Friday Ephemera
Friday Ephemera

Anthropological Snippets

Three items presented for your betterment:  

First up, “Kids and kink can coexist at Pride in a totally fine way,” we’re told.  

You see, exhibitionist displays of fetishes – say, transvestism, sadomasochism, nipple clamps and cock rings - constitute a “justice space” and “kids and youth voices are vital to justice movements.” “Kids,” we learn, “are a vulnerable and marginalised group” and must therefore – yes, therefore - be exposed to narcissistic psychodrama and the penises of creepy, damaged men.

It’s all about those “intersecting identities and oppressions.”

This second item reminds us, inadvertently, of two fairly obvious options. You could, of course, regurgitate pseudo-scholarly prattle in a condescending tone, complete with facial theatre. Or you could just, you know, dial back on the carbs and sugar, and thereby live longer without the serious health problems. Or the mental contortions.

Oh, and somehow, inexcusably, I’ve only today discovered this.

I think it’s safe to say that your cross-cultural interview isn’t going terribly well when the interviewee starts throwing his own faeces at you.

Also, open thread.

Comments

sonny wayz

one flakka-related news story involved someone actually trying to eat the face of the person...

Paxilon Hydrochlorate by another name?

David

Paxilon Hydrochlorate by another name?

Pretty much.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Cultural enrichment and the blessings of diversity.

WTP
See also the fashionable Marxist Mr China Miéville

I remember that post: Very interesting. But as I scanned the comments I was reminded of how thankful I am at the disappearance of two trolls whose names Shall Not Be Mentioned.

Yes. Just went down that rabbit hole again. Not sure why I gave the fishy one the name "Number 5", but still in all my 59 1/2 + years I have yet to have anyone besides Number 5 manage to insult my entire family and my dog. With the space of eight years now, I must admit that on a certain level that is rather impressive. A bit late to say but touché to Number 5, wherever your fat ass is today.

Nate

I fell down several of your archive rabbit holes and lost nearly two hours.

Have a drink or two on me. :-D

David

I fell down several of your archive rabbit holes and lost nearly two hours.

Yes, that can happen. No refunds. Credit note only.

Have a drink or two on me.

Bless you, sir. May your freezer drawers be made of some durable material, not the usual flimsy plastic that cracks under the merest stress.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

Facebook makeup artist has thoughts.

Darleen

LA Schools - Hold my glitter.

Ahhh... good old LAUSD ... "pride" all year long but still ranked in the bottom 50% of school districts in CA with reading/math proficiency at 44%/33%, yet pays a good chunk of their teaching staff in six figures.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

New Zealand MP has necessary expertise.

pst314

Ahhh... good old LAUSD ... "pride" all year long but still ranked in the bottom 50% of school districts

It's a lot easier to indoctrinate kids in "pride" and "diversity" than to actually teach kids useful skills. (Never mind what happens when the system is infiltrated from top to bottom by leftist ideologues.)

pst314

Facebook makeup artist has thoughts.

I'd rather hear that the "artist" has a prescription for anti-psychotic meds.

Uma Thurmond's Feet

In more pleasant news, Mr. Bean inadvertently torches Amy Schumer.

WTP

Facebook makeup artist has thoughts.

Some of them take their vaginas for granted for sure
Taking vaginas for granted. There's a marketing slogan in there somewhere. Babylon Bee article perhaps? Women, taking vaginas for granted since 4004 BC.

mag

they wanted a presentable beautiful female who could be the face of AFLW, a "trans"woman may not be what they desired

Parasite on a parasite.

In neither case do they want "a league of their own", run for their type by their type, free to make rules that suit the talents and sensibilities of their members, free from belittlement by teammates, coaches or administrators who don't want their type around.

Is it possible for women to play football among themselves without demanding "equal access" to the revenue, attention, and hero-worship of male fans? Is it possible for MtF trannies to play football among themselves without demanding equal access to the camaraderie and locker rooms of real women? Yes and yes, but where's the fun in that?

David

Facebook makeup artist has thoughts.

His green and tangerine eye shadow is a… bold choice.

a different james

Cultural enrichment

I remember accounts of the abuse of mostly teenage English girls by Asian grooming gangs appearing on various blogs some years ago- maybe 15 years? It was occurring in various northern English towns. At the time no mainstream media would cover the stories.

Clearly, in those towns and cities, it was widely known what was happening- known to police, social services and elected politicians as well as journalists.

In spite of the trials of the predominantly Pakistani abusers, and the evidence that so many people knew what was happening, no policeman, social service worker or politician has, to my knowledge, suffered any punishment. Or any major media outlet accounted for their failure to investigate.

I presume that this is because the entire system was so complicit.

It is remarkable how undramatically a society rots.

sonny wayz

...no policeman, social service worker or politician has, to my knowledge, suffered any punishment

ISTR a social worker (?) being punished. She was sent for mandatory diversity training because she noticed a common theme about the abusers.

But that's not quite what you meant, was it?

pst314

In spite of the trials of the predominantly Pakistani abusers

Arrests and trials that happened only because of public outrage at the abuse and the coverup. I hope that a growing number of people seeing these scandals as treason--and are thinking about the traditional punishment for treason.

pst314

In spite of the trials of the predominantly Pakistani abusers

One of the stories I read in the British press was about a mother of an abuse victim who approached local Muslim religious leaders for help, asking them preach against such abuse. They all rebuffed her.

Once again we are shown that all religions are not equal, and that it is suicidally foolish to pretend that they are.

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