Thursday, June 21, 2018

County Woman Critical After Dog Attack

Police fatally wound dog following attack in Huntingtown
Investigation continues into a Thursday morning incident in which police reportedly fatally shot a large dog after it attacked a woman outside her Huntingtown home and then charged a state trooper.

The victim of the attack, identified as Jenna Rae Sutphin, 28, of Huntingtown, was transported from the scene to CalvertHealth Medical Center by ambulance and later transferred by air to Washington MedStar Hospital Center, where she was listed as undergoing medical treatment for injuries sustained in the incident, according to a Maryland State Police news release issued shortly after noon Thursday.

At about 7:15 a.m. June 21, a trooper from the Prince Frederick barrack, identified by Maryland State Police as Tfc. Shawn Matthews, responded to the unit block of Cherry Hill Road and Route 4 in Huntingtown after receiving an animal complaint from motorists passing by the area. Upon his arrival at the scene, Matthews found the dog, later identified as a Dogo Argentino, actively engaged in the attack in an overgrown area near the highway, adjacent to the front yard of the victim’s home, the release states.

As Matthews approached the scene, the dog aggressively began moving toward the trooper, according to police. In fear for his safety, the trooper fired his state police-issued .40 pistol, wounding the dog. Subsequently, the dog ran from the scene.  Matthews immediately began rendering aid to the victim until emergency medical services personnel arrived. Deputies from the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office also responded to assist.

The dog was located a short distance away from the scene. In an attempt to apprehend the dog and prevent it from doing further harm to anyone, police on scene fired again, fatally wounding the animal, the release states.
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Police believe the dog was owned by the victim's fiance, MSP spokeswoman Elena Russo said Thursday, adding they did not yet know at that time how the dog ended up outside of the house and outside of the fenced-in area in the backyard.
Dogo Argentino?
The Dogo Argentino is a large, white, muscular dog that was developed in Argentina primarily for the purpose of big-game hunting, including wild boar; the breeder, Antonio Nores Martínez, also wanted a dog that would exhibit steadfast bravery and willingly protect its human companion. It was first bred in 1928, from the Cordoba Fighting Dog along with a wide array of other breeds including the Great Dane.

The Dogo Argentino is a large white short-coated dog with muscular and strong body that rarely has any markings (any type of marking or spot on the coat is considered a flaw).  . . . Breed Standard Height: for females is 60–65 centimetres (24–26 inches) and for males is 60–68 centimetres (24–27 inches), measured at the withers.[3] Weight: from 40–45 kilograms (88–99 pounds).
Dogo Argentino takes on Puma:



That's one damn tough dog.

Inummerate Prof Calls Math a Tool of the Patriarchy and Stuff

A professor at the University of Exeter claims in a new textbook that learning mathematics can cause “collateral damage” to society by training students in "ethics-free thought." “The Ethics of Mathematics: Is Mathematics Harmful” was written by University of Exeter Professor Paul Ernest, and published as a chapter in a 2018 textbook he edited called The Philosophy of Mathematics Education Today.
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First, Ernest asserts that “the nature of pure of mathematics itself leads to styles of thinking that can be damaging when applied beyond mathematics to social and human issues,” since math facilitates “detached” and “calculative” reasoning. “Reasoning without meanings provides a training in ethics-free thought,” he writes, fretting that this “masculine” paradigm “valorises rules, abstraction, objectification, impersonality, unfeelingness, dispassionate reason, and analysis.”

Second, he argues that the “applications of mathematics in society can be deleterious to our humanity unless very carefully monitored and checked,” worrying particularly about how math facilitates transactions of money and finance.

“Money and thus mathematics is the tool for the distribution of wealth,” he states. “It can therefore be argued that as the key underpinning conceptual tool mathematics is implicated in the global disparities in wealth.”

