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My son and I attended the Milo Y. / Julie Bindel debate at the University of Michigan last night. The topic was “Does Feminism Have a Free Speech Problem?” I live tweeted it and you can see my (frequently crappy) video at my twitter feed @Fredosphere. Here’s one: Rape culture. @Nero pic.twitter.com/COyImN7tTE More

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G-L-O-R-I-A

 

SteinemThe 81-year-old distinguished feminist, Gloria Steinem, has intimated the heterodox, blatantly sexist sentiment that young women develop an interest in boys before they develop an interest in politics.

In a recent interview with Bill Maher, Steinem was asked why more young women seem to be supporting Bernie Sanders instead of Hillary Clinton. Steinem replied that females typically don’t start taking politics seriously until they get older. She continued: “When you’re young, you’re thinking, ‘Where are the boys?’ The boys are with Bernie.”

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I’m on facebook. Are you? It’s written with a minuscule, because it’s democratic; which is also why the self-made billionaire your countrymen have made pretends to have donated to democrats endless wealth; & why he really is donating to Democrats, though rather more shrewdly… I’m there on a limited basis, because I could not find a […]

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Why is it so difficult for Americans to have dignity? What’s the trouble with women in the new generation? What’s the problem with work? What’s the problem with capitalism? All of these things come up in one haphazard way or the other in a new movie, one of few aimed at young women: The intern. […]

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An On-Air Swedish Meltdown Borne of Quiet Emasculation?

 

Last week, the Swedish radio show “All my friends” featured a popular Swedish comedian by the name of Kristoffer Svensson. Mr Svensson and the four other men headlining the show are a part of the intellectual establishment in Sweden and are employed by the infamous left-wing newspaper Aftonbladet, a publication on the frontlines of the last few year’s fervent identity-politics beat.

The radio show in question is, like many media outlets these days, a show about the people doing it, rather than the world around them, and this week’s installment was no exception. An audibly angered Kristoffer Svensson immediately went on a tirade about a bad book review he had received recently, and while the rant was par for the course, the message was all the more shocking.

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Near the end of a great discussion inspired by Front Seat Cat’s post, Jim Kearney left a response to a controversial comment by Manny. Manny’s comment: Manny: At the risk of being provocative, let me say that it was a better world when women stayed home and raised children. More

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The March for Losing Our Girls: Failure of Feminism

 

Pencil-sketch-drawing-water-glass-window-girl_1I am re-posting my story in honor of the Women’s March on Washington.

In the ’60s, I was little – just entering grade school, as feminism and civil rights were beginning to sprout seedlings. Struggles of gender, race, and the subject of equality were taking form. In the ’70s, well-watered, they bloomed into movements of great change. As I entered my teen years, equal pay for equal work, breaking the glass ceiling, and women’s rights made good sense and were a part of my culture and life. Breaking through boundaries became the norm. Free spirit, be natural (no makeup – no bra!), make love not war, were our mantras. Like any young generation, conservatism and the “establishment” were old school – our parent’s era. Traditional family values were synonymous with anti-abortion, stuffy, boring Bible thumpers – not modern or progressive – not me.

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This is a video by Karen Straughan a Canadian woman who is an “Anti-Feminist”. Her videos are amazingly thought out. She provides historical and biological evidence to dismantle feminist theories. To find her blog you can google Girl Writes What? Below I linked her video on Feminism and the Disposable Male. More

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Liberals (or Progressives, or Leftists, depending on the degree of honesty with which they are willing to label themselves) especially feminists are fanatical about shutting off avenues of Free Speech that questions their dogma. Some feminists demand that, when a speaker they don’t agree with comes to a college campus, they must be given safe […]

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A feminist bureaucrat from New York wants President Obama to outlaw guns. I voted for Barack Obama. Twice. During his 2008 presidential campaign, my two daughters, partner, and I ate every meal in our house on Obama placemats… More

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Girls Will Be Girls

 

shutterstock_297217001I had long looked on the feminist project with an indulgent eye, feeling, along with Bertie Wooster, that girls will be girls and must be allowed their little enthusiasms. But I had assumed that after accomplishing the legitimate goals of the movement — equality before the law, and equal opportunity in education and employment — they would depart the field and find something else useful to do with their time, perhaps leaving behind a few stout sentries to defend their gains.

That’s not what has happened. Modern feminists have set about to remake society to comport with two bedrock, inviolable feminist principles. The first of these is that there are no significant differences between the sexes, that any apparent differences are the result of social conditioning from the earliest ages. To suggest that women might (in general) possess innate differences in some characteristic — greater empathy, let us say — is to mark oneself as a misogynist of the first order. The second principle is that any male-dominated organization or occupation would greatly benefit by increasing its female membership, as women bring a number of innate characteristics — greater empathy, for example — which their male counterparts woefully lack. To question this is to mark oneself as a misogynist of the first order.

