You know, i think Carey Roberts is maybe my favorite anti-feminist. He’s at least in the top five. Because he’s nothing if not original. First it was that feminists have a mental disorder (which he called “FIPH â€“ feminist-induced phobic hysteria.”). Then it was that feminists ruined Amnesty International.
Roberts’ latest gripe? American Idol winner Carrie Underwood:
Dial up your local Country and Western station and you may soon find your fingers tapping out the beat of Carrie Underwoodâ€™s latest hit, Before He Cheats. Underwood suspects her boyfriend is probably cheating on her (in matters of infidelity, I guess â€œprobablyâ€? is proof enough).
This how she extracts her revenge:
â€œI dug my key into the side
of his pretty little souped-up four-wheel drive,
Carved my name into his leather seatsâ€¦
I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights,
slashed a hole in all four tiresâ€¦â€?
Trashing your boyfriendâ€™s car has little to do with sugar and spice and everything nice. But itâ€™s the title â€” Before He Cheats â€“ that turns this song into a bitter gender tirade. Just imagine a male star reaching platinum for crooning, Before She Aborts.
I’m unsure how Roberts makes the leap to abortion here, but I’m impressed. (Equally as impressive is how he goes from Carrie Underwood to The Color Purple to women feminizing the church all in the same article–kudos, Carey!)
But you have to love that anti-feminists hold on to things like this (and Lifetime and Oprah to prove that women have power!) for dear life in order to prove how the world is out to get men. I mean, Carrie Underwood is the best they can do. Yeah.