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  • Federal Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a Sport (Saying So Violates Federal Gender-Equality Rules)

    07/21/2010 2:56:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/21/10 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Federal Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a SportJudge Says Calling Cheerleading a Sport Violates Federal Gender-Equality Rules By RUSSELL GOLDMAN June 21, 2010 A judge in Connecticut has ruled cheerleading is not a sport -- and universities therefore cannot direct money to the activity to meet federal gender-equality regulations. U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill ruled Wednesday that Quinnipiac University violated the law when it pulled funding from its women's volleyball team to support a competitive cheerleading squad. "I conclude as a matter of law that Quinnipiac University discriminated on the basis of sex during the 2009-10 academic years by failing to...
  • ‘All men are created equal’ is not hypocrisy but vision

    07/04/2010 6:58:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 07/04/2010 | Jeff Jacoby
    HOW IS it,’’ the great English man of letters Samuel Johnson taunted Americans 235 years ago, “that we hear the loudest yelps for liberty among the drivers of Negroes?’’ His fellow Englishman Thomas Day remarked in 1776 with equal scorn: “If there be an object truly ridiculous in nature it is an American patriot signing resolutions of independency with the one hand and with the other brandishing a whip over his affrighted slaves.’’ That America’s founders were hypocrites, above all on the subject of race, is an enduring charge. Examples are legion. At a Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society rally in 1854,...
  • Mark Steyn : Honor-Rolled (We need "Equality Before the Law" First before "Multi-culturalism")

    06/18/2010 8:39:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies · 548+ views
    National Review ^ | 06/18/2010 | Mark Steyn
    Phyllis Chesler and I weren't the only ones talking about "honor killings" in the western world yesterday. So was John Oakley, the host of Toronto's Number One talk-radio morning show: John Oakley is seriously entertaining the question of whether Canadian judges should give those who commit "honour" killings a break because they have different "cultural practices" and may not be aware of our norms and laws; defence attorney Lawrence Ben-Eliezer thinks judges should take these differences into consideration because we have "multiculturalism". Before we had "multiculturalism", weren't we also supposed to have something called "equality before the law"? When I...
  • Ottawa Soccer League: Score Too High, You Lose

    06/03/2010 5:54:32 AM PDT · by mattstat · 24 replies · 463+ views
    Ottawa has a new rule on the books for kids playing league soccer. Any team that goes ahead by more than five goals loses. Yes, dear reader, your eyes do not deceive you. Parents who used to shout “You can do it!” will now be required to yell, “Equality! Equality!” Kidding! I’m kidding—but only about the cheering. Ottawa club director Sean Cale said “the league’s 12-person board of directors is not trying to take the fun out of the game, they are simply trying to make it fair.” How could this have happened? Well, Ottawa is the home of Canada’s...
  • The Ugly Side of Social Justice

    05/16/2010 4:07:28 AM PDT · by Scanian · 15 replies · 408+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2010 | Sean Parr
    Behind the social justice banner lurks an ugly choice. Nineteenth century French thinker Frederic Bastiat's summation of free will is quite succinct: "Society has for its element man, who is a free agent; and since man is free, he may choose -- since he may choose, he may be mistaken -- since he may be mistaken, he may suffer." A basic understanding of free will elicits a particular truth about God's ordained relationship with man: that He wishes for us to obey Him, but for us to obey Him freely. Can a comprehension of free will -- of our relationship...
  • Friedman and Sowell on Equality

    04/17/2010 12:36:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 618+ views
    youtube ^ | June 14, 2009
    Milton Friedman gives his brilliant assessment of equality in the context of inherited wealth. Thomas Sowell ...
  • England Invents New Kind of Inequality

