“Non Binary” Student Named “PROM QUEEN”

2-photos40Feminists at New York’s La Guarida High School are now put in the awkward position. While they support trans students, and, in this case, a “non binary” student, which means they don’t identify as either male or female, they are now getting beaten by them.

Matthew Crisson was born male, but no longer accepts that gender identity. Yet s/he has been named PROM QUEEN at the school, beating several actual females.

The New York Post reports:

Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year’s prom queen — and their claws have come out on social ­media.

“I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” snarked Asia Pierre in a Facebook post that attracted 500 homophobic comments and 100 shares before it was removed.

“It just sucks that men win everything and we thought we at least deserve that,” wrote a classmate under the name Taj Mahal.

Matthew Crisson, an 18-year-old Staten Islander who self-identifies as “non-binary” (meaning neither male nor female), was awarded the tiara at the “Fame” school last weekend.

“It was a big deal for me to reach out to everyone and run,” Crisson told The Post.

Mona Davids, a LaGuardia parent who saw the negative Facebook post and coments, notifying the school and the Department of Education’s new LGBTQ community ­liaison.

“They were very catty and negative comments about something so wonderful and positive,” Davids said. “It was very alarming to me, considering what happened in Orlando and how these things can get out of hand.”

Dem Candidate Spends Father’s Day Celebrating ABORTION

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“This Father’s Day, I am proud to fight alongside NARAL Pro-Choice America and the countless other allies of reproductive freedom. I am dedicated to supporting and protecting a woman’s right to make her own decisions about whether, when, and with whom to grow a family” says Brad Avakian at the beginning of an op ed he penned on Father’s Day for something called Refinery 29.

He continues with “Like every dad, I want my children, Nathan and Claire, to have equal opportunities in life. Reproductive freedom is important to making this possible — and there is no reproductive freedom without access to safe and legal abortion. I trust my daughter to make the best decision for her future. If this ever means she decides to terminate a pregnancy, I want her to know that I am there for her. And I want the laws of our nation to protect her right to make this decision and get the medical care she needs.”

Avakian is the current Bureau Of Labor and Industry commissioner and is running for Oregon Secretary Of State. He’s the one who has been overseeing the saga of the Sweet Cakes By Melissa snafu, where the lesbian couple was awarded $135,000 because the bakery didn’t want to bake them a cake.

Brad Avakian goes on to say “As it stands, I and countless other men for choice across the nation have our work cut out for us: Thousands of politicians are working feverishly to dismantle reproductive rights and, as a result, to undermine the dignity and freedom of all American women. If they’re not trying to ban abortion outright, even in cases of rape, incest, or threat to a woman’s health, they are trying to find a way to make abortion so expensive, inconvenient, or inaccessible for women that it might as well be banned.

I will continue to fight against these politicians and be a champion of choice for the right of my daughter, my wife, and all other women to control their own destinies. No doctor should have to wear a bulletproof vest to work in fear that extremists might target her for providing abortion services. And no woman should have to travel 500 miles or be forced to wait in order to make her own medical decisions.”

In the Democrat primary race for Secretary Of State, Avakian won a three-way race that also included the Bloomberg backed Val Hoyle and state Senator Richard Devlin. It also appears as though Avakian doesn’t know what the Secretary Of State’s role is, because he’s spent the entire campaign talking about abortion and other things that are unrelated to the office. The Secretary Of State’s job is to oversee elections, audit governmental entities, and run the business registry.

Meanwhile, Avakian is more concerned with racking up endorsements and testimonies from NARAL Pro Choice and their members, as his facebook page is littered with such.

(H/T Parent Herald)

CHER: Trump Makes Me ‘Want to BLOW MY BRAINS OUT’

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Cher has little love for Donald Trump, and went so far as to say that just watching the presumptive GOP nominee makes her want to “blow my brains out.”

The singer made the comment Monday evening at a star-studded fundraiser for Hillary Clinton at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, less than 24 hours before California holds its primaries.

“When I watch Trump I just want to blow my brains out,” Cher told crowd at the sold-out venue, according to ABC News’ Liz Kreutz. “Or maybe not my brains,” she added.

Is that a veiled threat Cher?

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

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Inside A “Critical Race Theory” Workshop

vlcsnap-2016-06-01-17h40m37s21Ever wonder what goes on at a “critical race theory” workshop?

For those unfamiliar with the term, “critical race theory” (CRT) is a modern academic concept that talks about how whitey is evil and how all the “people of color” are being harmed by white people, a society of systemic racism, and the evils of capitalism and the oppression that accompanies it.