Finally, Ernest worries of the personal impact math has on “less-successful students,” especially women, since math is often perceived as a “masculine” and “difficult” subject. “One of the persistent myths of the twentieth century has been that females are ‘naturally’ less well equipped mathematically than males,” Ernest claims, albeit without acknowledging data that would complicate his theory. “So two of the detrimental effects of images of mathematics that I shall foreground here are first the negative impact on female students following on from the masculine image of mathematics. Second, the negative impact of mathematics related experiences and images on the attitudes and self-esteem of a minority, including many girls and women,” he writes.
Clearly the University of Exeter needs to reduce his salary to £1 annually, since math is evil. Some things are so stupid it takes PhD to believe them.

Summertime

and the living is easy . .




Another Day, More Russiagate

Let's start with another great essay by Andrew McCarthy: Clinton Emails: What the IG Report Refuses to Admit
In explaining themselves to the IG, Obama Justice Department and FBI officials contended that the make-or-break issue in the case was whether they could prove mens rea — criminal state of mind. In this instance, that involved former secretary of state Clinton’s knowledge and intent regarding the unauthorized transmission and retention of classified information. Investigators say it dawned on them at a very early stage that they could not. Hence, they urge, their decisions to allow the election calendar to impose a time limit on the investigation, to limit the amount of evidence they considered, to be less than aggressive in obtaining evidence, and to draft an exoneration of Clinton months before interviewing her (and other key witnesses), were entirely reasonable.

Yet their analysis left out the best intent evidence, namely, Clinton’s willful setting up of a private, non-secure server system for all official business.
You might be able to convince me that the Clintons did not set up the Clintonemail.com servers specifically to hide the fact that they were handling classified email unsafely (they didn't care about classified data one way or the other), but you'll never convince me they didn't set it up to hide something, and that something was probably illegal or at least unsavory. From Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 06.20.18"  Rich Logis at the American Thinker brings us IG Report Confirms: Our Republic Is under Existential Threat and The Geller Report: IG Report Questions Why FBI Didn’t Investigate Huma’s E-Mails During Hillary Probe. Lloyd Billingsley at  Front Page confronts 'Textbook Definition of Bias'. Amber Athey, Da Caller: Trump Napalms Strzok And Page For Biased Texts. But Peter Stezok's lawyer Aitan Goelman claims Donald Trump is wrong. My client Peter Strzok is a patriot, not a 'sick loser.' at USAToday. Bret Baier: For Those Who Say the IG Report Is ‘a Nothing Burger,’ They Didn’t Read It at Grabien News.

What are the chances? Three of the five FBI employees dinged for anti-Trump bias in IG report ended up on Mueller probe. It's almost like it was a prerequisite or something. But Horowitz hid #3 (Kevin Clinesmith) from the Congress until outed by Mark Meadows (D-NC). Hmmm. But that wasn't Mark Meadows only revelation. He strongly accused the FBI of altering their "302s", the written (not recorded) records of witness interviews after the fact to favor a charging decision desired further up the food chain. Da Caller: Mark Meadows Drops Multiple BOMBSHELLS In Hearing About Clinton, Russia Probes

"Horowitz appeared to acknowledge that he is aware of allegations about edited 302s."

“If I could just mention, we have been getting those kind of referrals and as often happens when we issue reports like this we get other information coming to us, and we are intending to follow up on that,” Horowitz said.
This should interest Gen. Flynn's attorneys. Fox News: FBI may have modified witness reports, misled DOJ watchdog with 'false information,' GOP Rep says. Ace: Mark Meadows: There Is "Growing Evidence" That FBI Interview Record Form 302s Were Altered in Clinton Email "Matter"

