Monthly Archives: February 2014

Lifestyle Blogging WTF

Alpha Game Says Coding Is Too Hard For Girls

Alpha Game, a site for all those ‘red pill’ MRA’s, wants to clear up a mystery of the tech world – where are all those women programmers that graduated 10 years ago? Well, they have the answer:

They dropped out because programming demands single-minded focus, mathematical skill, logic, and most of all, individual accountability. They dropped out because they didn’t belong in the field and encouraging them to pursue it was doing them a serious career disservice.

AG then explains why we should stop telling dem uppity wimmins to explore careers in tech:

As a general rule, women don’t like competitive jobs where they are held to an objective standard, particularly when they cannot easily pass off their work to others and still take credit for it.

He adds that even if women get CS degrees, once they get out in the real world of code monkeying they “look at their prospects for competitive success and promptly go in for marketing, human resources, and management”.

This is why Girls Who Code and Black Girls Code will fail, just like every other women-in-technology initiative before it has failed…Throw in the fact that male programmers tend to be competitive and socially graceless, which means that relatively few of them are inclined to do a woman’s job for her in return for the well-practiced flash of a big smile and a few smug coos of appreciation, and it should be no surprise that even intelligent and well-trained women don’t tend to last long in the industry.

Yes, apparently men actually write code, and women just go around smiling and flirting in order to get the nerdy codeb0yz to do their work for them. Seriously, what company is he working at? Because all I’ve experienced is women having to work twice as hard for half the respect. If there’s a place where I can call myself a ‘woman in tech’ while sitting around leveling up in Tetris then please, sign me up. Otherwise this all just sounds like typical male whining about icky girls invading their He-Man Woman Hater’s treehouse.

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Lifestyle Blogging

Jordan Reid Continues To Dress Appropriately

Look into pants.

Jordan Reid, pregnant again, is once more blathering on about how she will bravely flash her vagina while pregnant. You may remember during her last incubation she insisted on wearing platform shoes and coochie cutter shorts – even banning a commenter who said she might want to stop trying to dress like a groupie. Well this time around she’s eliminated pants altogether:

So, yes, the dress I’m wearing here is actually an H&M button-down I bought a few sizes too big. And ok, yes, this is the second time in a week I have worn dresses that are not dresses at all but rather shirts. But that is a) what tights are for and b) my prerogative, am I right?

Jordan spent most of her first pregnancy being the Norma Rae of maternity fashion rights, and it looks like we are in for another round of Jordan trying to justify her idiotic attention whoring clothing choices. Because running around a playground in February wearing nothing but a too big flannel shirt and some hosiery is totally fine and nobody should side eye for that, people. Jordan needs to feel sexy and stylish no matter what! Girl power!

For someone who claims not to care what people think about her outfits she sure spends a lot of time getting preemptively defensive  about her “prerogative”.

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Food Blogging

Internet Trying To Sort Out Story Of The
“Vegan Blogger Beating”

Uh why are they yellow?

VegCharlotte, apparently a blog for vegans in Charlotte, posted Thursday about a vegan blogger who alleges she was “a victim of racism and bigotry” at Dandelion Market, the venue of some holiday party she was attending. The blogger’s story is full of breathless confusion, and essentially makes it sound as if she and her fiance were simply quietly nibbling pita chips before some Dandelion goons forced them out the door. She then claims she was body slammed and dragged out when she attempted to re-enter, and told they were removed “because people were complaining about the Muslim guy being there.”

The blogger concludes by saying the police refuse to do anything and the news media doesn’t care because “hate crimes against Sikhs and Muslims (or people just assumed to be Muslims) aren’t really hot topics” – she claims if her fiance “were black or gay” she “could have gotten some token coverage”. Apparently no lawyers are interested in helping her sue the venue because she says you “can’t get a lot of “damages” for bruises”. She finally says “So, eventually, the only thing left to do is … take it to the people. Take it to the Internet.”

Well Dandelion Market says her version is basically a bunch of crap. In a public response posted to their facebook last night they say the real story is quite different:

Two individuals were observed and identified as extremely inebriated. After being informed that it was our policy that all patrons were to be awake and alert, one of the individuals was found asleep at a table that had been vomited on. At this point, the security staff asked the patrons to leave the premises. The two individuals protested their eviction but left together of their own will. Once outside the premises the individuals continued to protest and the female individual erratically forced her way back in only to be escorted out once more. Once outside the building the manager on duty explained that they were welcomed back at another time but they would not be allowed in again on that evening. The incident was concluded by several members of staff witnessing the intoxicated female stumbling and being held up by her friends while waiting on a taxi.

Days after the incident, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police visited us in regards to that evening. We shared the events as documented in our written incident reports which are recorded following any disturbance that requires the attention of our security staff. After looking into the matter, the police determined that there was no course of action to be taken. We have continued to be honest and forthcoming with the details of the incident. We refuse to get into an argument with individuals because they mistook our motives and actions.

