#HeforShe turns two and nothing else

The feminist campaign #HeforShe turned two-years-oldthis year. I forgot #HeforShe existed. This is a feminist campaign headed by actress Emma Watson. The goal is to convince men to become the indentured servants of support feminism. Scores of men signed up on the campaign’s website. The campaign also received broad support from various public figures, state officials, schools, and businesses.

Yet it has otherwise done nothing else. It has not resulted in any changes to laws, any actual assistance to women, or created any better understanding of feminism. It appears to be merely a vehicle for Emma Watson and those who support it to virtue signal to the progressive left.

Sargon of Akkad posted a video better explaining the absurdity of the #HeforShe campaign: Continue reading

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Dogged determination delivers justice for victims caught up in 20 year web of sexual abuse — Shame. Guilt. Fear. Anger. This is the impact sexual abuse has on its victims. Some of the young men molested by Taranaki man Nigel Allan Hauauru Nelson feigned sleep, froze or blocked out their feelings, using drugs and alcohol as a means to cope. Others chose to lock it away and not talk to police at all. But thanks to the efforts of New Plymouth Detective Pat Tongi and his team, Nelson will be held accountable for the harm he caused to 14 men.

Ex-police officer abused two boys at offenders’ centre, court told — A retired police superintendent sexually abused two boys in the 1980s when he ran an attendance centre for young offenders, a jury has been told. Gordon Anglesea, 78, a former officer with North Wales police, abused the boys when they were 14 or 15, the court heard. The first alleged victim claims that he was assaulted by Anglesea in the showers and a changing room of the centre in Wrexham, north Wales.

Families apologize after more sex abuse details surface against dead Minnesota teacher, spouse — The families of South St. Paul teacher Aric Babbitt and his husband spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time about alleged sexual abuse of teen boys made against the couple before they turned up dead last week in Washington of an apparent murder-suicide.When reached by the Pioneer Press at his South St. Paul home, Babbitt’s father read a statement he said was prepared on behalf of his family and Matthew Deyo’s family. Continue reading

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Elementary School Teacher Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide May Have Abused Multiple Kids: Reports — A Minnesota elementary school teacher and his husband, who were found dead last week in an apparent murder-suicide in Washington state, may have sexually abused multiple underage boys, according to reports. Aric Babbitt, 40, and Matthew Deyo, 36, were reportedly found dead on Lopez Island on Aug. 25, just two weeks after one of Babbitt’s former students went to police and accused him of sexual assault.

Exposed: UP’s hell prison where inmates suffer vicious torture and corruption — The crime team of India Today has unearthed a prison that has turned into a vicious hub of third-degree torture, abuse and corruption. Here, an inmate is pinned down on the ground, with his feet up and locked in bamboo sticks by fellow prisoners. Unbearable screams pierce through the large hall as a deputy jailer unleashes a flurry of club blows on his bare soles.

Family of malnourished boy found dead in Echo Park closet had been reported to social workers six times — Days apart in 2012, two teachers contacted the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services about a young boy named Yonatan Daniel Aguilar. One reported that the boy was suffering from general neglect. Another said he had a black eye. County social workers interviewed school employees, including a soccer coach and a special education teacher. Continue reading

Dear feminists: men are sick of you “reassuring” us you don’t hate men, too

Here is a note: if your movement has existed in its current form for over 60 years, and since its inception people assumed you hated a group, and people still assume your movement hates that group, perhaps it is time to admit your movement hates that group.

Feminists frequently complain about people, particularly men, assuming feminism is about hating men. Wherever would people get this idea? It is not as if feminists write articles about how all men are potential rapists until proven otherwise. It is not as if feminists use hashtags mocking male feelings or threatening to kill men. It is not as if they target socially awkward males and accuse them of feeling entitled to sex with women. It is not as if feminists claim that all men belong to a global hegemony intent on oppressing women for some unspecified reason.

That never happens.

No, according to Holly Mallett people assume feminism is about hating men because they just hate feminists. So she felt the need to share that “I’m Sick of Having to Reassure Men That Feminism Isn’t About Hating Them”.

If people think negatively about feminism and feminists, one ought to look at their arguments first. They may have a point. Or one can complain about how hard it is having to prove you are not a bigot… as you present incredibly bigoted arguments. For example, Mallett wants men to think feminists do not hate them. To prove this, she opens her article with a disclaimer: Continue reading

A magical gathering of pettiness

It is rather sad that identity politics has crept its way into something as mundane as Magic: The Gathering.  I find this so baffling that until I see it I cannot believe this happens. The word to describe this nonsense is petty. This is a card game,  yet some people obsessed with politics try to ruin someone’s life because of a minor political disagreement.

What frightens me is not only the viciousness of the attacks, but also that many of these types of people will end up in real positions of power. What happens when these are our the face of our nations?  Continue reading

The Rubin Report: Karen Straughan

Dave Rubin allowed Karen Straughan to dominate his show. I suppose the technical phrase is “he interviewed her”, however, Rubin barely had a chance to ask questions.

All joking aside, it is pretty good interview. I give Rubin credit for his balance. He tries to get as many different voices on his show, and whether he agrees with their positions or not, he allows them to speak. That usually does not apply to professed men’s rights activists or anti-feminists. Those who wish to discuss their views rarely conduct interviews with MRAs or anti-feminists. When they do, the presentation of the opposing position looks more like a parody than a serious review.

Rubin does none of this in the interview. He simply lets Straughan speak, although in fairness, she would have done that anyway. The only person I can think of who could outdo the Karen Train is Milo Yiannopoulos. Yet as a result, Sraughan covers a host of topics, from the pettiness of some online feminists to the abuse of Afghan boys.

It is a good interview that is worth listening to, although you may forget that Rubin is there if you do not look at the screen. Continue reading

Why no one in their right mind would ever date a feminist

We must applaud Dave Hon for his recent article titled Why I’ll Never Date a Feminist.

You already know how this ends before you read the article or see any of the feminist response to it. I will get that in a moment. What I want to point out is the brilliance of Hon’s strategy.

He wrote a click-bait article so obvious in its intent that only a self-absorbed, ideological narcissistic would be stupid enough to respond to it. What makes Hon’s article so magnificent is that the worst part of it is the title. The article itself is so civil, so benign, so vanilla that even if one wants to be offended, one has nothing to work with. Hon wrote:

If you look for a reason to hate men, chances are you’re going to find it.

The truth is, I don’t blame women, (especially in my generation) for hating men. They’ve been told there’s a wage gap (I disagree). That there’s a culture of rape on college campuses (I also disagree). And the patriarchy is keeping them oppressed in almost every facet of their lives (I really, really disagree.)

Political issues have been creeping into the bedroom. Now, they’re in romance. Because of the hateful culture, men are now demanding “consent texts” on campus before engaging in raunchy, post-party one night stands. Men’s Rights Activists have taken flight with a new philosophy called “Red Pill” which aims to point out how derogatory, hypocritical and vindictive third-wave feminists can be.

This is the tamest criticism I have ever seen of feminists. Continue reading