We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Feminists like to tell young women many crazy lies, so it’s hard to cover them all. Most of them, however, surround sex. Here are a few:
Sex is a purely physical act and is completely meaningless. Casual sex is not only a right, but it is also empowering! Casual sex will leave you with no emotional or psychological damage. There’s a “sexual double standard”: Guys get away with rampant casual sex, so why shouldn’t we encourage the same behavior for women?
How bourgeois can you get?
Now, if they did something, useful, constructive, or selfless, instead of preening, I might muster up some respect. This is just addled and adolescent, self important, hero complex posturing, for an audience. No guts or courage required and no consequences; the wusses are even given a pass by school authorities. So yes, I'll go with S(below).
From Jane the Actuary blog:
S: The target audience isn't the general public, or people you are trying to persuade - else why piss them off, as you say - no, the target is other activists, and tribe members. Protesting isn't about policy, or social change, its about status whoring and social climbing. If true, then the incentive is to be as visible and controversial as possible, not to convince. And that's exactly what we see.
Several years ago, I thought feminism had gone the way of peace signs. Boy was I wrong! Along came Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky. It used to be mainstream feminist dogma that it should always be unacceptable for a man of power to diddle with an underling woman. Well, with Bill & Monica, that was modified (at least for Bill). Now, we have this lunacy out of California where it almost seems that a man needs (wants?) a video of every sexual encounter (with subtitles, or maybe a written contract will do) to protect himself from a rape charge.
Of course all that runs counter to feminist principles but that doesn't stop feminists from embracing and adopting that into their 'new' feminism that's even more expansive. That's the beauty of all leftist dogma. There's no need for intellectual consistency (see The Gods Have Made Them Mad). It must be something about being able to hold two conflicting ideas in your head at one time.
Reading Victor Davis Hanson's 'Lying for the Cause' made me think. I agree with everything he said but I was a little uncomfortable equating white police brutality towards blacks with black thug's violence toward other blacks. After all, the policeman has the power of government and a legal responsibility not to brutalize citizens. Black thugs do not.
However, if the government (in the form of the Attorney General of the United States) chooses to take a side in a conflict, isn't he lending governmental power to the side he's supporting? By not concerning himself with black on black crime, isn't he really saying it's not important or even worse, that it's somebody else's fault (white people)? And doesn't that also impart some governmental power?
In November 2007, there were 124,014,000 native-born workers employed in the United States and 23,104,000 foreign-born workers employed in the United States. By November 2014, the number of native-born employed in the United States had dropped to 122,558,000 and the number of foreign-born employed had increased to 25,108,000.
In the seven years from November 2007 to November 2014, the number of native-born workers holding jobs in the United States declined by 1,456,000, and the number of foreign-born workers holding jobs increased by 2,004,000.