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August 25, 2017

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Alice

And what kind of person, I wonder, would be that preening and dishonest.

Iowahawk's reply. https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/900862904966283264

David

Iowahawk’s reply.

Who would have thought that the public transportation system would be crawling with highly political, oddly outspoken - and uniformly leftwing - eight-year-olds? It’s uncanny.

Black Ball

My 8 year old, all he does is wonder what footy team to barrack for and which is better out of McDonald's and KFC. Won't be invited to any Brunswick soirees anytime soon with his attitude. Lift your game son!

David

As an eight-year-old, I had strong opinions on bedtime, the evils of Brussels sprouts, and whether Spider-Man’s webbing could actually hold five tons; but I don’t recall being overly engaged by, or aware of, the politics of the day.

Daniel Ream

whether Spider-Man’s webbing could actually hold five tons

As a former chemical engineer, I was always a bit put off by Peter Parker's constant moaning about money. You do realize, son, that the adhesives industry would sacrifice their own grandmothers for a compound as strong and lightweight as spider silk that also magically dissolves after one hour?

David

You do realize, son, that the adhesives industry would sacrifice their own grandmothers for a compound as strong and lightweight as spider silk that also magically dissolves after one hour?

Well, you say that, not unreasonably, but the comics disagree:

At one time, Peter sought to sell the formula for webbing to make money, but the company to which he tried to sell it did not want it, not seeing the use for such a short-lasting glue.

Specifically,

Hey, they were simpler times.

David

I can’t believe I remembered that and went to look it up.

svh

not all artists are equally talented. This was deemed an undemocratic opinion

Uh what? o_O

Tim Newman

I can’t believe I remembered that and went to look it up.

I must say, of all the things I've seen on this site, this was the most disturbing.

David

I must say, of all the things I’ve seen on this site, this was the most disturbing.

Heh. I was a keen collector.

Wait. That probably doesn’t help my case, does it?

Tim Newman

That probably doesn’t help my case, does it?

No.

Andy

Seeing the comments that followed that subway story I bet the journo that wrote it is probably wishing he hadn`t, that`s going to follow him around like a bad smell for years.

David

that’s going to follow him around like a bad smell for years.

And you have to wonder how Mr Karem, a grown man, could tweet that, very publicly, and not realise how implausible it sounds, and what people might think of him as a result. Incidentally, the paper Mr Karem writes for boasts of being a “winner of Excellence in Local Journalism awards.”

Andy

At least he didn`t say the boy was disabled, a Hispanic Tiny Tim struggling along on crutches while a single,silent tear rolled down his cheek.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

As a child in Glasgow, I learned that sticks and stones might break my bones but words didn’t really hurt. I’m now at New York University studying journalism...

Well there is your first mistake...

Meanwhile, how not to be seen, and much self-righteous preening and strutting while sitting down.

Corporate media, on the other hand, exist to propagate and reaffirm a capitalist worldview, and regularly hand over their footage to police without even waiting for a court order. On Sunday in Quebec City, a CTV journalist was told not to film people with masks, to which he replied that he had every right to (which, according to the State’s laws, he indeed does). When he was given a final warning that if he continued his camera would be smashed, he walked over to the police to point us out, and later ripped off the mask of a comrade (which he paid for with a sore face the next day)...Although corporate media can be told not to film people in masks, they’ll often continue to sneakily film from a distance, because they have no respect for our struggles.

Yeah, how dare those famously right wing (OK maybe they are in comparison) media types dare film one of your purposeless riots, comrade.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Heh.

That is all, carry on.

David

he was given a final warning that if he continued his camera would be smashed,

As I’ve noted many times, it’s curious just how often leftist ‘activism’ is difficult to distinguish from a mental health issue.

Y. Knott

The GREAT thing about the journo's New York University are churning-out, if I read Madeleine correctly, is that they're being groomed to be the next-gen vanguard for the progressive left - and the only newspapers likely to hire them are all failing, being ignored, and falling into disrespect and bankruptcy. Oh dear. Wah.

Madeleine though, sounds like she'll do just fine.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Meanwhile, in the world of avoirdupoisity an ASU professor is shocked by her study findings.

