Music of the week
Music of the week
TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwan Stock Exchange hit the 10,000-point mark yesterday for the first time in 15 years, a breakthrough that the Financial Supervisory Commission (FSC, 金管會) traced to foreign institutional buying.
The benchmark Taiex index exceeded the 10,000-point mark at 9:59 a.m. yesterday before closing up 0.6 percent at 9,973.12 on turnover of NT$130.16 billion.
At a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Finance Committee, Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Lu Shiow-yen (盧秀燕) remarked on the milestone and passed out candies to celebrate.
During interpellation at the meeting of the Finance Committee, FSC Chairman William Tseng (曾銘宗) was asked if the central government intervened in the stock market.
Tseng said the market had been boosted by individual investors but was mainly supported by strong foreign institutional buying.
The FSC and the Central Bank imposed a new restriction last week on foreign investors of Taiwanese corporate bonds and bank debentures, capping holdings at 30 percent of their Taiwanese securities, Tseng said.
TAIEX saw a 300-point advance last Thursday and Friday as overseas investors shifted NT$68.7 billion from bonds to stocks, he continued. The market closed at 9,913 points on Friday, in place to potentially break the 10,000-point mark the week after.
He said the FSC will continue to implement the “ascension plan” (揚升計畫), a package of measures aimed at making Taiwan investment more attractive for offshore funds.
“In my heart I have the stock market, but I do not have my heart set on a specific point-mark milestone,” Tseng said.
Room to Climb
Finance Minister Chang Sheng-ford (張盛和) was upbeat on the TAIEX surge, saying the msrket has more room to climb as it is currently not driven by impassioned retail investors.
“I have experienced that era in which (TAIEX) was above 30,000 points,” Chang told reporters on the sidelines at the Finance Committee.
“At that time, people had gone crazy. The vegetable sellers were buying stocks. The bus drivers at my son’s preschool — all of them had resigned from their jobs to buy stocks,” Chang said
The atmosphere this time is calmer, the Finance Minister said, adding that the difference boosts the likelihood of TAIEX continuing to rise.
“When all of the people are jumping in (the stock market), that means the market froth is about to dissipate,” he said.
this bitch like a typical femicunt is jealous of other women’s beauty, threatening her sexual market value
Lena Dunham isn’t the only victim of her sexual assault, and yet despite the fact that her unconscionable behavior resulted in an innocent family man being accused of her rape, the “Girls” creator is still being celebrated and honored as a sexual assault role model at events like this weekend’s Variety’s Power of Women New York Luncheon, and throughout the mainstream media.
Here are the facts:
The tip of the spear of Dunham’s massive public relations campaign around the release of her auto-biography, was the news that she had been raped by a campus Republican.
In the autobiography, which was labeled as non-fiction, Dunham described her rapist using seven completely unnecessary details that immediately identified him — to anyone with five spare minutes and access to Google — as a high-profile and outspoken Republican she attended Oberlin College with during the mid-2000s — a real human being who now has a family, a career, and a Facebook page.
Those matching details included the facts that her rapist…
After the man falsely tagged as her rapist told National Review he was innocent, and that he was under fire by the media and living in constant fear of his name being forever smeared, Lena Dunham did absolutely nothing to clear his name.
We know for a fact that Dunham and her publisher Random House stood silent for four long months as this innocent family man twisted in the wind under a false rape accusation. These greedy cowards stood silent (and made gobs of money off book sales) even though both knew what they had done to this man
It wasn’t until Breitbart News published a lengthy investigative report that cleared this innocent man (we called him “Barry One”) that Dunham and Random House finally admitted that the non-fiction autobiography’s details about her rapist were in fact fiction.
Gawker later learned that the man she originally accused of sexually assaulting her is a Democrat, not a Republican.
Finally, despite the fact that the statue of limitations for rape in Ohio is 20 years; despite the fact that Dunham herself claims this man hurt two other women; despite the fact the recidivism rate among sexual offenders is disturbingly high, Dunham still refuses to press charges against her rapist. According to Dunham herself, her attacker has already victimized three women. Why in God’s name isn’t she moving mountains to get this monster locked up?
As a rape victim you have a terrible, awful, traumatic responsibility to do everything in your power to get your attacker off the streets — if only to protect other women. It’s not fair, but it is the only right thing to do.
Whatever her original intent, Dunham falsely accused an innocent man of rape. She then stood by knowing her words had placed an innocent man in her crosshairs. She currently refuses to press charges against her rapist, leaving him free to rape others. Worst of all, by falsely identifying her rapist as a Republican, Dunham used the horror of sexual assault as a political gotcha game.
A terrible thing happened to Lena Dunham. But then she turned around and did terrible, greedy, and selfish things that victimized another.
