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  • Women Soldiers Make History in First Gender-Integrated Ranger School

    04/24/2015 12:25:44 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 59 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 23, 2015
    A group of women soldiers made history this week after earning a place in the first gender-integrated Ranger Course Assessment at Fort Benning in Georgia. The U.S. Army Ranger School at Fort Benning opened Monday to a class of 19 women and 380 men, according to Stars and Stripes. Over the last four months, 20 women had secured a spot in the course assessment after passing one of four sessions of gender-integrated Ranger Training Assessment Courses (RTAC). One female soldier chose to withdraw. Only eight women and 184 men successfully completed the first four days of Ranger School, after a...
  • Clinton: 'Deep-seated' beliefs block abortion access - back up and enforce laws

    04/24/2015 9:47:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said "deep-seated … religious beliefs" have to be changed before the world's women will get full access to abortion. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Clinton said, according to The Daily Caller. “Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” she argued about abortion. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will." “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be...
  • Pressure grows on Marines to consider lowering combat standards for women

    04/21/2015 5:07:39 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Two years ago, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the nation’s top military officer, laid down an edict on the Obama administration’s plan to open direct land combat jobs to women: If women cannot meet a standard, senior commanders better have a good reason why it should not be lowered. Today, the “Dempsey rule” appears to have its first test case. The Marine Corps just finished research to see if female officers could successfully complete its rigorous Infantry Officer Course.
  • Pressure grows on Marines to consider lowering combat standards for women

    04/20/2015 8:48:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 19, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Two years ago, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the nation’s top military officer, laid down an edict on the Obama administration’s plan to open direct land combat jobs to women: If women cannot meet a standard, senior commanders better have a good reason why it should not be lowered. Today, the “Dempsey rule” appears to have its first test case. The Marine Corps just finished research to see if female officers could successfully complete its rigorous Infantry Officer Course.
  • MLB's hiring of minority and women front office staff has remained flat

    04/17/2015 6:27:03 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 16, 2015
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Major League Baseball maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, while its percentage of African-American players remained only slightly above a study's low set in the 2007 season. The annual report issued Wednesday by Richard Lapchick's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida gave MLB an A grade in racial hiring and C in gender hiring.
  • Reid: Women "More Patient", Less Inclined To War Then Men

    04/17/2015 4:09:38 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) stated that “women appear to me to be more patient” and not as inclined to go to war as men in an interview broadcast on Thursday’s “Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC.
  • Hillary Is Not a Woman: She’s a Liberal

    04/14/2015 1:54:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 14, 2015 | Jeffery Lord
    <p>“I suppose it’s fair to say:don’t you someday want to see a woman president?”Thus asks Hillary Clinton,newly declared for the presidency.Or is that re-declared?</p> <p>The problem? Hillary Clinton isn’t a woman. And any Republican who is running for president who thinks she is will deserve the loss coming their way.</p>
  • NFL hires Sarah Thomas, 1st female official

    04/08/2015 4:43:43 PM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    AP-Sports ^ | April 8, 2015 | RACHEL COHEN
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sarah Thomas saw the New York City area code pop up on her phone and started praying it was the NFL calling to say she'd been hired as a full-time game official.Not because that would make her the first woman to hold the job. Her hopes were those of any longtime official on the cusp of working at the sport's pinnacle.
  • NFL makes Sarah Thomas first full-time female official

    04/08/2015 4:39:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    Thomas comes backed with a strong resume, having been the first female official to work a major collegiate bowl game. She joins eight other referees granted first-time employment for league games. "Our incoming officials have all demonstrated that they are among the best in college football," NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said in a statement. "We are excited about having them join us." Thomas had been doing some sideline work for Browns, Saints and Colts minicamp practices in the past, but she truly made her name through a strong resume at the NCAA level.
  • Blue States Bleeding Red

