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Since we haven’t been hearing from any women in politics lately, from the front page of NYTimes.com:

Screenshot 2017-09-13 23.05.19

For example, we haven’t heard from Hillary Clinton’s voice in a few minutes.

I typed “female legislators” into Google and the first thing that came up was:

Approximately 1,830 women will serve in the 50 state legislatures in 2017.

So the average statehouse has 36.6 female legislators. Is that “few?”

It goes on to say:

Women will make up 24.8 percent of all state legislators nationwide. This represents little change from the 2016 session’s ratio of 24.4 percent.

Back in 2009, women made up 24.2% of state legislators.

In general, not much has changed with women’s representation in most jobs in a few (or more) decades.

 
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  1. There are few numerate individuals anywhere in the NYT building.

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  2. eah says:

    “OMG”

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    • Replies: @AndrewR
    Society won't be equitable until 100% of women are childless and unmarried!!!!
  3. dearieme says:

    What is happening to Pelosi? Does she drink? Medications? Or just the onset of dementia?

    Has she got no family who can persuade her to stop?

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    • Replies: @vx37
    Yeah, she drinks Kool-Aid. She really believes the anti-white crap she spews and it represents liberal orthodoxy. White female politicians are usually just an interim stop-gap to non-white political control, you see this especially at the mayoral level in cities with increasing vibrancy. Pelosi is just such a figure. The Democrats pretend she's in her position because of seniority and experience but she's really there because of her race. She and Schumer are the last ditch stand before the Democrats have to elect non-whites to leadership positions. Then the already explicit, indeed damn near genocidal, racism that drives the Democratic Party will become all too obvious to even the most dense white voter. It might lead to an Indian summer in this decaying society but unfortunately the opposition will still be the Republicans.

    Didn't work for this one, though, didn't have the fake cover of seniority:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDOdcsh435Q
  4. Deepy6 says:

    The last line, “women may hold up half the sky, as a saying goes, but politics is proving to be a heavier lift,” is great.

    If women do hold up half the sky (which I think they do in both a poetic and practical sense) it’s not through heavy lifting of the literal kind, obviously, but emotional heavy lifting at which they excel.

    Math and a few other things have been shown to be a heavy lift for some women, but politics is an arena where emotions are ascendant, and women should thrive.

    There is no dearth of striving women politicians. Women outnumber men. This underrepresentation thing may be more complicated than some would like to admit.

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    • Replies: @guest
    "politics is an arena where emotions are ascendant, and women should thrive"

    Women are experts at emotional manipulation, but person-to-person and in small groups. Not as public figures. Men are the ones who live "in the arena."

    Women are and always will be better liars, but that doesn't make them great rhetoricians, orators, or talking heads. Men excel in public speaking. Women are fit for the world of PR, but not so much as the public figures whose relations need to be managed.

    Then there's the actual ruling and gamesmanship, at which they're inferior.

    Back to emotions, they're worse at feeling them. Or better, if you're into feelz. But politicians aren't served by out of control emoting. No matter how convincingly Bill tricked people into thinking he felt their pain.

  5. guest says:

    The way my mother yells at me on the phone, perhaps “faint” means something different to women. Or perhaps she’s going deaf.

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  6. Tyrion says:

    Contemporary feminism is to women what recounting long lists of facts is to men. It is the mark of the bore, and the terribly uncomplex in each sex respectively.

    That contemporary feminism and recounting long lists of facts are opposites, illuminates the truth of sex differences and our complementarity.

    I’ve never met an interesting female feminist and I’ve never met an interesting man who spouts facts at you. Although, if that man and I share interests, I can subjectively find him interesting and we can spout facts on those topics together.

    Remarkably similar to the way the two autistic spectrum boys on the TV show Atypical begin to connect when forced to hang out.

    I imagine that is how two feminists also feel when they get together and wallow in their feelings.

    Remarkably similar to the conversation that seems to sporadically happen between female journalists through articles like the above.

    Also, from the article, winner of today’s most banal statement:

    That the very nature of a legislature can be shaped by gender balance is self-evident.

    Even worse, the below is how the NYT editorial board has chosen to close its lead article. Did one of them steal it from their teenager’s homework assignment?

    The way things stand, women may hold up half the sky, as a saying goes, but politics is proving to be a heavier lift.

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    • Replies: @Autochthon
    What's with this recent, stupid trend to use verbs as nouns? The most common examples are the replacement of "request" with "ask" ("Bob's team are making a significant request" has become "Bob's team are making a big ask") and now "weight" with lift.

    Languages do indeed always change, but the acceleratig rate and the enstupidational direction (see, I can do it, too) have me hypothesising that the cause is globalisation (with all the related developments in communication and transportation: microscopic attention-spans from smartphones and the social media, people who can barely understand the language pretending to write in it, etc.)
  7. guest says:
    @Deepy6
    The last line, "women may hold up half the sky, as a saying goes, but politics is proving to be a heavier lift," is great.

    If women do hold up half the sky (which I think they do in both a poetic and practical sense) it's not through heavy lifting of the literal kind, obviously, but emotional heavy lifting at which they excel.

    Math and a few other things have been shown to be a heavy lift for some women, but politics is an arena where emotions are ascendant, and women should thrive.

    There is no dearth of striving women politicians. Women outnumber men. This underrepresentation thing may be more complicated than some would like to admit.

    “politics is an arena where emotions are ascendant, and women should thrive”

    Women are experts at emotional manipulation, but person-to-person and in small groups. Not as public figures. Men are the ones who live “in the arena.”

    Women are and always will be better liars, but that doesn’t make them great rhetoricians, orators, or talking heads. Men excel in public speaking. Women are fit for the world of PR, but not so much as the public figures whose relations need to be managed.

    Then there’s the actual ruling and gamesmanship, at which they’re inferior.

    Back to emotions, they’re worse at feeling them. Or better, if you’re into feelz. But politicians aren’t served by out of control emoting. No matter how convincingly Bill tricked people into thinking he felt their pain.

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    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    But politicians aren’t served by out of control emoting. No matter how convincingly Bill tricked people into thinking he felt their pain.

    Groucho Marx used to say "The most important quality is sincerity; if you can fake that you've got it made"
  8. You know, Steve, your sarcasm is uncalled for regarding this serious problem. It would be one thing if, say, the most populous state in the union had had only female senators for as long as I could remember, and just elected another one whose opponent was also a female….

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    • Replies: @CK
    Would you want to live in this hypothetical state, or merely observe it from an untaxable distance?
    , @Anonymous

    You know, Steve, your sarcasm is uncalled for regarding this serious problem. It would be one thing if, say, the most populous state in the union had had only female senators for as long as I could remember, and just elected another one whose opponent was also a female….
     
    And the U.S. Senate seat in NY, the 4th most populous state, has been 50% female for all of the 21st century.
  9. @Tyrion
    Contemporary feminism is to women what recounting long lists of facts is to men. It is the mark of the bore, and the terribly uncomplex in each sex respectively.

    That contemporary feminism and recounting long lists of facts are opposites, illuminates the truth of sex differences and our complementarity.

    I've never met an interesting female feminist and I've never met an interesting man who spouts facts at you. Although, if that man and I share interests, I can subjectively find him interesting and we can spout facts on those topics together.

    Remarkably similar to the way the two autistic spectrum boys on the TV show Atypical begin to connect when forced to hang out.

    I imagine that is how two feminists also feel when they get together and wallow in their feelings.

