Tennessee pulls bathroom predator law under pressure

http://newsmachete.com/?news=1616

Tennessee pulled a proposed law that would have kept male predators out of girl’s bathroom, for fear of repercussions from big business.

Tennessee’s Republican governor, Bill Haslam, had raised concerns about the measure, and the state’s attorney general had issued an opinion saying that the state risked losing as much as $1.3 billion in federal funds for education if the bill became law.

Which is more important, federal funds, or safety of children? And this is from a southern Republican governor!

At least five federal agencies, including the Education Department, are examining whether they can withhold money from North Carolina in response to its new law eliminating some protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and barring individuals from using the bathroom of their choice.

It’s all part of their perverted war on women. Funny how the media never calls it a war on women when they want sick men to go into girl’s bathrooms.

Chief executives from 60 companies, including Williams-Sonoma, Hilton Worldwide and T-Mobile, signed a letter last week calling the Tennessee bill discriminatory.

I wonder if they want their daughters to spend quality time alone in bathrooms filled with sick men.

Even southern Republicans are afraid to confront the homosexual lobby on something as basic as keeping boys out of girls’ bathrooms. What has this country become?

Former Minjoo Adviser Calls Election Outcome People’s Judgment over Monopoly of Power

http://world.kbs.co.kr/english/news/news_Po_detail.htm?No=118434&id=Po

A former senior adviser to the main opposition Minjoo Party of Korea, Sohn Hak-kyu, says the outcome of last week’s general elections clearly revealed the DNA of the pro-democracy civil uprising of April 19th, 1960.

Sohn made the remark to reporters after visiting the April 19th National Cemetery in northern Seoul on Tuesday to mark the 56th anniversary of the April 19th Revolution.

Sohn said that the elections had demonstrated the people’s judgment over forces that engage in the monopoly of power. The former adviser said that the April uprising is the DNA of the Korean people’s spirit and such DNA naturally emerges when power is monopolized. He said that is what had occurred during the May 18th Democratization Movement and the June Democratic Uprising.

Sohn also said that youths are angry and their votes stirred what he called an “election revolution” in last week’s parliamentary polls. He then urged the lawmakers of the 20th National Assembly to be clearly aware that all power comes from the people and that they must serve the people.

Colleges are spending millions defending themselves from accused student lawsuits

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/colleges-are-spending-millions-defending-themselves-from-accused-student-lawsuits/article/2588959

Colleges and universities across the country have been forced by the federal government to micromanage the sex lives of students, and now they are seeing the costs associated with those demands.

So far in 2016, eight different judges have ruled favorably for students accused of campus sexual assault who are suing their universities for gender discrimination and a lack of due process. Themost recent ruling involved a student at the University of Southern California involving a male student who was expelled for what other people did to a woman he was having sex with.

Gary Pavela, who edits the “Law and Policy’s Report” from the Association of Student Conduct Administration, told Inside Higher Ed that “Something is going seriously wrong” with the schools that are now losing in the courts.

“In over 20 years of reviewing higher education law cases, I’ve never seen such a string of legal setbacks for universities, both public and private, in student conduct cases,” Pavela said.

Emily Depasse (@eld3393) Affirms Her Pride in Being Infected With Herpes

 

Emily Depasse (@eld3393) Affirms Her Pride in Being Infected With Herpes

“I am able to embrace my herpes positive status. . . .
“I have no shame in who I am. . . .
“I have sex, great sex. I write about sex. I talk openly about sex.”
Emily Depasse, April 18, 2016

Readers will remember Emily Depasse as the feminist who bragged about teaching sex to 12-year-olds in Baltimore during the #ShoutYourStatus campaign to “destigmatize” sexually transmitted diseases.

Beyond the insanity of celebrating herpes — which “actually made my sex life healthier & more satisfying than before,” Ms. Depasse boasted — her participation in this online publicity campaign called attention to how schools are promoting the feminist agenda to children whose parents likely have no idea what is being taught in classrooms. Would you want Emily Depasse talking to your seventh-grader? Speaking as the father of six children (the oldest of whom is a teacher, and the youngest now a seventh-grader), I am certain that I would not want a mentally ill pervert like Emily Depasse anywhere near my children. Why would a private academy hire such a person as the “Sex Lady” to instruct children? And if the children of the wealthy elite are being indoctrinated by radical feminists at a prestigious school where tuition is more than $25,000 a year, isn’t it likely such beliefs will become increasingly influential?

