Latest threat to mankind? Gendering your pet

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Freaking Feminists!

Via Moonbattery

From the feminist revolutionaries at Medusa Magazine:

Pets cannot speak for themselves. They cannot tell you that they are being misgendered. It’s important not to make assumptions about what gender your animal is based off of its sex.

Hold on, it gets even crazier:

Sex and gender are separate things and are in no way intertwined. The sex of your pet is irrelevant. The only time you need to concern yourself with the sex of your pet is when you spay or neuter it (and this begs the question of whether or not we should perform operations on our pets without their consent). Animals can have diverse genders just like humans, and they can have diverse sexualities also.

Owners are advised to give their pets gender-neutral names and use gender-neutral pronouns. You wouldn’t want to offend your pet, which might be a trans-pet.

Also, it’s an important way to practice getting rid of gender norms all together [sic].

Good Freaking Grief! What type of loon thinks up this stuff??

When I say Feminists HATE men, well…….

Are you a man? Do you like sex? Do you enjoy making your partner climax? If you answered yes, then you are a sexist, knuckle dragging pig! H/T Moonbattery

Visiting Cosmopolitan might cause the dumb sensors to overload, so let’s take Daily Wire‘s word for what can be found there:

“It’s not enough that men are already having more orgasms than women. To make matters worse, a new study published in the Journal of Sex Research found — aside from deriving pleasure from their own orgasms, obviously — men also derive a specific sort of masculine pleasure from making female partners orgasm,” complains Cosmo Sex & Relationships editor Hannah Smothers.

Naturally, men enjoy sex more when their female partner has an orgasm; this is what the study has dubbed “masculinity achievement.”

Smothers says that there’s “nothing wrong with feeling good about making your partner feel good” — before explaining why it’s actually “sexist.”

“Despite increasing focus on women’s orgasms, research indicated that the increased attention to women’s orgasms may also serve men’s sexuality, complicating conceptualizations of women’s orgasms as women-centric,” researchers wrote.

In other words Feminists hate men, and hate men to have fun, which is why Feminists make love with their eyes closed. So, even if mean are giving women pleasure, it is still sexist!

Jewish Actress pushes back against noted Anti-Semite

Good for Mayim Bialik, who is hardly a Conservative, but she sees through the hateful rhetoric of  Palestinian-American political activist Linda Sarsour

A recent series of articles about Palestinian-American political activist Linda Sarsour startled many in feminist and Jewish circles, me being one of them. In these articles, Sarsour states that feminism and Zionism are incompatible.

Sarsour said, “There is no country in this world that is immune to violating human rights. You can’t be a feminist in the United States and stand up for the rights of the American woman and then say that you don’t want to stand up for the rights of Palestinian women in Palestine.” (Check out this interview with Sarsour in The Nation.)

Zionism is the belief in the right of the Jewish people to have an autonomous state in Israel. I am a Zionist. Feminism is the belief that a woman-driven movement can bring about race, class and gender equality and that women deserve all of the rights and privileges afforded to men. I am a feminist. There are Zionists who are critical of certain Israeli policies and those who are not; there are Zionists who are anti-occupation and there are Zionists who are pro-settlement; and there are Zionists who fall between these extremes. The definitions of Zionism and feminism are not in conflict with each other. At all.

I would say that it depends on your definition of Feminism. Many Feminists today are for more invested in far-left ideology than in honoring or protecting women and women’s rights. In fact it might be argued that the Left has hijacked Feminism to push Leftist agendas rather than to fight for freedom for women.Bialik does not strike me as one of those “Feminists”. In other words she seems reasonable on the subject of Israel, where as Sarsour is rabidly anti-Israel. Here is more of Bialik

Are there things that happen in Israel and the Palestinian territories which cause pain and suffering to women? Absolutely. And being a Zionist doesn’t mean a definitional indifference to this suffering, especially of Palestinian women and children. The question is this: Many countries – many Muslim countries, in fact – perpetrate atrocities against women which include: female genital mutilation, forced marriages, child brides, systematic abuse of women by the justice system, revenge rape and honor killing. Why is Israel held to a standard none of these other countries – whose offenses are, arguably more extreme – are held to? And why is belief in the State of Israel something that should exclude women – or men, for that matter – from identifying as feminists?

Go read it all, it will give you some hope about having reasonable dialogues with Liberals.

News Flash! Sense of humor is now a hate crime or something

Alternate title, Offendeditis outbreak at American University, Feminists and Snowflakes hardest hit

The College Fix reported:

‘Anti-feminism’ posters at American University investigated as a ‘hate crime’

Law enforcement personnel are searching for the person who hung up “anti-feminism” posters around American University’s campus late Tuesday evening.

The posters parody the recent International Women’s Day as “International Nags [sic] Day,” and include the meme “Stop talking and bitching woman on March 8 and make me a sandwich.”

Rather remarkably, as Fox-5 reports, police are investigating this “vandalism” as a hate crime.

A crime alert was issued to the A.U. community which included photos of the suspect:

Here is the super duper extra offensive poster that some people think should be criminalized. Brace yourself, and make sure no children, or small animals can see the horror….

Oh no, how will our republic survive this? At worst this is in bad taste. To me it is funny, partly because it has some possibly inappropriate elements to it. But also because it is true. Feminism has devolved into angry, irrational hyperbole being screamed by perpetually pissed off “victims”. These women who go heavy into Feminism see discrimination everywhere. Hell they cannot order lunch without seeing the “Patriarchy” somewhere in the experience. But, I must say, I would have really liked these posters to be put up as well

A quick note here, I only put the photo of a hot woman drinking beer because men will like it, and Feminists hate anything that men enjoy.