    03/08/2010 7:03:29 AM PST · by mattstat · 7 replies · 46+ views
    A female named Harriet Harman at England’s Equalities and Human Rights Commission has discovered a new method of producing inequality under the law. She has codified this method—England’s version of a legal patent—in a Parliamentary procedure called an “Equality Bill.” England, like many European countries, has proudly led the way in producing unequal treatment under the law for its citizens in the name of “Equality.” The law mandates that organizations consider the “impact” of their policies on “minority” groups. This method of inequality was, of course, already well known. Harman’s genius was to insist that any group which holds distinct...
  • Perhaps Just a Smidgen of Discretion

    02/12/2010 9:07:41 AM PST · by bsaunders · 3 replies · 160+ views
    Beyond the Cusp ^ | B. Saunders
    In a World gone mad with diversity, perhaps it is time to introduce a modicum of discretion. Perhaps in a World of universal acceptance, the time has come to find a place for discrimination. Before anybody starts screaming, “Bigot, hater, racist, Neanderthal, knuckle-dragger,” or whatever epithet is in vogue for those refusing to fall before today’s universal thought police, let me point out that once upon a time having a discriminating taste for certain things was considered prudent and the sign of sophistication. By discrimination I mean setting standards to be met, another concept that has died in this equal...
  • ‘Fairness’ in Education (At a Berkeley high school, “equality” means fewer science teachers)

    02/10/2010 9:11:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies · 612+ views
    National Review ^ | 02/11/2010 | Thomas Sowell
    A recent flap in a Berkeley high school reveals what a farce “fairness” can be. Because this is ultra-liberal Berkeley, perhaps we should not be surprised that a proposal has been made to eliminate four jobs as science teachers and use the money saved for programs to help low achievers. In Berkeley, as in many other communities across the country, black and Latino students are not performing as well as Asian and white students. In fact, the racial gap in academic achievement at Berkeley High School is the highest in California — no doubt a special source of embarrassment in...
  • Pope Benedict Scores Victory in Britain

    02/03/2010 9:53:46 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies · 348+ views
    NC Register ^ | February 3, 2010 | Edward Pentin
    Pope Benedict XVI speaks with Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown during their meeting at the Vatican Feb. 19, 2009. (CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters) Pope Benedict XVI has again shown just how necessary and effective it can be to speak out in the face of unjust legislation against the Church. The British government today backed down from pursuing parts of its Equality Bill, legislation which would have removed the Church’s right to refuse employing certain lay staff including, for instance, the right of a Catholic school to employ a Catholic as a head teacher. The government’s decision came after a...
  • San Diego Mayor Says Gay Marriage Views Changed

    01/19/2010 1:03:58 PM PST · by steve-b · 28 replies · 1,008+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/19/10 | Lisa Leff
    The mayor of San Diego testified Tuesday that his views on same-sex marriage evolved after he learned one of his daughters was a lesbian. Mayor Jerry Sanders took the witness stand on behalf of two same-sex couples suing to overturn Proposition 8... "I had been prejudiced," he said. "I was saying one group of people did not deserve the same respect, did not deserve the same symbolism of marriage, and I was saying their marriages were less important than those of heterosexuals."... Sanders, a Republican, now believes it's in the interest of government to support same-sex marriage. A former police...
  • Professions To Become Less Elitist In England

    01/18/2010 9:46:12 AM PST · by mattstat · 9 replies · 390+ views
    England is about to—it hurts to type this—Unleash Aspiration! According to the Daily Mail: Labour will declare war on the benefits of a middle class childhood today as Gordon Brown spells out the latest steps in the government’s equality crusade. Top lawyers, accountants, bankers and doctors will be ordered to draw up plans to make sure that their professions become less elitist – so they employ fewer middle class children. Professionals will be told that poor children must be helped into the top jobs, at the expense of those who have benefited from their personal connections or education. Universities will...
  • Fewer Americans think Obama has advanced race relations, poll shows

