Showing posts with label feminist crackpots. Show all posts
Showing posts with label feminist crackpots. Show all posts

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Ellie Mae O’Hagan Crushes The Dreams Of Progressive Girlie Men Everywhere…

Equal rights are achieved when those who are denied them organise and take power. This was the ethos that led working people to form the Labour Representation Committee, which became the Labour party. And it’s the same ethos that led to the foundation of the Feminist Initiative party in Sweden, which has just missed out on seats in the country’s election. Here’s hoping the party isn’t disheartened, and continues to organise – and let’s do the same in the UK .
Right on, sister! I’m sure all the wet males at CiF will have your back!
What would this party look like? Well, for a start, no men would be allowed.
Our primary aim would be to ensure female autonomy: that no women should be economically dependent on men, confined by sexist social norms and at risk of violence, or have their destinies determined by their sexual organs.
So…who are women going to be economically dependant on – the State?
Under a feminist party there would be no headlines about equal pay taking another 60 years to be realised, no tabloids publishing shaming stories of girls having sex on holiday, no quibbling over whether to make domestic violence a separate offence, and full reproductive rights for all.
Don’t you have to get elected first? And then negotiate and horsetrade with the opposition parties to get relevant legislation through?

Good lord, it’s as if you’re a silly little airhead who hasn’t thought any of this through, isn’t it?

H/T: Tim Worstall

Friday, 19 September 2014

Storm In A Pint Glass!

The Jolly Brewer displayed a blackboard which said: “Men no shirt, no service. Women no shirt, free beer.”
A little feeble, but it raised a smile. Not, of course, with everyone
The landlord and landlady at the pub on Ditchling Road, Brighton, say although the sign was purely intended to make customers chuckle, they have been forced to take it down after complaints the wording was “offensive.”
‘Forced’..? It doesn’t say by whom, or even who would have the power to do so.

But then, I guess maybe there really is no such thing as bad publicity?
Amy Phipps, 29, of Preston Circus, said she witnessed 40-year-old men laughing and jeering at the wording when she saw the sign.
She said: “It’s just offensive and derogatory. There are schools near here, it worries me young girls and children could see it and think it’s acceptable to objectify women. Sadly these comments are common but it’s shocking when it’s right in front of you.”
*rolls eyes*
Gary Hills, partner to landlady Nicky Hills, said the complaints were from “very sad people” and claimed the phrase was a well-known joke featured on a website which suggests funny anecdotes for pub signs.
He said: “We put a new one out each week to make people laugh. The landlady picked it, so she doesn’t mind. We’ve taken it down now but we just can’t believe this has happened. It was just a joke and everyone we have spoken to thought it was funny. We saw people take pictures, smiling as they walked past.”
Not everyone, clearly.
Angela Upton said: “It’s a joke just for men who are misogynistic and are unlikely to treat women with the respect they deserve.”
I always thought respect should be earned…
A 23-year-old male staff member at Corner News And Booze, on Upper Hollingdean Road, said: “It’s not offensive. There are more important things to worry about.”
And a 58-year-old resident of nearby Nettledon and Dudeney flats, said: “It’s a joke. There are other things that go on in our area which are more offensive.”
Indeed so. But I suspect the likes of Angela and Amy would really rather not challenge those, for fear of the consequences…

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

This Is Where Identity Politics Leads….

