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  • College: The Sixty-Five Thousand Dollar Misunderstanding

    04/17/2014 7:28:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/17/2014 | Roger L. Simon
    [1]Back in 1962, Robert Gover published a novel called the One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding [2] whose premise Amazon describes this way: “A college sophomore spends a weekend with a pretty 14-year-old black prostitute under the manly misapprehension that she has invited him because she finds him irresistible.”I remember reading it as an undergraduate and finding it mildly amusing. Of course, inflation being what it is, it’s hard to write a book about a piddling hundred dollar misunderstanding anymore. But somehow the novel came to mind today when reading one of my favorite websites — The College Fix [3]. The...
  • Australias top court recognizes gender neutral sex category

    04/01/2014 11:29:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:29AM BST 02 Apr 2014 | (AFP)
    Australias highest court has ruled that a person can be legally recognized as gender neutral as opposed to male or female, ending a long legal battle by a sexual equality campaigner. The High Court recognizes that a person may be neither male nor female, and so permits the registration of a persons sex as non-specific, it said in a unanimous judgment, dismissing a New South Wales state appeal to recognize only men or women. The case centered on a person called Norriewho does not identify as either male or femalewho fought a legal battle for a new gender-neutral category.
  • 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.
  • 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 wantfrom swaggering alpha douche to limp lily on the fainting couch. But the ever-progressive nation of Sweden has introduced a new gender-neutral pronounhen (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...
  • NJ teen wants Easy-Bake Oven to appeal to boys (barphalert)

    12/12/2012 6:58:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 82 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 7, 2012 3:36 PM ET | Michelle R. Smith
    Four-year-old Gavyn Boscio loves to cook and asked for an Easy-Bake Oven for Christmas. But when his big sister went to buy one, she discovered to her disappointment that it comes only in girly pink and purple, with girlsand only girlson the box and in the commercials. So the eighth-grader from Garfield, N.J., started an online petition asking Pawtucket, R.I.-based Hasbro to make the toy ovens in gender-neutral colors and feature boys on the package. By Friday, 13-year-old McKenna Popes petition had garnered more than 30,000 signatures in a little more than a week. And celebrity chef Bobby Flay, who...
  • Gender neutral bathroom week at Green River Community College

    06/19/2012 7:19:49 PM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 28 replies
    KING 5 News ^ | June 4, 2012 at 8:07 AM | Staff
    AUBURN, Wash. Some of the main restrooms on the Green River Community College campus are being transformed into gender neutral spots this week to raise awareness for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Why the change? "Lets say theres a transgender born a male transitioning to be a female and there is male in there and assumes it might be a female and they don't like that, and harasses them. That student is not going to use the restroom anymore, said Dani Chang, GRCC Director of Student Services. While there hasnt been an issue yet, Chang said the...
  • Hunger Strike Forces University to Build 'Gender Neutral' Bathrooms

    05/09/2012 3:21:41 PM PDT · by oliverdarcy · 36 replies
    The University of Minnesota-Duluth administration ceded to student Blair Moses's demand for gender neutral bathrooms on campus after he threatened and began an extended hunger strike. In late April, Moses sent a letter to the administration with two demands. First, he insisted they "take immediate action to begin the process of designating more gender neutral bathrooms." Second, he demanded an "announcement stating the said day of change." In the letter, Moses threatened that if his demands were not met by April 26, he would begin a hunger strike for three weeks or more.
  • Sort of a Trend: Raise Your Kid Totally Gender Neutral

    06/26/2011 10:39:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 24, 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    ...The only people who know your gender are your parents, the midwife who delivered you, and your two older brothers, Kio and Jazz. But they wont be much help, as your parents are practically indiscernible from one another, Jazz wears long pigtails and has a penchant for anything pink including pink earrings and Kio dons an androgynous hairstyle and is forever in a pair of leggings...
  • The most PC family in the world' try raising a gender-neutral child.

