This was an actual academic article; because people in the Asylums of Academia really believe that ‘Queer Studies’ is an actual worthwhile endeavor.
The following article introduces the hobosexual as a concept in queer materialism. Mapped at the intersection of not-for-profit hobo sex and labor practices historically, the hobosexual collapses the apparent impasse between the material and the symbolic so prevalent in queer studies. The concept represents the redeployment of queer as anti-capitalist practice; highlighted are the non-normative hobo practices of nonproductive expenditure, but also the recognition that these abnormalities are organized by capitalist systems of normalization designed to engender profit. The article also considers the degree to which industrial capitalism affected both hobo mobility and hobo anti-capitalist practice in the 19th century. Generated out of hobo history and queer as anti-capitalist practice, the hobosexual represents resistance to capitalist systems of normalization and enables connections, not necessarily between identities, but between anti-capitalist practices generated out of difference.
Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopulous, and Steven Crowder
walk into a bar tried to give a talk on the value of Free Speech at the Massachusetts Asylum at Amherst. Apparently, the talk was so outrageous that it caused Chris Farley to rise from the dead, dress up like hipster Lena Dunham and scream obscenities at them.
Also, Melissa Click — who was fired from the Asylum of Missouri after threatening students with violence for trying to ask questions of #BlackLivesMatter protesters — now whines that the only reason she was fired was because she’s a white woman. (She’s sort of right, the Asylum’s Chancellors wouldn’t have dared fired a black woman no matter how outrageous her behavior.)
“This is all about racial politics,” she said in a profile published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “I’m a white lady. I’m an easy target.”
In the fawning profile of Click in the Chronicle, Click says that even though she may have gone too far, it should be all right, because Social Justice. She is proud of her involvement in what she thinks was a legitimate protest against systemic institutional racism.
Never mind what she was really involved in was an overhyped temper tantrums over relatively minor “racial incidents” of highly dubious provenance.
An LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bullying Totalitarian) social justice wanker decided to make some sort of point about gay suicides or something by hanging nooses in rainbow colors from a tree at an Asylum of Higher Learning in Tennessee. However, some of the other inmates got all scared and offended and stuff.
“At Austin Peay University in Tennessee, the campus erupted in outrage when rainbow nooses were discovered hanging from a tree. Social media exploded and every social justice warrior on campus felt the need to express their displeasure. But later, it was discovered that the nooses were an art project by a student looking to draw attention to the high number of suicides in the LGBT community.”
Yeah, not even the wankers can understand each others’ points any more. Besides, isn’t it cultural appropriation for an LGBTQAA69IAXXXYZ artist to use nooses in a display?
Would the nooses have been okay if Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz had been hanging from them?
I’m not really sure how hanging rainbow colored nooses in a tree was supposed to help suicidal gay folk, but whatever.
DePaul University has banned sidewalk chalk; because cisnormative microaggression triggers.
“While these chalk messages are part of national agendas in a heated political battle, they appeared on campus at a time of significant racial tension in our country and on college campuses. DePaul is no exception,” Depaul’s vice president for student affairs Eugene Zdziarski wrote in a campus-wide email obtained by Campus Reform. “The university has been addressing campus climate issues in an effort to provide an inclusive and supportive educational environment. In this context, many students, faculty and staff found the chalk messages offensive, hurtful and divisive.”
One of the reasons… one of the many reasons… I think Bernie Sanders is an idiot is because of his promise of ‘free college for everybody, man.’ The main product of American Higher Education, theses days, is idiotic screeds like this in the guise of scholarly research.
Smart Cookies: The Gendered Spaces of Labor, Citizenship, and Nationalism in the Girl Scout Cookie Sale
Based on a two-year study on the Girl Scout cookie sale, using qualitative methods and rooted in feminist methodologies, this project seeks to understand how ‘spaces of giving’ emerge in the cookie sale and how these spaces shape social constructions of gender, citizenship, and national identity.
I am not making this up.
Once upon a time, in a Fairyland known as ‘Brandeis University,’ two young princes got into a sexual relationship that didn’t work out. Almost two years later, one little prince decided that their entire relationship was nothing but one long rape. He filed a complaint with a University and demanded that the other prince be punished. The University obliged, and after carrying out a secret process without any opportunity for argument or appeal (apparently modeled after a system used in North Korea), the other prince was declared a rapist and a sexual predator.
