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  • Why Women Do Not Belong in the U.S. Infantry

    09/17/2014 12:40:00 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 54 replies
    Marine Corps Gazette ^ | September 17, 2014 | Capt Lauren F. Serrano
    While reading the February issue of the Marine Corps Gazette, I skimmed past the “Be Bold” advertisement calling for readers to submit articles that challenge a Marine Corps policy or way of doing business. Immediately a current “hot topic” came to mind, but as usual I quickly discarded it because I have purposely avoided publicly disagreeing with the passionate opinions of many of my female peers and friends. After weeks of contemplation and debate, I am “being bold” and coming clean: I am a female Marine officer and I do not believe women should serve in the infantry.
  • Women More Likely to Commit Domestic Violence, Studies Show

    09/17/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The New American ^ | September 16, 2014 | Selwyn Duke
    Football player Ray Rice’s video-captured February attack on his then-fiancée has once again brought domestic violence into the public’s consciousness. Or has it? Critics would say that while it has placed a spotlight on violence against women, that isn’t at all synonymous with “domestic violence.” Because studies show that most domestic violence may actually be violence against men. This has just been brought to light by Guardian columnist Glen Poole, who recently asked why British actress Kelly Brook has “got away with punching two men”? Complaining that there “is little room for the female perpetrator or the male victim in...
  • ISIS recruiting women in the US could have frightening consequences at home

    09/17/2014 6:56:35 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 23 replies
    Lisa Daftari - Fox News ^ | 09/16/14 | Lisa Daftari
    Women Jihadi fighters are unassuming. Burqa clad, they travel in groups, often with other women and children. They could easily conceal bombs, and seeing that they have US passports, this raises the frightening prospect that they could be sent back to the US on Suicide Bombing missions. The recruitment of women in the U.S. is done by radicalized members of the community or online, again demonstrating ISIS’ recruitment capability using social media and other technology platforms. Women are the new face of Jihad, which will keep evolving in this war of ideology.
  • NFL hiring female advisers to shape domestic violence policies

    09/15/2014 4:51:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 58 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 15, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The NFL is hiring four women to serve as advisers in shaping the league's stance on domestic violence, according to a memo from commissioner Roger Goodell to the 32 NFL owners sent Monday. The full memo, via Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, can be read here. The gist of it is that the league attempting to change the outside perception of how it handles domestic violence and, hopefully, an earnest effort to change the actual process internally.
  • Report: Women's rights group will fly 'Goodell Must Go' banners Sunday

    09/13/2014 8:09:24 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 22 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 13, 2014 | Will Brinson
    A women's rights group named Ultraviolet plans to fly anti-Roger Goodell banners over three NFL stadiums on Sunday. Per Bloomberg, the women's rights group will fly banners saying "@Ultraviolet: #GoodellMustGo." Those banners will fly over MetLife Stadium in New Jersey before the Giants and Cardinals play, as well as above the Saints-Browns game in Cleveland and the 49ers-Bears game on Sunday night in San Francisco.
  • What I Learned on the CBS NFL Pregame Show

    09/12/2014 3:35:48 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 48 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | September 12, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Last night was incredible. I didn't know what time the pregame stuff started on CBS. The game started at 8:30, and I thought, "Well, okay, pregame stuff will start at eight o'clock." So at about a quarter 'til eight I turned on the tube to get ready for it and I found myself in the middle of the most incredible pregame show of a football game I've ever seen. Now, remember, yesterday was 9/11. Ray Rice and Roger Goodell in the media trumped 9/11. Ray Rice and Roger Goodell trumped football. I don't know about the rest of you...
  • Senators ask NFL to institute no-tolerance policy for domestic abuse (Lifetime ban)

    09/12/2014 9:00:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    AP ^ | September 11, 2014 | AP
    Sixteen female senators from both parties called on the National Football League Thursday to adopt a zero-tolerance policy on domestic violence. The senators said they were "shocked and disgusted" by a video showing former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee and knocking her unconscious. "Tragically, this is not the only case of an NFL player allegedly assaulting a woman even within the last year," the senators wrote in a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The senators said they were deeply concerned that a new policy Goodell announced last month would let a player commit a violent...
  • British women join ISIS police force responsible for punishing Muslims who break strict sharia law