Lena Dunham Illustrates Leftist Hypocrisy

Lena Dunham, appearing on The View, gives us a glaring look at how intellectually vacuous, and condescending, and completely self-absorbed the Left is. Have a look

Got all of that? White women are singled out as being childish, and selfish. Apparently they need an “empowered” woman like Lena Dunham to set them straight. What would an empowered Dunham tell White women who voted for Trump? Perhaps she could explain how being dependent on government for you health care, birth control, your sustenance, and of course your protection because women guns are bad is somehow empowering for them? She would then have to explain how these women voted against their own interests, and the interest of all women by when they cast votes for Trump? Are all women the very same now? They must all think in lock step to be a “real” woman? That is empowering? Apparently so, because identity politics is all Dunham knows it seems.

Dunham, who goes on left-wing shows like The View and gets praise heaped upon her for being a mind-numbed feminist drone really thinks she is an example of what all women should be. Never mind that she is, basically a brain washed women who has no perceptible talent, well, other than taking her clothes off every five seconds and saying inane things of course. She babbles about people being “at risk” because Trump won, and accuses Trump of not considering Muslims and trans-Americans to be human. She has zero evidence of this of course, but rhetoric must prevail. Facts? Proof of allegations? How dare you question the brilliant Lena Dunham? She is smart, certainly smarter than women who dared vote for Trump. I mean like, don’t they know they must have Dunham tell them how to vote? Stupid White women! Don’t they know their places?

If I could have been on that set, I would have posed this question to Dunham. Who is she to tell women, any woman, how to vote, or what is in their best interests? Are they not allowed to think for themselves?

Now even evil women are victims, as long as they are leftists

And when I say evil, I mean this type of evil

On a Twitter, on a Reddit forum, I stumbled over this horrifying story: Donna Hylton, a woman who spent time in prison for participating in the kidnapping, rape, murder, and ransoming of a gay man, spoke at the Women’s March as an advocate for women of color.

What did this woman do? From Psychology Today, this:

Vigliarole believed the three girls were prostitutes who were going to have sex with him. Instead, they picked him up on March 8 in Elmhurst, Queens, at Maria’s home, and drugged him to make him drowsy. Then they drove him to Selma’s apartment in Harlem. The apartment had already been prepared for an extended torture session: The closet door had been cut, a pot put in it for use as a toilet, the windows boarded.

For the next 15 to 20 days (police aren’t sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured. (Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita’s chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole’s rear: “He was a homo anyway.” How did she know? “When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.”)

The three girls took turns watching the man. It was Donna who delivered a ransom note and tape to a friend of Vigliarole’s, who was able to get a partial license plate number of the car she was driving. He notified the police, who traced the plate to a rental car facility. On April 6 the suspects were arrested, and detectives spent 36 hours straight interviewing the seven men and women. “We had to keep going back and forth and catch them in lies,” said Spurling. “It was a never-ending circle of lies.”

Spurling himself interviewed Donna: “I couldn’t believe this girl who was so intelligent and nice-looking could be so unemotional about what she was telling me she and her friends had done. They’d squeezed the victim’s testicles with a pair of pliers, beat him, burned him. Actually, I thought the judge’s sentence was lenient. Once a jailbird, always a jailbird.”

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But there was another moment, on our second day together, when she slipped verbally, and said in an almost irritable way, “He [the victim] was going to die anyway, so . . .” and then she caught herself. I just looked at her. All her previous protestations that when arrested she’d had no idea Vigliarole was dead were clearly lies.

But, still she is a victim

Of course, to the Left it does not matter what she did. It only matters that she is a devoted Marxist, and hey, what is a murder when compared to the “struggle” right? After all, she is a victim Prepare for your obligatory moral relativism from the left

The principles behind the Women’s March, things like equal rights and ending violence against women, don’t just matter to women. Women aren’t the only people capable of speaking on the subject, but Hylton brings something very interesting to the table. As Hylton very clearly explains on her website, she’s a women’s rights activist and criminal justice reform advocate. She is a woman. She is black. She was also the victim of abuse as a child and spent a long time in prison after committing a heinous crime.

Hylton’s life experiences are relevant to her causes. A white guy who’s never been to prison might be able to give a great talk about violence against women and inequality, but there’s an understandable draw to hearing about violence and discrimination against women from someone who’s experienced both. There’s an understandable draw to hearing about what happens to black women in the criminal justice system from a black woman who’s been through the criminal justice system. Hylton’s background doesn’t make her positions are any more valid, but even if her conclusions based on her life experiences are dead wrong, her perspective is colored by a very unique and very germane set of life experiences. Her views are worth hearing.

The reasoning in the blog post is dangerous for numerous reasons. Attacking something as huge and diverse as feminism in general or some imagined “Women’s Movement” represented by a single march because of the background of one person involved is the sort of thing that only succeeds with the stupidest among us. To say that such a movement is embracing someone simply by having her speak is misleading.

The point here is that no one who organized, or who is glorifying the “Women’s March” should have welcomed a murderer and kidnapper. The point is that Leftists accuse Trump, and Republicans of being sexist, Homophobic, and so on. They cast these allegations around without a second thought. Yet, they welcome a truly horrible person to join their movement. A person that not only did evil deeds, but actually uses her just punishment to scream about being a victim. In short, the truth is this. No movement can control all of those who attend their events, but they CAN control who they elevate in that movement. They can control who they give prominent positions to.

So, yes, this does say a lot about the Left, and Feminists which are part of the Left. In short, it illustrates that the Left does not value decency, or truth. All that matters to them is a person’s position on issues. To them, Donna Hylton is moral because she holds far left ideals. It does not matter that she took part in awful crimes. Hylton is embraced. Embraced while women who are pro-life, are shunned. Welcomed while any woman who voted for Trump is mocked and demonized. Hylton is praised while women who dare embrace Conservatism, in any way, are raked through the mud.

