Emily Ratajkowski: A single article in Vogue encapsulates the many confusions, or should I say insanities, of our elites

There’s nothing worse than a white man sleeping, we can’t bring more white men into the world, and we should all choose our genders at age 18.  Oh, and women comparing themselves to other women is now misogyny.  It’s as if some woke supercomputer wrote this tripe…

Rarely does one article, written by a supermodel no less, encapsulate the insanity of our elite class all at once, like a distillation of all that’s woke in a few hundred words, but somehow Emily Ratajkowski has nailed it.  From the cult of victimhood, to lamenting about the white man she’s married to, to fearing birthing another white man, to declaring gender at age 18, this one has it all and then some.

Let’s start with the problem Ms. Ratajkowski has with white men, even though she’s married to one and is white as a ghost herself.  In her opinion, we’re too privileged, too entitled, too uncaring, too something.  The situation is so bad that even supermodels fear birthing a son these days as a result of all of the trauma experienced dealing with them.  I’m not kidding, Ms. Ratajkowski claims,  “I’m scared of having a son too, although not in the same way. I’ve known far too many white men who move through the world unaware of their privilege, and I’ve been traumatized by many of my experiences with them.”

The poor supermodel is so stressed out at the thought of having a boy, she describes herself as “terrified,” as in “I’m terrified of inadvertently cultivating the carelessness and the lack of awareness that are so convenient for men. It feels much more daunting to create an understanding of privilege in a child than to teach simple black-and-white morality. How do I raise a child who learns to like themself while also teaching them about their position of power in the world?”

One wonders if Ms. Ratajkowski would say the same thing about, let’s say, supermodels.  Position of power in the world?  Check!  Lack of awareness?  This is one of the most beautiful women on the planet Earth, also wealthy and famous beyond most people’s comprehension, bemoaning her trauma without any awareness of her own privilege in that regard, so let’s go with a check!  Carelessness?  Have any male readers out there been treated poorly by a beautiful woman in their lives?  I’d say check.  In reality, you could just as easily rephrase her statement from most men’s perspective:  I’ve known far too many beautiful women who move through the world unaware of their privilege.

What’s the point?  People lack awareness of themselves?  I humbly suggest Ms. Ratajkowski and her elite friends certainly score highly in that regard.  Putting this another way, Ms. Ratajkowski has more power and privilege than 99% of the white men in the world.  She is the 1% in both her looks and her bank account. She has won life’s lottery more so than almost anyone can dream.  It also bears mentioning that Ms. Ratajkowski is only 29 years old.  She first appeared on magazine covers at age 20 and has been rich and famous since not long thereafter.

When did she find time to experience all of this trauma and hardship at the hands of white men?  Who are these white men she’s speaking of anyway?  Her international stardom was, in fact, launched by two white men who hired her to appear in their music videos.  Are they on the list?

Of course, she doesn’t say, but far be it from me to question her lived experience.  She insists she’s not the only one this terrified either.  “My friend who is the mother to a three-year-old boy tells me that she didn’t think she cared about gender until her doctor broke the news that she was having a son. She burst into tears in her office. ‘And then I continued to cry for a whole month’ she says matter-of-factly.”  Apparently it got worse from there, after giving birth, the unnamed woman decided she “resented” her husband.  “She told me she particularly hated—and she made an actual, physical list that she kept in her journal, editing it daily—how peacefully he slept. ‘There is nothing worse than the undisturbed sleep of a white man in a patriarchal world.’ She shakes her head. ‘It was hard to come to terms with the fact that I was bringing yet another white man into the world.’”

It is hard to come to terms with the amount of insanity contained in this statement.  We live in a world where somewhere close to a billion people live on less than $1.90 per day.  They have no running water or electricity, and are practically starving, but according to Ms. Ratajkowski’s no doubt elite friend, there’s nothing worse than a white man sleeping.  The world simply cannot handle more white men that do that. 

Of course, white men are only one of Ms. Ratajkowski’s laments.  She’s also very concerned about how we “force gender-based preconceptions onto people.”  You see, she wants to be a parent “who allows my child to show themself to me. And yet I realize that while I may hope my child can determine their own place in the world, they will, no matter what, be faced with the undeniable constraints and constructions of gender before they can speak or, hell, even be born.”

