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  • A GOP congressman once lamented not being able to call women 'sluts' anymore

    07/18/2018 8:05:10 PM PDT · by logician2u · 34 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | July 18, 2018 | Andrew Kaczynski, Chris Massie and Nathan McDermott
    A Republican congressman from Minnesota has a long history of making deeply misogynistic comments on the radio, including lamenting that women can no longer be called "sluts." CNN's KFile reviewed several months of audio from Rep. Jason Lewis on the "Jason Lewis Show," a syndicated radio program Lewis hosted from 2009 until 2014 with the tagline "America's Mr. Right." In one instance, while arguing that "young single women" vote based on coverage of birth control pills, Lewis said those women were not human beings and were without brains. Lewis, who was narrowly elected to represent Minnesota's 2nd District in 2016,...
  • WaPo Article Calls For Amendment To ‘Ban The Incitement Of Bigotry’

    10/28/2017 5:00:05 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/27/17 | Justin Caruso
    The Washington Post published an article Thursday that called for a constitutional amendment to ban inequality and racist speech. As part of the publication’s series published Thursday called, “Fix this democracy—now, 38 ideas for repairing our badly broken civic life,” the Post featured author Ibram X. Kendi’s proposal for “A Constitutional Amendment On Equality.” Kendi writes that the United States needs, “an Anti-Bigotry Amendment that would constitutionalize a critical principle: Group inequity is evidence of discrimination.” “The amendment would make group inequity illegal and ban the incitement of bigotry, as the incitement of anti-Semitism is banned in Germany. Claims that...
  • Dalhousie withdraws disciplinary action against Masuma Khan over 'white fragility' Facebook post

    10/25/2017 7:43:24 PM PDT · by jerod · 8 replies
    CBC News Website ^ | Oct 25, 2017 3:05 PM AT | By Anjuli Patil
    Official says incident shows need for open talks about policies to support freedom of expression Dalhousie University is withdrawing disciplinary action against a student over a post she made to Facebook in the summer about Canada 150 celebrations. A complaint was made against student union vice-president Masuma Khan, who posted "white fragility can kiss my ass. Your white tears aren't sacred, this land is." Over the summer, the student union voted 'not' to participate in Canada 150 celebrations. When the motion passed, Khan faced a backlash. That's when she posted her comments on Facebook. The university received a complaint about...
  • California Can Now Jail People For Misusing Gender Pronouns

    10/07/2017 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 84 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/06/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    California can now start jailing people that refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of nursing home residents after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Thursday. The law’s effect is limited to nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, but mandates that those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” can be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code. Known as the “LGBT Senior Bill Of Rights,” the legislation also requires nursing homes and care facilities to allow residents...
  • California Can Now Jail People For Misusing Gender Pronouns

    10/06/2017 12:25:37 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10.6.17 | Anders Hogstrom
    California can now start jailing people that refuse to use the preferred gender pronouns of nursing home residents after Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed the bill Thursday.
  • 5th-grade teacher: 'My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix)'

    09/22/2017 11:12:39 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 09/21/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Parents warned of elementary educators' 'brazen' indoctrination plan! The influential Family Research Council in Washington, D.C., is warning parents of “brazen” indoctrination plans being pursued by teachers, even in elementary schools. The latest instance, FRC explains, is in Florida, where a fifth-grade teacher sent home a note to parents mandating that students use only politically correct pronouns in class. “One thing that you should know about me is that I use gender neutral terms. My prefix is Mx. (pronounced Mix). Additionally, my pronouns are ‘they, them, their’ instead of ‘he, his, she, hers.'” The Tallahassee Democrat newspaper reported math and...
  • Poll: High Rates Of U.S. College Students Support Violence, Shouting To Stop Free Speech

