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  • What Obvious Child (Movie) gets right about abortion

    06/27/2014 9:31:46 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | 06/27/2014 | By Scott Lemieux
    At long last, a mainstream movie about a procedure that millions of American women have undergone. It also happens to be really funny. Regardless of what one thinks about abortion, it cannot be denied that it is a common medical procedure for women. Roughly 30 percent of American women will obtain one. And yet, as Slate’s Dana Stevens has observed, abortion has virtually disappeared as a subject from popular American film and television. Dramas featuring young women routinely use convenient miscarriages as plot devices to avoid having characters make realistic choices, while movies like Knocked Up and Juno follow all...
  • California Liberals Pass Bill to Regulate Sex....(Control Freaks)

    06/06/2014 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/6/2014 | Kevin Boyd
    bill that has just passed the California State Senate could effectively make criminals out of many people- just for having sex. The bill, SB 967, would require “affirmative consent” before college-age couples can have sex. This would essentially outlaw sex that is had “while in the heat of passion”. From Breitbart News: SB 967, amended last week by state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would mandate that college students obtain “an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity.” ……….. “Obviously, there is a problem,” he said in the report. “SB 967...
  • Here Comes the 'Abortion Comedy'

    06/06/2014 4:46:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 6, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The feminist film critics can exhale now. Someone has finally concocted their dream movie: an "abortion comedy." Because apparently nothing sounds funnier than an unplanned one-night stand and a courageous destruction of God's most beautiful and most innocent creation. It's called "Obvious Child." Feminist lingo sells this monstrosity. Former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jenny Slate plays Donna Stern, a standup comedian who "is forced to face the uncomfortable realities of independent womanhood for the first time." A "drunken hookup -- and epic lapse in prophylactic judgment -- turns out to be the beginning of a hilarious and totally unplanned...
  • Wow: Planned Parenthood points to the BIBLE to justify having an…

    06/02/2014 12:29:42 PM PDT · by topher · 44 replies
    youngcons.com ^ | June 2, 2014 | David Rufful
    This “pastoral letter” was sent by Planned Parenthood and it reads: Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures—Jewish or Christian—and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision. The letter text: The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision. Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders...
  • Homosexual Sex, Divorce, Extramarital Sex Reach New Highs of ‘Moral Acceptability’

    05/31/2014 11:59:54 PM PDT · by kingattax · 18 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | May 30, 2014 | RNS
    WASHINGTON (RNS) – Americans are showing more tolerance for a range of behaviors, with sex between unmarried adults, medical research on stem cells from human embryos, and doctor-assisted suicide all showing record highs and increases in “moral acceptability” from last year. The Gallup poll’s annual “moral acceptability” scale has been conducted since 2001 and charts shifting cultural attitudes on a number of hot-button social issues. In the 2014 list released Friday (May 30), Gallup researchers said 12 of the 19 categories reflected “levels of moral acceptance that are as high or higher than in the past.” “Americans largely agree about...
  • A litany of 'thou shalt nots': Catholic teachers challenge morality clause

    05/31/2014 1:59:14 PM PDT · by yongin · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | May 31, 2014 | Susan Candiotti and Chris Welch
    If you want to teach at a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, regardless of your religion, you must be willing to sign a detailed morality clause that critics say focuses on "pelvic issues." The revised contracts forbid teachers from -- among other things -- living together or having sex outside of marriage, using in-vitro fertilization, a gay "lifestyle," or publicly supporting any of those things. The system's 2,200 current teachers must sign the agreement to stay on the job. "It is an embarrassment and a scandal, and will drive even more Catholics away from an institution so out...
  • To stop the rape culture, stop the hook-up culture

    05/29/2014 2:08:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    life site news ^ | Robert A. Vega
    May 28, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The cover of TIME magazine released on May 15, depicting a university pennant with the lone word “Rape” on it, marks a new height in public awareness (and debate) of what has come to be known as the “rape culture” – a prevalence of male domination, incursion, and violation against the sexual dignity and bodily sovereignty of females through physical actions, verbal harassment, mass entertainment content, structural norms in the workplace, and social behavior. First coined in the 1970s, “rape culture” has only entered the popular progressive vocabulary in recent years, starting in feminist blogs....
  • There’s a Difference Between Misogyny and Severe Mental Illness

