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  • Swedish Group Wants 'Legal Abortions' For Men

    03/05/2016 2:57:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    The Local ^ | 04 Mar 2016
    Men should have the same right as women to decide not be parents, according to a controversial new proposal from the Liberal Party’s youth wing in western Sweden (LUF Väst).Men who don’t want to become fathers should be permitted to have a “legal abortion” up to the 18th week of a woman’s pregnancy, say the young liberals. The cut-off date coincides with the last week in which a woman can terminate a pregnancy in Sweden. “This means a man would renounce the duties and rights of parenthood,” LUF Väst chairman Marcus Nilsen told The Local. By signing up for a...
  • Boy On Dennis-Yarmouth Field Hockey Team Draws Critics

    11/12/2014 12:23:06 PM PST · by outpostinmass2 · 25 replies
    If it’s called the girls’ field hockey team, then why is there a boy on the field? That’s what some parents were asking as they watched Dennis-Yarmouth face off against Acton-Boxboro Tuesday with goalie Max Allen protecting the DY goal net. “Look at him lined up with everybody else. I mean, there’s such a physical difference,” said Maura Champigny watching her daughter’s team face Allen. “Having a boy in a field hockey net somehow doesn’t sit well.” It’s a battle high school sports officials have tested before. In fact the MIAA challenged the issue all the way to the Massachusetts...
  • Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson Says He Won't Share a Restroom With Women Under Houston's Ordinance

    11/04/2014 8:13:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/4/2014 | BY LEONARDO BLAIR
    Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson declared Sunday night that he has no plans to share a restroom with Texas women under Houston's controversial Equal Rights Ordinance. Robertson, who was one of several speakers at the "I Stand Sunday" event hosted by the Family Research Council and others at Grace Community Church in Houston, Texas, opened his speech with the declaration. "For all you ladies in Texas, trust me when I tell you this, when you're seated in your restroom putting on your Maybelline, when I need to take a leak I'm not going there," Robertson said to wild applause. The...
  • Mayor Parker Drops Flashpoint Issue From Civil Rights Ordinance (Conservatives Advancing)

    05/13/2014 7:56:04 PM PDT · by magna carta · 2 replies
    KHOU Local News Houston ^ | May 13, 2014 | Doug Miller
    “This is a group of people that are generally homosexual activists,” said Liz Theiss, an opponent of the ordinance. “And they have obviously found someone in power in Mayor Parker to forward this bill and force it on the traditionalists in this city.”
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat

    01/27/2013 12:05:23 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan 24, 2013 | Ryan Smit
    The Wall Street Journal OPINION January 23, 2013, 7:01 p.m. ET Ryan Smith: The Reality That Awaits Women in Combat A Pentagon push to mix the sexes ignores how awful cheek-by-jowl life is on the battlefield. By RYAN SMITH America has been creeping closer and closer to allowing women in combat, so Wednesday's news that the decision has now been made is not a surprise. It appears that female soldiers will be allowed on the battlefield but not in the infantry. Yet it is a distinction without much difference: Infantry units serve side-by-side in combat with artillery, engineers, drivers, medics...
  • Obama Complains that Michelle Doesn't Make Money As First Lady

    08/08/2012 3:25:58 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 41 replies
    President Obama spoke to women supporters today at a Denver event. "...I wanna make sure that when she's working she is getting paid the same as men, I gotta say that First Ladies right now don't, even though that's a tough job!"
  • Gays Picket Cake Shop Owned by Christian Baker

    08/07/2012 5:23:54 AM PDT · by onlylewis · 42 replies ^ | 8/7/12 | Todd Starnes
    The owner of a Colorado bakery said in spite of picket lines and online petitions he will not change a store policy against baking wedding cakes for homosexual couples – a policy that critics call hateful and bigoted. More than 4,200 people have signed an online petition calling on the Masterpiece Cake Shop to ends its policy banning gay wedding cakes. Over the weekend, several dozen people picketed the privately-owned store in Lakewood, Colo. Jack Phillips, the owner of the cake shop, said his ban on making cakes for gay weddings is a result of his religious beliefs. “I’m not...
  • Support For Gay Marriage Rises Across All Age, Race, Political Groups

