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  • Women-Only Craft Beer Forum Shut Down By Men’s Rights Activist

    10/22/2018 9:45:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Vice ^ | October 19, 2018 | Beth Demmon
    The Women’s Beer Forum, hosted by Los Angeles-based Eagle Rock Brewery, is the latest victim in a long line of so-called “gender-based discrimination” lawsuits initiated by various men’s rights activists (MRAs), who are lashing out events and promotions designed for women. According to its GoFundMe page, the monthly meetup—started by Eagle Rock co-founder Ting Su—was created in March 2011 after Su witnessed women get “pigeonholed by their male counterparts into drinking only specific beer styles. And when women asked me (a fellow woman behind the bar) about beer-style recommendations," Su continues, "some men would interject by sharing what they thought...
  • 'Why don't you get out of here?' Four men confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his...

    10/20/2018 5:04:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 20, 2018 | Jessa Schroeder and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE 'Why don't you get out of here?' Four men confront Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his wife in Kentucky restaurant - with one 'slamming his fist on their table and throwing their food' Four hecklers were filmed yelling at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a Louisville restaurant as he was dining with his wife - with one of them shouting ‘Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?’ The incident took place on Friday night at Havana Rumba, where four men were seen confronting the Kentucky Republican while he was...
  • Pritzker Vows to Fight Discrimination Lawsuit

    10/19/2018 11:55:07 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 5 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 19, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    The plaintiffs — all field organizers — allege that while the campaign has hired African-American and Latino workers, “the vast majority are herded into race-specific positions where they are expected to interact with the public, offered no meaningful chance for advancement, and receive less favorable treatment than their white counterparts who engage with, as the campaign sees it, a more desirable constituency.” “At all times relevant, the J.B. Prtizker for Governor campaign has been cesspool of racial discrimination and harassment,” according to the suit. The campaign also released information designed to poke holes in some of the allegations.
  • Pritzker Campaign Workers Claim Discrimination in Lawsuit, Demand $7.5 Million

    10/17/2018 4:12:21 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 3 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October17, 2018 | Tina Sfondeles
    “JB Pritzker for Governor has a serious race problem,” the lawsuit said. “Contrary to the candidate’s many public avowals, rather than working to meaningfully address discrimination, racism is perpetuated, condoned and ratified by the Campaign.” The lawsuit, filed Oct. 16 in Chicago federal court, specifically alleges the black and Latino campaign workers are packed into majority minority neighborhoods, often in unsafe working conditions, and are denied benefits and advancement opportunities available to their white colleagues. Named plaintiffs in the action include Maxwell Little, Jason Benton, Jelani Coleman, Celia Colon, Kasmine Calhoun, Erica Kimble, Nathaniel Madison, Tiffany Madison, James B. Tinsley...
  • Facebook Censors Ads for New Gosnell Movie About Abortionist Convicted for Murder

    10/08/2018 11:31:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 8, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    The “Gosnell” film producers hit another obstacle this week when the social media giant Facebook refused to run their ads. “Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer” will be in theaters beginning Oct. 12. Under-reported from the start, the film follows the true story of Kermit Gosnell, a Philadelphia abortionist who murdered newborn babies and committed numerous other crimes inside his “house of horrors” abortion facility. It stars Dean Cain (“Lois & Clark”) and is directed by Nick Searcy (“The Shape of Water,” “Justified”). Producers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney have faced roadblocks from the start of their project,...
  • California becomes first state to require women on corporate boards

    10/01/2018 7:38:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 83 replies
    The Independent (UK) via Yahoo ^ | October 1st, 2018 | Maya Oppenheim
    California has become the first state in the US to require publicly traded companies to include women on their board of directors. Governor Jerry Brown signed the new measure – which necessitates at least one female director on the board of each California-based public operation by the end of 2019 – into law on Sunday. Firms will need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the size of their boards. Hundreds of companies will be affected by the law and those who violate it can be fined $100,000 (£76,600) for a first violation and $300,000...
  • Us white male Christians need to step back and give others room to lead: OPINION

