We are not "tolerant" if we tolerate evil. We are...
http://redflagnews.com/headlines/the-eight-year-old-girl-who-didnt-make-it-past-her-wedding-night-warning-story-is-extremely-graphic This is too horrific for words. There is no “God” who could allow such barbarity. There are only the gods we create in our hearts and minds, which we enshrine and call “culture”. This poor innocent was a victim of one such culture - a vile...
Surreal Photos of Women Floating in Zero Gravity... →
Why do these images appeal so powerfully? Perhaps some primal memory of angel-figures: beautiful and free feminine forms?
H. P. Lovecraft and the Northern Gothic Tongue →
If you love words and how their connotations have arisen through their twisting etymological origins, read this!
No Day But Today: 19 Things To Stop Doing In Your... →
flipfloptiptop: 1. Stop placing all the blame on other people for how they interact with you. To an extent, people treat you the way you want to be treated. A lot of social behavior is cause and effect. Take responsibility for (accept) the fact that you are the only constant variable in your equation. Well past my twenties but the lessons are good for every age
Feminism expects a man to be ethical, emotionally present, and accountable to...– -Michael S. Kimmel (via smellslikegirlriot) Yes! Real men are feminist!
Poor Richard's News: AWFUL: German homeschooling... →
poorrichardsnews: In 2010, a Federal judge granted the Romeike family political asylum to the United States after Germany threatened to take their children away and imprison the parents for homeschooling. The Obama administration filed an appeal to overturn that decision, denying the Remeikes’ asylum, and… As long as these people are not enforcing sect-like brainwashing and...
whakahekeheke: The Best Case for the Existence of... →
whakahekeheke: Probably the most well-known intellectual atheists of the 20th century were Albert Camus and Jean-Paul Sartre. However Camus privately and Sartre publicly converted vaguely to monotheism, Catholic and Jewish respectively. A look at the rationale behind their conversions constitutes the…
whakahekeheke: 'PEOPLE NOT PROFIT' is backwards →
whakahekeheke: People not profit. This slogan tells us that grasping, avaricious corporations focus too monomaniacally on their bottom lines and in so doing cause terrible harm. What’s needed, it continues, is a focus on people—individual, quirky, imperfect, sometimes needy, sometimes secure: the… So true! Thank you for sharing that reminder of the essential goodness, the essential...
Gay marriage and a new colonialism
Further to my previous post about the anti-feminist direction of the “gay-rights” movement, and in particularly the “gay marriage” lobby, here is another demonstration that enhancement of “gay rights” in the field of marriage is going to come at the expense of women’s rights. And in particular, poor women, such as those in developing countries. Marriage...
The Battle of the Wolves
flipfloptiptop: An old Cherokee told his grandson: “My son, there’s a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It’s joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness and truth.” The boy thought about it and asked: “Grandfather, which wolf wins?”. The old man quietly replied: “The one you feed.”
Feminists standing up against prostitution
An excellent article in the Sydney Morning Herald today, breaking the euphemisms and “Pretty Woman” mystique that progressives like to build around “legalized prostitution”. I totally agree with her arguments and am heartened to see progressive nations like the Scandinavian ones mentioned have actually outlawed pimps and sex-industry “customers”. Prostitutes...
Did you hear the one about the gay comedian and...
This latest news that in NSW a judge has ruled a birth certificate can be modified to remove the surrogate “birth mother” and instead list only both male partners as “parent 1 and parent 2” is a clear demonstration that gay activists have no interest in supporting women or respecting women. It also is a clear indication to me of how the agenda for “gay marriage”...
With ‘tanks (A tanka)– Email palm reading – not even a believer; it was sent in jest. Reading report, nonetheless mysteriously tingles
"Elitism leads to tyranny", but so does diluting...
“Elitism leads to tyranny” is Trenton Oldfield’s catch cry. As I watched his antics on the news the juxtaposition was unavoidable (unlike in this celebratory article, which offers no analysis of his actions apart from evidently sharing his cultural cringe regarding British politics). For someone to seriously claim Britain is a bastion of tyranny, please explain why Oldfield was...
Uncaught Thought Fox
Bleary ritual, from sheets to curtains hopeful half-prayer to the dawn am drawn; And in the still dark I sensed then saw the other - Votive light-tipped-tail. She turned from the sunrise to briefly meet my eyes. Surprised? I knew her - a midnight moment ago and so knew she had to go now. Nothing personal - but we shouldn’t be seen together, over her shoulder she seemed to say. ...
Politics, Punishment and Public Morality →
An article in The Australian today which captured something I had been thinking myself only recently, about the key role punishment plays in moral systems. Human morality facilitates living harmoniously in social grouping, and so is clearly fundamental to family, to tribes (schools, organizations, sporting teams) and to government. And the most fundamental operational principle of any system of...
Mea Culpa ... then more on sex!
First - A Personal Defense My previous post, Why Women Can’t Enjoy Sex, was originally written in response to an article of the same name. The comment section allowed 300 words and my original response was 296 words long, however my comments must have been deemed “off-topic or abusive”, since it was never published. But that is why that the content of that post was -...
Why women still can't enjoy sex
Why women still can’t enjoy sex I think feminists need to have some biological and evolutionary studies included in their education, to balance their outrage, and help focus on strategies that will actually make changes instead of assuming it is all a matter of ignorant (or malicious) male “sexism” that has produced the reproductive imbalance that exists in every human society. ...
Do for people what they cannot do for themselves
In light of the previous post quoting Hayek, here is an article I saved from earlier this week, about the place and role of government. The author Judith Sloan is writing about recent political events in Australia. THE Prime Minister may feel miffed that there has been no clear air for some time to enable her to get her messages across. Ironically, the same could be said of the Opposition...
Terms of endearment
An excellent article by Candice Chong online today, noting the recent French government decision to ban the use of the word “mademoiselle” (equivalent to “Miss”) in official documents, and discussing the role of language in shaping social stereotypes. What I particularly liked about the feminism of the writer was its calm and confident style. And I liked the definition of...
or perhaps a better name would be the Mossimoron...
… in honor of the sexist morons at Mossimo
Bechdellina test for advertisements
OK, here is my attempt at answering my own challenge - I call it the “Bechdellina little test for advertisements”. An ad passes this test if it features at least one woman who is naturally clothed and not engaged in gratifying a male (cooking, washing or sexually displaying for him - or male viewers) or playing with children By “features at least one woman” I mean...
Sexism on screen - the Bechdel test →
At Oscars time, here is an article which introduced me to the fascinating feminist cultural tool called the Bechdel test. It is a simple algorithm for assessing the status of women in a movie. Basically there are 3 rules to pass the test - there must be at least two women in the movie, who converse with each other about something other than men As the Bechdel website demonstrates, there are...
Australian Politics, Messianism and Jung
There was an article of great psychological insight, by of all people, stand up comedian Anthony Ackroyd in the paper today. In case anyone has missed the contextual details, former Australian Labor Party Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was forced by his party to resign in June 2010, and was replaced by his deputy, and current Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. It has become topical again because Mr Rudd...
Naturally, today being Valentine’s Day lots of commentators are being asked to churn out an article about love, romance and sex. Yesterday’s effort by reconstructed sex-therapist Bettina Arndt was predictable. Anecdotes about women exerting their sexual powers through dress, and the confusion that some men feel in dealing with what appears to be deliberate sexual provocation. As an...
I’m not sure where I first found the link to the Big Think website. It is a site where well known experts in various technical or academic fields publish free popular articles of topical interest, or speak about their topic in bite-sized video clips. The site hopes you will sign up for a paid subscription to do online university-level courses, but it is not necessary. And there is so much...