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Of course: Chivalry Is Sexist!

Huffington Post: Chivalry is dead, at least as far as equal rights are concerned.

A new study out of Northeastern University in Boston says there are two types of sexists out there. Acts of so-called chivalry, like paying for dinner, offering up jackets and calling a women ‘love’ or ‘dear’ can be signs of “benevolent sexists,” according to psychologist Jin Goh, while “hostile sexists” are those who specifically leave housework to wives and girlfriends, or wolf whistle at women walking down the street.

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People don’t typically associate sexism with the warmth and friendliness benevolent sexists display, Goh explained to the Telegraph. While some women consider the behaviour of benevolent sexists to be gentlemanly and courteous, co-author and psychology professor Judith Hall at the Boston-based university told the Daily Mail that “benevolent sexism is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing — [it] perpetuates support for gender inequality.”

The study, which paired 27 men with women between the ages of 18 and 22, encouraged the individuals to take a quiz and get to know each other. Rating their agreement on statements like ““a good woman should be set on a pedestal by her man” and “women are too easily offended” helped differentiate between the two types of sexists.

So does that mean we should do away with chivalry altogether? Not necessarily. As Australia’s News.com points out, if a man is carrying out these actions because he believes a woman is fragile, and thus requires protection, then he’s being sexist. But if he’s doing it to be kind? That’s just being polite.

Peter Glick, author of the original benevolent sexism study, says the intention is not to make men feel like they should stop being courteous, but rather knowing when they are crossing the line. In his 1996 report, Glick said people in general find benevolent sexism more desirable than detrimental, but it still promotes gender inequality.

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In many cases men don’t even realize they are being sexist. In 2011 psychologists Janet Swim and Julia Becker looked at the differences in how men and women recognize and respond to sexism in their daily lives. Swim explained that men continued sexist behaviour after it was recognized, but revealed they were more sympathetic when asked to look at the comments from a woman’s perspective.

On International Women’s Day Emma Watson, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Women, took to Facebook to discuss, among other topics, the act of chivalry and how it should really be consensual. Watson noted she wouldn’t be offended if a man held a door open for her, since he’s just being courteous, but to her, the real question is whether or not he would mind if she held the door open for him.

Watson’s wise words are worthy of a deeper conversation. Can we stop calling it chivalry and focus on gender-less courtesy?

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Double standard in higher education’s freedom of speech? Racist chant: Expelled. Humiliating rape video: Funded by school grant money!

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By now you have all heard about the University of Oklahoma students who were expelled for singing a racist chant that was caught on video. The video shows several people on a bus participating in a song that included a racial slur, referenced lynching and indicated black students would never be admitted to OU’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.

The students apologized last week, calling it a “horrible mistake.” Student Parker Rice said Saturday’s incident was “likely was fueled by alcohol,” but “that’s not an excuse.”

“Yes, the song was taught to us, but that too doesn’t work as an explanation. It’s more important to acknowledge what I did and what I didn’t do. I didn’t say ‘no,'” his statement added.

No one would approve of what they were saying, but how come their actions warrant expulsion while others do not? Is there a double standard of free speech in higher education? You decide…

In January, I reported about a student from Florida State University (Lena Weissbrot) who had become an Internet sensation for her rap videos and artistic works about menstruation, rape culture and feminist issues, all funded by the school’s grant money.

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Senior Lena Weissbrot found inspiration for her rap video, “Garnet & Gold,” following the alleged mishandling of rape allegations against FSU’s star quarterback Jameis Winston.

Weissbrot created a picture depicting “Winston on a throne receiving fellatio from a fraternity brother, while a woman with the Heisman Trophy—which Winston won—assaults a nude version of him,” that went viral in 2014. The video was Weissbrot’s follow up.

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Weissbrott  wanted to make a statement about sexism and rape culture. The painting shows Winston — who was investigated but not charged in connection with a sexual assault last year — sitting on a throne engaging in oral sex with a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Other imagery in her painting includes a woman about to penetrate another representation of Winston with a strap-on Heisman Trophy, as well as a crab saying “Go Noles.”

