The bizarre corners of academia are usually Steve’s beat, but a reader sent me a link to an article about a paper published in Gender, Place & Culture, a Journal of Feminist Geography. The paper, by Carrie Mott and Daniel Cockayne, is titled “Citation matters: mobilizing the politics of citation toward a practice of ‘conscientious engagement.’” It urges academics working in the field of geography not to cite works by white, heterosexual men.
It’s been a heck of a day for feminist nonsense. Katie wrote about how Joan Walsh questioned Ivanka Trump’s “girlie” wardrobe, while Reagan relayed Chelsea Handler’s comparing Capitol Hill to Abu Dhabi, thanks to a dress code that has been the norm for a century.
Their idiotic remarks were just surpassed by the stupidest tweet of the day (so far).
Anita Sarkeesian (@femfreq on Twitter) is a feminist who made herself notorious by her attempts to destroy the videogame industry with dubious charges of sexism, and who has since made a career of victimhood, claiming to be a target of criminal harassment.
Feminists claim to promote the advancement of women and gender equality, largely via the promotion of so-called sexual liberation, but their movement is leaving a wake of unhappy, unmarried, and childless women in its path, a real problem feminists seemingly refuse to entirely address.
According to a recent study from Yale University researchers, liberated, college educated women are freezing their eggs because they can’t find a man to marry and have children with before their natural childbearing years expire. In the U.K., for instance, one in five women is childless when their natural reproductive years expires, as opposed to one in ten women a mere generation prior.
So what’s to blame for this onslaught of college-educated yet terribly empty women?
The largest gathering of YouTubers is taking place this week at Vidcon 2017, and one of the first panels to kick off the proceedings featured Anita Sarkeesian, who spoke at the “Women Online Discussion” panel on Thursday.
In a progressive society, it is often white families that stand in the way of equality and justice. Systemic white supremacy depends, first and foremost, on the white family unit. When white conquerors forcefully penetrated the indigenous, egalitarian homeland of the Native peoples of America, they were quick to replicate their white societies, initiating their parasitism by establishing white plantations, headed by white fathers, submissive white mothers, and, most critically, white children, with full dominion over the enslaved and oppressed people of color that were forced to uphold these micro-fiefdoms.
Imagine you’re sitting in an airport and you get a picture via Apple’s AirDrop app. What’s the first thing you’d do? Well, speaking for myself, I’d try and figure out where I screwed up in my settings allowing random people to send me pictures.
What I wouldn’t do is hunt the person down and accuse them of … terrorism.
Now saying genius or brilliant ‘can alienate female students’: Cambridge academics are discouraged from using phrases with ‘assumptions of gender inequality’
While people like J.K. Rowling who react to name-calling mean well, their case for civility is undermined by their own political philosophy and ethical propositions.
J.K. Rowling lost it on Twitter when she unloaded on a guy who called U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May a whore. While I initially cheered her on, the fist-pumping quickly stopped when her tirade devolved into a politicized feminist screed.
Kathryn Wallace’s first encounter with Ryerson field placement coordinator, Heather Bain, came at the end of January of this year.
That’s when the 24-year-old social work student stopped by Bain’s office to tell her she’d like to do her third-year placement with the Canadian Centre for Men and Families (CCMF), an offshoot of the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE).
The Centre, which opened in 2014, offers counseling and group support to men about such issues as fathering, trauma, family law and suicide prevention. CCMF executive director Justin Trottier says they have one of Toronto’s only groups for victims of domestic assault.
You would have thought she’d asked Bain to send her to Russia.
“Next thing I know she’s telling me it’s problematic because it exists …that the place is an act of violence,” said Wallace last week.
Even at a small New England college of modest reputation, one voice of dissent is one too many, and the entire apparatus of the college administration moves to silence him.
Dennis Gouws again. You remember him: the English professor at Springfield College who got into trouble with campus feminists because he taught a course titled “Men in Literature.” I’ve been tracking his travails for over a year, and summarized them for The Federalist in March.
Gouws stands as a near-perfect example of feminist-inspired tyranny in American higher education. Even at a small New England college of modest reputation, one voice of dissent is one too many, and the entire apparatus of the college administration moves to silence him.
Everything is sexist or a social construct
That the scientific method and zoos are sexist, that menstrual periods are a social construct, and that Pilates teaches white privilege are just a few subjects of gender studies papers that inspired the biggest hoax since the Sokal affair.