Actor Natalie Portman Rewrites Classic Fairytales That Mainly Focus On Male Characters by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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publishing a book that features gender-neutral characters instead.

I eagerly await the version of Rapunzel where nonbinary gender-neutral young monarch gets xer eyes ripped out by thorns, all for the acquaintanceship of a nonbinary gender-neutral tower dweller. Truly a tale for the ages.

James Halliwell-Phillips’ “The Three Little Pigs,”

Wolf, pigs, straw, stick, bricks? What the fuck does any of that have to do with males and females? Can girls not build houses? What, you can't just draw so you couldn't make a version where they're all in dresses, you had to change a few pronouns in Word to justify slapping your name on it?

as well as Aesop’s “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse” are the classic fairytales that Natalie Portman deemed necessary to give a breath of fresh 21st century air.

There's nothing in the versions of any of these that I heard that even implies masculinity or femininity. Hell, that's probably why Aesop used animals in his fables (not fairy tales, dammit) in the first place - his fables weren't meant to ever be applied to specific people so animals were used for characters to make it easier to abstract out to archetypes.

“For boys to see women in positions of power

They're called mothers. Because let me tell you, when I was a kid my image of absolute power was a middle-aged woman who wore a lot of light blue and saw through every trick and every lie I tried.

is almost more important than for girls, because I think that is the way we raise a generation that will just look at all genders as human,” Portman said.

Implying that current men do not see women as human.

She added, “And that’s how we get to equality.”

We get to equality of the sexes by forcing everything, even cartoon animals, to have an explicit and notable sex they can't stop talking about. Fucking genius.

The CW's Black, Feminist Batwoman Continues to Bomb by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Wear mask designed not to limit peripheral vision.

Stick huge fuckoff wig on top of it that limits peripheral vision.

Historical Figure Anne Boleyn Gets Race Swapped In Channel 5’s Upcoming Miniseries by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Channel 5 is to the BBC what the National Enquirer is to the New York Times.

Roughly equivalent in journalistic integrity, one is just more honest about it?

God, they really are clueless aren't they? by reebok300 in KotakuInAction

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You really don't like that sub, do you?

Navy SEALs Dump 'Brotherhood' to be 'More Inclusive' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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I bet all those thousands of female SEALs will appreciate this.

r/ForwardsFromKlandma goes full SJW by reebok300 in KotakuInAction

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... "Klandma"?

Rural Springfield, MO Public Schools Teach Kids Critical Race Theory Including: Saying MAGA and Calling the Cops is White Supremacy by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Intersex is less oppressed than females? HA! That's half baked even by their cockeyed reasoning, no wonder why they backpedal on the very next line!

(And while I don't buy into the whole oppression narrative, even I admit that someone with a busted set of hormones is going to have it rougher than someone with one of the two normal sets. IOW, exactly why I oppose shooting kids up with hormones and hormone blockers and other such fuckery.)

Also, bi people less oppressed than homosexuals? Man, you don't know any bi people, do you?

Slate Blames ‘Right Wing Moral Panic' for 'Cuties' Backlash by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Slate blames the right wing for every evil, though. If they did the weather I'm sure Donald Trump would be personally responsible for rain on floodplains and sun in wildfire zones.

Taxpayer-funded University Invites Terrorist to Address Students by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Terrorist

No no no, "someone that did something".

Telegraph Review Backs Cuties Against 'An Age Terrified of Child Sexuality' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Like homophobes are terrified of gays and Islamophobes are terrified of Muslims and transphobes are terrified of trannies.

Which is to say, not at all. One more word added to the redefinition pile.

Italian UW-Madison Doctoral Student Caught Pretending to be Black by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Ah, yes, the terrible racism so bad that people have taken to impersonating the oppressed underclass.

My heavens, the 40's must have been crazy.
Auschwitz guard 1: "Oh, look, it's Hans pretending to be Juden again."
Auschwitz guard 2: "GIVE IT UP HANS, WE'RE NOT LETTING YOU IN!"
Auschwitz guard 1: "The star has SIX points, Hans! Try the Christmas tree farm down the road!"

