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September 05, 2016

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David, why don't you get more grief from SJWs in the comments? Are they blocked?

Shaw Taylor's Glasses

This person got removed as a keynote speaker.

http://atom-morgan.github.io/in-defense-of-douglas-crockford

I think he may have used a word which, if used in combination with words he did not use, could be misconstrued by an over-sensitive and not very bright person to be the expression of a thought that makes them is some way a little uncomfortable. So... burn him!

Hal

David, why don't you get more grief from SJWs in the comments? Are they blocked?

Ehn, step one, First, find the place . . . . Or, step one-a, But, but, but, you, monster(1), that would involve going somewhere other than a nice, safe, locked down twit feed!!!!!!

(1)'k so I'm went trolling through the DVD collection, assembled a DIY Gene Wilder film festival, and just got past the dessert scene from Young Frankenstein . . .

David

why don’t you get more grief from SJWs in the comments? Are they blocked?

No idea, and I very rarely block people. In almost a decade of doing this I’ve only blocked five or six (which is, I think, pretty good going, all things considered). Maybe I fall below the outrage radar - not being on Twitter may be a factor there. And I shouldn’t think such people would be keen to search me out. Judging by the incoming traffic stats, this place is occasionally spotted, and presumably tutted at, by some of the people I’ve written about, or by their readers and associates. But the tutters and harrumphers rarely join in to tell me why I’m wrong, or why you lot should all be ashamed for being here. Perhaps they feel that attempting to scold me, or you, wouldn’t be a profitable use of their time. Hard to say.

Liz

Did those law students seek to get them asylum in Nigeria, say, or Haiti, so that they wouldn’t be oppressed by white privilege?

That.

Jonathan

Re: the alleged gender politics of headphone use.

Sonny Bunch takes it to its logical conclusion.

David

Sonny Bunch takes it to its logical conclusion.

Heh. I too have known the pain of encountering people who don’t (or can’t) read the social cues. On the other hand, it can be fun when people disregard social custom. A few months ago, I was in the cinema with The Other Half waiting for the film to begin and the young woman seated next to me leaned over and started up a conversation. She was impressed by the fact that I’d brought lens wipes to remove any fingerprints and nacho cheese residue from my IMAX 3D glasses, and appreciative of being offered one. Though as she was sitting next to her boyfriend, I’m pretty confident the conversation wasn’t a romantic overture.

Charlie Suet

I think my problem with most of this stuff is that it's so structuralist. Every little incident in life has to be forced through the hoops of "women are victims, men are oppressors". So even when the whiners have a point, as in this case with the headphones, it's obnoxious because it's marshalled to support the general narrative / myth that society is somehow hostile to women.

The problem is that the temptation is to oppose this rubbish by citing incidents of men experiencing difficulties and by downplaying any issues that women face. If you're not careful, you end up replacing one silly generalisation ("women are oppressed") with another even sillier one ("men are oppressed"). You then start defending the indefensible rather than doing what you should do, which is to try and judge each incident on its merits.

This is the thing about Trump, the MRAs etc. They've responded to identity politics by buying into its terms and overall philosophy, if not its conclusions. But the truth of the matter is that there's no such thing as social justice, because justice is an individual concept.

Jonathan

She was impressed by the fact that I’d brought lens wipes to remove any fingerprints and nacho cheese residue from my IMAX 3D glasses, and appreciative of being offered one.

It's so hard to get food into the mouth rather than the eyes.......

David

It’s so hard to get food into the mouth rather than the eyes

Not my fingerprints, you understand. I mean whichever heathen had used them previously. And there’s nothing worse than leaving it too late, putting on the glasses and realising there’s now a haze of cheesy grease between you and the film.

What?

sH2

This policy is a major reason why HHC is on constant verge of financial collapse... Dr Ram Raju, president of HHC, said that caring for illegals consumes about one-third of his $7.6 billion annual budget.

