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  • Marine Corps to Ban ‘Infantryman’

    06/28/2016 9:11:46 AM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies ^ | June 28, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    The Marine Corps is eliminating the job title “basic infantryman” along with 18 others and replacing them with terms that are gender neutral. Others titles, including “rifleman” and “mortarman,” will remain the same, due to their historical and cultural significance for Marines. The service plans to replace 19 of its military occupational specialty titles, the Marine Corps Times reported Tuesday, seven months after Navy Secretary Ray Mabus ordered the Marine Corps to conduct a review of all job titles to ensure gender neutrality. For most of the 19 terms that will be changed, the word “Marine” will replace the...
  • The Feminization of the US Military is Nearly Complete

    05/19/2016 9:09:08 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 19, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The US Military has crossed the Rubicon and is spiraling into a whirlpool of doom and disaster on the land, on the seas and in the air. Mission accomplished Cultural Marxists and Feminists. With the help of our Socialist Commander in Chief you’ve succeeded in achieving your goals of destroying our beloved and glorious military beyond your wildest dreams. What started with ideas spouted by crazies like Gloria Steinem in the 70’s, Patricia Schroeder in the 80’s and Claudia Kennedy in the 90’s, the feminist destruction derby of the last great male, macho culture in American society is on virtual...
  • Female sex hormone is ‘fueling male obesity epidemic and causing sperm counts to drop’…

    10/10/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 06:17 EST, 10 October 2014 | Malden Davies
    The obesity epidemic in men could be fueled by the female sex hormone estrogen, scientists claim. Experts believe the hormone could also be causing the well-documented drop in sperm count among Western men. They said men in affluent countries are becoming “feminized” as they come into contact with products containing the female sex hormone. Compounds found in some plastic items, including drain pipes, and soy food products can mimic the effects of estrogen, scientists said. Secreted by the ovaries in premenstrual women, estrogen is known to cause weight gain, inhibiting the thyroid gland and affecting other areas of the brain....
  • Do Mexicans Think Educated Mexicans Are Sissies?

    05/15/2014 3:29:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    OC Weekly ^ | thursday, May 15 2014 | Gustavo Arellano
    [¡Ask a Mexican!] And is a picture of chickens wearing sombreros racist?DEAR MEXICAN: It occurred to me that one of the reasons we Mexicans are taking our time reaching our academic potential is an unspoken fear of feminization. There is a phobia that education and the mannerisms that come with it are emasculating. Would you agree? Brown, Down and No Clown DEAR POCHO: "What a question!" responds the Mexican's go-to Mexican for philosophical insights into mexicanidad, San Diego State professor William Nericcio, author of the scabrous Tex(t)-Mex: Seductive Hallucinations of the "Mexican" in America. "My first reaction was that I...
  • Oorah! Marine Corps Nixes Girly Hats

    10/28/2013 1:26:29 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    the gateway pundit ^ | 10/28/13 | Jim Hoft
    The US Marines decided to nix the girly hats following the reports last week that the Corps was considering implementing unisex hats for men and women. The Wall Street Journal reported: Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Amos has put an end to the matter. “The survey was incorrect when published and has been pulled. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover,” he said in a statement Friday. Changing the hat design has been a decade-long process of military boards, field trials and prototypes. A Marine spokesman said the impetus for a potential unisex design was simple:...
  • Boris Johnson wasn’t joking—work is becoming a woman’s world

    07/14/2013 11:49:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:15PM BST 11 Jul 2013 | Fraser Nelson
    We’re witnessing the continuation of a long trend. Girls overtook boys for school exam performance in the 1980s and outnumbered them in universities in the 1990s. There is no reason why the progress should stop at equality: in field after field, women are starting to dominate. In the recession, four out of five British jobs lost were held by men. … And there is, of course, no discrimination. The economy is changing shape in a way that is to men’s collective disadvantage. Occupations requiring physical strength are rapidly disappearing; a quarter of manufacturing jobs have vanished in the past 10...
  • University of Leipzig switches to feminine professor titles for men

