Response to the Alex Parker Piece ‘Feminist Rages Against GirlPal ‘Galentine’s Day,’ Says No Women Are Lonely, Praises Group Vomiting’
A conservative editorialist at the Town Hall site, Alex Parker (who I assume is a man), mocks an (Link): anti-Galentine’s Day essay written by a secular, liberal feminist named Rachel Hosie.
“Galentine’s Day” is a new holiday where women friends can celebrate their friendships with each other on February 13th.
The secular feminist that Parker is responding to believes that Galentine’s Day is patronizing to single women, so she is not in support of the holiday.
As a never-married woman who is over 45 years of age who had wanted to be married, but it didn’t come to pass for me, I came to terms with being never-married years ago, so Valentine’s Day no longer bothers me the way it used to.
I don’t have strong feelings for or against Galentine’s Day.
While Hosie’s contention may be true that Galentine’s Day is patronizing towards single adulthood (which is a bad thing), I see it as ultimately a harmless day for women to spend enjoying the friendship of their women friends, so I don’t object to the holiday.
I do however object to a few of the points that Parker made while trying to dismantle Hosie’s arguments.
I will provide excerpts from the Parker editorial and then offer my observations:
[Hosie the liberal feminist writes,]
Actually, we don’t need your pity — and the whole concept perpetuates the ridiculous myth of the sad, single woman.
[To which conservative Parker replies,]
The ridiculous myth?? How is it a myth, and how is it ridiculous?
Men want women, and women want men; that’s why we have February 14th … Thursday’s gonna find some people without dates; some portion of those will have ovaries; and some of those are gonna be none too thrilled.
Oh, wait — I forgot; this is 2019.
Okay…women aren’t women and men aren’t men and women don’t have to be like men or women, and there are no men or women…
My comments regarding this portion of the exchange:
Spinsters and Crazy Cat Ladies
I cannot believe Parker is feigning ignorance of the “sad, pathetic” single woman trope.
Being a conservative who is critiquing a liberal or feminist essay does not mean having to act ignorant of certain societal truths in the process.