An angry Lesbian Feminist (is there any other kind) is outraged because… among other things… feminine heterosexual women should not be allowed to dress like Diesel Dykes! (Warning: the Story is at NRO, so prepare for ads to take over your browser.)
The columnist, named Sophie Wilkinson, describes the trend of what she calls “unisex style” as a new thing, blaming the “high-street ubiquity of unisex outfitters such as American Apparel and Uniqlo and the androgynous cuts of Scandinavian shops like Cos.”
“What was once a queer-owned style has shifted to the mainstream, being appropriated by straight women to the point that it’s now impossible to infer a sexual orientation from the way a woman dresses,” Wilkinson writes in a piece titled “Butch chic: how the gender-neutral trend has ruined my wardrobe.”
According to Wilkinson, examples of this “butch chic” style include printed T-shirts, “skirts without peplums or lace,” torn vests “riot grrrl boots,” and, in general, outfits where “functionality takes precedence.”
I’m sorry… but how is that any more of a “cultural appropriation” than white feminists using “jazz hands?”
Kind of reminds me when feminists got their panties in a wad because a scientist who had just landed a friggin’ space probe on a friggin’ comet, wore a shirt they didn’t like. (Sigh) Feminists, if they aren’t talking about clothes, they’re melodramatically throwing themselves on the fainting couch because some guy traumatized their feels with his insensitive words and opinions.
While everyone was distracted talking about the First Lady’s hairdo, the Obama Administration quietly took some ‘Executive Action’ to help large corporations replace American workers with cheap foreign labor.
Obama intends to make it easier to bring more foreign guest workers to the United States — likely at significant cost to workers already here — by loosening the rules governing something known as the L-1B visa program. Under the program, a multinational company with offices in the United States can move workers from abroad to live and work in the U.S. for as long as five years in what is known as an intra-company transfer. There are almost no rules concerning what those workers can be paid, so there is no barrier to a company firing American employees and bringing in workers from foreign facilities to replace them at much lower pay.
Where in the hell did anyone get the idea that the Democrat Party was the friend of the working man (and woman)?
Indiana has passed a religious freedom bill to guarantee that business owners have as much right to choose with whom to do business as their customers do.
In a statement, Pence said the bill “is about respecting and reassuring Hoosiers that their religious freedoms are intact. I strongly support the legislation and applaud the members of the General Assembly for their work on this important issue.”
Proponents have argued the bill doesn’t target gays and lesbians specifically — but that it does protect businesses that don’t support same-sex marriage from having to provide services for those ceremonies.
Which is as it should be.
If the wedding cake fascists on the left don’t like that such-and-such a business does not wish to service such-and-such a customer, then they have the option of not using that business, and encouraging others not to as well.
You either believe in freedom or you don’t; and freedom means that sometimes you have to tolerate people having the right to make choices you don’t agree with.
Should a Jewish bakery be forced by the State to bake this cake?
By the way, the left still supports and encourages state-sanctioned discrimination against Christians.
If that were the actual headline, I betcha this story would be getting a lot more coverage. The real headline and story: “Planned Parenthood Supporter Throws Molotov Cocktail at Pro-Life Prayer Group Outside Abortion Clinic.”
While local media has been pretty straight up on the issue, MSM is underway to try to obscure the intent of the woman who threw a molotov cocktail outside of a Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas, many reporting it simply as an attack at a Planned Parenthood, leaving the impression it is an anti-abortion protester.
The woman also apparently testified in support of abortion mills during Wendy Davis’s filibuster. Ain’t that special?
I don’t Mark Greene is, and the website where this story appears does not offer any biographical information. All I know about him is 1. He doesn’t think men touch boys or other men enough and 2. He blames No. 1 on “homophobic fanatics who police lesbians and gays in our society” (emphasis in original). So, I’m gonna venture a guess on where he comes from, socio-politically speaking.
In America in particular, if a young man attempts gentle platonic contact with another young man, he faces a very real risk of homophobic backlash either by that person or by those who witness the contact. This is, in part, because we frame all contact by men as being intentionally sexual until proven otherwise. Couple this with the homophobia that runs rampant in our culture, and you get a recipe for increased touch isolation that damages the lives of the vast majority of men.
Here’s where Mr. Green is out-of-touch: I actually see quite a lot of familiar, non-sexual touching going on between men; hugs, back slaps, hand shakes, arms-around-the-shoulder. I see it quite often, and in two venues in particular. 1. Sports, at all levels. 2. Church. I am guessing Mr. Greene would rank both sports and church among the worst places in America for the “rampant homophobia” he claims prevents dudes from engaging in “platonic touching.” Has it occurred to him that it’s people in his own Ivory Tower of Academia who are averse physical contact?
Also, I can’t help but notice that he uses antique photographs of men in physical contact with each other to illustrate his point that such things used to be okay before our culture became “rampantly homophobic.” Is he really claiming society was less homophobic a hundred years ago?
Is this real? This can’t be real. No, this can’t be real. I refuse to believe that this is real. Not even gay lefties can be this creepy and deranged. This seems like something a serial killer would do, as one commenter put it.
