Friday, October 25, 2013

Maya Angelou on why WisCon should not have censored Elizabeth Moon

I'm hopping in my time machine to take this back to the debate over Moon's GoHness:

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." —Maya Angelou

Moon stood up for all women in much harder circumstances than most, and perhaps, all, of her WisCon critics have ever known.

Monday, October 21, 2013

17c Reclaiming Civility

At my main blog: Reclaiming Civility. Anonymous comments can be left here, but not there.

Next: 17d. A Farewell to RaceFail

do SJWs simply trust the wrong "experts"?

Why We Make Bad Decisions - NYTimes.com: "In a 2009 experiment carried out at Emory University, a group of adults was asked to make a decision while contemplating an expert’s claims, in this case, a financial expert. A functional M.R.I. scanner gauged their brain activity as they did so. The results were extraordinary: when confronted with the expert, it was as if the independent decision-making parts of many subjects’ brains pretty much switched off. They simply ceded their power to decide to the expert."

Identitarians cite a number of people to back up their beliefs, but the people they cite tend to have nothing more than belief to back up their own views—the proud embracing of subjectivity means any standards for experts are irrelevant. Hmm. Which is only more argument that identitarians are cultists.

Friday, October 11, 2013

What a bunch of twerks!

What a bunch of twerks! | Ellamay Russell | spiked: "But the problem here is not that the one-time Hannah Montana child star has appropriated black culture as a white thing; no, the problem is that black culture is being reduced to a sexually provocative dance. That is what is really offensive about this Cyrus the Siren furore: the degenerate identity politics of feminism has transformed a racial stereotype - the black woman as sex object - into something to be embraced by, er, black women. Contemporary feminism really is a schizophrenic beast. One minute its proponents are ‘slut-shaming’ and the next they’re shouting ‘you go girl, you work that twerk!’."

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

13. The Female Marine Officer vs. the True Feminists, or Censoring Elizabeth Moon

For the current version of this post, see a guide for Social Justice Warriors: Do Not Engage.

Study: "females and males had carried out sexual violence at nearly equal levels by the age of 18"

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths Cause Sexual Violence:
Perhaps the most controversial part of the study is that males, traditionally thought of as the perpetrators of sexual violence, are not the only ones responsible for sexual violence—females are too.
"Not long ago, males were asked the perpetrator questions and females were asked the victim questions," Ybarra noted. "We never appreciated the fact that males could be victims and females could be perpetrators.
"[This study] highlights the importance of asking both sexes both questions."
The study found that females and males had carried out sexual violence at nearly equal levels by the age of 18. Of the survey respondents who reported being perpetrators, 48 percent were female and 52 percent were male. Interestingly, females tend to assault older victims, while males are more likely to choose younger victims. Females are also more likely to engage in "gang rape" types of activity and act in groups or teams (1 in 5 females reported this type of activity, compared with 1 in 39 males).
Researchers aren't sure if this pattern is because of differences in developmental trajectories between males and females.

Are "bourgie black person" and "black social justice warrior" two names for the same kind of person?

Based on this, maybe: Quiz: Are You Bourgie? | Clutch Magazine.

ETA: I don't think they are. But the overlap is amusing.

12. Racefail Fallout

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

8. Racefail 09 Flares Up

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7. Is Politeness Oppression?

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6. The Powwow Dancer vs. the People of Privilege, or The Hounding of William Sanders

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5. Social Mob Justice, or The Outing of Zathlazip

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4. Parallel Lives, the Taxi Test, Class Markers, and Fat

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3. Questions Without Answers?

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