Stacy McCain ofers this excellent take

All who claim that feminism is about “equality” are either fools are liars. Feminists themselves have made clear that there is no limit to their demands. Give feminists everything they demand today, and tomorrow they will return with a new list of demands. Feminists are totalitarians with a remorseless appetite for power. Feminists are cruel and dishonest, and will tell any lie necessary to achieve their wicked purposes.

The Women’s March on Washington was a vivid expression of how Democrats have harnessed this hate movement for partisan purposes:

Donna Hylton, a woman who spent time in prison for participating in the kidnapping, rape, murder, and ransoming of a gay man, spoke at the Women’s March as an advocate for women of color.

That a criminal psychopath was a leader of this feminist rally — and no one in the liberal media even mentioned her record of hateful violence — tells you a lot about the feminist movement and its ideology. Donna Hylton is not an isolated example, but is altogether typical of the kind of mentally deranged sadists that this movement attracts.

This is what happens when values cease to matter

Feminists: The New Prudes

It seems Feminists wish to be the wardrobe Police

In the fall, actress Karen Gillan came under fire for her skimpy outfit in the upcoming Jumanji movie, in which she stars alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart. Now, Gillan is explaining why the outfit actually makes perfect sense.

When Johnson posted the first promotional image of the classic film reboot on social media in September, fans loved the outfits worn by the male cast—and especially Johnson’s tight-fitting shirt and khakis. They were less enthused by Gillan’s midriff-baring crop-top that showed off her physique. Her cargo shorts, they argued, exposed far too much of her legs.

Well, again we see that Feminists wish to empower women to make ONLY choices approved by Feminists. And, again, we see that a big issue here is that Feminists are afraid men will like the outfit. Feminists hate seeing men have fun

Feminists were outraged about how her character’s outfit catered to the “male gaze,” with some even calling it “sexist” and “outdated.” Perhaps they would have liked to measure the length of the exposed skin on her legs with a tape measure to determine if she was “decent.”

Just another example of how the Left is bound and determined to have control of everything everyone does.

Ladies, when the Left Shrieks about empowering you………..

…..what they really desire is to enslave you to a lifetime of government dependence

As you surely know by now, dozens of hardcore leftist organizations participated in a march on Washington to push for all sorts of leftist ideas, like abortion, ‘climate change’, vaginas, pussy’s, flipping people off while grabbing their vaginas, wearing pussy hats telling us they’re empowered (hey, that’s what most of the photos I saw seemed to be pushing). The NY Times has a wonderful collage of photos which conveniently forget most of the Crazy.

Yes, feminists are obsessed with their “lady parts” and with being empowered. Yet, all of that empowerment seems to revolve around having the government pay for the pads, tampons, abortions, birth control. Does anyone else think this odd? Certainly not Leftists like New York Andrew Cuomo, who is all happy to provide the government shackles ladies.

“These regulatory actions will help ensure that whatever happens at the federal level, women in our state will have cost-free access to reproductive health care and we hope these actions serve as a model for equality across the nation,” Cuomo said. “Women deserve to make a fair wage and the same salary as any man, they deserve to work in an office free of sexual harassment, they deserve comprehensive paid family leave, and they deserve control over their health and reproductive decisions.”

Oh Governor Cuomo you lying Leftist you. You, and anyone who thinks about this knows that this has nothing to do with women’s right, or empowerment. In the real world, the more “rights” the government invents, the more it ultimately controls those it “gives” those rights to. The more government provides, the more it controls, and, of course, in Andrew Cuomo’s world that is the goal.

In fact the goal of the Left is always control, it is at the very core of their Collectivist hearts. That is why they focus so much energy into propagandizing Americans into identity based group think. When those groups fall for that re-education, they also fall for the lie that only big government can protect their “rights”, and that thinking as an individual is bad. You must sacrifice your individual identity, and embrace your “identity” as a member of your “group”. Of course, those who are wise reject this notion for what it is, an invitation into slavery to the State.

Here is a great truth you must never forget. Once you willingly sacrifice your individual liberties, you lose every natural right that you possess. That reassuring sound for those that give in to group think is not security, or liberty.

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It is, instead, the sound of the Collectivist jail cell door closing behind you.

Yeah, Ashley Judd is a crazy as a pet coon

Here you go folks. Proof that Leftism is an ideology for the delusional, bitter, and ignorant

Good Freaking Grief! Is there anything the Left loves more than pretending to be a victim?

Marxist Moron of the Day? Heck, after that incoherent rant, she might be the Marxist Moron of the Decade

Mike Miles has a asks Ashley Judd to imagine

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Noted Lunatic Feminist: White bitches better know their place

Stacy McCain lays bare the lunacy, and Misogyny

A bestselling feminist author told a national conference that “dismantling patriarchy” requires that women must stop listening to white men.

“We have to get white women in order,” Roxane Gay said Friday at the Facing Race conference in Atlanta. “Until women are less invested in what white men think, we aren’t dismantling patriarchy.”

A professor of English at Purdue University, Gay is the author of Bad Feminist, a 2014 New York Times bestseller that is assigned reading in many university Women’s Studies programs. She was a keynote speaker at the Facing Race conference, organized by an anti-white group called Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The organization’s partisan nature was revealed in a Nov. 9 statement responding to Donald Trump’s election by calling it “the worst outcome we could have imagined . . . a stunning victory for racism, misogyny, homophobia, and vengeful authoritarianism.”

How ironic! The biggest abusers of women are Feminists. They are no better than the sterotypical drunk in a wife beater tank top are they?

Just another reason the Useless Nations is a joke

The United Nations has a long history of being ineffective and, well left of reality. Consider some of the current member of the UN Human Rights Council. China, Communist China with its forced abortions, and limits on how many children Chinese couples may have, and other human rights violations

An estimated 500,000 people are currently enduring punitive detention without charge or trial, and millions are unable to access the legal system to seek redress for their grievances. Harassment, surveillance, house arrest, and imprisonment of human rights defenders are on the rise, and censorship of the Internet and other media has grown. Repression of minority groups, including Tibetans, Uighurs and Mongolians, and of Falun Gong practitioners and Christians who practice their religion outside state-sanctioned churches continues. While the recent reinstatement of Supreme People’s Court review of death penalty cases may result in lower numbers of executions, China remains the leading executioner in the world.

