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  • Female Rangers – How General Odierno Saved the Ranger Program and Army’s Warrior Culture.

    08/31/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 39 replies
    WilliamRussell.net ^ | 8/31/2015 | Bill Russell
    OVERCOMING CYNICISM AND GIVING A FAIR SHOT AT SUCCESS AND FAILURE Since the August 21st graduation of two women from the Army’s Ranger School there has been an out pouring of commentary on the notoriety of the moment. Writing this article through the lens of a graduate of the Ranger Course (Class 10-87), I want to join those who are congratulating Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver on their achievements. What is particularly notable, is the lengths the Army and the Airborne Ranger Training Brigade (ARTB) went through to ensure the women were treated fairly and that the...
  • Almost None of the Women in the Ashley Madison Database Ever Used the Site

    08/27/2015 8:51:12 AM PDT · by Izzy Dunne · 31 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/26/15 | Annalee Newitz
    What I discovered was that the world of Ashley Madison was a far more dystopian place than anyone had realized. This isn’t a debauched wonderland of men cheating on their wives. It isn’t even a sadscape of 31 million men competing to attract those 5.5 million women in the database. Instead, it’s like a science fictional future where every woman on Earth is dead, and some Dilbert-like engineer has replaced them with badly-designed robots.
  • Tech Jobs and Female Privilege: Women Are Under-represented in the Tech Field

    08/27/2015 6:59:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Noel S. Williams
    Women, who outnumber men in college and are more likely to graduate, are underrepresented in computer science fields.  That’s female privilege, unless we condescendingly presume they are making the wrong choices in college.  Overall, women received 18 percent of Computer and Information Sciences undergraduate degrees in 2013, yet were 26% of the computing workforce in 2014 (PDF). Women make up 30% of the workforce at tech giant Apple; at Intel, they represent about 24%; 22% of leaderships positions at Google are held by women.  Compared to their rates of participation in STEM majors in college, women also receive disproportionately...
  • Two women arrested after fight on Jet Blue

    08/26/2015 9:23:10 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail
    Two women on a Jet Blue flight from Jamaica to JFK arrested for fighting, assault and weapons possession. Reinforcing the stereotype. Posting from mobile; excuse the brevity.
  • Army stats show that women are injured twice as often as men in combat training

    08/26/2015 11:50:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Wasington Times ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Female soldiers suffered double the rate of injuries compared with male colleagues in Army combat training, including jobs in field artillery and repairing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The startling statistics come from Army studies obtained by the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), a research group that opposes what the Obama administration is expected to do by year’s end: put women in the direct land combat in infantry, armor, artillery and special operations units. Retired Gen. Raymond Odierno, who completed his four-year stint as Army chief of staff, said earlier this month that he already has decided to open all artillery...
  • Combat Roles Hazardous to Women’s Health

    08/26/2015 6:24:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Arnoild Ahlert
    The astounding female injury rates that are being hidden from the public -- and women in the military Last week, 1st Lt. Shaye Haver, 25, and Capt. Kristen Griest, 26, became the first women to earn their Ranger Tabs, graduating from the U.S. Army’s Ranger School at Fort Benning, GA. Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, the guest speaker at the graduation ceremony, emphasized that both women were held to the same standards as their male counterparts, insisting “a 5-mile run is still a 5-mile run. Standards do not change. A 12-mile march is still a 12-mile march.” True enough. But as...
  • Research Question: 1970's Era Women in Field Artillery Experiment

    08/25/2015 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 43 replies
    WilliamRussell.net ^ | 8/25/2015 | Bill Russell
    Fellow Freepers, I am looking for the name and results of a late 1970's (perhaps 1980-81) field artillery experiment in which an all female gun crew were tested to see if they could sustain a required rate of fire. I am having trouble locating a copy of it or information on it. I remember Brian Mitchell wrote about it in his book Weak Link: The Feminization of the Military @1990 (I lent my copy out years ago and have not seen it since.) Any links would be greatly appreciated. V/R Bill
  • In Less Than 10 Years, The Federal Reserve Has Driven Millions Of American Women Into Prostitution

    08/24/2015 6:03:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/24/2015 | Tyler Durden via SouthBay Research
    Submitted by SouthBay Research Hookernomices: In less than 10 years, the Federal Reserve Has Driven Millions of American Women into ProstitutionMainstreaming Prostitution: Beginning last year, the Bank of England included prostitution in GDP measurements.  According to the Office of National Statistics, prostitution generated $9B a year, adding 0.7% to the UK GDP.  They aren't alone: Sweden, Norway and a few other European countries already include it.  And if you can measure it, you can tax it.  And legalization is necessary for measurement.Prostitution is legal in most of the developed world.  In fact, of the G20 countries, prostitution is illegal...
  • Sorry, Military Is No Place For Gender-Based Social Experiments (Excellent)

