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Crowder: Feminism isn’t actually about empowering women

Steven Crowder told his audience on Wednesday that Minnesota police officer Kim Potter – the female cop identified in the “accidental” shooting death of Daunte Wright – appeared to be a danger to herself and to her partners.

Crowder reviewed police body cam footage of the traffic stop that showed officer Potter making a failed attempt at arresting Daunte Wright. In the video, Wright slipped from Potter’s grip and made it back into the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Potter can be heard on the video shouting she would tase Wright if he did not comply. Tragically, Potter accidentally pulled her gun thinking it was a taser and shot Wright

After reviewing the tape, Crowder concluded that in addition to accidentally shooting Wright, she put herself and her fellow officers in danger multiple times.

Crowder related officer Potter’s actions to the “lie that feminism is about empowering women.” He argued that officer Potter appeared less than capable of detaining a grown man, despite being on the police force for 26-years. “We convince women they add value in ways they don’t. We convince them that they add value in the way men add value,” Crowder said.

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‘Our Army Combat Fitness Test shouldn’t be the equivalent to an Instagram yoga a** model’: Steven Crowder

The United States Army considers changes to the Combat Fitness Test scoring for male and female soldiers. Steven Crowder offered his thoughts on the issue on Monday’s episode of Louder with Crowder.

In this clip, Crowder said he believes soldiers “should not enter the battlefield” if they are unable to do a pull-up. “Our Army Combat Fitness Test shouldn’t be the equivalent to an Instagram yoga a** model,” Crowder said with a smirk.

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A-list actress blasts Hollywood for trying to turn women into men: ‘If they’re feminine in the way that the used to be … they’re not welcome’

Famed British actress Emma Thompson says that far too many Hollywood filmmakers encourage women to cast their femininity aside and behave more like men.

What are the details?

In a recent interview with the CultureBlast podcast on Spotify, Thompson — an Academy Award winner — said that filmmakers are far too focused on portraying a woman as masculine and should, instead, focus on highlighting a woman’s femininity as a source of strength.

Thompson, 61, said that even female screenwriters are guilty of perpetuating the new stereotype.

“So all the women screenwriters I talk to, I say, ‘Well, what’s the story?’ Because it’s not good enough to simply give the women the guns, and then make the women badass as well. Now women have to be badass — if they’re feminine in the way that they used to be, and they’re not badass, then they’re not welcome. Also, they’re not allowed to cry, apparently anymore, because we’ve just got to be like the men.”

She later added, “Why are there no films about giving birth, for crying out loud? Does anyone even know about that? No. No, It’s all hidden. All our heroism is hidden, because what we’ve done is we’ve just given women the same parts as men, and that’s not the point. How do we turn into our own lives and make those stories heroic?”

Thompson said that she also attempted to gather her female peers to brainstorm what female heroism and empowerment meant in Hollywood more than three decades ago.

“When I got a group of women together in my thirties, and I said, ‘OK, what’s the female heroine? Who is that? What does she do?’ Because she hasn’t got the wherewithal to do the Superman, to do the Godfather, that’s not the point. That’s not where our heroism lies. So how do we make it heroic?”

(H/T: The Daily Wire)

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Feminist author and longtime voice against sexual harassment: ‘I believe Tara Reade. I’m voting for Joe Biden anyway.’

Count Linda Hirshman as one of those on the left who at least isn’t hiding her political motivations.

The feminist author and longtime voice against sexual harassment penned a New York Times op-ed Wednesday that spelled things out plainly in the headline: “I Believe Tara Reade. I’m voting for Joe Biden anyway.”

What are the details?

Hirshman — who said she also believed Anita Hill during the Clarence Thomas hearings — argued that trashing Reade’s accusation and her four (and counting) corroborating witnesses “is nonsense.”

“So stop playing gotcha with the female supporters of Mr. Biden or the #MeToo movement, making them lie to the camera — or perhaps to themselves — about doubting her to justify their votes,” she wrote before her zinger: “I’ll take one for the team. I believe Ms. Reade, and I’ll vote for Mr. Biden this fall.”

Hirshman has a long history of advocacy for women’s issues dating back the 1960s, noting that “supposedly ‘liberal’ men abused the sexual revolution in every imaginable way. I am unimpressed by their lip service to feminism, their Harvard degrees or their donations to feminist causes.”

She also said she was “one of a few establishment feminists” who stuck up for Monica Lewinsky when feminist icon Gloria Steinem protected President Bill Clinton by tossing Lewinsky to the sharks.

Now Hirshman is living by the following mantra: “Suck it up and make the utilitarian bargain.”

