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  • Birth certificates ask parents if ‘woman giving birth’ is female [NY City's TransWorldAirHeads]

    01/30/2015 10:11:27 PM PST · by Colofornian · 30 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Jan. 30, 2015 | Leonard Greene
    No, that’s not a typo. A city Health Department form for new parents requesting birth certificates asks the “woman giving birth” if she’s male or female. Along with routine questions — mother’s maiden name, mother’s legal name, mother’s Social Security number — is a gender question that has raised a few eyebrows. And just in case the inquiry is not clear, the birth-certificate request provides a convenient check box and asks the question in capital letters. “What is your DATE OF BIRTH, current AGE and SEX?” the form asks in the section clearly marked “Mother/Parent (Woman Giving Birth).” “To be...
  • College Courses Now Require Textbook that States You Make Up Your Gender, Wolf, Alien, or Otherwise

    01/06/2015 9:00:01 AM PST · by rightistight · 26 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/6/15 | Aurelius
    Over the last several years, numerous colleges throughout the United States have offered courses that require the textbook "My Gender Workbook," which claims that people can be literally any gender, so long as they have an imagination. These colleges include the UTexas, Vanderbilt, and Keene State College. The book, written by Kate Bornstein, claims that genders are entirely up to you and are limited only by how you feel. At the beginning of the book you are greeted by a character named "Blu." Here is the excerpt: In the book, Bornstein claims that sometimes she decides that she has a...
  • Saudi Arabia's national airline to introduce gender segregation after a string of complaints

    01/02/2015 8:56:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 2, 2015 | Emily Payne
    Saudi Arabia's national airline is allegedly planning to separate male and female passengers on its flights, in accordance to strict rules enforced by the Gulf kingdom. Gulf media report that Saudia will keep men and women segregated onboard, unless they are close relatives. The move follows a spate of complaints from male fliers unwilling to allow other males to sit next to their wives and other female family members.
  • Angelina Jolie’s daughter is “gender assigned” at 8 years old

    12/28/2014 12:18:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 224 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/28/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Hollywood recently unveiled yet another of many feature films for the holiday season, this one the ambitious World War II era character study, Unbroken. It was directed by Angelina Jolie, and while I haven’t seen it yet, the topic looks fascinating. When it came time for the red carpet activities, though, Jolie’s family had to step in for her and do a quick turn for the cameras. Here’s one photo from the event, featuring husband Brad Pitt and several of their children.That’s a handsome group of fellows, isn’t it? But if you look a bit closer there’s a bit of...
  • Parents surprised to learn 9th graders being told they can choose gender, prep for sex

    12/13/2014 9:25:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    Welcome to California, home of the finest, most progressive school system in the country. And if your 13 and 14 year old children are attending Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California, they can learn all sorts of amazing things. For example, they are probably right up to date on the best water based lubricants for intercourse, the best way to beat a pesky, sexually transmitted infection, and the wide range of options they have regarding which gender they would like to be. Along with local area groups, some parents are irate that their childrenÂ’s sex ed class at Acalanes High...
  • Dept of Education to Schools: Let Students Choose if They Are Boy or Girl, Even for Sex Ed Classes

    12/12/2014 7:38:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/12/2014 | Napp Nazworth
    In single-sex classes, which are common for sex education, students must be allowed to go to the class of the gender they consider themselves to be rather than their actual gender, the U.S. Department of Education directed schools that receive federal funds in a Dec. 1 memo. The memo, from the department's Office for Civil Rights, provides guidance for K-12 schools for when they are allowed to have same-sex classes or extracurricular activities and remain in compliance with Title IX, a 1972 law to protect against gender discrimination in education programs that get federal aid. Schools may divide students by...
  • Gender Equality Must Guide 2015 Climate Change Deal

