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  • The sexist way we pile on Hillary Clinton and stifle women in democracy

    06/08/2017 1:58:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 8, 2017 | Maya Rockeymoore
    The level of vitriol she has received from mostly male commentators as she has shared her thoughts about the election's results - with one journalist telling her to "shut up and go home" - has been on par with that she was subject to during the campaign itself. And since almost all of the most prominently circulated political journalists are men, it's worth asking if most men, regardless of background, possess the analytical capacity to provide an accurate assessment of what happened to Secretary Clinton's candidacy independent of their deeply ingrained socialized biases. [Snip] People need to stop piling on...
  • ACLU Opposes Maine Bill Criminalizing Female Genital Mutilation

    05/30/2017 4:56:56 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/30/17 | Anders Hagstrom
    The American Civil Liberties Union launched a vocal opposition this week against a Maine bill criminalizing female genital mutilation (FGM),†Mainely Media reports.Republican Rep. Heather Sirocki is sponsoring the bill, saying that†it would classify performing FGM as a Class B crime in the state, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine. The bill would also punish the parent or guardian of the victim.However, the Maine ACLU staunchly opposes†the protection. ACLU spokesman Oamshri Amarasingham said that the risk of mutilation isnít worth expanding Maineís criminal code. The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault also supported the ACLU, arguing...
  • Melania Trump in Saudi Arabia: Hijab-free and proudly American

    05/22/2017 4:49:45 PM PDT · by blueplum · 10 replies
    Fox News - Opinion ^ | 22 May 2017 | Dr. Phyllis Chesler
    To her credit, First Lady Melania Trump did not wear hijab, a head covering, when she accompanied her husband the president on their recent state visit to Saudi Arabia. Her head was bare, her hair was long, she was proudly, determinedly, naked-faced--and she wore elegant, flowing, pants. Women have been killed in The Kingdom and in parts of the Muslim world for appearing like this in public. {snip} Meanwhile, hijab-free Ivanka Trumpís meeting with a group of Saudi women allowed them to appear with her in a photo, wearing only their long, black abayas and headscarfs. For a moment, they,...
  • You're taking it out of context': ... only Islamic scholars should interpret (trunc)

    04/13/2017 11:14:16 AM PDT · by Sergio · 24 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 4-13-2017 | NELSON GROOM and OLLIE GILLMAN
    A Muslim educator has argued only Islamic scholars should interpret the Quran after a video surfaced of Islamic women condoning domestic violence. The video showed female members of the hardline political group Hizb ut-Tahrir describe beating women as a 'beautiful blessing' in a discussion in Sydney's west. At one point, the headscarf-clad pair even demonstrated how to use a small stick called a 'sivaak' to hit 'disobedient' women. The women, Reem Allouche and Atika Latifi, claimed to be quoting the Quran verse about wives that reads: 'leave them alone in sleeping places and beat them'. But another Sydney Muslim, Silma...
  • Vogue cover model 'murdered' for not wearing Islamic clothing

    04/07/2017 6:58:04 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 23 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/6/2017 | Chelsea Schilling
    stunning Vogue cover model has been murdered by Muslim extremists in Bangladesh because she didnít wear Islamic clothing, her family says. Rauda Athif, 21, a Muslim Maldivian woman who was featured on the cover of Vogue India in October, was a second-year student at Islami Bank Medical College in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. She was found hanged in her dorm room on March 29. The Bangladesh government performed an autopsy and ruled her death a suicide. Rauda was buried Saturday. But her brother, Rayyan Athif, said the model was actually murdered, and the killing was staged to appear as a suicide. He...
  • Friendly Reminder: Elizabeth Warren is a Clownish Hypocrite (squaw heap bad alert)

    04/07/2017 4:30:49 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 6, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Quite a headline, I realize, and I won't even mention the screaming conflict between her status as a celebrated Social Justice Warrior and her decision to perpetrate a racial hoax -- whether through reckless sloppiness or willful intent -- in order to advance her own career. She was never a Native American, but nevertheless, she persisted in claiming that false origin story. Until she became a tenured professor at Harvard, that is. As I've discussed at greater length elsewhere, it turns out that celebrity leftists who violate certain lefty pieties are eligible for waivers to wash away their cultural...
  • Democratic women wearing white to Trump congressional speech

