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  • An author’s VERY provocative broadside: Controlling wives and vengeful divorcees [tr]

    10/19/2017 8:42:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2017 | Peter LLoyd
    Making a speech in honour of my parents at their golden wedding anniversary last month, I spoke of my deep pride in their great achievement. Here are two people, I told family and friends, who epitomise all that is good about marriage: a couple who put their egos to one side to raise their family and nurture a lifelong bond. I meant every word. But what I left out is that, despite growing up with such a positive example, nothing will ever persuade me to follow the same path. I will never, ever marry. That’s because the kind of traditional...
  • How Pence's Dudely Dinners Hurt Women [barf alert - flashback]

    10/17/2017 12:00:26 PM PDT · by grundle · 11 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 30, 2017 | Olga Khazan
    The vice president—and other powerful men—regularly avoid one-on-one meetings with women in the name of protecting their families. In the end, what suffers is women’s progress. March 30, 2017 In a recent, in-depth Washington Post profile of Karen Pence, Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, a small detail is drawing most of the attention: “In 2002, Mike Pence told The Hill that he never eats alone with a woman other than his wife and that he won’t attend events featuring alcohol without her by his side, either.” In context, this choice is not especially surprising. The Pences are evangelical Christians, and...
  • The Danger of President Pence(Hurl alert)

    10/16/2017 2:35:40 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 12 replies
    The New Yorker ^ | October 23, 2017, issue | Jane Mayer
    On September 14th, the right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, who last year published a book titled “In Trump We Trust,” expressed what a growing number of Americans, including conservatives, have been feeling since the 2016 election. The previous day, President Trump had dined with Democratic leaders at the White House, and had impetuously agreed to a major policy reversal, granting provisional residency to undocumented immigrants who came to America as children. Republican legislators were blindsided. Within hours, Trump disavowed the deal, then reaffirmed it. Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who doesn’t want Trump impeached?” She soon added, “If we’re not getting...
  • Germany Celebrates First Gay Marriages

    10/01/2017 7:55:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 1 October 2017
    Germany celebrates its first gay marriages on Sunday as same-sex unions become legal after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn't over yet.Wedding bells will ring out in Berlin, Hamburg, Hanover and other German cities where local authorities will exceptionally open their doors on a Sunday to allow gay couple to say "I do" on the day the law comes into effect. Bodo Mende, 60, and his partner Karl Kreile, 59, who have been together since 1979, will be the first to tie the knot in the German capital. "It will be an emotional but...
  • Macklemore's 'Same Love' takes centre stage at Sydney grand final

    10/01/2017 5:41:51 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st October 2017 | bbc news
    American artist Macklemore sang in support of gay rights at one of Australia's biggest annual sporting events during the country's vote on same-sex marriage. The singer performed a set ahead of kick-off in the National Rugby League (NRL) grand final in Sydney. Opponents had called for the song Same Love to be left out of the show to stop the event becoming "politicised". But Macklemore said it "was one of the greatest honours of my career". Australians are in the middle of a postal vote on whether gay marriage should be introduced. The poll is non-binding for the government, but...
  • Germans celebrate first gay marriage

    10/01/2017 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | 1st October 2017 | bbc news
    Two men have become the first gay couple to marry in Germany, on the day gay marriage became legal there. Karl Kreile and Bodo Mende, a couple for 38 years, exchanged their vows at the town hall in Schöneberg, Berlin. Registry offices in several German cities were opening, unusually, on Sunday to allow couples to wed on the first day it was legally possible. Getting married will give gay couples the same tax advantages and adoption rights as heterosexual couples. Germany has allowed same-sex partners to enter into registered partnerships since 2001, but these did not give couples exactly the...
  • Many couples are trapped in sexless marriages

    09/30/2017 12:49:02 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 186 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07/03/2017 | Monique Roffey
    But slowly, over the course of six years, our physical relationship dwindled to nothing. I buried it because I had no idea how to talk about it, let alone fix it. Those years were pre-internet and pre-social media; I couldn’t simply tap my problem into Google and find answers. It’s agonising to be in a relationship full of love and lacking in sex. It’s a tragedy, in fact, or it was for me. And a sexless relationship carries a lot of shame. Just as having too much sex is taboo, so is having none. I kept quiet. Instead, my repressed...
  • Actually, men have always wanted more children than women have