Cuba another Communist nation

Cuba remains one of Latin America’s most politically repressive countries, according to international watchdog group Human Rights Watch (HRW). The group found that political dissidents who criticize the government routinely face criminal prosecution and that government officials use fear tactics including beatings, public shaming and threats of imprisonment to keep naysayers in check.

Reports of arbitrary arrests increased from 2,100 in 2010 to 3,600 in 2013, according to HRW’s 2013report, which also found that arrest orders are hardly ever presented during arrests and detainees may be held for several hours or even days without outside communication. Political prisoners are commonly denied parole after their minimum sentences are completed, the report found, and Cuba’s prisons are overcrowded and unclean, with prisoners who are often malnourished and suffer from illnesses.

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s discriminatory male guardianship system remains intact despite government pledges to abolish it. Under this system, ministerial policies and practices forbid women from obtaining a passport, marrying, traveling, or accessing higher education without the approval of a male guardian, usually a husband, father, brother, or son.

Authorities also fail to prevent some employers from requiring male guardians to approve the hiring of adult female relatives or some hospitals from requiring male guardian approval for certain medical procedures for women. In February, a member of the Senior Council of Scholars,  the highest state body for the interpretation of Islamic law, issued a fatwa stating that women are not allowed to visit a male doctor without their male guardians. They are not allowed to expose parts of the body with the exception of a medical emergency.  All women remain banned from driving in Saudi Arabia.

The entire list of nations is here Many of the members are anything but defenders of human rights. And yes, women are likely not exempt from the degradations and mistreatment. But, some “concerned” UN Sstaff members ae saying enough is enough! They have taken a stand and started an onlone petition to reconsider the UN’s choice of Wonder Woman as Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls. Wait, what? They cannot be serious can they? I mean with so many real issues with the UN to be outraged over, they lose it over Wonder Woman.

An online petition by concerned UN staff members calls for Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to reconsider the choice on the grounds that the character is culturally insensitive, overtly sexualized — and not real.
Well, at least they understand that Wonder Woman is not real. But really, how is this petition going to help actual women being brutalized?
“Having strong (living, breathing) female role models is a critical aspect of the goal of empowerment of women and girls,” the petition reads, in part. “If the United Nations would like a list of incredible extraordinary women that would formidably carry out this role, we could surely be able to come up with a list from which the Secretary-General could choose.”
Yes role models are great, invaluable, but it seems the real outrgae here is over Wonder Woman image
The petitioners also pointed to Wonder Woman’s questionable garb as making her an unsuitable UN ambassador.
“Although the original creators may have intended Wonder Woman to represent a strong and independent ‘warrior’ woman with a feminist message, the reality is that the character’s current iteration is that of a large breasted, white woman of impossible proportions, scantily clad in a shimmery, thigh-baring body suit with an American flag motif and knee high boots,” the petition notes.
Yes, that is true, Wonder Woman is hot, and yes, men like her, or at least hot women that dressed like her. No wonder the leftist loons at the UN are upset. I mean Wonder Woman is hot (which enrages Feminists), White (RAAAAACIST), American (America is evil to the Left), and wearing knee high boots. Did I mention that rope she carries to tie people up with? She can lasso me anytime. But more to the point here the real outrage seems to stem from Wonder Woman’s race, national origin, and sexiness, rather than how to help oppressed women around the world. And the UN’s long history of elevating the very worst nations to places of authority? Where is the outrage over that?
This is the Left of course, and they are selective in their outrage. Symbolism and phony outrage are more important than meaningful steps that lead to actual solutions. Frankly, if the United Nations cared about women’s rights, they would hold the West, especially America up as great examples. They would work to help other nation embrace Republican forms of government, and Capitalism. They would reject Totalitarian government as unacceptable, and oppressive. But, this is the Useless Nations, we should never expect anything serious to come from such a body dominated by Leftist ideology.

Feminism is not pro-woman, it is pro Leftism

Feminism, we are told, is about empowering women. Empowering women to make their own choices, control their own bodies, run their own lives. In short then, feminists will tell you that women NEED feminism because of sexism and inequality. That is the message and rhetoric of Feminists, but the truth is quite different. In truth, feminism is about pushing leftism, and embittering, and thus controlling women, thus empowering feminists, and, again, furthering leftist ideology.

Again, if you might be thinking I am way off base here, consider how Feminists walk the walk on “empowering women” to make any choice they wish. Much like the self-appointed civil rights leadership seeks to keep Blacks from thinking for themselves, and leaving the Plantation of Liberal Ideology, feminist leaders seek to keep women “in their place” which, of course is bitter angry, and indoctrinated into the Left’s definition of feminism.

If a woman is pro-abortion, she is empowered. If she dares be pro-life, however, she cannot really be a woman.

If a women speaks “truth to power” on equality, and shrieks constantly about the evil Patriarchy, and sees every male glance or flirt as sexism, she is a member in good standing with feminists. Let a woman speak out and say she likes being attractive to men, or that she sees nothing evil about being flirted with, or complimented by a man, and she is a disgrace.

If a woman rails against traditional gender roles, and marriage (which any good feminist will tell you is rape), and stay at home moms, she is a warrior for social justice. But a woman who defends typical gender roles, and marriage, and raising her kids by actually raising them, then she is called a fool and a traitor to feminism.

If a woman uses her voice to bash the NRA, and gun owners, then she is a valued voice to the Left. But a woman who defends gun ownership, concealed carry, and actually trains with and carries a gun herself, she is bashed. Never mind that such a woman IS the true definition of what feminism ought to be. Such a woman is thinking for herself, and speaking out, and is actually walking the walk. But to feminists, she is a cancer, and must be ostracized and belittled.