Byron York at Da Spectator: The fall of James Brien Comey "Under investigation and with his own reputation in question, the former FBI director is no longer the reliable, trustworthy source he once seemed." About right. But  If I'd kept quiet I would have been criticized: Comey on DOJ inspector general's report" Comey whines. That's true, can't make everybody happy, so doen't even try.  J.D. Tuccille  for Reason: After the IG Report, Let’s Kill the FBI While We Can "It’s time for this intrusive, politicized, and overly powerful agency to be dumped." I think about 1 career length is the proper duration for an agencies existence. After that they get hopelessly corrupted by politics and careerism. Brendan Kirby, LifeZette:  Democrats at IG Testimony Seem to Be at Wrong HearingMinority leaders of committees examining Clinton email probe interrupt to complain about President Donald Trump's immigration policies

Kelly Cohen  & Daniel Chaitin at the Washington Examiner: DOJ turns over docs to House Intelligence following explicit threats by Republicans but it's 1.2 Million documents, so it will take a while. Meanwhile Judicial Watch Demands Emails to and from Mueller’s ‘Pit Bull,’ Nonprofit government watchdog wants federal judge to order Justice Dept. to produce Andrew Weissmann's communications. Judicial has a better record of getting documents than Congress. Jeff Mordock, the Washington Times: Rudy Giluiani says FBI questioned him in leak investigation:
Rudy Giuliani disclosed Tuesday that FBI agents questioned him over his October 2016 comment that “surprises” would help President Trump win the election.

The revelation, appearing in an interview with The Huffington Post, appears to confirm that the Justice Department is investigating leaks from the FBI’s New York office about its probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State.

“Did I get any leaks from the FBI? I said, ‘no.’” Mr. Giluliani said.
In the Michael Cohen comedies, Michael Cohen Reportedly Wants Trump To Pay His Legal Fees (HuffPo becasue WSJ is paywalled), which seems fair to me. Although, if he's really innocent, he should sue Mueller. It's happened before. But if that won't work, Trump's personal attorney is 'willing to give info' about the President according to CNN. So much for attorney client privilege. Musical interlude (with special appearance by Donna Jean)!



Allahpundit ties it all together: Wow: Michael Cohen Resigns From RNC — Partly In Protest Of Trump’s Child Separation Policy
I did not see this plot twist coming. Kudos to the writers of our current virtual reality for bringing two key narrative threads together, the child-separation drama and the “Will Michael Cohen flip on Trump?” drama.

In case you didn’t know, Cohen is a deputy finance chair of the RNC. Or rather, was:
In his resignation letter to Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chair, Cohen cited the ongoing special counsel investigation as one reason for his departure. ABC News has reviewed the email…
Cohen also criticized the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border, the first time he’s distanced himself from the president.
“As the son of a Polish holocaust survivor, the images and sounds of this family separation policy is heart wrenching,” Cohen wrote. “While I strongly support measures that will secure our porous borders, children should never be used as bargaining chips.”
Why, oh why, would Cohen deliver that rhetorical knee to Trump’s groin when he didn’t need to? He could have limited his reasons for resigning to the DOJ investigation. Taking a shot at POTUS on, of all things, immigration feels gratuitous.

But is it? Headline from today’s Wall Street Journal: “Michael Cohen Wants Trump to Pay His Legal Fees.”
Mediaite: CHYRON MALFUNCTION: ABC Apologizes For Graphic Declaring Manafort Pleaded Guilty to Manslaughter. As Instapundit notes . . . these “mistakes” sure seem to lean in one direction.

Da Caller: Obama’s Cyber Chief: Susan Rice Gave ‘Stand Down’ Order In Response To Russian Meddling. Well, Obama did promise he'd have more flexibility to give Putin after his reelection. Campaign promise kept! Speaking of Russian collusion: REVEALED: Christopher Steele Visited State Department Shortly Before 2016 Election with his super duper Russian supplied dossier.

