The one-tracked minds of frustrated heterosexual feminists

[S]ociety’s historical and ongoing ideas about the proper gender roles for men and women (organised along a narrow binary) are built right into our cities – and they still matter. They matter to me as a mother. They matter to me as a busy professor who often finds herself in strange cities, wondering if it’s OK to pop into the neighbourhood pub alone. Ask any woman who’s tried to bring a pram on to a bus, breastfeed in a park, or go for a jog at night. She intuitively understands the message the city sends her: this place is not for you.

 
Wrong, dear. Throughout human history, cities have been founded to bolster the physical and economic safety of women and families. The alternatives were being devoured by wild animals on the plains or being carried off to servitude by raiding bandits. Prams, parks, pubs and jogging are flashpoints of civilisational contention only to spoiled rotten shrews. If you’re wondering about the author of this Guardian-published piece – and her own engineering skills – wonder no more: what would a city designed by her look like?

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48 Responses to The one-tracked minds of frustrated heterosexual feminists

  1. notafan

    Is there a syndrome for women who see penii everywhere?

    Oh and don’t move to Venice with a pram.

    Evil manstairs everywhere.

  2. iamok

    I am speechless but at the same time not at all surprised

  3. liliana

    My services are informed by a feminist, social justice-oriented worldview. Therefore, I aim to create a space that is LGBTQIAA2S-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, and anti-colonial.

    ….

    My pronouns are she/her.

    Another nutter from Canada. Do these crackpots have so little self awareness that they don’t realise they wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for colonialism?

  4. nb

    Buildings are just a whole lot of masonry put together to make a whole lot of doors.

  5. Scott Osmond

    I dare not ask her what subways and underground parking are! These girls belong in an asylum or in the care of a male who can protect them from the nasty frightening world. The last 5 years I’ve begun to wonder if maybe the Victorians new better than us. I could make a case for returning to a pre-sufferage civilisation using only things feminists have said and written. Ladies prove me wrong.

  6. mundi

    WTF does LGBTQIAA2S mean?

    Actually i don’t want to know, these alphabet people are just insane.

  7. Hay Stockard

    Does she even have children? If so I pity them. What an attention whore.

  8. NoFixedAddress

    Stop picking on her.

    How would you like to live your life with no idea that you are a gormless fucking evil Zombie.

  9. Blair

    “I aim to create a space that is LGBTQIAA2S-friendly, anti-racist, anti-ableist, and anti-colonial.”
    What does an anti-colonial space look like?

  10. Pete of Perth

    For you Mundi… you know you want to click

  11. JC

    If you’re wondering about the author of this Guardian-published piece – and her own engineering skills – wonder no more: what would a city designed by her look like?

    No question.

    The hair gives it away. Karen alert.

  12. JC

    He’s endearing in an oafish sort of way. The dude just beats his own drum.

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  13. Nob

    “busy professor” LOL.

  14. H B Bear

    Barking Betty would be proud of this piece.

  15. …me as a busy professor

    This statement nailed it. Somewhat of an oxymoron to be honest.

  16. Entropy

    If it wasn’t for, let’s face it, men building civilisation to improve the comfort and prospects survival of their wives and children, she wouldn’t have an opportunity to complain. In fact one could argue for a significant portion of men what is best in life is to crush your enemies, to see them fall at your feet — to take their horses and goods and hear the lamentation of their women. That is best.

  17. Xword

    Sorry, but the pic of the wide open bridges in the story don’t seem too phallic to me … sorta quite the opposite in fact

  18. HT

    Pete of Perth
    #3507681, posted on July 8, 2020 at 11:36 pm
    For you Mundi… you know you want to click

    That didn’t help. WTF is a “two spirit”.

    We’re doomed as a species, fair dinkum.,,

  19. calli

    Breastfeeding in a park? You have to “try” to do that now?

    What a weirdo.

    And you don’t “bring” prams onto buses. You “carry” them, usually with the help of a lovely gentleman who you thank profusely.

    As for jogging at night…anyone who does that is an idiot.

    As for penii – need she be reminded that half of her came from one?

  20. Fair Shake

    How would they look if buildings were made to look like Vaginas? Most of us would rarely be let inside.

  21. JohnJJJ

    Smart girl, making money out of safety and hysteria.

  22. You really have to wonder whether she actually thinks/feels this way, or is it just a put on to get published, given that it’s now the done thing to present yourself as a Leftist idiot.

