Category: Education

Jan 21 2020

Tampons in the Men’s Room at Oregon State

On college campuses, the inmates are running the asylum. Consequently, tampons will be provided in the men’s room at Oregon State University.

Via the Daily Barometer:

The Memorial Union and Student Experience Center will be including free feminine hygiene products and installing hygiene bins in all restrooms, regardless of gender. The installation will take place this winter term.

Both the MU and SEC, along with all other student-fee funded buildings were chosen by the Associated Students of Oregon State University to apply the initiative to their restrooms. According to the ASOSU Queer Affairs Coordinator, Julian Chu, this decision was made to fulfill the needs of people that have a menstruation without discriminating by gender and those who cannot afford personal hygiene products.

They can afford to go to college, but they cannot afford the tampons that they don’t need anyway because they aren’t women. So they are forced to pay through fees for tampons in the men’s room.

Putting ideology before everything takes moonbats to some crazy places.

ASOSU vice president Kylie Boenisch proclaims that students must be forced to pay for free tampons in the men’s room because,

“Products for other normal bodily functions are free in our everyday life, such as toilet paper, tissues, etc. Access to products is not a privilege, it’s a right.”

This is a reminder that if you give people anything for free, they will soon come to believe that they are entitled to it. Then they will demand more.

“What we hope to achieve in regards [sic] to applying it to all buildings and having the end goal be where OSU pays for these products otherwise students will still be paying for these menstrual products,” Chu said.

Spoken like a true socialist. Students must be forced to pay for free tampons, the vast majority of which won’t even be used if they are put in the men’s room; otherwise students will have to pay for tampons.

In utopia, everyone will be forced to pay for everything, so that no one will have to pay for anything. Tampons in the men’s room give an idea of how wisely our shrinking wealth will be allocated.

Why would anyone think tampon dispensers are needed in the men’s room? Because according to the liberal ideology prevailing on campus, gender is an arbitrary distinction. Men can have periods too. Progressives literally believe this.

If those living in the alternate moonbat universe of higher education can be that astonishingly wrong about something so basic and obvious, you have to wonder what lunacy they are learning in their publicly subsidized classes.

Hat tips: Liberty Daily, College Fix.

Jan 20 2020

Educrats Enraged by “Virginity Rocks” Shirt

We want kids to grow up with a healthy appreciation of the right of free speech, but some notions are too offensive to allow in public schools — like the idea that virginity is good.

KMOV reports from Missouri:

A St. Charles County couple said the Wentzville School District threatened to suspend their son if he wore his ‘Virginity Rocks’ sweatshirt to class again.

A social studies teacher pulled 13-year-old seventh grader Londyn Piglowski out of class and escorted him, possibly by the ear, to the principal’s office, where he was commanded to wear the sweatshirt inside out or face punishment. Later he was threatened with suspension if he dared wear it again.

The district’s dress code does not allow students to wear clothing with statements advocating immoral, illegal, sexual, or violent behavior.

In practice, this appears to mean that students are not allowed to contradict what they are told in their sex ed classes.

Let’s let the educrats explain themselves. From an official statement:

The District’s policy regarding student dress provides opportunities for our administrators to address student attire that is potentially disruptive to the educational environment.

If you have been following the descent of public schools into unmitigated moonbattery, you can see why encouraging adolescents not to have sex would be seen as “disruptive.”

Maybe the educrats were just trying to nip Londyn’s problematic attitude in the bud before it could escalate into full-blown thoughtcrime like this:

Meanwhile, a nurse was ‘cancelled’ and harassed by a hate mob who tried to get her fired after she suggested that young people could avoid STD’s by not having pre-marital promiscuous sex.

On a tip from Ellen O.

Jan 19 2020

Student Stasi at University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is recruiting a paid student Stasi to suppress “microaggressions,” defined as “subtle but offensive comments” that transgress against political correctness.

The student thought police have to undergo indoctrination:

They will be trained to “lead healthy conversations” about preventing racism on campus and in student accommodation. …

The students will be paid £9.34 [US $12.15] per hour as “race equality champions”, working between two and nine hours per week to tackle “microaggressions” in the university.

Examples of microaggressions include:

• “Stop making everything a race issue”

• “Why are you searching for things to be offended about?”

If students learn one thing at University of Sheffield, it will be that it is racist not to be obsessed with race.

