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  • Women activists present condoms to Philippine bishops (asking for their blessing!)

    03/08/2010 3:22:19 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 107+ views
    AFP ^ | March 8, 2010
    MANILA — Philippine Catholic bishops, already waging a bitter battle with the government over birth control, received an unwelcome gift Monday when female activists delivered them two baskets of condoms.Members of the leftist Party of the Workers presented the condoms to mark International Women's Day as they picketed the headquarters of the influential Catholic Bishops Conference.They also asked the bishops to bless the two baskets but no bishop was present at the time to respond."We humbly ask the bishops to bless the condoms as a conciliatory gesture to unite for reproductive health and women?s rights," said Judy Ann Miranda, the...
  • Let's consider Palin a feminist success story (Is this the ultimate anti-Palin screed?)

    02/27/2010 9:42:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 1,380+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | February 26, 2010 | Beverly McPhail
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is back in the news and continues to engender debate among feminists. Although feminists initially found her to be a dream and then ultimately a nightmare, the latest round of Palin appearances may signal a feminist success story after all, heralding that true equality for women has finally arrived. When Palin initially burst upon the national stage as Republican presidential hopeful John McCain's vice-presidential running mate, feminists sat up and took notice, especially since many were disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not secure a spot on the Democratic ticket. When feminists first learned about Palin,...
  • Feminism: The Masquerade

    02/24/2010 8:27:20 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 29 replies · 718+ views
    You’ve got a long way to go, baby. And don’t you forget it. This oasis of freedom and equality we call the United States? It’s all a mirage, says leftist feminist Jessica Valenti. In fact, “We’re suffering under the mass delusion that women in America have achieved equality.” Well, thanks for the armchair diagnosis, Jessica, but I won’t play a victim character in the live action role playing game you call feminism. And that’s exactly what leftist feminism is: an elaborate fantasy world spun from ginned up scare-tistics and cherry-picked anecdotes. Like Trutherism and Birtherism, it provides participants with the...
  • Why Women Are Called Sluts When They Sleep Around, But Men Aren’t

    02/08/2010 10:07:18 PM PST · by libh8er · 127 replies · 3,229+ views
    You often hear women, especially feminists and sluts, complaining about how it’s such an unfair double standard that men are called studs when they sleep around, yet women are called sluts. It’s really not a double standard though, because both scenarios are pretty different in terms of circumstances and consequences. I can think of at least three crucial differences. First, sleeping around is easier for women. Regardless of how you feel about promiscuity, we can all agree that a guy who manages to rack up a lot of sexual partners has to have some skills. It’s challenging for men to...
  • Liberals' deadbeat arguments for abortion

    02/01/2010 7:31:34 AM PST · by ImperialistDaddy · 15 replies · 508+ views
    It never ceases to amaze me how easily a pro-choice liberal will toss out some deadbeat argument as an excuse for allowing abortion, and will stubbornly cling to their ignorant view of abortion. What are some of the liberal statements that are commonly made to defend abortion?
  • Mary Daly, radical elemental feminist, God-hater, man-basher, self-described...

    01/07/2010 10:48:25 AM PST · by NYer · 38 replies · 1,475+ views
    Insight Scoop ^ | January 7, 2010 | Carl Olson
    ... "witch and madwoman," lesbian separatist, and slanderer of the Blessed Mother, died a few days ago, on January 3rd, after a long illness. If you aren't familiar with Daly and her significant influence in dissident Catholic and radical feminist circles, here is some info from a few obituaries: • "Mary Daly, radical feminist theologian and a mother of modern feminist theology, died Jan. 3 at the age of 81. She was one of the most influential voices of the radical feminist movement through the later 20th century. Daly taught courses in theology, feminist ethics and patriarchy at Boston College...
  • LA Episcopal diocese elects first woman bishop

    12/05/2009 1:39:46 PM PST · by NYer · 14 replies · 659+ views
    AP ^ | December 5, 2009
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. — The Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles elected the first female bishop in its 114-year history Friday but ended voting for the day with one of two openly gay candidates still vying for the second bishop's position.Rev. Diane M. Jardine Bruce, rector of St. Clement's-By-The-Sea Episcopal Church in San Clemente, was elected Friday at the diocese's annual convention to replace one of two retiring assistant bishops.Bruce, who was elected in the convention's third ballot, is a former bank executive who has spent the past 12 years working as a priest in Orange County.Voting for the second spot did...
  • Feminist Men Take Up Arms

