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  • 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 · 42 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.'
  • Bradley Manning Is Not a Woman (This is About Culture and Biology)

    08/23/2013 7:21:28 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 26 replies
    National Review ^ | 08.23.13 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ...The DOJ has placed its imprimatur upon a fantasy involving a legendary creature: the person of one sex trapped in the body of a person of another sex... ...We have created a rhetoric of “gender identity” that is disconnected from biological sexual fact, and we have done so largely in the service of enabling the sexual mutilation of physically healthy men and women (significantly more men) by medical authorities who should be barred by professional convention if not by conscience from the removal of healthy organs (and limbs, more on that later), an act that by any reasonable standard ought...
  • Psych: Army Wikileaker had gender ID issues

    08/15/2013 2:30:11 AM PDT · by Netz · 27 replies
    HLNTV ^ | August 15, 2013 | Micahel Fink
    Psych: Army Wikileaker had gender ID issuesBy Michael Fink The soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of classified documents, may have done so because of a gender-identity crisis. That's what a psychologist said at private Bradley Manning's sentencing hearing. Manning apologized, saying he was dealing with a lot of issues when he leaked the material to Wikileaks. He faces 90 years for what's called the largest leak of classified material in U.S. history.
  • UNC board bans ‘gender-neutral’ housing on (17) campuses

    08/10/2013 1:42:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    News Observer ^ | 8/09/13 | Caitlin Owens
    CHAPEL HILL — The governing board of the UNC system voted unanimously Friday to ban campuses from letting students of opposite genders live in the same dorm suites or apartments. The decision reverses a housing policy that was unanimously endorsed by UNC-Chapel Hill’s Board of Trustees last year, and it comes just days before the plan was to take effect on the Chapel Hill campus. “Gender-neutral” housing was pushed for more than a year by UNC-CH students who said it would give some gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered students a place to live free of harassment. Opponents, though, didn’t like...
  • Women Want to Bring ‘Go Topless Day’ to Boston in August

    08/10/2013 7:56:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 92 replies
    Boston Magazine ^ | August 6, 2013 | Steve Annear
    There’s a 50/50 chance that the Boston Common could become the stomping grounds for a group of topless women later this month. August 25 marks national “Go Topless” day, where women from dozens of cities across the country will bare it all in public—some risking arrest—to advance a woman’s right to walk around half-nude. The annual “Go Topless” day always falls around the time of Women’s Equality Day, which marked the passage of the 19th Amendment, in 1920, allowing women to vote. Now, the movement is trying to reduce the gender gap when it comes to accepting that females have...
  • WashPost 'Work Advice' Columnist Lectures on How P.C. Stands for 'Potty Clarity'

    08/04/2013 12:20:28 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 14 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8-3-2013 | Tim Graham
    Sunday’s Washington Post Magazine has a regular column on “Work Advice,” and this week’s topic was “Potty clarity at the office.” A reader complained that “Bob” at the office had decided to become “Barbara,” and began using the women’s bathroom (after a year using a one-toilet unisex bathroom). Since “Barbara” can’t afford surgery, the reader wondered how much time before the federal agency they work for can “take the position she is legally only a cross-dresser and have her use the gender-appropriate bathroom? We are at our wits’ end.” “Work Advice” columnist Karla L. Miller made a beeline for Mara...
  • Royal Baby Prince Or Not

    07/24/2013 4:56:34 AM PDT · by LD Jackson · 35 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 07/24/13 | LD Jackson
    I have watched the hype surrounding the latest birth into England's royal family with some interest. Not that I care one whit if the new baby is a boy or girl, or how much the baby weighed, or what names the baby is saddled with for the rest of its life. It just strikes me as humorous that so many people on this side of the pond would pay so much attention to something as common as the birth of a baby. Having said all that, I am glad for the new parents and wish Prince William and Duchess Kate...
  • Farewell to freshman - Washington State to remove 40,000 pieces of legislation of 'gender biased lan

    07/11/2013 8:09:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 23 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | July 2, 2013 | James Nye
    Farewell to freshman - Washington State to remove 40,000 pieces of legislation of 'gender biased language'...but manhole survives This week new laws will come into effect in Washington State to form the final piece of a six-year effort to rewrite all state laws using gender-neutral vocabulary. The politically correct crusade will see terms such as 'fisherman', 'freshman' and even 'journeyman plumber' replaced with 'fisher', 'first-year-student' and 'journey-level plumber'. Signalling an end to hundreds of years of accepted language, the move will now see the state's copious laws, including thousands of words and phrases re-written at tax-payers expense.
  • Let’s Level the Playing Field

    07/08/2013 5:56:12 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 7-8-13 | Carl Trueman
    Now that California looks set to mandate that transgender children be allowed to choose which bathrooms they use and which sports teams they join, it would seem an appropriate time to press for the purging of the remnants of a reactionary age. Indeed, now that gender is, according to the courts, nothing more than an attitude of mind, could we dispense with all the talk of ‘women’s rights’? Such terminology was minted in an era when the silly assumption was made that physiology and genetics had some determinate connection to gender. A good place to start might be women’s sports...
  • Shape-shifters are Changing America