Paypal blocks the word "Tardigrade" and "Cuba", forcing shops to rename their products by Nperez in KotakuInAction

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Paypal: More tard-z-grade than tardigrade.

Colin Kaepernick Returns to the NFL as Playable Quarterback in Woke EA’s Madden 21 by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Holy shit, it might be the first time he plays and plays well.

DC’s Wonder Women of History Will Feature “Real-World Heroes” Including Communists Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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TBH I've never understood why anyone thinks pandering to Communists is a solid capitalist strategy.

Chelsea Clinton: I Want My ‘White Children Of Privilege … To Erode That Privilege Throughout Their Lives’ by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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They ain't gonna do shit about the massive privilege they gain from being fucking Clintons, though. "Fuck you got mine" at its purest.

“That’s right,” Pressley claimed.

Ah, Ms. "A 17 year old white supremacist drove across state lines with an AR-15" Pressley?

what I would consider, you know, equivalent to like modern day jelly bean counting.”

Apparently she's so underprivileged as a poor woman of color she's not aware that "bean counters" refers indirectly to the cheap provender, and not the more luxury sugary snacks.

NBA Ratings Crash Continues, Lakers Big Win Least-Watched Game of Series by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of millionaires.

English professsors demand higher ed reject 'standard English' language, 'put some respeck on Black Language' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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OK. So you're all made redundant. Fuck off.

Why We Cain't Breathe!

That seems in poor taste no matter your opinion of Saint Floyd of Fentanyl.

Disney and Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic Participates in Diversity & Inclusion Summit by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Remind me again about those rumors of Disney shedding the SJW BS?

NYU Students Demand Black-Only Student Housing on Campus by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Somewhere, a Klansman is laughing. Decades of attempting to undo integration and it turns out all they had to do was convince the minorities that it was THEIR OWN idea!

Slashdot editor trying to link GamerGate to a murder-suicide case. by DanielKO in KotakuInAction

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Slashdot

Fuck DICE. Fuck beta.

(Damn, been so long since I used it I'd forgotten /. was even a thing. Was surprised to learn SoylentNews is also still a thing. )

Roald Dahl's Matilda mug canceled after SJW's claim quote 'A brilliant idea hit her' promotes Domestic Violence by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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If you preach an ideology that believes there is no objective truth then words mean everything, so they mean nothing. And here we are.

Jemele Hill: America 'Nearly as Bad as Nazi Germany' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Except now it's Antifa doing Kristallnacht.

School assignment equates law enforcement to KKK and slave owners by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Wow, good thing cops don't have kids.

The cartoon depicts a slave trader

Actually, he spends very little of his time near the slave actually trading. Slave transporter, more like. The trader is the black guy who is walking back to his home carrying the stuff the white guy gave him in exchange for the slave and dozens of others.

And by "carrying" I mean "having his slaves carry".

College claims The Gospel is 'contentious religious language that, when directed to a crowd, has a tendency to incite hostility' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Ah, more cutting-edge Christian satire from the Babyl-

pjmedia.com

FUCK

Artist Depicts The Last of Us Part 2’s Abby Decapitating Uzaki-chan by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Eh, not the worst guro I've seen today, and I don't even go looking for it. Rather amusing that this person continues the trend of Abby murdering the defenseless for purely selfish motivations.

uzaki-chan? more like fucking unazi-chan

Wow, I can smell your brain cell burning out from the effort of thinking that one up. The nearest kindergarten students must quake in fear of being targeted by you and your sick burns.

Syracuse University Will Begin Punishing Students Who Witness ‘Bias-Motivated’ Incidents And Don’t Act by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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In addition to new punishable actions (or, rather, inactions), the school also announced it was installing new cameras throughout campus.

Syracuse U: The panopticon you can get a degree at!

DC Comics Accused of ‘Straightwashing’ Harley Quinn & Poison Ivy’s Relationship by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Make a character black: A-OK!

Make a character slightly less gay: MONSTER!

TikTok owner ByteDance caught censoring anti-China content by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Shocking. Really. Totally.

Mayor of Lansing Andy Schor faces calls to resign after using the term "they" by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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But those are my super special pronouns!

