Condign and refreshingly speedy justice in the Nutmeg State, as reported by the crybaby Progressive:
Balayla Ahmad, a Muslim college student, reported sexual
harassment at the University of Bridgeport and ended up getting
reported to the FBI for terrorism, reports Think Progress. Her
alleged harasser decided to falsely accuse Ahmad of terrorism after
learning of her report. Two FBI agents visited Ahmad at home.
According to a lawsuit filed by Ahmad, the university expelled her
rather than fully investigate her allegations.
Miss Krystie Yandoli, “a senior women and gender studies and English and textual studies major” at Syracuse University, launches her bark upon troubled waters at the outset of a life headed for rage and grief:
Occupy Valentine’s Day originated on Tumblr courtesy of Samhita Mukhopadhyay, executive editor of Feministing.com and author of “Outdated: Why Dating is Ruining Your Love Life.” The Tumblr blog serves as a space for individuals to express their disdain with all the clichés and problematic ways in which Valentine’s Day is celebrated in our culture….
I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day, regardless of my relationship status—not because I don’t like candy and not because I don’t believe in love. My real problem is the commoditization of love that benefits from capitalist gains and the perpetuation of traditional and limiting gender norms.
After spending countless years in search of alternative ways to
celebrate Valentine’s Day, I owe Mukhopadhyay a debt of gratitude
for spearheading an Occupy Valentine’s Day movement.
(February 7, 2012)
And here is the scholarly ordinance developed by Miss Samhita Mukhopadhyay from which Miss Yandoli launched her assault on Valentine’s Day and so much else. Heteronormativity, indeed:
This Valentine’s Day, enthusiasts are expected to spend approximately $17.6 billion on romance-related goods—jewelry, cards, flowers and chocolates—a ten-year high, according to the National Retail Federation. That’s not even the whole picture, when you include all the other things that go along with the “perfect” romantic experience: heart shaped doohickeys, sexy lingerie, bikini waxes, fancy dinners, candle lit romantic massages for two, romantic getaways, puppies and couples counseling. Clearly, the economics of love is serious business.
But despite evidence of how much love costs these days and
cultural norms that are evolving away from traditional gender roles
in romantic relationships, the commercialization of Valentine’s Day
continues to communicate traditional and conventional fantasies
about gender and love. It’s what theorists call heteronormativity:
the structures and norms that privilege heterosexual monogamy,
while simultaneously stigmatizing behavior that deviates from this
model. How is it that heteronormativity still has such a stronghold
on the public imagination, despite the fact that more and more
people are choosing to delay or forgo marriage or despite the fact
in more and more states across the country, marriage is no longer
limited to people who are straight? How has it still intact [sic]
after the Kim Kardashian marital disaster saga, or the notorious
marital flameouts between Kevin Federline and Britney Spears or
Katy Perry and Russell Brand? How has it weathered scandal after
scandal in which the most ardent supporters of “marriage between a
man and a woman” are unable to stay faithful?
(February 13, 2012)
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?