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  • The Story of Moira Greyland (Guest Post)

    12/11/2018 6:33:44 AM PST · by tbw2 · 6 replies
    AskTheBigot.Com Blog ^ | 07/23/2015 | Moira Greyland Peat
    I was born into a family of famous gay pagan authors in the late Sixties. My mother was Marion Zimmer Bradley, and my father was Walter Breen. Between them, they wrote over 100 books: my mother wrote science fiction and fantasy (Mists of Avalon), and my father wrote books on numismatics: he was a coin expert.
  • Ali Watkins' past tweets come back to haunt NYT reporter amid leak case

    06/08/2018 5:39:37 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 15 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 6-8-18 | Alex Pappas
    New York Times reporter Ali Watkins' past tweets are raising eyebrows after revelations she had a three-year romantic relationship with a Senate Intelligence Committee aide now accused by federal prosecutors of leaking sensitive information to journalists, including herself. (Snip) In an April 2013 tweet, Watkins also tweeted about the fictional Netflix television show “House of Cards,” where a young reporter has an affair with an older member of Congress. “I wanted to be Zoe Barnes...until episode 4,” she tweeted. “Sleeping with your source- especially a vindictive congressman? #badlifechoice #HouseofCards”
  • Baby Its Cold Outside - Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart

    12/10/2018 9:18:34 AM PST · by Morgana · 16 replies
    Margriet Askew ^ | Published on Jan 5, 2010 | Dolly Parton/Rod stewart
    Baby Its Cold Outside - Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart Baby it's cold outside, a cosy duet sung by Dolly Parton and Rod Stewart, aren't they gorgeous together? I hope you enjoy the video.
  • Sexual harassment in the sky: Hong Kong flight attendants fight back

    12/09/2018 10:33:14 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 57 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec 9, 2018
    Immaculate-looking flight attendants who appear unruffled by the demands of a life spent in the air are part of the slick image sold by carriers -- but Hong Kong-based workers are increasingly hitting back against sexual harassment. Female cabin crew told AFP of how they had been harassed by not only passengers but also other airline staff. While they say carriers have made some steps in the right direction, they argue airlines still lag far behind in the #MeToo era. Venus Fung, whose experiences drove her to join and lead the Cabin Attendants Union of Hong Kong, says airlines must...
  • Matt Lauer Reportedly Working On Scathing Tell-All About His ‘Today’ Scandal

    12/10/2018 12:31:28 AM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Celebrity Insider ^ | DEC 8, 2018 | Suzy Kerr
    Matt Lauer just won’t go away. Following reports that the disgraced Today host is planning on making a comeback to television, insiders now claim he is working on a tell-all memoir about his scandal. Sources say that Lauer’s new book will explore his behind-the-scenes fights with Megyn Kelly and Ann Curry. The memoir will also talk about his marriage to Annette Roque and document his exit from Today. “He’s going to give a blow-by-blow of his dramatic dismissal and reveal what really happened behind closed doors at NBC when he was there for two decades,” an insider dished. According to...
  • Congress in no rush to hold themselves accountable for sexual harassment payments

    12/09/2018 5:11:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Do you recall, back during the initial rush of the #MeToo moment, when we discovered that legislators in the House and Senate had slush funds available to pay for the silence of sexual harassment accusers? There was a general uproar over that and we were assured that the members were going to get right to work on cleaning up their act. Good times, my friends. But what happened to that project?As it turns out, not much. There were proposals written, and the House actually passed a bill, but when it hit the Senate, nobody could ever seem to agree on...
  • Nicaragua: Priest Attacked in the Cathedral with Sulfuric Acid

    12/09/2018 5:55:00 PM PST · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Fr. Mario Guevara was Hearing ConfessionsFr. Mario Guevara, aged 59, vicar of Managua Cathedral, suffered a sulfuric acid attack on December 5, 2018, when a 24-year-old woman threw the acid on the priest’s face and body while he was in the cathedral hearing confessions. This is according to a December 6 report by Fides News Agency. According to information obtained by Fides, the rector of the cathedral took Fr. Guevara immediately to the hospital for treatment. Despite serious burns, the priest’s condition appears stable. The woman, detained by people in the cathedral as she tried to escape, was arrested by...
  • Two More Women Accuse Neil deGrasse Tyson of Sexual Misconduct