The action taken by the staff and management were in no way motivated by race, gender or religious beliefs. Action was taken in an effort to ensure the safety of patrons and staff of Dandelion Market.

So depending on who you believe, a white woman and her fiance were roughed up and tossed out of a venue for no reason other than her fiance “looks” Muslim; or a couple of drunk people were escorted out and the drunk girl belligerently tried to re-enter after being told she couldn’t and is spinning the humiliation into something less embarrassing.

I’m mainly just confused as to why her being vegan has any relevance to this story at all.

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Lifestyle Blogging

Kathryn Skaggs Says Disney Is Trying “Normalize Homosexuality”

wtf

In a blog post worthy of a tin foil hat, “The Well Behaved Mormon Woman” takes Disney down for their “gay agenda”.

The gay agenda to normalize homosexuality is woven into Disney’s movie Frozen not just as an underlying message – it is the movie. In a liberal culture tenacious at normalizing immorality, stripping those of faith from their ability to speak out in opposition, this needs to be taken seriously.

Kathryn rambles on for several paragraphs about how omgthegays are taking over, before claiming she is “not anti-gay”. She then goes on to wave her pitchfork at Disney for trying to make your children accept same sex love with their subtle messages – even the lyrics to “Let it Go” are “intended to indoctrinate your children, and/or grandchildren, contrary to faith-based teachings”.

Kathryn then provides an excruciating scene by scene breakdown of the entire movie, complete with her insights into how each scene is cramming the “gay agenda” down the throats of your innocent, God fearing children.

The kicker is, it seems Kathryn has a daughter who is herself gay. l wonder what she thinks of this post?

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Lifestyle Blogging WTF

Vincent Vinturi Says No Means Yes

Vincent Vinturi, ugh, is apparently famous in the world of online alpha males for his advice on how to treat women like dirt. Now he is apparently cutting straight to the chase and telling men to ignore the word “no”:

Women say “no” to me in one way or another on a regular basis, e.g. “no, you can’t have my number”“no, I should go home”“no, I’m not coming into your apartment”, and of course, the classic, “no, we’re not having sex”.

Yet somehow, when it’s all said and done, the woman is invariably happy that I didn’t listen to a single word of protest she uttered; that I barreled through her resistance nonchalantly and drove the ball to the basket. Women RESPECT this sexual insistence even if they aren’t acutely aware of it.

Saying the “consent crowd, however, would like for men to believe that anything short of a written statement, notarized and signed by the soon to be fornicated party, is rape”, ole Vinny goes on to explain how women really do want it, and saying no is just a feminine power play:

It’s in the nature of beautiful women to resist, test, protest, sabotage and make your job of f**king them difficult. And of course, by the time you wrestle their panties off, they’re dripping wet.

Captain Charming then goes on to whine that “[w]ith rape laws the way they are in countries like the US and Canada, it’s downright scary to be a man and act with natural disinhibition in the company of beautiful women”, and advises men to “get out of the Anglosphere so you can relax and get down to business without concern for your freedom”. I assume that’s rapist code for “go to another country with loose laws where you can rape women with impunity” or something.

I am so happy with humanity’s progress, aren’t you, ladies?

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Mommy Blogging

The Feminist Breeder’s Lawsuit Apparently Over

WOMP WOMP

In a fantastically anticlimactic post, The Skeptical OB stated yesterday that the legal battle between Dr. Amy and Gina of The Feminist Breeder has now ended:

We’ve settled the lawsuit:

The parties have entered into a settlement agreement which has resolved all claims and controversies to their mutual satisfaction.

The announcement comes after a year of back and forth between the two birth bloggers, which was originally supposed to go to court despite Gina’s attempts to stop the proceedings. There are no details on what the settlement entails, with Dr. Amy confirming in the post’s comments that the terms are confidential.

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Fashion Blogging

Did “The Ivory Lane” Likejack Readers?

SO JACKED MUCH LIKES

Emily Jackson, of The Ivory Lane fashion blog, recently had a huge spike in Facebook likes – and a few readers think they know why. It seems Emily had a popup that asked people to like her Facebook page, or allowed them to “X out” out of the option and continue reading. Except no matter where you clicked, it apparently registered as a Facebook like. A few folks emailed me about it, with one saying:

I went on Facebook later on the day (after I specifically remember clicking the X on the pop-up on her site) I remember being shocked at why she was on my news feed.

People are now accusing Emily of “likejacking“, which one site describes as similar to “clickjacking”:

One reason this attack works is that Facebook does not require any confirmation when you click the Like button…Users should carefully review their wall posts…

As people discovered what had happened a flurry of “unlikes” hit her facebook page, and now blog readers are wondering – how common is this practice? Everyone is probably aware by now that bloggers regularly buy “likes” and “followers” on various social media platforms. But where does the mad grab for numbers end?

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