The weight loss juggernaut formally known as Weight Watchers wants “everyone” to be included, and thus has announced a more politically correct name change to the more discreet “WW,” indicating a shift in focus from “weight” to “wellness.”
Weight Watchers CEO and President Mindy Grossman announced on the TODAY show Monday morning that the company is “moving to ‘WW’ to be the global marque of wellness for everyone, beyond just weight.”
While the name change might be commercially smart — widening (no pun intended) the net for potential clients — it’s clearly done in the same pitch as fat activists who incorrectly claim weight has no real bearing on wellness and health.
Fat-shaming is out, especially among the purple-hair brigade, who are busy trying to make themselves uglier by poking holes into themselves and filling them with artefacts, tattooing their skin with various hideous designs, packing on the poundage and celebrating it, and dressing very, very poorly. These females are not likely to fall for Weight Watchers ploy.
Incidentally, I wonder how much WW paid for the word “Wellness.” Surely they couldn’t have thought of it themselves. Must be a lot. Was it the same as Dunkin’ Donuts paid for losing its first word? Corporations confuse me.
Racial abuse, discrimination and the “bad version of nationalism” that promotes exclusion and hatred are on the rise, and the media may need to be regulated to help curtail the problem, European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova warned today.
A “dangerous” version of nationalism is “not only visible in the rising popularity of the extreme parties” but is also evident in the political mainstream, which “accept[s] some part of this rhetoric of division,” the commissioner said in a speech in Vienna, according to pre-released notes obtained by Brussels Playbook.
Jourova called on politicians and the press to take action.
And I think we all know exactly what she means by “action.” By the way, her full title is European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality, if you can imagine such a thing.
I can imagine it. Let’s say it together: European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality. It is, of course, no surprise that the European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality is a non-male. It is even less surprising the European commissioner for justice, consumers, and gender equality wants to eliminate “hate”, which is defined as any emotion or thought which opposes acts of the EU.
Again I tell you I loathe the word consumers. It sounds like a Biblical plague. (Yes, yes, I know.)
A professor in Sweden who recently spoke about the biological differences between men and women says he’s now being investigated by his university.
Germund Hesslow, a professor of neurophysiology at Lund University, is speaking out about how his employer has launched a “full investigation” into his remarks about the biological realities of gender.
According to the Sweden-based Academic Rights Watch, Hesslow has taught a course for years on “Heritage and Environment” in the Lund University medical program. In that course, he has addressed such topics as biological gender differences.
The watchdog organization reports that Hesslow would sometimes be questioned by students who don’t like that his teaching is not based on “the gender scientific approach adopted in politics.”
Hesslow maintains that gender is not entirely socially constructed because empirical research has found that there are statistical gender differences in behavior that are biologically based.
Stop. Just stop. Oh, Lord. If we have sunk so low in our scidolatry as to need statistical models to tell us what everybody has always known, even when claiming they do not know it, there will be no part of Reality that is safe.
That males and females are equal in every way has been anti-Reality dogma for some time. That a weepy student of Hesslow’s ratted him out after hearing about Reality is also not unexpected. The reason this feminist-bites-man story makes a Doom item is Hesslow’s defense. He should have slapped the student and told his detractors “You people are mid-wit deluded fools. Go away.”