Here are the alleged offenses that constituted sexual assault according to Brandeis University.
- Putting his hand on the complainant “JC’s” groin at a movie date, without verbal consent. (The two had consensual sex the next day.)
- Sometimes waking up JC during their relationship by kissing him, without consent.
- Sometimes looking at JC’s private areas during their relationship, while showering.
By those criteria, this blogger has literally raped and sexually assaulted almost everyone he has ever gone out with.
Anyway, the guy who was accused of sexual assault was not very happy and sued Brandeis University. The University, of course, fought the suit on the basis — apparently — that there is no actual harm in denying a student Due Process and labeling him a dangerious sexual predator. The court disagreed, and now the lawsuit can go forward.
By the way, this insanity doesn’t exist in a vacuum. The Obama Administration has literally ordained that colleges must handle sexual assaults through North Korean style court systems that deny the accused any semblance of Due Process.
One thing to always keep in mind: Colleges are not just doing this on their own initiative. The Obama Administration effectively ordered them to do this with its notorious “Dear Colleague” letter, instructing colleges that they had better begin installing exciting new kangaroo court innovations unless they wanted to be found in violation of Title IX and lose their federal funding.
Note: The No-Fly list is also an example of something the Government puts you on without Due Process. Hillary wants it to be the basis for denying people the Right of Self-Defense.
Much like a bad science fiction where it turns out the monsters can be destroyed using simple table salt (or a simple Apple computer virus), it turns out that the Special Snowflake Socialist Juicebox Wankers have an unforeseen vulnerability to a common substance that is harmless to humans: ordinary chalk.
Turns out that leftist Millennials are even more terrified of chalk than they are of gluten.
The American System of Higher Education is entirely run by and for left-wing socialists. How is it, then, that college campuses have become such hotbeds of racism, to hear the Special Juicebox Wankers tell it?
Alanna Hardy, a black student at the University of Rochester, a $64,000-a-year private school in New York, recently lamented having to spend time at the “barren, racist wasteland that is the U of R.”
Another, Charlisa Goodlet, said that she is a “prisoner within my own city” by having to attend the elite college.
Both live in a blacks-only on-campus mansion that was built by a fraternity and then seized by the school and made into a dorm called the Frederick Douglass Leadership House. Hardy called the segregated dorm an “oasis” where she could recover from the pain of having to be near whites and Asians while walking to class.
Instead of being called out as a spoiled brat, the college president shook her hand and thanked her for having the “courage” to speak out.
The Association of Queer Women and Allies passed out “free contraception” and touted its office as a “safe space.” (It is unclear why the Lesbians thought they needed contraception.)
That last is a puzzler.
Meanwhile, on the left coast:
An activist group at Stanford University is demanding that white people — as well as men of any race who are not transgender — be forbidden from being appointed as the school’s next president or provost.
How about Condoleezza Rice?
The Emory University students who protested because of “Trump 2016″ chalked on their sidewalks whine to Newsweek about how their tantrum was totally justified and stuff.
“I legitimately feared for my life,” a freshman who identifies as Latino told The Daily Beast. Another student told the publication, “Some of us were expecting shootings. We feared walking alone.”
Because they saw the words “Trump 2016″ scrawled in chalk on a sidewalk.
It must be terrible to live in constant, abject fear that someone might say something rude to you, or challenge the things you believe with different arguments and stuff (i.e. “Hate speech”).
Not even Bill Maher is defending this bullshirt.
At least they are somewhat aware of how stupid they look to the rest of America and the world.
Really, what well-adjusted individual wants to be this:
Calling this person a “f—-t” would be an insult to effeminate gay men throughout history.
Someone wrote “Trump 2016″ in chalk on a sidewalk at Emory University (annual cost of attendance $63,058). Students were traumatized by it and the university is promising to root out and punish the perpetrators of this terrible hate crime.
“I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],” one student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our administration shows that they, by their silence, support it as well … I don’t deserve to feel afraid at my school,” she added.”
Here’s a photo of the offended snowflakes. I am not making this up. Gay people who throw tantrums because Christian bakers don’t want to bake cakes for your wedding, these are the children your hissy-fits have spawned.
