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  • FLORIDA CONSIDERING ADOPTION OF NATIONAL “SEXUALITY” EDUCATION STANDARDS (Jeb to make millions)

    09/02/2013 7:30:42 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 20 replies
    WATCHDOGWIRE – FLORIDA ^ | August 29, 2013 | Dr. Richard Swier
    Governor Scott and interim Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart just finished hosting a summit on education in Clearwater, FL. Governor Scott called the summit but did not attend it. According to NorthEscambia.com, “The discussions largely focused on high-level ideas and few specific recommendations, such as whether the state should bail out of a consortium of states developing new tests for the nationwide “common core” standards now being implemented in Florida classrooms.” One of the Common Core standards not discussed was the “National Sexuality Education Standards – Core Content and Skills, K-12“. Even the birds and the bees will now have...
  • Sex between students and teachers should not be a crime (Actual title)

    08/31/2013 9:06:27 AM PDT · by Qbert · 79 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/30/2013 | Betsy Karasik (Moonbat)
    [Snip] As protesters decry the leniency of Rambold’s sentence — he will spend 30 days in prison after pleading guilty to raping 14-year-old Cherice Morales, who committed suicide at age 16 — I find myself troubled for the opposite reason. I don’t believe that all sexual conduct between underage students and teachers should necessarily be classified as rape, and I believe that absent extenuating circumstances, consensual sexual activity between teachers and students should not be criminalized.  [Snip] I’ve been a 14-year-old girl, and so have all of my female friends. When it comes to having sex on the brain, teenage...
  • Chicago sex-ed will begin in kindergarten, promote gay lifestyle

    08/30/2013 12:48:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Sex education – including same sex relationships – is on the curriculum for Chicago public school students this year, and a leading Illinois conservative group thinks it’s only the beginning of practice that could become a new national norm. And even though it’s radically different from the current sex ed programs, that begin in fifth or sixth grades, it’s a norm President Obama has backed since his days in the Illinois legislature. kindergartenclassAccording to CNS News, the new Chicago curriculum has been booted around in Springfield since at least 2003, when Obama was a state senator working with Planned Parenthood...
  • Parents should let kids have sex sleepovers, abortion advocate says in USA Today

    08/23/2013 7:09:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/23/2013 | Kirsten Andersen
    Parents of teenagers should allow their children to have sex in their home or even live together, according to a recent column in USA Today. “Letting your teenager have a boyfriend or girlfriend sleep over, or even move in, takes away the ‘sneaking around’ aspect of teenage romance, and that also is a good thing,” wrote columnist Amanda Marcotte, who also writes for the radical feminist blog Jezebel and the pro-abortion blog RH Reality Check. According to Marcotte, teenage cohabitation is a growing trend. “As youthful cohabitation rises, parents should accept it and educate their children on sex,” she wrote....
  • Investigation Suggests 'Mulitple Partners' Coming Norm

    08/22/2013 6:04:38 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 34 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8-21-13 | Bob Unruh
    A British organization is suggesting that monogamy is out of date and “multiple partners’ is the coming norm, says a report from The Christian Institute. Now that many nations have abandoned the biblical concept of marriage being between one man and one woman, given formalized government support for same-sex duos in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States in recent days, BBC show host Jo Fidgen openly is questioning whether there still is room for sexual fidelity in a “society where choice is everything.” Several prominent individuals in those nations have warned lately that society’s fast adoption of...
  • Monogamy May Have Evolved to Prevent Infanticide [or, maybe, GOD instituted it!]

    07/30/2013 5:48:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Science Mag ^ | 7/30/13 | Michael Balter
    ... A new study comes to a startling conclusion: Among primates, including perhaps humans, monogamy evolved because it protected infants from being killed by rival males. Living in pairs, what researchers call social monogamy, has repeatedly evolved among animals, although in widely varying proportions among different groups. Thus, about 90% of bird species are socially monogamous, probably because incubating eggs and feeding hatchlings is a full-time job that requires both parents. But in mammals, females carry the babies inside their bodies and are solely responsible for providing milk to young infants—and only about 5% of species are socially monogamous.
  • The Hookup Hoax. The new brainwashing: Liberated women love casual, meaningless sex.