A judge has criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for shoddy evidence and said a case should never have been brought to court after a former pupil at a £30,000 a-year public school was cleared of sexually assaulting a friend.
It was a shambles from start to finish. Nor was it just the hapless CPS on the hook:
Judge Morris said he would never have allowed the case to go ahead if he had known that the allegations had not been properly investigated.
When the CPS opted to press ahead despite the judge’s reservations, the trial was beset with problems as gaping holes in the police investigation emerged.
Oh, surely not!
The jury struggled to follow a video interview with the alleged victim, and it was left to the defence team to produce a transcript. Police experts had been unable to download key texts sent and received by the woman, and had resorted to taking photos of the screens which were barely legible.
Forced into yet another adjournment because evidence was not ready, Judge Morris exclaimed: “I would never have started this case if I had known it would take this course.”
It then emerged that vital messages sent by the alleged victim hours after the incident had been wiped. Police were forced to admit they had not seized her phone after she first complained, and waited six months before starting to analyse it.
An increasingly exasperated Judge Morris said: “I would have expected that to be taken from the complainant at the time of her interview and examined there and then.
“That is a shortcoming of the investigation of this matter.”
You’re not kidding…
When he learned that the alleged victim had not been questioned about the missing texts, the judge criticised the Crown Prosecution Service for opting to pursue the case. “Sometimes it would be helpful for someone from the CPS to be in court and see the problems created at cases which aren't investigated properly, and the consequences, instead of being at the end of the phone opining whether cases should go ahead or not.”
In terse exchanges with Ms Chan, the judge asked whether the CPS knew “what a mess had been made of the telephone evidence”.
Perhaps he would have been better off asking if they cared, so long as this ticked another ‘we’ve prosecuted a man’ box..?
He walked free from court after being discharged by the judge. His barrister Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC said she was considering making a wasted costs application in addition to her client's defence costs because of the way the case was handled.
The judge said any costs application would be heard at a later date.
Perhaps it ought to come out of the pockets of the gender warriors in the CPS and the complacent ‘investigators’ in the police, who insist on forcing through these cases for ideological reasons, rather than from public funds?

Saturday, 13 September 2014

It’s Not ‘Victim Blaming’ If The Victim Is Actually Partly To Blame…

Hannah Giorgis (apparently a ‘black feminist writer and organizer’) opines in CiF:
Early Monday morning, TMZ released a “cleaned up” video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating Janay Palmer, his then-fiancée and current wife, in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino.
Wait, what? Let’s read that again:
”… Janay Palmer, his then-fiancée and current wife…”
After investigating the accusations against Rice – to which the Baltimore Ravens running back pleaded not guilty and entered an intervention program for first-time offenders to avoid a trial – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed him a paltry two-game suspension in July.
Thousands of people, far and wide, called into question the NFL’s judgment for such a featherweight punishment of an act so violent.
And he’s now had his contract terminated. Yay, social media?

Well, surprisingly, no.
That we feel entitled (and excited) to access gut-wrenching images of a woman being abused – to be entranced by the looks of domestic violence – speaks volumes not only about the man who battered her, but also about we who gaze in parasitic rapture. We click and consume, comment and carry on. What are we saying about ourselves when we place (black) women’s pain under a microscope only to better consume the full kaleidoscope of their suffering?
How are people supposed to get angry about something they shouldn’t be allowed to see? And without that anger there’d be no Twitterstorm & no termination of the contract…
In reproducing victims’ trauma over and over, we only expose them to more harm. Throughout this six-week public ordeal, Janay Palmer’s pain has been minimalized, her judgment called into question. “Why did she marry him after he beat her?” reverberates around the web and in our minds, an accusation masquerading as a concern.
Well, shouldn’t there be some accusation here? Should people not wonder why they are being asked to gin up outrage to help a woman who seemingly hasn’t helped herself?
If we viewed victims as more than a link to be tweeted, more than statistics to be reported to a broken criminal justice system, we would have to grapple with their complex humanity. We would have to offer meaningful solutions to violence, holistic responses to trauma, and accountability for abusers whom we may love. We would have to do more than just watch.
I’m unclear just what it is you want here, other than uncritical acceptance of the ‘man bad, woman good’ meme, no matter the fact that the woman has shown hugely poor judgement.

Friday, 5 September 2014

Selective Outrage…

Zoe Williams on a controversy that’s passed me by:
In Australia Aldi has taken Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes off the shelves for its injudicious use of the word “slut” (which is to say, Dahl used the word at all). I know what you’re thinking: how come their Aldi sells Roald Dahl? My one only has Haribos and frozen vegetables.
However, the much more important question is, what’s wrong with the word “slut”?
OK, I’ve got my nonplussed face on here. It seems Zoe’s annoyed that Aldi took the book off the shelves due to what she sees as people getting outraged over nothing.
The worst thing in the world, in my view, is the ad hoc creation of a taboo without proper discussion.
Excellent! I look forward to your views on bacon and children’s pyjamas, then, Zoe. Or do you just care about wimmiz isshoos?

