Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Emelee, Oct 17, 2017.
Anytime I see a woman who doesn't believe all men are either sexist pigs or enablers of sexist pigs, it does make me a bit optimistic.
Unfortunately, the third wavers have a bigger bullhorn.
If you've read this 1949 George Orwell classic, do you think that it's playing out somewhat with this #metoo/#timesup deal almost 70 years later? I think it is!
Barbra Streisand Talks #MeToo at PaleyFest LA: ‘We’re in a Strange Time’
“We’re in a strange time now in terms of men and women and the pendulum swinging this way and that way but it’s going to have to come to the center.”
Gee, I hope they don't kill her newly-cloned Coton de Tulears.
With all this #metoo bullgipp and Donald Trump's constant cries of "fake news!" against anyone who doesn't like him or what he does, I think that both of those are two sides of the same coin-- see the world in a predetermined way (#metoo demonizing not just physical abusers, but thinkers as well, and Trump demonizing anyone that doesn't report the news the way Fox does it).
This woman does such a great job of cutting through the pandering demands of third wave feminists. In this video, she takes on an SJW's list of 100 ways to respect women One of the things they say is that men should be taught to blindly trust women. It reminds me of an experience I faced. I was living with two roommates in a triplex seven years ago, and we had problems with our neighbor. She was a loud mouth drunk with two teenage daughters. They would always throw loud parties, block our mailbox, take our parking spots, etc. We constantly complained to our landlords, who were a married couple. We got along with the wife just fine, but one day her husband called and said we had to move. When we asked why, he said it was because our neighbor said we blocked her vehicle and played our music so loud it knocked the pictures off her wall (impossible, since we didn't even own a stereo). She was obviously lying in retaliation for us complaining about her. However, our male landlord said he was kicking us out instead of her because she was a woman, and he always believes women over men.
Oh yeah, and he was a Christian too. And we all remember when Jesus said "Thou must believeth a womaneth over a maneth."
Thought this might be of interest to you: Arizona Republic columnist Elvia Diaz writing in the edition of Wed. 3/28/18...
America, America... I do not understand thee.
Abused boyfriend was '10 days away from death' when he was rescued by cops from his ex
A 22-year-old Bedfordshire man was just "10 days away from death" when police and medics helped him get out of a hellish relationship with his abusive ex.
According to reports, Alex Skeel was battered, stabbed and even starved by his ex, Jordan Worth, for months on end until he was left feeling debilitated and helpless.
However, he continued being with Worth, fearing that she would run him over with a car if he did not.
The resident of Stewartby was isolated from his friends and family by his former abusive girlfriend, rendering him all alone.
Skeel, however, emerged as an abuse survivor from the ordeal and is now publicly speaking about his torment, in an effort to urge other victims in abusive relationships to speak out.
Skeel, who was made to sleep on the floor for nine months by his former girlfriend, told The Sun: “I suppose I thought to myself this was how relationships were, but I know now it wasn’t normal.”
It was his first relationship.
Worth was subsequently arrested and pleaded guilty to grievous bodily harm and coercive controlling behavior.
She has been sentenced to seven-and-a-half years of prison sentence, according to reports.
The Bedfordshire Police said that the prosecution is the country's first conviction for coercive control involving a female offender.
Reports state that Luton Crown Court was informed that Worth and Skeel met in 2012 at college. They were both 16 years of age at the time.
Bumping this up: here's an important moment in sports history that could very well relate to #metoo-- George Brett's infamous overturned (later reinstated) home run against the Yankees in 1983. What would make this relate to #metoo? Well, George Brett had too much pine tar on his bat when he hit the homer; such was not brought up, however, until after George hit the homer. Only after a long discussion among the umpires did HP ump Tim McClelland call George out, and boy, did George go ballistic!
This relates to #metoo in the fact of Yankee manager Billy Martin waiting until after George hit the homer to bring up the charge of illegal pine tar; the equivalent today would be a woman having something bad happen to her, then not saying anything about it until much later (when she has an opportunity to make money out of the deal); only then does she bring up what happened to her 20 or 30, maybe 40 years ago.
Karen Straughan and Toxic Feminism vs Masculinity
Unfortunately, the "Conservative Guru" channel maintains its moniker throughout the video. Straughan and people like Jordan Peterson always navigate around "conservative" labels because a lot of there fans are indeed conservatives -- but not all.
These are fun.
47 years after writing the book, Esther Vilar still gets death threats --- proving she was probably on to something...
The book argues that, contrary to common feminist and women's rights rhetoric, women in industrialized cultures are not oppressed, but rather exploit a well-established system of manipulating men.
Vilar writes, "Men have been trained and conditioned by women, not unlike the way Pavlov conditioned his dogs, into becoming their slaves. As compensation for their labours men are given periodic use of a woman's vagina." The book contends that young boys are encouraged to associate their masculinity with their ability to be sexually intimate with a woman, and that a woman can control a man by socially empowering herself to be the gate-keeper to his sense of masculinity. Vilar states that this has been going on for some time.
The author says that social definitions and norms, such as the idea that women are weak, are constructed by women with their needs in mind. Vilar explains how it works: if women are viewed as weak, less is expected of them; and therefore they are given more leeway in society than men. Vilar states that women are generally "gold diggers" who attempt to extract money and other material resources from men. One means by which women control men to effect this transfer of resources is praise. Women dole out praise to men only when their needs are met in some way.
Another means of manipulation is the calculated use of emotional displays. Vilar claims that women can control their emotional reactions whereas men cannot, and that women create overly-dramatized emotional reactions to get their way: they "blackmail" men emotionally. Women also use sex as a tool of manipulation and control but also traditional concepts of love and romance, which are seen more positively than sex, to control men's sexual lives. Vilar writes that men gain nothing from marriage and that women coerce them into it under the pretense that it fulfills their romantic desires.
The book closes with Vilar stating that it would be difficult to change the situation by appealing to women, as women are unsympathetic to the plight of men, and unwilling to give up their comfortable position in society. It is up to men to see past the deception and emotional blackmail and subject it to open criticism before any meaningful changes can occur.
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