Canadian film director, writer, and producer Karen Lam whose chosen genre is horror with a feminist twist, posed this provocative question.
Lam’s choice and musings were influenced by her father’s penchant for twisted storytelling and the real-life violence committed against women. What particularly stood out for Lam were the cruel murders of 49 women by [...]
Independent, By Sarah Knapton
Men should not leave fatherhood too late because children of older fathers are more likely to suffer a raft of psychological and educational problems, scientists have warned.
The biggest study of its kind has found that the children of fathers aged over 45 were at greater risk of autism, bipolar disorder [...]
Jan Brewer was really between a rock and a hard case this week, with the passage of SB1062, which I refer to as the Jim Peacock Law. I’m surprised how deftly she manuevered around it:
Globe & Mail, By Gayle MacDonald
A comprehensive new study has found that an estimated one in 14 women around is sexually assaulted by someone other than her partner – with real numbers likely higher, given that many victims fail to report the crimes out of shame or fear.
The research, published in the medical [...]
If conservatives want to help the poor they should improve education, cut inequality, and ensure access to contraception.
The Guardian (Comment is free), By Jill Filipovic, January 30
It’s time for marriage promotion programs to die.
The first problem is that they don’t actually convince people to get married; nor do they get fathers to [...]
In an article that was published on Real Clear Politics Thursday morning, Ann Coulter claimed that Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is nothing more than “a gold-digger who found a sugar daddy” who took advantage of her ex-husband Jeff Davis to get her way in life. Essentially, in her article, Coulter frames Davis as someone [...]
This item popped up last night:
New Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring says his decision to challenge his state’s ban on gay marriage, rather than defend it on behalf of the state, is part of an evolution in his views on the subject.
Herring announced his decision to side with plaintiffs in [...]
It is not surprising that Rush Limbaugh, spiritual leader of the Republican Party – the man who determines Republican ideology and who enforces obedience to orthodoxy within the party – now finds Pope Francis a “Marxist”. Pope Francis, spiritual leader to over one billion Catholics, has issued a direct assault on the [...]
Canadian novelist, David Gilmour, a nontenured professor of literary studies at the University of Toronto, said this very recently:
“I’m not interested in teaching books by women… when I was given this job I said I would only teach the people that I truly, truly love,” said Gilmour, himself an award-winning Canadian author. “[W]hat I [...]
Raw Story, By David Ferguson
According to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), the number of elderly U.S. women who live in extreme poverty has spiked abruptly since the previous year. Think Progress reported that a study by the NWLC showed an 18 percent increase in the population of women over 65 who are living [...]
Salon, By Soraya Chemaly
Mocking boys for doing “feminine” things leaves them ill-equipped for life, and makes America a worse place for all
The ability to feel what others feel has many well-documented benefits, including, for empathetic people, greater psychological and physical health. The real and socially significant positive impact of empathy, however, is the [...]
….people who score high on GMATs tend to be less ethical than those who do not.
Maybe I should explain. The GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Test) is the B-school version of the SAT. The higher you score on it, the more likely it is you can get into a top-notch business school and hock your [...]
I’m on the fence about boycotting the Sochi Olympics next year over the LGBT punishments handed out by Vladimir Putin and the Russian government.
I can certainly see the point of making a boycott, withdrawing our athletes over treating anyone as subhuman – altho it’s interesting that many of the people rallying for a boycott [...]
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley
Retail toy giant Toys “R” Us announced its United Kingdom stores would stop marketing items by gender and instead adopt the policies pushed by a parent-run campaign that asserts that girls and boys are interested in playing the same games.
Advertisements for the likes of guns and dolls and [...]
Well, well, well…this is a refreshing change of heart:
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT — Pope Francis reached out to gays on Monday, saying he wouldn’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference as he returned from his first foreign trip.
“If someone is gay and he searches for [...]