Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Ruby Hamad, extremist & bully

I find it hard to believe that Ruby Hamad is apparently a legitimate journalist, given that she's a bigot and an hereditarian extremist.

Her absurd, race-obsessive screed against "white women" and her suggestion that all white women are scheming assholes who use a trick of melting into tears to avoid discussing race was published by The Guardian:
As I look back over my adult life a pattern emerges. Often, when I have attempted to speak to or confront a white woman about something she has said or done that has impacted me adversely, I am met with tearful denials and indignant accusations that I am hurting her. My confidence diminished and second-guessing myself, I either flare up in frustration at not being heard (which only seems to prove her point) or I back down immediately, apologising and consoling the very person causing me harm.
In other words, when Ruby Hamad has bullied a white woman (and of course there is no way to verify any of Hamad's claims) to the point of tears, the problem is not that Ruby Hamad is a nasty person, the problem is that "white women" are evil monsters who "weaponize" their emotions in a cold and calculated manner:
It is what that writers’ festival audience member was demonstrating, and what blogger and author Luvvie Ajayi called the “weary weaponising of white women’s tears”.
Ruby Hamad is a bigot. It's hard to believe that someone this ridiculous can have a legitimate literary career. Like Robin DiAngelo, Hamad is such an extremist, and so intent on attacking women and liberals, that if she is not secretly taking money from some right-wing organization to say toxic extremist things in order to make the social justice left look like idiots and assholes, she may as well do so, since the results are the same.

And unlike in the Guardian, attacks on people based on skin color are (with the exception of Sarah Jeong) generally found unacceptable:
Kansas City journalist Lisa Benson Cooper was recently fired from KSHB-TV in Kansas City, Missouri after sharing, on her personal Facebook page, a think piece from The Guardian, by Ruby Hamad, titled “How White Women Use Strategic Tears to Silence Women of Colour.” Benson Cooper, a black woman, shared a link to the article on her private Facebook page. Two white female coworkers saw the post and complained about it to HR, which resulted in Benson Cooper’s firing.
The article I linked to at The Mary Sue is pro-Hamad and full of comments claiming that it was unfair to fire Cooper over pasting a link to Hamad's article on her Facebook page.

My assumption is that many of the social justice left have never had jobs in corporate America, because in corporate America there are rules against discrimination based on race, as required by the US government. Anti-discrimination applies to all ethnicities, unlike in the world of the social justice left where they actively promote the idea of treating people differently depending on "race."

It's part of the unspoken belief of many in the social justice left that the best way to fight racism against non-white people is to commit micro-revenges against white people. The social justice left won't admit that this is what they believe, but their actions speak louder than words.

But when people like Lisa Benson Cooper get involved in social justice social media they start to think that the rules of that little world, which includes micro-revenge against white people, is now the way things work. And then they get a rude awakening when they behave according to the rules of the social justice left, rather than the rules of the rest of society.

Ruby Hamad is an extremist and a toxic, bigoted individual and the Guardian should be ashamed for promoting her unhinged hatred.