    01/17/2010 9:56:56 PM PST · by Saije · 15 replies · 613+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 1/17/2010 | Jennifer Agiesta
    Soaring expectations about the effect of the first black president on U.S. race relations have collided with a more mundane reality, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. On the eve of President Obama's inauguration a year ago, nearly six in 10 Americans said his presidency would advance cross-racial ties. Now, about four in 10 say it has done so. The falloff has been highest among African Americans. Last January, three-quarters of blacks said they expected Obama's presidency to help. In the new poll, 51 percent of African Americans say he has helped, a wider gap between expectations and...
  • Equality vs. Sameness in American Political Society

    01/14/2010 10:51:38 AM PST · by · 5 replies · 379+ views
    Barack Obama’s quest and campaign promise to “fundamentally change the United States” is in full swing. It is not a new effort and the change has been underway for years. The changes are simple; what is underway is a redefinition of the term equality in the American psyche. Equality is defined as a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced; “on a par with the best.” Our founding documents are sprinkled with the sentiment of equality. On par with the best, particularly, harkens to the development of a society where no matter your station of birth one could...
  • Definitions of equality

    01/05/2010 4:49:17 AM PST · by mattstat · 4 replies · 204+ views
    A philosophically contradictory, but the most desired, definition of equality is with respect to outcomes. Applied to individuals unconditionally, equality fails immediately for the obvious reason that no two individuals can be identical, and therefore they can never be equal. For example, and trivially, they cannot occupy the same space simultaneously. Sensing, but not explicitly acknowledging this, equality mavens shift the burden from individuals to groups of individuals. Equality, or the lack of it, then becomes a statistical phenomenon, and logically possible, however unlikely. Suppose we are interested in the equality of outcome for some specific measure, say, a score...
  • English, Welsh bishops say Equality Bill redefines who can be priest (Ruh-ro alert!)

    12/09/2009 12:55:29 PM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 1,119+ views
    cns ^ | December 9, 2009 | Simon Caldwell
    LONDON (CNS) -- The Catholic bishops of England and Wales said they could be at risk of prosecution under a proposed law unless they accept women, sexually active gays and transsexuals as candidates to the priesthood. They made their claims in a briefing for Catholic members of the House of Lords, Britain's upper political chamber, ahead of a scheduled Dec. 15 debate on the Equality Bill, which aims to stamp out discrimination in the workplace. The bishops said the bill defines priests as employees rather than officeholders. Under the terms of the bill, the church would be immune from prosecution...
  • Racism obsession interferes with school discipline - ALAN KEYES

    09/23/2009 9:50:00 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 21 replies · 1,168+ views
    Loyal to Liberty ^ | September 23, 2009 | Alan Keyes
    WND reports that "A school district in Arizona has come under fire after a newspaper columnist highlighted the district's newly adopted racial policy and called it a "two-tiered form of student discipline: one for black and Hispanic students; one for everyone else." According to the columnist [Doug MacEachern] "TUSD [Tucson Unified School District] principals and disciplinarians…are being asked to set two standards of behavior for their students…Some behavior will be met with strict penalties; some will not. It all depends on the color of the student's skin." School district officials claim they are just trying to correct racial discrimination in...
  • Obama to world: Don't Expect America to fix it all

    09/23/2009 8:49:28 AM PDT · by Personal Responsibility · 31 replies · 894+ views
    Yahoo News via AP ^ | Sept. 23 2009 | Ben Feller, AP
    In an era where our destiny is shared, power is no longer a zero-sum game," Obama said. "No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. That is the future America wants."
  • Lenin on America part 18:a liberal professor on Equality

    09/21/2009 9:18:54 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies · 440+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | V Lenin
    Liberal Professor Mr. Tugan-Baranovsky is on the war path against socialism. This time he has approached the question, not from the political and economic angle, but from that of an abstract discussion on equality (perhaps the professor thought such an abstract discussion more suitable for the religious and philosophical gatherings which he has addressed?). "If we take socialism, not as an economic theory, but as a living ideal," Mr. Tugan declared, "then, undoubtedly, it is associated with the ideal of equality, but equality is a concept . . . that cannot be deduced from experience and reason." This is the...
  • Racial Equality Long Way Off, Say Speakers Led by Skip Gates