Special Juicebox Wankers at Western Washington University are demanding that the university create (an utterly useless) Social Justice studies program, segregated dorms and paid campus speech police (which will be staffed, naturally, by the SJW’s and their friends).
Students at Western Washington University have reached a turning point in their campus’s hxstory. (For one thing, they’re now spelling it with an X—more on that later.) Activists are demanding the creation of a new college dedicated to social justice activism, a student committee to police offensive speech, and culturally segregated living arrangements at the school, which is in Bellingham, up in the very northwest corner of the state.
Activists have also demanded the creation of an Office for Social Transformation, which would employ 15 students—young Robespierres in training—for the purposes of monitoring “racist, anti-black, transphobic, cissexist, misogynistic, ableist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and otherwise oppressive behavior on campus.” (Anti-Semitism, one notes, is curiously omitted.) These students will be granted terrifying powers to discipline faculty members who commit microaggressions. Professors—even tenured professors—can and will be placed under investigation if they are accused of maintaining insufficiently safe spaces within their classrooms.
These measures are hailed as “progressive” by the activists—because what could be more progressive than committees of liberal extremists conducting thoughtcrime investigations?
The Left continues to refuse to acknowledge that it is insane and essentially fascist.
The National Science Foundation paid a Social Justice Moonbat in Oregon somewhere between $400,000 and $700,000 (accounts vary) to publish a paper about … I am not making this up … how the scientific study of glaciers required a feminist perspective.
“Merging feminist postcolonial science studies and feminist political ecology, the feminist glaciology framework generates robust analysis of gender, power, and epistemologies in dynamic social-ecological systems, thereby leading to more just and equitable science and human-ice interactions,” reads the paper’s abstract. The research was published in the peer-reviewed journal Progress in Human Geography in January.
Translation from Academese: “Give me money.”
Under the progressive dogma of the left, science cannot exist, because science requires objective fact. Objective fact does not exist under leftist dogma, only the “intersectionalities of power, race, and gender.” Objective, empirical observations and data tend to lead to conclusions that do not affirm The Narrative. And that simply cannot be allowed.
Sometimes, you wonder for how long the universe will put up with this nonsense?
Milo Yiannopoulos visited the University of Pittsburgh (annual cost of attendance $44,250) yesterday and spoke his opinions about things;
During his talk, Yiannopoulos called students who believe in a gender wage gap “idiots,” declared the Black Lives Matter movement a “supremacy” group, while feminists are “man-haters.”
These words… these horrible, horrible words were simply too much for poor, poor delicate little snowflakes to bear.
Marcus Robinson, president of Pitt’s Rainbow Alliance, said after leaving the lecture on Monday, he felt unsafe on campus for the first time.
“So many of us shared in our pain. I felt I was in danger, and I felt so many people in that room were in danger. This event erased the great things we’ve done,” Robinson said. “For the first time, I’m disappointed to be at Pitt.”
Read that again; the fact that someone was able to come to campus and express a point of view that was different than his put him in Danger.
“This is more than hurt feelings, this is about real violence. We know that the violence against marginalized groups happens every day in this country. That so many people walked out of that [event] feeling in literal physical danger is not alright,” Claire Matway, a social work and urban studies major, said.
That’s the left for you: Speech that they don’t approve of is “Real Violence.”
Terrorizing people who come to hear a conservative speak on campus, not real violence.
These snowflakes really believe that allowing people to speak opinions that are different than theirs is the worst form of oppression that has ever been visited on any people at any time in history.
Ain’t it funny how the left-wing trolls never comment when the topic of the post is their own special snowflake contingent?
Some students at Bowdoin College needed a “Safe Space” because other students were wearing sombreros and drinking tequila. You don’t generally see conservatives behaving this way.
Some students wore sombreros to a tequila-themed birthday party at Bowdoin College — and others were so offended that the school had to provide them with safe spaces and counseling to deal with it.
