My Political Views lately…

For last few years I have called myself an “Anarchist Feminist” believing that these views will be the ultimate form of liberation for women. But those last few years I have met a lot of disappointment from some Anarchists who do not seem to be interested in liberating the world. I cannot call myself an Anarchist-anything anymore.

Modern anarchism has become a “liberalised” shadow of its former self. Too busy staring at its own navel and not actually coming up with a solid plan to liberate the masses. I have also noticed that it has become too steeped in “identity politics” while I do realize the importance of recognizing multitudes of oppression but the analysis cannot end there. Analysis is a great thing to have but words really don’t mean anything when Imperialist governments are bombing third world countries left and right. There needs to be more than just discussing our identities, there needs to be more direct and organized action. Protests are fine but politicians, and the capitalists, have seen plenty of non-violent protests and they ultimately do not bring down the government, i.e. the 99% movement.

Lately, I have been looking into other political theories and Marxism seems to make much more sense to me. I do appreciate the structure that Marxism has as opposed to Liberalism which is more focused on their own class interests than liberation. I know that some of my readers will be upset with me but these revelations I have came to on my own. I do not allow people to force ideas on me, I find these answers on my own. So please, show some respect. People change their views over time. I cannot stand to be in one spot forever and neither can the working classes and other oppressed people.

I Already Know Who Eminem Is (No Need For Your BS)

It seems a commentor has made a ridiculous assumption about me and I feel that I will need to clarify. I was a fan of Eminem when I was in high school and yes, I have also listened to “Like Toy Soldiers” and I am already familiar with the themes in his lyrics. Telling me to “calm down” will not make you look like a better person but will instead make you look like you are about to be patronizing.

For your information, I do not appreciate being patronized to as if I am an idiot. I realize his lyrics are not literal but so what? It doesn’t stop misogynists from listening to his lyrics or else finding an artist who will confirm every bias that they have about women. Eminem may have all the traits of Autism but that doesn’t mean he should be idolized by the Autistic community. I can pull the Hitler card here but I won’t. Eminem has the power to influence society, too bad he has yet to use this power to stop violence against women.

I also realize that Slim Shady is just a persona, does that excuse the impact of his words? What about the misogynists that listen to his lyrics?

No, Eminem is not an Aspie

I have been seeing an article floating around Facebook for the past couple of days about claiming, remember this is just a speculation NOT actual fact, that Marshall Mathers (AKA Eminem) definitely has Asperger’s Syndrome. I am terribly disgusted by the claim going about, as if it is a bare-bone fact and not just speculation that can easily be proven false, but I am even more disgusted that people in the Aspie/Autistic community as BUYING INTO this bullshit! Now, before anyone in the community even thinks about trying to prove me wrong or that I have no place to comment on this, I am diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and have been Autistic for a very long time. I know exactly what I am talking about when it comes to Autism/Asperger’s and this bullshit has prompted me to write this blog. Here are some reasons why i think this is bullshit.

There is no irrefutable proof that Mathers has ever been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome.

The reason that this claim seems to be going around is because of a few lyrics that have mentioned Asperger’s Syndrome. I can’t believe that I have to say that just BECAUSE someone claims to have symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome that doesn’t mean they should be automatically believed. Many people have claimed to be Aspie or Autistic to get away with abusive or horrible behaviour in the past or even if they have had an “Aspie moment.” Many people in the mainstream media have claimed that some school shooters are diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism Spectrum Disorder. Do we REALLY want to support someone who has outwardly written misogynistic, homophobic, and racist lyrics and has been unrepentent about it? Do we really want to associate or welcome those type of people into our community? Do we want to give neurotypicals MORE PROOF that Aspies/Autistic people support violence or are violent? Remember, there are not just straight, white men who are diagnosed Autistic/Aspie.

Even if he is, that does not mean we should welcome him with open arms

There is far too much abuse within and outside of the community that we have to accept EVERY person who claims to have Asperger’s/Autism. This is why I cannot accept someone, who has not had a official diagnosis from a doctor, that claims to have Autism. We cannot know if this person is bullshitting or may have another disorder. We need to be more vigilant than that, we need to THINK MORE CRITICALLY about what we hear from people. Do not accept bullshit claims like this as the whole truth. Wouldn’t it be convient for Mathers to claim to have Asperger’s Syndrome just to excuse his past behaviour? THINK ABOUT IT!