    08/28/2009 4:06:52 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies · 1,347+ views
    Vinyard Gazette ^ | 8/21/2009 | LAUREN MARTIN
    Nodding to Professor Henry Louis (Skip) Gates Jr. at his Whaling Church panel discussion Achieving Equality in the Age of Obama last night, Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell shook her head and said: ”If you had told me this time last year, when we were all pretty emotionally up and excited, even though George W. Bush was still our President, that we would actually feel worse a year later, when Barack Obama was our President, about questions of race in America, I would have told you you were lying.” Yet Mr. Gates acknowledged his part in bringing down the mood nationwide...
  • In Nigeria, Sharia Fails to Deliver

    08/12/2009 8:37:15 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 3 replies · 751+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 12, 2009 | Karen Brulliard
    KANO, Nigeria -- As military rule ended in Nigeria a decade ago, an Islamic legal system was swept into place on a wave of popular support...It has turned out in a way few expected. The draconian amputation sentences have mostly not come to pass. But neither has the utopia envisioned by backers of sharia law, who believed politicians' promises that it would end decades of corruption and pillaging by civilian and military rulers. The people are still poor and miserable and politicians are still rich. How the battles over sharia play out could have effects beyond Nigeria, a nation pivotal...
  • URGENT- Petition Congress

    07/24/2009 8:59:41 AM PDT · by dvan · 3 replies · 934+ views
    URGENT- Petition Congress Join us in sending this petition to the U.S. Congress! Demand that they enroll under the President's Healthcare System if they want it for us! They have exempted themselves from the proposed healthcare system. If it is good enough for us- it is good enough for them. Send it to your family and friends! Click on the link:
  • Is Obama a Rascist? [sic]

    07/24/2009 6:44:02 AM PDT · by iThinkBig · 31 replies · 722+ views
    Raging Debate ^ | 9-24-09 | Jim Quinn
    What exactly does Mr. Obama mean by disproportionately? African Americans and Latinos make up 28% of the U.S. population, but commit 60% of the crimes in the country. A non-racist would have said that he didn't have the facts and could not comment. He let the proverbial cat out of the bag. We now know exactly what he thinks. All the spinning by the White House can't change what he believes. "Now, I don't know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role race played in that," Mr. Obama continued. "But I think it's fair to...
  • Racial Equality In America Part Two: Reverse Discrimination For Dummies

    07/22/2009 12:02:27 AM PDT · by MTank50 · 6 replies · 898+ views
    Crosshairs - Opinions and Commentary ^ | 07-22-09 | Michael Tank
    Today in our society's quest for racial equality all we have accomplished is allowing one double standard to merely be replaced by another double standard. This is hardly progress.
  • Albany, I Give Up

    07/05/2009 1:36:44 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 37 replies · 1,624+ views
    NY Post ^ | 7/5/2009 | FREDRIC U. DICKER
    STATE GOVERNMENT HAS NEVER BEEN SO CLOWNISH, SO EVIL, SO IRRELEVANT Having witnessed the anarchy, chaos and lack of leadership that has engulfed the state Capitol during the past month, I have a painful confession to make. After three decades as a journalist covering state government, if I had to do it all over again, I'd find another job. I've covered Govs. Hugh Carey, Mario Cuomo, George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer and David Paterson and for New York to wind up like this after 35 years of modern leadership, it's clear to me that my real job has been to chronicle...
  • It's not the glass ceiling that holds women back at work, Harriet. It's being no good at their job

    05/13/2009 4:51:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 874+ views
    Dail Mail ^ | 13th May 2009 | PENNY VINCENZI
    From a best-selling novelist, a heartfelt and deeply provocative message for the Cabinet's equality zealot. Last week, I had lunch with a group of remarkably successful women. They worked in advertising, and among them were the creative director of a major firm in New York, the head of research of a company in London, and the copywriting chief of one of the biggest firms in Manhattan. All of them were married and had a child or two, and they all clearly earned a lot of money and had plenty of fun, in and out of the office. You might think...
  • 'White African-American' Sues Med School

