Lost generation

The Fearless Girl statue in Federation Square, a copy of the New York original by Kristen Visbal, is a symbol of the kind of strength and resilience we are seeing from Australian girls.

The photo above is from this story, Girls are flexing their power and they have plenty to teach their mums, with this the caption beneath the photo.

The Fearless Girl statue in Federation Square, a copy of the New York original by Kristen Visbal, is a symbol of the kind of strength and resilience we are seeing from Australian girls.

And this is the photo of the New York original, from which you can only deduce that this “fearless girl” is a complete fool. No one, male or female, would stand in the way of a rampaging bull.

So this is what this mother writes about her daughter’s generation.

Even before the national outrage triggered by the 5000 disclosures of past assaults committed on school-aged girls , this mob of girls was showing us they are less passive and prone to please than previous generations (many of us) were trained to be….

Every generation wants things to be better for their children, she says. How truly uplifting to see girls currently doing this for themselves.

What, exactly are these girls currently doing for themselves? When I was a lad, by the time we were in our late teens, or the early twenties at the latest, we were all – boys and girls alike – searching for someone to marry and have children with. Most did and some didn’t, but that was what boy-girl relations was about. What is it about today? If it’s still not about finding someone to marry and have children with, there are a lot of young people around who have no idea what will give them true satisfaction with life.

Or so it seems to me. Happy to hear otherwise but I will not be easy to convince.

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72 Responses to Lost generation

  1. Zyconoclast says:

    Lawsuits[edit]
    Kristen Visbal was sued for taking $28,102 from the US Coast Guard Alumni Association to make an Alexander Hamilton statue but allegedly failing to produce the work by the contracted deadline.[6]

    On February 14, 2019, State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) filed a lawsuit against Kristen Visbal, claiming that she has made and sold replicas of the Fearless Girl statue in violation of her contract with the company. The suit claims the artist made at least three unauthorized Fearless Girl reproductions that could damage the company’s global campaign in support of female leadership and gender diversity.[7] Visbal’s legal team is attempting to argue that SSGA (a trillion dollar company) took advantage of the artist in order to gain control over the copyright of the bronze statue.[8]

  2. Suburban Boy says:

    A fine example of contemporary “empowered” girls are the 13-year-old and 15-year-old in Washington DC a few days back who hijacked an Uber driver’s car and sped off with it.

    The driver’s toxically masculine pleas for them to stop – and his capitalistic claims that it was “his” car – did nothing to quell their righteous feminist assertiveness.

    Even after they crashed the car, killing the “owner” they had taken it from, the patriarchy could not force them to show any sympathy for the “owner”. All they were concerned about was the mobile phone of one of them, left in the car they had liberated from both the patriarchy and the oppressive capitalist system.

    They certainly are “less passive and prone to please than previous generations”!

  3. John Brumble says:

    The people can never create something new. They must instead copy or destroy something someone else made before them.

  4. Muddy says:

    What I cannot see in the photo of the New York scene is the adult male, more than likely a complete stranger, who society expects to step between the girl and the bull at the last moment, sacrificing his life to save hers.

    Look at so-called ‘popular’ culture: in TV sitcoms and advertisements, it is almost always a male character who plays the idiot; whose intelligence is ridiculed for laughs. It is not uncommon for a male character to be physically assaulted (a slap in the face, kick in the testicles), again for laughs. Up until the last couple of decades, in TV or film dramas, how many males were either physically assaulted or killed, in order to satisfy a woman’s ‘honour?’ I don’t mean in revenge for having physically or sexually assaulted that woman, but as a response to a verbal slight (real or perceived).

    We could spend the night giving examples of how ‘popular’ culture assigns a lesser value to men than women.

  5. min says:

    Instant gratification these days, get drunk and have a one night stand. What’s happening is they give into lust..The problem is that during sexual intercourse the bonding hormone oxytocin is released in women ,in men however only further on in the relationship does the bonding hormone kick in . Well that’s how it used to be or have women changed that much ? Do they have less of that hormone these days .
    Are women looking for a partner or a good time? The guys haven’t changed I don’t think just looking for a good time until the girl of their dreams turns up . Is that the one who has had a good time like them or whom ?

