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  • Parents keep child’s gender under wraps

    05/24/2011 3:04:34 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies · 1+ views
    When many couples have a baby, they send out an email to family and friends that fills them in on the key details: name, gender, birth weight, that sort of thing. (You know the drill: "Both Mom and little Ethan are doing great!") But the email sent recently by Kathy Witterick and David Stocker of Toronto, Canada to announce the birth of their baby, Storm, was missing one important piece of information. "We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now--a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in...
  • IBD/TIPP Poll: Obama's Man-cession

    05/13/2011 10:07:25 AM PDT · by Slyscribe · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/12/2011 | IBD Staff
    You would think a leader whose "gutsy" decision to take out the evil mastermind behind 9/11 would be getting high-fives all around — and from men in particular. But not according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll. In fact, men are one of the few demographic groups whose opinion of President Obama is lower today than a month ago, before the Navy SEALs' successful raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound May 2. IBD/TIPP’s Presidential Leadership Index, which reflects Americans’ opinion of the job the president is doing and the leadership he is providing, rose 2.5 points, or 5.3%, to 49.8...
  • J. Crew Plants the Seeds for Gender Identity (Mom paints son's toenails pink)

    04/11/2011 1:55:34 PM PDT · by inflorida · 42 replies ^ | April 11, 2011 | Dr. Keith Ablow
    A recent feature in J. Crew's online catalogue portrays designer Jenna Lyons painting her son Beckett’s toe nails hot pink. The quote accompanying the image reads, “Lucky for me, I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon.”Yeah, well, it may be fun and games now, Jenna, but at least put some money aside for psychotherapy for the kid—and maybe a little for others who’ll be affected by your “innocent” pleasure.This is a dramatic example of the way that our culture is being encouraged to abandon all trappings of gender...
  • Promoting the "Red Scare" at Kennesaw State (GA)

    04/03/2011 12:07:45 PM PDT · by BobNative · 27 replies
    Marietta Daily Journal, Letter to the Editor ^ | April 3, 2011 | Melanie D. Janus
    "The bias against the department is insulting to higher education; Queer Theory, multi-cultural feminisms, and black feminisms are substantiated scholarly subjects on a majority of university campuses..."
  • Arizona enacts ban on abortions based on gender, race

    04/01/2011 1:52:05 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 30, 2011 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Tuesday signed into law a controversial bill that makes the state the first in the nation to outlaw abortions performed on the basis of the race or gender of the fetus. The move comes as anti-abortion groups across the nation try to seize on gains made by political conservatives during the November elections, seeking enactment of new state laws to further restrict abortions. Under the new Arizona statute, doctors and other medical professionals would face felony charges if they could be shown to have performed abortions for the purposes of helping parents...
  • Why Marco Rubio Should Resist 2012 Temptations

    03/28/2011 1:11:16 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | Myra Adams
    It seems not a day goes by without Florida Senator Marco Rubio being mentioned as the favorite choice for vice president among Republicans in Washington. Even talk radio’s Rush Limbaugh weighed in when he said Senator Rubio should run for president in 2012. It is true that Senator Rubio has certain political assets, including his ability to “attract” Latino voters due to his Cuban heritage. He also is conservative, smart, and a good speaker. And he hails from a state that is considered the mother of all battleground states for 2012. What’s not to like if you are a Republican...
  • Gender bending: let me count the ways [ Australia has formalized 23 ways so far ]

    03/22/2011 6:42:35 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 14 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | 3/21/2011 | Babette Francis
    Enter the Australian Human Rights Commission with some exciting new developments. In an extraordinary document entitled Protection from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and sex and/or gender identity, the AHRC has come up with a further list of “genders” which they require us to recognize, and on whose behalf they want our federal government to pass anti-discrimination legislation. To date (by the time you read this, the AHRC's family of sexualities may have increased and multiplied) these are: transgender, trans, transsexual, intersex, androgynous, agender, cross dresser, drag king, drag queen, genderfluid, genderqueer, intergender, neutrois, pansexual, pan-gendered, third gender,...
  • It's a WOMAN's World! An update on futurist predictions for 2011

    03/18/2011 2:17:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Braintree Patch ^ | March 18, 2011 | Julie Wesolowski
    In January, I posted a column which dealt with the topic of Futurist Predictions for 2011. Within that article, I spoke of marketing and trend guru Faith Popcorn's research as to where our culture, economics and mindsets were headed in the coming year. Well, Ms. Popcorn has refined her 2011 predictions even more and is dubbing this year as "The year of En-Gen." "En-Gen" is an abbreviation of "end of gender," and Popcorn's posse of trend trackers feels that there is a fuzzy-ing of the gender differences which have existed for most of our collective lives! It seems that men...
  • School Divides Students Based On Race, Gender

    01/26/2011 7:58:58 PM PST · by Immerito · 26 replies ^ | January 25, 2011 | Unknown
    LANCASTER, Pa. -- The School District of Lancaster is defending a plan that groups students according to their race. In December, McCaskey East High School placed its junior class in different homerooms based on race and gender. Each class is led by a home room teacher of the same race and gender who serves as a role model.
  • Men not allowed at ladies underwear exhibit

    01/10/2011 8:02:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 9, 2011 | Lisa Black
    Girdles, corsets and bosom-binding brassieres are the topic of discussion at a Lake Villa District Library event this month, with one firm rule: No men allowed. Ellie Carlson, an expert on historical clothing who has curated numerous museum exhibitions, likes to make sure that women "of a certain age" feel comfortable enough to talk and ask questions during the presentation, called "Unmentionables: The Rise and Fall of Ladies Underwear." Before past events started, she evicted a rabbi and a male reporter from the room.
  • Scalia: Constitution does not protect women against discrimination

