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Yawn: Cornell University to open exhibit celebrating clothing of “empowered” women

AOC’s nasty shoes…

What do you want to bet there will be no clothing worn by conservative women?

And I wonder if they’ll house AOC’s $3,500 designer outfit?

From Hollywood Reporter: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s shoes were made for walking over all her New York City congressional district.

Now, the campaign footwear worn by the youngest woman ever elected to Congress will be part of an exhibit chronicling how women use fashion for empowerment in endeavors such as politics and civil rights.

The Cornell Costume and Textile Collection at Cornell University is launching an exhibition titled Women Empowered: Fashions from the Frontline.

Among the exhibit’s other highlights are collars from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a 1954 Cornell graduate; a labor union cap from a campaign led by Coretta Scott King in 1969; and a skirt suit worn by Janet Reno, a 1960 Cornell grad and the first woman to serve as U.S. Attorney General.

The exhibit opens Dec. 6 and runs through March 31.


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Yale replaces "freshman," "upperclassman" with gender neutral terms

No doubt feminazis would love to replace woman with womyn.
From Fox News Insider: Yale University has kicked off the new school year by officially scrapping the terms “freshman” and “upperclassman” and replacing them with the gender-neutral terms “first year” and “upper-level students.”
“It’s really for public, formal correspondence and formal publications … we’re not trying to tell people what language to use in their everyday casual conversations,” Dean Marvin Chun told the school newspaper. “We’re not trying to be language police.”
Chun applauded the “modern” terms, saying he hopes they will be used exclusively in all communications by next academic year.
Rumblings for more inclusivity began last year, and by spring administrators began using the new terms.
Cornell University, Columbia University and Dartmouth College have all inched away from the old labels in official documents as well.

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Well this Splains a lot.

Scientists say America is too dumb for democracy to thrive
The United States may be a republic, but it’s democracy that Americans cherish. After all, that’s why we got into Iraq, right? To take out a dictator and spread democracy.
“Government of the people, by the people, for the people.” “One person, one vote.” We are an egalitarian society that treasures the mandate of its citizenry.
But more than a decade’s worth research suggests that the citizenry is too dumb to pick the best leaders.

Yup, Dumb and Dumbass's

Yup, Dumb and Dumb ass's

Work by Cornell University psychologist David Dunning and then-colleague Justin Kruger found that “incompetent people are inherently unable to judge the competence of other people, or the quality of those people’s ideas,” according to a report by Life’s Little Mysteries on the blog LiveScience.
Very smart ideas are going to be hard for people to adopt, because most people don’t have the sophistication to recognize how good an idea is,” Dunning told Life’s Little Mysteries.
What’s worse is that with incompetence comes the illusion of superiority.
Let’s say a politician comes up with an ingenious plan that would ensure universal health care while decreasing health care costs.
According to Dunning-Kruger, no matter how much information is provided, the unsophisticated would 1) be incapable of recognizing the wisdom of such a plan; 2) assume they know better; and 3) have no idea of the extent of their inadequacy.
In other words, stupid people are too stupid to know how stupid they are.
If this seems elitist to you, you are probably not alone. Maybe we should only let Ph.D.’s, Mensa members and Jeopardy! champions vote? At least require a passing an IQ test before you get to cast a ballot?
The scientists do say that the incompetent can be trained to improve, but only if they acknowledge their own previous lack of skill, which would seem to be a catch-22 since they are too ignorant to do so on their own.
Life’s Little Mysteries said that Mato Nagel, a sociologist in Germany, ran a computer simulation of a democratic election based on Dunning and Kruger’s theories:
“In his mathematical model of the election, he assumed that voters’ own leadership skills were distributed on a bell curve — some were really good leaders, some, really bad, but most were mediocre — and that each voter was incapable of recognizing the leadership skills of a political candidate as being better than his or her own. When such an election was simulated, candidates whose leadership skills were only slightly better than average always won.”
It would appear then that democracy dooms us to mediocrity and misinformed choices. Not exactly encouraging news for the next round of California’s ballot initiatives.
~Steve~                                  H/T  Joseph

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Professor Lost It At Student's Loud Yawn

As a former Full Professor who retired early due to family reasons, I really sympathize with this Cornell U. “professor” who lost it. He’s Mark Talbert, a Senior Lecturer (not Professor or Dr.; he has a Master’s degree, not Ph.D.) at Cornell U.’s School of Hotel Administration.
But I also know that the way Talbert handled the yawning incident is most unwise and just plain ineffective. That student who made the loud yawn clearly was baiting Talbert — and Talbert took the bait. I would have either ignored the yawn or say something funny with a BIG smile.
I am 100% certain Talbert’s students — including those who did not yawn — will retaliate, giving him terrible reviews in their anonymous end-of-semester course evaluations and on the RateMyProfessor website, where he has an overall rating of 2.4 (out of a maximum 5.0). Ouch.
Students can be extremely vicious. I can safely predict that Mr. Talbert will remain a Senior Lecturer and will never get a “ladder” tenure-track position as a junior Assistant Professor.

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