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  • Cardinals' Jen Welter, ref Sarah Thomas debut in NFL firsts

    08/16/2015 5:56:04 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 29 replies
    AP/Comcast Sports New England ^ | 08/15/2015 | Staff
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - Arizona Cardinals assistant Jen Welter has become the first woman to coach an NFL game, the same night the league's first full-time female on-field official made her preseason debut. Welter worked Saturday night's game against the Kansas City Chiefs as an inside linebackers coach, while Sarah Thomas served as the line judge in the seven-person officiating crew.
  • Judge orders USC to let accused student return to school

    08/15/2015 5:46:15 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8-13-2015 | Ashe Schow
    A California judge has ordered the University of Southern California to stay its expulsion of football player Bryce Dixon, who was expelled late last year for alleged sexual assault. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert H. O'Brien granted Dixon's request for a stay of the results of a disciplinary process that was "lacking in due process, with no hearing, no right to counsel, no rules of evidence, no presumption of innocence, no right to possess copies of witness statements and evidence and no right to confront witnesses against him," according to Dixon's writ of administrative mandate. Dixon's expulsion comes from...
  • (Vanity) Two Thoughts On Megyn Kelly

    08/10/2015 2:35:22 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Free Republic original content ^ | 08-10-2015 | grey_whiskers
    You cannot act like a man and then expect to be treated like a woman. You cannot act like a woman and then demand to be treated like a man.
  • Trumpís Remarks on Women Cost Him This Weekend (Further explains the RedState disinvite)

    08/09/2015 10:52:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Time ^ | August 9, 2015 | Zeke J. Miller in Atlanta
    Erick Erickson knows what itís like to be in the crosshairs over an intemperate remark. An influential conservative blogger and former CNN contributor, heís taken heat over the years for accusing a Supreme Court justice of bestiality and joking that God ďhad a sense of humorĒ when he created feminists. So his initial reaction when told Friday about Donald Trumpís latest controversial remarks was one of puzzlement. But by the end of the evening, he was leading the charge against the Republican frontrunner over his attitude towards women. Erickson had just returned from a family dinner to the Grand Hyatt...
  • Judge upholds accused student's gender-bias claim

    08/09/2015 9:58:01 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 8-7-2015 | Ashe Schow
    <snip> Judge Norman K. Moon denied W&L's motion to dismiss the lawsuit, allowing John Doe ó as he is referred to in the claim ó to continue to seek damages resulting from his expulsion from the university. John believes he was wrongly accused of sexual misconduct, and Moon appears to agree. On Feb. 8, 2014, John and his eventual accuser, Jane Doe, met at an off-campus party. The two danced, talked and kissed. The two eventually went back to John's residence and talked for awhile. Jane then walked over to John and allegedly told him, "I usually don't have sex...
  • Conservatives grapple with surprise Trump snub

    08/08/2015 12:51:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | August 8, 2015 | David Weigel, journ-o-list member
    ATLANTA ó Michael Pemberton, a 65-year-old conservative from Kentucky, started the day in a good mood. He was attending his second RedState Gathering, and ready to hear from 10 of the Republican Party's presidential candidates. He dug into breakfast ó coffee and fruit ó and sat down with another conference-goer. "One of the chaps across me asked, 'Did you hear the news?'" recalled Pemberton. "I thought he was going to tell me that a sinkhole opened up in Kentucky and I couldn't go again. But no: He said, they disinvited Donald Trump. I lost my appetite." The TV news confirmed...
  • Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump & Equality

    08/08/2015 12:14:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Da Tech Guy ^ | August 7, 2015 | Datechguy
    Henry Drummond: Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat. Inherit the Wind 1960There was one dynamic & theme of yesterdayís debate and the follow-up coverage that struck a nerve with me. Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to be polite. I was brought up by people born in the 1920ís. I hold a door for a woman and I tip my fedora to them. I donít believe in talking about women in the crass way that our culture does today. Itís not what I...
  • Do "Women's Rights" and "Black Lives" Matter in the Middle East and Africa?

    08/08/2015 11:30:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | August 8, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Feminists and other ďprogressivesĒ in America cry oppression at the mere suggestion that taxpayers shouldnít be made to subsidize abortion services. Black (and non-black) American activists scream that ďBlack Lives MatterĒ whenever a black criminal suspect dies in an altercation with police. In the meantime, there is scarcely a peep from either of these sectors when it comes to the unrelenting brutality suffered by women and black Africans in places under the thumb of the Islamic State. When I noted this selective outrage to a left-leaning colleague of mine, he responded that the one issue didnít have anything to do...
  • Is Megyn Kelly Donald Trumpís kryptonite?

