According to the accredited Oxford dictionary, the word of 2016 was undoubtedly “post-truth“, describing the rising phenomenon of populist politicians like Trump, Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen manipulating peoples’ emotions rather than referring to the facts like Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama did. The word of 2017 however has to be “self-love“. This refers to the need for progressives who are triggered by the rise of post-truth and hate, to love and nurture themselves and tell themselves how righteous, noble and moral they are, in a world in which right wingers seem hell bent on making them feel downright awful about themselves.
Perhaps the highest form of self-love however, is a practice known as “sologamy“, in which an individual (normally a feminist womyn) chooses to marry themselves rather than marry a partner. The LGBTQ+ community taught us that marriage doesn’t have to be between a cis-man and a cis-womyn, and can be between any two or more sexes. But the feminist movement has taught us another thing; that love can occur not only for another, but also for one’s self. For centuries, the patriarchy and western civilization drilled the doctrine of heteronormative Christian marriage into the innocent heads of womyn, who were repulsed by the idea of having sex with a brutish man, let alone marrying one. As soon as they were married off, their husbands would immediately demand sex with them, which they didn’t want. Then they would inevitably become pregnant, immobilizing them and condemning them to lives of slaving away in the kitchen, changing nappies and chatting with shallow housewives who appeased the patriarchy, while their husbands had fun working in exciting careers and having adventures in the military.
After feminists set womyn free, they were finally able to live the exciting lives that men had been living for centuries, getting up early and working late in exciting cubicle jobs, producing marketing reports, making important telephone calls and entering data into computers, instead of getting married and spending time with their children.
Some of them found and married beta males who were happy to look after the kids while they worked, or white knights who were happy to put up with their nagging and belligerent misandry. Many womyn however, found themselves alone and in need of cats for company, especially those involved with the fat acceptance movement. Sologamy solves this problem once and for all. You don’t have to shower, you don’t have to go to the gym, you don’t have to eat healthily, you don’t have to wear make-up and you sure as hell don’t have to appease a disgusting male pig who wants to rape you. Instead you can love yourself, and give yourself the love and compassion that was meant for your husband and children.
Let all of that biological mothering instinct recede into yourself and fill you with joy and happiness. Feel it uplift and rejuvenate you, feel it ease your pain and loneliness, and feel it wash away your regret and anxiety about the future. You made the right choice, you’re righteous, you’re smart, you’re virtuous and you should be proud. Love yourself, hold your head up high and show the patriarchy that you are not the slave of a sexist male pig. You are a strong, independent womyn, and you don’t need anybody. You have yourself, and that’s enough.