Feminists were outraged about a lot of stuff this week. Of course, feminists are always outraged. That’s what modern feminism has become; an all-you-can-eat buffet of outrage against minor slights perceived by neurotically hypersensitive leftists. (On college campuses, these are known as “micro-aggressions.) Anyway, feminists this week were outraged because
1. A female comic book super hero was portrayed in a skin-tight bodysuit just like all male comic book superheroes wear all the time.
2. It was observed that Rachel Maddow was more aesthetically appealing before she adopted the ‘butch Kyle McLachlan’ look. (Actually, this is a recent article about a four year old feminist tantrum.)
You know, ’cause in this photo she has long blonde hair and is so PRETTY like a WOMAN and now she’s this scary butch lesbian with short hair and glasses and Opinions and who the hell would ever want to tap THAT? I mean, besides everyone and all of us here. But isn’t it so super-special that once upon a time, Rachel Maddow was still you know attractive by heteronormative patriarchal standards of beauty?
Which leads Robert Stacy McCain to conclude:
Anybody can be merely gay, but you need a theory — an ideology, a political philosophy — in order to have this kind of jargon that interprets your gayness in the context of oppression and social justice.
3. Conservatives have been allowed to express conservative opinions at Yale University (Thank you, Steve)
“When you invite very conservative speakers here who perhaps have controversial views on Islam or homosexuality, you essentially make Yale a very uncomfortable place for a large percentage of the people here on campus, and everyone should feel at home at college,” [Nutjob Feminist Helen] Price told the Daily News.
4. And at Columbia U, a feminist is unhappy that the guy she accused of rape several months after consenting to sex with him did not have his life ruined by university administrators. Instead of taking the matter to law enforcement, she is protesting by dragging a mattress with her around campus, everywhere she goes. It’s what passes for a “Senior Thesis” these days.
Entitled “Carry That Weight,” the mattress is both the visual art major’s senior thesis and a step in her journey to come to terms with her experience. Over the past year, Sulkowicz has become a prominent critic of the University’s sexual assault adjudication policies, retelling her story to various administrators and media organizations to raise awareness.