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  • Putting Women in Combat Is an Even Worse Idea Than You’d Think

    07/16/2015 9:15:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/15/2015 | by MIKE FREDENBURG
    No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. — General George S. Patton What may be Old Blood and Guts’ most famous line is more than just colorful, it’s a great working definition of a warrior’s duty: killing the enemy and surviving to fight another day. That truth is particularly relevant in light of the recent failure of all 45 hand-picked, highly fit women to complete Ranger training and Marine-officer combat training. The 45 women were part of an effort to meet...
  • Putting Women in Combat Is an Even Worse Idea Than You’d Think

    07/16/2015 5:57:08 AM PDT · by xzins · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2015 | MIKE FREDENBURG
    No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country. — General George S. Patton What may be Old Blood and Guts’ most famous line is more than just colorful, it’s a great working definition of a warrior’s duty: killing the enemy and surviving to fight another day. That truth is particularly relevant in light of the recent failure of all 45 hand-picked, highly fit women to complete Ranger training and Marine-officer combat training. The 45 women were part of an effort to meet a...
  • Getting Past The Obstacles In Gun Training for Girls

    07/15/2015 10:18:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 7/15/2015 | Robert Campbell
    Women are not a minority in America, gentlemen. There are some 6 million more of them than us – perhaps even a few more since 2010’s census, where that stat comes from. Many female shooters are interested in the shooting sports as well as personal defense. If you are in a gun-related sales field, you would do well to treat them well. If you are a professional trainer, you must be alert to the nuances and differences of the female thought process. To ignore this significant portion of the shooting fraternity/sorority is a disservice to all concerned. I am going...
  • Camille Paglia: What a Woman President Should Be Like

    07/14/2015 10:22:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | July 13, 2015 | Camille Paglia
    She must pursue women's progress without playing victim or bashing men.Why has the U.S., the cradle of modern democracy, never had a woman president? Incredulous young feminists, watching female heads of state multiply from Brazil and Norway to Namibia and Bangladesh, denounce this glaring omission as blatant sexism. But there are systemic factors, arising from the Constitution, popular tradition, and our electoral process, that have inhibited American women from attaining the highest office in the land. The U.S. president is not just chief executive but commander-in-chief of the armed forces, an anomaly that requires manifest personal authority, particularly during periods...
  • FIFA WOMEN's WORLD CUP FINAL (USA VS JAPAN AT VANCOUVER) LIVE

    07/05/2015 3:05:20 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 62 replies
    Today's World Cup Final - USA vs. Japan On Fox.
  • Carli Lloyd Nets Hat Trick in 16 Minutes vs. Japan in Women's World Cup Final

    07/05/2015 5:02:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | Jul 5, 2015 | Kyle Newport
    Playing in a big game, United States women's national team star Carli Lloyd was ready for the spotlight yet again. Lloyd got the United States off to a fast start in the Women's World Cup final against Japan, scoring two goals in the first five minutes. ... Lauren Holiday joined the fun with a goal in the 14th minute, but moments later, Lloyd struck again. This time, it was on an unbelievable shot from near midfield. ... With her third goal of the match, Lloyd became the first American to record a hat trick in the Women's World Cup final
  • Jim Jefferies Wants to keep Women from having guns

    07/03/2015 5:52:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Comedian Jim Jefferies has been making a bit of a splash in the United States by putting together a misleading rant against the right to bear arms in the U.S.  Jefferies does not want women to have guns.  He says that he does not want anyone to have guns, but then he is much bigger and stronger than most women, so perhaps he does not mind being disarmed, as long as women are disarmed as well.  A general prohibition on guns always favors those who are bigger, stronger and younger. Jefferies does not just rant about guns, he rants...
  • On the Range: Mars vs Venus

    06/24/2015 8:16:59 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    AShooting Journal ^ | 6/24/2015 | Tatiana Whitlock
    When it comes to who is the better shooter and why, men or women, the iconic Irving Berlin duet from Annie Get Your Gun immediately springs to mind. “Anything you can do I can do better! I can do anything better than you” is sung while Annie Oakley and Frank Butler prepare for the climactic sharpshooting contest in the classic Broadway musical. For an object as functionally gender-neutral as a gun, why is it that each of the sexes assumes they are better adept at mastering it? Any quality instructor will tell you the real weapon is not the gun....
  • Ranger School creates admiration, frustration in assessment of women (It's Not Fair!)

