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  • The Duty to Abort (great pro-Sarah read)

    09/19/2008 9:25:04 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 9 replies · 151+ views
    The Covert Rationing Blog ^ | Richard Fogoros, MD
    There are, it would appear by reading newspapers and watching TV, many reasons not to like Sarah Palin, and even more reasons not to approve of her. Indeed, on the very day Governor Palin was announced as Senator McCain’s running mate, DrRich said to his own lovely bride of these past 35 years, “I hope Ms. Palin has Clarence Thomas’ phone number. She’s going to need some advice.” Clarence Thomas, of course, is the Supreme Court Justice who is masquerading as an African American (his credentials as an actual black person having been thoroughly and systematically discredited by the diversity...
  • Exclusive-Islamic State Fighter: Kill Women Who "Provoke Sexual Desires Of Men"

    11/23/2015 12:47:46 PM PST · by Biggirl · 61 replies ^ | November 23, 2015 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    Any Muslim present at the French establishments targeted by extremists two weeks ago deserved to die for violating Islamic law by engaging in “dancing and alcohol and prostitution and singing.” Women who refuse to cover their heads should be killed for “provoking the sexual desires of men.”
  • Why young American women are joining ISIS

    11/22/2015 11:12:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 11/22/15 | Danielle Paquette
    Toward the end of the century, Westerners who fled their home countries to fight in Afghanistan or Bosnia shared a common characteristic: They were practically all men. Today’s militant recruits, however, represent a dramatic demographic shift. Most are just entering adulthood. They often meet terrorists online. They’ve asked in covert chats: Do you have hair dryers, or should I bring one? One in seven are women, according to a new report. An estimated 4,500 Westerners have ditched home for the Islamic State or other Sunni jihadist groups in Syria or Iraq. Researchers at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in...
  • Mass graves of women 'too old to be Isil sex slaves' - this is what we're up against

    11/17/2015 7:35:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/17/15 | Sophy Ridge
    As the world prayed for Paris, more than three thousand miles east another atrocity was being uncovered in Iraq - two mass graves containing the bodies of older Yazidi women. Sophy Ridge explains why we can't ignore them In the desert dust of Sinjar, in north west Iraq, a walking stick lies on the ground. Strewn casually alongside it are a couple of pairs of scissors, some household keys and a shoe. Bank notes flutter in the dirt. But, if you look a little closer, the scene becomes a horror show. Clumps of hair and fragments of bone poke grotesquely...
  • 'Refugees Welcome Bonn' Event Spoilt by Migrants 'Touching, Harassing, and Molesting' Women

    11/16/2015 3:11:18 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 26 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 16 November 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    The 'Refugees Welcome' movement in the former West German capital Bonn attempted to hold a welcome-wagon type event in order for the community to mix with the new -mostly Muslim- arrivals last weekend... what could possibly go wrong? Insanely-horny-with-no-sense-of-shame-or-dignity Muslim men could go after all the yummy German girls who showed up with colorful smiley-face banners, for one... and of course they did.  Where the husbands and fathers were hiding while all this was going-on is anybody's guess, but of course it's just a cultural misunderstanding, right?  The event organizers 'made announcements' over the PA to 'stop this behavior' at once, but that...
  • Favorite"Woman"Songs.Title or lyrics,tell us your Favorites.Freeper Canteen 11~13~15

    11/12/2015 4:58:51 PM PST · by fatima · 328 replies
    ~Favorite "Woman" Song's~ Led Zeppelin - American Woman *Video* Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison *Video*
  • Springs Officers Will No Longer Take Fitness Tests After (gender) Discrimination Lawsuit

    11/12/2015 6:01:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 11, 2015 | Tom Mustin
    Colorado Springs residents had a lot to say after hearing that Colorado Springs police officers will no longer have to take physical fitness tests this year. "I think it’s a mistake," Mary Jo Piccin told CBS4’s Tom Mustin. "I think the police need to be able to chase down them criminals." Last Friday the Colorado Springs Police Department agreed to the demands of 12 female officers who filed a civil suit claiming the fitness tests are discriminatory. All the officers were over the age of 40.
  • CDC: Obesity Still Rising in US, Women Overtake Men

