Category Archives: Whining feminists

Amy Schumer: ‘Being a Woman Sucks’

Speaking on Monday’s episode of “Armchair Expert” hosted by actor Dax Shepherd, actress Amy Schumer said, “Being a woman sucks.” She elaborated by explaining that she feels bad for women who are “hot” and wouldn’t want to be an “ounce more attractive” than she already is. “Not an ounce.” According to Schumer, hot women are to be pitied because they “are sexualized, like, all the time – even when it seems crazy… guys can’t handle it. You can’t have a conversation. Everything’s gonna skew sexual and you’re gonna be treated differently.”

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Michelle Obama Says There’s Something Wrong With Women For Letting Hillary Lose

In 2008 Hillary was more qualified than Barack Obama. In fact since Obama never had a real job in his life, the guy behind the counter at 7-11 was more qualified than him. Was it in issue back then that women were uncomfortable with a woman president? Also, who did Michelle back in the 2008 primaries, her husband or that qualified woman?

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Alberta premier accuses male MLAs of ‘mansplaining’ and ‘hepeating’ over pipelines

It came during question period after United Conservative member Jason Nixon lauded Notley for taking his party’s advice on getting more pipelines built, but also suggested Notley needs to do more.

Notley rejected that statement, then accused Nixon of “hepeating” for taking credit for her government’s work.

 

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Michelle Goes Male-Bashing: Men Are Too ‘Entitled’ And ‘Self-Righteous’

Michelle Obama is back in the spotlight once again, and she’s bashing the entire male sex.

Speaking at the Obama Foundation Summit on Wednesday, the former first lady suggested men are raised to not be as strong as women, but instead to be “entitled” and “self-righteous.” According to Mrs. Obama, mothers are too soft on boys when bringing them up; they “love” their boys and “raise” their girls.

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Samson: A grade 12 student explains why we need more women and minorities in science and tech

Who was the first Canadian female surgeon of colour? One would think that with a bit of research, the answer to this question would easily be found, but after searching and scouring the Internet I still cannot find the answer anywhere. Even more infuriating is that fact that if one image-searches the word “doctor,” all the images are of older Caucasian men.

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Put Down That Taco You Racist!

Mmmm... "Cultural Appropriation" with a tangy mango salsa!

Mmmm… “Cultural Appropriation” with a tangy mango salsa!

“But, food is appropriated when people from the dominant culture – in the case of the US, white folks – start to fetishize or commercialize it, and when they hoard access to that particular food.

When a dominant culture reduces another community to it’s cuisine, subsumes histories and stories into menu items – when people think culture can seemingly be understood with a bite of food, that’s where it gets problematic.

It’s also harmful when the dominant culture controls the economic and material resources to produce that food for their own consumption and profit.

Here are some dining behaviors that are culturally appropriative when it comes to food.”

Then the bullshit really begins to flow, much like the Yellow River during monsoon season.

HT: The Rebel

Ruth Tam of the Washington Post needs to be drowned in a giant vat of Chop Suey too

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Sonia Sotomayor, Finally Agrees With Most of America: “She Doesn’t Feel Like She Belongs on the Supreme Court.”

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor, speaking to a full house at Notre Dame University Wednesday, characterized herself as the Supreme Court’s consummate outsider. She is so much an outsider, in fact, that at one point Sotomayor described herself as being stuck outside her own body—at least for a year and a half after she was tapped for the highest court in the land.

Sotomayor can be at her most poignant when she is trying to explain what it is that makes her feel so different from her colleagues, whom she respects and admires. Her dissenting opinion in a Michigan affirmative action case from last year was the most striking example of an effort to show us that her experiences make her fundamentally unlike many Americans who have occupied the federal bench. Her take on it this week at Notre Dame was a variation on that theme. “I’m very different from my colleagues,” she explained, adding that she’s generally more public and outspoken than her colleagues at the court.

“I am different, and yet I’m not because we’re all engaged in the same enterprise. We’re all trying to come to the right decisions together, and we’re all part of that conversation,” she said. “To that extent, I belong. But will I ever quite feel that I have their same background, their same understanding of the world that I operate on? Not really.”