She even half-jokes that she and her husband “won’t know the gender until our child is 18 and that they’ll let us know then.”  Wait a minute, declaring gender at 18?  I thought that was bad.  Aren’t the woke upset with J.K. Rowling because she is against letting prepubescent children choose their gender?  Now, here’s another progressive piling on, claiming her child can’t choose their gender until they’re 18 years of age.  Isn’t that discriminatory at best, transphobic at worst?

Beyond gender, the poor supermodel’s children are also going to face the constraints of time, motion, and gravity, but why bother tethering humanity to physical reality?

Ultimately, Ms. Ratajkowski, like many of her fellow progressive elites, seems confused about how the world actually works and some of her complaints are reserved for reality itself.  For example, she laments that, “Pregnancy is innately lonely; it’s something a woman does by herself, inside her body, no matter what her circumstances may be. Despite having a loving partner and many female friends ready to share the gritty details of their pregnancies, I am ultimately alone with my body in this experience.”

Do the elites have access to some kind of telepathic communication that only works outside of pregnancy that the rest of the world is unaware of?  As far as I am aware, we are all alone in our experiences, always.  She adds that “There is no one to feel it with me,” but there is no one who can ever feel what someone else is feeling.  Each of us is a mental island, unreachable to all others.

Someone should inform Ms. Ratajkowski this is the way life works, period, at least until we develop the Vulcan Mind Meld from Star Trek.  Someone should also inform her of the difference between misogyny and her own neuroses.  She confesses that “I still fight subconscious and internalized misogyny on a regular basis, catching myself as I measure the width of my hips against another woman’s. Who is to say I’d be able to protect my daughter from it?”

This is misogyny in the year 2021?  A woman comparing her body to another woman?  Much like the rest of her laments, this one is entirely in her own head.  Even setting aside that, as a model, Ms. Rajajkowski actually earns her living on her looks, how can the patriarchy possibly be responsible for how women think about each other in their own minds?  If white supremacy is so insidious that a self-described progressive can’t get it out of her own head, what hope do any of us have?

Of course, back in the real world, it should also go without saying that men compare themselves to other men, too.  This isn’t misogyny, it’s humanity and her own neuroses. 

Ms. Ratajkowski apparently has plenty of those.  She also worries that she will compare her child to herself, desiring a mini-me.  Don’t worry though, she has a therapist to discuss this with.  “When I bring this thought to my therapist, she explains that this is relatively common. Psychology du jour, she says, touts the concept that people may have children to ‘redo’ their own childhood. They want to fix themselves and their traumas by trying again with a fresh start and a mini version of themselves.”

Ultimately, it’s impossible to say if Ms. Ratajkowski truly believes what she’s written or she’s just catering her messaging to the ever expanding cult of victimhood currently afflicting even the most successful and privileged among us.  The article reads like the perfect amalgamation of the latest woke obsessions, as if it were written by some woke computer algorithm.  There’s the victimhood (she’s been traumatized), there’s the patriarchy and white supremacy (nothing worse than a white man sleeping), there’s misogyny (she’s obsessed about her body), there’s therapy (her minime), there’s fluid gender (at 18 years of age), and a complete and total lack of self awareness.

In that regard, every time I read one of these articles I wonder if the author ever considers the shit storm that would result if they’d simply changed “white man” to “______ man” or, dare I suggest it, woman. Can you imagine claiming there was nothing worse than a black man sleeping or not wanting to bring another black man into the world?

Of course, the article wouldn’t even be printed in that case, making you wonder how it’s possible the editorial team at Vogue read and approved this insanity in the first place. For that’s what it truly is, out and out madness masquerading as progressive feeling. We are all victims now, at the hands of sleeping white men who perpetuate misogyny in their pleasant dreams.

Please note: I don’t intend this post to be seen as picking on Ms. Ratajkowski in particular. Rather, I see her as an avatar for how insane our elites have truly become, from her conceiving the article to a national publication running it.

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