    12/10/2014 11:52:54 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 18 replies
    Reuters LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) via Yahoo News ^ | 10 Dec 2014 | Megan Rowling, Reuters
    [Barf Alert] Gender equality must guide 2015 climate deal, U.N. envoy says By Megan Rowling, Reuters LIMA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Gender equality must be a key part of a new global climate change deal due to be reached in Paris next year even though achieving it will be a struggle, U.N. climate envoy Mary Robinson said on Tuesday. The former Irish president said the 2015 agreement should drive climate policies that take both women's and men's needs into account and must include gender equality as a guiding principle. [excerpt. hurl here]
  • THE SEXODUS, PART 2: DISHONEST FEMINIST PANICS LEAVE MALE SEXUALITY IN CRISIS

    12/10/2014 8:52:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | December 10, 2014 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    exual dysfunction is not unique to the twenty-first century—nor, certainly, to the West. Japan's "herbivores"—men who shun sex and prefer saving money and going on long walks to riding motorcycles and flirting with girls—have been well documented and are regarded by social scientists as the best example of male sexuality turning in on itself. But although the sexodus, a new retreat into solitude by Western males, has a different flavour to it and dramatically different aetiology from previously observed social crises, many characteristics are identical. And what's troubling about men throwing in the towel in both East and West is...
  • Minnesota Plans To Eliminate Gender Distinctions For High School Sports

    12/02/2014 9:07:58 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12/2/2014 | Stella Morabito
    Minnesotans are currently facing a fast and furious onslaught by the transgender lobby, which seems to be dictating policy to the Minnesota State High School League. The MSHSL decides policy for all extracurricular activities in public, private, religious, and home schools. It’s currently in the process of outlawing all sex distinctions in high-school sports. On December 4, it plans to install an athletic policy granting transgender students the choice to play on either boys’ or girls’ teams. In this scheme, there would be no accounting for sex differences in high school sports on the field or in locker rooms, bathrooms,...
  • Minnesota Plans To Eliminate Gender Distinctions For High School Sports

    12/01/2014 6:46:58 PM PST · by prairiebreeze · 39 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Dec. 1, 2014 | Stella Morabito
    Minnesotans are currently facing a fast and furious onslaught by the transgender lobby, which seems to be dictating policy to the Minnesota State High School League. The MSHSL decides policy for all extracurricular activities in public, private, religious, and home schools. It’s currently in the process of outlawing all sex distinctions in high-school sports. On December 4, it plans to install an athletic policy granting transgender students the choice to play on either boys’ or girls’ teams. In this scheme, there would be no accounting for sex differences in high school sports on the field or in locker rooms, bathrooms,...
  • While You’re Distracted, Humanum is Happening (HUGE Traditional Marriage Conf in Rome)

    11/20/2014 3:07:41 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 28 replies
    November 19th, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    There are more important things in life than politics. One of those things is happening as I write. Most of the world is oblivious to it. The press corps has completely ignored it. But it may be one of the most consequential events in the early twenty-first century. It is called Humanum. In Rome, at the Vatican, an interfaith gathering is occurring to discus marriage. Leading voices in the Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Mormon, Muslim, and Christian communities have gathered to support and strengthen each other in the struggle against growing anti-faith norms toward marriage and family. Pope Francis opened the...
  • OKCupid Allowing Users to Identify as Five Sexual Orientations at Once

    11/19/2014 7:22:46 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | Katherine Timpf
    Dating website OKCupid has begun offering select users twelve options to describe their sexual orientation. Some may consider the idea that there are twelve sexual orientations bizarre in itself — but what’s really bizarre is, according to screenshots of the feature, the site is also allowing people to select “up to five” of those twelve to describe themselves. That’s 1,585 combinations. And how could the same person be five different sexual orientations at once? Here are the twelve choices: Demisexual: no sexual attraction toward any person unless they become deeply emotionally or romantically connected to someone Asexual: does not experience...
  • Gay activists urge UN to declare ‘reparative therapy’ a form of torture

    11/14/2014 3:56:45 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | November 14, 2014 | AustIN RUSE
    American activists against “reparative therapy” asked the UN Committee on Torture to define the practice as a form of torture and a violation of international law. At issue is the treatment sought by persons who struggle with unwanted same-sex desires. Many therapists still offer the treatment to those who ask for it, even though professional organizations for the therapeutic community say same-sex desire is not a form of mental illness and discourage this kind of therapy. There is a movement in the United States to ban all such therapy by law. Already, New Jersey and California have banned reparative therapy...
  • NYC weighs easing birth certificate gender changes

