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  • Calif. students now given six ‘gender identity’ choices on college admissions applications

    07/27/2015 11:02:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 07/26/2015 | JACOB KOHLHEPP - UCLA
    Questions about gender identity and sexual orientation have been added to admissions applications used by the University of California system, including no less than six choices for students when checking off their “gender identity.” One new question posed to those seeking admittance to the system – which educates 233,000 students enrolled in 10 campuses statewide – is “How do you describe yourself? (Mark one answer).” The choices are: “male; female; trans male/trans man; trans female/trans woman; gender queer/gender non-conforming; and different identity.” The application also asks “what sex were you assigned at birth, such as on an original birth certificate?”...
  • Gender Confusion Is Not Biological

    07/27/2015 8:27:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Even biologists are confused about gender confusion. One thing they know from science: it is not biological.A study at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles resulted in a politically-incorrect conclusion: transgender identity is not due to hormone imbalance.“We’ve now put to rest the residual belief that transgender experience is a result of a hormone imbalance,” said Dr. Johanna Olson, of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. “It’s not.”Olson and her colleagues found that transgender youth have sex hormone levels consistent with the gender they were assigned at birth. So, a transgender youth who is assigned a female gender at birth, usually...
  • The End of Boys and Girls: These Companies Are Going to Change How Your Kids Dress

    07/15/2015 7:18:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 14 replies
    bloomberg | July 14, 2015 | Kim Bhasin
    Linky only.
  • WashPost Hails Women's Clothes on Men: 'The End of Gender Is Near'

    07/12/2015 8:44:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 11, 2015 | Tim Graham
    Friday’s Washington Post hyped a new trend in fashion on the front of the Style section. The headline was “His. Hers. Theirs. Whoever’s. In an increasingly genderless fashion industry, if the blouse fits, wear it.” Fashion writer Robin Givhan championed designers who are asking “Why are clothes assigned a gender at all?” The story began: The end of gender is near. Menswear designers are on a mission to eradicate it. Some are going full bore, wielding lace shirts and floppy, grandma blouses like cultural grenades. Others are taking a stealth approach, quietly chiseling away the boundaries between masculinity and femininity...
  • OR Res 'Stunned' to Find Out State Allows 15-Y/O to Get Sex-Change Op Without Parental Notification

    07/12/2015 3:20:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 10, 2015 | STOYAN ZAIMOV
    A report has claimed that residents in Oregon are only now finding out that the state allows teenagers as young as 15-years-old to get state-subsidized sex-change operations without parental notification."It is trespassing on the hearts, the minds, the bodies of our children," Lori Porter of Parents' Rights in Education told Fox News on Thursday. "They're our children. And for a decision, a life-altering decision like that to be done unbeknownst to a parent or guardian, it's mindboggling."The report says that the policy, the first of its kind in the nation, was enacted in January, and that residents are "stunned" that the...
  • Louder with Crowder...interview with right-wing polemicist Milo Yiannopoulos

    07/11/2015 6:45:08 PM PDT · by Vanders9 · 2 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 07/30/2015 | Stephen Crowder
    Crowder interviews Milo Yiannopoulos - very impressive!
  • Transgender is yesterday's news: How companies are grappling with the 'no gender' society

    06/30/2015 10:39:37 AM PDT · by rbg81 · 37 replies
    Fortune Magazine ^ | 6/29/2015 | Vivian Giang
    Facebook now offers more than 50 ways for users to identify their gender. Says one exec, “Gender neutral is kind of the new thing.” With Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn, transgender issues have become front and center in the mainstream cultural conversation. But among many young people, there is a much bigger conversation going on about gender. The whole notion of “binary” — female and male — gender norms is being seen as limiting, and unnecessary. At elite liberal arts colleges like Vassar and Wesleyan, students have earnest conversations about gender being a “social construct,” and bathrooms are “gender neutral,”...
  • Gender-neutral baby names are all the rage for 2015