    07/23/2013 7:51:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/23/2013 | Mona Charen
    Noting the comeback campaigns of Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner in New York, feminist author Hanna Rosin wonders why “50 years into the sexual revolution” women politicians lag so far behind men in the sex-scandal tally. She notes biological and evolutionary explanations only to reject them in favor of the idea that women are just too unused to power to abuse it in that way. She’s cheered, though, by surveys showing that younger women are cheating on their spouses almost as much as men, and confidently looks forward to the not-too-distant day when we’ll “find ourselves willing to look past...
  • Tomorrow, the Kindle edition of The Evolutinary Psychology Behind Politics will be free on Amazon

    07/17/2013 1:38:18 PM PDT · by AnonymousConservative · 20 replies
    The Evolutionary Psychology Behind Politics ^ | July 17th 2013 | Anonymous Conservative
    For those who have followed the research linking the political psychologies of Conservatism and Liberalism to the r and K-Selected reproductive strategies in nature, the Kindle version of the book consolidating all of the research into this will be free on Amazon tomorrow. It basically posits that in nature, evolution molds psychology to best function within an environment, as documented in r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Biology. As examples, look at the natures of rabbits and wolves. Rabbits are designed for what is called the r-selective environment, where resources are freely available (as rabbits experience in fields of grass they...
  • Greek children's charity saw 80 percent rise in cases in 2012

    02/27/2013 5:32:32 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 1 replies
    ekathimerini.com ^ | Wednesday February 27, 2013 (14:44)
    Greek children's charity group Child's Smile (Hamogelo tou Pediou) on Wednesday said that the number of cases it had to take on in 2012 rose by 80 percent compared to the previous year to 41,890 children. In its annual report, the non-profit group said that 161 children were reported to the organization as being in a state of imminent danger, requiring the intervention of a prosecutor, and 837 were being abused by family members and had to be removed from their homes and placed with child care services. The report also said that Child's Smile dealt with 127 cases of...
  • Chicago Proposes Sex Ed For Kindergartners

    02/27/2013 6:52:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    http://www.abc22now.com/ ^ | February 27, 2013 | ABC22Now
    CHICAGO -- Chicago public schools students get their sex education in the fifth grade as most do in the U.S., but CPS wants to change that, so the instruction begins at age 5.
  • Another Trip Into the Recesses of the Liberal Mind

    02/22/2013 2:24:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February February 22, 2013 | Neal Boortz
    Sit down. I’m truly sorry about this, but we really need to take another trip into the dark recesses of the liberal mind. A dangerous journey to a world where it is greedy to want to keep your own money, but not to covet the money or property of others; a world where earning 17% of the income, but paying 38% of the income taxes means you’re not paying your fair share; a world where any expression of disagreement with any utterance, no matter how ignorant, from the mouth of someone-not-white makes you a racist. We have to do this...
  • The Push to Normalize Polyamory Begins

    02/17/2013 1:27:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies
    national review ^ | 2/17/13 | Wesley J. Smith
    You knew it was coming. Scientific American — which often pushes cultural agendas as much as scientific ideas — has an article informing us that polyamorous people have so much to teach the rest of us about life. From “The New Sexual Revolution: Polyamory May Be Good For You“ One thing that seems to unite the polyamorous community is a real enthusiasm for digging into emotions. Honesty, openness and communication are cornerstones for polyamorous relationships, Holmes has found. “They’re talking a lot, they’re negotiating a lot, they’re bringing their feelings to the table a lot,” he said.
  • Whatever Happened to Private Sex? (Pop culture and university system are making sex public)

