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  • ( UK ) Girls in Rotherham are still being groomed by sex gangs, warns MP

    02/25/2015 5:41:30 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    The Times ^ | February 21 2015 | Damian Whitworth and Andrew Norfolk
    Young girls are still being targeted for sex by groups of men on the streets of Rotherham, the town’s MP has said. Sarah Champion, who is seeking improved support and protection for sex-grooming victims, said that vulnerable children in the South Yorkshire town continued to fall victim to the same pattern of abuse that had led to the pimping and trafficking of hundreds of girls.
  • A judge telling a divorcee to get a job is a triumph for women’s rights

    02/24/2015 8:07:28 AM PST · by redreno · 29 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | 02/24/2015 | Viv Groskop
    The wording of the judgment is brutal. An appeal court judge has effectively told the ex-wife of a wealthy veterinary surgeon to “get a job, love” (my abbreviation). It is imperative, said the judge, “that the wife go out to work and support herself”. Tracey Wright, a 51-year-old former legal secretary, riding instructor and mother of two, has lost her appeal against a family court ruling to reduce the maintenance she receives in future from her former husband. The case is seen as a landmark ruling for ex-partners of wealthy spouses. The gravy train has come off the rails.
  • Hillary Clinton’s War on Women

    02/23/2015 8:06:40 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2-23-15 | Brent Scher
    Hillary Clinton portrays herself as a champion of women in the workforce, but women working for her in the U.S. Senate were paid 72 cents for each dollar paid to men, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis of her Senate years’ salary data. Snip “Politicians like Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama can’t have it both ways,” Perry said. “They use raw, aggregate, unadjusted gender differences in pay and then claim that those pay gaps are the result of gender discrimination, like the 23 percent national gender pay gap in aggregate median income.” “They would then have to admit that...
  • ISIS Female Police Disfigure 15 Women With Acid for Not Wearing Niqab

    02/19/2015 8:50:13 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 68 replies
    The ISIS policing unit in Mosul severely disfigured the faces of 15 Iraqi women by pouring acid on them as a form of punishment after the women were caught without their faces being veiled appropriately, by ISIS standards, last weekend. ISIS' all-female policing unit, the Al Khansa brigade, which polices the streets of the group's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa and Iraqi stronghold of Mosul, reportedly carried out the punishments after the women were detained in the Mosul neighborhood of Salamiya, a kurdish official told media.
  • Islamic State turns to captured women, kids for battlefield blood transfusions

    02/12/2015 2:25:43 PM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    the Islamic State group also uses children as a terror-funding mechanism by selling them into slavery. Those who are turned into child soldiers are deemed “cubs of the caliphate.” “Children of minorities have been captured in places where the so-called ISIL has its strength, have been sold in market with tags, price tags on them, have been sold as slaves,”
  • Aide to Jeb Bush resigns after offensive remarks

    02/11/2015 1:59:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 10, 2015 | Rebecca Berg
    The chief technology officer for Jeb Bush, Ethan Czahor, has resigned just one day after his hire was announced, as a result of controversial remarks he posted online. Czahor, who founded Hipster.com, was found to have tweeted about women as "sluts," among other offensive remarks. He began deleting those tweets Monday at the request of Bush's team, but not before media outlets published screenshots. Bush's team initially expressed public support for Czahor. Nevertheless, he resigned Tuesday from Bush's committee Right To Rise. "While Ethan has apologized for regrettable and insensitive comments, they do not reflect the views of Gov. Bush...
  • A hard cell to women [Women in ISIS]

    02/08/2015 8:28:44 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | February 8, 2015 | QMI AGENCY
    Stranger than fiction. The Islamic State does things so severe and backwards that nothing we could make up about them could be as bad as reality. The video they released showing the burning alive of a Jordanian pilot shows just how low they will go. They’re nothing short of savages. But unapologetic ones. Technically savvy ones. Ones who proudly showcase their savagery to the world. Even brag about it as a way of getting recruits. It’s despicable and it must be stopped. Here’s another little diatribe that they’ve just put out to show how serious they are about their depraved...
  • Fury as Rotherham council boss refuses to say sorry to child abuse victims: Deputy leader shouts

