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  • Polyamorous woman, 20, has fallen pregnant by one of her FOUR partners after they went away together [tr]

    12/05/2019 5:07:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2019 | Sarah Finley
    A polyamorous woman has fallen pregnant by one of her four partners after they went away together - but says they will raise the baby as a 'family'. Tory Ojeda, 20, from Jacksonville, Florida, met one of her partners Marc, 18, in high school and then started a relationship with Travis, 23, two months later. Their love story began three years ago and she has since announced her engagement to Travis in July. She also found love with their long-term mutual friends Ethan, 22, and Christopher, 22. While seven months ago, Tory and Chris found out that they were pregnant...
  • As Beauty Norms Blur, One-Third of Young Men Say They’d Consider Wearing Cosmetics

    10/28/2019 7:14:31 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 76 replies
    Morning Consult ^ | October 28, 2019 | Joanna Piacenza
    Come on boys, vogue! The youngest generation’s greater willingness to embrace nontraditional gender norms has opened up a new market within the beauty industry: men’s makeup. One-third of young men said they would consider wearing makeup, according to Morning Consult polling, while 23 percent of all men said the same. Founders of men’s cosmetic brands credit the increased interest among young men not only to a wider acceptance of the idea that gender is fluid but also to the pressure to be picture perfect at any moment, thanks to social media. “The stigma associated with buying and purchasing this product...
  • Warren: ‘Marry one woman. Assuming you can find one’

    10/11/2019 4:23:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Oct. 11, 2019
    Senator Elizabeth Warren delivered quite the burn at CNN’s Equality Town Hall Thursday in response to a question from Morgan Cox, chair of the Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors, on how she would respond to someone who says marriage is between one man and one woman. “You’re on the campaign trail and a supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old-fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What’s your response?” Cox said. “I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that and I’m just going to say, then just marry...
  • Biden Spells Extremism L-G-B-T

    09/24/2019 7:12:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Family Research Council Action ^ | September 24, 2019 | Tony Perkins and FRC Action Senior Writers
    They may only be four percent of our country -- but the LGBT community is getting 100 percent of the Left's attention. Over the weekend, 10 of the Democrats vying for President Trump's job tried to persuade Americans that the most pressing issue facing our country is the pursuit of taxpayer-funded gender surgery. If pandering were an Olympic sport, Joe Biden could have medaled. Instead, he settled -- like they all did -- for new records in extremism. GLAAD CEO Sarah Ellis would have you believe that "LGBTQ issues have been... left out of the 2020 presidential primary conversation." That's...
  • Why American men are getting less marriageable

    09/10/2019 4:19:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 119 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 2018 | Business Insider
    If it seems like the number of complaints from your female friends about not being able to find a man is growing, we may finally know why. Somewhere between 1979 and 2008, Americans decided it was much less worth it to get hitched: the share of 25- to 39-year-old women who were currently married fell 10 percent among those with college degrees, 15 percent for those with some college, and a full 20 percent for women with a high-school education or less. This great American marriage decline—a drop from 72 percent of U.S. adults being wed in 1960 to half...
  • YouTube Liberated This Woke Heroine

    06/11/2019 3:12:27 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 31 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 11 June 2019 | Rod Dreher
    CNN runs Pride Month essay by married mother of two (a former CNN reporter) who watches Saturday Night Live, decides to leave her husband and break her family up to live as a lesbian. No, really, this is a thing that happened: But there I was, at 36 years old, realizing I didn’t know myself at all. I had everything I thought made my life perfect. I was married to my best friend and we had two beautiful, healthy and hilarious children, with successful careers and a beautiful home. My life would change forever after a simple Google search in...
  • Obsolete Man Skills You Should Ditch

    05/25/2019 3:43:57 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 263 replies
    askmen ^ | January 11, 2019 | Ian Stobber
    1. Hunting Hunting was a hugely important skill for much of human history, but in light of the rise of cheap and readily available factory-farmed meat, hunting’s relationship to the food we actually eat has disappeared for the overwhelming majority of the population. If you grew up in a rural area, there’s a good chance you learned to shoot game at some point, but as much as many contemporary guys fantasize about being able to kill a wild animal and eat it (Mark Zuckerberg, anyone?), particularly if you live in a big city, there’s really not much real-world benefit to...
  • Alyssa Milano calls for women across America to go on a 'sex strike' until Georgia's...