"The Cloward-Piven objective of this manufactured crisis is to overwhelm the American immigration system, crushing it under a human wave so that Obama can 'reform' it into something more to his liking, with an endgame of 12 million or more new Democrat voters."

http://www.breitbart.com/blog/2014/07/11/do-not-doubt-the-power-of-the-cloward-piven-strategy/

Joan

Stereotypes mostly true shock:

"The evidence is clear. Based on rigorous criteria, laypeople's beliefs about groups correspond well with what those groups are really like. This correspondence is one of the largest and most replicable effects in all of social psychology. Stereotype accuracy has been obtained and replicated by multiple independent researchers studying different stereotypes and using different methods all over the world."

https://aeon.co/essays/truth-lies-and-stereotypes-when-scientists-ignore-evidence

Jonathan

Seth Barron on the unmentionable costs of illegal immigration:

Apparently leftists were triggered by The Donalds speech on immigration.

#TheShakening:

A slightly different take here

Patrick Brown

Interesting that this story about talking to women with headphones on, despite being three years old, gets so much attention just when Lena Dunham has been behaving so entitled-ly towards a man who didn't want to talk to her.

David

#TheShakening

I should think that if anything qualifies as “shaking,” it’s the foolish, destructive and apparently widespread belief that nations – or rather, our nations, uniquely - should have little control over their borders, and that, by extension, the electorate should have no say in who is welcome inside those borders, and who isn’t.

See also Thomas Sowell:

A hundred years ago, when immigration from other parts of the world was a major issue, there was a government study which provided voluminous statistics on how immigrants from various countries performed in American society — economically, educationally and in terms of social pathology. Today, it would not be considered right — that is, not politically correct — even to ask such questions about immigrants, especially if immigrants were broken down by country of origin.

Again, the phrase that comes to mind is negligent unrealism.

Horace Dunn

Perhaps they feel that attempting to scold me, or you, wouldn’t be a profitable use of their time. Hard to say.

Yes, because such people are all so busy and in demand and are so seldom guilty of self-regard or moral posturing. That simply must be the reason.

Jonathan

Again, the phrase that comes to mind is negligent unrealism.

I've started thinking more along the lines of wilful blindness, trending towards deliberate malice.

David

Yes, because such people are all so busy and in demand and are so seldom guilty of self-regard or moral posturing.

There are times when I almost miss, say, ‘rv’ and his drive-by abuse. He always seemed so angry. So inconsolably unhappy.

Jonathan

Stereotypes mostly true shock:

Interesting article but it's funny how they have to repeat throughout that stereotypes, even if accurate, are bad: "Noticing things is bad. Those things you noticed may be true, but you're just a bad person for noticing them".

Farnsworth M Muldoon

How to talk to a woman wearing headphones
1. Walk over
2. Keep walking
3. Into the sea
4. Yes into the sea for you, goodbye.

Well, OK, I guess warning you about the bus that is about to run you over is out of the question then.

wtp

My experience on the golf course yesterday. Damn that patriarchy...

Lancastrian Oik

(W)hy don’t you get more grief from SJWs in the comments? Are they blocked?

I think it's because this place is just too damned forensic for the overwhelming majority of SJWs.

Because they are content to see the world through **(ahem)** glasses smeared with the nacho cheese residue of cultural Marxism, when confronted with actual evidence, or an extremely persuasive counter-argument from the likes of Thomas Sowell or Jonah Goldberg (to pick a couple of personal favourites) they run away because they know they just can't hack it.

With Facebook or Twitter, you can post some specious crap about, say, Apple's corporation tax arrangements with the Irish government and within thirty seconds you have several upticks from like-minded superficial virtue-signalling nincompoops. If you as a bog-standard SJW tried something similar on this site, you would have your arse handed to you. That's why most of them just don't bother.

Of the one or two who did try to engage- from memory there was"minnow", who would never, ever answer a question but who carped and whined incessantly, and "rv" who just called people names, all in the name of tolerance and diversity

Spiny Norman

Lanc,

...when confronted with actual evidence, or an extremely persuasive counter-argument ... they run away because they know they just can't hack it.

But not before flinging a fistful of ad hominems (aka shit) before running off to their safe spaces.

AnotherFred

There's an interesting situation brewing st Syracuse University:

This spring, Syracuse University will host an international conference with a theme, “The Place of Religion in Film,” that made one of its organizers think of Shimon Dotan.