    06/05/2013 4:21:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies ^ | 5 Jun 13 08:14 CET | (The Local/kkf)
    The University of Leipzig has voted to adopt the feminine version of the word for “professor” as its default. In German, Professorin refers to a female professor while Professor is the male equivalent. Under the new measures, written documents will use the term Professorinnen when referring to professors in general. A footnote is to explain that male professors are also included in the description. …
  • A helpless military: Just what Obama ordered (armed forces' 'feminization, emasculation')

    06/04/2013 10:04:40 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 21 replies
    WND ^ | June 4, 2013 | Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady
    As incompetence, deception, duplicity and dishonesty become the hall marks of the Obama administration, it is important that we not lose sight of the greatest danger posed beyond these serial scandals: the feminization, emasculation and dismantling of our military. The two most important elements of national survival are the media and the military; one keeps us free and the other keeps us secure. We know the media are failing – God help us if the military does also. We may be able to fix the government in 2014. Fixing the military is more problematic. Let’s begin with Benghazi. It is...
  • The Manhood of the West (The "incident" In Woolrich, England)

    05/22/2013 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | May 22, 2013 | Richard Fernandez
    A British soldier was decapitated a few hundred yards from a UK Army base by two men with large knives and saying ‘ we swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you’. The men were shot when police responded 20 minutes later. The photo above shows a scene. This is the dramatic moment a woman appears to remonstrate with a man carrying a knife following a brutal attack in Woolwich. The two alleged attackers are thought to have waited around for 20 minutes until Metropolitan Police officers arrived and then tried to attack them – but were swiftly...
  • Women taking over/ the downfall of America?

    05/12/2012 8:48:49 AM PDT · by fabian · 94 replies
    me | 05/12/12 | fabian
    There are some that believe the downfall of our once great and free nation is largely due to the proliferation of women in positions of power which were only religated to men in days of old. These women supposedly are allowing for the all manner of the evil to take place. My answer to that is, to discuss women's role in the very real and almost complete socialist takeover of our country, minus the man's role in allowing that to happen, is really the real reason we are losing so much of the battle! It is a man's inflated ego...
  • Where Do Heroes Come From?

    08/31/2011 7:38:09 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 7 replies ^ | 09-01-11 | stolinsky
      The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is upon us. Rather than ruminating on pious platitudes or reporting the trite remarks of gaseous politicians, I thought it might be appropriate to update some prior columns that attempt to shed light on the subject. This is this first. Where Do Heroes Come From? David C. Stolinsky Sept. 1, 2011 Army Staff Sergeant Leroy A. Petry earned the ninth Medal of Honor awarded during the current war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and only the second given to a living recipient. Despite prior wounds, Petry picked up an enemy grenade and threw it...
  • Preschool Bans Use of Words 'Him' and 'Her' (Sweden)

    06/27/2011 3:14:04 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 23 replies
    Associated Press - KDVR News ^ | June 26, 2011 | JENNY SOFFEL
    <p>STOCKHOLM (AP) — At the "Egalia" preschool, staff avoid using words like "him" or "her" and address the 33 kids as "friends" rather than girls and boys.</p> <p>From the color and placement of toys to the choice of books, every detail has been carefully planned to make sure the children don't fall into gender stereotypes.</p>
  • They Know Who Wears the Pants in This Country

    03/21/2011 9:03:43 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 22 replies
    The Corner National Review ^ | March 21, 2011 | Mark Kirkorian
    Look, I’m a sensitive New Age guy — I cook, I do laundry, I choke up at movies (well, Gladiator, anyway). But does anyone think our enemies abroad are as enlightened as we are about feminism?... the specific lesson they’re learning is that nukes are the best insurance against invasion — but a broader one is that our commander-in-chief is an effete vacillator who is pushed around by his female subordinates. Prof. Althouse notes, “A feminist milestone: Our male President has been pulled into war by 3 women,”... One of the reasons Khrushchev gambled on missiles in Cuba is that...
  • The Feminization of the Catholic Church