One advertising company owns Snopes, TV Tropes, and Salon.com by Kirara in KotakuInAction

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Explains why they're neck-and-neck in a race to the bottom.

Dallas Soccer Star Reggie Cannon Calls Fans "Disgusting" for Booing and Chanting "USA!" as Players Knelt for National Anthem by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Disgusting, deplorable... always good to see what our betters think of the common man.

Burlington, VT Votes Unanimously to Make Reparations Task Force by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Any truck rental outfits in Burlington? I could use a hot stock tip.

'Arthur' Propaganda Episode Teaches Children 'It's Not Enough to Not Be Racist,' They Must 'Actively Fight Racism' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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They Must 'Actively Fight Racism'

And that ain't gonna backfire the instant the white kids feel discriminated against and decide it's time to get active.

'Arthur' Propaganda Episode Teaches Children 'It's Not Enough to Not Be Racist,' They Must 'Actively Fight Racism' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Otherkin, obviously.

Rooster Teeth Announces Ongoing Deletion of Old Content “We No Longer Feel Comfortable Hosting On Our Platforms” by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Welcome to the endless present in which the Party is always right.

Brooklyn College Education Prof. Claims Math Is 'White Supremacist Patriarchy' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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How much further can they go?

They haven't put whites into camps yet.

Brooklyn College Education Prof. Claims Math Is 'White Supremacist Patriarchy' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Is this a piss-take? or have we really finally reached peak moral relativism...

I fear the answer to both is "no".

Facebook raises eyebrows censoring #SaveTheChildren hashtag by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Wonder how far #SaveTheChildrenForTheMAPs would get.

California Bar agrees to lower passing score so more Blacks can become Lawyers by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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“There is absolutely no evidence that shows having a higher score makes for better lawyers,” said UCLA School of Law Dean Jennifer L. Mnookin

None? If I tried that test I'd fail hard and I'd be a miserable lawyer because I know jack shit about the law. A first-year law student would still fail but do substantially better than I ever could, and would do better if dropped into a court. I think that's evidence the score does track performance.

68% of California lawyers are white

If we're playing the race card, break that down between white and Jewish then post the same article with the same premise that the ethnicity of the current lawyers is a problem. I dare you.

Oxford director calls for demonetization of news outlets that publish COVID "misinformation" by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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(Looks at news late winter/early spring.)

(Looks at news now.)

So, all of them?

ESPN's Dan Le Batard makes Fun of NBA Player who Hurting his Knee after Refusing to Kneel for BLM by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Dan Le Batard

His name is Dan The Bastard. How appropriate.

Zuckerberg wants AI to pre-emptively remove 99% of "hate speech" by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Zuckerberg wants AI to pre-emptively remove 99% of speech he hates

FTFY.

Bill Gates: with encrypted messaging we can't "intervene" in removing conspiracies and "misinformation" by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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conspiracies

You mean like the one that the riots were false flags by white supremacists disguised as BLM?

https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/2020/07/27/police-richmond-riots-instigated-by-white-supremacists-disguised-as-black-lives-matter/

No, of course you don't.

Warhammer Creator, Games Workshop, Accused Of Being “Vicariously Racist To Community Members” by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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You appear to be punishing staff members who criticise and acknowledge the negative aspects of the community rather than responding to cases where your company has been vicariously racist to community members through your employees. Your action sets the example.

So, GW (the corporate entity) gained sentience, found some racists on its staff, and asked them to describe what it felt like?

Words mean things, you fucks.

Google Translate Lists 'Police Officer' as the Primary Definition of 'Demon' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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How long before they blame the algorithm? (Assuming, of course, they respond at all.)

Twitch Streamer Jinnytty Suspended for Calling Abby from The Last of Us Part II ‘Transgender,’ Reinstated After Issuing Apology by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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I'm sure the zombie apocalypse person who doesn't exist was very triggered at being misgendered.

Michigan School Fires Popular Teacher For Saying 'Trump Is Our President' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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"Prior to Mr. Kucera's tweet, I cannot recall an instance where he shared his political affiliations while teaching or coaching," Hixson said. "My political views have no impact on how I feel towards Mr. Kucera. Mr. Kucera has always been supportive of me as my AP World History and student leadership teacher and as my baseball and basketball coach."

