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Not Sorry Feminism: "There's No REAL Sexism Anymore"

smitethepatriarchy:

You would expect that men who ask for flexible schedules in order to take care of their kids would be less likely to have the request granted than women, right? Because nobody thinks that men can take care of kids. Everybody’s soooo nice to mothers, mothers get all the credit, poor fathers can’t get a break, they’re so looked down upon.

NOPE.

About 70 percent of the participants who read a transcript with a male employee said they would be “likely” or “very likely” to approve his request when it was for child care reasons, compared to only 56.7 percent of those who read the same transcript with a female employee. About 24 percent found the man to be “extremely likeable” compared to only three percent who found the woman “extremely likeable.”

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Via "We Hunted The Mammoth" comes news of "The Sarkeesian Effect," a feature documentary.

via Finding God in a Dog My eyes rolled so hard watching this trailer that I sprained my eyeballs. Details below.

Originally posted by manboobz_rss at A proposed new anti-Anita Sarkeesian “documentary” promises to give voice to the loudest “silent maj

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I don’t usually post raw videos from the insufferable assholes I write about on this site because, well, they’re insufferable assholes, and listening to them smugly opine about shit they’re completely ignorant about is generally about as entertaining as, you know, GirlWritesWhat videos. (I know, that’s a bit circular, but I really couldn’t come up with anything more insufferable than that.)


Anyhoo, I’ve broken my rule and posted this video because the two guys who made this video — the would-be filmmaking duo of jordanowen42 and Davis Aurini — are so over-the-top in their insufferable assholism that it’s actually kind of perversely charming.


You see, these two woman-hating YouTube blabbers — the first a belligerent doofus whose apartment is nearly as unkempt as mine, the other a sort of PUA version of Anton LaVey — are pitching what they claim will be an important new documentary exposing the evil “Social Justice Warrior” agenda of evil women and traitor men like Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, and, well, I can’t remember the names of any of the men. It’s called The Sarkeesian Effect. And they want your money to fund it.


Their promised “feature-length documentary” will be a powerful work of investigative journalism that will give a voice to the voiceless — to the “silent majority” of, well, angry white dudes who spend whatever time they don’t spend playing video games posting obnoxious and abusive comments about Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn to YouTube and Reddit and eleven zillion other websites that cater to them.


In other words, this is the loudest “silent majority” I’ve ever run across.


But these are guys who love to pretend that their bold thoughts are being silenced, and PUA Anton LaVey Davis Aurini happily panders to their persecution complex:


Don’t let these people silence us. Your contribution will be a defiant strike against the degeneration and corruption that is going on in this world.


The word “degeneration” helps remind us that Aurini considers himself a part of the neo-Nazi-lite “Dark Enlightenment.”


Anyway, they argue that you should send them lots of money, because PUA Anton LaVey’s suits can’t be cheap you’ll be striking a blow for every dude who’s ever called Anita Sarkeesian a “whore” in a YouTube comment. Well, they don’t literally put it that way, but, you know, come on. That’s what they mean.


And hey, who wouldn’t trust this dude with their hard-earned cash?


Send me your money! Heh heh heh heh heh.

Send me your money! Heh heh heh heh heh.


I found this video hilarious from start to finish. Stick with it at least until, a little after 6 minutes in, PUA Anton LaVey Aurini lights up his second cigarette, showing what a devil-may-care attitude he has by mumbling his lines with a cigarette in his mouth as he fiddles with his lighter.


Yep, that’s the kind of quality investigative  journalism you can expect from these two.


Monday Miscellany!

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  • Nigeria claims that they’ve had one new case of Ebola since yesterday. What they haven’t mentioned —- which is absolutely critical —- is where they found that new case. If in the quarantined population, that’s very good. If in the wild, that’s very bad news for their containment strategy, and for the spread of the disease.

  • Justin Raimondo on how we’ve returned to the sixties, and not in the fun, Summer Of Love Nostalgia way.

  • Julian Assange is talking about leaving the Ecuadorian Embassy soon, presumably for health reasons. Once he steps foot on British soil, he’ll likely be immediately arrested and eventually wind up in a US prison for espionage.

  • The most potent weapon in the campus rapist’s arsenal is alcohol and a predatory eye; on the other hand, the most potent weapon in preventing campus rape is peer pressure among college-aged men. More here.