    08/02/2012 9:31:48 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 153 replies
    RTT News Global Financial Newswires ^ | 8.1.12 | RTT Staff Writer
    Support for same-sex marriage has risen across the board in the last four years, new polling data shows, signalling a shift in the overall political and social views of Americans. The new data, released Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, shows a higher percentage of Democrats, Republicans, whites, minorities and people of all generations support same-sex marriage legalization.... Among voting groups, there has been an increase in support for same-sex marriage even among Republicans. Since 2008, Democrats have jumped in support from 50 to 65 percent; Republicans from 19 to 24 percent; and Independents from 44...
  • It's time courts outlawed color-coding of college students

    10/27/2011 4:40:19 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 17 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 27, 2011 | Sharon L. Browne and Roger Clegg
    When students apply to public universities or colleges, should they be admitted - or rejected - based on their race? Should they be taught that it isn't their drive and determination that count, it's their skin color? The United States Supreme Court has been asked to hear a high-profile lawsuit that asks these questions. Many analysts expect that the justices will accept the case - Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin - and issue a ruling that could affect public universities nationwide. The petitioner is Abigail Fisher, from Sugar Land, who was denied acceptance to UT-Austin. She sued because...
  • Look What Equal Rights Has Given Us

    03/22/2011 8:59:30 AM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 20 replies
    All Voices ^ | March 22, 2011 | R.G. Yoho
    In the America I grew up in, I was raised to respect women and protect them. In that regards, there was certainly nothing unusual about my upbringing. My father and mother stubbornly drilled those concepts into my stubborn head. I was taught to open the door for a woman. While sitting on a bus or in a doctor’s waiting room, I was instructed to give up my seat to a woman. It is a practice I continue today.
  • New law could give Coast Guard Academy leeway to better promote campus diversity

    10/01/2010 4:05:16 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 31 replies
    The Day ^ | 10/1/2010 | Jennifer McDermott
    Admissions policy would no longer be 'race-neutral' New London - Buried in the annual Coast Guard authorization act passed this week by Congress is wording that would strike from the U.S. Code the statement that all appointments to the Coast Guard Academy "shall be made without regard to the sex, race, color or religious beliefs of an applicant." Under current federal law the academy is "race neutral," but the change would put it on the same footing as other colleges and universities in balancing its enrollment by admitting students from specific groups. The other military service academies admit students by...
  • Men Wear Bras So Women Can Go Topless (Warning: Graphic Sadness & Nudity)

    08/20/2010 10:37:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | August 19, 2010 | David Moye
    Gay marriage is a hot issue right now, but it's not as titillating as another battle for equality: the right for women to go topless in public. That right is a fundamental one, according to the folks behind Go Topless, an organization dedicated to the belief that in order for America to be a truly equal society, women should be able to bare their breasts without fear of being arrested. Go Topless has been around since 2007, and its big push is Go Topless Day, an annual event held on the Sunday closest to Aug. 26, which is Women's Equality...
  • Fireworks as Civil Rights Commission and Justice Dept Clash in Mtg. Over New Black Panther Case

    08/13/2010 9:59:20 PM PDT · by Justaham · 6 replies ^ | 8-13-10
    The US Commission of Civil Rights investigation of a possible Justice Department cover-up relating to the New Black Panther voter intimidation case is heating up big time. Today's regularly scheduled meeting of the Commission almost turned into a a hockey game as an argument broke out over the possible cover-up,whether that investigation has been fruitful, and whether the commission can even fulfill its mission anymore.
  • Large Majority Of American Oppose Equal Rights For Illegal Immigrants