    05/28/2014 5:45:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Jesse Singal
    As soon as the murders in Isla Vista were reported on Saturday, everyone flocked online to find out what they could about Elliot Rodger, the perpetrator. He had left quite a trail — a series of online postings, videos, and a 137-page manifesto, all of which spoke to roiling sexual frustration and a hatred of women. Commentators quickly put this incident into what they saw as its proper context. His rampage, they argued, could be tied to the proliferation of a very modern, virulent form of internet-fueled misogyny — the men’s rights movement, the pickup artist community (and the community...
  • Teen whose date was found dead in their hotel room after prom suggests she overdosed

    05/20/2014 10:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 20, 2014 | Lydia Warren and Jessica Jerreat
    A Texas teenager whose date died in their hotel room after her senior prom has sent a series of emotional text messages to a friend suggesting she passed away following an overdose. The unidentified date frantically called 911 on Saturday morning after waking up in a North Houston Hyatt to find that 17-year-old Jacqueline Gomez was not breathing. Investigators said that the MacArthur High School senior showed no outward signs of injury and the results of her autopsy are pending. They added that her boyfriend is not suspected of any crime. Now text messages that he sent to one of...
  • Who Really Created the ‘Rape Culture’?

    05/09/2014 7:02:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2014 | Mona Charen
    ‘Two, four, six, eight. Stop the violence. Stop the rape.” So chanted a group of Ohio University students calling themselves “f***rapeculture” at a protest a couple of years ago. Rape-culture activists have become a fixture on campuses throughout the country, and now, 55 colleges — including Harvard, Princeton, and Berkeley — are under federal investigation for mishandling sexual-assault complaints. Some of my conservative/libertarian sisters have pointed out that the statistics on sexual assault are wildly inflated. Christina Hoff Sommers notes that the “one in five women are victims of rape” statistic that the Centers for Disease Control popularized (and that...
  • The Cool Kids don’t actually BELIEVE any of that [snip]

    05/08/2014 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Repent and Believe · 39 replies
    Ann Barnhardt's Blog ^ | 5/7/2014 A.D. | Ann Barnhardt
    In truth, the most salient fact of contemporary Catholic life in the West is the way it is pervaded by the pattern of saying things and then acting as if something else were true. (I’m learning, slowly. Everything below that is sarcasm or the voice of a liar, heretic or apostate is in GREEN.) Indeed. This sentence, penned earlier this week by a secular columnist almost sums up what pretty much everyone is too cowardly to say. In fact, it is the base premise underlying the derivative statement above that is the real 800 pound gorilla sitting squarely in the...
  • 'Hook-Up Truck' rolls out in Bay Area

    05/02/2014 7:34:41 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 34 replies
    SFGate ^ | 05/01/2014 | By Evan Sernoffsky
    <p>The Hook-Up Truck, a commercial box truck retrofitted for sex on the street, departs on its maiden voyage this weekend around the Bay Area.</p> <p>The truck, described on the project’s website as “either participatory performance art, a safe and convenient place to get down while out on the town, or the end of civilization as we know it” will be cruising around Oakland Friday night before heading over to San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood at 10 p.m.</p>
  • Why Women Still Need Husbands

    12/05/2013 3:18:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 72 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Suzanne Venker
    Over the past several decades, America has witnessed a profound change in the way women view men and marriage. It began with the baby boomer adage “never depend on a man.” This message resulted in a generation of women who turned their attention away from the home and onto the workforce. They did what their mothers told them to do: they became financially independent so they’d never have to rely on a husband. In time, “never depend on a man” turned into the full-blown belief that men are superfluous. In 2010 Jennifer Aniston claimed women needn’t “fiddle with a man”...
  • Large differences in “hookup culture” between Catholic/Secular college students and Evangelical ones

