Quickies: Susan Brownmiller, sudden drug price increases, and sex robots
- When a feminist trailblazer turns to victim-blaming, it’s time to let go of a hero – “If we’re going to put the needs of victims before those of rapists, we must first acknowledge that people we like and admire are capable of doing harm. A recent New York magazine interview with longtime feminist Susan Brownmiller reinforced that message for me in a terribly disappointing manner.”
- Native American boy pulled from class over Mohawk haircut – From Jon.
- Drug goes from $13.50 a tablet to $750 overnight – “Although some price increases have been caused by shortages, others have resulted from a business strategy of buying old neglected drugs and turning them into high-priced “specialty drugs.”” From mrmisconception.
- It would be great if sex robots took misogynists off the dating market but it’ll never happen – “”When you introduce a low-cost alternative to women that comes without all the nagging, insecurity and expense, frankly men are going to leap in headfirst,” he argues. It’s the standard package misogynist argument.”
I read the Brownmiller interview as well after reading Harding’s article. All the sads.
Since the financial meltdown in ’07-’08 didn’t convince everyone, between the awful pieces of garbage like Martin Shkreli and the recent Volkswagen diesel scandal the laissez-faire types must be able to see why business self-regulation is a disastrous idea.
But then again they still cling to the fairy tale of trickle down so I highly doubt it.
What I find most interesting (read nauseating) about the sex robot story is that the Red Pill subreddit has a “ladies auxiliary” called the Blue Pill. Fucking really? I mean, as soon as I saw the source of this ludicrous idea I expected the woman-hating to be strong with this one, but that Blue Pill thing still caught me by surprise.
It’s not bad enough that these MRA neckbeards believe they can see through societies delusions (AKA taking the red pill) but to then suggest that the women who support their misogyny are still in the matrix surrounded by the delusion. I guess any woman that would support this bullshit is delusional so I’ll give them that, but really?
Fucking kumquat stains, giving fedoras a bad name.
“Blue Pill” is the sub dedicated to making fun of “Red Pill”. The “ladies auxiliary” is “Red Pill Women”.
OK, that makes more sense (not much more), Pandagon got it wrong then.
Don’t be surprised. Americans don’t get satire or parody. And social media activists are the worst about it, in my experience.
And by “not much more” I mean that there is still a “ladies auxiliary” to Red Pill.
I think making fun of Red Pill is a worthy cause, I might just have to check out Blue Pill.
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