No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Politics and other such topical creams.
Rat Patrol
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 14577
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 9:23pm
Location: A flat burning junkheap for twenty square miles

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Rat Patrol » 24 Aug 2015, 7:13pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:The Greek system was largely strangled in Greensboro because back in the days when it was the state's normal (i.e., women's) school, the town elders, horrified by the thought of young women living as a group independently, declared more than three (I think that was the number) unmarried women living in a house was a bordello.
How progressive! In Massachusetts sorority houses are still banned because they're harems of witches.
Image

eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 22600
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: Carrboro/Alamut

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 01 Sep 2015, 12:48pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:Didn't our own eumaas attend Old Dominion?
http://jezebel.com/frat-boys-designate- ... 1725917533
His legacy lives on!
That's the frat that tried to recruit me.
You could have had so many daughters and their moms. At the same time!
In ODU's defense, frats are not nearly as big a deal there as they are at my new university, UNC-Chapel Hill.
The Greek system was largely strangled in Greensboro because back in the days when it was the state's normal (i.e., women's) school, the town elders, horrified by the thought of young women living as a group independently, declared more than three (I think that was the number) unmarried women living in a house was a bordello.
Came across this piece:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... es/357580/
Thought some might want to read it.
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71137
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Sep 2015, 1:11pm

eumaas wrote:Came across this piece:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... es/357580/
Thought some might want to read it.
Yeah, I've come across that before. Really sinister shit. Back in the 50s, there was a push against secret societies (especially in high schools) in the name of anti-Communism. Democracy meant openness and free association; Communism represented secrecy and cults and demeaning rituals of loyalty. Or so the argument went. I don't disagree with the assertion that the Greek system runs counter to democratic civic values and encourages social stratification that can be carried on post-college. Which is why they'll never get rid of it.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 22600
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: Carrboro/Alamut

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 01 Sep 2015, 2:34pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
eumaas wrote:Came across this piece:
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... es/357580/
Thought some might want to read it.
Yeah, I've come across that before. Really sinister shit. Back in the 50s, there was a push against secret societies (especially in high schools) in the name of anti-Communism. Democracy meant openness and free association; Communism represented secrecy and cults and demeaning rituals of loyalty. Or so the argument went. I don't disagree with the assertion that the Greek system runs counter to democratic civic values and encourages social stratification that can be carried on post-college. Which is why they'll never get rid of it.
That's the first piece I've seen that really digs into why frats are so entrenched in the American university system. Cui bono, right?

That's really interesting about anti-Communism getting directed toward secret societies. Didn't the Birchers help revive anti-Masonry?
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

eumaas
User avatar
Klezmer Shogun
Posts: 22600
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 8:10pm
Location: Carrboro/Alamut

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by eumaas » 03 Sep 2015, 4:53pm

I was inspired to tweet about frat boys.

https://storify.com/buddhadada/the-mannerbund
"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71137
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Sep 2015, 6:43am

http://jezebel.com/teenage-girl-band-is ... 1729608866

"Yeah, my ears liked you, but my wiener wasn't moved enough."
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71137
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 26 Sep 2015, 10:26am

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-l ... 39838.html

The only thing keeping "troubled men" from going into women's washrooms is this law, people. Remove that protection and the troubled will run rampant!

This is another example of the right's concerted retreat from intellectual discourse for the past several decades: any argument they put forth for their position now rests on dumb appeals to emotion (chiefly fear). The purposeful self-labotomy means one can't even respectfully disagree with them, because their behaviour doesn't merit respect.
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

JennyB
User avatar
Clash Cuck
Posts: 15383
Joined: 16 Jun 2008, 1:13pm
Location: Moranjortsville

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by JennyB » 26 Sep 2015, 9:28pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-l ... 39838.html

The only thing keeping "troubled men" from going into women's washrooms is this law, people. Remove that protection and the troubled will run rampant!

This is another example of the right's concerted retreat from intellectual discourse for the past several decades: any argument they put forth for their position now rests on dumb appeals to emotion (chiefly fear). The purposeful self-labotomy means one can't even respectfully disagree with them, because their behaviour doesn't merit respect.
Jesus fucking Christ, if Lance Berkman knew how to read, he would know that a trans person is far more likely to be harmed in a restroom than the cis person. I'd much prefer my son share a restroom with a trans person than this asshole.
Got a Rake? Sure!

IMCT: Inane Middle-Class Twats - Dr. M

Don't talk shop.

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71137
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 09 Oct 2015, 3:47pm

Image
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

Flex
User avatar
Mechano-Man of the Future
Posts: 25026
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:50pm
Location: The Information Superhighway!
Contact:

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Flex » 09 Oct 2015, 5:31pm

Is that a pro-life shirt? Because my reaction was "using guns to shoot fetuses seems pretty win/win"
"I live inside my own heart, Matt Damon." - Prince

Sous les pavés, la plage.

Pex Lives!

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71137
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Dec 2015, 7:37am

Image
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71137
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 31 Dec 2015, 8:01am

Was this a step forward or backward?
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

Rat Patrol
User avatar
Unknown Immortal
Posts: 14577
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 9:23pm
Location: A flat burning junkheap for twenty square miles

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Rat Patrol » 01 Jan 2016, 12:39am

Gentlemen and ladies, the 4th largest legislative body in the English-speaking world!

http://theslot.jezebel.com/female-n-h-s ... 1750351465

Image
Image

Dr. Medulla
User avatar
Atheistic Epileptic
Posts: 71137
Joined: 15 Jun 2008, 2:00pm
Location: Nerdo Crombezia
Contact:

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by Dr. Medulla » 06 Feb 2016, 6:53pm

Aging feminists sure do hate young women, huh? (Or maybe being on Maher's show just drags everyone down to his dumb-ass level.)
http://theslot.jezebel.com/gloria-stein ... 1757518755
Walrus birth doesn't make good breakfast conversation!

JennyB
User avatar
Clash Cuck
Posts: 15383
Joined: 16 Jun 2008, 1:13pm
Location: Moranjortsville

Re: No, No, Don't Worry. Sexism is Pretty Much Over.

Post by JennyB » 07 Feb 2016, 12:06am

Dr. Medulla wrote:Aging feminists sure do hate young women, huh? (Or maybe being on Maher's show just drags everyone down to his dumb-ass level.)
http://theslot.jezebel.com/gloria-stein ... 1757518755
First wave feminists can be so awful and clueless. They're boomers, after all.
Got a Rake? Sure!

IMCT: Inane Middle-Class Twats - Dr. M

Don't talk shop.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests