A useful definition is this: “Feminism is the words ‘I Want!’ in the mouths of three or more women, provided they’re the right kind of women.” Feminism must therefore accommodate wildly incompatible propositions — e.g.,
(1) Women unquestionably belong alongside men in Marine units fighting pitched battles in Tora Bora but (2) really should not be expected to be able to perform three chin-ups.
Or: (1) Women at Columbia are empowered by pornography but (2) women at Wellesley are victimized by a statue of a man sleepwalking in his Shenanigans.
And then there is Fluke’s Law: (1) Women are responsible moral agents with full sexual and economic autonomy who (2) must be given an allowance, like children, when it comes to contraceptives. -Kevin D. Williamson
It was always the proper mission of feminism to attack and reconstruct the ossified social practices that had led to wide-ranging discrimination against women. But surely it was and is possible for a progressive reform movement to achieve that without stereotyping, belittling, or demonizing men. -Camille Paglia
Online feminism is full of "essays by people who feel emotionally savaged by their involvement in it — not because of sexist trolls, but because of the slashing righteousness of other feminists." -Ann Althouse
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Character, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Sexism
The president himself, however, has a well-documented history of excluding women, especially on the golf course. Obama played 23 rounds of golf between January and October of 2009 before inviting a single woman to his foursome, the New York Times reported. This was emblematic of broader concerns over the president’s preference for the company and advice of men...
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Obama, Funny, Oops, Feminism
Female employees in the Obama White House make considerably less than their male colleagues, records show. According to the 2011 annual report on White House staff, female employees earned a median annual salary of $60,000, which was about 18 percent less than the median salary for male employees ($71,000).
Democrat, Liberal, Obama, Character, Oops, Feminism, Sexism, Image
June 18, 2012: Capricia Marshall, Chief of Protocol of the United States, waits with White House Staff while President Obama meets with Vladimir Putin in Mexico.
A total of 43 percent of high school boys and young college men reported they had an unwanted sexual experience and of those, 95 percent said a female acquaintance was the aggressor, according to a study published online in the APA journal Psychology of Men and Masculinity®.
Liberal, Violence, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Assault
Numerous studies done between the 1980 and 1994 report that lesbian relationships have higher overall rates of interpersonal aggression (including psychological aggression/emotional abuse) than heterosexual or gay male relationships. Furthermore, women who have been involved with both men and women reported higher rates of abuse from their female partners.
Liberal, Violence, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Assault
Meta-analyses of sex differences in physical aggression to heterosexual partners and in its physical consequences are reported. Women were slightly more likely (d = -.05) than men to use one or more act of physical aggression and to use such acts more frequently. -Sex differences in aggression between heterosexual partners: a meta-analytic review, John Archer
Partner violence was reported by 21.45% of couples, with male-to-female violence in 13.66% and female-to-male violence in
18.20% of couples. Severe partner violence was reported by
8.64% of couples, with severe male-to-female partner vio-
lence in 3.63% of couples and severe female-to-male part-
ner violence in 7.52% of couples.
Liberal, Violence, Narrative, Oops, Feminism
A 32-nation study of violence against dating partners by university partners found that about a third had been violent, and most incidents of partner violence involve violence by both the man and woman, according to Murray Straus, founder and co-director of the Family Research Laboratory at the University of New Hampshire. The second largest category was couples where the female partner was the only one to carry about physical attacks, not the male partner. Straus’ new research also found that dominance by the female partner is even more closely related to violence by women than is male dominance.
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Hate, Violence, Character, Racism, Narrative, Smears, Gay, Tolerance, Assault
Three women arrested for assaulting a gay man at a Boston subway station say they can’t be charged with a hate crime because they are lesbians. Erica Stroud, 21, sister Felicia, 18, and Lydia Sanford, 20, are facing hate crime charges of assault and battery that, with convictions, could result in 10-year prison sentences, according to the Boston Herald.
Prosecutor Lindsey Weinstein said the women punched and kicked the unnamed man at a station in Jamaica Plain, all the while using anti-gay slurs. The assault allegedly occurred after the man, who suffered a broken nose, bumped into the women on a staircase.
Democrat, Liberal, Incompetence, Funny, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Sexism
After stepping off the plane and meeting new ambassador Caroline Kennedy, Biden swung over to a Japanese internet company, where he was slated to speak on women in the economy – the so-called "Womenomics" program. He then sat down with five women in the DeNa cafeteria and asked them, "Do your husbands like you working full time?"