    02/06/2015 12:26:51 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5 February 2015 | James Tozer
    Growing outrage over failures to protect 2,000 girls by Rotherham Council... Pakistani gangs abused girls over 16 years but the council failed to act. ... The former deputy leader of the shamed Labour council that failed to protect generations of children from sexual abuse last night flatly refused to apologise to the victims. There was growing outrage over the failures by Rotherham council, which turned a blind eye while Pakistani grooming gangs sexually preyed on an estimated 2,000 girls. As it emerged that a string of those responsible have gone on to lucrative jobs at other councils – some in...
  • Video.... Dem. congressman ‘does not believe in legal protection for females’ in the womb

    02/05/2015 2:38:03 AM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | Feb 4, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    FULL TITLE: Chilling video shows chief of staff affirming that Dem. congressman ‘does not believe in legal protection for females’ in the womb The top staffer in Democratic Congressman Tim Ryan's office has agreed that his boss “does not believe in legal protection for females” who are inside the womb, a shocking new video reveals. Yesterday, about a dozen members of Students for Life of America (SFLA) followed through with a visit to the Washington offices of Congressman Tim Ryan, a onetime “pro-life Democrat” who recently embraced abortion-on-demand. Congressman Ryan was not available, they were told, but they had a...
  • ‘Wives can’t refuse sex’, imam tells Berlin mosque

    02/03/2015 2:54:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 03 Feb 2015 10:51 GMT+01:00 | Tom Barfield
    A preacher at a mosque in Berlin’s southern Neukölln district has told worshipers that women should be confined to their homes and submit whenever their husbands demand sex. “A woman must turn her home into a flourishing garden for her husband, so that he does not flee from her like a leper or a lion,” Sheik Abdel Moez al-Eila told the congregation at the Al-Nur mosque. The sermon was delivered on January 23rd, but has only just come under broad public scrutiny after a video of the address surfaced on Sunday. The imam went on to say that women should...
  • West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who...

    01/26/2015 9:55:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 5 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | March 11, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    FULL TITLE: West Virginia hospital sees many patients with abortion complications, says Doctor who supports admitting privileges for abortionists “We commonly (I personally probably at least weekly) see patients at Women’s and Children’s Hospital in our emergency room or ultrasound center with complications from abortions at the centers in Charleston: so much for “safe and legal.” These patients are told to come to our hospital because the abortion clinic providers do not have hospital privileges to care for their patients, so we must treat them as emergency “drop ins.… No other medical providers are allowed to care for patients, have...
  • Egypt court convicts doctor of female genital mutilation

    01/26/2015 8:38:43 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    ap ^ | 26 Jan 2015
    An Egyptian appeals court on Monday convicted a doctor of manslaughter and performing female genital mutilation that led to the death of a 13-year-old girl, sentencing him to two years and three months in prison in the country’s first case that came to trial over the widespread practice .... It is practiced in 29 countries, mostly in East and West Africa, but also in Iraq and Yemen. Rights groups see it as a way to control female sexuality that causes physical and psychological damage.
  • Barack Obama Official Twitter Account Follows Crude Sexist Anti-Sarah Palin Account

    01/26/2015 3:55:40 AM PST · by Bratch · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 24, 2015 | Kristinn Taylor
    The hypocrisy and anti-female gutter politics of liberals are well known, but that does not mean there are not knew depths yet to plumb.Take for example the President of the United States, Barack Obama. His authorized official Twitter account follows an account called “Sarah Palin’s Vagina @palinsvagina”.The avatar for the account is a photo of a taco.‘Taco’ is used as a crude euphemism for women’s private parts.Sarah Palin is the former governor of Alaska and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee. Since her nomination in the summer of 2008 liberals have engaged in a relentless crude sexist attack on Palin that would not...
  • Tanzanian girls return after escaping genital mutilation

