5/1/2018 1 Comment
Last week, two black men were arrested for trespassing at a Starbucks because they asked to use the bathroom and took up a whole table without ordering anything. When asked to leave, they refused.
Did the men deserve to be arrested for that? Did the police do the "right" thing by arresting them? While my gut response was that it seemed like an overreaction, the answer is yes. As Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said in a statement, "... If a business calls and they say that someone is here that I no longer wish to be in my business, (officers) now have a legal obligation to carry out their duties. And they did just that." I also agree with Ross, who is black, that race probably played a role in this. "As an African-American male," he said, "I am very aware of implicit bias."
This week, the Chronicle of Higher Education published State of Conflict: How a Tiny Protest at the U. of Nebraska Turned Into a Proxy War for the Future of Campus Politics. In short, a 19-year-old sophomore was yelled at and harassed by a university... graduate student? Teaching assistant? (She's 46 years old, which is a little old for a grad student... but that is what the article said, so let's roll with it.)
Among other ad hominems, the "46-year-old graduate student in the English department" called the student "neo-fascist Becky." (Like, four times. For an English student/teacher, she sure doesn't explore the richness of the English language much.)
2/1/2018 2 Comments
When "feminism" becomes anti-woman.
1/30/2018 4 Comments
During a workshop over Martin Luther King Day at a prestigious New England prep school, keynote speaker Lourdes Ashley Hunter was removed from campus after lashing out at a teenage student for asking a question.
I read about your date with Aziz Ansari on babe.net. There were parts of it I had a problem with -- namely, your total major lack of sexual and personal agency and your feminine passivity. I went ahead and fixed it for you, so you can see how a slightly older and more mature adult woman would have handled the situation. (My edits are in bold.)
"How has the most empowered generation of women in all of human history come to feel less control over their bodies than their grandmothers did?" Megan McArdle wrote in her recent Bloomberg piece, Listen to the 'Bad Feminists' (they're the ones who still believe women have power).
Pop quiz: At what age is a woman old enough to give consent?
D) Never, apparently.
If you're a far left regressive "feminist," the correct answer is D -- much to the confusion of baffled comedians Aziz Ansari and (to a lesser degree) Louis C.K.
11/10/2017 0 Comments
Yesterday morning, my newsfeed was plastered with hate-posts about Loius C.K., a comedian who has sold out Madison Square Garden eight times and created an Emmy-winning TV series...
Because he asked some women if he could masturbate in front of them, and they said yes, so he assumed he had their consent. But, apparently, adult women are incapable of giving consent due to the "woman-as-a-child feminist" obsession with "power dynamics."
Photo: Brian Bohannon
Once in a while, I read something so ridiculous, I know it can't be true. It's either a lie ("vaccines gave my son autism")... or satire. So I double check the source, the nature of the website, and the author, to get to the bottom of things.
This week was one of those times. One of my well-meaning-but-emotional-and-confused Facebook friends shared White people, here are 10 requests from a Black Lives Matter leader, by Chanelle Helm is cofounder and core organizer of Black Lives Matter Louisville. In it, she literally wrote that white people must:
1. Will their houses to black people.
2. If you inherit property, give it to black people.
3. If you're a developer, build a complex in a black neighborhood and let black people live there for free.
4. Move to a smaller house ("downsize") and give your old house to black people.
5. Write "racist assholes" (probably including people who buy the wrong shampoo or celebrate Cinco de Drinko)
6. Donate to black land purchasing funds every single month.
7. Get your friends fired because they're "racist."
8. Get al your friends from the Klan fired.
9. If you overhear private conversations black people wouldn't like, secretly take pictures and stalk the people responsible. Get them fired, and also, physically attack them.
10. Fight White Supremacy by fighting white people and donating your money to black people at every opportunity.
8/17/2017 2 Comments
I won't defend the violent actions of hate groups in Charlottesville this week. Hate is sick and ugly, and the alt-right can be just as retarded, hypocritical and snowflake-y as SJWs.
But. I will say that the regressive, illiberal left -- the part that considers words to be violence, and actual, physical violence to be an acceptable response to "offensive" speech and actions (including, say, public lectures about intelligence and wearing dreadlocks) -- may be complicit in the murder of Heather Heyer, a Charlottesville paralegal who died when James Alex Fields sped his car into a crowd of counter-protestors last Saturday.
A new Streamable video shows that, immediately before speeding up his car, which was basically idling, an emotional illiberal struck his car with a blunt object (originally thought to be a baseball bat, but now thought to be a flag pole):