    11/12/2015 7:42:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation's alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate has climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.
  • Record Number Of Women Now Live In Parents' Basement, Lack Of Weddings Blamed

    11/11/2015 6:34:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Bloomberg Article via Zero Hedge ^ | 11/11/2015 | Bloomberg Copied By Tyler Durden
    It was less than two months ago that we brought you “The Mystery Of The ‘Missing Inflation’ Solved, And Why The US Housing Crisis Is About To Get Much Worse.” In it, we documented the inexorable rise of rents in America which, thanks to the housing crisis, has gone from being  a society of homeowners to a society of renters, wiping out two decades of “progress” on the homeownership rate in the short span of seven years. Of course to a certain extent (scratch that, to a “great” extent), the market sowed the seeds of its own destruction by creating...
  • COMPILATION: Women in the Energy Industry and their success: The Jacki Daily Show

    11/09/2015 5:40:20 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 8 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 11/9/15 | The Jacki Daily Show
    COMPILATION: Women in the Energy Industry and their success: The Jacki Daily Show The host of the Jacki Daily show has had an impressive career in energy, law, and politics. Most recently, Jacki served as General Counsel to an engineering firm specializing in energy, national security and environmental cleanup. Previously, she served many years as legal counsel on Capitol Hill to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution and the former Ranking Member of the Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee, advising on the oversight of federal agencies. Prior to her career in Washington, she worked as a corporate litigator,...
  • Study: Most women are bisexual or lesbians [Settled Science?]

    11/09/2015 7:56:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/09/2015 | Ed Straker
    If you're a woman reading this, chances are you're a bisexual or a lesbian.  Science says so – so it has to be true.  If you're a man reading this, I can finally explain why some seemingly promising first dates never worked out for you.  The answer, so we’re told, to both is simple: most women are bisexual or lesbians. A study has found that most women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women. The study, led by Dr Gerulf Rieger from the Department of Psychology at the University...
  • Women are either bisexual or gay but 'never straight'

    11/06/2015 6:01:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 95 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2015 | Eleanor Steafel
    Most women are either bisexual or gay but "never straight", a study suggests. Research has found that though lesbians are much more attracted to the female form, most women who say they are straight are in fact aroused by videos of both naked men and naked women.
  • U.S. Backed Moderate Rebels Put Alawite Women in Cages to Protect Themselves from Airstrikes

    11/01/2015 11:38:42 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 202 replies
    The Arab Source ^ | 11/01/15 | Leith Fadel
    In order to deter the Syrian and Russian Air Forces inside the East Ghouta (collection of farms) region of rural Damascus, the U.S. backed moderate rebels from “Jaysh Al-Islam” (Army of Islam) and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have placed kidnapped Alawite women in cages to protect themselves from airstrikes. The U.S. backed Syrian Opposition’s social media activists posted the photos of the six kidnapped Alawite women on Twitter, adding their extra commentary that included sectarian insults to degrade the helpless women and taunt the Syrian President Dr. Bashar Al-Assad. This is not the first time that the U.S. backed...
  • The Women’s Energy Network: The Jacki Daily Show

    10/29/2015 4:53:44 PM PDT · by RaceBannon
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 10/26/2015 | The Jacki Daily Show
    The Women’s Energy Network Angela Walton, incoming President of the Women’s Energy Network of North Texas, explains the opportunities available to women in the energy sector.
  • ISIS stops women from being treated by gynecologists; Closes women’s clinics

    10/29/2015 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 45 replies
    Lisa Daftari's The Foreign Desk ^ | 10/29/15 | Lisa Daftari
    ISIS has allegedly called for the closing of all women's clinics in Raqqa, the terror group's headquarters in Syria, threatening to kill doctors, according to a human rights group. This is the latest in the Islamic State,s war on women, raping them, taking them as sex slaves, and forcing young children into marriages. ISIS is trying to restrict the interaction between men and women by keeping these physicians away from their female patients, according to some activists.
  • Women Have Suffered More Under Obama Policies

    10/27/2015 10:52:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/27/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Now that Hillary Clinton has, by default, sewn up the Democratic nomination, expect Democrats to play the gender card for all its worth. In August, Clinton lashed out at the GOP field: "extreme views on women, we expect from some of the terrorist groups ... but it's a little hard to take from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States." So much for cleaning up the harsh partisan discourse in Washington. Clinton's "gender equity" agenda includes family-leave legislation and a federal mandate requiring that women receive equal pay. This from a senator, from 2002-2008, who paid...

