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  • Man who obscenely harassed Tucker Carlson’s teen daughter was a board member at ‘Women’s Initiative’

    11/14/2018 10:26:05 AM PST · by grundle · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 4, 2018 | Thomas Lifson
    I have always regarded men who make a big deal out of supporting feminist causes as potential exploiters and phonies. When Harvey Weinstein, with his track record of vocal and financial support for pro-abortion groups was accused of extreme abuse of actresses, I was not in the least surprised. While some people are attracted to activism or charity out of pure motives, I have seen enough corruption and hypocrisy to make me suspicious of the motives of every male, especially a showboater who proclaims his love of women’s causes. So, it comes as only a slight surprise to learn that...
  • A Glimpse Into a World Without Men

    11/14/2018 7:05:54 AM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/14/18 | Selwyn Duke
    Ah, to have an all-female workplace, full of sugar and spice and everything nice and absent #MeToo turpitude and transgressions. Are you in, ladies? Well, before signing on that dotted line, you may want to consider the experiences of the sugar-and-spice girls at Sweden’s new Gender Equality Authority. Yes, that sounds like what’s birthed when Orwell’s 1984 meets The Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (Bill Maher’s most memorable movie), but it wasn’t mainly men being consumed in this bureaucracy. As Sweden’s FriaTider reports (auto-translated and corrected for grammar): The New Gender Equality Authority has a leadership consisting...
  • Men are now afraid to give women CPR in case they’re accused of sexual assault

    11/13/2018 7:14:11 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 72 replies
    Yahoo ^ | November 6, 2018 | Rob Waugh
    Women who fall over with a heart attack may be left unaided – as men are too afraid to give CPR in case they are accused of sexual assault. Researchers from the University of Colorado surveyed people on their attitudes in the wake of the #MeToo movement. Interviewees said (among other things) that they feared being accused of inappropriate touching or sexual assault, the researchers found. Men were twice as likely to cite this fear as a reason for not administering CPR, the researchers found.
  • Royal Rumble: Why the Queen lost her cool with granddaughter-in-law Meghan Markle

    11/11/2018 9:57:33 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 79 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | November 9, 2018 | DNA Web Team
    It appears that Meghan Markle had a tiff with her grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth before her wedding. According to reports in The Sun, the Queen and Meghan had a row over her choice of headgear at the wedding. Meghan had reportedly picked a tiara with emeralds but she was told she couldn't wear it given its history couldn't be established and that it might have originated Russia. When Harry got worked up when his sweet princess didn't get what she desired, the Queen had to step in and is quoted saying: "Meghan cannot have whatever she wants.... She gets the tiara she's...
  • Alyssa Milano Offers Ruth Bader Ginsberg Her Ribs, ‘Kidney and a Lung’

    11/08/2018 10:17:41 AM PST · by conservative98 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 8, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Hollywood actress and leftist activist Alyssa Milano offered her ribs and her husband to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the 85-year-old fractured three ribs in a fall Wednesday.
  • CIA's ‘surveillance state’ is operating against us all

    11/07/2018 11:30:37 AM PST · by detective · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/05/18 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Maybe you once thought the CIA wasn’t supposed to spy on Americans here in the United States. That concept is so yesteryear. Over time, the CIA upper echelon has secretly developed all kinds of policy statements and legal rationales to justify routine, widespread surveillance on U.S. soil of citizens who aren’t suspected of terrorism or being a spy. The latest outrage is found in newly declassified documents from 2014. They reveal the CIA not only intercepted emails of U.S. citizens but they were emails of the most sensitive kind — written to Congress and involving whistleblowers reporting alleged wrongdoing within...
  • GOP Senate candidate targeted with dirty tricks in Missouri

    11/03/2018 5:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 208 | S.A. Miller
    Josh Hawley, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, on Saturday, demanded an FBI probe of a dirty-tricks campaign mailer that wrongly accuses him of opposing gun rights. The mailers urge voters to back a Libertarian or Independent voter over Mr. Hawley and do not include required disclaimers identifying who paid for them. “Voters telling me about fake & illegal mailers pro-Dem group is putting out. There should be an FBI investigation,” Mr. Hawley, the state attorney general, wrote on Twitter. He called for Democrat incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill to cooperate in a probe.
  • Truth vs. Social Justice: Academic recognition shouldn’t hinge on a scholar’s moral character.

    11/02/2018 12:02:01 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 1, 2018 | Conor Friedersdorf
    What is the telos––the purpose, end, or goal––of the university? In a thought-provoking 2016 lecture, the social psychologist Jonathan Haidt argued that the answer ought to be “truth,” but that lately, more of America’s top universities are embracing social justice as a second or alternative telos. While acknowledging that those goals are not always at odds, he argued that “the conflict between truth and social justice is likely to become unmanageable,” and he urged academia to affirm the primacy of truth-seeking. A recent essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes the same conflict, but implies that it sometimes ought...
  • Education Department's draft rules to allow cross-examination of accusers in sexual assault cases

    11/01/2018 11:11:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/01/18 | Megan Keller
    The Department of Education is looking to impose new federal guidelines that would require schools to allow the cross-examination of accusers in sexual assault cases, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with a draft of the rules. The new rules would be a shift from the initial draft leaked in August, which had given schools the option of using cross-examination in their procedures, but did not require it, according to the Journal. The draft of the new rules would mandate that accused students be allowed to cross-examine their accusers, but allows for the questions to be asked by...
  • Google employees walk out to protest treatment of women