Breitbart has more:

One of the student spymasters, a Malaysian girl called Santhana Gopalakrishnan, has written a piece for a left-wing freesheet explaining that there is nothing sinister or oppressive about this.

Santhana offers other examples of microaggressions, such as complementing foreigners on speaking good English.

Since you never know what might qualify as thoughtcrime in ideologically rigid totalitarian systems such as communist police states and modern universities, it is wise to limit all conversation to reciting current leftist talking points as spoon-fed by the media.

On a tip from Kate P.

Jan 10 2020

US Prof Advises Iran to Target Mall of America

You can actually get fired in academia for spewing moonbattery. You really have to work at it though — like Asheen Phansey.

Via Daily Mail:

[An] adjunct professor at a Massachusetts university was fired after suggesting Iran choose 52 American cultural sites – including the Mall of America and the Kardashians’ home – to bomb in retaliation for the U.S. drone killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani.

Based on recent experience, you can probably guess the defense he used when his suggestion drew the attention of countermoonbats.

Phansey, an adjunct professor at Babson College in Wellesley, made his ‘attempt at humor’ in a Facebook post shared on Tuesday.

Don’t you have a sense of humor? Iran should blow things up and kill Americans. Laugh!

Phansey explains his joke:

“I was trying to juxtapose our ‘cultural sites’ with ancient Iranian churches and mosques.”

He was just comparing America unfavorably to Iran, nothing we shouldn’t be used to from intellectuals by now.

You can tell he wasn’t serious, because these days blowing up the Mall of America would kill as many Muslims as Americans.

Phansey’s response to Qasem Soleimani’s timely demise earns him membership in the Democrat Party — although being from academia, odds are 10 to 1 that he was a Democrat already. Actually, his anti-American attitude makes those odds closer to ∞ to 1.

On a tip from I PWN HARLEYGAL.

Jan 09 2020

Fastest Way to Flunk a Sociology Class

Ted McCoy, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary, demonstrates the effect moonbattery has had on the erstwhile free marketplace of ideas by tweeting (then deleting) the following:

I heard it rumoured students will fail my class if they cite Jordan Peterson and I’d like to clarify that this is absolutely correct

Jordan Peterson is a successful author and fellow Canadian professor. His views are moderate but right of center, and consequently he is hated by leftists, who resent his influence and ability to talk circles around moonbats.

Switch on the light and the cockroaches scramble. McCoy must have received some unwanted attention. It sent him scurrying to the dogeared and painfully lame “it was a joke” defense:

Vindictive Jacobin or droll jokester? Which is the real McCoy? Students relying on this self-described “anti-fascist” to keep their GPAs afloat probably won’t want to take any chances.

On a tip from Frances J. Hat tip: Rebel News.

Jan 05 2020

Pop Quiz on the Beach: Miami

The Democrat Party sure has shot itself in the foot with the impeachment farce, and again by objecting to Qassem Soleimani’s delightful demise. It keeps getting harder to imagine anyone with a clue voting Democrat. But Quid Pro Quo Joe et al needn’t worry too much. After all, people like these vote:

Kaitlin Bennett even gets one wrong herself. Alaska is part of the continental (although not the contiguous) USA, bringing the total to 49.

You can see why the malicious lies progressives tell about our history get so much traction. People don’t know any better.

Education clearly needs to be privatized, as the government has proven itself not to be up to the task. However, that would still leave us with a plunging national IQ to deal with.

On a tip from Scott D.

Jan 03 2020

Male Prostitute Drag Queen Teaches Kids About Gender

By now, you probably know to keep your small children away from public libraries (if not, see here, here, here, here, here, etc). But sending them to public school might not be any safer. An elementary school in Austin, Texas invited a cross-dressing criminally convicted male prostitute to teach small children about “gender diversity.”

Neon Nettle reports:

Despite the criminal conviction, “Miss Kitty Litter ATX” was still invited to read to the young children at the Blackshear Fine Arts Academy.

Blackshear is a public school, serving pre-kindergarten through 5th grade.

“Miss Kitty Litter ATX” is also known as David Robinson. The Austin Independent School District knew about the drag queen’s rap sheet beforehand. Evidently, it was not regarded as important.

Their actions would suggest that Austin officials are more interested in the sexual exploitation of kids than their actual well-being.

