Why Feminists Give Each Other Awards

Recently it was announced that Angela Merkel was receive the Roosevelt Foundation’s Four Freedoms award,

Just two weeks after hundreds of women were sexually assaulted by men who were reportedly asylum seekers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been announced as the recipient of an award based on her management of the refugee crisis.

Merkel, who was also Time Magazine’s 2015 person of the year, will receive the Roosevelt Foundation’s Four Freedoms award on April 21. The organization cited her work on the refugee crisis as part of the reason she was chosen for this prestigious award.

“In the current migrant and refugee crisis Merkel is committed to Europe’s humanitarian duty to protect those fleeing war and conflict in the Middle East, Africa and Asia and to tackle the causes of the crisis by working for peace in Syria and the region,” the organization said in an announcement about the award.

So how exactly is the public supposed to interpret this (or the reception of any other award)?   They are supposed to view it as an affirmation of a job well done; with the affirmation typically coming from some mysterious committee with a prestigious aura on Mt. Olympus.  An important implied characteristic of this committee is that they are above it all; and are singularly suited to  make such judgements.

More often than not, in reality this is all a smoke screen for covering up failures (or pushing an agenda).  In Merkel’s case, probably the Olympian Committee saw what was coming, and decided to give her some inoculation.  Rational history will judge her harshly irrespective of this.

Now consider Feminists throughout recent history.  Rush Limbaugh once suggested that Feminists were a bunch of women who gave awards to each other.   Feminists have pushed through legislation and cultural change that has affected women, but one needs to ask, “Has this change on the average been positive to women?”  And this is precisely the question that Feminists do not want women to ask themselves.  For the answer, upon reflection, in many cases would be no.

A fine way to distract from women really reflecting on the question is for Feminists to give each other awards touting how much wonderful the world is now through their efforts.  This approach is cheap to implement.  It gratifies egos.  It really is a no-lose proposition.  At least for the Feminists Leadership.

There’s an old legal aphorism that goes, “If you have the facts on your side, pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, pound the law. If you have neither on your side, pound the table.”  Of course, one pounds the table as a distraction.  So in a sense, by giving each other awards, Feminist Leaders are pounding the table.  An unbecoming scene it is.

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88 comments on “Why Feminists Give Each Other Awards
  1. Farm Boy says:

    When you do a job that you consider important, and you do a fine job at it, that would be the award.

    I wonder if Feminists are compensating for something…

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  2. Farm Boy says:

    I can think of one Nobel Peace Prize that should be a total embarrassment to the committee. Lots of people see it. Perhaps the shine is coming off of these awards.

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  3. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    There is another old adage, “If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your bullshit.” Could feminists, having failed in the former, be doing the latter?

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  4. I am not sure about feminists, but I do know people can be lemmings when it comes to awards. There is a local biz here, for example, with what pretty much everyone seems to say isn’t all that great, but they have a huge social following and beg people to vote them “best of” their category, and so they win every year and people go there but then they complain its not that great, yet the place is always packed because it’s the “best of.” Go figure! People love what’s popular, even if it’s complete crap, and nobody loves popularity contests more than girls who want to be popular! Yay!!! (Not!)

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  5. Another obvious example is fashion. Like a few years back short rise pants were all the rage for women, even though they are uncomfortable as anything, constantly fall down and so you have to keep pulling them back up, and even on the skinniest women they cut right across the belly so they make a “muffin top” and are not flattering, yet one could not find a pair of anything but short rise pants and they looked terrible on everyone! Go figure! For the guys, this was during that period of time when all the girls had thongs hanging out of the top of their pants. 😉

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  6. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Your competitor that attracts awards while producing mediochre product, drgrades everyone else’s whose is superior.

    I don’t know about fashion. Do you think a strong herd instinct is behind it?


  7. @ fuzzie indeed re that biz but year after year they somehow keep the ruse going. I don’t get it!

    Yes the fashion industry is a great example of herd mentality! As soon as you but whatever is in fashion, then it’s “out” and something else is the new thing.

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  8. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    The locals know. So, not much stock is put in that endorsement.

    Men’s clothing doesn’t do that, thankfully.


  9. Spawny Get says:

    Time to lighten the mood…

    Good night. Happy weekend

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  10. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    somebody knows cats, Spawny.

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  11. Cill says:

    “I can think of one Nobel Peace Prize that should be a total embarrassment to the committee.”

