Barking at Strangers Helps

And here people keep saying that going off aggressively at strangers doesn’t work.

Remember how I barked at a blogger who published nasty things about my university? So guess what? It worked. Now the blogger in question always takes care to specify that she is criticizing our sister institution and not us.

I’m still not linking to that blogger because I’m still not quite over the trauma of seeing my university referred to in negative terms. I will soon get over it completely, however, and will resume reading that blogger and linking to her normally very good blog.

I’m improving the world here, one aggressive outburst at a time. And where is the appreciation?

A Mystery

I’m passionately pro-choice and I support the following suggestion 100%:

Dispense birth control free to anyone who wants it, at any age, at any time. Of course this will be at taxpayer expense. If we are so concerned as a nation about all those poor killed fetuses, it’s time we showed it.

Question: why don’t the anti-choicers support this idea? And please don’t tell me that they are into saving the taxpayers’ money. Who do you think will pay for the efforts to capture the doctors and the women engaged in back-alley abortions if abortion is outlawed? Who will pay for the housing and care of unwanted abandoned kids whose numbers will soar? Who will fund the growing police force and expanding penitentiary system needed to house the adults who were unwanted as kids? Yes, right you are, taxpayers.

The only answer to this question I have been able to come up with is that these people don’t give a rat’s tuches about fetuses. If they really did, wouldn’t they support the only method that has been proven to reduce the number of abortions, namely, promoting the culture of contraception?

If anybody has any other answer, feel free to share.

The New Line of Attack on Elisabeth Badinter

The woman-haters who have their knickers in a twist over the new and brilliant book by the leading feminist philosopher of our times Elisabeth Badinter have now come up with a new way of discrediting her. Since they are too stupid and lazy to read her book and too intellectually impotent to argue with the points she makes, they now claim that Badinter is old and why do we need to listen to the opinions of an old woman anyways? Besides, she is rich. A rich old woman, what can she know about feminism?

Don’t believe me? Then see for yourself. One of such ageist freakazoids left a comment on my blog claiming that Badinter is too old to have opinions worth listening to. Ageism always makes me absolutely livid. Useless losers who have achieved nothing in life are the only people who hold their youth as some sort of a major qualification that makes their stupid opinions count more than anybody else’s.

The idea that women lose all value once they are past the age of fertility has been one of the biggest weapons of women-haters anywhere. This is precisely why the woman-hating commenter who dared to promote her vile hateful rantings on my blog claims that since Badinter is too old to have children, she cannot possibly be capable of writing a book of feminist analysis.

I just visited the Amazon’s page of Badinter’s The Conflict and the ratings are very low. There is no doubt in my mind that most of those reviews have been left by brainless idiots who haven’t read the book and who are alarmed by the rumors spread by naturalists who promote women’s enslavement. I think it’s a good sign that the book is provoking so much rage. It means that Badinter is right and that the woman-haters are threatened by her message.

Sunday Link Encyclopedia and Self-Promotion

The British solution to all problems. It’s the Russian solution, too.

Is email becoming dysfunctional?

What getting an abortion used to be like when this country was still civilized about the issue.

Dr. Amy Tuteur ridicules the idiots who are so threatened by Elisabeth Badinter’s feminism that they spread lies about her.

Really complex, difficult works of literature exercise the human intelligence in a way that almost nothing else can.” Yes.

Freedom Day in South Africa from the person who was there in 1994 and has recorded his experiences in a diary.

“Interest in how men’s bodies prepare themselves for fatherhood only seems to matter to the extent it sheds light on mothers. Meanwhile, the ways in which dads screw up their kids is a thriving area of research.”

Look I don’t know how else to say this, but if you are a woman who supports the Republican party in 2012 you are an idiot! I mean what more do they need to do to convince you? Forcibly remove your ovaries until you swear to them that you will only use them to create more Republicans?” How can you argue with that?

A scholar from Princeton explains that the paranoia about crowds of illegal Mexicans flooding this country was invented to serve political goals and has no basis in reality: “We are not being flooded with illegal Mexican migrants. The total number of migrants from Mexico has varied very little since the 1950s. The massive influx many have written about never happened. ”

A post on crosses and condoms at the WKU by a former student of the university. As good as my post on the subject was :-), the perspective of somebody who actually knows what the environment at the WKU campus is like is priceless. Do read! Whatever you think you know about that story, your knowledge is not complete without this account.

So far, the human race has used pregnancy and children to punish women for having sex. That’s basically it, really — the idea that we think of pregnancy as the “price” women are supposed to pay for having a good time explains so much about what is dysfunctional in humanity.” I was shocked when a commenter on my own blog referred to pregnancy as a price women should be prepared to pay for sex. I’ve never met such bizarre and ignorant people in real life but now I know they exist, which is why the linked post is a must read.

A new type of phishing scam: beware!

And the post of the week is: “It seems to me that in popular discourse, education is uniquely susceptible to instrumentalization as compared with other quality of life issues. Getting a job is seemingly the sole horizon within which education can be discussed — even humanities scholars continually exhort each other to “make the case” that their graduates actually have the most valuable job skills of all, etc., etc. There are more “idealistic” visions of education that tend to place it within the context of democratic citizenship, but that is just a larger-scale vision of practical instrumentalization. There just doesn’t seem to be room in mainstream discourse for someone to say, “Being educated improves and enriches every part of life, not just your work life.” I’m so tired of having to explain how the education I provide leads to employment. It leads to many other things, too. Work is important but it isn’t like we only exist to work.