  6. Professor Fred Lenin says:

    Get out of the way stupid if you dont want that bloody great horn up your clacker ,run stupid run !

  7. a happy little debunker says:

    Grace Tame became ‘Australian of the Year’ for being unrelenting in wanting to speak out about the harm she experienced at the hands of a convicted predator.

    She has since, been trying to parlay that honour into a an attack for purely political reasons (as evidenced by her blithe ignorance of both Labor and Green misdeeds).

    Weaponizing her platform to attack both women and men that actually did her no harm, trashing their reputations in the minds of voters who have placed their trust in accountable governance.

    Can anyone explain how her actions (now) are ethically different to the predator that abused her?

  8. Muddy says:

    The kid in New York: Are one or both of her parents standing out of frame filming her antagonising the bull, on their phones? Is there no parent present at all?

    Hello, Child Services?

  9. Ed Case says:

    The issue is that Scotty is in denial over Brittany Higgins.
    The problems aren’t over for him, and if Grace Tame wants to join the Pile On, cool.

  10. Splatacrobat says:

    Without having Patriarchy to blame and making every woman an eternal victim, third wave Feminism would collapse like a flan in a cupboard.

    I’d go as far to say if the you replaced the word men with Jew on all the anti-patriarchy rants of radical Feminists you would be left thinking, have the NAZI’s returned?

  11. Arky says:

    A horrible and shocking thing
    has happened in the land:
    The prophets prophesy lies,
    the priests rule by their own authority,
    and my people love it this way.

  12. dover_beach says:

    Suburban boy for the win.

  13. dover_beach says:

    BTW, how do we know that statute signifies a girl?

  14. Roger says:

    If it’s still not about finding someone to marry and have children with, there are a lot of young people around who have no idea what will give them true satisfaction with life.

    The terminus of Leftism’s war on the family.

  15. Entropy says:

    Unoriginal and derivative.

    Nothing virtuous about it.

  16. Tim Neilson says:

    1. The bull statue was there first.
    2. Then the wokerati decided to put the empowered girl statue in front of it.
    3. Then someone added a statue of a terrier pissing on the girl’s leg.
    4. Cue outrage, fainting couches and smelling salts – how could someone desecrate a work of art by putting something else near it to hijack the message. Apparently 3 was bad, bad, bad for that reason but 2 wasn’t.

  17. Perplexed of Brisbane says:

    How dare you!

    She has the right to stand wherever she wants, even in the path of a rampaging bull, because she wants to stand there, even if she knows it is dangerous.

    It is the bull’s fault if she gets impaled on a horn or trampled to death. It should have gone around her, even if it was there first.

  18. C.L. says:

    What about a Brittany statue for Canberra?
    Too soon?

  19. Ƶĩppʯ (ȊꞪꞨV) says:

    Disney keeps pumping out movies with little girl heroes and with boys being second fiddle.

    Way to go you cultural marxist cretins.

  20. C.L. says:

    1. The bull statue was there first.
    2. Then the wokerati decided to put the empowered girl statue in front of it.

    Yes – and a few people commented on the symbolic idiocy of putting a girl in front of a dangerous animal. Logically, the girl dies. It’s that simple.

    There is symbolic efficacy to that, however. On all fronts, the left demonstrates time and time again that child sacrifice – abortion, trans-mutilation, brainwashing – is as crucial to them as it was to the Aztecs.

    A few commenters argued my headline post earlier today reported an unlikely statistic regarding women and girls crossing into the US on the southern border. On reflection, I think they’re right. It occurred to me that no sooner does the left enable a genuinely dangerous trafficking of women and girls than they’re press-ganged into ideological service as a grievance group demanding extras over and above the liberation of citizenship. America is a dying beast being gnawed by every ravenous creature on the plain.