Breanne Fahs, a self-described “fat woman” who teaches Women and Gender Studies [I know, you are shocked] at ASU was dismayed by the study in which “no participants described gaining 100 pounds as a positive thing to imagine.”...She claims that women were more afraid of becoming obese than actually living with obesity.

The participants were obviously sizeist beotches.

Fahs was also upset by the fact that none of the women she surveyed considered obesity to be positive in any way whatsoever, and that “no women identified fatness as physically or personally important (even hypothetically).” In other words, the women did not like the idea of becoming obese.

Because "...stigmatization of obesity is “connected to patriarchy, sexism, and the oppression of women..." of course.

David

Because “...stigmatization of obesity is “connected to patriarchy, sexism, and the oppression of women...” of course.

The harpies are still shaking their fists at the stars, I see.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

The harpies are still shaking their fists at the stars, I see.

Yep, though I think the saddest, or maybe most pathetic, thing is the total lack of any originality in any of these "studies" all of which come to the same conclusion about some -ism causing oppression, "violence", and the boilerplate cant.

R. Sherman

I note that the corpulent ASU professor's intellectual < cough > output includes"Out for Blood (SUNY Press, 2016), a book of essays on menstrual activism and resistance." I understand that's the first volume in a trilogy which will include tomes on unwanted ear hair and ingrown toenails.

WTP

Don't recall where I originally saw this, Iowahawk or Instapundit maybe. It's been copied a few times. After reading so many "woke" children stories from leftists, this literally made me LOL. And by literally I literally mean literally, not just literally.

My 8 yo was sitting alone in the kitchen at 3 am. I asked her what was wrong. She took a drag on her cigarette and said, 'taxation is theft'.
prm

all of which come to the same conclusion

But that's the reason for, let's call them 'post-modern studies'.

You're a student, and you want to understand a novel, or a set of ideas, or the world in general. Well, that takes time, and application, and intelligence. It's hard work to understand a complex novel, or a work of philosophy, or why people act the way they do, why societies arise as they do, etc.

Then Prof. Foulfellow comes along and gives you the Magic Reason. It's oppression. Once it was just the evil rich bourgiousie, now expanded to men, whites, Westerners, Modern Civilisation, ad nauseam.

So now the student can sneer at the stupid, 'uneducated' squares who don't understand. And with the dumbing down of universities, you have very many more people who find that Thought Is Hard. So it's implied that you are an initiate into the Truth of things (and therefore must be a very clever person), and given the propensity we all have to have our ego flattered, this result is all but inevitable. Especially given the unfalsifiable nature of it - any critiques or countervailing explanations can be dismissed and ignored becuase the only reason you wouldn't go along with the Magic Reason is that you are one of the oppressors.

WTP

Oh, and in the context of what Spiderman's webs could hold...ok, not really the exact context but kinda close...but really off topic...but still...argument over whether a fish in water is really wet.

https://mysterytacklebox.com/blog/lets-debate-are-fish-really-wet-while-theyre-underwater/

As I understand it, this sort of thing was quite common amongst our ancestors before the Hindus invented the zero. True story.

prm

Perhaps there should be a Severely Educated tag?...

David

Perhaps there should be a Severely Educated tag?

Heh. By now, it’s kind of implied by the ‘academia’ tag. It wasn’t planned that way, ten years ago, but I can’t offhand think of any entries that aren’t evidence of someone being severely educated.

Sporkatus

The use-of-child-as-mascot bit, I'm reminded of the infamous "CheChe" post at Kos that Ace and others had so much fun with back in 2006:

Tears of Shame

I don't think I've ever seen such a look of misery and dejection on the face of my daughter as I just did a moment ago. She just couldn't understand why the President would be spying on everyone. "Even my Grandma?" she asked pitifully.

I sat down with her on the sofa and (as calmly as I could) tried to explain to her why the President has ordered a group of spies to collect information on every American. "And yes honey, even Grandma", I was forced to say.

I tried to keep my voice steady, but it became increasingly difficult - the rage and feelings of helplessnes were just too much. I think my daughter could tell something was wrong. I found myself at such a loss for words - nothing made any sense; nothing makes sense anymore. I finally had to admit, "Honey, I just don't know - I don't know what's going on in this country anymore..."

When I finished her lower lip started to tremble and her eyes began to fill with tears, "Daddy" she said, "why are the Republicans doing this to the country?" Well, that was it for me: I finally fell apart. She just fell into my arms and we both began sobbing for several minutes.

