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  • Why ‘Hot Mess’ women of the world – think Bridget Jones and Fleabag – are doomed to be screwed over by patronising men

    01/05/2022 8:09:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 91 replies
    Mail Plus ^ | January 3, 2021 | Julie Burchill
    Once it was easy to define what a dream girl was – created in Hollywood, she was a Marilyn, a Rita, a Betty Grable smiling artlessly over her shoulder. With the Sixties and the ‘youth-quake’, a more bohemian style was favoured – Julie Christie and Brigitte Bardot, less inclined to pander to men’s fantasies while still inspiring them. Then came the Seventies and it occurred to women that every other oppressed group seemed to be having their own rebellion. At the 1970 Miss World pageant, ‘Women’s Lib’ (what a great phrase – much better than poncy old ‘feminism’) protesters chucked...
  • How I Demolished My Life: A home-improvement story [A Divorce Story]

    01/03/2022 11:46:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 109 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 28, 2021 | Honor Jones
    had wanted, I thought, soapstone counters and a farmhouse sink. I had wanted an island and a breakfast nook and two narrow, vertical cabinets on either side of the stove; one could be for cutting boards and one could be for baking sheets. I followed a cabinetry company called Plain English on Instagram and screenshotted its pantries, which came in paint colors like Kipper and Boiled Egg. Plain English cost a fortune, but around a corner in the back of its New York showroom you could check out the budget version, called British Standard. But it cost a fortune too....
  • The New Political Cry in South Korea: ‘Out With Man Haters’

    01/01/2022 4:27:10 PM PST · by Theoria · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 01 Jan 2022 | Choe Sang-Hun
    They have shown up whenever women rallied against sexual violence and gender biases in South Korea. Dozens of young men, mostly dressed in black, taunted the protesters, squealing and chanting, “Thud! Thud!” to imitate the noise they said the “ugly feminist pigs” made when they walked.“Out with man haters!” they shouted. “Feminism is a mental illness!”On the streets, such rallies would be easy to dismiss as the extreme rhetoric of a fringe group. But the anti-feminist sentiments are being amplified online, finding a vast audience that is increasingly imposing its agenda on South Korean society and politics.These male activists have...
  • US Senate confirms Rachael Rollins to be next US attorney for Massachusetts [opposes prosecution of wanton destruction of property, etc. See comment]

    12/08/2021 8:01:20 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 23 replies
    WCVB ^ | Dec 8, 2021 | WCVB
    The United States Senate on Wednesday narrowly confirmed Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins to be the next U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.... Vice President Kamala Harris was needed to break two votes that were tied 50-50 along party lines...Republicans all voted against Rollins' nomination.... “to declining to prosecute low-level offenses, Rachael Rollins has really shown that we can take a different approach to law enforcement," said Carol Rose, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)... Rollins has also sparred with Boston’s largest police union, which accused her last summer of inciting violence against law enforcement..
  • UN Twitter for International Men's Day - November 19, 2021

    11/19/2021 7:16:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    United Nations on Twitter ^ | November 19, 2021 | United Nations
    Happy #InternationalMensDay to all the male allies around the world who support women, defy gender roles, fight gender-based violence & stand up for equality. @UN_Women invites everyone, everywhere, to support #GenerationEquality.
  • An Open Letter to General Mark Milley

    11/18/2021 12:13:44 AM PST · by pboyington · 18 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 18, 2021 | Ray Starmann
    Dear General Milley: It’s been quite a year for you, sir. As the Walls of the Pentagon Jericho come tumbling down, you sit calmly at your desk while the US military sinks into a maelstrom of wokeness from which it will not emerge. The list of fiascos on your watch seems to grow every day. Let’s begin with our withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is no doubt the biggest military debacle since General von Paulus’ Sixth Army took a detour south to a place called Stalingrad. You oversaw the abandonment of millions of dollars of US military equipment to our enemy,...
  • Grease Musical Scrapped by PLC and Scotch Over Concerns About ‘Offensive, Sexist and Anti-Feminist’ Content

    11/17/2021 2:49:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The West Australian ^ | Mon, 15 November 2021
    Two elite private schools have scrapped their co-production of the smash-hit musical Grease after girls raised concerns about the show being sexist and offensive. Presbyterian Ladies’ College students voiced their apprehension about going ahead with the production in a joint statement with Scotch College. SNIP Some parents said not all students were given the opportunity to weigh in on the debate about cancelling the production, referring to a “small minority” of PLC students who found Grease to be “offensive, sexist and anti-feminist”.
  • Women hardest hit and least heard, delegates from Global South tell COP26 (Only 9.19 years left)