    01/04/2011 1:05:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2011 | Emi Kolawole
    Justice Antonin Scalia has weighed in on the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, leaving women's rights activists seething. In an interview with California Lawyer, Scalia said that the Constitution itself does not protect women and gay men and lesbians from discrimination. Such protections are up to the legislative branch, he said... -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In 1868, when the 39th Congress was debating and ultimately proposing the 14th Amendment, I don't think anybody would have thought that equal protection applied to sex discrimination, or certainly not to sexual orientation. So does that mean that we've gone off in error by applying the...
  • Streisand glad Hillary not first female prez: They'd have 'blamed her gender' for economic crisis

    12/16/2010 8:15:49 AM PST · by Rufus2007 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 16, 2010 | Jeff Poor
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of “Larry King Live” on CNN, the second-to-final show for host Larry King, singer Barbra Streisand explained why she left the country during November’s midterm. “I went to Europe because of this last election,” she said. “I couldn’t face — I didn’t want to be here for this bloodbath. There was no reason for the Republicans to win that many seats in the House, I didn’t think. And that was a — you know, a mistake on the Democrats’ part for not getting their message across, not communicating all that they’ve done that’s good.” ...more (w/video)...
  • Male, female or neither? Gender identity debated at same-sex colleges

    11/08/2010 9:28:21 AM PST · by TaraP · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | Nov 8th, 2010
    Atlanta, Georgia (CNN) -- When Kevin Murphy entered as a freshman at Mount Holyoke, a Massachusetts women's college, in 2003, he was female. By the time he received his diploma, he was male. Phillip Hudson, who attended Morehouse, an all-male historically black college in Georgia, calls himself androgynous, meaning he doesn't identify with masculine or feminine identity norms. The two men represent a debate that is brewing at some of the nation's same-sex colleges. For these colleges, which have historically defied boundaries and challenged the status quo, a new test of tolerance has surfaced: How are they handling gender identity?...
  • Same-Sex Matters (Race and Gender in Marriage)

    11/07/2010 3:15:37 PM PST · by SeanG200 · 14 replies
    Religio-Political Talk ^ | 11-7-2010 | Papa Giorgio
    I wanted to invite you guys and gals to a conversation that took place over some fine beer and Halloween costumes a couple of weekends ago. What I have included in this post are topics that came up during the discussion of same-sex marriage. As you can tell, the topic was in-depth.
  • MLS scores well in race, gender hires

    11/02/2010 12:28:45 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 14 replies
    AP ^ | November 2, 2010
    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Major League Soccer again earned mostly high marks for its racial and gender hiring. The league received its fourth consecutive A for racial hiring on Tuesday from the University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport. MLS also maintained its B-minus for gender hiring practices. The league's combined race and gender grade of B-plus was the same as last year, even though its points total decreased from 86.5 to 84.5. The only major sore spot for the league was an F grade in the category for general managers, all of whom are white. "It's...
  • Have Women Abandoned Democrats?

    10/29/2010 10:50:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies · 1+ views ^ | October 29,2010 | annem040359
    This should not come as any surprise, considering many women manage family household budgets, as well as start and maintain new small businesses. Also many conservative women are running for public office and this coming Tuesday could see a “spike” in the numbers on the federal and state levels. Also many, many women have had for nearly two years, been involved with the “tea party movement”, from attending to planning them. Sadly, many women have also been subjected to layoffs from job positions, which also make the people of my gender turn against the Democrats.
  • Bulgaria lifts women in submarines ban -- but too late

    10/28/2010 10:41:05 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    Bulgaria lifts women in submarines ban -- but too late (AFP) – 3 hours ago SOFIA — Bulgaria's defence ministry on Thursday lifted a ban on women serving aboard submarines just as parliament decided to mothball the country's only submarine. "There is no such ban anymore," Defence Minister Anyu Angelov told journalists, adding that women would be free to apply for jobs on submarines and in the national guard -- which was also banned previously -- as early as next month. In effect, however, women wishing to serve on submarines will have no such opportunity, as parliament on Thursday also...
  • And All I Got Was This Lousy Report... (Gender Gap Closing in Election)

    10/25/2010 8:03:45 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 5 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | 25 October 2010 | Charlotte Hays
    A strange thing happened on the way to the 2010 midterm elections: the gender gap started shrinking. The gender gap is the name that describes the phenomenon of women voters tilting significantly to the Democratic Party. It was that was first noticed in the 1980s and has held true in national elections since then-until now. ABC News summarizes: Women voters normally vote in greater numbers for Democrats, but the latest ABC News-Washington Post poll shows women divided almost evenly in the generic ballot, with 47% favoring the Democrat, 44% for the Republican. Four years ago, women favored Democrats by 12...
  • Third Bathroom for the Gender Confused

    10/19/2010 5:30:23 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    WebToday ^ | 10-20-10 | WebToday
    Anywhere, USA (IMpossible News) - When it comes to public restrooms, is it possible to make everyone happy? America has been a resilient country that has faced so many civil rights and human dignity challenges over the years. By the most part every major social obstacle has been met with millions or billions of dollars of government programs to grease the squeaky wheels. Now we face an issue that can't be flushed away without resolve. We need restrooms for the newly classified Gender Confused. Why not make a federal ordinance that all new public buildings have a third door, or...
  • 'Genderless' ID cards vetoed by Schwarzenegger

    09/23/2010 9:27:20 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 9/23/10 | Jim Sanders
    Identification cards that don't say whether you're a man or woman? Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation today that would have allowed counties to issue official identification cards that did not identify either the owner's address or gender. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, had proposed the measure as a way to assist undocumented immigrants who lack adequate documentation to qualify for a state-issued ID card, and to help transgender individuals who feel uncomfortable having a gender listed.