The sociology page on about.com describes critical theory as:

Critical theory emerged out of the Marxist tradition and was developed by social scientists and philosophers in Germany during the mid-twentieth century. It is a type of theory that aims to critique society, social structures, and systems of power, and in doing so, to foster egalitarian social change.

Critical theory as it is known today can be traced to Marx’s critique of economy and society put forth in his many works. It is inspired greatly by Marx’s theoretical formulation of the relationship between economic base and ideological superstructure, and tends to focus on how power and domination operate, in particular, in the realm of the superstructure.

Over the years the goals and tenets of critical theory have been adopted by many social scientists and philosophers who have come after the Frankfurt School. We can recognize critical theory today in many feminist theories and feminist approaches to conducting social science, in critical race theory, cultural theory, in gender and queer theory, and in media theory and media studies.

Now just apply to the modern day version of racism, which is basically “EVERYTHING’S RACIST! IT’S ALL WHITEY’S FAULT!” and you have contemporary CRT. Not only is this being taught in colleges, but high schools and even elementary schools are now “teaching” CRT to young children.

As part of Portland Community College’s “whiteness history month” in April, a CRT workshop was held for instructors to compare notes, ideas, and syllabi. The workshop was hosted by PCC art and law instructor Ann Su. What follows is a series of videos from that workshop.

First off, a brief description of CRT. Note the part about “neo-marxist critical legal studies” and the “critique of capitalism”.

One of the participants, Laura Horani, who evidently teaches ESOL (English for Speakers Of Other Languages), explains how it’s culturally insensitive to hold eye contact, and how she accidentally offended her class by reading a sentence regarding such. First smiling became racist, now making eye contact is racist, too.

Horani is also featured in a different story, mocking people who use the phrase “I’m for one race, the human race”.

Su goes on to try to tie “social construction of knowledge” into CRT, and says “Who’s been writing all the text books? From what perspective? The perspective that’s been represented has been the mythic, white male, ya know. At least in this country, in Eurocentric underpinnings. White, male, gen-tried, like, money, property, land owners, all those things. Even though on its face, it looks neutral, just like our laws look neutral, embedded in that is a presumption of experience. You know, culturally, historically. So understand that that can feel marginalizing to people that have not been part of that.”

Back on the ESOL track, they talk about how “accent reduction” is “cultural genocide”. Horani explains “There’s no neutral with CRT. No discipline is neutral or safe from being infused with racism… I think a lot of instructors get into the field [of ESOL] to help students assimilate. And then that is so complicated, right, because, and people that talk about accent reduction, I’m like ‘cultural genocide! stop it!’… I don’t tell my students anymore that ‘learn English and you can do anything in the U.S.’ cause, honestly, that’s just not true”

One of the participants later says “There’s this myth of America as being the place where everyone has an opportunity, the streets are paved with gold kind of thing,” and another reaffirms that by saying “That myth of meritocracy”. They all start laughing over the concept of “meritocracy”, then they immediately contradict themselves by saying that, in some ways, it’s true for immigrants from countries with caste systems that the U.S. is land of opportunity for them.

Other highlights include the college instructors praising students who plagiarize art; Saying that CRT should “be taught to people when they’re coming, as part of being integrated, because the race thing is so confusing, for people coming into this culture, because it’s like, what we say is going on and what they see is going on are two completely different things”; How to incorporate CRT into arts: “All the different aspects of identity” as it relates to CRT and art; And pondering how people know a square is a square;

Portland Community College president Sylvia Kelley can be reached at 971 722 4365.

Angelina Jolie to Teach GENDER STUDIES at the London School of Economics

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Hollywood starlet Angelina Jolie is apparently going to teach gender studies at the London School of Economics next year. Hopefully, she won’t invade anyone’s safe space or commit any microagressions.

New York Mag reports:

Angelina Jolie Is a Gender-Studies Professor Now

In addition to being an actress, director, UNHCR special envoy, super-mom, menopause spokeswoman, and maker of an expressively fruit-forward rosé, Angelina Jolie is adding college professor to her résumé.

Starting in 2017, Jolie will serve as a visiting professor for a new master’s class on women, peace, and security at the London School of Economics, alongside former British foreign secretary William Hague.

“It is vital we broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict,” said Jolie in a statement. “I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the United Nations.”

We shouldn’t complain. At least she’s staying out of U.S. politics… for now.