    06/25/2013 5:37:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 6-25-2013 | Fay Voshell
    In the case of the madness of transgenderism parading as civil rights, the entire societal structure is at stake. The eradication of sexual identity in the supposed interest of "equality" produces liminality, a disorientation and ambiguity preceding the collapse of society as new gods replace the God of Judaism and Christianity. The political and cultural changes demanded by the new gods involve the dissolution of social hierarchies, the trashing of tradition, and the complete disjointing of male/female relationships. In addition, they add total uncertainty when contemplating and planning for the future. Of course, the total confusion concerning identity may well...
  • ‘Boy or Girl?’ Gender a new challenge for schools

    05/28/2013 12:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 119 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2013 12:41 PM EDT | Martha Irvine
    From the time they are born, we put our boys in blue beanies and our girls in pink ones. It’s a societal norm, an expectation even, that you just are what you are born—a boy or a girl. From early on, we divide toys and activities by very distinct gender lines, with superheroes and trucks and muck on one side and princesses and dolls and all things frilly on the other. Many children land, enthusiastically, on the expected side. Others dabble in both “girl” and “boy” things. But what if your kid, even from an early age, mostly showed interest...
  • Impact of Open Homosexuality in Scouting (Pre-vote statement)

    05/25/2013 5:32:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    OnMyHonor.net ^ | May 2013 | John Stemberger
    (OnMyHonor.Net is the nationwide coalition of concerned parents, Scout Leaders, Scouting Donors, Eagle Scouts and other members of the Boy Scouts of America who are united in their support of Scouting’s current membership policies and their opposition to the proposed resolution which requires open homosexuality in the Boy Scouts.) On May 9, 2013, pro-resolution BSA officials issued a document entitled “Membership Resolution Points of Clarification” which appears to be a direct response to OnMyHonor.Net’s “Ten Reasons Delegates Should Vote No”. This is a point-by-point response to the Points of Clarification written exclusively for voting BSA delegates.First, the single most important...
  • Was There Any Doubt About The Outcome? (TRADOC - Women in infantry. The myth of gender neutrality.)

    05/20/2013 11:42:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    Blackfive ^ | 5-19-2013 | Deebow
    Well, it appears that TRADOC is now well into the process of attempting to destroy the greatest armed force that the world has ever known. Training and Doctrine Command has launched “two major efforts in support of this full integration of women soldiers.” TRADOC has started a scientific review working with U.S. Army Medical Command, U.S. Army Research Institute for Environmental Medicine and Army Research Institute to assist in the development of gender-neutral physical standards for all Areas of Concentration for commissioned officers and military occupational specialties for enlisted soldiers.In addition, the “TRADOC Analysis Center is examining the institutional and cultural...
  • Department of Education to Eliminate 'Mother,' 'Father' From Federal Student Aid Forms

    05/12/2013 5:31:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/11/2012 | By Bethany Blankley
    The U.S. Department of Education recently announced that it will no longer use the terms "mother" and "father" when collecting information about a student's legal parents when those parents apply for federal student aid. Instead of using the words "mother" and "father," the new Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) will use "Parent 1" and "Parent 2." The announcement states that the changes to the 2014-2015 federal student aid form "more accurately and fairly assess students' need for aid" and that "Gender-specific terms fail to capture income and other information from one parent when a student's parents are...
  • 5 Marriage Mistakes Women Make That Lead to Divorce

    05/02/2013 2:54:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    Your Tango Expert's Blog ^ | April 25, 2013 | Nikki Ransom-Alfred
    The five common mistakes can drive even the greatest of great husbands away.There is nothing more beautiful than two people journeying through life together! As women, we can place a lot of emphasis on getting married but not enough on staying married. Here are five common mistakes that women make in marriage that you should be sure to avoid: 1. Nagging. Being nagged by their wives has become so common in marriage that it's become almost expected by men! As a wife, I can say that saddens me especially since nagging is so completely unnecessary! Do not allow yourself to...
  • Sweden Introduces New Gender-Neutral Pronoun, Makes Being a Man ILLEGAL

    No, JK, JK. Everyone's manhood and womanhood and non-binaryhood is still intact, no matter what the conservative gender-apocalypse-mongers are sure to do with this story. You can still be whatever gender you want to be, and embody whatever stereotypes you want—from swaggering alpha douche to limp lily on the fainting couch. But the ever-progressive nation of Sweden has introduced a new gender-neutral pronoun—hen (neither the masculine han nor the feminine hon)—into its official National Encyclopedia. It's a heartening step in broadening the concept of gender and giving institutional validation to those for whom gender is more complicated than the stiff...
  • Homebuilders scrap 'master bedroom' because of racist, gender-biased connotations