Surely America and Variety can find a better face for this righteous cause than Ms. Dunham.
What is the connection between Schwyzer and Sarkeesian you ask? Let’s just take a look at this blog post from Schwyzer’s blog in mid-2012.
“If you like the look of this blog, thank Anita Sarkeesian, who designed it and helped me launch this made-over site last summer. Anita is far more than a web designer, however; she runs the indispensable Feminist Frequency, which provides intelligent, thoughtful progressive commentary on popular culture. But in the past month, Anita has been under relentless attack online[…] Both she and I have found ourselves at the center of controversy this year, albeit for different reasons. Yet the real difference is in how each of us has been treated by those who despise us most…” (Emphasis my own) His blog post here should shine a light on their professional connection
So, as a person labeled as a “shit-slinger,” I’d at least like to go down as a factual shit-slinger. Therefore, I’d like to bring up some prior associations in regards to Anita Sarkeesian. To those unaware of the other name next to Anita’s in the title, let me introduce you Jezebel’s own Hugo Schwyzer. Professor and ex-writer for Jezebel, Hugo Schwyzer is a name we’re not too familiar with nowadays. Well, that’s because Mr. Schwyzer had a little (large) fall from grace in the last year or so.
For those unaware, “Schwyzer became the subject of controversy when he admitted to sleeping with his female students, having sex with men and women, and ongoing problems with substance addiction including attempting to kill himself and his ex-girlfriend while under the influence of narcotics in 1998”. Ouch. Sleeping with students, silencing people of color (look up his involvement in the hashtag SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen), crashing into and injuring a young woman. man this guy sounds like a real class act. Indeed, hubris seems to be a common trait among those that claim moral authority over us. Whether it be televangelists or social justice bloggers, this seems to be a unifying trait among the morally just. Websites such as Feministe, Jezebel, and Pandagon, who once praised and openly associated with Schwyzer quickly distanced themselves from him. His writing was taken off ofScarleteen, a resource on teen sexual health, and he left Healthy is the New Skinny, an organization co-founded and directed by Schwyzer. Why am I talking about this now-nobody? This “shit-slinger” from the other side of the fence? Well, it is important to remember him as the divisive figure he was in feminism.
I’d like to take an excerpt from “Why do some feminist spaces tolerate male abusers?,” a post on the Globalcomment.com to give some context of the environment of Schwyzer’s position in the feminist community.
“What role, if any, should men with a history of abuse of women have in feminism? This question is at the heart of ongoing debates in the feminist blogosphere over Hugo Schwyzer, a professor of gender studies and male feminist personality. A close examination of Schwyzer’s record calls into serious question both his narrative of personal transformation and his current credibility as a feminist leader. This raises the question of why Schwyzer was allowed access to feminist leadership roles at all, much less for so long, but also points to broader, entrenched issues around male allies, racism and white privilege, and safe spaces for abuse survivors in the feminist movement.”
One part that spoke to me was this part though,
“The narrative of personal redemption that Schwyzer sells is one that’s uniquely available to him as white man. A man of color with years of illegal drug use and the attempted murder of a woman on his record would quite possibly be in jail, and certainly not as feted as Schwyzer is by certain white feminists.”
Please, feel free to read more, it is very enlightening. Though I don’t agree with many of the views espoused by the post, it’s an interesting read nonetheless. However, my point being is that he was quite a divisive figure within the feminist community.
Now, I’m well aware of the association fallacy, strawman, and ad hominem attacks, because we’ve had this flung at us for a couple of weeks now. We’ve been lumped together with harassers, misogynists, bigots, and right-wingers. Furthermore, we’ve been demeaned and outright shunned, compared to birthers, ISIS, the Klan etc. However, media and anti-GG crowd have proven that all is fair in war (though, they seem to have forgotten “love,” which is off limits when it involves one of their own). However, I’d like to ask Anita Sarkeesian, why would you work with and actively enable a self-confessed attempted-murderer and abuser of both people and authority? Not to merely associate with, but to actively improve the pulpit on which this man stood. Why would you work with this true shit-slinger, Hugo Schwyzer. Well, I’ll wager it’s because he had something to give you. A word that I have come to loathe in the past few years, those devilish two words we know as “signal boost.”
In addition to sleeping with his students – occasionally in his office on campus – as recently as 2011, Schwyzer was also exchanging sexts with a 27-year-old porn star. He also acknowledged that he used his class as an means to have sex with porn stars — tweeting that he had fantasized about having public sex with Deen in his classroom — and wrote that he was a hypocrite for writing an Atlantic article condemning age-disparate relationships while sleeping with a woman fourteen years his junior at the same time.