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  • Black female Democrats urge party to rethink future

    09/14/2018 6:44:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 14, 2018 6:37 PM EDT | Errin Haines Whack
    Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about how the party is structured. They expressed frustration that the party is tilted against rising politicians — especially those of color — and argued that if Democrats flip the House in November, it would be the result of organization and turnout amount black voters, particularly women. If...
  • Dianne Feinstein alerts authorities to secret Brett Kavanaugh letter

    09/13/2018 6:44:33 PM PDT · by familyop · 75 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 13, 2018 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner, Jessica Glenza
    A source who said they were briefed on the contents of the letter said it described an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman that took place when both were 17 years old and at a party. According to the source, Kavanaugh and a male friend had locked her in a room against her will, making her feel threatened, but she was able to get out of the room. The Guardian has not verified the apparent claims in the letter. It is not yet clear who wrote it.
  • Meet the ‘new’ Texas Democrats fueling Beto O’Rourke’s race

    09/12/2018 6:27:17 PM PDT · by familyop · 109 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | September 12, 2018 | ANDREA DRUSCH
    Beto O’Rourke is awakening a grassroots movement in Texas — one that’s led by gray-haired, once-loyal Democrats who are aggressively working to end decades of their own political dormancy in Texas. It’s not the sleeping Latino base that Democrats have long believed would help them flip Texas blue...Yet O’Rourke’s energetic trek through rural parts of the state has electrified a different piece of the base that’s also been missing for his party in recent years: Older supporters with the time to organize the nuts and bolts of a grassroots campaign. O’Rourke’s army of retirees has spent the last year and...
  • Feminists Protested Miss America as a ‘Cattle Auction’ 50 Years Ago

    09/12/2018 9:35:04 AM PDT · by otness_e · 22 replies
    History ^ | 6/8/2018 | Becky Little
    This week, the Miss America Organization announced that it’s eliminating the swimsuit competition in an effort to focus less on women’s appearances. It’s not clear what, exactly, the beauty pageant will be about now that it’s trying to deemphasize the “beauty” part. In any case, the decision coincides with the 50th anniversary of a feminist protest that criticized the contest as a sexist “cattle auction.” The Miss America pageant has courted controversy ever since it began as a 1921 newspaper “bathing beauties” contest and marketing scheme for Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the beginning, the controversy stemmed from conservative critics...
  • The Ranger School Conspiracy

    09/10/2018 10:26:14 AM PDT · by pboyington · 60 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 10, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    The lies from Fort Benning just keep on comin’… In 2015, former Secretary of Defense Ash and Trash Carter desperately needed some proof; real or fraudulent, that women could hack it in the combat arms. The $36 million dollar, Marine Corps study couldn’t do that. It clearly showed in minute detail how all female and coed units were slaughtered by all male units in simulated combat. Enter Captain Griest and First Lieutenant Haver, who, along with several other females, were attending Ranger School down at Fort Benning, Georgia. The word quickly went out. There would be one or two Lady...
  • Study Finds 1 in 4 College Students Diagnosed With a Mental Condition

    09/09/2018 10:23:55 PM PDT · by El Flaco · 53 replies
    Study Finds ^ | 9/8/2018 | Study Find
    BOSTON — For some, it’s the best four years of their lives. For others, it’s a period of constant struggle, whether academically, socially, or both. College brings about new experiences and challenges for young adults that can be difficult to adapt to and overcome, so perhaps it’s no surprise that a new study reports high rates of stress and mental health conditions among students.
  • He Asked Permission to Touch, but Not to Ghost

    09/08/2018 5:45:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 7, 2018 | Courtney Sender
    For our first date, he took an Uber to my apartment through a winter storm. As the snow fell outside, we sat close on my couch while he talked touchingly about poetry. Two hours in, I was hoping he would kiss me, and he did. He was a sweet kisser. For an hour we sat with his hand cupped behind my ear, kissing and talking. We had met on Tinder. I was nearly 30 and he was 24, but our age gap somehow seemed a lot larger than five years. Not because he acted especially young. It was more that...
  • Russian Extreme Feminist May Go To Jail For Inciting Hatred Toward Men

