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  • Rejection of common law, history and tradition (Law that redefines fatherhood clears CA state leg)

    07/18/2011 1:51:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    CalCatholic ^ | July 18, 2011
    Yet another bill opposed by the state’s Catholic bishops is on its way to the governor for his signature – this one co-sponsored by homosexual advocacy groups that seek to redefine fatherhood in a way that favors children with same-sex parents. The bill, AB 1349, sponsored by Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, passed the state Senate by a vote of 23-14 on July 14. It cleared the Assembly 52-22 in May. The measure was co-sponsored by Equality California and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. “AB 1349 is a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to...
  • Congress Grills NASA Chief Over Next Big Rocket Design (Answer was due in Jan of 2011)

    07/12/2011 2:46:33 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 35 replies ^ | 07/12/2011 |
    A congressional panel grilled NASA chief Charlie Bolden today (July 12) on Capitol Hill, repeatedly asking him why the space agency has yet to choose a design for its next-generation heavy-lift rocket. Last year Congress gave NASA until mid-January 2011 to pick a design for the rocket, known as the Space Launch System, that will carry astronauts on deep space missions. NASA still has not made an official decision, and members of the House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space and Technology took Bolden to task. "We've waited for answers that have not come. We've pleaded for answers that have...
  • Sexy Headlines and Skimpy Science: The Debate on Women and Attractive Husbands

    06/26/2011 11:45:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Good Men Project ^ | June 22, 2011 | Andrea Doucet
    Andrea Doucet reviews the research on whether women should ‘go ugly,’ and draws a different set of conclusions than Vicky Larson.I’m not an expert on beautiful women and “hot or not” men. And I don’t have much interest in the question Vicky Larson explored in The Huffington Post, which is, “how a smart, accomplished, beautiful woman like Huma Abedin got herself involved with a guy like Weiner.”Yet the wide interest in this story made me take a second look; at last glance over 18,000 people seem to have “liked” it and even Whoopi Goldberg opened a discussion of it on...
  • Pro Creators: Sperm Donors Are Dads to Dozens

    06/20/2011 2:46:34 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 46 replies
    Fox News & New York Post ^ | June 19, 2011 | unkonwn
    When he was a cash-strapped college student 20 years ago, Todd Whitehurst didn't think too deeply on the consequences of donating sperm. Then, when he was 41, he got an e-mail from a girl named Virginia. "She said, basically, 'I'm 14, and I think I'm your daughter,' " explained Whitehurst, now a 45-year-old medical engineer. Shortly after, he found a son, Tyler, now 14. And another, Gavin, now 16. That led to another child, and another, and yet another. "It was definitely overwhelming," Whitehurst said. "I'm not even sure how many children there are." So far he has found nine...
  • Saudi Men Plan to Beat Female Drivers

    05/28/2011 11:17:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1+ views
    INN ^ | 5/28/11 | Maayana Miskin
    Activist Manal Alsharif recently jump-started a campaign to allow Saudi women to drive when she filmed herself behind the wheel. Now Saudi men are planning to put a stop to the fight for women's rights by beating female drivers until they give up. A Saudi group has launched what it is calling “The Iqal Campaign,” a reference to the rope (iqal) used to hold men's headdresses in place. The group suggests that men use the ropes to hit female drivers. Women are planning to take to the streets on June 17 to protest the driving ban. According to Algerian news...
  • If a woman makes more money, should she pay ‘manimony’?

