Friday, May 27, 2016

Women can be misogynistic Twitter trolls too! Who'da thunk it?

I read with interest this article about a study of abuse on Twitter, which discovered that about half of the misogynistic tweets being sent are from women.

Of course this runs counter to conventional wisdom. Whenever we talk of misogyny, the assumption is that men are the perpetrators. After all, how could it possibly be that women could hate other women? Members of the gentler sex are all highly supportive of each other, and would never seek to harm their long-suffering sisters -- least of all in a particularly nasty, personal, gender-specific way like those eeevil males do, right?

Yeah, well, anyone who observes reality and takes a few notes along the way will know that's just a big hill o' politically correct balderdash.

Women can be just as mean to women as men are. It's an area in which they have conclusively proven they are every bit men's equals. In some regards they are, er, superior to them.

A 2014 study from cosmetics firm Dove found that over five million negative tweets were posted about beauty and body image. Four out of five were sent by women.

Yougogirls!

Not only can average garden variety sheilas be misogynists, but feminists can be too. And, seemingly because of their gender and ideology, they are not punished for it when men are. Remember how Mark Latham lost his gig at the Financial Review for offending numerous high profile chicks with his appallingly hateful and sexist views? As Miranda Devine says:

But Fairfax columnist Clementine Ford has called me a “f**ing c**t” on twitter and she still has a job.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Safe Schools and the like lend weight to Bernardi's bestiality claims

Hey, remember when eeevil conservative Cory Bernardi said that same sex marriage was a huge risk because it made it more likely that polygamy and bestiality would become legal? The fluffy wuffies were sneering up a storm, particularly about zoophilia. He was derided as deranged, paranoid, the works. Even a few on his side of the political fence thought these comments were a tad OTT.

Well, if you were one of these people I suggest you have a rethink about what he said in light of recent political developments in Australia and overseas. There's no denying things are getting wacky as all get out on a number of fronts, particularly pertaining to sexual matters.

Take the Safe Schools program, which is clearly not about bullying at all. It's about moulding children's sexuality with a long term view to radically changing society.

Over in the USA Obama has proven to be a champ for the transgender cause. Among other things, he wants laws changed so that boys suffering the delusion that they are girls can use the same toilets as them (and vice versa).

Think that'll be the end of it? If the Left wins this battle, the PC law will be extended to everyone, no doubt.

For some, transgender folk are drearily conformist. See, they believe they are trans-species. The "otherkin" community is getting more and more media attention these days. I'm sure we'll be hearing more about their political demands, too.

Only a matter of time before a transgender human seeks a trans-species, er, beast's paw in marriage. When that happens Bernardi's dire prediction will have already come true in a way. (And I haven't even mentioned the animal rights crowd.)

Then there's paedophilia, which is of course a massive problem that is often organized, and kept under wraps by the rich and powerful (and not just in the Catholic Church). While most people recoil in horror at the depravity of paedophiles some left-wing media outlets have been giving them platforms to explain and justify their sick needs.

That all this stuff is happening at once across the First World is no accident. For the Left to take over it has to destroy the system that's already in place. Rational standards pertaining to sexual identity and behaviour are one of Western Civilization's foundations. That's why they're doing their darnedest to upend them.

They'll try absolutely anything, no matter how ridiculous, to achieve this goal. And their crazy tactics have been very effective up to this point. So why on Earth would they stop now?

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Depp's tomato-toned Barnaby barbs are a reflection of his own red face

If Johnny Depp had any sense and humility, he would quit bringing meeja attention back to his massively embarrassing stoush with Barnaby Joyce. But being a classic Hollywood hypocrite, he just can't help himself.

All his attacks -- the latest being that Joyce appears to possess tomato ancestry -- have been ad hominem ones. Just goes to show that he has no other line of argument. Not only has he been treated as an ordinary mortal, he's also been made a fool of. And he's deeply ashamed about this.

Which is completely understandable. Barnaby totally owned the vain actor and his stupid model wife in a whole mess o' ways. Trying to sneak his two pampered little yappers into Oz was unequivocally wrong and deep down he knows it. That's why it was pathetic -- not to mention disingenuous -- for Depp's many tragic fans on social and mainstream media to dub the Agriculture Minister's treatment of the transgression as an unjust "War on Terrier". If he hadn't been such a world-famous sleb, his brazen flouting of our quarantine laws would have been dealt with much more harshly.

By standing his ground on this issue Joyce was actually being a true egalitarian -- not to mention environmental defender. The fact that so many sneering hipsters who say they care so deeply about Australia's unique, delicate natural ecosystems actually sided with the effete tosser and his vapid squeeze just proved what a pack o' world class hypocrites they are as well!

