20 December 2008

"Migawd is there anything drearier..."

"...on earth than militant feminism."

"Not quite on topic, but, during the thought police episode, I had a chat with my daughter who went to Queens in the early 90s. She told me that one of the best essays she ever wrote came back with every single 'he' circled in red ink."

"Every single one."

"She was scolded by the marxist-feminist prof and told to use the gender-neutral, but ugly and unpronouncable, s/he."

"Fair enough, I suppose, except .... the essay was about Gulliver's Travels."
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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"I remember strolling the campus of Queens, my alma mater as well as your daughter's. I was approached by some well meaning yet naive folks with a clip board who told me they were doing a survey for the University and asked me if I had ever witnessed racism or discrimination on campus."

"'Indeed,' I replied."

"Their happy young faces beamed at the news."

"I continued. 'There is a disturbing amount of discrimination practiced by the University itself as well as the government of Canada. It is against men, especially caucasian ones'."
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4 comments:

clancy seven said...

I remember a feminist law professor getting snippy because we'd answered a hypothetical exam question about someone named "Jean" as if the name indicated a woman. It was actually a French man! Dreary indeed.

Rose said...

LOL sad isn't it, my 12 year old niece was visiting today and while doing some homework in the sunroom she kept asking me how to spell words. I said Jess sound the word out phonically, what's that she asks. I look to my sister stunned and she explains that they don't teach spelling to children anymore. As long as they use the correct first and last letter that's acceptable. Can you image, our teachers are training our young to be illiterate. Jesus wept.

The worlds going mad I tell ya.

langmann said...

I remember strolling the campus of Queens, my alma mater as well as your daughter's.

I was approached by some well meaning yet naive folks with a clip board who told me they were doing a survey for the University and asked me if I had ever witnessed racism or discrimination on campus.

"Indeed," I replied. Their happy young faces beamed at the news.

I continued. "There is a disturbing amount of discrimination practiced by the University itself as well as the government of Canada. It is against men, especially caucasian ones."

They did not look so happy when I mentioned the m-bomb.

"You see," I said. "Had I been a female I could apply for these scholarships. I named a few at Queen's. I could have had an extra $5000 from the government if I simply were a woman as well. Heck now even corporations are doing it."

Philanthropist said...

Thank a class full of feminists for looking up to white men as all powerful super beings and they just look at you with blank stares.

This is after the fembot went on and on about the conspiratorial white male patriarchy controlling every thought, word and deed of every other group on the planet. Seriously pathetic.