    01/30/2013 8:00:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/30/2013 | Sally Zelikovsky
    "I heart female orgasm" is a public event taking place at the University of Minnesota to teach young women and girls enrolled in the school how to achieve and improve their orgasms. Yes, you heard me right. "Sex Week" at Yale and now this. There is only one way to combat this insanity. Minnesota parents need to threaten to withhold their tuition payments until this ceases. Do college students really need this class? Women have been having orgasms since time immemorial and learned it all on their own without the aid of university classes. If someone has problems in this...
  • Where The Republican Party Went Wrong

    11/25/2012 10:28:39 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 46 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | November 22, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    Back in 2001, right after September 11th, I heard a twenty-something goofball disk jockey on a Hard Rock station talking about the attacks. He said to his co-host, “I can’t believe I was ever a Democrat.” Now today, the Republican Party has been so out-maneuvered on the PR front that Mitt Romney can’t beat Barack Obama in the middle of an economic depression, among voters just like that disk jockey. Voters like that disk jockey have tended to return to the Democratic fold. Why?Lots of people are blaming this reversal in attitudes on demographics, or the weather, or the media....
  • Why am I a Conservative? (On the Neurobiology of Political Affiliation)

    11/24/2012 9:41:18 AM PST · by AnonymousConservative · 28 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Blog ^ | November 21, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    This a question which has been asked and answered so many times, it probably seems like a boring topic for a blog post. But as with all things this blog covers, our fundamental perspective, of ideology as evovled Darwinian strategy, may offer a new view on this old subject.A lot of writers try to answer this in a positive uplifting fashion, and this is where they go wrong. They try to extol the virtues of Conservatism, the value of Liberty, and the societal strength which arises when men interact freely, and bear the responsibility for their decisions. Some try to...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Obamacare Funds to Push Sex on 9th Graders

    11/21/2012 2:26:45 PM PST · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2012 | Rita Diller
    Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Virginia has received government funding that enables it to expand its systematic sexualization and degradation of 9th graders in the Newport News public schools with “risk reduction” sex education. The money comes from the $75 million pool set aside as a part of Obamacare to teach the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP).The PREP money is setting students up for disaster as it enables Planned Parenthood and other organizations access to the most vulnerable youth across the nation. The curriculum being used in Newport News, Virginia, is distributed by ETR Associates, formerly the education department of Planned...
  • 5 Signs Of Societal Degeneration In America

    11/17/2012 7:55:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2012 | John Hawkins
    It's true that the "good old days" weren't always good, but we should also remember that our belief that we're completely superior to previous generations of Americans doesn't even remotely square with reality. It's fine to pat ourselves on the back for being wealthier, more educated and considerably less racist than we used to be, but we shouldn't lose sight of the fact that those less educated, backward people in their antiquated clothes were head and shoulders better than we are in a myriad of other ways. We should remember that the real problem isn't having a problem; it's having...
  • First Civil Union Between Three Partners in Brazil Sparks Outrage

    08/27/2012 6:06:45 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 8-27-12 | Andrea Madambashi
    Controversy has been sparked as the first civil union between three separate partners was registered in Tupă, in the Northwestern region of Sao Paulo state, Brazil last week. The three-person union has shocked religious groups in the country, and sparked further concerns that the traditional family unit is being further eroded by the current day society. The actual declaration of the union between the man and two women was in fact made three months ago, but it finally became public this week. Notary officer, Claudia do Nascimento Domingues, has explained that the three partners lived together and wanted to publicly...
  • DRD4 7r – A Genetic Correlate Between Liberalism and Homosexuality (Shortened Title)

