Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Vox Media Institutes Rules Against "Microaggressions," "Mansplaining," and "Well, Actually"s

   Well, actually...I'm not making this up...
   There really is just a torrent of stupidity spewing from the left currently...but this is just so embarrassingly dumb that it still manages to stand out just a bit. If you find yourself actually adopting the very trendiest and dumbest internet neologisms, you probably need to step back and kinda take a look at yourself.
   It's too bad. I used to talk a bit online with Ezra Klein back in his Pandagon days--he seemed like an earnest and reasonable guy. It's not that this policy silliness is, in and of itself, horrific...but it seems consistent with Vox's slide farther to the dopey left. A friend of mine who used to run a think tank once told me that any think tank that isn't created to be explicitly conservative eventually becomes liberal. I wonder whether that goes for publications too.


Anonymous rotgut said...

Isn't Vox Media the parent company of This seems to be Vox Media's policy which I think means it's not necessarily coming from Ezra Klein. Still, this is dopey and has definitely gotten leftier.

9:18 PM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

I'd bet money that this:

"Harassment includes, but is not limited to, intimidation; stalking; unwanted photography; inappropriate physical contact; use of sexual or discriminatory imagery, comments, or jokes; sexist, racist, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory or derogatory language; and unwelcome sexual attention."

Is a nod to the Mizzou student protesters' actions against the journalists.

10:25 PM  

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