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September 29, 2021

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Hopp Singg

Thin feminists want fat feminists fat.

If they were attractive, they wouldn't need feminism.

David

Thin feminists want fat feminists fat.

Well, it does, I think, rather symbolise a broader phenomenon, in which the alleged solution to a source of obvious unhappiness entails pretending that one isn’t actually unhappy about it, all evidence to the contrary, and then doing precisely the kind of thing that will guarantee more of the same.

As I said at the time,

It is strange how the obvious and only practical solution to the problem is pointedly avoided, as if it were heresy and insufficiently radical. Instead, the weighty and woke are encouraged to behave in ways that will ultimately compound the cause of all that anger and unhappiness. On account of the health issues of obesity, and the psychological complications that tend to go with it, not being solvable by slurping sugary pudding through an oversized straw.

But apparently, we’re expected to believe that theatrically smashing weight scales and gorging on sugar will resolve the ladies’ long-term self-esteem issues, or make obesity an ideal, or somehow prevent diabetes and osteoarthritis. It’s like shouting at rain and expecting it to stop.

And in terms of woke advice, it’s something of a tradition.

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the school of preputial poetics

Honk.

Frank
Thin feminists want fat feminists fat.
Upon a chance encounter with a thin attractive feminist who announces said ideology just try and stop yourself from saying "but why madam, you aren't fat".
David

Right, I’m taking the father-in-law out for a late breakfast. Play nicely ‘til I get back.

anon a mouse

"a broader phenomenon"

*snortworthy, that is*

pst314

Fat feminist students fight the patriarchy...the kind of art-house films loved by Guardian columnists...the school of preputial poetics

So many of these social dysfunctions can be ameliorated with a boot to the head.

semi retired conservative

I believe that we should be approving of the fat, feminist purple hair phenomenon.

They will reproduce less, live shorter lives and be that much easier to spot and avoid in the interim.

Father Nature restoring the equilibrium. Praise the patriarchy !

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Speaking of boots to the head, I do believe this sort of thing has been tried before.

“Students arriving this week at the University of Bath have been given a different coloured wristband on club nights if they can prove in advance they are double jabbed, or have Covid-19 immunity.”
pst314

Father Nature restoring the equilibrium.

Speaking which, the Darwin Awards twitter feed was suspended for unspecified violations. Presumably it is "intolerant" and "uninclusive" to point with amusement at stupid people suffering the consequences of their stupidity.

Jen

Loving Themselves.

*npc crying meme*

David

*npc crying meme*

Well, yes, pretty much. And so, we get a “body love fair,” with “self-lovin’ vibes,” at which attendees are encouraged to smash things and “release your anger.” Because they love their bodies so much. There is, I’d suggest, an air of dissonance, of not being entirely convincing. I mean, it seems to me that people who were genuinely at ease with their size would most likely have better things to do.

ccscientist

The first rule of woke fight club is that no one (except white males) should ever feel bad about any short-coming or aberration. In fact, being unappealing and strange is actually revolutionary. Facts about diabetes and such are simply phobic talk. There are no objective facts in woke land. Just like mentioning that raising the min wage puts young black men out of work or that the current 3.5 trillion bill and higher taxes will crash the economy are just opinions of bad people.

Model_1066

The anger comes from knowing that only in an affluent society created and supported by the hated pale penis people can their delusions be catered to.

pst314

More cultural enrichment.

pst314

And some cultural enrichment from Libya.

Y. Knott

Ping! - just because...

pst314

Latest entry in the annual We Waz Kangs competition, Islamic division: IRGC commander: Muslims invented quantum mechanics 1,000 years ago: "Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Quds Force credits Muslims for discovering Einstein's Theory of Relativity a 1,000 years ago." (video)

pst314

The video, from MEMRI: "Admiral Ali Fadavi, IRGC Deputy Commander-in-Chief, Channel 2 (IRan), September 23, 2021:
Whenever we entered a certain area, we achieved full results. Let me give you a short explanation about one of these areas. You've probably heard, in the past couple of years, people talking about the field of quantum (mechanics). First of all, this is a very ancient science among Muslim societies. Muslim scientists talked about this science 1,000 years ago. If you want to compare it - two years ago, the 100th anniversary for Quantum (Theory) in the current world was marked. The anniversary was marked in New York as well. Iranian scientists travelled there from Iran as well. Compare the most recent findings of quantum science, which were mentioned in New York, two years ago, with what Ibn Arabi wrote in one of his books, 800 years ago, and you shall see that scientists consider Ibn Arabi's statements to be more complete. They already enjoyed sciences like quantum (mechanics) back then... This is a very new science which has not yet entered people's lives or the military field. If we have such a scientific footing, then we are obviously the source for quantum science, even though we cannot announce it out in the open. But when the world reaches a tiny scientific achievement, it announces it on the spot. For example, a year or two ago, the Americans declared that they built a quantum computer, using Google. For the sake of comparison, the largest and fasted computers in existence today would need 10,000 years to make the same calculations that a quantum computer does in 350 seconds. This is the difference. It is this way in many fields. Indeed, we and our scientists in this country are leaders and pioneers in these fields as well."

David

Ping! - just because...

Bless you. Should you wake at 3am, may your back never be cold.

