‘Sexism’ Isn’t Harming Female Candidates

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'After Hillary Clinton lost to Donald Trump in 2016, mainstream media outlets tried strenuously to make sense of what happened. One narrative quickly emerged: sexism. Hillary lost because Americans can’t stand women in power, we were informed. (Oddly, during the campaign we were told that, if she won, it would also usher in “the kind of down-and-dirty public misogyny you might expect from a stag party at Roger Ailes’s house,” but no matter.)

Yet no amount of media pandering to Pantsuit Nation could alter the fact that Hillary was a uniquely awful candidate. There’s a reason 53 percent of white women voted for Donald Trump, and it’s not because they were all gender traitors. If Americans are so sexist, why did many of them in battleground states like Pennsylvania cast their vote for a different woman, Green Party candidate Jill Stein? And if sexism unfairly hobbled Hillary, why did she manage to best Trump in the popular vote? (Alas, annoyed liberals, you still need the Electoral College to win.)

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Cern cuts ties with 'sexist' scientist Alessandro Strumia

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'Cern has decided not to extend Professor Alessandro Strumia’s status of guest professor.

Prof Strumia told BBC News that he stood by his remarks.

"Some people hated hearing about higher male variance: this idea comes from Darwin, like other offensive ideas that got observational support," he told BBC News.

"Science is not about being offended when facts challenge ideas held as sacred".

He added that he believed that he had not been fairly treated.

"For months, Cern kept 'investigating' if my 30-minute talk might have violated Cern rules [requiring an] 'obligation to exercise reserve and tact in expressing personal opinions and communication to the public'," Prof Strumia said.

"In such a case, they would have opened some procedure, where I would have been able [to defend] myself. This never happened."

Last September, Professor Strumia stated that “physics was invented and built by men, it's not by invitation" at a presentation at the Cern the workshop.'

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Dalai Lama: Women empathize, men kill

Article here. Wasn't Buddhism founded by a man? Hasn't it been led by men for centuries now? HHDL is losing it. Excerpt:

'The Dalai Lama said Friday that more women are needed in leadership roles because they are more compassionate than men, who are valued instead for their ability to “kill.”
“Women have been shown to be more sensitive to others’ suffering, whereas, warriors celebrated for killing their opponents are almost always men,” he tweeted in celebration of International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8.

“We need to see more women in leadership roles and more closely involved in education about compassion,” he said.

This is not the first time that the Buddhist leader has vocalized his support for female leadership, going so far as to suggest that his successor as Tibet’s spiritual leader could well be a woman.

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Why I’m Teaching My Daughters to Be Rude

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'A few years ago, I was walking near my apartment with my daughters, then 7 and 4, when an older man I recognized from the neighborhood began to talk to them. He wasn’t in any apparent way a threat, but he wasn’t a friend, either. Both of my girls are by nature slow to warm up and have a healthy dose of stranger danger.
For the remaining two blocks to our apartment, I told my daughters that they did exactly the right thing, that they never had to talk to someone they didn’t know, especially when that person is talking about the way they look. A conversation required them to use their voice, which is part of their body, and their bodies are theirs alone.

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Australia: What about the gender workplace safety gap?

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'Senator David Leyonhjelm stumped the government agency responsible for promoting and improving gender equality in the workplace by raising the issue of the workplace safety gap.'

Wikipedia on David Leyonhjelm here.

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Australia: What about the gender workplace hours gap?

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'The Workplace Gender Equality Agency has a lot of work to do on its statistics following Senator David Leyonhjelm's questions in Estimates. The agency publish a gender pay gap based on ABS data, but they don’t account for the fact, revealed in the same ABS data, that male full-time workers tend to work longer hours than female full-time workers.'

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Jordan Peterson Confronts Australian Politician on Gender Politics and Quotas

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Dr. Jordan Peterson and prominent Australian Labor Party politician Terri Butler, clash over quotas in parliament on Q&A's Monday night panel.

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Liberal Arts College Sparks Debate After Cancelling Speaker

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'For their 40th anniversary, the LAC hoped to organize a panel for alumni with the acclaimed Professor Harvey C. Mansfield of Harvard University. But after outcry, the college’s faculty responded by disinviting him.

The Harvard professor is known for his explorations of Western philosophers like Aristotle, Edmund Burke and Thomas Hobbes.

Shortly after the announcement of the panel was made public, a dozen alumni wrote an open letter to the college insisting the LAC reconsider their decision to invite Mansfield on campus.

The Link contacted the LAC but has not received a comment by the time of publication.

They mentioned how some of Mansfield’s work denounces modern feminism. In a 2006 New York Times interview about his novel Manliness, Mansfield said women have “less capacity than men at the highest level of science.”

Mansfield justified his argument by saying it’s “common sense if you look at who the top scientists are.”