    09/12/2014 8:06:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Post ^ | 09/12/2014 | Robert Mendick, Robert Verkaik, The Telegraph
    British female jihadis are running an ultra-religious police force that punishes women for un-Islamic behaviour in territory controlled by Islamist terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. New evidence shows a number of British female recruits to the Al-Khanssaa brigade, an all-women militia set up by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS). The Al-Khanssaa brigade is operating in Raqqa, the city where ISIS has set up its Syrian headquarters. Security services believe that the American hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff were both beheaded in the desert surrounding Raqqa. It is possible that the British women involved in the...
  • The Kurds Won’t Let Their Women Soldiers Anywhere Near the Front Line: But lady Pesh want to fight

    09/10/2014 11:47:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 3 replies
    War is Boring ^ | September 9, 2014 | Vager Saadullah & Kevin Knodell
    So the Peshmerga, Iraqi Kurdistan’s army and the main force battling Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, includes female recruits. They’re media darlings—and a welcome contrast to Islamic State’s rigid subjugation of women. The narrative of women soldiers fighting against violently misogynistic religious extremists is an appealing one. Sure enough, foreign reporters have fallen madly in love with these Pesh women. But this celebration of the liberated Kurdish woman warrior is overblown. Kurdish society is still deeply conservative by Western standards. And almost none of these women have done any actual fighting.
  • 'Miss Hungary' (Universe) is Rebeka Kárpáti

    09/10/2014 9:41:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
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  • Susana Martinez's Democrat Opponent: She 'Doesn't Have a Latino Heart,' You Know

    09/09/2014 3:20:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Guy Benson
    In which New Mexico Democrats' white, male gubernatorial nominee pronounces his Hispanic, female opponent -- whom he's trailing in the polls -- to be insufficiently 'Latino' in her heart, or something (via the Weekly Standard):
  • Two Brooklyn women tired of ´white people moving into the area´ force tenants

    09/08/2014 6:45:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    New York Daily News, ^ | 9/8/14 | Frank Green and Joseph Stepansky
    Two women were arrested after they robbed and then intimidated three tenants out of their Brooklyn apartment — and the crime was partly motivated by race and class resentment, law enforcement sources said. Precious Parker, 30, and Sabrina James, 23, knocked on the door of an apartment building on Ocean Ave. near Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and held a 34-year-old man, a 37-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman at gunpoint demanding they move out or be killed, police said. The women then stole $800, an iPhone and personal information
  • Liberals Eagerly Put Women At Risk Because Of Politics

    09/08/2014 4:44:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Meet Amanda CurtisI got called “vile” on Twitter the other day, which in itself is nothing new – my fiercely pro-American, pro-freedom, anti-moron agenda is a constant source of outrage for the online world’s liberal fascist contingent. What was significant was the reason. I had shamelessly observed that young women who preferred not to have their nude images made public or who wished to avoid sexual assault should take actions consistent with not having their nude images made public and avoiding sexual assault. Apparently, suggesting that women should not do things likely to put them at risk makes me “vile”...
  • Dear Mormon Chicks: Why Don’t You Stop Boycotting Carl’s Jr.’s And Boycott Islam?

    09/07/2014 7:21:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 125 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Doug Giles
    Last week onClashDaily.comwe ran a story about Mormon twin sisters who founded “Beauty Redefined”, who are calling on folks to boycott Carl's Jr.’s hamburger joint because they run adverts with hot models. According to the religious twins, these ads, “objectify women”; and I guess, by that inference, girls everywhere, because of the ads, will start to feel badly about themselves, adopt some eating disorder and/or get ocean-buoy-sized breast implants in order to look like Kate Upton. Or something to that effect. Now, before I go on, here’s an FYI for forlorn ladies wanting to look like Kate after watching a Carl's...
  • Be Bold Road Trip abortion bus rolls into Boston’s Copley Square