    09/29/2017 7:17:35 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 53 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 03/30/2015 | Marina Adshade
    Economist Marina Adshade is the author of The Love Market: What You Need To Know About How We Date, Mate And Marry. She teaches at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver School of Economics. Jezebel, the women-focused website with a penchant for feminism and cute animals, recently declared the beginning of a new era with the eye-catching headline: “New Trend: Men Wanting Babies, Women Wanting Freedom”. The article, and a similar one in New York Magazine, proclaims an end to supposedly long-standing paradigm in which maternally driven women have been forcing men into reluctant fatherhood. Men, apparently, are now the...
  • Professor Says Women Are Ruining Their Chances of Getting Married By Being So Sexually Cheap

    09/29/2017 6:21:22 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 99 replies
    Jezebel ^ | September 29. 2017 | Aimée Lutkin
    <p>In what some (the author) likely consider a groundbreaking assertion, University of Texas sociology professor Mark Regnerus is warning women that no one buys the cow when it gives the milk away for free.</p> <p>“Girls are easier to mislead than guys just by lying or just not really caring. If you know what girls want, then you know you should not give that to them until the proper time. If you do that strategically, then you can really have anything you want…whether it’s a relationship, sex, or whatever. You have the control.”</p>
  • What if women don't need guys any more, and guys don't care?

    09/27/2017 4:38:36 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 89 replies
    National Post ^ | 03/25/2012 | Kelly McParland
    Margaret Wente, one of the country’s best columnists, has written an interesting piece on the changing roles of men and women. It’s all about the fact that women are increasingly more successful — better educated, more ambitious, more focused – than men. “Women are flourishing in this new world, but many men aren’t. Men have always defined themselves as providers — it’s the main source of their identity. What happens when they aren’t needed as providers any more? What happens when their sense of purpose is lost? The answer is, they become unmoored. They stop being adults” She quotes from...
  • How Does Idealism Negatively Affect Marriage?

    09/26/2017 7:27:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-25-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    How Does Idealism Negatively Affect Marriage? Msgr. Charles Pope • September 25, 2017 • Those who seek to strengthen Holy Matrimony and stem the tide of failed marriages propose many remedies, among them better catechesis, improved marriage preparation, and greater emphasis on the sacrament in sermons. All of these are fine ideas and necessary steps, but let’s also ponder a deep but often unexplored root of the trouble with marriage today: idealism or unrealistic expectations.Although we live in cynical times, many people still hold a highly idealistic view of marriage: that it should be romantic, joyful, loving, and happy...
  • Clergy and Lay Scholars Issue Filial Correction of Pope Francis

    09/24/2017 7:03:02 AM PDT · by 198ml · 6 replies
    NC Register ^ | 9/23/17 | NC Register
    A group of clergy and lay scholars from around the world have taken the very rare step of presenting Pope Francis with a formal filial correction, accusing him of propagating heresies concerning marriage, the moral life, and reception of the sacraments. Entitled Correctio filialis de haeresibus propagatis, meaning ‘A Filial Correction Concerning the Propagation of Heresies,’ the 25 page letter was delivered to the Holy Father at his Santa Marta residence on Aug. 11.
  • Why So Many Women Cheat on Their Husbands

    09/21/2017 9:16:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 201 replies
    One of the more interesting facts in Esther Perel’s new book, State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity, comes near the beginning. Since 1990, notes the psychoanalyst and writer, the rate of married women who report they’ve been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has remained the same. More women than ever are cheating, she tells us, or are willing to admit that they are cheating — and while Perel spends much of her book examining the psychological meaning, motivation, and impact of these affairs, she offers little insight into the significance of the rise itself. So...
  • Number of stay-at-home dads falls as novelty of being a 'new man' wears off

    09/14/2017 4:55:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 13, 2017 | Olivia Rudgard
    For years the number of stay-at-home dads has been rising, as more men take on responsibility for looking after the home and family.  But now the trend appears to be reversing, with the number falling sharply to a three-year low - and experts say the novelty of being a "new man" could be wearing off. 
  • Ultra-Orthodox Israeli MP quits amid gay wedding criticism