    10/01/2018 3:30:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 104 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 30, 2018 | Matthew Dowd
    n the great span of world history, nearly all change and progress has come from an under-served and out-of-power group pushing, prodding, and pounding on those who hold power to expand it to include a wider and more diverse population. Unfortunately, nearly every time, those in power don’t have the foresight or humility to expand the circles without this external threat. As a white male Christian in America, I am part of a dwindling subset that has held the levers of power politically and economically in nearly every field for the entire history of the United States. And though my...
  • California becomes first state to require a woman on corporate boards (barf alert)

    10/01/2018 4:50:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 62 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/30/2018 | John Woolfolk
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill making California the first state to require public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors to advance gender equality and help break the corporate glass ceiling. The bill, SB 826, by Sens. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, was designed to combat bias against experienced, qualified female employees in the workplace. “Yet another glass ceiling is shattered, and women will finally have a seat at the table in corporate board rooms,” Jackson said Sunday on Twitter as she thanked the governor for signing the...
  • Taco Bell employee refuses to take order because customer doesn’t speak Spanish

    09/14/2018 1:53:16 PM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 62 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 14, 2018 | Mario J. Penton
    A video of an argument with a Taco Bell employee in Hialeah has unleashed a wave of indignation on social media. The incident happened on Wednesday night, when Alexandria Montgomery was trying to place an order — in English — at a Taco Bell drive thru window at 785 East Ninth St. The employee refused to take her order because she wasn’t speaking Spanish ...
  • Texas biology teacher on leave for allegedly bullying pro-Trump student

    09/13/2018 1:27:16 PM PDT · by DFG · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/13/2018 | Caleb Parke
    A high school biology teacher is on administrative leave after she allegedly mocked a student for supporting President Trump and calling others “a bunch of Trumpies” in Round Rock, Texas. The incident occurred on the fifth day back from summer vacation, Aug. 22, at McNeil High School outside of Austin, according to district officials. The bullied student's mother claims the public school teacher said: “By the way, I hate Donald Trump with a burning passion and he is a complete douchebag."
  • Detroit food truck owner refuses to serve law enforcement officers

    09/09/2018 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Boomer · 95 replies
    FNC ^ | 9/9/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    close Food truck owner refuses to serve law enforcement A food truck owner in Detroit, Michigan says she won’t serve police officers or other law enforcement officials because she, along with the “majority” of her customers, “do not feel safe around law enforcement agents.” The owner of Rocky’s Road Brew, Rocky Coronado, wrote on Facebook Friday that she is “well within [her] rights to refuse service to law enforcement agents,” such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and local police officers.
  • NYC schools to give priority to predominantly black and Hispanic kids

    09/02/2018 9:05:39 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 2, 2018 | Susan Edelman
    A diversity drive is spreading across the city as 78 schools in 14 of the city’s 32 community districts now boast plans that will give admission priority to predominantly black and Hispanic kids — and more schools will soon follow, a Post analysis found.
  • Women cheer as Sweden's man-free music festival kicks off

    09/02/2018 8:38:30 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    thelocal.se ^ | 9/1/18 | AFP
    Women cheer as Sweden's man-free music festival kicks off Matilda Hagerman laughs with her friends as she queues at a man-free music festival, which kicked off in Sweden on Friday in protest against a wave of sexual assaults at festivals in recent years. "This festival was necessary because of everything that happened during festivals last year," says the 27-year-old student with long pink hair and purple lipstick as her friends nod in agreement. Held in Sweden's second-largest city of Gothenburg, the two-day Statement Festival, forbids men but not transgender people. It was announced last year after police received four rape...
  • Sweden hosts 'man-free' festival

