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Should Christian Women Wear Pants?

One of my guilty pleasures is watching Pastor Steven Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church on youtube. A decade ago my other guilty pleasure was watching Westboro Baptist Church parody music videos but I don’t think they make them anymore. I find them refreshingly subversive to modernity and liberalism.

I don’t enjoy watching, say, Paul Washer videos. Anderson is a dork and not particularly bright. But Washer is a full fledged sociopath. So the difference is it’s fun to see Anderson ranting and railing against stuff, often getting it wrong in a hilarious way because he’s not that smart and a huge dork. But it’s not fun watching Paul Washer because he’s a competent, sadistic sociopath. It’s the difference between watching a crazy old man yelling “get off my lawn” to a bunch of naughty kids vesus an evil psycopath psychologically torturing children.

Anderson (and the Westboros) were known for their “homophobia” but really that’s what they used for publicity and controversy. As Anderson notes, the fact is most people don’t approve of homosexuality and are absolutely repulsed by transsexualism. That’s exactly why the media promotes LGBT constantly (and also, relatedly, why they promote Jews, Israel and Holocaust culture so much – and also why there is so much Afrophilia.) People have to be browbeaten by this stuff because they naturally don’t like it.

While the media will tell you Anderson is “hateful” it’s not true, he’s actually kind of dorky, which makes it fun.

You have to understand the role that Pastor or Preacher had in American society. Before the era of mass education, the only educated person in a community was the Minister. Harvard University, in fact, all of the universities, were started to train ministers. In an entire town, the Bible was very often the only book that anyone had. So the Pastor was not just a religious figure, he was essentially the only intellectual.

The precise reason that religion lost so much cultural clout is because people started to read more than one book – and more than one person started to read. So Pastors lost their place as the only educated person in town.

In any case, Anderson tries to fulfill the role as “general intellectual” for his small congregation of working class, mostly (but not exclusively) Whites in Arizona. He’ll read the news for them, discuss issues, etc.

In this particular video, he actually does a somewhat credible job of trying to explain the difference between SEX and GENDER. He wants to tell his congregation why women shouldn’t wear pants, because while putting on a pair of pants doesn’t change a woman’s sex, it can be seen as a form of cross-dressing.

But he even gets this wrong, mostly because he’s a) not that smart and b) kind of a dork.

So he writes three columns on the whiteboard and has the congregation categorize different kinds of clothing into either for men, for women, or both. He starts with easy stuff: skirts, dresses, bras, pantyhose – all for women. Then, he asks about shoes, hats, gloves, tee-shirts, etc., and everyone agrees they are for both women and men.

So then he comes up to his big point, his coup de grace. How comes there’s nothing in the men’s column? He wants to point out that the verse in the Bible that says women’s shouldn’t wear “what pertains to a man” would have no meaning if there’s no clothing specifically for men.

But one of his congregation helpfully points out – TIES. Oops. Here’s a clear case. In modern, American society, men wear ties, and women don’t. But that ruins his entire point. His point was to say that women shouldn’t wear pants and pants are exclusively for men and if women wear pants there’s no point in the Bible verse.

But it’s OBVIOUS to everyone that ties are more stereotypically men’s clothing than pants. So what does Anderson do? Well, he’s a dork, and not that bright, so he mocks the guy who helpfully tried to help him out and give him a CLEAR example of something in our culture that is for men only: ties.

So Anderson says, well, he’s seen women wear ties. (WHAT?) I do remember a school uniform that had a kind of “tie” for women, it was a short thing, more like a ribbon really, that they would wear over their right breast. It was never popular and never caught on.

But Anderson just tries to ignore this to make his point, that women shouldn’t wear pants – and throws his earnest, helpful congregant under the bus – even tries to make fun of him. He’s just not that smart, because it was the obvious answer. Essentially, his entire sermon is begging the question.

Besides – physically speaking, it would make a lot more sense for men to wear something like kilts, wouldn’t it? I mean, men have a penis and testicles that literally hang down inches between their legs, and wearing pants scrunches them up in a very often uncomfortable way. Wearing tight underwear is actually bad for fertility – men who are having trouble getting their wives pregnant are often told to wear boxers to give their balls some breathing room. In fact, the entire biological purpose of a scrotum is to keep the testicles at a lower temperature than the rest of their body, thus, not killing sperm.

Did God design the male genitals incorrectly? Of course not, so men should wear kilts. Women’s vaginas are inside and their outer vulva doesn’t take up any room, making pants anatomically correct.

So the fact that men wear pants and women wear skirts is just cultural, in fact, biologically inappropriate.

