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Delusions of Persecution: #TrigglyPuff’s Feminist Friend Jennie Chenkin Is Crazy

Posted on | May 3, 2016 | No Comments

 

When an event last week hosted by College Republicans at the University of Massachusetts was disrupted by a Hampshire College student named Cora Segal (see “What #TrigglyPuff Means”), the point-and-laugh reaction by conservatives was predictable. For more than two years, I have been urging conservatives to begin Taking Feminism Seriously. When I was assigned to cover the DC SlutWalk protest for The America Spectator in August 2013, I saw first-hand and at close range the kind of delusional madness that has taken hold in the minds of young women under the influence of so-called Third Wave feminism. While it can be argued that Second Wave feminism (i.e., the radical Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1960s and ’70s) was similarly insane, Third Wave feminism has taken this lunacy beyond every hitherto imaginable limit. Young feminists have sailed into uncharted waters of craziness in those regions of the ancient maps marked “Here Be Dragons.”

 

The effect of this insanity that has gained such frightening influence was illustrated by the recent activities of Jennie Chenkin, a student at Hampshire College and friend of Cora Segal who participated in the April 25 protests at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Hampshire College is part of the Five College Consortium, along with Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and UMass Amherst:

Five Colleges, Incorporated is a nonprofit educational consortium established in 1965 to promote the broad educational and cultural objectives of its member institutions, which include four private, liberal arts colleges and the Amherst campus of the state university. The consortium is an outgrowth of a highly successful collaboration in the 1950s among Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, which resulted in the founding of a fifth institution, Hampshire College, in 1970. . . .
Their proximity to one another in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts favors Five College collaboration, as does their commitment to the liberal arts and to undergraduate education.

Let me point out something that should be obvious here:

Taxpayer-supported UMass, you see, accounts for 73% of enrollment in this “consortium,” and rich kids at the high-tuition elite private schools benefit from a hidden state subsidy through this “collaboration.” UMass is the center of gravity among these Five Colleges, and you can bet that the spoiled brats spending Daddy’s money to attend Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire look down their snooty noses at the grubby proles who go to UMass. Whereas a poor-but-smart kid goes to UMass hoping to acquire an education that will enable him to get a good job and a middle-class income, the daughters of privilege like Jennie Chenkin spend $48,065 a year to attend Hampshire College.

Jennie Chenkin declares to the world that she is an oppressed victim living in a “white supremacist cisheteropatriarchal society.” This is what Daddy’s money paid for her to learn at Hampshire College, where spewing such pseudo-intellectual jargon is considered a valuable skill.

Thorsten Veblen would have spotted this immediately as an example of conspicuous consumption, the display of high socioeconomic status through ostentatious spending.
The reason you send your daughter to Hampshire College is to show that you can afford to send her there. Money is no object for the parents of these kids. The working-class Mom helping her teenager fill out her FAFSA paperwork and struggling to come up with $14,356 a year for tuition at UMass wants her kid to learn something useful, to become a nurse or a computer programmer or a business manager, to get the kind of education that will qualify them for a good job and allow them to have a higher standard of living. The parents of rich girls like Cora Segal and Jennie Chenkin, by contrast, cannot be bothered with such mundane concerns. Just write a check so their precious princess can go to an expensive private school where their professors teach them how oppressed they are by “cisheteropatriarchy” and they train to become activists for social justice. Whatever the precious princess wants, the precious princess must have, and how dare those hateful UMass College Republicans hurt her precious feelings?

