Ronda Rousey and The Feminist Delusion

FINALMasculine women are an interesting phenomenon. Of all the bizarre side-effects of modern feminism, none can be more perplexing than a woman who strives to be like men, yet still won’t hesitate to reap the benefits of being a “traditional” female.

She’s been proclaimed as “the world’s most dominant athlete” by Sports Illustrated. She won the 2015 ESPY Award for “Best Fighter” (over male contenders from MMA and boxing, including Floyd Mayweather). And as of late, UFC champ “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is being praised around the globe as if there’s never been a better competitor than she.

But if there’s one thing feminism is known for, it’s the ridiculously obvious yet overlooked double-standards.

The truth is: how could Ronda be championed as “the world’s most dominant athlete”—or even “Best Fighter of the Year” according to the ESPYs—if she’s never professionally competed against men in the UFC?

She might be the world’s most dominant female athlete, but until she’s entered the Octagon and grappled with the men, it’s simply a lie to say she’s the best in the world. Continue reading

The Original Red Pill: “Escaping From Reality Without Really Trying”

I was recently recommended a book to read and review: “Escaping from Reality Without Really Trying” by Robert Jah-co-Bee, and I think the title encapsulates the state of many men in this post-feminist world.

It seems escapism is the new norm: don’t cultivate a life that reflects your values and joys—instead, work a 9-to-5 job you HATE and rely on that 2 week vacation every year to be your only taste of freedom—and I say “taste” because I don’t care how adventurous and daring you think your trip to Mexico was, at the end of the day, if you had a tour guide holding your hand the whole time…you still didn’t really escape…escape from the prison of your own fears.

And that’s what the main character in “Escaping From Reality Without Really Trying” chooses to avoid doing: living a life of quiet desperation, always wondering: What if? Continue reading

ABC’s “The Quest” is Escapism on Steroids

Don’t get me wrong: I like some escapism.

Whether it’s watching “Game of Thrones”, or mindlessly following the trail of “suggested YouTube videos” for an hour, I am certainly a consumer of escapism.

But my problem with escapism is when it is used as a tool by the elite to stunt the potential of the masses so they become passive, inactive consumers of escapist-products like reality TV shows, celebrity worship, and trips to Disney.

So when I heard about ABC’s new reality TV show “The Quest”, I was admittedly fascinated by the concept, but also curious about its implications.

If you haven’t heard, “The Quest” is a new show that combines a traditional reality TV show, with a fantasy “Lord-of-the-Rings-Type” story line.  Think of it like the reality show “Survivor” meets the fantasy show “Game of Thrones”. That’s LITERALLY what it is.

They took real-world people, who were obsessive fans of fantasy already, and made them contestants on “The Quest”, which is full of castles, dungeons, monsters, and every cliched fantasy stereotype you can think of — oh, except, they added a black guy, lol.

Okay, okay, I know: who cares if he’s black? Oh, I don’t care, but it is funny that, as a contestant in “The Quest”, he’s the first black main character in a fantasy story that I’VE ever seen.


screenshot from “The Quest”

Maybe this just further proves how delusional this form of escapism is: it’s SO fake, it can’t even properly recreate the white-only lead roles that have dominated every fantasy movie since…since FOREVER!

But enough with the black dude: I actually like him the most (yes, I did watch the first episode, half out of curiosity, half for research purposes — I swear).

The first episode begins with background on the contestants.  The deep-toned narrator, speaking with the typical fantasy-narration-voice, sets the premise of the show to visuals of New York City time-lapse footage, saying: Continue reading