Karen Attiah, despite being a blogger at the Washington Post, hasn’t been able to create lasting work. She cannot offer insights into complicated policy issues. Her own personal brand is worthless. What is a woman whose work cannot stand on its own to do?
You’ve seen the pattern by now. It can’t be missed. If you’re a woman of mediocre talents or an affirmative action hire, your way to stardom is to declare yourself a victim. (Read: How Michelle Fields Hoaxed Her Way into Stardom.)
That’s what Attiah did (link).
Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination, met with The Washington Post’s editorial board Monday to answer questions ranging from his views on NATO and the American criminal justice system to the violence that has been plaguing his rallies. We hoped that we would get to peel back some of the layers of Trump. In our meeting, when asked whether he thought there were racial disparities in how laws are enforced, Trump said he had “no opinion.” As time was running out, I wanted to press him a little more on if he plans to run on and/or govern on a message of racial inclusion.
[Insert lengthy dialogue, which was helpfully caught on tape.]
As the meeting ended and we were walking out of the room [note: where’s the audio?], I thanked Trump for taking my question. He turned to me and said, “I really hope I answered your question,” and added casually with a smile, “Beautiful.”
It’s interesting how Trump called an ugly woman beautiful when no one else was around.
What if Karen Attiah isn’t lying? Even then she’s set back gender relations.
At worst, Trump called Attiah beautiful. Attiah herself seeks this attention, as she has a Model Mayhem page.
As she is gross looking, he was probably just being nice.
Consider, however, Attiah’s reaction.
I was stunned. I didn’t say thank you, and I don’t think I smiled. He then walked out to meet with my Post colleagues briefly before heading to the elevator. I stayed in the conference room for a few minutes as it sunk in that the potential GOP nominee for president thought it was okay to comment on my appearance. Did he just say that?
She was triggered. She had to sit in a room alone.
Attiah and other social justice warriors like herself live all of the negative stereotypes early feminists sought to destroy. Women do not weakly take to the couch.
Yet that’s exactly what Attiah did. She took to the couch.
There’s a reason women find it harder to have mentors. Someone like Michelle Fields can lie about you when cameras are running, and many people will try to have you fired. With no cameras running, a woman can say anything.
How can you defend yourself from a lying woman? You can’t, and that’s why many men would rather not deal with women at all.
If you believe sexism exists, don’t point the finger at men. Look at Attiah and Michelle Fields and all of the rape hoaxers before and after them.
Today is a dangerous time to be a man. Even if you don’t care about men, consider the lost opportunities you as women will face.
Feminism is making it so that men would rather avoid women than deal with drama or risk a hoax.
— Mike Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 21, 2016
Fortunately men and women are learning how to deal with modern gender relations after reading my book, Danger & Play: Essays on Masculinity. Some find my work offensive. Others consider it a survival guide for the modern world. You can read it here.