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  • Are Democrats brave enough to run a woman against Donald Trump?

    06/17/2018 9:06:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Vox ^ | June 16, 2018 | Laura McGann
    Democrats agree that Donald Trump’s history of bragging about groping and assaulting women is unacceptable, but they don’t agree about how to deal with it in 2020. The tension has spilled into the open in the ongoing debate about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s role in galvanizing Senate Democrats to call for Sen. Al Franken to step down over misconduct. Even white college-educated women, Hillary Clinton’s biggest supporters, are divided. “We loved him,” Marsha Pearcy, 58, said sadly to Gillibrand at a private event for professional women in Washington on Tuesday night. Pearcy barely finished saying Franken’s name when quiet murmurs and...
  • Chris Hardwick Wiped From Nerdist Website He Founded Amid Allegations By Ex-Girlfriend

    06/15/2018 4:19:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 15, 2018 | Patrick Hipes and Dominic Patten
    Updated with Nerdist statement: Chris Hardwick, the Nerdist founder and host of NBC’s game show The Wall, AMC’s Talking Dead aftershow and a regular emcee in Hall H at Comic-Con, has been scrubbed from the Nerdist website he founded after being accused of sexual abuse and “long-term abuse” by his former girlfriend Chloe Dykstra. Legendary Entertainment, which owns Nerdist Industries where Hardwick launched his career as a comic and podcaster, just released a statement. “Chris Hardwick had no operational involvement with Nerdist for the two years preceding the expiration of his contract in December 2017,” it reads. “He no longer...
  • Rapper Drakes Father Tells Ladies To Stay Out Of Dudes Hotel Rooms! Good Advice Or No?

    06/15/2018 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 51 replies
    Morning Soto ^ | June 15, 2018 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Rapper Drakes Father Tells Ladies To Stay Out Of Dudes Hotel Rooms! Good Advice Or No?
  • Dem Congressional Candidate Wins Primary Despite Revelations of Spousal Abuse (SC)

    06/13/2018 11:54:41 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 15 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 12, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorn
    Archie Parnell, a Democratic congressional candidate in South Carolina, won the Democratic primary Tuesday night in a landslide weeks after it was publicly revealed that he abused his wife in the 1970s. Parnell, who has admitted to hurting his ex-wife, received 60 percent of the vote against his three Democratic opponents, according to Politico. This win comes after Parnell faced a wave of criticism in May when court records came to light showing he inflicted "acts of physical cruelty" on his spouse at the time. Parnell's ex-wife, Kathleen Parnell, said their marriage fell apart in 1973 after he made "unwarranted...
  • Louis Farrakhan Goes On Unhinged Rant Against ‘Jewish Power’ And Anal Sex

    06/12/2018 3:07:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11 Jun 18 | Justin Caruso
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s latest unhinged rant includes comments about “Jewish power” and coercing women into anal sex. "Do you know that many of us who go to Hollywood seeking a chance have to submit to anal sex and all kind of debauchery and they give you a little part? It’s called the casting couch. See that’s Jewish power." #Farrakhan It’s called the casting couch…you see, that’s Jewish power,” he said, referencing Harvey Weinstein. Farrakhan has a long history of espousing anti-white and anti-Semitic views. Stunningly, many Democrats have met with Farrakhan and have not denounced him. Former...
  • 5 Women Who Lied About Being Raped

    06/11/2018 10:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/10/2018 | John Hawkins
    “Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don't lie about: rape.” – Lena DunhamThe sentiment expressed in the quote above by Lena Dunham has become all too typical on the Left. If that had no consequences, it would be just one more thing liberals say as we roll our eyes and go on. However, there are real men paying a terrible price for this lie. Colleges have set up guilty-until-proven-innocent kangaroo courts where men have had their lives turned upside down after being falsely convicted of raping women. The #metoo movement has featured lots...
  • The Debutante Debut of the G7 #MeToo Movement