    10/25/2015 8:14:35 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/25/2015 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    The politically correct Glamour Magazine has reportedly waived the one defining requirement of candidates for its “Woman of the Year” honor—a double X chromosome—in conferring the title for 2015 on crossdresser Bruce Jenner, a move many women are finding insulting. The magazine is expected to formally announce its choice of Jenner as woman of the year, along with actress Reese Witherspoon, on November 3. Criticisms are already piling up from women who find the choice of Jenner to be demeaning, and are falling into two main camps. First, out of all the real women in the world, could Glamour not...
  • Politics for women is Haram: Sunni scholar

    10/25/2015 1:18:31 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Monday, October 26, 2015 | V. R. Jayaraj
    Kochi - In Kerala, where 50 per cent of the seats and positions in local self-Government institutions are reserved for women and where hundreds of Muslim women are contesting in the current civic poll, a prominent Sunni scholar-orator has pushed Muslim outfits into confusion by issuing a 'reprimand' that women's entry into politics and election battles is "Haram before Allah" according to Islam. The 'reprimand' has caused a huge headache for outfits like the Muslim League, second biggest constituent of the Congress-led ruling UDF for which Sunni Muslims are a major vote-bank. But the speech of the scholar of Samastha,...
  • If men were removed from politics: 4 Before and After photos

    10/22/2015 10:30:41 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 43 replies
    American Irony ^ | 10-22-15 | The Looking Spoon
    For all of the Photoshop wizardry I've accomplished over the years I must say these are as impressive in execution as they are visually striking in making their point...(I didn't do these, my hat is off to whoever did) Hey...where'd Obama go?
  • Why do so few women kill?

    10/22/2015 4:57:50 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 78 replies
    Observation and Thinking | 22 October 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Why are there so few women killers? Strange enough, almost all killing is committed by men. The reasons vary, but one is most interesting. Men will get very angry about something at work and will go to work and kill a supervisor or coworker. Also, men will get upset about some political issue and will kill a group of innocent people (i.e. recent mass killings in the U.S.). Why don't women do that on a regular basis? Well, some do, but in almost every case those women are living under islam (women suicide bombers). It is the only religion in...
  • A Tribute to the Holy Women of the Mystical Tradition

    10/20/2015 7:24:55 AM PDT · by Salvation · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-19-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Tribute to the Holy Women of the Mystical Tradition Msgr. Charles Pope • October 19, 2015 • 1 Comment This past week, I have been traveling in Europe: Fatima, Lourdes, Avila, and soon enough up to Notre Dame in Paris. What a privilege it is to be in these places so near to the feasts of our Lady of Fatima (10/13) and St. Teresa of Avila (10/15)! Yes, two very important women in my life: Mother Mary and St. Teresa.Indeed, I have come to realize my need for and indebtedness to the holy women of God’s Church, to those...
  • General: Army can't investigate anonymous claims against Ranger School

    10/18/2015 7:49:16 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | October 18, 2015 | Chuck Williams
    Maj. Gen. Scott Miller’s voice held frustration late Friday afternoon during a quickly arranged media roundtable on the fourth floor of McGinnis-Wickam Hall, headquarters of the Army’s Maneuver Center of Excellence. The commanding general of Fort Benning has been fighting allegations for months that female soldiers were given special treatment to pass Ranger School, the most physically and mentally demanding training offered by the Army. Four hours after the third woman graduated, Miller sat front and center with Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Metheny to his right and four members of the Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, including the commander, Col....
  • Violent mob of topless pro-abort feminists assaults praying men, tries to burn Cathedral