    08/26/2012 9:06:54 AM PDT · by AnonymousConservative · 35 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Website ^ | August 26, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    This post requires an understanding of r/K Selection Theory in Evolutionary Biology, and it's relation to our political ideologies. For a quick rundown of this, please see our main page here. In a previous post we posited that homosexuality may be an extreme form of the reversal in sex specific behaviors which is seen in r-selected populations, where females become more “masculine,” so as to better protect and provision the young they raise alone, while males become more effete, so as to avoid the conflict which is dangerous and disadvantageous under conditions of r-selection. In that post, we examined the...
  • Neurological Correlates of Political Ideology and Homosexuality

    08/23/2012 9:23:59 AM PDT · by AnonymousConservative · 55 replies
    Anonymous Conservative Website ^ | August 22, 2012 | Anonymous Conservative
    The funniest thing about the r/K divide within our species is how pervasive it is. Everywhere I look, I see aspects of it manifesting in our culture, our behavior, our history, and even our future. Here is a free abstract from an interesting study examining the “balancing selection hypothesis” of homosexuality. Let me rephrase this, so it makes more sense. There may be a gene which produces women who are more fertile, have more offspring, and want to deal with children less. At the same time it makes men more feminine (and more promiscuous, since that correlates with homosexuality). (There...
  • Hugh Hefner: Gay rights under ‘assault’

    08/22/2012 5:49:25 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 60 replies
    POLITICO ^ | Aug 22 2012 | Patrick Gavin
    Playboy founder Hugh Hefner criticizes conservatives in an editorial in the September issue, accusing them of continuing “to assault the right of gays.” “The fight for gay marriage is, in reality, a fight for all of our rights. Without it, we will turn back the sexual revolution and return to an earlier, puritanical time,” he writes. “Today, in every instance of sexual rights falling under attack, you’ll find legislation forced into place by people who practice discrimination disguised as religious freedom. Their goal is to dehumanize everyone’s sexuality and reduce us to using sex for the sole purpose of perpetuating...
  • 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...
  • Former union boss at Occupy event:‘overthrow the capitalist system and build communism'

    08/20/2012 4:20:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 51 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Amalgamated Transit Union local 689 president Mike Golash, now an “Occupy” movement organizer, was caught on tape Sunday revealing his political goals: overthrowing capitalism in the United States and instituting a communist government. “Progressive labor is a revolutionary communist organization,” Golash said during an Occupy DC “People’s Assembly” on August 19. “Its objective,” he added, “is to make revolution in the United States, overthrow the capitalist system and build communism.” Golash said he and his comrades are “trying to learn something from the historical revolutions of the past: the Russian revolution, the Chinese revolution, the revolutions in Cuba and...
  • Gonorrhea Evades Antibiotics, Leaving Only One Drug To Treat Disease

    08/14/2012 12:22:17 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 43 replies
    All Things Considered - NPR ^ | August 9, 2012 | Rob Stein
    Pictures, If You Can Stand It. Health officials say they're worried that one day there will be no more antibiotics left to treat gonorrhea. There's some disturbing news out today about a disease we don't hear about much these days: gonorrhea. Federal health officials announced that the sexually transmitted infection is getting dangerously close to being untreatable. As a result, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines for how doctors should treat gonorrhea. The guidelines are designed to keep one of the remaining effective antibiotics useful for as long as possible by restricting the use of...
  • Son of 'two moms' defends Regnerus study on same-sex parenting

    08/13/2012 2:05:22 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    cna ^ | August 12, 2012
    Northridge, Calif., Aug 12, 2012 / 03:15 pm (CNA).- A professor raised by two women has defended sociologist Mark Regnerus, who is under investigation for academic “misconduct” following an activist's complaint about his work on same-sex parenting. “The children of same-sex couples have a tough road ahead of them – I know, because I have been there,” wrote Robert Oscar Lopez, who teaches English at California State University--Northridge, in his Aug. 6 Public Discourse essay “Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View.” The essay was published by the Witherspoon Institute, which was involved in funding the Regnerus study....
  • Male Couples Face Pressure To Fill Cradles

