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  • The Boy Crisis, The Dad Solution

    06/17/2018 7:50:31 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jun 17, 2018 12:01 AM | Rachel Alexander
    For Father’s Day, I interviewed Dr. Warren Farrell, co-author (with John Gray of Mars/Venus fame) of the just-published “The Boy Crisis.” While Dr. Farrell identifies ten causes of the boy crisis, he found that by far the biggest cause is a lack of father involvement. He explains why children who have minimal or no father involvement (who are “dad deprived”) suffer in more than 70 different areas in comparison to children who are “dad-enriched.” Farrell says the boy crisis is global. Among the 60 largest developed nations, boys are falling behind girls in every academic area, as well as in...
  • 'Alpha male' handshakes as Trump, Kim meet, but body language shows some nerves

    06/12/2018 4:20:11 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/12/2018 | Sam Holmes and Miral Fahmy
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - In their first moments of meeting each other, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both sought to project a sense of command but displayed some anxiety at the start of their high-stakes summit in Singapore. Body language experts said that in the 13 seconds or so the U.S. president held on to the hand of Kim for the first time, he projected his usual dominance by reaching out first, and patting the North Korean leader's shoulder. Not to be outdone, Kim firmly pumped Trump's hand, looking him straight in the eye for...
  • Do you know Situational Awareness?

    06/11/2018 5:37:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 40 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/11/2018 | D Donchess
    Situational awareness is the perception of environmental elements which translate to being aware of your surrounding. This is important for being prepared to defend yourself and your family. Which is becoming more important these days. Having this edge can make a differences in your decision making while in a fight or avoiding one. We don’t necessary have to train to be a Ninja to one with nature, but that is the idea. Don't view this as 007 fantasy or paranoia, but just heighten alertness as part of your lifestyle. Its true that we train for the worse case scenario to...
  • GOP New Hampshire governor signs law banning gay conversion therapy

    06/08/2018 3:30:53 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 89 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8th June 2018 | MORGAN GSTALTER
    New Hampshire’s Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed into law on Friday a ban on gay conversion therapy for minors. Medical and mental health professionals — including the American Medical Association — say the practice to change a minor's sexual orientation or gender identity is proven to be ineffective and can cause psychological harm to LGBTQ youth. “Discrimination — in any form — is unacceptable and runs contrary to New Hampshire’s Live Free or Die Spirit,” Sununu said in a statement, as reported by WMUR. “If we really want to be the ‘Live Free or Die’ state, we must ensure that...
  • More Say 'Nature' Than 'Nurture' Explains Sexual Orientation

    05/31/2018 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 108 replies
    Gallup ^ | May 24nd 2018 | Lydia Saad
    Half of Americans in Gallup's 2018 Values and Beliefs poll say that being gay or lesbian is a trait from birth, easily eclipsing the 30% who believe it is a product of upbringing and environment. This is consistent with findings over the past few years. Another 10% say both explanations play a role, while 4% attribute being gay to something else and 6% are unsure. When Gallup first asked this "nature vs. nurture" question in 1977, a majority of U.S. adults (56%) said being gay or lesbian was due to people's upbringing and environment, and only 13% saw it as...
  • Why do people become killers? There are only three reasons -- Here they are

    05/26/2018 1:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 26, 2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    Following the most recent school mass shooting – this time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed and 10 were wounded Friday – family members, friends and investigators find themselves searching for illusive answers. Why did this happen? How do you make sense of such a senseless tragedy? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pointed out that unlike other recent mass shootings, “there were not those types of warning signs. The red-flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible.” The accused shooter’s parents said the media reports of the shooting seemed “incompatible with the boy (they) love,” and...
  • American Airlines bans insects, hedgehogs and goats as emotional support animals

    05/17/2018 10:12:49 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 50 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 5/15/2018 | Julia Horowitz
    American Airlines is making it very clear: Insects, goats and hedgehogs cannot be brought on planes as emotional support animals. The airline revised its guidelines on Monday for comfort animals on flights. Those who want to bring such an animal on board now have to file paperwork 48 hours before a flight, and there are new restrictions on which types of animals are permitted. "We support the rights of customers, from veterans to people with disabilities, with legitimate needs for a trained service or support animal," American Airlines said in a press release. "Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety...
  • American Airlines Announces New Support Animal Policy: Goats Not Allowed, Trained Mini Horses Are

    05/14/2018 4:15:03 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    CBS DFW ^ | May 14, 2018
    Starting July 1, ferrets, goats and hedgehogs can no longer fly American Airlines, even if they’re support animals. They’re just three of a somewhat lengthy list of barred animals the airline has put out in response to an increase in customers transporting a service or support animal onboard their aircraft — more than 40 percent from 2016 to 2017. “We support the rights of customers, from veterans to people with disabilities, with legitimate needs for a trained service or support animal,” AA said in a statement. “Unfortunately, untrained animals can lead to safety issues for our team, our customers and...
  • Same Sex Attraction: A feeling, not an identity

    04/18/2018 2:44:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    “Am I Gay?” Today, every family in America faces this question one way or another. Even the best families. Maybe you have a child, or sibling, or close friend who feels attracted to people of the same sex. Maybe a niece or nephew or grandchild wonders about their sexuality. Maybe they are asking YOU about these questions. The book “Why I Don’t Call Myself Gay” challenges the idea that feelings of same sex attraction necessarily mean a person is “gay.” The author, Daniel Mattson, tells his story of experiencing same sex attraction, acting on it, and ultimately, allowing Jesus to...
  • The Boy Crisis | Warren Farrell and Stefan Molyneux

