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  • #WomenAgainstFeminism Goes Viral as People Explain Why They Don't Need Feminism Anymore

    08/01/2014 5:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    A SOCIAL media trend #WomenAgainstFeminism is creating controversy overseas, going viral in the US and re-opening debate on how far women have really come. The movement originated from a Tumblr post in which photos have been posted of women holding up signs explaining why they don’t need feminism. The explanations vary from “I do like being feminine”, “catcalling isn’t rape”, “cooking for my husband is not oppression”, “I love to be sexy for my man”, to “I don’t need something that tells me the actions of a slut are okay”. Here’s a few posts we found on Twitter: The reaction...
  • Women Against Feminism

    07/31/2014 8:53:08 AM PDT · by Marie · 21 replies
    Today Show ^ | July 30, 2014 | Today Show Video
    Journalist Soledad O’Brien and Abby Huntsman, an anchor on MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” join TODAY to talk about the state of modern-day feminism as an anti-feminist movement grows among young women online, as reported by NBC’s Hallie Jackson. From the Orange Room, Carson Daly asks viewers for their thoughts.
  • Menstrual Activism

    07/27/2014 11:12:09 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7-28-2014 | Mike Adams
    In the fall of 2011, Breanne Fahs, an Arizona State University (ASU) Women’s and Gender Studies professor, taught a course called “Psychology of Gender.” As a part of the course, Fahs asked students to break into groups and engage in what she termed "menstrual activism." More specifically, students were asked to choose some aspect of cultural attitudes toward menstruation that they wanted to "improve." Before you continue reading this column, please know that I'm not making this up and I'm not hallucinating. I stopped dropping acid in the late 1980s. Some of you may be wondering what kinds of "cultural...
  • WashPost's Sally Quinn Insists Selfish Sarah Palin Needs a 'Long, Long, Silent Retreat'

    07/22/2014 7:28:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Sally Quinn founded the “On Faith” section of The Washington Post, and she’s shown a repeated pattern of loathing conservative Christians, especially Sarah Palin. In Saturday’s , she went there again, trashing Sarah Palin as selfishly ruining our political culture, insisting she recommends a “long long silent retreat for her.” Rather typically, Quinn was cooing over a feminist Buddhist lecturer named Tara Brach: Brach quotes the spiritual teacher Swami Satchidananda as saying that the difference between illness and wellness is the I in illness and the We in wellness. What has been happening in politics in Washington lately is symptomatic...
  • Self-Described Liberal Feminist: Conservative Women Are Super Sexy

    07/20/2014 9:00:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | July 20, 2014
    Conservative women sexy, liberal women not so much? A British journalist who describes himself as a “liberal-lefty-pro-feminist” claims that politically conservative women are way more sexy than their left-wing counterparts. Writing in the London Spectator, Cosmo Landesman opines that right-wing women (and he specifically offered examples such as pundits Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter) are “super sexy” and that stereotypes and generalizations about conservative women in general being uptright or prudish are way out of date. He also argues that looks have nothing to do with it. Instead their attractiveness is about what he calls “a certain mindset and sensibility”...
  • The Gender Confusion Challenge to Army Recruitment

    07/17/2014 4:48:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 17, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    One thing that you can say for ISIS, the Middle-East terrorist army, is that it doesn’t have a recruitment problem. Young men are streaming to Syria and Iraq from all over the world to join the cause. And they come not just from the Muslim world, but also from England, France, Sweden, Australia, and the U.S.Perhaps hoping to put a dent in the appeal of ISIS, some Western newspapers have made much of the expensive stolen watch visible on the wrist of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during his first public appearance at the Grand Mosque in Mosul. According to...
  • It seems The End is to come. (We'll all be extinct by 2030)

    07/16/2014 2:36:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Earth, I love you. I always have. You and your elemental inhabitants are the most beautiful beings that I have ever seen, met, felt and experienced. You are the most beautiful life experiment in this universe. You are music to my ears and soul. And your green! The sound of the leaves in the wind. The scents. The sunrise and sunset. The moon. The humming of the bees, the rushing of the waves. The infinite moments of sensory ecstasy and blissful encounters with other beings. Discovering woman-identification has been a constant dance of fire and joy. *** Alexis linked to...
  • Concerns Over Girl Scouts Persist Following USCCB Investigation

