Animal rights extremists call it “flour bombing” and gender extremists call it “glitter bombing” but really it’s all the same thing: violent misogynists attacking women who refuse to do what they’re told when first asked nicely by violent misogynists. Just in case there was ever any question that there are violence and threats of violence backing up the pretend “niceness” of violent misogynists, well, now there’s not.
Kardashian was celebrating the launch of her new perfume True Reflection at an event to benefit the charity Dress for Success.
As video from E! News shows, a woman walked up to Kardashian, yelled what sounded like “Lousy fur hag” and “flour bombed” the reality star.
Kardashian has been photographed wearing fur at public events many times, most recently at Kanye West’s Paris fashion show. In November, PETA placed a billboard in West Hollywood showing Kardashian in a fur vest next to a picture of live foxes with the words, “The babies miss their mother. Is she on your back?”
There is always, always violence backing up misogynist extremists’ — and their handmaidens’ — demands on women, and women know this. “Asking nicely” is just a thin cover for abusers who, in reality, are coercing and intimidating women to bend to the abusers’ wills, and when they don’t do what they are told, violence ensues. This happens all the damn time. And in the wake of the violence, the abusers get to frame the issues and call it whatever they like, including minimizing it and justifying it — they are abusers afterall, and this is straight out of the abusers’ handbook. It’s even more of a spectacle when organizations don’t formally orchestrate the violence, but then roll around in it afterwards like pigs rolling — gleefully — in shit:
A rep for PETA told [news outlet] TMZ the organization was not involved in the flour attack: “We were given the video by an anti-fur activist on the scene.”
The rep continued, “PETA has tried everything from polite letters to public protests, but Kim Kardashian has not been moved by the news that animals are beaten, electrocuted, and even skinned alive for real fur garments. Whoever threw that flour may reach her when our polite appeals did not.”
Yes, you attempted to merely intimidate and coerce her, whilst maintaining your false image as nonviolent non-abusers, and when the intimidation and coercion didn’t work, out comes the violence. And piggish shit-rolling! We get it.
What would the world look like if women stopped bending to abusers’ wills in fear of the ever-present threats of violence that back these assholes up? One shudders to think, but it would be a lot more honest than what we have now, if also a lot more bloody. Interestingly, unlike now, the blood would run in both directions — self-defense anyone?
But one thing’s for certain: if women consistently stood their ground in the face of pretend “niceness” from violent thugs, some things that are currently lurking just below the surface, in the realm of lies, obfuscations, denial, and half-truths would quickly become very clear. And men and misogynist extremists would (perhaps?) end up looking like the shit they are, to everyone, when right now they just look, sound, smell, taste, and feel like shit to everyone who is both paying attention, and cares.