The thought police are alive and well. And not just in American universities.
You don’t have to be a brain dead adolescent to find something to complain about. If your antennae are sufficiently sensitive you can find sexism everywhere. At times one thinks that feminism is always having something to complain about.
Take the recent case of Betsy Fischer Martin. BFM was on a United Airlines flight when she heard the captain describe the flight attendants as “pretty young ladies.”
The horror. The indignity. BFM was so outraged, her thin feminist skin so totally offended that she shot off a tweet.
Really? @united pilot just directed passengers on PA to pay attention "to the pretty young ladies in the aisle" for safety instructions.
You see, to BFM it was sexual harassment. It was retrograde behavior, worthy of 1965. Naturally, she was not concerned about whether the pilots could fly the plane. She was concerned about their calling a young woman “pretty.”
If we are no longer allowed to say that young women are pretty, what are we to say: that they are ugly, unattractive or especially manly.
Of course, the correct answer is that we are no longer allowed to say anything about a woman’s looks. We are no longer allowed to notice.
But, I do not think that you need to have too much human experience to know that many women like receiving compliments on their looks. In fact, if you fail to do so in certain circumstances you are going to have serious problems.
Feminist zealots want to be treated like men, so they will not allow it to happen. BFM wrote to the bosses of United Airlines to ask them to take action. Huh? She is flying in a plane and her life is in her hands and what she is really concerned about is: the pilot complimented the flight attendants on their looks.
Is it any wonder that BFM is a former, not a current, television producer?
As though that were not bad enough, reporter Karen Tumulty has just discovered an example of manifest misogyny in an airport. It’s a common household device. You know it well. It’s called a nutcracker. Guess what. The newest version looks just like Hillary Clinton.
Tumulty does not believe in humor. She cannot take the joke. So she whines about misogyny. Here’s the nutcracker, in all it’s glory.