    07/16/2014 11:09:59 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 28 replies
    http://www.ncregister.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | BRIGID CURTIS AYER
    WASHINGTON — Tensions between Girl Scouts’ messaging and Catholic teaching have led to a national boycott of Girl Scout cookies, the ousting of Girl Scouts from parishes, and a significant drop in Catholic membership in the Girl Scouts. Now a panel of U.S. bishops has released the results of a two-year investigation into Girl Scouts’ problematic messaging, ties to Planned Parenthood, and continued advocacy of so-called reproductive rights by the organization’s international affiliate, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). Their findings indicate that the concerns continue to persist, regarding the problematic connections between the Girl Scouts...
  • Feminists Rage Over ‘Football 101 for Women’ Clinic At University Of Colorado

    07/15/2014 11:02:27 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/14/2014 | Eric Owens
    The University of Colorado Boulder has offered a clinic called “Football 101 for Women” since sometime when Bill Clinton was president. Some feminist alumni recently found out about it. Now, they are mad. The angry alumni say the clinic condescendingly promotes the stereotype that women don’t understand sports, or don’t care about them, reports the Daily Camera, Boulder’s main newspaper. Clinic attendees — all female — will learn about football from Colorado Buffaloes head coach Mike MacIntyre and other members of the coaching staff. There will be an “interactive clinic” consisting of meetings, film study and skill stations, according to...
  • Mom Says Nursing Her Child at Brad Paisley Concert Got Her the Boot

    07/11/2014 5:38:11 PM PDT · by This Just In · 51 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | July 11, 2014 | Christian Toto
    A Brad Paisley fan says she got booted from the country singer's Thursday concert in Chula Vista for breastfeeding her baby. Local law enforcement tell a different story, saying they acted in the best interests of the woman's child.
  • The Marines Are Looking For A Few Good (Combat-Ready) Women

    07/07/2014 6:32:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | July 7, 2014 | Tom Bowman
    The challenge for the Marines, and for the Army, is how to open up ground combat jobs to women in January 2016, without lowering standards. And here's where things stand in the Marines. Eighty-five female Marines already made it through an infantry training course last fall at Camp Lejeune, N.C., which included drills such as attacking a mock enemy force, hidden in a pine forest. That course lasted eight weeks, and the men and women all completed the same training. Now the Marines have a more ambitious plan that will take a new group of volunteers from the deserts to...
  • Shrieking Feminists and Beta Males Distort Hobby Lobby Decision

    07/06/2014 3:27:01 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 19 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | July 6, 2014 | Lauren Thomas
    Last week the Supreme Court determined that it was unconstitutional for Obamacare to dictate that for profit companies such as Hobby Lobby must provide certain forms of contraception that they object to due to their deeply held religious beliefs. This all came from the contraception mandate, one of the many Obamacare edicts that mandated companies must provide morning after pills as well as normal contraception or risk paying steep fines and potentially forced out of business. The hysteria that has resulted from the outcome of the Hobby Lobby decision have come mostly from shrieking feminists and liberal beta males seeking...
  • Sandra Fluke the Sexist: Women Can’t Take Care of Themselves

    06/30/2014 8:23:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 30, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    I don’t mean to be (entirely) dismissive… But does Sandra Fluke actually still matter to anyone? I mean, you would think that even Democrats might eventually grow tired of listening to a 30-something year old college student whine about wanting free birth-control. But, I guess you would be wrong. Sandra is at it again, ahead of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Hobby Lobby case. Hobby Lobby has been fighting for the religious liberty of its owners before the Supreme Court. Today, SCOTUS is expected to release its ruling on the matter – determining whether or not the Obamacare contraception...
  • My Free Speech College Entrance Exam

    06/24/2014 7:01:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Mike Adams
    College campuses are becoming increasingly hostile towards certain forms of speech. One of the main reasons for the hostility is the admission of students who are too emotionally immature to tolerate dissenting opinions. In addition to lacking emotional maturity, many of these students lack humility. They believe that their emotions trump the ideas of others. Obviously, I disagree. In fact, I think that these students need to be weeded out early in the college application process. I think I have a specific plan that can help make that a reality. We already ask students a lot of questions in the...
  • Not a photoshop: White House signs promote ‘selfie wall,’ ‘lactation room’ [photo]