    05/25/2011 7:05:15 AM PDT · by MissTed · 32 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 5/25/11 | Ed West
    However bad things get in England, its stories like this that put me off the inevitable move to Canada: Meet Storm. With those big blue eyes, fair hair and chubby cheeks, the four-month-old is certainly adorable. But whether this baby is a bruising boy or a blushing girl is, the parents say, a secret. In fact, theyre leaving the decision up to him or her. The bizarre move has led to Kathy Witterick, 38, and husband David Stocker, 39, being labelled the most politically correct family in the world. Theres nothing ambiguous about the babys sex. The parents know...
  • Gender Neutral Passports Reduce Mother and Father to Equivalent of Thing One and Thing Two

    01/10/2011 1:26:55 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 7 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 01/10/11 | Stacy Webber
    Rainbows, the word gay, and the color pink; these are just a few of the things that militant homosexual activists have stolen from the mainstream culture and remade in their own image. Militant homosexual activists have just won another major battle in the culture war and this one is truly shocking. U.S. passport applications filed this year will no longer identify parents as Mother and Father but as Parent One and Parent Two. With the stoke of a pen, the State Department has degraded marriage and parenthood to the level of Dr. Seuss Thing One and Thing Two.
  • Experimental Living

    08/14/2009 9:43:20 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 4 replies · 503+ views
    Campus Report ^ | August 14, 2009 | Deborah Lambert
    Experimental Living by: Deborah Lambert, August 14, 2009 A new dorm room policy allowing male and female students to share the same dorm room is gradually becoming more accepted on our nations campuses. At the University of Chicago, two 19-year-old students, Charlie Barlow and Lauren Danzig will be rooming together this fall under the new policy. The duo apparently is not romantically involved, says Lauren, who explained to the Chicago Sun Times that while she has a boyfriend on campus, she chose to live with Charlie because she gets along better with men. The Seattle native says her parents are...
  • Gender-neutral housing deemed success by ORL

    12/01/2007 7:39:02 AM PST · by Huber · 32 replies · 74+ views
    The Dartmouth ^ | Published on Friday, November 30, 2007 | By Andrew Wells, The Dartmouth Staff
    As the first-ever term of gender-neutral housing at Dartmouth comes to a close, the Office of Residential Life has begun to look back at its newly instituted gender-neutral housing program floor and, based on positive feedback, does not foresee a need to make any significant changes in the coming terms. Out of the 32 students who applied for this special housing, 16 students and one undergraduate advisor were eventually chosen because they showed an active interest in participating in the model of a shared community which would hold programs and dinners focused on discussing gender-related issues. Article continues on TheDartmouth.com...
  • University sanctions transgender bathrooms

    11/18/2007 4:33:54 AM PST · by Man50D · 46 replies · 202+ views
    WorldNetdaily.com ^ | November 18, 2007
    Students using the seventh-floor bathrooms at the University of Southern Maine's Glickman Family Library this week were in for a surprise when the standard symbols for men and women on the doors were covered with a sign announcing the facilities were now "designated as gender neutral." With university approval, organizers for the 4th Annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, held Friday, erased all distinctions for restrooms at the Glickman meeting site, according to Mike Hein of the Christian Civic League of Maine. "The USM library bathrooms are designed to accommodate several people simultaneously, and they have no exterior door locks," he...
  • Emerson makes restrooms gender-neutral

    09/02/2007 10:31:17 AM PDT · by pjsbro · 99 replies · 2,000+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 1, 2007 | Emily A. Canal
    On the inside, a set of bathrooms at Emerson College looks like standard fare. On the outside, there are newfangled signs to ease the concerns of students who prefer not to signal that they are entering a men's or women's bathroom. The symbols are gender-neutral, a picture of a man and a woman. In response to students' pleas, Emerson has changed the signs that used to be aimed at a specific gender on 21 restrooms in campus buildings and one of the college's two dormitories. Emerson's changes, made in preparation for the upcoming school year, mirror moves by Tufts University...
  • At UVM, no-gender facilities are added

    08/26/2007 10:22:46 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies · 368+ views
    AP ^ | August 26, 2007 | Lisa Rathke
    BURLINGTON, Vt. -- The University of Vermont's big new student center doesn't just have women's bathrooms and men's bathrooms. It also has gender-neutral bathrooms, a feature added to accommodate transgendered people, as well as those with some disabilities. The four single bathrooms in the new Dudley H. Davis Center -- each with a toilet, sink, shower, and lockable door -- cost about $2,500 a piece to build. Their wall signs identify each as "gender neutral restroom." "It's about inclusivity and accessibility and the importance of meeting all people's needs, not just a few," said Annie Stevens, assistant vice president for...
  • University of Vermont Adds 'Gender-Neutral' Bathrooms