    11/29/2018 2:33:11 PM PST · by sitetest · 91 replies
    Patheos ^ | November 29, 2018 | David G. McAfee
    Two more women, including a fellow astronomer, say Neil deGrasse Tyson is guilty of inappropriate sexual conduct. Dr. Katelyn N. Allers, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Bucknell University, told me that she was “felt up” by Tyson at an after-party following a meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in 2009. AAS didn’t have a mechanism for reporting sexual harassment at the time, but Dr. Allers says she probably would report the incident if it had happened today. --- snip -- Dr. Allers didn’t feel like she was in danger during her encounter with Tyson, but she did...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why Elon Musk is more important than Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg

    11/26/2018 4:06:46 PM PST · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 20, 2018 | Tom Huddleston Jr.
    Which of this generation's biggest tech luminaries and innovators will ultimately be remembered for having the greatest lasting effect on the world? It's a tough question, especially when you consider the role that people like Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg play in our everyday lives. But, if you ask renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the answer is simple: Elon Musk. "As important as Steve Jobs was, no doubt about it — [and] you have to add him to Bill Gates, because they birthed the personal computing revolution kind of together — here's the difference: Elon Musk is trying...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson says Trump's Space Force could be a 'fatal mistake' if done wrong

    10/13/2018 5:49:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 34 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Oct. 13, 2018 | Adriana Belmonte
    President Trump raised eyebrows earlier this year when he announced plans to create a “Space Force,” which would become the sixth branch of the military. Vice President Mike Pence later announced in a speech that the branch was needed in order for the US to maintain military dominance in space. The proposed Space Force is estimated to cost $13 billion in its first five years. And despite some snickers among political observers, renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn’t think the Space Force is that crazy of an idea. But Tyson, one of the authors of “Accessory to War: The Unspoken...
  • #MeToo 2020: Sen. Kamala Harris Claims Ignorance Over Long-time Employee Sex Abuse Case

    12/07/2018 10:56:54 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/09/18 | Katy Grimes
    It is evident that Kamala Harris and Larry Wallace have closely intertwined careers It is no secret that U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris has her eye on a run for the Presidency in 2020. Yet Larry Wallace, a senior staffer for Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) reportedly resigned on Wednesday over the discovery he was involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit and $400,000 payout to the victim while working for then California Attorney General Kamala Harris. And Kamala Harris claims to know nothing of this. Sen. Harris’s spokeswoman claims Harris has no knowledge of allegations of sexual harassment against her top aid—a...
  • ‘My Pleas for Help Went Unanswered’: Accuser on N.J. Governor’s Handling of Sexual Assault Claims

    12/06/2018 9:23:06 AM PST · by pepsi_junkie · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12/4/2018 | Nick Corasaniti
    TRENTON — A top official in the administration of Gov. Philip D. Murphy described in wrenching testimony on Tuesday the lack of urgency among aides to the governor after she accused a member of Mr. Murphy’s campaign of sexual assault. The emotional narrative marked the first day of legislative hearings into how Mr. Murphy’s administration has handled a case that threatens to thwart his ambitious agenda and cast a stain over his progressive image. The official, Katie Brennan, spoke slowly and sternly as she detailed her allegations against Albert J. Alvarez, whom she accused of sexually assaulting her after a...
  • Kamala Harris staffer resigns over harassment allegations

    12/06/2018 8:22:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | December 5, 2018 | Marianne Levine
    Larry Wallace, a top aide to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), resigned Wednesday, amid allegations of harassment during his tenure at the California Department of Justice. “We were unaware of this issue and take accusations of harassment extremely seriously,” Lily Adams, a spokesperson for Harris, said in a statement. “This evening, Mr. Wallace offered his resignation to the senator and she accepted it.”
  • Fourth woman accuses Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual assault, claiming he groped her [tr]