He still didn't share a political view, he STATED A FACT. Who do you think the president is, Mickey fucking Mouse?

God, fuck Twitter and fuck cancel culture.

Jemele Hill: 'If You Vote for Donald Trump, You Are a Racist' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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If you vote for Donald Trump, you are a racist. You have no wiggle room.

So, if a black person votes for Donald Trump... are you officially adopting Joe Biden's "You ain't black." stance? Because it sounds a lot like you are.

Family Time with Mrs. Stephanopoulos: Watching PORN with the Kids! by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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You can’t stop them, so I would watch it with them.

You can't stop them from doing anything behind your back because they are actively trying to avoid you finding out. Do you take them out and torture animals or buy heroin too?

Is this the reason there's so much incest porn clogging up the tube sites? Kids of progressive helicopter parents wanting to recreate that buzz from the first time Mommy popped in the DVD of Anal Teen Tryouts?

MLB, Players Contemplating Adding 'Social Justice' Themes to 2020 Season by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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You have one job with only two tasks, and are paid better than I ever will be to do them:
1) Hit ball with stick good
2) Make other guy not hit ball with stick good

Neither of those involves themes of any kind except "hit ball with stick". You are not wise. You are not profound.

You hit ball with stick.

Germany thinks Facebook isn’t doing enough to censor “hate speech” and plans to intervene by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Anything that disagrees with the govt line us hate speech.

That's literally what the EU said about their line on immigration.

New Star Wars Short Story Claims “Capitalist Strip-Mining” And Nuclear Reactors Caused The Destruction Of Captain Phasma’s Home World by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Because socialist strip mining is so much kinder to the environment.

Ain't it funny how, mere hours after another "Disney's gonna fix Star Wars! No for realsies this time!" rumor, something like this comes to light?

J.K. Rowling Signs Open Letter Calling For an End to Cancel Culture which she says Comes from the Right by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Reddit KIA2?

Reddit? A source of wokeness? Impossible! (I kid, of course, you're totally right.)

J.K. Rowling Signs Open Letter Calling For an End to Cancel Culture which she says Comes from the Right by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Ah, yes, and people were telling me she was "based" because they mistook her burns from cancel culture and the TERF position on transgenderism as a sign of some deeper thought process than that of a singed marmot. And, as if to prove me right, here she is throwing her name in with a rat nest of liberal-arts academics, artistic types like poets, and far, far too many journalists.

Anyway the open letter is archived but you have to manually nuke the splash to read it: http://archive.is/BMsV9 Or, please see below. TL;DR: If a lefty is an asshole it's only because the righties started it! (Also, it's incredibly fucking rich to see about a hundred and fifty leftists signing a letter complaining about things like the evils of ideological conformity and the rejection of peer-reviewed science.)

Our cultural institutions are facing a moment of trial. Powerful protests for racial and social justice are leading to overdue demands for police reform, along with wider calls for greater equality and inclusion across our society, not least in higher education, journalism, philanthropy, and the arts. But this needed reckoning has also intensified a new set of moral attitudes and political commitments that tend to weaken our norms of open debate and toleration of differences in favor of ideological conformity. As we applaud the first development, we also raise our voices against the second. The forces of illiberalism are gaining strength throughout the world and have a powerful ally in Donald Trump, who represents a real threat to democracy. But resistance must not be allowed to harden into its own brand of dogma or coercion—which right-wing demagogues are already exploiting. The democratic inclusion we want can be achieved only if we speak out against the intolerant climate that has set in on all sides.

The free exchange of information and ideas, the lifeblood of a liberal society, is daily becoming more constricted. While we have come to expect this on the radical right, censoriousness is also spreading more widely in our culture: an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty. We uphold the value of robust and even caustic counter-speech from all quarters. But it is now all too common to hear calls for swift and severe retribution in response to perceived transgressions of speech and thought. More troubling still, institutional leaders, in a spirit of panicked damage control, are delivering hasty and disproportionate punishments instead of considered reforms. Editors are fired for running controversial pieces; books are withdrawn for alleged inauthenticity; journalists are barred from writing on certain topics; professors are investigated for quoting works of literature in class; a researcher is fired for circulating a peer-reviewed academic study; and the heads of organizations are ousted for what are sometimes just clumsy mistakes. Whatever the arguments around each particular incident, the result has been to steadily narrow the boundaries of what can be said without the threat of reprisal. We are already paying the price in greater risk aversion among writers, artists, and journalists who fear for their livelihoods if they depart from the consensus, or even lack sufficient zeal in agreement.