    08/09/2012 6:58:41 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 9, 2012 | RACHEL L. SWARNS
    WASHINGTON — When the jubilant couple were wed in June, they exchanged personalized vows and titanium rings, cheered the heartfelt toasts and danced themselves breathless. Then, as the evening was winding down, unexpected questions started popping up. One after another, their guests began asking: Are you going to have kids? When are you going to have kids? Tom Lotito and Matt Hay, both 26, could not help but feel moved. They never imagined as teenagers that they would ever get married, much less that friends and family members would pester them about having children. “It’s another way that I feel...
  • 20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown And Unmarried Moms

    05/26/2012 1:48:25 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2012 | Isabel Sawhill
    20 Years Later, It Turns Out Dan Quayle Was Right About Murphy Brown And Unmarried Moms Isabel Sawhill May 25. On May 19, 1992, as the presidential campaign season was heating up, Vice President Dan Quayle delivered a family-values speech that came to define him nearly as much as his spelling talents. Speaking at the Commonwealth Club of California, he chided Murphy Brown — the fictional 40-something, divorced news anchor played by Candice Bergen on a CBS sitcom — for her decision to have a child outside of marriage. “Bearing babies irresponsibly is simply wrong,” the vice president said. “Failing...
  • Get rid of the right to bear arms (NYT article on revising the Constitution)

    07/09/2012 5:30:24 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 134 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/8/2012 | Melynda Price
    I came of age when the word “drive-by” entered the American lexicon. By high school graduation, I lost one cousin to gun violence and another was incarcerated for a gun crime. I know many harmed by guns and even more who feared the possibility. I always wonder if, but for the Second Amendment, there would be a more radical commitment to compromise and peacefully working through easy and difficult issues. In writing the Second Amendment, the Framers didn't envision the kind of gun toting that is permitted across this country today.... I am not naďve enough to believe that doing...
  • Symptoms of a sick culture

    07/06/2012 7:23:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 6, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously remarked that, "The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself." I've always liked that quote, but I think it misleads. That two plus two equals four is not a conservative truth or a liberal truth. It's simply the truth. (Moynihan himself recognized this when he even more famously said that people are entitled to their own opinions but not their own facts.) Regardless, it's true that...
  • Top secret: $80B a year for food stamps, but feds won’t reveal what’s purchased

    06/25/2012 11:03:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24,2012 | Luke Rosiak
    Americans spend $80 billion each year financing food stamps for the poor, but the country has no idea where or how the money is spent. Food stamps can be spent on goods ranging from candy to steak and are accepted at retailers from gas stations that primarily sell potato chips to fried-chicken restaurants. And as the amount spent on food stamps has more than doubled in recent years, the amount of food stamps laundered into cash has increased dramatically, government statistics show. As a result, fraud is hard to track and the efficacy of the massive program is impossible to...
  • Study: More Than Half a Trillion Dollars Spent on Welfare But Poverty Levels Unaffected

    06/25/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 26 replies
    CNS ^ | June 25, 2012 | Matt Cover
    “The vast majority of current programs are focused on making poverty more comfortable … rather than giving people the tools that will help them escape poverty.” (CNSNews.com) – The federal government is not making much headway reducing poverty despite spending hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a study by the libertarian Cato Institute. Despite an unprecedented increase in federal anti-poverty spending, the national poverty rate has not declined, the study finds. “[S]ince President Obama took office [in January 2009], federal welfare spending has increased by 41 percent, more than $193 billion per year,” the study says. Federal welfare spending...
  • EU should 'undermine national homogeneity' says UN migration chief

    06/22/2012 7:12:50 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 21 replies
    bbc ^ | 21JUN12 | Brian Wheeler
    The EU should "do its best to undermine" the "homogeneity" of its member states, the UN's special representative for migration has said. Peter Sutherland told peers the future prosperity of many EU states depended on them becoming multicultural. He also suggested the UK government's immigration policy had no basis in international law. He was being quizzed by the Lords EU home affairs sub-committee which is investigating global migration. Mr Sutherland, who is non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International and a former chairman of oil giant BP, heads the Global Forum on Migration and Development, which brings together representatives of 160...
  • Will Outlawing Abortion Help Democrats More than Republicans?