    10/15/2015 1:48:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 14, 2015 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    WARNING: The video footage included below is shocking and contains violence and censored nudity. Viewer discretion is advised.  Mar de Plata, October 13, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - A horrific and surreal scene unfolded Monday night outside the Cathedral of Mar de Plata in Argentina as hordes of women, many of them masked and half naked, violently assaulted a group of young men who stood outside the Cathedral of Mar de Plata praying and standing watch. Such violence is becoming the norm for the annual March for Women in the Pope's native land of Argentina, although this year's violence seemed to be the...
  • Columnist: Donald Trump's Business History Of Promoting Women

    10/15/2015 8:39:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | October 15, 2015 | Breitbart News
    Lisa Belkin at Yahoo politics looks back at Donald Trump’s business career and discovers he has a history of hiring and promoting women.
  • Illinois Tollway Establishes Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    10/12/2015 7:49:25 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Downers Grove Patch ^ | September 24, 2015 | Morgan Searels and the Illinois Tollway
    Submitted by the Illinois Tollway. The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors today announced it has created a new committee to guide the development of policies and programs that will continue to encourage and support the agency’s inclusion efforts in contracting, procurement of goods and services and workforce diversity. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee will work to expand and increase the effectiveness of current Tollway efforts to offer small and veteran-owned firms and disadvantaged, minority- and women-owned businesses opportunities to compete for agency contracts and encourage all firms the agency does business with to hire more diverse workforces. “Establishing this new...
  • Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘Republicans are saying let’s kick women ...out of this country’

    10/12/2015 5:17:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/12/15 | Robert Laurie
    #WarOnSanity Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s tireless effort to make people believe the GOP hates women is one of nature’s true miracles. Each year, she makes a harrowing journey to the friendly lands of MSNBC or CNN, where she feathers an exquisite nest of lies and insanity. From her vantage point she surveys the political landscape and, like the swallows to San Juan Capistrano or salmon to their birthplace, she returns to her ridiculous “war on women” meme. It has never worked. Despite her best efforts (or perhaps because of them) elected Democrats have become and endangered species. Nationwide, their numbers have...
  • The Global Search for Education: Gender Gender Gender – Do we get it?

    10/10/2015 6:33:16 PM PDT · by 100American · 1 replies ^ | Oct 6, 2015 | C.M. Rubin
    What are some real world examples of gender equality benefiting the economy? There are four main ways in which gender equality contributes to growth. The first is simply the increase in the number of people who are economically engaged, whether as workers or business owners. A significant proportion of the economic growth experienced in the US and in Europe during the 20th century was caused by the entry of women into the labor force. The second is the improved efficiency in resource use. Today, there are more women in higher education than men, both in Europe and the US. If...
  • Blame Women (Disproportionately) for the Collapse of Western Civilization

    10/07/2015 4:03:49 PM PDT · by papertyger · 76 replies
    Captain Capitalism Blog ^ | September 30, 2015 | Captain Capitalism
    THE GREATEST GIFT Human history has basically been the struggle for freedom.  And it has been a struggle against two things: 1.  Natural elements or "limitations" (such as starvation, thirst, disease, famine, cold, heat, predators, etc.) and 2.  Other humans. The natural elements that limit human freedom have been fought against (and largely won) with advances in technology, agriculture, economics, and science.  We've eliminated starvation and thirst through agricultural technology, cured diseases through medicine, and though we have yet to unlock the secrets of immortality, the majority of people today do not spend their time searching for a clean water...
  • Congressman Asks for Documents to Find Out Whether Women Got Special Treatment at Ranger School

    09/30/2015 1:27:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    People Magazine ^ | September 22, 2015 | Susan Keating
    A congressman who is a combat veteran and Ranger graduate has asked the Pentagon's top Army leader to produce documents related to the performance of the females who began Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia earlier this year, PEOPLE has learned. In a letter obtained exclusively by PEOPLE, Rep. Steve Russell, R-Okla., gave outgoing Army Secretary John McHugh until September 25 to produce documents revealing the women's test scores, evaluations, injuries, pre-training and more. The letter was delivered to McHugh's Pentagon office on September 15. "The training of our combat warriors is paramount to our national defense," Russell wrote to...
  • Walter Williams: Unnecessary Loss of Life