    08/07/2015 9:27:57 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 63 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/7/15 | Chris Cillizza
    Going into Thursday night's first Republican presidential debate, it seemed as though nothing and no one could stop Donald Trump's rise to the top of the primary field. Insinuate that Mexico is sending rapists to America? No problem! Question the war hero credentials of Arizona Sen. John McCain? Poll numbers go up! But, on the debate stage in Cleveland, Trump faced off with popular Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly -- and it didn't go well for him. At all.
  • Hollywood Stars Recoil as Amnesty Suggests Prostitution is a Human Right

    07/30/2015 3:11:58 PM PDT · by wildwoodla · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/30/15 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Amnesty International has sparked a glitzy Hollywood backlash from its usual left wing fan-base by submitting a draft policy calling for prostitution to be legalised in order to promote the human rights of prostitutes.
  • Feminist Author Demands that Men Pay Her for Being Their Friend

    07/23/2015 9:56:48 AM PDT · by rightistight · 96 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/23/15 | Aurelius
    Jess Zimmerman, who writes for the Guardian, has a brilliant idea: why don't people pay her for being their friend? In an article titled, "ďWhereís My Cut?Ē: On Unpaid Emotional Labor," Zimmerman makes the case that she deserves cold hard cash for being there for people. Zimmerman begins her article by summarizing a recent case of a psychic swindling a man out of hundreds of thousands of dollars by telling him she could make a woman fall in love with him. The psychic wasn't completely at fault, Zimmerman writes, because men treat women like property and the hopelessly in love...
  • Grillax, Bro: Iím a feminist. Iím a dude. And I hate that I love to grill.

    07/23/2015 7:22:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | July 22, 2015 | Jacob Brogan
    I hate how much I love to grill. Itís not that Iím inclined to vegetarianism or that I otherwise object to the practice itself. But Iím uncomfortable with the pleasure I take in something so conventionally masculine. Looming over the coals, tongs in hand, I feel estranged from myself, recast in the role of suburban dad. At such moments, I get the sense that Iíve fallen into a societal trap, one that reaffirms gender roles Iíve spent years trying to undo. The whole business feels retrograde, a relic of some earlier, less inclusive era. I take food prep a little...
  • Hysterical Womenís Studies

    07/23/2015 6:22:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | July 23, 2015 | Mike Adams
    Every now and then I have to apologize for going a little bit over the top. Recently, I did that when I suggested we should eliminate all university majors ending with the word ďstudies.Ē Obviously, thatís a little extreme. So I apologize. Instead, I am going to suggest that we eliminate some of the ďstudiesĒ majors and just rename the rest. I write today to suggest that the first one we should rename is Womenís Studies. From now on, I propose that we call it ďHysterical Womenís Studies.Ē My reasons for the immodest proposal are based on direct and indirect...
  • Guardian Author Who Called for End of Catcalling now Regrets she is not Catcalled

    07/20/2015 11:26:47 AM PDT · by rightistight · 59 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/20/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for the Guardian, Jessica Valenti, feminist and mind-boggling hypocrite, called for the end of catcalling last year. Today, she published an article in which she said that she misses being catcalled. The 2014 article was titled, "The end of hisses, whistles and stares: we need to walk the streets without fear." In it, Valenti concluded, "Whatever the method, something needs to be done. Because while street harassment is just one of many violations that American women endure, its prevalence is a clear message to women and men: there are no safe spaces for women. We need to be able...
  • Feminism; Itís come to thisÖ

    07/20/2015 6:17:50 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 21 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-20-2015 | MOTUS
    Now that the FemiNazis have bullied* men into buying their crap; what could go wrong?Ah yes, feminism: itís come to this, oh yes it has: As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. Itís her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the others, sheíll come home in the middle of the night, crawl into bed beside me, and tell me all about how she and Paulo had sex. I wonít...
  • NY Mag Article: "Feminist" Men Should be Okay with Wives Having Sex with Others