    08/26/2007 3:32:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 31 replies · 850+ views
    University of Vermont Adds 'Gender-Neutral' Bathrooms Sunday, August 26, 2007 BURLINGTON, Vt. The University of Vermont's big new student center doesn't just have women's bathrooms and men's bathrooms. It also has gender-neutral bathrooms, a feature added to accommodate transgendered people, as well as those with some disabilities. The four single bathrooms in the new Dudley H. Davis Center each with a toilet, sink, shower and lockable door cost about $2,500 a piece to build. Their wall signs identify each as "gender neutral restroom." "It's about inclusivity and accessibility and the importance of meeting all people's needs, not...
  • New toilet design to tackle bullying

    05/02/2007 6:11:01 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies · 2,095+ views
    This is Local London ^ | May 2, 2007 | Mark Chandler and Michael Reilly
    UNISEX wash basin areas could be built in schools to help tackle bullying. The move is part of recommendations covering schools in England being rebuilt or refurbished as part of the Government's 45bn Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme. BSF aims to rebuild or renew every one of England's 3,500 state secondary schools during the 15-year lifetime of the initiative. The new guidelines were issued by the Government agency responsible for delivering the programme, Partnerships for Schools. Toilets in Schools was published earlier this month and details new toilet block designs to be incorporated into all BSF schools. It...
  • Indian silver medalist in women's race at Asian Games fails gender test

    12/18/2006 1:20:19 PM PST · by MikefromOhio · 18 replies · 594+ views
    SI.com ^ | 18 Dec 2006 | AP
    NEW DELHI, India (AP) -An Indian runner who won a silver medal in the women's 800 meters at the Asian Games failed a gender test and was stripped of the medal. Shanti Sounderajan, 25, took the gender test in Doha, Qatar, after placing second. The Indian Olympic Association said Monday it has been told by the Olympic Council of Asia that the 25-year-old runner was disqualified. "IOA has asked the Athletic Federation of India to return the medal as desired by the Olympic Council of Asia,'' the Indian Olympic group said. The IOA also asked its medical commission to inquire...
  • 'Mom,' 'dad' to be axed from school textbooks?

    03/09/2006 5:10:14 AM PST · by wagglebee · 88 replies · 1,917+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 3/9/06 | WorldNetDaily
    A traditional-values organization in California is warning the state's residents that a bill pending in the Legislature, if approved, could remove all references to gender in public schools – threatening even references to "mom" or "dad" in textbooks. If the bill, SB 1437, were to become law, warns the Capitol Resource Institute, "it could potentially require gender-neutral bathrooms in our schools and all references to 'husband' and 'wife' or 'mom and dad' removed from school textbooks as the norm." Sponsored by Democratic Sen. Sheila Kuehl – a lesbian actress best known for playing Zelda in "The Many Loves of Dobie...
  • New Inclusive Bible Is Gender-Neutral

    02/01/2005 5:56:21 PM PST · by Land of the Irish · 32 replies · 458+ views
    TheCarolinaChannel.com ^ | Feb 1, 2005 | AP
    Should masculine words such as "king" and "kingdom" be allowed? Not if feminists have their way, as they do in a rewrite of the complete Bible issued in four volumes as The Inclusive Hebrew Scriptures and The Inclusive New Testament. The "degendered" Scriptures were produced for a group called Roman Catholic Priests for Equality. Shunning "Son of Man," these Catholics substitute "Chosen One" or "Promised One."
  • MASSACHUSETTS MEET BANGKOK

    06/22/2004 7:47:09 AM PDT · by KMC1 · 199+ views
    Crosswalk/AP Wire services ^ | 6.22.2004 | McCullough
    BANGKOK, THAILAND - According to reports by the Associated Press, tranvestite students in a school north of Bangkok Thailand will be getting their own restroom. The Pink Lotus restroom will be for the exclusive use of 15 students at Thailand's Chaing Mai School of Technology. The room contains four stalls and no urinals. Officials say that female students have complained of men being in the women's bathroom, and the students had been chased out of the men's room on multiple occassions. The students are required to dress as men during school hours but are allowed to maintain feminine hairstyles.
  • CA trying to force wacky discrimination policy on local schools

    04/22/2004 12:50:22 PM PDT · by halosfan2002 · 17 replies · 258+ views
    Orange County Register | 4/22/04 | Rob Williams
    This is shocking but not surprising. If your a parent to a child in CA public schools this should alarm you.
  • What's up with the ugly baby (in The Passion)?