My name is Jennie Chenkin. I am a Hampshire College junior on a pre-law track with a concentration in political theory, carceral studies, and conflict resolution. I am writing this email because I have been harassed mercilessly online following “The Triggering” event and I have reason to believe that UMass Republicans have endorsed this harassment and libel against me.
On Monday night, I attended the event “The Triggering” hosted by UMass Republicans in protest of the panelists they had chosen to bring in to speak on “social justice, feminism, trigger warnings, microaggressions, and more.” My friends and I held up a banner outside the venue that said “content warning: bigotry inside” and we passed out fliers which explained what we believe political correctness stands for. When the panelists came on stage, we booed and heckled and disrupted, because that was what we were there to do. We wanted to send a message that even if the majority of the room agreed with what was being said, there were people in the community who adamantly disagreed, and that we were also allowed to make our voices heard under free speech laws. . . .
On Tuesday morning, I awoke to a notification from Facebook, indicating someone had tagged me in a comment on the event page for “The Triggering.” Someone by the name of Clarence Emerson (who I later learned is actually Aidan Kearney, a UMass alum, sexual predator, and professional bully) had tagged me in his comment with this article attached, referring to me in the comment as “little boy.”
As you can see by reading the blog post, it contains libellous language against me and screenshots of comments I posted on the event page for “The Triggering”. I have been advised by my attorney that both the harassment and the use of my comments are illegal — the use of my comments being an infringement of copyright law as outlined by Facebook, where individuals hold copyright law over everything they post, even comments posted on public pages. Legalities aside, I have now been put in personal danger because Aidan Kearney has demonized me and posted my personal information on a public website which caters to anti-social justice people who hate me and people like me.

You can read the whole thing, but there are several problems here. First, Ms. Chenkin needs to get a better lawyer, because if posting screencaps of what people say on social media is a crime, the prison overcrowding crisis is going to get a whole lot worse very soon. Second, for someone to be complaining about “libel” in the same email where they call someone a “sexual predator” is highly ironic, to say the least. A quick Google search turned up accusations that Aidan Kearney acted quite crudely toward some female Buffalo Bills fans during a 2014 game between the Bills and the New England Patriots. Kearney is a Patriots fan, and if rudely taunting the fans of one’s NFL opponents is a crime, we’re going to need to have a serious discussion about prison overcrowding, OK? No matter how crude Kearney’s (alleged) behavior was, however, calling him a “sexual predator” takes it to a whole ’nother level. You’re going to have to show me an arrest report before I’d use such a term to describe somebody, and even then I’d make sure I included some sort of attribution like “according to the affidavit” and maybe I’d throw an “allegedly” or two into the story for good measure. (There is a reason why Brett Kimberlin lost that defamation suit against me, OK?)

Jennie Chenkin is reckless and irresponsible, which may have something to do with her being arrested last fall in Westfield, New Jersey, for shoplifting and possession of burglary tools. Guess what? Ms. Chenkin considers it harassment to mention her criminal record:

Aidan Kearney has taken it upon himself to publish two more articles about me, each getting progressively more aggressive in content. Most recently, he has made a post about me being arrested in my home state several months ago. Though I take full responsibility for engaging in the action which led to my arrest, this is something I have been very ashamed of and embarrassed about, and until this point I have kept it a very private matter for that reason. I no longer have that luxury and I am worried that this string of harassing and revealing blog posts about me may prevent me from getting a summer job, which I desperately need in order to be able to pay for the last year of my undergraduate education before I go to law school.

Now wait a doggone minute there, Ms. Chenkin! How is it that your Daddy, an eminent professional in Somerset County, N.J., could afford to send his precious princess off to a private school in Massachusetts, but now you’re getting arrested for shoplifting and complaining that you “desperately need” a summer job in order to pay for your senior year of college? And what’s this talk about “law school”? Is there a law school somewhere that has an affirmative action quota for thieves?

Since we’re asking questions here, Ms. Chenkin, can you explain to me how, on the one hand, you’re now so hard up for cash to pay your tuition at Hampshire College, and yet on the other hand you can afford the services of a lawyer (“my attorney”) to provide you with advice on copyright law, harassment, defamation and so forth? Also, why does your rambling 2,000-word email to officials at the University of Massachusetts include this irrelevant tangent?

[W]hen I first drafted this email, only the one article about me had been published on the turtleboysports website, which I again acknowledge has no affiliation with UMass and is not under UMass jurisdiction. A few hours later, another blog post had been made about me on the site. A few hours after that, a video featuring my friend — taken and published illegally by Mount Holyoke sophomore and Campus Reform representative Kassy Dillon, who is also being investigated for misconduct during and after the event — was published on Youtube and shared widely throughout the conservative web. This video has been viewed in the hundreds of thousands and has been shared on Twitter by the panelists themselves. It was featured on Fox News. The blog post about my arrest followed and then another blog post, revealing the identity of my friend in the video.

