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  • The Toxic Ideas that Enabled Weinstein and Others

    11/01/2017 12:33:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | October 28, 2017 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    This article was first posted October 26, 2017, at Crisis Magazine.The Media-Entertainment Complex claims to be “shocked, shocked, I tell you,” to learn that powerful Hollywood men like Harvey Weinstein engage in a systematic pattern of sexual assault. Those of us outside Hollywood are not the slightest bit shocked. In fact, a lot of us in Fly-Over Country are just waiting for other powerful men to be implicated. This situation gives us an opportunity to unmask the ideology that enable predators like Weinstein.One of the most revolutionary ideas of our time is that a good and decent society ought to...
  • Mom furious after daughter implanted with dangerous contraception on school trip

    04/16/2017 10:33:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 63 replies
    Life Site News ^ | April 12, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    TULSA, Oklahoma, April 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — An Oklahoma mother allowed her daughter to go on an educational field trip only to have her return with a three-year chemical contraceptive implant inside her arm. Langston Hughes Academy hosts an annual sex-ed class by Youth Services of Tulsa. When Miracle Foster's daughter wanted to learn more, she allowed her to visit the clinic. But Youth Services of Tulsa is part of the Tulsa Area Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaborative, whose PregNOT program began in 2010 with $1.5 million in tax funding from the Obama Health and Human Services' Office of Adolescent Health....
  • Single men will get the right to start a family under new definition of infertility

    10/20/2016 11:53:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 20, 2016 | Henry Bodkin
    Single men and women without medical issues will be classed as “infertile” if they do not have children but want to become a parent, the World Health Organisation is to announce. In a move which dramatically changes the definition of infertility, the WHO will declare that it should no longer be regarded as simply a medical condition. The authors of the new global standards said the revised definition gave every individual “the right to reproduce”.
  • Motherless babies possible as scientists create live offspring without need for female egg

    09/13/2016 9:06:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | September 13, 2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Motherless babies could be on the horizon after scientists discovered a method of creating offspring without the need for a female egg. The landmark experiment by the University of Bath rewrites 200 years of biology teaching and could pave the way for a baby to be born from the DNA of two men.
  • Bioethicist: The climate crisis calls for fewer children

    09/11/2016 8:27:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 09/11/2016 | Travis N. Rieder,
    NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, “Should we be having kids in the age of climate change?,” which summarized my published views that we ought to consider adopting a “small family ethic” and even pursuing fertility reduction efforts in response to the threat from climate change. ... Perhaps many of us in rich countries (the “us” who might be reading this) will be largely protected from these early harms; but that doesn’t make them less real to the vulnerable citizens of, say, Bangladesh, Kiribati or the Maldives. In fact, it...
  • Who needs sex to make babies? Pretty soon, humans won’t

    04/04/2016 6:36:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | April 1, 2016 | Henry Greely
    I confidently predict that people will still be having sex in 20 to 40 years’ time, but they will be using sex to conceive their babies much less often. Two biomedical advances are going to change how humans reproduce: whole genome sequencing and stem cell technology.
  • Democrats Want Tax-Funded Lawyers for Illegals [semi-satire]

    02/15/2016 10:35:30 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2016 | John Semmens
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) has introduced legislation that would fund lawyers who assist illegal aliens to avoid deportation. "Look, these immigrants have undertaken lengthy and sometimes dangerous journeys to get here," Reid said. "It would be a shame to see all of that effort go to waste just because they've entered the country illegally. There are a variety of stratagems that lawyers can use to help these people evade that fate. But lawyers won't work for free and these immigrants are too poor to pay their fees. My bill will put the financial burden where it belongs—on the...
  • Dems Craft Bill Criminalizing Anti-Muslim Speech [semi-satire]

    01/05/2016 10:05:06 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA), along with 82 co-sponsors from the Democratic Party, introduced House Resolution 569. This legislation makes hateful rhetoric towards Muslims a crime in the United States. Beyer contends that "this legislation is needed to head-off the abuse of this beleaguered minority before it becomes entrenched." Religion-based hate crimes against Jews in the United States are five times as common as hate crimes against Muslims. Still, Beyer defended singling out crimes against Muslims for greater attention contending that "it's too late for us to try to undo centuries of anti-Semitism, especially if doing so would further inflame Muslims...
  • Muslim women in UK have FOUR times as many kids as non-Muslims

    08/18/2015 3:46:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | August 18, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    How do the British think this is going to work out in ten years? Twenty? British authorities are not concerned about this, because they assume that Islam is a religion of peace and all will be well. But this will mean the fundamental transformation of British society — and probably the Islamization of Britain will not be gentle or peaceful. “Afghan and Somali women in Britain have FOUR times as many kids as UK born mums,” by David Pilditch, Express, August 17, 2015:The UK is now home to more families containing four or more children than at any time since...
  • Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature

    08/15/2015 7:38:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    Psychology Today ^ | December 10, 2012 | Alan S. Miller Ph.D., Satoshi Kanazawa Ph.D.
    Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature. This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are...
  • Eggsploitation: The Dirty Secrets of the Third-Party Reproductive Industry

