriarchy, that's equality.