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What Men Want

 

shutterstock_265843157“[Sex is] a contest to see who cares less, and guys win a lot at caring less,” Amanda says.

A brutal Vanity Fair column about the instant hookup world of Tinder shows one side of what men want and what they don’t. And it’s neither pretty nor surprising.

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Gender No Longer Exists

 

bumper_bumper_stickerToday I made the mistake of turning to ABC for their morning network news. After being blinded by the pastels of their dollhouse-like set, I watched several bobble-headed women and one extremely handsome fellow discuss Target stores doing away with gender signs. The giddy news “person” reported that there will be no more girls’ toys or boys’ toys — just toys. No more girls’ or boys’ clothes — just clothes. They will remove pink wall paper from the Barbie aisle and remove blue from G.I. Joe’s section. Target wants to do away with any gender signage to create “balance.”

Why? ABC explained that a pierced, hair dyed, tattooed Mother was shocked, SHOCKED!!!, when she saw the evil gender signage. Abi Bechtel is a self referred feminist who doesn’t want her kids playing with toys meant for their own gender. It’s sexist!

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Hello, all, your favorite radical Marxist movie reviewer here. I was going to do a post on Shane–it’s forthcoming, all about how the personal is & is not the political!–but a few days back, my young miss came home to tell me about Trainwreck–it was girls’ night at the movies, more or less, & they […]

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Today head-slapper: According to a new Harvard study—based on data gathered from focus groups, interviews, and several surveys, including one of roughly 20,000 11-to-18-year-old boys and girls from 59 public and private secondary schools—nearly a quarter of girls preferred male over female political leaders. What’s more, when asked about their gender preferences regarding managerial roles […]

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Gregor Samsa, if You Only Knew!

 

Kitab_al-Bulhan_--_devilHow does a man feel about his wife making a life out of promiscuity? Well, this one is writing in New York Magazine, so he does not call it adultery: He says he’s a feminist.

That’s right folks, this guy is here to tell you, you men ain’t feminists until you approve of being traduced. If your wife isn’t climbing into bed with you to tell you about whomever she’s been busy with making the beast with two backs — you ain’t feminist, not really!

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How Feminism Subtly and Unintentionally Sabotages Happy Marriages

 

imageAs a child of the 1980s, Feminism’s First and Second Waves were a part of history for me, and I took equality between the sexes for granted. Being raised in a conservative household, I also knew that men and women were different. Though I saw a lot of my dad, he worked long hours building a construction business from scratch. My mom was always “in charge” of the household since she simply had more personal knowledge, with her always being home, and my dad was enthusiastically at her beck and call. They were — and still are — happily married and have always been very much in love. I don’t know how much my perception of what women found attractive was influenced by my home life and how much it was the culture at large, but I came to understand that marriage-orientated women were interested in men who were not only providers who wanted kids, but who were kind, gentlemanly, and nurturing. Since I knew I wanted to get married, that’s what I set out to be.

It seemed to work. I attracted a lovely young woman when I was 21 and she was 19 when we were in the same Physics program. We struggled through our academic careers together, eventually marrying and having our first child while in graduate school, and now you can call us the Drs. H.

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Pravda-on-the-Hudson Parodies Itself

 

Ellen Pao is back in the news, as is her husband – and the reporting on her latest difficulties to be found in Pravda-on-the-Hudson is quite instructive.

As some of you will remember, there was a great deal of hoopla back in late March about the verdict in a lawsuit for $16 million that Pao had launched for gender discrimination against her employer Kleinfeld, Perkins, Caufield & Byers after the venture capital firm had decided not to make her a partner. The case had stirred considerable interest among feminists working in Silicon Valley who were eager to cash in. But – to their shock and dismay – the jury decided for the defendant on all counts; and the judge ordered Pao to pay $276,000 of the legal costs incurred by the firm.

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If you stare into the abyss long enough, Mr. Jenner will start staring back at you. The male patriarchal structure of oppression is as old as history, & probably older. Some have the gall to call it civilization. It goes back to the story of Pericles lifting his famous funeral speech from a woman–while starting his […]

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Recently on Twitter, I followed a series of posts and replies on the topic of chivalry and feminism. It began when National Review writer, Charles C.W. Cooke noted a tweet from a male feminist saying something along the lines of ‘we men need to do a better job of stopping sexist jokes and making sure […]

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