    06/24/2015 6:34:13 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 16 replies
    WaPo, via Stars & Stripes ^ | June 23, 2005 | Dan Lamothe
    The heavily scrutinized assessment of women attending Army Ranger School could be nearing its end soon, and it comes with a dichotomy: senior service officials are laudatory of their efforts, while some of the women who washed out question whether they got a fair shake.
  • The US is reportedly changing the face of the $10 bill

    06/17/2015 5:55:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 17, 2015 | HARRISON JACOBS
    Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is set to announce on Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will remove Alexander Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, in favor of a woman. The change could happen as soon as 2020. The announcement came via Nancy Lindborg, president of the US Institute of Peace, who tweeted out the news.... ...The choice to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill as opposed to President Jackson on the $20 bill is a curious one. There were clear reasons to replace Jackson on the bill. Jackson has long been reputed as a deeply flawed...
  • Suffering Is Never for Nothing. —Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015)

    06/16/2015 5:51:40 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    Ligonier.org ^ | 6/16/15 | Nathan Bingham
    Elisabeth Elliot (1926-2015) was a Christian author and speaker. She, having lived through great loss, taught on God’s grace in the midst of hardship, as well as teaching wives and mothers to fulfill the high calling of Titus 2.
  • Ted Cruz Tops Carly Fiorina in Republican Women’s Straw Poll

    06/16/2015 3:17:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 16, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    In a small but significant poll, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) defeated former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina by a single vote. The New Hampshire Federation of Republican Women straw poll handed Cruz 21 votes to Fiorina’s 20, out of 94 total votes, according to NH1.com....
  • Michelle Obama UK visit: 'When I look at young British Muslim women, I see myself' (barf alert)

    06/16/2015 9:51:30 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    (UK) Mirror ^ | June 16, 2015 | Mikey Smith
    The First Lady compared her struggle to succeed as a young black woman in America to the experience of inner-city Muslim girls The First Lady, who is visiting the UK for two days, and met with Prince Harry this morning, struggled to hold back tears as she gave an emotional speech to Mulberry School for Girls in London's Tower Hamlets. [Snip] She said: "Girls like you inspire me and impress me every single day. "When I look out at all these young women, I see myself. In so many ways your story is my story."
  • The Catholic Church and the Inherent Dignity of Women

    06/16/2015 8:52:50 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | June 13, 2015 | Megan Twomey
    American culture, through generations of inherited ignorance, perpetuates many false ideas about the Catholic Church's teachings about women. You can find the caricatures in almost any television series or movie with so-called Catholic characters: the crotchety ruler-wielding nun, the kilted Catholic high school student who is secretly a "bad girl," the denim-jumper-clad homeschooling mother of a dozen who lacks personality and purpose, and the forward-thinking "cultural Catholic" who ignores almost all Catholic moral and social teaching. Modern Catholic women, at least those who genuinely believe and follow the teachings of the Church, are portrayed as backward, oppressed, or both. While...
  • Amherst Student Was Expelled for Rape. But He Was Raped, Evidence Shows.