    05/13/2009 11:58:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies · 35,860+ views
    A native of Mozambique has sued a New Jersey medical school, saying he was suspended for defining himself in class as a "white African-American." Paulo Serodio, 45, is of Portuguese descent. But his family has lived in Mozambique for several generations. He told ABC News that he got into trouble at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark in March 2006 when an instructor, Dr. Kathy Ann Duncan, led students in a discussion, asking them for self-definitions. Serodio's description of himself upset some other students, and he said Duncan later told him never to call himself...
  • Liberty and Tyranny

    05/07/2009 3:29:34 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies · 863+ views ^ | 5/7/09 | Mike S. Adams
    For the past few years, I’ve been arguing that those who like to be called “liberals” should instead be called statists. You know these people. They are the ones who, full of righteous indignation, speak incessantly of injustice and oppression in America. They also speak, in sentences full of smug self-assurance, as if they and only they possess the empathy and intellectual fortitude necessary to provide “solutions” to a host of social “problems” thrust upon a good people by a bad “society.” Edmund Burke was talking about these statists when he said “by (their) unprincipled facility of changing the state...
  • The Church’s Response to the Socialist Attack on the Family

    04/17/2009 9:10:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies · 461+ views ^ | Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse
    Why do the most deliberate and sustained attacks on the family so often come from the socialist side of the political spectrum? While modern industrial capitalism puts pressure on the family, this pressure is incidental to the main structures of the market economy. By contrast, the most profound attacks on the family, including easy divorce, abortion and same sex marriage, have come deliberately from Socialism, not as its unintended by-product. My purpose today is to show that the socialist ideal of equality has played an independent role in the breakdown of the family. Socialism, which has grown up in parallel...
  • Over My Dead Body, Son

    03/30/2009 4:13:22 AM PDT · by Edit35 · 15 replies · 868+ views
    Council on Biblical Manhood, Womanhood ^ | March 11, 2009 | Dr. John Piper
    They called it history-making here in Minneapolis. Yesterday, Elissa Reinsma became the first female to compete in the state high school wrestling tournament. It was not a step forward. Some cultures spend a thousand years unlearning the brutality of men toward women.
  • Prosperity is the key, not Economic Equality

    03/03/2009 11:52:47 AM PST · by Scott Martin · 13 replies · 694+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | 3-3-09 | Publius
    E.J. Dionne asked a question in his column yesterday that would seem to allow for a quick and easy answer, especially to those who don't bother to think about what he's really asking: Do We Want a More Equal Society? The central issue in American politics now is whether the country should reverse a three-decade long trend of rising inequality in incomes and wealth. Dionne begins this exercise by establishing as fact something that may be true to numbers, but is certainly not true to truth. First, Dionne completely ignores the fact that every group has increased its time adjusted...
  • How to Oppose Liberal Intolerance

    02/25/2009 8:23:34 PM PST · by Bob017 · 6 replies · 376+ views
    Old, but fascinating analysis of what modern liberalism is about: "Modern liberalism is a leftist and nihilistic rebellion against the inherently unequal nature of the human condition. If we conservatives named this ideology for what it is, we would have a fair chance to defeat it or at least stem its advance. But if we go on imagining that leftists are liberals who share with us a common moral consensus as Americans—if we continue to regard their hateful assaults on us and our institutions as expressions of "silly" political correctness rather than of their fundamental drive to abolish our system...
  • Lilly Ledbetter Act: Are You Being Paid Fairly?