  • Boys’ science-themed bedrooms versus girls’ science-themed bedrooms, explored here.

Wherein Kareem Abdul-Jabbar nails it on #Ferguson. (was: Wow.)

via Finding God in a Dog (Kareem Abdul Jabbar is better known for his basketball skills than his social thought, but he nails it below. —maxomai)

Originally posted by fengi at Wow.

Time has posted an essay by Kareem Abdul Jabbar titled "The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race". It’s fascinating whether you agree with all of his points. Unlike many others who discuss race, gender and class, he doesn’t dismiss the other struggles in order to concentrate on class war. He handles intersectionality as deftly as a skyhook:
…on May 4, 1970, the Ohio National Guard opened fire on student protesters at Kent State University…On May 14th, 10 days after Kent State ignited the nation, at the predominantly black Jackson State University in Mississippi, police killed two black students…with shotguns and wounded twelve others…That heartless leviathan we call History swallowed that event whole, erasing it from the national memory.

…unless we want the Ferguson atrocity to also be swallowed and become nothing more than an intestinal irritant to history, we have to address the situation not just as another act of systemic racism, but as what else it is: class warfare.

…the targets of police overreaction are based less on skin color and more on an even worse Ebola-level affliction: being poor. Of course, to many in America, being a person of color is synonymous with being poor, and being poor is synonymous with being a criminal. Ironically, this misperception is true even among the poor.

And that’s how the status quo wants it.

The U.S. Census Report finds that 50 million Americans are poor. Fifty million voters is a powerful block if they ever organized…So, it’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting them with emotional issues like immigration, abortion and gun control…we fall into the trap of turning against each other, expending our energy battling our allies instead of our enemies. This isn’t just inclusive of race and political parties, it’s also about gender. In her book Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, Laurie Penny suggests that the decreased career opportunities for young men in society makes them feel less valuable to females; as a result they deflect their rage from those who caused the problem to those who also suffer the consequences: females.

…The middle class has to join the poor and whites have to join African-Americans in mass demonstrations, in ousting corrupt politicians, in boycotting exploitative businesses, in passing legislation that promotes economic equality and opportunity, and in punishing those who gamble with our financial future.

…I hope John Steinbeck is proven right when he wrote in Grapes of Wrath, “Repression works only to strengthen and knit the oppressed.” But I’m more inclined to echo Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues,” written the year after the Kent State/Jackson State shootings:

Inflation no chance
To increase finance
Bills pile up sky high
Send that boy off to die
Make me wanna holler
The way they do my life

Headline mix-and-match!!

via Finding God in a Dog Don’t you wish you could mix-and-match the day’s headlines? For example, today I saw this on Google News:

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And then I saw this:

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Am I the only one who wishes I saw:

Obama says militant siege broken – but Ferguson mission not over yet

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Congratulations to Professor Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields medal.

via Finding God in a Dog Today the International Mathematical Union announced the winners of the Fields Medal, awarded every four years to outstanding mathematicians under the age of 40. Among them is Iranian-born Prof. Maryam Mirzakhani, the first woman to win the Fields medal. Her biography is here.

Without in any way detracting from her astounding (and in some cases counter-intuitive) work, part of me wonders whether her selection wasn’t also intended to send a message to the government of Iran. Iran recently banned women from STEM fields, including Mathematics. By way of contrast, it was the encouragement of Professor Mirzakhani’s elementary school teachers that led her to her thus far brilliant career in Mathematics. The implied message to Iran’s government may very well be not to so rashly interfere with the ambitions of half of their students.

There are other lessons to be learned by Professor Mirzakhani’s biography, perhaps the most important of them being that slow and steady and deliberate can produce works of beauty and grace that “quick and lots” cannot.

As usual, the pro-life movement makes a lot of unwarranted assumptions….

chickgonebad:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

restlesshippo:

The Coveted Badge of “Regret Free” Abortion
Self-delusion won’t bring joy and healing after abortion; only forgiveness will.