    06/15/2015 6:48:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Reason ^ | Jun. 11, 2015 | Robby Soave
    The accused is the victim.Amherst College expelled a male student who was accused of sexually assaulting a female student while he was blacked out. Again, while he was blacked out. The woman he allegedly assaulted was fully lucid. How did that happen? It didn’t. The evidence overwhelmingly suggests that the male student did nothing wrong. If anyone committed sexual assault during their encounter, it was in fact the female student. The male student, “John Doe,” is suing Amherst. KC Johnson parsed his lawsuit here. Agreeing with Johnson’s analysis, The Washington Examiner’s Ashe Schow wrote: This is one of the few...
  • Women trained to resist sexual assault far less likely to be raped: (Canadian) study

    06/11/2015 6:05:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    CTV News ^ | June 10, 2015 | Josh Dehaas
    Female university students who completed 12 hours of training on resisting sexual assaults experienced far fewer rapes and attempted rapes, according to a new Canadian study. The study involved 893 female Canadian students who were either given the training -- known as the Enhanced Assess Acknowledge Act Sexual Assault Resistance Program (EAAA) -- or formed a control group where they were asked to read brochures. One year later, those who took the EAAA had experienced 46 per cent fewer completed rapes (5.2 per cent versus 9.8 per cent) and 63 per cent fewer attempted rapes (3.4 per cent versus 9.3...
  • 2 Women Shot in Bay Terraces [Southeast San Diego...shot by masked man in hoodie]

    06/09/2015 10:36:32 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 5 replies
    NBCSanDiego.com ^ | June 9, 2015
    Two women drove themselves to the hospital Tuesday after they were shot inside their vehicle in Bay Terraces...
  • Women highlight horrors of 'drive-by harassment' by targeting men with crude and vulgar come-ons

    06/09/2015 10:43:21 AM PDT · by Teotwawki · 26 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | June 9, 2015 | Carly Stern
    Many women experience street harassment on a regular basis, but two young women took to YouTube to spotlight a form of harassment even nastier than cat-calling. Comedians Soojeong Son, who goes by SJ, and Ginny Leise visited a New York City park to demonstrate the practice of drive-by street harassment, which they define as the act of whispering something offensive into the face of a woman who is alone in public, then walking away before there is time for her to react. [snip] Only in this case, the women turned the tables, with SJ whispering vulgar things in the ears...
  • Does This Ballistic Vest Make Me Look Fat?

    06/08/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/08/15 | Michael Shannon
    The Marines have had a great deal of trouble finding a few good women. So far the Infantry Officer Course remains undefeated Developments on the women–in–combat front are cause for concern, even for leftists that have made cognitive dissonance a way of life, because the women don’t seem to be holding up their end of the ideological bargain. If Ranger Sgt. Rosie Riveter is going to be leaping out of aircraft and putting paid to ISIS misogynists — either by a well-placed burst from her rifle or silently dispatching him with the Camel Clutch (first made famous by the Iron...
  • Caitlyn Jenner trivializes the momentousness of what it means to be a woman

    06/08/2015 9:03:54 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    National Post ^ | June 8, 2015 | Barbara Kay
    Bruce Jenner and Caitlyn Jenner is the most famous man and woman on the planet. (My software balked at being forced to allow that sentence). She’s a bit of a throwback, Caitlyn, as if time had stopped for her 50 years ago when Bruce had his first inkling that something was a little amiss in him (or should I say “a little miss” in him.) When this month’s Vanity Fair edition with Caitlyn on the cover came out, the media had a field day dissecting her “look.” Some fans objected to this obsession with her appearance, suggesting she was being...
  • Suicide rate of female military veterans is called 'staggering'

    06/08/2015 8:11:06 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 08 June 2015 | By Alan Zarembo
    ew government research shows that female military veterans commit suicide at nearly six times the rate of other women, a startling finding that experts say poses disturbing questions about the backgrounds and experiences of women who serve in the armed forces.. Their suicide rate is so high that it approaches that of male veterans, a finding that surprised researchers because men generally are far more likely than women to commit suicide. "It's staggering," said Dr. Matthew Miller, an epidemiologist and suicide expert at Northeastern University who was not involved in the research. "We have to come to grips with why...
  • Joni Ernst reminds Hillary that “it’s not enough to just be a woman”

    06/07/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 7, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I was watching some of the Iowa interviews coming out of Senator Joni Ernst’s event on CNN this morning where several presidential hopefuls were strutting their stuff for primary voters. None of them really jumped out at me, but the interview by Dana Bash with the senator herself was definitely worth the price of admission. The reason dates back to last October when Hillary Clinton decided to dip a toe into the Iowa senate race in support of Democrat candidate Bruce Braley. The subject wasn’t anything to do with the issues of the day, but yet another ride on the...
  • Is it possible to be a HAPPY spinster?