    09/22/2017 8:41:10 AM PDT · by Mafe · 31 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2017 | Joy Pullmann
    It’s not just crazy places like the University of California at Berkeley where surprisingly large numbers of U.S. college students believe that violence and shouting are acceptable methods to prevent people from saying things. Fifty-one percent of all U.S. college students believe shouting is an acceptable response to free speech, and one in five (19 percent) believe violence is an acceptable response, according to results from a national survey of 1,500 students in 49 states and DC. Fifty-three percent of survey respondents said colleges should “create a positive learning environment for all students by prohibiting certain speech or expression of...
  • Princeton’s campus newspaper disbands editorial board after string of right-leaning opinions

    09/21/2017 5:29:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 21, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Leaders of the student newspaper at Princeton University have disbanded the publication’s independent editorial board, a move that comes after the group put forth a string of right-leaning opinions, including denouncing the women’s center for its radical feminist agenda and arguing in favor of due process.
  • In backlash against school officials, Minn. high school students protest with American flag display

    09/07/2017 12:58:20 PM PDT · by GOP_Party_Animal · 29 replies
    St. Cloud Times via Fargo Forum ^ | 9/07/17 | Matt Perkins
    COLD SPRING, Minn. — There was drama on the first two days of school in the Rocori school district. On Tuesday, students at Rocori High School — about 20 miles southwest of St. Cloud — were greeted by a new policy prohibiting flags and banners from being displayed on vehicles in the school parking lot. The controversial rule was bucked by students Wednesday, Sept. 7, with numerous American flags defiantly hanging from trucks that lined the lot. By the afternoon, students and school officials had come to an agreement that allows for the respectful display of the American flag. Julie...
  • How The Republicans Beat Campus Censorship

    09/07/2017 7:59:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Back in January of 2016, I sent a letter to UNC-Wilmington President Jose Sartarelli, which was copied to all 16 members of the Board of Trustees. I later published the same letter on Townhall.com. In my letter, which you can read here, I accused the university of having at least two policies that clearly violated the First Amendment. I then asked the administration to work with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) to do an audit of our policies and then revise them towards the goal of attaining a coveted green light rating from FIRE. For those not...
  • UPDATE: High school teacher makes student remove Trump t-shirt, compares it to ‘Neo-Nazis’ (video)

    09/04/2017 8:09:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/3/2017 | Sam J
    Cherokee County School District has released a statement about the t-shirt ‘incident’: Dear Parents, On behalf of the Superintendent, this message is to provide you with more information about a story currently circulating in the media and on social media regarding an incident at one of our high schools. In this regard, a River Ridge High School math teacher on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 erroneously told two students their shirts with campaign slogans were not permitted in class. Her actions were wrong, as the “Make America Great Again” shirts worn by the students are not a violation of our School...
  • Mayor pressures UC-Berkeley to cancel ‘Free Speech Week’

    08/29/2017 8:20:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | August 29, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Berkeley’s mayor is pressuring the town’s flagship university to cancel its upcoming “free speech week” just days after the school’s chancellor vowed to defend the First Amendment on campus. As Campus Reform previously reported, University of California, Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ welcomed students to campus last week with a forceful defense of free speech, vowing to “hold accountable” those who use violence to shut down speakers.
  • California Could Start Jailing People Who Don’t Use Transgender Pronouns

    08/27/2017 4:36:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 25, 2017 | Anders Hagstrom
    A bill that passed the California state senate and is now moving through the Assembly could threaten jail time for anyone who refuses to use a transgender person’s preferred pronoun. The law is currently limited in its effects to nursing homes and intermediate-care facilities, but if passed, those who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” could be slapped with a $1,000 fine and up to one year in prison, according to the California Heath and Safety code. The state senate passed the bill 26-12 at the end of May. Since then, the Assembly...
  • Would-Be Tyrants Capture Language to Control Thought

