Monday, June 28, 2010

A reader's note on our Bobbitt post:

Here's an interesting note from reader Jason P. I wouldn't read it on an empty stomach:

Here's a follow-up on your excellent John and Lorena Bobbitt expose. Mrs. Bobbitt's mayhem is widely considered the ultimate act of feminist vengeance, but if the feminists stopped to think about why they celebrated the act of chopping off a penis, they would realize that their celebration was downright misogynistic.

Just consider the following: Lorena Bobbitt's mutilation of her husband was a modern day reenactment of a scene played out over and over among ancient warriors, and even in modern times among some primitive warriors.

Ancient warriors routinely sought to "feminize" their defeated enemies in one way or another, either by killing or castrating them.

The most certain way to feminize a defeated people was to execute all the men and boys. This was a very common practice in the ancient world. It's been employed in modern times, too. Serb forces did this very thing in Bosnia in the mid-'90s when they killed 7,000 men and adolescent boys and raped the women (for Hillary Clinton and like-minded feminists, the rapes were worse than the murders). While more civilized conquerors do not line up all the males and kill them, they routinely imprison large segments of the male population, which in a very real sense, feminizes the population.

Another common way to feminize the enemy in the ancient world was to take the penises and testicles of both captives and dead enemy combatants. Ancient warriors, including the Egyptians, Gallas, Somalis and Abyssinians, were known to take male genitalia of their defeated enemies as war trophies. What better way to humiliate the enemy than by feminizing them?

Ancient drawings depict mounds of severed genitalia of defeated enemies. Sometimes conquering warriors would take the severed prizes to their kings, or to the women they wanted to marry. Other times, the organs would be displayed on a public road to shame the enemy. In the year 1300, one ancient Egyptian king, Menephta, collected 13,000 uncircumcised penises after defeating an invading Libyan army. An ancient monument chronicles the number of penises and their origins.

Some African tribes allegedly still practice the gruesome custom of taking penises as war trophies. And if you are really in the mood for a little gendered mahhem, read "Marine Sniper" by Charles Henderson. Mr. Henderson devotes a chapter to the so-called "Apache Woman," a sadistic female VC sniper who, among other things, supposedly performed a live castration on a young, captured U.S. soldier.

While taking penises of defeated enemies might sounds like a feminist's wet dream, in reality, it was the supreme subjugation, the ultimate humiliation, because it symbolically made the enemy like women.

We all know how feminists detest the slightest implication that anything "feminine" is equivalent to weakness.   But when feminists were celebrating Mrs. Bobbitt's brutal act of cutting off her husband's penis, on a primordial level they, themselves, obviously didn't even realize, they were really celebrating his total humiliation -- at becoming like a woman.