    Remarkably similar to the conversation that seems to sporadically happen between female journalists through articles like the above.

    Also, from the article, winner of today's most banal statement:

    That the very nature of a legislature can be shaped by gender balance is self-evident.

    Even worse, the below is how the NYT editorial board has chosen to close its lead article. Did one of them steal it from their teenager's homework assignment?

    The way things stand, women may hold up half the sky, as a saying goes, but politics is proving to be a heavier lift.

    What’s with this recent, stupid trend to use verbs as nouns? The most common examples are the replacement of “request” with “ask” (“Bob’s team are making a significant request” has become “Bob’s team are making a big ask”) and now “weight” with lift.

    Languages do indeed always change, but the acceleratig rate and the enstupidational direction (see, I can do it, too) have me hypothesising that the cause is globalisation (with all the related developments in communication and transportation: microscopic attention-spans from smartphones and the social media, people who can barely understand the language pretending to write in it, etc.)

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    Bro, do you even weight?
    , @27 year old
    Nouns as verbs is a thing too, solution is particularly common officespeak as in woah we've got a big issue, let's call a meeting to solution this.

    I would like to study how these things spread throughout organizations and then from company to company.
  10. TheJester says:

    A point of logic: If there are no differences between men and women (salted with the idea one can choose their gender for apparently no reason at all), there would be no difference in outcomes for those claiming to be male and those claiming to be female in any aspect of human life. Hence, since gender is an illusion, it would be an idle exercise to notice how many alleged men and alleged women populate legislatures.

    However, there is an interesting bent to the discussion. When society does insist on gender neutrality, society tends to do away with the female gender. Females are extraneous, it seems … but this makes sense: If there are no differences between men and women, gender is a vacuous concept. Why have two genders, much less 54 (Facebook)? Let’s simplify things.

    Providing thought-leadership in this area, a school in Britain has mandated gender neutrality to assuage the hurt feelings of its transgendered students. It did away with skirts. Now, everyone dresses male.

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.

    Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers, and ties from this September.

    Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the ‘small but increasing number’ of transgender pupils at the school.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4857064/Secondary-school-BANS-skirts-gender-neutral-uniform.html?ITO=1490

    With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist’s dream … or a feminist’s nightmare. Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of “batshit crazy” females achieving decision-making positions in Western society. One has to suspend belief to engage them in their gender-bending contortions and other attempts at social reformation.

    Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and the feminists ruling Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain … anyone?

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    • Replies: @DFH
    It says in the article that they have 'transgender' boys in all-girls schools now, it must completely change the atmosphere to have an autistic, mentally ill teenage boy around. Funny that feminists are at the forefront of stopping women form having anywhere to themselves
    , @Daniel Chieh
    Modern feminist's dream. Several years ago, I actually worked with feminists who had a different opinion: that traditional female occupations weren't being honored enough, and more annoyingly, that more jobs and roles should be "feminized." But nonetheless they were usually more feminine women who felt that their part in the spoils system wasn't enough.

    They seem to have conclusively lost the battle when it was essentially taken over by fat lesbians who wanted genderless, effectively male designation to everything. So feminism is now defined by trigglypuffs.
    , @Alfa158
    Wait a second, aren't the boys who think they're girls going to scream bloody murder at being forced to going back to dressing like boys?
    What happens as the student bodies in England become increasingly Muslim? Are they going to stand for their girls dressing like boys? I see lots of families where the girls are wearing ankle length robes and hijabs; how are Mum and and the Guv'ner going to react to their daughters being forced to wear the new school uniform? I think we're going to be hearing a lot of "Cor Blimeys!" and "Stone the Crows! from these new Englishmen.
    This balancing of the coalition of the fringes may turn out to be not as easy as it looks.
    , @RedPillAngel
    You're on to something there. The goal is simply doing away with women. Of course, women can't be men, but they can impersonate 12-year-old boys pretty well. After that, it's a short hop to making everyone gay, male, and pedo, and pretty easy to figure out how just whose dream this is.: gay male pedos.
    , @Dissident

    Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of “batshit crazy” females achieving decision-making positions in Western society.
     
    Sounds like what Kevin Michael Grace said on episode 89 of "2 Kevins with Grace and Steel" (August 16th):
    http://2kevins.com/archives/1219
    , @Eagle Eye

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.
     
    So Piers "Morgan" Moron grew up wearing skirts in secondary school. That explains a few things.

    Maybe Piers Moron's phobia about objects with barrels is rooted in a gender-fluid past.

  11. Clyde says:

    Plus many many female mayors and the big city ones trend lesbian…. I call this acceptance. So what are the NYT cranks b@tching about this time?

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    Houston had a dyke mayor for a time. Who else did you have in mind?
  12. jim jones says:

    Women are always complaining about gender stereotypes but they are the ones who perpetuate them by dressing their little girls up as Disney princesses. Look in any branch of Claires and you will see women and little girls:

    http://www.claires.com/

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  13. CK says:
    @Autochthon
    You know, Steve, your sarcasm is uncalled for regarding this serious problem. It would be one thing if, say, the most populous state in the union had had only female senators for as long as I could remember, and just elected another one whose opponent was also a female....

    Would you want to live in this hypothetical state, or merely observe it from an untaxable distance?

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    • Replies: @Technite78
    By selling my house in California, I can now merely observe it from an untaxable distance. Unfortunately, my primary residence is now in New York City.

    :shrug:
  14. @guest
    "politics is an arena where emotions are ascendant, and women should thrive"

    Women are experts at emotional manipulation, but person-to-person and in small groups. Not as public figures. Men are the ones who live "in the arena."

    Women are and always will be better liars, but that doesn't make them great rhetoricians, orators, or talking heads. Men excel in public speaking. Women are fit for the world of PR, but not so much as the public figures whose relations need to be managed.

    Then there's the actual ruling and gamesmanship, at which they're inferior.

    Back to emotions, they're worse at feeling them. Or better, if you're into feelz. But politicians aren't served by out of control emoting. No matter how convincingly Bill tricked people into thinking he felt their pain.

    But politicians aren’t served by out of control emoting. No matter how convincingly Bill tricked people into thinking he felt their pain.

    Groucho Marx used to say “The most important quality is sincerity; if you can fake that you’ve got it made”

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  15. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @Autochthon
    You know, Steve, your sarcasm is uncalled for regarding this serious problem. It would be one thing if, say, the most populous state in the union had had only female senators for as long as I could remember, and just elected another one whose opponent was also a female....

    You know, Steve, your sarcasm is uncalled for regarding this serious problem. It would be one thing if, say, the most populous state in the union had had only female senators for as long as I could remember, and just elected another one whose opponent was also a female….

    And the U.S. Senate seat in NY, the 4th most populous state, has been 50% female for all of the 21st century.

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  16. Is it just me or have those British school uniforms always had a smack of excessive rigid conformity? This takes it to a new level. Ugly like Chinese commie gray pj’s.

    When it comes to girls dressing provocatively, that’s an individual problem that timid administrators should be addressing. Also another good reason to separate the sexes in schools. Also another good reason to forgo public schools altogether.

    “With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist’s dream … or a feminist’s nightmare.”

    Both. Most of them are mad at God for making them born female. Change female, change God, change madness, change birth, change reality.

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    • Replies: @Dissident

    Also another good reason to forgo public schools altogether.
     