    09/05/2018 6:36:00 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 13 replies ^ | 9/5/18 | L Todd Wood
    A Russian, self-described, radical feminist, after being investigated since mid-August by the Russian Investigative Committee, has been charged under the Russian anti-extremism legislation for inciting hatred towards men. Lyubov Kalugina, who describes herself as a “radical feminist of a separatist breed,” told the SOVA Center anti-extremist group that investigators had summoned and warned her that she risked facing an extremism charge for 12 posts she had made in 2013-2016. “I was aware that there was a certain risk, but I didn’t think such stupidity would be included in the [investigation’s] materials. I didn’t think that you couldn’t even joke,” reported...
  • Men Pay $895 at 'Male Feminism Camp' to Cope With Their Own Toxicity

    09/05/2018 6:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Pluralist ^ | August 24, 2018 | Pluralist
    Are you a man? Are you confused by rapidly changing social norms on matters of sexuality and gender? Are you scared you might find yourself on the wrong side of the #MeToo revolution? Fear not. For $895 you could have secured yourself a place in this summer's "Women Teach Men" wellness retreat in the scenically mountainous town of Ojai, California. "If manhood was a texture," quizzes an Instagram post by the official event account. "What would it be? How does it feel? Can it change?" Are 900 bucks (not including travel) more than you can afford to spend on a...
  • The US Military is No Longer a Male Rite of Passage

    09/04/2018 6:15:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 11 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 4, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Remember, the old expression, ‘the Army will make a man out of you.’ Or, the Marines great recruiting tagline, “Looking for a few good men.” How about the Navy’s action-packed 1980’s commercials with F-14’s blasting off into the wild blue yonder under the cover of smoke and exhaust fumes as a gravelly voice told a nation of young men that to join the Navy wasn’t just a job, but an adventure. From the birth of this nation, the military was seen as a male rite of passage, something one joined, not only out of patriotism, but to prove something to...
  • Ariana Grande reminds us women have no safe place in America

    09/03/2018 8:08:13 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | September 3, 2018 | Danielle Campoamor
    [Snip] Singer Ariana Grande took the stage to sing "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," a funeral fit for a queen also served as a reminder that there isn't a single place in this country where a woman can feel safe from sexual assault and harassment. Following Grande's performance, Pastor Charles H. Ellis III wrapped his right arm around Grande, pulled her close to him and touched her breast. He did this on stage, in a church, during a funeral -- in front of thousands of attendees. Visibly uncomfortable and tense, Grande forced her way through awkward laughs...
  • Thomas the Tank Engine gets multicultural female trains in equality overhaul

    09/02/2018 8:18:51 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Metro ^ | September 1, 2018 | Kate Buck
    Thomas the Tank Engine has had a team of multicultural female trains join the Steam Team in an equality overhaul. The new series of the children’s animated show Thomas and Friends will see the beloved locomotive leave his home in Sodor to travel the world for the first time. Now called Thomas And Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!, the new series also marks the first collaboration between a children’s TV programme and the United Nations to promote the Sustainable Development Goals. For the first time Thomas will discover new countries and cultures by travelling to China, India and Australia. The...
  • ESPN Writer: Something “Wrong with You” if Tennis Player’s Feminism Doesn’t Win You Over

    08/28/2018 4:09:01 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 57 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    And here I thought ESPN had gone non-political . . . There I was this morning reading an ESPN article on yesterday’s US Open tennis action, when a political screed broke out. Reporting on a win by Andy Murray, ESPN’s D’Arcy Maine [pictured here] wrote: “And if Murray’s heartfelt win isn’t enough to win you over, perhaps his continuing stance on equality for women, might do the trick. (If those two things combined don’t do it, you might want to take a hard look in the mirror and ask yourself what’s wrong with you.)” Get the rest of the story...
  • Men’s group files Title IX complaint against man-hating Northwestern PROF