    02/28/2011 5:35:55 AM PST · by verdugo · 84 replies
    Tradition In Action ^ | 2009 | Marian T. Horvat, Ph.D.
    The Feminization of the Church and Vatican II Marian T. Horvat, Ph.D. There has been much talk of late about a long-observable fact: the feminization of the Catholic Church. My friend Jan was quite impressed with the term and thought it accurately expressed the reality. “I went to a Catholic church downtown yesterday,” she said, “and really, it was all women on the altar – except for the priest. At Communion four ladies – three in pants –went to the side altar to pick up the chalices. The song leader was sensuous, in a blouse showing cleavage, waving her arms...
  • Phthalate warning: Medications contain chemicals that "feminize" unborn baby boys

    08/14/2010 9:33:35 PM PDT · by TaraP · 51 replies
    Natural News ^ | November 17th, 2009
    NaturalNews) In a bombshell finding that has far-reaching implications for society and culture, scientists at the University of Rochester have found that phthalates -- the chemical found in many vinyl and plastic products -- tends to "feminize" boys, altering their brains to express more feminine characteristics. The study has been published in the Journal of Andrology. Phthalates are found in vinyl products (including vinyl flooring), PVC shower curtains, plastic furniture and even in the plastic coating of the insides of dishwashing machines. The feminization process happens during pregnancy when phthalate exposure causes hormone disruptions in the unborn baby. This chemical...
  • No Sex Please, We’re Middle Class

    06/27/2010 9:33:24 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 69 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 25, 2010 | CAMILLE PAGLIA
    No Sex Please, We’re Middle Class By CAMILLE PAGLIA Published: June 25, 2010 WILL women soon have a Viagra of their own? Although a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recently rejected an application to market the drug flibanserin in the United States for women with low libido, it endorsed the potential benefits and urged further research. Several pharmaceutical companies are reported to be well along in the search for such a drug.
  • When Masculine Virtues Go Out of Fashion

    05/31/2010 3:01:21 AM PDT · by Scanian · 50 replies · 1,126+ views
    Ameican Thinker ^ | May 31, 2010 | Tom Hoffman
    The culture war begun in the sixties has, in large part, been won by the left. Nowhere is this clearer than in the feminization of men. The virtues of manhood which had been extolled and celebrated throughout the middle ages right up to the 1950s have been completely expunged from academia and pop culture. The baby boom generation was the last to be taught the values of rugged individualism, risk-taking, courage, bravery, loyalty, and reverence for tradition. John Wayne epitomized the rugged individual who was committed to fighting "the bad guy," but he was only one of a whole host...
  • The 19th Amendment, Was it the Beginning of the End for America?

    03/02/2010 10:22:59 PM PST · by Tina Grazier · 42 replies · 1,538+ views
    From the day the founding Fathers risked their liberty and life by signing the Declaration of Independence, there has been those who have wanted to sink this great ship called the United States of America. Well 143 years later the good ship America took a torpedo hit that at the time seemed like just another glancing blow. What many still consider the greatest step forward in equality for the sexes, was more then just a glancing blow however. It was in fact a deadly strike that entered the very heart of the ship and has been smoldering since. The...
  • Two-year-olds at risk from 'gender-bending' chemicals, report says

    11/15/2009 6:06:06 AM PST · by rom · 9 replies · 806+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 11/6/09 | Owen Bowcott
    Two-year-old children are being exposed to dangerous levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in domestic products such as rubber clogs and sun creams, according to an EU investigation being studied by the government. The 327-page report says that while risks from "anti-androgen" and "oestrogen-like" substances in individual items have been recognised, the cumulative impact of such chemicals, particularly on boys, is being ignored. The EU's environment council of ministers is due to agree on a regulatory approach to the use of so-called "gender-bender" compounds before Christmas. On Monday, EU officials will try to work out a strategy for creating risk assessments of...
  • Girly Men and Girly Sons