In short, being a good feminist means being a woman who toes the lines correctly, and only makes life choices that the Left finds valuable. Consider a few more examples.

A woman should be free to control her own body, unless she wishes to control her own medical insurance and care. Or unless she chooses to pose for pictures men will enjoy, of course. Then she is serving the Patriarchy and betraying women somehow.

A woman must NEVER enjoy being attractive, and any men must never ever look at a woman, or direct any compliment towards a woman’s looks. Somehow noticing that an actress, or news anchor is attractive demeans her intellect somehow. Funny, I never knew that only unattractive people can be smart.  This of course, goes against nature. Men are, by definition attracted to women, and vice-versa. Trying to change that dynamic is as likely to succeed as trying to pet a wolverine is. 

Women must use their voices to help further certain causes, unless those causes are against leftism of course. This is why women like Michelle Malkin, and Stacy Dash and S.E. Cupp, or Katie Pavlich are so savaged by the Left. They do not “know their place”. Odd isn’t it? There is likely no greater form of sexism than feminism. Especially towards very attractive women. And yes, I find the four women I named very attractive, I also find them intelligent and fascinating and admirable. See, you CAN indeed appreciate a woman’s mind, ideals, and looks. Well, unless you are a feminist that is. After all, that whole equality thing is only for women who follow the feminist rules.

UPDATE!! Feminists still put the Bat Shit in Crazy!

Stacy McCain is all over Feminist Nuttery again

A consistent theme of feminist discourse for more than 40 years is a completely negative portrayal of male sexuality. Feminists are united in the opinion that whatever men do in regard to sex is always 100% wrong. Male attraction to women is condemned in feminist rhetoric as “objectification.” If a man admires a woman’s beauty, he has thereby degraded her as a “sex object,” according to feminist theory. If a man verbalizes his interest in a woman, feminists denounce this as “harassment,” and if he expresses his interest in a woman by any physical action — a kiss or a hug — feminists consider this sexual assault. Of course, feminists consider heterosexual intercourse to be inherently oppressive, a violent act of male domination — “PIV is always rape, OK?”

How deep are they in The Pit of Eternal Feminist Bitterness? This deep, and digging as fast as they can

“Men are the enemy. Heterosexual women are collaborators with the enemy. . . .
“We see heterosexuality as an institution of male domination, not a free expression of personal preference.”
Leeds Revolutionary Feminists, 1981

“Men affirm male superiority through use of the penis as a weapon against the female. . . .
“Because men want women’s sexual services for themselves only . . . men make women’s heterosexuality compulsory.”
Dee Graham, et al., Loving to Survive: Sexual Terror, Men’s Violence, and Women’s Lives (1994)

“Far from being ‘natural,’ phallic sexuality is a moral and political activity. . . . Men’s sexual behaviour is not caused by hormonal dictates. . . . Anything and everything must be subordinated to penile activity if men are to be what phallic ideology requires them to be.”
Denise Thompson, Radical Feminism Today (2001)

Go read it all, but have a bottle of good Irish whiskey close at hand to ward off evil Feminut spirits!

Remember my last post, when I said Feminists are Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs?

Here is another great analysis of modern day Feminism by Stacy McCain. Go read it all, it is worth your time, especially if you plan to send your daughter to college. Here is a small sample

But now let’s return to Ms. Airaksinen’s personal account of campus feminism:

My indoctrination into the feminist orthodoxy began when I was 15 and still in high-school, while taking classes at Cleveland State University. I signed up for Women’s Studies courses, and after reading books written by feminist luminaries like Gloria Steinem, I was hooked.
In one year, I took three Women’s Studies classes. My professors taught me that, because I was a woman, I was victimized and oppressed. Prior to enrolling, I did not see myself that way. Students were told that we are supposed to be angry. Rage was a “normal” reaction. To dismantle the systems of oppression, confrontation was required. For me, and many of my peers, these classes made us feel heady with righteousness. . . .

Again, I will interrupt Ms. Airaksinen (because I’m a patriarchalmansplainer like that) to remind you how my Sex Trouble series has highlighted the Feminist-Industrial Complex of Women’s Studies programs. Some 90,000 U.S. students annually undergo the “indoctrination into the feminist orthodoxy” Ms. Airaksinen describes, and anyone who examines Women’s Studies textbooks (e.g., Feminist Frontiers, edited by three lesbian professors) understands how these courses teach young women that they are “victimized and oppressed” and that they “are supposed to be angry” about these “systems of oppression.” It’s not just the elite schools, either. Cleveland State has a Women’s Studies department that offers both a major and minor in studying “the role of gender in shaping human societies of the past and the present.” This interdisciplinary program includes such courses as “Psychology of Women” (PSY 255), “Race, Class and Gender” (SOC 201), “Sociology of Gender” (SOC 317), “Gender Issues in Literature” (ENG 363), “American Sexual Communities and Politics” (HIS 327), “Class, Gender and Sexuality in China” (HIS 381), and “Women and the Goddess in Asian Religions” (REL 363). The department’s interim director, Professor Mary Ellen Waithe, is editor of the 4-volume series A History of Women Philosophers. In 2010, Professor Waithe’s salary was $88,567, whereasmedian household income in Cleveland is $26,217. So the Women’s Studies director is paid more than three times the annual income of the average Cleveland family and runs a program that teaches college girls to view themselves as victims of “systems of oppression.”

Nice work, if you can get it.

