Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian Appears on Colbert Report

It is no secret that Anita Sarkeesian of the Feminist Frequency fully supported Suey Park's #CancelColbert, an online twitter campaign to force Comedy Central into dropping the show for "Racist" remarks against Asians.  A remark which in itself was a parody of Daniel Snyder and his efforts to ease the backlash against the name Redskins.  For a full report click HERE to read it from KnowYourMeme.

So naturally it came as a surprise to many that Anita Sarkeesian, a former proponent of #CancelColbert would appear as a guest on his show to discuss GamerGate.  Some, including Thunderf00t were almost salivating over what they expected Steven Colbert to do to Anita Sarkeesian.  Others, including myself were predicting that if any challenge to Anita's views it would be in the form of softball questions.  However, the end result is primarily an anti-gamergate segment.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Racist Video Tries to Portray Women as Victims.

So this guy Rob Bliss of the Washington Times  decided one day to attach a camera to a backpack and walk in front of Shoshana B Roberts and film her ordeal as she walked through Manhattan for 10 hours and was the victim of Street Harassment.  I have already written a blog about Street Harassment and you can read it HERE, the article has since been rewritten with the old copy still intact followed by the updated version.   There are Three points that I wish to raise in this blog as a response to this video.  First, in 10 hours of footage, THIS is the final result.  I would hardly call this street harassment as almost everyone in the video was being friendly.  Second, I find the video to be a tad racist for showcasing only blacks and other dark skinned minorities as surely there had to be at least one white man still in Manhattan.  Third, this video portrays the woman as a helpless victim, not once did she speak or retort or stick up for herself if she thought she was being disrespected.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

The Myth of the 97 Percent

Perhaps you have heard the often cited statistic that 97 percent of rapists never spend a day in jail.  If you are a skeptical person like me, you may have wondered where this statistic comes from and how was the data compiled.  Well unfortunately how the data was compiled is a closely held secret, perhaps out of fear skeptics would be able to debunk it as they did when Ms Magazine put out it's report that 1 in four women is sexually assaulted.  We can at least know the source for the 97 percent myth.  It is RAINN.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Anita Sarkeesian and the Irrational Fear of Guns

Anita Sarkeesian received another death threat this time aimed at Utah State University where she was scheduled to speak.  The threat promised a mass shooting if she was allowed to speak.

Below is a copy of the email received

Anita then took to twitter lashing out at the University for their honoring the state's gun laws.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Don't Let a Wendy Davis Happen to You

I was in Texas last week and the hot news was the Ebola scare, and the other was the race for Governor of Texas.  The Democrat nominee was state senator Wendy Davis.  For those not familiar with her, she rose to national fame when she did a filibuster against a bill regulating abortion clinics.  While her attempt to stop the bill was successful, Governor Rick Perry called a special session of the legislature and the bill eventually passed.  She and Attorney General Greg Abbot are now contending to take over the office of Governor.

Wendy Davis began to paint herself as the underdog teenage single mother who worked her way through law school.  In a story by the Dallas Morning News we learn this is not exactly the case.  While she did get pregnant at 17 she did not divorce her first husband until she was 21.  It was her sugardaddy second husband who paid her way through college.  He cashed out his 401K and even took some loans to do so. 

As soon as the final payment was made that is when she left him.  Politfact did a follow up on the story and confirmed the details by the Dallas Morning News.  Not only did she leave her husband after he paid for her Harvard education but she left him with the kids including her child from her first marriage.  As part of the divorce settlement he had to sell his company and give half of the money to his ex wife.  While he was taking care of his child and step child Wendy Davis paid child support.  

Now none of this should have any bearing on her merits for elected office.  Her private life is her private life. Bill Clinton was known to sleep around but over all I think he was a ok President.  Rather this blog is a piece of advice.  Watch out for gold diggers.  If you do get married get a prenup so you don't wind up having to sell your company to settle the divorce.  Finally, if you have a white horse, keep it at the stable, don't take it out to rescue damsels in distress.  There are plenty of single people out there that don't have problems, don't spend your time trying to rescue someone from their own bad choices.  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Why I am not a Feminist

Last year AronRa gave a speech at the Sexy Secular Conference in Akron, Ohio.  About half way through the speech he began to talk about feminism.  To quote him, "If you are not a feminist, then you are a sexist."   Needless to say, the internets fired back at him.  To date his video has a thumbs up ratio of about 55%-45% quite unusual as most of his videos are highly rated.  Others smarter than myself have fired back at this video so I will not do so here.  I will say this.  I can not be a feminist, as I am a man.  

Now I am well aware of the countless men who identify as feminists.  This dumbfounds me as I can not imagine why any man would do this other than of course as an attempt to get laid.  Where I come from, men are men.  Now the great thing about my generation and the ones coming of age now is that we are finally seeing equality in the western world.  We live in a fully integrated society of all different races and for the most part we all get along.  Of course exceptions still pop up now and then but you talk to someone from the 60's and they will tell you how bad it used to be.  

Likewise women have the right to vote, own property, and are given every right that a man has.  Feminists claim that their movement is about granting everyone equal rights but I don't necessarily agree with that.  Ask a feminist if she thinks a man should have the right to walk away from his parental and financial responsibilities even after the child is born?  I'm sure almost all of them would say no.  This is why I say feminists are for giving women rights equal to men, but not that men should have rights equal to women.  As it stands now, a woman does not have to even inform the man about the baby.  She can put the baby up for adoption, so long as the father is "unknown" and in response to dumpster babies that made the news a woman can walk up to any fire station, and just walk away from the child.  A father can not do this.  In fact a man can be held liable for child support even when he could not consent to sex.  

Now I will note this equality thing currently only exists in the western world.  In many parts of the world women are not even allowed outside without a male escort.  Only through freedom and education will this change.  

However, I can not be a feminist.  I am a man.  As a man I am attracted to a certain type of woman, a feminine woman, something many feminists try hard as they can not to be.  In today's blog I wanted to respond to a video by my friend LaciGreen.  Like the AronRa video many people responded.  However, those who chose to respond to LaciGreen did so in a very insulting way.  If for no other reason than to have a well thought out response to LaciGreen's video I wrote this blog.  While Laci and I obviously disagree on feminism, I consider her to be a good close friend that I have known for years.  This is the great thing about true friendship, you can disagree and still be buddies.  Here is her video.


Why I can't be a Men's Rights Activist

This is one of two posts written today.  The other is about why I can not call myself a feminist.

Let's begin by defining what a Men's Rights Activist, or MRA actually is.  In a nutshel, MRA's want the same rights granted to women.  In many ways they are a mirror of what feminism is, giving women the same rights as men.  However as each side is constantly looking at the grass on the other side, they fail to notice how green their side is.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

In Defense of Censorship

Everyone has the right to speak, but nobody has the right to be heard.  

I was going through YouTube last week and found a video by Roosh V, whose channel is mainly focused on where to find girls.  He runs several websites including BangGuides where he sells online books about how to get laid.  I am happy for his success but the purpose of this blog is to correct some errors in his video about LaciGreen.