Feminist Lies Attempting to Reimagine History
The creeping poison of feminism infects everything, including modern board games
Trekking Through History is a new board game where players are time travelers trying to trek sequentially through historical events. It’s a fun game with well-designed components. It’s light enough for young kids and beginners but offers some tough decisions for more serious gamers.
The designers of the game also decided to smear the experience with a coat of feces by lying through the artwork, emphasizing inconsequential events because women happened to be involved, and practicing outright propaganda.
Here are a few examples.
Race a chariot in Rome in the year 124 AD! Notice who is racing that chariot in the image? Yet women were not allowed to race chariots, and even if they were, we could expect similar results to women attempting to race in NASCAR. The desire to be inclusive inevitably leads to lying.
The makers could have made a card called Breed and train horses for chariot races and talked about the Spartan woman Euryleonis. That would have been true. But no, they decided to lie. A fake woman who never existed was better than the real woman Euryleonis.
See DNA with Rosalind Franklin! Notice the bitter whining in the explanation text. "The men in her lab published her findings, only giving her minimal credit…”
No mention of Watson and Crick and their groundbreaking research. No, the makers want to focus on the woman who took the picture. And really, the picture was taken by her student! While Rosalind Franklin was important, the card makes it sound like there was some sinister plot. But Watson himself said she should be awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to coincide with his own in 1962, but by then, she was dead, and the committee almost never made posthumous nominations.
This card is a lie of emphasis and framing. But it doesn’t hold a candle to the staggering commission of the next one.
“Practice suffrajitsu” was the topic the makers chose for the year 1914. Of all the earth-shaking events of 1914, they choose a minor factoid about the women’s suffrage movement. World War 1 began in 1914, but for true believers, the image of a tough woman is more consequential.
This is another place where the artwork lies. Did something like this ever happen? Remember, this is a game about history and purports to be true. Did a woman take down an officer like this and actually come out on top? If you do any research, you’ll find that the artwork for the card is inspired by political cartoons of the era and a demonstration pamphlet. Not real life.
Anyone in martial arts knows the complete absurdity of this image. They separate men and women for a reason. There was one incident in 1914 where 30 suffragettes brawled with 50 police, but Garrud’s so-called Bodyguard was overwhelmed and Garrud was arrested. Not exactly the outcome of the “kick-ass” women that the card wants to portray.
If the designers wanted to talk about women’s suffrage so much, they could have chosen a different year and included the terrorist campaigns of arson and bombings that the suffragettes waged. But again, this game doesn’t want to talk about history. It wants to weave a sophisticated fiction so they can pretend that history is “female,” full of cheap “you-go-girl” moments. If they could have gotten away with it, they would have named this game Trekking Through Herstory.
Why do I care about this? Why did I get so upset at these absurdities?
Because my son loves history. He devours it. In his free time, he wants to watch documentaries about the American Civil War. After we played this, he started reading through all of the cards. But I can’t trust this game to tell my son the truth, and so what could have been a quick, fun experience turned into yet another battleground for my child’s mind. They want him to think that men and women are interchangable.
When it comes to the apostles of our cultural idols, you can’t let down your guard because they will seek to infect your mind at every opportunity. This isn’t a big deal when the proselytizing bounces off the stubbornness of grown men like a ping-pong ball against concrete, but boys can be vulnerable if you let them absorb this stuff uncritically. Feminism, despite its ultimate impotence, has claimed many scalps.
I’m not saying this game will automatically make your sons hate themselves and have a distorted view of history, but add it to the rest of the unrelenting propaganda in our culture, especially in public schools, and the poison can have a real cumulative effect.
Don’t ignore it. Unexpected battlefields are everywhere.
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