Women’s Equality. Or, Maybe Not? AN ARTICLE BY JEFFREY A. FRIEDBERG I’M SITTING HERE in the La-Z-Boy, doing nothing at all, when it hits me: ask a Liberal woman why she hates Trump and she says, “Because of how he treats women.” But, instead of me saying back, “How does Trump treat women?” I would say to her, “So, what?” So what if he treats women that way?
Source: Women’s Equality. Or, Maybe Not?
In “Burn Notice”, the main character describes something as “the oldest trick in the book”, but goes on to say there’s a reason why the trick is both in the book, and old.
Yes, the notion that women should have children has been around for a long, long time. But maybe there’s a reason for that.
Candace Owens was wrongly shamed for asking a question about childlessness and angry, bitter women like Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, and Kathy Griffin.
Source: Candace Owens: Wrongly shamed for saying children are good for women
Understanding the Men’s Rights Movement hints that feminism’s war on men is a class-based issue tied to the relative safety of a middle-class man’s life.
Source: The war on men: “What good are you if you won’t die for me?”
They contend Hoff Sommers legitimizes “male supremacy.”
The SPLC wrote (emphasis mine):
The men’s rights movement has a dedicated international following, including in the United Kingdom and in Australia. Women, too, have helped give the men’s rights movement a veneer of even-handedness. Prominent MRAs [Men’s Right Activists] also include anti-feminist female voices, such as popular Canadian YouTube personality Karen Straughan, American psychologist Helen Smith, and the former head of a domestic-violence shelter for women, the British Erin Pizzey. Men’s rights issues also overlap with the rhetoric of equity feminists like Christina Hoff Sommers, who give a mainstream and respectable face to some MRA concerns.
Guessing how SPLC apologists will respond, this excerpt doesn’t say that Ms. Sommers is associated with “male supremacists”. Instead, it seems to be calling her a useful idiot, in that her rhetoric can be abused by “male supremacists” in support of their ends.
Rather the way a group can abuse the mantel of “anti-hate group” to demonize people they disagree with.
Source: Patterico’s Pontifications » Memo To Employees From Google’s CEO Seems A Bit Inconsistent
1. Google claims to strongly support the rights of employees to express themselves. And yet when one employee exercised those Google-given rights to express himself, he was fired.
2. How does the CEO know that the vast majority of employees disagree with Damore’s memo? Would they actually want to go on record agreeing and supporting Damore after seeing him be fired for exercising his Google-given rights?
3. It’s fair to debate what is in the memo per the CEO, and yet when Damore brought up what was fair to debate, he was fired.
4. It allegedly crossed the line by promoting harmful gender stereotypes, except that Damore simply suggested that innate differences between the sexes, to some degree, contribute to the low representation of women in tech, and then he provided options to work with that possibility to increase, or at least encourage a greater participation of women. He didn’t ridicule or threaten or harass anyone. This is what an intellectual challenge looks like.
5. James Damore, in exercising his Google-given rights to express himself, was directly attempting to “do his utmost to create a workplace culture that is free of harassment, intimidation, bias and unlawful discrimination”. He was attempting to open discussion, honestly and seemingly without fear of reprisal directly because of the words and assurances in Google’s own Code of Conduct.
6. In as much as some employees feel hurt and judged as a gender, it appeared that Damore was also feeling judged and possibly hurt for his non-leftist views and resistance to conforming to the prescribed political positions held by Google – even before he wrote the memo. Because his feelings of being judged were the result of the company’s political biases, and were in the minority, does that make them invalid?
7. While the CEO does not want employees to have to worry about opening their mouths, in retrospect, shouldn’t Damore have worried about opening his own mouth via a memo? Does that freedom from concern really extend to every employee and the positions and views they value and stand upon?
8. If employees holding minority views question whether they can really freely express their views (without fear of reprisal) because they already feel under threat, and they’ve just witnessed an employee holding similar minority views be fired for doing that very thing, why on earth would any concerned employees sharing similar views believe his claims?
The “author had a right express their views on those topics—we encourage an environment in which people can do this and it remains our policy to not take action against anyone for prompting these discussions,” AND YET WE JUST TOOK MAJOR ACTION AGAINST AN EMPLOYEE FOR EXERCISING THOSE RIGHTS WHEN HE EXPRESSED HIS VIEWS.