    In 2009 Obama won the Nobel Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”. These loopy lefty awards are not worth a brass razoo.

    To give you an idea of how pathetic the Nobel Prize is, I (Cill) am to be nominated for one. I could give y’all the details if you like.

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  12. Spawny Get says:

    “somebody knows cats, Spawny.”

    Exactly my reaction.


  13. Really Cill? If so that’s amazing! Even if some are less deserved…. I would be honored to get one in literature. 🙂 typos and all!

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  14. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    How about nominating Blomm?

    That is a good cat, Spawny.


  15. Cill says:

    “I would be honored to get one in literature”

    Too late. Sorry, Bloom, I have already nominated Moe for the Nobel Prize in Literature 😉

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  16. Cill says:

    It was the fair thing to do, as he had nominated me for the Nobel Peace Prize.

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  17. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Did anyone think to nominate Moehau Man’s dear old mum for mathematics?
    What about Molly? She should be up for something.
    Then, there are Dog and Horse.

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  18. Yoda says:

    Padawan a Nobel Prize in Poetry deserve he does.
    Trained him myself I did.
    Proud if he wins I would be.

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  19. Yoda says:

    Just saw the new movie “13 Hours” I did.
    Kicks crap out iof new Star Wars it does.
    Though low bar that would be


  20. Cill says:

    I nominate molly for the Nobel Prize in Physics for her extraordinary verification of the curvature of spacetime.


  21. Farm Boy says:

    So how positive has Feminism been for women?
    How negative?
    What types of awards do the Feminist Leaders deserve?


  22. Farm Boy says:

    I nominate molly for the Nobel Prize in Physics for her extraordinary verification of the curvature of spacetime.

    You have that one wrong. Here is the top nominee.


  23. Yoda says:

    Nominate Spawny for the prestigious “Patriarch of the Year” award I do.
    A second I do hear?

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  24. fuzziewuzziebear says:


    I prefer Molly, even as a thought exercise.

    Antidote for YouKnowWho’s picture.


  25. Padawan says:

    The “Patriarch of the Year” Award (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    The “Patriarch of the Year”, for me,
    Our very own Spawny should be
    But the lefties who name it would certainly change it
    To “Rapist Supreme Nominee”.

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  26. Yoda says:

    Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?

    Padawan, Blog Nobel Laureate 2014 – ?)

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  27. Yoda says:

    Tarn nominated for “Blonde of the Year” she should be.


  28. Padawan says:

    I Nominate Dog (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    For a howl that sets him apart
    And a voice that sounds like a fart
    For a throat like a frog I nominate Dog
    For the Nobel Prize in Fine Art

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  29. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Tarn for Physiology or Medicine?


  30. Padawan says:

    I Nominate Horse (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    For farts in the seventh chord
    I nominate Horse to the Board,
    With his deft clip-clop and follow-through plop,
    For the Nobel Hip Hop Award

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  31. Spawny Get says:

    Nobel Taking the Peace Award up for grabs, is it?
    I nominate the western world’s political class. Mad Merkin should do the acceptance speech

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  32. Sumo says:

    Is there a Nobel prize for Awesome Smartassyness? If so, then I should be a shoe-in…

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  33. Yoda says:

    “13 Hours:The Sectret Soldiers of Bengazi” win awards it will not.
    Shows the wrong guys in a good light it does.
    If showed them in a bad light it did,
    Many awards it would receive


  34. Yoda says:

    Comments with Andrea picture in them garner no likes they ever do.
    Not sure if this is a problem I am

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  35. Farm Boy says:

    Microagressions and real aggressions,

    2015 could be remembered as the year campus political-correctness jumped the shark. Perhaps, really, it had jumped the shark long ago, but the widely publicized protests at the University of Missouri, which lead to the resignation of the university president, and reports of trigger warnings warning students of such dangers as classic novels and Halloween costumes, woke the public up to just how ridiculous campus life had become.

    Yet campuses aren’t the only place where oppression and grievance are being defined down, often to the point of ridiculousness. Today, feminists gloss over and even explain away actual violence against women (so long as that violence is committed by men from groups that qualify as oppressed), but they stand ready to point out acts of sexism so subtle that they would otherwise be undetectable.


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  36. Farm Boy says:

    Rape Culture,

    The Swedish and German authorities say they have never encountered anything like it: groups of men encircling then molesting women in large public gatherings. It happened in Cologne and Stockholm, but is it really unprecedented? Ivar Arpi argues in the new Spectator that it may well be connected to a phenomenon called ‘taharrush gamea’, a form of group harassment previously seen in Egypt.