    05/31/2009 12:03:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies · 3,711+ views
    Townhall ^ | July 1, 2008 | Katy Grimes
    I have written a great deal about the feminization of America's boys. While Feminists have become more masculine with every passing year, men and boys have become wimpy, feminized and afraid of their own shadows. About five years ago at a Boy Scout meeting for my son who had been recently promoted to Boy Scout from Weeblos, I looked around the room and shivered. I leaned over to my husband and whispered, "There's not a single male role model in this room." Shortly after that meeting, my son changed Boy Scout troops to another where men ran the troop -...
  • Lt. Starbuck, in the Age of Starbucks

    02/27/2009 9:14:27 AM PST · by Sherman Logan · 22 replies · 939+ views
    NRO ^ | February 27, 2009 | Mark Hemingway
    A retired space cowboy takes on a neutered age. If you’re a man of a certain age, it’s impossible not to harbor affection for actor Dirk Benedict. While he is a veteran of a number of serious films and impressive stage productions, he’s best known for two roles — Lt. Starbuck, the roguish, cigar-chomping space cowboy always ready with a quip on the original Battlestar Galactica; and Lt. Templeton “Faceman” Peck on The A-Team — not coincidentally, a roguish, quip-ready soldier-of-fortune who had one arm wrapped around the waist of a different babe every week. Neither show lasted very long,...

    09/15/2008 6:28:47 AM PDT · by andrew roman · 33 replies · 338+ views ^ | 15 September 2008 | Andrew Roman
    There is a frightening penchant in today’s gradually feminizing America for people to abandon their God given ability to think and reason. True authority – the kind that summons respect, reverence and even a touch of fear – is being pushed aside, condemned as antiquated patriarchal nonsense, for more “progressive” methods of trying to maintain order. Thus, authority itself is emasculated, common sense is effectively castrated and unintended consequences create new difficulties where there should be none. In New York City, for example, students are not permitted to carry their cell phones into school with them (except in very specific...
  • Sports machismo may be cue to male teen violence

    01/26/2008 6:54:48 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 43 replies · 124+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 23-Jan-2008 | Amitabh Avasthi
    The sports culture surrounding football and wrestling may be fueling aggressive and violent behavior not only among teen male players but also among their male friends and peers on and off the field, according to a Penn State study. "Sports such as football, basketball, and baseball provide players with a certain status in society," said Derek Kreager, assistant professor of sociology in the Crime, Law, and Justice program. "But football and wrestling are associated with violent behavior because both sports involve some physical domination of the opponent, which is rewarded by the fans, coaches and other players." Using a national...
  • CoE - Women Clergy to be in the Majority?

    08/13/2007 10:21:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 427+ views
    From the Telegraph:According to a report due for release this autumn, there will be as many female priests as male by 2025. The study, entitled Religious Trends, concludes that without the rapid growth in the number of women being ordained - as many women will be becoming priests as men by the end of the decade - some parishes would be forced to close.(snip)Some dioceses, many of them in rural locations, already report a higher number of women being ordained than men.The report estimates that by 2016 one in every three priests will be a woman. This year, 47 per...

    03/01/2007 7:00:19 AM PST · by shortstop · 101 replies · 3,008+ views ^ | 02/28/07 | Bob Lonsberry
    The chickens have come home to roost. The first generation of students swaddled in the insanity of the self-esteem movement have emerged on the scene as arrogant, self-absorbed twits with an exaggerated sense of entitlement and self-importance. In short, they’ve been spoiled. Potentially, they’ve been ruined. The idiocy of social engineering in the classroom is again bearing catastrophic results. Here’s how we know. A group of five university professors has evaluated more than 16,000 personality profiles of college students gathered over the last 24 years. What they’ve discovered is that today’s young people have dramatically different self-concepts than the two...
  • Soft People, Hard People