    11/13/2021 12:06:08 AM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    National Observer ^ | 11/03/21 | Rochelle Baker
    Feminist activists and leaders from around the globe ascended the stage at COP26 to say there is no climate justice without addressing gender equity and human rights for women. Wearing red masks in solidarity with their Indigenous sisters, climate activists spanning the Global South talked to a packed venue about the successes, struggles and what real climate justice must look like during a public event hosted Monday evening by the Women and Gender Constituency, a stakeholder group with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Moderator and international human rights lawyer Kavita Naidu launched the panel by acknowledging...
  • Texas woman’s heartbreaking abortion story begs the question: Where are the fathers?

    11/04/2021 11:48:37 AM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    Live Action News ^ | November 4, 2021 | Anne Marie Williams, RN, BSN
    On October 30th, People ran a story as part of their ‘Women’s Choices, Women’s Voices’ “stories from abortion-seekers” campaign, featuring the example of a Texas woman named Mariah Armonta, a single mom of three living children, with her youngest being just nine months old. When she took a pregnancy test after missing her period in mid-October, the result confirmed that Armonta was expecting her fourth child. The 25-year-old, who had been back to work for just six months following her nine-month-old daughter’s birth, told People that her initial reaction was panic. She scheduled an appointment at a Texas abortion business...
  • Why the Term ‘JEDI’ Is Problematic for Describing Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (This is an actual Scientific American article)

    09/23/2021 5:30:34 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 40 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 23 Sep 2021 | J. W. Hammond, Sara E. Brownell, Nita A. Kedharnath, Susan J. Cheng, W. Carson Byrd
    They’re meant to be heroes within the Star Wars universe, but the Jedi are inappropriate symbols for justice work The acronym “JEDI” has become a popular term for branding academic committees and labeling STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) initiatives focused on social justice issues. Used in this context, JEDI stands for “justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.” In recent years, this acronym has been employed by a growing number of prominent institutions and organizations, including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. At first glance, JEDI may simply appear to be an elegant way to explicitly build “justice”...
  • Hormonal Birth Control Is Killing Women. Why Won’t The FDA Talk About It?

    09/21/2021 9:31:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 21, 2021 | Grace Emily Stark
    Many women are realizing the synthetic hormones in most methods of contraception come with side effects and risks that are annoying and sometimes dangerous.If you’ve watched TV in the last week, you’ve likely seen a commercial for a novel form of birth control called Phexxi. You could hardly miss it, starting as it does with “Welcome to my vagina,” and starring actress Annie Murphy from the wildly popular Emmy award-winning Canadian sitcom “Schitt’s Creek.” As the bubbly Murphy struts about in a cavernous pink bedroom, she promises that Phexxi is something that women have always wanted: an effective, “in the...
  • Kim Jong Un’s sister warns of ‘destruction’ of South Korea ties after rival missile tests

    09/15/2021 9:46:03 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2021 | Huang-Jin Kim
    The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday criticized South Korea’s president and threatened a “complete destruction” of bilateral relations after the two countries tested ballistic missiles hours apart. The missile launches underscored a return of tensions between the rival Koreas at a time when talks aimed at halting North Korea’s nuclear program are stalled. Kim’s sister, Kim Yo Jong, criticized South Korean President Moon Jae-in for comments he made while observing his country’s missile tests, including its first of a submarine-launched ballistic missile. Moon said South Korea’s growing missile capabilities would serve as a “sure...
  • t made me sick to watch a once-male special forces combat veteran beat up a woman on TV - it’s time to stop this trans sport insanity before women start being killed

    09/13/2021 6:00:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 13, 2021 | Piers Morgan
    t was the moment ideology met cold, hard reality. Alana McLaughlin, 38, the second transgender MMA fighter to compete in the sport, used a powerful choke hold to beat Celine Provost, 32. The latter was demonstrably a more skilled and experienced fighter during their bout on Friday night – McLaughlin only took up MMA earlier this year, whereas Provost’s been doing it for a decade - but just couldn’t compete with the overwhelming physical strength of her opponent.
  • The Feminization of America: What Will It Look Like?