    08/14/2015 5:46:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 14, 2015 | KATHLEEN SLOAN
    I’m sure you’ve seen them in the media: attractive, well-off, smiling parents holding adorable infants created by third-party reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Of course, the narrative goes, this development is a win-win for all. Who could object to children being created for those who through either infertility or biological sex are unable to reproduce? But this picture hides the highly profitable fertility industry’s dirty secrets. It ignores what is required to create these children: exploitation, health endangerment, and the commodification of human life. An honest look at the facts and circumstances surrounding third-party reproduction and ART should...
  • Your Secret Government at Work

    08/04/2015 10:04:14 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 9 replies
    Freep | 8/4/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    The book that was never supposed to be published, all library copies tracked down, retracted, the author forced to issue a heavily censored edition, that's all we have now, you can't see the original…Tragedy & Hope, by Bill Clinton's favorite Georgetown Prof., engineer turned historian Carrol Quigly…He talked about the fact that, early in the 20th century, (during the transition from Financial Capitalism, bankers screaming at kings & dictators, to Monopoly Capitalism, Henry Ford cutting out bankers by giving his workers raises they could use to buy Model T`s)…Early in the 20th century, expert managers became so powerful, that private...
  • Notre Dame Bioethicist Foresees Manufactured Sperm and Eggs--Soon

    03/26/2015 1:46:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 26, 2015 | DIANE MONTAGNA
    ROME — It won't be long before two women can have a baby of their own, with no biological contribution from a man at all. So says Carter Snead, director of the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame. Snead, who once served as general counsel to the President's Council of Bioethics under George W. Bush, said that at the current rate of developments in reproductive technology, sperm and eggs may soon be created from human skin cells. But it doesn’t have to be this way, says Snead, who together with the Center is trying to re-inject...
  • Get Ready for Embryos From Two Men or Two Women

    03/19/2015 2:32:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Time ^ | March 18, 2015 | Dr. Guy Ringler
    Genetic research is advancing to the day when gay couples could fulfill their dreams of having children related to them both. I’ve helped many same-sex couples over the years have children of their own through assisted reproductive procedures. Egg donation and surrogacy allow two gay men to have children genetically related to one partner and the egg donor, but not to both. It’s the same dynamic for lesbians and sperm donors. I’ve been asked many times by countless same-sex couples over the years: “can we make a baby that’s a combination of both of us?”
  • The case for free tampons

    08/16/2014 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jessica Valenti
    The cost of a product that half the world’s population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply too much.When I got my first period, I was in the most embarrassing place my then-11-year-old self could have imagined: my grandparents’ house. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I just put on extra pairs of underwear and threw them away one-by-one, scrunched at the bottom of the bathroom trash bin, as I bled through them. Finally, with nary a pair of panties in sight, I was forced to tell my mother. I have never been...
  • General Assembly weighing regulation of surrogacy’s ‘Wild West’

    03/26/2014 8:40:10 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 1 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 3/26/14 | Maria Wiering
    Parent and child rights, abortion, and baby-selling are among issues coloring the debate among Maryland legislators over a gestational surrogacy bill passed by the Senate March 20 and awaiting action by the House Rules Committee. The Maryland Catholic Conference supports the Maryland Collaborative Reproduction Act (S.B. 208) as amended, in order to protect the parties involved – intended parents, surrogate mothers and the children surrogacy arrangements produce. As the public policy arm of the state’s Catholic bishops, the MCC does not support surrogacy, and in past years has simply opposed similar legislation. “We would prefer a ban,” said Andrea Garvey,...
  • “Reprotech” Ushers in a New Eugenic Age

    01/15/2014 8:03:00 AM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 15, 2014 | Mark D. Oshinskie
    Following the devaluation of babies in the developed world in the 1970s and 80s, babies became scarce and, consequently, desirable once again. Now, any means used to make babies is seen as good, as long as pregnancy occurs at a convenient time.Some cannot conceive naturally. The prevailing view is that those who cannot do so should have free access to such reproductive technologies as in vitro fertilization (IVF) or the purchase of gametes, i.e., sperm and eggs. Yet, many do not know what occurs in IVF labs and others do not care, as long as offspring result. The zeitgeist...
  • PIV is always rape, ok?

    01/04/2014 3:58:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 143 replies
    Just to recall a basic fact: Intercourse/PIV is always rape, plain and simple. This is a developed recap from what I’ve been saying in various comments here and there in the last two years or so. as a radfem I’ve always said PIV is rape and I remember being disappointed to discover that so few radical feminists stated it clearly. How can you possibly see it otherwise? Intercourse is the very means through which men oppress us, from which we are not allowed to escape, yet some instances of or PIV and intercourse may be chosen and free? That makes...
  • Engineering Bigotry?

    09/24/2013 6:29:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies
    Inside Higher Education | September 24, 2013 | Scott Jaschik
    No excerpt from IHE allowed, story here. To summarize, an engineering education magazine publishes a letter by a professor critical of homosexuality, and many are appalled.
  • Why I Froze My Eggs [Heinlein Fans, Remember "Podkayne of Mars"?]

    05/04/2013 5:23:26 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/04/2013 | SARAH ELIZABETH RICHARDS
    Between the ages of 36 and 38, I spent nearly $50,000 to freeze 70 eggs in the hope that they would help me have a family in my mid-40s, when my natural fertility is gone. For this baby insurance, I obliterated my savings and used up the money my parents had set aside for a wedding. It was the best investment I ever made. In RAH's 1963 Novel "Podkayne of Mars", the common ability of a woman to "Freeze" embryos in order to delay childbirth is the starting plot generator.