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

In Which I Agree With Ricky Gervais...

Ricky Gervais has received a backlash on Twitter...
Oh, Gawd, what's the fat fool said now..?
...after suggesting that the celebrities who had their nude photos hacked were to blame - because they had taken and stored the photos in the first place.
*nonplussed face*
The comedian posted a message to his 5.99million followers saying: 'Celebrities, make it harder for hackers to get nude pics of you from your computer by not putting nude pics of yourself on the computer.'
Eminently sensible advice. Who could possibly..

Oh. Wait. I bet I know. Would it be feminist crackpots, perchance?
A subsequent message said: 'Of course the hackers are 100 per cent to blame but you can still makes jokes about it. Jokes don't portray your true serious feelings on a subject.'
He then wrote: 'It's more important to spend your energy trying to stop actual bad things than to run around trying to stop jokes about bad things.'
Gervais also said: 'This tweet does not condone anything' and 'Offence is the collateral damage of free speech.'
Much as I dislike the man, what's he said that's so wrong?

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Shock Horror! The ‘Guardian’ Finds A Crim Who Doesn’t Deserve A Second Chance!

Holly Baxter on rehabilitation:
The 25-year-old sportsman was convicted of rape in April 2012, jailed for five years and is due to rejoin society in October. According to the official supporters’ club at Sheffield, he will be greeted with the opportunity to take up his old job on release.
Which the 'Guardian' should champion, right?
But a petition against his re-employment has thrown a spanner in the works, quickly going viral and gaining coverage across national media. More than 60,000 people have signed it.
Well, I bet they won't be happy about that! It must be those dastardly right-wingers, eh, always finding new ways to torment poor ex-cons?
Evans isn’t merely returning to gainful employment when he waltzes back to take up his previous position at Sheffield United, he is regaining serious status.
Well, he's going to be a footballer. I rather thought the progressives looked down on such rude pursuits and were scornful of those who elevated them to such 'status'?
Like the music industry, however, the football world has become a bit too big for someone to creep back in unnoticed. When Chris Brown pleaded guilty to assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, stickers started appearing on his albums in HMV that said, “Warning: do not buy this album. This man beats women.” The message was clear: we no longer accept blind veneration in a powerful, influential sphere of someone who has shown such blatant disregard for another person.
No, I think the message is 'Some people have far too much time on their hands', actually. And I'm willing to bet sales of the items weren't affected much.
It was not a call to permanently exclude Brown from society or employment. Instead, it was recognition that if this world seamlessly assimilates perpetrators of domestic violence, then something has gone horribly wrong.
But don't you believe in rehabilitation?
I believe in rehabilitation and second chances …
Well, then..?
Being a footballer for Sheffield United, however talented one may be, is not a right. It is a prestigious and prominent position in a disproportionately celebrated field. Evans – a man who has never even acknowledged that he raped his victim – surely doesn’t deserve to return to this honour with minimal fuss. At the very least, an acknowledgement that violence against women means something to the world of football is desperately needed before putting him back on the pitch. Pretending that he never committed a crime just isn’t good enough.
Who is pretending that?

And...if he'd been a plumber, would there have been such an outcry?

Monday, 11 August 2014

Would You Prefer He Had No Right Of Appeal?

I realise that’s probably a rhetorical question
Wild, who has waived her right to anonymity, said: "I was very shocked by it and very upset. It was the last thing I imagined hearing. It really shook me up and it's really wrong of him. It shows that he's got no remorse in any shape or form.
"It just seemed like I couldn't move on from it. It's not going to go away, he's not going to give up.
"I remember as a child his eyes were very cold. I felt that again during the trial. It's almost as if he's saying 'you're never going to get to me, you're never going to stop me'.
And just what awful thing has Rolf Harris done now? Why, simply apply to use his right of appeal, that’s all…

I suspect removal of such rights will be the next demand from the feminists. They never think it would ever apply to them too, do they, when they push for ever more restrictive legislation?