For once she had to comfort me and get me back on my feet. Sometimes I just think it's too much, but seeing the strength in my young daughter's voice helped me to get through.

It turned into a snowclone/meme at Ace's for years.

Sporkatus
The harpies are still shaking their fists at the stars, I see.
Well, its more of a pudge-wobble than a shake, with some bingo wing flapping.
David

her eyes began to fill with tears, “Daddy” she said, “why are the Republicans doing this to the country?”

Someone really should explain to this person, while shaking their elbows, that this kind of thing is not something that sane people generally do.

Sporkatus
Someone really should explain to this person, while s̶h̶a̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶i̶r̶ ̶e̶l̶b̶o̶w̶s̶ ducking them repeatedly in a barrel of water

Edited version for my sentiment.

Pat

Reading Brian Karem's twitter feed reveals that he's no journalist. He's an opinion writer, so wonder at Playboy's decision to make him a White House Correspondent? Are there no standards? I guess not. I'm beginning to believe there are NO STANDARDS for the American press.

WTP

Playboy's decision... Are there no standards?

Perhaps. Have you seen him in a silk teddy?

Darleen

re: Woke 8 y/os...

Most kids check out when parents start talking politics at the dinner table (that assumes even most parents even eat at the dinner table any more)... this includes up into teens.

I was born in 1954 ... so as a kid my brief surfacing to anything like current events during grade school never dominated my life or sent me sobbing to my parents.

Oh, I was 9 when JFK was assassinated, which dominated the news - but I remember it as events that didn't really affect me. I watch my teachers cry and all tv programs were pre-empted for coverage for days (back in the day of having all of about 3 major stations in glorious black & white). The dominant thought I remember thinking was "Wait, how could ANYONE kill someone else ON PURPOSE? Don't they know they will go to hell and not see God FOREVER?"

I then wondered when cartoons would return to tv.

The vast majority of my friends and classmates, even through high school, didn't give politics much deep thought. When stuff did come up, like a week of anti-war activities & wearing black armbands (Vietnam protests)on campus, or riding bikes to school for the first Earth day, it was more about socializing and being part of the group than being politically committed.

This elevation of kids as founts of wisdom who must be deferred to isn't just creepy, it is warning sign.

prm

"Mummy, why is Trump trying to immenentise the eschaton?"

David

I was born in 1954

[ Fetches comfy chair for Darleen. ]

WTP

I was 12 when Nixon stepped down. This was history, so it came up a good bit even in sixth grade. I think we kids knew more about impeachment and what it meant than some parents did. I attended a parochial school where religion and politics were discussed in classrooms. It was easy to get our Spanish teacher sidetracked and we would spend the whole class time talking about either. Actually, when I was 11 we had a chapel session where the dean spoke of how the events in the bible describing the end times were imminent. Now that I think of it, he actually was immenentizing the eschaton. The creepy is more wide spread than is commonly believed. It should have been a warning sign back then, but no one cared.

Spiny Norman
Someone really should explain to this person, while shaking their elbows, that this kind of thing is not something that sane people generally do.
I was thinking of something more along these lines.
Darleen

Fetches comfy chair for Darleen

Bless you, dear. Help yourself to an extra slice of cheesecake in the frig.

(BTW ... twin grandsons' first home football game tonight - they are in band. So I'll be spending about 5 hours tonight on my feet helping run the snack bar...I LOVE it, but I'm going to need that chair when I come home ...)

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Alas, too late for East Germany.

IOC officials noted that they will not require athletes to compete in categories that match their birth gender nor will there be any gender or sex testing of competitors ahead of the games, Daily Caller reported.

OTOH, the women's events are going to get some, shall we say, interesting competitors.

Daniel Ream

I can’t believe I remembered that and went to look it up.

That's all right, my favorite Avengers issue is the one where Iron Man is suspended from all Avengers activities for one week for not coming to the weekly status meetings on time.

Because parliamentary procedure is much more important than fighting evil.

Darleen

I attended a parochial school where religion and politics were discussed in classrooms.

Excellent! My dad started me reading the newspaper when I was 10. He'd lead me into discussions over the dinner table.

