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Stanford Academic: Quest to Colonize Mars Driven by Patriarchy and Male Entitlement

Stanford Academic: Quest to Colonize Mars Driven by Patriarchy and Male Entitlement

“the direct result of men giving up on the planet they have all but destroyed”

When it comes to smearing things as sexist in the name of social justice, it is now clear that nothing will be spared. Even the exploration of space is apparently part of the effort to keep women down.

Marcie Bianco works at Stanford University as the Communications Manager of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research. She writes at NBC News:

The patriarchal race to colonize Mars is just another example of male entitlement

What does a midlife crisis look like in the 21st century?

Frittering away your life savings on a red sports car is so last century. Instead, today’s man who is grappling with the limitations of his mortality spends $90 million on a rocket to launch a $100,000 electric car, helmed by a robot by the name of “Starman,” into space.

“We want a new space race,” SpaceX founder Elon Musk said in a press conference shortly after the launch of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket — and his Tesla Roadster — into space earlier in February. Like a child, he gleefully continued, “Space races are exciting.”

And Musk isn’t the only billionaire looking to enter the space race. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos has his private aerospace company, Blue Origin, while Virgin’s Richard Branson, a prominent adventurer, created Virgin Galactic back in 2004.

These men, particularly Musk, are not only heavily invested in who can get their rocket into space first, but in colonizing Mars. The desire to colonize — to have unquestioned, unchallenged and automatic access to something, to any type of body, and to use it at will — is a patriarchal one. Indeed, there is no ethical consideration among these billionaires about whether this should be done; rather, the conversation is when it will be done. Because, in the eyes of these intrepid explorers, this is the only way to save humanity.

It is the same instinctual and cultural force that teaches men that everything — and everyone — in their line of vision is theirs for the taking.

I wish I could tell you this is parody, but it isn’t. Bianco continues:

The Friday before SpaceX’s launch, legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin reiterated to me over lunch that it is imperative that we talk about space exploration in terms of “migration,” rather than using words like “colonize” or “settle” when talking about going to Mars.

Through a feminist lens, Aldrin’s deliberate word choice revealed an important reality of the space race: This 21st century form of imperialism is the direct result of men giving up on the planet they have all but destroyed.

It’s probably a safe bet that the first manned mission to Mars will be met with demands from Ms. Bianco and company that the crew be sufficiently staffed with queer, transgender feminist activists who use pronouns like zey, qualifications be damned.

We should oblige. Imagine how enthusiastic the public would be over a plan to blast feminists into space.

A quick look at Bianco’s Twitter account reveals few surprises:

We’re not freaking out, Marcie. We’re laughing.

Featured image via YouTube.

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There is a quest by liberals to voice the most new and outrageous meme of the week. it gains these halfwits the attention they crave and that their parents justifiably ignored.

    You’ve hit it on the head. They are always trying to top each other, to discover some oppression or intersectionality that no one else has yet noticed.

    How to signal your virtue and still be better than your neighbor!

    Grand Old Partier in reply to puhiawa. | February 24, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    The contagion of Progressivism enters through a linguistically embedded virus and deactivates the frontal executive lobes where all conscious reasoning and reflection takes place.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | February 23, 2018 at 6:13 pm

Is Marcie’s middle name “Moron?”

I don’t think a whole lot of women are interested in going to Mars. There’s a good possibility that it’s going to be a one way trip.

Obviously, in a herculean effort, men are desperate to leave the earth for…ANYWHERE, in order to escape the odiferous harpies who call themselves feminists. We need our own planetary “man cave,” so that we can drink beer, play pool, drive whatever vehicles we choose, watch intergalactic sports, eat pizza and chase nubile alien females. To the feminists: if you can’t run with the big dawgs, stay on the porch. /s/

Women get Venus. Bonus Planet Feature: they won’t be setting the house thermostat to 80 without first putting on a sweater.

Just stay off of Europa. Mkay? And there’s a Uranus joke here, but I’d never stoop to that level to get a laugh.

Forget colonizing Venus for a lot of reasons both real and imaginary. Is setting foot on Venus rape or repression?

    Pluto was the only LBGT planet until puritan h8ers at the AU delisted it.

    Orbiting Venus is akin to Trump breathing down Hillary’s neck at the Fox debate. So it’s rape rape according to Whoopie Goldberg.

Que Twilight Zone theme.

Does she know Musk is an African-American?

DieJustAsHappy | February 23, 2018 at 7:50 pm

Given the state of this planet, I shudder at the thought of us inhabiting any other.

If the Dems were on power Marcie would be made NASA Administrator.

Can you imagine living with this ‘Marcie’ idiot?

This chick is gonna be one lonely old harpy.

But in the unfortunate circumstance she finds a ‘menz’ to breeds with, she’s going to infest the world with some seriously damaged children.

Narcissist.

And what will she say if Mars is first colonized by a few female astronauts, under the direction of a female head of NASA, during the administration of a female President? “Girl power!!”?

Did she never read, “Podkanye of Mars”? Plenty of career women on Mars.

Such silliness! Don’t they remember that men are from Mars and women are from Venus?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men_Are_from_Mars,_Women_Are_from_Venus

She is no Dejah Thoris.

Who is Marcie Bianco and why do I care? The whole feminist thing reminds me of the whiny kids I knew at the playground.

    stevewhitemd in reply to kjon. | February 24, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Marcie Bianco is a ringleader in the 7th grade mean girls club, and you don’t care.

    Hey, you asked…

Any time I read about the telsa in space I picture the opening sequence of Heavy Metal the movie.

Geez … what turns people like Marcie Bianco into such hateful people. I don’t get how anyone can stand to be around her. But OK Marcie … us men will stand down and hand the reins over to women … lets see what you can accomplish. All you will do by definition will be based on your matriarchal motivations. Then we’ll see how you like it now that the shoe’s on the other foot.

“the direct result of men giving up on the planet they have all but destroyed”

Nah, we’re just trying to get away from nagging broads.

The root of the conflict: Feminists will insist all women on Mars be either exclusively lesbian or infertile; everyone else will want preferences for women expressing an interest in populating the planet.

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