Friday, December 18, 2009

If this is true 'feminism,' it is sick, evil

The feminists are peddling subversive books for pre-schoolers -- so that children can be cleansed of their wrongheaded gender stereotypes.  Some horrifying "reviews" of feminist children's books that put males in their place are provided in a vapid, inane, hateful UK article by one Viv Groskop, who masquerades as a human being.  Her misandry only underscore that so-called feminism, as it is practiced in the early 21st Century (and spare me the blather about what feminism "really" means) is simply evil. Here are two of Groskup's reviews:

Princess Smartypants By Babette Cole (Puffin, £5.99)

A riotously subversive read. "Princess Smartypants did not want to get married. She enjoyed being a Ms." Princess Smartypants keeps giant slugs as pets and challenges her geeky prince suitors to roller-disco marathons. When one of them finally wins her over, she kisses him, intentionally turning him into a toad. "When the other princes heard what had happened to Prince Swashbuckle, none of them wanted to marry Smartypants. So she lived happily ever after." Excellent. Although, interestingly, the children seriously struggled with the idea that anyone might not want to get married.
The Pirate Girl By Cornelia Funke (Chicken House, £5.99)

Molly is in her boat, sailing off on holiday to her granny's, when she is kidnapped by Captain Firebeard and his vicious band of pirates. But they chose the wrong girl. Molly's mother is Barbarous Bertha and when she comes to rescue her daughter she brings her own ferocious crew. Brilliant – although I worried slightly about the male pirates. At the end they are forced to polish Barbarous Bertha's boots 14 times a week. Punishing the oppressor is not true feminism, it's just role reversal. Still, this was the most successful read and I would recommend it to anyone.