    04/29/2010 11:49:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies · 1,106+ views
    Eurasia Review ^ | April 29, 2010
    A large majority of likely voters do not agree that illegal aliens are entitled to the same rights and basic freedoms as U.S. citizens. The Zogby Interactive poll of 2,108 adults conducted from April 16-19 also found broad support for major immigration reform and immigration regulations that are more restrictive.79% do not agree that illegal aliens are entitled to the same rights and basic freedoms as U.S. citizens. Liberals are the only ideological group where more agree (49%) than disagree (46%) that illegal aliens have those rights. Both Congress and President Barack Obama get very low on their handling of...
  • In democratic Israel, Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens over Jews

    05/07/2009 11:43:04 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 2 replies · 342+ views
    In democratic Israel, Arabs, Muslims are often first class citizens over Jews Critics point out to the reversed unevenness, some have summed it up in one phrase: "If Arabs Can Live in Jewish Neighborhoods, Why Can't Jews Live in Arab Neighborhoods?" [*], In fact, many have raised the issue of Arabs not only being equal citizens as Jews in Israel, but often as first class citizens, Arabs, Muslims first class citizens in Israel whereas Israeli Jews are second class citizens [*]Land issues: an example: Israeli Police evict Jews from Jewish-owned Hebron home as applauding Palestinian Arabs looked on [*], there...
  • Is Obama seeking to enlist more Muslims for his Administration and if so, Why?

    03/30/2009 7:21:29 AM PDT · by TheDailyChange · 17 replies · 772+ views
    The Daily Change ^ | 03302009 | TDC
    It is discriminatory to select a racial or ethnic group for advancement and employment opportunity rather than hiring the most qualified person for a position regardless of race, color, or creed. So, where is the Equal Rights movement now? Why is the Obama administration looking to hire people from a certain ethnicity rather than just seeking the most qualified for the job regardless of heritage, religion, etc., if there was not a hidden ulterior motive to this recruitment of Muslims.
  • White Girls Seek Equal Opportunity To Play That Funky Music

    09/19/2008 8:20:09 AM PDT · by SvenWaring · 10 replies · 151+ views ^ | 9-19-2008 | Sven Waring
    Members of the Red Hat Society get a little funk in their trunk. Drawing comparisons to gender-equity movements like Title IX and ERA, white girls are now demanding that society smash the glass mirrored-ball ceiling that has kept them from playing that funky music. White girls are also demanding the right to lay down the boogie on a equal status as white boys. Dominique Lativia, a gender funk studies professor at Penn State, said the anti-female bias that exists in the male-dominated funk industry is reinforced by negative stereotypes of non-funky females and a habitual need for funds to support...
  • Minor Miracle--PA. Supreme Ct. Denies Deceitful Woman Child Support Bounty

    01/03/2008 12:35:10 PM PST · by paltz · 37 replies · 626+ views ^ | 1/3/08 | Glenn Sacks
    "All’s fair in love, war, and paternity cases. When child support is sought, there is scarcely any deceit that courts won’t push aside under the “best interests of the child” test."Courts have ruled that boys who were statutorily raped by older women must pay child support. Courts have ruled that when a woman has taken the semen from a condom a man used for sex with a different woman and has inserted it in herself, the man must still pay child support. Courts have ruled that when a woman has concealed her pregnancy (denying the man the right to be...
  • Ladies' Night Challenged as Un-Kool

    09/28/2007 8:21:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies · 159+ views
    Center for Individual Freedom ^ | September 27, 2007 | National Law Journal
    "Ladies' Night" was a hit single for the band Kool and the Gang in the '80s, but now it's become the subject of a lawsuit. New York attorney Roy Den Hollander has filed a class action lawsuit against several Manhattan bars and clubs, alleging that their ladies' night practices are unconstitutional. Hollander charges that when they host ladies' night they are violating the 14th Amendment's guarantee of equal protection under the law. Hollander is seeking to be named class representative for all men charged more money or burdened by stricter time restraints than woman. He seeks nominal damages and an...