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

~ Denis Waitley

Historical happenings

8/14/1457 ~ The first book ever printed is published by a German astrologer named Faust. He is thrown in jail while trying to sell books in Paris. Authorities concluded that all the identical books meant Faust had dealt with the devil.

8/14/1969 ~ British troops arrive in Northern Ireland in response to sectarian violence between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

8/14/1995Shannon Faulkner becomes the first female cadet in the long history of South Carolina’s state military college, The Citadel. Her presence is met with intense resistance, reportedly including death threats, and she will leave the school a week later.

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Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.

~ Denis Waitley

Astronomy

M45 is a cluster of stars that you have seen on the road. This cluster looks like a blurry smudge of light with the unaided eye. A decent set of binoculars will resolve this light lob into the Pleiades. Id you look at the front of a familiar vehicle, this arrangement is seen.
Another name for this constellation is Subaru Australia. The vehicle with that name uses the Constellation as a logo.

The word “subaru” means “united” in Japanese, and Fuji Heavy Industries has used the term to describe how the Pleiades constellation is a unification of the stars. Fuji Heavy Industries is therefore a constellation of companies united together.

The Meaning of Subaru. The name Subaru is Japanese, meaning ‘unite’. It’s also a term for a cluster of six stars in the Taurus constellation, named ‘Pleiades’ by the ancient Greeks. According to Greek mythology, these stars were once Atlas’ daughters.

The Greeks believed the stars represented the daughters of Atlas.

In Greek mythology, the Pleiads were the seven daughters of Atlas, a Titan who held up the sky, and the oceanid Pleione, protectress of sailing. The sisters were Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno and Merope. The Pleiades were sometimes said to be nymphs in the train of Artemis.

Finding Pleiades:

How to see the Pleiades. If you’re familiar with the famous constellation Orion, it can help you be sure you’ve found the Pleiades. The image at right shows Orion at the bottom left. See the three stars in a row? That’s Orion’s Belt. Draw a line through the three stars of Orion’s Belt to the right – and you come to a V-shaped pattern of stars with a bright star in its midst. The V-shaped pattern is the Face of Taurus the Bull. The bright star in the V – called Aldebaran – depicts the Bull’s Eye. A bit past Aldebaran, you’ll see the Pleiades cluster, which marks the Bull’s Shoulder. In our image, the Pleiades cluster is at the top right.

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You must look within for value, but must look beyond for perspective.

~ Denis Waitley

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Whenever things go a bit sour in a job I’m doing, I always tell myself, ‘You can do better than this.’

~ Dr Seuss