    02/28/2017 2:13:05 PM PST · by kevcol · 122 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | February 28, 2017 | Kelly Cohen
    Members of the House Democratic Women's Working Group will channel the suffragette movement when they wear white to President Trump's Tuesday night joint address to Congress. In a statement, Rep. Lois Frankel, D-Fla., said they will be wearing white to "unite against any attempts by the Trump administration to roll back the incredible progress women have made in the last century."
  • Heads Explode After Piers Morgan Calls for ĎMenís Marchí Against ĎRabid Feministsí

    01/22/2017 7:13:12 PM PST · by drewh · 86 replies
    Polistick ^ | JANUARY 21, 2017 | POSTED BY: MATTHEW K. BURKE
    Heads exploded on social media Saturday and political correctness took a major blow when liberal journalist Piers Morgan stuck his finger in the eyes of the feminazis at the much-ballyhooed ďWomenís MarchĒ in Washington, D.C., an anti-life group of angry nasty leftist women still emotionally unhinged over Hillary Clinton losing to Donald Trump. Piers Morgan, a former CNN host and leftist in his own right who typically rants against the Second Amendment and in favor of other liberal causes, shocked feminists everywhere when he announced that he was planning a ďMenís MarchĒ to ďprotest at the creeping global emasculation of...
  • Hereís what happens when a woman fails to wear a hijab in an actually repressive country

    12/13/2016 4:40:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 13, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We‚Äôve had our fair share of hijab news in the United States this year. You may recall that back during the Olympics, one Muslim athlete said that she didn‚Äôt feel safe in our country while wearing her traditional Muslim garb. In the heat of the election and the weeks which followed, we heard continual stories of ‚Äúhate crimes‚ÄĚ against women wearing such apparel, even though at least some of them turned out to be hoaxes. So I suppose wearing a hijab can be considered controversial. But not wearing one can cause even more issues depending where you live. If‚Äô you‚Äôre...
  • British tourist 'gang-raped in Dubai' faces jail for extra-marital sex

    11/16/2016 4:42:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 61 replies
    Evening Standard (UK) ^ | 11/16/16 | Mark Chandler
    A British tourist who was allegedly gang-raped in Dubai has been charged by police for having extra-marital sex. The 25-year-old reported her alleged ordeal at the hands of two men to local police but was then locked up and charged, The Sun reported. It is feared the woman, who has since been bailed, could be given a long prison sentence after breaking the United Arab Emiratesí strict laws. Meanwhile her alleged attackers, both from the UK, have been allowed to return home. The pair filmed their hotel room attack on mobile phones, it is claimed.
  • Hillary Clinton falsely said China has ended its policy of forced abortions

    10/22/2016 4:26:31 AM PDT · by grundle · 8 replies
    Christian Daily ^ | October 21, 2016 | Lorraine Caballero
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton... suggested during the third presidential debate that China had already ended the practice of forced abortion. On Wednesday evening, Clinton defended abortion rights and reiterated her promise to appoint Supreme Court justices who lean on the pro-choice side. The Democrat also said she has "been to countries where governments either forced women to have abortions, like they used to do in China." "With all her experience as former Secretary of State, it is untrue and deeply disappointing for Hillary Clinton to put the Chinese government's practice of forced abortion in the past," said Littlejohn in...
  • Brother of blind Chinese activist goes missing: lawyer

    05/26/2012 9:21:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat May 26, 2012 4:07am EDT | Sui-Lee Wee
    The brother of blind activist Chen Guangcheng has gone missing, a lawyer said on Saturday, days after he fled his village in northeastern China to seek help for his son who has been detained in a case that has become a rallying point among rights activists. Chen Guangfu, the eldest brother of Chen Guangcheng, fled his home in Shandong province and arrived in Beijing on Wednesday to seek legal help for his son, Chen Kegui, who is being held on an attempted murder charge. He appears to have become the latest target of the government's reprisals against Chen Guangcheng's family...
  • A Worm in the Apple

    09/15/2012 4:16:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2012 | Ken Blackwell
    Apple is a great American success story and we can say of the late Steve Jobs: You did build that. But thereís a problem with Apple in China. The Beijing governmentís forced abortion policy is worming its way into the factories of Apple, Inc. Twenty-four of these factories, it is reported, have helped the Communist governmentís brutal efforts to prevent so-called unauthorized births to Chinese mothers. Exiled human rights champion Chen Guangcheng is reporting on the collaboration of Apple in compulsory pregnancy testing of Appleís Chinese employees. Chen told Bloomberg news agency that Apple should refuse to comply with such...
  • China Pressures New York University to Boot Blind Human Rights Activist, Chen Guangcheng