    09/29/2015 10:50:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who have never set foot on — or even seen — a battlefield. Today's battlefield commanders must be alert to the media and do-gooders who are all too ready to demonize troops involved in a battle that produces noncombatant deaths, so-called collateral damage. According to a Western Journalism article by Leigh H Bravo, "Insanity: The Rules of Engagement" (, our troops fighting in Afghanistan cannot do night...
  • Psychological Consequences of Islam’s Views on Women”

    09/28/2015 12:55:01 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Analysis: “Psychological Consequences of Islam’s Views on Women” DECEMBER 19, 2014 , BY NICOLAI SENNELS Nicolai Sennels is a Danish licensed psychologist known for his writings about the psychology of Islam and Muslim culture. Sennels is author of the book, “Among Muslim Criminals: a Psychologist’s Experiences from the Copenhagen Municipality,” based on his work in Danish capital’s youth prison Sřnderbro. He has also published a high number of articles on the subject, which are spread widely on the internet. Together with renowned writers on Islam such as Ibn Warraq, Hans Jansen and Bat Ye’or and others, Sennels contributed a chapter...
  • Was It Fixed? Army General Told Subordinates: 'A Woman Will Graduate Ranger School,' Sources Say

    09/26/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 39 replies
    people ^ | Sep. 25, 2015 | Susan Keating
    Way back in January, long before the first women attended the Army's elite Ranger School – one of the most grueling military courses in the world – officials at the highest levels of the Army had already decided failure was not an option, sources tell PEOPLE. "A woman will graduate Ranger School," a general told shocked subordinates this year while preparing for the first females to attend a "gender integrated assessment" of the grueling combat leadership course starting April 20, sources tell PEOPLE. "At least one will get through." That directive set the tone for what was to follow, sources...

    09/24/2015 7:23:03 PM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Drudge ^ | 24 Sep 15
    Women allowed only if married to Swiss Guard or other legal citizen... PHOTOS: Pope's border wall around Vatican...
  • Many Republican Women Have Second Thoughts About Donald Trump

    09/22/2015 10:38:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | September 22, 2015 | EMMA COURT and COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON
    Many Republican Women Have Second Thoughts About Donald Trump GOP front-runner loses ground in polls after his comments about Carly Fiorina and Megyn Kelly By EMMA COURT and COLLEEN MCCAIN NELSON Sept. 22, 2015 GREENVILLE, S.C.—When Ruth Silver was watching last week’s Republican debate in her Wantagh, N.Y., living room, she was so impressed with Carly Fiorina’s “class and poise, I wanted to stand up and applaud.” Ms. Silver, 71 years old, said the former Hewlett-Packard executive’s performance was so strong she began rethinking her support for celebrity businessman Donald Trump. For now, Ms. Silver is sticking with Mr. Trump...
  • GOP lawmaker questions test scores of female Army Rangers

    09/22/2015 3:52:13 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    A House Republican is investigating the test scores and supporting documentation for the two women who last month became the first female graduates of the Army's elite Ranger School. Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.), a Ranger graduate who served in Iraq, sent a letter to outgoing Army Secretary John McHugh last week asking for documents on the two graduates' test scores, injuries, evaluations and other materials, according to People magazine. "The training of our combat warriors is paramount to our national defense," Russell wrote to McHugh, according to the magazine. "In order to ensure that the Army retains its ability to...
  • Trump, Carson, Fiorina lead GOP pack in Iowa

    09/22/2015 10:36:32 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/22/2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    Real estate tycoon Donald Trump, with 24 percent, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with 17 percent, and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, with 13 percent, take the top spots in Public Policy Polling's newest survey of GOP primary voters in the Hawkeye State.The rest of the candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination register in single digits, including Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Marco Rubio (Fla.), at 8 percent each, and former Govs. Jeb Bush (Fla.) and Mike Huckabee (Ark.), at 6 percent apiece. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who dropped out of the GOP race Monday after falling dramatically in polls,...
  • Florence Gun Show vendors say more women buying guns