The exploitation is both sexual and political.

If the moonbats running places like Austin were deliberately trying to earn eternal damnation, what would they do differently?

On a tip from Kate P.

Jan 02 2020

Scholarship Nixed for Group That Most Needs It

In Britain today, the demographic most in need of help is white boys from poor families. But helping them is forbidden, because it would be racist:

Two top English private schools have defended their decision not to accept a benefactor’s offer of scholarships for disadvantaged white boys.

Winchester and Dulwich colleges have declined the offer – reported to be worth over £1m – by a former pupil from both, Professor Sir Bryan Thwaites.

The schools don’t like it that the scholarships would go specifically to Caucasians.

Sir Bryan says he wants to help white boys from disadvantaged backgrounds because they perform worse at school than their counterparts from other ethnic groups.

What Sir Bryan doesn’t understand is that these boys deserve squalid lives, because they are privileged.

Swarthy colonists from the Third World and their offspring are another matter:

In August last year, the rapper Stormzy announced he would fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge. …

Stormzy addressed some of the negative reaction to his decision to offer the scholarships, rapping that it is not “anti-white, it’s pro-black”.

However, this does not work the other way around, because anything pro-white is racist and bad.

The lack of academic performance by white boys from poor families is probably more a matter of attitude than aptitude. They were born into a world that slams doors in their faces, as Winchester and Dulwich confirm. When people don’t see opportunity, they don’t try.

On a tip from ABC of the ANC.

Dec 31 2019

Most Moronic Political Prediction of 2019

When a year ends, it gets summed up by lists. The libs at Politico present the worst political predictions of 2019. Some are good for a laugh:

• “By the end of 2019, the president of the United States will be Nancy Pelosi”

• “Beto O’Rourke will be the next president of the United States”

• House Democrats and Senate Republicans will “secure a number of legislative victories … [and] meet on middle ground”

• Kamala Harris will win the Democratic presidential nomination

• Trump will nominate Jared Kushner for attorney general

Others are staggeringly stupid. Presenting the dumbest of the collection:

• In 2019, there will be a “move toward forcing African-Americans to secure 19th century Black Codes-type passes that they must carry in public”

That prediction was made by Ricky L. Jones, Professor, Graduate Director & Chair, Pan-African Studies Department, University of Louisville, in the Louisville Courier Journal.

He gets paid to spew stuff like that. This is passed off as education. Similarly, his cushy job is passed off as oppression.

On tips from Lyle.

Dec 31 2019

Harvard Prof: Police Oppress Blacks In Utero

Despite its massive endowment of over $40 billion, federal taxpayers pour a fortune into ostensibly private Harvard University. The public receives useful scientific research in return. It also receives pernicious moonbattery so insane that only within the ivy-smothered ivory towers of academia could it pass the laugh test.

Via the Wall Street Journal:

It was a startling claim, published this month by a Harvard sociologist in the journal Science Advances: “Police killings of unarmed blacks substantially decrease the birth weight and gestational age of black infants residing nearby.” That reinforces “the intergenerational transmission of disadvantage,” Joscha Legewie wrote, because preterm birth can affect things like cognitive development.

Careful now, Professor Legewie. Even if you blame it on mythical banana republic style police executions, it is serious thoughtcrime to suggest that the black ghetto residents bred by the welfare state are not just as intelligent as privileged rocket scientists.

As Mark Twain noted, there are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics. Legewie supports his preposterous assertion with numbers extracted from 3.9 million birth records. Strangely, the phenomenon he reports only affects the race at the top of the Cultural Marxist caste system.

There was no ill effect on white or Hispanic infants. No ill effect from police killings of white or Hispanic suspects. No ill effect “for police killings of armed blacks.” If the hypothesis was that nearby police violence raises maternal stress, wouldn’t it show up after any trauma in the neighborhood?

Let’s not get bogged down in logic here. Despite the pseudoscientific trappings, this is an exercise in theology. Elitist liberals literally worship blacks. They are elevated to sacred status by their supposed oppression at the hands of the police, who are agents of unclean, demonic whites. In the liberal religion, the Sociology Department serves as a seminary.

That’s why Legewie is easily able to wave away objections with flourishes of dogma:

The professor’s explanation was that the trend must be “driven by perceptions of discrimination and structural racism.” White mothers don’t carry that burden.