    So what is taharrush gamea, and should Western police be worried? Here’s what we know.

    ‘Taharrush’ means sexual harassment – it’s a relatively modern word, which political scholar As’ad Abukhalil says dates back to at least the 1950s. ‘Gamea’ just means ‘collective’. Taharrush gamea came to attention in Egypt in 2005, when female protesters against the Mubarak government were sexually assaulted by plain-clothes policemen. Many subsequent cases were political in nature, but not all: as Mariam Kirollos writes, in 2006 ‘Egyptian bloggers reported cases of group sexual assault in downtown Cairo, where large groups of men groped veiled and unveiled women, and in some cases ripped their clothes off’. There were also cases of rape.


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  37. Farm Boy says:

    The Solution?

    Earlier this evening, we noted that the western German town of Bornheim has banned adult male asylum seekers from its indoor public pool after some German women complained of harassment.

    “There have been complaints of sexual harassment and chatting-up going on in this swimming pool … by groups of young men, and this has prompted some women to leave (the premises),” the town’s deputy mayor said.

    Bornheim, as it turns out, is just a stone’s throw away from Cologne where a wave of sexual assaults allegedly perpetrated by men of “Arab origin” at a New Year’s Eve festival has mushroomed into a bloc-wide scandal.

    Now, officials from across Europe are struggling to deflect criticism and devise a way to ensure that women are safe in large crowds.

    As we documented on Thursday, Switzerland has adopted an Austrian cartoon flyer for its upcoming Lucerne carnival. The pictogram lays out various instances of accepted behavior such as kissing and praying, while making it clear that flying into a mad rage and open-hand slapping women and small children is frowned upon in polite society.


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  38. Yoda says:


    Today the council official responsible for the integration of refugees in the Cologne region admitted organisers knew about the sex attacks at the event but did not want to make a fuss.

    She also shockingly said she “cannot remember” whether she advised the women who were attacked to go to the police, but added she felt the event’s student organisers “had learned from the situation”.

    The appalling incident, on November 7, 2015, only became known of at all because one of the victims bravely decided to go to the police in tShe aftermath of the Cologne sex attacks.

    She told the city’s Express newspaper how she and her friend were surrounded by migrants at the party, which was held on a boat, and were repeatedly groped despite asking the men to stop.


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  39. blurkel says:

    New post scheduled for 1/18/16 @ 00:30 BST


  40. JDG says:

    Feminists give each other rewards because they are insecure and need constant reassurance that their delusions are sound.

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  41. Yoda says:

    Feminists give each other rewards because they are insecure and need constant reassurance that their delusions are sound.

    If only gave each other sammiches that they made they did…

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  42. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    With feminists, the sandwiches only go one way. They are such skinflints that they they will not make sandwiches for each other.


  43. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Anyone who would “like” the picture of SheWhoWillNotBeNamed has made a mistake.
    I think we need a new antidote. Any suggestions?


  44. Farm Boy says:

    Fuzzie Bear,

    Why yes, I do.

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  45. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    Why not Greta Garbo? It really hurts that they are not contemporary.

    News from Dalrock. The pastor jailed in Iran for preaching who was accused by his wife of abuse while he was in prison has been set free.


    As Ricky Ricardo would say, “Lucy, you have some esplaining to do.”


  46. Yoda says:

    Fuzzie Bear,

    Sure that Dalrock will track the story closely he will


  47. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    There is not much left for him to track.


  48. Yoda says:

    Upcoming divorce and justification there will be


  49. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    We’ll have to wait and see. With no fault, grounds aren’t needed although, with this betrayal, he may have them.


  50. Yoda says:

    A victim she will be.
    Wait for it you should


  51. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    A victim like Jenny Erickson?
    Yoda, aren’t we all getting sick of this?


  52. Yoda says:

    All women who do immoral things victims they are


  53. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    So, while they do evil, it makes them saintly?


  54. Yoda says:

    Call evil good they do.
    Call them on it we must


  55. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Did it slow down Jenny Erickson?
    What will happen is that men will turn away.


