Skip to comments.The Armpit of Academia
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:36:20 AM PDT by Kaslin
"'Life' in this 'society' being, at best, an utter bore and no aspect of 'society' being at all relevant to women, there remains to civic-minded, responsible, thrill-seeking females only to overthrow the government, eliminate the money system, institute complete automation and eliminate the male sex." - Valerie Solanas.
Professor Breanne Fahs is a revolutionary. She teaches Women's and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. Recently, she decided to give extra credit to her female students for "defying social norms" by refusing to shave their armpits. In the name of equality, she also gave her male students an opportunity to earn extra credit by shaving their entire bodies from the neck down. It's another feminist intellectual breakthrough. Higher education will never be the same.
ASU student Jaqueline Gonzalez participated in the extra credit exercise and said the experience allowed her to start on a path of activism. Gonzalez was quoted (by Lauren Clark over at CampusReform.org) as saying The experience helped me better understand how pervasive gendered socialization is in our culture. Furthermore, by doing this kind of activist project I was no longer an armchair activist theorizing in the classroom.
Gonzalez also added that So much is learned by actually taking part in the theory or idea we learn in the classroom, and we could benefit from this type of pedagogy being taken up by similar classes. You could almost say that the line between armchair theory and armpit activism is razor thin.
Ms. Gonzales has a bright future ahead of her, indeed. If she studies hard, she can become just like her teacher, Breanne Fahs. According to her own website, Professor Fahs specializes in "studying women's sexuality, critical embodiment studies, radical feminism, and political activism." She holds a B.A. in women's studies/gender studies and psychology from Occidental College and a Ph.D. in women's studies and clinical psychology from the University of Michigan.
Fahs has published widely in feminist journals and has authored several books including Performing Sex and The Moral Panics of Sexuality. But her most interesting work to date is about Valerie Solanas a controversial advocate of gender-based violence and the would-be assassin of Andy Warhol.
Valerie Solanas was a real feminist trailblazer. She believed that men were quite literally the root of all evil throughout the course of human history and therefore needed to be exterminated from the face of the planet via mass murder. It doesn't take a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Michigan to realize that Solanas was utterly insane and hopelessly committed to gender-based violence. Indeed, she practiced what she preached, which is why she shot Andy Warhol.
Any true feminist would simply distance herself from Solanas and her legacy of gender-based violence. She is no more worthy of study than a homeless psychotic eating out of a garbage dumpster. But Breanne Fahs has written a sympathetic biography of Solanas.
Of course, Fahs can't help but see some good in Solanas, the violent genocidal feminist who advocated mass murder in the name of gender equality. After all, Fahs is the director of the Feminist Research on Gender and Sexuality Group at ASU. Her website describes it as "a group that engages students and faculty to fuse activism and rabble-rousing scholarship." Roughly translated, that means it is her job to make the insane appear to be sane and to repeat utterly ridiculous ideas until they appear to have an air of legitimacy.
Of course, no radical feminist is worth her salt unless she helps to reduce the stigma associated with violence in the name of women's liberation. After all, this is a movement that rests on a foundation made of the corpses 55 million innocent children.
The next generation of feminists will likely be angry - but for a different reason than previous generations of genocidal feminists. They won't be angry because no one will pay them as much as they are willing to pay a man. They'll be angry because they can't get a job in the first place because no one told them to avoid choosing a major ending with the word "studies."
Let's just hope they don't decide to overthrow the government, institute complete automation, and eliminate the male sex. It would be much easier if feminists would shave their armpits, put on some make-up, and eliminate gender studies.
What are these people going to do for a living after the economic collapse? Talk about “first world problems”.
Professor Adams writes such great articles!
He is a real burr under the saddle for the campus genderfemmies.
When I was a college student, there were these slattern and grubby girls around, TOO!
NOW I work with them as adults... sheesh.... They don't know how to look presentable and they hate you if you style your hair or wear perfume...and of course they all wear Ho Ci Min sandals
Now, she's an armpit activist!
The good professor....
This appears to be Professor Fahs answer to you question:
"Fahs has published widely in feminist journals and has authored several books including Performing Sex and The Moral Panics of Sexuality..."
Which goes to show they don't understand equality. Equality would demand that the men only need to shave THEIR armpits, not their entire body if women get that kind of break.
Sheesh. What an intellectual wasteland women and gender studies are.
I LIKE your tagline.....
As I understand it, eliminating the males will eliminate everybody within a generation. Is that what these whackjobs want?
I get why people want equal pay, equal opportunity. I’m a college grad, female, married for 42 years, mother, grandmother and that makes sense to me. What I don’t get is why these crazy women want to get rid of all men. Insanity. Guess one doesn’t need to explain insanity. It is what it is. I’m also guessing that these women don’t want men, anyhow, or children, either. Fine with me. Just leave the rest of us alone to do what we want.
The universities need to be ashamed of themselves for hiring nutcases.
You have to ask yourself what kind of parent allows their kid to spend tuition money on this.
And...... in *every* forward-facing (read: deal with customers) job that I've ever had, from retail to professional, there's a dress code. If I showed up in ill-fitting attire, with green hair, I'd be sent home. Maybe for good, depending.
I guess looking like a slob is a "Badge of Honor" in "Non Conformist Women's Studies".
These empowered feminists will have to turn a blind eye to Islam and its treatment of women and the thug culture and its treatment of women. That alone will point them towards irrelevancy.
They have to know when to keep silent.
Feminism premise: "We will empower you to do whatever you want!"
Feminism reality: "We will empower you to do whatever you want....so long as you always agree with us, and do whatever we tell you."
Thanks! It always makes me think of our ‘President’!!
I thought maybe maybe she would take up her heroes idea of wiping out males.
“You have to ask yourself what kind of parent allows their kid to spend tuition money on this.”
Why do the taxpayers of the state allow their representatives to fund this type of “learning”? All tax money given to state universities is appropriated by the legislature. The legislature can defund the course, the professor’s job, or the university.
Finally! Something really useful comes out of academia...
So, not shaving her armpits inspired her to a new life? She must have been thoroughly empty of ideas.
She should conduct a study on stair-masters.
Irony is that ASU is at the top of the party school list and is filled with Sun Bunnies searching for their Mrs. degree, and perpetually wasted dudes in t-shirts, board shorts, & light coats of suntan oil.
We keep trying
Doesn’t it figure?
I spent a couple of years over in Germany during the cold war. That whole not shaving the armpits thing certainly isn't a dealbreaker in my experience.
Smash the Patriarchy.
The same socialist claptrap that has infested academia for 50 years.
Proud feminist fascist in the War on Men.
And a Frau’s coarse, thick leg hair mashed underneath pantyhose...get the brain bleach.
The equity feminists were something different and actually had good arguments for allowing females more opportunties in the business world and elsewhere. I'm fine with that, but I've never lost my disgust for the gender feminists who hate men and their own country.
I hope they enjoy paying back the $3000 or so of their massive student loan for the privilege of taking this class.
T talked to one of her W&GS majors, she started the conversation with. Would you like to supersize that.
Solanas’ book was titled SCUM Manifesto, which stood for Society for Cutting Up Men. I perused a copy lo those many years ago. As Prof. Adams says, Solanas was insane.
That was quite a time. Manifestoes aplenty.
Do want fries with that?