Doing a Google search the other day I was reminded that March is Women’s History Month, thank God we have Google to remind us of our social obligations as penance for our past sins. But clearly more delineation is needed, turf needs to be carved out, demarcated for emphasis. For instance, the first week of March could be Man Hating Lesbian Week, the next Fat Chick Week, and the next could be for progressive white females, who’s two votes for Obama did not alleviate the white guilt and require additional diversity props to anesthetize their shame. Other variances can be considered, “I had an abortion” week, “I filed a bogus sexual harassment suit and now am set for life” week, even “I tricked a man into getting me pregnant and now he is on the hook for 18 years (plus college) of child support” week.
In keeping with this theme, local universities are providing seminars to remind women of their special distinction, “XX” power;
“Fat Justice and Feminism” seminar sponsored by Swarthmore College blamed Ronald Reagan for the suffering of fat people and accused the Body mass index (BMI) of having “direct links to a white supremacist.”
The workshop, taught by feminist activist Cora Segal and self-identified “angry, man-hating lesbian,” Nicole Sullivan, took place Thursday and sought to “address the ongoing exploitation and oppression of fat people.”
The Swarthmore Independent reports that Segal and Sullivan took aim at a variety of subjects including President Ronald Reagan, who they claimed “f*cked everything up” for fat people—though the Independent drily reports that “[n]o specific evidence about Reagan’s perverse policies or animosity toward obese people was offered.”
We could run in several directions with this; the lunacy of academia, progressives touting more of that victim mentality crap, the supremacy of self esteem to the detriment of everything else, take your pick.
Segal and Sullivan also argued in favor of “communism and socialism as viable alternatives to capitalism and exploitation” and against oppressive healthy eating and exercise programs. The two reportedly went so far as to claim that “every physician is bought off by lobbyists and the diet industry.”
Well, there you go, everything you knew about diet, exercise, and a healthy living style is wrong, pass the Cheetos.
I imagine that in a communist society obesity is probably rare, but so is abundance of anything, that’s the point, equality of everything including calories.
I did learn one thing about this article, you can get a degree in “Gender and Sexuality Studies”, any wall would feel blessed to have that sheepskin hanging on it.