Not only did Joyce win fair and square. He used the victory to the nation's advantage by demanding that Depp and Heard make that cringeworthy video. This definitely showed who was boss, as well as effectively utilizing the pair's fame to promote our stringent quarantine laws worldwide. As Joyce so eloquently put it, the message went "off like a frog in a sock".

And they reckon Barnaby's got no meeja savvy? FFS.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Notch triggers global "feminist" frenzy by mansplaining, er, mansplaining

You've prolly heard about the latest SJW mega-meltdown. As is so often the case, this one occurred when someone had the temerity to calmly stand up to the shouty purveyors of PC gender cant and offer some common sense analysis in clear, simple terms. Poor little poppets can't handle that at all.

The thought criminal in this case was Markus "Notch" Persson, famed designer of the game Minecraft. And this was what got the global orgy of squawking, sneering and verballing started:  "Mansplaining is a sexist term designed to silence men via gender shaming."

That is an undeniably accurate definition of the word. And the second part of it -- "silencing men via gender shaming" -- captures much of what "feminism" has sadly degenerated into these days. (Fauxminism is a better term for it, actually.)

Being the tiny-minded misandrists that they are, these fauxminists were doubly triggered by the fact that Notch was actually mansplaining what mansplaining meant! But that's what makes it all the more enjoyable for me, I gotta say.

Of course the right-on gender warriors think that being male, he has no right to offer his opinion on the matter. But they forget that he does have a gender neutral surname "Persson". According to their own silly belief that "language creates reality" this makes him eminently qualified to pass judgement, does it not?

Time for the bolshie babes to face facts: Notch's word is LAW!

Hmm. Actually that gives me an idea ...

Gonna change my surname to Hoyden; redefine myself as transgender. (And that's a piece o' piss these days. No snip required!) Then I'll enrol in a Women's Studies course at Sydney Uni.

Ha! I'll be mansplaining mansplaining to tutorials full o' feminist chicks. Aaaand loving it!

Best of all, there'll be nothing they can do to stop me.

Yo byoty! If that's not "subverting the dominant paradigm", I dunno what is.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Horndog Gayle triggers feminists again. Poor petals need training in sass

Not at all surprised that world class Jamaican pantsman -- and batsman -- Chris Gayle has hit feminists for another six with his boorishness. This time his cringeworthy comments were aimed at a white female journalist called Charlotte Edwardes.

Now there's no doubt that what he did was both unprofessional and disrespectful. But the question is how best to respond?

Looks like the full interview isn't out yet, so it's hard to know exactly what went on between the two. However, from the quotes of the report included in other articles it seems that she sat there and endured the humiliation silently. And now she's hitting back retrospectively with her article, pretty much accusing him of sexual harassment. (It also seems likely she's using his clumsy double entrendes as teasers to lift her own profile. Not a good look.)

This is typical of feminism these days. It's so passive aggressive. Rather than swiftly batting away inappropriate advances these tragically stuck up snowflakes endure them sullenly then whine about 'em afterwards, often to (usually male dominated) institutional authorities. They often demand severe punishment for behaviour they could have instantly neutralized at the time with a bit of well-aimed, proactive sass.

Silly ol' me, I thought feminism was about women owning and wielding their sexual power, not demanding to be comprehensively cosseted from every minor assault to their dewicate wittle feewings. But nup. It's all about playing the victim. Not exactly empowering now is it?

So, in an effort to help these poor damsels in perpetual distress I'll offer 'em some useful advice, gratis ... Listen up fauxminists. And listen good. In one easy lesson I'll teach you how to be a real feminist, okay!

Now pretend you're Ms Edwardes. When Gayle says "I have a very, very big bat" don't just sit there smiling though gritted teeth. Lean in really close to him and whisper something like:

"Oooh, yeah! Hard, too. And you really know how to use it ... Pity the one in your pants is so pathetically small and soft."

I think that'd wipe the leer off his face pretty quickly. And you can continue the chat in a more professional manner.

Easy, eh? Fun, too ... So please quit sulking, sisters. And live a little -- 'cause this po-faced puritanism is getting really bloody tiresome, okay!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Gloria Steinem, holding court in Australia, plays softball with the MSM

So Gloria Steinem is in Australia and local frightbats are all aflutter. Gotta say the high level of adulation does seem a bit odd because we've got heaps of sassy sisters fearlessly fighting the patriarchy here already. Take those world class paradigm busters Vanessa "Van" Badham, and Clementine "Clementine" Ford. You could say we already suffer an embarrassment of, er, riches.

So all this unseemly Gloria-fication seems to confirm that our notorious cultural cringe also applies to victim feminism. It's kind of a "whinge cringe" innit? (Hmmm. I should submit that to the Macquarie Dictionary. They're always looking for new words and phrases along with updated definitions for old ones.)