The award-winning filmmaker, who sits on the faculty of New York University’s graduate school of journalism, recently finished a feature length documentary, The Settlers, that chronicles the history and present state of the religious settler movement in the West Bank, where more than 400,000 Israeli Jews live on occupied land . . .

The original invitation came from William L. Blizek, a professor of philosophy and religion at the University of Nebraska, where he founded the Journal of Religion & Film. “I sent a note to one of your producers to see if we could show The Settlers at the 2017 International Conference on Religion & Film in March of 2017,” he emailed. “Can you tell me if you have a distributor? Or, who should I contact about showing the film. We would like you to come with the film of course.” He later wrote that the conference “would pay your way from Israel to the States,” and then Blizek would fly him from Syracuse to Omaha for another screening.

A few weeks later, on June 24, 2016, Professor M. Gail Hamner, a member of the Syracuse University Religion Department, emailed to renege on the invitation. Her stated reasons are a case study in how free inquiry and expression are chilled on campus:

"I now am embarrassed to share that my SU colleagues, on hearing about my attempt to secure your presentation, have warned me that the BDS faction on campus will make matters very unpleasant for you and for me if you come. In particular my film colleague in English who granted me affiliated faculty in the film and screen studies program and who supported my proposal to the Humanities Council for this conference told me point blank that if I have not myself seen your film and cannot myself vouch for it to the Council, I will lose credibility with a number of film and Women/Gender studies colleagues. Sadly, I have not had the chance to see your film and can only vouch for it through my friend and through published reviews."

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/what-it-looks-like-when-political-correctness-chills-speech-on-campus/497387/

Syracuse's administration reversed the decision last week:

Syracuse University will invite documentary filmmaker Shimon Dotan to SU to screen his new film about religious settlers on the West Bank, SU Vice Chancellor and Provost Michele Wheatly announced in an email to the SU community Friday.

http://dailyorange.com/2016/09/su-reverses-decision-to-disinvite-a-filmmaker/

David

I will lose credibility with a number of… Women/Gender studies colleagues.

Not sure how to process that.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Not sure how to process that.

I'd take it as a positive.

Horace Dunn

There are times when I almost miss, say, ‘rv’ and his drive-by abuse.

Ah yes. rv. I remember it well. There was also Dr Dawg of course. Quite different from rv and always gave good value. Whatever happened to him?

Zionist Overlord #73

And Minnow.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Regarding the article about illegal immigrants and the NYCHHC, I noted this gem in the comments:

This is the Democratic Party's "big tent at any expense" model, in contrast to the Republican party's "George Wallace, Richard Nixon & Archie Bunker tent" model. Something to be proud of, and brag about, to the rest of the world.

First, not to drag politics into this, but George Wallace was a Democrat, just to set the record straight.

However, the, "big tent at any expense", ignores the fact that there are costs beyond the merely financial, degradation of services being a notable one. Many years ago, when I had occasion to deal with the NYCHHC, it was even then overworked, under equipped, and underfunded because the population served, a large number of whom were immigrants, legal and otherwise, (though no proof of either was required) far exceeded design capacity. The vibrant immigrant population had a vibrant knife and gun club, which didn't help, but to mention that would be stereotyping, I guess.

The result was that for both the immigrant population, as well the legal citizens who were footing the bill but couldn't go to Name You Might Recognize Place, with which I also had occasion to have dealings, the health care was not first tier. Better than East Germany or North Korea, to be sure, but not something you would hold up as a model for health care delivery.

pst314

"I'm shaking...from legitimate fear."

Oh, the contrived language of leftists working themselves into hysteria.

Patrick Brown

Except typing being hysterical, like typing throwing a tantrum, isn't very convincing.

svh

Except typing being hysterical, like typing throwing a tantrum, isn't very convincing.

"I'm shaking for you"

David

”I’m shaking for you”

And all this wide-eyed horror, this wailing and shaking, and shaking on behalf of others, is apparently being induced by the hitherto unremarkable notion that a nation’s borders ought not to be entirely porous if said nation wishes to remain one.

Sam Duncan

Sounds almost exactly like the British NHS, Farnsworth.

A major selling point of the National Health for its advocates back in 1948 was that with “free” healthcare for all, the health of the volk nation would gradually improve and over time, there'd be less need for it. “It'll pay for itself!” “It'll cost less as time goes on!”.

