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  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and Left-Wing Activist Plot ‘Catholic Spring’

    10/12/2016 10:15:01 AM PDT · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 27 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 10-11-2016 | Lifezette staff
    “There needs to be a Catholic Spring, in which Catholics themselves demand the end of a middle ages dictatorship and the beginning of a little democracy and respect for gender equality in the Catholic Church
  • Sweden to launch new national equality authority

    09/15/2016 9:29:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 15 Sep 2016 16:51 GMT+02:00 | TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrå)/The Local
    Sweden is set to launch a new government agency dedicated to achieving a gender equal society. Information about the agency will be released before the government’s budget proposal next week. The need to create a central gender equality authority was a key conclusion made by a study set up by the previous center-right Alliance government, which was delivered last autumn. Unequal pay, sexual harassment and violence against women were all cited as signs that the country is still a long way from being gender equal. “We are still in the midst of inequality because we don’t have a national grip...
  • What the Icelandic Know ( about gender equality)

    05/11/2016 6:59:36 PM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    Medium ^ | 5/11/2016 | Gabrielle Motola
    My understanding of gender has been both clarified and fortified by this project. Gender is an identity we are given or assume based on an antiquated societal structure which is then reinforced by that society. It is an idea which we take for fact. I suppose I have always felt somewhat awkward in my female gender because I identify with so many ‘male’ characteristics. I feel more comfortable now than before and embrace more wholly both sides without suspicion. The discussions I’ve had with Alison MacNeil have informed a lot of what I thought I knew about gender and identity....
  • World leaders chase goal of gender equality by 2030

    03/14/2016 3:51:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2016 6:41 PM EDT | Dave Bryan
    The head of UN Women said Monday that world leaders attending an annual meeting on the status of women have a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to better the lives of women and girls by implementing U.N. goals approved by world leaders last year. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, speaking at the opening of the 60th Commission on the Status for Women, said the theme of this year’s meeting is the link between women’s empowerment and development. She urged members to implement the 17 broad goals and 169 specific targets endorsed last year, saying it is crucial to advancing equality for women and girls around the...
  • Air Force To Consider Dropping ‘Man’ From ‘Airman’

    01/15/2016 11:37:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4:33 PM 01/14/2016 | Jonah Bennett
    The Air Force said it will conduct a review to determine whether the use of "airman" is appropriate given the military's push towards full gender equality. [...] This confirms that a review of job titles, like the one initiated by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, is soon coming. Mabus' review resulted in an order to the Marine Corps to purge the word "man" from job titles, with the exception that compound words can remain the same. In other words, "infantryman" is acceptable, but "reconnaissance man" is not. That order came as part of the broader initiative to open all combat roles...
  • Germany 'more sexist than France and UK' ('gender equality' barf)

    11/12/2015 10:57:26 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 12 Nov 2015 15:11 GMT+01:00
    Germans proved to hold less progressive ideas about gender equality than their European counterparts in the UK and France, but rose above the United States, according to a new report. Pollsters YouGov quizzed people from 24 countries in a survey published on Thursday, and found that Germany ranked eighth place for attitudes towards gender equality. The British scored just one point higher than Germans while French people gained two points more. The only Western country in the report that performed worse than Germany was the United States. ...
  • Physical fitness testing suspended for all Colorado Springs police officers (Female officers win)

    11/12/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 44 replies
    The Colorado Springs Gazette ^ | 11/10/2015 | Debbie Kelley
    olorado Springs police officers will not be required to take a physical fitness test this year, and those who failed it last year will no longer face penalties, pending the outcome of a discrimination lawsuit 12 female officers have filed. The city of Colorado Springs and its police department agreed on Friday to all conditions the plaintiffs sought in a preliminary injunction, and on Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch ordered the demands be met.
  • Marine experiment finds women get injured more frequently, shoot less accurately than men

    10/16/2015 12:43:24 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Women in a new Marine Corps unit created to assess how female service members perform in combat were injured twice as often as men, less accurate with infantry weapons and not as good at removing wounded troops from the battlefield, according to the results of a long-awaited study produced by the service. The research was carried out by the service in a nine-month long experiment at both Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Twentynine Palms, Calif. About 400 Marines, including 100 women, volunteered to join the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, the unit the Marine Corps created to compare how men...
  • UN Gives Iran Leadership Post in Agency for ‘Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women’

    04/13/2015 11:51:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 13, 2015 - 4:16 AM | Patrick Goodenough
    With little fanfare, a U.N. body has given Iran seats on several entities, including one dealing with women’s empowerment, another with children, a third with narcotics and a fourth with crime prevention and criminal justice. From January 1 next year, Iran will be a member of the executive board of the U.N. Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (U.N. Women), the executive board of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, and Commission on Narcotic Drugs. […] Iran each time was on a “closed slate” of candidates put forward by its...
  • Want More Sex? Ignore Sheryl Sandberg and Her Silly Talk About Choreplay

    03/18/2015 6:49:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 17, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and the founder of, says she’s figured out “How Men Can Succeed in the Boardroom and the Bedroom.” That’s the headline of the piece she co-authored with Adam Grant, a Wharton professor, in the New York Times.
  • UN Identifies ‘Extremism and Conservatism’--Not Islam--As Impediments to Gender Equality

    03/13/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 30 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 10, 2015 | By Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Twenty years after a landmark U.N. conference on promoting gender equality, the head of the agency known as U.N. Women said Monday that a growing “conservative and extremist resistance” to equality between the sexes needs to be understood and confronted. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called the problem “one of the new dangers” in the way of efforts to pursue the goal of global gender equality. Neither she, nor a major report prepared for the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting she was addressing in New York, identified radical Islamic ideology as a leading factor, although surveys have found...
  • Chelsea Clinton: Being a mom gives me 'so much more respect' for my parents

    03/09/2015 8:48:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | March 9, 2015 | Judy Kurtz
    Chelsea Clinton says she respects her parents now more than ever. The new mom, who gave birth to daughter Charlotte with husband Marc Mezvinsky last September, told “Live with Kelly and Michael” hosts Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan that caring for her daughter helped changed her view of her famous parents. “I have always been so close to both my parents and I didn’t know that I could be even more grateful for them and respect them more, until I became a mom,” Clinton said Monday. “I thought about all the times, particularly my mother, worried about me. And now,...
  • Hillary Clinton stays silent on emails and swings the focus to gender equality

    03/09/2015 7:54:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Guardian & Observer ^ | March 9, 2015 | Jana Kasperkevic in New York and Ben Jacobs in Des Moines, Iowa
    Former secretary of state sticks to script on opportunities for women as Ted Cruz and Scott Walker fill void left by her absence in Iowa with fresh attacks.Hillary Clinton has again refused to acknowledge the email controversy swirling around her invisible campaign, attempting to take the high road on her core issues as Clinton loyalists continued to insist the email row was “all about nothing” and Democrats in early campaign battlegrounds grew tired of Clintonland’s wall of silence. While Clinton took the stage in New York on Monday, the White House acknowledged that Barack Obama had sent messages to a...
  • Hillary Clinton takes no questions - 'informal' chat guests read from teleprompters!

    03/09/2015 4:43:06 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/09/15
    Hillary Clinton takes no questions about email controversy at women's event – and even 'informal' chat guests read from teleprompters! **SNIP** Clinton spoke at a carefully choreographed two-hour event involving her No Ceilings project at the Clinton Foundation, highlighting economic and educational opportunities for women and girls. She took no questions. When she sat down to lead more informal conversations with invited speakers, participants appeared to be reading from teleprompters.
  • 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...