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Trials & Tribulations Of The 21st Century Woman…

Was it the play on words that made all those marketing folk agree that this "Nudie Tee" was the perfect gift for golfers? How they must have congratulated themself that a "tee" was not just a tiny piece of plastic driven into the ground to support your balls but, you know, the last syllable of the word "nudi-ty".
Yes, it is rather good, isn’t it? As these things go.
Few products underline the fact that golf is still largely considered a man's game than a tee designed to look like a naked female torso. Such a small, insignificant thing that you can knock the head off it with just one swing of your big manly arms.
Errr…just where is this going?
Joanna Sharpen was surprised that the image of the tiny packet of plastic torsos – available for just £2.99 from Amazon and Ebay – upset her so much.
Well, yes. So would I be if that sort of thing upset me. Wait. Who is Joanna Sharpen?
After all, her day job as project manager for charity AVA means that she has become pretty inured to examples of physical violence and abuse. As an adviser and moderator on the government's This Is Abuse campaign she has also spoken to some 3,000 young people, a third of whom reported being raped. Some, she says, were as young as 10 years old.
Ahhhh…. Now the penny drops! She’s a professional grievance monger.
Trying to explain her visceral response to a "novelty gift", she points out that she saw it just after having to compile a list of the names of women recently killed by their partners.
With golf clubs? On golf courses? Because, otherwise, I’m not seeing the connection…
"The product resonated with me because of the fact that the bodies are headless and two women this year were decapitated," she says. "They have no arms, as if women are purely sexual objects and have no need of a head or arms. People see them as a gimmick, a novelty. But they do so much damage."
Well, only if they are sharpened and thrown very hard.
Sharpen launched an online petition on Saturday in a bid to get the "nudie tees" withdrawn.
Didn’t work out quite as she’d hoped.
Having got nowhere trying to get a response from Dunlop UK – their website suggests writing a letter and gives a non-working phone number – Sharpen has written to the owner of its parent company, Mike Ashley.
And that too isn’t likely to work out all that well:
When Mike Ashley was previously accused of sexism over a pink cleaning kit ("It's girls' stuff"), the controversial billionaire just seemed to have decided that ignoring the criticism would make it go away.
Heh! So of course, the ‘Guardians Woman’s Blog’ is rallying the troops:
… the online sale of such garbage is part of a larger picture, one in which sport is simply the easiest playing field for men to behave badly on. Just shut up, have a laugh, take the joke, stop moaning. Or take a minute and sign this petition. No one is guaranteeing a proper response, but what's the alternative?
To maybe realise that you are making yourselves look utterly ridiculous by complaining over trivialities, because all the main battles for equality have been won long ago?

Nah. Keep on keepin’ on, sisters! At least you are providing amusement value.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Phyllis Masters Fights Guns….With Boobies..!

…when my friend Lola and I decided on Saturday that enough is enough with the kind of people who take out their guns for play dates, I have to admit that it was my first time actually seeing that particular kind of people ... in person.
Oh, the condescension just drips from the page…
In person, and while I was topless.
Jeez, the things you see when you haven’t got your gu…

Oh. Right.
After all those gun-rights advocates brandished their weapons at Chipotle and Target this spring, everyone knows it's legal to openly carry around your firearms in Texas. Not many folks know that it's also legal for women to go topless in the state's capital city. But I did: in the late '80s, I took part in a lot of performance art that included nudity, so I was familiar with baring my breasts in public.
Ah, I can only imagine the horrors inflicted on us by ‘performance art that includes nudity’.

Of course, I don’t have to imagine, since David Thompson so mercilessly collates archive footage for our delectation!
Now, unlike the wave of people who advocate for their second amendment rights by waving around their guns, I don't normally go shopping without my shirt on – it's a matter of basic respect for others. But since these ammo-sexuals feel it necessary to exercise their right to take a gun out for a date, Lola and I decided to exercise our own.
Don’t you two have knitting patterns to exchange, or something?
We arrived at the parking garage for Austin's capitol building a little before noon on Saturday, and as soon as we walked near the open-carry fetishists with our signs aloft and our breasts bared, the open-carry activists started to argue with us – and, of course, insult our appearance.
Errr, well, yes.