    09/04/2014 3:37:14 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Metro (New York) ^ | September 4, 2014 | Morgan Rousseau
    Pro-choice activists concerned over women’s rights to safe reproductive health pulled into Copley Square Wednesday as part of a national bus tour calling for a lift of bans that deny abortion coverage for low-income women. Since kicking off the 10,000-mile Be Bold Road Trip in Los Angeles, C.A. on Aug. 9 the tour has hit up Portland, O.R., Minneapolis, M.N, and Chicago, I.L., before parking Boston.
  • USS Germantown, Sasebo 'in a much better place' after leadership changes

    09/01/2014 6:50:35 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 7 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | September 1, 2014 | Matthew M. Burke
    Faced with rampant reports of sexual harassment and mistrust of the chain of command on the USS Germantown, Navy leaders turned to Cmdr. Jason Leach for help. Sailors applauded when Rear Adm. Hugh Wetherald, commander of the Amphibious Force Seventh Fleet, gave Leach command of the Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship in May 2013, after the departure of the previous captain, Cmdr. Carol McKenzie, who could be so harsh that her behavior bordered on verbal abuse, according to a half-dozen sailors who served with both skippers. It turns out, he was the wrong man for the job, according to the...
  • 'Seńorita Honduras Mundo 2014' is María José Alvarado

    08/21/2014 3:27:02 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
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  • Wasserman Schultz visits Hobby Lobby store - to urge a boycott

    08/20/2014 10:25:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 20, 2014 | Anthony Man
    Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, stopped at a Hobby Lobby store in her district on Wednesday – not to pick up some craft supplies for one of her kid’s school projects, but to alert people to the store’s existence and urge people not to shop there. “I want people to know that this Hobby Lobby is here and they should vote with their purses and their pocketbooks, and women should not shop here. If you didn’t know this Hobby Lobby was here before, know it now and don’t shop here. They don’t...
  • UKRAINE: Documentary about the women and girls of the Ukrainian Volunteer Corps

    08/20/2014 4:39:06 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Aug 20, 2014 | Elena Belozerskaya, IA
    This is a documentary film about women and girls who are in the ranks of the Ukrainian Voluntary Corps "Right sector." It's fighters and front-line medical workers, that volunteer to help the wounded in the hospitals, it is the wife-faithful girlfriend waiting and supporting their men with combat tasks. Sure, short stories do not convey all that I would like to convey. 19-year-old John managed team of about 10 male nurses. Each time you exit it risks his life - his way to his pikapchyku for the wounded in the thick, analog and under mortar attack. Mina has saved lives,...
  • Female IDF Paramedics' Fight For Life

    08/18/2014 2:24:18 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 8 replies
    Yediot Aharonot ^ | August 18, 2014 | Anat Meidan
    Female IDF paramedics' fight for life The resuscitation attempts inside moving tanks, the ceaseless shooting, the burnt aroma in the air – four paramedics, some of the only women who served in Gaza for a long period of time, tell of days filled with pain and pride. Anat Meidan, Yedioth Ahronoth Published: 08.18.14, 00:55 / Israel News On that terrible night, just days after cancelling her vacation abroad and returning to Israel, Staff Sergeant Yonat Daskal lay on the sand of Gaza and looked skyward. The 10 wounded soldiers who she had treated over the last few hours had all...
  • Why it Really Is Harder for Women to Lose Weight

    08/17/2014 1:25:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 8/12 | Jennifer Van Allen
    You’re not imagining it: There really are differences between the way men and women diet, lose weight and respond to exercise. Some of the differences stem from biology; other differences are behavioral. But though many of these seem to give men a head start, they shouldn’t be taken to imply that guys have it easy. No matter who you are or where you’re starting, the road to your ideal weight is difficult at best, and confusing for most. But the information that researchers are unearthing about the differences in the way that men and women lose weight inspires hope that...
  • The case for free tampons

    08/16/2014 1:58:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 11, 2014 | Jessica Valenti
    The cost of a product that half the world’s population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply too much.When I got my first period, I was in the most embarrassing place my then-11-year-old self could have imagined: my grandparents’ house. I wasn’t sure what to do, so I just put on extra pairs of underwear and threw them away one-by-one, scrunched at the bottom of the bathroom trash bin, as I bled through them. Finally, with nary a pair of panties in sight, I was forced to tell my mother. I have never been...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Turns 90 Today

