A few days ago my eldest niece (who bears a striking resemblance to Maria Bartiromo) picked up my wife for a wedding shower for the soon to be spouse of my 2nd youngest nephew who gets married this month.
The bride to be is a beautiful, intelligent and gainfully employed young woman, the type of young lady I hope my own sons eventually find. Her husband to be, my nephew is fit, handsome, intelligent and likewise gainfully employed. They make an excellent match and I’m rather happy for both him and my brother his father.
The event did not garner any press, there will be no articles in the local or national papers and if you search for any gossip concerning it at the sites of Perez Hilton, Variety or Inside Edition you will likely be disappointed, although you just might find a picture of the quilt my wife made for them on her facebook page.
The reason for this is simple, My nephew and his bride to be are not people of great fame nor have they to my knowledge sought to be. In fact it’s very likely that this piece will be the closest thing to attention this blessed union achieves.
They are simply two young people who have worked very hard during their young lives and are now getting ready to begin a hopefully happy family life together and are content to be so.
Contrast that Ms. Cora Segal.
Unlike my nephew, his wife to be or even my niece who so resembles Ms. Bartiromo Ms Segal has not shunned the spotlight. She has run workshops that have been covered by Vice, The Washington Free Beacon and The Daily Caller which wrote:
Sullivan and Segal also explored the notion that communism and socialism were superior economic systems to capitalism, because capitalism promotes the oppression of fat people and the tyranny of healthy eating.
and furthermore they were able to get sponsorship for this event:
The event was co-sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center, History Department, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Interpretation Theory and the Worth Health Center.
As a fat person who clearly understands that I am overweight due to my own choices and acknowledges the risks involved thereof, I won’t comment on their argument or the groups that choose to sponsor it. I will only note that scheduling such an event, getting sponsors and opening it to the public by its very nature requests attention.
Now Ms. Segal is in the news again, for her disruptive actions at a University of Massachusetts event featuring nationally and internationally known writers Christina Hoff Sommers, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steven Crowder.
Given the nature of the event, the people who attended it, the filming of the event an the ubiquitous of the camera phone one must conclude that the very public actions of Ms. Segal were designed to get attention, to be seen and to be reported on. As Ms. Summers states the event video has gotten over 180K views That she has gotten national attention is not a bug, it’s a feature.
That’s why I’m perplexed when I saw this tweet from Christina Hoff Summers who was one of the objects of Ms. Segal’s wrath that evening.
— Christina H. Sommers (@CHSommers) April 28, 2016
The reason for my confusion is this: being noted was the entire purpose of her actions, as Stacy McCain put it
We know who Cora Segal is and we know what Cora Segal believes because Cora Segal has told us these things. Cora Segal is an activist, and when an activist goes to a public event and disrupts it by shouting obscenities — “F–k you! . . . Keep your hate speech off this campus!” — her public activism is newsworthy.
I would submit it’s more than newsworthy for Ms. Segal it’s VITAL for the future she sees for herself!
Consider, there are literally thousands of young western women whose parents are paying the more than the median income of an American household to be taught how oppressed they are in woman and/or gender” studies programs in the US alone.
“I have a honors BA and I’m defending my MA thesis in two weeks. I am also apply for jobs and I can only find stuff in the service industry. I applied for a Hotel Front Desk Clerk job today. My degrees mean NOTHING. I am at the end of my rope.“
How does one change such a situation? Become noticed!
While I’m sure many on the left might not like the idea of Cora Segal being the face of feminist campus activism or might be repelled by the way the nickname #TrigglyPuff (a takeoff on this Pokemon character Jigglypuff for those who do not know) Ms. Segal now finds herself in an enviable position compared to other obese marxist feminist lesbians.
She now has a national profile
She is even getting cash offers from the opposition to make her case:
Alex Jones is offering $5,000 for #TrigglyPuff to do an in-studio interview. Anyone have contact details?
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 28, 2016
She has gone from being just another , as Steven Crowder put it, elephantine feminist in the room, instead she has achieved that most coveted status in the current western world victimhood! With careful and clever manipulation she will be able to parlay these events and her “victimhood” on the college speaking circuit and actually have universities pay her to travel to their locations to make the case not only for her victimhood but to present her beliefs before an admiring audience.
In other words she has actually been put in a position where her outrageous public behavior can give her a living as a professional marxist feminist lesbian. That is no mean feat.
It’s certainly requires less time, study and effort than the sciences and healthcare path that my Nephew and his wife to be have chosen.
It’s rather amazing actually, if she had pulled her Enfant terrible routine at the wedding shower for my nephew’s betrothed she would have simply been a nut who likely would have been arrested and forgotten.
So cry no tears for Cora “TrigglyPuff” Segal Christina Hoff Summers she has gotten exactly what she wanted from her actions. That was, in effect her shower and she has received the gift she wanted most of all.
May she be as happy with her chosen path as my Nephew and his bride to be.
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