This week the COTW is operating under a consul system. Element59 on how pornography makes a mockery of everything Wokeists claim to stand for:
The Left strongly values feminism, strongly condemns heterosexual male sexual aggression, strongly opposes children playing violent video games, strongly opposes men exploiting women, strongly opposes “white” men dominating positions of power and influence… yet pornography strongly contradicts all of these sacred positions.
Tell the Leftist that adolescent and teen boys are now one of the largest consumer demographics of online porn and that they usually have unlimited access to it 24/7 and that it’s a “normalized” behavior these days. What porn does to their still-developing brains and reward systems – rewarding them with massive dopamine hits – for viewing the degradation and domination of women is far more instructive and destructive, than any violent video game ever can be. It teaches that one’s personal gratification at the expense of another is ultimately what sex is about, a truly dehumanizing lesson, and a direct hit on one’s moral values and views towards women.
216 predicts the rise of what he calls “Neo-Victorian Feminism” in the coming decade. My guess is TERFs will continue to get steamrolled (ie JK Rowling), but past performance is no guarantee of future results, so we’ll see.
Intelligent Dasein is intelligently present when it comes to conceptualizing modern Jewishness:
80% of Americans consider Judaism to be a religion yet only 26% of Jews firmly believe in God. Ironic, isn’t it?
I suppose the 80% are right in a sense: Judaism is a religion, just not one that anybody believes anymore.
Yet this was the only thing keeping Jews distinct as a group. Without their religion they will simply fade away into the general population. I venture that, with numbers like these, we have pretty much seen the last of Judaism as an historically significant force in the West.
A corollary is that it cannot be Jews who are causing all the problems, and those who keep bitching about them as if that were the case need to critically reexamine what’s going on.
One nit to pick: Orthodox Jews will remain distinct as a group. What most people will think of when they hear about Jews a couple of generations down the road will be something like an urban, more salient version of the Amish today.