Weissbrot said, “Regardless of the reality of whether or not rape occurred, the potential victim’s integrity was defiled by the prestige and privilege of the ‘Heisman Trophy winner.’ So I thought, How could I create a context for the Heisman that would make it a shaming, humiliating, negative, inflicting, oppressive object for Jameis? This was my solution.”

Weissbrot received a $4,000 academic grant and was the recipient of FSU’s Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Award her sophomore year for her 50-page digital creation of “ Maybe She Likes It: A Web Comic Exploring Internet Technology and Gender Equality,” which uses nude images to discuss female body issues, gender equality, and the depiction of teen models.

Was Weissbrot expelled? No. Ostracized by the State Run Media? No.

Free Speech in higher education: You either support it or don’t. And there are consequences for what you say, unless this happens:

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Making Americans Illiterate, by Samuel Blumenfeld

In the summer of 2012, Charlotte Iserbyt hosted a conference on education at her home in Maine, “Exposing the Global Road to Ruin.” Charlotte was the former Senior Policy Advisor in the Reagan education department and blew the whistle on what was planned for our American children.  Some of the top education researchers were present at this conference.  It was my pleasure to have attended as well, and I spoke on the purposeful education destruction in the State of Tennessee. 

Samuel Blumenfeld, one of the finest researchers on the demise of America’s education, was there to speak.  I’m posting this because there were some comments on the Rockefellers in a previous post, and Sam’s speech goes way back to John Rockefeller, Sr.  I know if you’ll take the time to listen, you’ll really be shocked at some of the superb information Sam imparts.

The Communist Core Diversion

Diversion – The act of drawing the attention and force of an enemy from the point where the principal attack is to be made; the attack, alarm, or feint which diverts.

Conservatives are calling for tax-funded school choice via vouchers, and they know exactly what they’re doing. However, they fail to tell you that, “WHAT THE GOVERNMENT FUNDS, THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLS!” They also support charter schools which are tax funded public schools WITH NO ELECTED BOARDS. The very definition of a charter school is “an alternative education system where a school receives public funding and operates privately.” This is Taxation without representation! What do you think the Revolutionary War was fought about?

We now have tax supported Fethullah Gulen charter schools, Chinese charter schools, (Chinese investors are putting millions into Florida Chinese charters) Waldorf charter schools, etc. etc. ad nauseam. Do you want to support Islamic, communist, and Rudolph Steiner’s Anthroposophical Society charters with your tax dollars, to name just a few?

Should the state legislatures accept voucher/choice proposals, ALL receiving federal, state, and local tax money, MUST conform their curriculum, etc., to FEDERAL/INTERNATIONAL standards. There won’t be any elected boards to complain to about sex, drug, and death education in the schools, or the politically correct “green” nonsense.

The words of John Chubb and Terry Moe, of The Brookings Institute and Stanford University respectively, — “Our guiding principle in the design of a choice system is this: Public authority must be put to use in creating a system that is almost entirely beyond the reach of public authority.” (Politics, Markets and America’s Schools, 1990). Please read that again slowly. Get it in your heads…they want a choice system that is beyond the reach of the taxpayer and parents!

Do you fully understand the statement? Their plan was to fool the public into believing that school choice was a wonderful idea! What the public doesn’t comprehend is the fact that once school choice/vouchers are passed in a state, there is no more private, religious or home school education, which does not have to follow the rotten federal education requirements.

Please understand that private schools cannot remain independent once they have accepted federal funding through vouchers/choice.

Let’s look at the federal law regarding tax funding of schools. In March, 1984, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that private schools are subject to government regulations because they enroll students who receive tuition money from the government . Even though the checks are payable to individual students, not the school, the Court says any scholarships, loans, or grants to students “constitute federal financial assistance.” (11) Continuing in the same direction, on January 28, 1988, the U .S. Senate (July 9, 1990).

Everyone is on the bandwagon believing they are fighting Communist Core and perhaps winning, but it is a grand illusion, and few see the truth of the matter. Common Core has truly been with us since the 70s. Yet, the new people involved in fighting Common Core State Standards can’t see the forest for the trees! They can’t see the diversion, they can’t see that the left and the right are in bed together to totally destroy all private and religious education, and that includes homeschooling.