    05/11/2019 9:55:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 100 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | May 11, 2019 | Rod Ardehali For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Alyssa Milano calls for women across America to go on a 'sex strike' until Georgia's controversial anti-abortion 'heartbeat bill' is overturned Alyssa Milano has called for all women to go on a 'sex strike' until a controversial anti-abortion law in Georgia has been repealed. Milano, 46, who was instrumental in the #MeToo movement, called on her vast social media following to abstain from sex until the restrictive abortion law - dubbed the 'heartbeat bill' - is overturned. The heartbeat bill makes it illegal for women to have an abortion after a heartbeat has been detected in the womb...
  • Who was Shakespeare? Could The Author Have Been A Woman?

    05/10/2019 10:07:23 PM PDT · by OddLane · 72 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 2019 | Elizabeth
    On a spring night in 2018, I stood on a Manhattan sidewalk with friends, reading Shakespeare aloud. We were in line to see an adaptation of Macbeth and had decided to pass the time refreshing our memories of the play’s best lines. I pulled up Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy on my iPhone. “Come, you spirits / That tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here,” I read, thrilled once again by the incantatory power of the verse. I remembered where I was when I first heard those lines: in my 10th-grade English class, startled out of my adolescent stupor by this woman...
  • California OKs new sex-ed guidelines for teachers despite objections from parents, protesters

    05/08/2019 11:18:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 08 2019 | Danielle Wallace
    The California Department of Education approved controversial sex education guidelines for public school teachers Wednesday that encourage classroom discussions about gender identity and LGBT relationships, but removed five resources and books, including one that explains sex to students as young as kindergarten. LGBT advocates praised the new recommendations for giving attention to a community that is often left out of sex education policies. But some parents and conservative groups assailed the more than 700-page document as an assault on parental rights, claiming it exposes children to ideas about sexuality and gender that should be taught at home.
  • Australian $50 note typo: spelling mistake printed 46 million times

    05/09/2019 12:04:07 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | May 9, 2019 | Naaman Zhou
    Red faces after discovery $2.3bn worth of currency has a misprint of the word responsibility in banknote’s ‘micro-text’ ... “It is a great responsibilty [sic] to be the only woman here, and I want to emphasise the necessity which exists for other women being here,” it says.
  • Why the Left Mocks the Bible

    05/07/2019 3:44:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2019 | Dennis Prager
    At PragerU, we have released about 400 videos on virtually every subject outside of the natural sciences and math. Along with two billion views, the videos have garnered tens of thousands of comments. So we have a pretty good handle on what people most love and most hate. For example, any video defending America or Israel inevitably receives many negative responses. But no videos elicit the amount of contempt and mockery that videos defending religion, explaining the Bible, or arguing for God do. Why is that? There is a good reason. The Bible and the left (not liberalism; leftism) are...
  • Omaha's First United Methodist confirmation class declines to join church over LGBTQ rules

    05/01/2019 2:10:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
    Omaha.org ^ | APRIL 30, 2019 | Betsie Freeman
    The confirmation class at First United Methodist Church in Omaha wanted to take a stand against the denomination’s longtime ban on same-sex marriage and gay clergy. So when it came time to join the church on Sunday — the traditional end to a yearlong exploration of their faith — the class, made up of eight middle-schoolers, said no. Their decision was in response to a vote at February’s United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis affirming the denomination’s rules against ordination of gay clergy and performing same-sex weddings on church property. U.S. delegates to the conference, for the most part,...
  • 'They are a blank slate': Zoë Saldana raising three sons in a gender-neutral household (tr)

