Quite often in a discussion I’ve heard the phrase “semantics”, as if the meaning of words didn’t really matter in a discussion. Words are the building blocks of complex ideas, and if we don’t have …
Tag: Ideological Feminism
Written by: Trent Eady | Visual by: Alice Shen
My journey into the centre of a dark political world, and how I escaped.
A very insightful article from a very intelligent person who was lucky to get out of the cult of social justice. Speaking in a way that is very honest, as well as providing some advice too, showing how you should really do activism and treating people like people, not numbers.
| by Helen Pluckrose | I don’t remember ever not being a feminist. I toddled in marches of the 1970s with my mother. She became a second wave feminist in the 1960s after being denied a mortga…
Who’s more oppressed, south Asians or black people? Trans-women or trans-men? Gawker is here to find out! All good branches of thought have their ad absurdum moment where, following an otherwise sound logic, thinkers are brought to obscene conclusions that legitimate straw arguments against the field as a whole. For instance, Marxists claiming that not being sexist is a distraction from the revolution, or shitty 2nd wave feminists who claim that trans-women are part of a larger misogynist plot to invade women-only spaces. And of course, the whole host of Tumblr academics who are trying to play the oppression olympics. The oppression olympics takes a wide array of awesome scholarship about the oppression of non-white, non-heterosexual, non-male, differently abled (and usually poor) folks and takes sides. For example, rather than just admit that oppressions usually piggy-back off each other intersectionally, they insist that one oppression is the foundation for all other oppressions. But
“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” – William Shakespeare Contents: 1.) Introduction 2.) Father Hunger 3.) Pain of The Lost Boy…
I’ve asked many prominent feminists this on Twitter, and either they avoid answering by talking in circles, or block me.
So I decided to do this poll instead, and how this will work out. Because I am fed up with the double standards of Feminists, social justice warriors, and social media companies. Who would rather block and silence me, than deal with the people say this horrible shit.
As a survivor of rape and sexual abuse, I feel feminists and social justice warriors are very eager to invalidate your experiences if you are not one of them and wholeheartedly agree with everything, and I have seen this happen to other people too.
Please take the time to take the poll, and feel free to leave a comment. I may not be able to reply, due to my computer not liking WordPress much.
Gettysburg College students were required to attend a “student solidarity rally” where they would “critically reflect on the new administration.”
Professors were also encouraged to “bring their students with them” to the event, and students who were required to attend complained that it was not relevant to their studies and “painted a dark picture of the Trump administration.”
MIT employees have created a “White Person’s Accountability Group” to help white people combat their privilege and “internalized racist superiority.”
Membership in the group is intentionally kept small, but the organizers encourage others to form their own “white caucus” groups and provide summary reports of each meeting to “people of color” on campus.
A new study contends that moral outrage towards injustice is actually a way of reducing guilt over one’s own moral failings.
The authors note that such moral outrage is particularly common on college campuses, where it plays a role in fueling student activism by arousing “interest and motivation.”
They also warn, however, that while moral outrage can be expressed in positive ways through peaceful protest, it can also “push people toward actions like vandalism or violence.”
Getting outraged on others’ behalf often isn’t about altruism but soothing personal guilt and asserting one’s status as a good person.