    08/15/2014 10:49:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 15, 2014 | Jeff Lipkes
    Very few individuals who were not politicians or generals have had a major impact on American political history. Phyllis Schlafly is one of the exceptions. Twice. In 1964, she helped launch the grass-roots conservative movement that flourishes today, transformed by the internet, and in 1972 she inaugurated what came to be called “social conservatism.” More than any other individual, she was responsible for the nomination of Barry Goldwater, and thus, indirectly, Ronald Reagan. And virtually single-handedly, she defeated the so-called Equal Rights Amendment. Schlafly was born 90 years ago today in St. Louis, the daughter of John and Odile Stewart....
  • Confessions Of A Russian Mail Order Bride

    08/14/2014 11:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Caveman Circus ^ | July 18, 2014
    What did you do before you joined the mail order service? I just graduated from college. Why get into it? I was young and didn’t have clear intentions, just curiosity What was the appeal to the US? Russians have a romanticized vision of US – that is free, cool, and a land of opportunity. What were your perceptions of the US before you came? Has your experience been anything like what you were expected since your divorce? Perceptions before I came were shaped by Hollywood – so white picket fence and two story house with two kids and a dog....
  • Attrition: Women Warriors Confront ISIL

    08/13/2014 4:16:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | August 13, 2014
    In northern Iraq the threat posed by ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant) has led to over 2,000 Kurdish women volunteering for combat duty. Another 5,000 had volunteered for support work in the combat zone. This is nothing new for the Kurds, or many other peoples around the globe. Throughout history women have often served in irregular combat organizations. In modern times, with the arrival of lightweight firearms, more women became capable of handling direct combat. This is because before modern firearms were developed in the 19th century lots of combat was dependent on muscle, which men have...
  • On the Loneliness of the Sexual Revolution as noted in a wonderful new book

    08/11/2014 2:01:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/10/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I’ve pondered with you before on this blog (HERE) of the disappearance of something we used to call “dating”  wherein a young man would summon the courage to ask a young lady out to dinner, perhaps to the movies. He would do something called getting “dressed up,” and go to the young woman’s house,  often meet her parents, take her out for the evening, and return her home at a respectable hour. Dating was something that one did beginning in late high school or in college. Youth too young to date were often encouraged by adults to meet one another, and so the adults often...
  • Ongoing War on Women's Salaries in the Obama White House

    08/09/2014 9:52:43 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/1/2014 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    The White House has not narrowed the gap between the average pay of male and female employees since President Obama’s first year in office, according to a Washington Post analysis of new salary data. The average male White House employee currently earns about $88,600, while the average female White House employee earns about $78,400. Read More…
  • Dumb Things Feminsts Say (Caught On Social Media)

    08/09/2014 1:29:59 PM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 14 replies
    Poletical ^ | August 1st, 2014 | R. Rados
    The world of feminism is a strange one. Some of us might see the cause as lost and irrelevant, while others might see it as an essential part of equality. There may have been a time when feminism served its purpose in North America, but it's difficult to justify its need today, especially since most of the archaic laws that barred women from doing basic things have been abolished. Since women won the right to vote and become CEOs, modern feminism seems to have deteriorated into mindless sophistry. From advocating for free contraception to complaining about "cat calling" and exaggerating...
  • Hillary Clinton's five rules for successful women

    08/07/2014 10:45:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Daily Life ^ | August 8, 2014 | Effie Mann
    Speaking with Glamour editor-in-chief Cindi Leive recently, for the magazine's September issue, Hillary Clinton shared her views on combating sexism, and encouraged women to let go of perfection in their quest for success. It’s a sad reality that Clinton, despite her great success, must address the issues of sexism and physical appearance in every interview – imagine if a male politician was quoted encouraging men to throw down their grooming kits and just ‘go for it’, it’s laughable, right? But until women are judge only on their achievements and conduct, until the media’s obsession with women's physical appearance wanes, it’s...
  • 5 Pieces Of Evidence That The "War On Women" Is Over And Women Won

