Feminist Complains About Music Video Showing Woman In Combat
I thought that one of the big issues for the feminist movement was to put women in combat. Self-described feminists from “happy” to “radical” have written glowingly about putting women in uniform and in combat.
So why all the sturm und drang about this music video?
There’s Katy Perry (a woman, I believe) going into the Marines and getting into combat… at least on screen. So why is Naomi Wolf upset?
Prominent feminist Naomi Wolf, author of “The Beauty Myth” and one of many who were arrested amid the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, is urging Americans to boycott the singer, labeling her video “a total piece of propaganda for the Marines.”
“I really want to find out if she was paid by them for making it,” Wolf wrote on her Facebook page. “It is truly shameful… I would suggest a boycott of this singer whom I really liked – if you are as offended as this glorification of violence as I am.”
What has happened here is that Wolf’s mask has slipped. She’s showing that the lefty feminists (is that redundant?) aren’t pro-women-in-combat, they’re simply anti-military. The women in combat stance was just a pose that gave them a chance to bash the military, but when it comes to someone portraying women in a combat situation positively, they lose it and show their real feelings about the armed forces.
Enjoy the schadenfreude. And if Naomi Wolf ever writes that women should be allowed in combat situations, feel free to point out her hypocrisy.
By the way, Katy Perry isn’t really one of my favorites (I prefer Christian rock bands, such as Skillet), but if she keeps putting out pro-America and pro-armed-forces songs like this, she might change my mind.