    06/23/2014 10:01:45 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 14 replies
    Twitchy ^ | June 23 | Staff
    Your eyes do not deceive you. They’re real and they’re, well, uh. Hide your eyes.
  • Why Hillary Clinton Will Win in 2016

    06/22/2014 3:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 22, 2014 | Carl M. Cannon
    At the end of the Civil War, but before the pernicious reach of Jim Crow undermined the Union Army’s battlefield victory, former slaves and free blacks found themselves in possession of a most precious right -- the right to vote. It didn’t matter if a man had been a war hero in the famed, all-black 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment or a house servant on a Southern plantation. All that mattered was that he was a man. To say that this development didn’t sit well with the progressive-minded women of this country is an understatement. Before the war, the abolitionist...
  • Which Women Make Better Wives - Low IQ or High IQ Women?

    06/20/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by pinochet · 154 replies
    I know that this topic is very controversial. Conservatives have always complained about radical feminism, and such radical feminists are over-represented among women with graduate degrees. Are women without college degrees better than women with graduate degrees, when it comes to fulfilling the job of wife and mother?
  • Austrian bishop: Pope Francis told me ‘gender ideology is demonic’

    06/17/2014 2:00:45 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 17, 2014 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Catholic sociologist Gabriele Kuby meets Pope Benedict in November 2012. VATICAN – Pope Francis strongly condemned “gender ideology” in a private conversation with Austrian Bishop Andreas Laun earlier this year, the bishop related in a recent essay. In doing so, the pope follows in the footsteps of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. Nearing the end of his pontificate, the pope emeritus spoke twice about gender ideology as “a negative trend for humankind,” and a “profound falsehood,” which “it is the duty of pastors of the Church” to put the faithful “on guard against.” Bishop Laun, auxiliary bishop of Salzburg, wrote...
  • Study Finds Women Don’t Belong in Combat

    06/11/2014 6:55:16 PM PDT · by docbnj · 53 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11 Jun 2014 | Gil Ronen
    A new book sums up 13 years of research on female participation in IDF combat units and declares the feminist experiment in the Israeli military a failure. “Lochamot Betzahal” by Col. (res.) Raza Sagi, a former infantry regiment commander, points to high rates of serious injury among women serving in combat units, and to involvement of radical political groups behind the scenes of the campaign for combat service by women.
  • Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada dares suggest self defense training for women

    06/09/2014 7:39:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 69 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 6-9-2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Full Title: "‘Rape culture wins’: Feminist freakout after Miss Nevada dares suggest self defense training for women" Key in these search terms. --> #missusa self defense <--- What you'll find will shock the hell out of you. Unbelievable. #tcot — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) June 09, 2014 So wait — now it's "unfeminist" to defend yourself if attacked? Jesus take the wheel. #missusa— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 09, 2014 Seems Miss Nevada said something about self-defence to a rape question & now half of twitter is freaking out because #MissUSA can’t be smart— (@Mistressnancy) June 09, 2014 Miss Nevada, Nia Sanchez, was...
  • Obama Reminds the Greatest Generation How He's Changing the Military

    06/06/2014 6:40:05 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 57 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/06/2014 | Susan Jones
    At a ceremony commemorating some of the bravest Americans of World War II, President Barack Obama reminded the "greatest generation" how the U.S. military has changed under his command, by slipping in references to immigrants and women. "Rock, I want you to know that Staff Sgt. Melvin Sabillo Martin, who is here today, is following in your footsteps. He just had to become an American first. Because Melvin was born in Honduras, moved to the United States, joined the Army. After tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, he was reassigned to the 82nd Airborne. And Sunday, he'll parachute into Normandy. "Wilson,...
  • No Gun Ever Killed Anyone (interesting first person commentary on mental illness)