    01/29/2009 5:22:09 PM PST · by GatorGirl · 17 replies · 920+ views
    WSJ ^ | 1/29/09 | Sue Shellenberger
    With President Obama’s signing today of a new federal law, the size of your paycheck may become just a little more interesting to your co-workers. Enactment of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is likely to spark many employees’ interest in possible pay discrimination. The measure will remove obstacles to lawsuits on the issue by reversing a 2007 Supreme Court ruling that refuted pay-discrimination charges by Lilly Ledbetter, a supervisor at a Goodyear Tire and Rubber plant in Alabama. The high court had rejected Ms. Ledbetter’s claim because it wasn’t filed within the 180-day statute of limitations. The new legislation...

    11/20/2008 3:05:55 PM PST · by WayneLusvardi · 5 replies · 1,928+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | November 21, 2008 | Wayne Lusvardi
    On election night the majority voted that marriage is acceptable only for heterosexual couples. But most registered domestic partnerships in California are heterosexual as well. Some heterosexuals choose this over marriage because the federal government does not recognize domestic partnerships. Thus an individual can qualify for certain federal benefits, such as supplemental security income, in a domestic partnership but not in a marriage. Couples in domestic partnerships can also file federal tax returns as individuals and avoid the marriage penalty. Excerpt from California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility
  • Feds called in to review landowner's sign

    11/15/2008 1:56:03 PM PST · by Livin_large · 34 replies · 1,258+ views ^ | 11/15/08 | KEITH KINNAIRD
    VAY — The U.S. Secret Service is being asked to review a sign a Bonner County landowner put up which suggests a "free public hanging" of President-elect Barack Obama and several other political figures. The handmade cardboard sign also features a noose fashioned from a length of nylon rope. "That's a political statement. They can call it whatever they want, a threat or whatever," said Ken Germana, who installed the sign on his property off Golden Gate Road in southwestern Bonner County. Obama's name is the most prominent on the sign, although it also bears the names of former Democrat...
  • (Liberty v. Equality): Two solitudes

    10/12/2008 10:44:57 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 4 replies · 572+ views ^ | October 5, 2008 | David Warren
    Two solitudes In Canada, the expression "two solitudes" was traditionally used to describe relations between the English and French, two founding "nations" (in the French sense of the word) "warring within the bosom" of our one "nation" (in the English sense). This has become somewhat dated, for under our official state policy of "multiculturalism," today it would be more accurate to refer to "innumerable solitudes." The idea of "two solitudes" itself we lifted from Benjamin Disraeli (our invisible Father of Confederation, in so many ways), who applied it to the "two nations" he thought had formed within early Victorian Britain,...
  • The Hypocritical Woman-Hating Left Targets Palin (Ben Shapiro: They ARE Sexists Alert)

    09/02/2008 9:11:22 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 16 replies · 166+ views ^ | 9/03/2008 | Ben Shapiro
    "There is a special place in hell for women who do not help other women," former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once remarked. Where, then, are the liberal women when it comes to Alaska Governor Sarah Palin? Palin became the first woman to grace a Republican ticket on Friday, August 29, when Senator John McCain selected her as his running mate. The following day, a diarist at the mainstream left-wing Daily Kos (Barack Obama himself appeared as a Kos diarist back in 2005) suggested without any evidence whatsoever that Sarah Palin's son, Trig, recently born and with Down syndrome, was...
  • Nine-Year-Old Told He's Too Good

    08/26/2008 7:28:42 AM PDT · by steve-b · 97 replies · 707+ views
    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Nine-year-old Jericho Scott is a good baseball player -- too good, it turns out. The right-hander has a fastball that tops out at about 40 mph. He throws so hard that the Youth Baseball League of New Haven told his coach that the boy could not pitch any more. When Jericho took the mound anyway last week, the opposing team forfeited the game, packed its gear and left, his coach said. Officials for the three-year-old league, which has eight teams and about 100 players, said they will disband Jericho's team, redistributing its players among other...
  • Companies avoid women by changing status (Norway)

    08/12/2008 11:19:35 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 3 replies · 129+ views
    To avoid recent rules which insist on better women’s representation on company boards, a number of firms are changing their status from public limited companies (ASA) to ordinary limited companies (AS), which have no such requirements. Recent rules require more women on company boards. Sanctions for not reaching a minimum 40 percent of both sexes, include companies being forced to disband. From 2006 to the present, 199 ASA’s have reregistered as AS-companies. A total of 138 companies have done the opposite, writes daily newspaper Aftenposten. Social scientist Marit Hoel thinks that it is primarily smaller companies which have changed status...
  • Where have all the Vikings gone?

