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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
    FoxNews.com ^ | 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
    Wgal.com ^ | 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
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | 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.
  • Early Female Puberty Linked To Absent Biological Father

    09/19/2010 5:32:22 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 56 replies
    Medical News Today ^ | 19 September 2010 | Christian Nordqvist
    A girl whose biological father does not live in her household has a higher chance of entering puberty earlier than her peers, say researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, in an article published in the Journal of Adolescent Health. The investigators report that the absence of a biological father in the household predicted earlier pubic hair and breast development - the association was only detected in higher income families. Even after such factors as the girl's bodyweight were considered, the findings still held, the authors wrote. Julianna Deardorff, UC Berkeley assistant professor of maternal and child health, and lead...
  • The Wage Gap Myth

    09/18/2010 1:05:33 PM PDT · by 198ml · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/18/10 | Anthony Kang
    Sometimes you just have to feel sorry for President Obama. Having recently appointed Austan Goolsbee to his economic team, feminists are outraged that Obama chose a man to replace Christina Romer. "Many women have become the sole breadwinners, but because of the wage gap, as the sole breadwinner they can't provide for their families as men can," Terry O'Neill, head of the National Organization for Women, said. "If you had half of the economic advisers being women, I think that perspective would come to the forefront." In one sense, O'Neill is right about a wage gap -- on average, women...
  • God is no longer a man, says Scottish Episcopal church (removes all masculine references to God)

    09/06/2010 7:54:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 09/06/2010
    The Scottish Episcopal Church has caused controversy by removing masculine references to God in a new order of service. The new form of worship, which removes words such as 'Lord, he, his, him' and 'mankind' from services, has been written by the church in an attempt to acknowledge that God is 'beyond human gender'. Episcopalian bishops have approved the introduction of more 'inclusive' language, which deliberately removes references suggesting that God is of male gender Traditionalists have criticised the changes on the grounds that they smack of political correctness and because they believe they are not consistent with the teachings...
  • Poll: Women Treated with Less Chivalry

    08/17/2010 9:58:42 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 181 replies
    The Washington TImes ^ | 8/17/10 | Jennifer Harper
    Feminists may insist that life for women has gotten better since the days when raucous female activists marched in the streets for equality and questioned traditional social mores... Pollsters say otherwise. Things are out of kilter. And pretty dismal, according to a Harris Poll released Monday. Eight out of 10 Americans, in fact, say, "Women today are treated with less chivalry than in the past."
  • Federal Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a Sport (Saying So Violates Federal Gender-Equality Rules)

    07/21/2010 2:56:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/21/10 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Federal Judge: Cheerleading Is Not a SportJudge Says Calling Cheerleading a Sport Violates Federal Gender-Equality Rules By RUSSELL GOLDMAN June 21, 2010 A judge in Connecticut has ruled cheerleading is not a sport -- and universities therefore cannot direct money to the activity to meet federal gender-equality regulations. U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill ruled Wednesday that Quinnipiac University violated the law when it pulled funding from its women's volleyball team to support a competitive cheerleading squad. "I conclude as a matter of law that Quinnipiac University discriminated on the basis of sex during the 2009-10 academic years by failing to...
  • Deconstructing One Night Stands

    06/30/2010 6:39:31 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 22 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | June 30, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Deconstructing One Night Stands Bethany Stotts, June 30, 2010 Casual sex, common on many college campuses, leaves many female students dissatisfied and with hurt feelings, according to the authors of a recent column for The Chronicle Review, a publication of the Chronicle of Higher Education. “For the past 12 years, I have taught a course on sex differences to college juniors and seniors,” writes University of Virginia professor Steven E. Rhoades in his co-authored article “The Emotional Costs of Hooking Up.” “When we talk about relationships and sex itself, most of the men, sometimes sheepishly, indicate that they enjoy hookups—but...
  • Today's "Mancession" will change everything

    06/17/2010 12:48:40 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 32 replies · 872+ views
    Fortune ^ | 6.17.10 | Nancy Koehn, Professor, Harvard Business School
    Three-quarters of the seven million jobs that have vanished in the recession belonged to men. The male unemployment rate is now 9.8%, vs. 8.1% for women. The trend got Larry Summers, the President's top economic adviser, speculating recently, "When the economy recovers five years from now, one in six men who are 25 to 54 will not be working." Ouch. While the decline in construction and manufacturing is hurting men in the workforce, expansion of health care and education is helping women. It also helps women that we are traditionally paid less (earning 78% less than men, on average). It's...
  • Study finds men are more emotionally hurt than women over bad relationships

