Monday, August 30, 2021

Theranos Lady Blames the Pakistani Boyfriend

CNN reports:
Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced founder and former CEO of Theranos whose criminal trial is set to begin in a matter of days, is likely to defend herself by claiming she was the victim of a decade-long abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend, also a former Theranos executive, court documents reveal.

According to the newly unsealed documents, Holmes plans to have an expert testify about the psychological, emotional and sexual abuse she experienced from Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, who served as the company’s COO, including the abusive tactics he allegedly used to “exert control” as well as the psychological impact.

Holmes used to be a billionaire, and the press said that she would be worth twice as much if she were a man.

The press did not tell us that she was living with her Pakistani boyfriend. Maybe the investors would not have sunk so much money, if they had known.

Andrew Anglin blames feminism:

To be fair, it is totally impossible for the brain of a woman to recognize the possibility that her own actions could have led to a negative consequence. In a woman’s brain, everything that happens is the result of someone else doing something.

This is because women do not perceive themselves as making decisions. They perceive that every action they take is the result of some kind of external factor upon them.

Traditionally, this perception of women was taken into account: it was assumed that they can’t really be responsible for anything. However, that meant that they couldn’t have responsibility for anything, either.

You can’t have both.

Feminism always seeks both: they seek total empowerment of women, while at the same time claiming that a woman cannot ever be responsible for anything she does wrong, because she is totally powerless.

If those things seem in conflict with each other, they’re not really: feminists seek to enable women to do anything, without ever experiencing negative effects. That means necessarily that they exploit both sides of the issue, rejecting or embracing traditional views of women however it suits them.

It’s obviously not feasible to have women have all of this power but no responsibility, and it is completely destroying our society. But everyone seems okay with it.

Holmes ran this great scam. All of these boomer men who funded her clearly just wanted to believe in the magic of women’s empowerment, so when she told them she made a magic device, they just dumped money on her.

Feminism is often defined as seeking equality of the sexes, but Anglin points out an important way this is not true. Feminists seek to empower women, while making men responsible for anything that goes wrong.

The NY Times made a short movie about how the Afghan women are going to suffer under the Taliban. The first is a female boxer who was hoping to make the Afghanictan women's Olympic boxing team! The Taliban might not approve. Really? Is that the saddest story? Most people don't approve of women boxing. It only recently became an Olympic sport.

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