    06/13/2013 5:55:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    LifeNews ^ | 06/13/2013 | Steven Ertelt
    Chen Guangcheng, known for exposing coerced abortions and sterilizations resulting from Chinaís one-child policy and enforced by state family planning officials, has been booted from the New York University campus. Chen received a fellowship to study at New York University after seeking help at the U.S. embassy in Beijing last year to escape China, where he faced imprisonment and house arrest for exposing brutal campaigns of forced abortions. New York University law professor Jerome Cohen assisted Chen in China after he fled to the U.S. Embassy and assisted him in obtaining a fellowship at New York University. The two had...
  • Pregnant girl, 14, allegedly burned to death by her in-laws

    07/18/2016 10:36:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 32 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | July 17, 2016 | Kaeim Sharifi, AP
    KABUL - An Afghan father was on a quest for justice Monday after saying that his pregnant 14-year-old daughter was burned to death by her in-laws, the latest reported case of violence against women in the country. Afghanistan faces serious human rights issues, including physical and sexual violence against women and so-called honour killings that often involve immolation. The 45-year-old father, Mohammad Azam, said that he came to the capital, Kabul, to seek justice for his daughter Zarah. He told The Associated Press that she was tortured and set on fire by her husband's family last week. She died in...
  • The Muslim war on women's rights

    07/02/2016 9:32:30 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 01, 2016 | Stephanie M. Jason
    "We came, we saw, he died," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joked on a CBS interview when told about the death of Libyan Dictator Muammar Qaddafi on October 20, 2011. Prior to the overthrow of the Gaddafi government, Muslim women in Libya were the beneficiaries of gender sensitive policies encouraging advanced education and entrepreneurism through small business loans. These western-focused policies were created to give Libyan women equal access to economic resources, such as finance and land ownership.
  • Do Heterosexuals Have Any Rights?

    05/22/2016 9:00:13 AM PDT · by kathsua · 29 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 22nd, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    The current assault on womenís right to privacy in public restrooms implies that only those born with Gender Identity Disorder have any personal rights. GIDites believe that people with male anatomies who are dressed as women should be able to use restrooms designated for people with female anatomies. Women are justifiably concerned that sexual predators can take advantage of this situation and dress as women to gain access to womenís restrooms. Depriving women of their right to sexual privacy to accommodate men with a mental abnormality makes women second class citizens
  • ‚ÄėGender Apartheid‚Äô: NYT Op-Ed Calls Obama Mosque Visit a Setback for Muslim Women‚Äôs Rights

    02/03/2016 9:42:06 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/3/16
    A New York Times op-ed argues that Obama‚Äôs visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque ‚Äúdemonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid.‚ÄĚ From the New York Times: As President and Michelle Obama argued decades ago in the context of the U.S. civil rights movement, separate is indeed unequal. To Muslim women‚Äôs rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform ‚ÄĒ from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called ‚Äúhonor killings‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ the president‚Äôs visit to a mosque that practices such blatant inequity represents a step backwards....
  • Hillary's Dance with The Devil

    01/31/2016 8:09:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Ms. Clinton has placed at the core of her campaign the fact that she is a woman and that it would be so nice to have a woman in the White House. As in any presidential run it is fair game to analyze whether that precept represents something Americans should vote for when they go to the ballot box. That makes the relationship with her husband Bill Clinton a matter for discussion. Let's make this clear from the start; Bill Clinton's support by Democratic women like Debbie Wasserman Schultz is based on him being a supporter of the pro-abortion orthodoxy....
  • Directive 11: Obama's Secret Islamist Plan

    12/20/2015 8:41:50 PM PST · by Ray76 · 64 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Jun 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Behind the rise of ISIS, the Libyan Civil War, the unrest in Egypt, Yemen and across the region may be a single classified document.That document is Presidential Study Directive 11.You can download Presidential Study Directive 10 on ‚ÄúPreventing Mass Atrocities‚ÄĚ from the White House website, but as of yet no one has been able to properly pry number 11 out of Obama Inc.Presidential Study Directive 10, in which Obama asked for non-military options for stopping genocide, proved to be a miserable failure. The Atrocities Prevention Board‚Äôs only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...