Toni Airaksinen became disillusioned with Women’s Studies at Cleveland State, but found an even worse climate at Barnard College:

I did not set out to attend a women’s college. However, as a first-generation student from a welfare household, I was on the hunt for colleges with generous financial aid. Barnard fit the bill. I brushed off my prior uncomfortable entanglements with feminism (or “social justice,” the more inclusive term), and gave it another chance at Barnard. However, not only did the same paradigms manifest themselves that I saw in my classes at Cleveland State, in fact, it was worse. The overarching narrative of victimhood and vulnerability pervaded itself through all parts of campus life, from the school newspaper to the conversations I had with other students.
My first week, for example, I was warned never to go to “East Campus” — the Columbia University residence hall where “all the rapists live.” [It is important to note that Barnard and Columbia share a campus and have intertwined academics] Men were all potential rapists, especially Columbia men. When I brought up the fact that I was probably more likely to be assaulted while in my urban home neighborhood than on the pristine Columbia campus to a friend, I was told I was definitely wrong. “Columbia protects rapists,” and “rapists live here,” I was told. My rebuttals and questions fell on deaf ears.

Again, parents be careful when you send your daughter to college, lest they fall victim to the cultish emoting and perpetual bitterness radical Feminists exhibit. Don’t let your daughters grow up to be like this

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“Women are a degraded and terrorized people. Women are degraded and terrorized by men. … Women’s bodies are possessed by men. … Women are an enslaved population. … Women are an occupied people.” — Andrea Dworkin, 1977 speech at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in Letters from a War Zone (1993)

Like I said, CUCKOO FOR COCOA PUFFS

Your Daley Gator Leftist Annoyance O’ The Day (Video)

Feminist Scream Singing – Moonbattery

What will be left when progressives have finished subverting, corroding, and finally destroying every aspect of Western Civilization? Will we have no culture at all?

Not at all. We will have moonbat culture. For example, in place of Mozart’s Requiem, we will have this:
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*VIDEO* Things End Badly For Topless Feminists Who Try To Crash Muslim Conference In France

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To add insult to injury, the protesters were arrested, and the event’s organizers have stated that they will be pressing charges.

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Your CRAZY ASS FEMINUT of the DAY!

Layers and layers of crazy, topped with more crazy! Via Moonbattery

The College Fix serves up a dose of Julie Bindel, a research fellow at the University of Lincoln and frequent contributor to The Guardian and Sunday Telegraph:

I mean, I would actually put them all [i.e., all men] in some kind of camp where they can all drive around in quad bikes, or bicycles, or white vans. I would give them a choice of vehicles to drive around with, give them no porn, they wouldn’t be able to fight – we would have wardens, of course! Women who want to see their sons or male loved ones would be able to go and visit, or take them out like a library book, and then bring them back.

I hope heterosexuality doesn’t survive, actually. I would like to see a truce on heterosexuality. I would like an amnesty on heterosexuality until we have sorted ourselves out. Because under patriarchy it’s sh**.

And I am sick of hearing from individual women that their men are all right. Those men have been shored up by the advantages of patriarchy and they are complacent, they are not stopping other men from being sh**.

I would love to see a women’s liberation that results in women turning away from men and saying: “when you come back as human beings, then we might look again.”

See? Feminism = Crazy!

*VIDEO* Bill Whittle: Progressivism – Empire Of Lies


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Hillary Speaks To Women About Women At Women’s Summit – Ed Responds


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The following quotes were taken from the above-embedded speech by Hillary Rotten Clinton at the 6th annual Women in the World summit. After each one, I have posted a response in the hopes that every leftist in America will take a few moments out of his or her (or its) utterly pointless day to write me some hate-mail.

Let’s begin.

“It doesn’t matter whether you’re a student or an artist, a journalist, an ambassador, maybe even a future president. We all have our stories.”

Fortunately for America, you’re none of those things.

“Some of you, I know, were with me in Beijing back in 1995 at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. Representatives from 189 countries came together to declare with one voice that human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights, once and for all.”

I wonder how many Islamic countries were involved in that event. No matter, I’m sure that by now every Muslim-run nation on Earth has fully embraced women’s rights. After all, wasn’t it you who once said that Islam respects the fundamental dignity of all human beings?

“All the evidence tells us that despite the enormous obstacles that remain, there has never been a better time in history to be born female.”

Especially if you’re born in the United States, and your last name is Clinton.

“Yes, we’ve cut the maternal mortality rate in half, but far too many women are still denied critical access to reproductive healthcare, and safe childbirth.”

Yes, and while the maternal mortality rate has surely been cut substantially over the decades, leftists like you have worked overtime to help dramatically increase the mortality rate of unborn infants. How proud you must be.

“All the laws we’ve passed don’t count for much if they’re not enforced.”

You mean like the various Obamacare laws that you claim the president has every right to amend whenever he sees fit? And don’t even get me started on the immigration laws he habitually ignores or rewrites whenever the mood strikes him. By the way, I’m not holding my breath waiting for you to express outrage over any of Barack’s numerous, impeachable offenses. If you had any genuine respect for the law, you wouldn’t have intentionally destroyed untold thousands of emails belonging to the American people from your illegally-employed, private computer server in Chappaqua.

“Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will, and deep-seeded cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.”

Are you referring to the deep-seeded cultural codes and religious beliefs of genuine Christians and Jews who don’t just pay lip-service to them in order to win elections, but actually live them every day? Just curious.

“As I have said, and as I believe, the advancement of the full participation of women and girls in every aspect of their societies is the great unfinished business of the 21st century. And not just for women, but for everyone.”

Well then, it’s a good thing there’s a section of Obamacare that forces single men to pay for maternity coverage that they can’t possibly use, don’t you think?

“If we closed the gap that remains in the workforce between men and women, our economy in the United States would grow by nearly 10 percent by 2030.”

It’s too bad that leftist policies – like the ones you’ve spent your entire adult life promoting – encourage women to have children out of wedlock, and then reward them with taxpayer dollars for sitting on their asses and watching ‘The View’. That’s got to be disappointing.

“The lack of quality, affordable childcare, unequal pay, work schedules that are not only far from predictable but often simply unfair, fall disproportionately heavily on women.”