White mothers wear the stain of privilege. That settles it.

Even academia has some standards. A week after publication, the study was retracted after errors in the classification of armed versus unarmed suspects were revealed. Correcting the errors made the desired effect disappear.

The commentary that greeted Legewie’s bogus study should also be retracted. Fellow sociologists hailed it as “clearly, methodologically, rigorously documented,” presented it as evidence that the fictional oppression of blacks by the police should be treated as a public health issue, and squawked piously about institutions denying blacks their humanity.

For serious scholarship on the relationship between blacks and the police, refer to Heather Mac Donald, who confirms that police are the best friends blacks have, due to the rampant crime in their neighborhoods. By pointing out factual reality that detracts from liberal theology, Mac Donald has made herself highly unwelcome on campus (see here, here, and here).

As Heather Mac Donald has found,

In fact, black civilians are shot less, compared with whites, than their rates of violent crime would predict.

This is probably because the liberal establishment has created an atmosphere of terror whereby police hesitate to defend their own lives from black criminals, knowing that the media and local authorities will vehemently side with the bad guys. So the police stand back, and let cities turn into savage Mad Max hellscapes like Baltimore.

Mac Donald further notes,

There was no evidence that officer race (i.e., whiteness) predicted the race of the shooting victim or that there was anti-black bias in fatal police shootings.

The entire Black Lives Matter narrative that police target blacks like Central American hit squads is a malicious lie. Scholarship based on this adolescent premise is worse than useless. Yet we are sure to see more of it from Harvard.

On a tip from Varla.

Dec 25 2019

Green Christmas in Canadian Oil Country

Because moonbattery is a totalitarian ideology, everything must be bent to its service. This includes even Christmas, so long as Christmas is allowed to exist. From Saskatchewan, via the CBC:

On Thursday, the Oxbow Prairie Horizons School’s annual concert featured a show titled: “Santa Goes Green.”

This belligerent insertion of enviromoonbattery not only corrupts Christmas, it is a slap in the face to the local economy and culture.

Oxbow is a community where a good number of workers are in the mining and resource industries. In fact, the town’s logo prominently contains a pumpjack.

Parent Mike Gunderman took to Facebook to express his outrage:

“It wasn’t even a Christmas concert at Christmas time,” he said. “It was blatantly just an anti-oil protest.”

A local educrat played innocent:

“There was no political agenda,” said Audrey Trombley, chair of the [South East Cornerstone Public School Division]’s Board of Trustees. “The teacher chose the song because of the rhythm and the beat, and thought the kids would like it.”

This apparently refers to the song, “Turn Off the Pump.” Via the Saskatoon StarPhoenix:

“Turn off the pump and plug in the sleigh, it’s going to be a green holiday,” children sing at the beginning of a song in one online performance.

Further on, children sing: “Nothing at all could this holiday spoil, except for the price of a barrel of oil.

“On this Christmas Eve we’ll give it our all, and juice up the sleigh with pure ethanol.”

Sure, no political agenda at all. Totally focused on the reason for the season.

Despite her denial, Trombley did apologize, provoking rage from more militant moonbats who took the apology as evidence that schools are in the pocket of Big Oil.

On tips from Steve T.

Dec 23 2019

California Is Least Educated State

The erstwhile Golden State has attained the highest poverty rate and the lowest quality of life in the USA. Moonbat rule and the mass Third World immigration that enabled it have had a similar effect on education.

Via CNS News:

California once again ranked No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have at least graduated from high school, according to new five-year estimates (2014-2018) released Thursday by the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

California received the same rankings in the 2013–2017 estimates released last year. Consistency is the one thing California can still achieve.

At least Californians have an excuse for continuing to vote for Democrats. They may be so uneducated that they don’t know any better.

Texas ranked second with 8.5 percent (1,506,111) of its 25-and-older population having never completed ninth grade.

New York ranked third with 6.3 percent (857,177) of its 25-and-oder population having never completed ninth grade.

Democrats want to abolish the Electoral College so as to marginalize more conservative, less densely populated parts of the country. This would have the benefit of allowing presidential candidates to limit their campaigns to the three states that would decide each election: California, Texas (which Democrats hope to turn blue through immigration), and New York. Some coincidence.

