Dave Rubin interviewed Cassie Jaye on the Rubin Report. Jaye directed The Red Pill, a documentary about the men’s rights movement. Jaye is a feminist and began the documentary as an attempt to look at the movement from a critical lens. She originally planned to make a film about “rape culture”, but shifted her focus after reading several articles by men’s rights activists that were critical of the theory. She decided to explore the men’s rights movement, partly to understand what it was about and partly to reveal the sexism within the movement other feminists warned her about.
However, during the process she found her views changing, and the film changed along with it. Instead of purely focusing on the men’s rights movement, Jaye also included her video journals about her changing perceptive on men’s issues. She initially doubled down on her feminism after the first series of interviews. It was further interviews with feminists and their reaction to her film that started to evolve her position. Continue reading →
I happened upon the Polished Man campaign a few days ago. It is a campaign dedicated to raising awareness about sexual abuse against children by men. It is important to make that distinction because the campaign fails to acknowledge that women can be and are the perpetrators of sexual abuse against children. From the campaign’s website:
90% of all sexual violence against children is perpetrated by men.
But that doesn’t mean we are pointing the finger.
We’re asking men to lead the way, to start conversations and challenge the culture from where they stand.
One man-i-cure at a time.
That is not entirely true. I havewrittennumeroustimesaboutfemalesex offenders. Not only it is evident that women commit sexual violence, but it also appears that women, according to a feminist-run study, to commit at least 40% to 60% of the sexual violence against males. We can see this trend in action by looking at studies over the years. The more people research this topic, the more we find that women are responsible for a large amount of sexual violence.
I understand the point of the campaign. It is the typical self-indulgent, viral hashtag activism that is so popular these days. It is not that the celebrity men do not care about preventing child rape. It is that very little will actually come of it beyond pandering to people’s need to seen in a certain light.
Yet what makes the campaign so troubling is that it misrepresents the problem by explicitly blaming men for sexual violence, effectively erasing female perpetrators. It also uses a clear gendered element to campaign, implying boys are not victims of sexual violence. The campaign is little more than virtue signalling.
Of course, this begs the question of who the campaign reached the “90% of all sexual violence against children is perpetrated by men”. I will let TL;DR explain, as he did a tremendous job of pointing out the gross negligence of this campaign: Continue reading →
I will post one more thing about the presidential election. I make no attempt to hide that I have no intention of voting for Donald Trump. The man is entertaining to watch, a total spectle, mesmerizing, yet utterly unqualified to be president. You could pick a random person off the street and they would be better prepared for the job. Trump’s thin-skinned nature may play well in business circles, but in political and global circles it would put the country and world at serious risk.
Many Democrats and liberals will read that and assume I support Hillary Clinton. I will try to make this as clear as possible: I would sooner have a son, raise him to be completely differential to all adults, wait until he reached puberty and take him to Pennsylvania State Penitentiary and leave him stripped naked in Jerry Sandusky’s cell with a bottle of lubricant before I would ever vote for Hillary.
Breitbart reporter Milo Yiannopoulos is currently engaged in his Dangerous Faggot college tour. To date, he has had one school cancel his talk, another was cancelled due to a bomb threat, and one was also sidelined as the college attempted to overcharge for security. Nevertheless, the tour continues.
Milo’s talks have been hit or miss. He is certainly playing to a crowd and being the provocateur. It is difficult at times to parse what he actually thinks verses what he says for the lols. It is clear there is a trolling aspect to his tour, and it may be that his supporters are among those being trolled.
That said, when Milo’s talk work, they work well. I thought he did a good job of breaking down the current issues with modern feminism on college campuses. He does go for a number of low blows, some of them unfair, although still funny. Overall, I think it is important for people to understand the impact modern feminism has on college students and the environment, particularly when it comes to the way the schools operate. Continue reading →
Never before have I desired for the presidential election cycle to just end already. This current cycle presents the absolute worst that the United State process has to offer. One candidate lacks any knowledge about the job he claims he wants and the other cannot conceal her sense of entitlement to the office of the presidency.
The spectacle reached its lowest point this past weekend with the rather convenient release of a tape of Donald Trump making vulgar jokes. The right wing responded by treating those comments as the final straw, as if Trump suggesting he would kill the families of suspected terrorists was not bad enough to refuse to support him. The left wing jumped at the chance to accuse Trump of committing sexual assault without any evidence.
It happens every day. In fact, it is pretty hard to avoid it. There are some things that can only be understood with a slap on the forehead. Things so mind-boggling that one wonders how humans managed to evolve thumbs while being this mentally inept.
The only thing better than watching someone embarrass themselves faux outraging over racism is watching them do it over fake racism.
To cause this sort of stupidity one needs two things: a legitimate complaint that has been overblown and the inverse situation stated in the complaint.
Marvel Entertain provided the latter. Marvel, or rather Disney, has milked the Marvel Comics properties for marketable ideas. Within the last decade, Disney released a dozen films, a network TV show, and several Netflix shows. The latest show is Luke Cage. The show focuses on a former inmate granted super powers as a result of an experiment. The experiment leaves Cage with super strength, which he uses to fight crime.
I have not seen the show, so I am not sure how much was changed from the comics. However, one aspect of the character that Marvel/Disney would not dare change is Cage’s race. Cage is black, and he presents the perfect token for the progressive left. They have clamored about the lack of “diversity” in Marvel properties. Cage addresses this in a rather ingenuous way, as the character was original a play blaxploitation tropes.
The progressive thoroughly congratulated itself for the new show. And then someone had to ruin the party: Continue reading →
A woman accused Nate Parker and his roommate Jean McGianni Celestin rape in 1999. The woman claimed that the two men assaulted her while she was intoxicated and unconscious. The two men professed their innocence, claiming the sex was consensual. A jury acquitted Parker, but convicted Celestin. Celestin later won an appeal. The woman later sued the school, Penn State, and received a settlement. According to reports, she committed suicide in 2012.
In most instances, this would be the end of the story. However, Parker recently directed the film Birth of a Nation, and the interest in the film brought attention to his past. Given the politicized nature of sexual violence and the current politics playing out with the campus rape “epidemic”, the media immediately latched onto this part of Parker’s past. Continue reading →