Monthly Archives: August 2014

Protest Rider Placard in Women-Only Japanese train car

This has drawn my attention.

Image of placard for Protest Rider

“Protest Rider” placard used by Japanese men who ride in female-only train cars “I won’t tolerate discrimination.”

Is there a reader who can translate the contents of the placard into English?

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Bullies, bullshit and identity politics

I ran across another video of a woman provoking and attacking a man. One of the wonders of the internet is not only access to the best information we have, but a reporting of some of the worse behaviour that we engage in. As with all that is sensational, political opportunism feeds upon it like a skinny vulture eyeing the carcass of a water buffalo.

The biggest of these vultures is identity politics.

Identity politics are political arguments that focus upon the self-interest and perspectives of self-identified social interest groups and ways in which people’s politics may be shaped by aspects of their identity through loosely correlated social organizations. Examples include social organizations based on race, class, religion, gender, ethnicity, ideology, nation, sexual orientation, culture, information preference, history, musical or literary preference, medical conditions, professions or hobbies. Not all members of any given group are necessarily involved in identity politics.

The term identity politics and movements linked to it came into being during the latter part of the 20th century. It can most notably be found in class movements, feminist movements, gay and lesbian movements, disability movements, ethnic movements and post colonial movements. Identity politics is open to wide debate and critique.[1] Minority influence is a central component of identity politics. Minority influence is a form of social influence which takes place when a majority is being influenced to accept the beliefs or behavior of a minority. Unlike other forms of influence this usually involves a personal shift in private opinion. This personal shift in opinion is called conversion.

That people behave poorly with each other is bad enough; that the behaviour is opportunistically used to promote one’s political cause, it seems, is just as bad.

I’ve posted my share of women assaulting men on this blog. The notion, however, has never been to promote the notion that men are a special interest victim class, but to dissolve the prevalent acceptance that men are exclusively perpetrators and women are victims; to counter and falsify a highly accepted yet examined attitude that many of us carry.

Witness the political opportunism found in some of the titles found in YouTube’s suggestion bar.

At what point is race, sex or diet, of all things, relevant to the fact that people choose to forgo the exercise of character and self-control?

People behave poorly the world over, ranging from the toddlers that pull each other’s hair, to world leaders that play Machiavellian games and direct entire armies at nations.

Identity politics, on a more local scale, is little more than an excuse to ablate one’s self-discipline and to wallow and indulge in one’s lower instincts. Groups are composed of individuals, and individuals all have issues that are unique to them, it is normal that those with commonalities would associate, share and act to change things. What is not normal, what is unhealthy is the usage of the Victim Tactic to use as a basis for changing the world exclusively in their own favour, rather than seeking a just, compassionate and rational solution that works as much as possible, for all.

I welcome your thoughtful feedback.

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Violence by women celebrated as “Brave.” This angers me.

The title of this video reads: “Brave woman chases and kicks pervert who sexually harassed her

This is the YouTube description from Channel4 News.

Published on Aug 11, 2014

Watch the moment female jogger chases down man who sexually harassed her during run
Veena Ashiya Chindlur had been on her daily run in Bangalore, India, when a man started sexually harassing her

The moment a brave female jogger chased down her harasser and dished out her own unique brand of punishment has been caught on camera.

Veena Ashiya Chindlur had been on her daily run in Bangalore, India, when a man started sexually harassing her.

Rather than let it go – like many in the city have become accustomed to doing – she chased him down, made him get down on his knees and then kicked his head.

Veena’s friend recorded the whole incident on her phone and the pervert was later arrested by police, the Bangalore Mirror reports.

In the footage the man can be seen sheepishly running away from Veena – crash helmet in hand – but eventually kneeling down in front of her to accept his punishment.

KR Suryaprakash, 30, has been bailed after being accused of making lewd gestures and outraging the modesty of a woman.

Veena told the Indian paper police had been very supportive, but added that some people were e people “unable to digest the fact that women can also retaliate and called the incident orchestrated”.

She added: “My friend took out her phone to click his pictures and ended up shooting the episode. This is called orchestrated by some on FB (Facebook), which is very sad. The fact that women can react and hit back is just not acceptable in our society.”

My response:

“Brave” woman? Reverse the roles. A man chases a woman down the street, commands her to get on her knees and she complies, he then kicks her in the head. The description reads “when a man started sexually harassing her.” There is no evidence of this.

Bravery is the demonstration of standing up to a danger when the only other choice is to cower. I see no sign of danger on her part, in fact, the only thing coming close to being a danger is the woman who pursued a man, cowed him, then assaulted him.

The person that chose this title for the video needs to get over their ideological leanings, their sexist attitude, use a dictionary and learn to report the truth of what is shown.

“Woman chases down man and assaults him.” Would be accurate and just a click-baitable.

Shame on the woman, shame on many people that are reporting on an assault on a man–on anyone–as a positive example.

Here are some other titles for the same video, as found in the right hand “related suggestions” bar.