    07/17/2015 12:41:42 PM PDT · by rightistight · 81 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/17/15 | Aurelius
    In a disturbing piece published in NY Mag, Michael Sonmore said that he's okay with his wife having sex with random men because he's a feminist. The article is titled, "What Open Marriage Taught One Man About Feminism" and details Sonmore's "open" relationship with his wife. It begins with this paragraph (emphasis mine): "As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. Itís her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the...
  • What Open Marriage Taught One Man About Feminism

    07/16/2015 9:10:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    As I write this, my children are asleep in their room, Loretta Lynn is on the stereo, and my wife is out on a date with a man named Paulo. Itís her second date this week; her fourth this month so far. If it goes like the others, sheíll come home in the middle of the night, crawl into bed beside me, and tell me all about how she and Paulo had sex. I wonít explode with anger or seethe with resentment. Iíll tell her itís a hot story and Iím glad she had fun. Itís hot because sheís excited,...
  • "Vegan Feminist" Professor Asks Women to Stop Getting Naked to Support Veganism

    07/16/2015 11:00:36 AM PDT · by rightistight · 58 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/16/15 | Aurelius
    The Vegan Feminist Network, which says its mission is to "eradicate oppression from the Nonhuman Animal rights movement and improve inclusiveness through dialogue and educational resources," has warned women to stop stripping off their clothes in favor of veganism. The article, titled Dear New Vegan, was written by Corey Lee Wrenn, who teaches Sociology at Colorado State University. In the piece, Ms. Wrenn explains to women what they might experience now that they've decided to stop eating meat or animal products. "You may start to realize that being vegan is one thing, but being vegan and female-identified is another one...
  • Man Faces Up to 6 Months in Prison for Disagreeing with Feminists on Twitter

    07/15/2015 9:18:51 AM PDT · by rightistight · 13 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/15/15 | Aurelius
    Greg Elliott faces up to six months in prison. His crime? Disagreeing with "two Toronto female political activists, Steph Guthrie and Heather Reilly," three years ago. Elliott has already lost his job since his arrest. It is not alleged that Elliott threatened Ms. Guthrie or Ms. Reilly in any way, nor is it alleged that he sexually harassed them. The original source of the arrest came when Ms. Guthrie tweeted that she wanted to ďsic the InternetĒ on a video game programmer who created a game in which virtual people punched a feminist. Guthrie contacted employers to tell them not...
  • Camille Paglia: What a Woman President Should Be Like

    07/14/2015 10:22:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 13, 2015 | Camille Paglia
    She must pursue women's progress without playing victim or bashing men.Why has the U.S., the cradle of modern democracy, never had a woman president? Incredulous young feminists, watching female heads of state multiply from Brazil and Norway to Namibia and Bangladesh, denounce this glaring omission as blatant sexism. But there are systemic factors, arising from the Constitution, popular tradition, and our electoral process, that have inhibited American women from attaining the highest office in the land. The U.S. president is not just chief executive but commander-in-chief of the armed forces, an anomaly that requires manifest personal authority, particularly during periods...
  • HuffPo Writer Horrified to Learn Daughter Likes the Color Pink, Imagines Herself as a Princess

    07/12/2015 9:51:39 AM PDT · by rightistight · 71 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/12/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for AlterNet, Toni Nagy, who also writes for the Huffington Post and Salon, has written an article detailing her disappointment when she found out that her daughter likes the color pink and envisions herself as a princess. Her article, titled "What's a Feminist Mom to Do With a Disney Princess-Loving Daughter?" reads, "When I was pregnant, my prevailing philosophy was that gender was a construct created by social convention, and I was convinced my child would transcend the imposed definitions of femininity or masculinity." Ms. Nagy further "limited her screen time and tried to introduce a variety of stimuli...
  • HuffPo Article Claims Restroom Signs "Sexist" because Women Do Not Wear Pants in Them

    06/29/2015 8:22:10 AM PDT · by rightistight · 27 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/29/15 | Aurelius
    The Huffington Post is now claiming that the generic men and women on restroom signs are sexist, saying that women's restroom symbols are not wearing pants. These and other complaints were compiled in an article published last week titled, "A Badass Feminist Coloring Book For The Powerful Ladies In Your Life." The article is literally just uncolored pictures of women, some of which have quotes and complaints about life in America. One of the quotes actually complained about this: The quote and picture accompanying the Huffington Post's complaint reads, "We live in a world that is so sexist that women...
  • Feminist Groups Post "This Oppresses Women" Stickers on NYC Subway Ads

