Category: Society

Betsy DeVos Changing the Rules On Title IX Campus Sex Misconduct Enforcement

“On campuses throughout the country, I’ve seen firsthand how colleges and universities are wrongfully implementing their own kangaroo courts to adjudicate accusations of sexual misconduct and destroying the lives of wrongfully accused male students,” Miltenberg said. “Title IX was meant…

Cultural Appropriation

 

Is is cultural appropriation for Audra McDonald or Kathleen Battle to sing Opera? Living Colour to play metal music? Teena Marie to sing and rap in Square Biz? Darius Rucker to sing country? Tower Of Power to play funk? Eminem to be one of the greatest rappers of all time? What about a Hasidic Jew being a reggae star?

Oh, the college left.

They will make up the dumbest things. Mansplaining, cultural appropriation, safe spaces, trigger warnings…the list goes on and on.

I recently had a long email chat with a vegan activist who is part of an organization that harasses people and businesses here in Berkeley. Their group tries to get people to stop being cruel in any way to any animal. It was a lively discussion but due to my use of the Socratic Method and ability to reason, this person eventually lashed out in anger and used the tried and true tactic of name calling when their arguments fell flat.

It happens every time I engage with people like them. Berkeley is the perfect place to see these people face to face and see how they really are utopian idealists. They don’t live in the real world.

I suggest a few things to people who think like the ultra-liberal-left; step off that college campus and live with the rest of humanity. Live a few years by yourself and pay a few bills in your own. Tell me how many safe spaces there are when you walk down a street by yourself. Womansplain to me how it isn’t incredibly sexist and demeaning when you demand men need to be taught how NOT to rape. Where are your trigger warnings before the 6 o’clock local news?

Oh, and I better not catch you rapping at all if you are white…unless you can rap like Eminem or Teena Marie.

 

I haven’t watched MTV’s annual Video Music Awards since Bill Clinton was president. I was wearing a plastic choker and Alanis Morissette won for “Ironic.” But I wish I had tuned in this Sunday night. The award show was a veritable orgy — not of sex, but of cultural appropriation.

 

Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/opinion/cultural-appropriation.html

 

Why Wasn’t She Shot?

For every Antoine Dodson telling folks to “hide yo kids, hide yo wife…” and Sweet Brown saying “oh lord Jesus there a fire” on the local news somewhere down south, there are dozens of these that never get autotune remixes.

Why not make a nice country tune from this incident?

And why isn’t her car riddled with bullet holes?

Hmmmmmmmm

“Yo ass gon’ t-jail!”

 

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I thought trump banned Somalians? Police terrorists now?

This is a story with several twists.

The reality is that this country rarely cares about certain things unless they see it destroying the lives of white families.

Police brutality? What are you talking about? Heroin problem? It’s their fault! They need to learn “personal responsibility.”
Can’t get a job, can’t afford health coverage, gotta get on disability (welfare)…it’s your fault!!! Now, things are affecting more than the welfare queen and the black male thug.

Those same problems are affecting white men and white women. We’ll see how things change when more mistakes like this police shooting occur.

 

 

What will people say about this? Will they use the same rhetoric used with the killings of black people?

 

 

How about this:

She must have been resisting!

Let’s take a look at what happened before the video…what no video?!?

She was a thug!

She must have smoked weed in the past!

She’s not American…

Excuses..

* Justine Damond was shot dead by police after calling 911 on Saturday night
* She had reportedly been speaking to police through the driver’s side window
* Ms Damond was shot by officer sitting in the passenger seat through driver door
* Mohamed Noor has been named as the officer who shot 40-year-old Australian
* His lawyer Tom Plunkett confirmed he fired his weapon on Saturday night
* Friends say Ms Damond had spoken out against gun laws in America previously
* She moved to Minnesota to marry ‘rockstar love of her life’, Don Damond, 50

https://www.google.com/amp/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4703892/amp/Police-officer-shot-Justine-Damond-identified.html

 

Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear

It’s time to get rid of that ridiculous Title IX nonsense that Obama implemented in 2011.

