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Being a Gentleman ‘Sexist’, say Feminists

July 17, 2014 | Author:

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No Longer Politically Correct to be a Gentleman

Chivalry is demeaning towards women and a sign of ‘sexism’ in men, feminist psychologists now claim.

The controversial claims follow a report for the Psychology of Women Quarterly which asserts that there is a cluster of behaviours called ‘benevolent sexism’ which manifests itself in everything from opening doors for girls to men offering to help women choose the right computer. (See Andy Bloxham’s Telegraph article, Chivalry is actually ‘benevolent sexism’, feminists conclude.”)

Playing the part of a gentleman is a particularly insidious form of ‘benevolent sexism’, rooted in warm feelings towards women, the researchers claim. While gentlemanly behaviour might at first appear to be positive towards women, it is actually a form of gender colonialism.

“The warm, fuzzy feelings surrounding benevolent sexism come at a cost,” warned Melanie Tannenbaum in the Scientific American last April, “and that cost is often actual, objective gender equality.” (more…)

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Does the Bible Condone Abortion? Clearing Up Misconceptions

July 17, 2014 | Author:

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Does Exodus 21 teach that the life of an unborn child is unimportant? Tim Chaffey, AiG–U.S., examines the issue.

“The Bible Condones Abortion.” Several years ago, those words greeted me when I logged on to a local online discussion board, which often focused on biblical issues. This statement intrigued me since I could not recall anything in Scripture that could remotely be taken in such a manner. So I clicked and opened the thread. In support of this claim, the person (let’s call him Bob) cited the account in Exodus 21:22–25, which talks about the consequences of men who were fighting when one of them accidentally struck a pregnant woman.

Before responding to this post, I decided to see if any other Christians had done a good job of refuting Bob’s claim. Sadly, no one had bothered to refute the errors Bob had made. One Christian (let’s call her Molly) attempted to provide an answer but made matters even worse. Molly essentially told Bob that this passage was found in the Old Testament and that Christians just follow the New Testament, which says abortion is wrong.

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Pro-Life Teen Assaulted After Standing for Life, His Reaction is Priceless

July 16, 2014 | Author:

witnessStanding up for what you believe in isn’t always easy. Sometimes something unexpected happens, and it’s at that moment you will decide whether or not to change course or continue on. This Monday, our team received a phone call from one of our 17 year-old high school leaders in Alabama who faced that moment this weekend.

While he was at home recovering from his assault, I asked Ke’Ontai to share his story… of how he become an abortion abolitionist and why he has courageously dedicated his life to restoring justice to the preborn and their mothers. This is what he had to say:

One day on my way to a friend’s house, I passed by the abortion facility here in Tuscaloosa, and I saw a lot of people standing outside. At that time, I did not know what was going on. Some people were praying and others had signs that read, “WE ARE PRO-LIFE.” So, I turned around and stopped my car. I wanted to get out to see what was going on, but I was scared. I was just sitting in my car looking around, thinking, “What is going on?” As soon as my mom got home from work that night, I started asking her all kinds questions about abortion, which was something she know nothing about.

About a week later, I was with my brother at the University of Alabama, and I met Claire. She had all of this “Pro-Life” stuff with her and I asked her what it meant. She told me about this place where girls go and get their babies pulled out of them and thrown in the trash. I had learned the truth about abortion.

On my drive home, I was thinking about where I had first seen the word “Pro-Life” and then remembered that it those people must have been standing outside of the abortion facility. When I got home, I cried and told my mom that people were killing babies here in Tuscaloosa.

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Homeschool Science Lesson: Amazing Resonance Experiment!

July 16, 2014 | Author:

WARNING: Lower your volume. The audio in this clip could cause your dog to howl, damage your ears, and break grandma’s best china. Extremely loud audio.

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How to Avoid Having a Household of Uncouth Godless Pigs

July 15, 2014 | Author:

Martin Luther tells us how to avoid having a household of uncouth godless pigs in his comments on the fifth commandment:

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CA Governor Bans the Words ‘Husband’ and ‘Wife’ In Marriage

July 15, 2014 | Author:

In the state of California, heterosexual married couples can no longer be referred to as husbands and wives. Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill into law that not only redefines marriage, but eliminates any reference to husband and wife, replacing each with the generic term of spouse.

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18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out.

July 15, 2014 | Author:

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So there’s this guy. His name is Phin, he’s 18, and he’s never had sex before. And he doesn’t plan to until he gets married. No, he’s not ugly, and he definitely seems to have met females before. But he explained his choice really well in a Guardian article (which was originally published in his school newsletter), so I’ll let him do the rest of the talking:

Find out what he has to say here

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Health economics 101: contraceptives pay for themselves, usually, babies don’t

July 11, 2014 | Author:

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If anyone thought the controversy over Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate finished with the Supreme Court’s decision it’s time to think again. Over the past months the battle has been framed as conscience rights versus contraceptive rights. Now that conscience has won the first fight on points, a second round could be fought over money.

According to health economists writing in the New York Times and The Incidental Economist blog, another troubling effect of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling is that insurers may lose money by having to cover the full cost of contraceptives, unless they raise premiums.

But don’t be fooled; it’s neither the insurance industry nor women’s health that these two experts are primarily defending, but contraception itself. Why? Because it’s more cost-effective than having a baby.

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Our Year Without Groceries

July 11, 2014 | Author:

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At 4, he practiced the violin everyday. At 5, he carved one dagger after another from wood. At 6, he built a cob cottage in our backyard. And at 7, he used a grown man’s axe to chop down 30-foot trees for a log cabin. So, when at 8, Jack came to me and my husband Josh with the idea that our family of five not visit a grocery store for an entire year, we actually sat down to figure it out because we knew he was serious. And because we knew if we didn’t give it a shot, we might end up with a railway in our backyard instead.