It seems to me that there are only two realistic ways to make childcare more affordable. A.) Force childcare facilities – which are mostly run by women – to charge less for their services, or B.) force women to stay home and take care of their own kids while their husbands work. Beyond that, the notion that there is any real inequality in pay between men and women who work equal numbers of hours at equally difficult jobs is just another leftist myth invented by politicians like you. By the way, what is it about unpredictable work schedules that makes them less fair to women than men?

“It is outrageous that America is the only country in the developed world that doesn’t guarantee paid leave to mothers of newborns.”

So, not only should companies be expected to hire an equal number of women and men – even though only women take maternity leave – but now they should be forced to pay women who’ve chosen to have kids wages for not working? How is that fair to all the other employees who still have to put in a 40-hour workweek before receiving a paycheck?

“It’s hard to believe that in 2015 so many women still pay a price for being mothers.”

What, you mean that after all this time people are still expected to incur the costs associated with the decision they make? I am fucking shocked beyond words.

“It is also hard to believe that so many women are still paid less than men for the same work, with even wider gaps for women of color.”

That truly is hard to believe, mostly because it isn’t so. Think about it, if such an absurdity were true, what employer in his right mind would ever hire a white man again?

“Now, when I talk to men about this – which I frequently do – I remind them, if it was your wife or your sister or your daughter or your mother getting taken advantage of at work, you would suffer, your kids would suffer, your family would suffer, and you’d want to do something about it.”

I sure would, and it’s a damned good thing that’s never happened to any woman I know.

“America moves forward when all women are guaranteed the right to make their own healthcare choices, not when those choices are taken away by an employer like Hobby Lobby.”

What rights or choices were taken away from women by that company, exactly? Are you suggesting that Hobby Lobby’s female employees are no longer allowed to use contraceptives? As far as I’m aware, the only thing its owners have ever asked for is that they not be forced by the government to add contraception coverage to their employees’ health insurance policies, because their religious faith does not allow them to disseminate birth control – especially the abortion-inducing drugs included in the infamous Obamacare mandate. Since when does anyone have a right to force the people they work for to provide them with contraceptives that they can easily and cheaply buy on the open market themselves? For that matter, when did products designed to prevent people from conceiving children get redefined as elements of health care?

“when we deny women access to retirement that is secure; when we continue – as we do – to discriminate against women in the Social Security system, we are leaving too many women on their own.”

How are “we” denying women access to a secure retirement? Is there some law I haven’t heard about that prevents American citizens of the female persuasion from saving money in a private account for that purpose? As for Social Security, payments from that system are based on lifetime earnings figures, so the more you make and pay into it over the years, the larger your S.S. checks will be when you retire. A person’s gender has nothing to do with that equation, and the truth of the matter is that women generally live longer than men by several years, so they actually receive a larger percentage of S.S. funds overall.

“We move forward when gay and transgender women are embraced as our colleagues and friends, not fired from good jobs because of who they love or who they are.”

What exactly is a transgender woman? Do you mean a man who wears dresses and pretends to be a woman? And when was the last time you heard of someone being fired simply because they weren’t heterosexual? Just what decade are you living in, anyway?

“We move forward when women who came to this country in search of a better life can earn a path to citizenship.”

That’s been going on since this nation was founded. So, unless President Obama drafted an executive order recently that prevents women from legally immigrating to the U.S. and doing what is required under the U.S. Code to become a naturalized citizen, what’s the problem?

“There are those who offer themselves as leaders who even play politics with the nomination of our nation’s chief law enforcement officer…”

Yes there are. That’s because the Attorney General of the U.S. is a political appointee, and the most recent nominee for that office will be replacing the most politically biased AG in the history of the republic. Of course, I wouldn’t expect someone like you to understand partisan bickering over presidential appointments. Why, you’re as pure as the wind-driven snow when it comes to such things, right? I mean, you’ve never spoken out politically about a Republican president’s choice for – say – the federal judiciary, have you?

“Here in the United States, just last week we saw fast-food workers marching in the streets, asking for nothing more than a living wage and a chance at the American dream.”

What they were actually doing was calling for the unionization of the entire fast-food industry, and insisting that their employers pay them $15 an hour to do entry-level jobs that most well-trained chimpanzees would do for a bunch of grapes and a ripe banana. Then they went on to threaten larger protests in the future if their unreasonable demands weren’t met. But then, who cares about little things like facts when you’re committed to demonizing American businesses for purely political gain, right?

Sincerely,

Edward L. Daley

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Essential truths about the Left- The Left does not value truth

On every issue, from guns, to taxes, to climate change, to abortion, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Left lies, repeatedly. They invent stats, skew science, present facts in a selective matter, and, at times lie of commit hoaxes. They do so to further their narrative. That they will lie, and think nothing of it illustrates the moral, and intellectual vacuum that Leftists live in. In the Virginia “gang rape” story for instance, Rolling Stone journalist hack Sabrina Rubin Erdely had a narrative to push. The same “rape culture” narrative that radical Feminists are pushing. So, rather than investigating facts, and talking to all sides, she simply tried and convicted a UVA fraternity. Again, that it was not true, did not deter her. By God the truth is meaningless to the Left. The narrative is all that matters. Stacy McCain offers up some excellent points

One of the first journalists to raise serious questions about Rolling Stone‘s rape hoax story, Richard Bradley makes this point:

Sabrina Rubin Erdely started with a thesis and went in search of someone—and some place—that fit her thesis. She found Jackie and the University of Virginia. But, she admits, if she had discovered that Jackie was a liar, it wouldn’t have caused her to question her thesis.

Erdely’s article began with her belief — i.e., rape is commonplace on American campuses, and university officials are indifferent to the plight of victims — and all her “reporting” was intended to confirm this belief. Rather than following the facts wherever they might lead, Erdely instead ignored facts that did not fit her pre-existing belief, and therefore accepted Jackie’s gang-rape lies without investigating them properly.