  56. Yoda says:

    A review of “13 hours ” here it is,

    However, although those Bay-isms do pop up here and there, most of the things that bother people about his films are either gone or at the very least heavily subdued compared to his movies of late. Instead of jumping right into an explosion fest, Bay starts us off with a brief recap of how we got into Libya in the first place, followed by about an hour of setting the stage for what’s to come that starts with us meeting our team of ex-soldiers contracted to protect the CIA annex. They’re a frustrated and often bored bunch stuck in a base protecting people who don’t seem to appreciate what they do, surrounded by potential threats, and constantly at odds with a boss who seems to consider them more of a liability than anything else.

    That boss is the CIA station chief at the annex played by David Costabile, not President Obama, Hillary Clinton, or some kind of caricature of either as you might expect. Other than a snippet of one of Obama’s speeches, they are completely absent from the film, and by leaving them out, Bay and screenwriter Chuck Hogan wisely avoid having the story they are telling sidetracked by political concerns. Instead they are able to hammer home the horrible truths about Benghazi that have thus far been written off as Republican political pandering.

    We are shown a woefully unfortified consulate whose defense is left almost entirely in the hands of unreliable Libyan allies. It is not overrun by a protest that got out of hand, and there is pointed dialog noting that fact later in the movie. Rather it is attacked by Islamic militants who spend days casing both it and the CIA annex before they execute a series of clearly coordinated and planned assaults. And more infuriating than anything else, we watch as calls for backup continue to go unheeded for hours, with fighter jets sitting unmanned on the tarmac as the Americans desperately fight to repel waves of well armed terrorists.

    Even our heroes are explicitly and repeatedly told to “stand down” despite the frantic pleas from the Consulate that “if you don’t come, we’re going to f*cking die!”

    Bound by their conscience, these valiant men defy their orders and go anyway, and that’s when the movie really gets going. From then on it’s a tense, gripping affair that left me quietly seething in anger watching these guys get hung out to dry by a government that couldn’t or wouldn’t send help. Even Bay’s hyper-edited shaky cam, which is somewhat annoying during that first hour of setup, is used to great effect here, reinforcing the feeling of disorientation and uncertainty these guys clearly have to work through. For once not being able to tell who is whom works in the movie’s favor because neither could they at times.

    It’s not all action either. There are appropriate moments of unsettling calm, and since it’s Bay, there are jokes peppered throughout, but not of the typical childish variety we normally see from him. We get more of a gallows humor the guys use to break the tension for themselves as much as it does for us, and though the primary focus is on the pseudonymous Jack Silva played by John Krasinski, and Tyrone Woods played by James Badge Dale, 13 Hours has a great ensemble cast making it all work together.

    I also have to give props to Lorne Balfe for creating a score that’s reminiscent of the kind of thing Hans Zimmer used to do before Christopher Nolan introduced him to that “BWAAAAH” noise. It really helped sell every moment of this film.

    So believe it or not, Michael Bay did it. He not only created a movie with the potential to change how people view the events of that night in Benghazi, but one that’s a legitimately good film in its own right. So 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a 5 on Ed Morrissey’s HotAir scale


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  57. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    It’s time for a bear video. I don’t know how this guy ended up in town but, he must have been happy to get out.


  58. Yoda says:

    Moehau Mans have awards they do?

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  59. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    I would think so. The concept is universal and timeless. Napoleon was a great believer in it.

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  60. That movie sounds really interesting! Thanks for sharing about it, Yoda. Sounds like a must see.

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  61. BuenaVista says:

    I won’t won’t be seeing the movie, but agree that it sounds like an important one — it amazes me that it got made, on two accounts: one, that a picture that disrobes the Administration’s serial deceits got made in Hollywood; two, that the guy who made Transformers actually took the time to make something to cause adult audiences to think.

    The movie apparently alludes to the 9-acre consulate as indefensible, an error that was compounded by … not defending it with sufficient American resources. If one is curious about these things, one might ask a few questions. An obvious one: Why did the CIA attempt to run an op (other people have written about the op, I won’t) out of an indefensible facility? It sounds absurd, no?

    The consulate was chosen and run not by CIA but by a career foreign service officer. Her training was superior linguistic skills and an advanced degree in comp lit from a high-end school, and organizational pull inside State. She was a close friend of the ambassador and his wife. In respect of her martial skills and training, she’s 5’8″ (when not wearing her Louboutins) and 115 pounds. The culture, then, of Washington today is such that someone with no preparation or support is made responsible for an extremely dangerous mission, with geopolitical impact far beyond Libya, with shaky underpinnings at CIA. Because, inclusion. I read one review that alluded to a secondary character in the movie, female, but I don’t know if the screenwriter dug deep enough to find out who set up this Alamo, and was running it. And I really don’t intend to find out. She’s been interviewed in private session a few times by Gowdy, so perhaps his report will add to the historical record.