    09/10/2021 6:54:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | September 10, 2021 | Michael Barone
    Are we witnessing the feminization of America? And if so, is that a good or bad thing, or is it, like so many quiet but ineluctable trends, a combination of the two? Perceptions of feminization come from some unexpected quarters. The (mostly) free market economist Tyler Cowen sees it as a long-term trend, going back to the suffragist movement a century ago and women's inclination to prefer the perils of peace to the risks of war. "You might argue that I had the best of both worlds," he reflects as he nears 60, "namely to grow up in the 'tougher'...
  • ‘I’m a feminist’, says Germany’s Merkel

    09/09/2021 7:03:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 8 September 2021 21:48 CEST | AFP
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday described herself as a feminist, saying her position on equality between men and women had developed over the years. “Essentially, it’s about the fact that men and women are equal, in the sense of participation in society and in life in general. And in that sense I can say, ‘yes, I’m a feminist’,” Merkel told reporters after a meeting with Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. “For me, the word ‘feminism’ is linked to a specific movement which has fought a great deal to put these issues on society’s agenda,” said Germany’s first woman leader....
  • The Clock Is Running out for Time’s Up as Major Hollywood Stars Quit the Feminist Organization

    09/06/2021 9:04:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/06/2021 | Brad Slager
    How has Time’s Up, a group that was formed to help women, become one defending male predators?It has been a tumultuous couple of weeks for Time’s Up, the anti-sexual harassment organization that sprang up from the #MeToo movement, and this weekend, it is suffering a mass exodus of many from its high-profile board. On Friday, a number of prominent board members announced they were stepping away from the group, including actress Eva Longoria, TV mega-producer Shonda Rhimes, and CNN contributor Hilary Rosen, along with five other names. This announcement comes quickly after the resignation of CEO Tina Tchen, who stepped...
  • Feminist fallacies: Women shouldn’t hate men

    08/31/2021 6:46:58 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 55 replies
    The Critic ^ | 8-31-21 | Julie Bindel
    Regular readers of this column may be expecting me to neatly dispel the myth about man-hating feminists and to give examples to the contrary. Well, I have news for you: sometimes we really do hate men and, oh boy, it is justified! The real issue here is that so many men hate women. After all, if they didn’t, why would so many commit acts of sexual and physical assault against us? Women are expected to suck it up when men demonstrate with violence, abuse and humiliation how much they despise us. Yet when women dare voice their anger about their...
  • It's horrifying how some young Western men are so alienated by woke culture that they even admire the Taliban's twisted mindset, writes MARY HARRINGTON

    08/29/2021 6:54:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 28, 2021 | Mary Harrington
    Amid the blood-spattered horrors of Kabul, perhaps the most startling response has been an outpouring of warlike passion from disaffected young Western men. But they’re not backing Western soldiers. They’re cheering on the Taliban. Far-Right groups are gloating. One user on an online message board called the toppled Western-backed Afghan government ‘globohomo-clownworld’. He characterised this as powered by ‘liberalism, consumerism, secularism, usury, democracy, global capitalism… and most of all, feminism/women’s rights/women’s liberation’. Such men consider abhorrent this value system that an America-led coalition spent trillions of dollars trying to instil, via two decades of Afghan ‘nation-building’. These alienated men hate...
  • How feminism failed in Afghanistan: The US intervention tried to do too much, too soon

    08/22/2021 12:54:30 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Unherd ^ | August 20, 2021 | Heba Yosry
    The world watched this week as images of women were painted over on beauty parlours in Kabul. The symbolism was impossible to miss. After twenty years of limited — though steadily increasing — freedoms, the concealment of the women of Kabul, and Afghanistan, had resumed. After the Taliban announced that it will respect women’s rights “in accordance with Islamic law” on Wednesday, a woman was reportedly killed for not wearing a burqa and another was beaten to death in front of her four children for refusing to cook for them. Women for the Taliban are the first target for enforced...
  • International human rights organizations scramble to get local allies out of Afghanistan

    08/16/2021 11:46:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2021 | Missy Ryan and Kareem Fahim
    Afghan activists, journalists and advocates for women’s rights scrambled to identify escape routes Sunday as international civil society organizations intensified a chaotic effort to evacuate local allies under threat following the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. The stunningly swift collapse of the Afghan state injected a sense of desperation into a month-long effort by outside aid groups and religious and advocacy organizations to secure visas, flights or any kind of way out for Afghans seen as likely militant targets. Human rights organizations in recent days have sent the State Department flurries of emails with spreadsheets laying out the identities and personal...