It’s the “the world’s first and only gay object.”
Meet the Gay Sweater, an apparel item knitted from the hairs of more than 100 LGBT kids.
I also don’t think it was the world’s first gay object. It was preceded by, among other things: the Princess Phone, Doc Martens, the Water Tower at Eastern Michigan University, Zima, and the Mazda Miata.
Gay Denier? She must have been thinking of Tom Cruise.
GOLDBERG: He’s a gay people denier. He’s a woman, right to choose denier. He denies everything. Listen, I’m sorry and I am going to take pot shots at him. He may not have been at the charge but he didn’t stop the charge.
The feminist left descends beyond self-parody.
“Triggering” has become the all-purpose left-wing tool for censoring opinions leftists don’t like on the basis that expressing such opinions produce badfeels.
If these dames can’t handle the stress of interacting with the real world, they should just stay home and knit. Or iron, I got a whole pile of shirts they could get started on.
BTW: This same group of uber-feminists is demanding that white gay men stop acting like Black women. So, knock it off, you guys.
Hey, Young Ted Cruz, does Herb Tarlek know you stole his jacket?
The seventies were a bad, bad time.
So, at one end of the spectrum, progressives are encouraging adults (and especially women) to behave like prepubescent children. At the other end of the scale, prepubescent children are being both hypersexualized, and treated like they should be allowed to make all kinds of decisions with serious, unalterable consequences for themselves.
California Democrat Congressman Mike Honda is thrilled that his eight-year-old grandson wants to be a girl, and is quick to exploit the child’s gender dysphoria for political gain.
South Bay Congressman Mike Honda, 73, is no different any other grandparent who brags about their “truly special” grandchild. But the Democratic House member has put himself in the national spotlight by tweeting and talking about his granddaughter Malisa, who is 8 years old — and transgender.
In an opinion piece last week in the Bay Area Reporter, the gay and lesbian newspaper, Honda described in detail the story of his grandchild, whom he said was “assigned male at birth,” but who at 18 months “announced to my daughter’s family: ‘I’m a girl.’”
18 months is also the usual age at which Democrats fix their ideas on economic, social, and foreign policy.
Ted Cruz announced he is running for president, which comes as a surprise to no one. I like Ted Cruz a lot, but I am wary of ideologically driven men who run for president before completing a single term in the senate. That has never worked out well for us as a country.
The Democrats are attacking Ted Cruz as the architect of the Government “shutdown” that they claim “cost the economy $24 Billion.” To me, and others who can process information in a rational way, this actually makes the case for Ted Cruz or someone like him. When Democrats make the attack that Government spending is necessary to sustain the economy, they are admitting that the economy is dysfunctional. If the economy requires trillions of dollars in deficit spending to keep from collapsing, something is deeply wrong with it.
And if you think that constantly running up Trillions of dollars in debt is a sustainable economic model, I know an adult pre-school in Brooklyn who will gladly accept your Visa card.
In Hipster Central (Brooklyn NYC), there is a place where alleged grown-ups can pay hundreds of dollars to behave like pre-school children (or Brown University feminists).
You can see why the left fetishizes childhood; a responsibility-free existence at other people’s expense. It is basically the Democrat platform and sales pitch.
Brown University allowed a debate on campus between shrill feminist Jessica Valenti (a loathsome misandrist known for wearing a T-shirt bragging that she “bathes in men’s tears.”) and Wendy McElroy, a libertarian on the subject of whether college campuses are really the dangerous rape zones feminists make them out to be. The campus feminists and administrators became hysterical, thinking about all the trauma that would be inflicted on college chicks when they heard a woman express skepticism toward feminist “Rape Culture” dogma. How could they comfort the poor dears?
This is what they came up with:
[S]tudent volunteers put up posters advertising that a “safe space” would be available for anyone who found the debate too upsetting.
The safe space, Ms. Byron explained, was intended to give people who might find comments “troubling” or “triggering,” a place to recuperate. The room was equipped with cookies, coloring books, bubbles, Play-Doh, calming music, pillows, blankets and a video of frolicking puppies, as well as students and staff members trained to deal with trauma. Emma Hall, a junior, rape survivor and “sexual assault peer educator” who helped set up the room and worked in it during the debate, estimates that a couple of dozen people used it. At one point she went to the lecture hall — it was packed — but after a while, she had to return to the safe space. “I was feeling bombarded by a lot of viewpoints that really go against my dearly and closely held beliefs,” Ms. Hall said.
Poor feminists, they really are not emotionally equipped to deal with the big scary world. Maybe they should stay at home in the kitchen… where no one can hurt them.
Attention Action, a left-wing anti-gun group founded by a Democrat activist and dedicated to implementing New Jersey style “common sense gun laws” … which allow a man to be sentenced to seven years in prison for transporting legally owned firearms in a locked box from his old residence to his new one… is strongly opposed to a new Michigan law that allows women in “domestic violence situations” expedited access to concealed carry permits. The shrill attention whores activists of MomsDemand are against the new law.
