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  • 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 Emirates’ 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 there’s a problem with Apple in China. The Beijing government’s 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 government’s 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 Apple’s 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 China’s 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 women’s 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 women’s restrooms. Depriving women of their right to sexual privacy to accommodate men with a mental abnormality makes women second class citizens
  • ‘Gender Apartheid’: NYT Op-Ed Calls Obama Mosque Visit a Setback for Muslim Women’s 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’s visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque “demonstrates tacit acceptance of a form of gender apartheid.” 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’s rights activists fighting for equal access to mosques as part of a broader campaign for reform — from equal education for women and girls to freedom from so-called “honor killings” — the president’s 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 “Preventing Mass Atrocities” 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’s only use was as a fig leaf for a policy that had caused the...
  • Poll: Majority Of Americans View Islam Negatively, Including Democrats (YouGov/HuffPost!)

    12/10/2015 11:39:03 AM PST · by quesney · 40 replies
    A majority of Americans have a negative view of Islam after the terrorist attacks in Paris and California, including a majority of Democrats. Fifty-eight percent of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of Islam, according to the latest YouGov/Huffpost poll of Americans. That number includes 45 percent of Democrats, 58 percent of Independents and 75 percent of Republicans. Only 27 percent of Democrats have a favorable opinion of Islam while 45 percent, nearly twice as many have an unfavorable view. Only 11 percent of Republicans and 15 percent of Independents have a favorable view of the religion. Only 23 percent...
  • Hillary compares GOP candidates, pro-lifers to terrorists

    08/27/2015 2:42:58 PM PDT · by American Faith Today · 18 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 27,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Hillary Clinton compared Republican presidential candidates to terrorists in her latest campaign speech. “Extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be president of the United States. Yet, they espouse out of touch and out-of-date policies. They are dead-wrong for 21st century America. From the woman who supports Planned Parenthood baby organ harvesting. Unreal.
  • Do "Women's Rights" and "Black Lives" Matter in the Middle East and Africa?

    08/08/2015 11:30:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Feminists and other “progressives” in America cry oppression at the mere suggestion that taxpayers shouldn’t be made to subsidize abortion services. Black (and non-black) American activists scream that “Black Lives Matter” whenever a black criminal suspect dies in an altercation with police. In the meantime, there is scarcely a peep from either of these sectors when it comes to the unrelenting brutality suffered by women and black Africans in places under the thumb of the Islamic State. When I noted this selective outrage to a left-leaning colleague of mine, he responded that the one issue didn’t have anything to do...
  • ISIS Take 'Prettiest Virgins' As Sex Slaves & Burns One Alive For Refusing Extreme Perverted Acts

    05/21/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 54 replies
    The London Daily Mirror ^ | Sam Webb | 11:47, 20 MAY 2015
    The terror group strips girls naked, conduct virginity tests, and send them to slave auctions after they have attacked their villages, often killing their husbands, fathers and brothers ISIS terrorists are picking out the “prettiest virgins” from the women they capture and sending them to their Syrian stronghold to be sex slaves, according to a UN expert. And there are horrific reports about the fate of the brave women who resist the murderous terrorists - including one victim who was burned alive for refusing to perform “extreme sexual acts”. Fierce haggling usually breaks out at slave auctions, where the girls...
  • The ERA and Mark Kirk, Quisling Extraordinaire

    05/19/2015 3:15:14 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 23 replies
    Illinois Family Action ^ | 5/2015 | Laurie Higgins
    Another day, another notch in the “Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned” belt that is squeezing the life out of conservatives: Mark Kirk has hocked another loogie in the spittle-splashed faces of conservatives who held their noses and helped elect him. He, along with U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), has introduced a resolution to remove the ratification deadline for the Equal Rights Amendment, which has long since passed. This comes on the heels of his shameless pandering to homosexual activists at a marriage-deconstruction rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court a few weeks ago...
  • In Desperation, Afghan Women Turn To PETA