    06/03/2014 4:11:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 3, 2014 | Mallory Millett
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - No Gun Ever Killed AnyonePosted By Mallory Millett On June 3, 2014 @ 12:51 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 72 Comments Editor’s note: Feminist writer and activist Kate Millet, the subject of the following article, is best known for her 1970 book, “Sexual Politics.” Reprinted from TruthRevolt.org.In the 1970′s I was alarmed to hear that my big sister, Kate Millett, who had serious mental health issues which had agonized my family and her friends for many years, was organizing a group called The Mental Patients’ Project in order to claim that the psychiatric community and...
  • Female-Named Hurricanes Kill More Than Male Hurricanes Because People Don’t Respect Them, Study Says

    06/03/2014 12:11:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 2 | Jason Samenow
    People don’t take hurricanes as seriously if they have a feminine name and the consequences are deadly, finds a new groundbreaking study. Female-named storms have historically killed more because people neither consider them as risky nor take the same precautions, the study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes. Researchers at the University of Illinois and Arizona State University examined six decades of hurricane death rates according to gender, spanning 1950 and 2012. Of the 47 most damaging hurricanes, the female-named hurricanes produced an average of 45 deaths compared to 23 deaths in male-named storms, or...
  • Plus-Size Models Reimagine the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Cover

    06/03/2014 10:09:52 AM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 75 replies
    Yahoo Shine ^ | 06/03/2014 | By Lilit Marcus
    Eariler this year, models Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen went topless for the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. But when three plus-size models, including supermodel Robyn Lawley, did a tongue-in-cheek recreation of the photo, it wasn't a satire – it was a way to show how women of all sizes can be sexy and confident in swimwear.
  • The UCSB Solipsists

    06/02/2014 2:08:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | June 1, 2014 | Heather Mac Donald
    A sociopath runs amok—and kills more men than women—and feminists ride their hobbyhorse. Over 77 percent of all U.S. murder victims in 2012 were male; targets of non-lethal shootings are even more disproportionately male. Four of the six homicide victims of Elliot Rodger, the lunatic narcissist who went on a killing spree in Santa Barbara in revenge for female rejection, were male. And yet the feminist industry immediately turned this heartbreaking bloodbath into a symbol of America’s war on women.
  • Homosexual Sex, Divorce, Extramarital Sex Reach New Highs of ‘Moral Acceptability’

    05/31/2014 11:59:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | May 30, 2014 | RNS
    WASHINGTON (RNS) – Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of behaviors, with sex between unmarried adults, medical research on stem cells from human embryos, and doctor-assisted suicide all showing record highs and increases in “moral acceptability” from last year. The Gallup poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale has been conducted since 2001 and charts shifting cultural attitudes on a number of hot-button social issues. In the 2014 list released Friday (May 30), Gallup researchers said 12 of the 19 categories reflected “levels of moral acceptance that are as high or higher than in the past.” “Americans largely agree about...
  • S. Korea introduces female-only parking spaces—they're larger, w/ pink outlines & a miniskirt logo

    05/31/2014 4:22:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Kwon Mee-yoo
    Practical or patronizing? South Korea is spending mega-money on creating larger car parking spaces for women. Capital city Seoul is introducing "lady-friendly" spots reserved exclusively for female drivers, the Korea Times reports. Wider and longer than regular spots, they will be closer to elevators and marked out with pink mini-skirted logos. It's not yet known, however, if men will be fined if busted for using them. Korea Times reports the initiative is part of a nearly $700 million push to make the metropolis more female-friendly over four years. Other projects include installing 7,000 new women-only toilets, and the resurfacing of...
  • What Monica Lewinsky Understands About Feminism That Others Don’t

    05/29/2014 1:48:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/29/2014 | Sabrina Schaeffer
    Monica Lewinsky understands something about feminism and gender equality that many women still do not: she believes in choices. Despite the obvious problems of engaging in a relationship with her married boss, and president of the United States, Lewinsky clearly recognizes her own free will in participating. Increasingly, however, feminists today act as if women don’t have choices and too often fashion women as objects rather than agents. When I was in graduate school, pretentious students used the word “agency” a lot. “Agency” is just a fancy term for having control over your own life and circumstances. It is a...
  • #YesAllWomen Proves Weaker Sex Needs Male Protection

    Evil murderer Elliot Rodger tried to target women who allegedly wouldn’t engage in sexual relations with him. He managed to murder three men and three women in the process. In order to score cheap political points on Twitter, feminists have created #YesAllWomen. It’s little more than grievance peddling and a vain attempt to turn all men into the next Elliot Rodger. The media of course loves this sort of meaningless Twitter narcissism. They’ve declared it “powerful” and thought provoking. Everything progressives do is “powerful” according to the media. There is little powerful about women whining on Twitter. In fact, if...
  • How about bring back the draft to include women?