    04/05/2015 9:13:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2015 | Matt Walter
    Last week, Republicans expanded their majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives when 26-year-old Martina White won a special election in the 170th district. Expanding a legislative majority in a state that twice voted for Barack Obama is significant on its own, but expanding it because of the support of a unique coalition of Republican and traditionally Democratic-leading voters in a district in Philadelphia, a city where Republicans have not won an open General Assembly seat in 25 years, is extraordinary. The Republican wave did not end in November 2014, and White is just the latest Republican to win in...
  • AP Exclusive: Special ops troops doubt women can do the job

    04/04/2015 12:39:05 PM PDT · by PROCON · 38 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 4, 2015 | LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Surveys find that men in U.S. special operations forces do not believe women can meet the physical and mental demands of their commando jobs, and they fear the Pentagon will lower standards to integrate women into their elite units, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press. Studies that surveyed personnel found "major misconceptions" within special operations about whether women should be brought into the male-only jobs. They also revealed concerns that department leaders would "capitulate to political pressure, allowing erosion of training standards," according to one document.
  • Rodent romance: male mice use 'love songs' to woo their women

    04/03/2015 5:10:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/3/15 | Will Dunham - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - "Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs. And what's wrong with that? I'd like to know," Paul McCartney sings in his 1976 song "Silly Love Songs." Mice might agree. It turns out male mice actually use ultrasonic "love songs" to woo females, using different tunes when they smell but do not see a female and when they lay eyes on their potential lady love, scientists said on Wednesday. "I do think there is more going on with animal communication than we humans have been attuned to," Duke University neurobiology professor Erich Jarvis said....
  • UN Human Rights Official Says Islamic State More Open to Diversity than West SATIRE

    03/29/2015 10:47:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    UN human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein told the Security Council that “the Islamic State is more accepting of ethnic diversity than the western governments that are making war on them.” “Islam is open to persons of every race, color, or ethnicity,” Zeid pointed out. “It doesn’t matter if a person is black or white. As long as he accepts Allah as his master he can be a full member of the umma. This stands in contrast to a long history in which western governments have oppressed and even enslaved persons because of the color of their skin.” In support...
  • Top violator of women's rights around the world? It's Israel says UN

    03/27/2015 10:34:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 3/20/2015 | Anne Bayefsky
    Guess who is the number one violator of women’s rights in the world today? Israel. Violating the rights of Palestinian women. At least that is the view of the UN’s top women’s rights body, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday, March 20 by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s rights – Israel. Not Syria. Where government forces routinely employ rape and other sexual violence and torture against women as a tactic of war. Where in 2014 the Assad regime starved, tortured and killed at least...
  • House Dem Warns Climate Change Will Force Millions Of Poor Women To Engage In ‘Transactional Sex’

    03/26/2015 4:12:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 3/26/15
    WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., proposed a resolution Wednesday that warns climate change and ensuing natural disasters will force millions of vulnerable and poverty-stricken women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide their families with adequate food and water. Lee’s House Concurrent Resolution 29 says that food and water scarcity will be exacerbated by the effects of climate change, forcing increased “conflict and instability” that will particularly affect the strain on women farmers “who are estimated to produce 60 to 80 percent of the food in most developing countries.” “[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic...
  • Women and Guns Data - Reasons why they carry

    03/24/2015 8:12:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 11 replies
    wshootingjournal ^ | 3/24/2015
    Almost every feature of gun proprietorship for women have been looked at with the exception of an exceptionally key inquiry: What are the reasons that motivates women to buy and own guns? In this last segment of NSSF’s report, we look at the driving variables of a women enthusiasm for owning guns. According to NSSF’s survey, the biggest motivation for a woman’s purchase is personal defense. Almost half of the women in the poll stated either self-defense (26.2%) or home defense (22%) as the “most important reason to own a gun.” Another significant motivator was hunting at 15.3 percent. To...
  • Why, Exactly, Do We Need A Woman President?