    Public school at this point would seem unthinkable to anyone with any appreciation of how pernicious Cult-Marx/ SJW conditioning is. But how easy is it to find a private school free of said influence? And what of those who simply cannot afford the tuition? Yes, there's home-schooling but is that a real option for everyone?
    , @Dissident

    Is it just me or have those British school uniforms always had a smack of excessive rigid conformity?
     
    More than other school uniforms?

    I think school uniforms are a good idea. Avoids the distraction of competition over and coveting of others' clothing. (Of course, in a day school at least, there's still the weekends and other off-days...) Plenty of other, less superficial ways to develop and exhibit individual strengths, interests, styles, etc.
  17. DFH says:
    @TheJester
    A point of logic: If there are no differences between men and women (salted with the idea one can choose their gender for apparently no reason at all), there would be no difference in outcomes for those claiming to be male and those claiming to be female in any aspect of human life. Hence, since gender is an illusion, it would be an idle exercise to notice how many alleged men and alleged women populate legislatures.

    However, there is an interesting bent to the discussion. When society does insist on gender neutrality, society tends to do away with the female gender. Females are extraneous, it seems ... but this makes sense: If there are no differences between men and women, gender is a vacuous concept. Why have two genders, much less 54 (Facebook)? Let's simplify things.

    Providing thought-leadership in this area, a school in Britain has mandated gender neutrality to assuage the hurt feelings of its transgendered students. It did away with skirts. Now, everyone dresses male.

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.

    Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers, and ties from this September.

    Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the 'small but increasing number' of transgender pupils at the school.
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4857064/Secondary-school-BANS-skirts-gender-neutral-uniform.html?ITO=1490

    With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist's dream ... or a feminist's nightmare. Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of "batshit crazy" females achieving decision-making positions in Western society. One has to suspend belief to engage them in their gender-bending contortions and other attempts at social reformation.

    Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and the feminists ruling Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain ... anyone?

    It says in the article that they have ‘transgender’ boys in all-girls schools now, it must completely change the atmosphere to have an autistic, mentally ill teenage boy around. Funny that feminists are at the forefront of stopping women form having anywhere to themselves

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Funny that feminists are at the forefront of stopping women form having anywhere to themselves.
     
    They've run out of work in this field as far as the men's spaces are concerned. They've got to keep the hate and $ flowing, so this is sexual liberation 2.0 at double-overtime rates.

    Wait until all the normal women get wise to this, though. The men didn't complain too much because they are men - this'll be different. Buttered? Salt? Extra-large, Jumbo, or 55-Gallon barrel?
  18. The people who emerge at the end of this process will be the ones who didn’t make men and women socio-economic rivals.

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  19. peterike says:

    If there are so few women around in politics, how come every time I crack open a non-Alt-Right news site, there’s some political woman trying to shame me? Lord, imagine if there were NO women in politics. Ahhh, the peace which passeth understanding.

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  20. AndrewR says:
    @eah
    "OMG"

    https://twitter.com/WoodyLuvsBBWS/status/908002380599439361

    Society won’t be equitable until 100% of women are childless and unmarried!!!!

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  21. AndrewR says:
    @Autochthon
    What's with this recent, stupid trend to use verbs as nouns? The most common examples are the replacement of "request" with "ask" ("Bob's team are making a significant request" has become "Bob's team are making a big ask") and now "weight" with lift.

    Languages do indeed always change, but the acceleratig rate and the enstupidational direction (see, I can do it, too) have me hypothesising that the cause is globalisation (with all the related developments in communication and transportation: microscopic attention-spans from smartphones and the social media, people who can barely understand the language pretending to write in it, etc.)

    Bro, do you even weight?

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  22. The number of women on the New York City Council is shrinking

    This is the female version of once you go black, you can’t go back.

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  23. njguy73 says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    There are few numerate individuals anywhere in the NYT building.

    There are few numerate individuals anywhere in the NYT building.

    Four Out Of Three Journalists Can’t Count

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  24. Given that women vote more than men, and that becoming a legislator involves winning elections, this complaint sounds a bit hollow to say the least.

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  25. @Autochthon
    What's with this recent, stupid trend to use verbs as nouns? The most common examples are the replacement of "request" with "ask" ("Bob's team are making a significant request" has become "Bob's team are making a big ask") and now "weight" with lift.

    Languages do indeed always change, but the acceleratig rate and the enstupidational direction (see, I can do it, too) have me hypothesising that the cause is globalisation (with all the related developments in communication and transportation: microscopic attention-spans from smartphones and the social media, people who can barely understand the language pretending to write in it, etc.)

    Nouns as verbs is a thing too, solution is particularly common officespeak as in woah we’ve got a big issue, let’s call a meeting to solution this.

    I would like to study how these things spread throughout organizations and then from company to company.

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    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist
    On this theme, when did 'issue' replace 'problem' in the American vernacular?
    , @black sea
    I think the granddaddy of all this is "impact," as in, "this change will severely impact the situation."

    Lifelong bureaucrats and middle management drones think this sort of usage makes them sound sharp, savvy, and up-to-date. It's enough to make me want to off myself.
  26. @TheJester
    A point of logic: If there are no differences between men and women (salted with the idea one can choose their gender for apparently no reason at all), there would be no difference in outcomes for those claiming to be male and those claiming to be female in any aspect of human life. Hence, since gender is an illusion, it would be an idle exercise to notice how many alleged men and alleged women populate legislatures.

    However, there is an interesting bent to the discussion. When society does insist on gender neutrality, society tends to do away with the female gender. Females are extraneous, it seems ... but this makes sense: If there are no differences between men and women, gender is a vacuous concept. Why have two genders, much less 54 (Facebook)? Let's simplify things.

    Providing thought-leadership in this area, a school in Britain has mandated gender neutrality to assuage the hurt feelings of its transgendered students. It did away with skirts. Now, everyone dresses male.

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.

    Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers, and ties from this September.

    Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the 'small but increasing number' of transgender pupils at the school.
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4857064/Secondary-school-BANS-skirts-gender-neutral-uniform.html?ITO=1490

    With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist's dream ... or a feminist's nightmare. Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of "batshit crazy" females achieving decision-making positions in Western society. One has to suspend belief to engage them in their gender-bending contortions and other attempts at social reformation.

    Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and the feminists ruling Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain ... anyone?

    Modern feminist’s dream. Several years ago, I actually worked with feminists who had a different opinion: that traditional female occupations weren’t being honored enough, and more annoyingly, that more jobs and roles should be “feminized.” But nonetheless they were usually more feminine women who felt that their part in the spoils system wasn’t enough.

    They seem to have conclusively lost the battle when it was essentially taken over by fat lesbians who wanted genderless, effectively male designation to everything. So feminism is now defined by trigglypuffs.

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  27. They seem to have conclusively lost the battle when it was essentially taken over by fat lesbians who wanted genderless, effectively male designation to everything. So feminism is now defined by trigglypuffs.

    The lesbian version of this that I’ve heard is that gay men are using male-to-female non-op transgenders as the cat’s paw to enable biological men to take control of “women’s” groups and issues.

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    • Replies: @Dissident
    I wonder how the following would fit-in with that. A "female-to-male transgender [sic]" who attempted to unseat a(n actual) woman incumbent in a local primary race that was just held on the infamous Upper West Side of Manhattan:
    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries

    "Trans" candidate was Mel Wymore. Note the photo of "him". Then note the comments by "Margaret":
    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries#comment-354964


    Others could see this differently, but for me as a woman, I personally bristled at Mel stepping up to primary a woman incumbent serving on the city council.
     