In an e-mail to National Review Online, sophomore Richard Arms states that there have been “3 school-wide emails from deans and our president, and there have been several ‘safe-space’ opportunities on campus for students to discuss how they were hurt and offended” by the party. What’s more, the General Assembly of Bowdoin Student Government issued a “Statement of Solidarity to stand by all students who were affected by the ‘tequila’ party that occurred on 20 February 2016.” “The Assembly, representing the entire student body of Bowdoin, stands by all students who were injured and affected by the incident,” the statement reads. (Yes — “injured.”) According to the statement, even though the school offered offended students counseling (!) to help them deal with the fact that their classmates were drinking a kind of booze with a kind of hat on, the response just wasn’t enough for something so serious.
The Face of Terror to Snowflakes
Another conservative attempting to engage in Free Speech on a college campus confronts a leftist mob who not only don’t want to hear what he has to say, but seeks to deny others the opportunity to hear him.
Students who wanted to hear Shapiro speak had to be ushered quietly into the lecture hall through a back door while unhinged student activists and faculty members screamed and tried to force their way through a police barricade protecting the front door.
As we reported earlier, the University tried to cancel/postpone the speech until they could assemble a left-wing panel to provide “balance;” something that is never done when left-wingers
ABC News in Los Angeles reported:
Shapiro arrived at CSULA and was speaking to the campus chapter of Young America’s Foundation on the topic of “When Diversity Becomes a Problem” when a fire alarm was pulled.
While the siren was sounding, Shapiro continued his speech, stating he would not be silenced.
“If this sort of thing happened during classes at this university, the kid who pulled the fire alarm would be off this campus so fast it would make your head spin,” Shapiro said. “But not you out there, the protesters, the special magical leftist children protected from the consequences of living in the real world with my taxpayer dollars. You get to shut us down for disagreeing with your thug tactics and your nasty, pathetic, evil ideology.”
According to tweets by Shapiro, protesters blocked entrances to the University-Student Union where he was speaking, attempting to obstruct those who wished to attend. Cameras captured shouting and pushing as intense interactions occurred between protesters and those attempting to attend the event.
After speaking for about an hour, Shapiro tweeted he had to be escorted by police from the campus for safety concerns.
The leftist mob chanting “This is what democracy looks like” were quite accurate. Under a democracy, there are no individual liberties; only what the mob will permit.
Why is the left so terrified of conservative speech?
Prepare to be gobsmacked.
Two students at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater were publicly, officially branded as “racist” in a campus-wide post because the school’s chancellor mistook their exfoliation masks for blackface.
The controversy all started when the students posted a Snapchat photo of themselves wearing face masks in the dorms. Seeing as skincare is widely accepted as an uncontroversial activity, they probably thought nothing of it — but Chancellor Beverly Kopper rushed to interpret it as blackface and immediately posted a statement condemning them as racist on the school’s official website.
”Last night a disturbing racist post that was made to social media was brought to my attention,” Kopper wrote in a statement on the school’s official website last week.
“This post was hurtful and destructive to our campus community,” Kopper’s post continued. While social media can certainly bring about positive change, it can also be a place that deeply hurts and harms others.”
After Idiot Beverly Kopper was called out for her stupidity, she arrogantly replied that the fault wasn’t *hers* for being too stupid to recognize the difference between skin care and racism, but the student’s fault for not realizing she was too stupid to know the difference between skin care and racism.
In an interview about the incident for local news source Channel 300, Kopper criticized the students for not thinking about “the implications and the impact that it would have” if they took a picture of themselves wearing certain kinds of skin-care products.
How much do you wanna bet she voted for Obama twice?
And even though there was nothing racist about the pics, the students “voluntarily” (yeah, sure, right) groveled before their aggrieved and offended social masters.
Some of the students still took issue with the facial picture and while no disciplinary action was taken, the students involved voluntarily met with the Black Student Union and record an apology.
College campuses have no trouble letting radical leftists like Angela Davis (radical black communist), #BlackLivesMatter activists who advocate violence against white people, convicted murdered Abu Mumia Jamal, domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, or even the leader of a radical Islamist regime who has vowed genocide against Jews are welcome to speak freely to their skulls-full-of-mush student bodies. But conservative speakers like Milo Yiannopoulos, anti-feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, or even an atheist feminist like Ayaan Hirsi Ali are not welcome because their mere presence might hurt the feelings of the Special Leftist Snowflakes.