    11/10/2014 10:16:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2014 10:13 AM EST
    New York City lawmakers are weighing making it easier for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificates. […] The City Council’s Health Committee […] would eliminate a requirement for people to have gender-reassignment surgery in order to change the documents. Instead, a health professional would be able to affirm that the change would more accurately reflect the person’s gender. …
  • Christian persecution in the US: Openly gay Houston mayor demands pastors turn over sermons

    10/20/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by bardettespy
    Allan B. West ^ | Oct 15, 2014 | Allen West
    People say America is one of the most religious countries in the world. But is it religious in the way that you think it is? You’re bound to learn something new in this list:
  • The Other War on Women: Why the Democrat's “war on women” strategy is now ineffective.

    10/14/2014 9:15:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/14/2014 | The Editors
    The Democrats’ “war on women” strategy has always been frivolous and intellectually dishonest, and it is now being revealed as ineffective, too. Let us call the roll: Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Kentucky secretary of state hoping to oust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, is trailing in the polls in spite of being a cause célčbre for the Hollywood Left — Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Katzenberg have lavished Manhattan and Beverly Hills money upon her race — even after having engaged in such questionable shenanigans as attempting to portray Senator McConnell, an original cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Act, as...
  • Nebraska school district urges teachers to be more inclusive, stop referring to “boys and girls”

    10/08/2014 7:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Katherine Timpf of NRO, I’m 90 percent sure this is a hoax. No, wait, let me rephrase: I would be 90 percent sure this is a hoax, if not for the fact that the school superintendent confirmed on a local radio show that these materials were handed out to teachers at one Lincoln-area middle school. Repeat: Middle school.Oh well. High time America’s 10-year-olds started considering whether they’re cis or trans.The recommendations about intervening when an androgynous child is being bullied are fine, but c’mon. This isn’t real, is it?I can’t read those italicized parts without hearing Mike Judge...
  • Victory! Boys born as boys can shower with girls in Kentucky school

    09/30/2014 2:26:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/30/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I probably would have missed this story were it not for Maggie Gallagher at The Corner. It seems that the good people on the appeal board considering a case at Atherton High School (part of the Jefferson County public school system) have determined that you can use the girls’ bathrooms, locker room and showers if you say you’re a girl. No physical required. A transgender teenager, who was born male but identifies as a female, can continue to use a women’s restroom and locker room at a Jefferson County Public School. In a 5-to-1 vote, an appeal board upheld...
  • Successful Women Have No Time For Equality Debate

    09/30/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    IBD ^ | 09/30/2014 | ERICKA ANDERSEN
    In her speech to the United Nations last week, first lady Michelle Obama chose to highlight some of the negative things that women face in the United States today. "Women are still woefully underrepresented in our government and in the senior ranks of our corporations," Obama said at the Global Education First Initiative event. "We still struggle with violence against women and harmful cultural norms that tell women how they are expected to look and act." The first lady, meanwhile, made no mention of women who are regularly raped and beaten in Afghanistan, forced to kill their female babies in...
  • 6 Modern Societies Where Women Literally Rule

    09/29/2014 8:21:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | September 29, 2014 | Laura Turner Garrison
    Who runs the world? In these six societies: Girls. By standard definition, a matriarchy is a “family, group or state governed by a matriarch (a woman who is head of a family or tribe).” Anthropologists and feminists have since created more specific classifications for female societies, including the matrilineal system. Matrilineality refers not only to tracing one’s lineage through maternal ancestry, it can also refer to a civil system in which one inherits property through the female line. While the legendary Amazons (probably the most widely known matriarchy) are relegated to mythology, there are a handful of female-led societies...
  • NU grad school asks applicants' sexual identity