    I would’ve supported Helen anyway because I think she does a great job, but it did bug me to watch Wymore primary her, and gender was part of it for me.

    On the other hand I can’t speak to the transgender angle and I admire Wymore’s trailblazing candidacy.
     

  28. Steve, I am having trouble parsing your last sentence; maybe it’s just me, but it seems garbled: “In general, not much has changed with women’s representation is most jobs in a few (or more) decades.”
    What is the grammatical subject of “is”?

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  29. vx37 says:
    @dearieme
    What is happening to Pelosi? Does she drink? Medications? Or just the onset of dementia?

    Has she got no family who can persuade her to stop?

    Yeah, she drinks Kool-Aid. She really believes the anti-white crap she spews and it represents liberal orthodoxy. White female politicians are usually just an interim stop-gap to non-white political control, you see this especially at the mayoral level in cities with increasing vibrancy. Pelosi is just such a figure. The Democrats pretend she’s in her position because of seniority and experience but she’s really there because of her race. She and Schumer are the last ditch stand before the Democrats have to elect non-whites to leadership positions. Then the already explicit, indeed damn near genocidal, racism that drives the Democratic Party will become all too obvious to even the most dense white voter. It might lead to an Indian summer in this decaying society but unfortunately the opposition will still be the Republicans.

    Didn’t work for this one, though, didn’t have the fake cover of seniority:

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  30. So the times is good with Michelle Bachman in the White House w Sarah Palin as her VP?

    I think most people who don’t live in caves know that the old “we need to elect more women” BS really means “we need to elect more left-wing SJW women.”

    The media jackals attack conservative women as rabidly as they attack conservative men.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    Buck, I didn't vote for Juan McAmnesty in '12 (no, of course not Øb☭ma!), but Sarah Palin did get me a bit enthusiastic about that campaign until Juan's people pretty much shut her down. I don't say she was an erudite conservative, but she was definitely not part of the establishment. Ditto for Mrs. Bachmann.
  31. “Women’s voice remains faint in politics.”

    Would that this were so.

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  32. @kaganovitch
    But politicians aren’t served by out of control emoting. No matter how convincingly Bill tricked people into thinking he felt their pain.

    Groucho Marx used to say "The most important quality is sincerity; if you can fake that you've got it made"

    BJC is living proof that Groucho was right.

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  33. Listening to women’s voices is the source of a lot of our civilizations problems.

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    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman

    Listening to women’s voices is the source of a lot of our civilizations problems.
     
    No, we need to keep listening.
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    Paying attention has been the problem.
  34. Alfa158 says:
    @TheJester
    A point of logic: If there are no differences between men and women (salted with the idea one can choose their gender for apparently no reason at all), there would be no difference in outcomes for those claiming to be male and those claiming to be female in any aspect of human life. Hence, since gender is an illusion, it would be an idle exercise to notice how many alleged men and alleged women populate legislatures.

    However, there is an interesting bent to the discussion. When society does insist on gender neutrality, society tends to do away with the female gender. Females are extraneous, it seems ... but this makes sense: If there are no differences between men and women, gender is a vacuous concept. Why have two genders, much less 54 (Facebook)? Let's simplify things.

    Providing thought-leadership in this area, a school in Britain has mandated gender neutrality to assuage the hurt feelings of its transgendered students. It did away with skirts. Now, everyone dresses male.

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.

    Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers, and ties from this September.

    Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the 'small but increasing number' of transgender pupils at the school.
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4857064/Secondary-school-BANS-skirts-gender-neutral-uniform.html?ITO=1490

    With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist's dream ... or a feminist's nightmare. Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of "batshit crazy" females achieving decision-making positions in Western society. One has to suspend belief to engage them in their gender-bending contortions and other attempts at social reformation.

    Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and the feminists ruling Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain ... anyone?

    Wait a second, aren’t the boys who think they’re girls going to scream bloody murder at being forced to going back to dressing like boys?
    What happens as the student bodies in England become increasingly Muslim? Are they going to stand for their girls dressing like boys? I see lots of families where the girls are wearing ankle length robes and hijabs; how are Mum and and the Guv’ner going to react to their daughters being forced to wear the new school uniform? I think we’re going to be hearing a lot of “Cor Blimeys!” and “Stone the Crows! from these new Englishmen.
    This balancing of the coalition of the fringes may turn out to be not as easy as it looks.

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  35. @CK
    Would you want to live in this hypothetical state, or merely observe it from an untaxable distance?

    By selling my house in California, I can now merely observe it from an untaxable distance. Unfortunately, my primary residence is now in New York City.

    :shrug:

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  36. Hibernian says:

    I’m sure they’re supporting assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis for NYC mayor.

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  37. @DFH
    It says in the article that they have 'transgender' boys in all-girls schools now, it must completely change the atmosphere to have an autistic, mentally ill teenage boy around. Funny that feminists are at the forefront of stopping women form having anywhere to themselves

    Funny that feminists are at the forefront of stopping women form having anywhere to themselves.

    They’ve run out of work in this field as far as the men’s spaces are concerned. They’ve got to keep the hate and $ flowing, so this is sexual liberation 2.0 at double-overtime rates.

    Wait until all the normal women get wise to this, though. The men didn’t complain too much because they are men – this’ll be different. Buttered? Salt? Extra-large, Jumbo, or 55-Gallon barrel?

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  38. @epochehusserl
    Listening to women's voices is the source of a lot of our civilizations problems.

    Listening to women’s voices is the source of a lot of our civilizations problems.

    No, we need to keep listening.
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    Paying attention has been the problem.

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  39. @Buck Turgidson
    So the times is good with Michelle Bachman in the White House w Sarah Palin as her VP?

    I think most people who don't live in caves know that the old "we need to elect more women" BS really means "we need to elect more left-wing SJW women."

    The media jackals attack conservative women as rabidly as they attack conservative men.

    Buck, I didn’t vote for Juan McAmnesty in ’12 (no, of course not Øb☭ma!), but Sarah Palin did get me a bit enthusiastic about that campaign until Juan’s people pretty much shut her down. I don’t say she was an erudite conservative, but she was definitely not part of the establishment. Ditto for Mrs. Bachmann.

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  40. @TheJester
    A point of logic: If there are no differences between men and women (salted with the idea one can choose their gender for apparently no reason at all), there would be no difference in outcomes for those claiming to be male and those claiming to be female in any aspect of human life. Hence, since gender is an illusion, it would be an idle exercise to notice how many alleged men and alleged women populate legislatures.

    However, there is an interesting bent to the discussion. When society does insist on gender neutrality, society tends to do away with the female gender. Females are extraneous, it seems ... but this makes sense: If there are no differences between men and women, gender is a vacuous concept. Why have two genders, much less 54 (Facebook)? Let's simplify things.

    Providing thought-leadership in this area, a school in Britain has mandated gender neutrality to assuage the hurt feelings of its transgendered students. It did away with skirts. Now, everyone dresses male.

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.

    Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers, and ties from this September.

    Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the 'small but increasing number' of transgender pupils at the school.
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4857064/Secondary-school-BANS-skirts-gender-neutral-uniform.html?ITO=1490

    With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist's dream ... or a feminist's nightmare. Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of "batshit crazy" females achieving decision-making positions in Western society. One has to suspend belief to engage them in their gender-bending contortions and other attempts at social reformation.

    Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and the feminists ruling Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain ... anyone?