    09/21/2015 2:09:05 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    FLORENCE, SC (WBTW) – The fall gun show at the Florence Civic Center revealed a new demographic for sales Sunday afternoon. Vendors who were there say women are buying more guns, hunting and participating in the shooting sport. Stan Davis is the owner of S&R Gun Sales. He attends the gun show in Florence in the spring and fall. However, this year he’s noticed a difference in people who are buying guns. “I have seen an increase in ladies, coming in and buying small arms for themselves, getting signed up for CWP classes,” Davis Said.
  • Here's the Real Reason Why So Many Women are Single

    09/21/2015 6:14:44 AM PDT · by BJ1 · 197 replies
    Mic ^ | 09/16/2015 | Kate Hakala
    "I know lots of single men," Cara, 26, a resident of Brooklyn, New York, told Mic. "It's just... most are of little or no interest to me as anything other than a hookup." Tired of old ways: The somewhat revolutionary notion that women are actually deciding not to marry is something that wouldn't be possible if the value of marriage itself hadn't changed drastically over the years. "When women's life choices were highly constrained, they had little negotiating power," Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington, wrote for CNN. "They had to marry or were seen as...
  • Tensions rise over women in combat

    09/20/2015 1:06:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 20, 2015 | Kristina Wong & Rebecca Kheel
    A battle is brewing in Washington over the military's push to open all combat units to women. The Marine Corps is reportedly poised to ask that some positions remain available only to men, following a nine-month study that found units with all genders did not perform as well in combat. The issue is stirring a passionate debate in the military community, pitting the Marine Corps against its own service secretary and creating a bitter divide on the House Armed Services Committee. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, who is the service secretary for the Marine Corps, blasted the study of the Marine...
  • This guy went to college, but it doesn't make him husband material [Difficulty finding eligible men]

    09/19/2015 7:32:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 190 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/16/2015 | By Karol Markowicz
    It’s a complaint at least as old as “Sex and the City”: Where are all the good, dateable men? Why are there so many amazing women and so few acceptable mates for them? For a long time, the conclusions drawn were that women were doing something wrong. Too aggressive, not aggressive enough, not putting themselves out there, putting themselves out there a little too often. A new book “Date-onomics: How Dating Became a Lopsided Numbers Game” by Jon Birger sets out to show that women aren’t doing anything wrong: There just aren’t enough Mr. Rights to go around. Birger explains...
  • Marines seek to close combat jobs to women

    09/18/2015 10:08:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Wasington Times ^ | September 18, 2015 | Lolita C. Baldor - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Marine Corps is expected to ask that women not be allowed to compete for several front-line combat jobs, inflaming tensions between Navy and Marine leaders, U.S. officials say. The tentative decision has ignited a debate over whether Navy Secretary Ray Mabus can veto any Marine Corps proposal to prohibit women from serving in certain infantry and reconnaissance positions. And it puts Gen. Joseph Dunford, the Marine Corps commandant who takes over soon as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at odds with the other three military services, who are expected to open all of their...

    09/17/2015 6:25:15 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | September 17, 2015 | Pam Key
    Wednesday at CNN’s Republican presidential debate, while discussing the current proposals to put a woman on the $10 bill, Republican presidential candidate and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said she would not make any changes to U.S. currency because it’s “a gesture.”
  • Navy, Marines To Open All Jobs to Women

    09/16/2015 7:57:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Defense One ^ | 9/15/15 | Bradley Peniston
    Ray Mabus has made up his mind: there’s no job in the Navy or Marine Corps that’s going to be off-limits to women.With more than a month to go before the deadline, the Navy Secretary made it clear on Monday: he will not be requesting any exceptions to the Pentagon edict that all U.S. military jobs be opened to women.“Nobody’s asking for an exemption in the Navy,” Mabus told an audience at the the City Club of Cleveland. “And I’ve been pretty clear about this for a while – I’m not going to ask for an exemption for the Marines.”That...
  • Mabus Throws Down: All Combat Positions In Dept Of Navy Will Open To Women