    06/23/2015 10:11:08 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 23, 2015 | Kristin Toussaint
    Last year’s most popular baby names were Benjamin and Emma, but this year the top boy and girl names could actually be the same. 2015 is looking like the year of the gender-neutral baby names, according to a midyear report by BabyCenter.com. Currently, names like Amari, Karter, Phoenix, Quinn and Reese have been making the largest leaps in popularity. “As usual, baby names are reflecting a larger cultural shift,” says BabyCenter’s Global Editor in Chief Linda Murray. “Millennials are an open-minded and accepting group, and they don’t want their children to feel pressured to conform to stereotypes that might be...
  • The Gods Among Us

    06/21/2015 12:46:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 21, 2015 | Fay Voshell
    [BIG SNIP]The Quakers’[new penitentiary system using isolation]experiment revealed that the consultation of one’s inner self without outside reference or constraints, with nothing to measure one’s self against, could produce distorted human beings who became certifiably mad. Self-proclaimed gods can turn out to be a Caligula or a Jim Jones.Just as bad as the fact consulting the inner light can result in the exhibition of mad or corrupt behavior is the fact that the newly minted gods believe themselves to be entitled to demand obeisance from us mere mortals.We mere everyday humans must bow down and worship the deities among us....
  • Everything’s a problem: Some people unhappy that a woman will be featured on $10 bill instead of $20

    06/19/2015 5:00:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/19/2015 | AllahPundit
    <p>In fairness to them, some of the reason for the upset is righteous. “Alexander Hamilton is not someone that people have a problem with,” 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 couldn’t agree more.</p>
  • ‘Orange is the New Black’ Cast Member Ruby Rose Explains Why She’s Both Sexes

    06/19/2015 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 17, 2015 | Kelli Sero
    If you’re a fan of Netflix’s popular series Orange is the New Black, chances are you recognize its newest star Ruby Rose, the tattooed actress and model who identifies as “gender fluid.” Rose has been promoting the idea of gender fluidity recently, and told Elle.com that although she was born a woman, she doesn’t feel like one; therefore she doesn’t identify as any specific gender. “Gender fluidity is not really feeling like you’re at one end of the spectrum or the other,” Rose explained to the site last week. “For the most part, I definitely don’t identify as any gender....
  • Rachel Dolezal Is Blacker Than Bruce Jenner Is Female

    06/16/2015 10:03:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/16/2015 | David French
    Ever since the Rachel Dolezal story exploded onto the Internet, the Left and some on the libertarian Right have been intent on doing their condescending, conclusory, eye-rolling best to dismiss any notion that Dolezal’s story is in any way comparable to Bruce Jenner’s. “Caitlyn” is a woman, and Dolezal is a fraud, and that’s that. Or, as the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart put it — in much-quoted Twitterspeak: “FTLOG, Caitlyn Jenner is not “pretending” to be a woman. Move along . . . ” FTLOG, Caitlyn Jenner is not “pretending” to be a woman. Move along… https://t.co/BbWGFCSFRL — Jonathan...
  • The Average American Woman Now Weighs as Much as the Average 1960s Man

    06/15/2015 9:19:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/15/2015 | Helen Smith
    I read the headline over at the Washington Post (via Newsalert) and I can’t say I was surprised: The average American woman weighs 166.2 pounds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As reddit recently pointed out, that’s almost exactly as much as the average American man weighed in the early 1960s.Men, you’re not looking too hot in this scenario either. Over the same time period you gained nearly 30 pounds, from 166.3 in the 60s to 195.5 today. Doing the same comparison as above, today’s American man weighs almost as much as 1.5 American women from...
  • Transgender people should use bathroom of gender they identify as, U.S. government urges

    06/09/2015 6:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 73 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/09/2015 | By Lisa Rein
    The federal government is strongly urging employers to give transgender employees access to bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, marking a new policy front in the fast-moving campaign for transgender equality. In a four-page Guide to Restroom Access for Transgender Workers, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration advises employers on “Best Practices” concerning restroom access for these employees: “… It is essential for employees to be able to work in a manner consistent with how they live the rest of their daily lives, based on their gender identity,” the guide says. “Restricting employees to using only restrooms that are...
  • Pope Francis: Gender Theory Is a Threat to Society