    11/27/2013 5:57:51 AM PST · by Gamecock · 82 replies
    The Aquila Report ^ | 27 November 2013 | Troy Gibson
    Dr. Donna Freitas, perhaps the nation’s leading expert on university hookup culture, has being doing research among college students and on college campuses regarding sex, the hookup culture, and student religiosity for several years.  She has produced many scholarly publications and studies.  One consistent finding she has observed is that evangelical college students are significantly less likely to hookup than any of their counterparts (Catholic or secular).  Why?  An excerpt from an interview: The attitudes toward sexuality on evangelical campuses were remarkably different from everywhere else. Everyone is struggling with sex, but they do it in very different ways.It’s impossible on...
  • What It's Like To Be Poor - And Make Terrible Decisions

    11/24/2013 12:09:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 115 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-23-13 | Linda Walther Tirado
    The closest Planned Parenthood to me is three hours. That's a lot of money in gas. Convenience food is just that. And we are not allowed many conveniences. Especially since the Patriot Act passed, it's hard to get a bank account. But without one, you spend a lot of time figuring out where to cash a check and get money orders to pay bills. Most motels now have a no-credit-card-no-room policy. I smoke. It's expensive. It's also the best option. You see, I am always, always exhausted. It's a stimulant. When I am too tired to walk one more step,...
  • Regime Sells Obamacare to Millennials with Promise of Sex Without Consequences

    11/13/2013 11:50:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 13, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here we are on hump day, middle of the week. For those of you newly rendered part-time workers via Obama's health care plan, it used to be hump day, but now you don't even have a hump day. You're just screwed, and some of you may enjoy it. Have you seen these new Obama ads, speaking of being screwed? Have you seen the new Obamacare ads? They're promoting promiscuity. They're promoting it. They're targeting Millennials. Greetings, folks, great to have you here on the Rush Limbaugh program. The telephone number, 800-282-2882, and the e-mail address, ElRushbo@eibnet.com. Let...
  • Dear Feminists, when did "yes" start to mean "potentially/maybe/definitely no?"

    11/13/2013 9:46:39 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 38 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 11-13-13 | The Looking Spoon
    I found this meme while surfing around online, and I'm curious if anyone wants to offer up their take. The term "feminist" is one that is so polarizing it tends to cut right down the left-right divide, but this one has me wondering.The rationale of people who defend the message this woman presents is that a woman isn't actually saying "yes" in certain instances, such as while under the influence of alcohol...Ok...This logic reminds me of a quote from British author Paul Johnson (from his book Enemies of Socieity), emphasis is mine... (I)t is essential to use words accurately and...
  • Tying the Knot Under ObamaCare

    11/07/2013 8:34:01 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 27, 2013 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    In true Marxist form, the ludicrously named "Affordable Care Act" mounts an all-out attack on marriage. In 2010 the Heritage Foundation pointed out under the bill couples would face massive financial penalties if they marry or remain married. Conversely, couples who cohabit without marriage are given highly preferential financial treatment. If the Senate bill becomes law, saying 'I do' would cost some couples over $10,000 per year.
  • Sexual hooking up favors male students on college campuses

    08/25/2013 2:46:17 PM PDT · by usalady · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 25, 2013 | Martha
    Have you ever heard the expression, “Why buy the cow if you can get the milk for free?” It appears that some women on college campuses have become “cows” as women sell themselves short, allowing casual sexual “hooking up” to dominate their relationships with male students.
  • No-Frill Thrills: The Rise of Minimalist Sex Apps (Pomosexuals)

    08/20/2013 3:20:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 8/19/2013 | Kevin Roose
    In January of last year, Roman Sidorenko and Alexander Kukhtenko had an idea to break their sexual dry spells the way they solved many of their other problems: with an app. "We wanted an easy way to find sex, basically," says Sidorenko. But the two friends (who describe themselves as "pomosexuals") were too impatient to use the available dating apps on the market, all of which required them to spend hours flirting with potential flings via chat or text message before getting a date and, possibly, sealing the deal. They knew there were horny people around them looking for sex...
  • Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too