Exactly what do you expect UMass officials to do about this, Ms. Chenkin? You and your friend Cora Segal went to a public event at the University of Massachusetts where you “booed and heckled and disrupted . . . to make our voices heard under free speech laws.” And yet now you, a student at Hampshire College, write to UMass officials to blame the College Republicans (whose event you disrupted) for blog coverage of your activism and — oh, by the way — claiming that video of your protests was “illegally” recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Yet the person who recorded this video was not a UMass student, either, so why are you even bringing it up in your email to UMass officials?

The explanation for all this, I suspect, is that you are crazy, Ms. Chenkin.

Fortunately, Ms. Chenkin, I’ve located an eminent professional in your New Jersey hometown who might help you. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University, as well as a master’s degree and, in fact, he has been visiting Lecturer at Rutgers University Graduate School of Social Work as well as a faculty member at Rutgers University Center of Alcohol Studies. Call it a hunch, Ms. Chenkin, but I think you may already be . . . let’s say, familiar with this eminent professional.

Pardon me for saying this, ma’am, but when you keep spewing threats of legal action against anyone who mentions your name on a blog, I don’t think advice from a lawyer is the kind of professional help you need.

You are wacko, bonkers, deranged, demented, disturbed, off your rocker, a few fries short of a Happy Meal and cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

Seek help, Ms. Chenkin.




 


In The Mailbox: 05.03.16

Posted on | May 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

— compiled by Wombat-socho


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Lawsuit Says Feminist @jenniferbedbaum Fired Employee in Purge of Lesbians

Posted on | May 2, 2016 | 53 Comments

Jennifer Baumgardner (left) is being sued by Elizabeth Koke (right)

How did I miss this story last fall?

A former staffer at CUNY’s Feminist Press claims she was illegally fired [in December 2014] because her new boss thought the imprint was “too lesbian.”
Elizabeth Koke filed a $3.5 million lawsuit against The Feminist Press, its executive director Jennifer Baumgardner and the City University of New York [in November 2015] claiming retaliation, wrongful termination and discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Koke, 30, says she was three years into her gig as publicity and marketing manager when Baumgardner took over in July 2013 and decided along with the board of directors that the independent publisher was “too lesbian” and needed a “change of direction.”
Baumgardner, 45, allegedly pushed for titles with more “mainstream appeal,” instead of books such as “Therese and Isabelle,” a love story involving two boarding school girls, according to the suit.
Koke claims employees who openly identified as gay were subjected to an environment of “alienation and isolation” and then “systematically terminated or forced out,” including Cary Webb in February 2014 and Amy Scholder in July 2014.
When Koke was let go without explanation on Dec. 22, 2014, she was the last employee who self-identified as lesbian, according to her claim.

Of course, as a conservative, I’m cheering for the plaintiff. If Elizabeth Koke’s suit gets to the discovery phase, her lawyer should email me all the documents and deposition transcripts. It’s not just my wicked anticipation of the possibility Feminist Press and CUNY could be forced to fork over millions to a disgruntled lesbian separatist witch. Beyond that sweet taste of ironic “social justice,” there’s also the potential to personally humiliate the perpetrator of this alleged purge of lesbians, Jennifer Baumgardner, who certainly deserves personal humiliation.

Baumgardner is bisexual and her biography confirms basically every negative stereotype of bisexual women — selfish, opportunistic and immature, playing around with lesbians in her 20s, before eventually settling down with a man. For such women, being with lesbians is really just cheap contraception, a way to avoid growing up. Instead of the whole husband-and-babies adult responsibility thing, the bisexual devotes her youth to bohemian adventure, skipping the high-risk game of heterosexuality for a lesbian roommate. No babies, no mortgage, no really permanent commitment, and none of the predictable difficulties associated with dating the kind of arrogant young bachelors that a young professional woman is likely to meet in the big city.

Look, feminists: I get this part, OK?

The imperious arrogance of young single men in hookup culture is not a new phenomenon. In an age of shameless promiscuity — an era of immoral hedonism that feminists have applauded as “empowerment” — no attractive young man ever has a shortage of female companionship.

“Where are all the good guys?” young women in the city are wont to complain. Alternatively: “Why is my boyfriend afraid of commitment?”

