Saturday, November 15, 2014

I Am Vermin, Hear Me Roar

One of mankind's greatest achievement was overshadowed this week by the fact that the scientist announcing it was wearing a shirt that feminists didn't like, a far more important cultural event. Not that I had any patience for feminists before, but if had had any, this would have used it up. An aside: I have some friends in the libertarian and conservative movements who are trying to insist that the word "feminist" actually means the idea that women should have equal legal rights, and that the idiots calling themselves feminists these days have no right to the term. I reply that if their argument has any merit, it's too late anyway, and that "feminist" now means what everybody thinks it means — a bunch of hysterical, politically correct harpies. For that matter, the very idea that men and women should have identical legal rights is itself a few steps away from rationality, which is obvious when you think about us as a species, instead of as some sort of Platonic spirits floating in the air. I'll leave that as a mental exercise for you all. And while you're exercising, just imagine what feminists must think of all my cute quibcags like this one, if a poor geeky scientist's shirt causes them to get the vapors.

Mangan describes the foofaraw this way at http://mangans.blogspot.com/ :

Shirtgate


You've probably heard about this: the man in charge of the Rosetta probe that landed on a comet wore a shirt featuring images of scantily clad women, and feminists were outraged.

There's been a lot of chatter about how ridiculous this is, and of course it is. Feminists are said to be losing their credibility over stunts like this. Furthermore, because the man is a physics PhD and just helped accomplish an astounding feat no one has ever done, feminists focusing on his shirt look petty by comparison. It's a classic human accomplishment vs. you're a sexist bigot story.



Yet Dr. Matt Taylor apologized.

So who won? Did SJW feminists destroy their credibility, or did they force others to submit to their authority? It looks like the latter. To be sure, Taylor is only one man, possibly not well-versed in the way these things work - i.e. never apologize - and who could say what one of us would do in a similar situation, presumably under pressure? But the feminists did win. Probably no manager of a similar project will ever let one of his underlings wear a shirt like that, or make public pronouncements of a dubious nature, again. Everyone will have to undergo sensitivity training.
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And Countenance says this at http://countenance.wordpress.com/

Welcome to Crackpotistan


No no women are toooootally welcome in our community, just ask the dude in this shirt.


“The dude” in question was part of the team that just accomplished something that humanity had not accomplished before: Landing a probe on the surface of a comet. It’s a lot harder to do that than landing a probe on the solid surface of a planet or planetary moon, or sending a probe down into a gas giant planet, because comets move a lot faster.

So instead of celebrating it, some people only care what kind of shirts the people who helped make it happen are wearing while they made it happen, speculating that those shirts are the reason why there aren’t any 85 IQ black lesbian transgender women single mothers with seven children by six men on the team.
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Quibcag: The researcher into feminism is the adorable non-feminist Rika Shiguma of Haganai (はがない).

9 comments:

  1. The feminists, race hustlers, and SJW (Stupid Jerks Wailing) needs a double dose of both "Get Over It" and "Grow the F*** Up".

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  2. ^^ said double dose delivered at high velocity and mass by a cannon...

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  3. I hate that he apologized. A guy with a shirt and tattoos like that shouldn't give a fuck about anybody's opinion.

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  4. It seems that feminists have enthusiastically embraced the dark triad of personality traits: narcissism, machiavellianism and psychopathy.

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  5. Women are, if in authority, often disruptive and useless. My last boss was a screeching, bullying harridan, crafty but of limited intelligence; not really an example of why a woman's place is in the home but rather that a psychopath's place should be at the bottom of a cliff, hurled down and pissed on by all those whose jobs have been blighted, terminated or who have resigned because of the insecure, drivelling, strident, I'm-in-charge micro-managing bullshit. Promote-who-you-shag (yes Colin, all is known) you leatherfaced little foot-stamping strumpet. Her neck would have been snapped like a stick of celery years ago if it wasn't an offence.

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  6. "I am vermin hear me roar!"

    Speaking of vermin....

    http://i1.wp.com/www.antifeministtech.info/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/what-Putin-really-thinks-of-Femen-in-English.jpg

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  7. Feminists: 'Quick! Everyone do what you can to divert attention from the revelation that the Douchebag, Filth-Spewing, "writer" of 'Requires Hate' and etc is really our Darling Celebrated Up-And-Coming writer Benjanun Sriduangkaew!!'

    Rose Eveleth: 'Challenge Accepted!'

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  8. "Women are, if in authority, often disruptive and useless. My last boss was a screeching, bullying harridan, crafty but of limited intelligence; not really an example of why a woman's place is in the home but rather that a psychopath's place should be at the bottom of a cliff, hurled down and pissed on by all those whose jobs have been blighted, terminated or who have resigned because of the insecure, drivelling, strident, I'm-in-charge micro-managing bullshit. Promote-who-you-shag (yes Colin, all is known) you leatherfaced little foot-stamping strumpet. Her neck would have been snapped like a stick of celery years ago if it wasn't an offence. "

    And then you wonder why your girlfriend is equal parts the internet, a tube of Kentucky Jelly, self-loathing, and a sock.

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