That Dear Colleague guidance that changed the goal posts and allowed colleges the ability to set up kangaroo courts to deal with alleged CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR, has to be changed. It just has to.
The slogans that came from this guidance “teach men not to rape,” “rape culture,” “1 in 4,” all stemmed from the Title IX hysteria from 2011.

If there is criminal behavior on college campuses or anywhere else, the police must be involved. Not college administrators.

 
Let me just say cases like Duke Lacrosse, Rolling Stone/UVA, Paul Nunsenger and the “Mattress Girl” at Columbia University and dozens of other incidents, made my blood boil.

 

“Betsy DeVos’s Education Department is re-evaluating the get-tough policies on campus sexual assault that were enforced by the Obama administration.”

Read more here:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/us/politics/campus-rape-betsy-devos-title-iv-education-trump-candice-jackson.amp.html

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I’ve had 17 years of dealing with a the kind of person trump is. You will NEVER get a straight answer from people like this. Never! It infuriating.

Once you know that under no circumstances will they admit failure, the truth or be able to reason, you just have to leave them alone.

Trump is a case study is delusion. He’s a fascinating human being and his brain needs to be studied after he dies.

It’s more than apparent that he has NO IDEA what he is doing. He’s in way over his head and he is an abysmal failure as a human being and leader of our wonderful country.

It’s beyond sad that so many people were sold on his persona and campaign. Even smart people I know believed this guy.

Wow.

It’s one thing to not like a politician because of his or her views. It’s another thing to despise one because they are total frauds and are in a position of power and influence and are totally incapable of carrying out the duties of that position – and it actually matters to 6 billion people around the globe.

Well, we are stuck with his fool for now.

Read this and tell me if there is anything that makes sense. Anything.

It’s beyond belief how inarticulate and unintelligent he is.

http://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/trump-interview-full-transcript-face-the-nation/

 

Uber bans rider for life over threat to accuse driver of rape

I read about this yesterday. I saw the entire video too.

I had basic training with people like this 8 years ago. I won’t ever let this kind of rubbish ever happen to me again. I have cut people out of my life who were close to me without a care for things like this. I’m much more cold than I ever thought I could be. Yeah…cold blooded. I wouldn’t think twice about cutting someone off who was acting like this. Especially if I didn’t even know them.

I would have handled this situation like the driver, but would have stopped trying to be rational with the passenger. I would have gotten out and called the cops as soon as the screaming started.

I see this kind of madness coming from a million miles away. It’s really easy to spot for me. I avoid it now.

Nah bruh… ain’t nobody got time for this.

No me at least.

Good riddance. Hey lady, get a subway token and visit your boyfriend on our wonderful clean, subway that can get you everywhere you need to go.

The young Bronx woman who threatened to call police and falsely accuse an Uber driver of rape has been banned from the app for life, a spokesperson says.

Dash-cam footage, which was posted online this week, showed the female passenger furiously accosting the male driver for nearly 9 minutes — even going so far as to say “Donald Trump going to send you and your family back [to your country].”

“The behavior in this video is abusive and completely unacceptable,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement.

Bill, O’Reilly/Cosby/Clinton

So………Bill Cosby is villified and people like this idiot are making $18,000,000 a year.

Tell me, who has a legacy worth saving? A legendary comedian who influenced thousands of others, a man who revolutionized the way black images are shown in TV and film, a man who gave millions to several institutions of higher learning…or this dude?

Both apparently have issues with “sexual assault/harassment” (just like Slick Willie).

Why the double and triple standards?

I want to see Gloria Allred and people in her religion coming after this guy too.

I won’t hold my breath:

The sexual harassment scandal that engulfed Fox News last year and led to the ouster of its chairman, Roger Ailes, continued to batter the network on Monday, as a new lawsuit described unwanted sexual advances by Mr. Ailes and two major advertisers pulled their spots from the show of its top-rated host, Bill O’Reilly.

Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai said they were withdrawing their ads from Mr. O’Reilly’s prime-time show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” after The New York Times published an investigation this weekend that found five women who made allegations of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior against him. Those five women received settlements totaling about $13 million, The Times reported.

