How Putin embodies the worst of the Men’s Rights Movement

http://elitedaily.com/news/politics/dont-poke-bear-russian-president-vladimir-putin-embodies-horrible-mens-rights-movement/684728/

It isn’t a parody but it reads like one.

It opens -

Outward machismo. Signs of (brute) strength. A cold, calculating manner seemingly devoid of any human element.

A Terminator? And goes into a complete lie;

These are the traits more expected from the Men’s Rights Movement forums — those frequented by the likes of Elliot Rodger, who transformed the anger and ideals he fostered on those sites into a shooting rampage that killed six and wounded 13 others in Isla Vista, California.

He frequented PUAHate, the exact opposite set of values. Did you even watch his videos?

One point of note:

Instead, as Jezebel insisted, Putin, if anything, needs to “MAN DOWN.”

We’re winning. They are the ones changing.

A Response to ‘Women Against Feminism.’

disenchantedscholar:

How dare you bring witch burnings into this, you atrocious excuse for a human being. Why not bring in the Holocaust while you’re at it? Holodomor? Move to those countries and quit fucking around on the internet morally posturing if you want to change something, instead of bothering the rest of us passive aggressively.
Read some non-feminist, unbiased statistics while you’re at it (try AVFM because newsflash: most men aren’t rapists you silly little girl). Btw, it’s colonial invasion to impose our values on other cultures, and you think sexism is ok (all women together) but races aren’t? Race is a bigger consideration in cultural behaviour than sex and moral relativism means they’re entitled to treat their women however those women allow themselves to be treated, you fascist bigot (or are Western Christianized values *superior*?)

Originally posted on iwantedwings:

Imagine this:

The year is 2014. You are a white Western woman. You wake up in the morning in a comfortably sized house or flat. You have a full or part-time job that enables you to pay your rent or mortgage. You have been to school and maybe even college or university as well. You can read and write and count. You own a car or have a driver’s licence. You have enough money in your own bank account to feed and clothe yourself. You have access to the Internet. You can vote. You have a boyfriend or girlfriend of your choosing, who you can also marry if you want to, and raise a family with. You walk down the street wearing whatever you feel like wearing. You can go to bars and clubs and sleep with whomever you want.

Your world is full of freedom and possibility.

Then you…

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The Rise of Europe’s Religious Right

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lesterfeder/the-rise-of-europes-religious-right

Note the frame control here.

Most of the people on the Right I know are not at all religious (including moi).
The frame is a dismissal on the basis of ‘silly religion’, neoatheist’s battlecry.
Why this focus?
They refuse to acknowledge there could be any real objection to Leftist policies aside from – God said so.

Perhaps looking in a long view will make it clearer.

It used to be the Right with control. Then the Left rallied and bitched (with no bite) and the Right ran away scared because they feared those labels, thinking they could be backed up.

Now the Left have had control for many decades. The Right are rallying, because they no longer fear those labels. It cannot get worse for them, they are like a domestic abuse victim finally standing up for themselves. They are beginning to see if they stand their ground (as largely K types to the Left’s r) the progressives are such weaklings they’ll cry all the way home. Even their politicians.

This is good news.

The Myopia Of IQ Fetishism

disenchantedscholar:

Culture arises from genetics.

Originally posted on Chateau Heartiste:

Excessive focus on IQ like that found in certain HBD quarters is dangerous for the reason that it will blind one to group differences in other important human characteristics.

Before hackles rise, this post is not an apologia for ignoring mean and individual IQ differences. IQ matters, arguably matters more than anything else, in big and small and strange ways. You will hardly find a soul who’d wish to possess fewer IQ points than more IQ points.

But IQ isn’t the whole story. There are, for instance, group differences in personality, temperament, proclivity to violence, trustworthiness, and what I’ll call General Interactive Behavioral Socialization (GIBS…medat).

That last mouthful is just a fancy way of describing how people socialize and behave when they aren’t constrained by etiquette or coerced by authority figures to act otherwise. A roomful of white people will organically form a particular social dynamic that is quite…

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The Derb on the JayMan

disenchantedscholar:

I wonder how this parenting malarkey fits in with r/K selection theory a la Anon. Conservative?

Originally posted on JayMan's Blog:

In his latest VDARE column, John Derbyshire has written a glowing discussion of yours truly:

John Derbyshire On JayMan—A Righteous Jamaican-American | VDARE.COM

Bloggers come and go. They say all they have to say; or they take a more demanding day job; or start a new hobby; or fall in love; or, I suppose (gulp), are gathered unto their fathers. As VDARE.com always says in its fundraisers, in the long run it’s very hard to write unless you’re paid for it.

New ones come up, though; so from time to time I’ll give you an update.

Of bloggers unmentioned in that November 2012 column, the most interesting one is JayMan. I don’t think I knew his blog at the time. At any rate, I feel sure that if I had known it, I would have included it.

Well… more on that shortly.

JayMan writes about human nature…

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How Much Does Behavior Matter to Health? A Quickie

disenchantedscholar:

The wonderful world of RT tests, I know it well.

Originally posted on JayMan's Blog:

Can be quite substantial. Jump off the Empire State Building and see for yourself. But, beyond that, the question remains how much of the variation in health outcomes and longevity can be explained by behavioral variation? Well, we don’t quite know. But we do have evidence which indicates that – at least in the developed world – that fraction is quite small.

Here’s I’ll post a series of tweets I made on the subject. Much of the matter is discussed in my post IQ and Death (see also my post “Squid Ink”).

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