sexism

The misogyny of the left

Paula Bennett has been attacked on social media and the other day she highlighted one instance when the media jumped all over her.

Fair enough, but this case is so much worse than what John Lehmann ever said.

Meet Phillip Reweti Bear. He’s a protestor, meat worker and thinks that “scabs” should die.

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He also has a message for Paula Bennett.

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Hey Shelley, if you don’t like it don’t watch it

There seems, in recent years, to have developed a penchant for people to wail about things they don’t like because they are offended on behalf of other people.

This affliction is prevalent in the chattering classes, especially columnists.

Shelley Bridgeman is the latest afflicted, with a series of columns that are nothing but whinging. Her latest is a classic example.

“This is a bit sexist, isn’t it?” asked my then twelve-year-old as we watched an episode from series one of TV3’s The Bachelor. I replied that while on the surface it certainly could appear that having twenty-odd women vie publically for the attention of one man was indeed sexist, even misogynistic, an awareness of the bigger picture afforded a more benign view of the situation.   Read more »

Canada’s Royal Canadian Mounted Police now endorse Sexism

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have worked hard to be a place of equality for all Canadians. A leak to Ezra Levant of therebel.media from the RCMP has revealed that this month they are going to announce a change. A new uniform for policewomen is going to be unveiled and it will be the sharia-compliant head covering for women, the hijab.

Canada is not the first Western country to let Sharia law creep into its police force or military or prison security. Our nearest neighbour Australia, for example, has it in their navy. It can also be found in America and Britain.

Australian Navy Captain Mona Shindy

Australian Navy Captain Mona Shindy

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Is Minecraft sexist?

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My Open Letter To Notch: Why Minecraft Is Sexist And Needs To Be Banned
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I came across this rabid feminist blogger on Facebook. I say rabid because she is suing some poor guy for daring to save her from drowning. Even weirder is her belief that vegemite is racist ( I am not kidding ) She describes herself as a fab social justice activist working for ThePortlyGazelle.com and she says that Feminism F:ing rules!

What really caught my eye though was her attack on the game Minecraft. I am familiar with this game and what she said did not seem right so I contacted a 17 year old who plays Minecraft and asked her to respond to Cassidy Boon’s tirade. I will refer to her as Gamer X.

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Sexist crime and punishment

Spotted on the Trademe Message board today.

Graham Lowe gets caned for commenting on Adern’s physical appearance, while Hilary Barry threatens violence and is congratulated.

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Both comments are petty and deserve not much more than rolled eyes and shoulder shrugs, however if the women of this world want to be taken seriously and respected for values beyond their physical appearance, they might like to admonish Barry for the pathetic promise to deliver violence.
The fact that Adern thanks her for the threat shows perfect hypocrisy.

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Anybody who kicks me in the shin should expect to be punched in the face.
But then women are allowed to be violent and men are not.

-Trader boxapaul. Trademe message board.

Another lecture on ethics from the ethically challenged St. Brian Gaynor

You have to wonder how Brain Gaynor keeps his column in a shabby tabloid rag each week.

But there he is once again banging on about something that other people and companies should do but one that he himself isn’t doing.

Brian Gaynor is a weapons grade hypocrite.

The election of directors will be one of the most important issues during the upcoming annual meeting season.

Should our listed companies have more women directors? What is the appropriate mix of executive and non-executive directors? Should the chief executive be a director? Are New Zealand companies doing enough to find and develop new directors?

The Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI), whose members hold an average 10 per cent of the largest 200 ASX companies, launched a major initiative last week that “aims to lift the representation of women on the boards of ASX companies to at least 30 per cent of all directors by the end of 2017”.

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[O]ne of the biggest issues facing New Zealand business is the recruitment and development of new directors.

The 16 companies in this survey have appointed only eight new directors in the past 12 months. This is a very low number, particularly as 72 new directors have been appointed to ASX 100 companies in the 12 months prior to the survey.

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Losing my religion

I was brought up Catholic and tried really hard to make sense of what I was taught and to find meaning in it. I disliked some of the stories in the bible and questioned whether they should be used as examples for modern day Christians to follow as they reflected the attitudes of the time which were counter to modern thinking.

I questioned why the Pope had to be a man, why women couldn’t be Priests and why Men couldn’t be nuns. I couldn’t see the point of celibacy and thought that it was harmful and un-natural. Jimmy Carter who was President of the United States from 1977 to 1981 has reflected on sexism within religion as a whole and has late in life severed ties with a religious group that he used to be a part of. He makes some very good points that clarify for me one of the many reasons I no longer consider myself to be religious.

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And now they come for our music

it seems you can’t go anywhere today without someone being outraged, they are now even being outraged about songs written years ago.

Apparently some song now ned to be expunged, not listened to because they are “rapey” and “misogynist”.

Since the explosion of female-centric websites, much has been made of the egregious misogyny found in hip-hop, from the criminally violent fantasies of Eminem, to the glamorised brutality of Kanye West. Many women writers have described the cognitive dissonance they experience over these songs.

More recently, the mindless chauvinism of dance hits have been called into question, generating appropriate outrage. The extraordinary douchiness of Redfoo, the “rapeyness” of Rick Ross and Blurred Lines – the list is as long as a model’s torso.

It might feel otherwise but this is not a sudden phenomenon. Just this month, music writer (and WOC) Lauretta Charlton wrote an article for NYMag simply titled Brown Sugar is a dirty song about slavery and sex and I love it.

But what of the supposed “nice guys” of music? The suburban lyricists your dad listens to? Surely these well-meaning folk with their lovely guitars and bass synths have a more sophisticated understanding of heteronormative sex and gender? I mean, they’re radio friendly! GUESS AGAIN, GANG!

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Outrage! Offensive! ban the ads, boycott the firm!

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People these days are “outraged” and offended by the stupidest things.

In the UK the ads shown above have caused “outrage”.

A private taxi firm has sparked outrage over a ‘sexist’ advert that has attracted a wave of complaints.

The advert for Southampton-based West Quay Cars features a larger, middle-aged woman with the caption: “If I Start To Look Sexy – Book A Taxi.”

Members of Southampton University’s Feminist Society criticised the advert and called for students to boycott the firm.

“I was horrified to see a recent ad by West Quay Cars which featured a middle-aged, larger woman with the words ‘If I look sexy, book a taxi’ advising people not to drive drunk or make bad decisions after drinking,” wrote one campaigner, who did not want to be named.
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Trademe ‘ sexist ‘ Gift finder tweaked, after online petition launched

Trade Me's Gift Finder tool is attracting some unwanted attention. Photo / file

Trade Me’s Gift Finder tool is attracting some unwanted attention. Photo / file NZ Herald

In response to an online petition criticising Trade Me’s Gift Finder tool as “sexist” Trademe has tweaked their tool so that it will cater better for the non ‘ girly girl.’
The new tool was presented to the author of the petition and she was invited to search for an appropriate gift for a girl who liked building.
Suggested gifts included…

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