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Study: Male circumcision protects women from STI’s, cancer

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'U.S. rates of sexually transmitted infections (STI) are soaring to such an extent that public health officials are posting billboards that exhort sexual partners to use condoms. But who is championing male circumcision as a mechanism to protect women?

Researchers, that’s who. A recent systematic review of 81 published studies and abstracts provides evidence that male circumcision is “a powerful tool” to reduce women’s risk of cervical cancer, oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV), bacterial vaginosis and Trichomonas vaginalis, an STI. Evidence is mixed, but encouraging, that circumcision is effective against chlamydia and syphilis, but is lacking in protection against gonorrhea, the authors found.

Still, if more women knew that male circumcision was shown to lower their risk of cervical cancer, HPV and at least two common infections, wouldn’t they be clamoring – as sexually active adults and as mothers and sisters of boys – for male circumcision?

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CNN's Don Lemon: Women are smarter than men, better suited to political leadership

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'CNN’s Don Lemon weighed in on the turbulent political landscape Saturday, saying the United States would be in better shape if women were running the national show.

Captured at Los Angeles International Airport, rushing along in a hoody, baseball cap and backpack, Lemon was responding to a question by a TMZ staffer, who asked if women are “safer bets” as political candidates because they might be less likely to have scandals such as blackface moments in their pasts.

“Women are the smartest of the sexes and they always have been,” Lemon told TMZ. “We would be a whole lot better off if women were running things – more things in this country – and I mean that, as he appeared to be walking quickly in an airport garage.'

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Do Female Film Critics Need a Safe Space?

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'Social media have been buzzing this week with anger and anguish about the gender breakdown of critics of the new movie Captain Marvel. Most are men. There is an excellent reason for this: Most movie critics are men. And there is an excellent reason for that: Men are much more willing publicly to express opinions than women. There is a natural experiment on the matter, which is the letters pages of newspapers. Anyone can write a letter to the editor; there are no barriers to entry. The vast majority of those who do so are male.

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Australia to bar visitors with domestic violence convictions

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'Visitors who have been convicted of violence against women and children will be kicked out or barred from entering Australia, Immigration Minister David Coleman said Sunday, as Canberra steps up its crackdown on foreign criminals.

The new laws, which came into force Thursday, build on existing legislation requiring visitor visas to be cancelled if the holder has been sentenced to 12 months or more in jail.

"Australia has no tolerance for domestic violence perpetrators," Coleman said in a statement, adding that no minimum sentence threshold was required.

"If you've been convicted of a violent crime against women or children, you are not welcome in this country."'

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Girls Have Always Been Better at School. Now It Matters More.

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'What makes girls better at school? Mainly “the higher incidence of behavioral problems (or lower level of noncognitive skills) among boys,” according to Goldin, Katz and Kuziemko. “Boys have a much higher incidence than do girls of school disciplinary and behavior problems, and spend far fewer hours doing homework.”

So that’s the cause of the education gender gap. Its consequences for politics, the economy and relationships are still playing out. I’m not about to begin trying to sort out all the political threads, but it seems like the higher-education gender gap may be related to growing partisan gaps by gender and education, as well as the fact that the Republican Party’s strongest base of support is now among non-college-educated white men. It has also surely played a role in an economic phenomenon that Bloomberg’s Jeanna Smialek wrote about in November: “Millennial males remain less likely to hold down a job than the generation before them, even as women their age work at higher rates.”'

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Can Men Sue Colleges Under Title IX?

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'I’m not just going to throw cold water all over this idea because there are plenty of things wrong with the way Title IX has been abused by liberal activists across the nation. But is there truly some sort of inherent prejudice against men in college admissions and resource allocation? And even if it’s true, would the young men (particularly the white young men) stand any chance in the court system?

It’s the second question that gives me more pause than the first. Any time you take a law designed to afford protection to any minority, be it based on gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or anything else and try to turn it on its head to defend those perceived to be in the majority, it doesn’t generally end well. Liberals will immediately take up the standard cry of, “There is no such thing as reverse racism.” That concept can and will be quickly translated to cover reverse sexism and all the other isms thrown into the mix.

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Meet the teenagers who started a feminist club at their all-boys school

Article here. Google the first paragraph to jump the paywall. Excerpt:

'For Matias, now 17, and Matt, 16, the way to tackle these complex issues — toxic masculinity, sexual harassment, gender inequality — is for teenage boys to be a part of the solution. They sought to change their classmates’ perceptions of feminism as solely a women’s issue, and to fill a gap in a high school curriculum that too rarely focuses on women’s history and gender issues, particularly at all-boys schools.
Since launching the club, which they called HeForShe, one year ago, Matias and Matt have held weekly meetings with about a half-dozen other boys to discuss the biggest gender news of the day — everything from pregnancy discrimination to college sexual assault to the Boy Scouts’ decision to accept girls. They have hosted standing-room-only meetings during their lunch period, offering free pizza to draw crowds of upward of 40 boys.'

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