    08/31/2018 11:30:06 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 43 replies
    Euronews ^ | 31/08/2018 | Anja Bencze & Emma Beswick
    Walking around Statement music festival you might notice it is significantly different to the likes of Glastonbury or Sziget. Launched Thursday in Gothenburg, Sweden, it claims to be the world's first festival exclusively for women, trans and non-binary people. Swedish comedienne Emma Knyckare came up with the idea last summer when the media reported rape and sexual assaults at several Swedish music festivals. "I had no idea how much work was involved in organising a music festival, now I know," she told Euronews. The "cis-man-free" concept for the festival presented challenges Knyckare and her team had to consider. Cismen are...
  • Justice Department Sides Against Harvard In Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

    08/30/2018 9:44:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    NPR ^ | August 30, 20183:52 PM ET
    The U.S. Department of Justice is throwing its support behind an anti-affirmative action group that is suing Harvard University over alleged racial discrimination in its admissions policies. In a document filed in federal court on Thursday, the Justice Department said it is siding with Students for Fair Admissions in its request for a trial, currently scheduled to begin in mid-October. The Justice Department said in a press release that Harvard has "failed to show that it does not unlawfully discriminate against Asian Americans." Harvard has filed a motion for summary judgment in its favor, which if approved by a judge...
  • Trump Administration Backs Asian-Americans in Harvard Case

    08/30/2018 11:25:56 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 16 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | Aug. 30, 2018 | Maria Danilova, Collin Binkley and Eric Tucker
    The Justice Department said in a court filing Thursday that the school has failed to demonstrate that it does not discriminate on the basis of race and cited what it described as "substantial evidence that Harvard is engaging in outright racial balancing." The department's "statement of interest" was in a case filed in 2014 by Students For Fair Admission, which argues that one of the world's most prestigious universities discriminates against academically strong Asian-American applicants. Harvard fired back, saying that it does not discriminate and will fight to defend its right to use race as a factor in admissions. The...
  • The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Perfect Storm - Greenfield

    08/22/2018 9:43:52 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | August 22, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Perfect Storm And why religious freedom is at stake. August 22, 2018 Daniel Greenfield 37 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. The nation’s longest running civil rights mail order scam has almost $450 million in assets. The Southern Poverty Law Center, founded by a lawyer who had formerly defended a violent racist who beat a Freedom Rider on behalf of the KKK, has a swollen bank account but is headed for a reckoning. Like most big scams,...
  • HUD Hits Facebook With Administrative Complaint, Alleging Housing Discrimination

    08/17/2018 7:28:26 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 at 06:16 PM | By Ian Lopez |
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development hit Facebook Inc. with an administrative complaint alleging the social media company’s advertising tools enable those managing property to discriminate in housing. Filed on Aug. 14, HUD’s administrative complaint alleges that both the social media company’s ad targeting tools and user classification enable the limitation of ad audiences on characteristics “outright prohibited” by the Federal Housing Administration, said the government’s formal statement of interest. Among the grounds on which Facebook is alleged to have allowed discrimination are “sex, religion, familial status, and natural origin, and pretexts for protected characteristics.”
  • Trump Admin. Directive Protects Faith-Based Contractors From LGBT Discrimination Policy

    08/14/2018 9:01:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/14/2018 | Samuel Smith
    The Trump administration has issued a directive to protect the rights of faith-based federal contractors who have religious objections to same-sex marriage and homosexuality. On Friday, the Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs issued the directive to "incorporate recent developments in the law regarding religion-exercising organizations and individuals." Specifically, the directive cites three recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings and executive orders on religious freedom issued by President Donald Trump. The agency suggests that while discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity are still not permitted under Executive Order 11246 (as amended by former President Barack Obama...
  • A Sign of the Times? Pastor Greg Laurie Forced to Remove Billboards Featuring the Bible

    08/07/2018 8:06:47 PM PDT · by Maudeen · 36 replies
    CBN News ^ | 8/6/2018 | Emily Jones
    Evangelist Greg Laurie has been forced to take down a series of billboards depicting him holding a Bible, advertising his upcoming "Harvest" outreach. The ads had been posted at a popular mall in Southern California.