    06/22/2015 2:09:50 PM PDT · by rightistight · 14 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/22/15 | Aurelius
    Feminist groups National Women's Liberation and Redstockings have launched a campaign to let people know that ads about plastic surgery oppress women. Men, apparently, are not oppressed by plastic surgery ads that target them. However, ones that target women are oppressive, according to the groups, and they want subway-goers in New York City to know. The Huffington Post covered these pictures, with the headline, "'This Oppresses Women' Stickers Give Body-Shaming Ads The Edit They So Desperately Need:
  • Feminists Claim Fathers Day Landing on Longest Day of Year is Part of the Patriarchy

    06/21/2015 4:12:08 PM PDT · by rightistight · 38 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/21/15 | Aurelius
    Feminists on social media are declaring that Father's Day landing on the longest day of the year is actually a conspiracy produced by "the patriarchy." While hundreds of women's rights activists have taken to Tumblr and Twitter to declare that Father's Day propagates the rule of men over women, others claim that the conspiracy runs deeper. They claim that Father's Day was scheduled to land in June every year so that dads would have longer days than mothers. Here are just a few:
  • Black Feminist to White Feminists: "Stop Using the Race Card"

    06/21/2015 9:05:49 AM PDT · by rightistight · 22 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/21/15 | Aurelius
    Writing for Ravishly and the Huffington Post, feminist Ijeoma Oluo has a message for white people in her movement: stop using the race card. In an aptly named opinion piece, "White Feminists: Please Stop Using the Race Card," Oluo called out other feminist members. "I never thought I'd have to say this," Oluo begins her article, "but white people: stop using the race card. I'm serious. I'm getting sick and tired of the movement I've dedicated my life to being used as your weapon. I'm onto you -- I see what you're doing." Olou says that feminists are using race...
  • To Stop Mass Killers, We Have To Stop Drugging Our Young Boys

    06/20/2015 4:35:40 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 87 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 6-19-2015 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    (NOTE: PLEASE READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE) (snip) You get the idea. These young men were all on prescribed medication. Feminism helped to get them there. In particular, female teachers who either dislike men or are completely ignorant of healthy behaviour norms for boys are creating a generation of emotionally stunted, drugged up young men. Millions of young American men are prescribed powerful drugs after being diagnosed with the phantom condition ďADHD,Ē better known as a mixture of natural boisterousness and poor parental discipline. The mere fact of being male has become pathologised. When they get into their teens and early...
  • Some people unhappy that a woman will be featured on the $10 bill instead of the $20 [tr]

    06/19/2015 1:12:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 19, 2015 | Allahpundit
    In fairness to them, some of the reason for the upset is righteous. ďAlexander Hamilton is not someone that people have a problem with,Ē said the director of the Women On 20s campaign. Why kick the great man off the currency instead of the far more dubious Andrew Jackson? I couldnít agree more. But thatís not the only reason. Some feel that women are being, er, shortchanged:
  • A Woman on the $10 Bill? Big Deal

    06/19/2015 9:23:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 100 replies ^ | June 19, 2015 | S.E Cupp
    With the announcement this week by Treasury Secretary Jack Lew that there will be a woman on the $10 bill, I found myself daydreaming about all the new equality that will presumably come with such a historic and meaningful honor. Because, surely, with all the current economic problems we're attempting to solve -- a still unstable job market, widening income inequality, rising poverty -- the United States government wouldn't waste its valuable time on some kind of empty symbolic gesture. Surely, putting a woman on a U.S. banknote will be an important step forward for gender equality and advancing women's...
  • The US Government is Replacing Alexander Hamilton With a Woman on the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:27:56 PM PDT · by rightistight · 53 replies
    The Treasury Department is preparing to announce that they are putting a woman on the $10 bill, as a source has confirmed what appears to be a premature tweet. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will put a woman on the bill as soon as 2020.
  • Feminist Professor: If you Deny Rape Culture Exists, You are a Rapist

    06/17/2015 2:41:41 PM PDT · by rightistight · 78 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/17/15 | Aurelius
    Lyndsay Kirkham, a professor at Humber College, claimed two weeks ago that people who do not believe in "rape culture" are not humans. She eventually went on to claim that men arguing that rape culture doesn't exist "ARE RAPE CULTURE" and are only mad because they are "rapey rapists." Taking to Twitter, Kirkham got angry after another user asked her for proof that rape culture exists. Kirkham responded that proof was not needed and that if you "need 'proof' that rape culture exists, you are doing 'human' wrong:" ...Kirkham then said that men who deny rape culture "ARE RAPE CULTURE:"...
  • Study: Men with Facial Hair are Perceived as More Sexist