More from her op-ed:

All major Democratic Party figures have indicated they’re not budging on the presumptive nominee, and the transaction costs of replacing him would be suicidal. Barring some miracle, it’s going to be Mr. Biden.

So what is the greatest good or the greatest harm? Mr. Biden, and the Democrats he may carry with him into government, are likely to do more good for women and the nation than his competition, the worst president in the history of the Republic. Compared with the good Mr. Biden can do, the cost of dismissing Tara Reade — and, worse, weakening the voices of future survivors — is worth it. And don’t call me an amoral realist. Utilitarianism is
not a moral abdication; it is a moral stance.

“Won’t the good for all the Americans who will benefit from replacing Donald Trump with Joe Biden, including the masses of women who will get some crumbs, count for more than the harm done to the victims of abuse?” Hirshman asked.

She added that “utilitarian morality requires that I turn my face away from the people I propose to sell out: Monica Lewinsky, Tara Reade. This is agonizingly hard for me to do. Pretending not to believe the complainants — which is what is taking place with Ms. Reade — or that they’re loose nobodies, which is what much of the media did to Ms. Lewinsky, is just an escape from the hard work of moral analysis.”

Hirshman added a message to rest of the left trying discredit Biden’s accuser.

“Better to just own up to what you are doing: Sacrificing Ms. Reade for the good of the many,” she said.

Anything else?

She also savaged President Trump and even Vice President Mike Pence, calling both misogynists in their own ways and concluded Biden — “that relic of the good-old-boy Senate years, seems positively benign by comparison.”

Still Hirshman said, “But even that probably would not be enough to make me abandon the claims of justice and vote for him in face of credible accusations of sexual assault. Fortunately for my sanity, there’s more.”

With that she invoked a philosophical argument about making a “distasteful moral choice” in the midst of a figurative shipwreck — and said Trump’s presidency is one.

“It may not be just, but I’m swimming away from Mr. Trump’s sinking ship as hard as I can.” Hirshman wrote. “If I have to, I’ll vote for Mr. Biden. I hope I’m not going to drown anyway.”

On that note, here’s video of Hirshman in 2019 discussing her book, “Reckoning: The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment.” In the first few minutes of the clip, the author recounts the brutal story of a 20-year-old woman who was nearly raped her workplace restroom — and that her shift manager “treated her story like it was nothing.” Hmm.

Linda Hirshman and Rebecca Traister on the fight against sexual harassment


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US Women’s soccer suffers defeat in court over ‘equal pay’ lawsuit

U.S. Women’s soccer players suffered a legal defeat when a judge ruled that they were not being unfairly paid in comparison to their male counterparts.

The ruling was handed down by Judge R. Gary Klausner of the United States District Court for the Central District of California on Friday.

Critics have claimed that female soccer players aren’t payed as well as their male counterparts, but Klausner disagreed.

“The WNT (Women’s National Team) has been paid more on both a cumulative and an average per-game basis than the MNT (Men’s National Team) over the class period,” said the court according to a report from Reuters.

Klausner allowed for a separate claim to proceed by the female players arguing that they were receiving disparate compensation in the form of travel, training, housing and other proceeds.

The United States Soccer Federation showed that the female players were paid $8 million more in salaries and bonuses, despite the games of the male players grossing much more game revenue.

Molly Levinson, who represents the female players, said that they plan to appeal the decision.

“We are shocked and disappointed. We will not give up our hard work for equal pay,” said Levinson.

“We are confident in our case and steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that girls and women who play this sport will not be valued as lesser just because of their gender,” she added.

Here’s more about the great soccer gender pay debate:

Here’s Why Women Are Paid Less In Soccer

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Taylor Swift is unrecognizable as she dresses as a man for her new music video all about feminism and sexism

Pop star Taylor Swift is at it again — this time with a music video for her latest single, the feminist anthem “The Man.”

What are the details?

In the video, Swift dresses up as a man and parades around, exhibiting stereotypically negative male behaviors such as demeaning subordinates, carousing, having temper tantrums over sports, smoking large cigars while manspreading on the subway, and, of course, objectifying women.

Swift released the video Thursday, and if the male lead looks familiar, it should: It’s Swift herself dressed up in layers of makeup and hair.

The 30-year-old singer-songwriter portrays a suave and debonair businessman who engages in decades of abominable behaviors, including, but not limited to, marrying a woman several generations his junior when he grows to be an elderly playboy.

Swift’s video has been viewed more than 3 million times.

You can read the song’s full lyrics below.