Well, ma’am, he’s not so much afraid of commitment, as he is simply lacking incentives. He’s making pretty good money. He’s a nice-looking guy with a pleasant personality and a bright future ahead of him.

He’s also got you, the girlfriend who’s glad to have a boyfriend who qualifies as a Potential Future Husband. The problem, from the girlfriend’s perspective, is that such a guy is always negotiating from an advantageous position. No need to hurry. A guy like that — 25, 26, 27, just a few years out of college — knows that if this girlfriend doesn’t work out, plenty more candidates are available. This girlfriend is not his first girlfriend, after all, and their “relationship” (as the girlfriend calls it, a word that makes her boyfriend noticeably uncomfortable) is always more serious to her than to him. He’s an ambitious young man on his way to success. He’s got a full head of hair, he hits the gym regularly, he’s driving a nice car and his 401(k) keeps growing. There are lots of young women who would like to be with him, and that’s not likely to change in the near future. No hurry, no pressure, no commitment.

Immoral hedonism is not a game that women usually win, which is why sane parents urge their daughters to avoid immoral hedonism.

No, ma’am, this is not a new game. The Peter Pan Syndrome — a book published in 1983, the year I graduated college — was a shrewd analysis of the narcissistic immaturity of Baby Boomer guys whose refusal to grow up typically took the form of being “afraid of commitment.” The problem wasn’t actually fear, as I say, but was rather a matter of incentives. If there were plenty of single women willing to have sex without marriage (and take my word for it, there were), why should an immoral hedonist bother with “commitment”? Even if a guy wasn’t just out for cheap thrills, if a woman saw him as a Potential Future Husband, and she had no moral scruples about fornication, the guy could easily string her along for six months or a year without even so much as saying “I love you.”

Feminists are always publishing sexual memoirs, whereas the old rule that a gentleman does not kiss and tell is still basically in effect, so we almost never hear the guy’s side of these stories. Jennifer Baumgardner is author of a 2007 book called Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics, which garnered predictably enthusiastic reviews like this:

Baumgardner, coauthor of the “third wave feminist” Manifesta, discovered her own bisexuality shortly after graduating from college, when she unexpectedly fell in love with a “girlie girl” co-worker at Ms. magazine, which was, significantly, the first place she “truly saw women without men as being successes, not failures.” Her story of how she explored her “urge toward bisexuality as a means to figuring out how to have a satisfying, truly equal and truly intimate relationship” weaves a personal thread through the book.

The “girlie-girl” was actually an intern, and whatever happened to her? We don’t know, nor to my knowledge have there been any memoirs by any of Baumgardner’s other ex-girlfriends or ex-boyfriends. From 1997 to 2002, she dated singer Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls and then . . .

I was feeling curious about men and increasingly returned the flirtation of a sexy and misanthropic musician/public-school teacher named Gordon. I threw myself into this new relationship. Within weeks, I was making excuses to my friends about his rudeness and saying things like “You just don’t get his sense of humor. He’s actually hilarious.” I swung between hating him and hating myself. In a moment of self-respect, I broke up with him. In an ensuing moment of denial, we got pregnant. I had a baby, Skuli, but ended the relationship with Gordon. . . .
The first three years of my son’s life were full with writing, book tours, friends, family, and the seemingly endless dramedies of the little boy with whom I lived. . . .
This time around, I dated only men. It’s hard to know why, but my sexuality isn’t some equal-opportunity employer; it has its own logic and serendipity. Just as I was starting to feel like I had my mojo back, I ran into Michael, an old friend of my sister’s, on a subway platform. He was broad shouldered, big eyed, and tall, his hair a thatch of floppy blondness.

My guess? It wasn’t just his looks. This guy also had money, unlike Gordon the musician/teacher, which is why she married Michael, but Jennifer Baumgardner is not going to say this in so many words. Hers is the kind of “happily-ever-after” bisexual fairy-tale ending Third Wave feminists want to believe in, and such stories do happen, but how often? And is this actually the end of  the story? Or will we come back in five or 10 years to read Jennifer Baumgardner’s next memoir, perhaps entitled I Divorced That Abusive Creep: Why I Never Should Have Stopped Dating Lesbians (and You Should Be a Lesbian, Too)? Maybe she’ll use the royalties from that to pay for her children’s therapy, then write another book, My Son, My Daughter: How I Coped With My Child’s Transgender Adolescent Crisis (and You Can, Too). This will eventually be followed by Finally Alone With My Cats: A Third-Wave Feminist Looks Back on Her Courageous Struggle Against Heteropatriarchy.

