Feminazis and #Metoo

This delightful mashup of political ideas and reality certainly defines schadenfreude.

What Happens to #MeToo When a Feminist Is the Accused?

Nimrod Reitman accused his former N.Y.U. graduate school adviser, Avital Ronell, of sexually harassing him, and the university found her responsible. But some leading feminist scholars have supported her in ways that echo the defenses of male harassers.Credit

The case seems like a familiar story turned on its head: Avital Ronell, a world-renowned female professor of German and Comparative Literature at New York University, was found responsible for sexually harassing a male former graduate student, Nimrod Reitman.

An 11-month Title IX investigation found Professor Ronell, described by a colleague as “one of the very few philosopher-stars of this world,” responsible for sexual harassment, both physical and verbal, to the extent that her behavior was “sufficiently pervasive to alter the terms and conditions of Mr. Reitman’s learning environment.” The university has suspended Professor Ronell for the coming academic year.
In the Title IX final report, excerpts of which were obtained by The New York Times, Mr. Reitman said that she had sexually harassed him for three years, and shared dozens of emails in which she referred to him as “my most adored one,” “Sweet cuddly Baby,” “cock-er spaniel,” and “my astounding and beautiful Nimrod.”

Coming in the middle of the #MeToo movement’s reckoning over sexual misconduct, it raised a challenge for feminists — how to respond when one of their own behaved badly. And the response has roiled a corner of academia.

Soon after the university made its final, confidential determination this spring, a group of scholars from around the world, including prominent feminists, sent a letter to N.Y.U. in defense of Professor Ronell. Judith Butler, the author of the book “Gender Trouble” and one of the most influential feminist scholars today, was first on the list.[snip]

Mr. Reitman, who is now 34 and is a visiting fellow at Harvard, says that Professor Ronell kissed and touched him repeatedly, slept in his bed with him, required him to lie in her bed, held his hand, texted, emailed and called him constantly, and refused to work with him if he did not reciprocate. Mr. Reitman is gay and is now married to a man; Professor Ronell is a lesbian.
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OMG, we here at Loon Watch certainly wish we could have made this up. This delectable furball personifies the BS found in radical thought.
(for those who sign)
There will have to be a reckoning twixt hither and yon. The man hating doxies are watching their ‘Cow’ get gored. Previously bashed males of course can enjoy this rollicking quandary of the bent bimbos while sipping on an adult potable.
When stupidity crashes head on into ignorant fantasy, bolstered by the whimpering of the lost, the world is set right.

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Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.

~ Napoleon Hill

To this we add the Chinese view.

They see misfortune as a chance to profit in life.

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Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.

~ Napoleon Hill

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Success in life comes not from holding a good hand, but in playing a poor hand well.

~ Denis Waitley

Historical happenings

8/13/1889 ~ The first coin-operated telephone is patented by William Gray.

8/13/1948 ~ During the Berlin Airlift, the weather over Berlin becomes so stormy that American planes have their most difficult day landing supplies. They deem it ‘Black Friday.’

8/13/1993The US Court of Appeals rules Congress must save all emails.

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If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

~ Denis Waitley

Historical happenings

8/12/1896 ~ Gold is discovered near Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada. After word reaches the United States in June of 1897, thousands of Americans head to the Klondike to seek their fortunes.

8/12/1908 ~ Henry Ford‘s first Model T rolls off the assembly line.

8/12/1961 ~ The erection of the Berlin Wall begins, preventing access between East and West Germany.