    07/13/2013 8:24:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 12, 2013 | Kate Taylor
    At 11 on a weeknight earlier this year, her work finished, a slim, pretty junior at the University of Pennsylvania did what she often does when she has a little free time. She texted her regular hookup — the guy she is sleeping with but not dating. What was he up to? He texted back: Come over. So she did. They watched a little TV, had sex and went to sleep. Their relationship, she noted, is not about the meeting of two souls. “We don’t really like each other in person, sober,” she said, adding that “we literally can’t sit...
  • Are you worried about dating a relative? Get this new app to make sure you don’t

    04/17/2013 10:35:43 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 27 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 17 Apr 2013
    If you’ve ever wanted a way to make sure you don’t unwittingly date one of your family members then a new app has been released just for you. The piece of software was developed in Iceland to make sure you and your potential partner are not from the same family tree. The Islendingabók app allows you to test how closely you’re related to your date by simply bumping your phones together. The Android programme includes information on 720,000 people and will hopefully help the users avoid the possibility of inbreeding. But it unfortunately came too late for one person who...
  • 7 Reasons Marriage Is Falling Apart in America

    04/06/2013 7:32:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 92 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2013 | John Hawkins
    It's no secret that marriage has been in decline in America, but most people don't realize how quickly it has been crumbling. The numbers are staggering and the sea change in attitude that has gone along with them would shock previous generations of Americans. "In 1960, two-thirds (68%) of all twenty-somethings were married. In 2008, just 26% were." "To get a sense of how different attitudes were in the 1960s, perhaps this will do it. (M)arried women were asked, ‘In your opinion, do you think it is all right for a woman to have sexual relations before marriage with a...
  • The Sickness of Western Culture: Can We Survive it?

    02/03/2013 11:26:29 AM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    Natural Law/Natural Religion ^ | Feb. 3, 2013 | walford
    Culture’s shifting sands on moral standards by Gilbert T. Sewell Sixty years ago juvenile delinquency and what to do about it suddenly drew a round of national soul searching. We no longer even use the term. We think in terms of juvenile monsters. Yesteryear’s hoods and troublemakers seem quaint and innocent beside today’s appalling school murders, gang rapes and teenage mayhem... ...Put together violent, porn-saturated electronic entertainment and armed, shame-free, unparented young men. Crazy things happen... ...Who is delinquent? A sociopath? A truant, an unwed mother, a rapist of drunken and unconscious girls, a meth addict or a mass murderer?...
  • The Recipe for Happiness? An Enduring Marriage and an Affair With Lots of Sex

    08/20/2012 11:40:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 75 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Aug 2012 | Catherine Hakim
    The setting is the quiet corner of an Italian restaurant in the City; the players are George, an IT specialist, and Zoe, who wears a pretty dress and a big smile; they drink an especially good bottle of wine and when they get to coffee he reaches over and kisses her on the mouth. She surprises him by kissing him back. To onlookers it might be the classic opening scene of a traditional romance. Yet both parties are married to other people, whom they have no intention of leaving. Although they will go on to enjoy all the spoils of...
  • Puritan view of adultery turns Brits into 'caged animals' says academic

    08/20/2012 10:49:36 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 47 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | By John Bingham, Social Affairs Editor | 7:00AM BST 20 Aug 2012
    An “unforgiving, puritan Anglo-Saxon” attitude to adultery is damaging married life in Britain, driving couples to divorce rather than strengthening the family, according to an outspoken French academic. -- Dr Catherine Hakim, a sociologist and bestselling author, argues that a “sour and rigid English view” of infidelity is condemning millions of people to live frustrated “celibate” lives with their spouses. In a book bound to provoke controversy, she likens faithful husbands and wives to “caged animals” and argues that they should be free to explore their “wild side” with lovers without the threat of divorce. Meeting a secret lover for...
  • UK: A THIRD of young women admit regrets about the way they lost their virginity (ruined love lives)

    08/01/2012 1:23:35 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 17:32 EST, 11 July 2012 | Helen Carroll
    ...feeling the pressure to conform, Kristen gave in to her 16-year-old boyfriend Carl’s continual pestering for sex when her parents were out at work one day. She... anticipated a romantic encounter. But the harsh reality was that losing her virginity so early turned out to be one of the worst experiences of Kristen’s life. It has also had lasting repercussions, since she is convinced that having sex at such a young age made her far more promiscuous in later years than she otherwise might have been. ‘We had sex on the bathroom floor because it was the only room with...
  • Housing Headwinds: US Birthrate Lowest in 25 Years as Twenty-Somethings Postpone Having Babies

