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A (presumably) feminist woman in Britain whines that men don’t flirt anymore and it gives her sadfeels. She claims that men have a duty to flirt with women in order to maintain women’s self-esteem and goes on to suggest — of course — that the Government should compel men to flirt with women. “British men need […]

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A feminist interprets every interaction with a male as a “microaggression” and an excuse for her (and all women’s) drinking problem. I round up some girlfriends and we spend hundreds of dollars in a hipster bar, drinking rye Manhattans and eating tapas and talking about the latest crappy, non-gender-blind things that have happened to us in meetings […]

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One of the more irritating — and destructive — clichés we’re all forced to endure in newspapers, on television, and everywhere else is the idea that girls, somehow, need extra help in the classroom, or through special programs and more encouragement. Of course, women outnumber men in college, law school, and medical school. And now we know that girls outperform boys in technology and engineering subjects, too. From the AMI Newswire:

Girls outperformed boys, on average, in the first test measuring technology and engineering literacy in the nation’s schools.

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My opinion of hippies is, I hope they don’t end up getting what they’re asking for, good & hard. But when I see a man who plays with lions–I mean, more than once–I start paying attention. You should, too: More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. First They Came for the Porkies

 

Porcellian-ClubHahvahd’s male-only clubs have forged life-long relationships. And that, of course, is the problem.

“Once a Porcellian always a Porcellian,” read a 1940 Time magazine article about the oldest of Harvard University’s secretive, all-male “final clubs.” “Porkies keep up their Porkie friendships all their lives, go back religiously to the annual Porkie banquet at which new members are initiated. … From the Pore’s clubrooms, non-Porcellians are religiously excluded.”

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hillary_clinton_donald_trumpThe greatest failures of the past generation concern men, women, and sex — and there could not be two more awful representatives of what has gone wrong than Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton delights in presenting herself as a feminist icon – but she is weighed down by the weaknesses of feminism and can boast few of the strengths. The weakness is her itchy trigger finger on accusations of sexism. She’s playing in the biggest of big leagues yet reaches for the sexism charge with dull predictability. If you criticize her cattle futures deal, the Clinton Foundation, her email server – anything – she or her minions will protest the double standard. One of her followers, Lena Dunham, published a list of words that ought to be forbidden when discussing Mrs. Clinton. They included “shrill,” “inaccessible,” and “difficult.”

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I’m a professor at a state university, and we have a university-run “Women’s Center.” As colleges go, we’re not badly infected with identity politics and the kinds of divisions you’ve seen at Missouri, Oberlin, Yale, and the like, but we’re not immune, either. The Women’s Center regularly sponsors recitations of The Vagina Monologues, and organizes stunts involving red flags planted on the lawn to “raise awareness” about campus rape. The usual stuff.

Today, they emailed a questionnaire about the Women’s Center and how they could improve things. The first few questions are about the best ways to announce events. Then there’s this:

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Emma Watson — who is eminently qualified to comment on the needs of oppressed women by virtue of making millions of dollars playing an obnoxious know-it-all in a series of children’s movies — opines that more women have been killed by ‘gender discrimination’ than in all the wars of the past century. “More lives are lost […]

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shutterstock_356613728The paper “Glaciers, Gender, and Science: A Feminist Glaciology Framework for Global Environmental Change Research,” referenced recently on Reason and PowerLine, analyzes how we have come to know what we do about glaciers. Apparently, glaciology has been polluted by men who — wielding pick axes and slinging about equations employing tensor notation — “participated in the imperialist, colonial, and capitalist projects associated with polar exploration [and] mountain colonization.” In case you feel slightly confused, please note the authors “use ‘glaciology’ in an encompassing sense that exceeds the immediate scientific meanings of the label,” and do this in order to capture the themes of “power, domination, colonialism, and control – undergirded by and coincident with masculinist ideologies – have shaped glacier-related sciences and knowledges over time.”

We didn’t know this until now because this topic had been “understudied” while the rest of us were preoccupied with, ostensibly, more important things.

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People go on IMDb to read about movies–it’s used by people who have a business interest, too–but it depends on popularity. & what’s more popular than feminism? So today they’re offering a list of the top 100 movies per women’s ratings, no doubt to insult the judgment of the fairer sex. To that end, I offer […]

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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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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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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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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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