By the early '50s, public spending had rocketed back up to wartime levels, almost entirely due to the NHS, and the government had to reintroduce charges for prescriptions, spectacles, and false teeth, just to prevent utter financial collapse. Turns out that without information provided by price to match supply and demand, the latter becomes, to all intents and purposes, infinite. Who knew?

It always exceeds design capacity because nobody knows what capacity to design for. Less headline-grabbing items, like building maintenance, are neglected because money must be constantly pumped into actual medical care. NHS facilities are, like government buildings everywhere, shiny and beautiful when new - nothing's too good for “our” NHS, afer all - but rapidly descend into crumbling decay after about a decade or so. Minor repairs are neglected because they cost precious cash and the presentation of the Service is irrelevant: what choice do you have? If a restaurant looks a bit dirty and shabby, you'll go to the one down the road. If your local hospital does, well, you should be grateful that it's “free”.

“Perhaps they feel that attempting to scold me, or you, wouldn’t be a profitable use of their time.”

That seems very unlikely.

dcardno

There was also Dr Dawg of course... Whatever happened to him?

He is still active on his own blog (http://drdawgsblawg.ca/ ), having posted in the last couple of weeks. I suppose he lost interest in coming here, in the same way as I never had much interest in going there.

David

Turns out that without information provided by price to match supply and demand, the latter becomes, to all intents and purposes, infinite. Who knew?

But for some faint hearts, any economic limitation of this allegedly “free” service, such as it is, is outrageous and “so violent.” Rather than, say, a predictable consequence of the premise.

That seems very unlikely.

I feel I should point out I was being a little coy. When I said ‘profitable’, I meant to their advantage.

pst314

"the hitherto unremarkable notion that a nation’s borders ought not to be entirely porous"

A notion that will get you branded a fascist here in the States, with all the concomitant ostracization, harassment, assault and destruction of careers that the oh-so-free-speech-loving left is so fond of meting out.

Joan

Judging by the incoming traffic stats, this place is occasionally spotted, and presumably tutted at, by some of the people I’ve written about, or by their readers and associates. But the tutters and harrumphers rarely join in to tell me why I’m wrong, or why you lot should all be ashamed for being here.

I'm waiting for Laurie Penny to come over and sort David out.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

...outrageous and “so violent.”

Violent, of course. OK, I had to look up the authoress of this silliness, one Selina Thompson. (I know, a common enough name.)

Selina Thompson is an artist and performer based in Leeds. Her work is playful, participatory and intimate, focused on the politics of identity, and how this defines our bodies, lives and environments. She has made work for pubs, cafes, hairdressers, toilets, and sometimes even galleries...

Right, all the proper SJW "artist" boilerplate so far.

Why, you ask, is her hair on fire over the NHS, per the Guardian, trying to save money by denying the morbidly obese bariatric surgery unless they lose weight ignoring, in non-Guardian reality, it is also to a) show they are really motivated (don't laugh, I know of a case of a person who gained weight after surgery), b) so that they can fit on the OR tables, and/or c) so they will actually survive the surgery ?

Over the past couple of years she’s been developing a body of works called ‘Edible Women’, exploring the fat body, dieting, control around food, and how much of a mess she can get away with creating with an audience and a taste for excess. This group of works saw her make a theatre show, build a dress out of cake, and spend quite a lot of time listening to people confess their food sins, as well as sharing many of her own.

You folks in the UK will be pleased to know this fine work is supported by Arts Council England, you lucky bastiges. In what loos you may find her masterpieces is not indicated, though.

dicentra

I think my problem with most of this stuff is that it's so structuralist. Every little incident in life has to be forced through the hoops of "women are victims, men are oppressors".

At some point I might work out my Grand Unification Theory on the toxin of Personal = Political, especially when it comes to interpersonal interaction. SO much harm has been done as a result of that formulation.

As for albinos in Africa, I saw a documentary on it (not Independent Lens, the other one). Instead of dubbing the non-English speech, they used subtitles, so I could hear that their term for "albino" was derived from that very term, meaning that they picked it up from European colonizers, either to replace their native word (too long?) or because they didn't have one. Or maybe the one they had was an epithet and they were being polite for the camera.