That’s what happens when you are an affirmative action hire.

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Google Image Search is a Sexist

In the world we live in today, gender equality is much of an accepted norm. In most modern-day households, both the mother and the father now work to sustain the family and decide on day-to-day dilemmas. Either of the parents can now act as the head of the household.

Apparently, it looks like Google doesn’t fully understand both gender equality and gender bias.

According to a new study by the researchers of the University of Washington and University of Maryland, “It turns out that you will find a noticeable gender bias in the graphic lookup final results for some employment.” This underrepresentation of women in image lookup greatly affects people’s ideas about expert gender ratios in the real world, the study observed.

Once you search for “CEO” or “Chief Executive Officer” in Google images, you will see pictures of men dressed in suits mostly. Only 11% of the people depicted are women, compared to 27%, which is the actual percentage of U.S…

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Brown Shirts Against “Gendered Violence”

Our Students are Our Future

Our Students are Our Future

“If this is feminism, it’s feminism hijacked by melodrama . . .”

Even the liberals and feminists are beginning to fear the campus brown shirts.

The feminism I identified with as a student stressed independence and resilience. In the intervening years, the climate of sanctimony about student vulnerability has grown too thick to penetrate; no one dares question it lest you’re labeled antifeminist. . . The new codes sweeping American campuses aren’t just a striking abridgment of everyone’s freedom, they’re also intellectually embarrassing. Sexual paranoia reigns; students are trauma cases waiting to happen. If you wanted to produce a pacified, cowering citizenry, this would be the method. And in that sense, we’re all the victims.

The dear feminist professor is now being “denounced” and a petition is calling for her official sanction due to “the violence expressed by Kipnis’ message.”

Personally, I hope they all kill each other, but even the Lefty rag “The Nation” is saying the gender feminists on campus are more than a bit nuts, and are scary, is newsworthy.

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Flashback: Adria Richards, PyCon, and How We All Lost – women in high tech

This is from 2013 but I found it informative. I worked as a computer programmer (for about 30 years) and did not find the field to be particularly clogged with offensive males. So I am interested in the flood of stories I see in my “sexism” alert about the women and computer-related fields.  (There is a whole area called GamerGate that I still am only vaguely informed about).

I came across this in my searching at one point:

Adria Richards, PyCon, and How We All Lost
By Amanda Blum

Let me get this out of the way:  I don’t like Adria Richards. I think I have good reason to not like Adria Richards. So I should be feeling some major Schadenfreude right now. Instead, though, I think what’s unfolded in the developer community in recent days has been a tragedy. Here’s why.

  • Adria Richards was an attendee at PyCon, a tech conference, as part of her job as a developer evangelist at Sendgrid, a tech company that manages emails.
  • She took offense to a conversation two men, also developers for a company called Play Haven, were having behind her during the conference, in which they referenced “dongles” and “forking”. Both of these are tech terms, they were construed to be used sexually on Adria’s part.
  • Without ever mentioning her offense to the men, she took their picture, posted it to twitter and asked PyCon to do something about it.

[…]

Within 24 hours, Adria was being attacked with the vile words people use only when attacking women. They called her a man hater (this was the nicest thing they said) who robbed a father of three of his livelihood. Then the threats began- on twitter, on her blog, on facebook. She should get raped, she should be fired, she should be killed, she should kill herself. A petition was started and people threatened SendGrid’s business. The company itself suffered a DDOS attack. All this ridiculousness made Adria look reasonable in comparison.

She didn’t get the developer in question fired… Play Haven did that and there are probably details of that transaction we aren’t privy to…

Read it all here.


All I can say is that people in general (one sees it everywhere) get offended at slightest thing and go nuts. This is supposed to be progress?  Is this a sign that I am becoming an “old fogey”?

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NYT op-ed: Not enough women are leaving comments at online sites

Classic example of a “First World Problem”

When Dylan Farrow posted a letter on this blog accusing Woody Allen of sexual assault, female commenters overwhelmingly supported her; male commenters were evenly split.