    08/27/2018 12:16:52 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/26/18 | USA Features
    Fighting Back: As Left-wing lunacy continues to spread across U.S. college and university campuses, a backlash against the insanity is growing as well as individuals and groups fight to restore sanity in American higher education. One of the most recent battlegrounds is Northwestern University, where one of the nation’s oldest men’s organizations has filed a federal Title IX complaint against a feminist ‘man-hating’ professor because school officials failed to act to curb her blatant gender bias...
  • Michelle Beadle on NFL...: “As a woman, I feel like a person who has been marginalized" [tr]

    08/25/2018 5:57:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Awful Announcing ^ | May 24, 2018 | Matt Yoder
    Ohio State and Urban Meyer have both faced severe backlash after the announcement of his three-game suspension for the coach’s role in the ongoing controversy surrounding domestic violence claims against former Buckeye wide receivers coach Zach Smith. Although Meyer was found to never have covered up Smith’s behavior, the university found in an investigation that both Meyer and Athletic Director Gene Smith could have done much more in their leadership roles. .................................................... While many analysts have offered strong condemnations of Meyer and Ohio State, perhaps the strongest came from ESPN’s Michelle Beadle. She said that she was so fed up...
  • Teacher Accused of Sex With Student on 8th Grade Trip to DC.

    08/24/2018 8:31:24 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 77 replies via Instapundit ^ | August 22, 2018 | Andrea Swalec
    A California woman was arrested Monday because officials say she had sex with a 14-year-old student while she chaperoned his eighth-grade class trip to Washington, D.C., this spring. Jacqueline Nicole Muller, 26, was charged with first-degree child sexual abuse after she had sex with a male student at a hotel in D.C. on May 9, charging documents say. Investigators say they found extensive text messages between Muller and the teenage boy.
  • The Abomination Called the Magnum P.I. Reboot

    08/22/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by pboyington · 54 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 22, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    “Oh my God Magnum!” Another reboot is coming to CBS this fall and my first reaction was Sergeant Major Jonathan Quayle Higgins’ famous expletive, “Oh, my God Magnum!” CBS is attempting to resurrect one of the greatest character driven TV shows of all time, Magnum P.I., and thrust it into the dystopian, PC-driven, diversity obsessed world called 2018 America. CBS’ first look trailer is like a constantly re-buffering Kafakesque nightmare that seeks to remind us that one; Hollywood has no one left who can write, Hollywood has no one left with any original ideas and Hollywood is run by left...
  • When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels

    08/18/2018 5:45:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | August 16, 2018 | Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
    When I heard about the tragic murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson, who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Oakland last month, I could feel my heart begin to bleed. My community of black women were grieving yet again. As we grappled with the realities of Nia’s death, I began to use Instagram to facilitate a discussion and flesh out questions like: How many more black women and girls must die before mainstream media considers it a worthy story to cover? How could they possibly take away her white male murderer so gently in handcuffs, while black men...
  • The Nastiest Feud in Science

    08/12/2018 7:56:38 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 56 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Sept 2018 | BIANCA BOSKER
    ...But Keller doesn’t buy any of it. “It’s like a fairy tale: ‘Big rock from sky hits the dinosaurs, and boom they go.’ And it has all the aspects of a really nice story,” she said. “It’s just not true.” ...Keller’s resistance has put her at the core of one of the most rancorous and longest-running controversies in science. “It’s like the Thirty Years’ War,” says Kirk Johnson, the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Impacters’ case-closed confidence belies decades of vicious infighting, with the two sides trading accusations of slander, sabotage, threats, discrimination, spurious data, and...
  • What Would Be The Ideal Wife? How Should She Treat Her Husband?

    08/12/2018 9:27:30 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 72 replies
    Architect of Avalon ^ | 8/12/2018 | Architect of Avalon
    Please answer the title question with as many points as you can come up with. What interpersonal dynamics and actions would make the husband the happiest? Additionally, what would the ideal husband be like, and how should he treat his wife?