    09/13/2017 2:26:05 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 13th September 2017 | BBC News
    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish member of Israel's parliament has resigned after prominent rabbis criticised him for attending his gay nephew's wedding. Yigal Guetta revealed in a radio interview on Sunday that he had gone to the ceremony two years ago. He said that although same-sex marriage was against his religious beliefs he had wanted to make his nephew happy. But five rabbis accused Mr Guetta of desecrating God's name and demanded that the religious Shas party fire him. Same-sex weddings held in Israel are not sanctioned by the state. However, couples who wed abroad can register officially as married couples. In...
  • Edith Windsor: Gay rights trailblazer dies aged 88

    09/12/2017 3:12:37 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 57 replies
    BBC News ^ | 12th September 2017 | BBC News
    Gay rights activist Edith Windsor, whose same-sex marriage fight led to a landmark US ruling, has died aged 88. Her death was confirmed to the New York Times by her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor. Ms Windsor's Supreme Court case struck down the Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, granting same-sex married couples federal recognition for the first time. She had sued the US government after being ordered to pay $363,053 (Ł224,940) in federal estate tax after her previous wife died. The couple had been partners for 44 years and had married in Canada in 2007. Ms Windsor argued that the provision...
  • Australia same-sex marriage vote: PM comes out for Yes

    09/10/2017 7:17:34 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 37 replies
    BBC News ^ | 10th September 2017 | BBC News
    Australian political leaders, including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, have come out in support of a campaign for same-sex marriage. More than 20,000 people gathered in Sydney to campaign ahead of a non-binding postal vote on changing Australia's marriage act. Mr Turnbull made a surprise appearance and speech at the launch of the New South Wales Yes campaign. Opposition leader Bill Shorten then addressed the crowd at the main rally. The non-binding vote to gauge support for changing Australia's Marriage Act will be sent out from 12 September, with a result expected in November. The survey will not have the power...
  • Pope Francis Says Marriage Is Only Between a Man and a Woman, ‘We Cannot Change It’

    09/09/2017 11:07:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    BCCN1 ^ | 09/08/2017
    Pope Francis has reiterated his belief that marriage can only be defined as a union of one man and one woman, explaining that “we cannot change it.”In a series of interviews with French sociologist Dominique Wolton that was published Wednesday in a book whose title translates to “Politics and Society,” the pontiff reaffirmed Church teaching on marriage.“We cannot change it. This is the nature of things,” explained Francis regarding the traditional biblical definition for marriage, adding that gay marriage should be “civil unions.”Francis also maintained the Church’s teaching on abortion, referring to the procedure as “murder of an innocent person.”...
  • What’s changed in Britain since same-sex marriage?

    09/09/2017 9:58:32 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 20 replies
    The Spectator, Australia ^ | Sept. 7, 2017 | David Sergeant
    Four years ago, amid much uncertainty, 400 British members of parliament voted to redefine marriage in the United Kingdom. Then prime minister David Cameron announced that, despite having made no mention of the issue in his party’s pre-election manifesto, it would be MP’s who decided the fate of marriage. Now, it’s Australia’s turn to choose. There’s one key difference. Unlike in Britain, it will be the people who decide. Everyone agrees, whether they admit it or not. This is a decision of enormous significance. Therefore, it seems sensible to analyse the consequences of the potential change, within nations in which...
  • Maybe you should just be single

    09/05/2017 2:33:53 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 63 replies
    NewStatesmen ^ | 02/16/2017 | Laurie Penny
    Mid-February is the most frigid time of year, so it’s always seemed apt that that this is when they choose to hold the highest holy day of the cult of coupledom. If you’re reading this, there’s a not insignificant chance that you are one or several of the following: a) young b) female c) single or d) nauseated by the sheer volume of saccharine romantic propaganda sloshing around the public sphere at this particular time of year. But none of us live outside culture, and feeling frustrated on Valentine’s Day doesn’t make you stupid or duped or a mindless drone...