    09/27/2014 6:34:41 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 26, 2014 | Ted Gregory
    Starting this year, applicants to Northwestern University's graduate school will be asked about their sexual orientation.. The optional question asks whether applicants consider themselves to be members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) community. The aim of the question, The Graduate School stated in announcing it, is to gain a clearer understanding of the school's community to better serve all in the school.
  • The evidence of polygamy is in our genes

    09/26/2014 8:14:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Washington Post's Speaking of Science ^ | September 25, 2014 | Rachel Feltman
    In the genetic history of our species, the mamas outnumber the papas. A new study in Investigative Genetics reports that females have made a bigger contribution than men. By studying the DNA of 623 males from 51 populations, the researchers found more genetic diversity in the DNA inherited from mothers than they did in the DNA inherited from fathers. At first glance, these results could be taken to mean that there used to be more women than men. But if you know anything about history, it makes more sense to blame reproductive habits: In many cultures, more women reproduced than...
  • What ‘War on Women’? It Ended a Long Time Ago and Women Won!

    09/24/2014 6:26:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/24/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    Last Friday, the White House announced its “It’s On Us” initiative aimed at combating sexual assaults on college campuses. I’m all in favor of combating sexual assault, but the first priority in combating a problem is understanding it. That’s not the White House’s first priority. Roughly six weeks before Election Day, its chief concern is to translate an exciting social-media campaign into a get-out-the-vote operation. Accurate statistics are of limited use in that regard because rape and sexual assault have been declining for decades. So the Obama administration and its allied activist groups trot out the claim that there is...
  • Academic Org Lets Members Choose Any Of Six Genders

    08/27/2014 11:28:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 27, 2014 | Blake Neff
    The American Sociological Association, the leading professional organization for American sociologists, is now granting its members much greater leeway in how to define their gender identities. Previously, the ASA’s membership surveys only allowed three choices of gender: “male,” “female” and “prefer not to answer.” Now, as reported at Inside Higher Ed, members will have no fewer than seven options for their gender choice, with the added ability to select “all that apply.” The added options include “transgender male/transgender man,” “transgender female/transgender woman,” “genderqueer/gender non-conforming,” or another “preferred identity” of their choice not explicitly named. “Genderqueer” is defined by the Gender...
  • Female football player makes history

    08/22/2014 3:45:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    wcyb.com ^ | 8/20/14 | Olivia Bailey
    It's almost time for the Friday Night Huddle, and the best high school teams in the region are gearing up for kickoff. News 5 found a special player in Chilhowie, who is breaking barriers and a few face masks. Rachel Poston spends an hour each day in U.S. History with the school's head football coach, but it's what she is doing outside of that classroom that's making history -- she's the first female to earn a starting position on the Warriors' special team....
  • Gender Roles 'Entrenched' in Swedish Football

    07/19/2014 5:31:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Jul 2014
    Swedish football coach Pia Sundhage has spoken out, the coaches concerned are under review and gender experts have warned that prejudice remains after two young players were accused of being boys. "Traditional gender roles are in many areas deeply entrenched," Sofia B. Karlsson, who is involved in the Football for All project, told The Local. Football for All (Fotboll för Alla) is a cooperation between Stockholm professional club AIK and Amphi Produktion and aims to develop training materials and methods to tackle racism, homophobia and sexism within the game at all levels. "We want to develop tools so that everyone...
  • Marvel’s ‘Thor’ Is Now A Woman

    07/15/2014 10:34:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    MTV ^ | 07/15/2014 | alicia lutes
    No, your eyes do not deceive you and thankfully this is no joke — Marvel has given an upgrade to one of its biggest superheroes. And by that we mean: there’s a new superlady in town and she’s wielding the hammer of Thor! As announced on “The View,” and confirmed by Marvel, a new comic written by Jason Aaron, with art by Russell Dauterman will launch ongoing this Fall, after the original God of Thunder loses the ability to wield his signature hammer. Thor doesn’t just look like a lady with those long and luscious Norse locks of his —...
  • Some Sharks fans object to plan of using 'ice girls'

