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The factual feminist

Thanks to Christina Hoff Sommers for this very factual, reasonable look at cat calling on city streets. REASONABLE. That’s why I appreciate it. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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Freedom of Choice, T.M.

Products for women…from people who care. This university bathroom ad on top of a tampon machine is either severely outdated or going for a retro look. (I took the photo this morning.) Note the trademark on freedom of choice, too. Reminds how pro-life or pro-choice, we are all selling an idea, a worldview. People who are activist […]

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CMAJ pushing RU-486 in Canada

The Canadian Medical Association Journal has published an article that shows how access to abortion in English speaking Canada falls behind that of Quebec.  The article covers researchers, funded by the Society of Family Planning, who presented their preliminary findings of a study on access to abortion at the Family Medicine Forum in Quebec City […]

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Sadie Robertson on DWTS

I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars, but someone showed me this clip of Sadie Robertson of Duck Dynasty performing, and it was captivating. Oh, how I wish I could dance. Happy Monday!

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Can you spot the demeaning?

This article about what makes a man just proves few today actually know. I read it with great interest because there is a need for men to mentor men in what it means to be masculine. Fathers ideally would be doing this for their sons. However, I recall being at a conference about human sexuality where […]

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Magnificant series on marriage from around the world

The ancient, organic, and timeless design of man and woman has been revered across all cultures throughout human history. There is a singular wisdom and beauty of this complementarity that “fits” with the universe. The family, founded on marriage, is our first school in what it means to be human, how to love, to seek […]

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More and more girls engaging in self-harm

Not that the modern world is a hostile environment for young women or anything, you understand. Girls account for 80 per cent of young people admitted for self-harm injury; The number of girls admitted for cutting themselves with a sharp object rose to 173 in 2013-14 from 91 five years early, a 90 per cent increase.  

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And the answer is…not Justin Trudeau

So who is “he” in the quote? He maintained that politics is about values, starting with moral values. The primary guardians of these values are not states or political organizations but free individuals endowed with a sense of responsibility. It was actually Vaclav Havel, dissident, writer and former President of the Czech Republic. Hmmmm, I would […]

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T-shirt outrage and Western feminism

Robyn Urback tackles the same issue I addressed yesterday: It’s quite reasonable to suggest that Taylor’s shirt wasn’t exactly the most professional choice of clothing for an interview, but I’ll let his employer reprimand him for that. It’s less reasonable to suggest that a shirt — a shirt — can drive women away from pursuing […]

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Who is “he” in this quote?

He maintained that politics is about values, starting with moral values. The primary guardians of these values are not states or political organizations but free individuals endowed with a sense of responsibility.” What politician might say politics is about moral values? Step right up and take a guess!Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule (No googling.)  I will […]

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The right to wear tank tops and other stupid feminist battles

In May, I released a long sigh of frustration over “feminist” fights against “sexist” dress code policies which prevent girls from showing their black bra straps at school. I should also note that dramatic eye rolling accompanied the sighing. I’m not going to re-hash how much of the “feminist” debate over dress codes is rather […]

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Life’s real angels

True love is infectious, and nothing could be more fetching than seeing love emanating from a big, happy family. This family is particularly special.  Janet and Keith accepted their first son, born with severe disabilities, with so much love that the experience of caring for him opened their hearts to later adopting another little girl […]

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Egg freezing and choices that make us less free

Margaret Somerville tackles the ethical questions raised by egg freezing. Her review of the issue again makes clear that some reproductive “choices” offered to women leave us with fewer real choices and less freedom: However, as Seema Mohapatra points out in an article in the Harvard Law and Policy Review, offering egg freezing could mean […]

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Why it is good to feel lonely from time to time

I recently saw a Harry Truman quote: “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.” Strikes me as being true in our culture at large. We are busy, busy, busy–going to and from social events of all kinds, but making few meaningful connections. Being lonely is different from being alone, of course. Being […]

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This struggle is not the end of your story

I just read another great article over at Brain, Child. The writer, Suzanne Palmieri, was a single mother, living in poverty with her daughter. In her article, she looks back over the last 20 years that they spent together, commenting on how their lives had changed. Our life’s circumstances are seldom static and often changing. […]

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