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Now that Gillette has taught us what it means to be a man, I started to wonder what it means to be a woman. Fortunately, I was able to see some highlights from yesterday’s women’s march. Best I could tell from women speaking at the march the three keys to femininity are: hatred of Trump, […]

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as identified by their chromosomes & DNA, want to become them?  I mean, go through the hormone treatments, the counseling (I assume there is counseling?), the surgery—all of it.  After they do that, will they be men?  Will they be as strong as men who were ‘born that way’?  Men are wonderful beings—been married to […]

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How Outrageous!

 

I’ve noticed the funniest thing in the last few days, and I keep waiting for someone to point it out, but I haven’t seen anyone yet.

Liberal commentators are concerned, very concerned, and you can tell they’re concerned by the concerned expressions on their concerned faces and the concerned tones of their concerned voices… that Donald Trump might have been trying to affect the outcome of the election by paying off women to keep them quiet. Get that… they are specifically upset not by the payoffs, but by their potential effect on the vote.

The Gender Conformity Cop-In

 

@katebraestrup got a lot of love a while back on her post, “Thoughts From a Former Dysphoric”. My impression upon reading it was she was describing gender nonconformity, not dysphoria. Our dear Kate was a tomboy, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that. Dysphoria ought to mean deep discomfort, though, not just being a little different. The red tribe has an interest in both downplaying and, well, up playing “gender dysphoria”. Describing tomboyishness as “dysphoria” both downplays and up plays the condition: First, tomboyishness is not so bad, not really all that dysphoric, so what are people complaining about? Second, if every tomboy becomes convinced she’s “gender dysphoric” then oh my sweet Jesus on rollerskates, what is this world coming to?!! Before you know it, there’ll be fire and brimstone coming down from the skies; rivers and seas boiling; forty years of darkness; earthquakes, volcanoes; the dead rising from the grave; human sacrifice; dogs and cats living together – mass hysteria!

What about those who aren’t just tomboys, or their male equivalent, but truly unhappy in their birth sex, perhaps with good reason? Even then, even though their discomfort is real, they may find copping into gender conformity a more sensible solution than, as @henryracette put it, copping out of it.

Did Communism Help Make Amy Barrett Awesome?

 

OK, not Communism with a capital C, all grim and totalitarian, but “communism” as in communal living. Barrett appears to have extensive involvement in a Christian intentional community, People of Praise, an organization both Charismatic and mostly Catholic, in which members practice communal living. According to the Pedia of Wiki,

Members attempt to live as much of a common life as possible, working together, praying for one another both privately and in groups, visiting one another, sharing meals and offering one another gifts of money and material items in times of need. For some members common life extends to working together in community sponsored businesses and outreaches. Most members are married couples, including many with growing children. Some married couples have single men and women living with them in “households”, but most do not. Some single people live together (in houses of single men or women) while some live by themselves. There are also celibate single men and women, some of whom have formed a Brotherhood and Sisterhood within the People of Praise.

Will we see a big “blue wave” this November that puts Democrats back in control of the US House of Representatives or a more modest action the hurts Republicans but doesn’t end their majority status? David Brady, the Hoover Institution’s Davies Senior Fellow and a Stanford political scientist, assesses the current state of the electorate – and what the recent vote in California says about the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade.Will we see a big “blue wave” this November that puts Democrats back in control of the US House of Representatives or a more modest action the hurts Republicans but doesn’t end their majority status? David Brady, the Hoover Institution’s Davies Senior Fellow and a Stanford political scientist, assesses the current state of the electorate – and what the recent vote in California says about the odds of the House flipping for a third time in a little over a decade.

Being a Pro Pilot and a Woman, Then and Now

 

Regarding the Washington Post article “‘Sully was just a hero. Why label the Southwest captain a ‘female pilot?’” … because it’s interesting and newsworthy. Sorry, not sorry. I’m glad she’s getting a ton of publicity and I hope girls who want to fly are noticing.

Like the author of the article, I too belong to The Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots. My mother was my flight instructor when I got my license at age 19. Much more interesting and newsworthy than that is how my mother became a pro pilot in 1962.