An island in Lake Victoria has been set aside as a refuge for albinos, literally to save their lives. This practice of using albino limbs for good-luck charms, to make the bearer horribly wealthy, is RECENT.

NEVER underestimate the power of superstition, especially in squalid areas of the world. The things the Colombians swore to me were Gospel Truth were cray-cray. But not lethal.

The guy in the still shot of this doc (which I haven't seen) is Isaack Timothy, a Tanzanian albino who is fighting hard against the superstition at the risk of his own life. They showed him talking with a small group of villagers, and one guy insisted that they all knew about someone who got him one of those amulets and is now wealthy and living in the city. A friend of a friend, of course.

Boy howdy, but humanity is pathological. The stuff we come up with.

WTP

well....preview failed me. my post above was supposed to have a pic with it, which did show up via preview. Now I see it's gone. sigh.

Spiny Norman

Z.O. #73,

And Minnow.

It didn't take long for us to conclude that he was little more than bait.

David

Now I see it’s gone. sigh.

The link died a couple of hours after you posted it. No idea why. If you email me a new link or the image itself, I’ll fix it this end.

dicentra

Speaking of what humanity comes up with, I ran across this manifesto by Vox Populi: What the Alt Right is, in 16 points. (Later posts have it translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Greek, German, Norwegian, and Polish.)

Other posts display especial enmity toward Ben Shapiro and Jonah Goldberg. Chris Muir the cartoonist seems to be on board with these guys. Something's going on with the (((triple-parens))), seen on Twitter, and I haven't decoded it yet.

Spiny Norman

such as it is

Oh, that thread contains a reader comment I bookmarked. This one.

T'is very useful.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

...(((triple-parens))), seen on Twitter, and I haven't decoded it yet.

Dicentra - it indicates Jooooos and the Intergalactic Zionist Conspiracy.

Neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white nationalists have begun using three sets of parentheses encasing a Jewish surname — for instance, (((Fleishman))) — to identify and target Jews for harassment on blogs and major social media sites like Twitter. As one white supremacist tweeted, "It's closed captioning for the Jew-blind."

Some non-Jewish users have taken to putting their names in the triple parentheses as a show of solidarity and/or middle finger (or two finger salute in the UK) to the arschlochs.

Turk Turkleton

Something's going on with the (((triple-parens))), seen on Twitter, and I haven't decoded it yet.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_parentheses

champ

"..is outrageous and so violent."

So is Selina a smoker, or fat, or both? Or is she just the type who get "outraged" over anything?

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

So is Selina a smoker, or fat, or both? Or is she just the type who get "outraged" over anything?

Q1: Smoker, don't know, but at her site it is apparent she is a Person of Avoirdupoisity.

Q2: Yes.

dicentra

Some non-Jewish users have taken to putting their names in the triple parentheses as a show of solidarity and/or middle finger (or two finger salute in the UK) to the arschlochs.

OK, I saw the "show solidarity with Israel" call to triple-parens one's handle but I didn't know it was "I am Spartacus."

Got it.

Tim Newman

I used to see albinos in Nigeria, it was an extremely odd sight indeed. But they seemed to get left alone in West Africa, it is East Africa where they get eaten, etc.

ACTOldFart

to see the world through ... glasses smeared with the nacho cheese residue of cultural Marxism

(Lancastrain Oik yesterday)

You have my vote, Sir, for clause of the week.

Darleen

Oh good lord ... even Stanford.

Vince N

Neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white nationalists have begun using three sets of parentheses encasing a Jewish surname

I've never heard of this before, but I thought it was the "progressives" who wanted to know which "identifiable groups" everyone belonged to. They may have found some new friends.

Magical Dismembered Albino Finger

Speaking of what humanity comes up with, I ran across this manifesto by Vox Populi... Other posts display especial enmity toward Ben Shapiro and Jonah Goldberg. Something's going on with the (((triple-parens)))...
Posted by: dicentra | September 05, 2016 at 21:21

Dicentra - it indicates Jooooos and the Intergalactic Zionist Conspiracy.
Posted by: Farnsworth M. Muldoon | September 05, 2016 at 21:35

I'm starting to have serious doubts about that guy.