    06/17/2015 11:43:56 AM PDT · by rightistight · 64 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/17/15 | Aurelius
    A study released last month suggests that, regardless of actual personal actions or beliefs, men with facial hair are perceived as being more sexist than those without. Written by Rebekah Herrick, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the study showed candidates pictures of men in Congress with and without facial hair. They were also shown on a scale, including clean-shaven men, men with stubble, men with mustaches, and men with full beards. "Pictured members of Congress with facial hair were perceived by our student subjects as more masculine, and less supportive of feminist issue positions, although not more willing to...
  • New Feminist Organization Vows to Destroy "Christian Fascist Woman-Haters," US Military

    06/16/2015 4:34:23 PM PDT · by rightistight · 44 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/16/15 | Aurelius
    A new feminist organization calling itself "Stop Patriarchy" has vowed to destroy "Christian fascist woman-haters," as well as other things it claims oppress women, including Churches and the United States military. Writing on their website,, the group explains that their goal is to "FIGHT to STOP the enslavement of women." The way to do that, according to the feminist group, is to fight against and destroy oppressors. "Christian fascist woman-haters are violently hacking away at abortion rights and even birth control, slamming women backwards," they explain. Running from June 15 until June 19, the group is running a campaign...
  • Shorn or hairy: Female underarms having a mainstream moment

    06/16/2015 6:21:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 98 replies
    AP ^ | June 16, 2015 | LEANNE ITALIE
    NEW YORK (AP) -- On social media and red carpets, from New York to China, hairy underarms are having a mainstream moment. Women are proudly showing off their growth on Instagram and YouTube, and it's not just Miley Cyrus anymore. Jemima Kirke of "Girls" flashed her fair-colored au naturel look - earning some cringes - at the June 1 CFDA awards, one of the top fashion events of the year.
  • ďIslamaphobesĒ Are For Protecting Human Rights of Girls

    06/12/2015 12:57:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | June 12, 2015 | Bethany Blankley
    Do the name callers who label people ¬ďIslamaphobic¬Ē support Qur¬ían-instructed¬†violence against women and girls?To be ¬ďanti-Islam¬Ē (and ¬ďanti-Shari¬ía¬Ē) is to reject submission to Allah and the Qur¬ían. To be anti-Islam is to be for protecting women¬ís rights and human rights. To be anti-Islam is to advocate for children who are powerless and voiceless, to liberate everyone enslaved by Islamic totalitarian ideology.There is nothing bigoted, racist, or fearful about opposing a political ideology that rejects universally accepted human rights laws.If the European Court on Human Rights has repeatedly ruled that Shari¬ía law is ¬ďincompatible with the fundamental principles of democracy,¬Ē then...
  • Miss Piggy Pens Time Op-Ed for TIME Magazine ["Why I am a Feminist Pig"]

    06/11/2015 11:58:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    MSN ^ | 06/11/2015
    Miss Piggy - as in The Muppets' Miss Piggy - published an op-ed for Time magazine in which she lists all of the way she is a feminist. On Thursday, Miss Piggy is being awarded the prestigious Sackler Center First Award from the Brooklyn Museum's Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. The award, granted to women who have made outstanding contributions in their field, has previously honored former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, Toni Morrison and Julie Taymor. Miss Piggy (whose editorial was actually penned by The Muppets Studio) writes that some "Internet opinion-givers" might question whether she...
  • Hard Choices, Hard Blows

    06/11/2015 5:41:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-11-2015 | MOTUS
    It started innocently enough, with Hilzí first official Instagram:Butt it wasnít long before the stilettos came out as Carly Fiorinaís Super PAC jumped in the fray: ďHillary Clintonís Ďhard choicesí are which pant suit to wear," said spokeswoman Leslie Shedd. "Carly Fiorina has laid out her positions on actual hard choices Ė whether on how to stop ISIS or how to re-invent government to actually make it work for the people it serves. Carly understands that our nation is at a pivotal point and we need a true leader in the Oval Office who understands the real hard choices Americans...
  • Feminist Website Bans Use of "Trigger Warnings" Citing "Trigger" as "Triggering"