    01/18/2007 7:21:27 AM PST · by ZeitgeistSurfer · 64 replies · 1,911+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/18/2007 | Selwyn Duke
    If the 1976 western The Last Hard Men has it right, we Occidentals metamorphosed into jellyfish sometime around the early twentieth century. Although this title is more movie marketing than historical statement, there may be something to it. After all, Robert Baden-Powell, a lieutenant general in the British Army, was motivated by the belief that western boys were becoming too soft when he originated the Boy Scouts in 1907. Regardless of the origin and rapidity of our transition from he-men to she-men, one thing is for certain: We have become a very soft people. When pondering this, I think about...
  • Growing Concern Over Estrogen-Like Compounds In US Rivers

    10/19/2006 9:42:03 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 23 replies · 574+ views
    Terra Daily ^ | Oct 18, 2006 | Christine Dell'amore
    An upsurge in the number of male fish growing female reproductive parts is sounding an alarm bell for the dangers of pollutants and estrogen-like compounds in U.S. rivers, where millions of Americans get their drinking water, environmental experts say. A recent survey of bass in the Potomac River, a major tributary in the nation's capital, found almost 100 percent of the smallmouth bass species were feminized, or had eggs in their testes. In largemouth bass the incidence of feminization was lower, but still highly prevalent. ~snip~ A motley assortment of chemicals, pollutants containing hormones and estrogen-like compounds are likely the...
  • Marijuana fest ignites fight for legalization [From Impeach Bush progressive America]

    10/09/2006 5:52:07 PM PDT · by SJackson · 52 replies · 827+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 10-9-06 | Ellen Williams-Masson
    The skies were clear but a haze hung over hundreds of marijuana activists as they paraded up State Street to the Capitol for the 36th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival. Some who marched advocated marijuana for medicinal purposes, while others championed hemp as an answer to the state's agricultural woes. And more than a few undoubtedly toked up for the sheer pleasure of smoking a doobie on a sunny afternoon on State Street. "The sky didn't fall, nothing happened, nobody got hurt, and we went all the way down the road in full public view and nothing went wrong,"...
  • How the Schools Shortchange Boys

    09/16/2006 9:19:29 AM PDT · by ruthles · 29 replies · 990+ views
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2006 | Gerry Garibaldi
    InteSummer 2006 Table of Contents EMAIL | PRINT | RESPOND | VIEW SELECTED RESPONSES How the Schools Shortchange Boys Gerry Garibaldi In the newly feminized classroom, boys tune out. Since I started teaching several years ago, after 25 years in the movie business, I’ve come to learn firsthand that everything I’d heard about the feminization of our schools is real—and far more pernicious to boys than I had imagined.
  • No one is a winner with 50-point rule

    05/31/2006 10:54:59 AM PDT · by JZelle · 57 replies · 1,297+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 5-31-06 | Tom Knott
    The run-up-the-score grievance in high school sports is a trite but universal one. It is inevitably leveled by the parents of the vanquished because no one outside the respective school districts usually cares if Team X defeated Team Y by a zillion points. But in these touchy-feely, self-indulgent times, the run-up-the-score gripe is increasingly gaining traction around the nation. The latest "score-management" policy comes from the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, which has implemented a 50-point rule in football. If a coach allows his team to defeat an opponent by more than 50 points, he will receive a one-game suspension and...
  • Feminization of Americans and Immigration - The Link

    05/08/2006 6:30:05 PM PDT · by NormalGuy · 6 replies · 411+ views
    my FR page | 5-8-06 | Bob Schmidt
    Feminization of Americans and Immigration - THE LINK When I was young, I played with things and ideas. My favorite was earth moving equipment. I built entire communities in the yard with tunnels, bridges, lakes, dams. During school I dreamed about what I would build. I also pretended a stick was a gun, etc. My sisters played with (manipulated) dolls. Real boys just had bigger toys when they grew up. They manipulated things and ideas. Only giggolos and pimps manipulated people. Girls, on the other hand, grew up to be real women who manipulated other people into cooperating. As has...
  • Plame Revealed to be Working on Iran's Nuclear File [Incompetence Alert]

