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Candace Owens, TPUSA Facing Backlash After Her #MeToo Tweets

Following a scathing set of tweets against the #MeToo movement, Turning Point USA’s Communications Director Candace Owens is facing a lot of heat from both sides of the aisle.

In case you missed it, here’s what Owens said and it’s victim shaming at its finest.

In fact, the American Conservative Coalition has pulled their sponsorship of Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit, which begins in a few days.

Kimberly Corban, a rape survivor and outspoken 2A advocate, is also speaking at the same conference and has a very different take on the movement.

Many others also criticized Owens for her hot take on the movement.

Things got really interesting when Cameron Wallace, creative director for Lone Conservatives, chimed in.

 

TPUSA Executive Director and founder Charlie Kirk has not weighed in and Owens has said she will not apologize for her insensitive comments. In fact, she’s planning to say even more at the conference during her session.

That might be a mistake. TPUSA has quickly become a huge platform for reaching conservative college students and no doubt many of those young ladies have been sexually harassed, assaulted or even become victims of rape. Allowing someone who is so insensitive and dismissive of their feelings and the movement that has given them courage to speak out about abuse to be a voice for your organization is a risky move and alienates the very people you are trying to reach.

The #MeToo movement like all movements, has its flaws, but overall, it’s been positive for women. There’s a big difference between encouraging women to be aware of their surroundings and victim blaming.

Candace Owens is guilty of the later and it’s not a good look for her or TPUSA.

 

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ICYMI: Female Superheroes Always Wear Their Hair Down and it’s Sexist

Avengers: Infinity War just passed the $800 million mark in global box office sales, breaking records previously set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However one writer is not focused on plot lines or the fates of some of our favorite characters – instead, she’s paying attention to the female superheroes’ hair.

More specifically, how they always wear their hair down. And she thinks it’s sexist.

Rebecca Jennings wrote an article for Racked, an online blog that’s a part of Vox Media, where she claims the reason we never see Wonder Woman or Black Widow with their hair tied back is because “comics are a visual medium, and a bunch of long, flowing hair swirling around during an already epic fight scene looks pretty cool.”

She interviews Christina Dokou, an assistant professor of American literature and culture at the University of Athens who says the ” ‘boys’ club’ legacy of comic books, in which female characters were stuck with sexist stereotypes, still endures. Even today, the physical attributes and feminine beauty of superheroines are exaggerated to make them look like, well, frankly, porn stars at worst, and sexy female athletes at best.”

Even their hair color plays a role in sexism.

Red or black hair is usually reserved for the strongest superheroine around, or the one with the most flamboyant personality — see, for example, Phoenix, Red Sonja, or Wonder Woman — while blondes are still mostly treated as glorified bimbos, regardless of their powers,” she explains, pointing to Supergirl and Smallville as examples of the latter.

Meanwhile, a shaved head often indicates a godlike mental ability — think Deadpool’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead or Stranger Things’ Eleven — but can also double as a signifier of sexual preferences. Dokou points to Moondragon, a ’70s-era telepathic martial arts superhero with a shaved head, who was eventually revealed to be bisexual after dating the pixie-cut alien Phylla-Vell. Then there’s the anarcho-punk outlaw Tank Girl, known for her mostly shaved head, who inspired weekly lesbian “Tank Girl nights” in London.

“To put it in a nutshell, the shorter the hair, the more precarious a character’s relationship with traditional femininity,” Dokou says.

She notes the only movie that seems to have any kind of “hair diversity” is Black Panther because the costume and make-up artists styled them to reflect different tribes in Africa.

This is today’s feminism and it’s ridiculous. Instead of enjoying superheroes and celebrating the strong female characters portrayed on the big screen, Jennings is reducing them to their looks.

Does anyone even pay attention to their hair? Most likely not and even if they did, these are fictional characters – WHO CARES IF THEY ALWAYS HAVE PERFECT HAIR? I doubt many little girls are sitting around crying because their hair isn’t perfectly blowing in the wind like Supergirl’s. And I’m pretty sure that Kara Danvers wears her hair up or pulled back most of the time when she’s not saving people.

Also, Harley Quinn wears her hair in pigtails but that’s probably to convey a  sexualized image, so I guess she doesn’t count.

There are plenty of male superheroes who wear their hair down too – Thor, Loki, or Bucky anyone? No mention of that in her hit piece on comic book movies. What does that say about masculinity? Oh, the horrors!

Why must third wave feminists try to ruin everything? Stop taking everything so literal and just enjoy watching these leading ladies kick butt and look fabulous while doing it!

Trump Supporting College Student Triggers Left with Senior Portrait

Brenna Spencer, a senior at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, turned some heads and triggered some liberals when she posted this photo on her Twitter account. In the photo, Brenna is wearing a Women for Trump shirt and has her firearm tucked into her white jeans.

Her caption reads, “I don’t take normal college graduation photos…”

She told ABC that the photo is intended “show who I am as a person,” and “I did think that it would get a little attention but not to this degree,” she said. “It was really, really surprising to see the amount of hate that I got.”

Some users were supportive but as you can imagine, the photo drove the anti-gun crowd absolutely nuts.

Way to be different, Brenna! Best of luck to you as you start your career and keep fighting for the things you believe in. It’s nice to see some conservative millennials DO exist, contrary to what the mainstream media would have you believe.

Sad! Women are Upset their Products Cost More.