Let’s face it ladies, it’s not a pretty sight, is it? Not so much ‘gerrem off for the lads!’ as ‘oh gawd, put ‘em away!’.
… at one point in a gelato shop, two of the men we were protesting told us that we were a disgrace to our race. That just fueled my fire: "What race is that?", I asked. "The gun-fetish race? "
Which I suppose makes you from the tit-fetish race?
We plan to march with the open-carry gang on the last Saturday of every month – and hopefully some more people will join us.
So…gerontophiliacs and masochists know where to go!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Another Progressive Demands ‘Diversity’ Be ‘Conformity’…

Julie Bindel, that is.
When I was a young lesbian feminist campaigning to overthrow patriarchy, what irked me most was the fact that some men would impose their own idiotic view of my sexuality on me, by asking if I would perform threesomes with them, or titillate them with a porny kissing display with my girlfriend.
Presumably after a good skinful? They’d need it, Gawd knows…
Today it would seem that, for a number of lesbians, dissatisfaction and anger at being viewed as a male sex toy has been replaced with the desire to become as badly behaved as they are, paradoxically in the name of equality. Last week the Washington Times reported that a lesbian, Tamara Yatkin, who was refused entry to a California strip club because she was not accompanied by a man, is suing the owners for discrimination on the grounds of gender and sexual orientation.
Well, yes. Shouldn’t this be welcomed by you?
I have no doubt that Yatkin was denied entry because of her gender and sexuality, and, in both law and principle, that makes it discrimination. But how have we got to a situation where some of us are trying to enter such bastions of male privilege rather than campaign against the sexual exploitation of women?
Because we aren’t all the same, and don’t all think alike?

We have free will, and that means we get to choose what concepts like ‘equality’ mean for us, rather than conform?
Is liberation tantamount to behaving like some lesbian version of Hugh Heffner? In these times of "choice feminism" and neoliberalism, it seems that the very basis of our political movement is being eroded and replaced with an "anything goes" attitude.
How very terrible. But…didn’t all the boring old straights feel that way when you came on the scene?

So…suck it up. Life is change.

Friday, 18 July 2014

Read My Lips…. No. More. LAWS!

Publishing sexually explicit pictures of former partners – known as "revenge pornography" – could soon become a crime, the justice secretary has said.

Chris Grayling said the government was very open to having a serious discussion about the practice with a view to taking appropriate action when parliament returns from the summer recess.
Then clearly, government has too much time on its hands. Time that could be better spent elsewhere.
The former culture secretary Maria Miller has called for a change in the law to tackle the "appalling" practice, suggesting the criminal justice and courts bill, currently being considered by parliament, could be the vehicle for it.

The Liberal Democrats have also called for legislation. An early day motion by the Lib Dem MP Julian Huppert tabled this week noted that "whilst the images are often taken with full consent, their dissemination is not".
So, it seems the issue is rather simple - if you don’t want pictures of you making the beast with two backs with your ex hitting the net, then: a) make sure you remain on good terms with your ex (maybe even vet the men/women you sleep with rather carefully, if that’s not too much trouble), or b) don’t take such pictures in the first place.

This has been a Public Service Announcement.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Humankind Rape Activists Cannot Bear Very Much Reality…

This morning, there was consternation among anti-rape campaigners when the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, was reported to have said that if "more difficult [rape] cases" are brought to court there will likely be more acquittals and a consequent fall in the conviction rate for rape.
Why so? He’s merely stating the truth.
Our concern was how his comments might be understood – was he suggesting that difficult rape cases shouldn't be prosecuted?
No-one sensible could read it like that. Only activists with a one-track mind and a desire to ensure that their ideology gets front-page attent…

Oh. Of course.
… this work has too often turned on a close examination of victim behaviour and credibility.
Well, yes. Of course it has. Most of these cases happen in private, it’s a ‘he said, she said’ situation. But you know all this.
What can be implied by caution around bringing difficult cases is a belief that inevitably when the story is told in court, juries with prejudices will acquit. But, in fact, progress is being made here too. In court, there are specialist sexual violence prosecutors trained to argue the strongest possible case and to challenge the use of rape myths by the defence. Judges are accustomed to directing juries as to what is admissible and what the law says about rape and consent. But there is more to be done.
*sigh* Of course. There always is, isn’t there?
We urgently need compulsory sex and relationships education in schools, which deals with consent, respect and equality, mirroring perhaps the excellent Home Office campaign aimed at teens, This is Abuse. In addition, we need to ensure there are specialist support services available to women and men who have suffered sexual violence when they seek help, and whether or not they report it to the police.
And we have both of those things.

