It’s very hard not to be upset at the Kaci Hickox story.
Here we have a supposed “health care professional,” someone with years of medical experience both domestically and overseas, throwing a hissy-fit because being seen at the local Whole Foods is more important than government safety protocols and public health concerns. Because human freedom or whatever. Because I’m sure the founders of this country envisioned a day and age where a state government would bend over backwards to accommodate some fugly New England bitch’s desire to ride a bike for the evening news, or feminism, or something. I digress.
Or maybe you would. These sorts of things have become rather predictable after all. In case you missed it, earlier this week a video of a large-breasted, stumpy-legged, Jewess named Shoshana B. Roberts waddling around Manhattan and getting harassed by various vibrant individuals went viral on the internet. What started out as a fairly straightforward attempt at rent-seeking inadvertently revealed some uncomfortable truths about the racial demographics of street harassment in urban America.
As a strong, independent woman and 8 year veteran of the Army Reserves who served a tour in Iraq, Kate Hoit took on a new frontier of estrogen evangelism: attempting to join the VFW. When she asked for an application at her local VFW chapter, they offered her a (gasp!) military spouse application. She was outraged. Couldn’t they see how tough she was, and how she had shaken the establishment paradigm by grifting serving her country in a time of war? These out-of-touch sexist patriarchal old white men clearly need to check their privilege.
While Kaci Hickox is busy lawyering up and filing a lawsuit for presumably at least a million in pain and suffering from her unscheduled visit to Dachau – a primitive isolation ward set up at a local hospital, the DoD announced today that 11 soldiers returning from Liberia after being relieved by the 101st Airborne are going to be kept in isolation in Italy until they’ve waited out the incubation period. The next 100 to return are expected to be kept in isolation as well. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t want to spend any more time than necessary in New Jersey, either but difference in these two examples are like night and day, and this is why we need feminism.
The outbreak of drunken rioting and property destruction by spoiled, petty bourgeois, white, New England college kids at the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH yesterday has led to a triumphant hashtag campaign by liberal twitter activists. These astute social crusaders and moral relativists have discovered the blatant hypocrisy that lies behind the system of white supremacy in America. Why, they ask, were these raucous white youths treated differently than Michael Brown? Why do they get a slap on the wrist, when Brown got six bullets? Where, they ask in particularly smarmy and insufferable gloating tones, is the white outrage? Why are these youths burning their own communities? Truly these heroic and gallant social warriors are teaching us a lesson in privilege and making us challenge our own assumptions about race. Or not.
The kids at #keenestate threw beer cans at cops and got arrested. Mike Brown threw his hands up and caught SIX shots — TRADEMARK™ (@callmetrademark) October 19, 2014
It never ceases to amaze me to see the lengths women will go to signal status and achieve what they believe to be a higher place in feminism’s trivial pecking order.
The CNN article begins with Mrs. Theresa Corbin’s early life, being totally repulsed by the intellectual barrenness and sexism of Catholicism (lol cool story). The author would spend four years “poking and prodding at world religions and their adherents”(READ: drum circles and exotic boyfriends), before settling for the hijab.
She is vague on specifics, but ultimately converted to Islam two months after 9/11… For reasons totally unrelated to politics I’m sure.