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March 26, 2019

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Adam

No need for such extreme steps. Take fewer showers, dress in black dungarees with an oversized man’s athletic shirt, along with hiking boots. This worked well for the female religion editor at our daily newspaper.

But knowing guys, particularly those of the teen age, they will find breast ironing to be a turn-on and quickly prefer the flat chested females over those more naturally endowed.

Connor

There is no specific offence for breast ironing.

This isn't the 21st century I imagined as a kid.

David

This isn’t the 21st century I imagined as a kid.

Oh, come now. Apart from the now-daily stabbings and machete attacks, and the backstreet exorcisms and the animal-carcass garden parties, and the delightful doorstep shitting fad, and the steeper-than-expected learning curve

Apart from that, I’m assured it’s all going terribly well.

ComputerLabRat

So let me get this straight:

Breast binders on a 13 y/o girl who is convinced she thinks she's a guy (or whose parents are convinced she thinks she's a guy) - totes ok - in fact encouraged. Hack em off - double mastectomies all around - even better! Pump em full of steroids - hell yeah!

But breast ironing - and what amounts to breast binding - on a 13 y/o girl from an Exotic Country of Color - we're supposed to be worried about it? But I thought people from those particular countries were vibrantly multicultural - Diversity! - and enriched us in such wonderful, vibrant ways as our host has so graciously linked above.

And that was a BBC article? I'm confused. I think there's been a collision at the Intersectionality.

Hal

There is no specific offence for breast ironing.

. . . Wrinkles?

Watcher In The Dark

""Kinaya" - whose name we have changed - lives in the UK."

So too does Emma, Jennifer, Lisa, Sarah, Mary, Wendy, Alice, Elaine (and so on) also live in this country and somehow, none of them had their chests ironed or bound up to prevent nature taking its course.

There will come a point when we wonder why the hell we let these people in, and then found they had 'issues' we really don't like being brought here. And yes, I agree with Connor: we didn't think it all would turn out this way.

Pogonip

What’s wrong w/the face of the last girl shown in the article, the one with the long straight hair?

Steve E

As horrible as this practice may be, there's a really big question being begged: What men are going to come after these girls when they show signs of breasts and what's happening to them when they do? It can't get anything but uglier.

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and the steeper-than-expected learning curve…

The Bristol Post's hot take: "We all have those moments where we have done something a bit silly…an easy mistake to make"

Sam

Apart from that, I’m assured it’s all going terribly well.

Equal parts chilling and humorous that you had those links at the ready.

Speaking of chilling news, please do keep us informed as to the long-term prospects of keeping this blog open...

Sam

dress in black dungarees with an oversized man’s athletic shirt, along with hiking boots.

So...a burka you mean?

David

The Bristol Post’s hot take

Yes, the pious tone rings a little hollow and even the paper’s own readers seem unconvinced. Granted, the chap filming the bizarre event could have popped next door to explain to his new neighbour how electricity works. But I think we can excuse him for being somewhat taken aback by the fact that such explanations are apparently necessary.

David

the long-term prospects of keeping this blog open...

And they wonder why we want to leave.

David

Equal parts chilling and humorous that you had those links at the ready.

I’m sure I could find more, all equally vivid. Old Holborn has a hashtag ‘OrcWatch’ which details the, um, liveliness of modern London and other enriched areas.

a different James

Granted, the chap filming the bizarre event could have popped next door to explain to his new neighbour how electricity works. But I think we can excuse him for being somewhat taken aback by the fact that such explanations are apparently necessary.

Think of the Greater Good.

He could have helped and it would simply have been a small act of kindness shared between two people.

However he highlighted her stupidity and shared it with the world, thereby bringing minor fleeting enjoyment to the masses and that great feeling you get when you are part of a crowd laughing at the misfortune of one individual.

He is undoubtedly to be thanked.

David

However he highlighted her stupidity and shared it with the world,

I don’t think it’s necessarily a question of stupidity, though it may be. But to import people, adults, whose culture and experience are such that they apparently struggle with the notion of electricity seems… problematic.

sH2

popped next door to explain to his new neighbour how electricity works.

Cargo cult.

Squires

What men are going to come after these girls when they show signs of breasts...

Vibrant and enriching ones, from vibrant and enriching cultures like their own.

...and what's happening to them when they do?

Most likely such men are the victims of the wiles of these (barely) pubescent seductresses.

Not unrelated: https://mobile.twitter.com/RightTingWakes/status/1108846288093761536

Steve E

Not unrelated:

Sickening. We've lost our moral compass, imperfect as it may have been.

aelfheld

All of this vibrant multiculturalism seems to involve rather a lot of tormenting of women.

JS

popped next door to explain to his new neighbour how electricity works.

Right, western chap caught talking to a bedsheet-wearing woman by the husband, brother, cousin...

It's not going to end with a cheery multiculti chorus of "I'd Like To Teach The World to Sing."

pst314

Sickening. We've lost our moral compass, imperfect as it may have been.

Maybe it is mostly our ruling classes who have lost their moral compass.

pst314

the steeper-than-expected learning curve…

If the video is difficult to watch on that website, it's also on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-k2EReAlPQ

Right, western chap caught talking to a bedsheet-wearing woman by the husband, brother, cousin...
It's not going to end with a cheery multiculti chorus of "I'd Like To Teach The World to Sing."