    01/13/2015 5:10:50 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    AFP ^ | January 12, 2015
    Hundreds of Tanzanian schoolgirls returned home Monday after spending three months hiding in safe houses to escape genital mutilation, state television said. Female genital mutilation (FGM) can range from female circumcision to the removal of the entire female genitalia. Some 800 school girls fled to shelters run by charities and church organisations, which offer protection during the months FGM is traditionally carried out, from October to December. Some of the shelters are given police protection to ensure the girls remain safe. Minister of Labour and Employment Gaudensia Kabaka called on traditional leaders to use their influence to stop “this retrograde...
  • Got your ‘rape joke card’ handy? Two feminists explain when ‘rape jokes can be funny’ (BARF)

    01/12/2015 7:59:54 PM PST · by Morgana · 26 replies
    twitchy ^ | January 12, 2015 | twithy staff
    In case you missed it, during last night’s opening bit, Golden Globes hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took the opportunity to make a few funnies about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby: VIDEO ON LINK Lena Dunham, for one, thought it was hilarious: TWITTER IMAGE ON LINK
  • Brutal murderer sentenced to 29 years to life for killed young teen for not getting an abortion

    01/08/2015 4:27:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    National Right to Life ^ | January 8, 2015 | Dave Andrusko
    The crime was so horrific, so deranged, it was almost impossible to write about at the time. But yesterday 22-year-old Christian Ferdinand was sentenced to 29 years to life for murdering 14-year-old Shaniesha Forbes whom he was convinced was pregnant but who would not get an abortion. “After telling Ferdinand that she was pregnant and would not get an abortion, [Ferdinand] smothered the teen with a pillow, sprayed the corpse with Axe body spray and ignited it,” wrote John Marzulli for the New York Daily News. “Then he stuffed Shaniesha inside a suitcase and tossed it into Gerritsen Creek. Several...
  • 10 Important Facts about Abortions in Pennsylvania

    01/08/2015 10:36:11 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    national right to life ^ | January 8, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger, Education Director, Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation
    Abortions reached a historic low in 2013 in Pennsylvania [32,108–a decline of 7%], as unsafe abortion centers shut down and women had better access to life-affirming pregnancy resources. A lot of the credit goes to the thousands of dedicated pro-life volunteers across the state who work to protect every child and mother from the devastation of abortion. Still, 32,108 abortions happened in 2013, and that means we have a lot of work to do. The report from the state Department of Health points to key areas where we can focus our efforts. Here are ten important facts from the report:...
  • Judge makes final ruling on abortion clinic law (Indiana)

    01/07/2015 5:58:47 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    wane ^ | January 7, 2015 | Associated Press
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has entered a final ruling barring an Indiana law that changed the classification of abortion clinics in a way that opponents say targeted a Planned Parenthood center in Lafayette that provided only drug-induced abortions. U.S. District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson entered a permanent injunction and final judgment Wednesday siding with Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and barring the 2013 law because it violated the constitutional Equal Protection Clause. She ruled preliminarily last month.
  • Church steps away from abortion clinic

    01/06/2015 3:22:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 8 replies
    saynsumthn' blog ^ | January 6, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A youtube video has been uploaded which shows that a Nevada church is only steps away from an abortion clinic. According to the video, West End Medical Clinic abortion clinic in Reno Nevada is thirty-three steps away from The Potter´s House Christian Fellowship. The church’s website address is Reno for Jesus, where they state that they are a, “Bible based, Spirit Filled, Nondenominational Family of Believers.” Saynsumthn has no knowledge of the church’s position on abortion or whether they or their members protest this abortion clinic. The blog has sent an e-mail to the pastors to find out. As of...
  • There’s a Record Number of Pro-Life Women Headed to Congress

