UVA Rape Hoax
Betsy DeVos signals that due process will return to campus sexual-assault tribunals.
Education secretary Betsy DeVos’s address this week at George Mason University has received widespread attention for her call to move beyond the “failed” Title IX policies of the Obama administration and pursue a “better way” in how colleges and universities handle sexual-assault allegations. But its real importance comes in DeVos’s ability to shift dramatically the tone of how the federal government has responded to the issue of campus sexual assault—emphasizing fairness, nuance, and due process over her predecessors’ extremist vision of the rights of the accuser.
Instead of skirt lengths and eye-shadow hues, the matriarchy suggests harmful intellectual trends that we scarcely know are being dictated to us through every possible avenue
There is nothing like a natural disaster to clarify what is important and true in life. Plenty of ink is spilling over the “toxic masculinity” that came to the rescue in Houston and how these heroes with their trucks, boats, guns, and brawn saved thousands of people from rising waters.
But why did it take a storm of biblical proportions to help clear the cobwebs out of our collective minds about the gifts men have? The answer is in the power of marketing, particularly to the fairer sex.
Amid their male privilege, these Hollywood directors apparently forgot that a sizeable segment of the population has gone barking mad.
“Wouldn’t it be a good idea to write a story about some boys on an island showing how they would really behave, being boys and not little saints as they usually are in children’s books?”
That’s William Golding, author of “Lord of the Flies,” explaining his sudden inspiration to write his now-legendary book. This week, the world learned that two plucky Hollywood directors thought it would also be a good idea to remake Golding’s classic into a film starring an all-female cast.
In spite of repeated and verified accounts of the physical and sexual abuse of women and girls throughout Muslim parts of the world, Western feminists at best remain silent, and at worst supportive of the male oppressors.
It seems illogical for self-described “progressives” to turn a blind eye to the misery of fellow females forced to endure the kind of unimaginable treatment documented by best-selling authors Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Azar Nafisi. The reason for that is rooted in a regard for “multiculturalism” in which anti-Americanism and anti-Zionism are considered more vital than the victimization of women.
Lena Dunham’s Mother?
The left has been pushing the notion that masculinity is “toxic” and must be rooted out. Classes of college students are propagandized to this point of view, often mandatorily imposed. “Feminist“ speakers and books for young girls promote it and women’s magazines are full of such drivel. This week it’s apparent that it’s this kind of nonsense that’s toxic, not masculinity. Often it’s a cover for jealousy and a corrupt search for power.
College administrators absolutely HATE men. We all know this. Almost every college has at least one initiative geared towards mocking men for their “fragile masculinity,” denigrating so-called “toxic masculinity,” or treating men as if they’re all potential rapists, in need of remedial feminist education on how to respect women.
In an apparent attempt to cash in all remaining credibility, pro-abortion warriors are reporting breathlessly on what may be the most absurdly non-newsworthy story of the week: a Facebook post about candles. That’s right, “Candlegate” is upon us. Run for your lives.
Credit—or blame—for “breaking” this “news” goes to Broadly, which ran a story on its website Tuesday claiming that Stanton Healthcare’s Belfast, Ireland location was in “hot water” for posting a picture of baby powder-scented Yankee Candles to its Facebook page.
The social democrats and so-called feminists have been raising their voices for all to hear. They boast about advocating gender equality, individual rights, and advancing women’s rights. They argue that these values are universal; that every person, especially every woman, everywhere in the world, is entitled to these “inalienable” rights. Speeches are given, fundraisers are held, and an army of champions charges toward the cause.
Everyone is equal, and everyone deserves these rights. The chants, the inspirational lectures, the determination that echoes through television interviews, and is spread across the pages of magazines, all fill their followers with enthusiasm. But what is the reality?
“Yesterday, after reading the news, my daughter asked me a question. “Mom, is it true that there are biological reasons why there are fewer women in tech and leadership?”
That question, whether it’s been asked outright, whispered quietly, or simply lingered in the back of someone’s mind, has weighed heavily on me throughout my career in technology. Though I’ve been lucky to work at a company where I’ve received a lot of support—from leaders like Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Eric Schmidt, and Jonathan Rosenberg to mentors like Bill Campbell—my experience in the tech industry has shown me just how pervasive that question is.”
No wonder that platform is so messed up.
Cyber harassment is one of the most urgent topics for feminists in the United States and Europe.
Displaying ignorance of the dangers of living as a woman in Pakistan, The Guardian has penned a piece celebrating the launch of a cyber harassment hotline in the South Asian country — including a quote from someone who claims she fears online harassment more than offline harassment.
Life under the thumb of the patriarchy is hard for Ashley Judd
Ashley chose to be a Hollywood actress, but she is very worried about the objectification of women based on their appearance.
Bari Weiss, a staff editor at the New York Times, courageously opposed the “feminist” narrative the Women’s March “leaders” have been spouting, and now the collective is out for her.
Weiss penned a letter to the editor earlier this week in her own paper, pointing out the extreme messages and associations of Linda Sarsour, Carmen Perez, and Tamika Mallory, opining that maybe if the Women’s March leaders are extremists who embrace anti-Semitic, anti-white, terrorist-accepting, and essentially anarchist views, they should be called out.
Bob Bland, co-president of the Women’s March, wrote a keyword-filled rebuttal to Weiss’ letter, labeling Weiss as “an apologist for the white nationalist patriarchy.”
Lack of red meat in their diet has made them too weak to defend themselves…
Cafe charges men more than women – for a very powerful reason
“…Alex says that so far, no male customers have failed to cough up the additional charge, which works out as an 18 per cent mark up. She wants to start a conversation over the issue of gender equality in the workplace. Dare we mention the BBC?
“If men don’t want to pay it, we’re not going to kick them out the door. It’s just an opportunity to do some good,” says Alex.
Patrons of the vegan cafe, which doesn’t use disposable coffee cups and serves a 100 per cent plant-based menu, appear supportive of the idea.”
If you haven’t heard of the “mattress girl,” it’s not for lack of trying among liberal opinion-shapers. Emma Sulkowicz, who dragged a blue mattress around Columbia University’s campus in 2014 to dramatize her plight as a rape victim, was profiled sympathetically in New York magazine, The New York Times and other publications. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, invited her to attend one of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speeches. Artnet pronounced her mattress stunt (for which Columbia awarded her course credit as an art project) “one of the most important art works of the year,” and she was honored by the Feminist Majority Foundation and other groups.
Feminist Jill Filipovic can’t figure out why no one likes feminists anymore. She’s so puzzled, in fact, that she wondered about it out loud via Twitter on Monday afternoon.