Denis Hof (1946-2018)
He lived the life.
Paul Allen (1953-2018)
Also lived the life.
Just a story of two men who came from nothing, worked hard, gave people what they wanted and died rich and happy. I love America.
The Society for Human Resource Management published a report Thursday that documented the result of the movement that called on society to believe allegations of sexual harassment without question.
According to the study, nearly a third of executives report that they have “changed their behaviors to a moderate, great or very great extent to avoid behavior that could be perceived as sexual harassment.”
The CEO of the SHRM, Johnny C. Taylor Jr., explained that “some of the more concerning pieces of data that came out of the research are around the concern that there may be a backlash of sorts. There were men who specifically said I will not hire a woman going forward,” he explained. “Those who said they would hire a woman said they would not travel with one, and they, more importantly they would not engage in activities after business hours.”
But that’s not all. How about this development:
Amazon’s machine-learning specialists uncovered a big problem.
The team had been building computer programs since 2014 to review job applicants’ resumes with the aim of mechanizing the search for top talent, five people familiar with the effort told Reuters.
But the firm was ultimately forced to end the project after it found the system had taught itself to prefer male candidates over females.
When even machines, looking at the thing empirically and dispassionately, find reasons to disqualify women…
There ya go, ladies. Hope it was worth it.
We’ve come across this foul bitch before. Fresh from her “triumph” of having a conservative guy ejected from a gym, Georgetown professor Christine “Anything But” Fair is back in the news, unfortunately:
A professor at Georgetown University known for making incendiary comments against supporters of President Donald Trump said white men deserve “miserable deaths” for supporting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
C. Christine Fair, an associate professor at Georgetown in the School of Foreign Service, tweeted Saturday, saying white Republican men should die and an added bonus would be if women “castrate their corpses and feed them to swine.”
This folks, is what happens when you’re so ugly you can’t even get a pityfuck at a drunken frat kegger.
And her Ugly isn’t just on the surface; it permeates her entire being.
Yet she’s still employed at Georgetown, which used to be a reasonably-prestigious university. Now it seems that the place is as fucked-up, rancid and poxy as this example of its academia. Maybe they’re proud of her, which makes a sick kind of sense, I guess.
I begin this post by offering up a quote from Megan Fox, talking about the feministical anti-Kavanaugh protesters:
“What employers will hire women now? If I were one, I wouldn’t. What kind of sado-masochist do you have to be to want to take a chance on hiring one of these women who think accusations are enough to hang a man?”
That particular bullet, it seems to me, has long since passed through the church. I am pretty sure that but for the presence of the (largely female-staffed) Human Resources departments in business today, most men would probably not hire young women unless forced to do so. Hell, I’m not even sure that female managers would hire that many young women either. Because this is the kind of employee you’re likely to get:
Here’s a quick question for a prospective employer: assuming you weren’t paying attention and hired one or two of these mopes by accident, about how long do you think you’d have before they started disrupting your workplace, taking time off to attend protests, or filing protests against male coworkers for imagined grievances?
If you answered anything other than “Days, maybe even just hours” to the above question, you’re deluding yourself. And as for these prospective Yale attorneys:
…well, I’m pretty sure that few law firms (other than the neo-Stalinist ones) would give them a look, but the nice thing about getting a law degree from Yale is that there’ll always be a job for you at pinko outfits like the ACLU, SPLC, Greenpeace and the like. Hell, you’d be a shoo-in as a staffer for some Democrat congressman, so no worries there.
In the real world, however, I’m predicting that all the ones at the top are going to have to get used to filling orders at Starbucks or waiting tables at Applebee’s, because #patriarchy.
That’s the beauty of being one of the Permanently Aggrieved, you see: it’s always someone else’s fault.
So here’s the thing. William F. Buckley once characterized conservatives as people “standing astride the course of history, shouting STOP!” I, on the other hand, prefer to think of myself as someone standing astride the course of history, but instead of shouting “STOP!”, I prefer to shout, “GO BACK TEN STEPS!”
Yes, I have always preferred to go back to an earlier (and better) time, when things made sense (e.g. two genders — male and female — instead of the fifty-six flavors now apparently on offer).
Of late, however, I must confess to finding secret glee in not being so reactionary. Nowadays, I seem to find pleasure in urging on The Great Insanity rather than attempting to fight it. Here’s an example.