    06/08/2018 11:02:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/18 | Judi McLeod
    The spittle-flecked bon mots and Tweets of Macron and Trudeau don’t seem to be scaring Trump off Word leaders attending today’s 2-day G7 meetings have clambered onto the bandwagon of celebrities and comedians who use pumped up hatred of President Donald Trump—mostly because it’s good for publicity leverage. Stand-up comedians of the day, who know that public displays of Trump hatred will garner them swift attention, are getting to be so many that they could form their own #MeToo initiative.
  • Justin Trudeau Accused of Groping Reporter in 2000

    06/07/2018 9:08:55 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 jun 2018 | Joshua Caplin
    In a recently resurfaced editorial, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau appears to apologize for “inappropriately handling” a young journalist nearly 18 years ago. According to the Creston Valley Advance, Trudeau told the young woman: “I’m sorry. If I had known you were reporting for a national paper, I would never have been so forward.” The editorial, largely dismissive of the apology, chides Trudeau over what the author perceives as a lack of self-awareness as the son of former prime minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau. “[S]houldn’t the son of a former prime minister be aware of the rights and wrongs that go...
  • Colbert grills Bill Clinton: You are the most famous example of workplace sexual misconduct

    06/06/2018 6:54:26 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/06/18 | John Bowden
    CBS late-night host Stephen Colbert grilled former President Clinton on Tuesday about his recent comments about Monica Lewinsky and the #MeToo movement. Colbert asked Clinton why he appeared surprised by questions about the Lewinsky affair during a recent interview, claiming that the incident was the most famous example of workplace sexual misconduct. "You seemed surprised that that question would come up," he asked on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." "That somehow, this had all been adjudicated in the past and that there was no reason to talk about it again, when it seems that the spirit of the #MeToo...
  • New AMC Series Delivers Murdering Feminists For #MeToo Movement

    06/05/2018 8:24:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 6/5/2018 | Lindsay Kornick
    Those who were begging for another insufferably woke feminist series after The Handmaid’s Tale are in luck. AMC’s new show Dietland is poised to become the newest symbol of #MeToo movement. This program, however, aims to take things to a whole new level with the next natural step in stopping possible rapists: murder. Based on the 2015 novel of the same name by Sarai Walker, the June 4 two-part premiere “Pilot” and “Tender Belly” follows obese ghostwriter Plum Kettle (Joy Nash) as she attempts to lose weight while being employed by a fashion magazine. Over the course of two episodes,...
  • Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition, will no longer judge on physical appearance (tr)

    06/05/2018 6:27:28 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 81 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 5, 2018 | Catherine Thorbecke and Katie Kindelan
    Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition and will no longer judge contestants based on physical appearance, the organization announced Tuesday. "We are no longer a pageant," Gretchen Carlson, the first former Miss America to be named chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, said on "GMA." "We are a competition." In place of the swimsuit portion of the competition, Miss America contestants will now take part in a live interactive session with the judges, according to the organization. The contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will be asked to demonstrate their...
  • Woody Allen Thinks He ‘Should Be the Poster Boy for the Me Too Movement

    06/04/2018 12:39:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | June 4, 2018 | Kirsten Chuba
    Despite being the subject of criticism in the Me Too era, Woody Allen believes he should be the “poster boy” for the women’s movement because no actresses have accused him of any wrongdoings. In a new interview with Argentinian news outlet Periodismo Para Todos, the director says he’s a “big advocate of the Me Too movement,” and goes on to explain, “I should be the poster boy for the Me Too movement. Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out...
  • N.F.L.’s Alternate ‘Cheerleaders’ Don’t Cheer or Dance

    05/31/2018 4:57:25 PM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 30, 2018 | Juliet Macur
    Several N.F.L. teams determined cheerleading programs had a scarcity problem on game days. If cheerleaders were on the sideline dancing, none were available to serve as scantily clad hostesses who could mingle with fans high up in the cheap seats or in the luxury suites, where teams catered to big-money customers. To address that shortcoming, some teams created a different kind of cheerleading team — one whose members did not do any cheering or require any dance training. They were hired mainly for their appearance. Their visits with male fans, the teams believed, produced a better game-day experience, akin to...
  • Bill Clinton Dismisses Gillibrand Saying He Should Have Resigned

