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  • Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

    03/14/2019 6:55:08 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 40 replies ^ | March 14, 2019 | TOM DAVIES
    NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, has died. He was 91. Bayh died early Thursday surrounded by his family at his home in Easton, Maryland, according to a statement released by his family. His son, Evan, followed him into politics and became Indiana’s governor and also a senator.
  • Captain Marvel: The Aftermath

    03/13/2019 12:22:28 PM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Computing Forever ^ | 3/9/19 | Dave Cullen
    Dave Cullen examines the latest social justice MCU blockbuster.
  • Australia's Prime Minister resists radical feminist poison.

    03/09/2019 2:30:13 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 8 replies
    Conservative Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been widely criticised for saying on International Women’s Day that it is against his government’s core values to support the advancement of women at the expense of men. What he actually said was very mild and supportive of the advancement and empowerment of women. His mistake in the eyes of kneejerk critics was to remember that men count too. “See, we’re not about setting Australians against each other, trying to push some down to lift others up,” he said. “We want to see women rise. But we don’t want to see women rise...
  • The Soviet Communist Origins of International Women’s Day

    03/08/2019 10:35:02 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 19 replies
    Messy Nessy Chic ^ | March 2017
    I’ve been informed that the way we celebrate Women’s Day in western society is a little bit weak compared to the way they do it in Russia– which might have something to do with the fact that the Soviets basically invented the holiday. Long before the world had International Women’s Day, Soviet Russia had ‘Working Women’s Day’, where it was first declared a national holiday as early as 1917. The United Nations didn’t adopt the March 8th celebration until 1975 when it became an official international holiday in the West, and the communist-associated “worker” element was hastily dropped from the...
  • USWNT Players File Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Against U.S. Soccer

    03/08/2019 8:54:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    SI ^ | March 8, 2019 | Alaa Abdeldaiem
    The U.S. women's national team filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation on Friday in a fight over pay equity and working conditions. According to court documents, all 28 members of the USWNT world championship team accused U.S. Soccer of years of "institutionalized gender discrimination," highlighting not just pay but also issues like medical treatment and transportation. "The USSF has utterly failed to promote gender equality," the team alleges in the lawsuit. "It has stubbornly refused to treat its female employees who are member of the WNT equally to its male employees who are members of...
  • Meghan Markle on Women's Day Panel: "I feel the Embryonic kicking of Feminism"

    03/08/2019 7:51:29 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    TIME ^ | Mar 8, 2019 | Ashley Hoffman
    “It’s funny, I’ve actually been joking the last few weeks. I had seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism, and one of the things they said during pregnancy was ‘I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism.’ I loved that, so boy or girl, whatever it is, we hope that that’s the case with our little bump,” the Duchess of Sussex said Friday at an International Women’s Day event. Her comment was in response to a question onstage when asked “how that bump” was treating her. The crowd responded with warm choruses of laughter. Markle joined a panel of high-profile female...
  • Captain Mary Sue

    03/05/2019 11:15:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    National Review ^ | March 5, 2019 | Kyle Smith
    Two years ago, Wonder Woman proved a female-led superhero movie could reach the highest levels of the genre, with Gal Gadot proving robust and redoubtable, yet also charming and feminine. I spent Captain Marvel waiting for Gadot. What I got was Brie Larson: charmless, humorless, a character so without texture that she might as well be made out of aluminum. Captain Marvel might be the first blockbuster movie whose animating idea is fear. Every page of the script betrays terror of what people might say about the film on social media. Give Carol Danvers a love interest? Eek! No, women...
  • I’m Raising Little Feminists Who Love To Wear Makeup

    03/05/2019 5:29:36 AM PST · by mkleesma · 28 replies
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | FEB 26, 2019 | BRIANNA BELL
    “Can I put some of your blush on?” my six-year-old daughter Penny asks, expertly climbing onto the bathroom counter and sliding next to me. “Sure,” I answer, focusing on a steady hand as I not-so-expertly apply eyeliner to my top eyelid. We sit in companionable silence while I apply a subtle amount of makeup for my night out with some girlfriends, and she cakes on the blush until it achieves the exact effect she’s looking for. A few years ago, my kids started to take an interest in my makeup, a very small collection of tubes and compacts that I...
  • Three generations of equality made women miserable, suicidal, infanticidal and crazy

    02/26/2019 9:24:34 AM PST · by Paal Gulli · 91 replies
    blog ^ | Feb 23 2019 | John C. Wright
    Schadenfreude Amy Butcher at Literary Hub penned an essay titled MIA:The Liberal Men We Love. If you are curious about a psychology that is totally unselfaware while being totally self-absorbed, it is worth reading; or if you have a load of popcorn uneaten, and you need some idle diversion for a while while you enjoy it. It is also enormously funny, but only if you are in a cruel mood, which, unfortunately, may indeed be the proper mood with which to greet an era dominated by unrepentant and utterly unconvincing liars. MIA-The Liberal Men We Love Here is an excerpt:...
  • Workism Is Making Americans Miserable

    02/25/2019 6:28:14 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 24, 2019 | Derek Thompson
    For the college-educated elite, work has morphed into a religious identity—promising identity, transcendence, and community, but failing to deliver... In his 1930 essay “Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,” the economist John Maynard Keynes predicted a 15-hour workweek in the 21st century, creating the equivalent of a five-day weekend... In a 1957 article in The New York Times, the writer Erik Barnouw predicted that, as work became easier, our identity would be defined by our hobbies, or our family life... These post-work predictions weren’t entirely wrong. By some counts, Americans work much less than they used to. The average work year...
  • Female Entitlement Pt. 1: Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos

    02/19/2019 11:42:02 PM PST · by OddLane · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/18/19 | Blonde
    The saga of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos.
  • Who Are Captain Marvel & Star Trek: Discovery Made For?