    05/27/2014 9:14:20 AM PDT · by ajernig · 21 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/27/2014 | Alicia Colon
    Last January 2013, then Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to study the feasibility of opening all military jobs to women by 2016. This would include more than 200,000 jobs that make up the core of the ground-level combat force in the Army and the Marine Corps. Opponents of women in combat argue, rightly in my opinion, that the military's physical standards must not be compromised to expand access because our military's fighting effectiveness is at stake. Hauling 50 pounds of equipment while walking 20 miles is a standard that must not be demoted as it...
  • Why Is It So Difficult To Call Elliot Rodger Evil?

    An evil man by the name of Elliot Rodger murdered six, injured thirteen near the University of California at Santa Barbara. Rodger apparently coveted the company of women and was depressed by his family being just outside of the Hollywood elite. He had Asperger’s and has been in therapy since he was 8. In other words, we’re talking about an evil man who could probably function in society. At least until he started killing people. The feminist left has run wild with this story, complaining about misogyny while conveniently leaving out the fact that half the people Rodger murdered were...
  • What Elliot Rodger Said About Women Reveals Why We Need to Stamp Out Misogyny (Fetch a pail)

    05/25/2014 5:57:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | May 24, 2014 | Elizabeth Plank
    n Friday evening ahead of Memorial Day weekend, a drive-by shooting near the University of California, Santa Barbara, left seven people dead, including 22-year-old suspect Elliot Rodger. Just as past school shootings in America, the media has reacted by isolating the event as a monstrous and heinous act with no precedent. Rather than seeing Elliot Rodger as a product of society, the media has depicted him as a bloodthirsty madman, a mere glitch in the system. And yet the facts show a very different story. Judging by the chilling YouTube video Elliot Rodger left behind, the gunman knew exactly what...
  • Beware Feminist Defense of Jill and Hill

    05/23/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    Women have come a long way, Miss Baby, since Betty Friedan railed against "the feminine mystique" of the suburban woman locked in a "comfortable concentration camp" and since Gloria Steinem mocked the attentions of men at the Playboy Club who were seduced by her pink bunny costume with its tall floppy ears and saucy cotton tail. Women with nothing better to do argue whether a woman earning $525,000 a year (plus bonuses) as executive editor of The New York Times was getting as much as her male predecessor. Some of these women similarly complain that Hillary Clinton -- having moved...
  • The Scholars and the Goddess

    05/12/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jan 2001 | Charlotte Allen
    Wicca, sometimes known as the Goddess movement, Goddess spirituality, or the Craft, appears to be the fastest-growing religion in America. Thirty years ago only a handful of Wiccans existed. One scholar has estimated that there are now more than 200,000 adherents of Wicca and related "neopagan" faiths in the United States, the country where neopaganism, like many formal religions, is most flourishing. Wiccans—who may also call themselves Witches (the capital W is meant to distance them from the word's negative connotations, because Wiccans neither worship Satan nor practice the sort of malicious magic traditionally associated with witches) or just plain...
  • Vid: Trigger Warnings, Campus Speech, and the Right to Not Be Offended

    05/09/2014 12:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | May 8, 2014 | Zach Weissmueller
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) "It's really not anyone else's business to tell someone when they are mentally and emotionally ready to deal with things," says Bailey Loverin, a University of Santa Barbara (UCSB) junior who authored a resolution to mandate that professors issue "trigger warnings" before presenting material that might trigger memories of past traumas in students. Feminist and social justice blogs popularized the concept of the trigger warning, with writers encouraging each other to label posts that might trigger flashbacks to sexual assault or domestic abuse. As the popularity, and scope, of the trigger warning idea grew, some bloggers began listing potential...
  • Is Beverly Hills Hotel protest a dry run for bashing Christian businesses....