    05/26/2011 11:26:00 AM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 19 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 26, 2011 | Theresa Walsh Giarrusso
    The other day a friend was telling me about her friend that quit her high-paying marketing job because she absolutely refused to pay her lazy husband alimony after finally kicking him out of the house. Then last night I ran across this story on The Huffington Post examining if it’s fair for women who make more money not to pay alimony or manimony as they are dubbing it? Why should it be any different than when a man makes more and divorces? From The Huffington Post: “There really are two valid sides to this argument. If you think about it,...
  • Smile not a good style for men

    05/25/2011 8:36:01 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    Post Media News ^ | May 25, 2011 | Jordan Press
    Results of a new study suggest that women are less sexually attracted to men who smile, further cementing the axiom that nice guys finish last. The study found that women were least attracted to smiling, happy men, preferring those who looked proud and powerful or moody and ashamed. On the other hand, men were most sexually attracted to women who looked happy, and least attracted to women who appeared proud and confident. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Emotion, is the first to show that women are sexually attracted to a brooding hulk, while men are sexually attracted to...
  • The recession’s biggest victims: Great Recession could well be known as the ‘Black Mancession’

    05/22/2011 8:12:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 22, 2011 | Eve Tahmincioglu
    The Great Recession is sometimes known as the “Mancession” because men were hit so hard by unemployment, but a better term for it might be the “Black Mancession.” While recent data show white men are finding more job opportunities than they did last year, black male job seekers are still in an economic black hole. In April, the jobless rate among adult white males was 7.9 percent, up from 4.1 percent three years ago but down from 9.3 percent in the same month last year. Compare that to the jobless rate of 17.0 percent among black men, down from 17.7...
  • Need Therapy? A Good Man Is Hard to Find

    05/22/2011 2:22:31 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 21st 2011 | Benedict Carey
    Between unresolved family conflicts, relationship struggles and his mixed-race identity, James Puckett had enough on his mind in college that he sought professional help. But after bouncing from one therapist to another, he still felt stuck. “They were all female, and they did give me some comfort,” said Mr. Puckett, 30, who works for a domestic-abuse program in Wisconsin. “But I was getting the same rhetoric about changing my behavior without any challenge to see the bigger picture of what was behind these very male coping reactions, like putting your hand through a wall.” He decided to seek out a...
  • Mormon Men Delaying the Walk Down the Aisle

    05/15/2011 7:27:30 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 103 replies
    Beliefnet ^ | April 22, 2011 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    John Evans is in no hurry to get married. The 25-year-old returned LDS missionary lives with his parents, works full time, takes night classes toward an English degree and, with law school looming, is building up his savings. Evans goes on dates, but they tend to be expensive so he prefers developing friendships first. Sometimes he finds it easier just to hang out with the guys at his Mormon fraternity. “My dating pace is right for me,” Evans says. “I don’t feel stressed.” That kind of modern nonchalance is what may be worrying LDS President Thomas S. Monson and other...
  • Two Men Arrested Over Alleged Synagogue Plot in New York

    05/12/2011 9:31:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/12/11 | Associated Press
    Two Americans have been arrested by New York City police for allegedly plotting to attack a synagogue in the New York area, Fox News has learned. One source described the case as the latest example of “homegrown” radicalization. The two men were identified as Mohammad Mamdouh, of Moroccan descent, and Ahmed Serhani, of Algerian descent. Serhani allegedly made a general statement about wanting to attack a synagogue –- though no specific synagogue was mentioned, according to initial information obtained by Fox News. With a history of drug dealing, Serhani was hoping to make enough money to purchase weapons and possibly...
  • Employment rate for black men at record low

    05/10/2011 5:51:34 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 10, 2011 | Zachary Roth
    If the election of America's first African-American president was expected to give blacks an economic boost, it hasn't emerged yet. Indeed, the percentage of African-American men with a job has dropped to its lowest level since records began in 1972, according to the government's monthly jobs report released last week. Even as the economy added a better-than-expected 244,000 jobs, the percentage of black males over 20 who are currently employed dropped slightly to 56.9, the Labor Department's April report shows. For whites, the equivalent figure is 68.1 percent. Before this recession, the percentage of black adult men with a job...
  • The Real Cost of Dating in America: Don’t Bank on Assumptions