    06/11/2010 2:12:50 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 57 replies · 1,421+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | June 11, 2010 | Rosemary Black
    Maybe guys have a sensitivity gene after all. Men are more stressed out than women by a rocky relationship, according to research from Wake Forest University. While girls have a tougher time coming to terms with a breakup, guys take it harder when the couple is having problems, the study shows. And when the relationship is going well, men get more of a psychological boost.
  • Let's Not Impose Gender Stereotypes on Toddlers

    03/28/2010 3:13:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies · 1,374+ views
    Deseret News ^ | Sunday, March 28, 2010 2:20 | Jenee Osterheldt
    SNIP I see two sweet sisters. But there are people who have mistaken us for two littleboys. At first glance, I can see why. Her hair is short—a soft, bowl cut. She sports a colorful, crewneck sweatshirt, pants and tennis shoes. If you don't look close, you miss the earrings. Me? Like I said, I didn't have much hair. My mom put me in a simple white baby gown and white socks. Yes, we had dresses and ribbons, but it wasn't our daily uniform. And as far as I can remember, no one criticized us for it. Like most kids,...
  • What Does 'Racial Socialism' Sound Like to You?

    02/19/2010 4:11:41 AM PST · by Scanian · 26 replies · 768+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2010 | James Lewis
    The United States today has slipped toward race-based socialism: That's the true name for an overwhelming bias for one race above others, in employment, promotion, and educational opportunities. Our media are constantly stirring the witch's brew of racial grievances, constantly making black people feel aggrieved and white people feel accused. Our schools drive that lesson home with young and innocent kids in a totally ruthless way. Repeat that for twelve years of schooling and TV, and you have a brainwashed kid.
  • Role adjustments (barf alert)

    02/18/2010 11:54:58 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 436+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 18, 2010 | Taryn Plumb
    He’s not sure if it’s a male ego thing or not, but 38-year-old Derek Evans admits that ever since he returned to school to become a nurse anesthetist, things have been unusual, awkward, and frankly, a little embarrassing at times in his Brookline household.
  • A move to strike ‘all men’ from N.H. constitution

    02/09/2010 6:59:07 AM PST · by Palter · 20 replies · 449+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 06 Feb 2010 | Sarah Schweitzer
    Some say it’s time to make document gender-neutral CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire penned the nation’s first constitution in 1776, binding until the end of the Revolutionary War. With the war won, the state in 1783 ratified a new one that opens with the words, “All men are born equally free and independent.’’ Now, some say another rewriting is in order. The word men might once have referred to those with rights and power, but no longer, and the constitution should be amended to reflect as much, says a group of New Hampshire legislators seeking to excise the word men...
  • Shahada and Gendered Spaces

    02/02/2010 8:07:44 AM PST · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 174+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 2, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Shahada and Gendered Spaces Bethany Stotts, February 2, 2010 For the Palestinian people, martyring themselves in an attempt to attack their Israeli “occupiers” has become a sign of honor, not only for men but also women. At a recent convention one Professor of Language and Cultural Studies explored the “gendered space[s]” of Palestinian women’s resistance against Israel in the context of the First Intifada. The First Intifada, from December 1987 through September 2000, claimed the lives of 186 Israelis and 1,491 Palestinians within the “occupied territories,” according to the B’Tselem Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories....
  • Damsels in Distress, Bozos in Heat

    01/31/2010 1:07:17 PM PST · by gitmo · 3 replies · 696+ views
    The New York TImes ^ | January 29, 2010 | NEIL GENZLINGER
    THE television landscape is a universe of opposites. The Travel network (get up and go someplace!) is the opposite of HSN (sit on your couch and buy stuff!). Syfy (fantastical things that haven’t happened yet) is the opposite of History (moderately interesting things that have already happened). The Golf Channel (sedentary activity watched by sedentary old duffers) is the opposite of Nick Jr. (frenetic activity watched by frenetic young children). But one pair is more striking, more revelatory, than all the rest: Spike versus Lifetime. Guys versus Gals. XY versus XX. And with each channel offering new fare this month...
  • Brain Switches Utilitarian Behavior: Does Gender Make the Difference?

