Yesterday I wrote about a dimwitted pro-choice candidate for Congress who gave a clear example of how “a great many progressives and leftists…are unable to differentiate between plants and human beings.” As it turns out, I was rather tame in my characterization of lefty political asininity:
“From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom,” organized for the 28th year by the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program of Hampshire College, takes place April 11 through April 13 at the college.
The conference links reproductive health and rights to a range of social issues, including racial, economic, and disability justice; LGBTQ rights; and environmental justice. More than 12,000 people have participated in the conferences to date.
Far from being unable to differentiate between taxonomic kingdoms, the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program is unable to differentiate between…well, anything, apparently. Is there a connection between “environmental justice” and “LGBTQ rights?” You would think not, but to engage in a political crusade of this ilk, you don’t really need to prove an actual link between your causes, you just need to be fervent about them:
“The conference’s ability to inspire young people towards activism can’t be understated,” said Zoë Boyle, student group coordinator, in the release.
It “can’t be understated?” I feel certain I could at least give it a shot. Elsewhere, at another conference, a group of activists were busy inspiring young people to stay the hell away from feminism:
Timpf attempted to ask students’ their opinions on feminism, but conference organizers made an announcement advising participants not to talk to Campus Reform because it was a “conservative” outlet.
The organizers also followed Timpf around the conference to interrupt her conversations with students to tell them the same thing.
“They’re a group that’s conservative, so what we are fighting for is not something…” one organizer told a student who was talking with Timpf, prompting the student to walk away.
Modern feminism is increasingly becoming a caricature of a caricature of modern feminism. Actually, come to think of it, the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference is more a caricature of Victorian feminine weakness: the conference’s attendees are so terrified of a “conservative group” that they must usher each other away from the poisonous influence of someone with which they’ve never spoken, lest they, I don’t know, faint, or get the vapors, or something like that. There are many things you could say about such self-imposed frailty, and most of them assuredly could not be understated.