    06/22/2012 7:51:15 AM PDT · by pinochet · 14 replies
    I often hear that minorities abort their babies at higher rates than whites. It is interesting that Democrats support the aborting of people who vote for them. If Republicans pro-lifers have their way, they will be contributing to the increase of Democratic party voters. Life can be ironic, at times.
  • Cannibalism, 'mommy porn' and sexting, oh my!

    06/22/2012 8:16:07 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 22, 2012 | Joel C. Rosenberg
    Forget the stagnant American economy, our severe debt crisis and the rapidly mounting financial troubles in Greece and Spain, at least for a moment. Consider what’s driving American headlines these days" Pornography – The #1, #2 and #3 books on the New York Times fiction best-seller list, and on the USA Today best-seller list, and on Amazon for the last few weeks have been the "Fifty Shades of Grey," erotic novels by E.L. James that are being widely described as “Mommy Porn.”
  • The Inequality Fetish (Do unequal incomes cause social ills?)

    06/22/2012 6:24:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/22/2012 | Patrick Brennan
    There must be something in the water in Oslo: Nobel laureates, from our president to Paul Krugman and Joseph Stiglitz, all agree that high levels of inequality are a serious problem, if not the problem, facing our weak economy. According to this liberal thesis, either the 2008 financial crisis and its attendant recession, or the sluggish recovery — and maybe both — can be attributed in large part to the high level of economic inequality in the United States. Further, in this view, inequality is an economic malady on its own, even in times of prosperity. Liberal commentators, of course,...
  • Checking the APA's Findings on Homosexual Parenting

    06/22/2012 6:31:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/22/2012 | Janice Shaw Crouse
    Since 2005, when the American Psychological Association (APA) issued an official brief on lesbian and gay parenting, political correctness has demanded that all agree with the spurious assessment that children of homosexual parents do fine. The APA declared, "A growing body of scientific literature demonstrates that children who grow up with one or two gay and/or lesbian parents fare as well in emotional, cognitive, social, and sexual functioning as do children whose parents are heterosexual. Children's optimal development seems to be influenced more by the nature of the relationships and interactions within the family unit than by the particular structural...
  • Is Dad the New Mom? The Rise of Stay-At-Home Fathers

    06/19/2012 1:54:32 PM PDT · by posterchild · 86 replies
    ABC News via news.yahoo.com ^ | Mon Jun 18, 2012 | SHARYN ALFONSI and CLAIRE PEDERSEN
    While Erica Howard-Potter manages her job as a high-powered tax attorney, her husband Jake Howard-Potter manages the house, the chores and the couple's very active 2-year-old daughter, Skyler. Jake, who is a sculptor by trade, is the epitome of the so-called "trophy dad." The 37-year-old stays at home and stays fit, completing triathlons one day and expertly negotiating naptime and tea parties the next. And he is not alone. "I had a dad say to me 'that skirt is really cute' and I thought who would have imagined that two dads would be sitting at swim class saying that a...
  • Occupy Oakland protests in FAVOR of child sex trafficking

    06/19/2012 8:10:36 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 13 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18JUN2012 | Zombie
    On Wednesday, June 13, members of the Occupy movement protested against a conference dedicated to combatting child sex trafficking — thus, the Occupiers in essence were coming out in favor of one of society’s most loathsome moral crimes. The protesters mostly were members of Occupy Oakland Patriarchy, a group within the overall Occupy movement tasked with overthrowing our civilization’s “patriarchy.” The conference which so infuriated them was called HEAT Watch, short for the National Human Exploitation And Trafficking Watch Conference. If there’s one issue that unites Americans of all political stripes, it’s the sexual enslavement of children. Whatever our opinions...
  • Feminists Take Aim at Ann Romney Again