    You’re on to something there. The goal is simply doing away with women. Of course, women can’t be men, but they can impersonate 12-year-old boys pretty well. After that, it’s a short hop to making everyone gay, male, and pedo, and pretty easy to figure out how just whose dream this is.: gay male pedos.

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    Don't quite follow you there. It's fairly obvious that there are plenty of men who are attracted to BOYS -- real, normal, healthy, boys not trans this or trans that-- as well as women. In fact, there's a whole genre of DRAWN porn called "Straight Shotacon" dedicated to underage boys with women (more common) or girls (shota X loli, less common but exists). Shotacon or shota is the name for the same genre of erotic art involving boys with men or other boys.

    While both genres are clearly rife with plenty of vile and disturbing filth (incest themed for SS. For Shota, the homo stuff, there should be no need to elaborate), both also have a fair amount that seems relatively innocous-- basically boys blissfully enjoying themselves, sometimes alone, sometimes with others. Remember, these are all DRAWN works, pure FICTION and FANTASY. Originally, the term Shotacon referred specifically to work done in the Japanese anime (cartoon) style (lolicon or loli is the corresponding term for such material of girls) but it is common for shota sites to feature all kinds of different Western style art as well.

    SOME (certainly not all but some) of this drawn material is even, in its own way, kind of wholesome and heart-warming. And yet, even the most innocent of it has to remain so underground (actual legal status varies by country), while so much abject filth involving real people who produced it at the risk of pregnancy, all kinds of disease and so much else, remains perfectly legal and widely accepted.

    Also, there's a porno film called "Bacanales de Adolescentes", produced in the 80's in Brazil, in which one of the male stars is a boy who is clearly no older than 14. In the film, he is quite active with the females (IIRC, the youngest female is 16). Apparently, this was at least semi-legal in Brazil at that time. No later than five-ten years ago, this film was, believe it or not, listed on IMDB. (It has since been removed.)

    Might as well also note that there among men attracted to boys, there are at least some who are completely against f--ng or otherwise sexually exploiting them and even some who are against at least most of the whole "Gay" and "LGBTQ" agenda and culture altogether. Much as that may seem a total paradox, it's really not.
  41. @27 year old
    Nouns as verbs is a thing too, solution is particularly common officespeak as in woah we've got a big issue, let's call a meeting to solution this.

    I would like to study how these things spread throughout organizations and then from company to company.

    On this theme, when did ‘issue’ replace ‘problem’ in the American vernacular?

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, "I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on...."
    , @black sea
    Problems are too . . . problematic. Problems are now issues, or better yet, challanges.
  42. @Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)
    Steve, I am having trouble parsing your last sentence; maybe it's just me, but it seems garbled: "In general, not much has changed with women’s representation is most jobs in a few (or more) decades."
    What is the grammatical subject of "is"?

    Just replace is with in and it’s fine.

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  43. Art Deco says:
    @Clyde
    Plus many many female mayors and the big city ones trend lesbian.... I call this acceptance. So what are the NYT cranks b@tching about this time?

    Houston had a dyke mayor for a time. Who else did you have in mind?

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    Salt Lake City has lesbian mayor. Cities and towns have lesbian council members, some lesbian mayors, but not many lez mayors I will admit. A lesbian council member was favored to win the NYC mayoralty until Bill DeBlasio stepped in. He kinda came out of nowhere.
  44. Art Deco says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    On this theme, when did 'issue' replace 'problem' in the American vernacular?

    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, “I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on….”

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    • Replies: @The Last Real Calvinist

    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, “I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on….”

     

    Interesting.

    Perhaps 'issues' has been ascendant because men like to solve discrete problems, while women are more comfortable 'processing' ongoing 'issues'.

    But then we know that almost no women's voices are allowed to be heard in western politics and culture, so I'm sure all this is just empty speculation.
    , @Clyde

    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, “I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on….”
     
    The word "issues" comes from the psychiatrists couch. Same for the word "appropriate", which I detest. There are other word/phrases too.

    The word I really hate as in hate is "passionate". Idiots use this word to justify dumb behaviors X, Y and Z. As in- "Jack died while base jumping. He was so passionate about his hobby."
  45. @Art Deco
    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, "I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on...."

    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, “I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on….”

    Interesting.

    Perhaps ‘issues’ has been ascendant because men like to solve discrete problems, while women are more comfortable ‘processing’ ongoing ‘issues’.

    But then we know that almost no women’s voices are allowed to be heard in western politics and culture, so I’m sure all this is just empty speculation.

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  46. Clyde says:
    @Art Deco
    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, "I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on...."

    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, “I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on….”

    The word “issues” comes from the psychiatrists couch. Same for the word “appropriate”, which I detest. There are other word/phrases too.

    The word I really hate as in hate is “passionate”. Idiots use this word to justify dumb behaviors X, Y and Z. As in- “Jack died while base jumping. He was so passionate about his hobby.”

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    • Replies: @Dissident
    In trying to avoid 'issues', I have often found 'matters' a satisfactory or even more appropriate alternative. It was noted in comments to this blog not long ago that 'okay', as in "not okay", seems to be replacing 'appropriate'.

    I, too, have been lamenting the decline and degradation of the English language (along, of course, with the decline and degradation of Western civilization itself). In mentioning how rampant egregious spelling and grammatical errors have become in even the most vaunted publications, I know am not the first.

    What about how prevalent lowbrow vulgarities, such as saying "That sucks!" to describe something as particularly undesirable, have become? As an adolescent, I was reprimanded for using that precise word in such context. Now, for some years already, I hear even Respectable Goodwhites, such as NPR types, use it-- even on the air.
  47. Clyde says:
    @Art Deco
    Houston had a dyke mayor for a time. Who else did you have in mind?

    Salt Lake City has lesbian mayor. Cities and towns have lesbian council members, some lesbian mayors, but not many lez mayors I will admit. A lesbian council member was favored to win the NYC mayoralty until Bill DeBlasio stepped in. He kinda came out of nowhere.

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  48. black sea says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist
    On this theme, when did 'issue' replace 'problem' in the American vernacular?

    Problems are too . . . problematic. Problems are now issues, or better yet, challanges.

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  49. black sea says:
    @27 year old
    Nouns as verbs is a thing too, solution is particularly common officespeak as in woah we've got a big issue, let's call a meeting to solution this.

    I would like to study how these things spread throughout organizations and then from company to company.

    I think the granddaddy of all this is “impact,” as in, “this change will severely impact the situation.”

    Lifelong bureaucrats and middle management drones think this sort of usage makes them sound sharp, savvy, and up-to-date. It’s enough to make me want to off myself.

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    • Replies: @Bill
    Yes, that's it. And the use of "impact" arose to conceal American's inability to keep "affect" and "effect" straight. Just use "impact" as an all-purpose replacement. "Impact" can be any part of speech at all, though, as the wonderful coinage "impactfull" demonstrates. Do we really need any words at all, other than "impact?"
    , @Art Deco
    Lifelong bureaucrats and middle management drones think this sort of usage makes them sound sharp, savvy, and up-to-date. It’s enough to make me want to off myself.

    My recollection is that 'impact' used as a verb appeared among corporate types about 35 years ago and was immediately ridiculed in New Yorker cartoons and the like. The one place I can distinctly recall it being used non-ironically was in a TV advertisement for EF Hutton or some like firm, broadcast during the Sunday interview shows. Something comes off a teletype and a heavy guy with specs, suspenders, and a receding hairline says, "Hey, this could really impact oil stocks".

