June 13, 2016
Women, Artists, Gays... Who Ya Gonna Call?
If I may attempt to return the focus, away from guns, gays and "Islam is not to blame" back to where it belongs, i.e. Trump v. Clinton, I will at least do it in the context of current events.
Milo Yiannopolous sez:
The Christian Right may not be totally down with homos, and Trump may say things that hurt our delicate feelings, but they aren't going to kill us or put us in camps. Only Islam would do that -- the same Islam that, bizarrely, now stands at the top of the left's hierarchy of victimhood.
And the leading spokesperson for that leftist hierarchy, seeking to grab the baton from a gasping President Obama, is Hillary:
April 27, 2016
more thought on bathroom wars
Had a hard time with a category for this, but reckon it outta include Culture Wars, and perhaps Donkey Rescue.
1st: we cannot allow such a travesty as bathroom-choice via Gender Identification to go unchallenged. It's simply ridiculous, "absurd" as my preferred candidate says, and a greased-up precipice hiding as a slippery slope. It's another route for leftism to destroy sensical standards.
2nd: I side with JK's inference that it will abide predation, and if not conclusively proven, I think the case must be made is this really worth it?. I don't think all the stats summed up in this emotional editorial are fully true and vetted, but agree strongly with her conclusion:
it is nothing short of negligent to instate policies that elevate the emotional comfort of a relative few over the physical safety of a large group of vulnerable people.and
the priority ought to be finding a way to keep everyone safe. I'd much rather risk hurting a smaller number of people's feelings by asking transgender people to use a single-occupancy restroom that still offers safety than risk jeopardizing the safety of thousands of women and kids with a policy that gives would-be predators a free pass.
The simple solution is single restrooms; there are plenty already. The complicated solution is to make the case in today's hypersensitive media space. And, yes, perhaps rant also fits, as I have two daughters and am already thinking about the local rec center's locker room!
February 18, 2016
Still socially acceptable in most circles - barely.
Adele tells interviewer Hamish Bowles about how her life has been completely transformed by becoming a mom. Her son, she says, "makes me very proud of myself. When I became a parent, I felt like I was truly living. I had a purpose, where before I didn't." Later on she adds: "My main thing is Mum, then it's me, then it's work."
The Federalist's Mollie Hemmingway:
But what's the problem with what she said? And how out of touch are feminists to wrestle with this? We're constantly told that feminism doesn't hate motherhood or bristle against children, but it has the most unconvincing ways of demonstrating that.
February 11, 2016
IT'S THE EGALITARIAN SOCIALISM, STUPID!
I was hopeful for greater insight from this article. I think I have found it.
"Dear Older Women Insisting All Women Vote For Hillary,
A curious mixture of principled independence, emotion, and hypocrisy.
Apparently, in the name of the principle "real equality" today's young Democrat woman abandons the guilt or shame of traditional "women's issues" for Bernie's socialist equality policies. Coincidentally, infringing the freedom and property rights of every American taxpayer is somehow divorced from "compromising the freedom we have today." (I suppose because she believes she will come out on the long end of the redistribution stick, revealing that it isn't really about the entire "we" - even the entire female "we" - after all.)
Just when I was thinking this was some sort of gender discrimination issue I am to dense, and too male, to recognize or even understand - the mask comes off: IT'S THE EGALITARIAN SOCIALISM, STUPID!
January 5, 2016
Life Imitates ThreeSources
Events on New Year's Eve in Cologne, Germany, appear to reflect the "license to rape" I wrote about over a year ago.
...Ayaan Hirsi Ali's claim in a WSJ piece that a central part of what the jihadists are about is the oppression of women.
Flash forward sixteen months:
Police in the western German city of Cologne responded on Monday to outrage over a string of sexual crimes over New Year's Eve. According to police, the series of assaults in one of the city's busiest thoroughfares represented a "completely new dimension of crime."
Fortunately, German authorities are not taking this lying down:
Mayor Henriette Reker, who made international headlines in October when she was stabbed on the campaign trail, has called a crisis meeting, which will include local and federal police, for Tuesday to address the crimes.
Memo to "2016's young feminist crusaders" - You're doing it wrong.
Joking aside, if I have one message for 2016's young feminist crusaders, it's this: stop fiddling while Rome burns. If you really want to defend the rights of women, stop the navel-gazing and open your eyes to the real abuse of women in the world.
Or with gangs of a thousand Muslim refugees getting sauced (is that Sharia compliant, by the way?) and feeling up (or worse) western women in public.