This stifling atmosphere will ultimately harm the most vital causes of our time. The restriction of debate, whether by a repressive government or an intolerant society, invariably hurts those who lack power and makes everyone less capable of democratic participation. The way to defeat bad ideas is by exposure, argument, and persuasion, not by trying to silence or wish them away. We refuse any false choice between justice and freedom, which cannot exist without each other. As writers we need a culture that leaves us room for experimentation, risk taking, and even mistakes. We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences. If we won’t defend the very thing on which our work depends, we shouldn’t expect the public or the state to defend it for us.

Birds Of Prey 2 Is Now Dead At Warner Bros. - Woke n Broke by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Fantabulous.

More New York Times Insanity: Hawaiian Shirts as Symbols of Extremism by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Magnum, P.I.: Rocket Nazi

I'm not even kidding about that. From the original article:

While it’s not uncommon to see heavily armed white men toting military-grade gear on American streets, the addition of the Hawaiian shirt is a new twist. It turned up in February at gun rights rallies in Virginia and Kentucky, then in late April at coronavirus lockdown protests in Michigan and Texas.

Nathan Taylor Pemberton is building guilt-by-association on a bunch of unrelated groups using the fact that sometimes people in all these groups wear Hawaiian shirts plus some random bit of wordplay:

The joke, for the uninitiated, involves a farrago of convoluted references to the 1984 film “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” and sound-alike terms like “big igloo” and “big luau.”

Amazing that with the choice between "big igloo" and "big luau" everyone has been increasingly taking the summerwear option as the temperature raises. If we were in the southern hemisphere right now you can bet he'd be pushing the igloo side of that equation. Damn it, even the aliens-built-the-pyramids crackpot theory has a more solid backing than this. That he only has one example of an "American flag patch decorated with a floral pattern and an igloo" is telling. How hard would it be to find examples of say, a black bloc dress code?

Each is a reference to the movement’s insurrectionary appetites, which range from civil libertarian rebellion against the American government to full-fledged race war instigated by white nationalists, as reported by investigative journalism site Bellingcat.

So two sets of "investigative journalists", at Bellingcat - whatever that is - and whoever at the NYT is supposed to doublecheck freelancer Pemberton's asspulls completely missed the obvious. First, his logic is moral panic conspiracy theory at a level we haven't seen since we demolished preschools looking for Satanic sacrifice tunnels; second, we are witnessing rebellion against the American government and people pushing for race war right now FROM THE LEFT. Or did CHAZ 1.0 get reclassified as Ancapistan after it failed?

Amazing, when you can demonize a guy wearing a Hawaiian shirt as desiring to commit the crimes your faction is out there committing right now. How is it even possible to project this hard? After some point shouldn't the effort be so much you spontaneously vomit up organs like a scared sea cucumber?

NFL Expected to Play Black National Anthem Before Season Opening Games by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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I didn't realize the Aryan Nation cough cough Black Nation had an anthem.

Time Magazine Wants to Cancel ‘Superheroes’ Because They’re ‘Cops With Capes’ by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Eliana Dockterman wrote, “Legal procedurals and shoot-em-up action movies have long presented a skewed perception of the justice system in America, in which the police are almost always positioned as the good guys.”

Wow, I hope she never gets robbed. Her Twitter is a collection of genius second-hand hot takes (retweets) like "Watchmen is free on HBO platforms June 19-21. Can't think of a better show on race, power and policing in America." and "Cannot get over this stat that one-third of American homicide victims who are killed by strangers are killed by cops. And that there are as many civilians killed by cops in a year as there are cops who die in the line of duty in a decade."

