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  • Masculine Dads Raise Confident Daughters

    07/21/2018 11:35:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 20, 2018 | Abigail Shrier
    SNIP Masculinity, like femininity, is neither inherently good nor bad. Enormous damage can be inflicted by the sorts of malice we associate with girls: spreading rumors, convincing someone’s friends to turn against her, refusing to acknowledge someone purportedly beneath notice. Femininity and masculinity are manners of comportment and modi operandi; they are not codes of conduct. Men have used masculinity for acts of heroism and decency. That they have also applied it to despicable behavior says nothing of masculinity itself. SNIP
  • ‘I’m Doing It for the Babies’: Inside the Ground Game to Reverse Roe v. Wade

    07/20/2018 5:09:03 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | July 20, 2018
    AVON, Ind. — Armed with sunscreen, doorknob fliers and a mission 50 years in the making, the team of activists sporting blue “I Vote Pro-Life” T-shirts fanned out into a web of cul-de-sacs in a subdivision just west of Indianapolis, undeterred by towering rain clouds and 90-degree heat. It was exactly a week after President Trump had named Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh to be his nominee for the Supreme Court, and the group was joking that they had a new sport: Extreme Canvassing. In short surveys, the teams ask voters about their hopes for Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation and their opposition...
  • Lena Dunham feels 'joyous' being heavier

    07/18/2018 5:52:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    CNN Entertainment ^ | July 12, 2018 | Lisa Respers France
    Lena Dunham got a lot of attention last year when she appeared in public looking svelte. Now the actress has said she is heavier and happier. The "Girls" star posted a split image of herself Wednesday showing her at 138 pounds in the past and now at 162 pounds. The 24 pounds has made a difference, Dunham said. (HILARIOUS-TWEET-AT-LINK) "On the left: 138 pounds, complimented all day and propositioned by men and on the cover of a tabloid about diets that work," the caption on the photo read. "Also, sick in the tissue and in the head and subsisting only...
  • In Defense of Men

    07/13/2018 10:37:38 AM PDT · by Clioman · 5 replies
    Spiked Review ^ | July 2018 | Brendan O'Neill
    "At root, today’s attack on men is really an attack on the aspiration to self-governance, which is an aspiration shared by individuals of every gender, race and class. The cult of fragility and self-abasement might be attractive and even socially beneficial to a small strata of the literary middle classes, like Webb, but it is generally viewed as repulsive by the population at large...And so people resist it, whether by being men or by being strong women — that is, by being individuals who, through ‘the operations of intelligence and will’, might command their lives and impact on their communities."
  • Our first feminists never wanted abortion

    07/12/2018 7:48:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    live Action News ^ | MARCH 31, 2018 | Nancy Flanders
    When Elizabeth Cady Stanton was penning the Declaration of Sentiments, she was imagining a future in which women had the right to own property and to vote, as well as the ability to participate in legislation. She was picturing a life in which women were viewed as equal to men, able to earn an income, able to speak their mind, and treated with respect. But in that vision, did Stanton see a world with abortion on demand? Did any of the major players in early feminism aim for such a thing? No, the early feminists fought for women’s rights, and...
  • Using a gun for self defense is real female empowerment in action, and I invite liberals to explain

    07/09/2018 9:36:23 AM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    wordpress ^ | July 9, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    I’ve posted this meme before – it’s one of my favorites. (I would give credit to the person who created it, but I don’t know who that is.) This article from Fox News descrbes a real life example of the meme in action. You can even see it in the security video at the link (which can’t be embedded here.)And please note that the trigger was never pulled. Just showing the gun was enough to scare the bad guy away.In the video, the guy is clearly pissed off that the woman had a gun.This is real female empowerment in action,...
  • SOURCE: PDT has made his decision to nominate Amy Coney Barrett as the next Supreme Court Justice.