    05/31/2018 2:24:05 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 31 May 18 | Gideon Resnick
    In a new interview set to air this weekend on CBS Sunday Morning, former President Bill Clinton will respond for the first time to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) assertion that he should have resigned over the Lewinsky affair. “You have to—really ignore what the context was,” Clinton says, according to a CBS transcript. “But, you know, she’s living in a different context. And she did it for different reasons. So, I—but I just disagree with her."
  • This New Maroon 5 Music Video Features Pretty Much Every Famous Woman You Can Think Of #me2

    05/31/2018 10:28:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 5/31/2018 | Jena Green
    Maroon 5 dropped a brand new music video to go along with their single “Girls Like You,” featuring female rapper Cardi B. And while Maroon 5 is known for usually having some pretty insane music videos, this may just be one of their most buzz-worthy yet. (RELATED: Maroon 5 Cancels Concerts In North Carolina Over State’s ‘Bathroom Law’) The “Girls Like You” music video, which already has close to 1.5 million views since it was first published on Wednesday, features women who are a part of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement. It includes some pretty famous women, including Gal Gadot,...
  • Fundamentalist Pastor Calls Out Church’s Rape Culture

    05/30/2018 6:21:56 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    patheos ^ | May 27, 2018 | Amber Barnhill
    For those of you familiar with fundamentalist movements, particularly the IFB (Independent Fundamental Baptist), you’ll know these movements tend to be rife with sexual abuse and cover-ups. Because the IFB maintains ideologies of separatism and elitism, they tend to deal with their issues “in house.” The trend is: keep it in the church, don’t tell anyone (authorities included), blame the victim, and re-locate the offender to another church in another town (and don’t forget his severance package). Well, in a shocking turn of events, one IFB mega-pastor took a public stand against these actions, and those of us who have...
  • Four years later, alleged assault by Sheriff Israel's son becomes a news story

    05/29/2018 4:56:27 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 26-27 (Update) May 18
    In mid-February of 2014, two 17-year-old Marjory Stoneman Douglas students assaulted a 14-year-old baseball player near the high school stadium. They kicked the boy, a police report said, held him to the ground and simulated a sexual assault through the teen's clothing with a baseball bat. One of the assailants was Broward Sheriff Scott Israel's son, Brett Israel, according to the incident report. When the attack was reported to authorities, Brett Israel and the other 17-year-old, Anthony Broderick, were not arrested. They were suspended from the Parkland high school for three days based on the school's conclusion that they had...
  • CNN's April Ryan slammed for tweeting article about Trump running child-trafficking ring

    05/27/2018 3:51:27 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 122 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 May 2018 | Robert Gearty
    CNN contributor April Ryan is being criticized for alerting her 336,000 Twitter followers to a story in The Root that asks if the Trump administration is involved in child sex-trafficking. Among those condemning Ryan for the tweet is first lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman. “If you’re a journalist w many followers & a @CNNPolitics it ok to retweet any headline you want, regardless of if it’s true?” Stephanie Grisham asked on Twitter. “Remember: 'The core purpose of a journalist is to research, document, write, & present the news in an honest, ethical, & unbiased way.'”
  • Famed chef Mario Batali’s Vegas Strip restaurants will close

    05/27/2018 10:37:03 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 80 replies
    NY Post PageSix ^ | May 27, 2018
    Mario Batali’s three Las Vegas Strip restaurants will shut down July 27, officials said Friday, as the celebrity chef faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group partner Joe Bastianich sent a letter to nearly 300 workers about the closures of Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, B&B Ristorante and Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria at The Venetian and Palazzo resorts. He promised to visit the restaurants to speak to employees.
  • The NFL Isn't Through

    05/26/2018 5:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies ^ | May 26, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    It took two years, boycotts by fans, declining TV ratings, growing alarm among advertisers, a drop in the sale of gear and especially a public shaming by President Trump, but the owners of NFL teams have finally decided their players will not be allowed to kneel or make other protests during the playing of the national anthem. The NFL Players Association claims the owners' decision violates the players' "free speech rights." No it doesn't. Players are perfectly free to protest anywhere, anytime they wish, just not at the start of games for which the owners pay them large amounts of...