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This Week In Social Justice | October 2nd 2016

BBC Presenter Jon Holmes claims he was sacked for being a white manVia theguardian.com

Jon Holmes, a writer and comedian who has appeared on Radio 4’s The Now Show for 18 years, said he was told he was being fired from the programme because it was being recast with “more women and diversity”.

This really isn’t that far fetched considering BBC already made massive headlines in May and June of this year for blatantly stating that new positions would not be open to whites.


Fat people, rise up!Via theguardian.com

Fat people could swing this election, elect the first female president, reject en masse the notion that swallowing contempt (from a man we are interviewing for a job, no less) is our duty.

Swallowing less in general might not be the worst idea to be quite honest, fam. Ayooo!


I was reported for gender misconduct for calling myself handsome in classVia thetab.com

One somber autumn morning, I took the opportunity to call myself handsome in Chinese. Wǒ hěn shuài, I uttered in my unchecked malevolence and without care for cultural norms or general moral principles.

The next day during class, my teacher asked me to stay after class. I obliged, and I certainly felt it was not for her to tell me how brilliant I am. The teacher sat next to me on a bench outside the classroom and told me that I made a comment in class that upset someone. Consequently, I had been reported to the Gender-Based Misconduct Office.

I recommend reading the full article. What’s interesting is that even though the young man was able to convince his professor, the dean and the “gender-misconduct case manager”, that he had not done anything offensive, all of them refused to come to the man’s aid for fear of being seen as going against the rampant political correctness culture at Columbia University.


Hispanic man films white woman being beaten over Trump yard sign

Via theamericanmirror.com

In the time since the article was published, Angel Mendoza deleted the tweets, then protected his Twitter account, then either deleted the account or changed the handle.

MisterMetokur calls out Angasshole for protecting his account


Tim Burton is just the latest director to shirk a responsibility to diversityVia latimes.com

Apparently, director Tim Burton would be fine if you retitled his movie “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children but Only if They’re White.”

“Nowadays, people are talking about it more,” Burton said. But “things either call for things, or they don’t.”

Burton’s statements are just the latest from a celebrated, veteran filmmaker unable to wrap his mind around why diversity matters

Burton’s hallmark as a director is, and always has been, his imagination, his vision. It is sad to discover that, in this regard, he has neither.

Imagine going through life being unable to enjoy a film set on a Welsh island in 1944 because there aren’t enough black people in it.


United Airlines passenger told to switch seats as Pakistani man 'did not want to sit next to woman'

Via independent.co.uk

Caliphate intensifies.


Why pockets are sexistVia dailyemerald.com

“Hey, can you hold my phone?”

Said every girl I’ve ever hung out with, ever. I turn into a walking purse every time I’m with a friend of the opposite sex. People don’t want to have to lug around a giant purse and or not wear their favorite clothing, so I oblige. I feel bad for my friends who are forced to choose between style and pockets, which is ridiculous.

It’s funny because as I started reading this I thought it might be an MRA post and I started salivating at the idea I could throw an MRA under the bus for writing something completely retarded, if for no other reason that I’m constantly accused of bias, but no of course, this person thinks the fact that men constantly carry stuff for women is sexist…against women. fml


one star for hate campaign against cultural appropriation

Via dosomething.org

Sign up for facts on cultural appropriation and tips on educating people about it. You’ll also receive a list of offensive costumes and a snarky review text to post to discourage people from buying those costumes online. You’ll also enter for the chance to win a $1,500 scholarship!

Sounds like some of these companies will have to set up a Brigading Cyber Review Attack Defense Fund. Do you suppose SJWs will ever get over their love affair with “snark”?


Allow me to interject for a moment here and to ruminate on the fact that, I have often criticized the Men’s Rights Movement and bemoaned the more melodramatic among them who talk about male oppression or the war on masculinity. I have always preferred to look at things from a perspective of lawful rights and let other people worry about things like “societal views of masculinity” for the simple fact that at the end of the day, the way “society” views something plus two dollars will buy you a cup of coffee, feel me?

Having said that, take a look at the rest of these stories and see if you can notice a trend…


KU bars gorillas from jungle-theme decoration due to 'masculine image'

Via campusreform.org

“I think it would be best if your floor chose a different theme animal to be more inclusive,” Assistant Complex Director Dale Morrow wrote in an email at the start of this academic year. “First, gorillas represent a very masculine image, and I feel that this would not be inclusive to all of our residents on that floor.”

Harambe didn’t die for this.

Gorillas represent a very masculine image, and...this would not be inclusive to all of our residents

very masculine not inclusive


Students cancel annual 'Speedo Hike', say it's not inclusive enough to all body sizes

Via thecollegefix.com

The Claremont Colleges’ “On the Loose” outdoors club has canceled its annual Mt. Baldy Speedo Hike, in which male students typically don Speedos and female students bikinis as they trek up the mountain, citing concerns that the activity is not inclusive enough to all body shapes and fitness levels, and that it also sends an overly masculine message.

Hahaha. Ya, because the dress code is the reason all those lard asses aren’t coming out for a mountain climbing hike.

overly masculine image


US university offers course for men to 'deconstruc toxic masculinities'

Via telegraph.co.uk

“We also understand how masculinity in its normative form alienates most – if not all – men, and recognise the part normative masculinity plays in alienating men and reproducing violence.

“We want to deconstruct toxic masculinities to reconstruct healthier, more inclusive notions of masculinity.”

The nine-week course aims to promote “unlearning violence.”

Ok, ok calm down. Form a line. Let’s not all sign up at once.

masculinity in its normative form alienates


And last, but not least…

Via campusreform.org

Trigglypuff 2.0 is still at it over at Kansas University and apparently someone has been bandying about the term ‘nigglypuff’ which isn’t funny guys. That is definitely not funny. Ok. Stop.

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