    05/10/2015 8:08:24 AM PDT · by rey · 9 replies
    Duffleblog ^ | 10 May 2015 | Duffleblog
    KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Afghanistan’s leading government organization for women has announced plans to abandon their struggle for women’s equality in Afghanistan and said they merely hope to be treated with the same basic dignity given to animals. Dr. Husn Banu Ghazanfar, Afghanistan’s Minister of Women’s Affairs since 2006, has announced that her ministry will formally disband next month and turn over all women’s issues in the country to the Afghan chapter of the group the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. “In a bow to reality, we have given up all hope of gender equality and merely wish to...
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • Student Paper Claims Concealed Carry Reinforces Rape Culture

    03/27/2015 4:23:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2015 | Michael Schaus
    The self-proclaimed champions of women’s rights, the political left, is once again insisting that a woman’s right to protect herself from sexual attackers should be regulated, restricted, and in some cases banned. After all, only American Liberals would believe that a woman being raped is morally superior to a rapist being shot. Arguing that concealed carry on college campuses would actually “reinforce rape culture” on campus, an editorial in the University of North Carolina’s student’s newspaper argued against arming young (law abiding) women.Concealed weapons would not significantly reduce sexual assault and would create inadvertent risks within other forms of interpersonal violence…...
  • 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...
  • UN Finds Greatest Violator of Women’s Rights—Israel, Of Course

    03/20/2015 1:08:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 3/20/2015, 8:31 PM | Elad Benari
    The United Nations has found the greatest violator of women’s rights in the world—and it’s Israel for “violating the rights of Palestinian women.” That view is expressed in a report released by the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the UN’s top women’s rights body, and was detailed in an article on the website of Fox News written by Professor Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights and the Holocaust. Bayefsky notes in her article that CSW ends its annual meeting on Friday by condemning only one of the 193 UN member states for violating women’s...
  • Sex-Selection Infanticide Dates Back to the Greeks: Girl Babies Were Killed, Thrown Into Sewers

    12/23/2014 8:20:55 AM PST · by wagglebee · 18 replies
    Life News ^ | 12/23/14 | Murray Vasser
    (LiveActionNews) — A common narrative in our society is that, by opposing abortion and infanticide, Christians are conducting a “war on women.” However, in a fascinating study entitled “The Rise of Christianity,” published by Princeton University Press, sociologist Rodney Stark argues that the phenomenal growth of “the obscure, marginal Jesus movement” was due in large part to women. Stark argues that early Christianity was “especially attractive to women” because “within the Christian subculture women enjoyed far higher status than did women in the Greco-Roman world at large.”Furthermore, Stark argues that the Christian opposition to abortion and infanticide was one of...
  • Why do feminists care how many Fortune 500 CEOs are female?

    03/18/2015 2:53:16 PM PDT · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 18, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    It doesn’t make any sense to care how many Fortune 500 CEOs are female. Instead, what does matter is how many of the Fortune 500 companies were started by a woman in the first place. A fake feminist demands that companies created by men hire more female CEOs. A real feminist starts her own company and makes herself the CEO.
  • ‘Reformer’? Late King Abdullah may have kept four daughters captive for talking about women’s rights

    01/25/2015 6:08:12 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 20 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    ...Abdullah, like other Saudi royals, had numerous wives — at least seven, and perhaps as many as 30. He had at least 15 daughters. Four of them, according to news reports, live under house arrest.... Fayez claims her daughters’ supposed incarceration, which has gone on for some 13 years, was both a mark of Abdullah’s vindictive streak and intolerance of his daughters’ modern, independent upbringing. She says the four have been locked away for more than a decade, subject to abuse and deprivation. Last year, various news stations managed to reach Sahar, 42, and Jawaher, 38, who live in a...
  • Niger detains 17 in suspected "baby factory" ring