    06/04/2015 2:29:33 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 06/04/2015 | Claudia Connell, Melissa Kite and Kate Mulvey
    Kate Mulvey, 51, says she wakes in the night terrified no man will want her. Claudia Connell, 48, is glad she didn't end up with the wrong man. Melissa Kite, 43, is convinced being unmarried by choice is a growing trend. Can a spinster ever be truly happy or fulfilled without a man or children in her life? This is being furiously debated after the publication of Kate Bolick’s controversial new book, which argues that modern singletons are actually content with their lot. But is the author of Spinster: Making A Life Of One’s Own deluded — or on to...
  • $15 Minimum Wage: Women, Blacks Hurt Most

    06/04/2015 5:03:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2015 | Larry Elder
    Fourteen to one, in favor. That was the Los Angeles City Council vote to raise, over the next five years, the city's minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15. Of course, as Investor's Business Daily tells us, the $15 per hour really is closer to $20. How does it get to $20? Investor's Business Daily says: "Once all the nonwage costs are added, including payroll taxes, paid sick leave and the big one -- ObamaCare's employer mandate -- minimum compensation for a full-time worker could rise as high as $19.28 an hour by 2020, an IBD analysis finds. That...
  • We Know Abortion Kills Babies, But Here are 5 Ways Abortion is Hurting Women

    06/03/2015 10:36:09 PM PDT · by kathsua
    Life News ^ | Jun 3, 2015 | | Julie Klose
    The pro-choice movement coined the term “reproductive health” to promote contraception and ever-more-questionable methods to end pre-born lives worldwide. Far from empowering women, abortion has created a multifaceted marketplace that profits from killing the defenseless and using a woman’s body during pregnancy. Globally, the health and safety of women is being threatened by a corrupt industry that exploits them and devalues human life. Detailed research reveals five emerging issues that pose immediate risks to women during maternity. 1. Telemed abortions and off-label drug use leave women hospitalized Telemed abortion - webcam abortion Photo: USDA / Flickr As many surgical abortion...
  • Family Leave Policies Are Supposed to Help Women. Instead, They Trap Them.

    06/03/2015 5:51:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | 5-26-15 | Peter Suderman
    Mother’s Day this year, Hillary Clinton released a short video calling for the United States to adopt paid family leave policies. The U.S., she said, in support of her call, is "the only developed country" that doesn’t require employers to offer paid leave. Paid family leave requirements and other related benefits for working parents are indeed common around the rest of the world, and they are intended to make life friendlier for women who work and have families. But as The New York Times notes this morning, these policies come with trade-offs: Even as they make it easier for many...
  • “Women only” Hillary event forced to admit men after poor turnout

    06/02/2015 1:09:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/02/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    What do you do if you throw a big party but nobody shows up? That wasn’t quite the case for Hillary Clinton this week, but it was close. It seems that one of her high profile, Big Apple supporters set up a private, “women only” event where the ladies would get some one on one face time with the presumptive Democrat nominee for the bargain basement price of only $2,700. Sadly, as the deadline approached, it became clear that not enough of Gotham’s ladies were up for the trip. Hillary Clinton had trouble attracting high-powered women to a New...
  • Out of 8 women in Army Ranger school, guess how many graduated?