  23. Entropy

    Towers are the result of the availability of land and the cost of it. End of story.

  24. notafan

    Jogging at night.

    Black lives matter.

  25. mundi

    I think gender studies is a genius scam.

    Unlike a professor in say, engineering, where you would have to actually know how to build practically useful things like bridges, the gender studies professor need only publish ranting papers. They are shielded from any criticism.

    It’s complete scam job, and universities and governments fall over themselves to pay for it.

  26. notafan

    Even the Romans built high rise apartments, for the same reason.

  27. min

    Evidently she has not been to Italy where towns built towers for safety , store grain and lookouts . Think San Giminagno had 70 . Bologna had some .

  28. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    Do these pretentious self obsessed pseudo-intellectual unbearably boring useless and unpleasant idiots ever stop whining?

    Rhetorical question, peoples.

  29. Leo G

    Ask any woman who’s tried to bring a pram on to a bus

    Ask any bus commuter who’s been monstered by a resolute woman trying to crush-load a megapram into a mini-space on a peak-hour bus.

  30. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    BTW, Karen Kern – I detest modern arkytecture as much as you do, but for entirely different and far more logical reasons, you stupid bint.

  31. calli

    Good stuff, mh. I wonder what “Pierre” would have made of the London Monument? 😃

  32. mh

    I wonder what “Pierre” would have made of the London Monument? 😃

    Monument?

    It is an enormous MEMBER!

  33. Biota

    Then there’s all those trees thrusting into the sky, at the same time rooting the earth. And all of those erect people- billions of them, evolving from quadripeds to bipeds was just phalicitous. That wimminses participated in this erectus movement was something from which their dignity has never recovered.

  34. Mullumhillbilly

    Some people just want go back to living in a cave

  35. calli

    Here’s a thruster with a shortage of roots.

  36. jupes

    Ask any woman who’s tried to bring a pram on to a bus

    Perth busses have a little ramp that deploys for a pram so it can be wheeled in and out. No lifting required. Seats have been taken out to provide space for prams.

    Nothing to whinge about there whatsoever. But this is how it has always gone. Men see a woman with a problem and they provide a solution.

  37. Rex Anger

    What does an anti-colonial space look like?

    A completely flat, hermetically sealed, sterile concrete slab that is utterly devoid of life.

    Someone better not tell the poor dear she was colonised from birth with umpteen separate species of bacteria, viruses and fragments from same, across every spread of internal and external surface.

    Furthermore, she had to have been colonised at least once (maybe repeatedly?) to produce a child tosurvive raising while surviving grad school with. And since when is surviving grad school a creditable life achievement?

    Not sure I’d be taking life coaching tips from someone like this- I prefermy neuroses uncomplicated…

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Perth busses have a little ramp that deploys for a pram so it can be wheeled in and out. No lifting required. Seats have been taken out to provide space for prams.

    Perth bus drivers used to be required to leave the wheel, and load any prams.

  39. Youngster

    I wonder if anyone has ever forked out the $3775 required for the privilege of a year’s worth of “career coaching” from this individual? I’m sure it would be money well spent.

  40. cuckoo

    As Camille Paglia said, if civilization depended upon women, we’d still be living in grass huts.

    One of my favourite books at school was a ‘clear thinking’ text titled Try Thinking…it may be a new experience!. It contained a short text by H. G. Wells which was a kind of ecstatic prose poem to the fact that men can take a whole lot of sand, clay and ore out of the ground, transform it, and turn it into a glittering glass and steel tower. Can you imagine any school in Australia setting this book today?

  41. This ugly old bint needs to learn (and we need to recall)……..

    https://youtu.be/7rq9OvaJyRc

  42. This ugly old bint needs to learn (and we need to recall)……..

  43. Richard Bender

    In my city, a woman (or a man for that matter) wanting to bring a pram onto a bus simply wheels it on, as the buses have no stairs and the suspension on the left side of the bus is designed to lower the floor of the bus to the kerb. Then she can fold-up several seats at the front of the bus and park the pram without blocking the aisle. Works great for people in wheelchairs and oldies with zimmer frames, too. What’s the actual problem I’m supposed to be worried about?

  44. Squirrel

    Fascinating – I thought Guardian types were typically open-border globalists who necessarily see the benefits of densification (in the form of those thrusting phallic apartment towers) to accommodate all the newcomers, while protecting the heritage-listed suburbs that the inner-circle Guardianistas inhabit.

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