Red more HERE:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/03/business/media/fox-news-roger-ailes-harassment-suit.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

Trending Towards Traditionalism?

 

The day when women create sperm and can impregnate men so that they can have babies, that is the day men and women will be equal. Until then, we will be different. Accept it and enjoy it.

We will always be different.

Or, like Stevie Wonder said many years ago:

Until the dolphin flies and parrots live at sea
Until we dream of life and life becomes a dream
Until the day is night and night becomes the day-
Until the trees and seas just up and fly away
Until the day that 8x8x8 is
Until the day that is the day that are no more-
Until the day the earth starts turning right to left-
Until the earth just for the sun denies itself
Until dear Mother Nature says her work is through

Always…

 

There is a new briefing paper out now by the Council on Contemporary Families by Joanna R. Pepin, Department of Sociology, University of Maryland and David A. Cotter, Professor of Sociology, Union College. 

In it, there are some very interesting discoveries about gender roles:

Back in the nineteenth century, as the worlds of “work” and “home” were increasingly spatially separated, a doctrine of “separate spheres” developed to ideologically justify, and reinforce, the division between the masculine public sphere and feminine private sphere. It is telling here that what was considered “work” included only that which took place in the public sphere—waged employment, politics and the like—excluding all of the labor that took place in the home. The tasks of caring for children and maintaining a household were seen as an extension of love and motherhood, with a built-in intrinsic reward for women. This “separate spheres” ideology experienced a resurgence in the post-WWII era and was the primary ideology against which the feminist movements of the 1960s and 1970s reacted.

But the question became what would replace that ideology? Some feminists pushed for a more androgynous conception of equality, disrupting beliefs about the oppositeness of men and women. In the 1980s and early 1990s, people seemed to be moving toward the idea that women and men could work equally well in both the public and private spheres. Yet the narrative that eventually emerged became a hybrid of the two approaches, promoting women’s choice to participate in either sphere while trying to equalize the perceived value of a home sphere that was still seen as distinctively female. The egalitarian essentialist perspective mixed values of equality (men and women should have equal opportunities, gender discrimination is wrong) alongside beliefs about the essential nature of men and women (men are naturally or inherently better suited to some roles and women to others).

The revised kind of egalitarianism that rapidly increased after 1994 is rooted in ideology compatible with American cultural ideals of individualism, beliefs associated more with the public sphere than rooted in families. Tellingly, the pattern of increased though incomplete equality in the workplace and persistent though lessened inequality at home is present not only in the realm of attitudes but also when we look at objective measures like occupational segregation and housework. The percentages of men and women who would have to change occupations for all occupations to have equal numbers of men and women declined from about two-thirds (64 percent) of workers in 1950 to about 50 percent by the 1990s, and has been stalled ever since (authors’ calculations from Census PUMS/ACS). Similarly, the gender gap in time spent in core housework activities (e.g., cooking, cleaning, laundry) steadily declined from the 1960s to the mid-1990s and then stagnated.

One possible reason egalitarian ideology is highly endorsed in the marketplace is that occupational segregation permits the embrace of equal opportunity ideals without challenging beliefs that men and women are innately and fundamentally different. Even though “a woman should have exactly the same job opportunities as a man,” women may be thought to choose different types of work because those occupations feel more consistent with their identity as women. The path to blending a belief in equality with a belief in inherent differences between men and women at home is less obvious, which may explain the return to non-egalitarian gender attitudes within families. For example, arriving at gender parity in time spent in housework may require redefining what counts as “men’s chores” and “women’s chores.” It is notable that most of the narrowing of differences in time spent on chores noted above came from reductions in women’s time spent on these tasks. Achieving equity within families requires men to take on tasks that are culturally devalued (cleaning, laundry, and to a lesser extent cooking). In other words, women entering the workforce felt they were gaining something valuable, just as fathers stepping up participation in parenting felt they were gaining something valuable, but everybody hates housework.

 

Read more HERE, HERE and HERE