    07/29/2012 8:54:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Mike Shedlock
    Boomer demographics and postponement of marriage on account of student debt and poor finances are two of the key reasons that I long-ago stated the housing recovery would be slow for a decade. Declining birthrates now show that is indeed what is happening. First, please consider a short snip from my July 25 post "Actual" New Home Sales First 6 Months of 2012 vs. Prior Years; Reflections on the Housing Recovery Reflections on the Housing Recovery Even with today's reported decline, new home sales have likely bottomed on an annual, cumulative-total basis. However, don't expect much in terms of recovery.Debt...
  • Gay dating app crashes as Olympic athletes arrive

    07/28/2012 7:09:04 PM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    The Sun ^ | July 22, 2012 | News
    AN ONLINE gay dating service CRASHED seconds after the first Olympic athletes touched down last week due to massive increase in demand. The mobile phone app - Grindr - lets gay men zero in on potential partners nearby using GPRS in their phones. Experts on the site believe the arrival of the Olympic teams on Monday sparked a flood of new customers - and crashed the service in East London. One frustrated Londoner said: "It happened almost as soon as the teams got here. Either loads of athletes were logging on to meet fellow Olympians or were looking to...
  • Biden’s Solution to Dating Violence: ‘Knock Them on Their A…’

    06/23/2012 5:51:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 22, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    Vice President Joe Biden speaking out against dating violence during a White House event on Thursday said that dating violence and sexual assault won’t end until attitudes change and the perpetrator is treated like a “pariah.” “But the progress we’ve made so far isn’t enough,” Biden said. Young women still face the highest rates of dating violence, and nearly one in five college women will face sexual assault during her college career, he said. “Guys, these just aren’t statistics. They’re people you know. They’re your sister, the woman you’re in class with that you like, people you grew up with,...
  • A Psychological Cry for Moral Help

    03/27/2012 12:37:38 PM PDT · by restorecivilsociety · 7 replies
    TheCollegeConservative ^ | 3/27/2012 | Anna Maria Hoffman
    As we go about our lives, there is something happening around us that is not deemed “newsworthy” or “important” by many people. It’s toxic, troubling, and traumatic. It’s happening on college campuses. It’s happening next door to you. It’s the white elephant in the room that everybody notices, but does not want to address for countless reasons. It’s what our generation praises and feels empowered by, but refuses to let their parents know about. And shockingly enough, it’s happening at conservative conferences thanks to people who do not practice what they preach. So what is it? It’s the hookup culture....
  • Teacher Leaves Wife, Kids for High School Student

    03/01/2012 5:32:57 PM PST · by Repeat Offender · 77 replies · 41+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 01 March 2012 | Piper Weiss, Shine Staff
    Last year, Jordan Powers was just another student from Mr. Hooker's class. Now she's his live-in girlfriend. James Hooker -- the 41-year-old married father who left his wife and kids for his 18-year-old-student -- might be the worst teacher ever. Last week, he resigned from his job at Enochs High School in Modesto, California over the scandal that's shaken up a community and pit one mom on a crusade to save her daughter from a man she calls a "master manipulator."
  • The Gospel according to "Glee"? (live-and-let-live attitude toward sexual politics & religion)

    02/26/2012 8:21:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Patheos ^ | 02/23/2012 | Brian Kirk
    Does high school musical sitcom "Glee" go out of its way to be hostile to Christianity? Some may think so, given the matter-of-fact treatment in so many episodes of teen drinking, drug use, sex, pregnancy, and its acceptance of same-gendered relationships. As a progressive Christian and fan of the show, even I wonder at times if they are pushing the envelope a bit too far. I've often commented that I'm not sure younger teens should be watching the show. It is, after all, an exaggerated, satirical look at how adults view adolescence. I'd be a little worried if some middle-schooler...