    01/06/2015 1:53:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 4 replies
    national review ^ | November 6, 2014 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    The bottom has fallen out of the abortion-centered “war on women” strategy. Why is that? Women just don’t agree with the shrinking ranks of the feminist Left like EMILY’s List and NARAL that unlimited abortion is the great liberator for women. And they are tired of the politics of division and grievance. In fact, the next Congress will usher in a record-breaking number of pro-life women who share this belief. When I worked with other women to start the SBA List in 1992, the “Year of the Woman,” there were only two consistently pro-life women serving in Congress. The Congress...
  • Bill Clinton caught cavorting with a pedophile- is there more?

    01/05/2015 3:53:01 PM PST · by Starman417 · 37 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-05-14 | DrJohn
    That Bill Clinton is a serial adulterer is not news. That Clinton may have been involved with underage sex slaves is new. A new lawsuit has revealed the extent of former President Clinton's friendship with a fundraiser who was later jailed for having sex with an underage prostitute. Bill Clinton's relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, who served time in 2008 for his illegal sexual partners, included up multiple trips to the onetime billionaire's private island in the Caribbean where underage girls were allegedly kept as sex slaves. The National Enquirer has released new details about the two men's friendship, which seems...
  • Nevada Assembly speaker rebukes Fiore for power move

    01/05/2015 7:27:18 AM PST · by redreno
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | Updated January 3, 2015 - 6:39pm | By LAURA MYERS
    Moving to quash a conservative GOP insurrection, Assembly Speaker-designee John Hambrick on Saturday harshly rebuked Assemblywoman Michelle Fiore, telling her to stop playing “childish games” and undermining him by insisting she’s still Republican majority leader. Hambrick said in an email to Fiore that he had full authority as the elected leader of the Assembly Republican Caucus to remove her as majority leader and as chair of the Assembly Taxation Committee. He said he removed her last month for insubordination and for how she’s handling a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over unpaid payroll taxes for her home health care...
  • Poor receive substandard abortion care, says clinic worker

    01/03/2015 8:29:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | December 31, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    Clinic worker Jenny Higgins says that wealthy women get better abortion care than poor women do. She says: “… We almost never service wealthier women at the clinics where I worked. In the southeastern clinic, which was in an urban area, the majority of the clients were African-American….. [Wealthy women] are more likely to have access to higher quality, private abortion care, either due to their insurance plans or because they can afford to pay out-of-pocket for such services.” …. “Even though I prided myself on providing attentive and empathic care to the patients with whom I worked, the clinic...
  • Planned Parenthood wishes Helms Amendment an “unhappy birthday”

    12/27/2014 1:00:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 24, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    When Planned Parenthood can’t bully its way to what it wants, it can still wish ill upon things that don’t go its way – like the Helms Amendment. In a tweet last week, the group used The Smiths and their song, “Unhappy Birthday,” as a mouthpiece to convey its sentiments toward the Helms Amendment: Since 1973, the Helms Amendment has ensured that abortion stays out of US foreign aid appropriations. The amendment was the first major pro-life victory after Roe v. Wade, setting the tone for pro-life legislative efforts going forward. It ensures that the hard-earned dollars of U.S. taxpayers...
  • National OB/GYN organization releases blatantly pro-abortion committee opinion

    12/26/2014 8:21:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Last month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a Committee Opinion entitled “Increasing Access to Abortion.” In the opinion, ACOG unequivocally condemns pro-life legislation, contending that pro-life laws are bad for women (emphasis added): Legislative restrictions fundamentally interfere with the patient-provider relationship and decrease access to abortion for all women… The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for advocacy to oppose and overturn restrictions, improve access, and mainstream abortion as an integral component of women’s health care. However, as an “integral component of women’s health care,” we have seen abortion do nothing to improve women’s health....
  • Unborn children of Peace Corps members in jeopardy thanks to new abortion funding