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So why do women wear skirts? It’s to signal sexually of course. It’s to make a show of “easy access.” You just have to hike up their skirt to penetrate them. So in theory, Christians who are against this sort of thing should point out that the modern American culture has it all wrong, and that CLEARLY it is more in tune with God’s creation – and sexual modesty and the “life culture” of fertility and natalism – for men to wear skirts – i.e., KILTS – and for women to wear pants, at least a piece of clothing that restricts access to their vaginas. Pants show less skin than skirts, after all.

Anderson, being not too smart and only reading one book, is actually THE WEAKEST LINK and exactly the reason why the sexual permissiveness and now transsexualism has been able to take hold. He – and people like him – were just outsmarted by the sexual revolutionaries. The irony is, of course, that if Anderson and the people like him were even slightly familiar with the context of the cultures of their own Bible, they would know that men actually did wear skirts – robes – in Biblical times and that women most certainly did NOT show their legs or signal easy access to their vaginas.

(White Anglo-American conservatives got stuck at Protestantism and left the culture to the most insane leftists instead of continuing our actual organic tradition, which should be post-Protestantism. The Enlightenment.)

Generation X: When Grunge Killed Hair-Metal

The 90s were AWESOME, you kids have no idea.

I watched this documentary about grunge music. Some thoughts, considering that was my time period, basically being the tail end of “Generation X.”

I was about 12 and I remember it very clearly. All of a sudden, one summer, literally every single guy I knew – and a lot of their girlfriends – all started wearing Metallica t-shirts. This was when I realized there was a difference between our “scene” and the “mainstream.” Everyone loved Metallica but they were never played on the radio. The radio played Poison, Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, but no one I knew listened to any of that stuff. Instead they listened to Metallica and a lot of what we called “hardcore.” Stuff like the Dead Milkmen, Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr, Husker Du, “skate rock” etc.

The reason why Nirvana was such a big deal is because when Smells Like Teen Spirit came out it was the first time the mainstream media realized there was all this money on the table. They actually had “MTV News” and made a big announcement that Nevermind knocked off Michael Jackson’s record in the number one spot.

All of a sudden *we* were cool. Who were “we?” Still hard to say, but “we” were 1) White 2) suburban and 3) listened to music that they didn’t play on the radio. We did drugs, but so did the hair metal people, so did the jocks, so did the prom queen, so it wasn’t that. We called it “alternative” sometimes. In our area there was one college radio station that played “our” kind of music, but it was a low-powered station and it was known for the DJs “not talking over the beginning and end of the records.”

In “our” scene there was a kind of division between the Metallica people and the “college rock” people. Before Nirvana there was REM. REM was the coolest band in the 80s and had a huge following but they were never played on the radio either – until the video for “Fall On Me” was played on MTV and the next album hit super-mainstream status. REM became mainstream. The same thing happened a few years later with Metallica and Nirvana and the heavier music.

“We” were “Generation X” and the media was constantly talking about us and how we didn’t buy enough and we were “sarcastic” and “cynical.” There were all these ham-fisted attempts to “appeal to Generation X” like this utterly bizarre soda pop they marketed with wanna-be “edgy Gen X” appeal. No one drank it, in fact, no one paid any attention to any of it at all.

I think the main thing was we didn’t watch TV for the most part. We were “cord cutters” before such a thing existed. Once in a great while something came on that we liked – all of our girlfriends loved “Twin Peaks” for example – but other than that no one watched TV shows. Most of us didn’t really go to movies either.

For a decade the “mainstream” was pumping out pop, glam metal, 21 Jump Street, and rap music and “we” – however you defined us – were living in our own world, with our own music, our own movies, our own culture, and mostly ignoring “the mainstream.”

So I guess we just tuned it out and created our own stuff. Then, one day, the “mainstream” realized there was more of us than there was of them, and Nirvana really did for the working class kids what REM had done for the college kids five years before.

I posit there was a race aspect to it as well. Michael Jackson was literally transitioning from a black boy to a white woman, the hit song was “It don’t matter if you’re black or white” and while glam metal remained a wholly white affair, all of the other mainstream media was constantly pushing black culture and even the clothing ads like Benneton were telling us how “racist” we were. Even Depeshe Mode has a song “People are People” about how “racist” whitey was.

People forget this now but Kurt Cobain had to make a REALLY big deal about how “not racist” they were and how they didn’t want racists listening to their music. There was a kind of panic that the new “grunge” scene was going to be like a rebirth of the skinheads or something. Kurt Cobain went out of his way to be as “liberal” as he could to make up for the fact that his audience was so uber-white. He was also really into being a “feminist” which, if you look at his girlfriend, makes a lot of sense.