Vince N

#TheShakening

The lady with the Cleveland Indians logo in her Twitter feed may be unclear on the concept. Either that or she's trolling it.

The gentleman who identifies as Jewish may be worried that not enough Muslims will be admitted in future.

Magical Dismembered Albino Finger

More on Vox Day: I've been reading his blog for a couple of years now, I guess, and while it was interesting and different, I never could quite figure out how seriously I should take him or whether he really was a terrible racist.

But lately he's become a lot more... shall we say "concerned" about jews, and he's also posting a lot of what seems to be Russian propaganda. Is this a change, or a slipping of the mask? Does anybody else here read him?

I mostly had him pegged as a troll who'd trolled too hard in the past and now didn't know where the troll ended and his real personality began, but I might have been wrong.

Fred the Fourth

Stanford...
Unfortunately, the article Darleen links to does not inform us under what authority Ms. Cynthia Bailey Lee presumes to instruct the Computer Science faculty about those various conduct issues. However, search reveals that Ms. Lee is not a professor, she is a "Lecturer" in the CS department. (In much the same way as Mr. Obama was a lecturer in con law. But see that that did for him?)
Is her screed going to help or hinder her path toward tenure? You decide...

Fred the Fourth

and I cannot imagine any of the young women I attended CS and Engineering classes with at Cal lo these many years ago being anything but taken aback if a Prof had followed Ms. Lee's suggestions. I guess Cal folk are tougher than those effete peninsula types at Stanford.

Fred the Fourth

and I would LOVE to see some comments from Don Knuth re: the didactic Ms. Lee.

Spiny Norman

Farnsworth,

...(((triple-parens))), seen on Twitter, and I haven't decoded it yet.

Dicentra - it indicates Jooooos and the Intergalactic Zionist Conspiracy.

There was also a Google Chrome extension used by antisemites called the "Coincidence Detector" that automatically placed the triple parentheses around the names of those "involved in certain political movements and media empires" (almost exclusively Jewish or Jewish-sounding, natch). Google dropped the extension, but a similar "Nazi-detector" extension, increasing used to target anyone speaking out against radical Islam, or the obsequious behavior of Western governments towards its adherents, remains.

Spiny Norman

Update: when I checked a couple of weeks ago, the "Nazi Detector" was still available. It appears to be gone now.

sk60

I'm waiting for Laurie Penny to come over and sort David out.

I'd pay to view. :-)

David

I’d pay to view. :-)

If you’re getting aroused by that scenario, would you at least keep your hands out of your pockets?

sk60

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

TomJ

Though as she was sitting next to her boyfriend, I’m pretty confident the conversation wasn’t a romantic overture.

I attended the third Lions Test in Sydney three years ago: seated to my left were my brother's girlfriend, my brother, one of my cousins and said coz's fiance; to my left, an little expat Welsh lass and her Aussie boyfriend. Come the second minute of the game when my fellow prop forward Alex Corbisero crashed over the try line, every Lions fan in the stadium leapt to their feet. My relatives turned to their respective other halves and hugged; all of a sudden I found myself with feminine arms around me as my Welsh neighbour, realising her Antipodean other half was remaining rooted to his seat, decided she needed a hug too. As the Lions ran in another three tries and sundry penalties, I got more hugged than I had anticipated and Aussie boyfriend remained somewhat dejected...

Turk Turkleton

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/feminism/2016/09/suzanne-moore-why-i-was-wrong-about-men

If you are interested in the liberation of women, you’ll find that the biggest barrier to this is men: men as a class. I used to think, “I don’t hate all men.” I had therapy and everything. Now, I think that any intelligent woman hates men. There are very few problems in the world that don’t have, at the root of them, male violence and woman-hating.

The more I hate men (#YesAllMen), the more I don’t mind individual ones, actually, as it is clear that some can be entertaining for a while. Before you even bother whingeing that my hatred of the taskmasters of patriarchy is somehow equivalent to systematic misogyny, to the ongoing killing, rape and torture and erasure of women, know this: I once made exceptions. I was wrong.

David

I used to think, “I don’t hate all men.” I had therapy and everything.