And Theo's isn't just a great place for Rule 5's and cartoons: Fake News, Real Skidmarks ....................from Rico
I'll come back to the latest FAKE crisis & news (children of illegal immigrants being separated from their parents) at the end of this, but let's take a tour of some REAL skidmarks left by the MSM and their comrades in The Democrat (C) party first:

- Recall how much media time was dedicated to the theory (and how much money and time was wasted on the investigation of a unicorn fart) that Trump colluded with Russia to steal the election from Hillary "It Was MY Turn" Clinton? Eighteen-plus months downstream, there is still no evidence or proof...only a nasty skidmark on America.

- For comic relief, the gun-grabbing Lefturds placed David Hogg front and center. He left a tiny skidmark, but seems to have gone away.

- How about the false 'dossier' about peeing Russian hookers, paid for by the Clinton campaign, and aided by Comey and his FBI cronies? That's a 'shart' skidmark deservedly being ignored now.

- Then, there is the XXX movie star and stripper, Porny Daniels. She and her attorney cum ambulance chaser have likewise faded from public view, leaving another skidmark in their wake.

All of this hype, sturm and drang has served to distract attention away from (and suck available media time away from) minor things like Wiener's laptop, the Pakistani computer crooks that handled Democrat computers in Congress and sent secrets to Pakistan, the whitewash of the Clinton Foundation pay-for-play and Hillary's illegal bathroom private e-mail system and grossly negligent mishandling of highly classified government intelligence. All incredibly smelly skidmarks upon the Republic.

- It's a bonus that the DOJ-FBI election-tampering and whitewash/coverup of their profound Hillary love isn't discussed at all. Oh, did I forget to mention their stonewalling Congressional oversight? By now, the massive skidmarks are wider and longer than the interstate system. . . 
Jack Shagger Shafer at Politico asks: Is It OK to Sleep With Your Sources? Is she hot? To be generous Ali Watkins was a  5.
. . . a generation ago a leading journalist by the name of Laura Foreman made such a case. While reporting for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Foreman fell in love with and had a long-term affair with a Henry J. “Buddy” Cianfrani, a powerful Pennsylvania state senator who later went to prison on racketeering charges. She remained on the politics beat and wrote repeatedly about him for the Inquirer. She also accepted gifts worth $43,000 in today’s money, including a mink coat and a Morgan sports car. In 1977, she moved on to the New York Times, where she reported on politics for the paper’s Washington bureau. When the Times’ top editor, A.M. Rosenthal, learned of the Philly relationship, he demanded her resignation. “It’s OK to fuck the elephants — just don’t cover the circus,” Rosenthal said. Foreman and Cianfrani married in 1980 after he completed 27 months in prison on charges unrelated to Foreman. The couple were still married when he died in 2002.
The more things change . . . 

Rainy Day Women

Sure has been rainy here lately. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dept. Of Justice Socialist Outed in Homeland Secretary Attack

One of the activists who chased Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant Tuesday night over the Trump administration’s immigration policies is an employee of the Department of Justice, The Daily Caller News Foundation has confirmed.

Members of the Washington, D.C., chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America crashed Nielsen’s meal with a demonstration full of chants and other outbursts.

One of those participants, Allison Hrabar, actually works for the Trump administration — as a paralegal in the DOJ.

“Kirstjen Nielsen, you’re a villain, locking up immigrant children,” activists can be heard saying in a video.
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confronted at  Mexican restaurant:
 'If kids don't eat in peace,  you don't eat in peace'
My guess is that if there was one young government parasite there, there was more than one. They tend to travel in packs like Candiru. Find out who they are and make sure they don't work in government again, at least while Republicans are in control of the executive branch. She'll probably get a gig substituting for Rachel Maddow. She's almost got the look down.
“If you see these people in public, you should remind them that they shouldn’t have peace,” she told The Examiner. “We aren’t the only ones who can do this. Anyone who sees Kirstjen Nielsen at dinner, anyone who sees anyone who works at DHS and ICE at dinner can confront them like this, and that’s what we hope this will inspire people to do.”