    06/10/2015 11:03:38 AM PDT · by rightistight · 40 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/10/15 | Aurelius
    Everyday Feminism, which "has quickly become one of the most popular feminist digital media sites in the world" according to its website, has banned "trigger warnings" as the warnings themselves could be triggering. In an article published Sunday, Everyday Feminism set out to explain what the word "triggering" means. The title of the piece is "Not Sure What People Mean By ĎTriggering?í This Article Is Your One-Stop 101" and was written by Gillian Brown. At the beginning of the article, however, there is a multiple-paragraph warning about its content. It begins (emphasis theirs): "Editors Note: Like this phenomenal article, Everyday...
  • Feminist Author: White Men Need to Stop Writing So Much

    06/04/2015 12:42:28 PM PDT · by rightistight · 62 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/4/15 | Aurelius
    Writing online, author Elisa Gabbert answered one of her reader's questions about whether he should stop writing because of his "privilege" of being white and male. An anonymous reader asked Gabbert: "I am a white, male poetóa white, male poet who is aware of his privilege and sensitive to inequalities facing women, POC, and LGBTQ individuals in and out of the writing communityóbut despite this awareness and sensitivity, I am still white and still male. Sometimes I feel like the time to write from my experience has passed, that the need for poems from a white, male perspective just isnít...
  • Anglican Leaders Push for Female Language in Descriptions of God

    06/04/2015 7:23:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/04/2015 | Chris Queen
    As the Church of England prepares to install its first female bishop this year, church leaders are growing bolder and louder in their call for the use of feminine language to describe God. Some of them are even going so far as to refer to Jesus, a historical figure ‚ÄĒ and a man ‚ÄĒ as ‚ÄúJesa Christa.‚ÄĚ Many priests and bishops already substitute ‚Äúshe‚ÄĚ for ‚Äúhe‚ÄĚ in parish services around the country. At a recent Westminster Faith Debate on women bishops, a woman rabbi sang ‚ÄėThe Lord‚Äôs My Shepherd‚Äô with female instead of male pronouns.Bishop of Buckingham Alan Wilson...
  • Feminist Germaine Greer: Motherhood Has ĎBeen DeconstructedÖItís Goneí

    06/03/2015 12:42:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 3, 2015 | 2:29 PM EDT | Kathleen Brown
    Feminist theorist and author Germaine Greer said that the concept of motherhood has been ďemptied outĒ and is ďgoneĒ in a lecture on womenís progress at the Hay Literary Festival in Wales on May 23. The outspoken Australian feminist, who once compared motherhood to captivity, critiqued the ďconceptĒ of motherhood at a time in which in vitro fertilization (IVF) has become increasingly popular. [Ö] Greer also voiced her disapproval of singer/songwriter Elton John naming his same-sex ďwifeĒ David Furnish as the ďmotherĒ on their sonsí birth certificates. ďSir Elton John and his Ďwife,í David Furnish, have entered on the birth...
  • Jessica Michelle Ewing sentenced to 45 years for murder of fellow Virginia Tech student... (LGBTQ)

    06/03/2015 8:01:33 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 45 replies ^ | June 01, 2015 | Cameron Austin
    CHRISTIANSBURG ó After an eight-hour sentencing hearing Monday, Jessica Michelle Ewing, a former Virginia Tech student and Corps of Cadets member was sentenced to 45 years in prison for the 2014 killing of fellow student Samanata Shrestha. Judge Robert Turk sentenced to Ewing to 80 years for first-degree murder and five years for transporting and concealing a body. After Ewing serves 45 years, the rest will be suspended, Turk ruled. She will be on probation for 20 years after her release. Ewing was facing a minimum of 20 years and up to life in prison on the first-degree murder charge....
  • Feminists Start "GiveYourMoneytoWomen" Campaign, Demand Men Give Free Money to Women for No Reason

    06/02/2015 9:33:55 AM PDT · by rightistight · 67 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/2/15 | Aurelius
    Feminists on social media have started a campaign called "give your money to women," or "Giveyourmoneytowomen" on Twitter. The point of the campaign is that, according to its creators, men benefit from numerous privileges, including the patriarchy and earning more money than females. For that reason, men should literally give money to women for no other reason than that they are female. Here are just some of the tweets being bandied about on social media:
  • More From Feminist Tumblr