I startled my 9th grade world history teacher (a Marxist) when I challenged his contention that the USA went into foreign countries to exploit them but the USSR has mutually beneficial relationships. I asked him to then explain Soviet reaction to Prague Spring.

I then learned you didn't challenge a Marxist with a grade book. Heh.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Indian with cell phone ? the Daily Mail asks wondering if the painting proves time travel.

Clearly it is not a cell phone, but maybe it proves time travel as Captain Morgan rum wasn't around until 1944...

David

Iron Man is suspended from all Avengers activities for one week for not coming to the weekly status meetings on time.

“But Mom, punching giant robots is such fun…!”

WTP

Excellent! My dad started me reading the newspaper when I was 10.

Not so Excellent, IMNSHO. Time that was supposed to be spent on subject matter, especially Spanish lessons, was sidetracked into politics and religion. Some of that is understandable, but not taking up entire class times. And I don't care what the higher purpose is, presenting doomsday prophesies in a tone of inevitability to children, many of whom haven't even hit puberty yet, is wrong.

As for reading newspapers, we had the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite on every night at dinner as long as I could remember. I recall my mother commenting, somewhat derisively, on how WC came across so disappointed when reporting bad news for D's during the elections. I remember seeing Viet Nam body counts, stories of US planes being shot down, and even recall seeing a monk light himself on fire. I started reading the paper out of my own curiosity about what was going on, which itself was an introduction to being misinformed. I challenge anyone under the age of 56 to, without looking, tell me what the words "Learned Hand" refers to.

Hal

You're a student, and you want to understand a novel . . .

Then Prof. Foulfellow comes along and gives you the Magic Reason. It's oppression.

Coooool!!!, Thank you!---Now of course you are also going to explain, in detail, the method and mechanism of this process, so that you can demonstrate your knowledge and so that I can learn what that process actually is and how it actually works.

. . . . . . . Oh, do take your time coming up with your reply, I don't mind if you take awhile, there's this novel that I'm reading through so that I can understand it . . . . .

Hal

. . . my favorite Avengers issue is the one where Iron Man is suspended from all Avengers activities for one week for not coming to the weekly status meetings on time.

. . . . . . particularly as so helpfully portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., Tony even actually showed up for these meetings????

Hal

I challenge anyone under the age of 56 to, without looking, tell me what the words "Learned Hand" refers to.

Some judge guy.

---Of course, and indeed for that reason of Huhn?!?! I did actually go look that one up rather some years back . . .

Hal

. . . tell me what the words "Learned Hand" refers to.

. . . . on an other, ah, appendage, with a name like Billings Learned Hand, he's subsequently not going to become a lawyer or a doctor?????

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

I challenge anyone under the age of 56 to, without looking, tell me what the words "Learned Hand" refers to.

Meh, he's no Kenesaw Mountain Landis...

David

Sometimes, the word ‘cult’ doesn’t seem entirely inappropriate.

Ben
...it was more about socializing and being part of the group than being politically committed

I firmly believe this remains the primary driving force for most political activities.

Ben
Breanne Fahs

I actually know her, a bit - went to school with my wife (and was just at our wedding - and we attended hers). She and her husband are perfectly lovely people, but I do stick to neutral topics. Professors gotta publish, I suppose.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

She and her husband are perfectly lovely people...Professors gotta publish, I suppose.

It appears as if you are saying her shtick is all a con, in which case, given that people take the garbage she writes seriously, that is an un-lovely thing to do.

Ben
... is all a con

Eh, that's overstating it - I'm sure she believes it but isn't so doctrinaire that she feels she must inject those beliefs into every facet of her life - say, over dinner with a college friend and her husband. That sets her apart from many in the field, I suspect.

WTP

isn't so doctrinaire that she feels she must inject those beliefs into every facet of her life - say, over dinner with a college friend and her husband

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tMqcARKRSE

Ben

@WTP, hah, yes - living as I do in deepest blue Mass, I'm well used to the feeling that there are murky depths that are best avoided in the name of comity.

sk60

Sometimes, the word ‘cult’ doesn’t seem entirely inappropriate.

"Perfectionism is a symptom of white supremacy."

It would now be quicker to make a list of what *isn't* white supremacy according to these lunatics.

