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  • Emma Watson Delivers Passionate UN Speech On Gender Equality

    09/22/2014 2:28:32 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 30 replies
    ETOnline ^ | September 21, 2014
    Emma Watson is taking the fight for feminism to the frontlines, delivering a powerful message to the men of the world to take up the struggle for gender equality. Watson, who was appointed to the role of the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, delivered a speech on the floor of the UN to launch the new HeForShe initiative, which advocates for total equality without the use of negative rhetoric and for getting men to join the political and social battle. "We want to end gender inequality," Watson told the assembly. "And to do this, we need everyone involved…...
  • France retreats on teaching boy-girl equality

    06/30/2014 7:46:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2014 6:03 AM EDT
    France is replacing its plan to teach children the “ABCD of equality” between boys and girls after protests by some parents who feared it was a stealth effort to erase gender differences. […] The initial plan was essentially an experiment with 275 schools, and it came under protest from Roman Catholic leaders, the French far right, and some parents groups. …
  • Panel says women should be allowed in combat units

    01/14/2011 3:48:25 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 97 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 14, 2011 | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A military advisory commission is recommending that the Pentagon do away with a policy that bans women from serving in combat units, breathing new life into a long-simmering debate.
  • Sexual Apartheid and a Place to Park

    04/20/2010 7:40:20 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 14 replies · 591+ views
    mensnewsdaily ^ | 04/20/10 | Paul Elam
    CNN News is reporting that South Korea and more recently China have taken to reserving parking spots for women. Not pregnant women or handicapped women or elderly women, but any woman. In essence, the only one excluded from the spots are men. At least one mall has taken the measure of providing female security personnel to assist with parking and enforcement. The premium spots, now available at different types of businesses, have also been popping up in shopping areas from Germany to Singapore. A variety of reasons have been given for the measure, from protecting women from crime, to just...
  • Dunwoody becomes first female four-star general

    11/14/2008 7:48:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 909+ views
    Breitbart / The Associated Press ^ | November 14, 2008 | Robert Burns
    Call it breaking the brass ceiling. Ann E. Dunwoody, after 33 years in the Army, ascended Friday to a peak never before reached by a woman in the U.S. military: four-star general. At an emotional promotion ceremony, Dunwoody looked back on her years in uniform, said it was a credit to the Army—and a great surprise to her—that she would make history in a male-dominated military. "Thirty-three years after I took the oath as a second lieutenant, I have to tell you this is not exactly how I envisioned my life unfolding," she told a standing-room-only auditorium. "Even as a...
  • Lego ad red lighted over shades of pink and blue

    10/17/2008 7:36:56 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 9 replies · 607+ views
    The Local ^ | October 17, 2008 | David Landes
    "Sweden’s Trade Ethical Council against Sexism in Advertising (ERK) singled out images in a recent Lego catalog which featured a little girl playing in a pink room with ponies, a princess, and a palace accompanied by a caption reading, “Everything a princess could wish for…” On the opposite side of the page, a little boy can be seen in a blue room playing with a fire station, fire trucks, a police station, and an airplane. The caption beneath reads, “Tons of blocks for slightly older boys.” In its findings, the ERK singled out the images for preserving traditional and anachronistic...
  • 'Men At Work' signs to disappear in Atlanta (Warning: Nitwit's peeve gone wild)

    07/10/2008 9:12:39 AM PDT · by xtinct · 38 replies · 126+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 7/10/08 | ERIC STIRGUS
    In the battle of the sexes, women's magazine editor Cynthia Good said this was a skirmish she had to fight. Across Atlanta they stood, orange signs with black letters that read "Men At Work" or "Men Working Ahead." Sometimes, the signs stood next to women working alongside the men. Good demanded Atlanta officials remove the signs and last week, Atlanta Public Works Commissioner Joe Basista agreed. Score one for gender equality, Good said Wednesday. "They get it," Good said about the city in a telephone interview. Public Works officials are replacing 50 "Men Working" with signs that say "Workers Ahead."...
  • Polish Government liquidates Gender Equality Office

    11/04/2005 8:54:56 AM PST · by lizol · 15 replies · 293+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 04.11.2005
    Polish Government liquidates Gender Equality Office 04.11.2005 The new Polish government has shut down the office of the Government Commissioner for Gender Equality. A cabinet spokesman said the liquidation of the post did not mean that gender equality policies required by both the Polish Constitution and E.U. treaties would be neglected. Left-wing politicians have expressed outrage at the decision, saying that Poland will have no instrument to implement gender equality policies. They have warned that Poland stands to lose E.U. funding for programmes aimed at promoting gender equality.
  • Liberal Lunatic of the Day (3/29/2005) Dr. Nancy Hopkins

    04/29/2005 12:05:24 PM PDT · by Beckwith · 1 replies · 157+ views
    Liberal Lunacy ^ | 4/29/2005 | Beckwith
    Nancy Hopkins, a professor of molecular biology at MIT and a Radcliff and Harvard grad, has become infamous for her dramatic overreaction to statements by Harvard President Dr. Lawrence Summers, who had the temerity to observe that innate differences between the sexes might explain the relative “underrepresentation” of women in math and the sciences. Dr. Hopkins set feminism back a thousand years with her reaction to this heresy of feminist equality doctrine.  “I felt I was going to be sick,” she said.  “My heart was pounding and my breath was shallow.  I was extremely upset.”  Hopkins reportedly left the...
  • McClellan sidesteps women-in-combat

    05/19/2004 2:57:19 PM PDT · by joesnuffy · 21 replies · 204+ views
    WND ^ | May 19, 2004 | Les Kinsolving
    WND AT THE WHITE HOUSE McClellan sidesteps women-in-combat Spokesman queried about rapes, pregnancies in co-ed military Posted: May 19, 2004 5:40 p.m. Eastern Editor's note: Each week, WorldNetDaily White House correspondent Les Kinsolving asks the tough questions no one else will ask. And each week, WorldNetDaily brings you the transcripts of those dialogues with the president and his spokesman. By Les Kinsolving © 2004 At today's White House news briefing, WND asked presidential press secretary Scott McClellan about sexual assaults in the military and women in combat. WND: Scott, the top of Page 1 of Sunday's New York Times...
  • China drive to curb female foetus abortions

    08/16/2003 5:13:58 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 19 replies · 257+ views
    BEIJING - China has launched a campaign to curb a widespread practice of aborting female foetuses which has led to a disastrous imbalance in the ratio between boys and girls, state media said. The country's wide network of family planning clinics will be used to promote the idea of gender equality and improve the living environment of girls, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The campaign will focus on rural and underdeveloped areas, where discrimination against girls is particularly severe, according to Xinhua. New technologies, especially ultrasound scanning, has made it possible for Chinese couples to know the sex of...