A British university has recently come under fire for allowing a rather different kind of career option in a recent jobs’ fair:
A university has been slammed after its freshers’ fair had a stand that advised new undergraduates on how to be sex workers.
Brighton University’s freshers’ fair last week had a stand run by the Sex Workers’ Outreach Project, Sussex.
SWOP describes itself as ‘A discreet and confidential trans inclusive service for women working in the sex industry who live or work in Sussex’,
Before the fair, the group tweeted: ‘1 in 6 students does sex work or thinks about turning to sex work. We can help.’
On A Level Results day, the group invited students to visit their stands for advice and information on sex work.
At the Brighton freshers’ fair, the group offered free condoms and lubricants for all students and invited to ‘play on our wheel of sexual wellbeing’.
Prizes from the wheel included underwear.
Amazingly (in today’s world), this has caused something of a negative reaction in social media:
One user commented: ‘Saddened to see this. Students should not be encouraged into prostitution.’
Another added: ‘What the f***? Are you seriously encouraging young people to sell their bodies to fund university? “Sex work”? Do you mention this to prospective parents at open days?’
A third simply said: ‘This is grotesque beyond words.’
Unsurprisingly, SWOP responded with the “If they’re going to do it anyway…” liberal trope (see also: handing out condoms to, and discussing anal sex techniques with preteens in Sex Ed classes):
‘Rising living and tuition costs mean that more students than ever are turning to sex work and SWOP believe that they deserve our help as well.
‘Sex work is work.’
‘SWOP have never idealised sex work. However, we understand why students may turn to sex work, and navigating the legal precariousness as well as potential danger mean that students are extra vulnerable and we will help.’
As I said earlier, this whole thing would once have brought from me a thundering denunciation of the decline of morality and the liberal-mindset catalyst that has enabled and encouraged it.
Now? I shrug. Because whenever I and other conservatives have have had this kind of attitude in the past, the response has often been that we’re being too judgmental, too harsh and too unforgiving.
So now I say: Go on. Tell these young girls that prostitution is a reasonable option towards funding their university education; tell them how to set up “client lists” and draw up “business plans” for the exploitation of their vaginas, and tell them how best to advertise their
wares vaginas and where best to set up operations. Hell, given what’s being taught here, make it part of a business degree — it’s pretty much what’s taught in business schools these days, except that instead of using the hypothetical “widgets” so beloved of business-school professors, they can use real-life vaginas — their own vaginas withal, so there’s not even a need to set up a product manufacturing process!
I know this sounds cynical, and it is. But my cynicism pales by comparison to that of the people who have re-labeled “fucking strangers for money” as “sex work”.
“This is not the kind of business I would like to see in Houston and certainly this is not the kind of business the City is seeking to attract,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said.
What kind of business would that be, that it would rile up Hizzoner so badly? Why, this kind of business:
Yessirree, it’s Houston’s (and Texas’s) very first sex doll brothel.
Only it’s not a brothel. Why?
Yuval Gavriel, the founder of KinySdollS, calls it a showroom. Gavriel said customers can try out the merchandise [before buying].
Slippery. And in one of those delicious little ironies:
The business does not meet the definition of a sexually oriented business and requires simply an occupancy permit.
Needless to say, Houston’s “There-Ought-To-Be-A-Law!” Brigade is in full cry:
Residents and activists have expressed their opposition to the brothel. “There’s kids around here and it’s a family-oriented neighborhood and I live right here and to have that here is just gross.” [said one killjoy]
Considering that Houston has one of the highest strip-clubs per 000 population ratios in the whole United States, this seems… okay, “hilarious” is the word I’m looking for here. Not that this is going to deter the Puritans In Government [PIGs]:
[Mayor] Turner said “the city is currently reviewing existing ordinances that may restrict or regulate such businesses as well as looking to upgrade our ordinances to cover these type of businesses.”
To reiterate: while I’m no longer strictly against “regular” prostitution per se, I’m certainly agnostic about the moral issues involved in this robot sex nonsense — but I knew the sex doll thing was going to open up a can of worms. (I should also point out that unlike Alabama, Texas does not have any laws pertaining to sex toys, so the PIGs have their work cut out for them.) Clearly, the Houston government has fixed up all the city’s other problems so that city government can afford to devote so much time and energy to stopping a business which will affect, at a rough guess, about a hundred people.
Somebody pass the popcorn.