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“Go To The Other Restroom”, Says College To Women

vlcsnap-2016-05-30-02h56m26s153It’s literally called “Theater Of the Oppressed”, and it takes place at Portland Community College, as part of a larger endeavor entitled Illumination Project. This edition of the theater is called “Cis-Stemic”, and it features some of the day-to-day oppression that a transgender person suffers through. College students and faculty act out scenes from a trans person’s experiences, and the audience members get a chance to interrupt this by inserting themselves into the scene in order to solve whatever evil doing is happening.

In one scene, they are in a bathroom, and the male-to-female transgender is washing his/her hands, as an actual female comes in and is taken aback by the fact that there is a dude wearing women’s clothing in the women’s restroom. A green haired feminist, who was previously seen using an autism awareness display to block cameras, hollers out “STOP” in the middle of the scene and inserts herself into the scene.

She stands up for the trans person by saying “There are other restrooms, and if you’re not comfortable here, then you can go to the other restroom” to the actual woman.

Yes, college students are now being conditioned to tell properly gendered people to use a different restroom if they are uncomfortable with a transgender.

After each scene, they all kumbaya and reflect on their brave interruption of… uhh, something.

The guy facilitating this is Brad Fortier, of PCC’s women’s resource center. Fortier can also be seen in the “white guy smile” video.

The entire performance can be seen on the Laughing At Liberals channel on YouTube.

The Illumination Project page on the PCC website describes its mission as:

The Illumination Project’s mission is to create an inclusive, socially just academic and general community through student leadership development and social change theater. The main purpose of the Illumination Project is to create a campus climate that is inclusive and promotes equal access to education. The Illumination Project’s interactive community performances are designed so that large factions of the campus participate in problem-solving around issues that traditionally have made education more difficult for students of color, women students, poor/working class students, immigrant and sexual minority students.

In a realistic yet safe atmosphere actors and audience members have the opportunity to rehearse situations in order to build their communication skills and understand possible alternative behaviors. The Illumination Project also enables audience members to take on different characters in order to build empathy with the experience of others – a key element in living respectfully within a pluralistic society.

The Illumination Project curriculum covers current research and theory on institutional oppressions. The curriculum addresses the affects of oppression on individuals and society and the best practices to challenge oppressive behavior. The curriculum draws on multiple traditions – crafting links between feminist, critical, multicultural, queer, postcolonial, and other movements toward social justice.

Issues addressed include community building, consciousness-raising (around issues of race, class, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, and ability), skill building, and taking action. Anti-oppression work is deep and complex. All activities are contextualized and are only used as the group is ready, working from lower risk to higher risk so that learning may take place in a safe and conducive environment.

Concurrently, students learn social justice theater and popular education techniques. Much of the work the Illumination Project does is based on “Theater of the Oppressed”, a form of social justice theater developed by Augusto Boal, a Brazilian theater activist. In “Theater of the Oppressed” plays are performed once without interruption and then again, allowing audience members to enter the scene, take on a character and positively alter the outcome of the scene.

Nutjob Students Protest Armed Campus Police At PSU

vlcsnap-2016-05-21-02h27m49s144The normal cast of characters were out in force on May 10th, as the students at Portland State University staged a walk-out to protest the arming of campus security.

It started off at the steps of the library, where they chanted “WE WANT REAL DIVERSITY NOT A POLICE STATE UNIVERSITY”. A small contingent from the Students For Trump group showed up, one holding a sign that read “Thug Lives Don’t Matter”, for which he was promptly attacked for by one of the members of Rose City Antifa, complete with an ACAB shirt (All Cops Are Bastards).

The highlight of the protest centered around a “die-in”, where the students stormed the street out front of the university president and administrator building, laying down in the middle of the road to symbolize being shot by the new campus police. This had traffic backed up for several blocks, including buses and street cars. “A lot of us who are abused, so to say, we’re gunna be laying down in the street, outside so Wim can see us, so he knows what he’s, what the board of trustees does to us, which is it kills us” one of them explained before the demo.

But before they ended up there, they took turns at the megaphone in different areas. At the library, one of them shouts that “The police are notorious for mishandling sexual assault cases, we all know that. They are often also rapists themselves”. Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone “We need to decouple from I.C.E., we need to not partner with federal immigration and we need to not partner with the joint taksforce on terrorism. If I am your next mayor, I’ll active decouple form these racist activities as well.”

One student is wearing a shirt with the red communist start on it, with the hammer and sickle inside the star, while a 3rd wave RadFem sports a patch that reads “dead men don’t catall”. Some of the signs read “Education is a right, not just for the rich & white” and “More guns = More violence”. The crowd chanted things like “DISARM PSU!” and the usual “BLACK LIVES MATTER”. Somehow, one student manages to intersect this protest by shouting pro Palestine things through the megaphone, while another says that “We are not here to merely meet your diveristy and inclusion rhetoric… Black lives matter is not a request. We’re not asking for your permission. We are done with politietely suggesting”.