Erdely’s article was not only a baseless smear of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity, but a vicious libel against University of Virginia officials who were presented as heartless enablers of an out-of-control culture of sexual violence. The crucial link in Erdely’s dishonest work — the person whose assistance made it possible for her to produce this cruel fabrication — was a young UVA activist named Emily Renda.

Ah the activist. I have written before why I loathe many activists, especially Leftist activists. They start out with an issue, then morph into a person obsessed with only that issue, a person to whom truth, again is meaningless. Finally, the activist becomes engrossed with only promoting themselves. Again, if the truth gets in their way, well…. Again, back to the Other McCain piece, and the “activist” Emily Renda

K.C. Johnson at National Review highlights Renda’s role:

“Last July 8, Sabrina Rubin Erdely, a writer for Rolling Stone, telephoned Emily Renda, a rape survivor working on sexual-assault issues as a staff member at the University of Virginia.” So opens the Columbia Journalism School’s review of Rolling Stone’s retracted story about the University of Virginia. The piece confirms that it was Renda who informed Erdely about Jackie, the fabulist whose tale became the spine of the Rolling Stone article. Though the CJR labels Renda a “rape survivor,” she appears never to have filed a complaint with the university, much less with the police.

Whether or not Renda was actually raped is hard to say. Certainly all victims of rape do not report it, Certainly no one deserves to be raped. Certainly rapists, in my view, should be put away forever. But all of that is not the point is it? And, more importantly, remember, it is likely only important to Renda in that she can use her victimhood, real or imagined for cred. We must not question her because, VICTIM! And victim hood is now becoming a desired status. Again, back to the McCain column

Excuse me if this seems impertinent or disrespectful, but this goes back to something that happened last summer. George Will wrote a column about the “campus rape epidemic” hysteria in which he said that university officials are learning “that when they make victimhood a coveted status that confers privileges, victims proliferate.” His suggestion that being a victim of rape is a “coveted status” on campus made Will a target of vilification, although anyone with two eyes and a brain can see that what he said (or, at least, what he intended to say) is quite true. Emily Renda’s status as a “rape survivor” has become the basis of her career as an activist, and Jackie’s tale of being raped at the Phi Kappa Psi house made her a source so authoritative that she was cited in Renda’s testimony to the U.S. Senate and was pursued by a reporter for Rolling Stone. So, yes, at some level, victimhood is a status sufficiently “coveted” on campus that Jackie was willing to lie to obtain that status. We have certainly seen how “victims proliferate” in this manner, and even several clear cases of rape hoaxes.

Go read the whole piece at The Other McCain, it is lengthy but well worth your time. I referenced it as a way to illustrate my point that to the Left, truth is unimportant. It matters not if something actually happens, or if data and stats are presented in a factual manner. It only matters that the narrative is fed, that is all. The Left thrives on the creation and perpetuation of narratives, and anything that aids that venture is wholly acceptable to Leftists. It is all part of the Left’s Collectivist world view, as this screed at New Republic shows

The left tends to view oppression as something that operates within systems, sometimes in clearly identifiable structural biases, and other times in subtle but persistent ways. Mortgage discrimination against black families over the last century is an example of a structural, on-the-books bias that had an extraordinarily damaging impact on African-Americans; but the fact that black children are read as older and less innocent than their white peers, while neither a law nor a regulation, is of a piece with the overall oppression of black folks in America, resulting in subtle treatment by teachers and authority figures that alienates black children from wider society starting at a very tender age. These disparate forms of discrimination come together, in the left imagination, to form a tightly composed set of prejudices and policies that are difficult to disentangle. Making sense of oppression, therefore, requires looking at entire systems of oppression, not just specific instances or behaviors.

In other words, facts do not matter as much as proving that “oppression” is rampant in America. Facts can be inconvenient. The Left loves to go on about the “disproportionate” arrests and convictions of Blacks. Yet, they ignore the disproportionate rate that young Black men commit violent crimes. They are currently selling a narrative that police officers across America are slaughtering young Black men. The facts are damned inconvenient for that narrative. The vast majority of dead young Black males are killed by other young Black males. But, focusing on that fact challenges the narrative, so anyone talking of it will likely be called a racist. Again, truth is unimportant to the Left.

The right, on the other hand, tends to understand politics on the individual level, which fits in neatly with a general obsession with the capital-i Individual. Thus, the right tends to pore over the specific details of high-profile cases like those of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, concluding that if those particular situations were embattled by complications or mitigating factors, then the phenomena they’re meant to represent must not be real either. And if a few highly publicized rapes turn out to be murkier than first represented, then rape itself is not a crisis, just a regrettable and rare anomaly. The positive version of this approach is the elevation of people like Joe the Plumber, individual cases that purportedly show the value and effectiveness of conservative politics. It isn’t great reasoning, but it is very appealing on a sub-intellectual level. 

Aha! Those darned Right Wingers and their Individualism! They focus on facts! Imagine that! They are just trying to destroy the precious narrative with evil facts! In fact, the strange thing is that when facts are examined, almost all of the “hands up don’t shoot” narrative falls apart. Then there are all the incidents of racism, that were actually hoaxes committed by Leftist activists. Again, to the writer at New Republic, the narrative must not be challenged by truth. And if you do, well, you are just a sub-intellectual knuckle dragger or something. Hmmm, it would seem to me that an “intellectual” person would ask one question about the hoaxes, and disproved “hand up don’t shoot” narratives, and the supposed rape epidemic on campuses. That question is why is there a need to create false narratives, ignore facts, or even sink to hoaxes if these problems are as prevalent as the Left claims? It would certainly seem that such massive common place problems would offer numerous factual examples. 

In short, an intelligent person would ask why the Left so often has to lie? And, if that person focuses on that question, they will soon realize that the Left does not value truth.