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The Left: A woman can do whatever she wants to with her own body. Also the left: A woman should not be allowed to use her body to model at car shows. Eliminating women as display props isn’t new for some carmakers like French Peugeot maker PSA Group. “Visitors to the Geneva auto show will […]

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Well ladies, what did you expect? The latest Michael P. Ramirez cartoon aptly depicts the consequences of #MeToo; turning yourself into a victim can affect how people treat you. The great D.C. McAllister will be talking to Whiskey Politics Podcast with Dave Sussman later today on this, and other topics. Be sure to check it out. More

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And Poof! He Was Gone

 

Yes, this is yet another report from my continuing quest to understand abortion in America. Today’s installment: The Case of the Vanishing Man.

The Huffington Post reprinted an essay provocatively entitled “I Had An Abortion Because I Love My Son.” The author, Raina Johnson—a self-described well-educated young woman — finds that she is pregnant in her senior year in college. She decides to have the baby, a “scary” but also “joyous” decision. Six months later, she realizes that she is pregnant again. Her decision to have an abortion, in this case, is based in her realization that “I didn’t have the tools or resources to devote to two children who would’ve been very close in age. My abortion allowed me to be the best mom I could be for the son I already had.”

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I was reading through the comments on this post about the absurdity of the Women’s March, and I found the following:   More

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Science fiction author Ursule K. Le Guin has died. I want to talk about one of her obituaries–but a search of the site shows no one has commented on her death. So first, a quick summary of her life: Le Guin was a remarkable writer. She was also a member of the far left. Both […]

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I guess feminists around the world are rejoicing at this news: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5302565/The-Y-chromosome-going-happen-men.html More

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Women: Why Bother?

 

Laid up with some injuries, figure I might as well write something provocative so I can enjoy the show.

I’m a single guy. Let’s assume that I do want to get married and have kids. Safe assumption. Let’s walk through the process as modern feminism has wrought it.

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With all the men being taken down by past exploits caused by their sexual drive (rightly so in all too many cases) I started to look for symmetry in this situation. While I believe that men and women are different in many ways I have never thought women were morally superior to men. It is […]

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This was written as a response to this article by Rod Dreher: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/failsons-and-the-women-who-love-them Given that it turned into more of an essay (or a long rant) then a comment, I figured I’d post it here. Apologies in advance…actually no. No apologies.  More

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Press asks Sarah Huckabee Sanders to disclose if she’s ever been sexually harassed, Merriam-Webster declares “feminism” the word of the year, and another alarming study showing negative side effects of birth control. All this and more in this week’s episode of Problematic Women. More

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Manspreading Across the Boundaries, a Sermon

 

In the New York Times recently, I saw an analysis of the present crisis in the relationship between men and women in the workplace that declared: “the problem is people in authority not understanding or not caring about boundaries, not seeing those under them or around them as human beings deserving of respect, and losing any reticence or hesitation about abusing their power over them. “

My first reaction was to snort: “Boundaries? What boundaries?” When I was coming of age, back in 1979, the intellectual’s favorite movie—-it won all sorts of prizes—-was one in which Woody Allen played a middle-aged guy having a full-blown affair with a 17-year-old. That film was playing in America’s theaters right around the same time that a younger would-be Senate candidate Roy Moore was dating teenagers: scoff all you want about Alabama, but the movie was called “Manhattan.”

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Is Feminism the Answer to Sexual Harassment?

 

So, the friendly morning host with the warm smile was a serial sexual predator? He had a secret lock installed on his office door operated by a button under his desk like a Bond villain? The NPR guy was a Prairie Home wrecker? Next, you’ll tell us that that nice Bill O’Reilly is a creep. Never mind about that last one, he never even seemed nice.

One popular response to the daily casualty toll of harassers is to suggest that we should all embrace the feminist explanation of male/female relations. That boils down to “believe all women” because women don’t lie about these things. It’s hard to imagine a flimsier philosophy. As the New York Times’s Bari Weiss observed, this fetishizes women as “Truth personified,” which cannot withstand a second’s scrutiny. Of course, women lie about these things. The Duke lacrosse team was falsely accused of rape, as was a University of Virginia fraternity. Remember the Scottsboro Boys? And a woman working for the ironically named Project Veritas attempted to sting the Washington Post by spinning a false tale about Roy Moore (in hopes of discrediting the Post and Moore’s truthful accusers).

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Suzanne Venker has written great books on marriage, particularly the impact feminism has had on it (e.g. The Alpha Female’s Guide to Men and Marriage: How Love Works). In a recent column, she discusses the phenomena of women marrying down, and the perils that befall them (particularly when the kids come): http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/11/16/suzanne-venker-my-message-for-women-marrying-down-is-nothing-to-celebrate.html More

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Harvey Weinstein this, Harvey Weinstein that. I remarked on one of the posts that these young women have no idea what it used to be like before the term “sexual harassment” was even coined. I said that if the post weren’t on the main feed, I’d have a doozy or two to report from my […]

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More Men Are Adopting the Mike Pence Rule, and Feminists Don’t Like It

 

No man in business or academia with an ounce of common sense is going to let himself be alone with a woman who isn’t his wife in the current social climate. A single allegation of inappropriate behavior — whether legitimate or not — can and will destroy a man’s career. This is the climate feminists have created as their movement morphed from demands for social equality into a litigious Cult of Man-Hatred and quest for political power.

Now, they’re angry (who am I kidding, feminists are always angry about everything and always lecturing men on how to behave) because men are unwilling to set themselves up as victims.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America pop some popcorn as California Rep. Linda Sanchez says House Democrats need new leadership, leading one Nancy Pelosi ally to suggest such criticism of Pelosi is sexist. They also shake their heads as feminists, celebrities, and many Democrats are suddenly silent in the wake […]

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Spoiler Alert: if you haven’t watched the new Star Trek show, there are spoilers here. I like science fiction, especially space opera, and have been a fan of the Star Trek series since the ’60’s. “Deep Space Nine” was probably my favorite, for the variety of alien characters, stories, and the ensemble cast. “Voyager” frequently […]

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According to knowyourmeme.com, the Streisand Effect occurs when attempts to censor information on the internet lead to even greater publicity and dissemination of said information on the internet. In a hilarious editorial condemning slapstick humor posted on CNN, Kara S. Alaimo (ah-LAME-oh) laments that President Trump’s latest controversial tweet makes America “a little less safe for women than it was before,” thereby […]

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The movie Soylent Green — which depicted a world so overpopulated that the only solution was industrialized cannibalism — came out in 1973. It was inspired less by the novel it was based on (Make Room, Make Room) than Paul Ehrlich’s overpopulation alarmist book The Population Bomb;  which predicted, among other catastrophes, that overpopulation would cause famines and mass […]

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The Vive la Difference Podcast

 

Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for August 11, 2017 it’s the Vive La Difference edition of the podcast with your hosts, nanoscientist Mike Stopa, and, would you believe it? co-host and Smart Girl Extraordinaire Teri Christoph! But then, where’s Todd??? Wish we knew. He is off on a soul-finding three month journey of non-stop silence in the Peruvian jungle, on a diet of roasted banana peels and tropical bird sushi. We expect him back next week.

In the meantime, Mike and Teri get to bubble our way through topics ludicrous and absurd for your listening pleasure. Look, the vibe is a little different than usual. I, for one, had a fabulous time.

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