Kotakuinaction2.win now exists by DomitiusOfMassilia in KotakuInAction

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I suspect the answer would be "Reddit".

Netflix Moving $100 Million Cash Holdings to 'Black Owned Banks' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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WTF is a "black owned bank"?

Reddit's 'Conservative' sub has bent the knee and is now pro LGBTP+ by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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Progressives going the speed limit.

Welp, commie half Kia just infiltrated.win by [deleted] in KotakuInAction

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Did you see the announcement HandofBane posted on KIA2? Comes off like a king announcing his kind mercy to the unworthy rabble.

Anyone got that list of postmodern "no age of consent" quotes from Derrida et al. that we're apparently not allowed to post on Reddit? by Soup_Navy_Admiral in KotakuInAction

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I have absolutely no problem with them saying it. Indeed, I appreciate it when they do because it makes it easier to see the horrible, horrible people.

Anyone got that list of postmodern "no age of consent" quotes from Derrida et al. that we're apparently not allowed to post on Reddit? by Soup_Navy_Admiral in KotakuInAction

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Ah, the third was Foucault, not Derrida. Such a mistake, I'll never be able to show my face at fashionable parties again!

Thank you!

With Last of Us 2 in mind, remembering Sony's biggest threat by deoxyribo in KotakuInAction

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(Looks at sidebar.)

The Last of Us Part II has the Biggest UK Launch of 2020, Outsells Animal Crossing: New Horizons by 40% - Sales

Can't wait for TLOU3.

Proof that Shoe is triangular. by DanielKO in KotakuInAction

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Her TDS has been getting worse lately. Never thought I'd see someone develop a case of Trump derangement because Bernie fucked them.

Pelosi: Trump Is Endangering the Lives of His Supporters For an 'Ego Trip in Tulsa' by scrubking in KotakuInAction

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No, no, it's OK, it's a peaceful protest for Black Lives Matter, it's just that "Trump" is easier to chant so they're using it as a shorthand.

Reddit Moment by Znax in KotakuInAction

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And for a second there I thought the retard -> reddit censor was just creeping over here.

Long twitter thread about developers anonimously sharing their SocJus workplace horror stories. by ZackRoyer in KotakuInAction

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I read some of these, and then I read an article my friend sent me:

https://pulpitandpen.org/2020/06/09/wokeness-is-a-new-religion-and-christians-are-converting-en-masse/

And now I look back at these and it feels somehow even more sinister than it already did. Like one of those End Times films. There's a new religion in town and it's making sure you convert or die.

Ignorant ghetto lady mad that she that she can't rob and loot from armed store owners (saw this on KiA2 on Reddit, reposting it here) by awdrifter in KotakuInAction

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The Middle East would have some... interesting... ideas what to do if she landed there, no doubt.

Is Shaun a comedian. Or is he just that disconnected from reality? Also, I thought Antifa wasn’t an organisation? by reebok300 in KotakuInAction

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Gamergate: Everyone who posted under the hashtag is a member and responsible for the sins of every other member.

Antifa: Actually, they haven't filed a form 990 with the IRS yet so they're not a real organization.

Complete list of those supporting the groups that enable riots, violence, vandalism, theft, assault and even murder by onetruephilosoraptor in KotakuInAction

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Yeah, and the list gets ever longer. I was shocked when a random IT consulting company (Interworks) put up a BLM splash on every page of their site I mean, damn it, IT consultancy?!

For being faithful Saiditors, here's $20 steam codes for the first five comments. by GenesisStryker in KotakuInAction

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Neat! Not that I use Steam, but neat nonetheless!

Trouble looms for Japan's anime and gaming markets as China's Tencent gains more power over them by JakeWasHere in KotakuInAction

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Great, I can't wait for My Girlfriend is the General Secretary.

Sony DMCA's Themselves with New TLOU2 Trailer by mng20 in KotakuInAction

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Ellie and Joel’s story continues

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Oddly appropriate, ain't it?

Google Drive takes down user’s personal copy of Plandemic after it was flagged by The Washington Post by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Someone want to tell me again about how much more secure software-as-a-service cloud storage is?

92% of left-wing activists live with their parents and one in three is unemployed, study of Berlin protesters finds by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Of the employed ones, I wonder how many have protesting as their job?

