February 08, 2014

Missed irony (again, *sigh*)

Carla Hoffman at Robot 6 completely misses the irony in an article about Marvel's new Ms. Marvel. (You may recall that this new incarnation is a Muslim teenager.) She writes:

What we do or don’t do shouldn’t be an indicator of gender, or race or sexual identity. I mean, we can make guesses, but that doesn’t tell you who you are inside, and it’s the inside that really counts, or so years of cartoon morality lessons have taught me. There’s no such thing as “not black enough” or “you act too gay to be straight,” because that says more about the person making those statements than the person they’re defining. The United States started out as just some humble little colonies trying to forge their own identity, coming to America to be themselves.

Let that sink in for a moment.

OK, ready? IT IS "PROGRESSIVES," MS. HOFFMAN, WHO DEFINE PEOPLE BY THEIR SKIN COLOR, GENDER AND SEXUAL IDENTITY. That is what. They. Do. This is what Marvel and DC do, via their writers, artists and editors. It's what "progressive" politicians do, too: If you're black or Hispanic (but especially black) and conservative, you're "not authentically black." If you're a woman and staunchly pro-life, you're not "authentically female."

I wonder if Ms. Hoffman is "pro-diversity." If she says "yes," why, exactly? The only diversity truly worthy of the term is diversity of opinion and experience. And Hoffman has already noted that skin color/gender/sexual ID has nothing to do with that. Thus, the supposed need for set numbers -- the so-called "critical mass" argued for by racial bean counters in academia -- is moot.

Posted by Hube at February 8, 2014 09:28 AM | TrackBack

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It's sad but not surprising that progressives like Ms. Hoffman fail to understand that they themselves are obsessed with and define others by race/gender/sexuality. They frequently ignore MLK's "judged by the content of character as opposed to the color of their skin." Like I said before, they're the most depressing people out there. Plus, diversity of opinion and experience never comes up when progressives talk about "diversity;" they're obsessed with superficial diversity like skin color and the such.

I see you commented over at CBR, Hube. I never comment over there because of the mindless drones that lurk in the comments.

Posted by: Carl at February 9, 2014 01:35 PM

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