    03/24/2015 5:45:41 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    jewishworldreview.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Alicia Colon
    It appears that those who voted for Barack Obama for president simply because he is black are now urging we vote for Hillary Clinton simply because she is a woman. At a recent public event, Clinton asked her Democrat supporters, "I suppose it's fair to say: don't you someday want to see a woman president?" My answer to that ridiculous remark is-'that would depend on the woman.' That woman should be as qualified as any male candidate but if they believe that Hillary is eligible than that means they plan to vet her as poorly as they did Barack Obama....
  • Shaheen vs. women: Her loathsome sex trafficking vote

    03/23/2015 6:05:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Union Leader ^ | March 21. 2015
    U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen shamed herself with a vote that no one in New Hampshire should ever forget. That day, to her eternal discredit, she voted against a bill to help sex trafficking victims - on the order of her biggest campaign donor. The bill was the Justice for Victims of Sex Trafficking Act. Among its bipartisan list of cosponsors are Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. The bill would create a sex trafficking victim assistance fund, financed by revenue from criminal fines. Just before the bill was to come up for a vote, the abortion...
  • Integrating women into combat reduces effectiveness, harms unit cohesion

    03/19/2015 10:11:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jacqueline Klimas
    As the American military prepares to open all combat positions to women by 2016, a British report found that integrating women into combat would reduce effectiveness in battle and could harm unit cohesion. The British report, released in December, found that physiological differences put women at a disadvantage in both strength-based and aerobic fitness tests. Even women who are able to overcome the physiological disadvantage will likely get injured more easily or get tired quicker, making them easier targets and poorer marksmen in combat. “These are about biology rather than character,” the report states. The report found that some of...
  • Hillary Column Triggers Trigger Warning

    03/18/2015 2:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    When I wrote my recent Townhall column, “Hillary Will Be President Of Nothing,” I expected that the response from the foam-lipped Left would be irrational, unhinged hate. And I looked forward to it since, like all good conservatives, I feed off of impotent leftist rage. But little did I know that my column would itself be the recipient of one of those legendary “trigger warnings” that liberal feminist believe strong, independent, capable womyn need to avoid the emotional catastrophe of being offended. Nor did I expect that I would also have to apologize to a hideous demigod of unrepentant evil....
  • In New Hampshire, Clinton Backers Buckle Up

    03/13/2015 4:22:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 12, 2015 | Patrick Healy
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. — If Hillary Rodham Clinton is dying to roll her eyes at all the questions about her private email server, she has a soul mate in Laura Donohoe, who did just that, in utter disgust, as she defended Mrs. Clinton on Thursday between spoonfuls of clam chowder. “Oh God, here we go again — let’s jump into the garbage pit and make Hillary the butt of everyone’s hatred, because Hillary must be the very worst person on the planet,” said Ms. Donohoe, a retired nurse. She said she voted for Barack Obama over Mrs. Clinton in the 2008...
  • Brazil combats violence against women with new law

    03/11/2015 7:59:55 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    UPI ^ | March 11, 2015 | Ed Adamczyk
    BRASILIA, Brazil, March 11 (UPI) -- Brazil's tough new law imposes harsh sentences for the killing of women and girls, and the legislation is seen as a victory for Brazilian women. President Dilma Rousseff signed the bill into law this week, saying it is a part of the government's "zero-tolerance policy toward violence against Brazilian women."
  • Around Whittier: March 10 (Republican women to discuss Ted Cruz & Career Expo)

    03/10/2015 12:12:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WHITTIER Republican women to discuss Ted Cruz The Whittier Republican Women Federated is weighing the pros and cons of Ted Cruz as a possible presidential candidate, 7 p.m. Thursday at 8240 Las Pasadas Dr. Eric Dutra and Ariana Assenmacher lead the discussion. For reservations, email maryallwest@aol.com. NORWALK Career expo set for Wednesday Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District and Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Cerritos, are offering “Emerging Careers for the Future: Career Opportunity Expo” for students from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Norwalk High School, 11356 Leffingwell Rd. The expo gives attendees the chance to envision career paths in innovative work...
  • U.S. Air Force launches push to recruit more women and minorities

