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  • 'My birth certificate says I'm female': Trans cyclist defends her win after 3rd place [tr]

    10/21/2018 7:23:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2018 | Maxine Shen and Leah Simpson
    The trans woman UCI Masters Track World Championship cycling gold medalist is defending her win against criticism that it's unfair for her to have competed against cisgender females. Rachel McKinnon, 36, an assistant professor of philosophy at the College of Charleston in South Carolina, scooped up the top prize during the October 14 race, besting cis females Carolien van Herrikhuyzen and Jen Wagner-Assali, who took silver and bronze, respectively. The day after McKinnon's win, Wagner-Assali stirred up controversy when she replied to a tweet about the race with her own tweet suggesting that McKinnon was not deserving of winning the...
  • Strong Economy Draws Women into U.S. Labor Force

    10/20/2018 6:38:49 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 20, 2018 | Harriet Torry
    For most of the last two decades, the share of women participating in the U.S. labor force was in decline, puzzling demographers and economists since female participation was rising in many other developed economies. Thanks to a strong economy, that long-running decline shows signs of reversing. Labor-force participation among prime-age U.S. women aged 25 to 54 has risen to 75.2% from 73.3% three years ago, as their unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since the 1950s. A plenitude of jobs and a gradual rise in wages is drawing women back into the labor force, including those at the low...
  • How the Anti-Trump Resistance Is Organizing Its Outrage

    10/19/2018 3:26:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 18, 2018 | Charlotte Alter
    Carolyn Eberly is an unlikely warrior. A former chemist from Waxhaw, N.C., she works at the local library, plays volleyball and wears her blond hair pulled back in a big clip. Her husband has always followed politics, but Eberly used to steer away from it in polite conversation. She voted, but not much else. Then came President Donald Trump’s election. “I felt sick to my stomach,” says Eberly, 51. She found herself at the Women’s March in Charlotte, then at rallies for immigrants, then staying up all night reading news articles posted in Facebook groups. She began to feel uncomfortable...
  • 'Kavanaugh Effect' Is Making Republicans More Popular Among Women: Lara Trump

    10/19/2018 3:02:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Newsweek ^ | October 19, 2018 | Ewan Palmer
    Lara Trump, daughter-in-law to Donald Trump by marriage to his youngest son, Eric Trump, has said recent furor surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a Supreme Court justice is spurring women on to vote for Republican candidates in the upcoming midterm elections. Speaking on Fox News @ Night on Wednesday, she said women will not be put off by the assault allegations against Kavanaugh or continuous criticism of the president's misogyny despite recent polls suggestions the GOP are losing support from women. Kavanaugh faced a series of sexual misconduct allegations during the Supreme Court justice nomination process, including claims he sexually...
  • Camille Paglia: Feminism Based On Destroying Men Is ‘Absolute Poison’ To Culture

    10/14/2018 9:56:05 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10-14-2018 | Dr Susan Berry
    Cultural commentator Camille Paglia said in a recently published video that second-wave feminism – in its attempt to destroy men – is also destroying women and our culture. A video of Paglia’s discussion at the Battle of Ideas festival in London in October 2016 has been made available on YouTube and was recently linked to on the Drudge Report. The video is released with the launch of Paglia’s new book, Provocations: Collected Essays. The feminist icon – who prefers the original brand of feminism that won women the right to vote and raised up heroines such as Katharine Hepburn, Amelia...
  • The new normal: Don't hire a woman

    10/13/2018 5:07:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 145 replies
    WND ^ | Patrice Lewis
    Some time ago, Kyle S. Reyes, CEO of a company called the Silent Partner Marketing, got sick and tired of dealing with prospective employees who were a poor match with his business philosophy. “We get hundreds and hundreds of people reaching out to work for us,” he said. “I … realized it was a time suck on my staff and me to be weeding through endless piles of paper trying to find the handful of people who actually want to hustle for a living and would be a great fit for our company. So I’ve implemented something that is going...
  • As Suburban Women Turn to Democrats, Many Suburban Men Stand With Trump

