Monday, August 6, 2012

Why Don't Object Celebrate Our Olympic Achievements?

This is just a short one, but at the time of writing The UK has an astonishing 17 gold medals, so you would have thought that Object would be capitalising on the fact that 11 of them were won by women. Personally I think its great, because it shows that female participation in sports is being taken seriously in the country and it also shows what can be achieved if you are focussed, determined and don't blame anyone else for your personal short comings...

The issue with Object, The Fawcett Society is maybe that they don't seem interested in female success or female strength. I find their lack of comment about the success of athletes such as Helen Glover, Heather Stanning, Victoria Pendleton, Anna Watkins, Katherine Grainger, Jessica Ennis, Katherine Copeland, Sophie Hosking, Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell to be very telling.

But telling of what? Is it because radical feminism is so busy trying to publicise their views about objectification and how it disadvantages women that sight of the positives has been lost? Or is it that female strength and success is of no interest to them because if it happens too much there is no need for Object to even exist. Maybe Object were disappointed about the successes of Jessica Ennis and co because it denied them an opportunity to campaign against objectification in sport.

I realise now that Object are not against the prejudicial treatment of women, in fact they need it to happen because otherwise what would they campaign about? Although as we have seen with their lap dancing campaign, if they can't find any bad news, they are more than happy to create some.

Just a thought....

Ps. Contributor to StrippingTheIllusion, Edie La Mort has written a brilliant article for Moronwatch which addresses the issue of athleticism and pole dancing. It can be found here.


  1. Object, The Fawcett Society see women as victims not successes. They are miserablist prohibitionists focusing on negatives.

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