    03/08/2015 7:45:59 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 52 replies
    Reuters ^ | Andrea Shalal
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday kicked off a drive to attract and retain more women and minorities, including a push to increase the number of female officers and pilots. Air Force Secretary Deborah James announced nine measures that she said were critical to ensuring the Air Force's success, such as a web-based mentoring system, longer deferrals for deployments after pregnancy, and a 30-percent target for the percentage of females in the officer applicant pool, up from 25 percent.
  • Jihadi John apologist: sparks new outrage after refusing to condemn stoning of women

    03/07/2015 6:57:56 AM PST · by george76 · 15 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 March 2015 | Tom McTague
    The leader of the Muslim group who defended ISIS executioner Mohammed Emwazi has sparked further outrage after he refused to condemn the stoning women. Asim Qureshi, the director of Cage, was last night quizzed about extremist positions advocated by Muslim scholars - including female genital mutilation, domestic violence and stoning as a punishment for adultery. But Mr Qureshi, appearing on the BBC's This Week programme, failed to speak out against the practices - while also defending the right of Muslims to wage jihad. It comes after he defended the London-raised fanatic Emwazi - unmasked as the infamous fanatic 'Jihadi John'...
  • Guns are barreling back, thanks to women

    03/06/2015 2:56:01 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 40 replies
    Smith & Wesson reported solid earnings. Why? It’s down to a normalizing market — and a rise in women’s sport shooting. The horror that follows a mass shooting event does not last long in the public memory. And that’s good news for the firearms industry. Smith & Wesson, one of the three biggest U.S. gunmakers (along with Sturm, Ruger & Co. and privately held Freedom Group, which owns Remington), beat analyst expectations this week with its third-quarter earnings. Quarterly revenue of $130.6 million was down nearly 11% from the third quarter of last year, but that still topped predictions. Across...
  • Hillary Clinton to Democrats: Don't You Want To See a Female President?

    03/04/2015 5:46:57 AM PST · by lbryce · 29 replies
    Guardian ^ | March 4, 2015 | Alan Yuhas
    At her first public event since voters learned that she used personal email to handle sensitive government business for four years, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton avoided any suggestion or shadow of the scandal, instead delivering a dress rehearsal campaign speech to an audience of pro-choice advocates. As for her long-deferred announcement about the 2016 presidential race, Clinton did no more than repeat old quips about the difficult question of whether to run for president, at one point asking: “I suppose it’s fair to say: don’t you someday want to see a woman president?”
  • Abortion Advocates Continue Denying Scientific Studies Showing Abortion-Breast Cancer Link

    03/04/2015 12:11:00 AM PST · by kathsua · 1 replies
    Lifenews.com ^ | Mar 3, 2015 | Joel Brind
    Where to begin to expose the over-the-top dishonesty of abortion advocate Dr. David Grimes’ piece on abortion and breast cancer posted on Feb. 26 in the Huffington Post Blog (“Abortion and Breast Cancer: How Abortion Foes Got it Wrong“)? Not surprisingly Grimes begins by announcing dismissively that the abortion-breast cancer connection (ABC link) “was debunked long ago.” In truth, it is the denial that has been repeatedly debunked. Ironically, one of the key studies Grimes relies on as “a landmark prospective study of women in Denmark” to “prove” the ABC link is a myth is actually the largest and most...
  • Medicating Women’s Feelings

    03/03/2015 12:00:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 28, 2015 | Julie Holland
    WOMEN are moody. By evolutionary design, we are hard-wired to be sensitive to our environments, empathic to our children’s needs and intuitive of our partners’ intentions. This is basic to our survival and that of our offspring. Some research suggests that women are often better at articulating their feelings than men because as the female brain develops, more capacity is reserved for language, memory, hearing and observing emotions in others. These are observations rooted in biology, not intended to mesh with any kind of pro- or anti-feminist ideology. But they do have social implications. Women’s emotionality is a sign of...
  • Opinion: Women: At the political fringes no longer