    05/09/2014 7:03:36 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    5/9/14
    Would like your opinions...but consider this: Saudi Arabia has treated women and homosexuals like sub-human beings for DECADES....and the Hollywood elite has said virtually NOTHING. BUT now, suddenly they are concerned about Islamic views in these issues? I am not certain they are REALLY interested in this particular hotel....rather, I suspect they are using this as a "test case" in order to attack Christian-owned businesses that do not celebrate infanticide, abortion, or homosexuality. Am I wrong, wearing a tin foil hat?
  • ...writer behind Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies,’ told girlfriend he would 'kill her like O.J.'

    05/08/2014 7:07:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ...The songwriter who penned Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” was charged with assault Wednesday after cops said he attacked his pregnant girlfriend in 2012 and threatened to “kill her like O.J.” Terius Nash, a 36-year-old music producer known as The-Dream, surrendered to cops Wednesday — two years after cops say he punched and choked eight-months pregnant gal pal Lydia Nam.
  • How Personal Relationships Threaten The Power of the State

    05/07/2014 5:43:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 5, 2014 | Stella Morabito
    Marriage is the new bogeyman for our “progressive” friends. It’s worth asking why that is the case. Consider this recent Slate article entitled: “Just Say No: For White Working Class Women, it Makes Sense to Stay Single Mothers.” The co-authors Naomi Cahn and June Carbone both seem well connected to the school of feminist legal theory that claims marriage is generally an outmoded and “patriarchal” institution. So perhaps it should come as no surprise they would be interested in discouraging it for yet another demographic: white, working-class mothers. Cahn and Carbone walk readers through their case study of Lily, employed...
  • DNC Gives Out Advice to Women: “Be Less Polite,” “Don’t Get that Tattoo,” “Go Easy”

    05/07/2014 12:18:23 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 57 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/7/14 | Aurelius
    In what was first called "advice to my younger self," then later "advice from some of those women" to the average girl, the DNC released confusing and often contradictory "advice" to young Democrat women. The advice specifically comes from DNC Women's Caucus Members. Some of the advice is common sense, and probably should be followed by both men and women: "be brave," for example. Then some is a bit random. The DNC itself makes specific note that "we all need a good pair of stretchy pants sometimes." Again, the DNC calls this advice for women in the Democratic party. The...
  • Hello Stranger ... Want To Have Sex?

    05/07/2014 8:19:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Controversy has once again hit the campus of UNC-Wilmington. This time it's not my fault. The controversy is actually the fault of a student. His crime is simple: He decided to behave like a feminist behaves every day on campuses all across America. Unfortunately for him, he chose to do so without the proper genitalia and without the approval of the UNCW Women's Resource Center. I was introduced to the controversy shortly after a student of mine finished taking her final exam of the semester. After she had left my 2 pm exam, she came into my 3:30 class and,...
  • If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

    05/05/2014 6:57:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 05/05/2014 | CONNIE CASS, Associated Press
    <p>Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.</p>
  • What Cliven Bundy Knows About “The Negro”

    04/27/2014 10:02:19 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 35 replies
    Slate ^ | April 27, 2014 | By Jamelle Bouie
    Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is still a cause célčbre for the right-wing, drawing praise from Tea Party activists, Republican politicians, and conservative media outlets. Kevin Williamson of National Review called him a “dissident” like Mohandas Gandhi or Henry David Thoreau, Nevada Sen. Dean Heller hailed him as a “patriot,” and Sean Hannity has praised him as somebody that’s “willing to fight.” This was bad enough as an instance of conservative recklessness when Bundy was just a lawless rancher backed by armed militamen. It’s even worse now that we know that Bundy is full of racist bones. Here he is, as...
  • Duke University's Hateful 88 - Where are they now?