    03/01/2004 9:51:06 PM PST · by churchillbuff · 177 replies · 492+ views
    What's Up With the Ugly Baby? Everyone's asking about the Passion scene where Satan is carrying a hideous infant. by Mark Moring | posted 03/01/04 "Please explain the symbolism in the scene showing Satan holding a bald baby. Thank you." That's just one of dozens of e-mails we've received in the last few days, asking about a surreal scene in The Passion of The Christ where Satan is showing cradling a hideous baby who looks like he's about 40 years old. The scene occurs during the flogging of Christ. Satan is passing through a crowd of onlookers, cradling an infant...
  • Panel calls for neutral bathrooms ("Transgender" Loony Alert!)

    11/21/2003 1:59:13 PM PST · by MikalM · 99 replies · 2,040+ views
    Chicago Maroon ^ | 11/21/03 | Robert Katz
    For most people, deciding which bathroom to use in the Regenstein Library does not require mental gymnastics. But for some, a trip to the restroom is less simple, with gay, lesbian, and transgendered students worried about the implications of which bathrooms they enter. At the Center for Gender Studies on Wednesday night, a panel of four discussed the need for gender-neutral bathrooms on campus, specifically one in the Regenstein and one in Cobb Hall. Members of Feminist Majority, Queers & Associates, and the Center for Gender Studies organized the panel as part of the Coalition for a Queer Safe Campus....
  • Justice Ginsburg would put a dress on the Lone Ranger

    08/19/2003 12:19:11 PM PDT · by Gritty · 22 replies · 267+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2003 | Phyllis Schlafly
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently joined U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno, anti-Pledge-of-Allegiance Judge Stephen Reinhardt and other like-minded liberals and feminists to launch a new organization called the American Constitution Society.Its mission is to challenge The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, which promotes the nomination of judges who believe in the U.S. Constitution and in the U.S. system of federalism.The left doesn't believe the Constitution should be the bench mark of court decisions or that we should abide by the requirement that "all legislative powers" belong to...
  • Supreme Court Justice Pursues Radical Feminist Agenda Ginsburg Seeks 'Gender-Neutral Society'

    08/18/2003 3:22:56 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 8 replies · 350+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Aug 15, 2003 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently joined Hillary Clinton, Janet Reno, anti-Pledge-of-Allegiance Judge Stephen Reinhardt, and other like-mined liberals and feminists to launch a new organization called the American Constitution Society. Its mission is to challenge the Federalist Society, which promotes the nomination of judges who believe in the U.S. Constitution and in America's unique system of federalism. The left doesn't believe that the Constitution should be the benchmark of court decisions or that we should abide by its requirement that "all legislative powers" belong to the Congress. Liberals believe that new rights should be invented and public policies...
  • Battle of Biblical Proportions: The cost of a gender-neutral bible

    06/30/2003 12:23:12 PM PDT · by stands2reason · 100 replies · 274+ views
    National Review Online--Taste ^ | Friday, June 27, 2003 | DALE BUSS
    <p>Battle of Biblical Proportions: The cost of a gender-neutral bible.</p> <p>HarperCollins's purchase of Zondervan Corp. in 1988 has paid off handsomely, in huge profits in the fast-growing Christian-publishing market. But these days, Zondervan/HarperCollins is also dealing with a self-made dilemma that would challenge Solomon: how to promote simultaneously both the most beloved literal translation of the Bible, the New International Version (NIV), and the most polarizing new rendering, the gender-adjusted Today's New International Version (TNIV).</p>
  • Making a clean breast of fashion [Boobs for men as a fashion accessory]

    02/11/2003 8:16:34 AM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 79 replies · 1,315+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 1-14-03 | JENNIFER MELOCCO
    Making a clean breast of fashion By JENNIFER MELOCCO WANT to keep abreast of the latest in male fashion? Well, the message from Milan is to say goodbye to Mr Macho and hello to Mr Androgyny. The provocative direction featuring male models with fake breasts under figure-hugging knitwear was sent down the catwalk by outrageous British designer Vivienne Westwood in the mens' autumn winter 2003 shows held this week. And while the effect may look outrageous today, fashion commentators reckon Sydney men may just end up adopting it in a few years' time. Director of fashion...
  • Bill would force hiring of cross-dressers