    08/11/2017 12:30:44 PM PDT · by TBP · 25 replies
    The Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) ^ | Friday, August 11, 2017 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Today's counter-revolution against liberty is being fought on a number of fronts in American society. One is on college and university campuses across the country, where the ideology of "political correctness" is strangling freedom of speech and smothering intellectual controversy and debate. Critical to this campaign is the capture of language. It is through our language that we think about ourselves, our relationships to others, and the social order surrounding us. Words do not merely delineate objects, individuals, events or actions. Words also create mental imageries, emotions, attitudes, and beliefs that color how people see themselves and the world around...
  • Welcome to Orientation, Freshmen: Here's a Copy of the Constitution

    08/08/2017 8:10:59 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 17 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 4, 2017 | Stacy Teicher Khadaroo
    [ * * * ] As campuses around the country have simmered and erupted in polarized protests and debates in recent years, more are considering how they can help students navigate free expression – sometimes with a push from legislators. This year Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and North Carolina have mandated campus free speech policies, and a handful of other states are considering such laws. Some schools have decided that First Amendment instruction should be included right from the start, during a time typically reserved for talk of meal plans and dorm rules. “We needed to take the opportunity in orientation...
  • California Proposes Jail Time for Using the Wrong Pronoun for Senior Transgenders

    07/19/2017 2:45:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 86 replies
    CBN ^ | 07-19-2017 | Lorie Johnson
    California is on its way to passing a new law that makes it illegal to call transgender senior citizens a pronoun they don't like. For example, if an elderly person who was born male and lives in a long-term care facility wishes to be called "her" or "she," the workers there had better do it or face the consequences. The proposed law would even apply to Christian facilities. SB 219, titled the "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Resident's Bill of Rights," states, "It shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to.... willfully and...
  • Campus Is Unsafe for White Students–“I’ve Been Told Not to Speak Because I’m White”

    07/13/2017 8:37:14 AM PDT · by davikkm · 38 replies
    A recent “black power” student takeover at Evergreen State College in May shocked and appalled many Americans. Students were seen shouting “BLACK POWER!” inches away from a disoriented-looking white professor’s face while, ironically, later on claiming “whiteness is the most violent system to ever breathe!” The Gateway Pundit learned that the President of Evergreen State College in Washington State, George S. Bridges, stated that he is “grateful” for the “passion and courage” of the “black power” students who can be seen in footage harassing white professors and attempting to shut down classes. In the footage, the students were shouting expletives...
  • How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill

    07/12/2017 9:58:20 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/09/2017 | Rachel Alexander
    How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words | TheHill http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/media/341210-how-the-ap-stylebook-censors-pro-life-and-other-conservative-words July 09, 2017 - 04:20 PM EDT How the AP Stylebook censors ‘pro-life’ and other conservative words AssociatedPress By Rachel Alexander, opinion contributor A journalism stylebook is supposed to provide universal guidelines for writers when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and so on. This includes choosing certain words over others. The original intent of word preference was to use words that are more neutral than others. But in recent years, that concept has changed. More often than not, style writers have been more interested...
  • Colleges should 'censor' 'unsafe' speech, student op-ed argues

    07/11/2017 7:28:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | July 11, 2017 | Toni Airaksinen
    Colleges should “screen” speakers to ensure that they are not giving a platform to “intolerant perspectives,” a University of Maryland student argues in a recent op-ed. “There is nothing inherently wrong with screening speakers, teachers and even students on the campus,” sophomore Moshe Klein declares in an op-ed for The Diamondback, arguing that “intolerant” points of view “prevent certain groups of people from participating in campus life safely.”
  • Portland Mayor Moves to Suspend First Amendment for Trump Supporters in Wake of Killings

    05/30/2017 4:55:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Kristinn Taylor
    Portland, Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, has acted to suspend the First Amendment rights of Trump supporters and those opposed to Islamic sharia law by banning demonstrations planned for Portland in the coming weeks, following the killings of two men (and the wounding of a third man) who intervened against a man harassing a Muslim woman and her friend on public transportation. Wheeler is also demanding the federal government do the same and revoke or not issue demonstration permits for the rallies which are set to be held on federal property in Portland.