    08/20/2015 3:36:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Investots.com ^ | August 20, 2015 | Michael Fumento
    Two women have become the first to graduate from Army Ranger School. Therefore, women should be integrated into combat units. That's the "logic" we're hearing. Perceptions about "whether or not women are capable — physically, mentally or otherwise — those are now broken down," an ex-Obama administration official, whose claim to fame is having piloted military cargo aircraft, told one newspaper. "What's left here now would be the barriers about our social perceptions." Gee, that was easy! At least, if your goal is to feminize the military. But let's say that the goal is combat mission accomplishment with minimal casualties....
  • US clears Sprout Pharmaceuticals' Addyi as first drug for female sexual desire disorder

    08/19/2015 6:44:17 AM PDT · by oblomov · 20 replies
    FirstWord Pharma ^ | 17 Aug 2015 | FirstWord Pharma
    The FDA on Tuesday cleared Sprout Pharmaceuticals' once-daily non-hormonal oral drug Addyi (flibanserin) for generalised hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD) in premenopausal women, with the agency noting it is the first FDA-approved drug available to treat sexual desire disorder in either men or women. The decision follows a majority vote by an advisory panel in June recommending Addyi for approval. The US regular stated that Addyi is being approved with a boxed warning about the risks of severe hypotension and syncope in patients who drink alcohol, in those who use moderate or strong CYP3A4 inhibitors and in patients with liver...
  • Illinois corruption: The state’s 20 most politically corrupt women of the 21st century

    08/18/2015 8:32:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 4 replies
    Reboot Illinois ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Caitlin Wilson
    Illinois corruption: The state’s 20 most politically corrupt women of the 21st century Caitlin Wilson REBOOT STAFF Jul 31, 2015 We use the term “old boys network” as shorthand for the culture that breeds political corruption. A new study from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute contends the term is gender-inaccurate. “Unsupervised, Ensnared, Relational, and Private: A Typology of Illinois’ Corrupt Women” takes a look at the women of Illinois who have been convicted for abusing their official powers. It challenges the notion that “female public officials have a deterrent effect on corruption” and examines the methods and motivations most...
  • Yazidi singer forms all-female fighting unit to take revenge on ISIS

    08/17/2015 8:55:18 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 17 August 2015 | Owen Holdaway In Dohuk, Iraq For Mailonline
    The women of an all-female Yazidi batallion is risking death - or worse - to fight back against the ISIS thugs who abducted, raped or murdered thousands of their people. They were brought together by a renowned Yazidi s nger Xate Shingali, who formed the 'Sun Girls' batallion to take on Islamic State on the battlefield in Iraq. If her troops are ever caught by the enemy, they will either be killed or, more likely, be held by the extremists as their personal sex slaves. Even the youngest, just 17, brushes off that terrifying prospect, adding: 'Even if they kill...
  • Carly Fiorina as a boss: The disappointing truth

    08/15/2015 7:54:21 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 34 replies
    Fortune ^ | August 14, 2015 | Jeffrey Sonnenfeld
    She’s running for President on her track record as CEO of HP, but if that’s the case, Fiorina might want to rethink her strategy. Fresh from strong debate quips, Carly Fiorina has improbably raced from 14th to fifth place in the New Hampshire Republican primary polls and now enjoys a 70% favorability rating in Iowa, ahead of such career politicians as Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, George Pataki, and Lindsay Graham. It is time to take her candidacy seriously and examine her leadership record. Having never held elected office, she has staked her...
  • 2 Greatest Warriors Against Women - Were Women

    08/14/2015 1:40:05 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    Freep | 8/14/2015 | Charles O'Connell
     Two of the greatest criminals-against-humanity: Roe & Doe (1973) attorneys Sarah Weddington & Linda Coffee Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women. Vincent M. Rue et al. Med Sci Monit, 2004; 10(10): SR5-16 Sixty-four percent (64%) of American women felt "pressured" into abortion.
  • ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape

    08/13/2015 10:36:12 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Thursday, August 13, 2015 | Rukmini Callimachi
    Claiming the Quran's support, the Islamic State codifies sex slavery in conquered regions of Iraq and Syria and uses the practice as a recruiting tool. QADIYA, Iraq -- In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam, the Quran not only gave him the right to rape her -- it condoned and encouraged it, he insisted. He bound her hands and gagged her. Then he knelt beside the bed and...
  • Trump 'all for the concept' of female running mate

    08/13/2015 8:07:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/13/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Businessman Donald Trump, who has been atop polls in a crowded field of Republican presidential candidates, said Wednesday that he would consider a female running mate. “Certainly, I would consider a woman as a running mate,” Trump told the Chicago Sun-Times' Michael Sneed. “I am all for the concept," Trump continued, adding, "It would have to be the right person and I’m not going to go into who that would be right now." He also declined on CNN's "The Lead" to name potential female choices for a Trump White House ticket, saying, "It would be a great honor to have...
  • Donald Trump is the top pick among Republican women