The tax-exempt Carnegie Corporation, (education researcher and prolific writer, Dennis Cuddy, PhD, refers to them as the, “Carnegie Department of Education”), has been involved every five years or so with multi-million dollar grants to fund: the National Assessment of Educational Progress - page 91, (the original extremely controversial Common Core); the regional government, Education Commission of the States; the United States-USSR (Soviet) Agreements,  1985, which merged the two education systems; adoption of the Pavlovian/Skinnerian method (Outcomes Based Education) necessary for workforce training, and more recently, Marc Tucker’s “National Alliance for Restructuring Education,” etc. Link  See Marc Tucker’s letter to Hillary Clinton.

Where are these new people when it comes to the threat of School Choice (charter schools, vouchers, opportunity scholarships, et. al.) which are the mechanisms to destroy the constitutional concept of elected representation itself?

They won’t even mention it. They tell me it’s way over peoples’ heads, it’s too much to throw at them when we need to fight common core, or we’ll handle it later. Duped and fooled. Stupid is as stupid does.

In a missive to fellow researchers, Charlotte Iserbyt, former Senior Policy advisor in Reagan’s Education Department, and author of The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America, had this to say,

“I want to warn all the wonderful people fighting Communist Core that should they win this battle, their victory may be hollow, since these evil people always have not just one, but many substitute options up their sleeves to offer us, clearly disguised as something they know we will accept. They know that CC is exactly what they have been doing to our children since the seventies at least. The only difference is, they have decided to be open about it now. They have the technology to implement both the curriculum, assessment, and the ability to share data worldwide, to health care agencies, juvenile programs, corporations, etc. All the components have finally merged for the institutionalization of lifelong learning, under the umbrella of the unelected school board. This is most dangerous! The focus on Marxist curriculum, its standards, outcomes, goals, objectives, behaviors, dispositions, psychological Marxist assessment, etc., all have been with us for many years.”

Do you get it? The goal of this rotten government control of all education is about eliminating any and all private, religious, or homeschooled education. With one cent of tax money going to a private, religious, or home schooled child, comes all the regulations and control of the federal government!
Still don’t believe me?

The New States Constitution and Education

Let’s just take a quick look at the New States Constitution written decades ago by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and waiting in the wings to replace the 1787 Constitution. The push for a new Constitutional Convention has been exposed several times, not only by this writer, (Link) but by many other knowledgeable sources, including Publius Huldah, (Link) John Birch Society, (Link) Phyllis Schlafly’s Eagle Forum, (Link) etc.

The people behind the promotion of a new Convention are mostly the phony right wing, the Goldwater Institute (Compact for America), neo-con Mark Levine, Harvard and Professor Lawrence Lessig, the Tea Party Patriots (both Jenny Beth Martin and former cohort, Mark Meckler), Judge Anthony Napolitano, the American Legislative Exchange Council, and others. Link

The New States Constitution is written in an “obverse” style which means “forming a counterpart.” As an example, Article I, Section 11, states, “Education shall be provided at public expense for those who meet appropriate test of eligibility.” The “obverse” of this statement is just as important as the statement itself and means, “All education shall be at public expense.” In other words, all education will be funded by taxpayer dollars, resulting in the federal control of all homeschoolers, religious and private schools. What the government funds, the government controls!

Who is Behind Charters/Vouchers and Choice?

In 1934, the Carnegie Corporation said we are going to use the schools to change the US from a free market system to a planned economy. In a planned economy, as in Communist countries, the administration chooses at an early age what your child will do all throughout their lives. They want your child to decide by 5th grade!

This plan was carried out with the signing of the education agreements by President Reagan with the Soviet Union in 1985 and 1988. The Soviet polytech system is being implemented right now with students being tracked into specific training at an early age to suit the needs of the corporate fascist global economy.

Vouchers and education choice originally came from the left and was sold to the right. Now, both the right and left support this shift in emphasis from academics to work force training. This is proven by the fact the elites from both parties, including the globalist, NWO U.S. Chamber of Commerce; the internationalist Aspen Institute, of which UN Agenda 21 Maurice Strong was Director; President Obama, his Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; the Heritage Foundation (whose poster boy is Milton Friedman, originator of vouchers/choice) and all other neo-con Trotskyite groups; AND the globalist Council on Foreign Relations (founded in 1921 by the global-minded Rockefellers) support charter schools and vouchers.

