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Naomi Wolf -- Renegade Liberal Journalist



DISCLAIMER: For experimental purposes, this article attempts to integrate the word “vagina” as many times as possible without seeming too forced, insulting, or distasteful. This reflects nothing more than questionable humor on the part of the author so should not be construed as an attack of the class or credibility of the subject who is a greatly respected professional. If references to, and bad jokes about the word, vagina is found to be offensive; this article should not be read.



Naomi Wolf

With her own brand of self-stylized liberal feminist charm, Naomi Wolf is the real deal. She is a maverick in her field with no qualms about rattling cages and rocking boats. Not tethered to any establishment agenda, liberal or otherwise, Wolf refuses to fit comfortably inside any box. Pioneering discussion ranging from the dangers of fascism to the importance of an happy vagina, she never fails to draw attention to important aspects of the human condition. With a warm friendly authority, she takes on subjects that never fail to raise eyebrows and blood-pressure.

Though perhaps best known for her provocative and somewhat controversial pro-woman activism, sometimes paying special attention to vagina, Naomi Wolf also has been at the forefront of hard-hitting journalism by exposing the trend toward tyranny in her ground-shaking book End of America In it she draws parallels between historic Germany prior to World War Two, and the current deteriorating state of the Union in the United States of America. This video of the same name showcases her lectures on the subject: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=end+of+america

“Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” – George Orwell

Vagina

The majority of Naomi Wolf’s books have focused on feminine beauty and sexuality. She challenged social norms with The Beauty Myth, attempted to even out the male-dominated world of “coming of age stories” with Promiscuities, and revealed an intimate connection between the vagina and the female brain with her book Vagina: A New Biography. Though she has received some scathing reviews for these works, the boldness, courage, and self-determinism it must have taken to even attempt to tackle such subjects cannot be denied. She can be taken seriously, not in spite of, but because she reminds us of the importance of a happy vagina.

Nobody benefits from a sad or angry vagina.

Fascism

Not all feminists agree with Naomi Wolf’s particular brand and not everyone is equipped with a vagina. It could be for these reasons that Naomi Wolf’s work discussing tyranny may seem like her most important contributions to literature and activism. Written during the George W. Bush administration following the September eleven attacks, End of America, describes the United States as an “open-society” devolving into a fascist tyranny she describes as a “closed society.” She followed this up years later with a book entitled Give Me Liberty, during the Barak Hussein Obama administration. Scathingly critical of the policies under the Democrat President Obama, anyone losing sleep over the possibility Wolf being hopelessly partisan, were put to bed. In Give Me Liberty, an attempt was made to identify historic examples of how tyranny had been successfully overcome so that they could be applied to present circumstances.

It is unknown whether or not Naomi Wolf will ever attempt to connect unhappy vaginas with tyranny but it can certainly be hoped for. There is no doubt a connection. There may be important wisdom to be had investigating the possibility. It must be disclosed that the author of this article is uncertain whether or not this proposal is meant entirely for the sake of humor.

Feminist Positions

Not your garden variety eugenics loving feminist, Naomi Wolf brings a different perspective to the female empowerment table. Doubtless, her well thought-out views shock many. Some are likely shocked by the incompatibility of her statements with their own paradigmatic world-views. Others are shocked to find out they are not the only people on earth possessing the ability to think. Despite an half-hearted attempt made in this article to characterize her feminism as being entirely about the vagina, it is not.

Abortion

Naomi Wolf has criticized typical “pro-choice” attitudes for the way they tend to dehumanize unborn babies. She maintains that abortion is homicide of a particular sort. However, Wolf maintains that “Abortion should be legal; it is sometimes even necessary. Sometimes the mother must be able to decide that the fetus, in its full humanity, must die.” One might suggest referring to the unborn as a “child” or “baby” more often rather than sticking to the clinical term “fetus” could be a good start but, if her comment is well understood, she is suggesting that an abortion which is warranted could be thought of as sort of a justified homicide or mercy-killing.

This take on abortion may seem horrifying but perhaps that is because it should be.

Her take on this subject, though clearly the result of reflection and analysis, may reveal preponderance toward situational ethics rather than absolute morality. Far from being a criticism, this demonstrates that, like all humans, though we strive toward perfection, we are ultimately beasts struggling to survive on a colorful but dangerous rock covered with gray scorpions… And vagina.