These were among my findings when I studied nearly a million comments made on The New York Times website. Women and men differ substantially in how they engage with online media. And these differences may have profound implications for media, gender equality, and even our democracy…

…Women were clearly underrepresented in my data. They made only a quarter of comments, even though their comments got more recommendations from other readers on average. Even when they did speak up, they tended to cluster in stereotypically “female” areas: they were most common on articles about parenting, caring for the old, fashion and dining. (Women got more recommendations than men on most of the sports blogs, but they still made, for example, only 5 percent of comments on the soccer blog.)

It seems unlikely that these effects are confined to The New York Times; studies of online commenting find broad signs of inequality. (While women are well-represented on some websites, like the image-sharing site Pinterest, these sites do not tend to focus on expressing and defending opinions. Online forums that do often have mostly male commenters: examples include Wikipedia edit pages, the social news site Reddit, and the question-answering sites Quora and Stack Overflow)…

…While we focus instinctively on how to get women to talk more, there’s another possibility: that men should talk less…

Katherine Coffman’s study implies that we’d make better decisions if women spoke up more; and even if your comment is inane, our democracy will function better if we get a gender-balanced sample of stupidity..


I left a comment saying she should simply stop worrying about it. What will be, will be. Commenting was light overall on the article.  NYT vets every comment.   

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Imperialist feminism

…As I described in my essay titled “Imperialist feminism and liberalism,” the key focus of [Meredith] Tax’s attack, the framework of Imperialist Feminism is “based on the appropriation of women’s rights in the service of empire.” This framework has a long history that goes back to the 19th century.

A range of scholars such as Leila Abu-Lughod, Reina Lewis, Leila Ahmed, Marnia Lazreg, Rana Khabani, Saba Mahmood, Lata Mani, and others have written extensively about what has variously been called colonial feminism, gendered Orientalism and imperial feminism.

If Gayatri Spivak coined the phrase “White-men-saving-brown-women-from-brown-men,” to describe this phenomenon, Abu-Lughod in her recent book Do Muslim Women Need Saving analyzes the development of imperial feminism since then.

She argues that since the Afghan war a new ubiquitous commonsense has emerged that sees militarism as the means to advance women’s rights.

Historically, brown women have not been “liberated” by imperial action, as we see from Egypt under British occupation to Afghanistan under US-NATO occupation…

Next time you wonder why feminists in the West keep quiet: here is your answer—that would be “imperialist.”

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Sweden slammed for ‘sexist’ street signs

Thousands of streets in Sweden are named after people, but new figures suggest only 14 percent refer to women, despite the country’s reputation for gender equality.

If you’re strolling around one of Sweden’s cities, it won’t take you long to stumble upon a street referencing a typically Swedish name. Central Stockholm and Gothenburg both have 150 ‘name’ streets each, while Malmö has around 80.

This week, Statistics Sweden (SCB) has revealed that across the country, 2,060 street names include a man’s name, while just 330 include a woman’s.

The Statistics Sweden study also found that roads named after men tended to be longer than those named after women. The average ‘male’ street is 450 metres long, while ‘female’ roads come in at an average of 380 metres…


Talk about rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. The same feminists that are complaining about street names are solidly in favour of mass immigration, a great deal of it Muslim, and no, they have no problem with that.

h/t Marvin

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Never happy: Coca Cola withdrew these sexist ads but why were they made in the first place?

Coca Cola and Fairlife have come under fire for a series of sexist adverts for a new premium brand of milk…

…The adverts objectify women’s bodies in a manner so obvious and gratuitous it is both offensive and insulting. These images take us back to days where women’s bodies were paraded around as objects used to sell products, with the implication being the women are for sale themselves.

The way in which these ads objectify and commodify women’s bodies removes all agency from the women themselves. The slogan “drink what she’s wearing” implies the woman’s body, and her clothes, serve the sole purpose of pleasing the consumer (to say nothing of the fact that it disregards the distinct possibility that the women would like to continue wearing what she’s wearing, and not have it removed by the drinker)…

…As Laura Bates writes, this campaign makes it obvious some sections of the advertising and corporate worlds are sliding backwards when it comes to sexism. On the other hand, the voice of the public on social media is definitely pulling forwards and holding people to account. The critical question is, who will end up winning this tug of war?

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