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Does She Deny Being a Man-Hater?

Posted on | February 9, 2015 | 33 Comments

A curious omission in this Wilmington (Del.) News-Journal article:

When Ariel Friedlander decided to start a feminist club at her high school last year, some boys dismissed her as a man-hating lesbian and one girl threatened to excommunicate her friends if they dared to join.
A junior at the Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington, Friedlander was so frightened by the backlash that she created a private email list for interested students. When 30 showed up for the first meeting, she burst into tears from the positive response.
“It’s definitely been a big experiment,” says the visual arts major, citing a scarcity of similar groups at the high school level. . . .
In some high schools, girls and boys are gathering to screen feminist films, campaign against wage disparities and bring attention to sex trafficking, slut-shaming and rape jokes populating social media. . . .
Women’s empowerment is a “hot topic and the kids are paying attention,” says [Archmere Academy history teacher Kristen] Witte. . . .
There is also growing emphasis on “intersectional feminism,” which evaluates women’s rights in the context of LGBT rights, rights for minorities and the disabled.
“Every generation is facing these issues, though they may be slightly different,” says [program director Ashley] Steimer-King of Girls Learn International. . . .
Cab Calloway’s Feminist Club plans to host a tampon drive for homeless women and a clothing drive for transgendered women and men. . . .
Sexism didn’t disappear when women earned the right to vote, notes Friedlander. The group held an Equality Bake Sale on Newark’s Main Street last November, selling desserts for 77-cents each to women and $1 to men. The effort highlighted the gender pay gap.

Read the whole thing and notice that at no point is Ariel Friedlander quoted as denying that she is a man-hating lesbian.

Carmen Rios could not be reached for comment.




33 Responses to “Does She Deny Being a Man-Hater?”

  1. Adobe_Walls
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:09 pm

    Did the items for sale at that bake sale meet Michelle’s health guide lines?

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  3. RS
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:30 pm

    clothing drive for transgendered women and men. . . .

    A/K/A “a clothing drive. FULL STOP.”

    And, BTW, how does one conduct such an enterprise specifically for the “transgendered?” Are donations limited to flannel shirts and feather boas?

  4. RS
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:40 pm

    And how does one prove one is “transgendered” in order to avail oneself of these teens’ charitable inclinations? I picture a whole bunch of homeless dudes trying on last year’s prom dress, while the homeless dudettes grab the left over Donovan McNabb Eagles jerseys, then trading their swag under a bridge abutment later.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

    If you think women will bake for you, you are so mistaken and patriarchal in your thinking…

    If you think men can bake and excel at it, you are so mistaken and patriarchal in your thinking..

  6. Jeanette Victoria
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

    I am so confused with these new invented terms I’m not sure what languages we are communicating in any more what the heck is “intersectional feminism”

  7. Jeanette Victoria
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:47 pm

    I just so went there ewww

  8. Isa
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:48 pm

    “The group held an Equality Bake Sale on Newark’s Main Street last November, selling desserts for 77-cents each to women and $1 to men. The effort highlighted the gender pay gap.”

    so… they highlighted perceived sexism… with actual sexism.

  9. Kirby McCain
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:51 pm

    These people are becoming so obnoxious I think we need a ‘Queer Tax’

  10. Jim R
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:51 pm

    I would say that I feel sorry for her parents, but she probably learned this rubbish from them.

  11. Jim R
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:53 pm

    Right there with you. Intersectional feminism? Cis-heteronormative? Wha…?

  12. Adobe_Walls
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

    It’s the intersection where numerous psychopathologies meet, sorta like Haight-Asbury only no one is having any fun.

  13. Jeanette Victoria
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:55 pm

    We need to do like many counties in Eastern Europe, make the public promotion of sexual deviancy illegal.

  14. Adobe_Walls
    February 9th, 2015 @ 8:57 pm

    That would only give it cachet and make it harder to mock.

  15. Finrod Felagund
    February 9th, 2015 @ 9:16 pm

    Leftists whine like stuck pigs when GOP student clubs do something similar.

  16. Sparafucile
    February 9th, 2015 @ 9:22 pm

    The $0.77 desserts weren’t as nutritious.

  17. Dana
    February 9th, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

    Archmere Academy is a private, Catholic high school, operating independently in the Diocese of Wilmington; tuition for this high school is $24,200 per year.

    What kind of Catholic school has a lesbian feminist club?

  18. Dana
    February 9th, 2015 @ 9:38 pm

    When we lived in New Castle County, we became familiar with the Catholic schools, because the public schools were such disaster zones. The diocesan Catholic high schools were expensive — and we moved just before our older daughter would have matriculated at Padua Academy — but the “independent” Catholic high schools, Archmere and Ursuline (a girls only school) were hideously expensive, ridiculously expensive, prohibitively expensive, save for the fabled 1%ers.

