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September 23, 2015

Today in Social Justice Warrior News

Many links swiped from Hot Air.

The writer of a touchstone book on feminism and rape now chides hysterical lunatic third-wave feminists, and hysterical lunatic third-wave feminists react the only way they know how.

In an interview with New York magazine last week, the 80-year-old Brownmiller [author of Against Our Will] suggested that the campus rape movement is narrow, elitist, and "doesn't accept reality." Asked what advice she would give activists, Brownmiller said, "extend your focus to the larger percentage of women and girls who are in danger of being raped. They are more important than the college kids."

She also violated the well-known taboo against drawing a connection between sexual assault and the campus culture of binge drinking: "If you drink you lose your sense of judgment. Everybody knows that. You should know that when you are going into a fraternity party, something can happen."

The rape crisis crusaders contemptuously brushed Brownmiller’s views aside. Downgrading her to a "former feminist hero," Amanda Marcotte wrote in Slate that Brownmiller is "downright victim-blame-y, sneering at girls today with their booze and their clothes and their asking-for-it," a line echoed by writers at Salon and elsewhere. Jessica Valenti wrote in the Guardian that "the movement will go on without" outdated thinkers like Brownmiller.

Speaking of purging the body of all heresies, this article on totalitarian Neo-Puritans who only wish to Purify you of all sins is worth reading in full.

[Jack] Cashill recently wrote a book, "Scarlet Letters: The Ever-Increasing Intolerance of the Cult of Liberalism Exposed," in which he identified the seven intolerable sins against the progressive "neo-Puritan" worldview: racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, xenophobia, Islamophobia, and climate-change denialism.


Cashill, whose Kansas City library speech was broadcast on C-SPAN 2's "Book TV," said he came up with the idea of a religious theme for his book while watching a documentary on former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey. At one point in the documentary, a sign next to a church appeared onscreen that read, "Jesus liberates us from our sins of sexism, homophobia, racism, and classism."

This caught Cashill's attention.

"Now if the signboard had been a little bit bigger, it would have had 'Islamophobia,' 'xenophobia,' and 'climate-change denialism,'" he quipped. "Those are the seven deadly sins of our era, and God help the man or woman who violates one."


"It's just not enough to share your offense," he said. "You've got to enlist the state in your cause. This is where it begins to really approach the Puritan model, but the Puritans were a picture of mercy and rationality compared to what's going on right now."

Case in point: former NFL quarterback Brett Favre received criticism from the Left for not clapping long enough or enthusiastically enough as the transgender Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner approached the stage to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs this year. Cashill said Favre was a recipient of the newest scarlet letter – "T" for "transphobia."

Mark Hemingway asks why Muslims are permitted to discriminate based on religion and Christians aren't.

A wonderful declaration of freedom from American University (fittingly enough), which rejects the neo-puritan cult of righteous purification.

The Ahmad the Clock-Maker saga continues, with the family now refusing to agree to release the video of the police interviews the police say would prove their point that the kid was not forthcoming and "passive-aggressive" in explaining the clock he did not in fact "invent."

US soldiers have been told to ignore the sexual abuse of boys in Afghanistan, even when they can hear the boys screaming, because Multicultural.

Woman asks her white friends to pay for her treatment for Marfan syndrome, and only her white friends, because their racism is making it worse.

And one more link for Haidt's and Lukanoff's piece The Coddling of the American Mind.

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