McGill's Finest

I'll go out on a limb and assert you just don't see this kind of inane, vapid, insanity on the libertarian side of things. But there's a whole lot of it on the progressive side. Libertarians don't see racists and misogynists under the bed like progressives do.

I came across this article a few days ago and wondered if I should bother posting but it was so infinitely asinine in its hispter-doofus, pseudo-intellectualism it's worth a look-see. My McGill contacts tell me this is par for the course for the Daily.

From McGill Daily:

"Blogger Ashley Ashbee, who calls Movember a type of “slacktivism,” puts it perfectly when asking participants, “Does your moustache share information about the importance of screening, or where to get screened? Does it tell you how you can prevent prostate cancer (if you even can)? Does it tell you the symptoms? Does it tell you who’s affected?” Yes, Movember might raise awareness, and a good deal of money ($146.6 million just last November, according to their website) for a good cause, but that isn’t an excuse to ignore its major flaws. The point of articles like this is also to raise awareness to inherent micro-aggressions (interactions between people of different races, genders, sexualities, and cultures that represent small acts of non-physical violence) and discrimination that campaigns like Movember help perpetuate, whether directly or indirectly. This awareness is raised in order to take something, like Movember, help fix it up and make it more accessible and less misogynistic, and turn it into something better. Do some basic research, educate yourself on the issue, and think twice before growing a moustache this, or any other, November."

The line in bold really pissed me off. The author spends an article making all sorts of outrageous and specious claims and then he condescendingly has the audacity to ask readers to "educate yourself."

As for arguing this article with facts, it's beyond that. It has no merit to begin with. May as well wipe my ass with it.

Keep in mind McGill is a top 20 or 25 University in the world.

Which begs the question: What good are these rankings anyway?

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