    07/08/2018 6:06:49 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 267 replies
    Twitter ^ | | Michael J Morrison
    This guy is followed by Cernovich, Posobiec and James Woods. I know at least Cern and Posobiec are pretty well connected with the Trump Admin, so I think this is somewhat solid. We'll know for sure in 24h.
  • Tomi Lahren: Pushing to Overturn Roe v. Wade Would Be a 'Big Mistake'

    07/07/2018 6:47:42 AM PDT · by Boomer · 135 replies
    FN Insider ^ | 7/7/2018 | Tomi Lahren
    Pressing for a Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade would be a big mistake. Yes, the new high court vacancy is a huge opportunity for conservative values and principles, I get it. And I understand the passion behind the pro-life movement.
  • Feminist activist 'confused' seeing black man with pro-NRA and Tea Party bumper-stickers (tr)

    07/06/2018 7:07:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 6, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    An activist author ignited a social media firestorm on Thursday after saying she was left “very confused” seeing a black man with a pro-NRA and Tea Party bumper-sticker on his car. Kimberley Johnson, a feminist contributor to HuffPost and the spokeswoman for the national advocacy group We Are Woman, was slammed for questioning why a black person would not embrace progressive politics. “Out on the road the other day I saw an affluent black man driving a BMW with two bumper-stickers. One was pro-NRA and the other one was a Tea Party sticker that read, ‘Don't tread on me,’” she...
  • Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why. (NY Times)

    07/05/2018 2:53:18 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 167 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 5, 2018 | Claire Cain Miller
    Jessica Boer, 26, kissing her cat Kip at her home in Portage, Mich. Like an increasing number of people in her generation, she does not plan to have children. “Now we know we have a choice,” she said.Wanting more leisure time and personal freedom; not having a partner yet; not being able to afford child-care — these were the top reasons young adults gave for not being sure they wanted children, reports a new survey conducted by Morning Consult for the NYT. About a quarter said they expected to have fewer than they wanted. The largest shares said they delayed...
  • Women are hard-wired to find well-meaning sexist men MORE attractive . . .

    07/03/2018 9:33:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07 03 2018 | Sam Blanchard
    In a study women preferred men who were chivalrous or protective Those men were rated more attractive then those who treated women as equals Scientists say it may be hard-wired to prefer a mate who is willing to provide Even staunch feminists showed the same pattern of attraction
  • Amy Coney Barrett would make a politically shrewd replacement for Justice Kennedy

    06/30/2018 5:33:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | David Freddoso
    Michael Brendan Dougherty has some advice for President Trump that I think is worth repeating, in regards to replacing Justice Anthony Kennedy this fall: Appoint Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's recent addition to the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The facts of Barrett’s life — that she is a mother of seven children, and that when she speaks about her Catholic faith, she speaks about God as if she really believes in His existence — will provoke nasty and bigoted statements from Democratic senators and liberal media personalities. Again...It won’t just be her faith. In 2012, a columnist chastised two Republican...
  • Tom Steyer .. Suggesting Nuclear War Could Serve as ‘Course Correction’ for Trump

    06/29/2018 3:16:19 PM PDT · by george76 · 67 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 29th, 2018 | Ken Meyer
    Tom Steyer Hastily Backpedals After Suggesting Nuclear War Could Serve as ‘Course Correction’ for Trump.(full title). Tom Steyer — the Democratic megadonor leading the charge for Donald Trump‘s impeachment — recently suggested that it might take some drastic developments to undo the impact the president has had on America. The billionaire recently gave an interview to Rolling Stone, where he argued that the Democratic grassroots and politicians on the Left have to make Trump’s removal from office their number one priority.
  • Report: Disney Eager to Fire Kathleen Kennedy for Destroying ‘Star Wars’

