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  • Pa. school district approves plan to build gender-neutral locker rooms

    10/16/2019 5:03:12 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    WPXI ^ | October 16, 2019
    After months of controversy, the Eastern Lancaster County District in Pennsylvania has approved a plan to build non-gender specific locker rooms and changing areas, according to WGAL. The renovation project comes after a transgender student, who was born female but identifies as male, was allowed by the district to use the boys' locker room. The proposed plan could be a map to the future in the Elanco School District. "It's been a difficult, long journey the last seven to nine months but that long difficult journey has produced a product that I think is a win for everyone," said Superintendent...
  • High school votes 2 girls as 'homecoming royalty,' plans to use gender-neutral titles going forward

    10/09/2019 4:20:54 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2019 | Hope Schreiber
    A high school in Ohio has promised to do away with the titles of homecoming king and queen after two girls were voted by their peers to win the "popularity contest." At Friday night's football game, Milford High School named two female students "homecoming royalty," according to a press release shared on the district's Facebook page. While the school has typically named a male student "king" and a female student "queen" at their homecoming events, Milford Exempted Village School District will now use the term "homecoming royalty" following the groundbreaking results. The choice to describe the two students who received the most votes from the student body...
  • “You’re Trying To Change The Meaning Of Sex”: Oral arguments heating up at the Supreme Court

    10/09/2019 8:43:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/09/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The oral arguments at the Supreme Court in the case of Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC and two other cases involving LGBT employment issues seem to indicate that we’re heading toward yet another set of close decisions split along partisan lines. If you’ve been following our ongoing coverage of the case here, you’re already aware that the dispute in Harris involves a funeral director named Aimee Stephens who was fired after announcing that he was transgender and planned to begin living and dressing as a woman on the job. Two other cases deal with gay workers who were allegedly...
  • ‘I Basically Just Made It Up’: Confessions of a Social Constructionist

    09/30/2019 11:08:02 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 19 replies
    Quillette ^ | Sept. 17, 2019 | Christopher Dummitt
    If I had known, 20 years ago, that my side in the ideological wars over gender and sex was going to win so decisively, I would have been ecstatic. Back then, I spent many evenings at the pub or at dinner parties debating gender and identity with other graduate students; or, really, anyone who would listen—my mother-in-law, my relatives, or just a random person unlucky enough to be in my presence. I insisted that there was no such thing as sex. And I knew it. I just knew it. Because I was a gender historian. This was, in the 1990s,...
  • SATIRE New Genderfluid Dolls Emit Blast Of Pepper Spray, Alert Authorities When Children Use Wrong P

    09/27/2019 8:50:17 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    Babylon Bee Logo ^ | September 26, 2019
    Mattel announced an exciting new line of gender-neutral dolls recently, causing progressives to praise the company and conservatives to foam at the mouth and demand a safe space. But there's one feature of the dolls that hasn't yet been discussed: according to a Mattel insider, the dolls will emit a powerful blast of pepper spray and alert authorities if your child refers to the doll with the wrong pronoun. An early, limited-release of the doll has already employed this feature several dozen times. Cleveland five-year-old Maddy Paulson excitedly picked up her doll and said, "This girl is so pretty. I...
  • The Matter Is Settled

    09/27/2019 8:12:54 AM PDT · by knarf · 7 replies
    self ^ | September 27, 2019 | knarf
    There's only two ...
  • Biden: In Prison, Your Gender Should Be What You Say It Is, Not What The Prison Says It Is

    09/24/2019 7:40:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/24/2019 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from this past weekend via Red State. Watching the clip below, it made me laugh to think of blue-collar 70s-era Joe Biden time-traveling to 2019 and trying to digest the sort of woke shibboleths he’d occasionally have to mouth during a presidential primary to remain grudgingly, reluctantly acceptable to progressives.I mean, even 2019 Biden can barely get his scripted lines out here. He all but gives up at the very end. 1975 Biden would be shouting unintelligibly about “malarkey! Malarkey, I tell ya!”The position he ends up taking has good intentions behind it. Transgender women (i.e. men...
  • BBC Tells Young School Children There Are ‘Over 100’ Genders in New Video Series