Of course, Jennifer Baumgardner supports the “campus rape epidemic” hysteria, and brags about her “activism” in college:

In 1988, my freshman year at college, one of my friends was raped at a party and became pregnant; she dropped out, had the baby and changed schools, keeping mum about the whole experience for many years. Two women in my dorm were raped by the same international student. At another party, a woman I knew was trapped in a bathroom by her “friend” and not allowed out until she gave him a blow job. . . .
I scheduled meetings with deans where I angrily accused them of not caring about student safety and covering up the “real” rape statistics at my college, Lawrence University, in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Clery Act of 1990 mandated that schools publish their crime statistics, but sexual assaults reported by Lawrence amounted to just two or three; meanwhile, I alone had heard of dozens. Inspired by students at Brown University, my friends and I anonymously published a “castration list” — the names of male students who had raped women we knew — and hung it in the bathroom in the student union. In the end, we didn’t change much, but protesting the injustice and expressing rage felt good, felt important.

Don’t go to college parties and avoid international students — this is probably sound advice for young women, but “expressing rage” is more important for Third Wave feminists than giving young women sound advice. If young men need advice, I will repeat: AVOID FEMINISTS!

As soon as a woman indicates that she is a feminist, this should be a cue to any man to avoid her as much as possible. No male should ever speak to a feminist. . . .
Guys: Learn to take a hint. Learn to walk away.
If a woman tells you she is a feminist, say nothing and walk away.
No feminist wants to hear what a man has to say, and life is too short to waste your time taking to feminists. Just walk away.
Leave feminists alone, and then they can complain about that.

Think about poor Gordon, the musician/teacher who sired Jennifer Baumgardner’s first child. He’s probably still paying child support, while his son is being raised by his bisexual Third Wave feminist ex-girlfriend and her rich husband. Is anyone offering to publish a memoir by Gordon? No, and neither could any of Jennifer Baumgardner’s ex-girlfriends get a contract for tell-all stories of their relationships with her. The feminist is always the protagonist of the story, and everyone else is a supporting character in the ensemble cast, their existence only important insofar as they play a role in her story. Feminism is ultimately nihilism, an expression of godless selfishness akin to Nietzsche’s The Will to Power, masquerading in 21st-century costumes of “social justice.”

Feminism is about psychological rationalization and scapegoating. Whatever she is unhappy about, whatever goes wrong in her life, the feminist blames on men — “patriarchy,” the male conspiracy that forces girls to get drunk at college parties with foreign guys named Abdul. She is never responsible for anything. She can do as she pleases and the negative consequences are not her fault. She breaks up with her lesbian girlfriend and, because she is now “curious about men,” she hooks up with a “sexy” rude guy, gets pregnant, then dumps him and finds another guy, “broad shouldered, big eyed, and tall,” and now it’s happily-ever-after, because she says so. And if it doesn’t end that way? Blame the patriarchy.

Lather, rinse, repeat.

It’s always beautiful to see feminists publicly going to war against each other. Jennifer Baumgardner allegedly purges lesbian staffers at the Feminist Press? Good! Lesbian witch sues for discrimination? Better!

No matter who wins this case, a feminist loses, and no one will believe either of them when they take turns blaming it on the patriarchy.

“All is proceeding as I have foreseen . . .”

 


In The Mailbox: 05.02.16

Posted on | May 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

— compiled by Wombat-socho


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The Jawa Report: A Comedy Of Allah
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Rule 5 Sunday: Blue Shirt Double-Dip Edition

Posted on | May 1, 2016 | 4 Comments

— compiled by Wombat-socho

May 1 is the annual day of celebration for unrepentant commie pinko hippies and other scum, and it’s a habit of long standing for Yr. Humble Linkmongler (and author of The Last Falangist) to wear the blue shirt as a subtle “screw you” to persons of that sort. That being the case, it seemed only appropriate to go with Denise Milani in her blue denim shirt and Daisy Dukes as this week’s appetizer. As usual, many of the following links are to pics generally considered NSFW, and failure to exercise discretion in the timing and location of your clicking may lead to many unpleasant consequences at the hands of the Matriarchy’s would-be enforcers. The Management is not responsible for whatever consequences ensue from your lack of discretion; save your last phone call before the self-criticism session for Domino’s.