    06/26/2014 12:22:03 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 9 replies
    Vision.org ^ | 06/26/2014 | Reuters
    Authorities in Niger have detained 17 people, including wives of senior politicians, suspected of being involved in a baby-trafficking network, two legal sources said on Thursday. The arrests follow an investigation by Niger's police into 30 people suspected of acquiring new-born babies from "baby factories" in neighbouring Nigeria. The case has been referred to Niger's public prosecutor. Last year, Nigerian police raided several "baby factories", freeing dozens of pregnant girls who were being forced to bear children for sale.
  • Rep. ROHRABACHER (1999) -- How the Clinton Administration brought the Taliban to power

    09/28/2001 7:01:18 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 43 replies · 2,520+ views
    Senate testimony | April 14, 1999 | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    April 14, 1999, Wednesday COMMITTEE HEARING SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS: SUBCOMMITTEE ON NEAR EASTERN AND SOUTH U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS) HOLDS HEARING ON THE CRISIS IN AFGANISTAN  WASHINGTON, D.C. SPEAKERS: U.S. SENATOR SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS), CHAIRMAN U.S. SENATOR JOHN ASHCROFT (R-MO) U.S. SENATOR GORDON H. SMITH (R-OR) U.S. SENATOR ROD GRAMS (R-MN) U.S. SENATOR CRAIG THOMAS (R-WY) U.S. SENATOR PAUL DAVID WELLSTONE (D-MN), RANKING MEMBER U.S. SENATOR ROBERT G. TORRICELLI (D-NJ) U.S. SENATOR PAUL S. SARBANES (D-MD) U.S. SENATOR CHRISTOPHER J. DODD (D-CT) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DANA ROHRABACHER (R-CA) THE HONORABLE KARL F. INDERFURTH ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR SOUTH ...
  • Sandra Fluke seeks wider influence in California

    07/12/2014 9:59:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 12, 2014 12:01 PM EDT | Judy Lin
    The former Georgetown University law student who gained national attention for being denied a chance to testify in Congress for health plan contraception coverage—and then was subjected to degrading comments by radio host Rush Limbaugh—is hoping to make public policy of her own. Sandra Fluke is running as a first-time candidate for a seat in California’s state Senate to represent some of the most affluent communities of Los Angeles County, a district that stretches from the Hollywood Hills to the Palos Verdes peninsula. In a district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, Fluke is campaigning on an agenda that includes subsidized...
  • Senate Dems introduce bill that would override Hobby Lobby ruling

    07/08/2014 7:34:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    Noah told you it was coming and now here it is. Pandermonium: The bill, developed in consultation with the Obama administration, would require for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby Stores to provide and pay for contraceptive coverage, along with other preventive services, under the Affordable Care Act…“Your health care decisions are not your boss’s business,” said Senator Patty Murray, Democrat of Washington, who led efforts by Senate Democrats to respond to the court ruling. “Since the Supreme Court decided it will not protect women’s access to health care, I will.”…Ms. Murray’s bill criticizes the Supreme Court’s majority opinion and repudiates...
  • Unveiled: A Support Group For Ex-Hijabis

    07/07/2014 6:00:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2014 | Cathy Reisenwitz
    Marwa was eight-years-old when her parents began covering her head. She was 23 years-old when she stopped, soon after arriving in the United States. She recently began the Ex-Hijabi Photo Fashion Journal to tell the stories of women who have also uncovered. The self-described “ex-Muslim Atheist” runs the site, along with her blog Between a Veil and a Dark Place. I spoke to Marwa about what gave her the idea, what she hopes to accomplish, and the themes the submissions share. Marwa got the idea for the Photo Fashion Journal while talking about her first summer without the hijab. She...
  • Another left-wing mistress of hypocrisy is unhappy with the Supreme Court

    07/05/2014 10:24:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/5/14 | Doug Book
    We have all seen the antics of a placard toting liberal as she tearfully protests the upcoming, state sponsored execution of a triple murderer. And when this same purple-haired progressive celebrates a new Planned Parenthood record in abortions performed, is anyone really surprised? After all, liberalism couldn’t exist without these mind-numbing displays of shameless hypocrisy. Frantic challenges to the deserved execution of a merciless killer followed with squeals of delight at the death of some 334,000 infants during the 2011-2012 hunting seasons of America’s abortion titleholder–all in a day’s work for the compassionate left. When the Supreme Court decided in...
  • 'I loathe the hijab. I too like the feel of the sun and the wind on my hair. Is this a big sin?