    There was a comic novel published 30-odd years ago called The Chronicles of Doodah which was a send-up of corporate jargon which I think incorporated that.
  50. Bill says:
    @black sea
    I think the granddaddy of all this is "impact," as in, "this change will severely impact the situation."

    Lifelong bureaucrats and middle management drones think this sort of usage makes them sound sharp, savvy, and up-to-date. It's enough to make me want to off myself.

    Yes, that’s it. And the use of “impact” arose to conceal American’s inability to keep “affect” and “effect” straight. Just use “impact” as an all-purpose replacement. “Impact” can be any part of speech at all, though, as the wonderful coinage “impactfull” demonstrates. Do we really need any words at all, other than “impact?”

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  51. @guest
    The way my mother yells at me on the phone, perhaps "faint" means something different to women. Or perhaps she's going deaf.
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    Huh?!

    Looks like spam to me. I would not open those links.
  52. Dissident says:

    Speaking of bizarre, parallel universes…

    Apparently, to the delicate, precious snowflakes on the UC-Berkeley campus, Ben Shapiro is deplorable enough to trigger them:

    Ben Shapiro visit: Safe navigation, other logistics and resources

    Support and counseling services for students, staff and faculty

    We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging. No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe. For that reason, the following support services are being offered and encouraged:

    Student support services
    Employee (faculty and staff) support services

    Also:
    VIDEO: 9 arrested at Ben Shapiro protest in Berkeley for carrying banned weapons

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    • Replies: @guest
    "or for what they believe"

    Unless they're Nazis. Like (((Ben Shapiro))), apparently.

    What about his sense of safety and belonging?
    , @cwhatfuture
    I read Shapiro cost the university $600,000 in security costs. (Of course a left wing speaker costs nothing as they are not attacked.)

    But Conservatives should do this every week. Every week bring in a speaker, every week make them pay $600,000. Set up new groups. Have ALL of them invite a conservative speaker and every week.

    Until student fees have to be raised. Until teachers have to be fired. Until classes are shut down.

    Let the students and sate see what the Left is costing them.
  53. Dissident says:
    @Clark Westwood

    They seem to have conclusively lost the battle when it was essentially taken over by fat lesbians who wanted genderless, effectively male designation to everything. So feminism is now defined by trigglypuffs.
     
    The lesbian version of this that I've heard is that gay men are using male-to-female non-op transgenders as the cat's paw to enable biological men to take control of "women's" groups and issues.

    I wonder how the following would fit-in with that. A “female-to-male transgender [sic]” who attempted to unseat a(n actual) woman incumbent in a local primary race that was just held on the infamous Upper West Side of Manhattan:

    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries

    “Trans” candidate was Mel Wymore. Note the photo of “him”. Then note the comments by “Margaret”:

    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries#comment-354964

    Others could see this differently, but for me as a woman, I personally bristled at Mel stepping up to primary a woman incumbent serving on the city council.

    I would’ve supported Helen anyway because I think she does a great job, but it did bug me to watch Wymore primary her, and gender was part of it for me.

    On the other hand I can’t speak to the transgender angle and I admire Wymore’s trailblazing candidacy.

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    "I would’ve supported Helen anyway because I think she does a great job, but it did bug me to watch Wymore primary her, and gender was part of it for me.

    "On the other hand I can’t speak to the transgender angle and I admire Wymore’s trailblazing candidacy."
     
    I can smell the commenter's circuits burning from here.
  54. Dissident says:
    @TheJester
    A point of logic: If there are no differences between men and women (salted with the idea one can choose their gender for apparently no reason at all), there would be no difference in outcomes for those claiming to be male and those claiming to be female in any aspect of human life. Hence, since gender is an illusion, it would be an idle exercise to notice how many alleged men and alleged women populate legislatures.

    However, there is an interesting bent to the discussion. When society does insist on gender neutrality, society tends to do away with the female gender. Females are extraneous, it seems ... but this makes sense: If there are no differences between men and women, gender is a vacuous concept. Why have two genders, much less 54 (Facebook)? Let's simplify things.

    Providing thought-leadership in this area, a school in Britain has mandated gender neutrality to assuage the hurt feelings of its transgendered students. It did away with skirts. Now, everyone dresses male.

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.

    Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers, and ties from this September.

    Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the 'small but increasing number' of transgender pupils at the school.
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4857064/Secondary-school-BANS-skirts-gender-neutral-uniform.html?ITO=1490

    With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist's dream ... or a feminist's nightmare. Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of "batshit crazy" females achieving decision-making positions in Western society. One has to suspend belief to engage them in their gender-bending contortions and other attempts at social reformation.

    Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and the feminists ruling Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain ... anyone?

    Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of “batshit crazy” females achieving decision-making positions in Western society.

    Sounds like what Kevin Michael Grace said on episode 89 of “2 Kevins with Grace and Steel” (August 16th):

    http://2kevins.com/archives/1219

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  55. Dissident says:
    @StillCARealist
    Is it just me or have those British school uniforms always had a smack of excessive rigid conformity? This takes it to a new level. Ugly like Chinese commie gray pj's.

    When it comes to girls dressing provocatively, that's an individual problem that timid administrators should be addressing. Also another good reason to separate the sexes in schools. Also another good reason to forgo public schools altogether.

    "With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist’s dream … or a feminist’s nightmare."

    Both. Most of them are mad at God for making them born female. Change female, change God, change madness, change birth, change reality.

    Also another good reason to forgo public schools altogether.

    Public school at this point would seem unthinkable to anyone with any appreciation of how pernicious Cult-Marx/ SJW conditioning is. But how easy is it to find a private school free of said influence? And what of those who simply cannot afford the tuition? Yes, there’s home-schooling but is that a real option for everyone?

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  56. Dissident says:
    @StillCARealist
    Is it just me or have those British school uniforms always had a smack of excessive rigid conformity? This takes it to a new level. Ugly like Chinese commie gray pj's.

    When it comes to girls dressing provocatively, that's an individual problem that timid administrators should be addressing. Also another good reason to separate the sexes in schools. Also another good reason to forgo public schools altogether.

    "With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist’s dream … or a feminist’s nightmare."

    Both. Most of them are mad at God for making them born female. Change female, change God, change madness, change birth, change reality.

    Is it just me or have those British school uniforms always had a smack of excessive rigid conformity?

    More than other school uniforms?

    I think school uniforms are a good idea. Avoids the distraction of competition over and coveting of others’ clothing. (Of course, in a day school at least, there’s still the weekends and other off-days…) Plenty of other, less superficial ways to develop and exhibit individual strengths, interests, styles, etc.

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  57. Dissident says:
    @Clyde

    I first heard it used around 1994. A co-worker of mine once said, “I like problems much better than I do issues. Problems have discrete solutions. Issues go on and on….”
     
    The word "issues" comes from the psychiatrists couch. Same for the word "appropriate", which I detest. There are other word/phrases too.

    The word I really hate as in hate is "passionate". Idiots use this word to justify dumb behaviors X, Y and Z. As in- "Jack died while base jumping. He was so passionate about his hobby."

    In trying to avoid ‘issues’, I have often found ‘matters’ a satisfactory or even more appropriate alternative. It was noted in comments to this blog not long ago that ‘okay’, as in “not okay”, seems to be replacing ‘appropriate’.

    I, too, have been lamenting the decline and degradation of the English language (along, of course, with the decline and degradation of Western civilization itself). In mentioning how rampant egregious spelling and grammatical errors have become in even the most vaunted publications, I know am not the first.