    09/13/2019 9:47:17 AM PDT · by Monrose72 · 34 replies
    NN ^ | 09-13-19 | Jack Murphy
    The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) has caused outrage amongst parents after telling primary school children there are over a hundred genders as part of its “Teach” video series.In response to a child's question, the headteacher says there are "many" genders.“You know, there are so many gender identities,” the headteacher declared.
  • Americans Say They Would Vote For A Woman, But …

    09/10/2019 5:28:10 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    Five Thirty Eight ^ | July 15, 2019 | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
    A record number of women are running for president in 2020, and now two women look like serious contenders for the presidential nomination — Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, both of whom rose in the polls after strong performances in the first Democratic debate. Joe Biden is still in the lead, but Warren and Harris may be starting to chip away at one of the central conceits of the 2020 race so far: the idea that Biden has the best shot at defeating President Trump. For months now, voters have told reporters that they want to elect a woman —...
  • Why American men are getting less marriageable

    09/10/2019 4:19:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 119 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 2018 | Business Insider
    If it seems like the number of complaints from your female friends about not being able to find a man is growing, we may finally know why. Somewhere between 1979 and 2008, Americans decided it was much less worth it to get hitched: the share of 25- to 39-year-old women who were currently married fell 10 percent among those with college degrees, 15 percent for those with some college, and a full 20 percent for women with a high-school education or less. This great American marriage decline—a drop from 72 percent of U.S. adults being wed in 1960 to half...
  • If you think you know what is going on in your child's school...think again. (Vanity)

    09/10/2019 12:26:59 PM PDT · by ma_che62 · 6 replies
    Most parents have no idea what is going on their children's schools, especially public schools. Welcome to the California public schools. What follows are five short videos (3-4 mins.) that explain what they are up to. The presenter is a California public school teacher. Oh, and if you live in a different state and think it's any different there, think again. Human Rights Campaign/ Inclusive Lessons - #1 of Series California Educational Laws - #2 of Series California Health Framework 2019 #3 of Series California Curriculum Samples - #4 of Series California Parent Rights - #5...
  • Hasbro celebrates women with 'Ms. Monopoly' game -- and pays them more than men

    09/10/2019 10:47:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Frank J. Connor
    “Ms. Monopoly,” as the new game is called, aims to celebrate women trailblazers and “while Mr. Monopoly is a real-estate mogul, Ms. Monopoly (who is apparently Mr. Monopoly’s niece) is an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs,” according to Hasbro’s release statement. [cut] The toymaker also addresses real-world concerns over wage disparities between men and women, by disadvantaging male players in the game, saying “Ms. Monopoly is the first-ever game where women make more than men.”
  • Title VII cases would bypass Congress, impose policy preferences through courts

    09/06/2019 8:29:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/06/19 | Ken Starr
    SNIP Three cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term now seek to clarify or extend the meaning of Title VII’s employment provision. Employees in Zarda v. Altitude Express and Bostock v. Clayton County allege employer discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Alongside these two cases, a claim of discrimination on the basis of gender identity is being brought against the R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes under the same employment provision of Title VII. As evidenced in the struggle of the civil rights movement, Title VII was intended to fulfill a distinct and remedial legislative purpose that was...
  • Study: Progress In Representation Of Marginalized In Film, Growth Needed With Diverse Women(tr)

    09/04/2019 9:12:22 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 4, 2019 | Dino-Ray Ramos
    The year of 2018 saw huge strides in diversity and inclusion in film — mainly because of the release of Marvel Studios’ Black Panther and the Warner Bros. rom-com Crazy Rich Asians. Although both features broke ground and were a watershed moment for the Black and Asian communities, it doesn’t mean everything is hunky-dory with the representation of underrepresented and marginalized communities in film. A new report from Professor Stacy L. Smith and the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism shows that there has been improvement toward inclusion but the needle could and should be...
  • If Anyone Can Be A Woman, Then No One Is a Woman