Hippogryph

"Well, it does, I think, rather symbolise a broader phenomenon, in which the alleged solution to a source of obvious unhappiness entails pretending that one isn’t actually unhappy about it, all evidence to the contrary, and then doing precisely the kind of thing that will guarantee more of the same."
-David

The other familiar element is that the additional suffering will be blamed on third parties. If you review the Fat Activist literature, you'll see that the health problems associated with obesity are blamed on "fatphobia". It's other people's failure to agree with the Fat Activists that is causing their high blood pressure, difficulty breathing, etc.

Of course, the opportunity to blame third parties--especially to libel and abuse them--is one of the great allures for the activist lifestyle. Whatever the specific cause (fatness, transgender-ness, "antiracism", etc.), the activists demonstrate an almost identical blend of vanity and sadism.

ccscientist

Hippogryph: indeed they do blame fat phobia for their health problems. Not entirely obvious how social disapproval causes diabetes or hernias...
The existence of social disapproval in any case is usually exaggerated. Unless you are 600 lbs, people don't even look at a fat person anymore. It is just normal. The disapproval they think they see comes from themselves as paranoia because they know they are fat.

Buck Fiden

Prof. Strouse: "...standard English should be suspect, because they can justify the judgment of “people’s intelligence based on dubious standards."

This has been going on for a long time.

Back when I started college - more than 50 years ago - entering students were required to attend a lecture by a visiting professor who spoke on something like "The Dubious Origins of So-Called Western Civilization." It was actually quite interesting and entertaining. They guy was a real performer.

One of his messages was that Americans in the 20th Century are deluding themselves by tracing Western Civilization from Sumer, to Egypt, to Greece, Rome and Europe. "Who is this 'we'?" he asked, "who makes this journey? We have nothing in common with Sumer, or Egypt and very little with Ancient Greece or Rome."

His message, not quite explicit in that day, was that Western (European/American) Civilization has been pirated from distant peoples and has no objective basis to call itself the inheritor of a grand tradition.


And, by steps and degrees, we arrive at Joe Biden, Dunce Extraordinaire: "Leader of the Free World"

It's enough to turn your stomach.

Daniel Ream

Thin feminists want fat feminists fat.

More attractive women will start fashion trends that they know make women less attractive to men. They know they can afford to lose a point or two on the scale; most women can't without dipping below the "not with someone's else's" threshold.

It's always about jockeying for status in the herd and attracting the most powerful alpha male.

pst314

Two households, both alike in dignity, in fair America, where we lay our scene, From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean.

pst314

"Do you bite your ivermectin at us, sir?"
"I do bite my ivermectin but not at you, sir."

"A plague o' both your houses!"
"Too soon, bro. Too soon."

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Grammatically, if you can say 'you are,' you can say 'they is.'

Wherein God's preferred pronouns are discussed by learned theologians.

pst314

Wherein God's preferred pronouns are discussed by learned theologians.

True for Hindus, ancient Greeks and Romans, etc.

WTP

There's Florida Man and then there's Florida Man.

David

The other familiar element is that the additional suffering will be blamed on third parties.

It scarcely needs pointing out just how often woke posturing entails the displacement of responsibility.

And hence, one assumes, the appeal.

David

Very much related.

David

The other familiar element is that the additional suffering will be blamed on third parties.

See also the Guardian’s former fat person Stacie Huckeba, whose screaming fits and elaborate rationalisations proved somewhat entertaining, and who spends much of her time championing obesity as wholesome and beautiful, a thing to affirm, while simultaneously admitting to great relief and a sense of “freedom” since losing weight herself and regaining a normal size, due to the chronic discomfort and breathing problems that plagued her when she was larger.

Again, the word dissonance comes to mind.

Liz

It scarcely needs pointing out just how often woke posturing entails the displacement of responsibility.

That.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Shot

Chaser

pst314

On a lighter note, boomerang cat!

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Further Deep Thoughts™ from Emily above who would be advised to get routine PSA testing. For the female biology, you know.

pst314

Everything about sex is political, if you can bullshit long enough.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

I sense a disturbance in the intersectional narrative.

Governor Squid

I sense a disturbance...

He's like a walking incarnation of the "Islam is correct about women" stickers that made the rounds not so long ago.

pst314

Wait, what? A new era in Japanese politics begins

WTP

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all you taxpayers in the UK for funding this report. Pushing the frontiers of #Science!

https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2021/09/30/report-trans-athletes-retain-physiological-advantages-over-women/

Governor Squid

There will never be a headline to equal Laurel Hubbard disqualified from Olympic weightlifting event for failing to produce an acceptable snatch.

David

A new era in Japanese politics begins

That comma’s taking more weight than it can handle, I fear.

Chester Draws

One of his messages was that Americans in the 20th Century are deluding themselves by tracing Western Civilization from Sumer, to Egypt, to Greece, Rome and Europe. "Who is this 'we'?" he asked, "who makes this journey? We have nothing in common with Sumer, or Egypt and very little with Ancient Greece or Rome."

The starting point is true. We do indeed have very little in common. And there were massive gaps too, so that we cannot usefully assert an unbroken narrative.

The difference, conveniently forgotten in his narrative, is that Western culture accepts other traditions -- if they work for us. It is, more or less, alone in that. We are well aware that we reconnected with Roman and Greek traditions only in the Renaissance, and don't pretend otherwise.

What really gets me when same people decrying Western traditions will blindly accept assertions about unbroken Chinese culture over thousands of years, as if the Mongol and Manchu conquests never happened.

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