  21. Simple Simon says:

    Kids on the Internet make the darndest memes:

    https://tinyurl.com/jjb8chmx

  22. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Can anyone explain how her actions (now) are ethically different to the predator that abused her?”

    A good analogy….Tame is using her position to manipulate. I don’t find her inspiring or nice. There’s something rather unpleasant about her.

  23. C.L. says:

    Grace Tame became ‘Australian of the Year’ for being unrelenting in wanting to speak out about the harm she experienced at the hands of a convicted predator.

    She has since, been trying to parlay that honour into a an attack for purely political reasons (as evidenced by her blithe ignorance of both Labor and Green misdeeds).

    Weaponizing her platform to attack both women and men that actually did her no harm, trashing their reputations in the minds of voters who have placed their trust in accountable governance.

    Can anyone explain how her actions (now) are ethically different to the predator that abused her?

    Indeed. The noteworthy thing is the learned behaviour of criticising non-leftist males exclusively. Tame is intelligent enough to know that were she to target Labor, the Greens and luvvies she would be destroyed.

  24. miltonf says:

    Makes me glad I don’t watch TV Cassie.

  25. miltonf says:

    America is a dying beast being gnawed by every ravenous creature on the plain.

    They’re enraged at what Trump was able to achieve in 3 years so they are trying to wreck the place so it is beyond repair.

  26. MatrixTransform says:

    a statue of a bull
    a statue of a girl (defiant or otherwise)

    are not a bull and a grrl

    just sayin’

    but, the fuck would I no ?

  27. chrism says:

    I gather Cats can be understood for assuming the gender of a brass sculpture but until you ask – you don’t know

    It may be that hem or het is trans-bull and what we are seeing here is a rebalancing of the bull, as a masculinist tool or symbol of the oppressor capitalist class

    the ‘Greta’ is facing down the tyranny of reality
    and fully identifies as vegan-bovine and genderless

  28. JohnJJJ says:

    Actually it is pretty sad. Lost women, men with no challenge. Drugs are the only solution. Most of the men in my street are into dope or coke and they are over 40 year old. Young women have nothing except hollow careers and stupid dogs.

  29. PB says:

    I think the role of the male as provider and protector has been taken over by the State, and many womynz are deciding they can get what they want through welfare and legal manoeuvring, and no longer need men.

  30. John of Mel says:

    Yes – and a few people commented on the symbolic idiocy of putting a girl in front of a dangerous animal. Logically, the girl dies.

    You are this close from blaming the victim, CL. Be careful.

  31. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “Indeed. The noteworthy thing is the learned behaviour of criticising non-leftist males exclusively. Tame is intelligent enough to know that were she to target Labor, the Greens and luvvies she would be destroyed.”

    Quite so. I recall how, on being awarded her gong, Tame removed a portrait of actor Geoffrey Rush from the AOTY honour wall. I’m yet to hear Tame say anything about the Bill Shorten allegation.

  32. JohnJJJ says:

    I think the role of the male as provider and protector has been taken over by the State, and many womynz are deciding they can get what they want through welfare and legal manoeuvring, and no longer need men.

    Almost everything. Go to places in Sydney and Melbourne and watch the wealthy women in groups go on the night on the town. Dressed to the nines, over 40 years old and lonely. In the end they have ‘everything’ but nothing – and after 20 years in their careers, they know it.

  33. PB says:

    “A fine example of contemporary “empowered” girls are the 13-year-old and 15-year-old in Washington DC a few days back who hijacked an Uber driver’s car and sped off with it.”

    They be proud persons-of-colour who don’t need no maiyan, nomesane?

    This not-permitted factoid actually is what explains the callousness of their behaviour. You have to look through regional American new services to see it played out routinely all over the country, because the big National syndicated services furiously censor any mention of race, which if they didn’t it would too obvious to continue to ignore. overwhelmingly, violent crime in America is Black crime.

  34. Mother Lode says:

    The Fearless Girl statue in Federation Square, a copy of the New York original by Kristen Visbal,

    Nothing says brave like copying a statue.