    11/30/2009 12:06:44 PM PST · by PittsburghAfterDark · 45 replies · 1,945+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | November 29, 2009 | COURTNEY E. MARTIN
    "Machismo!" shouted a young college student in the third row. "Tough!" "Violent!" "Homophobic!" shouted three other young men, sprinkled throughout the packed lecture hall. Ethan Wong, a student at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., who was dressed in a slim business suit, nodded as he wrote each word on the chalk board. The roomful of young men was brainstorming all the qualities associated with masculinity. Mr. Wong was one of the organizers of the National Conference for Campus-Based Men's Gender Equality and Anti-Violence Groups, a long and clunky name for an unprecedented event that recently took place at his...
  • NOW gang to hold pro-abortion/healthcare rally, Fri. Dec. 4 in NYC (BARF ALERT)

    11/20/2009 12:02:17 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 16 replies · 514+ views
    NY Activists: Join NOW NY State Dec. 4! Demand health care reform that includes full reproductive rights for ALL women! Join with the National Organization for Women New York State chapter, local activits and prominent reproductive rights advocates to say NO to any Stupak-Pitts-like amendemnts in the National Health Care Reform package. Full Reproductive Rights for Women....Nothing More, Nothing Less Location: Front of Senator Schumer's office 757 Third Avenue (at 48th Street) NYC Date: Dec. 4, 2009 Time: Noon until 2:00 pm
  • NOW gang to hold pro-abortion/healthcare rally, Sat. Nov. 21 in West Chester, PA (BARF ALERT)

    11/20/2009 11:49:26 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 286+ views
    PA Activists: Protest Pitts Nov. 21! Join NOW President Terry O'Neill, Pennsylvania NOW President Joanne Tosti-Vasey and Lois Herr, candidate for Congress in a protest outside of the Chester County Courthouse in Pennsylvania. This is Joseph Pitts' district -- as in one of the authors of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment. Starts at 10:15 Saturday, Nov. 21 with press conference at 10:30 am. All events will take place on the courthouse steps (2 N High St, West Chester, PA 19380 -- View map) Coalition partners for this event include Pennsylvania NOW, National NOW and Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
  • Humiliation for Harriet Harman as statisticians dismiss her claims on equal pay

    11/05/2009 10:07:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies · 531+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2009 | Steve Doughty
    Harriet Harman was yesterday slapped down by national statisticians over her claims that women are paid a fifth less than men. The Women and Equality Minister was told she must no longer use a single figure to describe the complex differences in the earnings of men and women. Instead she will have to give three measures - among them one which shows that far from earning less than men, women in part-time jobs are actually paid more on average than their male counterparts.
  • Mass. mother charged with stabbing 2-year-old girl

    04/03/2009 8:57:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies · 1,249+ views
    GARDNER, Mass. - A woman who believes she was being stalked by a cult has been charged with stabbing her 2-year-old daughter 100 times with scissors, her lawyer and police have said, and can be heard yelling "Die! Die!" on a 911 call. Susan Johnson's screams can be heard on the 911 call made by a security guard who helped to subdue her in a laundry room at a Gardner apartment building Wednesday night. Johnson, 38, also used an electrical cord from a dryer to try and strangle the toddler, police said, but the security guard and two residents separated...
  • email from the NOW gang...pushing Socialized medicine (BARF ALERT)

    07/29/2009 6:14:05 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 5 replies · 261+ views
    Urge House Members Today to Support Single-Payer The House of Representative may vote this week on its bill (America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, H.R. 3200) to reform our dysfunctional health care system. Act NOW to keep state single-payer options in this important piece of health care reform legislation! Tell your representatives to support single-payer health care After taking action, please support our work! Action Needed: Thanks to your recent calls, this important amendment was adopted in committee. Now the challenge is to keep it in the larger House health care reform bill, H.R. 3200, when it goes to...
  • NJ Ruling Raising Evidence Standard for Restraining Orders Overturned