    02/23/2015 5:00:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Pocono Record ^ | February 23, 2015 | Martha Burk
    It’s that time of year and Americans are honoring some of our favorite presidents. How about honoring our female presidents this time around? Oh, I forgot. There aren’t any. Frankly, I find America’s two-centuries-and-counting streak of all-male presidents astounding. You’d think it was against the law to elect a woman. (It probably would have been if the founding fathers had even thought it could happen — it’s not like they let them vote or anything.) And it’s not that women haven’t tried. Most people don’t know about the first woman to run for our highest office. Victoria Woodhull gave it...
  • Tattooed Women

    02/22/2015 8:21:25 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 183 replies
    2/22/15 | originalbuckeye
    Is anyone else tired of seeing women who are a mess with tattoos?
  • Bin Laden’s slayer welcomes mentally tough GI Janes to boost SEALs

    02/22/2015 7:12:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 21, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    The Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden says there is a welcome mat out for women SEALs if they can meet the grueling physical and mental standards that exist today. Former Chief Petty Officer Robert O’Neill, whose handpicked SEAL Team Six unit raided bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, answered “absolutely” when asked whether women can meet the demands of sea, undersea, ground and airborne warriors. Asked by The Washington Times how he knows, Mr. O’Neill said, “I’ve met women that I think can beat me up. I’m not joking. Here in the states. There are some tough women out...
  • Four out of five women don't shower every day

    Four out of five women admit they don't shower every day, and a third say they can go for three days without washing their body. The personal hygiene of Britain's fairer sex - or the lack thereof - has been laid bare in a survey of 2,021 women aged 18 to 50 for skincare range Flint + Flint. It also found that almost two thirds can't be bothered removing make-up before they go to bed, and one in eight own up to not brushing their teeth before they sleep.
  • Three missing London schoolgirls 'travelling to Syria to join Isil'

    02/20/2015 8:39:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | February 20, 2015 | Martin Evans
    Police are appealing for help to find three schoolgirls who have gone missing and are thought to have travelled to Turkey with the intention of crossing the border into Syria. They are Shamima Begum, 15, who could be using the name Acklina Begum, and 16-year-old Kadiza Sultana. The third girl, 15, is not being named at the request of her family, Scotland Yard said. Police fear the girls, all pupils at the Bethnal Green Academy, in east London, might be heading to join terror group Isil - Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as Islamic State. They...
  • Girls Guns & Dangerous Games

    02/18/2015 10:33:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/18/2015 | C Cocoles
    California Clothing Mavens Hit The Road For New Hunting Series They’ve come a long ways, metaphorically at least, from designing outdoor fashion clothes for women out of a home garage in northern California. Jen Adams and Norissa Harman had a vision that spawned a successful company, Girls With Guns Clothing. But while the gals remain small-town at heart, choosing to continue their work out of Red Bluff, a quiet hamlet of 14,000 off Interstate 5, 130 miles north of Sacramento, even for these ambitious entrepreneurs, traveling across a continent, an ocean and hunting the wild lands of Africa in...
  • Why No Swimsuit Issue of Men?

    02/17/2015 2:29:24 AM PST · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-17-2015 | Dennis Prager
    On the happily few occasions when callers to my radio show make a particularly foolish comment, I ask them what graduate school they attended. When they ask why I assume they attended graduate school, I respond, "Only someone who went to graduate school would say something that foolish." Because it is never my intention to humiliate a caller, I always hasten to explain that my comment is not directed at the caller; it is directed at our universities. Moreover, I mean it literally. In order to say certain things that are so obviously foolish, one has to be taught them....
  • Women & Guns: More Info from NSSF