Many of Jack’s ideas have sprouted from characters in books, like the Little House in the Big Woods series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Laura and her family travel once or twice a year to the small town of Independence for staple groceries like sugar and salt while the rest they hunt, grow, or trade with neighbors. In Jack’s mind, if the Ingalls could do it, why couldn’t we? Never-mind that they lived over 100 years ago.

And so in early December last year the five of us—me, Josh, Jack (8), Esme (6) and Titus (2)—discussed Jack’s idea over dinner one evening. When I say we discussed it I mean we laid down the groundrules because trying it was a forgone conclusion. We came up with the following:

∙Buy locally from farms but no grocery stores

∙Eat our own chickens, deer, eggs, and garden bounty

∙Go out to eat at the end of each month as a family “Hurrah! We survived another month!” celebration.

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Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

July 11, 2014 | Author:

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school. This appeared on the TimberNook blog.

State-based Prevalence Data of ADHD Diagnosis (2011-2012): Children CURRENTLY diagnosed with ADHD (Centers for Disease Control)

State-based Prevalence Data of ADHD Diagnosis (2011-2012): Children CURRENTLY diagnosed with ADHD (Centers for Disease Control)

By Angela Hanscom

A perfect stranger pours her heart out to me over the phone. She complains that her 6-year-old son is unable to sit still in the classroom. The school wants to test him for ADHD (attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder).This sounds familiar, I think to myself. As a pediatric occupational therapist, I’ve noticed that this is a fairly common problem today.

The mother goes on to explain how her son comes home every day with a yellow smiley face. The rest of his class goes home with green smiley faces for good behavior. Every day this child is reminded that his behavior is unacceptable, simply because he can’t sit still for long periods of time.

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Why Christian Girls Post Seductive Selfies

July 11, 2014 | Author:

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When I was in high school Bethany and I decided we wanted to do a really cool photo shoot of ourselves. We put on the most modern outfits we could find, layered on the jewelry, doubled the mascara and headed to a prime location – our roof. We recruited (begged) one of our younger sisters to be our photographer. We all climbed onto the roof of our house and she snapped away with the camera. Yes, a roof is a random place to do a photoshoot, but we did it there to get that perfect “modelesque” breeze to blow our hair just right. For each picture, we posed exactly the way we had seen the professional models do it with their lips puckered, one eyebrow raised, hand on hip, and serious eyes. Without being told how to pose seductively, we were pros and knew exactly what to do. We proudly posted our photoshoot to Facebook and waited for the compliments to come in.

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Hollywood divorce spat leaves surrogate baby in limbo

July 11, 2014 | Author:

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Associated Press/Photo by Paul A Herbert/Invision

Former View host Sherri Shepherd has decided she no longer wants the unborn child she and her soon-to-be ex-husband hired a surrogate to bear.

Although she initially requested custody when the couple first filed for divorce May 2, Shepherd said she no longer wants the child, due July 28, for financial reasons. Shepherd claims her TV writer husband, Lamar Sally, duped her into having a child so he could divorce her and claim child support, Hollywood news site TMZ reported. Shepherd wants a court to rule she has no parental rights or responsibilities. The couple used Sally’s sperm but a donor’s egg for the pregnancy, so Shepherd has no genetic connection to the baby.

Wesley J. Smith, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, views the controversy surrounding Shepherd’s baby as further confirmation of broader problems associated with surrogacy. “When a baby is created as a purchased product, we should not be surprised when the merchandise is returned,” he noted in National Review.

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Having a Conscience is Illegal in Poland

July 11, 2014 | Author:

Editor’s note: Try not to be sick to your stomach over the heartlessness of quoted doctors and prime minister Tusk in this article.

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A Polish doctor who refused a woman’s request for an abortion procedure because of a “conflict of conscience” with his Roman Catholic beliefs has been fired from the hospital he works at.

The case, which sparked a nationwide abortion debate and prompted Prime Minister Donald Tusk to tell Warsaw obstetrician Bogdan Chazan that he must choose the law over his faith, began in April when the doctor refused a pregnant woman an abortion at Warsaw’s Holy Family Hospital.

The woman had came to Chazan to ask for an abortion because her own physician had diagnosed her unborn child with grave health problems, Reuters reported. The obstetrician, however, told the woman that he could not agree to such an abortion in his hospital, and referred the woman to a hospice where the child could get palliative care once born.

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Technology Will Never Replace Love

July 11, 2014 | Author:

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Common Core Becomes a Nightmare

July 10, 2014 | Author:

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Americans are waking up to how bad Common Core really is for education, but its nightmare does not go away quickly. Liberal education bureaucrats (“educrats”) are now trying to enforce Common Core through the courts, with one lawsuit already filed in Oklahoma, and another likely in Louisiana.

In both states the governors tried to get rid of Common Core, but parents are shocked that it may return by court order as unelected educrats claim they have more power than the state legislature and the governor combined. The Oklahoma legislature approved a law to repeal Common Core and the governor signed it, but now its state board of education has filed a lawsuit to bring it back.

The Washington Post has revealed how Bill Gates used his non-profit foundation to spend hundreds of millions of dollars behind the scenes to force this disaster on the American people. The Gates Foundation doled out a fortune to various education groups, to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and to teachers unions to force Common Core on all students.

A group that received nearly $2 million from the Gates Foundation to help implement Common Core, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE), is the same organization behind the lawsuit to reinstate Common Core in Oklahoma. Joining this effort is a member of the state board of education, which is not elected by the people.

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