    09/03/2019 9:16:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/03/2019 | Marina Medvin
    The transgender movement is before the Supreme Court of the United States, seeking a redefinition of the term “sex" under Title VII. The case is R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. EEOC. The funeral home company was sued by the EEOC after they fired a funeral director, Anthony Stephens / Aimee Stephens. The company’s employees, upon commencement of employment, “agree to follow a professional, sex-specific dress code,” their lawyers explain. The dress code is considerate of the delicate needs of grieving families. After about six years of employment as a male funeral director, Stephens informed the company that...
  • DOJ Takes a Stand: Sex Is Purely Biological, Civil Rights Act Doesn't Protect Transgenders

    08/27/2019 6:54:30 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 81 replies
    The DOJ’s brief filed Friday in the R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission case contended it is the role of Congress, not the courts, to amend the law to include gender identity, if it chooses to do so. Aimee Stephens, a biological man who identifies as a woman, filed a complaint with the EEOC in 2014 for wrongful termination against R.G. and G.R. Harris Funeral Homes, claiming unlawful discrimination based on sexual identity. The funeral home dress code has certain requirements in accordance with industry standards for men and women. Nevertheless, the EEOC determined the...
  • Study: 78% College Students with Gender Issues Meet Criteria for Mental Health Problems

    08/23/2019 5:02:57 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 38 replies ^ | AUGUST 23, 2019 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A new study that examined students who claim to have gender identity issues found that, compared with 45 percent of students who are comfortable with their biological sex, 78 percent of gender-disturbed students met the criteria for at least one mental health problem. Researchers affiliated with the Boston University School of Public Health, Harvard Medical School, and University of Michigan School of Public Health, conducted the expansive study, published at the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.The study, which included more than 1,200 college students with gender identity issues across 71 U.S. college campuses, found that, across commonly used mental health measures, 78 percent...
  • Gender Pronouns And The Supreme Court: Battle over the chosen use of pronouns in court filings

    08/21/2019 2:05:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/21/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve touched on this subject a few times recently, but there’s another layer to the upcoming Supreme Court case of R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes Inc. v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that’s worth considering. It has to do with the battle over the chosen use of pronouns in court filings. The Associated Press picked up on this yesterday and the story highlights the different approaches being taken by the two sides. As you may recall, the case revolves around Aimee Stephens, a male funeral director employed at the funeral home who came in one day and announced to...
  • [Poland] Law and Justice Party leader praises Polish archbishop for LGBT opposition

    08/19/2019 12:01:56 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies
    CNA ^ | Aug 19, 2019 | not listed
    The leader of Poland’s ruling party praised the Archbishop of Krakow on Sunday for his opposition to the redefinition of marriage and gender ideology in the country. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) Party, said at a campaign event in Southeast Poland on Aug. 18 that he was “grateful” to Archbishop Marek Jędraszewski for his statement earlier this month that attempts to redefine marriage and impose gender ideology in Poland were part of a “rainbow plague.” Calling the promotion of LGBT ideology a “hard offensive” and a “travelling theatre,” Kaczynski said that “we are the ones...
  • Hoo boy. The UK “gender stereotype” rules are up and running

    08/15/2019 4:40:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | August 15, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Following complaints from the public over the past couple of years, the UK Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has implemented new rules for television and print advertising. The purpose of these regulations is to eliminate “harmful gender stereotyping” in ads. If that phrase leaves you scratching your head, don’t worry. You’re not alone.In any event, the first two “harmful” ads have been banned from the airwaves. They were from Volkswagen and Philadelphia cream cheese. So what were they depicting? Child abuse? Violence against women? Racism? Nope. One was a shot of a woman sitting in the park next to a baby...