I would be complex
I would be cool
They’d say I played the field before
I found someone to commit to
And that would be okay
For me to do
Every conquest I had made
Would make me more of a boss to you
I’d be a fearless leader
I’d be an alpha type
When everyone believes ya
What’s that like?
I’m so sick of running
As fast as I can
Wondering if I’d get there quicker
If I was a man
And I’m so sick of them
Coming at me again
‘Cause if I was a man
Then I’d be the man
I’d be the man
I’d be the man
They’d say I hustled
Put in the work
They wouldn’t shake their heads
And question how much of this I deserve
What I was wearing, if I was rude
Could all be separated from my good ideas and power moves
And we would toast to me, oh, let the players play
I’d be just like Leo, in Saint-Tropez
I’m so sick of running
As fast as I can
Wondering if I’d get there quicker
If I was a man
And I’m so sick of them
Coming at me again
‘Cause if I was a man
Then I’d be the man
I’d be the man
I’d be the man
What’s it like to brag about raking in dollars
And getting b****es and models?
And it’s all good if you’re bad
And it’s okay if you’re mad
If I was out flashin’ my dollas
I’d be a b****, not a baller
They’d paint me out to be bad
So it’s okay that I’m mad
I’m so sick of running
As fast as I can (as fast as I can)
Wondering if I’d get there quicker
If I was a man (hey!)
And I’m so sick of them
Coming at me again (coming at me again!)
‘Cause if I was a man (if I was man)
Then I’d be the man
I’d be the man
I’d be the man (oh)
I’d be the man (yeah)
I’d be the man (I’d be the man)

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Woman: My boyfriend wears a wedding dress and it bothers me. But it’s my fault for ‘craving traditional masculinity.’

A woman writing for the Guardian recently shared how her unease over her boyfriend’s penchant for wearing wedding dresses has challenged her “progressive ideals” and pushed her “to perform a scrupulous inventory of [her] deepest ideas about masculinity.”

“I’m quick to blame men for their toxic behavior, but in this case, I, the woman, was part of the problem,” the author, Emily Halnon, wrote reflectively.

The story begins like this:

“Emily!” he cried with victorious glee. “I’ve found the one!”

Ian thrust the white garment into the air like a Nascar trophy. Its lace sleeves sashayed from the tapered bodice and fluffy tulle grazed the dirty tiles of the thrift store floor. A smile stretched across Ian’s scruffy face and his blue eyes danced with the giddy excitement of a bride saying, “I do!”

“Oh, wow,” I managed to spit out.

Emily recalled that she and her boyfriend were shopping in preparation for the annual Mother’s Day Mount St. Helen’s climb, a tradition in which hikers sport flowing garments in honor of mothers on their way up the Pacific Northwest volcano.

So, while wearing something like a dress on such a day is customary, Emily said that she knew her boyfriend would be among the especially outrageous. Apparently, wearing feminine clothing was something he had demonstrated a particular keenness for in the past.

“It’s not an unusual sight to spot him sporting a skirt, dress, or sarong at a party, picnic, or trailhead,” Halnon recounted, admitting that she wasn’t always comfortable with the habit.

“I found myself unexpectedly uneasy with his new fondness for feminine frocks — a reaction that challenged the progressive ideals I’d prided myself on for decades,” Halnon said. “I’d long thought I was contributing to a progressive shift in how we define masculinity, finally allowing men to be emotional and vulnerable, or to ask for help, or to hug their male friends … or to wear dresses.”

Despite her progressive ideals, Halnon mustered up the courage to make a major admission: “I still crave traditional masculinity,” she said. “Intellectually, I enjoyed that Ian was rejecting gender norms and expectations. But physically, my desire didn’t match … I realized I wanted less dress and more flannel shirts, trucker hats and sandstone Carhartts.”

This was a striking realization for Halnon, who determined to dig deep within to uproot her toxic presuppositions:

My boyfriend’s wedding dress pushed me to perform a scrupulous inventory of my deepest ideas about masculinity and helped me identify my shortfalls as a woman who wants to help rewrite gender norms. As I went through this exercise, I chatted with a handful of girlfriends about it, who could all identify their own small hang-ups with masculinity: their need for men who are bigger and taller than they are, or who are better than them at sports, or who don’t cry in front of them.

Though she is vexed by this fact, Halnon is not alone in finding traditional masculinity attractive. A recent study out of Australia turned out the jarring and unexpected results that women prefer men with beards because it makes them appear more physically and socially dominant.

In an op-ed for TheBlaze, Courtney Kirchoff wrote about the study, saying, “Women have always liked masculine men, so why is it news?”

Maybe it’s news because folks like Halnon are attempting to socially engineer masculinity to be something it is not.

(H/T: The Daily Wire)