    I’m going to obliquely link this odd set of decisions with the OP. Women give each other awards because they see it as a way to create their own elite in-group, ostensibly to compete with elite in-groups that are predominately male. The feminist ethos of the State Dept is such that it was the subject FS officer’s “turn” to operate a high-value facility with an underground mission. Everybody associated with this fiasco, not simply the dead people, is badly scarred for life.

    Oh, and my female subject returns to south Asia in the spring, to a city that has been the target of numerous, grisly terrorist attacks.

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  62. Yoda says:

    Re-educated you will be,

    There is ample evidence that the law school has veered to a partisan agenda. In a prior commentary, I discussed the diversity training conducted by the law school in collaboration with the Vice President for Diversity. At those events, faculty, staff and students were instructed to identify their religious beliefs, sexual orientation and disabilities, and attendees were ordered to clap enthusiastically (it was made quite clear that silence or even polite clapping was simply not acceptable).



  63. Farm Boy says:

    Women give each other awards because they see it as a way to create their own elite in-group, ostensibly to compete with elite in-groups that are predominately male.

    I suppose that this means areas like athletics. Though in athletics, performance and results actually matter.


  64. Farm Boy says:

    Did it slow down Jenny Erickson?

    She might have provided an example to others in terms of what not do. She did get a modest amount of publicity.

    I wonder if she will ever marry again. She has a very public history

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  65. Cill says:

    Wondering who Jenny Erickson might be, I read some of her stuff. I think that in divorcing her husband she was also divorcing her “pastor”.


  66. Farm Boy says:

    She is a big topic al Dalrock’s. She even has her own archive.


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  67. Cill says:

    Heaven help her.


  68. Farm Boy says:

    From Dalrock’s,

    Jenny Erikson is trapped! No, not in an unhappy marriage. That is stage 4 in having it all. Please try to keep up. Jenny is currently in stage 5, moving quickly to stage 6:

    5: Is forced to divorce the bad man who made her unhaaapy by doing everything she demanded he do.

    6: Basks in the drama of a newly divorced woman, wronged by her ex husband and the society which forced her to marry the wrong man.

    Steps 7 & 8 are just around the corner, although she has a great deal of discretion on how long she chooses to spend in step 7 and of course a great deal of uncertainty about step 8.

    7: Has sex with the most attractive men who are (still) willing to have sex with her. Since this misguided attempt at reliving the glory of her twenties is generally an immense disappointment, she then wants to quickly move on to:

    8: Finds her secret multimilionaire hunky handyman who insists that she marry him, thus returning her to the higher social status of wife.

    Jenny has made it her life’s work to be a living breathing manosphere cliché. First she married her beta orbiter. Then she had her two children in wedlock while writing about how she loved her husband for his foot rubs. Then 9 months after writing Happy 10th Anniversary to My Darling Husband Leif she suddenly discovered that she had been trapped in an unhaaapy marriage for years. You can’t make this stuff up.

    The real problem for Jenny is the profound contradiction between her trademark claim of placing God first while setting out to be the lowest form of mommyblogger, the professional divorcée. Her signature twist as a professional divorcée is that she does this from the conservative, pro God, pro stay married perspective.

    This is a trap of her own creation. If she wants to continue to receive the attention fix of her chosen profession, she will be faced with the unrelenting demand to write posts about how her divorce has harmed her children, how her household experiences chaos without a father/husband, how much she likes being divorced, and the ups and downs of her quest for more men (see her head start on this essential topic here). This is just the baseline publish or perish requirement for a professional divorcée mommy blogger though. To keep her signature twist, she will also have to write posts moralizing about marriage and the importance of staying married even if you aren’t happy.

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  69. Farm Boy says:

    These people would seem to be politically incorrect,

    BERLIN — Three young men from North Africa were arrested on Saturday in the western German city of Dortmund for stoning two transgender women.

    According to a report on Friday on television station SAT1.NRW, the men attacked Yasmine und Elisa, two transgender women, near the city’s main train station.

    “Within seconds we were tossed around…and they took stones from a gravel bed on the corner and threw them at us,” said Elisa.



  70. Farm Boy says:

    No swimming,

    A town in Germany has banned male asylum seekers from public swimming pools after complaints from women that they were being harassed by migrants, AFP learnt Friday.