What are these two women really demanding? More of the same? Jobs for the girls?

Monday, 16 June 2014

A Woman Scorned…

I am one of eight women currently taking legal action against the commissioner of the Metropolitan police.
We were all deceived into long-term intimate relationships with undercover police officers who were infiltrating environmental and social justice campaign groups.
From 1995 until 2000 I was in a relationship with Mark Jenner, who I knew as Mark Cassidy – a joiner from Birkenhead.
Ah. These women are outraged, OUTRAGED! that a man lied to them.

For four years we lived together in what I believed was a monogamous relationship. I have since found out he was married with children at the time.
You’re hardly the first. And you certainly won’t be the last.

But let’s hope you aren’t the first to be able to dip your greedy, sweaty hand in the taxpayer’s pocket as a result.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

A Beta Male Is Heard From…

For what other way to describe Alexander White?
My daughter is just 14 months old. My partner and I love her with all our heart …
Not enough to get married and legitimise her, though?
Like all fathers, I want her to grow up happy and healthy.
Admirable! So then…what concerns you?
I'm worried that she may grow up discriminated against, be the victim of violence, develop mental health problems or an eating disorder, suffer depression or have a distorted body-image. The #yesallwomen hashtag, which took off on Twitter over the last week, makes me worried for her future.
You’re worried because there’s a hashtag panic on? Man up, FFS!
She's going to grow up in a world that is saturated with sexualised images of women and girls. As #yesallwomen shows, she will grow up in a world where girls and women are constantly barraged with sexism and misogyny.
No. She won’t. Because the picture you are receiving of the world, as a consequence of having your head stuck up your arse feverishly pressing ‘refresh’ on Twitter, is one that no-one in the real world would even recognise
If these ads were a pollutant or toxin in the air, and exposure to them caused eating disorders in young girls, they would be subject to strict regulation.
And if my auntie had balls she’d be my uncle, but she doesn’t so she isn’t. And these ads aren’t pollutants or toxins, so they aren’t subject to the sort of regulation you want and hopefully, they never will be.
I recognise that I am something of a Johnny-come-lately to this issue. Amazing women and women's groups have campaigned to raise awareness about the sexualisation of young girls and women for years. Dr Jean Kilbourne is just one inspiring woman who has done amazing work over three decades. I hope that as a father, I can add my voice to theirs.
Why bother? Clearly, you’ve already mated, so there’s really no point in hanging around these females any longer.

I mean, that is why you are adopting this posture?

‘Ere We Go, ‘Ere We Go, ‘Ere We Go…

The parents of a teenager — killed when her partner threw her down the stairs — have backed a police crackdown on domestic violence before the World Cup.
Here we go again. We get this every year now.

You’d think, from the fuss, that hitherto-placid men would be suddenly prone to fits of rage against ‘er indoors due solely to the existence of a chavball match on the gogglebox…
Det Chf Supt Vanessa Jardine, from GMP’s Public Protection Division, said: “We know from our own data there was a spike in domestic incidents during the 2010 World Cup.
“We want to make it clear to those offenders that this year’s event as with any sporting event will not be used as a way of justifying such abusive behaviour.”
Quite right, Vanessa, I mean, no-one should expect violent behaviour just becau…

Pilkington, then aged 24, met Carly after the teenager wrote to him while he was in prison. He had already been convicted of manslaughter at the age of 18.
Rather than use the World Cup as a convenient excuse to tick a box on your ‘wommynz studies’ PR outreach initiative, why not point out that your chances of getting beaten up by your partner increase exponentially if that partner is already known to be violent?

Monday, 26 May 2014

Unacknowledged 11th Rule At CiF...

...thou shalt not show the poster to be an unhinged whackjob who has selectively edited the facts to suit her skewed worldview:

CiF sees nothing wrong with allowing hobbyhorses to be mounted before the bodies have cooled on the sidewalks.