    09/16/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 46 replies
    /dailycalle ^ | 09/15/2015 | Jonah Bennett
    Despite considerable backlash from within the service, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said again Monday that the Marine Corps infantry and Navy SEALs will open up to women, no matter what. After receiving heated comments from both male and female Marines who participated in and ran a Marine Corps integration study, Mabus clarified Monday at a forum by the City Club of Cleveland that many of the gender gaps on performance could be closed with more training and leadership. What this means is that he’s sticking to his original plan that all combat jobs in the Department of the Navy will...
  • Topless protesters disrupt Muslim conference on women

    09/13/2015 2:49:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 80 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 9/13/15 | David Chazan
    Two Femen protesters were arrested after baring their breasts at a controversial conference near Paris on the role of Muslim women. According to Inna Shevchenko, a spokeswoman for the feminist protest group, two fundamentalist preachers were discussing the question of “whether wives should be beaten or not” when the activists, aged 25 and 31, ripped off their Arab-style cloaks and jumped on to the stage on Saturday evening. One had the slogan “No one subjugates me” inked across her torso. The other bore the words “I am my own prophet.” The protesters, aged 25 and 31, grabbed microphones and shouted...
  • Ted Cruz courts unlikely voter group in GOP presidential primary: women

    09/13/2015 1:42:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | September 13, 2015 | Katie Zezima
    PHOENIX — Sen. Ted Cruz strode through a resort here, past booths selling elephant-print scarves, “gently loved furs” and rhinestone pins spelling out presidential candidates’ names — and headed straight into a crowd of screaming women. “Oh, my God,” one exclaimed as she spotted Cruz walking toward her at the National Federation of Republican Women’s annual conference. Cruz (R-Tex.) came here Saturday on a mission to court female Republican activists. His timing may be opportune: As front-runner Donald Trump has come under fire for a string of comments many see as anti-women, Cruz is trying to seize the moment to...
  • Navy Secretary Mabus rejects Marine report showing women perform worse than men in combat roles

    09/11/2015 11:30:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 88 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 11, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus criticized Friday the findings of a new Marine report that all-male combat units perform better on a number of tactical tasks than mixed-gender units. Mr. Mabus, the civilian secretary who leads the Navy Department — including the Marine Corps — has called for the Navy to open combat jobs to women, and said the latest report may have been tainted by negative attitudes from the beginning. “They started out with a fairly largely component of the men thinking this is not a good idea, and women will not be able to do this,” he said in...

    09/11/2015 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies ^ | September 11, 2015 | Breitbart News
    CNN Senior Political Reporter Nia-Malika Henderson reports that Donald Trump is improving his standing with Republican women voters: For any other presidential candidate, making off-color — and arguably sexist — comments about a female competitor would likely result in an insurmountable problem with women voters.
  • Marine experiment finds women get injured more frequently, shoot less accurately than men

    09/10/2015 3:06:22 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 10, 2015 | Dan Lamothe
    Women in a new Marine Corps unit created to assess how female service members perform in combat were injured twice as often as men, less accurate with infantry weapons and not as good at removing wounded troops from the battlefield, according to the results of a long-awaited study produced by the service. The research was carried out by the service in a nine-month long experiment at both Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Twentynine Palms, Calif. About 400 Marines, including 100 women, volunteered to join the Ground Combat Element Integrated Task Force, the unit the Marine Corps created to compare how men...
  • Marine study finds all-male infantry units outperformed teams with women

    09/10/2015 2:14:16 PM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    MSN News ^ | 09/10/2015 | Jim Michaels
    All-male ground combat squads proved faster, stronger and more lethal in most cases than units that included women, concludes a Marine Corps study that evaluated the impact of integrating women into all jobs. The women also suffered higher injury rates during physically demanding training, according to a summary of the study released Thursday. The Marine Corps faces a deadline the Pentagon has set for requiring military branches to open all specialties to women, including infantry and special operations forces, beginning next year.