    10/13/2018 2:31:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 87 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 13, 2018 | Trip Gabriel
    DUBLIN, Ohio — Robert Peters and George Fidelibus walked off the 18th green at the Golf Club of Dublin, then carried pints of beer to the patio overlooking the course, which was framed by $500,000 homes. Their conversation quickly turned to the president. “I’m feeling better and better about him all the time,” said Mr. Peters, 63, a retired engineer, who had once been cool to Mr. Trump. Mr. Fidelibus, 75, a retired banker in a Calloway hat, had also once been skeptical of the president’s bullying and lack of self-control. “I’m a supporter of Trump now,” he said “He...
  • Breastfeeding pods now trending at sports stadiums

    10/12/2018 10:26:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Modern Healthcare ^ | October 13, 2018 | Staff
    A new trend is giving a break to breastfeeding sports fans. Lactation stations have started popping up in sports spaces: basketball arenas and baseball and football stadiums. Unlike bathroom stalls, lactation stations give moms a quiet and sanitary place to nurse their children—which most moms didn’t have just two decades ago. In 1999, Americans were almost evenly divided on whether they felt breastfeeding mothers should do so in public or private, with nearly a third neither agreeing nor disagreeing. Today, over half of Americans say they feel comfortable with mothers breastfeeding near them—yet many public places aren’t the most sanitary....
  • Why You’re About to See a Lot More Women With This Tattoo (Coat hangers)

    10/12/2018 1:10:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Over brunch in the spring of 2016, Jennifer Conti, MD, clinical assistant professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University, and Gillian Schivone, MD, an Ob/Gyn in the Midwest, began to talk about wanting to get tattoos. Even though they had been close friends since their fellowship days, and had spent hours talking about patients and their personal lives, this conversation felt different. “It was pretty spontaneous,” Schivone says. Conti, who is also cohost of the V Word Podcast adds, “neither of us had tattoos or had really even considered getting one, but on that morning it seemed right.” This...
  • Mormon Church president tells women to get off social media for 10 days

    10/12/2018 6:31:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | October 12, 2018 | Julie Zauzmer, The Washington Post
    For over a year since the #MeToo movement began, women have turned to social media with stories of sexual harassment and calls for reform that have powerfully reshaped our society. In recent weeks, women have flooded Facebook and Twitter and Instagram with pleas to #BelieveWomen, as Brett Kavanaugh gained a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court amid turmoil over accusations of sexual assault. And with just weeks to go before the Nov. 6 midterms, women are sure to make their presence known online in an election largely centered on female candidates' surging campaigns and female voters' intensifying anger. At this...
  • Who Is A Female? New California Statute Provides An Answer (FINALLY!)

    10/11/2018 4:07:31 PM PDT · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Natlawreview ^ | 10/11/18 | Keith Paul Bishop
    California's new gender quota law, SB 826, has attracted widespread attention. The law mandates that a publicly held domestic or foreign corporation principal executive offices, according to the corporationÂ’s SEC Form 10-K , are located in California must have a minimum of one female director on its board by the close of 2019. No later than the close of 2021, the corporation must have a minimum of three female directors, if its number of directors is six or more; a minimum of two female directors if its number of directors is five, or a minimum of one female director if...
  • M&S is accused of 'oppressing' girls as young as four after selling £6 HIJABS as school [tr]

    10/11/2018 12:16:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 11, 2018 | Miranda Aldersley
    Marks & Spencer customers are threatening to boycott the store for stocking hijabs in its school uniform section. The company's social media pages have been flooded with angry messages regarding the hijabs, which are on sale for £6 in their 'School Essentials' section. Dozens of disgruntled customers say they will not use the store until the black headscarf is removed from stock.
  • Will Kavanaugh Fever Kill the Blue Wave?