    06/01/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 60 replies
    Allenbwest.com ^ | 6-1-15 | Col. Allen West
    <p>"Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the school’s first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round.”"</p>
  • 'People are going to be just as excited': Clinton courts Obama's black southern stronghold

    05/30/2015 4:31:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 30, 2015 | Sabrina Siddiqui in Columbia, South Carolina
    On and off the campaign trail in the Carolinas, voters say they have ‘no hard feelings’ toward Hillary Clinton. They say the opposite about Republicans.Bryan Burns could not make up his mind. Here was this African-American voter in khaki shorts, a v-neck T-shirt and black-rimmed eyeglasses, browsing shops at the Crabtree Valley Mall, on a swelteringly hot Friday in the not-yet summer of the American south. And there was Hillary Clinton, who needs to win the minds of exactly this kind of voter, a 30-year-old Virginia native who has spent the last decade living in North Carolina, a state that...
  • Women told "Know your place" in Pakistani Elections

    05/30/2015 4:12:49 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 May 2015 | Sarkis Zeronian
    As election fever sweeps the most socially conservative regions of Pakistan ahead of this weekend’s local government polls, one crucial group is feeling excluded. Following deals between local politicians and elders, women will have no say in the district and village council contests. The Guardian reports that the affected districts sit in the north-western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), sitting on the border with Afghanistan. In marginally less conservative
  • All 8 women fail Ranger School: Some Rangers say standards should change

    05/29/2015 8:29:09 PM PDT · by centurion316 · 88 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | May 29, 2015 | Anne Mulrine
    On Friday, the Army is expected to announce that all the women who attempted to graduate from Ranger School had officially failed to meet the standards, according to a military source. Ranger School, which grooms the Army’s most elite special operations fighting force, opened its doors to women for the first time this year. Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the school's first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round. The Friday announcement will confirm that this happened again. To many, this means the system is working as...
  • Young Women Say No to Thongs

    05/29/2015 2:10:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 109 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 5/29/2015 | H. Peyphlan
    A young generation of women is discovering a new brand of sexy in the most unlikely of places: their grandmothers’ underwear drawers. “When I walk into a lingerie store, I’m always like, ‘O.K., which drawer in here is for the grannies?’ ” Daphne Javitch, 35, said of her predilection for ample-bottomed undies. That preference led Ms. Javitch, back in 2010, to found Ten Undies, a line with a cult following that sells cotton full-bottom bikinis, boy shorts and high-waist briefs not unlike the kind immortalized in “Bridget Jones’s Diary.” (“Hello, mommy.”) Ten’s wares are comfortable and practical, to be sure,...
  • Your mother wears specially-made, Navy SEAL combat boots (Women in Combat)

    05/28/2015 9:11:07 AM PDT · by PROCON · 9 replies
    onenewsnow.com ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chad Groening
    A national defense analyst says it's a disgrace that U.S. military officers are not fighting an ongoing effort to put women in front-line combat units.The Washington Times recently reported that Congress is prodding the armed forces to develop a special combat boot for women to minimize stress fractures due to marching and training. Bob Maginnis, a senior fellow for national security at the Family Research Council, says the issue is about more than combat boots for women.It's about women are not men. Women are not little men either," says Maginnis, who retired from the U.S. Army as a lieutenant colonel....
  • Secret Ohio Department of Health Documents Reveal 47 Horrific Botched Abortions

    05/27/2015 9:26:01 PM PDT · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Life News ^ | May 26, 2015 | Cheryl Sullenger
    Ohio recently made headlines with reports that half the abortion clinics in that state have closed and several others have curtailed services, reducing abortion numbers to the lowest since 1976. “When abortion clinics close, abortions decline and lives are saved. It’s as simple as that,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and co-author of the book Abortion Free. “We have worked in Ohio on a number of projects in cooperation with local leaders that, in part, contributed to this decline.” While some refuse to acknowledge that abortion clinic closures contribute to lower abortion numbers, Newman explains that the evidence...
  • GOP senators call for over-the-counter birth control

