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  • 10,000 Sign Petition to Stop Fr James Martin Speaking at World Meeting of Families

    08/14/2018 6:09:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/13/18 | Alex Defert
    Organisers say they will not change the line-upOver 10,000 people have signed a petition to withdraw an invitation to Fr James Martin from the World Meeting Of Families. The petition, started by the Irish branch of Tradition, Family, Property, opposes Fr Martin’s attendance on the grounds that he “supports trangenderism for children,” and “favours homosexuals kissing during the mass.” Included with the petition is a letter, sent to Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, criticising Fr Martin’s support for the pro-LGBT New Ways Ministry organisation. In particular, the letter denounces Fr Martin for having “publicly accepted an award from this group, delivered...
  • World’s Oldest Methodist Chapel to Host Homosexual ‘Celebration’

    07/17/2018 4:13:24 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 7/13/18 | Calvin Freiburger
    LONDON, July 13, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – The oldest Methodist chapel in the world is about to be the site of an LGBT “celebration,” in direct contradiction of Scripture and the chapel’s own founder. On Saturday, the pro-homosexual group Christians At Bristol Pride will hold a “Service of Celebration” at The New Room in John Wesley’s chapel in London, Christian Concern reports. The chapel was built in 1778 under the direction of English theologian John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The pro-gay group says the event will be “an affirming service with songs, prayers and symbolic actions,” after which attendees will...
  • Professor asks men to send pictures of their private parts for 'size and self-esteem' research study

    06/26/2018 11:06:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 100 replies
    Fox News ^ | Caleb Parke
    Sociology professor Alicia Walker is asking male participants to voluntarily send photos of their anatomy along with measurements – in an aroused and non-aroused state – as part of a research project approved by the Missouri State University Institutional Review Board, The College Fix reported. “The study is examining the importance of men's self-esteem and feelings about their bodies and their experiences in a society that worships size and tells men that they're less than if they don't measure up,” Walker told Fox News. “For the men I've spoken to thus far, that impact has been grave.” Walker clarified that men are not emailing...
  • Why can’t we hate men?

    06/12/2018 5:16:09 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 8, 2018 | Suzanna Danuta Walters
    It’s not that Eric Schneiderman (the now-former New York attorney general accused of abuse by multiple women) pushed me over the edge. My edge has been crossed for a long time, before President Trump, before Harvey Weinstein, before “mansplaining” and “incels.” Before live-streaming sexual assaults and red pill men’s groups and rape camps as a tool of war and the deadening banality of male prerogative. Seen in this indisputably true context, it seems logical to hate men. I can’t lie, I’ve always had a soft spot for the radical feminist smackdown, for naming the problem in no uncertain terms. I’ve...
  • 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...
  • [UK] Government to Ask Straight Couples if They Would Like...a Civil Partnership Instead of Marriage

    05/13/2018 6:08:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 5/12/18 | Staff Reporter
    Straight couples will be asked by the Government if they would like the option of having a civil partnership rather than getting married. Minister for Women Victoria Atkins is to launch a poll on the issue this month. The move comes before the start of a Supreme Court case tomorrow challenging the law restricting civil partnerships to same-sex couples. In a civil partnership - which came into law for same-sex couples in 2005 - a couple is entitled to the same legal treatment in terms of inheritance, tax, pensions and next-of-kin arrangements. Last night, a spokeswoman for the Equal Civil...
  • All-Girl Cub Scout Den To Lead Flag Ceremony At Nats Game Saturday

    04/30/2018 3:16:56 PM PDT · by fruser1 · 169 replies
    WMAL ^ | April 26, 2018 | Heather Curtis
    WASHINGTON (WMAL) – Boy Scout history will be made this weekend at Nationals Park. Saturday for the first time ever an all-girl Cub Scout den will lead the flag ceremony at the start of a Major League Baseball game. Since Saturday will be a first in the history of baseball, all media coverage will go to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. The Nationals take on the Diamondbacks Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
  • Consensus on sexual morality eludes youth advising bishops

    03/23/2018 4:41:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Crux ^ | March 23, 2018 | Inés San Martín
    Some 300 young people from all over the world from different backgrounds and even different religions, gathered this week in Rome to provide advice to an upcoming summit of Catholic bishops on youth, have discussed a wide array of topics, and among other points plan to offer the bishops a frank admission that they simply couldn’t reach consensus on hot-button issues of sexual morality.On Thursday, they debated over a first draft of the document they’re going to present to Pope Francis, who will then pass it on to a Synod of Bishops on youth and discernment that will take place...
  • Pope Francis Is Beloved. His Papacy Might Be a Disaster.

    03/19/2018 7:16:08 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2018 | Ross Douthat
    The conversation has become predictable. A friendly acquaintance — a neighbor, a fellow parent, our real estate agent — asks about my work. I say I’ve been writing a book about the pope, and the acquaintance smiles and nods and says “Isn’t he so wonderful?” or, “That must be an inspiring thing,” or, “I have a friend who would love to read it.” And then eventually I find myself saying, uncomfortably, “Well, they should know that it’s not entirely favorable.”
  • Southern Poverty Law Center Warns Of Female "Male Supremacists"

    02/26/2018 5:10:41 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Frontpage ^ | February 25, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Southern Poverty Law Center, a mail order scam with all the credibility of a guy selling fake Rolex watches on a street corner at midnight, has done it again. The same lefty hate group whose hate map led to at least one violent attack on a religious group, which listed a sign outside a bar as a hate group and blatantly faked an Islamophobia increase is back in action. This time the SPLC is denouncing female male supremacism. It's like white supremacism, except with men. So it's very trendy. But just as its Islamophobia materials accused some Muslims of...
  • PC culture killed our school’s father-daughter dance: parents

