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Alinsky wears high heels

Alin­sky rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

This time ridicule came in the form of vio­la­tions to the mil­i­tary dress code:

Cadets and cadre put on their favorite pair of high heels and marched in Temple’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise aware­ness of sex­ual assault against women.

The cadets, mem­bers and sym­bols of the het­ero­nor­ma­tive military-​industrial impe­ri­al­ist hege­monic com­plex, had no choice,

They were threat­ened with neg­a­tive coun­sel­ing state­ments and OERs if they didn’t par­tic­i­pate. It was pretty much” do this or we’ll kill your career before it even starts.’”

To a Liberal’s mind, cadets in high heels are a boon:

  • First of all, they look ridicu­lous. Speak­ing as a woman who wears high heels, heels are not for every­one (includ­ing females).
  • The event, if you are to call it so, was sym­bolic. Wear­ing heels or not has absolutely noth­ing to do with sex­ual assault.
  • Forc­ing the mil­i­tary to dis­re­spect their own code (this time, the dress code) is a win to a Left­ist: It dimin­ishes the participants.
  • It was a pub­lic event for all to scorn/​mock/​titter.

Then there’s the “aware­ness rais­ing” aspect. Like Mark Steyn, I’ve had it with “aware­ness rais­ing;” I regard it as a manip­u­la­tive maneu­ver by those who lack solid facts to sup­port their points. I expect Vladimir Putin’s aware­ness was raised one notch.

Ace posted,

I blame the high com­mand of the armed forces. There should be ram­pant res­ig­na­tions over Obama’s mal­ad­min­is­tra­tion — instead, this cadre of careers throne-​sniffers and apple-​polishers just keep jock­ey­ing to see who can curry more of The Emperor’s kind favor.

I agree with Ace. How­ever, to me, the most offen­sive part of this cha­rade is that it’s a set­back to women in the mil­i­tary. Coura­geous women have served our coun­try in the mil­i­tary for decades, and this pre­pos­ter­ous exer­cise reduced them to a stereo­type of vic­tim­ized girls in high heels.

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Alinsky rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.”

This time ridicule came in the form of violations to the military dress code:

Cadets and cadre put on their favorite pair of high heels and marched in Temple’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to raise awareness of sexual assault against women.

The cadets, members and symbols of the heteronormative military-industrial imperialist hegemonic complex, had no choice,

“They were threatened with negative counseling statements and OERs if they didn’t participate. It was pretty much” do this or we’ll kill your career before it even starts.'”

To a Liberal’s mind, cadets in high heels are a boon:

  • First of all, they look ridiculous. Speaking as a woman who wears high heels, heels are not for everyone (including females).
  • The event, if you are to call it so, was symbolic. Wearing heels or not has absolutely nothing to do with sexual assault.
  • Forcing the military to disrespect their own code (this time, the dress code) is a win to a Leftist: It diminishes the participants.
  • It was a public event for all to scorn/mock/titter.

Then there’s the “awareness raising” aspect. Like Mark Steyn, I’ve had it with “awareness raising;” I regard it as a manipulative maneuver by those who lack solid facts to support their points. I expect Vladimir Putin’s awareness was raised one notch.

Ace posted,

I blame the high command of the armed forces. There should be rampant resignations over Obama’s maladministration — instead, this cadre of careers throne-sniffers and apple-polishers just keep jockeying to see who can curry more of The Emperor’s kind favor.

I agree with Ace. However, to me, the most offensive part of this charade is that it’s a setback to women in the military. Courageous women have served our country in the military for decades, and this preposterous exercise reduced them to a stereotype of victimized girls in high heels.

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My goal is Twenty grand a year

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