Despite Hrabar’s claims of keeping her personal politics outside of her time as an employee of the federal government, a look at her Twitter account, @allisongeroi, features tweets during the workday openly celebrating her behavior Tuesday night.
Ooopsie! Hatch Act violation. That's all the grounds you need for termination, Sleepy Jeff.
“Keeping families together in jail is not an acceptable solution,” Hrabar tweeted Wednesday afternoon at 1:56 PM.

Following the protest, Hrabar tweeted that, “No one who has ever made their living terrorizing immigrants deserves peace. If you see one in a restaurant, at a movie, or in your neighborhood, remind them of that.”

Hrabar has worked at the DOJ since July 2016. Prior to that, she was a student at the selective Swarthmore College where tuition runs over $50,000 annually. She previously attended a charter school in Arizona.
Remember, the next time a liberal calls for civility, it's evidence that they think they're on the losing side of the issue. Maintain pressure. If you see this girl in DC, be sure to harass her in public for Maduro's sins in Venezuela, Castro's in Cuba, and Che's all over.

It would even be amusing if it weren't so infuriating that the socialist, antifa children are being led to  do stupid things by the media beating the anti-anti-immigration drum, with no acknowledgement that the same situation with illegal immigrant children has occurred since at least the G.W. Bush era: Here Are Horrifying Photos Of Obama’s Illegal Alien Facilities The Media Refuses To Show You.

Example:


Feds OK Plan to Dredge Shell from Man O'War Shoal

After years of scrutiny, federal regulators have given a qualified green light to a controversial Maryland plan to dredge old oyster shells from an ancient reef near Baltimore — a project intended to enhance oyster habitat elsewhere in the Chesapeake Bay, but also to help the sagging commercial fishery.

The Baltimore District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued a provisional permit on May 17 to the state Department of Natural Resources to take up to 5 million bushels of shells from Man O’ War Shoal just outside the mouth of the Patapsco River and use the shell to replenish or rebuild oyster reefs at other Bay locations.

The Corps’ conditional approval comes after nearly three years of effort by the DNR to address questions and concerns raised about the project, which is opposed by environmentalists, recreational anglers and even some watermen.

But now, having won the federal go-ahead, state officials appear in no hurry to act on it. They haven’t even informed those in favor of dredging the shoals about the Corps’ decision.

Man O’ War Shoal harbors up to 100 million bushels of shells in its 446-acre footprint, according to a 1988 survey. Though productive long ago, it has relatively few live oysters now, despite repeated efforts to reseed it.
I've only fished on Man O'War Shoal once, on a commercial trip with Pete where fish were hard to find. We found a few there, which made it better than most other places that day; but I wasn't that impressed. But I have heard there are times when it's on fire.

Reason #5941 That Trump Was Elected

Satisfaction With U.S. Direction Reaches 12-Year High

  • Satisfaction rate of 38% is highest since September 2005
  • Second month in a row above 35%, also for the first time since 2005
  • Satisfaction rises among Republicans and independents, not among Democrats

Democrats and media hit hardest.

    Resigned to More Russiagate

    Strzok has left the building! Laura Jarrett, CNN: FBI agent Strzok escorted from FBI building Friday
    FBI agent Peter Strzok was escorted from the FBI building Friday as part of the ongoing internal proceedings at the bureau on his conduct, according to a source familiar with the matter.

    As of Tuesday, the source said, Strzok is still an FBI employee. He had a central role on the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's handling of classified information. He later worked on the investigation into connections between Trump campaign associates and Russia and briefly worked for special counsel Robert Mueller before text messages between Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page disparaging President Donald Trump were discovered.
    From across the pond at the Daily Mail,  FBI lover Peter Strzok is escorted OUT of the agency but still in a job after his 'Stop Trump' message was revealed. Paul Mirengoff at Powerline. Strzok Escorted from Building
    The FBI reportedly escorted Peter Strzok out of its building today. Strzok remains an FBI employee, pending the outcome of a disciplinary review.