Mr. Plinkett's Star Trek Picard Review by JakeWasHere in KotakuInAction

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Was it just me or did this one seem kind of... meh... compared to the other Plinkett reviews? Like they were so burned out on it they couldn't even make slaughtering it entertaining?

'Steph' Loehr (Twitch Safety Council member) incited violence against people he disagreed with: "you should buy heirloom produce and throw milkshakes at white supremacists" by AntonioOfVenice in KotakuInAction

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Diversity is an objective advantage

But only if you leave the obvious failures - like the ones that think they're forest animals as depicted by Disney - to fend for themselves and either grow a brain cell or die trying. Putting the defects on a pedestal just normalizes defectiveness.

Graham Linehan has changed his mind about Gamergate - he now says that we were right about a lot of things by AntonioOfVenice in KotakuInAction

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Yeah, but it's all I can think of. I mean, a lot of things were blamed on GG but only one dead dog was as far as I remember. I think he's just linked "Gamergate + dead dog = swatting" in his head and not thought of it further. Unless someone knows an incident that closer fits his muddled recall.

Graham Linehan has changed his mind about Gamergate - he now says that we were right about a lot of things by AntonioOfVenice in KotakuInAction

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Meh, you don't get any points for only complaining about vigilante mobs after your old mob comes for you.

wasn't it Izzy Galvez, a GNAA associate, whose dog was supposedly shot

Are you sure he's not conflating that with Brianna Wu? (I kind of hope he is, just for the shudder his TERFfy little heart will make when he finds out what m'lady he's been white knighting.)

[Tech] Tom Parker - "Facebook is training its AI to censor “hateful memes”" by Anarcrothe in KotakuInAction

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Let's see if the AI pulls another Daedalus and starts purging politically acceptable hate.

Ennui GO! - Redesign by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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No wonder he's getting downvoted, that nose isn't enough of a door wedge.

Criticism of 'otherkin' leads to permanent ban on Reddit by AntonioOfVenice in KotakuInAction

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In my experience powermods tend to be thick in the SJW weeds. Nothing from our corner of Reddit.

Criticism of 'otherkin' leads to permanent ban on Reddit by AntonioOfVenice in KotakuInAction

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Think you're Napoleon: You're nuts.

Think you're a gryphon: You're a protected class.

Damn it, at least Napoleon existed.

KIA Moderator AMS (Ask Me Something) by MaskedCoward in KotakuInAction

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Canada. Born east, moved west, like seemingly everyone else.

Activists create “No Pixels for Fascists” campaign, maligning gamers and YouTubers as fascist enablers by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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During the Cold War years, Kahane was an informant of East Germany’s secret police, Stasi.

This can't possibly go wrong.

Reddit sub is currently under attack by a Journalistic organization by DomitiusOfMassilia in KotakuInAction

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Honestly the only subs I go to these days are KiA2 and SocialJusticeInAction, down from... hell, a dozen? Including one I modded.

Only reason I don't comment here more is because... well, there's not much to comment on.

The failure of Star Wars Merchandise under Kathleen Kennedy, Lucasfilm and Bad Robot by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Star Wars: The Fandom Merchless featuring Kathleen Kennedy as This is Fine Dog.

The cruel hypocrisy of the woke art world by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Most museums now say they are committed to social justice. So why are so many laying off workers en masse?

I'm just going to repeat myself. From http://iwantanewleft.typepad.com/i-want-a-new-left/2020/03/adjuncts-and-the-left.html :

After all, there was nothing stopping institutions from giving higher pay to adjuncts and lower pay to tenured faculty. Nor was there anything preventing tenured faculty from banding together and setting up a fund on their own to which they would contribute that would be redistributed to adjuncts. The fact that neither of these possibilities ever happened is what made me turn away from socialism. After all, most faculty members believe in the redistribution of wealth, and if you as someone who is comparatively wealthy find yourself in a situation where some of your colleagues are much poorer, it behooves you to start doing some redistributing. However, it never seemed to occur to tenured leftists that this is something they ought to have done.

