Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege

Beautifully written Tal Fortgang reports on his white male privelege being handed down from his grandfather who was placed in a Siberian Displacecd Persons camp by the Nazis, and his father who worked long hours to support his family. And yet he acknowledges his male white privelege while refusing to apologize for it.

TIME

There is a phrase that floats around college campuses, Princeton being no exception, that threatens to strike down opinions without regard for their merits, but rather solely on the basis of the person that voiced them. “Check your privilege,” the saying goes, and I have been reprimanded by it several times this year. The phrase, handed down by my moral superiors, descends recklessly, like an Obama-sanctioned drone, and aims laser-like at my pinkish-peach complexion, my maleness, and the nerve I displayed in offering an opinion rooted in a personal Weltanschauung. “Check your privilege,” they tell me in a command that teeters between an imposition to actually explore how I got where I am, and a reminder that I ought to feel personally apologetic because white males seem to pull most of the strings in the world.

I do not accuse those who “check” me and my perspective of overt racism…

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Think Tank Tells Women How to Avoid Sexual Assault: Stop Getting ‘Severely Intoxicated’

Fucking A – I concur 100% – Rape Culture is a Feminist Creation -‘ Welcome To Feminist Dystopia Where Liberty and Freedom Must Be Sacrificed to the Sacred Vagina of Mysandric Feminism

TIME

In a vlog titled “The Factual Feminist,” Caroline Kitchens, a senior research associate at conservative think tank the American Enterprise Institute, undertakes a MythBusters-style takedown of the threat posed by date rape drugs, suggesting that they are far less common than most women think. But it’s not her skepticism of Roofies that’s problematic — it’s the way she proposes women stop blaming these mythical drugs for the consequences of their own drunken decisions.

The video’s opening question — just how frequently drug facilitated sexual assault occurs — is a valid one. And Kitchens cites several studies that find the incidence to be quite low. Given the relative scarcity of sexual assaults that take place after a woman’s drink has been drugged, she says, “the evidence doesn’t match the hype.”

But it’s unclear exactly what hype Kitchens is referring to. The vast majority of messaging by sexual assault…

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Summary of lefty male anti-feminist tactics

mysandric redux

radical wind

Or: mapping some of the big branches of antifeminism, where they come from and where we are today etc. Or: looking at intersectionality, radical lesbianism, contempt for victims and general male activist / reformist practices from a broader perspective.

I’ve been preparing a synthesis between the criticism of radical lesbianism and intersectionality to have a bigger picture of both and where they come from, and as I see things in patterns I thought I’d first draw it out to make it clearer to myself and others. So this is a first introductory part and more will come later.

We do know the vast majority of women from the women’s movement in the 70s either came from the left or civil rights movement, and were subsequently joined by women coming from lesbian and gay activism.

The positive influence from the left was that women carried with them and further developed the…

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It’s Time to End ‘Rape Culture’ Hysteria

TIME

“Rape is as American as apple pie,” says blogger Jessica Valenti. She and her sisters-in-arms describe our society as a “rape culture” where violence against women is so normal, it’s almost invisible. Films, magazines, fashion, books, music, humor, even Barbie — according to the activists — cooperate in conveying the message that women are there to be used, abused and exploited. Recently, rape-culture theory has migrated from the lonely corners of the feminist blogosphere into the mainstream. In January, the White House asserted that we need to combat campus rape by “[changing] a culture of passivity and tolerance in this country, which too often allows this type of violence to persist.”

Tolerance for rape? Rape is a horrific crime, and rapists are despised. We have strict laws that Americans want to see enforced. Though rape is certainly a serious problem, there’s no evidence that it’s considered a cultural norm. Twenty-first…

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Campus Rape: The Problem With ‘Yes Means Yes’

The yes means yes rule

TIME

The campus crusade against rape has achieved a major victory in California with the passage of a so-called “Yes means yes” law. Unanimously approved by the state Senate yesterday after a 52-16 vote in the assembly on Monday, SB967 requires colleges and universities to evaluate disciplinary charges of sexual assault under an “affirmative consent” standard as a condition of qualifying for state funds. The bill’s supporters praise it as an important step in preventing sexual violence on campus. In fact, it is very unlikely to deter predators or protect victims. Instead, its effect will be to codify vague and capricious rules governing student conduct, to shift the burden of proof to (usually male) students accused of sexual offenses, and to create a disturbing precedent for government regulation of consensual sex.

No sane person would quarrel with the principle that sex without consent is rape and should be severely…

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The Shame of the Male Virgin

TIME

What’s craziest about the story of the young man who killed six people and himself at UC Santa Barbara over the weekend is not that he was obsessed with sex, or even that he thought he was entitled to it. Reading his 141-page “manifesto” — and the series of YouTube videos he filmed and posted online — what was most surprising was how ordinary his complaint seemed.

Elliot Rodger had never kissed a girl. In a culture of casual sex, he was a virgin — at 22. ​He was lonely, angry, humiliated, depressed, and also likely struggling with mental illness. He couldn’t understand why others got to have what he didn’t; why girls always seemed to go after the “obnoxious jocks,” not the nice guys like him; why he had to see it all around him — from porn to campus party culture — as if taunting him…

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18 Weird Things Women Love To Do On Social Media (That Men Could Never Pull Off)

Female Priveleldge at work here.

Thought Catalog

18 Things Women Love Do On Social Media (That Men Could Never Pull Off)

1. Delete a post if the likes-to-minutes-posted ratio isn’t high enough. We all saw it. I mean, I agree, that picture of avocado toast & a fruit cup deserved better than 2 likes in 13 minutes, but everyone will casually pretend it never happened instead of calling you out for caring so much.

2. Posting an inspirational quote as the caption on a selfie. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”…. Now like this picture of my face and #followforafollow.

3. Announce that they’re about to unfriend or delete some people from their profile. There are even commenters who’ll say things like “I hope I make the cut!”

4. Document the “EPIC” moment they’re “reunited” with their friend, even though it’s just brunch and they saw each other three weeks ago.

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