    07/14/2014 7:44:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 45 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | July 12, 2014 | David Pollak
    SAN JOSE -- The Sharks are not backing down from their plan to recruit "ice girls" to help clean the playing surface during each game despite a backlash from a segment of their fan base. "Fans take pride in the Sharks not objectifying women. Please keep the Tank a family environment," SharksFanTX wrote on Twitter. Another ended her Twitter complaint with an "#icegirlsareadealbreaker" hashtag, vowing to cancel season tickets if the team sticks with its plan. And with little publicity, a "Say NO to Sharks Ice Girls" page on Facebook, as well as a similar petition at change.org, attracted more...
  • Houston Mayor Defends Controversial Ordinance Critics Say Will Allow Men in Women's Bathrooms

    07/08/2014 11:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    In response to a petition that reportedly garnered over 50,000 signatories, the mayor of Houston has pledged to defend an antidiscrimination ordinance that critics say will allow transgendered men to use women's bathrooms. Mayor Annise Parker, supporter of the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, has stated that the ordinance will not be repealed. "The Houston I know does not discriminate, treats everyone equally and allows full participation by everyone in civic and business life," said Parker, in a statement shared with The Christian Post. "We don't care where you come from, the color of your skin, your age, gender, what physical...
  • Further Down The Rabbit Hole -- Facebook's 56 Gender Options

    06/24/2014 8:16:23 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 83 replies
    Original Content | 6/24/2014 | By Laz A. Mataz
    As a very young man, your humble author thought to experiment around with psychedelic drugs. The utter lack of connection to reality was very profound, and very scary. However, when the drugs wore off, reality returned. These days, American reality is so bizarre as to be similar to the psychedelic unreality experienced so many decades ago. In many ways, it is very similar to Alice in Wonderland, and her journey down the rabbit hole. "Curiouser and curiouser," we observe, as America spirals into a state of being in full flight from reality. The example I am focusing on, today, is...
  • American Medical Association Says Gender is Imaginary

    06/18/2014 8:53:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/18/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Medical science is making bold new leaps every day. Not only is there a new medication out that is just like the old medication, except it costs 10 times as much, but the American Medical Association has decided that gender is purely imaginary.For thousands of years, human ignorance convinced us that there were two genders. Now the AMA says that gender is imaginary. You can be any gender you want. Change gender every week. Or every day. We’re in Hopechangeistan now. Biology, like economics and military science, are purely imaginary fields. “Science” says so. In other action Monday, the AMA...
  • Vancouver school board gender policy allows “xe” or “xem” in place of “he” or “her”

    06/17/2014 12:13:15 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | June 17, 2014 | Kelly McParland
    British Columbia teachers have been at war with the province for more than a decade, and are set to walk out on strike just days before the end of the school year. Normally I would question the wisdom of a strike that takes place over the summer holidays (who’s going to notice?) and is related to unreasonable pay demands. But not in this case. B.C., it is clear, does not view schools as a place in which children are taught the basic tools necessary to navigate life – math, science, geography – but as petri dishes for social experimentation in...
  • 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...
  • Southern Baptist Convention: Trans People Don’t Exist

    06/15/2014 1:15:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 101 replies
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | Tyler Lopez
    Forget decades of scientific studies and transgender people’s own lives—the Southern Baptist Convention has gone ahead and decided gender is only about your junk. “Gender” refers to one’s felt, and societally constructed, sense of being male, female, or somewhere in between. As understood by a generation of psychologists, sociologists, and other scientists, it is distinct from sex, which has to do with biology, genitalia, and genetics. Put roughly, sex is between your legs. Gender is between your ears.
  • Skirts Should Be a Normal Choice…for Both Women and Men

    05/23/2014 3:51:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 22, 2014 | Erin Cunningham
    Schoolboys in France stirred up gender norms when they eschewed pants last week. But men in skirts shouldn’t be a provocative sight…it should be a choice as normal as women in pants. Last Friday, male students and teachers in Nantes, France launched a campaign to fight the sexism that is plaguing societies across the world through their clothing. The 'Ce que soulčve la jupe' (or ‘Lift the Skirt’) movement encouraged boys across 27 of the northwest city’s schools to sport skirts to class instead of trousers. “We noticed that in a lot of high schools in our region, there are...
  • Cis-Ridiculous: How many gender definitions and labels does one species need?