Concern for the well-being of young people, a desire to protect them against harmful influences, is every parent’s natural instinct. However, feminists are hostile to parenthood. Emily DePasse has written on her blog, “At this point in my life, I do not foresee myself having children, nor do I really want them,” and describes herself as “self-admittedly too selfish to have children.” Consumed by this attitude of narcissistic arrogance, feminists are unable to comprehend why parents oppose the shameless immorality that has defined feminism’s agenda for decades.

Dana Mack’s 1997 book The Assault on Parenthood: How Our Culture Undermines the Family detailed how this hostility toward parents had become commonplace in the public education establishment and other institutions. Government schools not only indoctrinate children in atheism, but they also deliberately subvert parental authority and promote radical ideas about “gender” and “sexuality” to children.

 

more at the above link

BlackLivesMatter activist caught sending hoax death threats to students. She got arrested!

http://newjersey.news12.com/news/activist-kayla-mckelvey-admits-to-sending-racially-threatening-tweets-at-kean-university-1.11705547?pts=111911

ELIZABETH – A self-proclaimed activist has admitted to posting a series of racially threatening Twitter messages targeting students at Kean University last fall.

Kayla McKelvey, 25, of Union Township, pleaded guilty to a charge of creating a false public alarm.

An investigation found that McKelvey, a Kean University alumnus, participated in an on-campus student rally regarding racial issues last November. She then left the rally, set up an anonymous Twitter account, and posted messages threatening to kill black students at the university.

 

Feminism as Psychological Warfare (Because @FFigureFBust Asked)

Feminism as Psychological Warfare (Because @FFigureFBust Asked)

 

While monitoring online feminism, I noticed someone had RT’d@FFigureFBust, posting a cartoon with this feminist “joke”:

Man: “You wear too much makeup.”
Woman: “You consume too much oxygen.”
Man: “It’s just my opinion, you’d look better withou–”
Woman: “So would you. Without oxygen.”
(pause)
Woman: “F–k your opinions.”

This is a variation of the feminist attack on “mansplaining,” made famous by Rebecca Solnit’s book Men Explain Things to Me. Despite all the caveats and disclaimers with which Ms. Solnit qualified her argument, it can be summarized as feminism’s two-word message to men: “SHUT UP!”

Feminism is ultimately about complete contempt for men, per se. If you are a man, nothing you say is of interest to any feminist. Everything men do is bad and everything men say is wrong. This categorical certainty — the absolute moral and intellectual inferiority of males — is so commonly accepted among feminists that none of them ever question it, because they never even notice it, for the same reason fish don’t notice water.

Saturday I published a 4,000-word exploration of this (“The Queering of Feminism and the Silencing of Heterosexual Masculinity”) showing how anti-male attitudes are fundamental to “feminist theory, which condemns heterosexuality as an oppressive ‘institution’ forcibly imposed on women by the social system of male domination known as patriarchy.”

Feminists believe all women collectively suffer from systemic oppression, and that all men participate in and benefit from this oppression, by which men obtain unjust privilege. It is not necessary for a man to say or do anything harmful in order for feminist to hate him. He is male, and therefore he can never deserve anything except hate. “Being constantly insulted by feminists . . . is something men are expected never to notice.”

Feminist rhetoric is a method of psychological warfare, intended to inspire all women to embrace this contemptuous attitude toward men, and also to demoralize and confuse the male enemy. Feminists deliberately insult men, falsely accusing them of complicity in wrongdoing, and if any man dares object to this kind of anti-male hate propaganda, his protest of innocence will be cited as proof of his guilt (a tactic known as “Kafkatrapping”). This is why feminism is actually not about equality, because if feminists believed men were equal, a man might be permitted to say a word in his own defense. Instead, feminist discourse is a constant stream of accusations against men, who have no right to respond to these insults. Like the accused in Stalin’s “show trials”of the 1930s, men are expected to confess their guilt, to denounce themselves for their crimes as vrag naroda, and to testify against others who were complicit in their counterrevolutionary plots.

So here was this cartoon posted by @FFigureFBust, a typical expression of feminist “humor” in which the punchline is “F–k your opinions.” Let the question be asked, “What kind of man would be such a fool as to tell a woman that she is wearing ‘too much makeup’?” Certainly no wise man would ever say this to a woman, not even to his own wife. However, men often do express a general dislike for “too much makeup,” preferring a more “natural” appearance. Of course, as any woman can explain, what some men praise as the “natural look” usually requires quite a bit of work to achieve, and a woman must be highly skilled in the use of makeup to make it seem as though she isn’t wearing makeup at all.

However, this cartoon isn’t really about makeup, is it?

No, this cartoon is about “SHUT UP!”