    That’s as it should be. Strzok shouldn’t be fired without due process.

    However, I’m not sure why it took so long to kick him out of the building. His email messages, on their face, should have been sufficient to have him placed him on administrative leave (or whatever leave he’s now on) even without the inspector general’s report.

    Here’s an interesting and sometimes overlooked fact about Strzok: he’s not a liberal. In his emails, Strzok describes himself as a conservative Democrat. There is the suggestion that he supported John Kasich for president in 2016.
    Chuck Ross, Da Caller: Here’s How ‘Challenging’ It Was To Find Strzok’s ‘We’ll Stop’ Trump Text Message Deleted better than BleachBit?
    Michael Horowitz, the head of the DOJ’s office of inspector general (OIG), said that his cyber forensics team took four separate investigative steps before discovering a controversial Aug. 8, 2016 text message that Strzok sent to former FBI attorney Lisa Page.

    The forensic team went as far as contacting the Pentagon for help in extracting text messages that were missing from Strzok and Page’s FBI-issued cell phones.
    John Sexton at Hot Air about this:  How IG Horowitz Turned Up Strzok’s ‘We’ll Stop It’ Text
    Who erased the message from the other database on the phone? It seems that, if not for this other database, the “we’ll stop it” text would never have been found, even with the use of military grade recovery software. How is that possible?

    And here’s the question that follows from that one: If someone did go through a lot of effort to erase this particular text, does that show they had a consciousness of guilt about what it said? I mean, can it really be a coincidence that this particular text is the hardest one to find? I guess it’s possible but it seems suspicious. It makes me wonder if the only reason we have this particular damning text is that the FBI, or someone working there, really didn’t know about this other database.
    And Ace: How Did Peter Strzok's "We'll Stop It" Text Get Deleted or Go Missing from Archiving?
    The official story we're getting is that this text wasn't originally archived because there was a period of several months when the automatic-archiving system wasn't capturing texts. But...

    As Mollie Hemingway points out starting around 16:00 here, that December-May glitch where texts weren't being auto-archived does not include the August "We'll stop it" text -- so why was that text not turned over?
    Via Wombat-socho's "In The Mailbox: 06.19.18" Tom Trinko at the American Thinker: The IG Report: They're Guilty, but It's Okay. Brendan Kirby at LifeZette: Horowitz Smashes Dems’ ‘No Anti-Trump Bias’ Talking Point Dept. of Justice inspector general disputes Democrats' repeated assertion that he found no partisanship in FBI Hillary probe. Streif at Red State: Horowitz: Over 300 Bribes To FBI Agents By Journalists; Two FBI Agents Who Hated Trump Still Work For Mueller; And More

    Horowitz had another fun day in front of Congress yesterday, and his "exchange" with Trey Gowdy is priceless. Ann Alhouse: "Congressman Trey Gowdy... does a beautiful job of tying together the now-familiar FBI text exchanges with the issues of bias..."



    Here's hoping Gowdy goes into the Special Counsel business in his next career. Allahpundit at Hot Air also catches Gowdy asking a good question: Gowdy: Why Didn’t Comey Try To Get A Special Counsel Appointed In The Hillary Probe Instead Of Deciding Everything Himself?

    And Comey? He thinks Hillary is clueless: Comey: Hillary Clinton Still Doesn’t Understand Why She Was Under FBI Investigation "It shows me that even at this late date [Clinton] doesn't understand what the investigation in her case was about," Of course she does, everything in Hillary's world is about power.

    More interminable training meetings: Ed Morrissey at Hot Air: FBI Director: We’re Going To Hold Everyone In The IG Report Accountable By, Er, Boring Them. Try firing a few more of them for breaking the rules. That'll focus their minds.