Hm. Spiteful, whiny, incoherent and wrong. I can’t be sure, but it sounds like feminism.

But apparently, there’s something profoundly wrong with all men (“#YesAllMen”), who as a “class” should be “hated” - yes, hated - albeit for reasons that are never quite made clear. As described by Ms Moore (and many of her peers), feminism sounds not only deranged and unmoored from reality, but also a recipe for a resentful, alienated and miserable life – one that repels affection and concludes with loneliness, self-pity and a state of terminal sow-dom.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Oh good lord ... even Stanford.

Even Stanford ? Being in that whole San Fransisco-San Jose metroplex, I am surprised they haven't been leading the charge.

...to the ongoing killing, rape and torture and erasure of women...

Erasure. Last time I looked, women were still outnumbered men, so as shitlords we must be doing a crappy job.

...the taskmasters of patriarchy...

Hot damn, I finally have the name for the band.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Trying to tell a joke to a feminist.

David

Hot damn, I finally have the name for the band.

If only Ms Moore had the name of a competent hairdresser.

Turk Turkleton

With regards to the justifiable hatred of "men as a class", I just happened to read this article last night, and so had it fresh in my mind:

To begin with, Soviet Marxism rejected the very concept of human rights. Leninist ideology instructed one to think of classes, not humanity. What race was to Nazis, class was to Bolsheviks, and class origin, like race, was not something one chose. People born into bourgeois, noble, or kulak families had no more right to life than Jews or Gypsies did to Nazis.
David

I just happened to read this article last night

Says the author, quite rightly, “Being leftwing means never having to say you’re sorry.” And hence, one assumes, the number of narcissists and sociopaths entranced by leftist politics. Speaking of which, I imagine there are some who will read Stalin’s sadistic, murderous rants, as quoted in the article, and fail to realise that they’re difficult to distinguish from the sadistic, murderous rants of Marx himself.

Lancastrian Oik

More on how being left wing means never having to say you're sorry:

"Conservative lettrist Joseph Epstein calls this new political type ‘the virtucrat’ – ‘the new prig… [who] will nail you for not having his opinion on Israel or the environment’. He is ‘a moral snob’, Epstein continues; ‘not only is he smug about the righteousness of his views but he imputes bad faith to anyone who doesn’t share them’".

Farnsworth M Muldoon

If only Ms Moore had the name of a competent hairdresser.

OK, you made me look it up. I suppose that is the matronly version of purple hair, speaking of which, for some blue on blue action, Germaine Greer, of all people, threw some shade on Miss Moore for lying about her having had a hysterectomy:

Suzanne Moore, whom Prof Greer attacked in 1995 for her "hair bird's- nested all over the place, fuck-me shoes and three fat inches of cleavage"...

Meow.

David

OK, you made me look it up.

I denounce myself.

David

Meow.

Thank goodness that oft-professed sisterly solidarity isn’t just an affectation.

Alice

If only Ms Moore had the name of a competent hairdresser.

:-)

David

:-)

I’m just not sure what it’s supposed to be. I don’t understand what’s happening. It looks like it was copied from a small child’s drawing.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Further regarding Miss Moore's hatred of men, one has to wonder where her kids came from, I doubt they sprang Athena-like, from her forehead. Of course, maybe the kids are why she hates men.

David

Franklin Einspruch on Clown Quarter authoritarians and their postmodern fascism:

The main impulse at work here is not Marxism, but megalomania. The pomofascist sees himself as the embodiment of good and worthy causes. The less everyone else supports those causes, the less human they are, and therefore deserving fewer rights and less entitlement to their own views. Lying to them or about them is of no consequence. Beyond a not-so-far-off point of disagreement, it is acceptable to attack them, rhetorically or bodily. In this context, Marxism is merely an exculpatory device.

Franklin provides several examples of their vindictiveness and eye-widening vanity.

Theophrastus

Suzanne Moore's hair strikes me as an insincere statement that she doesn't care about her appearance. She's got the shoes, the jewellery and the cleavage on display; but, hey sisters, my bed-head hair is a mess, so I'm not a sell-out.

rjmadden

It looks like it was copied from a small child’s drawing.

My wife has told me to say it looks like she's wearing a gnome hat under a wig.

