Posts tagged "feminism"

But Hillary Clinton IS polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious

Hillary Clinton’s “Super Volunteers” have issued warnings to journalists not to use certain words when writing about her.  Among them are: Polarizing Calculating Disingenuous Insincere Ambitious Inevitable Entitled Over confident Secretive Will do anything to win Represents the past Out of touch “You are on notice that we will be watching, reading, listening and protesting... Read more »

School dress codes are NOT a war on women

Condemnation of dress codes that make middle school girls cover up has become the fashionable junior version of the alleged  ”war on women.” That’s why I truly enjoyed Esther J. Cepeda’s op-ed Sunday in the Chicago Tribune (“Yes, that outfit disrupts class,” Oct. 12.) It was a fitting response to some of the laughable juvenile... Read more »

'Equal pay day' rubbish

April 8 is Equal Pay Day, marking the number of extra days into 2014 the average woman has to work to earn as much as her male counterpart did in 2013.–HuffPost Rubbish. Variations on the theme that women make 77 cents for every dollar their male counterpart makes are endlessly repeated, often by careless, biased... Read more »

Why aren't male contraceptives and sterilizations covered under Obamacare mandate?

It surprised me, but while Obamacare mandates free birth control for women, it does nothing for men. Did you know that: If you are a female employee of a company subject to the mandate who wants the full cost of your birth control pills paid for by your insurance: you are covered. If you are a... Read more »

The cheapening of fathers, men and boys

Here’s a great Father’s Day thought: Men and boys need help. They’ve become more self-destructive, more apathetic about success and more violent. Fewer are moving on to higher education, and boys and men alike are being outperformed in school by girls and women. On this day, Fathers Day, the culture continues to redefine masculinity, but... Read more »

Roger Ebert--a 'bitchy' man hater?

Offense warning: Contains nasty descriptions Jim Good, whose name seems to be an antonym, has plenty to say (“We’re white, we’re male and we suck!”) about a recent Roger Ebert column in which he revealed that “women are better than men.” Here is some of Ebert’s reasoning: Women are not wired to see disagreement as a challenge... Read more »

To be feminist is to be pro-life

With the success at the polls in California and elsewhere it is time for pro-choice feminists to stop pretending that they have an exclusive patent on Carly Fiorina feminism. Despite that success, rigid and absolutist (pro-choice) feminists are on the warpath, declaring that California GOP Senate primary winner Carly Fiorina cant be “true feminists.” The... Read more »

The calamity of Roe v. Wade

Watching the TV show Private Practice last night, I saw a physician who performs abortions state that life doesn’t begin (i.e. a fetus is not a person) until is can survive independently outside the mother’s womb. At birth. Before then, it is not a life nor a person and therefore shall have no legal protection... Read more »
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