Pogonip

Isn't white supremacy: SJW-ism

Is white supremacy--everything else

And when do I get MY cut of the innumerable and inexhaustible benefits of white supremacy? Been waiting almost 58 years now.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

It would now be quicker to make a list of what *isn't* white supremacy according to these lunatics.

Indeed, and in the same vein, take the Progressive Guilt Quiz.

I am a non-person.

Hal

Mnuchin's wife isn't the only one defining herself through the brands she promotes

For the well-to-do, especially someone in Linton’s position, there’s no need for aspiration; you’re already there.

Matter of fact patricians vs brand name waving peons . . . .

Spiny Norman

Well, Farnsworth, I didn't quite so well - "Patriarchal chauvinistic war profiteer" has a nice ring to it, though.

Pogonip

405, Patriarchal Chauvinist War Profiteer

Ben

420, Patriarchal chauvinistic war profiteer

I am ashamed I didn't make it to non-person. I did skip a couple, which surely counted against me (there's quite a gap between 'Wal-mart' and 'food co-op').

Megaera

Re the "woke 9yo" gambit, didn't Chelsea Clinton herself proffer that one a while back, tendering for our consideration a letter she had written as a wee tyke to Ronald Reagan demanding to know why he was showing respect to German war dead at a cemetery when the said dead might have included Nazis? Couldn't help wondering what might possess some +/- 7yo to keep a handwritten copy of all her correspondence...

Mike

As I’ve noted many times, it’s curious just how often leftist ‘activism’ is difficult to distinguish from a mental health issue.

F*cking hell. These people belong in a secure institution.

David

F*cking hell. These people belong in a secure institution.

Based on their behaviour, it wouldn’t be entirely unreasonable. And it is their behaviour - not the generic, regurgitated slogans - that tells us what we need to know about them. It tells us why they do this. The violence and mob intimidation – now practically a default - isn’t some incidental side-effect, some unintended consequence. It doesn’t just happen. It happens, repeatedly, because it’s the objective, the reward for all that fake piety. They just want to feel powerful, which, for them, means smashing things and hurting people.

Maybe it’s just me, but I struggle to think of a political opinion that would impel me to horrify random drivers by rushing onto the motorway as part of a mob in the middle of the night; or to deliberately block the path of ambulances, thereby endangering lives, while cheering and giving the finger to the driver and paramedics; or to terrorise a lone woman by surrounding her car, trapping her, smashing her windscreen with a baseball bat, and then merrily videoing her distress. At length. While laughing.

[ Edited. ]

Daniel Ream

particularly as so helpfully portrayed by Robert Downey Jr., Tony even actually showed up for these meetings????

One of the fun things about having a massive archive of comics that go back to the 1960s is seeing how the characters have been re-interpreted and changed over the years. In the 1960's, Tony was sober (in both senses of the term), responsible, and hard working, as you'd expect the head of a major industrial consortium to be. It wasn't until 1979 that Tony Stark == alcoholic became the defining element of his character. And that element has been largely expunged from the movies, in favour of Downey, Jr's. ad-libbing billionaire playboy.

Perhaps even more entertaining is seeing just how awful a writer Stan Lee actually was. Apparently he can write exactly three personalities: strong-jawed stuffed shirt, mouthy maverick, and moon-eyed teenaged girl. The Marvel Bullpen started out writing teen romance comics, and you can tell. Oh boy, can you tell.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Regarding all the statue destroying around the world these days...

Jonathan

@ Farnsworth

Meanwhile, how not to be seen, and much self-righteous preening and strutting while sitting down.

That article is extremely instructive of the leftist mindset. Great find.


@David

...which, for them, means smashing things and hurting people.

To which I'd add: "without any negative consequences". Which must make it feel so much sweeter.

LM
And it is their behaviour - not the generic, regurgitated slogans - that tells us what we need to know about them. It tells us why they do this. The violence and mob intimidation – now practically a default - isn’t some incidental side-effect, some unintended consequence. It doesn’t just happen. It happens, repeatedly, because it’s the objective, the reward for all that fake piety. They just want to feel powerful, which, for them, means smashing things and hurting people.

Maybe it’s just me, but I struggle to think of a political opinion that would impel me to horrify random drivers by rushing onto the motorway as part of a mob in the middle of the night; or to deliberately block the path of ambulances, thereby endangering lives, while cheering and giving the finger to the driver and paramedics; or to terrorise a lone woman by surrounding her car, trapping her, smashing her windscreen with a baseball bat, and then merrily videoing her distress. At length. While laughing.