    12/26/2014 6:49:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    live action news ^ | December 24, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Planned Parenthood and the abortion lobby have long rallied for U.S. Peace Corps members to have abortion coverage footed by federal tax funding. According to The Hill, efforts by Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) have granted their wish through the Appropriations bill: Though it was best known for preventing a government shutdown, the Appropriations bill also contained provisions that will ensure for the first time that Peace Corps volunteers have access to abortion in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the woman. Planned Parenthood has also lavished Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) with kudos for his...
  • Horror night in Swedish Muslim ghetto: gang raped, raped until bleeding with a gun, gang raped again

    12/25/2014 8:23:41 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    Fria Tider: - 10 news ^ | December 25, 2014 | Nicolai Sennels
    The risk of being raped in Sweden during one’s lifetime is one out of four (if every raped woman is only raped once), which is probably equal to the risk of being raped in countries in war, such as Iraq or Syria. When it comes to rapes, Islamized Sweden is already in a state of war. Sweden does not publish statistics on immigrant crime. If we want to have a hint about who is committing these tens of thousands of rapes and other types of sexual assaults yearly, we can turn to another Scandinavian country, Sweden’s neighbor Norway, the country...
  • Security intensified to keep women out of Jeddah football match ( Saudi Arabia )

    12/25/2014 8:15:53 PM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Gulf News ^ | December 24, 2014 | Habib Toumi
    Authorities on the alert to ensure only men attend much-anticipated football match in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabian authorities have intensified security around a stadium in the Red Sea city of Jeddah to ensure no woman could sneak in to watch a football match. ... Saudi Arabia has a very strict policy regarding female attendance at sports matches. Permissions are needed to allow foreign women to watch the matches in which their home teams play.
  • Saudi women drivers referred to terrorism court

    12/25/2014 12:17:19 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    cns ^ | December 25, 2014 | AYA BATRAWY
    Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases ... The Specialized Criminal Court, to which their cases were referred, was established in the capital Riyadh to try terrorism cases but has also tried and handed long prison sentences to a number of human rights workers, peaceful dissidents, activists and critics of the government. For example, this year it sentenced a revered Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a vocal critic of the government, to death for sedition and sentenced a prominent...
  • 'This toy is sexist': French feminists plant warnings in children's Christmas presents

    12/23/2014 7:34:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 23 Dec 2014 | Henry Samuel,
    Feminists in France say they have secretly inserted tracts inside children's toys from Barbie dolls to plastic guns issuing a warning that "this toy is sexist". Hundreds of French girls and boys will open Christmas presents at the foot of the tree to find an unexpected accompanying note resembling those found in Chinese "fortune cookies". Except in this case, the message will neither provide instructions nor predict the future. It will read: "Warning, this toy is sexist:" The operation was launched by feminist group FièrEs, which said that it had inserted "around 500" such tracts into a range of toys...
  • ( Islamic State ) Women And Girls Forced Into ISIS Sex Slavery Attempt Suicide

    12/23/2014 10:17:31 AM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 23, 2014
    Women and girls from Iraq's Yazidi religious minority forced into sexual slavery by the Islamic State jihadist group have committed suicide or tried to, Amnesty International said on Tuesday. IS militants have overrun swathes of Iraq since June, declared a cross-border caliphate also encompassing parts of neighbouring Syria, and carried out a litany of abuses in both countries. The group has targeted Yazidis and other minorities in north Iraq in a campaign that rights group Amnesty said amounted to ethnic cleansing, murdering civilians and enslaving others for a fate that some captives consider even worse than death. "Many of those...
  • UK: Muslim abducts, rapes woman: “You white women are good at it”