Still, there's no denying that Steinem, whom Camille Paglia so neatly dubbed the "crafty dowager empress of feminism", really knows how to keep that victim bleat going. Hell, she's been milking the same spurious gripe for decades now. Talk about mega-miles per gallon! If she and her fellow leftie slebs all used fossil fuels with the same level of efficiency then the threat of "catastrophic global warming" would be halved by now, no kidding!

In any case, given how toxic her divisive brand of feminism has been to the developed world, Australia needs Gloria Steinem like a fish needs ... mercury. Yet there are clearly squillions of sob sisters here who reckon she's the duck's nuts -- er, or maybe that's the owl's ovaries ... She really packed 'em out in Melbourne to flog her new tome, don't ya know. Well, nice to know the assembled throng were supporting a book for once. Makes a nice change from wanting to burn 'em, eh! 

But it must be said that to any objective observer, such as myself, Steinem's Oz tour just looks really ... sad. It's a bit like Herman's Hermits singing "Mrs Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" to 70 year-olds in Dubbo. She's way past her use by date, let's face it. 

Sadder still is the way that feminist chicks in the local meeja have conducted fawning interviews with her. Take the cozy chat she had with Leigh Sales. It was just one softball question after another that evoked a predictable series of sisterhood statements

The conversation did veer toward the upcoming US election. But Sales studiously avoided quizzing her on that dreadful faux pas she committed regarding Bernie Sanders's female support base. (She said many young women were only there for the boys, remember.) Can do better, Leigh! 

Speaking of the wily ol' Bernster, did you know that a while back Gloria Steinem actually dubbed him an "honorary woman"? And no snip required! You couldn't make it up, could you? 

Apparently it was a somewhat controversial decision at the time. Upon hearing of it many of her fellow frightbats yelled "Eeek! Boy germs!" and fell onto their fainting couches. 

I seriously doubt Bernie/Bernadette used any female bathrooms upon receiving this official amendment to his/her gender (which as we all know, is an entirely social construct). But if he/she retained the woman card issued to him/her at the time he/she certainly could now. (And he/she may actually need to. Bladder weakness tends to increase with advancing years. So it's nice to have extra options available.) 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Duncan Storrar sledges News Corp. But the issue is a complex one

Duncan Storrar has broken his silence on his treatment by sections of the mainstream media. Good to know that he is mentally strong enough to issue a statement on this because there were recent reports that he was on suicide watch.

I don't think that there's any doubt that while he's "no angel", he's certainly been a victim in all this, and that commercial media outlets can be heartless and brutal. But it's also clear that the love media played a big part in these events, even though they have not been condemned by Storrar and his supporters. They created a false narrative that News Ltd debunked, after all.

Many people, and not just those on the Left, look at the treatment of Storrar as being exceptionally callous. But it should be remembered that citizens are having embarrassing, unsavoury details of their private lives published in news reports all the time. Actually, that's kinda what news is! Most of those involved find this deeply upsetting. (Unless they're weirdo narcissists, that is. And there are a quite few of those. They're called celebrities.)

And I'm not just referring to the perpetrators of wrongdoing. The victims and their families suffer greatly too. They're trying to move on from traumatic events, often of a violent nature. But they get traumatized all over again when their suffering is detailed in media reports seen, heard and read by millions. And journos right across the political spectrum are rapacious in their quest for relevant details and images to embellish their stories with, often shamelessly plundering Facebook accounts, for example.

So saying that News Ltd should have held off reporting about Storrar's past is a very long bow to draw. Sure, that headline about him being a villain was brutal as. But it pretty much wrote itself after he'd been hailed as a hero by the Q and A luvvies.

The tabloids are a business, let's face it. It's not edifying. But it's a fact. And there's little doubt that a headline like that really got people's attention and resulted in brisk sales.

Attempts at tone policing are inevitably disastrous even in controlled environments like uni campuses. So they're not gonna fly in the hurly burly of the wider world, now are they?

So what can be done to stop episodes like this one occurring again? Next to nothing, I'd say. But you can learn from them. And the lesson I take from the Storrar story and countless others like it is that the mainstream media are like misery farms. They see human lives as wheat, ripping out the grain to make daily bread for the famished masses. You get caught up in that process and you're toast! So, best to stay clear of their threshing machines if you can ...

Needless to say, sometimes you won't be able to. On occasion, events beyond your control will thrust you into the spotlight. That's why you should toughen up regardless. It's a brutal world we live in, far more insecure than in decades past -- and not just when it comes to the media. So becoming "antifragile" is a worthwhile goal for everyone these days IMO.