All of that.

David

All of that.

Well, when you see the same tactics used repeatedly and by default, with intimidation and thuggery actively sought out and aimed at random people, and all with the same spiteful delight, then the political rationalisations grow ever more ludicrous and unconvincing.

It isn’t politics or protest so much as it’s a vermin problem.

champ

@ Farnsworth

https://imgflip.com/i/1uealo

Monty James

470, Patriarchal Chauvinist War Profiteer

jabrwok

Regarding all the statue destroying

The people doing that statue-destroying don't really look like any of the people who've been busy destroying statues this century.

WTP

@champ, even worse

http://thefw.com/files/2012/02/Big-Boy-Graveyards-4.jpg

Richard Cranium

575, non-person

\o/

Hal

405, Patriarchal Chauvinist War Profiteer . . . 420, Patriarchal chauvinistic war profiteer . . . 575, non-person . .

Is there a score for Got part way through, and then got just too bloody bored?

---I suspect I was getting rather towards Utterly Not to be invited to any of the splittist boozing sessions, but then also did keep tripping over items such as the religion and faith section not having a listing for Buddhist . . . and finally just went for Meh, buggrit.

Hal

An actual artist has commented on getting actual artistic work done vs merely situationally chanting Me!! Me!! Me!! Me!! Me!! Me!!

"I have the vanity of an artist. I want my work to be seen. But I don't necessarily have to be seen,"

---David Hockney

David

Apropos of nothing in particular…

Yesterday, I caught a few moments of a video in which Patrick Stewart is speaking at a comic book convention in 2012. After a sarcastic preamble about how he’d promised the organisers that he “wouldn’t be controversial,” Stewart shared a somewhat incongruous anecdote about a bumper sticker he’d seen, and which said, “Socialism is un-American.” He then explained to his young audience that, actually, socialism “is about society,” and about “living in society,” and is therefore virtuous and fragrant. “Forget all the bad connotations of socialism,” he added, casually. “Forget about the Soviet Union, and Eastern Europe… forget about that.”

Apparently, young people should ignore the real-world consequences of socialism, and concentrate instead on how warm and fluffy, and of course superior, it makes them feel.

Sam

Another knighted millionaire socialist.

David

Another knighted millionaire socialist.

It just struck me as an odd thing to declaim, seemingly at random, at a comic book convention. Presumably, the compulsion to signal these things, however incongruously, is very strong indeed.

So far as I can tell, the jet-setting Sir Patrick hasn’t given away 90% of his substantial income to live as one might in the bosom of actual socialism. Nor has he given away his $2.5 million penthouse in New York, with its spacious rooftop terrace, on grounds that its commodiousness might seem at odds with his oft-professed socialist convictions. As so often, it all sounds like so much chaff, a rhetorical amulet to ward off the envy and resentment that socialist piety encourages in others.

WTP

It just struck me as an odd thing to declaim, seemingly at random, at a comic book convention.

Of course if he was professing his faith in religion or even speaking that way about the free markets from which all his wealth stems, there would be much hue and cry that likely would have followed him to this day. Maybe even damaged his career. Yet this from five years ago is a nothingburger.

There needs to be a tax on athletes, entertainers and such. Especially here in the US where the building where these clowns make their millions and millions are funded by taxpayers.

Pogonip

http://everydayfeminism.com/2017/08/friends-and-family-end-racism/

6 Ways To Make Your Relatives Sigh When They See You Coming Up The Walk

I'm all in favor of ending racism, but good heavens, don't these women EVER stop scolding? They're worse than the dittoheads!

David

don’t these women EVER stop scolding?

Or, How To Be A Delusional, Self-Dramatising, Aggravating Nag. Which, on reflection, sums up almost everything that’s been published by Everyday Feminism.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

For those of you who are aspiring writers and are sufficiently Woke™, please direct your submissions to The Space Marines Midwives Anthology.

Pretty much what it says on the tin - space marine midwives. Bringing forth new life under (space) battle conditions...This is an inclusive, intersectional feminist book, open to all for submissions. We really, really, REALLY (have I mentioned really?) encourage authors of color and those who have faced barriers to publication in the past to submit.