    05/13/2014 4:27:34 PM PDT · by opentalk · 19 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 13, 2013 | Ted Thornhill
    It’s illegal for women in Iran to appear in public without wearing a headscarf – or hijab - but dozens have posted bare-headed photographs of themselves to a Facebook page called Stealthy Freedoms of Iranian Women.Punishment in Iran for not wearing a hijab ranges from a fine to imprisonment, but despite the risks around 150 photographs have been uploaded to the site, which at the time of writing has over 140,000 likes.The photographs show women in huge variety of places and poses.
  • Who Has It Worse? Women In America Or Elsewhere?

    04/24/2014 7:40:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/24/2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Who could deny that the problems identified by feminists in America are serious? Here are just five recent examples of how bad women have it in the States, each followed by a look at a minor problem faced by women in other parts of the world. American Problem #1 Gendered toys being distributed McDonald’s. Did you know that McDonald’s distributes toys with its so-called Happy Meals? And that these toys come in “boy” and “girl” varieties? Can you believe what a human rights violation this is? Slate is on it, thank goodness. This must be stopped. Global Problem #1...
  • Alice in Arabia and the Foul Idiocy of Censorship: ABC cancels show about Women in Saudi Arabia

    03/26/2014 7:05:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/26/2014 | Tom Rogan
    “If everybody minded their own business,” the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, “the world would go round a deal faster than it does.” — Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Cry insult and let loose the enemies of freedom. Late last week, following days of media clamor, ABC Family canceled a pilot for Alice in Arabia. The show was to have centered upon a young American woman as she attempted to escape from family kidnappers in Saudi Arabia. To be sure, ABC’s critics were vociferous, both in volume and in number. But they should never have been able...
  • Faith-based alternative to Girl Scouts focuses on character building

    02/05/2014 1:36:34 PM PST · by usalady · 18 replies
    Examiner ^ | Feb. 5, 2014 | Martha
    A little girl selling Girl Scout cookies was once a symbol of an organization trusted by parents. That became tarnished as the focus changed and now provides an environment that is said to be in conflict with the morality it once promoted.
  • Sperm, Craigslist, Lesbians and Welfare: What Could Go Wrong?

    01/24/2014 4:50:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Ransom
    There is so much wrong with the following story that like other great art that imitates life, I think I’ll let the story mostly speak for itself…and many of the ills of society in general. So, stop me if you heard this one…. Two lesbians put up an ad on Craigslist looking for a sperm donor. This is not in dispute. They put up an ad on Craigslist looking for sperm, like sperm are a couch or a T.V. or those old worthless beanie babies your haggard aunt collected. In response to the ad, one William Marotta, who apparently...
  • Center for the Study of Individual Rights

    12/19/2013 9:32:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2013 | Mike Adams
    Dear UNC Board of Governors: I appreciate very much the interest you have shown in meeting with me after my current case against UNC Wilmington heads to court in just a few months. I also appreciate the efforts of key members of the Senate to set up such a meeting now that Republicans control the NC Senate, State General Assembly, and the Governor's mansion. When we meet in the spring, I am going to present you with a specific proposal which will help start to reform the UNC system in three important ways: 1) It will cut administrative overhead. 2)...
  • John Kerry Throws Freedom-Seeking Women Under the Bus (But it's Republicans who are against Women)