Regarding the expedited concealed carry permits now available to women who are in a domestic violence situation, (Moms Demand Spokesperson Kirsten) Moore does not approve. Even though that law was passed so women who face threats could quickly get and carry a gun for self-defense, Moore said the expedited permits show that Michigan is moving in the “wrong direction.”
OTOH, another shrill feminist thinks it’s white men who should be denied access to self-defense.
White guys cannot be trusted to use guns responsibly. It is time to stop giving guns to white guys,” (Shrill Feminist Andrea) Grimes added. ”I mean, it’s time to stop giving guns to everybody, but we can start with the white guys.”
On a personal note, I am on a quest to escape the People’s Republic of Maryland and move to a state with a less totalitarian stance on the Right to Self-Defense. (Maryland has neither a Castle Law, nor a Stand Your Ground law. In Maryland, if a criminal threatens you, you are legally required to put yourself at his mercy.) I texted my son that as soon as I move out, both myself and my companion will be getting CCW permits. His text in response is presented for your consideration:
I always thought gays should embrace CCW as an often victimized and persecuted group. Jews too… but we know how that normally goes. **sigh**
Heather had two mommies; what she really wanted was a daddy.
I grew up surrounded by women who said they didn’t need or want a man. Yet, as a little girl, I so desperately wanted a daddy. It is a strange and confusing thing to walk around with this deep-down unquenchable ache for a father, for a man, in a community that says that men are unnecessary. There were times I felt so angry with my dad for not being there for me, and then times I felt angry with myself for even wanting a father to begin with. There are parts of me that still grieve over that loss today.
I’m not saying that you can’t be good parents. You can. I had one of the best. I’m also not saying that being raised by straight parents means everything will turn out okay. We know there are so many different ways that the family unit can break down and cause kids to suffer: divorce, abandonment, infidelity, abuse, death, etc. But by and large, the best and most successful family structure is one in which kids are being raised by both their mother and father.
Certainly, kids are better off in any kind of stable home environment than in a dysfunctional one. That being said, committed heterosexual marriages are the ultimate best arrangement for nurturing well-adjusted children.
Hillary Clinton thinks there should be Summer Fun Camps for Grown-Ups, because the Democrats are running out of free sh-t they can promise people.
“As I have gotten older, I have decided we really need camps for adults,” she said to laughter.
“I think we have a huge fun deficit in America. And we need to figure it out how to fill that fun deficit.”
Somehow, I really don’t find the notion of Hillary Clinton putting people in camps entirely implausible.
The enviro-religious fanatics at the EPA want to clamp down on backyard barbecues and hotel shower length.
“We expect to limit the overall air pollution PM [particulate matter] emissions from barbecuing and to alleviate some of the acute health hazards that a barbecue pit master can experience from inhalation. The particulate matter present during cooking with and without the grease diverter and PM2.5 filters will be tested and compared to that of current data using a conventional propane barbecue using a fumehood chamber with detectors at CE-CERT. Personal exposure of PM2.5 will also be monitored throughout the experimentation period to determine the degree of acute exposure of particulates to the cook.”
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants hotels to monitor how much time its guests spend in the shower.
The agency is spending $15,000 to create a wireless system that will track how much water a hotel guest uses to get them to “modify their behavior.”
Gee, and to think some people think the Tea Party is irrational for thinking Government is too big and too intrusive. Isn’t it worth having $18 Trillion in national debt to receive this kind of quality effective Government?
Yeah, this should prepare students for lucrative jobs lecturing coffee buyers about the evils of racism. The University of Minnesota – Duluth ($23,522 [In-state and illegal immigrants] $27,188 [Out-of-state], is adding a Minor Concentration in LGBTQ Studies… which will be as useful as any other degree in a field that has the word ‘Studies’ in it.
“This minor will prepare students for life,” Gesa Zinn, head of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department, told Campus Reform. “‘The job’ the LGBTQ minor prepares students for is to understand and embrace all members of an increasingly diverse society.”
To complete the minor, students will have to take classes such as An Introduction to LGBTQ Studies, Queer Theory, Queer Cinema in International Perspective, History of the Homosexual Rights Movement 1895 – Present, and Queer Media.
The petty, bitter POTUS sent a team of advisors to Israel to help Netanyahu’s opposition in the Israeli election, even going so far as to provide Netanyahu’s opponent with $350,000 in US Taxpayer money to interfere in a foreign election.
The good news is, Obama failed utterly, and Netanyahu beat the pollsters with a solid victory.
Obama, still the bitter, petty little man he is, refused to congratulate Netanyahu on his victory. In the past, he has been quick to congratulate radical Muslims and other sketchy world leaders on their ascent to power.
Leftist WaPo columnist Johnathan Capeheart admits that “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” was a falsehood embraced by the left in order to advance a political agenda.
Thanks, John, now admit the same thing about “Global Warming.” And Trayvon Martin. And the “War on Women.” And “Voter Suppression.” And “Republicans hate minorities.” And…