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Inconvenience

An Inconvenient Woman/Contributor

A little outside our normal range of topics, but it needed to be said:

I am an inconvenient woman. I won’t lie down and lick the balls of the men they say are feminist, so I must be ignored.

I am an inconvenient woman. I will not use my sex as a weapon to draw attention to my work, preferring it to stand on its own merits. Therefore I must not be a woman.

I am an inconvenient woman. I have a husband, and I’m not afraid to show him off, even when he’s being masculine. Therefore I must be a gay man (for I am not allowed to be a woman, and prefer males).

I am an inconvenient woman. I enjoy dressing up and then I don’t slap or scold those who look at me and find me good to see. Therefore I am a traitor to my gender.

I am an inconvenient woman. I have been barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen not only once, but many times. And I liked it! Therefore I am anti-feminist.

I am an inconvenient woman. I have been sinned against and abused by men, but I refuse to take up the torch of victimhood. I will not denounce and renounce all men, therefore I am a man, myself.

I am an inconvenient woman. I have stood in defense of men when they were bombarded with ludicrous accusations, and have claimed to love and be loved by my father, son, and husband, not to mention friends. Thus, I am ignored as a woman.

I am an inconvenient woman. I defy the narrative and refuse to allow myself to become a pawn in a battle I did not choose. But when provoked beyond all reason, ignored, repudiated, and denied, hear me: I am a woman!

I am not a heterosexual white man. I am not an angry white man. I am not racist or misogynist. No matter how many times you repeat it, it will not make it true, and I will not go away. I stand here still, with those like me, looking at you and repeating: I am an inconvenient woman.

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29 comments on “Inconvenience

  1. THIS! THIS a thousand times! Thank you for this–because it’s NOT just MEN who are a part of the Puppy movement. I’m so very tired of the “disappearing” of ANY woman who disagrees with the anti-puppy crowd–WE EXIST, dammit, and we don’t agree with the sisters of the victimhood gang. The current “feminist” crowd should take a long, hard look in the mirror…because that’s where the hate *really* is.

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  2. I’m reminded of Gloria Steinem calling Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson a “female impersonator.” Hey, Gloria, is that all ya got?

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  3. […] NOT A WOMAN: My friend Cedar Sanderson has been declared not a woman.  So have I.  And yet we exist.  And we refuse to let the crazies speak for […]

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  4. So many times this summer they’ve said ‘diversity’ and misogynist and ignored those of us who were the inconvenient women…

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  5. This is an awesome post! Thanks for the fresh breeze of sanity and commonsense.

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  6. I am a racistmisognistfacist or whatever they wish to call me. I am also a sfan and I am eager and willing to stand up for good sf whatever the persuasion of the writer. I will not back down.

    P.S. Enjoyed seeing you at libertycon.

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  7. Thanks for showing courage when it counts. Courage when it doesn’t count is just posing. This is the real thing. I’m impressed.

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  8. I’m here via Instapundit. A man must prove himself to be a man, but a woman is always a woman. So yes, you are a woman.

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  9. Nicely put … But hold on a second, why was this posted by someone named Patrick?

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  10. Reblogging. For my Mum, my beloved, my sisters, my daughter, my grand daugther. Who all enjoy being girls. And ignore the women who say being a girl is bad.

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  11. Well, this is unpossible. Simple enough, by the mere act of penning (typing, whatevah) these words, you impeach your own claims. No actual woman could ever write something like that, the Hillz Clinton says so. Ipso facto, quod erat demonstrandum, bibo ergo sum.

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  12. […] I am an inconvenient woman. I won’t lie down and lick the balls of the men they say are feminist, so I must be ignored. I am an inconvenient woman. I will not use my sex as a weapon to draw attention to my work, preferring it to stand on its own merits. Therefore I must not be a woman. I am an inconvenient woman. I have a husband, and I’m not afraid to show him off, even when he’s being masculine. Therefore I must be a gay man (for I am not allowed to be a woman, and prefer males). I am an inconvenient woman. I enjoy dressing up and then I don’t slap or scold those who look at me and find me good to see. Therefore I am a traitor to my gender. I am an inconvenient woman. I have been barefoot, pregnant, in the kitchen not only once, but many times. And I liked it! Therefore I am anti-feminist. I am an inconvenient woman. I have been sinned against and abused by men, but I refuse to take up the torch of victimhood. I will not denounce and renounce all men, therefore I am a man, myself. I am an inconvenient woman. I have stood in defense of men when they were bombarded with ludicrous accusations, and have claimed to love and be loved by my father, son, and husband, not to mention friends. Thus, I am ignored as a woman. I am an inconvenient woman. I defy the narrative and refuse to allow myself to become a pawn in a battle I did not choose. But when provoked beyond all reason, ignored, repudiated, and denied, hear me: I am a woman! […]

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  13. All honor and respect are yours

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  14. And remember, while you are not authentically a woman, Bruce Jenner is and always has been.

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  15. So glad to see there’s other women out there like me. We should get some jackets or something!

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  16. “I am an inconvenient woman. I won’t lie down and lick the balls…”

    So if I’m reading this correctly, convenient women lick balls? Sadly, I’ve never met a convenient woman :(.

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  17. Here is the thing: in a “hard postmodern” culture where objective reality is meaningless and narrative trumps everything, Cedar can be declared not a woman, Thomas Sowell, Allan West, or Ben Carson can be declared not black, somebody in a mixed-race marriage can be declared a racist (Brad Torgerson), an openly homosexual author can be declared a homophobe (as happened to Bret Easton Ellis), and somebody who risked his neck fighting actual neo-Nazis in South Africa can be declared a white supremacist because, as Humpty Dumpty said in “Through the looking glass”.

    “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
    “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
    “The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.”

    As the old Living Colour song goes: everything is possible when nothing is real…

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  18. If I am an angry white Mormon male, I’m a gay one with a great rack. Just saying.

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  19. I am a stranger, brought here on a link. I see eight consecutive paragraphs each beginning with the same sentence. I would then read your fiction? Please.

    Understand that I am in perfect sympathy with the cause you espouse, however.

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  20. […] you know… talk to some of the people that are involved? Like, I dunno… some of the inconvenient women that don’t fit the stereotype they’re trying to […]

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