    06/09/2015 4:10:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Aleteia ^ | June 9, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    VATICAN CITY — One week after Bruce Jenner appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair wearing an ivory corset declaring he is a woman, Pope Francis again denounced gender ideology as an aberration.  Speaking to the bishops of Puerto Rico on Monday, June 8th, during their ad limina visit to Rome, the Pope said the ideology is among the most pernicious threats to marriage and family life. “Let me draw your attention to the value and beauty of marriage,” he said. “The complementarity of man and woman, the crown of God's creation, is being questioned by so-called gender ideology, in...
  • Liberals Now Find Gender Identity Itself Oppressive

    06/05/2015 8:10:33 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 6/5/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    At a moment when many on the left are desperately trying to conjure up enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton’s bid to become the first woman president, others on the left want to turn the word “woman” into a term of exclusion and oppression. This is just one of the more amusing ironies on display as what passes for liberalism today eats itself. No doubt you’ve heard: Bruce Jenner has become Caitlyn Jenner. I can’t muster much outrage about this. If someone born a man wants to live as a woman, or vice versa, they are free to do so as far...
  • “Women only” Hillary event forced to admit men after poor turnout

    06/02/2015 1:09:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    What do you do if you throw a big party but nobody shows up? That wasn’t quite the case for Hillary Clinton this week, but it was close. It seems that one of her high profile, Big Apple supporters set up a private, “women only” event where the ladies would get some one on one face time with the presumptive Democrat nominee for the bargain basement price of only $2,700. Sadly, as the deadline approached, it became clear that not enough of Gotham’s ladies were up for the trip. Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting high-powered women to a New...
  • Gender gendarme is now on a stiletto march

    06/02/2015 10:04:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Mr. Bruce now Ms. Jenner It’s as sad as it is deceptive when a man transitioned over to female with a surgically-feminized face and breast implants becomes ‘The News’ of the day. Hundreds of gender transitions are conducted in hospitals, many paid for by taxpayers through politically correct governments. The transitions take place in private and 99 percent of the gender transitioned seek neither publicity nor agendas for their cause. Overjoyed by the multi-million dollar referendum that legalized same sex marriage in Ireland, the gender gendarme is now on a stiletto march.
  • Oh, Canada: British Columbia may be removing gender from birth certificates

    05/31/2015 4:51:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Sometimes there just aren’t any words…Fortunately this story is developing in Canada and not in the United States, at least for now. Katherine Timpf at National Review Online brings us a story of social justice or LGBT rights or… I have no idea what this is to be honest. But the elected representatives of the good people in British Columbia have apparently heard the plaintive cries of the oppressed and are set to consider removing gender classifications from birth certificates. No… really. The Human Rights Tribunal in British Columbia will consider completely eliminating gender designations from birth certificates in...
  • Some straight people don’t know that they’re straight

    05/30/2015 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It never ceases to amaze me when I come across reports of problems in our society which I had no idea were even issues. One of these cropped up last night while reading the latest blog entry from Washington Post editor Jonathan Capehart, where he discusses a peculiar aspect of demographic data collection. We’re apparently having a tough time accurately counting the number of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the United States and it’s not because of too many people being in the closet. (Though I’m sure that’s still an issue as well.) No, the problem currently under examination...
  • I am SICK & TIRED of MadAve attacks on White Males! [Vanity]

    05/28/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 65 replies
    Self
    OK, I've just watch the Nth iteration of Madison Avenue's everlasting attack of the last domestic enemy, the White Male (WM)! In recent memory there were the series of stupid Caucasian (non-Hispanic variant) men who 'starred' in the SPDR Fund ads. Now we have the AT&T ad campaign with the current one showing the husband/father totally unable to manage while the all-knowing female was away. A previous ad in this campaign had an equally clueless WM in a Real Estate Agency group of 4 much smarter women.
  • Sorry LGBT, sex and gender are not the same

    05/26/2015 2:30:47 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 8 replies
    National Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    The precise nature of words matters. The imprecise use of a word that has a very specific meaning can make the difference between an alleged injustice and a complete waste of newsprint and everyone’s time, including that of activists. We have a perfect example of this phenomenon in the case of Morgane Oger, chair of the B.C. Trans Alliance Society, who, not satisfied with provincial and federal governments allowing sex designations to be changed on key identity documents, “wants to abolish gender references altogether from birth certificates.” The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal is reviewing her complaint. But the offence does...
  • Franklin Graham Speaks Out Against School District's Sex Education as Being 'Poison/'Brainwashing'

