By Kevin Carson
Those of us involved in various justice movements of the Left sometimes argue among ourselves as though the struggles for class, racial and gender justice existed in a zero-sum relationship.
Many people in the workers’ and economic justice movements complain — rightly so in my view — that “identity politics” in far too many cases became a substitute for class struggle, with racial and gender justice movements led by upper middle-class managerial-professional types focusing almost entirely on equal representation in the professions and boardrooms at the expense of economic justice. This approach is commonly derided as “black, female, etc., faces in high places.”
By Dani Pettas
“”Women account for $7 trillion in consumer and business spending… account for 85% of all consumer purchases… control more than 60% of all personal wealth in the U.S.” On top of this, 2011 data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics showed women comprising 51.8 percent of employees in advertising and related services. In the 2006 update to Backlash, Susan Faludi wrote, “Hanes even persuaded a NOW official to endorse its ‘liberating’ pantyhose.”
‘A remarkable piece of apparatus’
Next year is the 100th anniversary of Kafka’s “In the Penal Colony.” We were introduced to someone identified only as “the officer,” who zealously outlined the workings of a torture device.
Forty nine years later, “The Sexual Sell” from The Feminine Mystique referred to the manipulator: “a man who is paid approximately a million dollars a year for his professional services in manipulating the emotions of American women to serve the needs of business.” An actual person, he personified the targeting of women in marketing and the advertising industry.
By Becky Kevorkian
Despite what they would like you to believe, feminists are not for “equality”, they are for the special interests of women specifically, while ignoring very real instances of inequalities against men. If feminists were truly a group oriented toward supporting equality for all, they would focus their message on the empowerment of personal accomplishment rather than trying to convince the world of the demonic, oppressive nature of men while engaging in selective brainwashing propaganda targeting not only men to degrade their accomplishments, but towards the women who are not feeling the imaginary sting of male dominance. Theirs is not a message of empowerment and equality, but rather of guilt, shame, and demands of respect without merit.
(Previously posted at Mere Anti-Statism)
Two days ago, the Stateside military lifted its ban on females assuming combat roles. According to The Guardian, Pentagon Defence Secretary (and civilian-assassination-endorsing piece-of-shit) Leon Panetta, together with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey, scribbled away the 1994 prohibition in the ostensible interest of equality, no doubt eliciting cheers from feminists and “gender egalitarians” everywhere.
Christian Science Monitor
Now that the Pentagon is lifting its ban on women in combat, does this mean that women could potentially be drafted, too?
And as a practical matter: When women turn 18, will they now need to register, as men do, so that they can be conscripted in the event of a World War III, or any military emergency where the US government decides it needs troops quickly?
It’s a thorny question, raising what may be a difficult prospect societally. But the legal implications are obvious, analysts argue.
“The answer to that question is clearly yes,” says Anne Coughlin, a law professor at the University of Virginia School of Law in Charlottesville. “The legal argument is clear: If it comes to that kind of wrenching emergency where we have to press young people into service, there is no legal justification for saying that men alone need to shoulder that burden.”
Posted by Jon Clinkenbeard. March 26, 2012, 11:25 AM CST 12.7K
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years. A doctor applies some local anesthetic, makes a small pinhole in the base of the scrotum, reaches in with a pair of very thin forceps, and pulls out the small white vas deferens tube. Then, the doctor injects the polymer gel (called Vasalgel here in the US), pushes the vas deferens back inside, repeats the process for the other vas deferens, puts a Band-Aid over the small hole, and the man is on his way. If this all sounds incredibly simple and inexpensive, that’s because it is. The chemicals themselves cost less than the syringe used to administer them. But the science of what happens next is the really fascinating part.
Jack Donovan joins Colin, Richard, and Andy to discuss David Fincher’s seminal mind-twisting masculinist cinematic epic, Fight Club.
From the Inferno.
Ostensibly, she’s a horny, hyper-enhanced, insatiable fuckpig, ready to give hummers to all cummers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, 3 holes per session…
…until the director yells “cut”, upon which she reverts to a hollow, empty, used-up shell of a woman, living only for the next shoot, the next snort, the next memory-altering high to blot out the lows of her child fuck-toy past.
Such is the sorry existence of the spread-legged starlet known as the porno “actress”. Just ask any social conservative or Dworkinite diva. If they say it, it must be true. Right?
Looks like activist masturbation paid off somewhere.
One thousand men in Nagato, Japan paid $100 each to participate in a bukkake party to raise relief funds for Japan’s recent earthquake victims. Bukkake is a group sex act in which a group of men take turns ejaculating on a woman.
