Another “quick takes” on items where there is too little to say to make a complete article, but is still important enough to comment on.
The focus this time: Shut up, breeder!
First, a little mood music:
The Left like to whine about “systems of oppression” that gives “unearned privilege and power” to someone based on their race… or sexuality. Looks like they are just projecting:
“Wiggins, a four-time All-American at Stanford, asserts she was targeted for harassment from the time she was drafted by Minnesota because she is heterosexual and a nationally popular figure, of whom many other players were jealous.
“‘Me being heterosexual and straight, and being vocal in my identity as a straight woman was huge,’ Wiggins said. ‘I would say 98 percent of the women in the WNBA are gay women. It was a conformist type of place. There was a whole different set of rules they (the other players) could apply.
“‘There was a lot of jealousy and competition, and we’re all fighting for crumbs,’ Wiggins said. ‘The way I looked, the way I played – those things contributed to the tension.
“‘People were deliberately trying to hurt me all of the time. I had never been called the B-word so many times in my life than I was in my rookie season. I’d never been thrown to the ground so much. The message was: “We want you to know we don’t like you.”‘”
This “unearned privilege and power” is a double-bladed sword. It protects the guilty by shaming accusation, but fosters such unsaid accusations by the protection of the guilty:
“At some point we are going to have to address two horrifying subtexts from two recent public pseudo-scandals: one, is there a child sex problem in the gay male community? Two, is our society essentially tolerant of it? That seems to be the nauseatingly reasonable conclusion one could reach after the events of the past week involving provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and actor-activist George Takei.
“Yet there is another, even more troubling idea at work here: the possibility that these stories have been around for a long time, that many people have known about them for a long time, yet nobody has done anything about it, or even cared.”
The BBC was not a fluke…
This is why protecting the guilty means that people are going to be very, very suspicious when a school secretly was getting kids into a LGBTQ club without the parents knowing.
“A high school in northern Idaho secretly recruited some students to join a Gay-Straight Alliance club led by adult activists, according to a religious-liberty law firm representing the parents of one such student.
“The mother’s meeting with Principal Mary Jensen confirmed the school was going around parents’ backs because parents previously refused to sign permission slips for a botched GSA at its sister middle school.”
Silly parents, did you really think that your kids are yours?