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I wonder how much of this is just the usual August news cycle craziness.

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I'm sure this remake will be the good one.
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thoreau wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 15:37
Kolohe wrote:
31 Aug 2017, 15:27
Queen of the Bees is a winner for sure.
Not okay, bro. When Lorde sang "You can call me Queen Bee" it was interpreted as a slap at Beyonce, and hence racist.
Damn, I never made that connection.

Good for Lorde.
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I don't know if she actually intended it that way. But in 2013 there was an entire cottage industry of people digging and searching for racism in every line of those lyrics.
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The better comparisons were to Heathers.

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Well, shit.
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Good god, they just can't stop raping:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10 ... jail-time/
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Matthew 6:1-6
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Sandy wrote:
06 Oct 2017, 19:53
Good god, they just can't stop raping:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/
male-feminist-writer-broadly-facing-multiple-rape-allegations-potential-jail-time/
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Mo wrote:
06 Oct 2017, 20:46
Sandy wrote:
06 Oct 2017, 19:53
Good god, they just can't stop raping:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/
male-feminist-writer-broadly-facing-multiple-rape-allegations-potential-jail-time/
Do you have a real source? I'm not giving Gateway Pundit my click.
So much this. To my knowledge he still hasn't retracted or corrected his story that Michael Brown gave Wilson an orbital blowout fracture, and he was one of the main culprits in the spreading of the misidentification of the Vegas shooter as some liberal soros guy whose family suddenly started getting death threats.

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Well, looks like Gateway Pundit was right this time. I mean, I don’t have a real source, but Jezebel is repeating and expanding on the allegations:

http://archive.is/ly7IA
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Japanese women are finding more freedom and happiness by forgoing marriage
The percentage of women who work in Japan is higher than ever, yet cultural norms have not caught up: Japanese wives and mothers are still typically expected to bear the brunt of the housework, child care and help for their aging relatives, a factor that stymies many of their careers.

Fed up with the double standard, Japanese women are increasingly opting out of marriage altogether, focusing on their work and newfound freedoms, but also alarming politicians preoccupied with trying to reverse Japan’s declining population.
Last year, the number of couples getting married hit the lowest level since the end of World War II, according to government estimates. It was the sixth straight year of decline in the nation’s marriage rate, which is falling at a much faster clip than the drop in Japan’s population over all.

Not surprisingly, the number of births in Japan — a country where few people have children out of wedlock — is also tumbling. Last year, the number of babies born in the country fell to the lowest level since at least 1899, when record-keeping began.
The shift is tied to the changing Japanese work force. Close to 70 percent of women ages 15 to 64 now have jobs — a record. But their careers are often held back by a relentless tide of domestic burdens, like filling out the meticulous daily logs required by their children’s day-care centers, preparing the intricate meals often expected of Japanese women, supervising and signing off on homework from school and afterschool tutoring sessions, or hanging rounds of laundry — because few households have electric dryers.

While some men say they want to pitch in more and the government has urged businesses to reform the crushing work culture, employees are still expected to devote most of their waking hours to the company, making it difficult for many husbands to participate much on the home front.
Some men are reacting to Japan’s economic realities by shying away from marriage as well. Ever since Japan’s speculative stock and property bubble burst in the early 1990s, wages have flatlined. The long-held social compact between employers and workers — in which few people were ever laid off and employees were guaranteed lifelong employment — has diminished. About one-fifth of men are now consigned to irregular contract jobs that offer little stability or potential for advancement.

With the social expectation that men should be the primary breadwinners, many men worry they will struggle to support a household financially. Just over a third of men ages 35 to 39 have never been married, up from less than a quarter 20 years ago.
The whole thing is worth reading if only to see how women express their liberation in extremely Japanese ways. I also get a grim Rorschach laugh out of any article touching on fertility panic.
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nicole wrote:
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She must be fun at Thanksgiving dinner. "Don't you dare pass me the mashed potatoes! I'm gonna climb over the table for them myself so I can be smug on Twitter later."
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Jake wrote:
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She must be fun at Thanksgiving dinner. "Don't you dare pass me the mashed potatoes! I'm gonna climb over the table for them myself so I can be smug on Twitter later."
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Little does she know that small acts of courtesy are in fact part of a standard white male playbook intended to goad women into making asses of themselves on social media.

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nicole wrote:
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i mean grabbing someone's shit before asking is not a good idea but c'moooooooooon lady. c'moooooooon with that pumpkin spice #resistance shit.
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I like the implication that there would have been an intersectionality crisis if dude hadn’t been cis het middle age white dude.

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JasonL wrote:
06 Aug 2019, 11:23
I like the implication that there would have been an intersectionality crisis if dude hadn’t been cis het middle age white dude.
In another context, she'd be slapped down for assuming that someone is male-identifying or White-identifying simply because she perceives them that way.
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To be fair to her, "No thanks, I've got it" is a polite way to decline assistance. The shittiness is what she did on Twitter afterward. But based on her account it seems like she was fine during the actual event.

If the dude had been black, I know people who would argue that being less than 110% polite with him is a microaggression, a way in which white women take up space and make the world less safe for people of color.
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nicole wrote:
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An act of resistance, to politeness.

Good going, dipshit.
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Now, admittedly, I haven't seen the Greta Gerwig version so maybe this is...different, but...this is a trip https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/12/ ... privilege/
Gerwig’s Little Women is, indeed, rooted in the advantages of bourgeois white womanhood. It romanticizes female issues (marriage, dependency) with nary a thought about how the social order they take for granted is protected by men. The March sisters are cocooned from the Civil War; radical Jo never writes about it, only about her personal interests.
Did this remake change the story so much that Mr March is no longer...away fighting in the war?
There is candor in such feminist solipsism, yet Gerwig avoids critical thinking. She’s a self-romantic — to judge by repetitive scenes of the March girls’ infatuation with the family’s suitor Laurie (flirtatious pet Timothée Chalamet) and curtsying to their rich aunt (Meryl Streep overacting spinsterhood). Gerwig’s indifference to political fashion is what distinguishes her from Hollywood’s other feminist go-getters. Yet, her version of Little Women is empathetic toward the conventional siblings — doomed Beth (Eliza Scanlen), maternal Meg (Emma Watson), amorous Amy (Florence Pugh).
What version of Little Women isn't empathetic toward those siblings? My chief complaint about Little Women is that Jo doesn't let Amy drown in the pond, but instead saves her and loves her and forgives her for stealing her life! (And that none of the sisters rebel against their mother for giving all their stuff away, which, again, is because it's a super duper progressive story because that's what transcendentalism was like.)
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I've never read Little Women or seen an adaptation of it, but I have to wonder what if anything it has to do with Michelle Obama.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
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I've never read Little Women or seen an adaptation of it, but I have to wonder what if anything it has to do with Michelle Obama.
The reviewer quoted lines that are straight out of the novel as if they were invented by Gerwig for contemporary political reasons, so...
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Hugh Akston wrote:
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I've never read Little Women or seen an adaptation of it...
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