    05/22/2015 8:13:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/22/2015 | Samuel Smith
    Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has spoken out against a Virginia school district that's weighing a curriculum change to its family life classes that focus on educating students on the "fluid spectrum" of sexuality, which would include teaching the concept that one's sexuality "evolves" throughout his or her lifetime. The Fairfax County School Board will introduce on Thursday recommendations provided by its Family Life Education curriculum subcommittee suggesting that the school district teach middle and high schools students about transgenderism, gender identity and sexual identity. According to a 28-page recommendation report by the subcommittee, starting in the eighth grade, students in...
  • 'I can't be racist because I'm an ethnic minority woman', says university diversity officer...

    05/12/2015 12:45:06 PM PDT · by rightistight · 91 replies
    London Evening Standard ^ | 5/12/15 | ROBIN DE PEYER
    A student union officer who banned white people and men from an event promoting equality has claimed she "cannot be racist" because she is an ethnic minority woman. Goldsmiths University's student union welfare and diversity officer Bahar Mustafa sparked a backlash when she told white people and men they should not attend an event on "diversifying the curriculum". She wrote on Facebook: “Invite loads of BME Women and non-binary people!! Also, if you’ve been invited and you’re a man and/or white PLEASE DON’T COME just cos I invited a bunch of people and hope you will be responsible enough to...
  • Obama: ‘Sex’ And ‘Gender’ Are Different Things

    05/11/2015 3:44:31 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 11, 2015 | by Scott Greer
    President Barack Obama believes “gender” and “sex” are different things. In a Monday press release issued to support National Women’s Health Week, Obama declared that affordable health care is a fundamental right — for all sexes and genders. “The security of quality, affordable health care should not be a privilege — it should be a fundamental right for every person, regardless of their sex or gender,” Obama stated in the proclamation. The distinction made by the president reflects a growing movement to emphasize that the two words mean different things. According to the World Health Organization, sex “refers to the...
  • Children Of Transgender Parents Deserve A Voice

    05/11/2015 9:24:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/11/2015 | Denise Shick
    Last month, America watched athletic hero Bruce Jenner come out transgender. But most Americans have no concept of what transgender means. Others who watched Jenner’s Diane Sawyer interview were family members whose lives have been affected by a transgender loved one. As I heard Jenner’s story, I felt saddened, and remember the grief I went through when my father came out to me as transgender. After all, this is undoubtedly emotional for all involved. As a nine-year-old, my identity was still forming when my father took me aside, just the two of us, and told me of his desire to...
  • Speaking Out About the Transgender ‘Delusion’

    05/09/2015 3:54:53 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 14 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 05/06/2015 | BY BRIAN FRAGA
    An interview with Walt Heyer, who lived eight years as a woman following ‘gender reassignment’ surgery before undergoing therapy, turning to Christ and returning to living as a man. Courtesy of Walt Heyer Walt Heyer reverted to his biological male identity after living as a woman following ‘gender reassignment’ surgery. Walt Heyer lived for eight years as a woman named Laura Jensen. Having suffered from gender-identity disorder since he was a child, Heyer was a married, successful businessman when he underwent cosmetic surgery to alter his sex at age 42. However, Heyer said surgery and hormone treatment failed to address...
  • Hawaii bill for birth certificate gender change passes

    05/05/2015 2:56:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2015 5:42 PM EDT | Cathy Bussewitz
    The Hawaii Legislature has passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates. Right now, people in Hawaii are required to undergo gender reassignment surgery if they want to make that change. But the state House and Senate approved a bill Tuesday that removes the surgical requirement, sending the bill to Gov. David Ige. …
  • The Secret of NIMH: It's a Government-Approved Fact that Men and Women are Different

