This week NBC achieved peak wokeness by featuring an opinion column on the front page of their ‘Think” section written by Marcie Bianco.
Don’t know who Marcie Bianco is? That’s fine and dandy. You may not recognize her walking down the street but she touches pretty much everything related to age, gender, and sexuality. She’s the managing editor of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University AND the winner of the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association’s Excellence in Online Journalism Award. She’s also the proud creator of the hashtag #DeepLez. To what do we owe the pleasure, Ms. Bianco?
Our girl Marcie just wrote a column for NBC titled “The Patriarchal Race To Colonize Mars Is Just Another Example Of Male Entitlement.” I know, I know. You’re probably thinking, “With everything going on in the world today, this chick is actually concerned about protecting the rights of ice crystals on Mars?” And the answer to that would be: yes.
More specifically, Bianco is concerned about Elon Musk’s recent venture into space via his Falcon Heavy rocket.
These men, particularly Musk, are not only heavily invested in who can get their rocket into space first, but in colonizing Mars,” she writes. “The desire to colonize — to have unquestioned, unchallenged and automatic access to something, to any type of body, and to use it at will — is a patriarchal one. Indeed, there is no ethical consideration among these billionaires about whether this should be done…It is the same instinctual and cultural force that teaches men that everything — and everyone — in their line of vision is theirs for the taking. You know, just like walking up to a woman and grabbing her by the p*ssy.
Now I’m a 24-year-old female. I wouldn’t presume to be woke but I like to think I’ve got my finger on the pulse. And I think I would know if Mars — a planet with an average temperature of -80 degrees Fahrenheit — had any sort of female genitalia in danger of colonization. But the last time I checked, we’re not even sure Mars has sustainable life.
I find it a bit troubling that Marcie Bianco is so overly concerned with colonization and Mars’s human rights. Brutally colonizing places like Hitler did in Rwanda is no good. But I really don’t think that’s Elon Musk’s plan here.
Besides, aren’t people with Bianco’s political affiliation supposed to support science and exploration? Wasn’t there a march on Washington just last year presumably because leftists inhaled a little too much noxious propaganda in their laboratories and thought Trump had declared a “war on science?” Liberal crusaders like Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson should be hailed as heroes by people like Marcie Bianco.
But let not your heart be troubled. Because according to Bianco, women — and women alone — can save the day.
“Apparently, caring for the planet is perceived to be a ‘feminine’ quality and concern; the psychology of toxic masculinity spills over into the unethical disregard for the environment,” she writes. “This masculine insecurity is everywhere in American culture and, increasingly, American politics.”
Well, literally nobody has ever said recycling is a gendered thing. Sure, it might make you a wimp. But it doesn’t make you a girl. Also, I’m not sure if Bianco has access to an encyclopedia but Elon Musk is not, in fact, American. He’s South African. So scratch that little dig off your argument against the inventor and go back to purveying “Fine Italian Lesbian Meats,” as you claim to do on Twitter.
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