    Joe Biden is an alumnus of Archmere, and that’s where he sent his kids.

  19. RS
    February 9th, 2015 @ 10:13 pm

    Interesting to see the figures. In our area the archdiocesan high schools are in the $8500ish range; the high schools associated with various orders (the better ones) are about twice that, though both categories have generous financial aid programs.

  20. DeadMessenger
    February 9th, 2015 @ 11:03 pm

    Absolutely not! A lack of availability of quality baked goods surely constitutes a violation of the 8th amendment (not that anybody cares about the Constitution anymore, or anything.)

  21. DeadMessenger
    February 9th, 2015 @ 11:06 pm

    It’s the corner of Stupid Street and Crazy Avenue in downtown Psychoville.

  22. DeadMessenger
    February 9th, 2015 @ 11:09 pm

    Queer Tax would be good, but a Stupid Tax would be better. The best part is, the people so taxed would be just stupid enough to pay it, especially if it were tauted as funding “anti-bullying” crusades.

  23. DeadMessenger
    February 9th, 2015 @ 11:11 pm

    Dana, I’ll take “Apostasy” for $200, please.

  24. DeadMessenger
    February 9th, 2015 @ 11:12 pm

    ‘Nuff said.

  25. Dana
    February 10th, 2015 @ 7:28 am

    Archmere is the most expensive, and it’s coed. Ursuline is about $19K, and Salesianum (boys only) is around $14K. The diocesan high schools are less expensive, though they were still a bit over $7K when we left in 2002. Padua (girls only) sometimes “partnered” with Sallies for things.

    Apparently the coeds at the other diocesan high schools, the ones not smart enough to get into Padua, said that all of the Padua girls were either lezzies or sluts. They were just jealous, but Padua cost the same as St Elizabeth’s or St Mark’s.

  26. Jim R
    February 10th, 2015 @ 9:50 am

    Perhaps a “masculinist” club could do a similar bake sale, leaving the table unmanned (YSWIDT) for random periods to highlight that women take maternity leave, are out of the workforce entirely for lengthy periods to raise children, &c.*


    (*) Let me hasten to say that I have no problem AT ALL with women putting their children above their jobs. I further realize that men can take “paternity” leave. What the feminists don’t like to talk about it the impact that all this has on a woman’s earnings. Employers aren’t in the habit of pretending that months (perhaps years) of missed work experience don’t matter.

  27. Jim R
    February 10th, 2015 @ 9:53 am

    I may be painting with too broad a brush, but I suggest that this sort of foolishness is most prevalent amongst the children of the rich as they have PLENTY of idle time, a complete sense of entitlement which includes the idea that anything they think must be right, and (probably) guilt for having so much.

  28. Toastrider
    February 10th, 2015 @ 10:08 am

    Yeah, the ‘affirmative action’ bake sales REALLY piss off the leftards.

  29. Dana
    February 10th, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    Oh, I absotively, posilutely agree! This is why we have the never-poor telling us what the poor need, and this is why we have Harvard professors shocked, shocked! that the Obysmalcare they supported is going to cost them more money, and this is why we have people upset that their degrees in Wimminz Studies don’t get them a $100K job; to them, the real world is an MTV series.

  30. Dana
    February 10th, 2015 @ 10:11 am

    You mean the parents that had her in day care or used nannies, the parents who shuffled her from soccer practice to riding lessons to what all, the parents who don’t have the first fornicating clue as to what their daughter is into, those parents?

  31. Jim R
    February 10th, 2015 @ 10:27 am

    I’d guess that it’s worse than that. Imagine, for example, somebody like Lena Dunham or Sally Kohn raising kids. What would a woman like them teach their kids about how the world works? What would those children grow up believing about such things as sexual relations, marriage, raising their own children, &c?

  32. Ilion
    February 10th, 2015 @ 2:25 pm

    Considering that they had their prices backwards to their intent, the whole bake sale was a Stupid Tax

  33. Ilion
    February 10th, 2015 @ 2:32 pm

    The group held an Equality Bake Sale on Newark’s Main Street last November, selling desserts for 77-cents each to women and $1 to men. The effort highlighted the gender pay gap.


    So, they “highlighted” the false claim that women are being short-changed for “doing the same work as men for less pay” by asking men to short-change themselves? “Women face horrible-terrible bad-think ‘discrimination’ from icky-poo men, who pay woman less and charge them more, and to prove it to you, we’re going to favor women at our silly bake sale.


    Idiots! They don’t even understand their own (false) political views nor the application of them to the realy world.