    08/05/2014 5:39:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | John Hawkins
    As the late, great Eric Hoffer once said, "Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket." So it is with feminism. There was a time in America when women couldn't vote, when they weren't allowed to work in the same professions as men and when they weren't really considered the equal of a man. Feminism grew in response to that and even many men embraced it because they saw the inherent unfairness of society. These men also had capable women they loved and respected -- their mothers, their wives, their daughters –...
  • How Medicare’s Home Health Cuts Disproportionately Affect Women

    08/04/2014 12:45:49 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 4, 2014 05:14 GMT | Melissa Quinn
    The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to cut or increase categories of Medicare spending. Last year, former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced home health care funding would be slashed by 3.5 percent annually until 2017. According to industry analysts, these cuts disproportionately affect women—the majority of whom serve as home health care beneficiaries, caregivers and professionals in the home health care sector. See linked report: http://dailysignal.com/2014/07/16/this-bill-would-undo-medicare-home-health-cuts-under-obamacare/
  • Turkish Deputy PM: Women Shouldn’t Laugh in Public

    08/03/2014 12:17:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Tue, July 29, 2014
    The Deputy PM of Turkey Bülent Arınç said today that women should refrain from laughing in public, because it’s immodest. In response to Arınç’s remarks, hundreds of Turkish women posted pictures of themselves laughing on social media platforms. […] Arınç chided Turkish women saying, “Where are our girls, who slightly blush, lower their heads and turn their eyes away when we look at their face, becoming the symbol of chastity?” he said. This is not the first time that a member of PM Erdogan’s AK Party espoused misogynist views in public. …
  • Why Sarah Palin Needs A Branding Makeover (Unless Her PBI, Personal Branding Idea, Is Kook)

    08/02/2014 9:06:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 2, 2014 | Marian Salzman
    When Sarah Palin stormed onto the scene in 2008, there was no denying the power of her brand. Whether you loved her or hated her, whether you thought she was the future or rolled your eyes at her moose hunting and seeing Russia from her house, you knew what she stood for, and you had some begrudging respect for her positioning as a hockey mom who didn’t believe in wasting a civic nickel. (You gotta remember the stuff on pigs and pork?) The previously unknown Alaska governor quickly became a new breed of working mother. A strong conservative woman. An...
  • #WomenAgainstFeminism Goes Viral as People Explain Why They Don't Need Feminism Anymore

    08/01/2014 5:32:30 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    A SOCIAL media trend #WomenAgainstFeminism is creating controversy overseas, going viral in the US and re-opening debate on how far women have really come. The movement originated from a Tumblr post in which photos have been posted of women holding up signs explaining why they don’t need feminism. The explanations vary from “I do like being feminine”, “catcalling isn’t rape”, “cooking for my husband is not oppression”, “I love to be sexy for my man”, to “I don’t need something that tells me the actions of a slut are okay”. Here’s a few posts we found on Twitter: The reaction...
  • War on Who? Eric Holder Sues Police Dept. for Treating Women as Equals

    07/31/2014 6:52:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Town Hall ^ | July 31, 2014 | By Michael Schaus
    Forget about that phony IRS scandal… The DOJ apparently has a real problem to handle. The Pennsylvania State Police are being sued by Eric “The Extortionist” Holder for alleged sexual discrimination. No, the Penn police didn’t do anything as egregious as force women to pay for their own birth-control; but apparently it was enough to persuade the DOJ to file a lawsuit. The offense: Women are being held to the same standards as their male counterparts! Apparently, requiring all candidates to pass the same standard physical fitness test is sexist. See, women are having a tough time passing the test...
  • Miss Estonia 2013' is Kristina Karjalainen

    07/31/2014 6:23:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Kristina Karjalainen was actually born in Finland, but later moved to Tallinn, Estonia with her parents when she was three. The green-eyed blonde competed-in and won the Miss Estonia (Universe) pageant last fall. But the Finns and Estonians are closely related racially, culturally, historically, and linguistically... so I doubt anyone was too offended, except runners-up maybe. She's now a college student studying the Hungarian language (also related to Finnish and Estonian) while doing some modeling, lovely girl with some class from the looks of things: More at Reaganite Republican... (should be SFW unless you work unless you work with...
  • Study Finds That Men Like Nice Women, But Not the Other Way Around