    12/06/2018 7:17:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2018 | George Martin, and Chantalle Edmunds
    A fourth woman has come forward to accuse scientist and TV host Neil deGrasse Tyson of sexual assault. Two more allegations against the renowned scientist came to light last week after an original allegation Tyson drugged and raped former classmate Tchiya Amet in 1984. But on Wednesday a fourth sexual assault claim was published by Buzzfeed News from a woman who says Tyson propositioned her at a party in the American Museum of Natural History, New York in 2010. According to the article, the unidentified woman said Tyson, who is director of the museum, 'drunkenly approached her' while 'making sexual...
  • End the War on ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’! It’s Feminist — Really

    12/05/2018 11:55:55 PM PST · by dennisw · 79 replies
    /variety. ^ | 9 4 2018 | /variety.
    Commentary: Canada's CBC is the latest radio outlet to ban "Baby" as offensive. Who to believe — radio programmers, or actual feminists? There is one group, and one group only, that should be crusading against the performance of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” in public: vicious maiden aunts. These treacherous protectors of niece-ly chastity have no coalition in 2018, so far as we’ve heard. (Speak up and say your piece if you’re out there, Auntie Lame Society.). So the campaign against Frank Loesser’s 1940s classic has been left to others — not so much feminists, as rumored, since most who’ve thought...
  • Cleveland Radio Station Will No Longer Play Classic Christmas Carol About Cold-Weather Sex

    12/05/2018 6:25:04 PM PST · by Coleus · 48 replies
    Jezebel ^ | 12.02.18 | Emily Alford
    The holidays are here, which means it’s time to debate whether or not the lyrics to “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” are creepy or just crappy and annoying. According to CNN, Star 102, WDOK-FM, a Cleveland Christmas radio station has decided it won’t be playing “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” this year. The 74-year-old song by “Guys and Dolls” writer Frank Loesser is also known on Urban Dictionary as the “Christmas Date Rape Song.”On the station’s website, radio host Glenn Anderson explained that the song is no longer appropriate for #MeToo era: “Now, I do realize that when the song was written...
  • “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”: Rape or Empowerment? A Christmas song has competing interpretations

    12/05/2018 6:18:53 PM PST · by Coleus · 35 replies
    the good men project ^ | 12.03.18 | Paul Hartzer 1 Comment
    It’s the Christmas season again, which means it’s time for the annual debate. Well, actually, it’s time for several annual debates: Is “Happy Holidays” a valid greeting, or is it the sign of a Liberal War on Christmas? Is Wham’s “Last Christmas” the GOAT of Christmas songs, or is it a cheesy artifact that should have been left in the 1980s with parachute pants and bleached bangs? Now that we survived the discomfort of avoiding political discussions with Uncle Frank at Thanksgiving dinner, do we really have to do it again at Christmas? What should Starbucks put on their cups?...
  • Teen football player was ‘willing participant’ in sex: coach’s wife

    12/04/2018 9:51:42 AM PST · by SMGFan · 71 replies
    NYPost ^ | December 3, 2018
    The wife of a former high school assistant football coach in Tennessee who pleaded guilty to having sex with a 16-year-old player insists she’s no rapist, claiming the illicit trysts were entirely consensual. Kelsey McCarter, 29, pleaded guilty last year to six counts of statutory rape involving the 16-year-old sophomore player at South-Doyle High, where her husband, Justin McCarter, had worked as the school’s assistant football coach. She remains behind bars after agreeing to a three-year prison term, of which she needs to serve 30 percent before being released, according to the Knoxville News Sentinel. But McCarter now wants a...
  • The Consequences of #MeToo for Women: 'Gender Segregation'; Men Now "Walking on eggshells"

    12/04/2018 7:16:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/04/2018 | Rick Moran
    On Wall Street, many men have adopted Vice President Mike Pence's sage advice: avoid having dinner alone with any woman not your wife. There are other changes in behavior with female co-workers as well: don't sit next to them on flights, book hotel rooms on separate floors, and avoid one-on-one meetings.And never close your office door when meeting with a female.It's not just Wall Street, of course. The changes are affecting businesses nationwide in every industry.Bloomberg: Across Wall Street, men are adopting controversial strategies for the #MeToo era and, in the process, making life even harder for women. Call...
  • Pound Me Too??? (Vanity)

    12/04/2018 4:52:42 AM PST · by MV=PY · 18 replies
    Me | 12/4/2018 | Me
    This has got to be the worst name for a movement in all history.