    05/29/2015 5:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 28, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Autumn is a 24-year-old cisgender queer Muslim, who posted this: ¬ďHands up if large groups of aggressively loud white boys in your vicinity freak you out.¬ĒTo which spyderqueen (¬ďmental health stuff, feminist rantings¬Ē) added: ¬ďOne of the things that bonds women, POC, and LGBTQA+ together: The fear of white men in numbers.¬ĒThat comment got more than 300,000 likes and reblogs in nine months. This is what feminism is really about: The promotion of completely irrational (but politically useful) fear. My advice to ¬ďwhite boys¬Ē is: Always travel in large groups and be aggressively loud, because it makes feminists freak out....
  • Taylor Swift: "Misogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born"

    05/19/2015 2:03:34 PM PDT · by rightistight · 124 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/19/15 | Aurelius
    In a newly released interview, Taylor Swift said that she believes ďmisogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born." Ms. Swift was heavily criticized by feminists in 2012 when she stated that the word "feminist" was "too strong" a word to describe her. In the last three years, however, her opinions have changed. Today, Ms. Swift believes that feminism is ďprobably the most important" thing that women can get involved with. According to the young star, inequality is difficult to overcome because ďmisogyny is ingrained in people from the time they are born." She continued, ďSo to...
  • Gloria Steinem to lead women's march in North Korea

    05/19/2015 9:45:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/19/2015 | Nick Gass
    Gloria Steinem is among 30 women activists marching from Beijing through the demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea in a call for peace next Sunday. The event marks the International Womenís Day for Peace and Disarmament. The 81-year-old activist told Reuters that ďit seems to me that the past of no contact has not worked,Ē invoking former President Ronald Reaganís call to tear down the Berlin Wall. ďWe are saying: ĎTake down this isolation,íĒ she said, according to the report, which also notes that the organizers will meet with North Korean women and tour a maternity hospital, a womenís...
  • What Young Feminists Think of Hillary Clinton

    05/18/2015 1:18:09 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 16, 2015 | Molly Mirhashem
    Alexandra Svokos was six years old, growing up in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, when she became a Hillary Clinton fan. It was 1998, and Clinton had published Dear Socks, Dear Buddy, a collection of children's letters addressed to the first family's pets. Svokos became so obsessed with the book, she recalls, that she wrote her own letter¬ónot to Socks the cat or Buddy the Labrador, but to Clinton herself. When she got a reply on official White House stationery with the first lady's signature, Svokos was thrilled. Clinton was an early feminist icon for many women of Svokos's generation¬ólong before...
  • Dear strangers: Donít call me mom

    05/18/2015 1:12:05 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Karol Markowicz
    It started shortly after I had my first child. I was leaving the building on the Upper West Side where we lived at the time and the doorman said ďhave a nice day, mom.Ē This man was approximately my age, so I was definitively not his mom. I was very new to being anyoneís mom, actually, and hearing that was jarring. To be fair, Iíve been called variations of ďmotherĒ well before I had children. Iíve had ďhey mamiĒ shouted at me from many a car window and more than one fine gentleman has asked me ďwhatís up, ma?Ē as...
  • New Mad Max movie a feminist/liberal screed? [vanity]

    05/15/2015 8:55:31 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 62 replies
    n/a ^ | 5/15/2015 | me
    You might want to hold onto your money until you read some reviews. I am reading internet scuttlebutt that the new Mad Max movie is a feminist movie disguised as an action flick. Information is still sketchy as the movie has not yet been released. One DUmmie saw a full screening and posted how delighted he/she was that the movie was feminist as well as blamed men and the 1% for the collapse of society. (I won't post the link but you can find it easily enough. It is a newer post.) I read elsewhere that the director or producer...
  • Spinsterhood Gets a Modern Makeover

    05/15/2015 2:39:28 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 22 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 05/15/2015 | Molly Hannon
    Even though Kate Bolick makes a solid case for older women on their own, the tropes and mindsets of the past are hard to overturn. ďYou are born, you grow up, and you become a wife.Ē ďBut what if it wasnít this way?Ē asks Kate Bolick, the author of Spinster: Making a Life of Oneís Own. What if women did not have to worry about getting married, or agonize about when and if it will happenótwo questions, Bolick claims, that will hound a young girl into her adult life, regardless of where she was raised, or her religious association. ďMen...
  • University Orientation Video for Men

    Part of an exciting patriarchal strategy that ensures only men feel welcome on university and college campuses.