    12/21/2014 9:30:29 PM PST · by george76 · 61 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | December 21, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic law, Muslim men can take “captives of the right hand” (Qur’an 4:3, 4:24, 33:50). ... The rape of captive women is also sanctioned in Islamic tradition: .. The Egyptian Sheikh Abu-Ishaq al-Huwayni declared in May 2011 that “we are in the era of jihad,” and that meant Muslims would take slaves ... on May 25, 2011, a female Kuwaiti politician, Salwa al-Mutairi, also spoke out in favor of the Islamic practice of sexual slavery of non-Muslim women, emphasizing that the practice accorded with Islamic law and the parameters of Islamic morality. ... Asian father-of-four raped pub worker...
  • Christianity and the War for Women

    12/21/2014 4:44:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Murray Vasser | Dec 21, 2014
    A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.” Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of the...
  • Hambrick removes Fiore from Assembly leadership positions — again

    12/19/2014 10:12:27 AM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | December 18, 2014 - 6:51pm | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Las Vegas Assemblywoman Michele Fiore’s tax liens and problems with the IRS were cited in her second removal from Assembly leadership positions Thursday. Fiore’s removal could clear the way for moderate Republicans to control the Assembly in the 2015 session and eliminate any talk of a GOP-Democratic partnership challenge to the leadership. It could also smooth the way for Gov. Brian Sandoval to win more funding for public education. Assembly Speaker designate John Hambrick reversed course on Fiore for a second time in recent weeks and removed the controversial lawmaker as majority leader. She has also been...
  • Politics of personalities may have done in Fiore

    12/20/2014 9:58:06 AM PST · by redreno · 8 replies
    In the end, making a political issue personal might have done in Assemblywoman Michele Fiore. The Las Vegas Republican was coming off a tumultuous week — she’d been deposed and then quickly restored as majority leader-designate and chairwoman of the Assembly Taxation Committee by Speaker-designate John Hambrick, R-Las Vegas — when she doubled down on allegations that certain Republican forces were targeting her and other conservatives. Speaking on the Alan Stock radio show on KDWN-AM 720 on Tuesday, Fiore not only repeated her rhetoric about a “war on women,” but blamed some of the alleged infantrymen in that conflict: Republican...
  • Hook-ups, binge drinking, and violent porn: and we’re surprised by campus rape culture?

    12/17/2014 6:04:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 43 replies
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2014 | Jonathon van Maren
    About a month ago, Rolling Stone Magazine published a savage story that made headlines across North America, detailing a brutal gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity. Controversy erupted almost immediately, with the same tiresome lines being trumpeted: Feminists declaring that this assault was evidence of the prevalence of “rape culture,” and conservatives arguing that rape culture didn’t exist. As the UVA rape story began to unravel, feminists got rather shrill, justifiably worried that this could result in other anti-rape measures being taken less serious. Conservatives were a bit triumphant, rather ironically stating that this was another example of...
  • Saudi woman arrested for attending soccer game

    12/16/2014 10:42:16 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Twasul. ^ | December 15, 2014
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – A Saudi woman arrested while attending a soccer game in the kingdom claims she did not know women were prohibited from going to the male-only stadiums, the state-linked Okaz newspaper reported on Monday. Saudi Arabia enforces a strict segregation of the sexes and has no designated areas for women at soccer stadiums ... Police spokesman Atti al-Qurashi said security spotted her at the stadium "deliberately disguised" in male attire to avoid detection, reported the state-linked news website Twasul. Okaz reported Sunday that police questioned the woman, who is in her twenties, for "impersonating" a man by...
  • Fiore claims compliance with IRS over tax liens (Nevada)

    12/16/2014 11:29:31 AM PST · by redreno · 9 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/16/2014 | By SEAN WHALEY
    CARSON CITY — Las Vegas Republican lawmaker Michele Fiore, a lightning rod in an ongoing Assembly GOP power struggle, said Tuesday she is fully in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service over more than $1 million in tax liens against her home health care businesses. In her first comments on the controversy, Fiore appeared on the Alan Stock radio show on KDWN in Las Vegas, saying her actual active liens total less than $200,000. Liens dating back to 2003 had previously been resolved, she said. Fiore said her lien problems stemmed from a dishonest bookkeeper, who she said is facing...
  • Chaos Caucus has a short time to show it can lead (Nevada)