    What about how prevalent lowbrow vulgarities, such as saying “That sucks!” to describe something as particularly undesirable, have become? As an adolescent, I was reprimanded for using that precise word in such context. Now, for some years already, I hear even Respectable Goodwhites, such as NPR types, use it– even on the air.

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    "Sucks" is a twelve year old boy's way of saying something is awful. I never use "sucks". I use "stinks". Texting is ruining spelling abilities, along with the spellcheck in computers/tablets/smartphones. If you have a good online guide for placing commas, please let me know.
  58. guest says:
    @Dissident
    Speaking of bizarre, parallel universes...

    Apparently, to the delicate, precious snowflakes on the UC-Berkeley campus, Ben Shapiro is deplorable enough to trigger them:

    Ben Shapiro visit: Safe navigation, other logistics and resources


    Support and counseling services for students, staff and faculty

    We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging. No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe. For that reason, the following support services are being offered and encouraged:

    Student support services
    Employee (faculty and staff) support services
     

    Also:
    VIDEO: 9 arrested at Ben Shapiro protest in Berkeley for carrying banned weapons

    “or for what they believe”

    Unless they’re Nazis. Like (((Ben Shapiro))), apparently.

    What about his sense of safety and belonging?

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  59. @Dissident
    Speaking of bizarre, parallel universes...

    Apparently, to the delicate, precious snowflakes on the UC-Berkeley campus, Ben Shapiro is deplorable enough to trigger them:

    Ben Shapiro visit: Safe navigation, other logistics and resources


    Support and counseling services for students, staff and faculty

    We are deeply concerned about the impact some speakers may have on individuals’ sense of safety and belonging. No one should be made to feel threatened or harassed simply because of who they are or for what they believe. For that reason, the following support services are being offered and encouraged:

    Student support services
    Employee (faculty and staff) support services
     

    Also:
    VIDEO: 9 arrested at Ben Shapiro protest in Berkeley for carrying banned weapons

    I read Shapiro cost the university $600,000 in security costs. (Of course a left wing speaker costs nothing as they are not attacked.)

    But Conservatives should do this every week. Every week bring in a speaker, every week make them pay $600,000. Set up new groups. Have ALL of them invite a conservative speaker and every week.

    Until student fees have to be raised. Until teachers have to be fired. Until classes are shut down.

    Let the students and sate see what the Left is costing them.

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    • Replies: @EdwardM
    The problem is that it also cost the conservative group tens of thousands of dollars -- Shapiro's fee and expenses, plus $15K imposed by the university toward "security." (Berkeley was somewhat generous in this -- universities often try to impose all the "security" costs on the sponsoring group, which is a very effective way of preempting such events in the first place.)

    There are conservative organizations like the Young America's Foundation that sponsor these speakers, but their pockets will never be deep enough to make a material impact on universities' (or George Soros's) coffers.
    , @Dissident

    Let the students and sate [sic] see what the Left is costing them.

     

    In addition to what EdwardM pointed-out, the students and state (I assume that's what you meant to write) would probably blame the "hateful" "far-right" speakers and their "hate speech".
  60. Eagle Eye says:
    @TheJester
    A point of logic: If there are no differences between men and women (salted with the idea one can choose their gender for apparently no reason at all), there would be no difference in outcomes for those claiming to be male and those claiming to be female in any aspect of human life. Hence, since gender is an illusion, it would be an idle exercise to notice how many alleged men and alleged women populate legislatures.

    However, there is an interesting bent to the discussion. When society does insist on gender neutrality, society tends to do away with the female gender. Females are extraneous, it seems ... but this makes sense: If there are no differences between men and women, gender is a vacuous concept. Why have two genders, much less 54 (Facebook)? Let's simplify things.

    Providing thought-leadership in this area, a school in Britain has mandated gender neutrality to assuage the hurt feelings of its transgendered students. It did away with skirts. Now, everyone dresses male.

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.

    Priory School in Lewes, East Sussex, has scrapped its female uniform and is making all new pupils wear trousers, shirts, jumpers, and ties from this September.

    Teachers say the new attire is being imposed to stop girls dressing provocatively and to help the 'small but increasing number' of transgender pupils at the school.
     
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4857064/Secondary-school-BANS-skirts-gender-neutral-uniform.html?ITO=1490

    With this trending, it is an open question whether doing away with the concept of being female is a feminist's dream ... or a feminist's nightmare. Regardless, it is evidence that there is an increasing number of "batshit crazy" females achieving decision-making positions in Western society. One has to suspend belief to engage them in their gender-bending contortions and other attempts at social reformation.

    Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton, and the feminists ruling Scandinavia, Germany, and Britain ... anyone?

    Parents are outraged after a secondary school once attended by Piers Morgan banned girls from wearing skirts as part of a new gender neutral uniform policy.

    So Piers “Morgan” Moron grew up wearing skirts in secondary school. That explains a few things.

    Maybe Piers Moron’s phobia about objects with barrels is rooted in a gender-fluid past.

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  61. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @RedPillAngel
    You're on to something there. The goal is simply doing away with women. Of course, women can't be men, but they can impersonate 12-year-old boys pretty well. After that, it's a short hop to making everyone gay, male, and pedo, and pretty easy to figure out how just whose dream this is.: gay male pedos.

    Don’t quite follow you there. It’s fairly obvious that there are plenty of men who are attracted to BOYS — real, normal, healthy, boys not trans this or trans that– as well as women. In fact, there’s a whole genre of DRAWN porn called “Straight Shotacon” dedicated to underage boys with women (more common) or girls (shota X loli, less common but exists). Shotacon or shota is the name for the same genre of erotic art involving boys with men or other boys.

    While both genres are clearly rife with plenty of vile and disturbing filth (incest themed for SS. For Shota, the homo stuff, there should be no need to elaborate), both also have a fair amount that seems relatively innocous– basically boys blissfully enjoying themselves, sometimes alone, sometimes with others. Remember, these are all DRAWN works, pure FICTION and FANTASY. Originally, the term Shotacon referred specifically to work done in the Japanese anime (cartoon) style (lolicon or loli is the corresponding term for such material of girls) but it is common for shota sites to feature all kinds of different Western style art as well.

    SOME (certainly not all but some) of this drawn material is even, in its own way, kind of wholesome and heart-warming. And yet, even the most innocent of it has to remain so underground (actual legal status varies by country), while so much abject filth involving real people who produced it at the risk of pregnancy, all kinds of disease and so much else, remains perfectly legal and widely accepted.

    Also, there’s a porno film called “Bacanales de Adolescentes”, produced in the 80′s in Brazil, in which one of the male stars is a boy who is clearly no older than 14. In the film, he is quite active with the females (IIRC, the youngest female is 16). Apparently, this was at least semi-legal in Brazil at that time. No later than five-ten years ago, this film was, believe it or not, listed on IMDB. (It has since been removed.)

    Might as well also note that there among men attracted to boys, there are at least some who are completely against f–ng or otherwise sexually exploiting them and even some who are against at least most of the whole “Gay” and “LGBTQ” agenda and culture altogether. Much as that may seem a total paradox, it’s really not.