  35. Snoopy says:

    What about a Brittany statue for Canberra?
    Too soon?

    In repose?

  36. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    In repose?

    In flagrante delicto?

  37. Mitch M. says:

    C.L. says:
    April 2, 2021 at 9:16 pm
    Grace Tame became ‘Australian of the Year’ for being unrelenting in wanting to speak out about the harm she experienced at the hands of a convicted predator.

    She has since, been trying to parlay that honour into a an attack for purely political reasons (as evidenced by her blithe ignorance of both Labor and Green misdeeds).

    She seems to enjoy publicity. Perhaps she is thinking of a senate position?

  38. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    She seems to enjoy publicity. Perhaps she is thinking of a senate position?

    I’ll bet good money that she and Brittany are considering filling casual vacancies for the Greens.

  39. tgs says:

    This is some pretty cringe ‘get off my lawn’ sort of content, tbh.

  40. Tim Neilson says:

    Yes – and a few people commented on the symbolic idiocy of putting a girl in front of a dangerous animal. Logically, the girl dies. It’s that simple.

    A friend of mine grew up on a cattle farm. He said that every now and then his sisters would start spouting off at the family dinner table about how women could do everything men could do etc., etc.
    His father would always respond by announcing “it’s time to move the bull to a different paddock – who’s doing it?” The sisters would always volunteer to help mum with the dishes.
    There’s a huge difference between making a statue of empowered girl standing in front of a bull and a real girl standing in front of a real bull. Tells you something about “progressive” symbolism.

  41. jupes says:

    The Fearless Girl statue in Federation Square, a copy of the New York original by Kristen Visbal, is a symbol of the kind of strength and resilience we are seeing from Australian girls.

    Girls are told they are as good as, if not better than, men. In everything. Not only do fantasy factories in Hollywood show women fighting and beating men, but governments send the same message by allowing women to join men in combat units in the military.

    However, one only has to look at sport to know that women can’t compete with men physically. One only has to look at the demand for quotas to know that women, generally, can’t compete with men on merit in most professions.

    It is all bullshit and everyone knows it. Well hopefully everyone. We wouldn’t want to see a girl taking on a real bull, (or man) because she has been brainwashed to believe she can win.

  42. MPH says:

    Mothers whose daughters are now 45 or younger did such a good job of parenting that their daughters are now repaying them by not having kids. How hard do you have to fail for that to happen?

  43. m0nty says:

    Another thread full of whiny beta males who are threatened by strong women. Comical stuff.

  44. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Another thread full of whiny beta males who are threatened by strong women. Comical stuff.

    Anyone else see the irony in this statement?

  45. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Marrying young was once the norm. It has extended now, but most women know that when they hit thirty they should be thinking about marriage. Most men though don’t think that. They have become accustomed to a small series of live-in girlfriends. Only the last one, in her mid twenties when he is in his mid thirties, will end up marrying him. The others have moved into the highly competitive desperate fields of mate-finding as the biological clock keeps on ticking down. Marry by thirty, preferably before. Careers can wait. That should be the advice all mothers give their daughters these days. The other way doesn’t really work.

  46. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    Strong women need a man. They are not like fish looking for bicycles.

  47. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare says:

    However, one only has to look at sport to know that women can’t compete with men physically. One only has to look at the demand for quotas to know that women, generally, can’t compete with men on merit in most professions.

    Yes, we are physically and emotionally different. I wouldn’t say most women couldn’t do the job of men in professions, as they patently can, do now, and have done so in wartime. Mentally, we can cope with the work. But I would say that most women don’t want to engage in this sort of competition on a serious level. Family and a lesser responsibility outside of family is often what makes women happier than chasing careers. Children are our joy, our bodies are made for them, and as mothers we don’t need extra stressors in career striving. A happy family with an affectionate mother and father together is also the best foundation any child can have in life.

    That is what really matters.

  48. Arky says:

    threatened by strong women.

    ..
    What are these mythical “strong women”?
    They don’t have to be strong. That’s what you are supposed to be for.

