Including pillow fights of note; the joys of public transport; the thrill of plankton; the trembling patriarchy; and a photographic project going somewhat awry.
On Monday, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation announced that their rules would be changed so that each non-white union member would have his/her vote weighted more than white members.
Objections to the policy were denounced as “harassment” and “harmful language.” You see, building woke utopia requires a little contortion.
Including what to do with your wiener; a thwarted stalker; the children’s book you’ve always wanted; what cotton buds are for; and the baby-repelling properties of grass.
Including a scene best avoided by the highly-strung; a chap who builds kalimbas; a crab treadmill; Rome’s imperial poisoner; some parenting of note; and small wings made of water.
Exactly how Ms Roth, a writer and Pilates instructor, is oppressed by “patriarchy,” and how she has been traumatised by it, crushed by the aforementioned “systems of inequality,” is not made clear either, and no examples are forthcoming. None whatsoever. Perhaps expectations of evidence – even a single, relevant anecdote – are now considered superfluous and impolite. Readers of Scary Mommy are nonetheless expected to nod in agreement, before checking their breasts for signs of “inherited trauma.”
On Patriarchy Stress Disorder, allegedly a “collective intergenerational trauma,” and “genetically transmitted,” “passed down in our genes” – albeit in ways left entirely mysterious.
Including scenes of niche dexterity; an inadvisable choice; an unforeseen property of freshly baked rolls; some erratic molten steel; and why only some men are allowed to dress up as women.
I want to share with people why I didn’t know I was white. Because I think a lot of people don’t know they are white.
Including scenes of DIY policing; a masterclass in stealth redistribution; an illustration of ocean depth; and a surprisingly lively leaf-blowing drama.
“At the same time schools have ramped up their antiracist efforts, mental health among students has only gotten worse.”
Including a compression test of note; an (almost) contactless high-tech public convenience; the thrill of public transport; the thrill of hair drying; and assorted athletic ladies circa 1940.
Including a test of child-relocation technology; a robotic masseur; a device to prevent “the flapping of the breasts”; a burly chap plus one; and how to repair a butterfly.
At a time when, despite increases in school funding, almost 80% of black and Hispanic eighth graders have been deemed “not proficient” in maths or reading, it’s unclear how improvements might be made while simultaneously graduating high-school pupils regardless of their performance, or even their attendance, and while shying from the existence of such terribly oppressive things as correct answers. But as we’ve been told, more than once, “suspending proficiency requirements” will – in ways that are somewhat unobvious – “benefit” those on whom these things are inflicted.
And parents will doubtless take comfort in the feats of mental contortion performed by those to whom children are entrusted – including the self-satisfied insistence, by high-school teacher Josh Thompson, that behaving in class is “white supremacy.” You see, paying attention and not being disruptive, so that things might actually be learned, if only by some of those present, is “passive” and a product of “white culture.” And expecting basic standards of behaviour – say, respecting other pupils who are trying to hear what’s being said – is “the definition of white supremacy,” and therefore very, very bad.
It’s fundraising week over at my place. If you’d like to help out and keep a blog afloat, by all means do.
Including an incongruous hum; how to wash your hair; a notable use of surplus wood; some ‘progressive’ law enforcement; a two-bedroom flat with its own spacious underground bunker; and how to hypnotise a crab.
Watching that, I can certainly understand why her “daughter’s father” is not her daughter’s mother’s husband.
From the comments following this.
“Education is political,” says Ms Myart-Cruz, who boasts of her ability to act with near-impunity, and whose list of Intolerable Things includes cognitive testing, “structural racism,” border controls, policing, and the supposed “privilege” of parents who would like their children to actually learn things, including times tables.
Being innumerate is fine, apparently. What matters is “social justice.”
Note the implication that “whiteness,” being white, equals racism and is therefore by default a thing to be discussed in terms of pathology, a thing to be cured. “Colour-blindness” – i.e., not being weirdly fixated by race – is, it turns out, deeply problematic, and must give way to deconstructing “the whiteness=greatness fallacy in white psyches.” Which is what “white psyches” are all about, you see.
Including a suboptimal situation; the laughing death epidemic of Papua New Guinea; some accidentally gigantic spiders; a guide to the biggest black holes; and the biodegradable shoes you’ve always wanted.
When the head of your local rape crisis centre is a trans woman:
Wadhwa, a self-styled “strategic thinker,” insists that “therapy is political” – which apparently means that a woman who’s been raped by a man and then seeks help from other women will be told, on the orders of a man, that she “can’t really… recover from trauma” until she “reframes” that experience to incorporate the most modish and deranging iteration of transgender ideology. Failure to do so is “unacceptable” and will of course be “challenged.” Because priorities.