Denise Milani, appropriately dressed for the occasion.

Animal Magnetism leads off last week’s contributions with Rule Five Friday and an Asian Invasion; Goodstuff follows with Gabrielle Drake, celebrating “all kinds of science and groovy chicks”. 90 Miles from Tyranny answers the call with Hot Pick of the Late Night, Morning Mistress, and Girls with Guns; First Street Journal admires the ladies of the NYPD, while The Last Tradition adds Cindy Crawford and Kaci Fennell.

This week, Goodstuff explores the twisting pathways of space & time with Vanna White, 90 Miles from Tyranny delivers with Hot Pick of the Late Night, Morning Mistress, and Girls With Guns, Animal Magnetism returns to the Land of the Big PX with Rule 5 Friday and the Saturday Gingermageddon, The Last Tradition chips in with Giezelle Buchin and Suelyn Medeiros, Also, First Street Journal considers women training for combat.

EBL’s herd of heifers included Manic Pixie Dream Girls, The Other Katarina, Morena Baccarin, Made In China, Harriet Tubman, Andrew Jackson’s Ladies, Game of Thrones Rule 5, Prettier Conservative Women, SJWs and Cheerleading at U. Wash., Ann-Margret, Andrea Tantaros, and Kelly Ripa.

A View from the Beach sends us Gold Coast Queen – Ellie-Jean Coffey, Star Trek “Impulse” Drive Comes Closer to Reality, Scrubbing the Files at Clinton.com, Singer Roasts Starbucks for Anti-Welsh Discrimination, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, Is Feminism Ruining Soccer?, Yoga is All the Rage These Days, Clinton.com Hits the Sauce, Did Skanky Humans Do In the Neanderthals? (with cave girls, of course), Once Upon a Time in the Land of Oompapa Dao, Clinton.com Still Generating News, Sunday Morning Stairway to Heaven, Dakota Johnson Not Into Faking ItSelfie NationThe European All FatherIt’s More Than OK, It’s Even Desirable“Drop in the Bucket”Lucky BearWednesday Morning Workout!Exelon, Feds Agree on Conowingo Fish LiftCourt Reinstates Gisele Bundchen’s Husband’s Deflategate SuspensionSo How Come He’s Not Helping?, and Popsicle!

Soylent Siberia sent us Monday Motivationer: Finger-Licking Good, Tuesday Titillation, Humpday Hawtness Wax On, Fursday Fantastic, Latent Lingerie, and Weekender Yowza.

The DaleyGator’s DaleyBabes for this fortnight included Sexy Shadows, Ayaka Onoue, Alisa Reyes, Brandi ReneeIkumi Hisamatsu, Bridgit Mendler, Shanica Knowles, Kim Flink, Jing Lusi, Jaymee Sire, Teedra Moses, Teressa Cee, and Tiffany Hines.

Proof Positive’s Friday Night Babes were Julianne Hough and Lauren Conrad, his Vintage Babes were Betta St. John and Adele Mara, and Sex in Advertising was covered by Casual Sox and Got Milk? At Dustbury, it was Melissa Joan Hart, Jessica Stam, Laura Vandervoort, and Dolly Singh.

Thanks to everyone for their linkagery! Deadline to submit links to the Rule 5 Wombat mailbox for Mother’s Day Rule 5 Sunday is midnight on Saturday, May 7. Your support of Rule 5 Sunday in the FMJRA is also appreciated; send your links in for that by noon on Saturday.


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What #TrigglyPuff Means

Posted on | May 1, 2016 | 174 Comments

 

The phenomenon of #TrigglyPuffCora Segal, the angry feminist who disrupted an event at the University of Massachusetts this week — deserves extended analysis, and I’ve got a 4,000-word draft in queue, awaiting the final touches. Spending two days analyzing the social significance of this comedic phenomenon was perhaps too much, but that’s my job. You need someone to totally overthink it? I’m available.