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What do three Israeli Palestinian women – a chic lawyer, a grungy lesbian disk jockey and a religious computer science student who are sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv – have in common?  Maysaloun Hamoud’s film “Bar Behar” (which is “In Between” in English) is an exposition of precisely what that commonality comprises. I saw […]

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Quote of the Day: Reconciling All Europe

 

“Je mettrais plutôt toute l’Europe d’accord que deux femmes.” — Louis XIV de France et Navarre

For those who don’t read French, a loose translation might be, “I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.” Of course, when he said it, most of Europe was run by men.

I’m No Annie Oakley!

 

Okay, I’ll admit it—at first glance, you might wonder why I’m writing about myself and guns. But we haven’t had a post from a woman in a while (where are you Barkha?) on using guns—if we women should be armed, why we would get training, and what are the benefits.

So here’s my experience; if anyone scares me with technical questions I can’t answer I’ll call out for @kevincreighton or @bossmongo to bail me out!

My consideration of having a gun began a couple years ago—my husband wanted to have one. But he only wanted to own a gun if I was trained to use it. (See how he tricked me?) I refused to even consider it for quite a while—guns had no appeal for me. Finally, I agreed to consider owning a gun. Coincidentally, we were having a south Florida meet-up that included—you’re right—Kevin Creighton. Kevin put no pressure on me at all but gave me reasons why I might want to consider being a gun owner. By the time we saw him at the next meet-up, we’d decided to make the move. (By the way, Kevin and Boss’ presence in no small way encouraged my husband to attend meet-ups.)

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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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The Strange Erasure of Women’s Rights

 

“Never pass up a clean, safe bathroom” is one of the timeless rules, especially in female life. Yesterday, my husband and I were at the Maine College of Art together, looking at an exhibit, and we decided to use the restrooms before leaving. Down a corridor, we found two of them. One was labeled “Men” and the other was labeled “All Genders.”

Got that? There weren’t two all-gender bathrooms, nor three — a men’s, a women’s, and an all-gender. Nope. The only choice that I, as a woman, was offered was a bathroom in which a man (any man, not just a man who identified as a woman) was expressly permitted to enter into and share with me.

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I’m kind of a jerk to woman and men who value their feelings over logic. Though to be fair, I mean to them equally and for the same reasons. I think that I am this way because at an intellectual level I developed early and I read Crito and cared deeply about the Truth. I […]

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Here are the bare facts of what the press in India is calling the “Kerala Love Jihad Case”: …Akhila Ashokan, a 24-year-old [Hindu] woman…converted to Islam in 2012 while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery in Salem, Kerala…. Preview Open

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World Ends Tomorrow: Women and Gays Hardest Hit

 

Sorry about the title. It’s a joke my dad used to tell, back in the ’70s, as the phrase “women and blacks” became an inevitable utterance in seemingly every conversation. But I thought of it when reading and commenting on a long review by Jules Evans of Douglas Murray’s book The Strange Death of Europe. It is a relatively fair-minded piece, but in it Evans nonetheless unselfconsciously exhibits the self-blinkered, weirdly lily-livered relativizing that Murray believes is a (perhaps the?) causal factor in Europe’s imminent “strange death.” One example:

“He reports that in 2009, immigrants were responsible for all reported rapes in Oslo. I was horrified by this. Why weren’t we being told? Was there a politically-correct cover-up? It turned out to be true that from 2006 to 2009, all 41 reported incidents of ‘assault rapes’ (rapes committed by a stranger) were committed by immigrants. But there were many more incidents of domestic rape, committed by Norwegians.”

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Nine Parts of Desire is on Kindle sale for $1.99. Here is a review I posted on Ricochet some time ago:  Nine Parts of Desire is not so much about women of Afghanistan, but about lives of women in the Middle East. The author, Geraldine Brooks, is a seasoned reporter who writes about her experiences in […]

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This is the day we “remember” half the people on Earth… because they are so inconspicuous most of the time. Poor short people.  This is the day we men “include” people so equal in aptitudes and interests that we consistently managed to dominate them in every society worldwide for thousands of years. Thanks for giving […]

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