    04/21/2003 9:50:06 PM PDT · by scripter · 43 replies · 1,022+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 21, 2003
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. The Democrat-controlled California Assembly passed a bill today mandating fines of up to $150,000 against business owners including Bible bookstores and nonprofit organizations such as the Boy Scouts for refusing to hire cross-dressing and transsexual job applicants. After more than 45 minutes of debate, with a majority of speakers opposing the bill, AB 196 passed the Assembly by the narrowest of margins. The vote was 41 to 34, the bare minimum needed to advance the bill to the state Senate. All the "yes" votes on AB 196 were from Democrats. Voting "no" were 31 Republicans...
  • Christian Students Punished for Countering Pro-Homosexual Observance

    04/15/2003 3:26:49 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 81 replies · 547+ views
    Agape Press ^ | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - Christian students who openly opposed a pro-homosexual event at their Wisconsin public school met stiff resistance from school officials. The Gay Straight Alliance Club at Evansville High School recently held a "Day of Silence" to protest alleged discrimination against homosexuals. The club was permitted to advertise the event through posters, literature, and on the school intercom. The school even provided them with a "safe room" to sit in if they felt they were being harassed during the day. But a group of Christian students who countered the Day of Silence by praying and sharing Bible verses in the...
  • North Carolina sodomy statute could fall

    04/15/2003 6:05:49 AM PDT · by berserker · 106 replies · 677+ views
    Raleigh News Observer ^ | April 15, 2003 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
    A repeal effort will be discussed at a town hall meeting tonight in RaleighFrederick J. Smith learned that he was breaking the law eight years ago during a court battle over the custody of his two sons. His ex-wife's lawyer got Smith, 44, and his boyfriend on the witness stand to admit to having oral sex and demanded that both be arrested on the spot for violating North Carolina's "crime against nature" statute. The bailiffs laughed, recalled Smith, a plant worker from Fletcher. "They all thought it was a big joke that this guy made such a big deal about...
  • Daytime TV to Get First Lesbian Kiss

    04/14/2003 12:07:07 PM PDT · by new cruelty · 95 replies · 1,931+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 14, 2003
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Daytime television viewers -- considered to be among America's most conservative audiences -- will see their first on-screen lesbian kiss next week, ABC television said on Monday. The kiss will take place during the April 22 episode of the Emmy-award winning soap opera "All My Children," making what ABC said would be a first in the world of daytime television. It comes in a scene featuring gay teen character Bianca Montgomery (Eden Riegel), who came out as a lesbian in 2000, and her new friend Lena (Olga Sosnovska) who "in a moment of truth and true...
  • SELLING HOMOSEXUALITY

    07/10/2002 7:19:19 AM PDT · by DoctorMichael · 93 replies · 2,519+ views
    Boundless (a Webzine) ^ | 7/10/02 | Matt Kaufman
    Selling Homosexuality by Matt Kaufman You generally know an ad campaign when you see it, and you don't take it seriously. You may buy Pepsi, but you don't really believe drinking it makes you cool because Britney Spears pitches it. But you may not recognize an ad campaign so easily when it's not relegated to paid 30-second spots. Or when the product being sold isn't a soft drink, but an idea, or an attitude, or a worldview. Which brings us to a fascinating article in the Regent University Law Review. In an issue analyzing various aspects of gay activism, one...
  • Queering the Schools

    04/14/2003 8:26:43 PM PDT · by Hobsonphile · 27 replies · 428+ views
    City Journal ^ | Spring, 2003 | Marjorie King
    At a high school in prosperous Newton, Massachusetts, its To B GLAD Dayor, less delicately, Transgender, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Awareness Day. An advocacy session for students and teachers features three self-styled transgendered individualsa member of the senior class and two recent graduates. One of the transgenders, born female, announces that he had been taking hormones for 16 months. Right now I am a 14-year-old boy going through puberty and a 55-year-old woman going through menopause, she complains. I am probably the moodiest person in the world. A second panelist declares herself an androgyne in between both genders of society. She...