    08/09/2008 6:29:53 PM PDT · by jsh3180 · 10 replies · 111+ views
    Dr. Helen blog ^ | Saturday, August 9, 2008 | Helen Smith
    This morning, I read the magazine What Is Enlightenment that Glenn picked up for me from a local health food store because the cover had a number of articles about men including "Constructing the New Man," "19 Powerful Women Tell the Truth about Men," and "A Scandalous Look at Scandinavia: Where women are women and men are too." Uh, okay, I thought, this can't be good, it's a magazine from a crunchy organic healthfood store with what I assumed would be a somewhat biased picture of the male gender complete with articles describing how men should be more like women....
  • Stop "Comparable Worth" Bill

    07/31/2008 3:18:04 AM PDT · by average american student · 9 replies · 137+ views
    Stiff Right Jab ^ | July 31, 2008 | Eagle Forum
    “Comparable Worth” = Government Wage Control! The House of Representatives is gearing up for a vote this week on a bill that would institute the longtime feminist dream of comparable worth. Decades ago, in order to address the so-called gender pay gap in America, the feminists invented the code words “comparable worth,” “pay equity,” and the elusive “glass ceiling.” Contrary to feminist dogma, the gap is not created by a conspiracy of male chauvinists, but by the voluntary division of domestic labor. Clearly, a degree in education or women’s studies simply doesn’t earn the same pay as a degree in...
  • Theologians call for gender equality at Saudi inter-faith conference

    07/17/2008 12:31:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 184+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/08 | AFP
    MADRID (AFP) - Women have historically suffered discrimination in the name of religion, and the world's great faiths must do more to encourage gender equality, theologians told a seminar at a Saudi-organised conference Thursday. "Women have been forgotten and marginalised in religions," Juan Jose Tamayo, director of theology at Madrid's Juan Carlos III university, told a roundtable on the second day of the World Conference of Dialogue in Madrid, aimed at bringing the great monotheistic faiths closer together. "They are organised hierarchically and patriarchically, excluding women in all fields of knowledge and religious matters." Now, at the start of the...
  • Identity is That Which is Given [Identity politics]

    07/12/2008 7:04:24 PM PDT · by Uncle Ralph · 2 replies · 236+ views
    Butterflies and Wheels ^ | July 12, 2008 | Kenan Malik
    The anthropologist Margaret Mead once observed that in the 1930s, when she was busy remaking the idea of culture, the notion of cultural diversity was to be found only in the 'vocabulary of a small and technical group of professional anthropologists'. Today, everyone and everything seems to have its own culture. From anorexia to zydeco, the American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah has observed, there is little that we don't talk about as the product of some group's culture. In this age of globalisation many people fret about Western culture taking over the world. But the greatest Western export is not...
  • Happy 4th of July from the Claremont Institute (Essay explores equality as America's foundation)

    07/03/2008 8:37:54 PM PDT · by Stoat · 225+ views
    The Claremont Institute (e-mail) | July 3, 2008 | Christopher Flannery
    Anything in these remarks that does not stray from the truth is indebted to the American Founders, who bequeathed these ideas to us, to Abraham Lincoln, who preserved and ennobled them in the country's greatest crisis, to Harry V. Jaffa, who has done more than anyone since Lincoln to recover them, and to the late Tom Silver, the wisest and best of those who founded the Claremont Institute for the sake of these ideas. American children are not born understanding the principles of their country, and most American college students—if reports can be believed—are still largely unfamiliar with them...
  • Obama's for Equal Pay, Yet Pays Female Staffers Less Than Males