    04/12/2018 9:21:27 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 5 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 03.09.2018 | Warren Farrell and Stefan Molyneux
    Dr. Warren Farrell is the author of many bestselling books including “Why Men Are The Way They Are,’ ‘Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say,’ ‘The Myth of Male Power,’ ‘Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap’ - and now ‘The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It.’
  • California Legislators’ Shocking ‘You Must Stay Gay’ Bill

    04/05/2018 7:47:55 AM PDT · by fwdude · 44 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 5 April 2018 | Michael Brown
    In a brazen assault on our most fundamental freedoms, California legislators are considering a bill (AB-2943) that would make it illegal for anyone to receive professional help to resolve unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion. This would apply to people of all ages. People of all religious and moral convictions. It is an absolute outrage, and it must be opposed vigorously. For the last few years, a growing number of states and cities have embraced legislation making it illegal for minors struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions or gender confusion to receive professional help, even with the full support of their...
  • Gamma male syndrome: Why even liberal women aren’t attracted to liberal men

    04/02/2018 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 63 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 31 March 2018 | Luis Miguel
    What constitutes attractiveness? Apparently, not liberalism. Liberal men find themselves in a strange predicament: they’re less enticing to even the die-hard feminists they’re constantly trying to please. Science has a say on the issue. A study published earlier this year by political scientist Rolfe Daus Peterson found that conservatives of both genders are generally more attractive than their liberal counterparts. As expected, the left-leaning researchers concluded the politics stem from the looks: attractive people feel good about themselves and, as a result, are less inclined to social programs that help the needy. Despite the talk by p**sy hat-wearing women calling...
  • One Thing All School Shooters Have in Common (no dads)

    03/14/2018 7:18:36 AM PDT · by Wuli · 56 replies
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  • Dr. Warren Farrell Explains The Boy Crisis

    03/06/2018 4:34:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    In recent years, society has focused more on issues affecting girls and women than on those related to boys and men. But now, in all 63 of the largest developed nations, boys are falling behind girls in all academic subjects – especially the biggest predictors of success, reading and writing, in their mental health (depression, suicides), physical health (lower sperm counts), IQ, ability to create friends, and so on.Dr. Warren Farrell, who has written extensively on men and family, just released a book with co-author John Gray, the bestselling author of Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus. The Boy...
  • Stop Mistaking Evil for Mental Illness

    02/21/2018 6:41:09 AM PST · by DWW1990 · 26 replies
    www.TrevorGrantThomas.com ^ | 2/21/2018 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    I know almost nothing of the mental condition of confessed mass murderer Nikolas Cruz, and almost certainly, neither do you. There are few, if any, who can give a reliable opinion of the young man’s psychiatric state as he walked into [a FL h.s.] and killed 17. Nevertheless, after his killing spree... many in the media, along with the public at large, were willing at least to imply, if not directly describe, Mr. Cruz as someone who was “mentally disturbed,” “mentally ill,” “crazy,” a “nut-job,” a “psycho,”... and so on. Those with a wide array of varying political and spiritual...
  • Psychology Professors Argue Against Groupthink in Their Field

    02/07/2018 8:23:03 AM PST · by 1BadgerStater · 6 replies
    James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal ^ | February 7, 2018 | George Leef
    Does social science research and understanding suffer because most of the individuals working in the field are on the left side of the political spectrum? A new book gives us strong reasons to think so. The book is entitled The Politics of Social Psychology and was edited by professors Jarret Crawford and Lee Jussim. Its 15 chapters were written by academics, nearly all of them in university psychology departments. The common thread is the malign consequences of the ideological conformity that exists in their field. In their introduction, Crawford and Jussim ask, What happens when the tools of the scientific...
  • What You Should Know About Jordan Peterson...

    02/06/2018 11:39:12 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 58 replies
    billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 02-06-18 | Bill Randles
    O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.(I Timothy 6:20-21)As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine, Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.( I Timothy 1:3-4)I love the internet because of the open exchange of viewpoints, and the democratization of knowledge...
  • Rule #8: Tell the truth or at least don't lie

    02/05/2018 3:47:42 PM PST · by Voption · 5 replies
    The Rubin Report ^ | November 1, 2017 | Jordan Peterson
    Dr. Jordan Peterson shortly outlines rule #8 in his new book '12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.'
  • Men get an 'attractiveness boost' when other women fancy them — here's why

    02/01/2018 6:20:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 31, 2018 | Lindsay Dodgson
    People who are attracted to men have different tastes. Some think Dwayne Johnson is their perfect man, whereas others are a fan of Idris Elba or Prince William. But however unique we think we are, new research suggests we're probably wired to copy each other's preferences.
  • I Was Tortured in Gay Conversion Therapy. And It’s Still Legal in 41 States. (NYT alert)

    01/24/2018 10:24:40 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 74 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 24, 2018 | SAM BRINTON
    In the early 2000s, when I was a middle schooler in Florida, I was subjected to a trauma that was meant to erase my existence as a newly out bisexual. My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries who believed the dangerous and discredited practice of conversion therapy could “cure” my sexuality. I sat on a couch over two years and endured emotionally painful sessions with a counselor. I was told that my faith community rejected my sexuality; that I was the abomination we had heard about in Sunday school; that I was the only gay person in the world; that it...