Women make less than men because they choose more humanities and fewer science and math majors at college. Then, when they graduate, more enter the non-profit or government sector. Finally, many choose to work fewer hours to better combine work and family. In May, 2013, according to Labor Department data, 23 percent of women worked part-time, compared to 11 percent of men. -Diana Furchtgott-Roth
Liberal, Narrative, Feminism
A new study discovers sex hormones appear to help drive career choices as they strongly influence a person’s interests. “Our results provide strong support for hormonal influences on interest in occupations characterized by working with things versus people,” said Penn State researchers.
Liberal, Narrative, Feminism
It's widely known that women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math fields (STEM), but who knew romance was the real reason? New research partially funded by the National Science Foundation and published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin says that as soon as women start thinking about love, science and math quickly flee their thoughts.
Hypocrisy, Editorial, Liberal, Funny, Oops, Protest, Feminism
During the very first week of the Occupation in LA I noticed that the gender breakdown in its General Assembly (GA) and various committee meetings was roughly the same as the within the U.S. Congress. In other words, about one-fifth of those who were participating in the (small d) democratic part of this Occupy encampment were women. It was the same with the people who slept in the camp. This is pretty consistent throughout the movement in general.
JACKIE KENNEDY: “Violently liberal women in politics” preferred Adlai Stevenson to JFK because they “were scared of sex.”
The women’s studies crowd looked constipated. Fiamengo’s arguments weren’t going down easy, this one—her best—in particular: women’s studies “can’t be about the pursuit of truth” because it has an “ideological base.” Its goal is to push the ideology that women are victims and men are perpetrators. Therefore, any evidence to the contrary, regardless of its veracity, is unwelcome. In other words, ideology censors truth. “If you believe you are righteous,” she said, “you don’t challenge other views.”
Liberal, Funny, Narrative, Feminism
A top female surgeon has rejected claims the profession is sexist, saying women surgeons who claim it is should stop whining and that many are using the allegation to hide they fact they are not good enough. Helen Fernandes, who chairs the Women in Surgery group at the Royal College of Surgeons, dismissed claims that sexism was the cause for only eight per cent of consultant surgeons being female.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Misogyny, Smears
“But what [Hilary Rosen] meant to say, I think, was that Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house to work.”
Sex, Scandal, Oops, Feminism
The Air Force is considering whether to revamp basic training for recruits, including separate training for women and men, following the worst U.S. military sex scandal in 16 years involving a dozen male drill sergeants accused of abusing women.
Liberal, Character, Narrative, War, Feminism, Pc
As a combat-experienced Marine officer, and a female, I am here to tell you that we are not all created equal, and attempting to place females in the infantry will not improve the Marine Corps as the Nation’s force-in-readiness or improve our national security... Which once again leads me, as a ground combat-experienced female Marine Corps officer, to ask, what are we trying to accomplish by attempting to fully integrate women into the infantry? For those who dictate policy, changing the current restrictions associated with women in the infantry may not seem significant to the way the Marine Corps operates. I vehemently disagree; this potential change will rock the foundation of our Corps for the worse and will weaken what has been since 1775 the world’s most lethal fighting force. -Capt Katie Petronio
It’s one of our current ironies that the same liberal people complaining that there are not enough women CEOs seem to harbor a special contempt for the women CEOs we do have. We like to say there aren’t enough women in the higher echelons of spectacularly successful business people, but when women do rise to those echelons, we attack them for that spectacular success. - Katie Roiphe
Liberal, Character, Degeneracy, Feminism
CodePink: "Can’t make it to Tampa to protest at the Republican National Convention? No worries, you can still send your vagina to the RNC! CODEPINK is asking activists and artists across the nation to submit artistic representations of vaginas for us to deliver to the Republican Headquarters in Tampa. Draw out a message that the Republicans need to see bright and bold! We suggest you create vagina artwork on 8 1/2″ x 11″ fabric or paper. We will quilt the art together to carry in the March on the RNC on August 27th. We are also calling for vagina costumes that we can wear in the streets. Is sewing your passion? Do you love repurposing thrift store finds? We’d love to wear your costume!"
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Funny, Oops, Feminism
A number of local chapters of the National Organization for Women are denouncing the DNC convention rules, saying that they unfairly exclude mothers with young children. "Women are the key to a Democratic victory, and sometimes, children are the key to women. It's both right and smart for the Democratic Convention to behave as if children exist," activist Gloria Steinem said in a release.
Democrat, Liberal, Hate, Character, Degeneracy, Misogyny, Feminism
But before Franken was a senator he was a writer on the TV show Saturday Night Live. Then, he famously joked about raping CBS reporter Lesley Stahl.