Still another student claims that “Police are a tool of capitalism, to control people and to stay where they are, staying in slavery, staying in poverty wages, staying in riciulcous working condidtions”, while another shouts “We are fighting against racism, we are fighting against capitalism, and we are fighting against patricarchy… The system is made for the white male!”

One student, who looks like he just stumbled out of 1968, shouts “under capitalism, the main function of police is to break up srikes, unionization, and any other forms of visible protest against the unfair policies of the ruling class!” before going on a rant about multiculturalism, ending by saying that “All multiculturalism has done is bring the anti capitalist critique of this university to a politics of recogniition!”

Astute readers of Progressives Today will recognize this Somali Muslim female from a prior video, where the complained that Portland was too white and she was afraid that whitey would gun her down. She’s back to white about more of the same, saying “I’m a senior at Portland State University. I’ve been here for three years, some of the worst (laughs in Islam) three years of my life… So we all know, like, students of color, they’re not advocated for, uhmm, me and a lot of students of color, we have been trying to advocate for ourselves, and it’s a pity that we have to do so. So, like, the instructors don’t know how to teach us. There is a white supremacy group, multiple groups. mobilizing, putting hate all over the (laughs again in Islam) the campus, uhmm basically putting anti, uhh, Islamophobia stuff, anti black stuff, and who knows what they’ll do next. I mean, it’s not really a safe campus if you’re a person with like, a headscarf and you’re black. So a lot of Muslim students have not been advocated for. I mean, we have to pray in a dingy basement. That’s the only place we have to be a Muslim on this campus. So Muslim students, girls, have been, uhmm, called terrorists, Muslim students have been called terrorists, their hijabs have been pulled off, black students have been called the n word, we have a lot of inequitable stuff going on on this campus, yet the administration is not doing anything to stop it.”

Here’s the full speech from the kid who claims that police are a “tool of capitalism”, complete with someone cheering him on in the beginning by shouting “DOWN WITH CAPITALISM!” “Police were formed as a shadow to suppress slaves. They were used to control slaves in the south, and the north they were used to control labor rights. The police are a tool of capitalism to control people and to, stay where they are. Staying in slavery, staying in poverty wages, staying in ridiculous working conditions! Funding police, uhh, bureaus with, like, tons of, like, weaponry, militarized tanks, and in some cases, to keep black people poor. To keep control over black people.”

Well known Portland area communist and Palestine supporter Heidi Sipress also took to the megaphone, bashing Trump, G4S security systems, and capitalism, before going on about her love affair with Palestine.

All in all, it was a pretty typical day at Portland State University.

Angry Feminists GO NUTS Over Cameraman At “Whiteness” Event

vlcsnap-2016-04-28-23h54m30s75“Whiteness & Feminism” was the title of the event, one of the many sessions that were part of Portland Community College’s “whiteness history month”. This particular event featured Portland State University instructors Roberta Hunte and Sally Eck.

The “whiteness” presentations are considered public events, take place in public college rooms, and are open to the public, often times joined by classes. In this instance, a “women’s studies” class taught by Kathy Casto was taking part in this event.

After introductions, Eck encourages participants to surround and block the cameraman, in an effort to intimidate him and get him to stop filming. The angry feminists go bonkers, blocking the view with papers and body fat. PCC “director of student life” Josh Peters McBride indicates that this is acceptable behavior by students.

After a minute or so, the cameraman leaves the room, and inquires with campus security as to the nature of what just happened. The Sgt. on duty, Terry Langly, confirms that such actions by students are, apparently, acceptable at PCC.

The cameraman returns with his camera on an extended monopod. One angry female (?) student decides to start filming him, while another storms out of the room, grabs a cardboard display board from the Autism awareness club, and uses it to block the camera, while standing on a rolling swivel chair.

Eventually the college admins are able to get the situation under control, after realizing they could be on shaky legal grounds if this persists.

Eck and Hunte had good reason for wanting the camera blocked. They obviously didn’t want their presentation to be seen by the sane world, as the entire event consisted of incomplete sentences filled with buzz words, catch phrases, and more utterances of “uhh”, “uhmm”, “and”, “so”, “right?” than you can you count. In fact, the entire session could have been condensed from 2 hours to 30 minutes if the “instructors” had the slightest idea of what they were talking about. Instead, it seemed like it was all just being made up as they went along. Let’s listen in!