Anyway, while working on that brain-straining endeavor, it dawned on me what a small world radical feminism actually is. Cora Segal became notorious in March 2014 for a “Fat Justice” event at Swarthmore College that I blogged about, and here she is two years later, notorious again.

 

Some people on Twitter were claiming that Cora Segal was being “doxed” simply because she had been correctly identified. This is a misuse of the term “doxing,” which properly means the publication of otherwise private information — home address, phone number, etc. — of a person in order to make them a target of direct harassment. Having been the target of criminal harassment (a crime that was the subject of federal prosecution), I understand how serious this issue is. “Doxing” is a tactic developed by certain hackers and trolls who, behind the screen of online anonymity, would deliberately violate someone’s privacy in an attempt to ruin their antagonists’ lives. Some people don’t seem to understand what “doxing” is and what it is not. Consider, for example, the case of Deb Fritsch, a former university professor who lost her job after she harassed blogger Jeff Goldstein in 2006. Was it “doxing” to identify Fritsch? No, she was engaged in seriously evil behavior online while employed at a taxpayer-supported public university and, as it subsequently turned out, was so completely crazy she was repeatedly arrested for stalking. (She has a Ph.D. in psychology, ironically enough.) Likewise, identifying Reddit troll “Violentacrez” as Michael Brutsch“a vile sociopathic monster undeserving of sympathy,” as I called him — was not “doxing.”

Deb Frisch (left); Michael Brutsch (right).

In both of those cases, bad people were doing bad things online and, once they were “patched” (their online persona connected to their actual real-life identity) the negative consequences were predictable. This wasn’t about personal vendettas or political quarrels, and it wasn’t about putting someone’s home address into an IRC channel in a conspiracy to incite some troll to SWAT the targeted person.

Because no one has appointed me Internet Ethics Cop, I don’t waste much time worrying about the nuances of this stuff. It’s a dangerous world, and protecting myself and my friends is about all I can do. We find that feminists claim to be targeted by “harassment” online and everybody in the media rushes to publicize these claims, despite the fact that the media were willing to ignore or excuse very serious harassment when it was directed at Jeff Goldstein and others on the Right whom the media did not consider sympathetic victims. Because of political bias in the media, there is a blatant double standard about such things. Shall we talk about Deranged Cyberstalker Bill Schmalfeldt? Let’s not . . .

What does this have to do with Cora Segal? Like other trolls, her behavior had been problematic for a long time before she — unexpectedly! — had her Internet Famous (Not in a Good Way) Moment.

We know who Cora Segal is and we know what Cora Segal believes because Cora Segal has told us these things. Cora Segal is an activist, and when an activist goes to a public event and disrupts it by shouting obscenities — “F–k you! . . . Keep your hate speech off this campus!” — her public activism is newsworthy. Identifying her is not “doxing.”

Cora Segal is a feminist and her crusade against “fat phobia” is an expression of radical feminism’s anti-male/anti-heterosexual agenda:

Hostility to “beauty ideology” has been a core theme of feminism since the emergence of the Women’s Liberation movement in the 1960s. Its first major protest occurred in September 1968, when about 100 feminists staged a demonstration at the Miss American pageant, condemning how the contestants “epitomize the roles we are all forced to play as women.” The protesters claimed “women in our society [are] forced daily to compete for male approval, enslaved by ludicrous ‘beauty’ standards we ourselves are conditioned to take seriously.”
Lesbianism also emerged early as a core theme of the Women’s Liberation movement. . . .
Radical lesbians played key roles in founding Women’s Studies programs at many universities. . . .
So-called “fat-positive feminism” is a movement that “addresses how misogyny and sexism intersect with sizism and anti-fat bias.” While feminists blame “anti-fat bias” on male supremacy, the health risks of obesity are serious, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): “Obesity is a national epidemic and a major contributor to some of the leading causes of death in the U.S., including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some types of cancer.”
Obesity is such a serious problem among lesbians that the National Institutes for Health funded a $3 million study to determine why “nearly three-quarters of lesbians are overweight or obese.”
When that study made headlines in September 2014, Mari Brighe wrote at the lesbian blog Autostraddle that lesbians “tend to be less critical of their bodies than straight women,” because they don’t “suffer the incessant, unreasonable pressure of the male gaze.”

