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Feminists versus environmentalists in Australia

20 Aug

You gotta laugh. (Hat tip.)

Campus feminists at the University of Queensland in Australia are launching a civil war against other college social justice warriors. What’s their beef? Signs that urge students to take the stairs instead of the elevator.

The signs, placed by a campus environmental group, are probably familiar to most college students in the U.S. as well as in Australia: They urge students to “burn calories, not electricity” by walking to classes. The signs, the group says, help students be better stewards of the environment and promote sustainable living.

But campus feminists say they promote the idea that thin is better than fat, and guilt students into making choices that might be healthy for their bodies but not for their psyches. Taking to her blog, one UQ campus feminist wailed, “Not only are these new signs annoyingly patronizing to everyone reading them, but they’re ableist and fat-shaming.”

Apparently, the signs make people who can’t make it up a flight of stairs rue their lot in life — as their disabilities or life choices make them less able to save the planet. The signs, she says, make it clear that the truly environmentally friendly view taking the elevator as a “luxury” and not a need, which discriminates against those who cannot climb stairs.

I love internecine prog wars. Moar, please!

By the way, a few years back, some then-regulars at this blog from Australia used to boast that feminism hadn’t made the kind of inroads into Australia that it had in elsewhere, and seemed to think that they were immune.

Well, incidences like this show how feminism is spreading there too; they aren’t immune, alas.

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18 responses to “Feminists versus environmentalists in Australia

  1. feeriker

    August 20, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Proof-positive that a society is still too wealthy and spoiled when it has the energy, time, and resources to squabble over moronic shite like this.

    THIS is why famine, pestilence, war, and suffering are so necessary to human civilization on a periodic basis: they force corrupt societies to grow the fuck up and behave like adults. The western world, too long immunized from the real world’s worst horrors, is waaaaayyyy overdue for a correction.

     
    • Will S.

      August 20, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Yep.

       
    • infowarrior1

      August 20, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Can we have a manhood ceremony at 12 like many tribes used to do to kick every generations ass?

      Every generation needs as much as what forced the 1st to become great.

       
      • Will S.

        August 21, 2016 at 12:10 am

        I am disinclined to think that’s possible; reason being, it would have to be artificially created, and would thus be ideological, and thus like Kwanzaa or ‘purity balls’, it will come off false to too many people to become popular beyond a subculture.

         
      • infowarrior1

        August 21, 2016 at 7:43 am

        How do we make it organic?

         
      • Will S.

        August 21, 2016 at 9:03 am

        By letting it re-arise naturally, after society collapses, and rebuilds.

        I guess…

         
      • infowarrior1

        August 21, 2016 at 9:12 am

        How about planting seeds that will grow when that times comes?

         
      • Will S.

        August 21, 2016 at 9:41 am

        I guess; but how? What kinds of seeds?

         
      • infowarrior1

        August 21, 2016 at 7:53 pm

        Ideas that will sprout over time.

         
      • Will S.

        August 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm

        I see.

        Sort of.

        What kinds of ideas should we start with?

         
      • infowarrior1

        August 22, 2016 at 5:54 am

        The need for male initiation. Especially 1 year before the age of puberty for males, something like this:
        http://uncabob.blogspot.com.au/2014/08/who-will-initiate-our-boys-into-manhood.html

        While we should not propose the forms that it may take we should convey the principles behind it so that people may design such rituals according to their situation.

         
      • infowarrior1

        August 22, 2016 at 5:57 am

        “For the authentic revolutionary conservative, what really counts is to be faithful not to past forms and institutions, but rather to principles of which such forms and institutions have been particular expressions, adequate for a specific period of time and in a specific geographical area.”
        ― Julius Evola, Men Among the Ruins: Post-War Reflections of a Radical Traditionalist

         
      • Will S.

        August 26, 2016 at 2:30 am

        I see what you’re saying. I just don’t know whether we can, by stressing the importance of such things, end up with them arising in any way other than somewhat deliberately – which makes them somewhat non-organic, if you will.

        This is a difficulty for us reactionaries in general; unlike mere conservatives, who simply seek to hold on to things, we want to recover things, but some things will surely be harder to recover than others, since some of what we would recover are things which originally arose organically, non-deliberately, just through the natural outworking of people following / living by certain principles.

         
      • infowarrior1

        August 26, 2016 at 9:22 pm

        ”This is a difficulty for us reactionaries in general; unlike mere conservatives, who simply seek to hold on to things, we want to recover things, but some things will surely be harder to recover than others, since some of what we would recover are things which originally arose organically, non-deliberately, just through the natural outworking of people following / living by certain principles”

        I agree and we can also agree that conservationism is an utter failure and conserves nothing. Hence going on the offense as we are doing is a better bet.

        ”I see what you’re saying. I just don’t know whether we can, by stressing the importance of such things, end up with them arising in any way other than somewhat deliberately – which makes them somewhat non-organic, if you will.”

        For sure that may make it non-organic in that sense but given that such principles gave rise to much healthier societies we should be faithful to such past principles while adapting it to our current era. Even past “organic” iterations are probably a result of a cascade of choices made by men.

        Our path should be:
        http://thefutureprimaeval.net/passivism-and-the-procedure/

         
      • Will S.

        August 27, 2016 at 1:52 am

        Food for thought, indeed.

         

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