    05/22/2014 6:52:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/22/2014 | Christine Sisto
    It’s time to come out of the closet: I am a cisgender woman. I can see that you have a quizzical look on your faces. I suppose you don’t know what cisgender means. It is one of the 27,956 genders one can choose for oneself on a Facebook profile. A cisgender person identifies as the gender he or she was assigned at birth. “If a doctor said, ‘It’s a boy!’ when you were born, and you identify as a man, then you could be described as cisgender,” says the website BasicRights.org. Wait, you are saying to yourselves, then aren’t...
  • Boston proposal would boost gender therapy access

    04/16/2014 8:05:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    AP ^ | April 14, 2014
    BOSTON (AP) — City worker health plans should cover gender reassignment surgery, two Boston city councilors proposed Monday. The plan from City Councilors-at-Large Michelle Wu and Ayanna Pressley would guarantee transgender city employees access to the surgery as well as hormone therapy and mental health services. The measure was placed on the agenda for Wednesday's council meeting.
  • Gender Pay Gaps and the Mighty Obama Samurai Pen

    04/08/2014 8:53:30 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-8-2014 | MOTUS
    WOW!  And by that by that I mean the “War on Women” of course. Today is “Equal Pay Day,” which is an annual event to bring public awareness to the insidious “gender wage gap.”Even though some contend that the gender pay gap is nothing butt a myth, we never let facts get in the way of a good emotional argument that leads to “Executive Action.”So today we’re heading into battle once again: with our mighty pen.Although I must say, our battles are starting to sound increasingly small: In his latest effort to circumvent Congress and highlight an issue that he...
  • I Am Kielbasa

    02/21/2014 3:06:00 PM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | February 21, 2014 | Austin Ruse
    Imagine the heartache of the cis-trans male who opens up Facebook and realizes there’s no gender category for him to choose from. It’s only male and female. This is just too outré for words.  Doesn’t everyone know that gender is a social construct – that gender is malleable and may change from moment to moment? One could be five or six or seven of them before lunchtime and a few dozen more before climbing under the covers and turning into a butterfly, or whatever. Gender is not in the head, you know, it is not in the brain. You are...
  • Facebook adds 50 gender options for users: For those who can't make up their minds

    02/14/2014 1:27:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/14/2014 | Rick Moran
    Are you confused about your gender? You know, man, woman, trans, queer, neutral...and on and on. Well, there's good news for you people who can't seem to make up your minds. Facebook is adding 50 options to identify what gender your are...or, rather, what you see yourself as...or maybe what you think is hip. From Associated Press: "With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral. In San Francisco, Marilyn Roxie, formerly Female, chose three: Androgynous, Transgender and...
  • Female Iranian soccer players to undergo gender testing

    02/09/2014 2:56:13 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/09/14 | David Harding
    Female professional Iranian soccer players are to undergo mandatory sex tests to prove they are women. The country's covering body for the hugely popular sport is bringing in the sex checks after it was revealed that several top players were men.
  • Mind the Gender Gap in Politics

    12/18/2013 4:28:52 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 17, 2013 | Gerald F. Seib
    The gender gap is alive and well in American politics. Indeed, it may be the defining characteristic of our political system as next year's midterm elections beckon. We're not talking here just about the well-established pattern in which women are more likely to vote Democratic and men Republican in presidential elections. That's true, but it appears to be only the tip of a gender-gap iceberg. On virtually all the hot-button issues that bedevil Washington today—guns, health, how to fix the economy, the state of the Obama presidency—the difference between men and women is striking. And it all adds up to...
  • It's a man's world -- And always will be.

