While the first date has no hard and fast rules, this is typically how things go: conversation is kept light and breezy, you playfully tease her, throw in a bit of banter, and add a bit of sexual innuendo. She’ll flirt with you, send you mix messages, talk non-stop, and throw in a shit test here and there for good measure. You buy a round, she buys a round, and by the end of the night you’ve either left her wanting more, or wish her the best finding someone else.
Inter-sectional feminists, on the other hand, have a different view of the first date – they see it as a vehicle to discuss fun and interesting topics such as cultural Marxism, and the regressive left, and whisper sweet nothings in your ear, like: ” so handsome, how do you dismantle sexism and misogyny in your life?”
Inter-sectional feminists first date questionnaire
- Do you believe that black lives matter?
- What are your thoughts on gender and sexual orientation?
- How do you work to dismantle sexism and misogyny in your life?
- What are your thoughts on sex work?
- Are you a supporter of the ‘Boycott, Divest, Sanctions’ (BDS)movement
- What is your understanding of settler colonialism and indigenous rights?
- Do you think capitalism is exploitative?
- Can any human be illegal?
- Do you support Muslim Americans and non-Muslim people from Islamic countries?
- Does your allyship include disabled folks?
Yum, that sounds like such a sexy first date! I’m getting turned on just thinking about it. Seriously though, I find it disturbing, but typical of inter-sectional feminist thought and ideology. It’s definitely not healthy, that’s for sure.
I’m wondering what kind of man would sit through this date and answer these retarded questions other than soy boyz, white knights, manginas, chicks with dicks, and cat owners?
I know I’d get up leave after the first question, not matter how hot she was. Not that I’d date a ‘femtard’ in the first place; and they’re certainly not hot. Well, I haven’t come across a hot one yet.
These questions are most disturbing, but what I find particularly so is Lara Witt’s justification of each question, especially number 9. “I can’t think of any other religion which has been vilified and lied about more than Islam in a cultural and systemic way,” she begins. “I am not Muslim, so I will stay in my lane, but I cannot imagine for a second even claiming to be a feminist if I didn’t stand in solidarity with my Muslim friends and family — especially now, especially after 9/11.”
While I agree that Islam has copped its fair share of vilification and lies (in a cultural and systemic way) one could safely argue Christianity and Judaism has been vilified and lied about far more than any other religion throughout history, including Islam.
It’s great the author is standing in solidarity with her Muslim friends and family, especially after 9/11 but as a feminist shouldn’t she also stand in solidarity with those who lost loved ones as well?
The author goes on to add: “Don’t waste your time and energy on dating someone who thinks that Islam is inherently violent or misogynistic. Instead, read some Huda Sha’arawi or Mona Eltahawy to educate yourself further on Muslim feminism.”
From what I’ve seen and read Islam is inherently violent and misogynistic. According to the article Exposing the darkness within: Domestic violence and Islam “a recent study of just one hospital — Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney — found 60 cases [of genital mutilation] since 2010, many of them extreme…Muslim men will sometimes use Islam as justification [for violence].”
It’d be amiss of me to not split the bill (in the of equality, of course) and wrap up this post without answering the 10 questions put forward by Witt.
- I believe all lives matter
- I haven’t given it any thought, but ‘each to their own’
- How do you work to dismantle sexism and misandry in your life?
- It’s a living
- No, I’m not. And I don’t know anyone who is, nor do I want to know anyone who is
- It’s not a subject matter I’m interested in, so very little
- No, because that’s playing the victim; it’s only exploitative if you allow it
- I support anyone who does the right thing
- My allyship caters for disabled folks
Cari saluti da Melbourne! And as always, thanks for reading.