The five states with the smallest percentages of residents 25 and older who never finished ninth grade were Wyoming (1.9 percent), Montana (2 percent), New Hampshire (2.2 percent), Vermont (2.3 percent) and Alaska (2.6 percent).

None of these states would have any say whatsoever in presidential elections if not for the Electoral College.

California law requires kids to stay in school until they turn 18. But if coercion worked, all those moving vans would be heading into instead of out of California.

On a tip from Lyle.

Dec 16 2019

NYC’s Beacon High School Succumbs to Chaos

If you have something you earned taken away from you and given to someone who did not earn it due to Affirmative Action, make sure not to complain. That could enrage a mob against you and even cause all hell to break loose, as has been happening at Manhattan’s elite Beacon High School.

Via the New York Post:

Friday’s protest was set off by allegedly “racist remarks” that a black student claimed he overheard a white Jewish girl make in a confidential meeting Tuesday with two white Jewish guidance counselors. …

“The context of my private conversation included my disapproval about the unfairness of students who were accepted to college without meeting the rigorous criteria that I and others worked so hard to achieve, because they might be athletes, afforded financial scholarships, and/or get seats based on affirmative action programs, as opposed to academic achievement as the first and only criteria,” the girl explained in a statement.

The black student barged into the meeting and berated the girl and her counselors, causing a commotion.

The girl who dared issue a peep against the outrageous injustice of Affirmative Action has been assailed on social media.

One Instagram post accused her of saying “minorities stole her spot,” and “Im not gonna go to schools for black and brown people or ppl who are retarded.” It concludes, “…she’s definitely Messing with wrong group of ppl. She CLEARLY don’t know how we grew up cuz that bitch looking to be destroyed LITERALLY.”

Black teacher Demetrius Green told a cafeteria full of cheering students to boycott the school:

“What we’re asking of all students: Do not come to school that day to show solidarity for the support of not just students of color but all students at Beacon in providing a safe space.”

A “safe space” means a place where nothing that could conceivably be construed as politically incorrect is ever permitted.

“Until the demands are met,” bellowed Green, “students are not to return to school.”

Regarding demands,

On Sunday, some students posted a list of “Official Demands,” including a call for Beacon to publicly apologize for “allowing racism to fester” for years; ”probes of the guidance counselors” who met with the white girl; mandated workshops on “implicit bias” for students and staff; and ensuring that faculty hiring “mirrors the diversity” of NYC’s students.

It also demands that students who take part in the boycott or sit-in “will not face any repercussions.”

As usual, educrats have stood up to the leftist bullying with firmness and integrity. Just kidding:

Beacon principal Ruth Lacey emailed students Sunday evening saying she was “moved by the passion’’ of the cafeteria speakers…

Beacon is only 14% black. But if that 14% is pushy enough, it can do to Beacon High School what was done to the University of Missouri (see here and here).

On a tip from Sean C.

Dec 16 2019

Queering Reality at Portland State University

Any topic whatsoever can be “queered” by the intellectual saboteurs who dominate universities. Portland State University has announced a course entitled “Queer Ecologies: Rethinking the Nature of Nature.” Topics include “queering settler colonialism,” “queering science,” and “queer environmental futurity.”

Via Breitbart:

“WGSS [Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies] faculty member Lisa Weasel will challenge students to consider how places, people, and practices come to be understood as ‘natural,’” elaborates the school’s website of the class. “What counts as ‘nature,’ and who has access and belonging there? How are categories and discourses of nature and the natural used in both liberatory and oppressive ways?”

“Oppressive” means “contrary to the progressive agenda.”

The Frankfurt School would be pleased that its Critical Theory strategy for destroying the West continues to thrive in various forms. The idea is to relentlessly question, criticize, and undermine everything, even the most fundamental aspects of reality. The ultraleft has implemented this strategy through its control of academia and the media. Its appalling success is reflected by the widespread acceptance of homosexuality and even transsexuality by many people as healthy and normal, a view held by virtually no one until recently. This degeneration has resulted from progressives’ relentless attack on morality and normalcy.

Lisa Weasel is Department Chair of WGSS. Her interests include feminist pedagogies, intersectionality, “food justice,” and the ominous-sounding “equity outcomes.”

PSU is a state university directly supported by taxpayer dollars.

On a tip from Rapinhoe.

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