It is not clear whether just being a bad writer is considered a barrier to publication, but I believe one can use EF as a general style guide, given that it is fiction.

QuintAmpersandJessel

No one talks to anyone on the D.C. Metro. Especially not a grown man to a kid.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

No one talks to anyone on the D.C. Metro.

Not true, often they say things like, “I need you to give me the password for that phone and look the other way, otherwise it will not end well for you...”

QuintAmpersandJessel

And another reason I don't ride Metro any more, besides the fires and electrocutions.

David

Two law professors write an op-ed in praise of bourgeois values -

[1950s] culture laid out the script we all were supposed to follow: Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid idleness. Go the extra mile for your employer or client. Be a patriot, ready to serve the country. Be neighbourly, civic-minded, and charitable. Avoid coarse language in public. Be respectful of authority. Eschew substance abuse and crime.

And are promptly denounced by students and faculty as racists who are peddling “hetero-patriarchal, class-based, white supremacy.”

Farnsworth M Muldoon

And are promptly denounced by students and faculty as racists...

The signees, many from the anthropology department, "each committed to combating white supremacy in our pedagogy," and called on others to focus on discussing racism in the first weeks of the semester.

I am sure it has been said before, these clowns need not only to keep "racism" alive, but to foster it, so as to keep their phony baloney sinecures.

John D

And are promptly denounced by students and faculty as racists...

Being married and not a criminal is 'white supremacy' now.

David

Being married and not a criminal is ‘white supremacy’ now.

The comments from Clown Quarter academics and those by the general public, under the original article, are separated by quite a gulf.

John D

The comments from Clown Quarter academics and those by the general public, under the original article, are separated by quite a gulf.

If the students want to do well they should spend *less* time listening to their teachers. :-)

David

If the students want to do well they should spend *less* time listening to their teachers. :-)

Evergreen:

Just as Pinocchio went off to school with high hopes, only to be waylaid by J. Worthington Foulfellow, minority students are met on the way to campus by hard-left radicals who claim to have the interests of the newcomers at heart but in reality prey on them to advance their own selfish interests. Of course, what black students need is the same solid traditional education that had raised Irish, Italians, and Jews to full equality. But that would not serve the campus radicals’ purpose.

Disaffected radicals want to swell the ranks of the disaffected, not the ranks of the cheerfully upward mobile. Genuine progress for minority students would mean their joining and thus strengthening the mainstream of American society - the mainstream that campus radicals loathe…

As thinkers, campus radicals are poor role models for students. Their ideas are simple and rigid, and they rely heavily on conspiracy thinking that infers far too much from too little. They are powered by emotional commitments that are highly resistant to the lessons of experience. As a result, their cherished ideas are now virtually obsolete, and strike any reasonably well-informed observer as downright silly. The minority students that they attract into their orbit are dragged down to this low intellectual level.

They cultivate resentment and disaffection – and ultimately, failure - because it’s something they can exploit.

champ

@WTP

Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit) has been advocating something similar for many years...

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sunday-reflection-repeal-the-hollywood-tax-cuts/article/2503964

Pogonip

I clicked David's link and watched the proprietor of Everyday Feminism explain how they were in need of money because free speech is good (must be an old video). Her teenagerish speech is jarringly out of context with her apparent age (30-ish). Has she suffered some sort of brain damage? This isn't a feminists-are-all-crazy joke, I am honestly wondering. There are forms of brain damage that freeze the patient in time.

David

Her teenagerish speech is jarringly out of context with her apparent age (30-ish). Has she suffered some sort of brain damage?

Heh. There’s certainly a bizarre, rather comical mismatch. It’s like being scolded by an overindulged 13-year-old. And then of course there are the endless, heavily-made-up selfies, and the equally numerous retweets of people saying how pretty she is - none of which sit with her stern denunciation of “white supremacist capitalist cisheteropatriarchal standards of feminine beauty.” She doesn’t seem to comprehend that her world is indistinguishable from parody.

Pogonip

That's why I'm wondering about brain damage. If she is suffering from brain injury, what was funny becomes tragic.

Lisboeta

Breanne Fahs
Is that pronounced "farce"? If so, that's nominative determinism.

Friends-and-family-end-racism
"Sit in productive discomfort". What the hell does that even mean?

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