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2. At AmCon, Alan Jacobs notes that he’s noticed an overlap between radical leftism and traditional conservatism.
3. Sallie Krawcheck, an executive who can’t seem to hold down a job in her own right, pleads for something called “flexibility without shame” in which working moms get the needed workplace flexibility to have it all without the attendant career lull. (h/t @UnscrupulousMen)
4. Complaints that New York Post has been running “creepy” front page spreads. Within the past week or so they’ve published front-page spreads of two high profile incidents that took place in the city: a man pushing another man in front of a subway car and a man leading another man to his eventual execution-style shooting in the middle of Manhattan. While everyone talks about the decline of print media, is it any wonder that a newspaper or magazine would go more sensational? They’re competing against a medium in which the people who do want to see those photos can conduct an easy Google Images search. It’s also humorous that Gawker of all sites (whore of whores) would register a complaint about these tactics.
5. According to a UK study, the average British woman expects her husband/boyfriend to spend 50% of a week’s salary on her for Christmas. The average man expects only a third of the weekly salary. Given the dreaded wage gap, this works out to a $475/$250 split.
6. At Gawker, Max Read writes:
Good, serious progressives are supposed to condemn violence as a political tactic, because it’s wrong and in many cases counterproductive. But do we really need to condemn the union protestor who socked Fox News comedian Steven Crowder in the jaw?
By any means necessary, right? Read then commits the mortal sin of victim blaming:
I have a third solution: Steven, stop whining, take your licks, and accept that getting hit in the face is a hazard of inserting yourself in the middle of an argument between billionaire-funded know-nothing ideologues…
In truth, if I was a reporter and got smacked in the face or arrested, I’d be ecstatic. I’ve made this argument many times, most recently when crybaby Yasha Levine was arrested in L.A. during an OWS rally. These physical incidents advance the story in a way that nothing else really can. So on that level Crowder is lucky. On another level, though – the level where liberals like to think of themselves as peaceful democrats – Read is being a hypocrite.