  49. johanna says:

    Arky – perhaps you’ve never read ‘The Drover’s Wife.’

    You should.

    Then wash your mouth.

  50. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Arky – perhaps you’ve never read ‘The Drover’s Wife.’

    You should.

    Then wash your mouth.

    Yes Arky – read The Drover’s Wife find a strong woman – She saw things and did things and understood – And never complained – the trail-blazer, home-maker, who with pioneer men, helped build a modern world in a savage land only for whining activists-of-privilege to hi-jack the whole darn thing.

  51. Tintarella di Luna says:

    because she has been brainwashed to believe she can win.

    sure she can jupes she only has to cry “he waped me” when he doesn’t return her calls. Warning warning to young men (not soy boys)

  52. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Go to places in Sydney and Melbourne and watch the wealthy women in groups go on the night on the town. Dressed to the nines, over 40 years old and lonely. In the end they have ‘everything’ but nothing – and after 20 years in their careers, they know it.

    That’s the sequel to Sex in the City for you

  53. a happy little debunker says:

    whiny beta males who are threatened by strong women

    Strong women are granted respect – weak women demand protections.

  54. Fair Shake says:

    We just need a powerful Statue backing up the girl. You know like Joe Biden …All that bronzed hair to sniff.

  55. 132andBush says:

    Dover makes a good point up thread re assuming it’s a girl.

    In this stupid age it could be a set of testicles under the dress and we are forced, increasingly by law, to repeat the lie.
    As we are starting to see, this bullshit poses a greater risk to feminism than any representations, symbolic or otherwise, of the “patriarchy”.

  56. Amortiser says:

    Snoopy says:
    April 2, 2021 at 10:14 pm
    What about a Brittany statue for Canberra?
    Too soon?

    In repose?

    Face planted.

  57. Xword says:

    Bimbo Akimbo

  58. duncanm says:

    132andBush says:
    April 3, 2021 at 7:17 am
    In this stupid age it could be a set of testicles under the dress

    Now that would be a good addition.

  59. duncanm says:

    I find it ironic (but somewhat reassuring), that in this day and age of gender fluidity there is celebration of a very traditional image of a young girl – ponytail, skirt, defiant.

  60. Bruce says:

    “If it’s still not about finding someone to marry and have children with, there are a lot of young people around who have no idea what will give them true satisfaction with life.”

    There is a concept that seriously irks those who see themselves as “gods”

    It is the “genetic imperative”. “ANY species that disconnects from this WILL rapidly become extinct”.

    “The future belongs to those who show up for it.”

    (Variously attributed to Elanor Roosevelt?? and others.)

  61. cuckoo says:

    Go to places in Sydney and Melbourne and watch the wealthy women in groups go on the night on the town. Dressed to the nines, over 40 years old and lonely.

    I am constantly amazed by the number of women I know who are smart, interesting, likeable and attractive, and who still live alone as they drift into middle age. They don’t like it, and many of them drop rather bitter little jokes about being single and childless, about sleeping alone. It’s tragic.

    But maybe not surprising. Once you remove the pressure of social expectation to marry, a lot of people just won’t bother. Currently watching the third series of Shtisel on Netflix, which I thoroughly recommend. It’s such a contrast to view a society in which there is an overwhelming expectation of marriage. And in which marrying for ‘love’ is seen as a nice added extra, but not strictly necessary.

  62. Boambee John says:

    m0nty says:
    April 2, 2021 at 11:20 pm
    Another thread full of whiny beta males who are threatened by strong women. Comical stuff.

    E
    ROFLMAO. munty is jealous. He’s a gamma male who hides in his basement from a mild illness, and runs a fantasy football site, while his household is kept going by an alpha woman.

  63. Annie says:

    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare @ 1201am:

    Got it in one! Thank you. The soundness of a society relies on happy families; children brought up properly with love and guidence. They need, as far as possible, mother and father in order to thrive. They need properly cooked food, not endless junk, proper routine, etc.
    It seems that there are many today who want to wreck stable and happy society, which is why the family is being so viciously undermined.

