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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.

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Rep. Seth Moulton enters the Democratic nomination race

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Rep Seth Moulton enters the Democratic nomination race

The clown car continues to fill up as a new Democrat announces their presidential campaign seemingly every week. This time, it’s Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA), marking the third politician from Massachusetts to vie for the top spot. He joined Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and former Republican governor Bill Weld as hopefuls from The Bay State.

An Iraq War veteran from the U.S. Marines, Moulton led efforts to replace Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi once the Democrats won back control of the House last year. His politics are pretty much indistinguishable from other candidates as he favors Medicare-for-All, gun control, and other common leftist notions.

Moulton has a tall mountain to climb on the fundraising side if he hopes to make it to the main debate stage. There’s still time, but he’ll need to get some heavy attention very quickly to be able to make a serious run.

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CNN does 67 updates for Sri Lanka story with ZERO mentions blaming Islamic terrorists

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CNN does 67 updates for Sri Lanka story with ZERO mentions blaming Islamic terrorists

The narrative has already been set by American mainstream media on how they’re supposed to handle the Sri Lanka terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday. There are certain things that can be said and others that must be avoided at all costs. With reporting that has spanned nearly 24 hours and included 67 updates to the story, guess how many times CNN blamed Islamic terrorists for the attack.

If you guessed anything higher than zero, you gave CNN way too much credit.

I scanned the entire series of live updates they’ve been doing since the news broke. It’s all within one long story, making it easy to search for individual words, so I did. The results were depressing but expected. Even at this late hour, they still have not acknowledged the possibility that the act was committed by Islamic terrorists.

The closest they came to blaming radical Islamic terrorists in their primary coverage story was a mention in a quote by Diplomatic editor Nic Robertson in which he notes the obvious – that it has the “hallmarks” of Islamic terrorism – but then quickly notes that there are no known radical Islamic terrorist groups in the area.

“It is a very confused picture in terms of who may or may not be responsible. The Sri Lankan civil war ended 10 years ago, a 25 year long civil war, and the Tamil separatists there were a secular group. It would be very, very unlike them and their tactics ever to attack churches and particularly on such a holy day.”

“It has the hallmarks — or is intended to have the hallmarks — of Islamic extremists. But, again, these kinds of groups are unknown in Sri Lanka.”

This last notion is absolutely untrue, of course, as we now know the Chief of Police in Sri Lanka issued a warning about the Nations Thawahid Jaman (NTJ), an Islamist group led by Mohomad Saharan.

The CNN report mentioned the word “Muslim” four times: twice to note the percentage of the population of Sri Lanka that is Muslim, once to warn against reprisals against Muslims, and another to note there have been attacks against Muslims by Buddhist groups. Not once was it even speculated the attacks were carried out by Muslims.

The leftist narrative must be maintained and CNN will not break their allegiances. This was just some people that did something. It may look like an apple, but CNN will scream “banana, banana, banana” for as long as they can.

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We’ve reached ‘Peak Roger Stone’ on the timeline as he prepares to speak at strip club

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Weve reached Peak Roger Stone on the timeline as he prepares to speak at strip club

President Trump’s long-time confidant and rabble-rouser Roger Stone is short on cash and looking for options as mounting legal fees reduce his wealth. In a move that can be categorized as “Peak Roger Stone,” the controversial figure is set to accept a large fee to speak at a strip club.

Stone will appear at the Paper Moon in Richmond, Virginia, along side ‘Manhattan Madam’ Kristin Davis of former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer fame.

Stone faces legal troubles for allegedly working with WikiLeaks to spread the DNC email hacks that helped President Trump win his election in 2016.

He has always been a controversial figure in and out of politics. Known for his willingness to speak his mind regardless of the consequences, Stone has been notably subdued since being shut down by a judge after he shared an Instagram post about her in February.

I’m not sure how having Roger Stone speaking will benefit the strip club’s business. He’s the exact opposite of what I picture most people expect to see when going to a strip club, but to each his own.

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