  • Bangalore: woman nabs sexual assaulter, hands him over to the police
  •  Veena Chindlur nabs and kicks eve teaser
  • Video: Woman chases pervert for sexually harassing her, kicks him in public -Bangalore
  •  Brave Woman Chases and Kicks pervert who Sexually Harassed
  • Brave woman chases and kicks pervert who sexually harassed her
  • “GANGSTA” Female Indian Jogger CHASES and KICKS PERVERTED CREEP Who SEXUALLY HARESSED Her!!

Should a man have the right to chase down and assault a woman for being rude to him, if this was even the case? How many “opportunities” to be a miscreant have I missed over a lifetime of rude comments made by women? Dear mothers and fathers, your daughters have missed out on countless “brave,” and “courageous” assaults. Surely if this was right in this scenario, it must be right when the roles are reverse.

I could go on about the commentary, but I’m much too annoyed at the moment.

Parents, would you want your daughter to be treated this way? If not, do you want your daughter treating other people this way?

Shameful behaviour being celebrated is the sign of a corrupt society.

 

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If men are dogs, this is animal control.

But misandry don’t real!

No comment.

book cover-the power of pussy

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House of D. A beautiful man’s movie.

The passing of Robin Williams made me very sad. He had the gift of touching people. Some people are like that.

As a remembrance, I’ve decided to watch the body of his work. Among them was a movie named House of D.  It is a sensitive, honest and realistic movie of what some of some men through.  If you haven’t watched it, please do. It’s the kind of movie that one remembers.

Movie poster for House of D

I allow myself a tear for Robin Williams.

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Men: You are part of the problem. Don’t be sexist. Don’t be a White Knight.

Video after video. The mere accusation of a woman is enough to get a man beaten, or worse yet, killed. The problem is that women, being humans, lie for every reason that humans lie. The problem is also gullible, stupid and sexist men that take up for women, for no reason other than they are women, rather than assessing the facts.

“She said” should never be enough to override “He said.” Or vice-versa.

This applies to the man (and woman) on the street.

This applies to the man (and woman) in the uniform.

This applies to the man (and woman) behind the bench.

So-called “White Knights” are a problem as bad as liars, con-artists and thieves.

Gynocentrism is sexism. Stop it.

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Recommendation: Anti-Circumcision YouTube channel. Bonobo3D Genital Autonomy for all human beings

I’ve recently subscribed to the Bonobo3D (James Loewen) YouTube channel. I recommend it. It is fact-full, and offers a great variety of approaches to the issue, and of people dealing with the issue of Genital Autonomy.If this is an issue that interests you, I strongly recommend subbing to him.

A channel of my original videos of events, presentations and interviews discussing forced genital surgery on infants and children. My name is James Loewen, I am dedicated to advancing the cause of Genital Autonomy for all human beings and ending forced genital cutting, forced circumcision and gender conforming surgeries on infants and children.

https://www.youtube.com/user/Bonobo3D/

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What I think I sound like…

This funny by way of Kristal Garcia.

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Dispelling the remaining Feminist myths about women’s treatment in Saudi Arabia

It was once a just claim that many women experienced disenfranchisement at the institutional level. These days, for the greatest part, the issues have been handled and such claims are no longer tenable. “Men have all the power,” a very vague and hand-waving proposition, supported by the fallacious argument of numeric parity is dispelled.

That women, in most areas of the world, but most notably in the Western World, have more legal rights than men is an empirically measurable fact. In order to support the narrative of class persecution against women, Feminists have had to search far and wide, globally in fact, for instances where men have legal rights that women do not.

As of the time of this writing, Saudi Arabia is the last bastion of point-able persecution. Two claims are typically made:

1. Women in Saudi Arabia cannot vote.

Counter-argument: The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. None can vote. Not women, not men.

2. Women in Saudi Arabia are not legally permitted to drive.

Counter-argument: Women in Saudi Arabia are not permitted to drive in some regions. This social ban is not enforced in rural areas. The more correct claim would be that women in some urban centres of Saudi Arabia are not permitted drive.

The problem, according to the narrator in this video is not political, and surprisingly to me, not even religious, but one of social mores.

Under Saudi law, all females must have a male guardian, typically a father, brother or husband (a mahram). Girls and women are forbidden from traveling, conducting official business, or undergoing certain medical procedures without permission from their male guardians.[32]

The guardian has duties to, and rights over, the woman in many aspects of civic life. A United Nations Special Rapporteur report states that

“legal guardianship of women by a male, is practised in varying degrees and encompasses major aspects of women’s lives. The system is said to emanate from social conventions, including the importance of protecting women, and from religious precepts on travel and marriage, although these requirements were arguably confined to particular situations.”[13]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Women’s_rights_in_Saudi_Arabia

The social ban on women’s driving in certain areas of Saudi Arabia is based on the expectation that men, who bear the duties of guardianship will take care of these needs for her.

As is often the case, the laws or rules that are probably based on good intentions by some fail to keep up with the changes of of the world.

I wish the local activists much success in their efforts to redress this situation. It is high time that Saudi men stop taking responsibility for women, and for Saudi women to enjoy the benefits and owe the duties to themselves and society that any person should.

Should you disagree, or believe yourself to be in possession of verifiable facts to the contrary, I welcome your thoughtful feedback.