The Clown World In Retreat Thread

There are zero positives to feminism, and the things you mentioned didn't require feminism to happen.

Oh, I get the point you're making now. I agree with you that I said the same thing in a roundabout way (hence, the Charles Manson reference.)

Without saying feminism is a positive, I would say it sort of filled a power vacuum at least. American society in particular was/is fragmented ("the melting pot"), materialistic, puritanical and sexually repressed which led to weak, insecure men who welcomed "strong" women who were more sexually available. Feminism exists because of weak men both individually and also collectively (the conservative ideology rejection of "identity politics")
 

Coja Petrus Uscan

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^^^ All she needs to do no is si'down and shudup!

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Jimmy Kimmel is a sellout, working for a sellout, working for another Hollyhood sellout. True, this video is inventive but I sure would like the see one similar spoofing the Deep State and all their foibles trying to gaslight the general public into thinking that they have the moral high ground when in actuality their morals are only one degree of separation from pond scum. No Wait! My mistake. Pond scum would be indignant to be characterized with such genetic throwbacks.
 

Jimmy Kimmel is a sellout, working for a sellout, working for another Hollyhood sellout. True, this video is inventive but I sure would like the see one similar spoofing the Deep State and all their foibles trying to gaslight the general public into thinking that they have the moral high ground when in actuality their morals are only one degree of separation from pond scum. No Wait! My mistake. Pond scum would be indignant to be characterized with such genetic throwbacks.
There is a level of delusion in these people that is actually quite disturbing to behold.
 
I saw this on twitter a while ago... its taken a while but universities are starting to feel some pain.

For the past 18 years, I have served as our campus’ scholar in residence, recruited by a previous provost with a vision for shaping the college into a laboratory for environmental sustainability.

My post has been a joyful one. As a biologist with a master’s degree in poetry, a background in journalism and a national platform in the climate movement, I have represented Ithaca College around the world — in Congressional briefings, at the Paris climate meetings and inside church basements in struggling communities on the frontlines of environmental injustice.

My interdisciplinary scholarship and activism were welcomed on campus, and I flourished, authoring books, editing monographs and collaborating with filmmakers to create narratives that speak truth to power.

In addition to teaching my own class within the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences (ENVS), I serve as a guest speaker across campus. My position thus offers me an extraordinary view of the Ithaca College curriculum.

Each year, I lecture in 10 to 20 classes. Indeed, I may be the only faculty at Ithaca College who has taught or co-hosted programming in all five of our schools.

What does climate change have to do with human performance? Well, higher heat and humidity represent health threats to outdoor athletes.

In California, three-quarters of new oil wells are drilled in Black or Latino communities. To understand the permitting of fossil fuel infrastructure, one needs to understand systemic racism.

Women and gender studies shows us that domestic violence and sex trafficking accompany oil and gas fracking.

And music? Ask me about the wood used to make Stradivarius violins. It’s sourced from forests now being decimated by extreme weather patterns in Italy.

Because climate is connected to everything we love, it is also connected to all the classes we teach.

Last year, encouraged by Provost Cornish, I sought funding to launch a Center for Climate Justice at Ithaca College. My idea was to create a national destination for students seeking engagement with the climate crisis that would equip them with tools to envision a renewable future, and make it so.

To that end, I joined fellow faculty and staff serving on IC’s Climate Action Group. This committee worked for the better part of last year, drafting recommendations and helping to shape my own ambitious proposal.

The good news: after a year of planning and writing, I got the grant.

The bad news: both faculty co-chairs of the Climate Action Group are now among those losing their jobs as a consequence of Academic Program Prioritization, which, as far as I can see, is disaster capitalism for higher education.

All told, at least nine IC professors who teach some aspect of the climate crisis — in five different departments — are on the chopping block, with Recreation and Leisure Studies disappearing altogether.

Here’s the thing: When an administration decides that the most important task is aligning the size of the faculty to the correct proportion and does so by eliminating non-tenure track faculty, unique, irreplaceable areas of expertise are lost.

It’s our contingent and NTEN faculty who are engaged in some of the most innovative, intersectional, progressive teaching on campus. I know because I’ve literally taught across our curriculum for 18 years.

I can’t launch an intersectional Center for Climate Justice by myself.

At some point, I could no longer honestly assure my grantor that the climate initiative it was funding had the broad and deep support of the IC faculty, staff and administration.

Also, as a matter of conscience, how could I launch a center devoted to the idea of justice when so much injustice would be taking place all around me? It’s traumatizing.

I’ll be leaving Ithaca College at the end of this year. I am sorry. I wanted to build a thriving Center for Climate Justice here, but I’m demoralized and aware that the collective intellectual capacity I was counting on is being sacrificed to austerity.

Finally, and because I believe in transparency: my salary is $31,050.

TLDR: Mediocre liberal arts college is running out of funding and has to cut useless programs. Yenta who has been teaching there for 18 years and runs the "intersectional center for climate justice" quits in protest.

The icing on the cake is that her salary was only $31,050.
 

Coja Petrus Uscan

Hummingbird
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I saw this on twitter a while ago... its taken a while but universities are starting to feel some pain.



TLDR: Mediocre liberal arts college is running out of funding and has to cut useless programs. Yenta who has been teaching there for 18 years and runs the "intersectional center for climate justice" quits in protest.

The icing on the cake is that her salary was only $31,050.

As with any institution, jurisdiction or district, you can chart the decline of US universities in-step with the increasing far-left bias of their faculties.

Those giant student fees (fluffing up cushy pension funds) and paid for an increasing number of people with average intelligence came about during the march through the institutions.
 

C-Note

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I saw this on twitter a while ago... its taken a while but universities are starting to feel some pain.



TLDR: Mediocre liberal arts college is running out of funding and has to cut useless programs. Yenta who has been teaching there for 18 years and runs the "intersectional center for climate justice" quits in protest.

The icing on the cake is that her salary was only $31,050.
She and the other adjunct instructors who started that Climate Justice program were probably trying to angle it for a fully-funded department and tenured, full-time positions for themselves. Likely, the other liberal professors in other departments dangling on the chopping block made sure to eliminate that threat to their own positions, knowing that funding cuts and cost reductions are a constant threat. Because colleges and universities are basically socialist jobs programs, the people who work in those jobs are really cutthroat with each other because they're so insecure in their positions. They're constantly trying to start some initiative or program to bring higher funding and prestige to their department at the expense of others, so the other departments respond by backbiting, griping, and trying to push them back down. It's got to really be discouraging to work in an environment like that.
 
She and the other adjunct instructors who started that Climate Justice program were probably trying to angle it for a fully-funded department and tenured, full-time positions for themselves. Likely, the other liberal professors in other departments dangling on the chopping block made sure to eliminate that threat to their own positions, knowing that funding cuts and cost reductions are a constant threat. Because colleges and universities are basically socialist jobs programs, the people who work in those jobs are really cutthroat with each other because they're so insecure in their positions. They're constantly trying to start some initiative or program to bring higher funding and prestige to their department at the expense of others, so the other departments respond by backbiting, griping, and trying to push them back down. It's got to really be discouraging to work in an environment like that.
Couldn't happen to better people :)
 
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