    05/27/2015 4:16:39 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 26, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is leading a new push to allow women to buy birth control without a prescription, hoping to deliver on one of the biggest promises of his freshman Senate campaign last year.A half-dozen Senate Republicans have signed onto Gardner’s bill, which would require drug companies that sell contraceptives to file an application to sell their products over the counter. “Most other drugs with such a long history of safe and routine use are available for purchase over the counter, and contraception should join them,” Gardner wrote in a statement. He said his bill would benefit women in...
  • Cannes Steps Into Trouble With High Heel Dress Code [AP link]

    05/26/2015 3:33:39 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 19 may | some Associated Press flunky
    An AP story about lesbians, drug cartels, gender neutrality, and high-heel shoe dress codes. http://bigstory.ap.org/article/65e3d1cc5b3b424cb5e89f472e6199c8/cannes-steps-big-trouble-high-heels-only-policy
  • Poor Little Rich Women

    05/18/2015 1:15:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times' Sunday Review ^ | May 16, 2015 | Wednesday Martin
    WHEN our family moved from the West Village to the Upper East Side in 2004, seeking proximity to Central Park, my in-laws and a good public school, I thought it unlikely that the neighborhood would hold any big surprises. For many years I had immersed myself — through interviews, reviews of the anthropological literature and participant-observation — in the lives of women from the Amazon basin to sororities at a Big Ten school. I thought I knew from foreign. Then I met the women I came to call the Glam SAHMs, for glamorous stay-at-home-moms, of my new habitat. My culture...
  • DNC chair: Jeb 'would be a disaster for women' (cause he's too conservative)

    05/17/2015 10:20:16 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 16, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) said Saturday that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) would make a poor president for American women should he ever enter the White House. “He was a terrible governor for Florida women,” Wasserman Schultz tweeted. “Would be a disaster for women across the country.” Wasserman Schultz, who is also the Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman, was responding to an article she encountered online. [Snip] “And at the end of the day, while Jeb’s right-wing rhetoric might make him stand out from his family, in 2016’s ultra-conservative GOP field, Jeb’s positons will just make him blend...
  • Lamaze Founder Dies at 100

    05/16/2015 11:16:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 5/14 | Jennifer Peltz
    When Elisabeth Bing became interested in childbirth techniques in the 1950s, women were often heavily medicated, dads were generally nowhere near the delivery room and expectant parents had far less information than many do today. Bing, the Lamaze International co-founder who popularized what was known as natural childbirth and helped change how women and doctors approached the delivery room, died Friday at 100 in her New York apartment, the organization said Saturday. The cause of her death wasn't immediately known. Trained as a physical therapist, Bing taught breathing and relaxation techniques to generations of expectant mothers, wrote several books about...
  • Admiral Says Navy's Goal is 25 Percent Women in Each Ship, Squadron

    05/15/2015 11:14:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 103 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | May 15, 2015 | Wyatt Olson
    The Navy is proceeding with its plan to increase the number of women in the service to 25 percent with a similar goal of attaining that ratio in each ship and squadron, the vice chief of naval operations said Thursday. Women currently make up about 17 percent of the Navy, said Adm. Michelle Howard, who made a stop in Honolulu on her way to the International Maritime Defense Exhibition in Singapore, where she will meet with her counterparts from other nations in the region.
  • None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through 1st round

    05/11/2015 7:03:26 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 34 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 9, 2015
    None from first-ever group of female soldiers training to be Army Rangers advance through first round: officials BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, May 9, 2015, 5:24 PM The first-ever female soldiers allowed to train to be Army Rangers did not make it through the first round of the course, officials said Friday. Eight women and 101 men who made it through the first tests of the 20-day Crawl Phase will have to try again to pass the last few at one of the toughest soldier training schools, officials said.
  • Why Won’t the South Carolina Health Department Properly Inspect Abortion Clinics?