    04/29/2011 10:02:17 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 7 replies ^ | 4/14/11 | N/A
    Right on time for Tax Day,, one of the nation’s leading dating websites, has new insights for singles when it comes to money and dating. Survey reveals a significant disparity between men’s and women’s expectations and behaviors regarding finances and dating. The survey reveals how singles feel about how much to spend preparing for dates, the cost of a first date and the effects of debt on a relationship. “When it comes to dating, men are three times more likely to think there are high expectations on how much money they need to spend,” says Whitney Casey, Relationship Expert...
  • In a First, Women Surpass Men in Advanced Degrees

    04/26/2011 7:20:37 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-04-26
    WASHINGTON (AP)—For the first time, American women have passed men in gaining advanced college degrees as well as bachelor's degrees, part of a trend that is helping redefine who goes off to work and who stays home with the kids. Census figures released Tuesday highlight the latest education milestone for women, who began to exceed men in college enrollment in the early 1980s. The findings come amid record shares of women in the workplace and a steady decline in stay-at-home mothers.
  • The Hidden Job Crisis for American Men

    04/08/2011 4:48:14 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 28 replies
    Business Week ^ | April 7, 2011 | Peter Coy
    Men are disappearing from the workplace in ways that don't always register on the official unemployment rate The March jobs report released on Apr. 1 seemed like the best in years. Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis released a statement noting that the four-month drop in the jobless rate, to 8.8 percent from 9.8 percent, was "its largest decline since 1984." Behind the headlines, though, statistics on jobs are far less encouraging. Yes, job growth has picked up somewhat. Yet an equally important reason for the lower jobless rate is that many people, men in particular, have simply given up looking...
  • Singles Find the Rules of Dating are Changing

    04/05/2011 7:05:29 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 75 replies
    All News Wire ^ | April 01, 2011 | Michelle Smart has released the results of a new study examining the dating habits and behaviors of the 105 million single adults in America. One third of the population of the United States is single, and this means the dating process involves people from all age groups, backgrounds and personal beliefs. The study involved 5,000 singles from around the country to discover the real procedures and rules of dating in this day and age. The results show that while traditional dating rules are still followed, other changes have occurred. New developments like social networking tools and online dating have made it...
  • Study: Romance fueled by uncertainty of relationship

    03/27/2011 4:15:06 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2011 | Laura Donovan
    We want what we can’t have, and this reality comes through in a new study that found women are more attracted to men when they can’t tell how much the males like them. Though the study, titled “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not … Uncertainty Can Increase Romantic Attraction”, was conducted on female undergraduates, one of the researchers said she believes the findings would also be true for males. But how did this phenomenon come about? Are we just bored by guys who are clearly into us, or do we simply enjoy torturing ourselves by being infatuated with people...
  • Obama keeps focus on fight for women's equality

    Father of two girls, President Barack Obama says he wants to improve the status of women in the United States.
  • Military diversity group says there are too many white men on top

    03/08/2011 7:44:23 AM PST · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7 Mar 2011 | Caroline May -
    As if the military did not have enough to worry about with two wars, troops around the globe and members of Congress calling for the imposition of a no-fly zone over Libya (a de facto act of war), the Military Leadership Diversity Commission (MLDC) Monday released a report informing those in uniform that there are too many white men in their uppermost ranks. Ordered by Congress in the 2009 National Defense Authorization Act, the report seeks to increase diversity. “The commission’s recommendations support two overriding and related objectives: (1) that the Armed Forces systematically develop a demographically diverse leadership …...
  • Meet the real 40-year-old virgins

    03/06/2011 3:57:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies ^ | June 5, 2009 | Ewen Callaway
    Contrary to Hollywood notions, the 40-year-old virgin is not an awkward yet funny and endearing electronics salesman played by Steve Carell. He is a church-going teetotaller who has neither been to jail nor served in the military, according to a new survey of more than 7000 people. He also represents an estimated 1.1 million American men and 800,000 women aged 25 to 45 who have never had sex. The study, led by urologist Michael Eisenberg of the University of California, San Francisco, will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Sexual Medicine. His team's survey found that 13.9...