We should not excuse or ignore his past behaviour simply because he claims to have Asperger’s

It stuns me that fellow Aspies/Autistics are whole-heartedly accepting him without remembering some of his more vile and horrible lyrics towards his mother and ex-wife. NO ONE in the community is mentioning that he has openly spoken RAPE THREATS to female muscians! Is the Aspie/Autistic community WILLING to take that shit into account? Are they willing to stand up and say that what he did in the past was and still is NOT ACCEPTABLE OR EXCUSABLE? I sincerely hope so. Abusers have used mental illness to get away with behaviour like this, let us not be the community that does the same!

We Can’t Ignore This Problem Anymore

Another man, most likely a white male*, has gone on a mass shooting in a college and it seems he was another man suffering from his own delusions of inferiority. He has killed 10, including himself, and injured 7 people and as per usual everyone will debate passionately about things like “stricter gun control”, “mental illness” and other such topics. What is missing, at least from the mainstream, is the fact that this shooter was another male who felt entitled to women.

Supposedly, this shooter frequented the disgusting pit of inhumanity the-website-that-shall-not-be-named and has posted that he was going on a school shooting. He did not state his reason or which school he was going to shoot but from reading the comments it was pretty obvious that these piles of filth on that site did not care why he would go on a shooting, they would have cheered him on no matter what the reason. I am not going to go on further into the details. The link will be here if you want more information on the shooting and here for the report on the terrorist’s victims. What I do want to say is that we can’t ignore the obvious anymore. The pattern of violence committed against women everyday is perfectly clear. How one can ignore it and say it was something else completely is beyond my comprehension. Guns, and the access to them, are only one part of the equation.

How many more people, especially women and girls, have to be killed before we can finally admit that there is a war on women and girls? How many more men have to go on shooting sprees before we name masculinity as the illness?How long until the whole world admits that it hates women and girls? No more excuses for violent men. No more “but he was a good boy.” No more coddling the psychopaths.

*Side note:It is reported by police that the shooter was of “mixed race”, this still does not detract from the fact that he murdered young women and that he felt entitled to women’s bodies.

Iowa farmer claims oil company rep offered him a trafficked woman

The original title contained the horrible phrase “sex worker” and I will not let CBC insult the young woman who had to turn to this horrible business.

Hughie Tweedy is an Iowa farmer whose land lies right in the path of a new pipeline proposal. It’s called the Dakota Access Pipeline and it would funnel crude from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa for processing in Illinois.

There’s money for landowners who sign over rights to allow the pipeline company to get to work. But Tweedy’s refusing all offers.

But when he told the pipeline representative that he’s not interested in money, Tweedy says they tried to tempt him with something else.

“He offered me women,” Tweedy tells As It Happens host Carol Off. “Not once, not twice, but three times. In the third time, a $1,200 teenage prostitute.” Tweedy was told she was 18 years of age.

He says that he recorded the third offer with a hidden digital recorder.

Energy Transfer Partners, the company responsible for the Dakota Access Pipeline, issued a statement in response: “We are aware of allegations that have been made concerning the conduct of an employee of one of our contractors . . . We take these types of matters very seriously and are investigating further.”

Tweedy says he went public with his accusation in hopes that the state will pass a bill which would make it more difficult for the pipeline to seize properties.

“I’m not for sale,” Tweedy adds. “I had told my pipeline representative that I wouldn’t sell [him] one blade of grass for a million dollars.

“This bunch from the pipeline cartel — what I call ’em — is just a bucket of snakes and you can’t tell which head belongs to which tail. Their damage control will be all deniability. They’ll say, well, that’s not our contractor . . . that’s not our this, not our that.”

Tweedy’s lawyer has asked him to not share the recording, and he’s seeking liability protection from the Iowa attorney general before he releases it.

“I was raised here, I grew up here, I’ve always lived here,” he says of his property. “This farm is not for sale to a private company for their profit. It is just not. I am not going to allow it.”

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When The Cake Is Never Shared: Liberals and Their Passive Aggressive Victim-Blaming

As I have mentioned in a previous post, the hatred towards mothers always seems to go unchecked and is always the norm. Whenever a mother shows any concern of the impact of sexualization of women on her children she is immediately branded a “prude” or someone with “no life.” It’s incredibly ironic that many will accuse a mother of “having no life” because the minute she does not center her life around her children she is also branded a horrible mother.

