In your previous Substack you asked us how we’ve become someone we didn’t expect to be. Your question prompted me to survey my drab collection of habitual gaffes, crusty vintage dogmas, and hobby projects of 'forced teaming.' Perilously late, the mist of ‘progressive’ pieties lifts and clears. The glare cuts hard, but it is better to squint into it. As I await this Sunday's episode of 'Disaffected,' it occurs to me, this clinches it: I'm past the dim decades of bully-appeasing, of not diagnosing the damaging fraudulence you analyze with such discernment. I've become someone unbamboozled enough to cue up ‘Disaffected’ each week. Bring on the parade of 'Borderline glasses': my rose-colored ones are in the trash. [Sun 9/10/23 8:45 pm EST ]
Thank you for the call to get back to Old Normal, in whatever way we can manage to do so. Your story about the bike riding goslings rings very true. Children are over watched, overstretched, and completely underprepared for live outside of their McMansions. I loved riding bicycles around the city when I was little...it was pure freedom. No parents, no money, no schedule. We managed. We figured it out. We gained confidence in the process. I hope and pray for children now, and in the future....that they may have healthy ways to gain such life enriching skills.
I really wonder when someone legally extends Coogan laws to content creators, vloggers, blogger, tic tokers, YouTubers & reality show parents at least in the USA & who work with major media and brands. They are quick to get ESG scored and shove social justice down our throats for made up things adults do that should stay private and that have nothing to do with laundry detergent or diapers.
Zero has been done to make that happen that I am aware of and the courts are slow to address it if it ever does occur. The excuse is that the kids aren't working and that it is just them living their lives. We all know it is staged with camera crews around, edited and reshot over and over. Nobody cares about the kids involved and they sadly get nothing when they are older.
Feminists have been selling their own to just about anyone for the right price, for a very long time but we are all noticing it now. Look at how "pro" owning your sexuality has become a selling point for the adult biz for new talent even though the people running it are all wealthy, often white men. I thought those were the arch rivals? That stuff used to be the bane of feminists.
The right thinks women are private property and the left thinks they are public property. No one wants to admit that they are not property at all, especially feminists, they are Gurl Boss one moment, but then they are Damsel's in distress the next and you never know when it will happen but you better be prepared for either or both to show up and act accordingly.
Our LA politician got her talking points from Chicago, instead of Hollywood elites for a change, we heard the same thing about the rampant car theft and car makers. I bet most of them are using this one to avoid any responsibility for the lawlessness the have cultivated while trying to take more money from someone. They do run some great grifts. I do wonder when someone in the entrepreneur space comes up with a decent, affordable option to public education in this country for people, I know it has been a long time coming.
The DOJ better watch it they are starting to look like they are just pets of whoever likes them at the moment.
Josh, thought you could do the situation below some justice.
" Oklahoma district that hired drag queen to be elementary school principal"
Its as if they know the capture of our institutions are tenuous and they are trying to force it everywhere they can get access to? To see what they can get away with? Couldn't they at least have found someone who didn't have child porn charges? All they could find so they went for the shock value?
"Oklahoma district that hired drag queen to be elementary school principal
The principal of John Glenn Elementary School, Shane Murnan, is a drag queen who goes by the name "Shantel Mandalay," Fox News Digital can confirm. Murnan maintained a separate Facebook page from another called "Shantel Mandalay." According to the page, Murnan was employed as a drag queen at a venue called "The Boom."
The principal also has previous charges for child pornography, which were later dismissed. Fox News Digital found records from over 20 years ago, showing that when the charges were filed, all of Murnan's electronic devices were subject to a subpoena.
In a post on its Facebook page, the district acknowledged the prior charges. It said, "Recently we were made aware of previous charges that were dismissed years ago."
"This individual is not fit to lead a school district," Walters said. "It has to stop"
"We are very excited about his vision for John Glenn and for the community," the district added.
Fox News Digital contacted the district and the principal for comment but did not immediately receive a response.
I first heard about Ruby Franke via this podcast and I was really disturbed - sorry about your own abuse as well. I ended up spending way more time than I meant to railing against abusive mothers in a post inspired by your video - https://wholistic.substack.com/p/ruby-franke-the-tyranny-from-the-bottom-up
I see a correlation between Brandon Johnson's "logic" and the "logic" that marches past my apartment in Brooklyn once a week in the form of about ten middle-aged black men wielding "black power" flags. Yesterday's chant went something like this: The po-lice are the enemy. So put the guns down. Against each other.
In other words, stop shooting each other because the police are the enemy. They can't just stop shooting each other because it's....murdering each other? Because that's not nice?
It's Hyundai's fault that they can't stop hijacking cars.
I've read that this group scores high in narcissistic traits. Probably explains the stasis. And the "logic."
“...according to top feminists..”
They are neither.
I used to adhere to the basic tenets of feminism, which I suppose was based on a superficial understanding of what they meant. And, I know there are OG feminists who decry what is happening now, but they are in the minority and are being admonished by the current iteration of pick-me handmaidens who claim to be feminists. I want no part of what is going on right now. women themselves are actively prioritizing and encouraging the wants and feelings of men over those of women. So by their own logic... women are "the patriarchy". Women themselves have created this current monster. It's insane.
My sorority got so woke they cancelled themselves. Such feminists.
It’s hard to have any compassion for the citizens of the cities that elect these clowns. This jackass couldn’t run a lemonade stand and he’s in charge of Chicago? 1st time watching the podcast. Very well done.
Is reduxx worth following for MtF detrans stories, or is it mostly about FtM detrans and "stopping men from erasing women"? I'm following detrans info and detrans voices, because I'm trying to write stories of hope (Other Side section of my substack), but I'm not really interested in FtM detrans, despite having written one short story on that (Braids: gender dysphoria cause). The right has been on that practically from day one, and the left has been building up, so I feel the girls are basically getting the attention they need. What worries me most are the boys and young men. The right prioritizes the girls, and the left is dominated by feminists, who first of all blame the boys for all the predator males "erasing women", and secondly, just reconfirm that yes, masculinity is toxic, so they actually would be "better people" if they were female.
Bingo! That is exactly the correct definition of feminism. Read my guest post at According to Hoyt: https://accordingtohoyt.com/2023/09/05/the-f-word-by-maryh10000/
Josh, as a religious person I totally agree with you on the religious exemption. It should be a conscientious exemption- just like with combatant military service.
Very disappointed to hear Genevieve Gluck’s reaction. You’re right, she does great work. But it’s perfectly reasonable to point out that the vast majority of those collaborating with this evil ideology are women and that feminism itself went in some toxic directions that bore fruit in gender ideology. The tendency to see men as inherently oppressive and women as inherent victims is just as nihilistic and idiotic as critical race theory’s narrative of “whiteness” oppressing “black bodies”. Victimology leads only to demoralisation and disempowerment of those adopting victimhood as well as conferring upon them unearned virtue and licensing the demonisation of others based on immutable characteristics (like daring to be male).
I’ll make a point never to get raped in Brandon Johnson’s Chicago. He’d probably blame *me* for not wearing a chastity belt or something. Gross.
On another note, we need to start naming and shaming the idiotic women throwing other women under the bus for woke points and ego strokes.