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    No, that's not what I meant. I meant that we are being driven culturally towards a type of permanent larval condition, with nominal maleness/ boyishness being the default non-gender. Real femininity will be erased, except for transgender women, of course, who make much nicer women anyway. I can only imagine that the end result will be a normalization of pedophilia, just as we've already normalized homosexuality.
  62. EdwardM says:
    @cwhatfuture
    I read Shapiro cost the university $600,000 in security costs. (Of course a left wing speaker costs nothing as they are not attacked.)

    But Conservatives should do this every week. Every week bring in a speaker, every week make them pay $600,000. Set up new groups. Have ALL of them invite a conservative speaker and every week.

    Until student fees have to be raised. Until teachers have to be fired. Until classes are shut down.

    Let the students and sate see what the Left is costing them.

    The problem is that it also cost the conservative group tens of thousands of dollars — Shapiro’s fee and expenses, plus $15K imposed by the university toward “security.” (Berkeley was somewhat generous in this — universities often try to impose all the “security” costs on the sponsoring group, which is a very effective way of preempting such events in the first place.)

    There are conservative organizations like the Young America’s Foundation that sponsor these speakers, but their pockets will never be deep enough to make a material impact on universities’ (or George Soros’s) coffers.

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  63. Bandar Q says: • Website

    There’s definately a great deral to find out about this subject.
    I love all the points you’ve made.

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    This is now the second SPAM post in this thread, just 24 hours after the first. This is concerning, as I have never seen spam here at Unz before.
  64. Art Deco says:
    @black sea
    I think the granddaddy of all this is "impact," as in, "this change will severely impact the situation."

    Lifelong bureaucrats and middle management drones think this sort of usage makes them sound sharp, savvy, and up-to-date. It's enough to make me want to off myself.

    Lifelong bureaucrats and middle management drones think this sort of usage makes them sound sharp, savvy, and up-to-date. It’s enough to make me want to off myself.

    My recollection is that ‘impact’ used as a verb appeared among corporate types about 35 years ago and was immediately ridiculed in New Yorker cartoons and the like. The one place I can distinctly recall it being used non-ironically was in a TV advertisement for EF Hutton or some like firm, broadcast during the Sunday interview shows. Something comes off a teletype and a heavy guy with specs, suspenders, and a receding hairline says, “Hey, this could really impact oil stocks”.

    There was a comic novel published 30-odd years ago called The Chronicles of Doodah which was a send-up of corporate jargon which I think incorporated that.

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  65. @Dissident
    I wonder how the following would fit-in with that. A "female-to-male transgender [sic]" who attempted to unseat a(n actual) woman incumbent in a local primary race that was just held on the infamous Upper West Side of Manhattan:
    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries

    "Trans" candidate was Mel Wymore. Note the photo of "him". Then note the comments by "Margaret":
    https://www.westsiderag.com/2017/09/12/rosenthal-levine-cruise-to-victory-in-primaries#comment-354964


    Others could see this differently, but for me as a woman, I personally bristled at Mel stepping up to primary a woman incumbent serving on the city council.
     

    I would’ve supported Helen anyway because I think she does a great job, but it did bug me to watch Wymore primary her, and gender was part of it for me.

    On the other hand I can’t speak to the transgender angle and I admire Wymore’s trailblazing candidacy.
     

    “I would’ve supported Helen anyway because I think she does a great job, but it did bug me to watch Wymore primary her, and gender was part of it for me.

    “On the other hand I can’t speak to the transgender angle and I admire Wymore’s trailblazing candidacy.”

    I can smell the commenter’s circuits burning from here.

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  66. Dissident says:
    @Bandar Q
    There's definately a great deral to find out about this subject.
    I love all the points you've made.

    This is now the second SPAM post in this thread, just 24 hours after the first. This is concerning, as I have never seen spam here at Unz before.

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  67. Clyde says:
    @Dissident
    In trying to avoid 'issues', I have often found 'matters' a satisfactory or even more appropriate alternative. It was noted in comments to this blog not long ago that 'okay', as in "not okay", seems to be replacing 'appropriate'.

    I, too, have been lamenting the decline and degradation of the English language (along, of course, with the decline and degradation of Western civilization itself). In mentioning how rampant egregious spelling and grammatical errors have become in even the most vaunted publications, I know am not the first.

    What about how prevalent lowbrow vulgarities, such as saying "That sucks!" to describe something as particularly undesirable, have become? As an adolescent, I was reprimanded for using that precise word in such context. Now, for some years already, I hear even Respectable Goodwhites, such as NPR types, use it-- even on the air.

    “Sucks” is a twelve year old boy’s way of saying something is awful. I never use “sucks”. I use “stinks”. Texting is ruining spelling abilities, along with the spellcheck in computers/tablets/smartphones. If you have a good online guide for placing commas, please let me know.

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  68. Dissident says:
    @cwhatfuture
    I read Shapiro cost the university $600,000 in security costs. (Of course a left wing speaker costs nothing as they are not attacked.)

    But Conservatives should do this every week. Every week bring in a speaker, every week make them pay $600,000. Set up new groups. Have ALL of them invite a conservative speaker and every week.

    Until student fees have to be raised. Until teachers have to be fired. Until classes are shut down.

    Let the students and sate see what the Left is costing them.

    Let the students and sate [sic] see what the Left is costing them.

    In addition to what EdwardM pointed-out, the students and state (I assume that’s what you meant to write) would probably blame the “hateful” “far-right” speakers and their “hate speech”.

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  69. @Anon
    Don't quite follow you there. It's fairly obvious that there are plenty of men who are attracted to BOYS -- real, normal, healthy, boys not trans this or trans that-- as well as women. In fact, there's a whole genre of DRAWN porn called "Straight Shotacon" dedicated to underage boys with women (more common) or girls (shota X loli, less common but exists). Shotacon or shota is the name for the same genre of erotic art involving boys with men or other boys.

    While both genres are clearly rife with plenty of vile and disturbing filth (incest themed for SS. For Shota, the homo stuff, there should be no need to elaborate), both also have a fair amount that seems relatively innocous-- basically boys blissfully enjoying themselves, sometimes alone, sometimes with others. Remember, these are all DRAWN works, pure FICTION and FANTASY. Originally, the term Shotacon referred specifically to work done in the Japanese anime (cartoon) style (lolicon or loli is the corresponding term for such material of girls) but it is common for shota sites to feature all kinds of different Western style art as well.

    SOME (certainly not all but some) of this drawn material is even, in its own way, kind of wholesome and heart-warming. And yet, even the most innocent of it has to remain so underground (actual legal status varies by country), while so much abject filth involving real people who produced it at the risk of pregnancy, all kinds of disease and so much else, remains perfectly legal and widely accepted.

    Also, there's a porno film called "Bacanales de Adolescentes", produced in the 80's in Brazil, in which one of the male stars is a boy who is clearly no older than 14. In the film, he is quite active with the females (IIRC, the youngest female is 16). Apparently, this was at least semi-legal in Brazil at that time. No later than five-ten years ago, this film was, believe it or not, listed on IMDB. (It has since been removed.)

    Might as well also note that there among men attracted to boys, there are at least some who are completely against f--ng or otherwise sexually exploiting them and even some who are against at least most of the whole "Gay" and "LGBTQ" agenda and culture altogether. Much as that may seem a total paradox, it's really not.

    No, that’s not what I meant. I meant that we are being driven culturally towards a type of permanent larval condition, with nominal maleness/ boyishness being the default non-gender. Real femininity will be erased, except for transgender women, of course, who make much nicer women anyway. I can only imagine that the end result will be a normalization of pedophilia, just as we’ve already normalized homosexuality.

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