The cartoon is intended to depict men generally as clueless and idiotic, and to convey the message that no woman should ever care about any man’s opinion. Feminists will often emphasize this disdain in regard to heterosexual male preferences about women’s appearance and behavior. Whatever it is that a heterosexual man may like or dislike about women, in particular or in general, no feminist ever wants him to say it. This has the effect, of course, of granting feminists an absolute monopoly in terms of offering advice to women. No matter how disastrous the result of following feminist advice may be (e.g., a herpes infection), feminists tell women that the patriarchy is to blame for these bad outcomes.

Now, as soon as I push the “publish” button on this, it will be as if I’ve lit the fuse on a hate-bomb. Some readers will say rude things about@FFigureFBust and, as a result, I will be accused of engaging in “harassment” and condoning “misogyny.” However, you see, it doesn’t matter what I say or do. Nothing will prevent feminists from slandering me, because I am a heterosexual male, after all, and what is feminist rhetoric except an endless slander campaign against heterosexual males?

All I can do is point to examples of feminism’s hateful rhetoric, analyze and describe the significance. My purpose is to inform readers who, although they probably understand that there is something profoundly wrong with feminist ideology, do not have the leisure to engage in this kind of in-depth analysis of feminist rhetoric. Without a proper analysis, however, men might make the mistake of arguing with a feminist, which is futile, because feminism is always a lecture, never a debate.

Well, when I called attention to @FFigureFBust’s feminist “joke,” this resulted in a brief colloquy in which I made the point that “feminists constantly lecture the world about their opinions, and permit no man to say a word in reply.” She asked why I had addressed her, but when I went to reply to that question . . . blocked. So here is your answer, Ms. Horne.

Does she understand my answer? Am I attempting to persuade her that she is wrong? No, because no feminist has ever admitted that she was wrong about anything. Merely by calling herself a feminist, she declares to the world her belief in her own omniscience. A feminist believes she knows everything about everything, and no man knows anything at all.

Here, watch her 17-minute video about feminism:

 

Has she stated her case persuasively? Would anyone care to transcribe her argument, such as it is? I got about 2 minutes in — “women are closer to my heart and are more relate-able to me” — before my eyes began to glaze over from the effort of trying to decode her British accent. She said something about female genital mutilation and girls being married off at age 11, as if anyone not named Omar or Mohammad might be in favor of such practices. This is sort of like environmentalists who declare they’re in favor of clean water, as if they expect someone to argue against clean water. Feminists are always going on about some obvious atrocity and declaring that anyone who disagrees with them is defending these atrocities. This is why feminists make blatantly false claims about the prevalence of rape (e.g., the 1-in-5 myth), in order to provoke their critics to express doubt about these claims, at which point, feminists accuse their critics of being pro-rape. Feminists believe they are entitled to invent any “fact” that will advance their agenda, and then engage in character assassination against anyone who objects to feminist lies.

The all-time classic of feminist dishonesty was the Great Super Bowl Domestic Violence Hoax of 1993, when it was claimed that Super Bowl Sunday was “the biggest day of the year for violence against women.” There was no evidence for this claim, and yet reporters rushed to print as fact that on the day of the NFL championship, domestic abuse hotlines were “flooded with more calls from victims than on any other day of the year,” to quote the Boston Globe. Christina Hoff Sommers exposed this lie and other examples of feminist myth-making in her 1994 book Who Stole Feminism? Yet despite the documented proof that feminists habitually lie, here we are more than 20 years later, still expected to pretend that feminism’s credibility is beyond question!

Never Take Advice From Feminists, unless your goal in life is to become a Crazy Cat Lady, which is one of the few subjects where feminist expertise is useful. “Feminism is a movement of crazy women, by crazy women, forcrazy women,” and you should doubt the mental health of any woman who calls herself a feminist. Therefore, never talk to a feminist:

Guys: Learn to take a hint. Learn to walk away.
If a woman tells you she is a feminist, say nothing and walk away.
No feminist wants to hear what a man has to say, and life is too short to waste your time taking to feminists. Just walk away.
Leave feminists alone, and then they can complain about that.

Every day, feminists prove there is no point in arguing with them, and anyone attempting to argue with @FFigureFBust will be blocked. Because she is a feminist, you may be sure that she will never acknowledge what I’ve written here in reply to her question. Feminist “success” requires them to pretend that there is no valid criticism of their ideology, nor any reason why intelligent people should oppose their agenda. Feminism is a cult which claims a monopoly on truth, and no member of the cult can admit the possibility that anyone outside the feminist cult is qualified to dispute this monopolgy. Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It, and the silencing of men is necessary to the movement’s triumph. Well, good luck trying to shut me up.