Agreed.

Darleen

All of this vibrant multiculturalism seems to involve rather a lot of tormenting of women.

Intersectionality, too.

Pogonip

Book progress: I have compiled many things I remember that girls don’t get to learn these days and plan to spend April interviewing other women. I’m hoping to get some info from all races—for example, as a Caucasian from a family of same, my mom never said, “OK, here’s what I want you to know before you consider eye-rounding surgery.”

Then I plan to start typing in May.

Pogonip

And now, gravity being what it is, I could use eye-rounding surgery!

(“Buy this book—your daughter will learn a lot and author is tired of being mistaken for a basset hound.”)

JuliaM

"Old Holborn has a hashtag ‘OrcWatch’ which details the, um, liveliness of modern London and other enriched areas."

I don't know how he keeps up...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6852995/Youth-18-fighting-life-two-men-armed-knives-stab-multiple-times.html

Pogonip

Is this normal for the area?

David

Given the above, this seems apposite.

Penseivat

There is no specific offence for breast ironing.

But there are offences of child abuse and assault (GBH?). However, because the parents are unlikely to be white and British, social services and the Police will jointly shout out, "Nothing to see here." and continue dealing with Twitter crims.

Jacob

Given the above, this seems apposite.

O/T but I like your sparring with 'artist' Lauran Childs (same thread, further down). :-)

David

I like your sparring with ‘artist’ Lauran Childs

I’d forgotten about that one. Happy days.

Tom

There is no specific offence for breast ironing.

No, but there is one for female genital mutilation and how many arrests have been made despite the thousands (10s of thousands?) of diverse girls it's been inflicted upon. I think I recall possibly one?

It reminds me of a case in California where the news was up in arms after a necrophiliac was let go without charge having been found in flagrante delicto with a... well, you know. The prosecutor said it had never occurred to anyone that there wasn't a law against it because, presumably, they didn't consider it a possibility. That situation's been rectified and the next guy's going to get the book thrown at him, or a fine, I forget what the penalty was in the end.

Tom

popped next door to explain to his new neighbour how electricity works.

I agree that had he been caught in the act so to speak it may not have gone well for the potential good Samaritan. However, in today's 'elf 'n safety world I foresee another problem. Suppose he explains the usage of electricity to the landscaper but forgets to mention using a ground fault interrupter? I have no doubt her eventual electrocution when she inevitably runs over the cord (come on, you know that's almost a certainty) will be placed at his feet and he'll wish he'd stayed home and just put her on YouTube.

Oh, he did, that's fine then.

Will

Given the above, this seems apposite.

That.

David

That.

The last paragraph, the bit about the Radio 4 comedian, describes one of those moments that linger in the memory as significant and politically educational.

It scarcely needs pointing out that the scale of the demographic changes has made assimilation and integration far less likely – and in some cases unimaginable - as migrant populations tend to cluster and self-reinforce along racially identitarian lines. And the scale of the demographic change, and the rapid and alienating transformation of entire neighbourhoods, seems likely to make racial animosity more common, not less.

Again, the social consequences are hardly unobvious, and never were.

Rob

Notice how no-one is really responsible for it in the article. Oh, there's a vague reference to the point of origin, but no denunciation of perpetrators. It must have been vexing for the author that they could not slam the staple oppressors, Britain, White Men, Colonialism, etc - even they realised that was going too far.

So, instead vague notions of outreach, 'education' etc.

David

So, instead vague notions of outreach, ‘education’ etc.

And so, ours is a society that now has to explain to some its citizens, in schools, that burning and mutilating pubescent girls isn’t considered polite. That’s where we are now, apparently.

jabrwok

things I remember that girls don’t get to learn these days

Like "it's easier to run with your skirt up around your waist than with your pants down around your ankles"?

Pogonip

Also easier to kick the pursuing miscreant in the knee that way. 😊

Hai

Oh, there's a vague reference to the point of origin, but no denunciation of perpetrators. It must have been vexing for the author that they could not slam the staple oppressors... even they realised that was going too far.

The paperwork-compatriot ploy ("UK citizens" or "British-born"), and the regionalism ploy ("Luton parents suspected of ...") have been overused to the point where they draw attention to what they're trying to elide. They become social media pressure points, where deplorables gather to express their contempt of the media and winkle out the names and faces of perpetrators. Better to release the pressure by mentioning the origins in a softpedaled way, and then change the subject to how we must all educate ourselves blah blah blah in our communities.

It's ethnomasochist extravagance - not only are they padding out our own moral bill but they insist on paying the moral bills of our guests.

Angus

With regards to popping next door to explain how to electricity works; this is an obvious trap, my notes point to this being something called “mansplaining”, which, of course, offends those identifying as female (dodged another trap there) and is punishable by twitter mobbing or a good shame session.

It pays to write this stuff down.

Pogonip

‘Splain away, dude; I don’t know everything, but I’d like to, so if anybody’s got time to explain, I’ll listen in hopes I’ll learn something.

Adam

The legal penalty for necrophilia in CA is being required to eat a Chick-fil-a sandwich. Apparently this is an effective deterrent. There have been zero cases of corpse-snarfing since the law was passed

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