    02/16/2015 6:48:51 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/16/2015 | wsj
    The National Shooting Games Establishment (NSSF) as of late discharged a thorough report details regarding women and guns. The report, “Women Gun Owners: Purchasing, Perceptions and Participation,” speaks to a study of more than 1,000 women, which investigates almost every part of weapon proprietorship. In spite of the fact that we hear an incredible arrangement about the quantity of women who have as of late procured their first gun, the majority of those reviewed, 42.1 percent, have claimed a weapon for no less than 10 years. About 33% of the women reviewed, however, are a piece of the female gun...
  • Government is coming for your yoga pants

    02/15/2015 12:21:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 107 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 13, 2015 | Fingers Malloy
    Yoga pants are under attack. Lately, they have been a hot topic on Facebook, blogs and other corners of the web. Some say they are too tight. Others complain that we, as a society, have lost all sense of modesty. The question has been posed: Should women wear yoga pants in public? For one state legislator in Montana, the struggle against yoga pants is real. No. Seriously. From the Billings Gazette:
  • Frustrated movie critics want MORE sex in Fifty Shades of Grey as flaccid flick [truncated]

    02/11/2015 6:45:22 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 11, 2015 | Kieran Corcoran and Olivia Foster
    It may have been touted as the steamiest thing in Hollywood - but movie critics rounded on Fifty Shades of Grey for being too light on the sex. In a barrage of reviews published on Tuesday night, most of those who sat down with the raunchy adaptation ahead of its 13 February release date lamented its 'run-of-the-mill' lovemaking. One critic pointed out that sex only makes up 15 minutes of the two-hour runtime. Another pointed out that there are no visible genitals, no orgasms - and not that much nudity.
  • How to Make Sense of an Incoherent America

    02/10/2015 9:23:38 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 2/9/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The United States can be quite an incoherent place at times. Here are a few examples. Diversity Sometime in the 1990s the growing contradictions of affirmative action in a multiracial society became problematic. Ethnic ancestry was often neither easily identifiable nor readily commensurate with class status, and so gave way to a more popular term: “diversity.”
  • Saddle-Up your High Horse! Time to Shoot Down Myths about Crusades, Inquisition & War on Women

    02/09/2015 7:40:58 AM PST · by NYer · 53 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 8, 2015 | SUSAN E. WILLS
    Conservative media were in an uproar last week over the President’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast. He said that we see “faith being twisted and distorted … sometimes used as a weapon” and “lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ." Nearly everyone took the statement to mean “Catholic pot, don’t call the Muslim kettle black.” And they were quick to point out that the “terrible deeds in the name of Christ” were...
  • Theaters ask moviegoers to leave whips and ropes at home ahead of Fifty Shades Of Grey

    02/06/2015 2:24:33 PM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 6, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    Fans of Fifty Shades Of Grey, you've been warned: leave those whips and riding crops at home on your way to the movies next week. AMC, Regal Entertainment and Cinemark have banned movie goers from bringing naughty props to the cinema in anticipation of the hotly awaited world premiere of Fifty Shades Of Grey. The film adaptation of EL James' steamy best-selling erotic romance starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele hits the big screen on Valentine’s Day, February 14.
  • More Than 500,000 In U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Female Genital Excision

    02/06/2015 12:43:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    LATimes ^ | February 06, 2015 | ALEXANDRA ZAVIS
    More Than 500,000 In U.S. Could Be At Risk Of Female Genital Excision Preliminary data shows that up to 507,000 women and girls in the United States were at risk of female genital excision in 2013. By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS A new study finds that nearly 507,000 women and girls in the U.S. could be at risk of female genital excision There is anecdotal evidence of U.S. girls being sent to their parents' home countries for 'vacation cutting' Nearly 507,000 women and girls in the United States could be at risk of female genital excision, including 57,000 in California, a new...
  • MEN: STOP SAYING “WE’RE PREGNANT” – YOU’RE NOT, SHE IS. EQUALITY HAS ITS LIMITS

