Connect with us

News

Get ready to check your Thin Privilege

Published

on

In the world of Social Justice Warriors, there are two types of people: victims and oppressors. The victims are incapable of doing wrong. Meanwhile, the oppressors are privileged and responsible for society’s problems, specifically the perceived actions of their ancestors.

This week, Twitter has taken to promoting a new victimhood status: obesity. The oppressors of obese people are thin people, and the tool of the oppressors is Thin Privilege. It’s important to make a distinction between overweight and obese.

Overweight implies being above average. Obese is being above average to the point of health complications. Cora Harrington, a minor feminist figure, went viral during a thread explaining thin privilege. According to her, one does not need to be thin to be privileged, only to be thought of as thin or normal sized. Her background in fashion contributes to a more industry-specific solution to her concept of thin privilege rather than a broader solution to what she believes is a widespread problem.

Thin Privilege Explained

Enter Intersectionality

If one had to guess, being fat isn’t very high on the victimhood status. But being a fat white straight male might just elevate them among their white straight male counterparts. But in most observable applicability, fat victimhood largely applies to women only. In intersectionality, this gives fat white female feminists a bump against their white women counterparts.

Normalizing Obesity?

Feminism is pushing back against fat-shaming likely stereotypical vagina hat wearing woman is not thought to be thin. The effort in removing the stigma against being obese may be producing adverse effects on society’s health. Last month, a study out of the UK pointed to findings that the normalization of obesity is a contributor to the epidemic. The study found that between 1997 and 2015, there was an increase in the self-misperception of overweight and obese people’s weight status.

The study found that “Those underestimating their overweight and obesity status were 85% less likely to try to lose weight compared with people who accurately identified their weight status.” The increase in health consciousness in America is certainly being met with an increased countercultural fat promoting feminist culture. This year colleges have begun to address “fatphobia” in an effort to promote “body positivity and social justice.” It’s very possible the same study if performed in America would yield similar if not more disturbing results.

There is a massive effort by feminist to reshape what society defines as attractive. Feminist believe that what society has found attractive was the spawn of misogyny and the ominous Patriarchy. Body positivity is meant to reinforce the beauty of women of all shapes and sizes.

This, however, denies the biological component of attraction. Boiling it down, what humans find most attractive are features and proportions that are mostly average. The biological component in males takes into account health and childbearing capabilities. In morbid obesity, both of these are reduced. So logically, one would find this less attractive. If there was a culprit for thin-privilege, it isn’t misogyny; it’s biology.

Continue Reading
Advertisement Donate to NOQ Report
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Guns and Crime

ICE gets media beating for taking illegal immigrant into custody over Mexican homicide warrant

Published

on

ICE gets media beating for taking illegal immigrant into custody over Mexican homicide warrant

It’s the type of story the media craves. An illegal immigrant, Joel Arrona-Lara, who “hasn’t done anything wrong” was detained by ICE agents while transporting his pregnant wife to the hospital. She ended up having to drive herself the rest of the way before delivering their son.

The spin is predictable. They skim over the fact that he has an arrest warrant in Mexico for homicide while putting all the focus on his wife’s dilemma. They even attempt to cast doubt on the warrant because the lawyer for the family says he couldn’t find a record of the warrant. This last part is most peculiar because it would be simple for a major media outlet to confirm the existence of the warrant. They did, of course, but they won’t report that when they have a better quote from the lawyer denying its existence.

Eventually details will emerge about the warrant, but not until the media inflicts as much damage as possible on ICE and anyone in favor of legal immigration being the proper way to enter the country.

Here’s the story. If you click through, you’ll even get a link at the bottom to the family’s new GoFundMe page:

ICE Detains Man Driving Pregnant Wife To Deliver Baby, Says He Is Wanted For Homicide In Mexico

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2018/08/18/joel-arrona-detained-by-ice-san-bernardino-driving-wife-to-deliver-baby/Her husband Joel Arrona-Lara was driving his wife to the hospital for a scheduled Cesarean section Wednesday afternoon when they had to stop to get gas. That’s when their car was approached by two SUVs. Maria said they were officers with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The mother of five was then asked to show her identification and complied. When the agents asked Arrona-Lara, the couple said he didn’t have the ID on him, but that they lived nearby and could go get it for them. The agents then asked Arrona-Lara to exit the vehicle, searched the car for weapons, and put Arrona into custody, leaving Maria alone at the gas station.