    02/03/2018 4:12:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/3/18 | Anna Sanders and Sarah Dom
    A Staten Island elementary school scrapped its traditional father-daughter dance this coming Friday because of the Department of Education’s new gender guidelines.The DOE ordered schools to “eliminate” any “gender-based” practices like the dance in a March 2017 policy update unless they serve a “clear” educational purpose.The PS 65 shindig, set for Feb. 9, was abruptly postponed until next month after the school’s PTA realized the dance would run afoul of the rules.“Until we understand what we are legally permitted to do, we need to table this event,” PTA president Toni Bennett wrote to a private school-parents group on Facebook.Some parents...
  • The Gay High-Water Mark (Steyn on Australia)

    11/27/2017 4:24:46 PM PST · by Salman · 13 replies
    Mark Steyn (his own site) ^ | November 27, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Australia's "marriage equality" campaign triumphed in this month's referendum under the slogan "Let's Get It Done". In other words, it's inevitable, so why waste another five years arguing about it? Let's get it done, and over, and move on to transgender bathrooms or whatever's next. That's how "progressives" think about progress. As a certain author wrote long ago in a certain bestselling book: We assume that social progress is like technological progress: it can't be reversed. Just as you can't disinvent the internal combustion engine, so you can't disinvent women's rights. Just as the horse and buggy yielded to the...
  • Women are having fewer children than ever.

    11/25/2017 7:50:25 PM PST · by airplaneguy · 79 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 24, 2017 | Tim Sculthorpe
    Women are having fewer children than ever before and more are staying childless, new data reveals today. Women who turned 45 in 2016 had an average of 1.80 children, down from 2.21 for their mothers' generation, who turned 45 in 1944. The same generation also had fewer children by their 30th birthday, suggesting women are having children later in life. Women who turned 45 last year had 1.06 children by 30 compared to 1.8 in their mother's generation. In total, 18 per cent of women who turned 45 last year had no children at all, compared with 11 per cent...
  • t’s Time to Admit That Allowing Men Into the Workplace Was a Mistake

    10/30/2017 5:33:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    Slate ^ | October 27, 2017 | Ruth Graham
    American men entered the workforce in unprecedented numbers as they returned from World War II, and employers welcomed these men as a matter of patriotic duty. Many men proved to be diligent, competent professionals over the ensuing decades. Sadly, however, many did not. The cascade of recent revelations of male workers abusing co-workers, threatening subordinates, and masturbating into potted plants leaves only one conclusion: The long experiment of having men in the workplace has failed.
  • Kate Millett, Influential Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

    09/06/2017 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/6/2017 | EIL GENZLINGER
    Kate Millett, whose 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” made her, as one writer put it, “the principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement,” and who went on to be a leading voice on human rights, mental health issues and more, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 82. Her spouse, Sophie Keir, said the cause was cardiac arrest. Living in New York City, they had been going to Paris every year to celebrate their birthdays, she said. Ms. Millett was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday...
  • Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility [tr]

    07/05/2017 6:00:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 4,2017 | Laura Donnelly
    A dearth of marriagable men has left an “oversupply” of educated women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility, experts say. The first global study into egg freezing found that shortages of eligible men were the prime reason why women had attempted to take matters into their own hands.
  • Bill would require transgender-rights training for CA employers

    07/02/2017 9:52:36 AM PDT · by thecodont · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 9:31 pm, Friday, June 30, 2017 | By Marissa Lang
    Transgender and gender-nonconforming employees will receive greater and more explicit protections this week as new California employment regulations take effect Saturday. But some worry the new regulations might put employers in a difficult place: wanting to do right by their employees and follow the law, but lacking the resources — and the training — to do so. That’s why state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (Los Angeles County), gutted his own higher education bill to put forth a new proposal that would institute mandatory workplace training around gender identity and expression in the same way that sexual-harassment training is required...
  • Survey: Many Women Refuse to Date Men Who Earn Less Than They Do

    04/11/2017 5:52:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 10, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    If you are a man having trouble getting a date, you may just not earn enough money. A new report reveals that a significant portion of American women refuse to date men who earn less than they do.
  • Students Confess Their Sins At 'Masculinity Confession Booth'

    03/29/2017 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A university will be hosting a "Masculinity Confession Booth" along with a number of other workshops and screenings to combat "hypermasculinity." "We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender!!" explains the University of Regina event description. "Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways !!!" [Snip] The Masculinity Confession Booth will be making its debut Monday, but is also listed on the schedule for Tuesday through Thursday - days on which students can also attend a "Healthy Relationships and Healthy Masculinity Workshop." Yet another event...
  • How ‘Woke’ Is Fashion Right Now?

    03/11/2017 10:26:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Debrief ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ione Gamble
    With AW17 fashion season in full swing, it seems near impossible to avoid the subject of politics when discussing the runway shows and presentations. In a lot of ways it makes sense — with Brexit and the Trump presidency throwing the world into increased political turmoil, designers expressing their protest at our current political climate and taking a stand for what they believe in should, in theory, be a positive. However, with many houses expressing a new-found ‘wokeness’ comes an increased responsibility to practice what they preach, and it’s here that many of our beloved brands fall short. During New...