In the article above you will see some Pro-Life Compassion™.
This article calls people like myself, who do not regret their abortions, “sociopaths”. It goes on to say that we constantly have to “justify our abortions to ourselves”, when in all actuality, there’s nothing to justify.
The article is also very religious based and has no sources (shocking right?) It’s pretty much just a huge pile of malarkey and all it does is shame those who’ve had abortions, there’s nothing enlightening or even remotely helpful about this article.
To the writer, supporters and reposters: Way to be ableist and extremely ill-informed, while also trying to speak above the experiences of people who’ve had an abortions. Congratulations, you get the award for “asshole of the week”! Your parents must be proud. - Paige


Dear “pro-life” people: making up stories doesn’t promote your cause.

As usual, the pro-life movement makes a lot of unwarranted assumptions….

chickgonebad:

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

restlesshippo:

The Coveted Badge of “Regret Free” Abortion

Self-delusion won’t bring joy and healing after abortion; only forgiveness will.

In the article above you will see some Pro-Life Compassion™.

This article calls people like myself, who do not regret their abortions, “sociopaths”. It goes on to say that we constantly have to “justify our abortions to ourselves”, when in all actuality, there’s nothing to justify.

The article is also very religious based and has no sources (shocking right?) It’s pretty much just a huge pile of malarkey and all it does is shame those who’ve had abortions, there’s nothing enlightening or even remotely helpful about this article.

To the writer, supporters and reposters: Way to be ableist and extremely ill-informed, while also trying to speak above the experiences of people who’ve had an abortions. Congratulations, you get the award for “asshole of the week”! Your parents must be proud. - Paige

Dear “pro-life” people: making up stories doesn’t promote your cause.

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Why you should donate money to Alison Grimes right now #KYSEN

via Finding God in a Dog Now that FiveThirtyEight.com has gone all Huffpo, the Princeton Election Consortium is your new place for election poll analysis. In today’s post, they explain the state of the Senate races:

Only four races - Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, and Colorado – have no clear leader at the moment. If we assign all the other races, that gives 48 Democrats/Independents and 48 Republicans.


They then go on to explain that of these elections, the most valuable votes —- in terms of determining which party controls the US Senate after 2014 —- are those cast in Kentucky.

Donate below for the most bang for your buck



There is an ActBlue page set up to donate money to those campaigns that have the most effect on who controls the Senate (Kentucky, but also Iowa, Colorado, Louisiana, Alaska and Arkansas). Billions of dollars (not joking) are already going into these races, but they can still use your help.

Impact on my 2014 Predictions



Back in December I predicted that McConnell would lose his seat, either to Grimes or to his Tea Party opponent. It looks from the FEC analysis that my prediction wasn’t that far off base. This isn’t certain victory by any shot, but it is a dead heat, which is the closest McConnell has come to losing his seat in decades. That prediction is still alive.

Palmer vs. D. C. : DC has to offer concealed carry licenses to both residents and non-residents.

via Finding God in a Dog Today, the US District Court for D. C. handed down this ruling (PDF):

Therefore, the Court finds that the District of Columbia’s complete ban on the carrying of handguns in public is unconstitutional. Accordingly, the Court grants Plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment and enjoins Defendants from enforcing the home limitations of D.C. Code § 7-2502.02(a)(4) and enforcing D.C. Code § 22-4504(a) unless and until such time as the District of Columbia adopts a licensing mechanism consistent with constitutional standards enabling people to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Furthermore, this injunction prohibits the District from completely banning the carrying of handguns in public for self-defense by otherwise qualified non-residents based solely on the fact that they are not residents of the District.


In other words:


  1. DC has to create a concealed carry license system.

  2. DC cannot exclude non-residents from obtaining a license.



However:


  1. DC can make that system as restrictive as it likes within the bounds of Heller. It could be may-issue, for example, or require 40 hours or more of training (plus live fire drills).

  2. Nothing in this ruling appears to require DC to allow for open carry of any firearm.

  3. Nothing in this ruling appears to have any bearing on reciprocity.



Down the road, this could mean:


  1. US territories that don’t issue licenses will have to issue licenses. Right now, that just applies to the Mariana Islands and American Samoa.

  2. Every state will be required to come up with a way to issue concealed handgun licenses to non-residents. You can check this map to see which states that affects. Also, Oregon is one of those states.

  3. Eventually, anyone living in the United States could theoretically qualify to carry in all US states and territories —- although it may a huge pain in the ass to do so. Remember, this ruling says nothing about reciprocity. Although many states have reciprocal agreements —- there’s a reason why Utah CHLs are so popular —- someone might have to carry a dozen licenses or more to do this.

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