    11/08/2013 4:43:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2013 | Michelle Malkin
    It's confirmed: The "F" in John. F. Kerry stands for "Feckless." Women around the world no longer need to wonder whether America's secretary of state will stand boldly with them in defense of their basic rights. He won't. On Monday, Kerry was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Anyone with a phone or an Internet connection inside and outside the country knows what's been going on there. The kingdom has been rocked by women of all ages protesting the Muslim nation's retrograde ban on female drivers. Over the past two weeks, the protesters and their supporters have taken to social media to...
  • Need for Real -- Not Fake -- Transformation

    11/07/2013 4:02:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2013 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    Transformation is fascinating, especially when the change is dramatic and you can see it happen before your very eyes. That point was underscored to me this week by "Body Evolution" by Global Democracy, a video that was released two years ago, but went viral last week, when the model was identified publicly. In slightly more than a minute, the video shows a model walking onstage, hair undone, no makeup, and then being transformed through makeup, hair, lights and, finally, photoshop. The latter not only removes minor skin imperfections, but makes massive sculptural changes to her body -- resulting in...
  • What Will Happen to Afghan Women When the Taliban Returns?

    10/31/2013 5:53:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    When the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan is completed next year what will happen to Afghan women? Will a resurgent Taliban return them to wearing burqas, withdraw them from schools and force them to live behind painted glass in their homes, permitting them to leave the house only when accompanied by a blood relative? The Afghan constitution contains language that supposedly protects women's rights and Afghanistan has signed several international human rights treaties that guarantee protection for women. Article 22 of the Afghan constitution reads, "Any kind of discrimination and privilege between the citizens of Afghanistan are prohibited....
  • Tennis, Women and Equality

    09/24/2013 5:44:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2013 | Mona Charen
    You can tell who the keepers of American culture are by, among other things, the anniversaries they mark. We're currently being invited to revel in memories of the "iconic" tennis match between Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King, the so-called "Battle of the Sexes". Robin Roberts of ABC News recalled King's "stunning triumph". ESPN explained to younger viewers that King "won for all women". The New York Times' Gail Collins gushed that King's victory 40 years ago was a message "for any woman who had ever worried about being laughed at if she stepped out of line." Really? One tennis...
  • Obama Visits Women's Rights National Historical Park

    08/22/2013 3:22:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 22, 2013 | Daniel Halper
    President Barack Obama is visiting Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, New York, according to the most recent pool report. "Ahead of Women’s Equality Day on Monday, the President will make a stop in Seneca Falls to visit the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitors Center. He will present the center with a copy of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 and a copy of the remarks he made during the signing ceremony," the White House tells the pool reporter.
  • San Diego Dem Chair: But We've Waited So Long for a Progressive Agenda (filthy Filner alert)

    07/28/2013 10:21:06 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Brietbart News ^ | July 28, 2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
    Francine Busby, Chair of that San Diego Democrat Party, told the New York Times that the party was giving Mayor Filner the "benefit of doubt" because they were so excited to have someone in office pushing a progressive agenda. "Democrats aren’t going to give him a pass, but may be willing to give him the benefit of the doubt because we’ve waited so long, nearly 20 years, for a mayor who could put forward a progressive agenda," she said. "But this doesn’t erase what he’s done," she said. "I don’t know if it’s enough at this point." (Translation: Close...
  • Abortion Rights Not Synonymous With Women's Health

    06/28/2013 4:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 28, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    When your grandmother gets some bad news, do you tell her: "Well, at least you have your abortion rights"? Why not? Maybe it's because whatever you think of abortion, the right to have one is not synonymous with a woman's health. But don't tell that to the liberal group Think Progress. On Twitter, it recently teased some shocking news: "Why 2013 is shaping up to be the worst year for woman's [sic] health in modern history." When I followed to the linked story, there was nothing about a spike in cervical or breast cancer rates. Nothing about occupational safety for...
  • Beat the press Reporters reveal how the Obama administration threatens and controls the media

