7:49 AM, Dec 23, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Zeina Karam of AP writes that:
Extremists are working to excise women from public life across the territory controlled by the Islamic State group, stretching hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the outskirts of the Syrian city of Aleppo in the west to the edges of the Iraqi capital in the east.
Treatment of women can be physically brutal as when:
At least eight women have been stoned to death for alleged adultery in IS-controlled areas in northern Syria …
At least 10 women in Mosul have been killed for speaking out against the group…
It starts early, with young girls being reminded, emphatically, of their place. As when:
… gunmen came to the all-girls' elementary school in the Iraqi city … with a special delivery: piles of long black robes with gloves and face veils, now required dress code for females in areas ruled by the Islamic State group.
"These are the winter version. Make sure every student gets one," one of the men told a supervisor at the school.
10:28 AM, Nov 12, 2014 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
Watch Christina Hoff Sommers puncture the balloon of some seeking to enlist the police to root out “street harassment.”
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12:06 PM, Oct 24, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
With less than two weeks to Election Day, the Democrats are bringing out Gloria Steinem to help rally their troops.
"The outcome of this election will be determined by one factor," Steinem writes to email recipients of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "Women."
5:41 PM, Oct 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Speaking earlier today in Illinois, Vice President Joe Biden praised Governor Quinn -- and, more importantly, his mother. "I like guys because of their moms," said Biden.
"You know why I like Governor Quinn so much? His mother says I'm the best looking Irish man she knows," Biden said to laughter. "That's why I like his mom. I like guys because of their moms is the real reason."
3:04 PM, Oct 3, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Vice President Joe Biden, speaking earlier today at the Chamber of Commerce, talked of inner city Detroit women from the "hood," which is apparently slang for neighborhood:
11:33 AM, Sep 30, 2014 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
The Factual Feminist warns that a “little army of junior assistant deans and harassment apparatchiks are quietly repealing the free speech protections of the First Amendment.”
8:01 AM, Sep 22, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Democratic senator Kirsten Gillibrand reportedly reveals in her memoir that one U.S. senator told her, "Don’t lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby!"
It is now being reported that that line came from Senator Daniel K. Inouye, a Democrat and personal hero to President Barack Obama.
11:13 AM, Sep 19, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a women's conference in Washington, Vice President Joe Biden touted Bob Packwood, a politician brought down by a sexual harassment scandal:
1:05 PM, Jul 18, 2014 • By CHARLOTTE ALLEN
Amy Alkon, Los Angeles-based syndicated advice columnist (“Advice Goddess”) and author of Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck (St. Martin’s Griffin), is a friend of mine, so this is a plug, not a review. But even if this were a review because I didn’t know Amy, it would read like a plug anyway. Her previous manners book, I See Rude People (2009), got rave blurbs from Elmore Leonard and Harold Bloom. I’m not in the same league as either of those, but I can say without reservation that Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck is hilarious, consistently entertaining, and, above all, wise. It’s Emily Post as a beach read.
12:25 PM, Jul 15, 2014 • By CLAUDIA ANDERSON
This week, Christina Sommers answers questions from her mailbag about workplace discrimination and discrimination in the sciences and responds to a critic of her employer, the American Enterprise Institute. See for yourselves:
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8:46 AM, Jul 5, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
The vice president of the United States is counseling teenage girls -- at least, one teenager he saw yesterday -- that they can't date until they're 30. "Chestnut St. Nearing 9th, VPOTUS hugs a girl who is wearing a rain poncho and appears to be in her early teens. Tells her, 'No dates ‘til you’re 30,'" reports the pool reporter.
5:14 PM, Jul 1, 2014 • By DENNIS P. HALPIN
In 2007, during his first term as Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe penned a work titled Toward a Beautiful Country, My Vision for Japan. The recent re-examination of the 1993 Kono Statement on the Imperial Japanese military’s use of “comfort women” during World War II (a euphemism for sex slaves), which was presented to the Japanese Diet on June 20, is the antithesis of the actions of “a beautiful country.” It represents a backward step, reopening a dark chapter in 20th-century history, which most of the world woul
7:21 AM, Jun 10, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, is celebrating fathers who empower daughters.
“Richard Branson, Chelsea Clinton and Ziauddin Yousafzai (Malala’a father) join G(irls)20 to celebrate fathers who empower their daughters,” Mike Allen quotes a press release from the group G(irls)20 as saying.