    11/01/2018 8:11:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 1, 2018 | Michael Liedtke
    Google engineers and other company workers around the world walked off the job Thursday to protest the internet company’s lenient treatment of executives accused of sexual misconduct. Employees staged walkouts at offices from Tokyo to Singapore to London. In Dublin, organizers used megaphones to address the crowd of men and women to express their support for victims of sexual harassment. Other workers shied away from the media spotlight, with people gathering instead indoors, in packed conference rooms or lobbies, to show their solidarity with abuse victims. The protests are the latest backlash against men’s exploitation of female subordinates in business,...
  • Cate Blanchett to Play Anti-Feminist Phyllis Schlafly in FX Limited Series (tr)

    10/30/2018 11:37:24 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    TV Line ^ | October 30. 2018 | Michael Ausiello
    Talk about a crowning achievement: FX has lured Cate Blanchett to the small screen. The two-time Oscar winner has signed on to star in FX’s ’70s-set limited series Mrs. America, TVLine has learned. The gig will mark Blanchett’s first major role in a U.S. television series. Created and written by former Mad Men scribe Dahvi Waller, Mrs. America tells the true story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led by a conservative woman named Phyllis Schlafly (played by Blanchett). Through the eyes of the women of that era — both Schlafly and...
  • These Are The Forgotten Sex Workers Of The First World War Who Played An Important Role [tr]

    10/29/2018 5:49:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | October 27, 2018 | Hannah Al-Othman
    They worked in brothels frequented by troops serving on the front line in northern France, but their role has been virtually erased from the history books. Thanks to a new Roundhouse art project, Cause and Effect, to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict, the wartime sex workers have been immortalised in a film with poet Hollie McNish. McNish worked with historian Clare Makepeace from Birkbeck, University of London, to create War’s Whores, which details the “significant minority” of men paying for sex on the front line.
  • #IAmSexist: It’s time that we men take responsibility for our role in the problem of violence [tr]

    10/24/2018 9:57:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 24, 2018 | George Yancy
    Men, listen up. In light of a year of disturbing revelations from the #MeToo movement and from last month’s profoundly troubling Brett Kavanaugh hearings and his eventual confirmation to the Supreme Court, it is time that we, men, act. Certainly, some of us men have spoken out on behalf of women. But many more of us have remained silent. Some have kept silent out of fear of being judged, fear of criticism or censure, others out of genuine respect. In fact, silence has become the default stance of many men who consider themselves “allies” of women. But given all that...
  • Nearly half of men ousted in #MeToo movement replaced by women

    10/23/2018 8:13:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/23/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    Almost half of the high-profile male figures ousted from powerful positions in business, government and the media and entertainment industries during the #MeToo movement have been replaced by women, according to a New York Times analysis. According to the Times's analysis, at least 200 men have lost jobs or "major roles" after facing public allegations of sexual misconduct in the year since sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein helped bring the #MeToo movement to national prominence. Of those men, about 122 were replaced and 53 of those replacements were women. The Times analyzed the #MeToo movement's impact...
  • Trump admin considering narrowing legal definition of ‘gender,’ and there are only two.

    10/21/2018 3:35:54 PM PDT · by kevcol · 51 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | October 21, 2018 | Vivek Saxena
    HHS’s proposal would restore the federal definition of gender so that it refers to either a male or a female — no exceptions — and based solely on the individual’s genital makeup. “Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,” the memo reportedly reads. “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”
  • Christine Blasey Ford to be honored by Palo Alto City Council

    10/20/2018 8:00:40 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/20/18 | ARIS FOLLEY
    Christine Blasey Ford, the Palo Alto University college professor who accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were in high school, will reportedly be publicly honored by the Palo Alto City Council later this month. The Palo Alto Daily Post reported Friday Mayor Liz Kniss is planning to honor the college professor for testifying against Kavanaugh. Kniss told the paper she plans to publicly honor Ford at a City Council meeting on Oct. 29, but added she has reservations about if the college professor will show up to accept the proclamation. The mayor said she has...
  • The Hate U Give

    10/18/2018 3:47:34 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    Monterey Weekly ^ | October 18, 2018 | Marc Savlov
    Race, class, love, death, white privilege, black disadvantage. Those heavy subjects are present, alongside the seemingly foregone conclusions that the system is rigged against those at the bottom by those at the top, you can’t fight city hall (but you absolutely must not give in to despair). Alongside the kaleidoscopic chaos of just plain being a teenager in 21st-century America, these global themes carom off each other in this wise and bittersweet adaptation of Angie Thomas’ best-selling young-adult novel.
  • Scammers posted over a thousand fake Women’s March events on Facebook to sell t-shirts

    10/17/2018 11:50:30 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/17/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Scammers in Bangladesh created over 1,700 fake Women's March Facebook pages in order to sell t-shirts, according to a CNN report. CNN reported the Facebook pages appeared to be run by local Women's March organizers when in reality they were being created out of the South Asian country, with some of the pages linking to web sites intended to design and sell t-shirts and other merchandise. The news agency brought the list of false groups to Facebook over the weekend, which swiftly deleted them and informed CNN that it was conducting its own investigation into the matter. "These Pages and...
  • The Avenatti Circus (Thoughts On Stripper Matlock)

    10/16/2018 7:49:48 AM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/16/18 | Gerard Perry
    An exploration of the absurdity of the anti-Trump movement, the Stormy Daniels circus, and modern feminism.
  • Voters Reject Clinton’s Call for Incivility

    10/15/2018 8:01:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 4 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | October 15, 2018 | Rasmussen
    Hillary Clinton last week urged Democrats not to be civil with Republicans over political issues, prompting rare disagreement from former First Lady Michelle Obama. Voters also disagree with Clinton but, unlike her, don’t expect things to improve even if Democrats return to power in Congress. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds that a plurality (47%) disagrees with Clinton’s statement: “You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.” Thirty-nine percent (39%) agree with the statement, while 14% are undecided. (To see...