    05/03/2006 7:43:20 PM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies · 1,206+ views
    Anadolu News Agency by way of Zaman (Turkey) ^ | 03MAY06 | Anadolu News Agency
    In the leak scandal that led to five indictments for a top-level White House official, reports this week cite that former US Central Intelligence Agency employee Valerie Plame was allegedly following Iran's nuclear activities before her identity was revealed. Democrat Party Senator Frank Lautenberg, in a letter to CIA Director Porter Goss, asked for an evaluation of the harm outing Plame has caused. In the letter, the Senator reminds Director Goss of recent news stories which report that before Plame was outed, she participated in intelligence works on the Iranian nuclear dossier, and her subsequent outing gravely jeopardized the US’...
  • Liberalism and the Feminization of the American Male

    11/22/2005 4:55:02 PM PST · by ritt · 1 replies · 407+ views
    Horsefeathers ^ | 11-22-2005 | Stephen Rittenberg
    Every man is scared in his first battle. If he says he's not, he's a liar. Some men are cowards but they fight the same as the brave men or they get the hell slammed out of them watching men fight who are just as scared as they are. The real hero is the man who fights even though he is scared. Some men get over their fright in a minute under fire. For some, it takes an hour. For some, it takes days. But a real man will never let his fear of death overpower his honor, his sense...
  • Men - The New Women Alert (Debbie Schlussel Slams New L'Oreal Girly Men Product Care Line Alert)

    10/07/2005 2:44:19 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 132 replies · 3,223+ views
    Debbie ^ | 10/07/05 | Debbie Schlussel
    Men--the New Women--Alert By Debbie Schlussel On this site, we've been following--with dismay--the ever increasing feminization of men in America. Two items, this week, are part of the continuing crisis: * USA Today's Sports Section has been running full-page ads, like the one on page 6C on Tuesday, for L'oreal's new men's beauty line, called, "Men's Expert." The products sound like they are for women. I find it a bit odd for any man to use "Circle Eraser Anti-Dark Circle Eye Moisturizer," or "Stop Lines Anti-Lines Moisturizer," or "Vita Lift Anti-Wrinkle and Firming Moisturizer"--all of which are part of L'Oreal's...
  • Guys In US Are Taking Up Knitting

    02/05/2005 11:50:08 AM PST · by srm913 · 187 replies · 2,544+ views
    Straits Times ^ | February 5, 2005
    Feb 5, 2005 Guys in US are taking up knitting CHICAGO - ERIC Garcia and Matthew Kane are holed up in a classroom corner, chatting casually as they each knit a sock for a school project. They ponder the thought that their actions might be a little, well, unexpected. 'Girls can be truckers,' said 11-year-old Eric. 'Yeah, girls can be truckers,' echoed Matthew, who's also 11. 'So why can't guys be knitters?' A lot of guys are taking up knitting today, especially as the hobby surges in popularity on college campuses, in coffee shops and at the many yarn stores...
  • The Feminization of American Space Policy

    04/12/2004 8:42:11 PM PDT · by anymouse · 16 replies · 187+ views
    The Space Review ^ | Monday, April 12, 2004 | Dwayne A. Day
    When President George W. Bush announced a new civilian space policy at NASA Headquarters on January 14 he used much of the language typical of such speeches. He talked of vision and the bravery of explorers like Lewis and Clark, who traveled far and opened new frontiers. He cracked a couple of small jokes and spoke of the pioneering spirit that was part of America’s heritage. But there was a phrase missing from Bush’s speech: no mention of American “leadership in space.” The absence was notable largely because there was a time when this phrase was at the center of...
  • Study heralds molecule in soybeans as baldness beater