    A spokesman for the local government of Bornheim said the ban on male asylum seekers above the age of 18 came after six people filed complaints “over the sexually offensive behaviour of some migrant men at the pool”.

    The measure aimed at “making it clear to the men that the right of women in Germany is inviolable”, he added.

    Officials have gone personally to three asylum seeker shelters near the pools to deliver news of the ban and emphasise how people should behave in swimming pools, said the spokesman.


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  71. Cill says:

    “Do to me what you’re doing to civilization”, said Mr Merkel to Angela, “only do it more slowly.”

    Yeah yeah it’s an old joke. I just had to get it off my chest.

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  72. Spawny Get says:

    I’m sure that the femeroid initial desire would be to blame all men, ban all men.

    Did they decide to take the ‘waciss’ step of only banning immigrants so as to not, for once, alienate men that the women want for future white knight duties? Were the Fembots overruled, or are they perhaps not quite as colossally, mind fuckingly dumb as previously believed?

    Not that I think that the men should white knight either way. Just curious.

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  73. Yoda says:

    Perhaps women want to “play off” white men and non white men off against each other they do.

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  74. Yoda says:

    “Lets you and him fight” one variant of it it would be

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  75. Cill says:

    “play off” white men and non white men off against each other

    Shouldn’t that be “play off of”? I never did understand the American rules of off of.


  76. Yoda says:

    American I am not.
    Live on Degoba I do.
    Syntactically do as I please I do

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  77. Spawny Get says:

    I think that the herd is just starting to wonder what the Fembots and their own complicity have wrought.

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  78. Yoda says:

    Face the truth they can?

    These are uncomfortable facts. And until now, Germans have struggled to find an appropriate, decent way to address the issues they raise, without being labeled a Nazi or a fool. At last, this is changing. If Willkommenskultur, the welcoming culture, was the word of the year for 2015, this year’s leading candidate should be Ehrlichkeitskultur, the honesty culture. Cologne has been the catalyst: It shows that we must talk more frankly, yet not less responsibly, about immigration.

    It is now up to Chancellor Angela Merkel to transform the new soberness into action. She has already made corrections to her open-door policy, including a stricter deportation law for immigrants who commit crimes. But she’ll have to do even more, and she’ll have to do it quickly.

    The news about the Cologne attacks resembled a bomb going off in slow motion, and its effects have been absorbed just as slowly, in less of a panic than a controlled shock. First, the police in Cologne withheld information about the mass sexual assaults (the police chief later resigned). When the details started to emerge, journalists were reluctant to admit the mere possibility that refugees had been involved, although this was pretty obvious from various witness accounts early on.

    All the while, the political left tried to play down the event. Claudia Roth, a Bundestag leader from the Green Party, compared the mass crimes in Cologne to the sexual harassments that she said happen every year at the Munich Oktoberfest (which police records show to be false). The head of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany warned that it would be a “major mistake” to draw any conclusions about the cultural backgrounds of these men. If this sounds like ignorance and appeasement, it is.


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  79. Spawny Get says:

    All the while, the political left tried to play down the event. Claudia Roth, a Bundestag leader from the Green Party, compared the mass crimes in Cologne to the sexual harassments that she said happen every year at the Munich Oktoberfest (which police records show to be false). The head of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany warned that it would be a “major mistake” to draw any conclusions about the cultural backgrounds of these men. If this sounds like ignorance and appeasement, it is.

    A) clearly they are as colossal dumb as previously thought.
    B) ‘major mistake’ has a whiff of a soupcon of a hint of a threat about it, does it not?


  80. Padawan says:

    Off Of (by Padawan, Blog Laureate 2014 – ?)

    The American grammar of off
    Is really as prompt as a cough
    One can say “off of” so long as the off of
    Is never the meaning is off


  81. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    About the pool,had they wanted to be fair, they could have sexually segregated the hours of operation.
    I do remember hearing about something similar in the UK. A gym set up female only hours of operation without considering compensating the men for reduced access. I think it all fizzled.

    If the government can’t be seen to control matters with respect to these hooligqans, expect vigilantes to.

    Getting back to the swimming pool, it would appear, considering the judgement, that women have a superior social status.


  82. fuzziewuzziebear says:

    Spawny Get,
    I am surprised that it is not more. It seems the more that immigrants do to cover themselves in manure, the more your cause is advanced. They won’t ever run out of manure.


  83. Yoda says:

    A new post there is


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