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This Week In Social Justice 17/01/16

Subway is literal misogyny.

Apparently there’s a new subway commercial wherein a female “sandwich artist” makes a sandwich for a man. Yes, in 2016. I’m as disgusted as you are.

Alright, I’m just gonna say it, it’s a slow week for outrageous social justice and feminist bullshit, at least in my, perhaps overly moderate view. Certainly there has been plenty of outrage on both sides, it’s just all so damn pedestrian.

For example, #OscarsSoWhite is trending on twitter and all kinds of people are bitching about lack of diversity in the Oscars in general. Now while I could sit here and argue that exactly zero of the people I’ve seen bemoaning the fact that all five best directors nominated sport shlongs – that none of these people have suggested which females should have got the nod and which of those dong-havers should have not. I could argue that the Oscars only provide a limited number of films to choose from each year and that said number becomes rather small indeed when viewed through the narrow lens of Oscar worthiness. Is there a film directed by a woman this year that should have been nominated? I mean that’s a serious question, because I didn’t try to figure that out, because I feel like the onus of that chore should fall on the people who are bitching about lack of diversity.

Having said all that, the fact that the Academy allows for up to 10 movies to be nominated for best picture, yet chose to only nominate 8, and didn’t nominate Straight Outta Compton, seems kind of fucked. That was one of the better films that I saw this year. Disclaimer: I only say like 6 movies this year. I know a lot of people were pissed off that they didn’t make the whole movie about Dre beating women, so I guess it’s one of those classic progressive conundrums of having to choose between supporting minorities or women. But seriously tho, we all know ‘true story’ movies are bullshit, so we all know they can’t be judged on their truthfulness. The fact that none of those cats could get a nod for acting does seem like an atomic snub to me, so it’s hard for me to sit here and make fun of the pissbaby SJWs doing what SJWs do.

The same can be said for this whole Emma Watson/Alan Rickman non-baucle.  The amount of coverage this got is a testament to the slowness of the news week. Watson tweeted a tribute to Rickman and one of those tweets included a pro feminism quote by the deceased actor. People responded by accusing Watson of ‘disgusting exploitation’ and ‘agenda pushing’, capitalizing on his death, etc, etc. Sorry, outraged anti-feminists, but I just don’t see it, not here, not this time. If he said those words then he said those words. Who are you to claim that getting that message out there isn’t exactly what he would have wanted? By all accounts Rickman was a fairly devout feminist, I really find it hard to believe he would have been upset by what Watson did. So calm your tits. I wrote yesterday about the pitfalls of philosophical tribalism, and this is sort of the kind of shit I was talking about. Not every single thing that includes the word feminist requires you to rally the troops. The fem-bots do plenty of idiotic shit, so save it for that.

For those of you that haven’t denounced me as a traitor and left the page already, I do have a little sumthin sumthin for y’all that I was able to dig up…

A professor at Iowa State University is raising alarm bells over social justice students being “fundamentally undisturbed” by what they were learning, despite the teacher’s intentions. That’s a direct quote. Just let that sink in.

Most students expressed genuine concern about inequalities, but connected the problems to individual shortcomings rather than systematic disadvantages. Instead of seeing their privilege as part of the problem, several students saw their wealth and status as a solution; a way to make a difference, Swalwell said.

Amazing. That student’s in a $30k/year university might feel like their parents earned the money, in the same way that a university might earn the tuition that it asks for. Look, Katy, I don’t know how you’re going to instill the appropriate amount of guilt into these ungrateful little white shits, but I’m sure if you keep up your “research” you’ll find a way.


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