    08/12/2015 11:00:44 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 35 replies
    RedAlertPolitics.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | By Anthony Hennen
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd after addressing a GOP fundraising event, Tuesday, Aug 11, 2015, in Birch Run, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Read more at http://redalertpolitics.com/2015/08/12/donald-trump-top-pick-among-republican-women/#YpXRa2q4Qpu5czok.99
  • Jewish Businessman Rescuing Yazidi and Christian Women from ISIS

    08/12/2015 3:21:04 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 8 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 8-12-2015 | Gil Ronen
    Even as Megyn Kelly wrestles with Donald Trump about his supposed “war on women,” Canadian Jewish businessman Steve Maman is helping save lives in the real war on women being waged in the Middle East by ISIS. Taking a personal example from Oskar Schindler, who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust, Maman told the Catholic publication The Tablet that he has overseen the rescue of more than 120 Christian and Yazidi girls kidnapped by ISIS in northern Iraq. Maman, 42, an entrepreneur, founded the Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq (CYCI) after the jihadists overran the cities...
  • Women's group criticizes Rauner for all-male Tollway board

    08/11/2015 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2015 | Richard Wronski
    A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months, Rauner has named five male directors and re-appointed another to the nine-member Tollway board, which already included three men. In addition, Rauner backed Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director. Bedalov replaced Kristi Lafleur, who had held the post under the tenure of former Gov. Pat Quinn. The National Council of Women's Organizations is charging that Rauner is violating the Illinois Gender Balanced Appointments Act. The 1991 law is...
  • American feminists and ISIS sex slaves: The silence of the shams

    08/09/2015 6:02:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 8, 2015 | Newsmachete
    Feminists have a lot to complain about. They post sexy pictures online to protest Silicon Valley "discrimination" against women, they think office temperatures are biased against women, they hold parades to demand the right to be called "sluts," they demand written consent for sex, they complain that women can't negotiate salaries, that movies feature too few 50-year-old women, and so on. These seem like really big issues, perhaps, until you see what is happening in the Middle East. ISIS fanatics have executed 19 women for refusing to have sex with its fighters, a Kurdish official has said. They were put...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump turns black women into Republicans (Viewers View made Drudge)

    08/09/2015 10:18:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 52 replies
    American Mirror ^ | 08/09/2015 | Staff
    Suffice it to say there are at least two women who support Donald Trump for president. A duo of black women — hosting a YouTube “show” called “The Viewers View” — eviscerated Fox News debate moderator Megyn Kelly for her questions related to Trump’s statements on Twitter concerning women.
  • Trump on blood remark: no apology necessary, 'I cherish women'

    08/09/2015 10:02:00 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 163 replies
    al Reuters ^ | 08/09/2015 | Doina Chiacu and Megan Cassella
    Embattled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump hit back on Sunday at critics who say he went too far with caustic comments about a U.S. television news anchor, insisting no apology was necessary and defending his relations with women. Trump is under fire for criticizing Fox anchor Megyn Kelly during and after a Republican debate on Thursday. Asked about Kelly in a CNN interview on Friday, Trump said: "You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." The real estate mogul and television personality, who remains ahead of his 16 rivals in the...
  • Megyn Kelly, Donald Trump & Equality

    08/08/2015 12:14:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Da Tech Guy ^ | August 7, 2015 | Datechguy
    Henry Drummond: Madam, you may vote but at a price. You lose the right to retreat behind the powder puff or your petticoat. Inherit the Wind 1960There was one dynamic & theme of yesterday’s debate and the follow-up coverage that struck a nerve with me. Anyone who knows me knows that I tend to be polite. I was brought up by people born in the 1920’s. I hold a door for a woman and I tip my fedora to them. I don’t believe in talking about women in the crass way that our culture does today. It’s not what I...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt a Favorite Among Americans for New $10 Bill

    08/05/2015 11:49:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 97 replies
    NBC News ^ | August 5, 2015 | Kathryn Robinson
    Eleanor Roosevelt is the current front-runner in the race to earn a spot on the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill, according to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Wednesday. The poll showed that more than one in four Americans (27%) are hoping that when the U.S. Treasury Department unveils the new design, the former first lady will be the woman featured. African-American abolitionist Harriet Tubman is the second most popular choice with 17% of the vote, followed by Native American explorer Sacagawea with 13%.
  • Boxer: Defunding Planned Parenthood "Vicious Attack" On Women's Health

    08/04/2015 10:33:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 54 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Rundown With José Díaz-Balart,” Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) said this week’s attempt to defund Planned Parenthood in light of videos that show Planned Parenthood doctors negotiating over the price of fetal tissue is “a war on women’s health” that has been going on for almost a hundred years.
  • 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...