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  • Kate Millett, Influential Feminist Writer, Is Dead at 82

    09/06/2017 7:54:35 PM PDT · by Borges · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/6/2017 | EIL GENZLINGER
    Kate Millett, whose 1970 book, “Sexual Politics,” made her, as one writer put it, “the principal theoretician of the women’s liberation movement,” and who went on to be a leading voice on human rights, mental health issues and more, died on Wednesday in Paris. She was 82. Her spouse, Sophie Keir, said the cause was cardiac arrest. Living in New York City, they had been going to Paris every year to celebrate their birthdays, she said. Ms. Millett was in her mid-30s and a generally unknown sculptor when her doctoral dissertation at Columbia University, “Sexual Politics,” was published by Doubleday...
  • Shortage of eligible men has left women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility [tr]

    07/05/2017 6:00:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | July 4,2017 | Laura Donnelly
    A dearth of marriagable men has left an “oversupply” of educated women taking desperate steps to preserve their fertility, experts say. The first global study into egg freezing found that shortages of eligible men were the prime reason why women had attempted to take matters into their own hands.
  • Bill would require transgender-rights training for CA employers

    07/02/2017 9:52:36 AM PDT · by thecodont · 41 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 9:31 pm, Friday, June 30, 2017 | By Marissa Lang
    Transgender and gender-nonconforming employees will receive greater and more explicit protections this week as new California employment regulations take effect Saturday. But some worry the new regulations might put employers in a difficult place: wanting to do right by their employees and follow the law, but lacking the resources — and the training — to do so. That’s why state Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens (Los Angeles County), gutted his own higher education bill to put forth a new proposal that would institute mandatory workplace training around gender identity and expression in the same way that sexual-harassment training is required...
  • Survey: Many Women Refuse to Date Men Who Earn Less Than They Do

    04/11/2017 5:52:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 73 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 10, 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    If you are a man having trouble getting a date, you may just not earn enough money. A new report reveals that a significant portion of American women refuse to date men who earn less than they do.
  • Students Confess Their Sins At 'Masculinity Confession Booth'

    03/29/2017 2:54:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 27, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    A university will be hosting a "Masculinity Confession Booth" along with a number of other workshops and screenings to combat "hypermasculinity." "We have all reinforced hypermasculinity one way or another regardless of our gender!!" explains the University of Regina event description. "Come and share your sins so we can begin to discuss how to identify and change our ways !!!" [Snip] The Masculinity Confession Booth will be making its debut Monday, but is also listed on the schedule for Tuesday through Thursday - days on which students can also attend a "Healthy Relationships and Healthy Masculinity Workshop." Yet another event...
  • How ‘Woke’ Is Fashion Right Now?

    03/11/2017 10:26:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Debrief ^ | March 10, 2017 | Ione Gamble
    With AW17 fashion season in full swing, it seems near impossible to avoid the subject of politics when discussing the runway shows and presentations. In a lot of ways it makes sense — with Brexit and the Trump presidency throwing the world into increased political turmoil, designers expressing their protest at our current political climate and taking a stand for what they believe in should, in theory, be a positive. However, with many houses expressing a new-found ‘wokeness’ comes an increased responsibility to practice what they preach, and it’s here that many of our beloved brands fall short. During New...
  • In Blunt Talk at the Vatican, Sister Simone Campbell Blasts ‘Male Power’

    03/07/2017 7:31:16 PM PST · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 3/7/17 | Josephine McKenna
    VATICAN CITY (RNS) Catholic activist Sister Simone Campbell has suggested that senior clergy at the Vatican are more preoccupied with power than confronting issues that affect the faithful, like clerical sexual abuse. The U.S. nun, leader of the “Nuns on the Bus” campaign that has toured America during recent election cycles, spoke frankly in an interview ahead of a conference being held at the Vatican on Wednesday (March 8) to celebrate women’s contributions to peace. “The institution and the structure is frightened of change,” Campbell told Religion News Service. “These men worry more about the form and the institution than...
  • Jesus would hold women’s hands to support them during abortion: abortionist