    07/29/2014 10:08:24 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 83 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 25JUL2014 | Paula Mejia
    Scientifically, nice (heterosexual) guys might actually finish last. A study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin recently found that while men were attracted to nice-seeming women upon meeting them, women did not feel the same way about men. Researchers from the University of Rochester, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya in Israel investigated a possible mechanism explaining why women and men differ in their sexual reactions with receptive opposite-sex strangers.
  • "How conservative Christian women came to claim “true” feminism" (Salon)

    07/29/2014 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 8 replies
    Salon ^ | 7/29/14 | Leslie Dorrough Smith
    Concerned Women for America (CWA) was founded in 1979 by Beverly LaHaye, wife of conservative activist—and later Left Behind co-author—Tim LaHaye. Irritated by the ascendance of Betty Friedan’s National Organization for Women (NOW), LaHaye founded CWA to represent traditionalist women who balked at feminist “liberation.” Since its inception, the group has worked to bring “biblical values” to bear on the American political process, with special attention to issues of sex and gender. Over the past three decades, CWA has become a powerful political force, claiming over half a million members. Leslie Dorrough Smith is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at...
  • GOP Faces 2016 Quandary: Why No Women Candidates?

    07/25/2014 6:58:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    RCP ^ | 07/25/2014 | Scott Conroy
    The wide-open fight for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination appears certain to showcase a range of credible candidates, who differ from one another in both style and substance. What the next crop of top-tier GOP contenders may not feature, however, is a woman. The Republicans taking discernible steps to build the foundations required for White House runs are all men. And for a party trying to close the gender gap, the prospect of an all-male lineup may pose a significant public perception problem. After the 2012 race saw President Obama defeat Mitt Romney by a double-digit margin among women, one...
  • What We Women Want

    07/25/2014 9:35:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2014 | Renee Elmers
    Just the other day when I was home in Dunn, a woman standing in the checkout line told me that she felt as though she had less money in her pocket. And, unfortunately, she’s right. Did you know that the average clothing cost for children has risen $310 during the president’s term and that food costs have risen an average of $210? Or that an average family of four is missing as much as $1,120 from their monthly budget? I bet women do. No one understands the true implications of these missing dollars better than women. Women are the ones...
  • WashPost's Sally Quinn Insists Selfish Sarah Palin Needs a 'Long, Long, Silent Retreat'

    07/22/2014 7:28:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | July 21, 2014 | Tim Graham
    Sally Quinn founded the “On Faith” section of The Washington Post, and she’s shown a repeated pattern of loathing conservative Christians, especially Sarah Palin. In Saturday’s , she went there again, trashing Sarah Palin as selfishly ruining our political culture, insisting she recommends a “long long silent retreat for her.” Rather typically, Quinn was cooing over a feminist Buddhist lecturer named Tara Brach: Brach quotes the spiritual teacher Swami Satchidananda as saying that the difference between illness and wellness is the I in illness and the We in wellness. What has been happening in politics in Washington lately is symptomatic...
  • Self-Described Liberal Feminist: Conservative Women Are Super Sexy

    07/20/2014 9:00:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | July 20, 2014
    Conservative women sexy, liberal women not so much? A British journalist who describes himself as a “liberal-lefty-pro-feminist” claims that politically conservative women are way more sexy than their left-wing counterparts. Writing in the London Spectator, Cosmo Landesman opines that right-wing women (and he specifically offered examples such as pundits Sarah Palin and Ann Coulter) are “super sexy” and that stereotypes and generalizations about conservative women in general being uptright or prudish are way out of date. He also argues that looks have nothing to do with it. Instead their attractiveness is about what he calls “a certain mindset and sensibility”...
  • A Thor Subject

