Recent news from the United Kingdom: A woman was punched pretty effing hard for resisting the advances of a man who was “groping” her. Also, approximately 1400 female children were systematically abused at the hands of Pakistani “rape gangs”. One pre-teen girl gave the specific names of over 250 men who had raped her to the police and received an admonition to shut up about it. For over a decade, the police and government ignored a frankly overwhelming amount of evidence about the rape gangs, often terrorizing or even prosecuting the women who dared to speak up.
Okay, which one of these English incidents made the front page at Jezebel?
No prize for guessing that Woman Brutally Attacked was the lead story and 1400 Children Raped was utterly ignored by the actual Jezebel authors and read by fewer than four hundred people when a Jezebel reader contributed it to the “Groupthink” Kinja.
I can’t for the life of me figure out why this is so. The only logical response is that feminism, as a philosophy, is in the service or debt of a higher power of some sort. What I mean by that is this: I’m a pretty big fan of Paul Reed Smith guitars but if I found out that PRS himself raped 1400 kids I’d sell his stuff on eBay and never touch one of those guitars again. My allegiance to the safety of children is greater than my allegiance to Paul Reed Smith. I was a fan of Ruger firearms when I was younger but when Bill Ruger collaborated with the Federal Government on legislation to restrict certain weapons to police use only, I never bought another Ruger again. My allegiance to the general right-to-keep-and-bear-arms thing outweighed my affinity for Ruger’s Super Redhawk .44 Magnum.
So if Jezebel et al simply have decided that these 1400 rapes don’t matter as much as a single woman being punched, is there a way to figure out what makes those rapes unimportant? Could it be the fact that the majority of the perpetrators were Pakistani Muslims? Is that why Salon’s coverage leads by telling us how outraged other Muslims are? Think about that for a minute. It would be like covering a school shooting by doing an article saying that “Law-Abiding Gun Owners Outraged By School Shooting.” Holy shit, that could never happen in a million years. So perhaps it’s the race angle. People are unwilling to paint Muslims as rapists, or paint Pakistanis as rapists.
There’s something admirable about that — let’s not tar hundreds of millions of people as rapists because of the actions of a few hundred or thousand — but it’s manipulative in the extreme and it will only lead to people acting with impunity because they feel “protected” by their race or religion. It also suggests that in the world of liberal thought
Race > Sex (or Gender if you insist on misunderstanding the English language)
That explains why Hillary Clinton’s sacred womanhood all of a sudden didn’t mean a damn thing when a Black man arose to challenge her. Race > Sex. Better a Black man than a white woman. Men are superior to women as long as they are Black. I think that’s the general import of it, isn’t it? That at any time the rights of women can be trumped by the rights of certain ethnic or religious minorities?
Just thinking about that is enough to make me lose faith in humanity. How important could feminism possibly be if it has to take a back seat to race-based preferences at the drop of a hat?
Or… it could be something else entirely. It could be simple economics. NRO suggests that it’s economic in nature.
Or perhaps the rapes of young girls overseas are of no particular interest. The victims were, after all, often in and out of government housing, truant or absent from school, and sometimes around domestic violence. Many had gone serially missing. They are not the upper-class types likely to fall victim to sexist fraternity pranks. They are not prospective Salon readers.
In other words, the systematic rape and abuse of these girls is unimportant because the girls themselves are unimportant. They’re human garbage and if they were raped and beaten and doused with gasoline it matters not a bit because they were mostly English white trash — “chavs” is the word, I think — and such people are beneath noticing.
Which means that
Class > Sex
but I think we all knew that was the case, and shall be until the end of days, forever and ever, Amen.