They started off by trying to define “feminism”:

Listen to Hunte ramble on incoherently:

You’ve also got to challenge “colorblindness”, which used to be a concept pushed by the SJW’s back in the 80s and 90s, as a way of judging people by their character, skill, and achievements rather than by skin color. Apparently that is racist now, because it’s a way for white people to avoid having to hire people of color.

You are racist, even if you say you’re not, because racism is systemic and systematic, and you participate in that. You racist!

Also, you’re a white supremacist, by default, until you’re not.

According to the Portland State University website, Eck “is a fixed-term instructor in the Women’s Studies Department at Portland State University. Sally earned a B.S. in both Sociology and Women’s Studies, with an MS in Education. Currently her courses have included Girl power Capstone, Local Justice Capstone, Social Justice Education, Women’s Studies Inquiry, Gender and Education, and Spring Celebration. Sally has a personal commitment to issues surrounding Feminist Pedagogy, Oppression Theory, and feminist parenting.” She teaches such courses as “Feminism & Zines”, “Interruptions”, and “Gender & Education“.

Ironically, Hunte is an assistant professor, with a PhD in “Peace and Conflict Studies”. She teaches such courses as “Women of Color in the U.S.”, “Race/Class/Gender/Sexuality in the U.S.”, “Gender, Militarization, and Activism”, and “Global Feminisms”. Nice to see that “conflict resolution” sprung into action when she stood idly by while witnessing a conflict arise, thanks to her colleague.

PCC president Sylvia Kelley can be reached at 971 722 4365.

SURPRISE! The Clinton Foundation Pays Men MORE THAN WOMEN

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Hillary Clinton loves to complain that there’s a big wage gap between men and women but it turns out she needs to deal with that problem at her own family foundation.

Polizette reported:

Hillary’s Equal Pay Hypocrisy

The Left’s champion of women has a long history of paying her female employees less than their male counterparts — something Hillary Clinton left out of her Equal Pay Day speech on Tuesday.

“If CEOs and board members will actually ask themselves ‘How sure are we we that we are paying people the same?’ the data shows even in the best-intentioned companies that is often not happening,” Clinton said at a roundtable discussion. “It is way past time to end the outrage of so many women still earning less than men on the job.”

But perhaps Clinton should take a look in her own backyard. The Clinton Foundation is paying male executives significantly more than female executives, according to documents first obtained by the Daily Caller. The Foundation’s 2013 IRS 990 form shows that on average male executive earn at least $109,000 more than their female counterparts.

Typical leftist.

Do as I say, not as I do.

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Camille Paglia Calls Planned Parenthood Just ANOTHER WING OF DEMOCRATIC PARTY

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Camille Paglia is one of those rare people on the left who tells it like it is. She might actually be closer to a Classical Liberal than a progressive.

She recently called out Planned Parenthood and their cozy relationship with the Democratic Party.

From the Daily Wire:

Paglia: Feminists WRONG On Abortion, Planned Parenthood Just A Wing Of Democratic Party

In an opinion piece for Salon, radical feminist Camille Paglia tore into her own side over the issue of abortion, which she says has become “an ideological tool ruthlessly exploited by my own party” and about which, she admits, conservatives have the “high moral ground.”

Lamenting that politics in America have been “entangled and strangled for far too long by the rote histrionics of the abortion wars,” Paglia writes that while she remains adamantly pro-“unrestricted” abortion, she has been “disturbed and repelled for decades by the way reproductive rights have become an ideological tool ruthlessly exploited by my own party, the Democrats, to inflame passions, raise money, and drive voting.”

This mercenary process began with the Senate confirmation hearings for three Supreme Court candidates nominated by Republican presidents: Robert Bork in 1987, David Souter in 1990, and Clarence Thomas in 1991. (Bork was rejected, while Souter and Thomas were approved.) Those hearings became freak shows of feminist fanaticism, culminating in the elevation to martyr status of Anita Hill, whose charges of sexual harassment against Thomas still seem to me flimsy and overblown (and effectively neutralized by Hill’s following Thomas to another job). Abortion was the not-so-hidden motivation of the Democratic operatives who pushed a reluctant Hill forward and fanned the flames in the then monochromatically liberal mainstream media. It was that flagrant abuse of the Senate confirmation process that sparked the meteoric rise of conservative talk radio, led by Rush Limbaugh, who provided an alternative voice in what was then (pre-Web) a homogenized media universe.

Kudos to Camille for her honesty.