A couple years ago, Financial Times ran a puff piece on, of all entities, Teen Vogue magazine. Seeing the gratuitous train wreck that emerges from each succeeding piece the latter puts out, Nilanjana Roy’s FT story from 2017 becomes increasingly humorous.
For instance, in her subtitle, Roy boasted that she follows Teen Vogue because of, “its smart, ahead-of-the-curve, liberal and feminist coverage.” I suppose that’s the perfect way to describe this stunning article from November – the one that offered a how-to guide for young kids on the glories of anal sex.
I won’t post any of the obscene and gross quotes from this
literary masterpiece here, but just know it is as repugnant as you might
imagine, equipped with recommendations from Planned Parenthood on how to make
it less painful, and offering suggestions on things to insert into your rectum
just to get the hang of it.
And lest you believe that’s just the objection of an uptight
conservative culture-warrior, the article was so bad that it even incurred the
wrath of Feminist Current for, well here,
read it yourself:
Aside from not publishing such a harmful, anti-woman piece in the first place, the best way Teen Vogue could have dealt with all this would have been to address the criticisms head-on, and publish a response, from a real, live female feminist. Of course, they haven’t and likely won’t, because the reason Teen Vogue published an article encouraging young women to engage in painful sex with self-centered men, that wholly erased biological sex, then framed the whole thing as “sex-positive,” is because they are not here for women.
It seems these liberal feminists need a good lecture from
Ms. Roy and the Financial Times about how “ahead-of-the-curve” Teen Vogue is,
And if fascistic violent terrorism is more your scene than
anal sex, Teen Vogue has you covered as well:
The title to their article just screams, “WeLl ACksHulLY, aNtIFa ISn’T tHAt baD!” Black-masked terrorists just aspiring to make the world a better place – undoubtedly just more of that “smart” Teen Vogue coverage, right Financial Times?
There was a day when I would see stories published by lost and confused people like those writing for Teen Vogue and would rush to my keyboard to write a scathing dissent from (obviously) a much more secure moral footing. That was admittedly when I thought these battles could be won culturally – something I don’t view as feasible any longer.
Now, I prefer to highlight them and the glaring inconsistencies of their worldview. Inconsistencies that are bringing on an inevitable intra-revolutionary civil war. Maybe if enough of us do so, we can hold out hope that we can demonstrate to those who will soon be picking up the pieces when the collapse occurs that there is a better way.
Because there is such a better way.