    05/05/2015 6:58:19 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 9 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 5/5/15 | Steve Berman
    Men and women think and act differently, and now that’s a government-approved fact. The National Institutes of Mental Health, a federal agency with a budget of just under $1.5 billion, paid for a study to determine if men’s brains and women’s brains are wired differently. They might well have also studied whether men can give birth, or women can father children. This study, while good for the researchers who got to look at nearly 1,000 brain scans of men and women, and write scholarly papers based on their observations, contributed to the sum total of human knowledge in this way:...
  • Rick Santorum on Bruce Jenner: “If he says he’s a woman, then he’s a woman”

    05/04/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Bloomberg; Chicago Sun-Times; Buzz-Feed Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Bloomberg's David Weigel, AllahPundit
    As with the “would you attend a gay wedding? question, I can’t tell how much I should be surprised by Republican pols’ answers to LGBT-themed questions anymore. Policy responses are easy: If you’re running for president, you oppose legalizing gay marriage and strongly, strongly support exceptions to antidiscrimination laws for business owners who refuse to cater gay weddings on religious grounds. Beyond that, once you stray from policy to personal relations with gay/transgender people, things get more complicated and unpredictable. (Which, actually, is why gay-rights activists encourage people to come out. Polls show that people who know someone who’s...
  • Pope Francis: If men and women aren't different, we have problems

    04/16/2015 10:07:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    cna ^ | April 15, 2015 | Ann Schneible
    Pope Francis makes a visit to the Parish of St. Michael the Archangel in Rome on Feb. 8, 2015. Credit: Lauren Cater/CNA. Vatican City, Apr 15, 2015 / 09:22 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has warned against gender theories which seek to eradicate differences between man and woman, saying they perpetuate the very problems they are trying to solve. “Experience teaches us: to know each other well and grow in harmony, the human being requires the reciprocity of man and woman,” the pontiff said Wednesday to participants in his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square. In his Apr. 15...
  • Is Race Following Gender in Becoming a ‘Fluid’ Identity Construct?

    04/16/2015 7:14:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not long ago, the New York Times uncovered the artifact that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush had once listed himself as “Hispanic” on a Florida voter-registration form. Bush is married to a Mexican American. He lived for a number of years in South America and speaks Spanish fluently. Maybe he has consciously assumed a Hispanic identity. Or perhaps he did not think there was much of a difference between “white” and “Hispanic.” Or, as he said, he simply checked the wrong box by accident. Vijay Chokal-Ingam, whose family immigrated from India, and who is the brother of sitcom-actress Mindy Kaling,...
  • Who Supports Hillary?

    04/15/2015 11:46:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Patheos' Catholic Channel's Jane the Actuary Blog ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jane the Actuary
    Hillary Clinton has now made it official, declaring her candidacy in a youtube video and heading off on a “road trip” to Iowa (no, she’s not driving herself). And the media is all over the story. The tagline on her website: “Everyday Americans need a champion. I want to be that champion.” But, poking around that website, there’s no real content to it. No policy positions. No campaign promises. Just a bio, and a request for donations and volunteer help in the early-primary/caucus states. Now, it’s not hard to find all manner of stories on why HRC is exceptionally unqualified...
  • City Council pushes for demographic disclosure of city contractors (New York)

    04/15/2015 5:08:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2015 | Michael Gartland
    City Council members are pushing to make companies disclose the gender and racial composition of executive staffers and directors to help give women- and minority-run businesses a leg up on municipal contracts.
  • Hillary Clinton plus the presidency adds up to far more than a symbol (Worse than it sounds)

    04/14/2015 7:41:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | April 14, 2015 | Lindy West
    After all those straight white men, we are overdue a woman in the Oval Office. More than one, in fact … Two things happened the past week that got me thinking about representation – about the importance of seeing ourselves outside of ourselves. The first thing was Hillary Clinton announcing her bid for the 2016 presidency. The second thing was NRA president Wayne LaPierre declaring, in regard to Obama and Clinton, that: “Eight years of one demographically symbolic president is enough.” As far as Hillary goes, she has already been think-pieced to death (a journalist friend suggested I title this...
  • New York Times readership survey asks for gender, offers three options

    04/14/2015 3:09:03 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 14, 2015 | New York Times
    What is your gender? Male Female Other Prefer not to answer
  • The Battle Over the Sexes: Catholic Perspectives on the Gender Debate