    04/18/2013 5:57:19 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 49 replies
    Washington Business Journal ^ | April 16, 2013 | Michael Neibauer
    The “master suite” is being phased out — not from our homes, but from our lexicon. A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found that six no longer use the term “master” in their floor plans to describe the largest bedroom in the house. They have replaced it with “owner’s suite” or “owner’s bedroom” or, in one case, “mastre bedroom.” Why? In large part for exactly the reason you would think: “Master” has connotation problems, in gender (it skews toward male) and race (the slave-master).
  • Woman leads closing prayer at Mormon conference (First time)

    04/06/2013 3:24:37 PM PDT · by haffast · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 4-6-2013 | MICHELLE L. PRICE
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For the first time in the event's 183-year history, a woman has led a prayer at the semiannual gathering of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jean A. Stevens led the morning session's closing prayer Saturday for the more than 100,000 church members gathered in Salt Lake City for the two-day general conference, and the millions more watching via satellite, radio or Internet broadcast. A feminist group launched a campaign earlier this year asking church leaders to let women lead the opening and closing prayer — a first for the conference — as...
  • Viewpoint: What if women ruled the world?

    03/09/2013 7:30:47 AM PST · by haffast · 175 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3-7-2013 | Dee Dee Myers
    Not so long ago, the idea that women might rule the world seemed slightly ridiculous - like something out of science fiction. But in an essay to mark International Women's Day, political analyst and former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers argues it's now a topic that can be seriously discussed. Women clearly lacked the intellectual capacity and emotional fortitude to make the difficult decisions that leadership required. It wasn't bias, it was biology - it was just the way women were made. But that was then. In recent decades, attitudes and ideas have changed - and fast. That's...
  • Insurance to pay for gender transition surgery

    03/07/2013 12:29:41 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 7, 2013 | Katie Eastman
    In a surprising turnaround, insurance is now picking up the bill for a Hub college student’s gender transition surgery. As the Herald reported last week, fraternity brothers at Emerson College in Boston raised enough money for fellow frat member Donnie Collins to undergo surgery. But now that cash won’t be needed. “I did not instigate this. It was totally unexpected, I was very confused,” Donnie said in a You Tube video last night.
  • 'Betrayed': Male rape victims slam Oscar-nominated filmmakers over focus on women

    02/08/2013 7:28:25 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | Bill Briggs
    Two male rape survivors who appear in "The Invisible War," an Oscar-nominated documentary about military sexual assaults, are criticizing the movie's brief focus on male victims as an ironic snub — and, in a fiery diatribe, one of the film's characters says the director "should be ashamed and embarrassed."
  • Is Fatherhood Being Killed so the State Can Play God? (Fathers/Authority Removed from Society)

    02/04/2013 9:27:42 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, February 4, 2013 | Kelly O’Connell
    Is there a master plan for the subjugation of the human race? If so, it must perforce include a strategy for the removal of the single most influential figure in history—the Father....But who would desire such a purge? [big snip] Statistics: •85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes, 20 times the average. •Adolescents from single-parent families engage in greater and earlier sexual activity. •Fatherless children are at much higher risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, poor educational performance, teen pregnancy, and criminality. •Most abused children come from fatherless homes; only 1/3 abused kids lived...
  • Panetta: ´Everyone Entitled to a Chance´ to be Combat Soldier in ´Gender Neutral´ Military

    01/24/2013 6:34:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 81 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 1/24/13 | Matt Cover
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that whether they are male or female "everyone is entitled to a chance" to become a combat soldier in a military that will now adopt "gender netural" standards. “If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job--and let me be clear, we’re not talking about reducing the qualifications for a job--if they can meet the qualifications for the job then they should have the right to serve,” Panetta said at a Pentagon press conference. The Defense Department announced today that it would rescind its 1994 policy restricting women
  • MPs call for doctors to record the sex of aborted foetuses (girls killed in Britain)

    01/18/2013 6:47:02 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 18 Jan 2013 | Peter Dominiczak
    There have been calls for an inquiry after minister disclosed that birth rates for girls and boys vary noticeably according to where their mothers were born. It was the first official statistical evidence potentially backing up concerns that sex-selection abortions are being carried out in Britain. Fiona Bruce, the Conservative MP for Congleton, has tabled an early day motion which calls on the Department of Health to ensure the data of aborted foetuses is reported “so that statistical evidence of crime cannot be hidden”. The early day motion was also signed by Jim Dobbin, the Labour MP for Heywood...
  • Scholarly Study Finds that Race, Class, and Gender Studies Crowd Up College American History Classes

    01/11/2013 8:39:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 01/13/2013 | BRYAN PRESTON
    This week the Texas legislature is kicking off its 83rd session in Austin. The funding of public education in the state will be a hot topic as it always is, but this session, the content of public education will be worth a look. The National Association of Scholars today released the findings of a study into the contents of university-level history teaching at two of Texas’ (and the nation’s) most highly regarded public universities, the University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University, in Bryan-College Station. Specifically, the NAS looked at the syllabi and reading assignments of classes at...