My take

There’s no doubt the circumstances surrounding all of this are unfortunate. Pregnant wives should not have to drive themselves to the hospital for a scheduled C-section. On the other hand, suspected murderers shouldn’t be entering the country in the first place. That point won’t be mentioned by mainstream media.

ICE has a responsibility to take people like Arrona-Lara into custody so it can be determined whether or not they should be deported. There may have even been a certain degree of leeway given had there been no records other than his status as an illegal immigrant, but being a suspected murderer with an arrest warrant took away any chance at leeway. The ICE agents did the right thing.

As a legal immigrant, I have no sympathy for those who cheat the system and break our laws. Blaming the ICE agents for doing their job correctly in order to keep us safe is the type of insanity mainstream media loves to sell us.

Continue Reading

Democrats

The real reason Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of the press

Published

on

The real reason Ocasio-Cortez is afraid of the press

For at least the second time, reporters were barred from covering an event featuring Socialist Democratic darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The campaign’s reason: we want attendees to feel comfortable since there’s so much national press covering her.

This is an absolutely ridiculous excuse, of course. Nobody goes to a campaign event without knowing the press will (should) be there. It doesn’t make them less comfortable and may actually give some a sense of security knowing the answers to their questions will be judged by more than the audience at hand. That’s one of the reasons for the press in the first place, to give information about an event to people who cannot attend.

Instead, the press is getting another roadblock:

Ocasio-Cortez bans press from covering campaign event

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/17/ocasio-cortez-bans-press-from-covering-campaign-event.htmlAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic socialist star running for New York’s 14th congressional district, is facing criticism after her campaign banned journalists from covering a town hall meeting with voters this week.

The Queens Chronicle, a local news outlet, reported that the campaign for the 28-year-old progressive prevented reporters from attending a campaign event in Corona on Sunday, even though it was open to the rest of the public. The campaign reportedly barred reporters from a prior event as well.

It’s conspicuous that a local publication was barred because it runs contrary to the narrative the campaign is trying to sell. So why is she being hidden from reporters at these types of events?

My Take

It’s clear that her exposure is her best friend and worst enemy. Being talked about is a politician’s best friend on the campaign trail, but it also offers a risk of failure. This is most common in events like the town hall meetings she is holding because she’ll be forced to think on her feet.

What if she can’t think on her feet? What if her answers when placed in an unscripted situation the type of answers many would expect from an inexperienced socialist?

Until she’s ready to handle the pressure of having press cover these events, she won’t be ready to hold public office at this level. The House of Representatives isn’t for people who need to be protected from their own answers.

Continue Reading

Culture and Religion

Bettie Cook Scott is a racist politician. And she’s a Democrat.

Published

on

Bettie Cook Scott is a racist politician And shes a Democrat

Racism is owned by the Republican Party. That’s the narrative the press and their handlers, the Democratic Party, wants America to believe. Someone forgot to get that memo to Michigan state representative Bettie Cook Scott.

Detroit Rep. Bettie Cook Scott on Asian opponent: ‘Don’t vote for the ching-chong!’

https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2018/08/16/detroit-rep-bettie-cook-scott-on-asian-opponent-dont-vote-for-the-ching-chongMore than a dozen community groups have called on Rep. Bettie Cook Scott (D-Detroit) to apologize for a series of racial slurs sources say she used to describe her primary election opponent, Rep. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit).

Scott is alleged to have referred to Chang as “ching-chang” and “the ching-chong” to multiple voters outside polling precincts during last Tuesday’s election. She’s also said to have called one of Chang’s campaign volunteers an “immigrant,” saying “you don’t belong here” and “I want you out of my country.”

My Take

There are two important takeaways here. First is the hypocrisy surrounding Scott, a (formerly) rising star in the Michigan Democratic Party. If the comments she made were spoken by anyone other than a Democrat, the calls wouldn’t be for an apology. The press and social groups would be calling for her to step down and jump into a hole somewhere.

The second point is that in the real world, the one not seen through the lens of liberals and the media, racism exists everywhere. It is not owned by Republicans, conservatives, old people, white people, or any other classification. One can even make a valid argument that it’s no more prominent in the Republican Party than it is in the Democratic Party that supports groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.

Racism must be eliminated from society. That will never happen as long as so many people naively believe it only exists in the minds of certain people on the political right. It exists everywhere. Accept that and we can work to make it stop.

Continue Reading

NOQ Report Daily

Advertisement

Facebook

Twitter

Advertisement Donate to NOQ Report

Trending

Copyright © 2017 NOQ Report.