Wednesday, January 5, 2011

OISE M Ed. claims she was victim of "sexist oppression" by being ignored in hardware store

It's way past the point of saying Canada's radicals are so ridiculous they have to be seen and heard to be believed.

Now I'm prepared to believe at least the possibility of anything, no matter how preposterous it sounds.

In the video below, an "anti-racism activist and feminist macro-thinker" alleges she is the victim of "sexist oppression" because when she goes to a hardware store on College Street in Toronto, she is ignored.

The "macro-thinker," May Lui, who has an M Ed. from OISE, apparently doesn't have a macro-thought that enables her to conceive of an explanation for being ignored in a hardware store other than "sexist oppression." I can think of quite a few possibilities..

Our "macro-thinker" also doesn't seem to have much experience with the unique species from which hardware store employees are drawn. The whole point of working in a hardware store is to get a feeling of superiority over the hapless and helpless customers who venture in for assistance. I get ignored in hardware stores until I go to the counter and say, "Hey! Got any 3/8" steel-plated acorn nuts?" and then I'm lucky if I get pointed to the right aisle with an index finger instead of a middle one. Maybe I too am the victim of sexist oppression! Perhaps I can get a lifetime supply of WD40 with an HRC complaint.

What is hard to believe is that these perpetually aggrieved people may actually take themselves seriously. One is also left to wonder if they realize how they devalue the meaning of the word "oppression" by using it so frivolously.

Check out the 3:30 point of the video below:



26 comments:

sanwin said...

Wow!

A Chinese-Romanian-Jewish lesbian with white privilege!

Whod've thunk it !

face-the-fascists said...

What a pile of pathetic crap. I'm a white male who gets ignored in all kinds of stores, but I might suggest that this is mostly due to busy, lazy or indifferent employees. For God's sake May Lui, stop your whining and grow up. As a self-described victim who is also a visible minority, you benefit from all sorts of privilege, such as employment equity not available to white males. What's next, some whine because only 143 people have viewed your youtube vanity-video after almost 2 years? Crybaby!

Richard said...

I feel my own special sort of privilege to live in an era when bad customer service has morphed into "sexist oppression"

Vardit said...

I'm sorry.. I can't keep this in much longer.. why are all the feminist activists so ugly in my eyes? After I vewed this video... the black squiggly floaters appeared once again in front of my left eye. Ugliness is painful and cause black floaters to appear.

Kursk said...

Vardit..stop watching these (always) fat rent seekers..it is stroke inducing..!

Anonymous said...

She states that she is of mixed race Chinese and Romanian Jew, but since she is light skinned she has the advance of white privilege? So if that is true, how come no service at the hardware store, with that white privilege thingy going for her. Poor May, she cannot even get the right evidence to support her claim, instead she proves the opposite – she has no white privilege.

Richard said...

I think the imaginary "sexist oppression" was supposed to have trumped the imaginary "white privilege"

vardit said...

@Kursk: does not apply to me... I am not a guy:):):)

Anonymous said...

@Richard - What trumps "imaginary "sexist oppression"in victimology?

Tim Johnston said...

ugh.

It must be very time-consuming to have to qualify everything one says with the relevant disclaimers about privilege and class, just to make sure everyone knows how liberal you are.

Richard said...

I believe imaginary racism beats everything.

The problem is that these issues do exist, but when they are trivialized with absurdities, it does nothing to help the legitimate fight against real instances of oppression.

Grannie Pants said...

Privileged little cow! She OBVIOUSLY hasn't been anywhere outside her little sphere of self-obsession to experience what MOST PEOPLE in the non-western world consider normal life.

North America, where even poor people are fat.

Don Sharpe said...

Back to Sea World . . ... "As manatees, how do you think you should share your power?"

Anonymous said...

@Richard - "it does nothing to help the legitimate fight against real instances of oppression."

Here is a woman who could identify with three oppressed groups if we are to accept any of her race and identity stuff. She could speak out for human rights in China. Or perhaps she could advocate for gay rights in countries that have laws and religious sanctions against homosexuality. Finally, she could work to advance sexual equality in cases against women condemned to be stoned.

Richard said...

She could, but I seriously doubt OISE Humanity grads are capable of thinking anything that isn't provided to them by The International Socialist website.

And even if they did, they would be ostracized by their social group, which I suspect has more to do with their politics than a professed interest in "social justice."

Anonymous said...

@Richard "they would be ostracized by their social group,"

That sounds like they could be victimized by "their social group". I'd say that is right in their wheelhouse and possibly thesis material.

Anonymous said...

I believe Ms. Lui was ignored by male staff in the hardware store because she's fat and ugly. The male staff would be all over a sharp looking lady. Sorry May, but you've been beaten by the ugly stick.

Anonymous said...

I'm plotzing with laughter. OISE has truly emerged as the lower intestine of the City of Toronto.

face-the-fascists said...

How much do you want to bet that our wacko friend who claims white privilege self-identifies on those job forms as a visible minority so that she can steal a job that she is unqualified for. Please, someone help our privileged whiner to speak real English as opposed to marxist-inspired feminist rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Give this woman's brain an enima. Or is the verbal diarrhea dripping from her lips an indication she's already had one?

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Ohhh Lui Lui LuEEE Whoa Whoa Ohohoh...EyeeyeyeyeeyeYiiii

Anonymous said...

A couple of tips to May Lui:

(1) Lose 50 pounds
(2) Get some decent clothes
(3) Get a real education
(4) Drop the infantile marxist/feminist jargon
(5) Re-enter that hardware store
(6) Walk with confidence, not as a victim

I guarantee you will be served.

Anonymous said...

I know it's shallow of me but why is it that the real fugglies are the ones complaining of sexism when the reality is that there's not enough liquor to make them approachable. The ones that carry on with Take Back The Night rallies have little round red spots on them from guys touching them with ten foot poles. This one is from that group.

Anonymous said...

She looks like less of a macro-thinker and more of a macaroni-thinker. Hope they sell treadmills at that hardware store.

Anonymous said...

Interesting to see the interviewer has a "Jamaican" T shirt. I would pay top dollar to see any radical feminist venting their issues in a Kingston bar.

Anonymous said...

If Lui waits too long in a lineup to get a big mac and an extra large order of fries, is it because she's a female or because she's overweight and unappealing to the clerk? Or is it because there's a long lineup?