    William McGurn at the WSJ (as reported at Hot Air) wants to Impeach Rod Rosenstein. Yeah, maybe. Allahpundit: Trump’s New Campaign Manager: It’s Time To Fire Sessions And End Russiagate, I don't know, I like Session about 60% of the time, hate him the rest. Politico: Call to suspend Mueller probe was just posturing, Giuliani says. However as a general thing, I think more firings among polticos is better than fewer.

    Fox News: Manafort in 'solitary confinement' to avoid attack by someone intent on 'street cred,' Trump ex-lawyer says. But what about his children?
    "Paul is in solitary confinement for his own safety from the general prison population," Dowd said. "The warden is concerned that someone would violently attack Paul just for street cred.

    "They make all prisoners return to their cells whenever Paul needs to leave his cell," Dowd, who said he is a friend of Manafort's attorney, told Fox News.

    Go see the video at the link. Betsy Woodruff at da Beast: Erik Prince: I ‘Cooperated’ With Mueller
    During the campaign, Prince reportedly met at Trump Tower with Donald Trump Jr., operative George Nader, and social media specialist Joel Zamel to discuss a potential pro-Trump social media influence operation. He also met with Russian sovereign wealth fund manager Kirill Dmitriev during the transition period—a meeting reportedly planned to set up a backchannel between the Trump administration and Russia. Those revelations raise questions about his relationship to the Trump administration—questions Mueller is reportedly investigating.
    . . .
    You told the House intelligence committee that the Seychelles meeting [with Dmitriev] was unplanned, but ABC reported that George Nader briefed you on it beforehand. What do you make of that ABC reporting?

    All I can say is, there’s been a lot of media reporting about me over the years and most of it is wrong. They get it wrong way more than they ever get it right.
    The Gel-Mann amnesia effect. And a reminder of professionalism in reporters (and this mornings moment of levity) as a reporter finds out that the Caps coach is leaving in the middle of the Horowitz hearing:

    Chinese Blogger Censored for Historical Insight

    A controversial love-advice blogger has been banned from China’s largest social network for saying Chinese “comfort women” possessed a “gender advantage” over men that boosted their chances of coming out of the second world war alive.

    Popular online relationship guru Yang Bingyang, better known as Ayawawa, had her account on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, frozen for six months after her offline comments.


    After Chinese love guru’s ‘comfort women’ gaffe, three relationship tips she gives that show how unusual her world view is Yang told participants in one of her offline “emotional training” workshops that the women used as sex slaves by the Japanese army during the war exemplified the “natural gender advantage” women possessed over men.

    “Were the comfort women miserable?” she said during her workshop. “Have you thought that the men were in fact worse-off than the women? They were shot dead but the women survived.”
    That's harsh. True. But harsh.
    Yang, who has 3 million Weibo followers, told the workshop’s participants that during the war, these women – known as “comfort women” – survived by using their gender advantage against their male tormentors.

    “You see, women have a natural gender advantage even during war,” Yang was quoted as saying in online news portal Qq.com. “All sorts of benefits will come your way without stop, if you play your gender advantage well.”

    After Yang’s reported remarks triggered a firestorm across social media, the 35-year-old internet celebrity apologised for causing the uproar.

    She pleaded that, as a relationship blogger, she was ignorant of political and military matters and promised to stop updating her Weibo account for a month.

    But she later deleted the apology. She had set her account to private before she was slapped with the half-year ban shortly after noon on Tuesday for causing what Weibo called “severe adverse effects on society”.
    Thanks to Ann Alhouse for introducing me to "Ayawawa" through this post: "Yang [Bingyang] has developed a panoply of pseudoscientific theories that she claims are guaranteed secrets to success in the marriage market."
    Most of her advice equates happy marriages with material comfort.... Yang advises women to dress and act conservatively so that their male partners don’t feel insecure or threatened by perceived public displays of sexuality. She also says that women should not aspire toward conventionally attractive husbands... She encourages women to find themselves a man who will buy them a home and spend money on them. In her world, a man’s wealth and drive outweigh the need for him to be attractive and kind....