Likewise, they will find ways to accuse her of hypocrisy, or imply hypocrisy, by asking her if she allows her children to watch any television. I am not certain about how exactly that is relevant to her concern because the difference between media consumption in the home versus public advertising is that she at least has some control over the media her children consume but out in public she does not have this power. You cannot simply “ignore” a hyper-sexualized advertisement when it is a fifty foot billboard in full view of the young impressionable children. Liberals may deny this, and most certainly will, but children do notice their outer environment, they do not live in a bubble (as much as Liberals would love to make it so) and they do take in everything that they see around them. They cannot ignore that it actually does take a village to raise a child and our mainstream media is part of our global village. The accusations of moralistic pearl-clutching against Jennifer Campbell is absurd and the other arguments against her very legitimate concern are also astoundingly ridiculous.

so i guess her kids have never been to a beach then

If they were using these posters to sell perfume, or cars, or beer, her complaint would be more relevant. But they are using images of scantily clad women wearing skimpy lingerie, in order to sell skimpy lingerie… so I don’t think the ads are inappropriate or even misplaced.

Why is this poor woman so upset? Is she for real? Does she really think that by her NOT shopping at Midtown Plaza, they are going to forced to close the doors? Come on lady, are you for real? You know, really have to pick your battles these days. And I really don’t think that this is one of them.

There are advertisements in magazines these days that show even more than what is on those elevator doors. Prime Time television, between 7:00pm and 9:00pm, there is more bare skin, showing couples in bed, no pajamas on (bare skin) suggesting there is more going on than just laying there. And the conversation they seem to have, well, it leaves very little to the imagination. So my dear, I’m pretty sure that if you were to take a step or two back, you’d see how silly you are making this whole thing out to be. I really do wish you luck with your protest. But I think you are pretty much on your own on this one.

Because how dare a mother be concerned with advertising? These people have already shown that they do not care for the well-being of children. This is not to say that children are not intelligent, of course like all human animals they are also capable of reasoning. This, however, does not leave advertising corporations or even society off the hook for their insidious use of hyper-sexualized imagery with no concern for how this might affect young girls. Advertising corporations feed off of the insecurity of the mass public while simultaneously selling them a lie. The lie that if they buy what they are selling then they will be loved and adored by all, no longer a pariah in society. You can have your cake and eat it too, they claim.

What these easily swayed people don’t understand is that the cake is poisoned and addictive, yet they still claim they are autonomous human beings. With young girls suffering from eating disorders and self-esteem issues at extremely young ages, does it seem elementary to point to the advertising industry as at least one of the main causes of this? Do these people believe that eating disorders and self-esteem issues are origin-less and fall from the sky without any explanation? How can they simply “ho-hum” at this serious issue and patronize those who raise the next generation? As an auntie to various nieces and nephews, I will say that this deeply concerns me too; call me “moralistic” all you wish, just don’t then turn and point the finger at the parents when a child becomes the product/victim of that culture.

Wall Government Reverses Decision For Stripping in Bars; Man Tears Flow

Via CBC Saskatchewan

After making stripping in bars legal last year, Premier Brad Wall says he wants to reverse course.

Wall announced Wednesday the Saskatchewan Party government will amend the liquor laws, again, to make stripping illegal in bars.

It was only in January 2014, that Saskatchewan ended a decades-long ban on nude dancing in places that serve alcohol.

“I believe that the government of Saskatchewan made a mistake last year when we allowed licensed strip clubs in the province,” Wall said. “I made a mistake and so I’m announcing today that we are reversing that decision.”

Under the previously amended rules, total nudity was still outlawed, but dancers could strip down to pasties.

A bar in Codette, Sask., may have been the first to offer legal strip shows under the new rules in 2014. (Ryan Pilon/CBC)

Now, that change is going to be reversed. The concern is over the exploitation of women in such establishments.

“Let’s make sure we’re not allowing for any opportunity for organized crime to increase its footprint or for there for ever to be an increase in human trafficking that we know is happening,” Wall said.

Wall said that any possible links to human trafficking and organized crime are too serious to turn a blind eye.

The change can be made in a matter of weeks.

Regina City Council recently rejected a proposal for a strip bar in an industrial area after establishing zoning rules. A Christian group applauded the move, although others thought the city had no right to reject a legal business that followed all the rules.

The many johns and pimps in the comment section are already getting their nut-sacks in a twist over this decision. As if, not being allowed to drink and oogle at impoverished, desperate women forced to take their clothes off for perverted DRUNK strangers is a human rights violation! The horror! The poor deflated penises! *cries*