Pornography

Wolf has expressed concern that pornography could “deaden” the male libido toward “real women.” Although the way she addresses this complaint can come across as being somewhat sexually insecure to a man, the true dangers of porn to male sexuality are more difficult to dispute. Though some may claim somewhat abstract moral reasons for abstaining from porn, Naomi Wolf argues men should abstain because “greater supply of the stimulant equals diminished capacity.”

Analyzing her comments about women being concerned they cannot somehow compete for attention with the prevalence of porn reveals another insight; women should also abstain from porn. If it is going to damage one’s self image, it should be avoided. It might also be suggested that women abstain from air-brushed surgically enhanced grocery store magazine covers as well. Real men love real women; confusion about this reality should be avoided.

Men should keep in mind that, if they want to be ready to effectively please real vagina, they need to try to stay away from porn. Women should keep in mind that viewing porn may make them feel overly critical of their own sexual worth. If a woman feels unworthy, so to might her vagina. It works both ways.

Women in Fascism

Oftentimes, feminists will get stuck in a sort of victim mentality blaming hierarchy and social inequality on males. Nobody’s victim, and everyone’s thinking woman, Wolf has been examining history and current neo-fascist movements with open eyes. This honest approach may give women exactly what they need to move the world in a positive direction: their own sense of responsibility for the shaping of society, for better or for worse.

“Masculine republics give way to feminine democracies, and feminine democracies give way to tyranny.” –Aristotle

Discovery of the tyranny/unhappy vagina connection may be right around the corner.

Women in Islamic Culture

Instead of making a snap-judgment based on one’s own undeveloped understanding of the practice of veiling, Naomi Wolf has actually taken the time to speak with women in Islamic countries. She has disclosed that the women involved have a decidedly different take on the subject than that of the G-string clad beach babe of the United States who may only judge without benefit of personal experience. She is not likely to suggest this practice be adopted by all cultures, so there is little need for anxiety, but Wolf once again demonstrates a willingness to explore the human condition with genuine interest to understand rather than allowing preconceived notions to dictate her thoughts.

That having been said, though she has demonstrated preconception does not rule her mind, studies she has popularized indicate vagina may have profound influence.

Arrested at Occupy

Though fully aware of and in compliance with “New York City permit law,” Naomi Wolf was nevertheless arrested for “disobeying an unlawful order.” She found out first hand that simply knowing and observing the law, even an unconstitutional law (like the requirements of permits to protest), will not necessarily prevent one from getting detained. Wolf exposed a plot against Occupy about a month later.

Tyranny is undeniable when getting arrested indicates courage of conviction rather than a result of one’s own criminal conduct. No vagina reference needed.

Assange/Snowden

Naomi Wolf was quick to support Julian Assange as he was persecuted by the establishment. Doing so was only reasonable because the threat to freedom of journalism was evident. Even if Assange’s message was diametrically opposed to Wolf’s, though assuredly it is not, it would have made sense to criticize his treatment at the hands of government. What she appears to understand and many other journalists should learn, is that an attack on one person’s freedom of speech is everyone’s freedom of speech.

Wolf’s commentary about Edward Snowden was decidedly different. She even speculated that he might be a CIA agent with less than noble intentions. Was not Snowden essentially doing the same thing as Assange by disclosing information the government didn’t want disclosed because he felt people needed to know? The distinction may be that, while Assange could be easily identified with as one of her own, a journalist, Snowden came from the shady land of contracted espionage. When one delves deep enough into the mire that is the “intelligence” community and its methods of propaganda and other “mind-control” techniques, it can be easy to get a bit skeptical and even paranoid. This is perfectly understandable but one must be careful not to overthink these things; undue anxiety may result which is oftentimes exactly what fascists desire in their subjects.

Overview

In addition to the books mentioned here, Naomi Wolf has written multiple articles, been interviewed and critiqued by all of the major news media, and participated in numerous speaking engagements. She puts herself out there and stirs up the waters. What bubbles to the surface is enlightening and often surprising. One does not have to agree with all of her opinions, about vagina and whatnot, to respect her methods and find value in their results.

It is highly recommended that one acquaint oneself with her work. It can be inspiring, titillating, and critically informative. Check out her website where “vagina” is only one of several categories of importance: http://naomiwolf.org/


FUN FACT: The word “vagina” appears twenty-one times in this article. Was it still a tasteful and informative piece? You decide.


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