    02/15/2019 1:45:51 PM PST · by OddLane · 51 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/15/19 | Computing Forever
    Captain Marvel and social justice's corruption of Hollywood entertainment.
  • Women sue Yale to gender-integrate fraternities

    02/12/2019 5:24:51 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Three undergraduate students are suing Yale University and fraternities at the university to force the fraternities to “gender-integrate.” The suit’s plaintiffs, students Anna McNeil, Eliana Singer and Ry Walker, “believed that the most direct route to prevent sexual harassment and assault—and to challenge the gender disparities in social clout and economic opportunity perpetuated by fraternities—was to integrate Yale’s fraternities by gender,” according to the suit’s complaint, which was published in-full by The New York Times. All three women said in court that they were groped at fraternity parties their first semester at Yale and know many other women and gender-nonbinary...
  • Number of Films With Female Leads Hit Record Levels in 2018

    02/12/2019 8:19:03 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 46 replies
    Variety ^ | February 12, 2019 | Brent Lang
    From “A Quiet Place” to “A Star is Born,” studios backed more films with female leads in 2018, according to new research. Out of the top 100-grossing movies, 40 films had women in central roles as either the main character or the co-lead, according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. That represented an increase of eight films from the previous year and 20 movies from 2007. It is the highest percentage of female-driven films in 12 years. Hollywood has been under public pressure in recent years to tell more stories that feature women and people of color. Some of that...
  • "The End of Men is Not True"

    02/09/2019 6:23:38 AM PST · by LS · 24 replies
    Boston University Law Review ^ | May 2013 | Philip N. Cohen
    Hanna Rosin has written that she “hesitate[s] to get drawn into data wars” (and suggested my blog to those readers who have “an appetite for them”).1Statistics, however, are not mere technical details, academic in the pejorative sense. They are reflections of reality – numbers that represent characteristics of a sample which, if done right, reflect the population from which the sample is drawn. It is in the broad sense of measuring reality, not the narrow sense of quibbling over details at the nth decimal place, that the “end of men” is not true. Rosin’s depiction of reality is not accurate.
  • Gender Studies’ Value Is Under Question—And for Good Reason

    01/30/2019 7:17:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | January 30, 2019 | Carrie Lukas
    "Class discussions trend towards group-therapy sessions,” wrote Toni Airaksinen in 2016 for Quillette. At the time, she was studying at Barnard College and described moving from an initial infatuation with gender studies to seeing it as an “absurd intellectual alcove where objective truth is subordinate to academic theories used as political propaganda.” This lack of grounding in objective truth and the dismissal of facts and knowledge as patriarchal constructs is at the root of criticisms of gender studies. Gender studies advocates were understandably shocked by the recent decision of the Hungarian government to withdraw accreditation from gender studies programs, and...
  • Prominent lesbian attorney slams transgender activism as a 'MEN'S RIGHTS movement' [tr]

    01/29/2019 10:12:42 AM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 29, 2019 | Staff
    A prominent lesbian lawyer who identifies as a 'radical feminist' has claimed that transgender activism and ideology is actually a 'men's rights movement'. Lawyer Kara Dansky, a spokeswoman for the Women's Liberation Front (WoLF), condemned the transgender rights movement on Monday. 'This is a men's rights movement, this is really a men's rights movement,' Dansky declared as she spoke at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, in Washington DC. Hacsi Horvath, who once identified as transgender and presented as a woman for several years, claimed that women have been 'overwhelmingly' resisting transgender activism. 'It's really shocking how...
  • Gillette dresses women in skin tight clothing with corporate logo spread across their ...

    01/28/2019 11:08:10 AM PST · by Red Badger · 88 replies ^ | January 27, 2019 | By Vicki Batts
    Full Title: Gillette dresses women in skin tight clothing with corporate logo spread across their asses, then lectures men about “toxic masculinity” ===================================================================== A new advertisement from Gillette promoting the #MeToo movement has proven once again that corporations will say just about anything if they think it will boost sales. The ad infers that all men are sexist abusers, guilty of harassment and bullying. Unsurprisingly, a majority of people have taken issue with the ad for a number of reasons. In addition to the fact that this “ad” is a dumpster fire of left-wing, anti-male rhetoric, it is unbelievably hypocritical...
  • The Women's March for Islam (Why Feminists Love Muhammad!)

    01/23/2019 12:03:55 PM PST · by OddLane · 16 replies
    Acts 17 Apologetics ^ | 1/23/19 | David wood
    While the Women's March is supposed to be about women, the so-called "feminist" speakers openly promote Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran, which are history's greatest forces for misogyny and oppression. Since the event's organizers (Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour) are embroiled in controversy over antisemitic sentiments, the movement seems to be falling apart. David Wood discusses the issue.
  • When Liberals Can't Bring Themselves to Denounce the Likes of Farrakhan

    01/23/2019 10:16:07 AM PST · by PBRCat · 6 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2019 | Phil Kadner
    I thought of that while listening to a debate last weekend about Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, Tamika Mallory and the Women’s March. Mallory, an African-American woman who is a co-founder of the Women’s March, is an enthusiastic supporter of Farrakhan, and has called him the “greatest of all time.” A prominent religious leader in Chicago for decades, Farrakhan is known for spewing anti-Jewish hate speech. In addition to saying that Jews control the government, the news media and Hollywood, he has claimed they were behind the slave trade and the experimental use of drugs on black Americans. In...