    12/12/2014 1:05:38 PM PST · by redreno · 4 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 12/12/2014 | By STEVE SEBELIUS
    Things are pretty volatile in the Chaos Caucus. Every since Republicans took over the Assembly, things have been anything but smooth. That shouldn’t be much of a surprise. After all, even the GOP itself didn’t expect to be in charge of the lower house, and the last time the party was in charge, Ronald Reagan was in the White House and the pinnacle of technology was the Apple IIe desktop computer. You already know about the disastrous election of Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, as speaker. He was undone by ugly sentiments penned in a Sparks newspaper over a long career as...
  • Afghan woman shocks onlookers by baring her legs

    12/11/2014 8:48:04 AM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    ny post ^ | December 11, 2014 | Michael Hechtman
    Here’s the mystery woman who ditched her burqa in Afghanistan and sauntered around Kabul with her legs showing — stunning onlookers and scandalizing the country’s mullahs. “I was shocked,’’ the man who took the photo, local journalist Hayat Ensafi, told the BBC. “I know I had to catch this special moment because I never saw a woman here walking down the streets like this.’’ He tried to talk to her, “but she walked very fast and didn’t talk to me at all.’’ He posted the shot on Facebook and it has gone viral. “The whole city of Kabul is shocked,’’...
  • This woman risked her life for me...and I couldn't be more grateful (Story from IMGUR)

    12/08/2014 1:43:46 PM PST · by beaversmom · 6 replies
    IMGUR ^ | December 7, 2014 | DoesThisNameMakeMeLookFat
    Story via IMGUR: Imgur, I'd like you to meet my mother. She has had a weak heart her entire life, and has seen some stuff she shouldn't have. She survived a rough life. When her doctor found out she was pregnant with me, she told my mother to get an abortion because there was no chance her heart would survive the pregnancy. My mother told the doctor that she had lived a full life and that giving me the gift of life could be the greatest way to go out. Upon hearing my mother denied the abortion, the doctor dropped...
  • Planned Parenthood builds concrete wall to block pro-lifers

    12/08/2014 9:51:00 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    life dynamics ^ | December 5, 2014 | life dynamics
    A Planned Parenthood in Dallas has erected a large concrete wall to block out pro-life protesters who speak out against them on a weekly basis. This huge abortion mega center located at 7989 West Virginia Drive has been strategically placed in the minority community. PICTURES ON LINK Dallas area pastor, Stephen Broden and several African American, Hispanic and white protesters regularly stand outside this Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where a large percentage of their abortion patients are Black. Pastor Broden has confirmed to Life Dynamics that the wall is indeed going up. He said Planned Parenthood can try to shut...
  • Men, women blast contraception poster (Korea)

    12/08/2014 9:40:20 AM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2014-12-07 | Chung Hyun-chae
    A government poster encouraging the use of contraception to prevent abortions has prompted a public outcry. In the advertisement issued by the Ministry of Health and Welfare on Friday, a young couple is seen from behind. The woman glances behind her, smiling, while walking arm in arm with her boyfriend/husband. The man is carrying paper shopping bags and a woman's pink handbag. Next to the photo, a slogan reads: "Although you leave everything (to men), don't leave the responsibility for contraception (to men)." Another shorter phrase states: "Contraception is a matter of self-service." The poster further explains that contraception is...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Central Park Five seek an additional $52 million after reaching $41 million settlement