    04/06/2004 7:05:45 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies · 562+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | April 6, 2004 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Gentlemen, forget the steak and french fries. And lay off the cheeseburgers, pizza, eggs, bacon and all the other hallmarks of he-man cuisine.</p> <p>It's soybeans you want, guys: We're talking tofu, edamame, soy butter, miso soup, soy milk, tempeh and that mysterious "textured vegetable protein" lurking in the freezer case at the supermarket.</p>
  • Driving Down Unknown Roads: The Feminization Of America

    04/05/2004 5:27:51 PM PDT · by Archangelsk · 55 replies · 262+ views
    Fred On Everything ^ | 032904 | Fred Reed
    Driving Down Unknown Roads The Feminization Of America March 29, 2004 In the United States women are, I think for the first time in history, gaining real power. Often nations have had queens, heiresses, and female aristocrats. These do not amount to much. Today women occupy positions of genuine authority in fields that matter, as for example publishing, journalism, and academia. They control education through high school. Politicians scramble for their votes. They control the divorce courts and usually get their way with things that matter to them. If this is not unprecedented, I do not know of the...
  • ATTRITION: Suicides In Iraq and the Sins of the '90s

    03/29/2004 10:36:41 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 8 replies · 124+ views ^ | March 28, 2004
    March 28, 2004: The suicide rate among American troops in Iraq is being reported as being unusually high. But suicide rates among troops normally increase during a major war, especially one involving fighting against irregulars. The suicide rate for army troops in Iraq over the last year has been 17.3 per 100,000 soldiers, compared to the overall Army rate of 11.9 per 100,000 between 1995 and 2002. This is higher than the overall rate for all branches of the military during the Vietnam war, which was 15.6, and a 3.6 rate for all branches during the 1991 Gulf War. The...
  • She Works, He Doesn’t (Men Who Play Mr. MOM)

    05/05/2003 4:03:35 PM PDT · by Cacique · 162 replies · 970+ views
    NewsWeek. ^ | 5-05-2003 | Peg Tyre and Daniel McGinn
    MSN Home   |   My MSN   |   Hotmail   |   Search   |   Shopping   |   Money   |   People & Chat   Thomas and Sandra Nunez with their son, Andrew, and daughter, Ava, at home in Denton, Texas She Works, He Doesn’t The number of American families in which the sole wage earner is the woman is small, but many economists think it’s growing By Peg Tyre and Daniel McGinnNEWSWEEK     May 12 issue —  Since the beginning of time, anthropologists believe, women have been programmed to seek a mate who can provide for a family—whether that means dragging the mastodon back to the cave or making the payments on the Volvo. So when Laurie Earp walked down...
  • Gender-neutral Bible Stirs Controversy

    08/09/2002 9:58:52 AM PDT · by Frumanchu · 58 replies · 459+ views
    Women's eNews ^ | 5/29/02 | Anne Eggebroten
    New Gender-Neutral Bible Stirs Controversy Run Date: 05/29/02 By Anne Eggebroten (WOMENSENEWS)--James C. Dobson, psychologist and radio personality has come out against Zondervan Publishing House's new edition of its popular New International Version Bible. The good news is that Zondervan, the world's largest publisher of Bibles, has decided to replace words such as "men," "sons," and "he" (when referring to believers) with "people," "children," and "they" in its new edition, Today's New International Version New Testament with the new language was released this spring and now in bookstores. The complete, inclusive version is expected to be completed in 2005. The...
  • Musings - (Bush's post-Clinton military changes. Good news for the good guys.)

    05/30/2002 4:03:09 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 349+ views
    Lyn's Page ^ | May 30, 2002 | Lyn Nofziger
    May 30, 2002--There’s an old song, from the ‘40s I think it was, called “Little Things Mean A Lot.” It was a love song but that’s also the way it is with national administrations. We all tend to look at the big picture and the headline stories when we judge presidents and congresses and governors but often it’s the little things that tell you where their hearts and heads are. This administration is no exception. We concentrate on terrorism and the middle east and the possibility of war between India and Pakistan and on domestic issues such as farm subsidies,...