    05/08/2015 2:43:39 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies
    Life News ^ | May 7, 2015 | Holly Gatling
    The South Carolina Legislative Audit Council has issued a scathing report criticizing the state health department for numerous deficiencies in its inspection of the state’s three freestanding abortion facilities that could “result in serious problems for patients” if the problems are not addressed. The three free-standing abortion facilities operating in South Carolina are: The Women’s Clinic of Greenville, Planned Parenthood of Columbia, and the Charleston Women’s Medical Center in Charleston. Discrepancies were noted in the number of abortions performed at one facility and the number reported to the Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Public Health Statistics and Information Services....
  • Not Without My Daughter Official Trailer...

    05/07/2015 6:43:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    youtube ^ | 1991
    Not Without My Daughter Trailer - Directed by Brian Gilbert and starring Sally Field, Alfred Molina, Sheila Rosenthal, Roshan Seth, Sarah Badel. An American woman, trapped in Islamic Iran by her brutish husband, must find a way to escape with her daughter.
  • Catholicism Undervalues Women

    05/06/2015 7:47:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 6, 2015 | Frank Bruni
    Like a Pringles vendor sounding an alarm about obesity, Pope Francis fashioned himself a feminist last week. You are not reading The Onion. It was an epic mismatch of messenger and message, and I say that as someone who is thankful for this pope, admires him greatly and believes that a change of tone even without a change in teaching has meaning and warrants celebration. But a change of tone in defiance of fact should be flagged (and flogged) as such. And neither Pope Francis nor any other top official in the bastion of male entitlement known as the Vatican...
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • War on women? Female recruit who failed physical test to join FDNY

    05/04/2015 2:35:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/04/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    This promises to turn into a sticky wicket for the New York City Fire Department. One of their upcoming graduates is going to be accepted into the ranks and go to work as a firefighter despite having failed a grueling physical test multiple times. This comes as a result of recent changes to the city’s criteria for how graduates are scored. Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has...
  • Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    05/03/2015 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3 May 2015 | New York Post
    The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.“They’re going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard,” said the insider, who is familiar with the training.Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and...
  • Glencore chairman: Women 'like bringing up children' more than boardroom

    04/29/2015 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24APR2011 | Jill Treanor and Dan Milmo
    The proposed $60bn flotation of Glencore was plunged into a sexism row after the chairman of the world's largest commodities trader claimed young women were a risk to hire because they get married and become pregnant. Vince Cable criticised the remarks by septuagenarian Simon Murray as "unbelievably primitive" and indicated that they could be used to justify any affirmative action in British boardrooms. Murray, who is based in Hong Kong and was only appointed as chairman this month to facilitate the flotation, was forced into a humbling apology after saying that there should not be quotas for women in boardrooms.
  • Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today?

    03/26/2015 8:25:50 AM PDT · by Salvation · 68 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 03-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Fathers and Daughters – Is This a Missing Key to Modesty Today? By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe often speak today of the terrible toll that fatherless homes have on young boys. And this is true. Without a reasonably good (even though not sinless) model of manhood and responsibility, many boys lose their way. Fathers also play a large role in disciplining boys, especially as they grow older and become  stronger than their mothers.But missing fathers also bring forth terrible effects on many girls. Women, even young girls, certainly do seek and desire the love and appreciation of men and have...
  • Mary Keefe, Model for Rockwell’s ‘Rosie the Riveter,’ Dies at 92

    04/25/2015 3:17:15 AM PDT · by iowamark · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | APRIL 24, 2015 | SAM ROBERTS
    Mary Keefe, a 19-year-old Vermont telephone operator whom her neighbor Norman Rockwell immortalized as his model for the heroine of “Rosie the Riveter,” the World War II feminist anthem that empowered women to leave home and pinch-hit in military plants, died on Tuesday at her home in Simsbury, Conn. She was 92. Her death was confirmed by her daughter Mary Ellen Keefe. Mrs. Keefe was a redhead, like the Rosie who appeared on the cover of the Memorial Day issue of The Saturday Evening Post magazine in 1943, but she had never wielded a rivet gun (not until an appearance...