    03/06/2017 2:26:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Life Site ^ | March 4, 2017 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    The abortionist who appealed to the Supreme Court in oral arguments this week says Jesus would supportively hold the hands of women as they abort their children. Amy Hagstrom Miller, whose Texas abortion business conglomerate Whole Women's Health owns and runs seven abortion facilities, says she is "mission-driven" by her commitment "to human rights and justice."
  • LGBT group pressures preschools to drop 'Mom and Dad' references

    03/06/2017 2:09:50 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/3/17 | Gil Ronen
    A new directive from Israel's Education Ministry calls on preschool teachers to stop referring to "Mom and Dad" in preschool activities. The staff at the pro-LGBT Hoshen Organization, which offers training to preschool staff on the subjects of gender and sexual identity, has suggested Israeli preschool teachers speak about "parents" instead of "Mom and Dad." "It's worth remembering that there are many preschool children who come from non-traditional families. They may have two fathers, two mothers, two sets of parents, or LGBT parents who live separately and each has his or her own relationship," Hoshen explained. "Don't assume that every...
  • Trans rights are human rights (barf alert)

    02/28/2017 5:16:46 AM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    The Spectrum ^ | 2/27/2017 | Maddy Fowler
    On Sunday, I was one of roughly 100 people who gathered in Niagara Square to rally for transgender rights and protest President Donald Trump’s administration’s recent legislation on trans bathroom rights. It was amazing to see the outpouring support for the trans community from individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The protest was smaller than I had hoped it would be. After the Buffalo Women’s March, I was optimistic that the thousands of folks who showed up for that event would continue to advocate for the minority groups impacted by the Trump administration, like transgender people. Unfortunately, this was not...
  • Boycott threats mount after East Sacramento brewery owner slams Women’s March on Facebook

    01/24/2017 6:18:07 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 24, 2017 | Blair Anthony Robertson
    Calls for a boycott and a public outcry over social media posts left Twelve Rounds Brewing owner Daniel Murphy reeling Tuesday morning as he expressed shock at the instant reaction to his Facebook political rant and concern that his East Sacramento business could be severely hurt.
  • Mother is only given PROBATION for raping her daughter's 13-year-old boyfriend after she......

    01/13/2017 10:09:08 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 13, 2017 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Mother is only given PROBATION for raping her daughter's 13-year-old boyfriend after she asked him 'What are you doing with a body like that at 13?' A mother has been given probation and been spared jail despite pleading guilty to raping her daughter's 13-year-old boyfriend. Elaine B. Goodman from Dover, Delaware had faced up to 15 years in prison for having sex with the youngster and asking him: 'What are you doing with a body like that at 13?' But during a hearing at Kent County Superior Court, she avoided jail after the judge said Goodman she showed...
  • White Women's March Madness

    01/14/2017 4:29:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 14, 2017 | Lynne Lechter
    In the epic film Titanic, actress Kathy Bates plays the role of Margaret Molly Brown. Of Irish descent, Molly is depicted as a straight-shooting, no-nonsense, wealthy Texan with a penchant for social climbing. However, the smug, condescending aura, exuded by the elites, never washes over her. After escaping the sinking Titanic in a one-third empty lifeboat, surrounded mostly by married women and a few male staff, Molly is appalled by her fellow survivors’ callousness. Molly wants to rescue nearby male passengers, fighting for their lives in the frigid sea. Her lifeboat is less than 200 feet from the men screaming...
  • The Trouble With the “You Go Girl” Culture

    01/05/2017 2:30:30 PM PST · by iowamark · 72 replies
    Word on Fire ministries ^ | October 18, 2016 | Bishop Robert Barron
    Two recent films, Deepwater Horizon with Mark Wahlberg and Sully starring Tom Hanks, represent something of a breath of fresh air, for both movies feature men who are intelligent, virtuous, and quietly heroic. If this strikes you as a banal observation, that just means you haven’t been following much of the popular culture for the past twenty years. One of the distinctive marks of films and television programs the last couple of decades has been the Homer Simpsonization of men. Don’t get me wrong: I’m a big fan of the The Simpsons and laugh at Homer’s antics as much as...
  • Why Aren’t There More Female Billionaires?