    04/26/2014 8:13:11 PM PDT · by TheMantis
    Examiner ^ | 4/26/2014 | Robert Elliott
    After largely ignoring the dispute between Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the mainstream media has been in frenzy over allegedly racist remarks he made while addressing a group of supporters earlier this month. In their typical style, they have cherry-picked a few selected words from a larger statement, causing the left to pounce and the right to distance itself from him faster than it takes Mozilla to load a webpage, or scuttle a CEO. Lost in this bonfire of self-righteous indignation is the full context of what Cliven Bundy was trying to say and...
  • Janet Gray Hayes, San Jose's First Female Mayor, Dies at 87

    04/23/2014 2:59:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014
    Hayes remembered as pioneer who declared San Jose "feminist Capitol of the world"San Jose is remembering its first female mayor. Janet Gray Hayes died Monday at a retirement home in Saratoga. Her family says she suffered a stroke over the weekend. Hayes was elected mayor of San Jose in 1974, becoming the first woman in the United States to lead a city of more than 500,000 people. “She was a trailblazer who helped open the door for women to serve their communities in public office,” Rep. Zoe Lofgren said in a statement. “She was the one who declared San Jose...
  • Sillier Than Women’s Studies

    04/21/2014 6:48:40 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 33 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | April 17, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    For decades we have devoted ample space to the deconstruction of women’s studies only to find that there is something even more inane being taught on American campuses—men’s studies. This year, the American Men’s Studies Association (AMSA) held its annual convention in Tacoma, Washington. AMSA is dedicated to “advancing the critical study of men and masculinities.” “Even though the association has been around for 22 years, and even though men’s studies dates back to at least the 1970s, outsiders still tend to greet it with derision and disbelief,” Tom Bartlett writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Imagine. “Men’s studies...
  • Boys turning to action-packed video games because books are ‘too girly’ for them, says…

    04/21/2014 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 93 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 19:32 EST, 20 April 2014 | Andrew Levy
    Boys are being put off reading because of the influence women have on children’s literature, says an award-winning children’s author. Jonathan Emmett warned that children’s books were too girly because of the influence of mostly female panels of editors, publishers, reviewers and judges. One publishing company’s research suggested women bought 95 percent of picture books for children, he added. The writer believes boys are being starved of what they enjoy in books, such as swashbuckling pirates, battles, or technical details about spaceships, and so are driven to more action-packed video games instead. …
  • Don’t Ban Bossy, Ban Beyonce

    04/19/2014 11:42:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-19-14 | Dave The Sage
    Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean In and Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, has a line in her book that states "I want every little girl who's told she's bossy to be told instead that she has leadership skills." As you have probably heard by now, her Lean In organization and the Girl Scouts of America have teamed up with various celebrities and some other well-known female figures to urge us to ban the use of the word bossy. As part of their "public service" campaign they have released a short ad featuring these women lecturing us about how they were...
  • Megyn Kelly and the Sandberg Head Shaker

    04/16/2014 6:17:55 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4-15-14 | Richard F. Miniter
    Megyn Kelly’s "Kelly File" is a great news show. She’s incisive, informed and customarily handles the toughest guest with aplomb. But her lengthy interview of Facebook C.O.O. Sheryl Sandberg about her second book in the Lean In series Lean In: For Graduates was a head shaker. Amazing that she of all people allowed Sandberg to restring the same old, same old, shamed, and shopworn feminist myths about women and girls and then jangle it in front of her viewing audience like something new out of the box. Indeed Kelly all but genuflected in front of this woman. Kept her on...
  • Income Inequality: Biblical and Earthly Perspectives

    04/15/2014 10:56:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-14-14 | Warren Beatty
    Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) views income inequality as a moral issue that governments should address. Warren also says that a minimum wage increase is needed to stop income inequality. She equated the minimum wage to income inequality. Warren said that concentrated wealth as the result of a rigged system that funnels the gains from workers' productivity to their bosses, who suppress minimum wages. Isabel Sawhill, co-director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution, about a minimum wage increase: "It will reduce inequality." Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama loves the idea of income inequality. Obama says "I...
  • Michael Graham: Brandeis Embraced Bill Ayers, Has Bred Terrorists

    04/14/2014 5:48:54 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | April 14, 2014 | Tom Blumer
    the cowardice and hypocrisy of Brandeis University's decision to revoke its commencement invitation to Ayaan Hirsi Ali. ... Brandeis’ relationship with terrorism isn’t just theoretical: "… around 1970 ... Brandeis saw three of its women students posted to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List (Angela Davis, Susan Saxe and Katherine Power), no small feat since only seven women were ever put on that FBI list in all of its history.” ... Katherine Ann Power ... started at the Brandeis University SDS chapter, then migrated to Weather Underground terror and murder. She killed a local Waltham cop, then went into hiding...