    02/03/2015 8:40:24 AM PST · by Thurstan · 95 replies
    EpicTimes ^ | 2/3/15 | Jerry Doyle
    Have you ever run across couples who want to tell you “we’re pregnant”? It’s part of the gender neutrality, everyone is the same, there is no difference between men and women, nonsense.
  • Pope Francis: Men shouldn't be so macho

    02/02/2015 4:58:12 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 107 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 2, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, Pope Francis, who once boasted of having been a bouncer,"has called for more women in the International Theological Commission, even after tripling the number of women on the team this past September. 'In the ever more diverse makeup of the Commission,' he said, 'I want to see a higher presence of women.' The Pope also said recently that it is chiefly women who pass on the faith, and urged men to listen to women more and not be so 'macho.' He said that men often don’t allow enough room for women while 'women are capable of seeing...
  • Abortion can lead to trauma in men; often couples split up afterwards

    02/01/2015 10:00:24 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    clinicquotes.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Sarah Terzo
    “Trauma from an abortion can also affect men. Guilt and hurt after an abortion can drive couples apart, especially if one partner was unsure about the decision. Often couples split up following an abortion. You may want your relationship back to where it used to be, but this is impossible. Sometimes men react with a gut instinct that it is better to do something quickly and worry about the consequences later. A common reaction is “Get rid of it”. But this is not one of those situations, and an abortion will not put things back as they were. In short,...
  • Am I the only one annoyed by the hectoring pro"women" Super Bowl "commercials?"

    02/01/2015 5:29:34 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 193 replies
    my own fevered imagination | February 1, 2015 | me
    Am I the only person watching this "football game" (which is actually a good football game) annoyed by these annoying lectures, masquerading as commercials, about how powerful, capable, independent and valuable women are, so we barbaric men shouldn't devalue them, disrespect them (not actually a word) or hit them? Is this really what we need to be told while we're trying to just watch a ball game? I know the rest of the culture insists on this, but aren't men the primary clientele of the NFL? Why does the NFL have to subject us to this nonsense?
  • Palin to return to Midland

    01/30/2015 9:27:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | January 30, 2015 | Gary A. Rhodes
    Former Alaska governor to discuss how women are showing 21st century leadership. UTPB’s John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute is hosting a lecture featuring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Feb. 12 at the Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center. As part of the Shepperd Distinguished Lecture Series, Palin, the former Republican vice presidential candidate, will address the topic, “Groundbreakers, Mavericks and Trailblazers: How Women are showing 21st Century Leadership.” The lecture is free and open to the public and begins at 7 p.m. The event will be co-moderated by Patrick Canty, publisher of the Odessa American, and Robert Brescia, executive director...
  • How Do Americans Feel About Women, Gays in the Pulpit?

    01/30/2015 7:43:46 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    Americans support women in the pulpit and in senior leadership positions within the church. But they are more hesitant when it comes to supporting openly gay and lesbian religious leaders. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 60% of American Adults favor women in the pulpit, while just 16% are opposed. Twenty-five percent (25%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Even more (74%) support women in leadership positions in their respective faiths. Just nine percent (9%) are opposed, with 17% undecided. Just 43% of Americans favor openly gay and lesbian individuals in the pulpit. Thirty-eight...
  • Sugary Drinks Tied to Earlier Menstruation

    01/30/2015 6:01:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 27, 2014 | Nicholas Bakalar
    Here is another mark against sugary drinks: A new study has found that drinking them is associated with lowered age of menarche. Age of first menses has decreased substantially since the early 20th century, and studies have shown that younger age of menarche is associated with increased risk of breast and endometrial cancer in later life. [Snip] After controlling for birth weight, maternal age at menarche, physical activity, and many dietary and behavioral factors, [researchers] found that girls who drank one-and-a-half 12-ounce cans a day of nondiet soda or sugared iced tea had their first period an average of 2.7...