    07/21/2009 10:47:30 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 2 replies · 356+ views ^ | July 20th, 2009 | by Glenn Sacks
    In Crespo v. Crespo, the New Jersey Appellate Division overturned the June 18, 2008 ruling of Francis Schultz, who vacated the final restraining order (FRO) entered against defendant Anibal Crespo. Judge Schultz vacated the FRO entered pursuant to the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act because the standard of proof provided by the Act, the preponderance of evidence standard as opposed to the clear-and-convincing standard, violated the defendant’s right to due process. (He also noted that the Act’s “practice and procedure” components violate the separation of powers doctrine, but this finding had no affect on his decision to vacate the FRO...
  • Boston Vigil for Dr. Tiller [Episcopalians Mourn Abortionist]

    06/01/2009 7:12:30 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 22 replies · 970+ views ^ | June 1, 2009 | meganjpeterson
    Boston Vigil for Dr. Tiller Join the Boston community in sharing our grief and celebrating the life of Dr. George Tiller, a true hero for women across the country. Monday, June 1st 6pm St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral 138 Tremont St., Boston Across from the Park St. T stop Please help us spread the word via email, Facebook, Twitter, and texts. Facebook event: Twitter hashtag: #BostonVigil and #Tiller (this one is attracting some unpleasant tweets, however) Dr. Tiller was shot and killed Sunday morning while serving as an usher at his church in Witchita, Kansas. Since the 1970s, Dr. Tiller...
  • Mothers Day Under Attack?

    05/11/2009 8:39:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 25 replies · 1,061+ views
    In their efforts to improve the situation of women around the globe, a handful in the international community believe there should be no honoring of motherhood in public policy since motherhood "traps" women in lowly domestic endeavors instead of using their talents in the workforce.
  • "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" (A Ruth Bader Ginsburg Mother's Day Forget Me Not)

    05/10/2009 12:38:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 10 replies · 1,075+ views
    Ethics and Public Policy Center ^ | June 8, 2005 | Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Brenda Feigen Fasteau
    Cover    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Cover Only [PDF format, 11 kb] 1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Prostitution:    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - p72 [PDF format, 45 kb] 2. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Segregating Prisoners by Sex    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader Ginsburg - p75 [PDF format, 30 kb] 3. Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Rights of Bigamists    Excerpt from "The Legal Status of Women under Federal Law" - Ruth Bader...
  • Remarks of the Rev. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, Birmingham, AL (BARF Alert)

    05/06/2009 8:18:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies · 1,856+ views
    NARAL Pro-Choice Texas ^ | 7/21/2007 | "Rev." Katherine Hancock Ragsdale
    Well Operation Save America came, they saw, they harassed, and they annoyed; but they did not close the clinic. The clinic stayed open, no patients were turned away, and the doors never closed. We remain victorious. And that victory is a good thing – but, make no mistake, even though OSA has gone home; our work is not done. If we were to leave this park and discover that clinic violence had become a thing of the past, never to plague us again, that would be a very good thing, indeed; but, still, our work would not be done. If...
  • Abortion Industry Needs "Pride" Movement: Brown University Bioethicist and Author

    04/19/2009 6:28:20 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies · 745+ views ^ | 3/26/09 | Hilary White
    The abortion industry needs a "pride" movement, similar to that of the immensely successful homosexualist movement, a prominent US bioethicist says. Jacob M. Appel, an author, professor at Brown University and graduate of Harvard Law, wrote on the website "Opposing Views," that "the moment is ripe - more than ripe - for an Abortion Pride Movement." Appel says that "one is bombarded" in the "conservative" press with stories of women who overcome obstacles to bring to term "fetuses" with severe disabilities. "The implication," he wrote, "is that while bearing a child when one is ready is a blessing, bearing a...
  • Gay, Pro-Abortion Episcopal Seminary Pres.'Worst of Post-Modern Church'

    04/13/2009 3:24:40 PM PDT · by tcg · 39 replies · 2,005+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 4/14/09 | David W. Virtue
    The announcement that the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, MA, has chosen a lesbian, pro-abortion president to lead the seminary has sent shock waves around the Anglican Communion. The appointment of Katherine Hancock Ragsdale highlights a week that also saw TEC bishop-elect Kevin Thew Forrester replace a reading from the New Testament with a reading from the Quran at St. Paul's Marquette, Michigan. One wonders what Episcopal boundaries and barriers have yet to be crossed that the dying embers of historic Christianity could possibly fan into life. That the Diocese of Massachusetts has a functioning transgendered priest complete with a...