    03/03/2013 2:39:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/3/13 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    <p>As coverage of last week’s flare-up between Bob Woodward and the White House devolved into the granular parsing of words and implications and extrapolations and possible intent, the larger point was roundly missed: the increasing pressure that White House correspondents feel when dealing with the Obama administration — to follow their narrative, to be properly deferential (!), to react to push-back by politely sitting down and shutting up.</p>
  • Fidel Castro raped my teen-age daughter

    05/09/2013 6:09:33 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    cuban-exile.com ^ | 5/2013 orig 1960
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fidel Castro Raped My Teen-Age Daughter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONFIDENTIAL MAY, 1960 p. 18 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Am American Mother's Terrifying Story– "FIDEL CASTRO RAPED MY TEEN-AGE DAUGHTER" Lured to Cuban by Castro, Marita Lorenz, 18, was kidnapped [kidnaped], raped and then cruelly aborted! Page 19 By: Alice J. Lorenz [photo caption] Fidel Castro, Cuba's popular hero gives a victory salute to people. "NO, FIDEL! NO. Don't let them kill our baby–don't let them kill our baby!" My daughter, Marita, white-faced and sobbing, cried uncontrollably into her pillow at Roosevelt Hospital, New York, on January 20, 1960. She was in a semicoma, emerging...
  • What a Straight White Man Knows About Strong Women

    04/13/2013 9:55:44 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 31 replies
    Leigh Patrick Sullivan.com ^ | April 13, 2013 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    “It means strong women. What would you, as a straight white man, know about that?” – Feminist on Twitter
  • More Options Needed For Women

    03/09/2013 6:08:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 9, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    Recently, a group of women gathered to insist that expanded abortion access be a legislative priority in New York. Why they would feel the need to do so is a good question, one with disturbing overtones. The state's governor is inexplicably pushing for greater abortion availability in a state where abortion already appears to be quite popular. We used to hear talk of "safe, legal and rare," but now we see numbers that show more than 100,000 abortions in New York each year. And yet advocates of legal abortion are banding together to insist that expanded abortion access remain...
  • The Children of Hannibal (MICHAEL J. TOTTEN)

    12/17/2012 11:22:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 5 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2012 | MICHAEL J. TOTTEN
    The rich heritage of Tunisia, maybe the only place where the Arab Spring stands a chance Modern-day Tunisians, more Westernized than most Arabs, see themselves as descendants of the great Carthaginian general who invaded Italy. The Arab Spring began in Sidi Bouzid, a small Tunisian town, at the end of 2010. In a desperate protest against the corrupt and oppressive government that had made it impossible for him to earn a living, food-cart vendor Mohamed Bouazizi stood before City Hall, doused himself with gasoline, and lit a match. His suicide seeded a revolutionary storm that swept the countryside and eventually...
  • How Gays and Women Get In Their Own Way

    02/04/2013 6:02:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Gays can be leaders. Women can be leaders. Without realizing it, I think gays and women inadvertently work against their own objective of equality when they force private organizations to support gay and female leaders. As I wrote here, gays and women are already equal before the Constitution, which defines us by our humanity, not by our sexuality, and is silent on most personal matters like marriage. Furthermore, the more the federal government defines our rights, the less free, equal and human we all become. Here is what generally happens when minority groups confuse social acceptance with equality and push...
  • A Tragic Anniversary's Unjust Deserts

    01/26/2013 6:43:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2013 | Kathryn Lopez
    "We've been wandering in the desert for 40 years," declared Boston Cardinal Sean O'Malley. It was an ever-present reflection during the week that marked four decades of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a woman's right to an abortion. Last week, Cardinal O'Malley led a Mass that began at least 24 hours of prayer and protest for thousands of people gathered at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in our nation's capital. Are you, dear reader, sick of abortion, of the poverty of the discourse about the issue, the twisted politics that accompany it and where...