    04/11/2015 3:59:02 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | April 11, 2015 | Benjamin J. Vail
    Photo: us.fotolia.com | © olly Quia parvus error in principio magnus est in fine. (“A small error at the outset can lead to great errors in the final conclusions.”) – St. Thomas Aquinas, De Ente et Essentia By now, most people have heard the common saying, “Men are from Mars, women are from Venus,” popularized by the book by John Gray in the 1990s. That God created men and women with equal human dignity but distinct and complementary natures is a perennial teaching of the Catholic Church, but today’s society is becoming increasingly untethered from this eternal truth, leading...
  • Daily Lobo takes aim at gender specific words he, she.

    04/09/2015 10:59:48 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 36 replies
    KRQE news ^ | 04/09/2015 | Emily Younger
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico’s student paper has started using new pronouns for people who don’t identify as a man or a woman. “I thought that was ridiculous,” said Samantha Peters. “I think the names are kind of funny,” said Paul Talley. “I feel it’s weird,” said Michael Peters. The names “zi” and “zir” have people on UNM’s campus talking. Thursday, the university’s newspaper, The Daily Lobo, explained in an editorial it will now be using the two words as pronouns when writing about people who don’t identify as a male or a female. “The only non...
  • Marine Corps Gender Integration Program Ends Without A Female Grad

    04/08/2015 7:44:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 8, 2015 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    An 18 month trial period allowing female Marines to attend the Marine Corps’ Infantry Officer Course will end without a single female graduate, reported the Marine Corps Times. The opportunity for female volunteers is part of a larger effort to determine the feasibility of allowing female officers to take part in ground combat operations. If anyone had successfully completed the course, they would not have earned the occupational designator or entered the infantry, since the program was only an experiment. The IOC began accepting female officers in September 2012, but by July 2014, only 20 female officers had volunteered, and...
  • My Bathroom, My Choice: (or Where Should I Piss, Cis?)

    03/28/2015 2:49:48 PM PDT · by absentee · 18 replies
    Rabble Writer ^ | 3/28/15 | Caleb Howe
    Here in Charlotte, UNCC has adopted a new policy about going to the bathroom. As NBC Charlotte reports: ... the University of North Carolina-Charlotte campus now allows transgender students, faculty and staff to use the restroom of their choice. This is a distinct policy change that was quietly slipped in under the radar. Previously, persons who are transgender had the option of using one of several gender neutral bathrooms on campus, or the bathroom designated for their physical birth gender. (Otherwise known as "their gender.") "It's like kind of weird to see a dude go in a girl's bathroom...
  • California Jewish school marks 8th grader’s gender transition

    03/27/2015 1:36:39 PM PDT · by Borges · 29 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 3/26/2015 | RENEE GHERT-ZAND
    Earlier this month, 13-year-old Tom Sosnik, wearing a tallit and holding a kiddush cup, marked a transition into manhood with a special ceremony at his Jewish day school. He wasn’t celebrating receiving a first prayer book or a first Bible, or graduating from one grade to another. He wasn’t really observing his bar mitzvah, either. In what was a decidedly nontraditional event, the short-haired teenager was publicly marking his gender transition from girl to boy
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Study: Being Nice to Women Is a Sign of Sexism

    03/12/2015 6:54:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/12/2015 | By Katherine Timpf
    If you’re a man who smiles at women and makes an effort to be kind to them, you’re probably an “insidious” and “treacherous” sexist, according to a study conducted by researchers from Northeastern University in Boston. Seriously. After observing 27 people playing Trivial Pursuit, the researchers determined that these kind of behaviors — previously known as “chivalry” — were actually signs of what’s called “benevolent sexism.” In other words: Men who think that women deserve to be treated well often also think that women should be treated particularly well because they’re women. This, they explain, perpetuates gender inequality. Offering your...
  • The Future of Girlification