Women are outraged over what’s being dubbed the “Pink Tax.” It would seem that over the course of our lifetime, the products we use are taxed more than products of equal value to men.

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(Feminists want females to be upset by this. To be honest, as a young female, I’ve never given it a second thought and continue to buy the products that work for me.)

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio (who likes to regulate the size of the soft drink you can order at McDonalds) even commissioned a study on gender pricing. His study found that women pay more for everything, including clothes, shampoo, razors, lotions, etc.

And then there’s that OUTRAGEOUS tax on tampons, which spawned the whole “Ax the Pink Tax” movement. There’s even a web site dedicated to it. And to show awareness, you should really get your brows done cause nothing says “smash the patriarchy” like pink brows!

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According to the same site, women on average pay an extra $1, 351 just for being a woman. There’s a fun calculator that will tell you how much you’ve lost over your life time just by inputting your birthday. It seems that my total is now up to over $46,000.

Here’s something that struck me while researching this: for things like razors, shaving cream, or soap, no one is forcing us to buy the brands targeted at women. Sure, I like my Venus better than a generic store brand cheapo razor but lets be honest, they do the same thing. I could easily purchase a 20 pack of boring, blue plastic razors without the special moisturizing strip or the comfort grip that my Venus has but I CHOOSE the more expensive product because I like those small added features that the generic brand doesn’t have.

So in a way, with the exception of feminine hygiene products, most of the so-called “pink tax” is self inflicted. Consumers drive product pricing. If women are willing to pay more for Bath and Body Works body wash because it’s prettier and smells better than scentless Wal-Mart brand, that’s a choice. Same with shampoo, make-up or any other beauty product.

This lady gets it.

As far as clothing goes, women usually buy items with added details, not to mention the array of fits you can choose just for jeans. Extra stuff like embroidery or distressing is going to cost more because it adds more and took more time to make.

And just for for comparison’s sake, a pair of boot cut jeans are the exact same price at American Eagle  in both women’s and men’s. Same with Silver Jeans, which is a higher end brand. So it’s not all companies and may not be as widespread as the movement would like you to believe.

There are a lot of problems in this world. Worrying over a 30 – 40 cent tax on tampons really shouldn’t be one of them. Say you buy four boxes a year, that’s UNDER $2 in taxes you are paying on them.

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Here in America, we create a lot of “first world” problems for ourselves and the pink tax is just another example of that. If you’re really that concerned about the prices for shampoo, deodorant, or vitamins, don’t buy the products specifically geared toward women. The companies will get the message that consumers are unhappy with their pricing model when their sales go down.

 

 

Author Says She Doesn’t Care if NRA and 2A Supporters Live or Die

I’ve never heard of Jennifer Armintrout. According to Wikipedia, she’s an urban erotica fantasy author that wrote some popular books about an ER doctor who becomes a vampire after one of his patients attacks him. So quality literature, right there.

She went on a Twitter rampage last night against Trump voters,  NRA members and 2A supporters and her tweets were so ridiculous and outrageous that they had to be shared.

This one is especially ironic since she WROTE A SERIES ABOUT VAMPIRES.

She even started blocking people on the left that told her she was hurting their cause.

Then went on to attack Chris and Dana Loesch when he responded that he was praying for her.

She also doesn’t seem to care about the millions of aborted babies each year.

That’s just a few of the vile, death wishing Tweets from her feed last night. And the sad thing is, people reported them, but Twitter didn’t see anything wrong with what she said.

This is a pretty extreme example of leftist intolerance but it’s still really shocking to see someone just not care about human life simply because they disagree with their political views.

She should be dropped by her publisher and suspended from Twitter. And then seek help for the obvious mental problems she has.

-K

Sexist Liberal Men Ridicule Dana Loesch Over Hairstyle

What is it about our society that we focus more on how a woman is dressed, her size, or how she wore her hair than on what she has to say?

Dana Loesch was ridiculed on Twitter by a bunch of leftist men who thought her top knot was stupid. Loesch normally wears her hair down but went for an updo on her new NRA TV show, Relentless, and instead of focusing on what she was actually saying, these sexist pigs decided to insult her new do.

This is a common hair style for women, and an easy fix for a bad hair day. Not sure why wearing her hair in a bun was so triggering for these men.

Dana’s response was to shake it off and say she’d probably wear it up again today, too.

 

 

Following Planned Parenthood Tweet, Jezebel Says Statistically at Least Two Disney Princesses Have Had Abortions

A Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania tweeted that among other things, we need a Disney Princess that’s had an abortion. The tweet has since been deleted, but as with everything else in the Internet, it lives on via screenshots.

Liberal rag Jezebel loved the tweet and devoted an entire article to it, stating that statistically, two of them already have.

From the post:

According to the Guttmacher Institute, 23.7 percent of women in the United States will have had an abortion by age 45. According to the “official” Disney princess website, there are 11 “official” Disney princesses: Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora, Merida, Pocahontas, Jasmine, and Mulan. That means statistically around two and a half of these strong women have gotten abortions and aren’t telling you about it because of a national culture of shame and misogyny!!!

Insert eye-roll emoji here.

The comments were Internet gold with some people saying Elsa was left off (she’s not considered a Disney princess) and others trying to make guesses as to which ones were slutty enough to have gotten knocked up.

What a strange world we live in where people are debating the hypothetical abortions of cartoon characters.

-K

 

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