Feather: A Dark Feminist Fantasy
Feather creates a fantasy world that finds Carpenter enabling and enjoying the deaths of the men who hit on her. In the first scene, a group of men, distracted from catcalling Carpenter, are struck by a truck, to which Carpenter responds with a simple shrug.
In another part of the video, Carpenter catches a man taking a photo up her skirt in an elevator. To get back at him, she pretends to seduce him and then traps his tie in the elevator door, decapitating the man. The viewer watches Carpenter smile and wave as blood streams from the top of the elevator.
In response to the deaths, Carpenter cheerily sings, “I feel so much lighter like a feather with you out my life.”
The message from the music video is clear: men’s “toxic” masculinity turns them into serial sex harassers, and in this female fantasy, a satisfied Carpenter gets to watch them all die gruesome deaths.
Perhaps the most disturbing but telling scene is when Carpenter “works out” in an all-male gym. Throughout the entire video, Carpenter is scantily dressed, but her gym outfit is particularly revealing, as she’s wearing a cutout bodysuit and heels.
The outfit would be more appropriate for pole dancing than working out. Indeed, Carpenter doesn’t work out; she simply prances around and stares at herself in the mirror while the men gawk at her and try to get her attention. Eventually, to Carpenter’s mild surprise, the men turn animalistic and begin to kill one another over Carpenter, splattering blood everywhere.
The scene is actually somewhat reminiscent of everyday gym culture (without the gore). The internet is replete with videos of women dressed in highly-revealing workout clothes, who then record and put random male strangers on blast for staring at them.
From a moral standpoint, men should try to avert their eyes, but barely-dressed women will never be fully free of the male gaze. Feminists have dangerously contended that clothing is just clothing and should not signal anything to men.
As renowned feminist Camille Paglia explained, however, “It is well-established that the visual faculties play a bigger role in male sexuality,” and it is foolish for women to “assume that bared flesh and sexy clothes are just a fashion statement containing no messages that might be misread and twisted by a psychotic.”
Leftist Sacrilege Creates Weak Men and Women
Toward the end of the video, Carpenter dances on the altar of a real Brooklyn, New York, Catholic church while wearing a short black dress with her butt cheeks showing. Placed on the altar are pastel coffins for the men killed throughout her video. (After seeing the video, the local bishop condemned it, blessed the church, and put the rector who approved the church’s participation on leave.)
There is something striking about Carpenter desecrating a church to celebrate her feminist utopia filled with male corpses. In some cases, Carpenter’s scant outfits, which feminists tell her are harmless and her right to wear, lead to disaster. Real sexual harassment and rape do occur, but, as I said before, it is not a consequence of “toxic masculinity” but immorality.
It is leftists like Carpenter who reject the Christian values and principles that originally condemned sexual abuse and taught men to harness their inclinations toward competitiveness and aggression for the protection of their communities and families.
It is also the left that rejects the sexual propriety and modesty Christianity instills in women. Christianity gives both sexes a moral framework to live by. Without it, people become lost, and sin flourishes.
Feminism Is Cancer
Carpenter’s feminist “utopia” is disturbing. She stokes division and hatred between the sexes. She degrades and objectifies herself and then acts shocked and vengeful when others do not respect her for it. She flips feminine instinct on its head, showcasing a disordered desire for women to watch their male counterparts die gory deaths for the crime of poorly expressed sexual desire. Of course, the reason many modern men fail to express themselves properly is largely thanks to secular culture, which rejects the West’s long-held moral code.
Carpenter’s desecration of a church is powerfully symbolic of her rejection and disrespect toward Christianity, which is the solution to all the social ills showcased in the video. Men and women are not diametrically opposed. We are meant to be partners who build families and societies together via our unique, complementary gifts. The “Feather” music video presents an alternative to Christ’s design for men and women — hatred, turmoil, confusion, irreverence, and a separation from the divine.
Evita Duffy-Alfonso is a staff writer to The Federalist and the co-founder of the Chicago Thinker. She loves the Midwest, lumberjack sports, writing, and her family. Follow her on Twitter at @evitaduffy_1 or contact her at [email protected].
In what ways does Carpenter’s objectification of men in her video perpetuate a narrative that undermines the importance of mutual respect and understanding between genders?
Values and moral compass that contribute to the decay of society and the weakening of both men and women. By glorifying violence and dehumanizing men, Carpenter perpetuates a narrative that undermines the importance of mutual respect and understanding between genders.
The video for “Feather” also demonstrates the dangerous weaponization of sex. Carpenter’s provocative attire and suggestive movements in the gym scene objectify her and reduce her to a mere sexual object. While feminists argue that women should be able to dress however they please without facing unwanted attention, it is essential to recognize that men are inherently visual creatures, and certain clothing choices can elicit reactions that may be misinterpreted or taken to extremes.
As feminist thinker Camille Paglia asserts, it is naive to assume that bared flesh and sexy clothes carry no messages that might be misread and twisted by individuals with psychotic tendencies. Understanding the power dynamics at play allows for a more nuanced understanding of the complex issues surrounding gender and sexuality.
Furthermore, Carpenter’s desecration of a Catholic church in her video underscores a disregard for religious values and traditions. Such actions not only disrespect the beliefs and sensitivities of millions of people but also promote a culture of rebellion and disrespect. By celebrating the deaths of men on an altar while wearing revealing attire, Carpenter not only challenges societal norms but also undermines the importance of spirituality and faith in fostering unity and understanding.
In conclusion, Sabrina Carpenter’s “Feather” music video serves as a stark reminder of the dangers of extremist feminism and the toxic narratives it perpetuates. By glorifying violence, objectifying men, and disrespecting religious institutions, Carpenter’s video demonstrates a deviant form of feminism that does not align with the principles of equality and respect. It is crucial to engage in constructive discussions and promote understanding between genders, rather than promoting destructive and divisive ideologies. Only through dialogue and empathy can we bridge the gap and foster a society built on mutual respect and equality.
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