    12/16/2013 9:14:21 PM PST · by ReaganÜberAlles · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    "If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers."
  • It’s a Man’s World, And It Always Will Be

    12/16/2013 9:38:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 48 replies
    Time ^ | 12/16/2013 | Camille Paglia
    If men are obsolete, then women will soon be extinct—unless we rush down that ominous Brave New World path where females will clone themselves by parthenogenesis, as famously do Komodo dragons, hammerhead sharks, and pit vipers. A peevish, grudging rancor against men has been one of the most unpalatable and unjust features of second- and third-wave feminism. Men’s faults, failings and foibles have been seized on and magnified into gruesome bills of indictment. Ideologue professors at our leading universities indoctrinate impressionable undergraduates with carelessly fact-free theories alleging that gender is an arbitrary, oppressive fiction with no basis in biology. Is...
  • Men have started to talk like WOMEN: Study finds

    12/06/2013 6:06:07 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 142 replies
    Uk Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2013 | Sarah Griffiths
    First men became enamoured with grooming regimes, but now it seems the metrosexual man has started talking in a more feminine way too. A new study has revealed that modern men are starting to ‘uptalk’ by rising in pitch at the ends of sentences. The speech pattern is associated with young women from southern California, notably Clueless lead character Cher Horowitz, but is now common amongst younger people.
  • ‘Genderqueer’ rising: Colleges welcome kids who identify as neither male nor female

    11/30/2013 8:09:00 AM PST · by mykroar · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 30, 2013 | AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. — The weekly meetings of Mouthing Off!, a group for students at Mills College in Oakland, Calif., who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender, always start the same way. Members take turns going around the room saying their names and the personal pronouns they want others to use when referring to them — she, he or something else. It’s an exercise that might seem superfluous given that Mills, a small and leafy liberal arts school historically referred to as the Vassar of the West, only admits women as undergraduates. Yet increasingly, the “shes” and “hers” that dominate...
  • On Gender Identity and Marriage

    10/01/2013 9:41:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Charisma News ^ | September 25, 2013 | Rob Schwarzwalder, senior vice president, Family Research Council.
    Men and women are different. This self-evident and clichéd claim is no longer as uncontroversial as, historically, it would have been. According to the American Psychological Association, "Gender identity refers to a person's internal sense of being male, female, or something else; gender expression refers to the way a person communicates gender identity to others through behavior, clothing, hairstyles, voice, or body characteristics. ... Transgender people experience their transgender identity in a variety of ways and may become aware of their transgender identity at any age." This statement, which includes a reference to an undefined but apparently defining "internal sense"...
  • Principal proud of transgender homecoming queen's election

    09/21/2013 5:46:59 PM PDT · by RDAardvark · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 21st, 2013 | Abby Sewell and Adolfo Flores
    The principal at Marina High School in Huntington Beach had made a vow before one of his students – a transgender teen – was crowned homecoming queen Friday night. "If Marina High School is to make high-profile news during its homecoming week this year," Principal Paul Morrow said before the ceremony, "then we are proud that the message is one of equity and individual respect." Cassidy Lynn Campbell, who was born male but told The Times she always felt like a girl, broke down in tears during the homecoming ceremony at the school’s football game.
  • Toys R Us agree to drop sexist labelling of girls' and boys' toys

    09/11/2013 2:33:21 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 66 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2013 | Bianca London
    <p>Retail giant Toys R Us has agreed to drop sexist marketing and gender stereotyping of its products to girls and boys.</p> <p>The toy store has bowed to pressure from campaign group Let Toys Be Toys, who represent thousands of shoppers concerned with sexism in the toy industry and the impact it's having on children.</p>
  • The Standard hotel is accused of 'trivializing violence against women' in new ad

    08/27/2013 3:27:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 27, 2013 | Margot Peppers
    (headline shortened to fit) The Standard hotel chain, which has locations in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, has come under fire for making light of violence against women in a new advertisement. The image, which was published in DuJour magazine, shows a woman in a short dress lying face down on a concrete floor, with a black suitcase on top of her. According to a writer for blog MakeMeASammich, the ad 'trivializes violence against women' by using 'victims of said violence as bait.'