Friday, February 19, 2016

This Week in Feminist Idiocy

Students at Rutgers University were so traumatised by Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos’ visit to their campus that they had to hold a group therapy session, campus newspaper The Daily Targum reports.

According to the paper, students and faculty members held a wound-licking gathering at a cultural center on campus, where students described “feeling scared, hurt, and discriminated against.”

“A variety of different organizations and departments were present to listen, answer questions and show support” to the apparently weak and vulnerable students, who just a few days prior had disrupted Yiannopoulos’ event by smearing fake blood on their faces and chanting protest slogans.

Why are so many Rutgers feminists homophobic?

Which prompted Stacy McCain to overreact with:  Guys: Never Talk to a College Girl.
Rutgers has been descending into decadent chaos for years, as evidenced by this story from September 2014:
Jessica Valenti hopes to redefine
what rape really means
A Rutgers graduate with a master’s degree in women’s and gender studies, Jessica Valenti . . . addressed an almost-full Trayes Hall in the Douglass Campus Center yesterday during her presentation, called “Yes Means Yes: Battling Rape Culture and Moving Towards a Positive Sexuality.” . . .
“I am a feminist this month because a student and activist Emma Sulkowicz carries around a mattress to all of her classes in protest until her rapist is kicked out of her school,” Valenti said.
Valenti hopes to redefine rape, saying that the word has been so distorted that it makes it difficult for sexual assault survivors to admit and report rape. She added that society tends not to believe victims.
The new definition of rape, she said, must include the acknowledgement of inequalities and discriminations in society . . .
What does this mean? It means never talk to a college girl.
Nonsense; I do suggest you avoid talking to feminists. I suggest staying away from Womyn's Studies, Gender Studies, Political Science and Race Studies, just for example. I suggest going with a Business major, or maybe a talented STEM girl, like I did. And you might find a good state school more to your advantage than an Ivy.

‘Jeopardy’ Is Rape Culture?
Well, what about the audience of the TV quiz show Jeopardy? It’s one of the five most popular shows in syndication, and guess what? Some of its viewers are creeps and freaks. Former contestant Talia Lavin explains:
. . .
When I taped the show in August, I knew I’d bombed and tried to salvage it with a joke. I wasn’t prepared for that joke . . . to go viral when the show aired in September. Twitter chatter during the game led to an article on Uproxx, then more and more elsewhere, and a YouTube video whose views ballooned into the millions in the following days. The experience of going viral is brief but intense. It had the peculiar urgency of a dream—especially when I started reading the comments.
Scrolling through the thousand or so comments on the (since-deleted) YouTube video, I felt my skin start to crawl. My joke on a quiz show had somehow devolved into a group discussion of my breasts. . . .
You can read the whole thing. My point is that, while most viewers of Jeopardy are not creeps and freaks, any popular TV show will have a large enough audience that there will be some creeps and freaks among them. Provided access to an online forum where they can “talk back” to the women on the show, the creeps and freaks will say creepy, freaky stuff. However, this proves nothing in particular about the Jeopardy audience, nor does it prove anything about men in general.
You should avoid reading a thousand comments about yourself. If only 0.1% of them are awful, those will be the 10 you remember. And there is some element that if you make potty jokes on TV, and play pranks on the TV show's host, you've made yourself a bit of public figure, and can expect a bit of ribbing from the fans.

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