 

man hating feminist websites loosing readers, traffic and revenue

http://www.breitbart.com/social-justice/2016/04/16/left-wing-new-media-bubble-bursting-buzzfeed-gawker-salon-in-trouble/

It was reported this week that BuzzFeed has slashed its 2016 revenue forecast in half, after missing its 2015 target by more than $80 million.

Revelations of financial pain at the clickbait empire — long seen as the most successful millennial-oriented new media property — is just the latest in a string of bad news for left-wing new media. From Gawker to Salon to the Huffington Post, they all seem to be in trouble.

According to the Financial Times (paywalled), BuzzFeed missed its revenue target by approximately 32 percent in 2015, making less than $170 million against a target of $250 million. It would seem that articles like “18 Cats Who Are Beyond Pumped For Taylor Swift’s New Album” might not have been as popular as investors thought.

But BuzzFeed is not alone. Salon.com, known for publishing articles so absurdly left-wing that their headlines are sometimes difficult to differentiate from its well-known parody Twitter account, was recently forced to lay off six long-time staffers, including Assistant Managing Editor Ruth Henrich and Life Editor Kim Brooks. Salon CEO Cindy Jeffers later confirmed that the layoffs were due to budget cuts at the company.

Gawker, another formerly successful blog known for its left-wing slant, has of course been in trouble for some time. Even before the outcome of the Hulk Hogan sex tape trial, which saw the new media site slapped with an eye-watering fine of $140 million, Gawker was on the ropes. The site’s traffic stalled, and then started a precipitous decline in late 2015.

Then, last November, the site gutted its verticals, cutting seven full-time editorial positions and pivoting to a political editorial focus. Although Gawker reportedly has new financial backing — from Russian oligarchs, no less — the site is still in dire straits traffic-wise. In retrospect, perhaps destroying people’s careers for politically incorrect jokes on Twitter and pointlessly outing gay chief executives wasn’t the best way to appeal to a millennial audience.

We find a similar story when we look at other left-wing new media publications. The Huffington Post recently let go dozens of employees after suffering tanking traffic figures,while Demand Media recently sold its floundering left-wing comedy site Cracked.com to E.W. Scripps. “Demand has shrunk down to a company that’s running a handful of content sites with declining traffic and revenue,” Re/code bluntly explained. And then there’s The New Republic: once a respected, high-brow political magazine, the publication was recently sold after former owner Chris Hughes tried and failed to convert it into a BuzzFeed-like content factory.

In their ascendancy, many of these new media outlets left a trail of victims in their wake — many of whom are no doubt feeling a great sense of schadenfreude these days. Gawker in particular delighted in “outing” politically incorrect social media users to its devoted left-wing readers, who would typically respond by showering the individuals’ employers with complaints until they were fired.

Gawker’s victims included former Business Insider CTO Pax Dickinson and former marketing consultant Justine Sacco. Author and journalist Jon Ronson would eventually redefine Gawker’s tactics as a modern-day form of ritual public humiliation in his 2015 book So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed.

Eventually, Gawker’s attempts to position itself as inquisitors-in-chief of the web would backfire spectacularly. Their attempts to demonize the gaming community in 2014 cost them “six figures” in advertising revenue, after legions of gamers bombarded the site’s advertisers with complaints.

What about Vice Media? The company has attracted eye-watering sums of investment,recently closing a $200 million deal with Disney. Last year, its valuation rose to $4.5 billion, and it projected revenues of $1 billion. Yet this year it appears to be on course for disaster: its head of ad sales  recently resigned after the site suffered a shocking 17.4 percent crash in traffic.

Vice’s vaunted efforts to move into TV have also proven a monumental disappointment. Vicelandits cable TV network, bombed on launch. Despite efforts by the company to suppress ratings data, the International Business Times discovered that its ratings were 77 percent lower than the channel it replaced. In raw numbers, Viceland received an average of just 60,400 viewers per day in its first week — fewer than many amateur YouTube channels.

Of the left-wing new media unicorns, only Vox Media seems to be in a stable condition,with 2016 traffic figures that are slightly higher than last year’s. Yet the it is still valued at an absurdly high sum of $1 billion, and the company has yet to release its 2015 revenue figures.

The golden age of the left-wing millennial media bubble appears to be drawing to a close. If Breitbart’s soaring traffic is anything to go by, the next generation of web users are demanding more substance behind headlines, fewer politically correct witch-hunts, and less barmy left-wing bias. Or they might just prefer our fonts.