    12/07/2014 3:39:38 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 19 replies
    NY Daily news ^ | 12//14 | BY BARBARA ROSS , STEPHEN REX BROWN
    EXCLUSIVE: Central Park Five seek an additional $52 million after reaching $41 million settlement for wrongful imprisonment in 1989 rape of jogger The five men who were wrongfully jailed for the 1986 rape of a Central Park jogger are pursuing $52 million in damages from the state in the Court of Claims after winning a landmark $41 million settlement from the city. Myron Beldock, attorney for four of the five men, dismissed any notion that the group had already pocketed enough taxpayer money. After winning a landmark $41 million settlement from the city, the Central Park Five are looking to...
  • Woman attacked with acid by five men in Muzaffargarh ( Pakistan )

    12/06/2014 5:20:52 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | December 5, 2014 | Owais Qarni
    A woman in Muzaffargarh allegedly managed to fight off five men who were attempting to rape her, only to be intercepted and attacked with acid as she made her way back to her house. The incident took place in a rural area of Qureshi Chowk in Muzaffargarh on Friday. Arfa*, 30, a mother-of-five, worked as daily wage labourers in Aliwaala fields along with her husband. The victim was reportedly asked to provide illicit services by five men belonging to a local feudal family but had refused to oblige. Her husband advised her to leave the local field, after which she...
  • SC Senators pre-file abortion bills

    12/05/2014 3:33:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    News2 ^ | Dec 05, 2014 | Matt Alba
    COLUMBIA, S.C. - For women in our state, some new bills introduced to the South Carolina legislature could make it harder to access birth control and other contraceptive products. Less than 48 hours into legislative pre-filing, senators in the South Carolina legislature filed seven bills relating to abortion, and right now, officials from Planned Parenthood believe these bills are aimed to restrict access to women's healthcare here in the state. Some say these bills are an alarming trend seen across the United States, and some representatives from Planned Parenthood are calling them unconstitutional. According to officials from Planned Parenthood, more...
  • “Like meat in a crock-pot”: How the abortion industry views women

    12/05/2014 7:16:06 AM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Dec 4, 2014 | Adam Peters
    For Dr. LeRoy Carhart, going to work reminds him of the kitchen. What type of work does Dr. Carhart do? He performs late-term abortions. You can listen to him describe that process in the video below. VIDEO ON LINK First, he pushes a needle into the fetus and delivers a lethal injection. To render “the baby” (that’s the term Carhart uses at 3:41) pliable and easy to dismember, his or her corpse is left sitting inside mom for several days. The effect, Dr. Carhart explains, is “like putting meat in a crock pot.” While comparing dead infants to pot roast...
  • Male model claims he helped friend escape Bill Cosby’s apartment ("appeared to be drugged")

    12/04/2014 11:58:07 AM PST · by Ken H · 115 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 03, 2014 | Meg Wagner
    A male model saved his female friend from a disastrous 1984 night with Bill Cosby when, he claimed, he found her incoherent and "messed up" inside the star's Manhattan brownstone. Tony Hogue said he helped a booker at his modeling agency escape from the comedian's apartment after she appeared to be drugged that September. Both were visiting from Denver for Fashion Week. The unidentified woman later became one of 12 Jane Does in a 2005 sexual assault case against Cosby.
  • “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re

    12/04/2014 11:42:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 110 replies
    Salon ^ | December 2, 2014 | Anne Lamott, "Small Victories"
    [full title] “Look at the Tea Party: Some of the angriest, most hateful people on earth, and they’re backed by what they think is Scripture” Forgiveness has become a pursuit more important to me than almost anything. Because as I said in an old book, it’s not my strong suit. I always joke that I wasn’t one of those Christians who was heavily into forgiveness – that I was the other kind; that I was reform. But it’s so awful to be a person who doesn’t forgive; in my experience the willingness to change down deep always comes from the...
  • Actress Louisa Moritz, Cosby Forced Oral Sex During Carson Appearance

    12/04/2014 11:09:57 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 79 replies
    TMZ ^ | 11/20/2014 5:02 PM PST | TMZ STAFF
    An actress who played Rose in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and starred in the '70s show "Love American Style" claims Bill Cosby stuck his penis in her mouth in her dressing room before an appearance on Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show."