    06/30/2008 5:45:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 147+ views
    CNS News ^ | June 30, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    While Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has vowed to make pay equity for women a top priority if elected president, an analysis of his Senate staff shows that women are outnumbered and out-paid by men. That is in contrast to Republican presidential candidate John McCain's Senate office, where women, for the most part, out-rank and are paid more than men. Obama spoke in Albuquerque, N.M. last week about his commitment to the issue and his support of a Senate bill to make it easier to sue an employer for pay discrimination. "Mr. McCain is an honorable man, we respect his...
  • Racial-Preference Ballots Go National

    04/17/2008 7:56:10 AM PDT · by Uncledave · 20 replies · 102+ views
    City Journal ^ | 16 April 2008 | Harry Stein
    Racial-Preference Ballots Go National Initiatives in four states could shape the presidential election. 16 April 2008 With race looming as a key issue in the fall elections—perhaps a pivotal one, assuming that Barack Obama is the Democratic nominee—diehard defenders of the racial status quo are going to unprecedented lengths to prevent voters from having their say on government-sponsored racial preferences. Leftist activists are lining up to fight four state ballot initiatives that, if passed on November 4, will outlaw preferential treatment based on race, gender, and national origin in public university admissions as well as government hiring and contracting. Knowing...
  • The Wright Dust-Up Shows and Proves That Many Whites Don’t Know Black People at All

    03/17/2008 11:41:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 193 replies · 4,692+ views
    Black America Web ^ | March 16, 2008 | Deborah Mathis
    The eruption of outrage, shock and fear that is flowing over Barack Obama’s campaign like hot lava because his pastor has preached some strident sermons tells us one thing for certain: Many white people don’t know black people at all. If they did, they would know that Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago is hardly the only black minister who uses the pulpit to rant against racial duplicity and injustice. The black church has always been the place for letting our hair down and speaking our peace -- a safe haven from the criminations outside. It’s how and why the black...
  • Iran Dissident Defies Jail Fighting For Equality

    03/01/2008 9:29:38 PM PST · by blam · 1 replies · 130+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-2-2008 | Kay Biouki - Gethin Chamberlain
    Iran dissident defies jail fighting for equality By Kay Biouki in Tehran, and Gethin Chamberlain Last Updated: 12:31am GMT 02/03/2008 A woman facing jail in Iran for speaking out against the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has denounced the country's Islamic revolution for "destroying a generation" of Iranians. Parvin Ardalan: 'Resistance has become a way of life for us' Parvin Ardalan, 41, said women and religious and cultural minorities faced discrimination under the hard-line policies adopted by Tehran after the mullahs seized power in 1979. Miss Ardalan is due to fly to Stockholm this week to receive the Olof Palme...
  • Is It Because He’s Black?

    03/01/2008 8:10:55 AM PST · by jdm · 38 replies · 150+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | March 01, 2008 | Staff
    Some liberals ask “if Obama loses is it because he’s black?” But I think the better question should be “if Obama wins was it because he’s black?” If Obama and his followers want equality then there is no such thing as going too hard against him. he should be criticized like all the others who have gone before him, Republican and Democrat. He should be scrutinized like all the others before him, Republican and Democrat. He should be treated like anyone else. But if the MSM is pulling punches on Obama its because THEY are the ones who are acting...
  • Visions of Equality: Realistic steps forward.

    01/21/2008 8:02:30 AM PST · by Sherman Logan · 51+ views
    National Review Online ^ | January 21, 2008 | Roger Clegg
    The question I’d like to pose this Martin Luther King Day weekend is: Are we likely to witness the end of racial preferences soon — not just in our lifetimes, not just within the 25 years that Justice O’Connor “expected” in 2003, but in the next, say, 5 to 10 years? I think there is a good chance that we will. But I’m a non-determinist, so nothing is inevitable. In other words, I think we’ll win, but I know that we can still lose. There are different ways to think about this question, and different factors to consider. Demographics, Law,...