"Perhaps she is unaware that Elvis made a few bucks on female admiration. Perhaps she’s not even listening to herself."By I can only stand back in awe when I read anything by Nikki Gemmell. Just recently in the Australian she did it again for me with her piece, “The new female gaze is shocking for its novelty and audacity.” :
How can anyone talk so much crap in so few sentences? Yes, we get doublethink, double standards and Double Dutch all in one giddy package.
Gemmell wants us men, actually us straight men (she’s particular on that point – more about this later), to be afraid, very afraid, because women are now openly “gazing.” I kid you not. “Gazing,” and brazenly at that.
We’re gazing. Openly and boldly and with a good old giggle, and some men aren’t enjoying being reduced to their mere body parts. The shoe, now, is well and truly on the other foot.This drivel reminds me of Hanna Rosin triumphantly declaring “The End of Men” without one thought for her own husband or son. Gemmell’s Feminism is clearly of the “Women are more equal than men” variety.