    01/03/2017 4:27:34 AM PST · by expat_panama · 70 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 30, 2016 | ROBERT FRANK
    Women have been rapidly climbing the employment and wage ladders in recent decades. But only a small fraction have made it to the top rungs — and their progress may be slowing. New research shows that after making big strides in the 1980s and ’90s, the number of women breaking into the top 1 percent of earners has stalled. Women account for only 16 percent of the 1 percent, a number that has remained essentially flat over the past decade, according to a paper by three economists. And they account for only 11 percent of the top 0.1 percent of...
  • UK grocer cuts women's razor cost to match men's

    01/03/2017 4:31:20 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    WSET-TV ^ | 1/2/16 | Elizabeth Tyree
    Britain's biggest supermarket chain is cutting the cost of its female razors to match the same product sold to men. Tesco said it had come under pressure from British lawmaker Paula Sherriff after it was found to charge twice as much for pink disposable twin-blade razors as blue ones. The products are identical excepts for color and price. Tesco had defended the pricing by arguing that it sells many more men's razors, making it easier to keep prices low.
  • Expelled student sues IU for gender discrimination

    01/02/2017 4:23:29 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 29 replies
    Indiana Daily Student ^ | 12/26/2016 | Taylor Telford
    A former IUPD cadet and IU student, expelled for violating the University’s consent policy, is suing IU for gender discrimination. Aaron Farrer, 21, alleges that the University’s policies for sexual assault investigations unfairly favor women and fail to protect the accused, according to court documents. “IU violated Title IX by creating a gender biased, hostile environment against males, like Farrer, based in part on IU’s pattern and practice of disciplining male students who accept physical contact initiated by female students, but failing to discipline female students who engage in the same conduct,” Farrer’s attorneys wrote in the complaint.
  • What the Bible says about sexual relations is not "hate"

    04/07/2016 4:22:54 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 13 replies
    Faith Presses On
    Secular humanists are starting to step up their direct attacks on the Bible. Many are openly calling what it says about sexual relations "hate," and they especially want young people to accept that. What secular humanists aren't bringing up, though, is that in pre-modern societies, without modern medicine especially, "sexual liberation" would have meant drastic increases in incurable diseases and ailments. It doesn't even take any faith in God to see that it isn't hate to command people not to do what would cause them and others physical harm. This is a summary review of the matter of secular humanists...
  • The Sodomite Rights Movement and Child Sexual Abuse

    04/04/2016 3:55:31 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 23 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 4/3/2016 | David Risselada
    The issue of pedophilia is once again making its way into the mainstream. Researchers are now claiming that it is normal for men to feel a sexual attraction to young, pre-pubescent children. As the homosexual rights movement continues to gain ground, we hear more and more about the normalization of pedophilia in our culture. There is a definite agenda to normalize sexually deviant behavior while pushing for pedophile rights. Pedophiles are actively seeking to lower the age of consent laws when it comes to lawful sexual behavior with another. They claim that sex with children is not only a natural...
  • Wisconsin Supreme Court justice apologizes for anti-gay opinion pieces (25 years ago)

    03/08/2016 5:14:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 12 replies
    sconsin Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley on Monday apologized for anti-gay opinion pieces she wrote as a college student 24 years ago, saying she is embarrassed by the content and tone and that they do not reflect her worldview or current work as a judge. The liberal group One Wisconsin Now revealed one column and two letters to the editor that Bradley wrote in February and November 1992 when she was a student at Marquette University. They were published in the Marquette Tribune, the student newspaper. Bradley faces state Appeals Court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg in the April 5 election for...