    According to this paper males are by nature more utilitarian than females, and non-invasive brain stimulation more easily and incisively alters feminine than male utilitarian thinking. Any comments?
  • ‘Wrinkly’ Martha Coakley still has some fight in her

    01/18/2010 9:41:29 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 1,080+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | January 19, 2010 | Margery Eagen
    It’s not over yet. Remember: Pollsters had Martha 10 points ahead of Congressman Michael Capuano in the Democratic primary. She beat him by 20. Nearly every pollster had Obama trouncing Hillary in the New Hampshire presidential primary. But Hillary trounced Obama. Lynda Tocci, the same operative who did Hillary’s field organization then is doing Martha’s now.
  • Blonde women born to be warrior princesses (My Genes Made Me Spoiled)

    01/16/2010 5:59:49 PM PST · by GOPGuide · 108 replies · 4,718+ views
    Times of London ^ | January 17, 2010 | John Harlow
    IT really is a case of blonde ambition. Women with fair hair are more aggressive and determined to get their own way than brunettes or redheads, according to a study by the University of California. Researchers claim that blondes are more likely to display a “warlike” streak because they attract more attention than other women and are used to getting their own way — the so-called “princess effect”. Even those who dye their hair blonde quickly take on these attributes, experts found. The study could cast fresh light on the ability of Joanna Lumley, the actress and former model, to...
  • Are Boys Just "Unruly Girls?"

    12/18/2009 9:09:53 AM PST · by bs9021 · 23 replies · 817+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | December 18, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Are Boys Just “Unruly Girls?” Deborah Lambert, December 18, 2009 Is the so-called discrimination against girls and women in school just another scam that should be lumped into the same category as “global warming” and “health care reform?” According to Phyllis Schlafly, the answer is a definite “yes.” Schlafly pointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights plan to investigate whether colleges are “discriminating against women by admitting less qualified men” as the latest attempt by the feminist lobby to “sell the false propaganda that girls are cheated all through the education system, K through 12.” What ever happened to...
  • Patrick cancels talk at men-only event

    12/07/2009 1:30:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 564+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | December 7, 2009 | Matt Viser
    Governor Deval Patrick canceled at the last minute a speech he was scheduled to give before a little-known but prestigious men’s group, saying the invitation was accepted before he knew of its policy toward women. Patrick withdrew from the speech before the 126-year-old Clover Club about two hours before a dinner was scheduled to begin at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel on Saturday, according to event organizers.
  • Study: Race, class and gender shape religion's effect on American voters

    11/25/2009 7:48:18 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies · 716+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | Wednesday, November 25, 2009 | Cornell University
    How Americans vote is strongly linked to their religious identities, but it is not an independent influence that transcends race, socio-economic class and gender... Thomas A. Hirschl, Cornell professor of development sociology and first author... James Booth, Cornell professor of biological statistics and computational biology, and Leland Glenna, a sociologist at Pennsylvania State University (who has a master's degree from Harvard Divinity School) -- found, for example, that "white support for Republicans is fractured by religious tradition, biblical authority, social class and gender," while black support for Democrats is equally strong across religious tradition, biblical authority, social class and gender,...
  • UN Says Gender 'Not Fixed,' Is 'Changeable'

    10/21/2009 11:45:38 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 23 replies · 1,055+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 10/21/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    <p>According to McClatchy news, in the Democrat's 2006 campaign book, in the "integrity" section, the Democratic leadership vowed that legislation would be posted online for 24 hours before consideration of the final versions of any bill. That promise coupled with their president's claims that he'd post all bills online for five whole days -- that's 120 hours in case anyone's counting -- not to mention his now hoary claim that he'd put all debates on C-Span so that we the people could keep tabs on what Congress is doing makes for a facade of a deep interest in government transparency. And facade it has turned out to be for all these promises have been completely forgotten now that Democrats have taken up the reins of power.</p>
  • UN Insanity Of The Day: Counterterrorism Laws Hamper Gender Equality

    10/21/2009 12:17:57 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 225+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 10/21/09 | Stephen Kruiser
    We couldn't possibly get this waste of prime Manhattan real estate shoved to the bottom of the Atlantic quickly enough. The United Nations has to be the most God-awful collection of human beings outside of Cave Osama. In case you weren't sure, human gender is "changeable over time and contexts," sex slaves must not be "stigmatized" for their work, and it's important to recognize the role of "transgender and intersex individuals as stakeholders" in counterterrorism policy. This sick little group of people whose few joys in life are largely due to the protection and largesse of the United States spends...
  • Progressive Lamentations

    10/20/2009 11:26:50 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 1 replies · 387+ views
    Campus Report ^ | October 20, 2009 | Allie Winegar Duzett
    Progressive Lamentations Allie Winegar Duzett, October 20, 2009 Is the government’s proper role to take care of gender inequality? Speakers believed so at the October 19, 2009 Shriver Report conference, A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything. The event, which is sponsored by the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress (CAP), featured multiple panels discussing the role of government in women’s lives. Ellen Bravo, moderator of the panel The Government’s Role in Supporting Today’s Families and coordinator of the Families Values at Work Consortium, announced that the government has had far more roles than just governing: indeed, Ellen stated, it is part...
  • UN Report Says 'Gender is Not Static, It is Changeable' (Get UN out of US!)