    03/07/2015 1:14:01 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 30 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 26, 2015 | John Derbyshire
    Here’s a clip from my read-it-and-weep folder. It showed up in a February 11th Washington Post article, headline: “College sexual assault prevention has unlikely model: U.S. service academies.” Midshipmen—that is, trainee officers—at the U.S. Naval Academy are being broken to the state ideology, Cultural Marxism. We listen in on a class discussion. Spirited debate broke out after the sophomores watched a video that said the “three most destructive words” a boy hears when growing up are “be a man.”
  • The Emperor’s New Gender (Why Pope Francis is speaking out)

    03/03/2015 3:00:35 PM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 3, 2015 | DALE O’LEARY
    “The Church and the heresies always used to fight about words, because they are the only thing worth fighting about.” G. K. Chesterton, The Ball and the Cross. When Pope Francis listed Gender Theory among the most destructive threats we face today, many people had no idea what he was talking about. "Gender" used to be a perfectly respectable word – a grammatical term. In English some pronouns have gender: masculine, feminine or neuter. Living things, on the other hand, are categorized by sex: male or female. Recently, however, on forms rather than being asked for our sex, we...
  • Obama to Order Groups to Refer Girls Reporting Sexual Assault to Facilities That Provide Abortions

    02/26/2015 11:31:56 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | February 25, 2015 | Austin Ruse
    Quietly on Christmas Eve, the Obama administration changed the rules on handling refugee children who enter the country without their parents and report being victims of sexual assault. All refugee aid groups, including Catholic and other Christian groups, will now be required to refer those girls to facilities that provide abortions. Religious groups that work with refugees are concerned that the new rules may require them to give up federal funding. Dr. Susan Yoshihara of the New York and Washington DC-based Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) first reported the change last week: “Faith-based groups say this is a...
  • Pope Francis Defends Human Nature Against Gender Radicals

    02/25/2015 7:12:03 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | February 25, 2015 | ANNE HENDERSHOTT
    Disappointing progressives yet again, Pope Francis has now condemned contemporary gender theory as denying “the order of creation.” In an interview published in a new book, Pope Francis: This Economy Kills, by Andrea Tornielli and Giacomo Galeazzi, (portions of which were also published last month in the Italian daily La Stampa), Pope Francis appears to reject the postmodern conceptualization of gender as a moveable point along a spectrum that is fluid and changeable. He does not accept the progressive claim that gender is socially constructed rather than God-given and instead appears to embrace gender in a traditional “binary” category of...
  • Franklin drops gender from graduation ceremonies (Seattle high school)

    02/19/2015 2:15:27 PM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    http://seattletimes.com ^ | february 17, 2015 | leah todd
    For as long as anyone at Franklin High School can remember, young men and women have marched in pairs into the school’s graduation ceremony. The band strikes the first note of a processional song. Then come the students two by two — girls draped in green robes, boys in black. For the whole event, the girls sit separate from the boys on opposite sides of a wide aisle. Five other Seattle high schools graduate in a similar way, with gender-specific gowns. At least one school in Shoreline and two in the Lake Washington School District do, too. But Franklin will...
  • 50 percent of millennials believe gender exists as a spectrum

    02/16/2015 7:56:55 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 64 replies
    The Daily Targum ^ | 2-16-2015 | Katia Oltmann
    Zaneta Rago, the Director of Rutgers’ Social Justice Center, said that she was surprised there were not more millennials who believed that gender exists on a spectrum. “It's wonderful that approximately half of the respondents understood gender as a spectrum, but that means we're only half way there," she said. Daniella Anconetami, a School of Arts and Sciences first-year student, said that she believes in the gender spectrum. She said that she discovered that gender “wasn’t black and white” in high school, and said that her opinions about gender identity changed after meeting someone who was transgender in high school....
  • Bradley Manning (convicted prisoner) to get government funded hormone therapy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hormone treatment for gender reassignment has been approved for Chelsea Manning, the former intelligence analyst convicted of espionage for sending classified documents to the WikiLeaks website. Defense Department officials said Thursday that the hormone therapy was approved Feb. 5 by Col. Erica Nelson, commandant of the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where Manning is serving a 35-year sentence. The Army was providing some treatment but not enough, according to the lawsuit, including psychotherapy from a mental health specialist who lacked the qualifications to treat gender dysphoria. The Federal Bureau of Prisons and many state and...