Posted on | March 20, 2015 | 23 Comments
“We live in a male-supremacist society. Under it,
women are sexually colonized, are treated as
sexual and reproductive chattel. Under it, women
are subjected to a female sexual slavery that is
at the core of patriarchy’s heart of darkness.
Under it, women are subjected to epidemic level
of male violence, male sexual violence and abuse.
It is a rape culture. It is a woman-hating culture.”
Those are the first five sentences of a doctoral dissertation by Pala Molisa, submitted for a Ph.D. in . . . accounting.
Not kidding. At Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, Molisa (who is male, by the way) dedicated his Ph.D. dissertation in accounting to Andrea Dworkin and explained his purpose:
[The dissertation] explores how radical feminism could be used to make sense of prostitution and pornography. It explores the potential role that accounting could be playing [in] the globalization of the sexual-exploitation industry. And it explores the implications that radical feminism might hold for re-thinking the theory, research themes, and politics of accounting research. It argues that radical feminism not only holds the key to making sense of pornography and prostitution, it also enables us to radicalize our politics and to deepen the normative visions that would inform and enrich our work. Radical feminist politics is revolutionary politics. It is politics aimed at the abolition of “sex,” the abolition of “gender” itself. The vision they point to is a world without submission and dominance as the organizing principles of social life. The vision they point to is a world whereby it is equality rather than inequality that is eroticized, affirmed, and held as the motivating dynamic behind human desires, and sexual and aesthetic drives. They point to a world without rape. It is my hope that this paper makes a small contribution to creating an accounting literature in which this abolitionist revolutionary politics and this radical vision can have a home, a place, a space.
college women ain’t shit!
A former undergraduate student sued Cornell University, alleging the Ivy League school wrongly accused him of forcing himself on a female student.
The lawsuit, filed Thursday by a man referred to as John Doe, is the latest to be brought against a school amid a crackdown on campus sexual assaults. It contends Cornell violated his due-process rights when the school concluded he raped a fellow student after a party in December 2013 and then withheld his diploma.
The suit says the Ithaca, N.Y., university “cherry-picked witness statements,” “ignored important…statements” and judged the credibility of witnesses “without any ascertainable rationale or logic.”
A spokesman for Cornell declined to comment.
Since the start of last year, more than two dozen men have sued colleges and universities over such cases, largely alleging that the schools’ disciplinary processes are stacked against them. The number is a dramatic jump from just a few years ago.
tinder experiments showing natural behavior of women
I’m a controversial fellow who posts mean Tweets online. I get a lot of heat, and much of it is deserved. In fact, if you said you viewed me as the biggest asshole online, I’d be OK with that.
Unfortunately people have gone beyond calling me out and instead have been falsely accusing me of making rape threats online.
Background: Why was I falsely accused of making a rape threat?
A few months ago I attracted a large hate mob for my support of the First Amendment. I was able to obtain court records showing a woman abused the court system (even lying under oath) in order to obtain an unconstitutional restraining order.
As regular readers of Crime & Federalism know, I have often ordered court records out of my pocket to expose abuse of legal processes. I even had to pay a considerable legal bill after being sued for defamation by Joseph Rakofsky. (I and my co-defendants won that case.)
A group of oddballs who call themselves social justice warriors (SJWs) were not used to such scrunity. They began an online assault. I was doxed (my home address as well as pictures of my home were posted online), the police were called on me, and multiple frivolous reports to the State Bar were made.
That wasn’t enough. I also had to be falsely accused of a rape.
The false rape accusation.
One SJW named Randi Harper became obsessed with me. She called me “creepy” for writing posts about my enjoyment of sex.
If I understand one subject well, it’s women. I also understand projection. When people cast aspersions over you for your enjoyment of an activity, chances are the person enjoys the same activity.
I went through Randi Harper’s archived blog (the Internet never forgets) and immediately had my suspicions confirmed.
Ms. Harper was active in the BDSM scene and was also a sex worker.
Ms. Harper was a sub. She enjoyed being tied up. I even found a picture of her wearing a dog collar.
That’s totally cool, by the way. Everyone has his or her kink, and as long as your kink involves consenting adults, it’s none of my business.
I taunted Ms. Harper a bit, as I do. (Yes, I can be an asshole sometimes.)
Her reaction, however, surprised me.
Rather than accusing me of being a misogynist or slut shamer, she falsely accused me of making rape threats.
You can see my original Tweet. In what world is this a rape threat?
KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — A poster of a purported rally tomorrow to demand the expulsion of Malaysia’s ethnic Chinese and Indians is making the rounds on the Internet, sparking public uproar and calls for action to be taken.
But information about the event is scarce apart from its message for all Muslims in Malaysia to gather at Merdeka Square here tomorrow to make the demand of Putrajaya.
“We call on all Muslims to gather with us at Dataran Merdeka on March 21 to demand the Malaysian government expel every single Chinese and Indian from Malaysia and we also want the government to implement hudud in all states,” read the poster.
The poster purports to be from a local Malay-Muslim group, but Malay Mail Online’s attempts to contact them for clarification were unsuccessful.
Since appearing, the poster has been shared widely on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.
Police have said they will take action against anyone who tries to spread hate against any community.
City Criminal Investigation Department chief Senior Asst Comm Zainuddin Ahmad was quoted by Star Online as saying those who try to incite hate will be detained under the Sedition Act.
“We will not tolerate anyone who tries to influence others to discriminate against any particular race or religion,” he was quoted as saying.
But Zainuddin said the police have yet to receive any indication if the rally would actually take place.
The posters surfaced just after the Kelantan state assembly yesterday approved the Shariah Criminal Code (II) (1993) 2015 Enactment with 31 votes from PAS lawmakers supported by 12 from Umno.
PAS now plans to put forward two private members’ bills in Parliament to enable Kelantan to enforce hudud ― one will seek approval for the state to legislate punishment for crimes under the Penal Code.
The other seeks to amend the Shariah Courts (Criminal) Jurisdiction Act 1965 to enable Islamic courts to mete out punishments such as the death penalty for apostasy and the amputation of limbs for theft.
The hudud issue also sparked controversy earlier today after a BFM radio presenter received death and rape threats over a programme questioning the rationale for prioritising hudud in the impoverished state of Kelantan.