    10/19/2009 4:54:49 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 11 replies · 644+ views
    CNS News ^ | 10/19/2009 | Adam Brickley
    CNSNews.com) – A counter-terrorism report that has been presented to the United Nations General Assembly would bend the U.N.’s definition of gender. The report, written by UN Special Rapporteur Martin Scheinin, is titled “Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms While Countering Terrorism.” While the main focus of the document is gender-based issues that arise from counter-terrorism efforts, the report’s definition of gender that has generated opposition. “While many of the measures discussed in the report relate to the human rights of women,” Scheinin wrote in his report summary, “gender is not synonymous with women, and, instead, encompasses the social...
  • China's Gender Imbalance Could Leave 30 Million Men Without Wives

    10/09/2009 4:10:20 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 64 replies · 2,378+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 8,, 2009 | Dana Lewis
    In the next 20 years, it's estimated that 30 million Chinese men won't be able to find wives. For mothers and fathers who visit the "People's Park" every weekend there's a lot more to it than just finding love for their kids. There's a tradition in China of the young looking after the old. The government hasn't paid pensions and provided health care for most Chinese. So many parents' social security is on the line.
  • Population Controls, Including Abortion, Spark Gender Imbalance in China

    10/08/2009 7:37:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies · 947+ views
    Fox News ^ | 10/8/2009
    Population Controls, Including Abortion, Spark Gender Imbalance in China; 30 Million More Men Expected in 15 Years BEIJING — China will have 30 million more men of marriageable age than women in less than 15 years as a gender imbalance resulting from the country's tough one-child policy becomes more pronounced, state media reported Friday. The tens of millions of men who will not be able to find a wife could also lead to social instability problems, the China Daily said in a front-page report. China imposed strict population controls in the 1970s to limit growth of its huge population, but...
  • Toys"R"Us scolded for gender discrimination

    10/06/2009 11:32:16 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 39 replies · 1,725+ views
    The Local ^ | Oct. 7 | David Landes
    "US-based toy retailer Toys"R"Us has been reprimanded for gender discrimination following a complaint filed by a group of Swedish sixth graders about the store’s 2008 Christmas catalogue. Last winter, a sixth grade class at Gustavslund school in Växjö in south central Sweden reported Toys"R"Us to the Reklamombudsmannen (Ro), a self-regulatory agency which polices marketing and advertising communications in Sweden to ensure they are in line with guidelines set out by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). According to the youngsters, the Toys"R"Us Christmas catalogue featured “outdated gender roles because boys and girls were shown playing with different types of toys,...
  • Our Sexual Identity Crisis

    09/28/2009 11:33:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 42 replies · 2,108+ views
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    Perhaps you've heard the tragic story of David Reimer.  Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1966, David was the victim of a botched circumcision that left his penis charred beyond surgical repair.  His parents Ron and Janet, no doubt beside themselves, were confused about the best way to proceed.  Then, one day, they saw a man named Dr. John Money on television. Money was talking about his theory of "gender neutrality," which states that "gender identity" is learned rather than innate.  The idea was that the sexes were the same except for the superficial physical differences; this implies that if...
  • More college grads are women

    09/07/2009 8:12:14 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 40 replies · 1,299+ views
    Sun-Sentinel (South Florida) ^ | September 6, 2009 | Scott Travis
    BOCA RATON - If a battle of the sexes is taking place on college campuses, women are the clear winners. In Florida and around the country, women are graduating from college in record numbers, surpassing men in almost every degree category. "I think that women are probably more mature as college students," said Sharron Ronco, associate provost at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, where women received 64 percent of all degrees in 2008. "They tend to come in with higher high school GPAs, and they tend to achieve better academically."
  • Do you notice anything shrivelling?

    08/27/2009 6:21:33 PM PDT · by JLS · 60 replies · 2,805+ views
    MaCleans.CA ^ | 27 August 2009 | Mark Steyn
    The other day CTV reported the astonishing statistic that in the whole of Canada there are just 33 sperm donors. That seems awfully low for a nation of 30 million people. Three sperm donors per province plus one per territory? Surely we can do better than that. All hands on deck!