Monday, September 15, 2014
Why I LOVE Rural Revolution
Waaaay back when I first started blogging one of the first blogs I hooked up with was Patrice's Rural Revolution. I think all the others from back then have come and gone but not her's.
Of course the very first thing that attracted me to her blog was Patrice's stance on Feminism. Back then to see a Woman write about the horrors and destruction Feminism has done and is doing was a very rare thing let me tell you. Since those days I have seen a few other talented Women speak out against Feminism but never in the style Patrice manages.
I would venture to say Patrice has done more good in striking a blow against Feminism than any other personality I know of. She does it well and she does it in a way only a Woman can. Patrice writes from a Woman's perspective and over the years I have watched as her talent, skills and experience brought in the followers like wildfire.
Not just the level headed true homestead types either. At first glance her blog appeals to all the dried up old feminist that grow three tomato plants and keep a chicken and want to float around on blogs discussing knick knacks and Wymminz issues. Not that Patrice ever stoops to such things but the fact that she is a Woman writer attracts those types (and some Beta Men who follow em for conversation and pandering as well) like moths to a flame.
So Patrice writes about the cows getting out, canning or growing Strawberries in her raised bed, mucking out a stall or whatever and the Greenie, Bad Old Dayz, We are More equal Feminist types eat it up.
Then every couple of weeks or so Patrice drops the Blogging equivalent of an Anti-Feminist Atom Bomb on these unsuspecting shrews and the sparks fly.
Her recent WND article Feminism has Slain Our Protectors certainly didn't disappoint even though the good discussion was over on the WND site and not her own blog this time. However, if you go back and check her archives you can find many such anti-Feminist posts she has made and some quite lively and annoyed comments from disillusioned readers who thought Patrice was goign to be the Estrogen Messiah come to save them all. They usually start off with the standard Feminist talking points about the Bad Old Days and how all Women were treated as cattle and enslaved for nothing more than a Man's will or some such gibberish. Then the long time readers and followers begin to slap em into place and you can just feel the wind leaving their sails as the replies dwindle.
Why some of the most memorable trolls I ever had here have come from arguments on Patrice's posts. There was the Greenie Puerto Riccan Woman who declared her wrought iron fence was carbon neutral and because it was pretty was more ecologically sound than saving grass clippings as mulch and decided I was Timothy McVeah reanimated. The Womynz Studies PHD who claimed Women were used as draft animals in the Middle Ages by the domineering Men who enslaved them. Or my personal favorite some guy who declared all Women should be revered for no other reason than one gave birth to you.
Sorry I don't think giving birth is a transferable commodity although I am certainly glad of one instance of it :)
I have to say reading one of Patrice's anti-Feminist posts is always the highlight of my day because I know the discussions are going to be good. Click on the WND link to her article and check it out if you don't believe me.
And Keep Prepping Everyone!!!