Have I missed something here? Is it only “men” who are racist? And who complain? What about all those women who complained so much about men doing “men things” that now we have more and more “strong, tough, competent” females in more and more films where THEY are the stars, in ways that would almost never be true to real life. Yawn
I don’t know if anyone else has pointed this out, but the refugees we are talking about entered thecountry LEGALLY, not surreptitiously. If the governors were being lawful, the political refugees woud all have the right to a hearing before being told that they can stay or have to leave, because theyu came in thtugh proper channels.
And of course all of this shipping back and forth unnecessarily is supposed to do WHAT for global warming? Better to go to the shop (by bike), try it on, get the right fit immediately, and that would save so much in money for gas or public transport, lower pollution, increase your healthy activity by exercise….. a win-win all the way around!
This is ridiculous; I was reading before I entered kindergarten, but that was at a time when television didn’t yet exist, nor smartphones or computers. So books were the best way to have exotic “adventures” except perhaps once a week at the movies. The Jungle Books were a favourite, and far better than anything Disney sugar coated. My parents read to me as a kid and that’s how I began reading – without formal instruction. But books like Babar with simple texts got me started. Later on I also had a teacher who, every day for the first 15 minutes of class, read to is from Charlotte’s Web. We were 12 years old and the experience got us used to letting our imaginations run rampant while being read to. I’m sure those 15 minutes a day got kids into the habit of looking for wonder through books better than anything else could have…You want your kids to read better? Only 4 hours of television per WEEK. No smartphones until they are 16 years old. If you want a kid to be able to contact you in case of need, a cellphone works very well…one without a screen or access to the Web. Then all the money saved on getting a smartphone can be used to fill the kid’s bedroom with books.
Try to keep up… people are not saying they should get a free ride, they’re saying that the punishment should be one decided in court and in jail if found guilty – it should NOT bleed over into cancelling the possibility for the public to see their art. That would be like deciding to tear down New York’s Guggenheim museum if proof were found that Frank Lloyd Wright had been a child-abuser!
Woody Allan " sex crimes"…Which ones pray tell? For falling in love with a step-daughter who was already over the age of consent, and that marriage seems to be doing just fine HOW many years later? For supposedly having diddled his other child- who was well-versed by Farrow who, as I repeat – refuses to take a lie-detector test. Woody’s “sexual crimes” aare nothing more than conjecture.
The Right has always had Fascist tendencies. What is extraordinary nowadays is that a lot of the new cancel culture is coming from the Left. Political Correctness, BLM and MeToo have all entered into ring, demanding in their own ways that people be destroyed without due process. A woman’s claim that “30 years go he touched me inappropriately” is now supposed to be believed automatically, without proof. nd my speaking out against this kind of thing would quite possibly lose me my job nowadays simply for having an opposing opinion (fortunately I’m retired so that isn’t going to be danger…but if I were still working I’m’ not sure I would dare to have written this post!)
Agreed. Punishment for transgressions is one thing, but cancelling people has become the norm, and yet you said thata “perhaps their work should not be cancelled”. “perhps”? Kevin Spacey was removed from a film already in the can and all his scenes re-shot with Christopher Plummer instead – without Spacey ever having been brought before a judge or jury. Woody Allan’s ‘s career has been practically destroyed by Mia Farrow, despite the fact that Woody took a lie detector test and passed while Mia refused to even allow the test to be done; yet again it never got as far as any court except the court of public opinion and Twitter. Someone refuses to use “them” as a pronoun for a singular individual and loses a job at a university because of it. This is going far, far further than simply punishing someone’s real transgressions. It is fundamentally Fascist. But most extraordinarily, a new Fascism from the Left instead of traditionally from the Right.
Yes, which is why writers, actors, athletes etc should not be “cancelled”. The work is not the same as the individual. If Michelangelo or Da Vinci had been sex offenders (and they probably were!) can you imagine refusing to allow their works to be shown because of that?
It is a lie that men do most of the brave things in the Bible ONLY because it was written by men. In a time period where there was no electricity for washing machines, fridges, stoves, dishwashers, and the like – nor disposable diapers and baby formula – someone had to look after the kiddies, the cooking and the cleaning. Since there were also no tractors, chainsaws, or other heavy machinery – those with brawn did the heavy lifting while the women stayed at home and watched after the kiddies. If men got to do most of the fighting, war-mongering, and decision -making – they also did most of the dying. Yeah, the women probably got raped, but lived to complain about it – whiled the men were also raped and castratedbefore being killed – In those days it was perhaps safer to be a woman. But why quibble about facts and biology when one’s PC tantrums about men can be so much more satisfying?