I don't entirely understand the sentiment behind International Womens Day. I reject the notion that simply because I was born female, I deserve a day dedicated to my chromosomal content and configuration.
Every day that I work hard and am rewarded for that hard work and talent is International Women's Day for me.
But let's take a look at the origins of this recognition holiday:
It began as a day for bosses during the Eastern European communist era to gift female employees with flowers! So if you really want to wish someone a "Happy International Women's Day," maybe you should say it in Russian — I'll show you how...
Cyrus Vance, Manhattan's District Attorney, said after he was sworn in in 2011 that:
"Crimes committed by the affluent, the powerful, or by public officials will be investigated and prosecuted as vigorously as street crimes."
So, will he follow up? Because right now he's the final cog in the machine that could lead to the arrest of the serial sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.
The NYPD Chief of Detectives seems confident they've compiled plenty of evidence against him. The clock is ticking, and a lot of people are praying that this case will ultimately take Weinstein down.
Cyrus Vance: your move.
Professor Jordan B. Peterson has been on tour promoting his book, and bestowing rationality on the ears and in the minds of all who come to see him speak — with a few noisy exceptions, of course.
Monday night, during a speech at Queen's University, the rabid throngs were out in full force, beating and shattering stained glass windows, shouting, "Lock 'em in and burn it down."
All of this to protest a man whose legitimate views on gender roles and equality are the result of decades of study as a clinical psychologist. He's not some "alt-right firebrand." But because these students don't agree with him, acts of violence and property damage are their course of action.
After the incident, Peterson tweeted:
"Barbarians at the gate, Queen's U today: reminiscent of the destruction of the stained glass on Pleasure Island in Pinocchio"
He then tweeted to Joe Rogan:
"It was absolutely surreal, Joe. The mob neglected to bring torches and pitchforks, but the sentiment was there..."
Free speech has clearly gone out of style. I long for the day when free speech in conjunction with sanity returns to our North American continent.
Stay safe, Canada.
And stay away from windows.