    06/18/2012 3:13:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 18, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We have a couple of stories about women here, folks. And the first one was by Elizabeth Wurtzel. It's in the Atlantic: "1% Wives Are Helping Kill Feminism and Make the War on Women Possible." This is a story attacking the wives in the 1%. And the subhead of this story: "Being a mother isn't a real job -- and the men who run the world know it." That's what it says here. This is Elizabeth Wurtzel. She's a lawyer with Boies, Schiller & Flexner in New York and the author of Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed...
  • New Research on Children of Same-Sex Parents Suggests Differences Matter

    06/14/2012 3:22:06 PM PDT · by Sopater · 16 replies
    The Foundary ^ | June 11, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Christine Kim and Jennifer Marshall
    Two peer-reviewed articles published Sunday in a scholarly journal cast doubt on a core assumption used to advance same-sex marriage. A number of studies and articles have suggested that research shows no difference in outcomes between children whose parents have same-sex relationships and their peers raised by heterosexual parents. For example, the American Psychological Association (APA) stated in 2005 that “Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents.” Yesterday the academic journal Social Science Research published a detailed methodological review of the research...
  • Are Gay Parents Worse Parents?

    06/15/2012 6:39:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2012 | Mona Charen
    As the nation debates whether to institutionalize same-sex marriage, social scientists have been weighing in -- often with a heavy hand. As Mark Regnerus, author of a new study examining outcomes for children in a variety of home environments, notes social science regarding gay and lesbian parenting has swung from "presents challenges," to "no difference" to "superior" in the space of one decade. The American Psychological Association declared flatly in 2005 that, "Not a single study has found children of lesbian or gay parents to be disadvantaged in any significant respect relative to children of heterosexual parents." That prompted skepticism...
  • Rio+20: Scientists call for action on population (the real face of “sustainable development”)

    06/18/2012 3:04:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 18 June 2012 | Jonathan Watts for The Guardian, part of the Guardian Environment Network
    The Rio+20 Earth summit must take decisive action on population and consumption regardless of political taboos or it will struggle to tackle the alarming decline of the global environment, the world's leading scientific academies have warned. Rich countries need to reduce or radically transform unsustainable lifestyles, while greater efforts should be made to provide contraception to those who want it in the developing world, the coalition of 105 institutions, including the Royal Society in Britain, urged in a joint report released on 14 June. It's a wake-up call for negotiators meeting in Rio for the UN conference on sustainable development....
  • You Worry. You Shouldn't : Overpopulation and Resource Exhaustion

    06/18/2012 4:20:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/17/2012 | Art Carden
    I worry too much. You do, too. And no wonder: you can’t watch the news or read a newspaper or click on a website without seeing or reading a report about something horrifying. Often, the risk as reported in the media is grossly out of proportion with the actual risk you face. Given that we have limited time and energy, there are some things people worry about that get far too much attention relative to the risks they pose. It seems like there are terrifying possibilities around every corner, and unfortunately there is an entire “industry”—government—that feeds on and fuels...
  • World Health Organization warns Gonorrhea Could Join HIV as 'Uncurable'

    06/07/2012 9:30:08 AM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies
    U.S.News & World Report ^ | June 6, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    Both the WHO and the CDC say it's time to "sound the alarm" on the increase in drug-resistant gonorrheaFirst, it was the Centers for Disease Control—now, the World Health Organization is warning that Gonorrhea could join herpes and HIV/AIDS as "uncurable" sexually-transmitted diseases. "We're sitting on the edge of a worldwide crisis," says Manjula Lusti-Narasimhan, of WHO's department of reproductive health and research. "There's a general complacency around sexually transmitted infections in general, and this doesn't have the same political or social pressure as HIV. That's because gonorrhea has been so easily curable so far, but in the future, that...