    06/28/2018 7:19:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 27, 2018 | John Nolte
    Disney is eager to fire and replace Kathleen Kennedy over her disastrous handling of the Star Wars franchise, reports Grace Randolph of Beyond the Trailer. The left-leaning trades –Deadline, the Hollywood Reporter, and Variety, etc. — continue to willfully drop the ball when it comes to intelligent and honest reporting on Disney’s imploding Star Wars franchise. This means their readers cannot trust them for accurate and objective information. If a single one of these outlets has shown the moral courage to accurately reporting on the fan revolt against the left-wing turn the franchise has taken with Kennedy at the wheel,...
  • Stony Brook Prof: Black Men Shouldn't Speak in Public without Studying Black Feminism

    06/27/2018 11:21:45 AM PDT · by Silentgypsy · 55 replies ^ | 06/26/2018 | Tom Ciccotta
    “I don’t think black men should be allowed to speak about race in public without having first studied black feminism but that’s just me..,” Fleming wrote. She followed it up with a similar, more broad, tweet. “Amend that: I don’t think black men should be allowed to speak about ANYTHING in public without first studying black women’s work.”
  • Chuck Todd: Andrea Mitchell is ‘LeBron James of Foreign Correspondents’(HUH?)

    06/26/2018 10:37:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 6/26/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    In a fawning profile for NBC News Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell for the latest issue of InStyle magazine, colleague and Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd gushed that the veteran liberal reporter was “like the LeBron James of foreign correspondents.” He added: “It’s the same awe that I have watching him play after all these years. Why are you still this good? Aren’t you tired?” On Tuesday’s Today show, correspondent Stephanie Gosk touted the article: “The magazine hits news stands on July 6. It includes profiles of dozens of women, from Serena Williams to Aly Raisman to our own Andrea...
  • I asked my 5 year old if she wanted to protest. She said “what if they take me away, too?”

    06/22/2018 9:42:43 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 89 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 20, 2018 | Bethannie Oakley
    I asked my 5 year old if she wanted to come to a protest with me this weekend. Once I had explained what we were protesting, she looked at me with tears in her eyes and said “what if they take me away, too?” I don’t know how to have these conversations with my kids
  • Cornell denies student his Ph.D. – and may expel him – for allegedly defending professor (trunc)

    06/20/2018 10:23:55 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 20, 2018 | Greg Piper
    Sexual harassment’ is omitting a middle initial in an author list You don’t have to be accused of sexual assault to face a Kafkaesque proceeding at Cornell University that could deprive you the benefits of seven years’ hard work and money. Not dissuaded by a third of its law school faculty going to court to force Cornell to follow its own Title IX rules, the Ivy League institution is now withholding a Ph.D. from a student for the crime of allegedly defending his professor.
  • Rangers Lead the Way – to the Maternity Ward!

    06/13/2018 10:44:29 AM PDT · by pboyington · 35 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 13, 2018 | Ray Starmann
    Here’s a brief update to the Pregnant Ranger story posted on US Defense Watch yesterday: A source at the Mountain Ranger Camp at Dahlonega has informed USDW that a female Ranger School student is indeed pregnant. Apparently, this student and her boyfriend are in the same Ranger School class (yes, Virginia, it’s not your grandfather’s, your father’s or even your older brother’s Army anymore). Both students were recycled during the Benning phase. While in the ‘Gulag’ awaiting the beginning of the Benning phase recycle, she got pregnant. She’s now at the Mountain Phase, and as of today, still has not...
  • The German Feminists’ Dilemma (rapes by Muslim immmigrants)

    06/13/2018 7:09:42 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 12, 2018 | Anna Sauerbrey
    Berlin — A brutal murder case has gripped Germany: On June 6 the body of a 14-year-old girl, Susanna Maria Feldmann, was found in Wiesbaden. She had been raped and strangled. Two days later her alleged assailant, Ali Bashar, a 20-year-old asylum seeker from Iraq, was apprehended in Iraqi Kurdistan, where he had fled. He reportedly confessed to the murder. The case is just the latest in a string of murders and assaults by asylum seekers against women in Germany. In October 2016, Maria Ladenburger, a 19-year-old university student, was raped and killed by an Afghan asylum seeker. In December...