The latest conservative speaker to irritate the leftist academic establishment is Breaitbart’s Ben Shapiro (someone sure to be banned in the ongoing Twitter Conservative Purge). A student group (Young Americans for Freedom) invited Shapiro to speak at the California State University at Los Angeles. The University’s Administration wants to cancel the speech.
In an email to the Young America’s Foundation chapter at CSULA, university president William Covino wrote, “After careful consideration, I have decided that it will be best for our campus community if we reschedule Ben Shapiro’s appearance for a later date, so that we can arrange for him to appear as part of a group of speakers with differing viewpoints on diversity. Such an event will better represent our university’s dedication to the free exchange of ideas and the value of considering multiple viewpoints.”
Note that radical leftist speakers on college campuses are never required to be part of “a balanced panel discussion,” but can spout off about revolution, oppression, and violence against others all they want.
Left-wing academics (is there any other kind?) at Duke University with nothing better to do have conducted a “research study” of Disney movies and determined that they are insufficiently Marxist because they depict the working class proletariat as happy, rather than consumed with rage at their economic inequality relative to the decadent bourgeoisie.
The depictions of working-class people are also unrealistic, the researchers said, as nearly all ‘perceive their jobs as invigorating, fun’. In Mary Poppins, Bert sings that ‘as a sweep you’re as lucky as can be’.
The study says: ‘Bert, like other characters, frames working-class jobs as devoid of difficulties.’
Many children’s films, it adds, ‘suggest that social class inequality is benign, as those at the bottom of the class ladder suffer little, lead relatively stable lives, and experience many advantages’.
It adds that this ‘erases, downplays or sanitises poverty and class inequality, implying that poverty and inequality are not particularly problematic as few people suffer from them’.
You mean, working people can be happy and not obsessed with class warfare and socialist struggle?
We can’t have that, can we?
SJW’s at Brown University whine that their activism is causing stress and conflict with their academic studies, and the university should accommodate them because… unfair!
“There are people breaking down, dropping out of classes, and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on,” an undergraduate student going by the pseudonym “David” told The Brown Daily Herald Thursday. “My grades dropped dramatically. My health completely changed. I lost weight. I’m on antidepressants and anti-anxiety pills right now. Counselors called me. I had deans calling me to make sure I was okay.”
You will not fracking believe what they were so perturbed about. Actually, you fracking will.
David and other students began demonstrating on campus in October to protest two opinion columns published in the Daily Herald that some students deemed racist because they defended the celebration of Columbus Day.
Justice Gaines, an undergraduate student who uses the pronouns xe, xem and xyr, even recounted suffering from what xe describes as “a panic attack” related to xyr emotions over the Daily Herald op-eds, adding that xe “couldn’t go to class for several days” following the episode.
If people are really suffering from their guilt over “white privilege” I suggest that they give away their trust fund to the United Negro college fund, sell their house in the affluent suburbs and move into a majority-minority neighborhood in Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Oakland… Anyone who doesn’t is just a poseur.
The University of Connecticut is planning on building a dorm to segregate its African-American students, and giving it an appropriately ghettoized name.
Called the ScHOLA2RS House, the living community for African American males is set to open in 2016. According to UConn’s website, the ScHOLA2RS House is “a scholastic initiative to groom, nurture, and train the next generation of leaders to address grand challenges in society through the promotion of academic success in undergraduate programs at the University of Connecticut and in competitive graduate programs.”
Dr. Erik Hines, an assistant professor of educational psychology and the future faculty advisor to those in the dorm, said UConn will implement the living space as a “forward-thinking” solution to the fact that black male students graduate at a lower rate.
Which I believe is the PC version of “Colored folk is best off if they keep with their own kind.”
If the issue is really that African-American students are failing, how is putting them all into one segregated building the answer? And what about White and Hispanic students who are failing? Shouldn’t they get help developing better study habits as well?
If “White Privilege” is a problem is the ultimate Progressive solution by segregating the races into their own colleges.
Here’s an interesting hypothesis: What if the whole campus SJW Movement is just leftists tricking their dumbest and most radical students into blaming ‘The Patriarchy’ and ‘White Privilege’ for the fact that the Leftist-Academic-Complex has tricked them into going heavily into debt financing worthless educations?