This was also the era of third wave feminism and the first of the “Take Back the Night” rallies and “rape awareness.” Honestly I think there were so many White girls on the pill it drove them crazy. There was a LOT of promiscuity and a lot of the “rape” and “riot grrl” stuff was hormone induced craziness and freaks-outs about sex. All of a sudden it was “feminist” to be a porn star. When I started blogging and reading “manosphere” stuff it made me feel old as shit because all these young guys were talking about how it’s impossible to get laid and only the “alphas” get chicks and I’m thinking – oh man, it wasn’t like that in the 1990s AT ALL. Honestly I think these “manosphere” types are just addicted to internet pornography. We didn’t have internet pornography so ALL WE DID was “dance, and drink, and screw, because there’s nothing else to do.”

A few years ago I realized that I never actually liked punk music. I still think punk music sucks. Black Flag is unlistenable garbage, most hard core is total shit. The Dead Kennedys were nothing but C-grade pop music with lots of politically correct lecturing. But I was attracted to punk because the girls wore fetish gear and honestly it turned me on.

Of all the grunge bands I liked Alice in Chains the most. Pearl Jam was utterly over-rated pop music they were mostly popular because the singer was good looking and had a good voice. (I remember one of the hottest freshman hipster girls practially wetting herself and giving a long monologue about how much she lusted after the Pearl Jam singer, as if she was somehow unusual in that.) Janes Addiction was part of that proto-grunge stuff, they were never quite mainstream but popular among a certain crowd. But that shit has NOT held up well at all. A few years later Red Hot Chili Peppers got huge and “Knock Me Down” was a great song, but can anyone listen to that shit these days? It hasn’t held up well either. “Under the Bridge” is an awful, awful song. The Clash were also over-rated pop that were super-popular because they were leftists and anti-waaaysis.

For me, honestly, as far as “cool” music, I liked early Talking Heads, Sonic Youth, the Pixies, Bauhaus, TMBG, early REM, lots of New Wave stuff. Metallica’s first two albums were legitimately good but they turned to shit pretty quickly. I always like good heavy metal – AC/DC is probably my favorite band of all time.

I also legitimately liked funk long before it was cool for white boys to like funk. There was an underground “go go” scene in DC and we’d go see black kids playing on plastic buckets and tin cans and we thought it was pretty cool. I had the entire Parliament-Funkadelic catalog on cassette tape and I loved the Gap Band. It wasn’t cool but I’ve always been a music fan. I also grew up listening to 70s outlaw country and actual bluegrass – even bluegrass gospel music. It wasn’t cool at all but I loved it.

So, the “music journalists” loved grunge because it had, like, poetic lyrics. Glam metal was of course just about sex and beer so they couldn’t really write anything, but grunge came out and people like Kurt Cobain were more than happy to spew his ignorant and uninformed political opinions so the people at Rolling Stone magazine LOVED him. No one actually read Rolling Stone magazine or gave two shits about Kurt Cobain’s political opinion.

When Cobain offed himself, no one cared. You have to remember that this was just before the internet took off and the music industry was a cash cow so there were all sorts of non-musicians making money off of it, like “music journalists” at Rolling Stone and SPIN magazine. So Kurt Cobain offed himself and we were like “dude had so much money what an idiot.” Then, we went on with our lives, but oh man, did these “music journalists” have a field day. They were calling him “the voice of Generation X” and saying that all his fans would kill themselves our of depression and it was a bigger deal than John Lennon.

But that was all bullshit. We all listened to Nirvana, we thought they were good, but that was it. No one cared about their “politics” – most people didn’t have any idea they had political opinions and wouldn’t have cared if they knew anyway. But it’s not like we knew him personally and no one cared anymore than any other celebrity dying. It made for five minutes of conversation and that was it.

I don’t know when grunge went away, I think it must have been when Britney Spears became number one and “pop” was back. At the time, we were all listening to ultra-hipster music coming from San Francisco. Smashing Pumpkins became the new establishment in a sense. Of course, once you grow up out of the teen years, you don’t really identify with a particular “music scene.” By 2001, I was engaged to a very “mainstream” very “straight” girl with zero subcultural anything. She was Irish, liked U2, and went to church on Sundays. I was also making six figures for the first time and planning to buy a condo. I wore $200 shoes, had a gym membership and was an aspiring yuppie. I still loved music and listened to it all the time, still went to concerts occasionally. But I sure as hell didn’t “identify” as a “punk” or as “grunge” or anything like that.

At some point in the 90s, both Kiss and the Sex Pistols had reunion tours. My friend, who was a major feature of the local band scene, said in the 70s it was cooler to see the Sex Pistols tour and skip the Kiss tour – but in the 90s, it was cooler to see the Kiss reunion and skip the Sex Pistols.