    04/28/2019 7:49:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 26, 2019 | DANIELLE ZOELLNER
    Zoë Saldana and her husband are raising their three boys in a gender-neutral household with things like 'female and male toys' in order to discourage their kids from buying into gender stereotypes. The Guardian's of the Galaxy actress, 40, opened up about what exactly it means to create a gender-neutral household when speaking to US Weekly this week. But she admitted it has its challenges when raising young boys. 'I'm always gonna be honest and that is always the best way to welcome healthy and truthful discourse, especially around parenthood. … [The twins] made a comment two weeks ago like,...
  • Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

    04/20/2019 7:06:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 100 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon and Matt Flegenheimer
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end of it we get an old white guy, someone who represents the status quo, it’ll be because they’ve proven themselves.” Ms. Neal, a dental hygienist, made an agonized face at Mr. Johnson, her boyfriend. Wouldn’t something be lost, she asked, if the historically diverse slate...
  • Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Gospel of Shame-Free Sexuality

    03/31/2019 7:09:57 PM PDT · by lightman · 66 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 7 Feburary A.D. 2019 | Wesley Hill
    ...Unfortunately, the pastor who talked up the liberation that comes from admitting you’re in the wrong now seems more interested in helping people understand why they don’t need to. In her new book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, Bolz-Weber is out to set Christians free from the angst and humiliation churches have often foisted on them because of their sexual proclivities and behaviors. But the way the book goes about doing so is by rejecting wholesale the idea of “sexual purity” and, with it, the need to confess sexual transgression....
  • Percent of Americans not having sex reaches record high

    03/29/2019 11:42:19 AM PDT · by Drew68 · 99 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/29/19 | Brooke Seipel
    The number of U.S. adults not having sex has reached a record high, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the General Social Survey. Twenty-three percent of respondents, or nearly 1 in 4, reported having no sex in the past year, according to the Post. More than 30 percent of adults reported having monthly sex and nearly 40 percent reported having sex weekly or more. Young men between 18 and 30 years of age saw one of the biggest declines in sexual activity, with 28 percent saying they had no sex over the last year. The same data...
  • CNN: Karen and Mike Pence's astonishing moral hypocrisy

    01/29/2019 2:11:18 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 111 replies
    CNN ^ | 01/20/2019 | Clay Cane
    Karen Pence, the wife of America's vice president, Mike Pence will be teaching art at a Christian school in Virginia that bans LGBTQ children and requires employees to declare their religious beliefs. Like a real-life setting for "The Handmaid's Tale," Immanuel Christian School insists applicants initial a pledge to "live a personal life of moral purity." Listen to what else the pledge says: "I understand that the term 'marriage' has only one meaning; the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive covenant union as delineated in Scripture." It asserts that God intended sexual acts only between...
  • Methodist university presidents call on denomination to amend LGBTQ policies

    01/12/2019 5:34:16 PM PST · by Gamecock · 57 replies
    RNS ^ | 1/10/2019 | Yonat Shimron
    Ahead of next month’s special session on sexuality intended to resolve an issue that has dogged the United Methodist Church for decades, a group of affiliated college and university presidents issued a strong call for full inclusion of LGBTQ Christians. The group, which represents presidents of 93 United Methodist-affiliated colleges and universities, urged the denomination to amend its policies and practices to recognize the “sacred worth” of people regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. The three-paragraph statement won unanimous approval in a vote taken Friday (Jan. 4) by the National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist...
  • Why men should give their wives a cheat pass this Christmas

    12/10/2018 1:39:55 PM PST · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 7, 2018 | Rosa Silverman
    When I told my husband I was interviewing a writer who thinks men should give their wives a ‘cheat pass’ this Christmas, he understandably had some questions. “How would the wife find someone suitable for the occasion?” he wondered. (We were talking in the abstract, of course, and I deemed it safer to treat this as rhetorical.) I assured him that yes, it was all very unfeasible, and concluded he’ll more likely gift me jewellery.