    07/19/2014 2:52:13 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    National Report ^ | July 19, 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    JULY 19, 2014 A Thor Subject The comics industry grapples with attracting women readers. By Jim Geraghty The surprises came in a trio: First, Marvel Comics announced that the character of Thor, based upon the Norse God of Thunder, would become a woman. The second surprise was the venue in which the switch was announced — ABC’s feminine-minded daytime talk show The View — but perhaps that was predictable, considering that Marvel and ABC Television are both owned by Disney. But the third, and biggest, surprise is that anyone thought this was a good idea. “This is not She-Thor,” senior...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury Hopes Approval of Female Bishops will not Block Ecumenical Progress

    07/19/2014 10:23:29 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The Archbishop of Canterbury has written to the other Christian leaders, saying that he hopes ecumenical progress can continue after the decision of the Church of England ordain women as bishops. Dr. Justin Welby acknowledges that some “ecumenical partners may find this a further difficulty on the journey towards full communion.” But he observes that a shared Christian faith provides “much that unites us,” and argues that there is “so much troubling our world today that our common witness to the Gospel is of more importance than ever.” In his letter the Anglican primate explains the drive to approve the...
  • A question for women...

    07/18/2014 10:49:41 AM PDT · by MNDude · 115 replies
    Recently I was involved with a business meeting with another officer of our company with a woman seeking a contracting job with our company. We went out to lunch for a long meeting to discuss what we were looking for and what she had to offer. After our meeting, she said something like "I'm sure you guys would like to discuss this with one another if I'm a match or not. I would like to excuse myself to the restroom." She then took her purse, put it in the middle of the table and left for the restroom. We then...
  • 'Miss Argentina International 2014' is Martina Lehmann

    07/17/2014 6:33:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 17 July 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Updated: Sarah Palin to speak at Wagner Noel (Feb. 12, 2015 in Midland, Texas)

    07/16/2014 4:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Midland Reporter-Telegram ^ | July 16, 2014 | Tessa Duvall
    Vocal conservative commentator and former Alaska governor, Sarah Palin, will share her take on women’s leadership issues during a visit to the Permian Basin next year. The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute’s Distinguished Lecture Series is bringing Palin to the Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center on Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The lecture, “Groundbreakers, mavericks and trailblazers: How women are showing 21st century leadership,” is free and open to the public. “What better example than Sarah Palin to come to us to talk about typical challenges and barriers, and how to break them down and show the example of...
  • The Left’s War on Women

    07/16/2014 7:16:57 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 15, 2014 | Gabrielle Okun
    While the so-called “conservative war on women” remains a favorite topic of talking heads, actual assaults on the gender are increasingly coming from the political Left. prolife rally “Obamacare affects women,” Mattie Duppler, of Americans for Tax Reform said at a Republican Studies Committee panel discussion on women’s issues. For example, the Independent Mandate Tax takes 2.5% out of their income, Dupler pointed out. Charmaine Yoest, of Americans United for Life, noted in the Capitol Hill symposium that two women die each month, a fact ignored, if not actively suppressed, by most health centers and the media. If women has...
  • Joni Ernst gives the Republican Weekly Address

    07/13/2014 1:15:34 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/12/2014
    Hello, this is Joni Ernst. I’m a mother and grandmother, a soldier, and proud to be Iowa’s Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. I get asked all the time what made me want to join the military. And the answer is simple. When I was attending college, I went on an agricultural exchange to the Soviet Union. And I saw with my own eyes what a nation without freedom looks like. I saw what happens to people when they lose their liberty. When I came home, I decided that it wasn’t enough for me to simply enjoy freedom and liberty. I...
  • 43 suspected mistresses found in RFK Jr.’s phone

    07/13/2014 4:02:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 13, 2014 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    Robert F. Kennedy Jr. kept a list of dozens of women filed under the letter “G” in his cellphone, a code that his late wife believed stood for “goomah,” the Italian slang for mistress. Two of the women listed in this digital blackbook factor into what should be an interesting summer for the environmental activist and son of the slain US senator. The first is “Curb Your Enthusiasm” actress Cheryl Hines, whom Kennedy began dating the year they both filed for divorce. The two plan to wed soon. The other is Greenwich, Conn., homemaker Chelsea Chapman Kirwan, who has been...