CBC tells kids not to listen to relatives that say covid-19 came from Wuhan lab and share their news instead by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Why should children listen to parents and other adult authority figures when it could just listen to the state's official broadcaster? Isn't that so much better? The state knows what's best for you. The state would never mislead you.

Listen to the state, Timmy. Tell us when Mommy or Daddy are being naughty and we'll send them away and get you a new home, and then the State will be your Mommy AND Daddy!

Professor argues urging people to eat healthy during quarantine is ‘fatphobic’ by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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April 6, 2020

Writing on her “Two Fat Professors” blog, Dr. Darci Thoune argues

(Clicks link.)

Looks Like This Domain Isn't Connected To A Website Yet!

Seems like the website had no stamina to carry a heavy load either. But her college webpage is a laugh a minute:

Pronouns in bio and it ain't even Twitter.

Writing Program Administration, First-Year Writing, Composition Pedagogy, Rhetorical Genre Studies, Feedback, Assessment, Queer Theory, and Fat Studies. - Yes, you can apparently get a gig at uni being a specialist in "Queer Theory, and Fat Studies".

"a career where I get to be in school forever" - Yes, we can see why you'd think that would be something to strive for.

Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2006. Dissertation: “‘Act Your Age’: Age, Gender, and Instructor Identity in the Composition Classroom.” - Before anyone goes thinking university only got pozzed recently, THIS is what it took to get your doctorate in 2006.

“Failure Potential: Using Failure as Feedback.” - Obviously already has enough lived experience to write a follow-up on this paper.

WHO Scrubbed Website Document to Underline Opposition to Travel Bans by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Sometime during the following few hours, the original committee statement on WHO’s website was altered, scrubbing the reference to circumstances under which travel restrictions could be useful.

The organization run by someone who has arranged cover-ups during epidemics is desperately covering up during a pandemic?

Shocking.

University of California tells students ‘do not’ say ‘Chinese Virus' and 'do not allow' others to say it either by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Do not use terms such as ‘Chinese Virus’ or other terms which cast either intentional or unintentional projections of hatred toward Asian communities,

Especially not the best Asian community of them all, the Chinese Communist Party.

and do not allow the use of these terms by others

By any means necessary?

The woke war on Brazil’s Carnival by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Selling your labor in a capitalist marketplace so you don’t end up on the street is horrible and unnatural

It's definitely unnatural. "Natural" in this context would be using your labor to directly hunt and/or gather food, while avoiding predators, so you don't starve to death. There's no street to end up on because no one has a permanent home anyway.

All in all, the "unnatural" layer of abstraction on top of that is pretty damn nice.

Harvard not looking very woke in dealing with pandemic by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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From http://iwantanewleft.typepad.com/i-want-a-new-left/2020/03/adjuncts-and-the-left.html :

After all, there was nothing stopping institutions from giving higher pay to adjuncts and lower pay to tenured faculty. Nor was there anything preventing tenured faculty from banding together and setting up a fund on their own to which they would contribute that would be redistributed to adjuncts. The fact that neither of these possibilities ever happened is what made me turn away from socialism. After all, most faculty members believe in the redistribution of wealth, and if you as someone who is comparatively wealthy find yourself in a situation where some of your colleagues are much poorer, it behooves you to start doing some redistributing. However, it never seemed to occur to tenured leftists that this is something they ought to have done.

Tony Huge: How Transgender Powerlifters Can Normalize Steroid Use In Sports by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Perhaps if you can point out "GI Joe" as your "true gender identity" on the chart https://genderspectrum.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/0/8/25080280/636444514.jpg

Fuck no, GI Joe is clearly skipping leg day. I'm more of a 7: Badly drawn for no adequately explored reason.

Southern Poverty Law Center Releases Fear-Mongering 'Hate Map' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Do they ever work on southern poverty?

Well, they do spend a lot of time enriching their offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands. That's pretty far south, right?

Spanish Flu Being Renamed Across the Internet to ‘1918 Influenza’ As Leftists Declare it Racist to Refer to Coronavirus as ‘Chinese’ by AliceofX in KotakuInAction

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Does your opponent have a perfectly reasonable historical precedent for their actions?

Just rewrite history!