But, should you point out that the author may have been a bit fast & loose with the facts, like so:
"He also vows violence. "On the day before the Day of Retribution, I will start the First Phase of my vengeance: Silently killing as many people as I can around Isla Vista by luring them into my apartment through some form of trickery," he wrote."
... In the last video posted on Friday night and titled "Elliot Rodger's retribution,” Rodger described his anger toward women and men. ...
“"You forced me to suffer all my life, now I will make you all suffer,” he said. “All you girls who rejected me, looked down upon me, you know, treated me like scum while you gave yourselves to other men. And all of you men for living a better life than me, all of you sexually active men. I hate you. I hate all of you. I can't wait to give you exactly what you deserve, annihilation."

Yeah. Right. But it's 'misogyny' to blame, eh?
then you'll be censored in a nano-second:

Sunday, 25 May 2014

“I’m Not Coming Into Work Today, It’s That Time Of The Month…”

Sometimes, even the CiF veterans look on in stunned disbelief:

The poll as currently stands at time of posting is far too close (47% ‘Yes’!) for my liking…

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Never Mind All This ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’ Stuff…

…that won’t fly at our debased halls of learning any more:
An open letter calling for Mr Sullivan’s resignation has attracted signatures from activist Caroline Criado Perez, who campaigned for women to appear on bank notes, and the left-wing blogger Laurie Penny.
The letter, written by Sarah Pine, OUSU Vice President for Women, and Helena Dollimore, a second year history and politics student at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, called on Mr Sullivan to “step aside while still under investigation”. It went on: “Remaining in his presidency continues to offer prestige and power to someone who is being investigated for rape. This undermines the severe nature of allegations of sexual offences.
“The anger with which Oxford students have reacted, combined with speakers cancelling their appearances due to the controversy over his continued presence, means he should not remain in office.”
It’s no surprise just who is leading this campaign, is it? What’s surprising is the number of (presumably sensible) people who are happy to go along with it:
Ms Meyer, who cancelled her talk on Friday, said: “I believe people are innocent until proven guilty, but I’ve decided to postpone my speech because they obviously have a lot going on over there.”
How spineless of you. And how typical for these times.

Because this is yet another absurd demand from the likes of the ‘Oh noes, I can’t cope with real life, I must be protected!’ students who demand the ludicrous ‘trigger warning’ on literature and art.

And the more people keep giving in, instead of turning around and saying, firmly, ‘No. What you are demsnding is ludicrous and you are proving yourself an idiot by requesting it’, the more they will push for…
Ms Pine said: "We decided to organise the open letter and speaker boycott because we believe the current situation is untenable. It's not about making a pronouncement of innocence or guilt; but about the principle that whilst still under investigation for sexual offences, an individual should not remain in office. "
But only for sexual offences? If it was shoplifting or murder, you wouldn’t worry?
Mr Sullivan is also being challenged from within the Oxford Union. He is fighting against calls for a vote of confidence led by from Union member Aleksy Gaj.
Mr Gaj, a second year politics, philosophy and economics student at St Benet’s Hall, said: “I believe it to be important to reestablish the tradition of free speech and debate whereby ordinary members have the power to impact the running of the union and change matters with which they disagree.”
You talk of ‘traditions’ but then clearly show you haven’t the faintest idea what you are talking about.

Saturday, 17 May 2014

"My Slogans Belong To ME!"

“I think it was the fact that they were chanting feminist slogans, but in this case it was drunken men staggering and chanting in a jostling way.
It was taking slogans out of their context and presenting them in a way that was offensive.”
So claims an unnamed 22-year-old female Oxford student who filmed the incident on her mobile phone. And now the police are involved, apparently:
Thames Valley Police issued a statement which said: “We received a call on Sunday which was a report of a group of men using offensive language in Cornmarket Street, Oxford, on Saturday evening at approximately 7.30pm.
Our officers are in the early stages of making enquiries.”
The 'offensive language' seems to be...well, not really that offensive, except to that small subset of human who appears to have lost all sense of proportion:
Some members of the group, who are out of shot and not identifiable in the video, can be heard chanting “rape, rape, rape”, “she’s too young” and “15 years”.
And this merits police action? Seriously?