Billed as the largest bukkake event in history, men from all walks of life each took turns ejaculating on Mishi Kawakami, a 25 year old origami instructor whose studio was destroyed by the earthquake. “Bukkake is humiliating, but it was for a good cause. It is also said to be good for the hair and skin,” Kawasaki told reporters after the fundraiser.
The male participants ranged in age from 21 to 97 years old. It took just over 7 hours for the event to come to a climax.
A new industry for feminists
Making a Vibrator That Listens to Your Body
This project has been an astonishing little journey. Many of my previous projects were characterized by an amazing outpouring of effort to build something highly intricate and ultimately invisible.
This is the opposite kind of project. A little bit of work and a little custom design to create something new and exciting that I can immediately use in my everyday life. It also happens to be a sex toy.
270 to Win
The New York Times has an awesome graphical breakdown of voting data from the 2012 Presidential election.
In case you had any doubt about how the country breaks down along gender, age, race, financial status, religion, education, and community lines, just have a glance at these stats. More…
by R.J. Jacob
Vampirism in 19th century English literature has always been a woman’s worst nightmare, beginning with Dr. Polidori’s 1819 The Vampyre, followed by Bram Stoker’s 1897 Dracula. Women were typically assigned the role of victim, suffering tremendously to… More…
By Matt Stoller
President Barack Obama (Credit: Reuters/Yuri Gripas)
A few days ago, I participated in a debate with the legendary antiwar dissident Daniel Ellsberg on Huffington Post live on the merits of the Obama administration, and what progressives should do on Election Day. Ellsberg had written a blog post arguing that, though Obama deserves tremendous criticism, voters in swing states ought to vote for him, lest they operate as dupes for a far more malevolent Republican Party. This attitude is relatively pervasive among Democrats, and it deserves a genuine response. As the election is fast approaching, this piece is an attempt at laying out the progressive case for why one should not vote for Barack Obama for reelection, even if you are in a swing state.
My latest Infernal installment.
Beware, strumpets and reprobates—the femiternalists are back! Not content with slamming their stilettos down on strippers’ faces in Iceland, these especially noxious followers of the feminist faith want to get their killjoy claws into Page 3, the most intellectually stimulating page in UK tabloid The Sun.
This isn’t the first time feministing folk have tried to nag bare breasts off The Sun’s pages. Lefty ex-parliamentarian Claire Short led a particularly Purityrannical campaign to ban boobs from the paper back in the Eighties as part of a larger anti-porn purge. More recently, the ever-histrionic Laurie Penny derided the pulchritudinous page as “neoliberal social conditioning”, existing only for the purpose of keeping womynkynd firmly in thrall to the phallocracy.
Now, the torch of termagancy has been snatched by not one but two killjoys.
Haywire shoots off some sparks…
By Rachel Haywire
What if natural law rendered it so you were a woman? What if natural law rendered it so you were Jewish? What would you do in this situation? Probably your will.
Picture yourself in this situation for a moment. You would become a rabid feminist and use sex appeal to control all the men around you. You would become a hardcore Zionist and fight for your nation because might equals right. Don’t try to deny it for a second. Code of honor amongst individualists and intellectuals. You would do your will.
The feminists are all trying to chop off your dicks. Israel is oppressing you. Poor little male existentialist victim. You sound like an oppressed moron and have become the PC culture that you despise. Why are you hating people for abiding by the rules of the jungle which you, dear enlightened male, are so enamored with? You cry because you are being oppressed by the iron fists of feminism and Zionism.
This article is for you.
And don’t tell me it will help straight/white people understand oppression. Because if a privileged person will only hear about prejudiced issues when it comes from a privileged mouth then what is the point? I’ve said this before when we’ve had similar bullshit, how are you going to encourage people to address prejudice and marginalisation while at the same time training them that it’s only worth listening to privileged people?
Because that’s what I hear when this excuse is trawled out. Straight, white people can’t possibly empathise with a POC or GBLT protagonist so we have to present these prejudiced issues through a privileged lens, from a privileged mouth. Either by making being privileged a marginalisation like in the examples above – or by making up an entirely new, fictional prejudice. As we’ve mentioned before with the appropriation of magrinalised groups for “fantastic prejudice” where vampires/fae/witches are persecuted for not being mundane humans. This can even be doubly offensive when we mix both offensive appropriations – such as in Lost Girl – with the white Kenzi being oppressed by the Black fae for being human. More…
Authored by Mesbah Mahjoub, a book has been released on the thought patterns of Hezbollah led by Seyed Hassan Nasrollah.
IBNA: The book entails issues which have led to the success of the Muslim political party in Lebanon and in the physical and psychological wars it has gone through in recent years.
Arranged in four parts and published by the Ghadr Velayat Cultural-Arts Institute, the book is in fact an adaptation of a book by Mohammad Reza Mirzajan.