As New York magazine reported in 1995, from a writing session that the reporter sat in on: Franken: “And, ‘I give the pills to Lesley Stahl. Then, when Lesley’s passed out, I take her to the closet and rape her.’ Or, ‘That’s why you never see Lesley until February.’ Or, ‘When she passes out, I put her in various positions and take pictures of her.’”
Liberal, Election, Incompetence, Funny, Oops, Feminism
Sandra Fluke, the woman at the center of a media firestorm earlier this year after Rush Limbaugh called her a “slut,” spoke Saturday in front of about 10 people at the Sak ‘N Save in north Reno. The speech was part of a daylong effort by Democrats to get Northern Nevadans to the polls on the first day of early voting.
Slaughter stumbled onto a truth that many are reluctant to admit: women are less inclined than men to think that power and status are worth the sacrifice of a close relationship with their children. Academics and policymakers in what’s called the “work/family” field believe that things don’t have to be this way. But nothing in the array of work/family policy prescriptions—family leave, child care, antidiscrimination lawsuits, flextime, and getting men to cut their work hours—will lead women to infiltrate the occupational 1 percent. They simply don’t want to. -Kay S. Hymowitz, discussing Anne-Marie Slaughter article “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Oops, Feminism, Sexism
Justice Elena Kagan said she was “not sure” if President Barack Obama would have nominated her to the Supreme Court if she had not been a woman. During a talk before law students on Friday at the University of Tennessee Law School, Kagan said, “And to tell you the truth, there were also things that I got because I was a woman. I mean I'm not sure I'd be sitting here.”
Editorial, Liberal, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Sexism, Stereotyping
Democrat Congresswomen equate criticizing Ambassador Rice 2 "sexism". She's 2 fragile 4 criticism? Thanks, Ladies, 4 setting us back 60 yrs. -Tweet from Rachel Campos-Duffy
Election, Science, Narrative, Oops, Press, Smears, Feminism, Tolerance, Sexism, Diversity, Pc
The study, authored by researchers at the University of Texas at San Antonio, used an “Internet survey of 275 women who were not taking hormonal contraception and had regular menstrual cycles” to mine its data. The results showed that ovulating single women tend to support President Barack Obama because, in the words of lead researcher Kristina Durante, they feel “sexier.” ... “What an insulting question,” wrote one female commenter. “As if my ability to make decisions depends on my cycle!” “I think I am done with CNN,” agreed another woman…
Democrat, Hypocrisy, Liberal, Obama, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Diversity
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that “diversity is important,” but defended President Obama from the suggestion that he isn’t appointing enough women to his cabinet by noting that expertise is the most important factor.
Most younger women today seem to concur, if a poll by a parenting website is to be believed, that feminism has served its time. They consider it “old-fashioned”, “not relevant” and “too aggressive towards men”. -Mary Kenny, Don’t mourn the end of fuddy-duddy feminism
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Character, Sex, Degeneracy, Academia, Feminism
“I was fraudulent in that I stated it was wrong for older men to have sexual relationships with younger women,” he said. “But in practice I continued to have relationships with women who were young enough to be my daughter and there’s a lot of fraud and hypocrisy in that.” Known as a “male feminist” Schwyzer both wrote and spoke about how men themselves could help empower women.
"If you are a man, you are part of rape culture."
Hypocrisy, Degeneracy, Funny, Racism, Academia, Feminism
“The Vagina Monologues has historically overlooked the empowerment of women of color, queer women, and trans* folk, among others—often replicating and perpetuating the same systems of power and privilege that prompted the playwright, Eve Ensler, to write The Vagina Monologues in the first place,” the Facebook page explains. The page goes on to excoriate “mainstream Western feminism” for “the marginalization and erasure of these groups” and the “failure to consider the effects of power structures outside gender within the feminist community.”
Hypocrisy, Liberal, Oops, Feminism, Sexism
But Kerry certainly wasn’t frank about Saudi Arabia’s brutal treatment of women; according to The New York Times, “Wary of inflaming Saudi sensitivities, Mr. Kerry sidestepped a reporter’s question about whether Saudi women should be allowed to drive, casting the debate as one ‘best left to Saudi Arabia.’”
Liberal, Narrative, Oops, Feminism, Sexism, Pc
More than half of female Marines in boot camp can't do three pullups, the minimum standard that was supposed to take effect with the new year, prompting the Marine Corps to delay the requirement, part of the process of equalizing physical standards to integrate women into combat jobs... Military brass has said repeatedly that physical standards won't be lowered to accommodate female applicants.
Feminists Abuse Girls for Political Gain
WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE, CHILD ABUSE FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES
H/T: Daily Caller