The problem with feminism is that it is an ideology of masculine domination. It degrades and marginalizes all the parts of a woman’s life and identity that a male chauvinist pig doesn’t really care about and leaves nothing but casual sex and a dismissive view of monogamy.
What I’m saying is that L’Wren Scott’s suicide is evidence that feminism drives women to kill themselves for men.
Consider what the housekeeper had to say, according to the New York Daily:
Lupe Montufar, 57, was the brunette beauty’s full-time housekeeper from 1993 until 2009 and met Scott’s rocker love interest, “Rolling Stones” front man Mick Jagger, many times after the couple started dating more than a decade ago. Montufar said Scott “sacrificed a lot” to be in a relationship with the legendary lothario.
A “lothario,” if you didn’t know, is “a man whose chief interest is seducing women.” It comes from a character in the play, “The Fair Penitent,” produced by George Rowe in 1703.
“She would tell me she wanted to get married and have a family, but she didn’t want to get her hopes up or say it out loud to Mick. She didn’t want to pressure him,” Montufar told the Daily News in an exclusive interview at her Los Angeles residence.
Right, because it would be wrong to pressure a man to marry. Loving a man (and allegedly being loved by one) is completely unrelated to the decision to get married. Somehow, Jagger, who was enjoying a girlfriend with all benefits and no liabilities, and permitted to be a dog all around the world while keeping her by his side when he wanted her, was supposed to spontaneously decide to get married without any pressure.
Who would invent such customs or rationalize those kinds of expectations?
We are told that Christian morality is patriarchic. But read about the lives of the patriarchs and show me anyone who had the power to hold a woman forever in his stable the way that Jagger owned Scott. In the case of Jacob it was more like he was owned by his wives, bought and sold between them for baby-making purposes.
If it seems like I think Scott was only the victim, that is not quite accurate. She chose to become obsessed with a certain dream:
“She always dreamed about having fame, fortune and money. She had all that in her hands with him.”
Well, no she didn’t. But she hoped to get it. The quotation from the housekeeper that puts it all in perspective is this:
“She sacrificed a lot to be with him. A few years ago, she thought she’d be with him forever and have a family.”
Jagger’s people have vigorously denied that the couple had “broken up”—which I guess means Jagger expected to have her available for sex and stepping out when he was done with dalliances abroad. But even so, Scott was 49 when she killed herself…
(I’m not going to let my imagination dwell on how uncommon successful suicide is among women, nor how unlikely they are to hang themselves. Scott couldn’t simply take pills?)
…That would be about the right age to realize that you have passed up your childbearing years waiting on the selfish whims of a pig.
And who can you tell about it?
Scott was a fashionable and “wealthy” person—or at least pretended to be despite the $6 million in debt. She ran with the jet set of New York City. Did anyone in her circle besides her housekeeper have any comfort to provide her? If none of them tried to talk her out of her relationship with Jagger, even though it was one that exploited her and left him with no demands whatever, would they be likely to understand or commiserate with her when she began grieving over her losses? I doubt she had anyone she felt that she could turn to.
She was a successful and famous fashion designer—so what more could she want? And there was nothing unreasonable, according to feminist propaganda and Jagger’s own ego, about Jagger expecting her to be completely satisfied with their relationship.
The point here is not that all women need to marry and have children; not all do. The point here is that Scott was the prisoner of an ethos that said that marriage and family are at least second-rate and unnecessary to a woman. She denied her true self to live out those expectations–expectations that provided Jagger with fun and free eye candy to hang on his arm for the photographers. Eventually, despair overwhelmed her.