    10/10/2018 2:00:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Vanity Fair | October 10, 2018 | Tina Nguyen
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  • Man lists 'used' girlfriend for sale on eBay, is shocked when bids reach $119G

    10/10/2018 8:54:42 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/10/2018 | Michelle Gant
    A man who listed his girlfriend for sale on eBay as a prank was shocked when the bids reached over $119,000 within 24 hours. Click to learn more Dale Leeks, who lives in London, “wanted to have a laugh” so he thought it would be funny to list his girlfriend of one year, Kelly Greaves, on the auction site, CTV News reports. He described her condition as “for parts or not working” and wrote that she “starts OK but after that there’s a constant whining noise that I can’t seem to stop. Bodywork is fairly tidy but close up shows...
  • #metoo movement credited for 50 percent increase in sexual harassment lawsuits, EEOC says

    10/10/2018 12:07:08 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 10, 2018 | Jared Leone
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - In the wake of the #metoo movement, more people are filing sexual harassment claims against their employers, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. So far this year, the agency filed 66 harassment lawsuits, including 41 with allegations of sexual harassment, a more than 50 percent increase over the previous year. “One of the overarching concerns that I’ve had over this past year is that with so much focus on these big celebrity-driven and media-driven pieces, (it might get lost that) the people who come to the EEOC are in mom-and-pop shops and small companies and...
  • Melania Trump: Women accusing men should 'show the evidence'

    10/10/2018 8:46:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    AOL News ^ | October 10, 2018 | The Associated Press
    First lady Melania Trump says women who make accusations of sexual abuse "need to be heard" and supported, but so do men. She says when there are accusations there needs to be "really hard evidence" and accusers should "show the evidence." Mrs. Trump was interviewed on her Kenya trip by ABC, which aired portions Wednesday on "Good Morning America." Asked whether she supports the MeToo movement. Mrs. Trump said, "I support the women, and they need to be heard. We need to support them. And, you know, also men, not just women."(continued)
  • Feminist Writer on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Fight: Divorce Your Republican Husbands

    10/08/2018 8:03:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 8, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Some people had trouble with the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. For left-wingers, it was another episode of Meltdown Theater. Judge Kavanaugh was confirmed by a 50-48 vote on Saturday, but the road to get here was insanely bumpier than originally projected. Three sexual misconduct allegations—all without evidence or corroborating witnesses—opened the door for Democrats, who dropped these allegations at the last minute, to execute one of the most vicious character assassination campaigns in recent memory. If they couldn’t block him, they were going to destroy his life, his family, and his reputation. All I can say is I...
  • His first day on the job, Kavanaugh hired as many black law clerks as Ginsburg has

    10/08/2018 3:19:41 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 51 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | Oct. 8, 2018 | Kevin Daley
    Full Title: His first day on the job, Kavanaugh hired as many black law clerks as Ginsburg has in her entire tenure Justice Brett Kavanaugh has hired a black law clerk for his new chambers at the U.S. Supreme Court, matching Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s record of African-American clerkship hiring during her tenure on the nation’s highest judicial tribunal. With his first clerkship hires, Kavanaugh also set a gender composition record, an apparent attempt to buck the high court’s hiring patterns, which tend to favor white, male graduates of elite law schools. Since joining the high court in 1993, Ginsburg...
  • Liberal Writers, Activists Attack ‘White Women’ Over Kavanaugh

    10/08/2018 11:16:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 8, 2018 | Peter Hasson
    Liberal writers and activists responded to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation over the weekend by attacking “white women.” The New York Times on Saturday evening published an op-ed titled “White Women, Come Get Your People.” The op-ed’s author, Alexis Grenell, attacked Republican women who supported Kavanaugh as “gender traitors” in league with the “patriarchy.” Grenell claimed that “white women benefit from patriarchy by trading on their whiteness to monopolize resources for mutual gain.” White women “are expected to support the patriarchy by marrying within their racial group, reproducing whiteness and even minimizing violence against their own bodies,” the liberal...
  • Many women saw Kavanaugh as unfairly accused, could be 'our husbands, our sons': Trump counselor

    10/07/2018 1:00:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 7, 2018 | Quinn Scanlan
    President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway said that newly-confirmed Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh should not be seen as tainted, saying that many women viewed him as unfairly accused, and “saw in him possibly our husbands, our sons, our cousins, our co-workers, our brothers.” Conway, in an interview with ABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl on “This Week” Sunday, pushed back against the notion that many people may see now-Justice Kavanaugh as tainted due to his being confirmed to the Supreme Court despite allegations of sexual misconduct and sexual assault against him. “A lot of women, including me, in...