David

My wife has told me to say it looks like she’s wearing a gnome hat under a wig.

I’m sending your dear wife a Guild of Evil™ amulet and membership card.

rjmadden

She's very excited. :-)

Theophrastus

Turk T

I have just read that ludicrous and depressing piece by Suzanne Moore in the NS. It is decadence in a nutshell. It is how a civilisation dies, rotting from the inside.

Theophrastus

"Though as she was sitting next to her boyfriend, I’m pretty confident the conversation wasn’t a romantic overture."

Quite right. But my guess is she saw you as a civilised soul, and she was sending a discreet signal to her boyfriend about how she'd like him to behave. 'Remember that guy in the cinema? Well...'. Nothing wrong with that: women often see their men as projects of improvement. And a good thing, too.

David

my guess is she saw you as a civilised soul, and she was sending a discreet signal to her boyfriend about how she’d like him to behave

And so I may have accidentally stumbled on a way to woo ladies at the multiplex. [ Produces lens wipe, raises eyebrow. ]

The Napoleons

"women often see their men as projects of improvement"

Theophrastus

"And so I may have accidentally stumbled on a way to woo ladies at the multiplex."

Nope; almost certainly, she saw you as sexually unthreatening and nice. She didn't want to be woo-ed, she was just being friendly. But I think she'll have mentioned you favourably to her boyfriend later with a view to influencing his behaviour. Women don't even realise they are doing this, just as we men don't understand some of our behaviours. What Henry James referred to as the sentiments of sex.

SumDumGuy

Did those law students seek to get them asylum in Nigeria, say, or Haiti, so that they wouldn’t be oppressed by white privilege?

Of course not. When was the last time "White Privilege" hacked anybody to death with a machete over a disagreement involving a goat? I've never been to Nigeria, but I have been to Haiti within the last few years and there are still parts where theft is still punished by binding the thief with metal wire and setting them on fire in the middle of the street.

It sucks for blancs but it sucks more for poor negs.

I got more hugged than I had anticipated and Aussie boyfriend remained somewhat dejected...

Something similar happened to me at a concert several years ago. It involved a rather attractive young lady, who wanted to dance, and her boyfriend, who was more interested in eating 4 hotdogs and a box of nachos.

I know she was rubbing all the softest, roundest parts of her body against me to make him jealous but at the time I just didn't care.

David

Nope; almost certainly, she saw you as sexually unthreatening and nice.

I’m hoping that’s a compliment.

Theophrastus

"I’m hoping that’s a compliment."

Definitely.

Henry

Nope; almost certainly, she saw you as sexually unthreatening and nice.

Perhaps trying to make the boyfriend jealous?

David

Perhaps trying to make the boyfriend jealous?

That’s much more flattering. And I ask you, what kind of brute takes a lady to the cinema without a handy sachet of lens wipes? What is this, the dark ages?

Tim Newman

I bring my own 3D glasses. I don't want somebody else's cheese grease all over glasses I'm about to wear, even if David was nice enough to clean them off before me.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

And I ask you, what kind of brute takes a lady to the cinema without a handy sachet of lens wipes?

Au contraire, what sort of savage cis-heteropatriarchal shitlord assumes wxmyn can't clean zyr own lenses ? Besides, lens wipes come in foil packages, like condoms which are used for rape, so offering a lens wipe is rape by proxy.

David

Besides, lens wipes come in foil packages, like condoms

You wouldn’t want to get those mixed up. In a darkened cinema. With a strange woman. “Would you like one? I’ve got plenty in my wallet.”

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

The last time I was in a cinema there were only three of us in the audience.

(It was a matinee showing of Florence Foster Jenkins. Me and an elderly couple.)

Sporkatus

Via WeaselZippers via the comments at Ace, from Newsweek:
http://www.newsweek.com/free-tampons-pads-us-schools-496083
“Low-income students struggle with having the necessary funding for food, let alone tampons.”
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By putting menstrual products in women’s, men’s and gender-inclusive bathrooms, Nguyen’s campaign highlights an often-ignored fact: Not all people who menstruate are women.

In other news, not all those who are stimulated by catnip are cats, and it is critically important that all kennels feature traditional mice for any non-conforming non-cis-terriers.

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