You can read the whole thing. The claim that “sexism,” “misogyny” and “the male gaze” are to blame for “anti-fat bias” is feminism. Is there any feminist who says otherwise? Is there any feminist who does not denounce male preferences as “ludicrous ‘beauty’ standards”? Feminists have written a vast library of books attacking the idea of beauty as a “myth” which they blame on the “misogyny” of patriarchal culture. The feminist argument can be summarized succinctly: Men like beautiful women, and therefore beauty is bad because men are wrong.

Feminism is an ideology of hatred, dishonestly masquerading as “social justice.” Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It. Because feminists cannot defend their hateful beliefs against intelligent criticism, they seek to silence their critics, which is why madness erupts whenever feminists are confronted by the truth.

UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers!

Please consider buying my book Sex Trouble: Radical Feminism and the War Against Human Nature, or hit the tip jar, because patriarchy is really just a synonym for “paying the bills.”





 

UPDATE II: Linked by Gerard Vanderleun at American Digestthanks! — and now a Memeorandum thread.

 


FMJRA 2.0: Strange News From Clark County

Posted on | April 30, 2016 | 23 Comments

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Granted that I spent last weekend immersed in cosplayers and the greasy organizational details of running an anime convention, the strangest thing to happen that weekend was receiving an e-mail from the Clark County GOP informing me that I’d been chosen as a delegate to the state convention a fortnight from now in Reno. As those of you who follow me on Facebook are aware, this is pretty remarkable since my precinct is full of Trump supporters, and so I was only an alternate to the county convention. Evidently the number of Trumpkins willing to make the treacherous journey to the state convention was low, or the fix was in, since this Cruz supporter is now headed for Reno in a couple of weeks. I am leaning toward taking my laptop and blogging the convention on Friday and Saturday, and in the tradition of Stacy’s Shoe Leather Fund, I ask those so inclined to kick in a Tubman or two for Fear and Loathing in Reno.





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Thanks to everyone for their linkagery! The FMJRA and Rule 5 Sunday will continue on their usual schedule with the usual deadlines until further notice, which means you have about eight hours to get your submissions in to the Rule 5 Wombat mailbox for tomorrow’s Rule 5 Sunday Double-Dip Blue Shirt Special.


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In The Mailbox: 04.29.16

Posted on | April 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

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OVER THE TRANSOM
EBL: Happy 75th Birthday Ann Margaret!
Da Tech Guy: The #Unexpectedly Chronicles – Boehner Picks Trump (and Hillary, Obama, And Bernie) Over Cruz
The Camp of the Saints: On Ted Cruz And The Restoration Of The Republic
Proof Positive: Could Someone Buy Poseur Donald Trump A Clue?
Michelle Malkin: Behold – Dems’ Open Borders Disease Hypocrisy
Twitchy: Carly Fiorina’s Perfect Response To Mike Tyson Endorsement
Shark Tank: Fundraiser For Crazy Cousin John Busted For Running Meth Lab


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American Power: Hundreds Swarm SDSU President To Protest David Horowitz Freedom Center Anti-BDS Posters
American Thinker: Coulter vs. Coulter
BLACKFIVE: Book Review – Tied Up In Knots by Andrea Tantaros
Don Surber: Peggy Noonan Gets Trump
Jammie Wearing Fools: Of Course – “TruCon” Trump To Reach Out to Sanders Supporters
Joe For America: Academy Sports, Walmart To Gain As Target Loses 41 Million Customers
JustOneMinute: Obama On The Economy – Please Applaud
Pamela Geller: Kansas Defies Obama On Syrian Refugees
Shot In The Dark: This Is What A Majority Looks Like
STUMP: Memento Mori, or, Happy Birthday To Me
The Lonely Conservative: Doofus Hands Cruz Communist Manifesto To Sign, Cruz Agrees And Leaves A Message
The Quinton Report: Yale Names College For Bigot
This Ain’t Hell: Army Retains SFC Martland
Weasel Zippers: SCOTUS Denies Bid To Block Texas Voter ID Law
Megan McArdle: One Regulation Is Painless. A Million Of Them Hurt.


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