  64. Cassie of Sydney says:

    “But maybe not surprising. Once you remove the pressure of social expectation to marry, a lot of people just won’t bother. Currently watching the third series of Shtisel on Netflix, which I thoroughly recommend. It’s such a contrast to view a society in which there is an overwhelming expectation of marriage. And in which marrying for ‘love’ is seen as a nice added extra, but not strictly necessary.”

    I just adore Shtisel. It’s a world I have some knowledge of. As in all traditional religions, societies and cultures…..marriage and family are the most important institutions on the planet. They were was given to us by G-d. And when I talk about marriage…I mean between a biological man and women. Everything revolves around the husband and wife. Here in the west we’ve trashed these institutions, something I believe has led to depression, mental illness, loneliness, increase in suicide.

  65. duncanm says:

    Annie says:
    April 3, 2021 at 10:22 am
    Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare @ 1201am:
    ..
    It seems that there are many today who want to wreck stable and happy society, which is why the family is being so viciously undermined.

    The attack on family is not surprising, or mysterious.

    Socialism 101.

  66. Rex Anger says:

    No wonder Qates lives Trump. He gets married more often than most people take holidays.

    Is the littlest anklebiter somehow jealous?

  67. Bruce says:

    “If it’s still not about finding someone to marry and have children with, there are a lot of young people around who have no idea what will give them true satisfaction with life.”

    There is a concept that seriously irks those who see themselves as “gods”

    It is the “genetic imperative”.

    “ANY species that disconnects from this WILL rapidly become extinct”.

  68. Lee says:

    No wonder Qates lives Trump. He gets married more often than most people take holidays.

    This, coming from someone who ridicules others’ comments on the basis that they can’t spell.

  69. Kneel says:

    “But I would say that most women don’t want to engage in this sort of competition on a serious level.”

    Career choice matters too – most women prefer a “people” career, while most men prefer a “things” career. Most, not all – it’s a generalisation and based on empirical data. If you check the stats, men and women are about equal in terms of tertiary education, but the “things” jobs men prefer pay better – an engineer is normally paid more than a nurse, for example. And this is true even in places like Norway, where gender equality has been the norm for decades, and girls and boys have both been told they can do whatever they like as a career.

    And that, of course, is the reason for the “gender pay gap” – which they all know, if they bother to look, but ignore.

    Well that and “niceness” – women generally “get along to get along”, while men tend to argue. And that “niceness” is negatively correlated with pay rate – again, this is ignored by those with an agenda.

    But you are of course correct in that men and women are different – they are “complimentary” not “antagonistic” (or at least, they should be).

    The whole idea of “toxic masculinity” completely ignores the massive benefits that a father plays in the raising of his kids. For instance, men routinely “rough house” with the kids, and in so doing teach them the benefits of delayed gratification – if play stops because Johnny pushed his baby sister out of the way, hurt her and made her cry, he’ll quickly learn to be nice to her to get more of what he wants.
    No-one teaches men to do this, it’s instinctive. And it works – it’s good for the kids, socially and physically.
    Dads also show kids that might is not right – his respect for and deferral to Mum shows the kids that he, well, respects her opinion and her person. Even if he’s 2m/150kg and she’s 1.4m/50kg, he won’t just beat the snot out of her to get his way, he’ll make an argument instead – sometimes he’ll win, others he’ll lose, but the respect remains regardless, and on both sides (one hopes).
    All that and more is ignored by the femi-nazis and the authoritarian leftists. And here we are…

  70. Rabbi Putin says:

    95% of modern Australian women are undateable and insufferable as company. Hence the rise in white-male/asian female couplings.

  71. Rex Anger says:

    Appears Rabbi Putin can’t find the 5% who might consider him

    Is the littlest anklebiter offering her services?

  72. Rabbi Putin says:

    No Kim I’m good Thankyou, but thanks for your concern. Good luck with the 4th-wave or whatever you’re up to now. By the way, you are mentally ill-equipped for politics and we are all sick of you.

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