Thales at The Declination tells it like it is:
When a hot girl says something stupid, people pay attention to her anyway.
This has the effect of separating the hot chick from reality even more. She might think her stupid poems are beautiful art, because thirsty men will say anything to an attractive woman.
Hot Girl Privilege would be a lot more tolerable if it wasn’t so frequently associated with RBF.
Tip from Sara Hoyt at the Instapundit. (She gets a good quote in the article.)
Kevin Williamson remarks upon the poor sportsmanship of LGTBQQ* Portland Thorns soccer fans, and takes no prisoners:
One can understand Portland’s inconsolable rage. It’s a second-rate Seattle, which makes it, by extension, a fourth-rate (22) San Francisco. Which is to say: Austin without the sunshine and higher education and tacos. I’d be angry if I lived in Portland, too.
He lets the cat out of the bag about inclusion
There’s no logical reason that women’s sports should be an especially uncomfortable place for someone with traditionalist views about homosexuality. But the kulturkampf brigades will have only conformity, abject and absolute. That is part of the doctrine of “inclusion,” which, perversely enough, exists for the purpose of excluding certain people with unpopular political or religious opinions.
and clearly thinks Gay Pride has gotten too big for its britches (chaps? kilts? g-strings?)
It is not enough that gay people should be allowed to organize their own lives as they wish and to follow their interests and their pleasures where they will. You can decline to stand for “The Star-Spangled Banner,” but when they raise the rainbow banner, you’d damned well better stand up straight and salute.
Education and journalism schools get a solid, if glancing, blow as well. As the Big Bad Bloggers say, READ THE WHOLE THING.
* I prefer the near-anagram GQ-BLT, with every innuendo (which endo?) intended.
Tip from the Instapundit, one the the Biggest and Baddest.
So some woke Chino-American gets his knickers in a twist because a Caucasian young lady wore a cheongsam as a prom dress. But somehow, I don’t think he had a problem with something like this:
To me, women of color wearing Daisy Dukes is an especially un-woke cultural appropriation, since her TV brothers drove around in a car painted like this
By sv1ambo – 1969 Dodge Charger – General Lee, CC BY 2.0, Link
Is it just me? or has this whole “cultural appropriation” thing degenerated into a vicious farce perpetrated by spiteful little junior-high girls (of all ages and genders)?
Tip from Ed Driscoll writing at The Instapundit, who remarks “The entire corpus of Identity-politics ideology is just a new way to bully,” Jordan Peterson tweets, with “the additional twist of simultaneously claiming higher moral ground.”
So I guess it’s not just me.
…that somebody, Trout Unlimited in this case, called an auto manufacturer on those ceaseless TV ads of off-road vehicles crashing through forest, field, and stream, tearing up everything in sight. After a week or so of seeing that crap on the tube, I’m surprised there’s an intact meadow, stream, or game trail left anywhere in North America. Off-roading is a hobby that is incomprehensible to me. Besides being an enormous money pit, it looks a lot like high-tech vandalism of nature.
Turns out there may be an upper limit to automating retail businesses. When confronted with self-serve checkouts, many folks turn into thieves:
“There is NO MORAL ISSUE with stealing from a store that forces you to use self checkout, period. THEY ARE CHARGING YOU TO WORK AT THEIR STORE.”
It’s so pervasive that it’s not even called shoplifting any more; it’s “external shrinkage.”
This is going to continue until retailers wise up to the idea that it’s cheaper to have a flesh-and-blood cashier ringing up–and collecting payment for–purchases, than it is to have the stuff just walk out the door.
Tip from the Geek Press.