The Duplicity of the Heritage Foundation

And from education researcher, Chey Simonton’s article on the Rockefeller/Heritage Connection, she states, “The top men of the Heritage Foundation, first Weyrich, then Ed Feulner, and now Jim DeMint, with the trust and cooperation of masses of sincerely committed conservatives, have been in a position to further elitist Rockefeller goals. Along with radical World Government advocate, Walter Hoffman of the World Federalist Association, they participated on the 16 member U.S. Commission on Improving the Effectiveness of the United Nations. Working with the US Information Agency, Feulner also participated in facilitating the infamous 1985 US-Soviet Education Technology and Cultural Exchange Agreement. Soviet pedagogy, based on behavioral conditioning (Skinner and Pavlov training of your children) for a compliant collective labor force, is a dream come true for the dozens of multinational corporations funding all the think tanks promoting American education reform. The humanist Carnegie Foundation, a century-long collaborator with Rockefeller philanthropy, facilitated the Soviet side of this Exchange Agreement.”

If you truly want to keep private, religious, and home schooling, you’d better educate your friends and family regarding charters, choice and vouchers.
The desire for total government control of education started long ago. However, back then, we had preachers who told the truth and informed the public. In August of 1933, Dr. J. Gresham Machen, gave the speech, The Necessity of the Christian School. He was Professor of New Testament in Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa. The lecture was given at the Educational Convention held in Chicago under the auspices of the National Union of Christian Schools.

“Every lover of human freedom ought to oppose with all his might the giving of Federal aid to the schools of this country; for Federal aid in the long run inevitably means Federal control, and Federal control means control by a centralized and irresponsible bureaucracy, and control by such a bureaucracy means the death of everything that might make this country great. Against this soul-killing collectivism in education, the Christian school, like the private school, stands as an emphatic protest. In doing so, it is no real enemy of the public schools. On the contrary, the only way in which a state-controlled school can be kept even relatively healthy is through the absolutely free possibility of competition by private schools and church schools; if it once becomes monopolistic, it is the most effective engine of tyranny and intellectual stagnation that has yet been devised.”

 Please remember, whatever the government funds with our tax dollars, the government ultimately controls.

Duct Tape Time. NYC Schools To Close For Muslim Holidays.

Alrighty then. Our Dear Miss Kelleigh wanted to post this , but could not today, and asked me to look at it. OK I did , and my head exploded.                           (Warning Rant Coming)

I have no time to mince words. I am angry, no that’s to soft. I am bat shit crazy out of my mind over this , and so should you if you are a Christian, and or an American. They are capitulating to muzzies. I value you dear readers, but friends,, make no mistake about it.  We Have crossed the Rubicon. We on the right play nice. Why? Screw that. No More. From now on I’m going to be chucking firebombs at ya. I need you angry. Not polite comments from your couch. It’s now or never that we get people awake, angry and confront the only body where we may have a chance of stemming some of the dammage. Congress. I’m not calling for violence, just rightous anger. More to come.                        ~Steve~

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New York City prepares to close public schools for Muslim holidays, Lunar New Year

By ERIC OWENS

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans to implement a policy allowing public schools to close for two major Muslim holidays and the Lunar New Year.

However, de Blasio also indicated that the Hindu festival Diwali may not reach a level of ethnic and multicultural importance to suit his vacation-day fancy, reports the Daily News.

The mayor said he is still deciding if Diwali should rate as a public school holiday.

“It is complicated in terms of logistics and school calendar and budget,” de Blasio said of the school closings he has decided to endorse. “But it’s something I want to get done in a reasonable time frame.”

The Muslim holidays when Big Apples schools will be able to shut down are Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan and has no set date.

Eid al-Adha occurs in the fall and honors Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son on God’s command. As part of the holiday, Muslims who can afford it are expected to sacrifice their best domestic animal (cow, goat, camel, sheep, etc., depending on the region).

Estimates of the number of Muslims in New York City vary between 200,000 and 1,000,000. A website called A Journey Through NYC Religions guesstimates the number to be 600,000—roughly seven percent of the population.

The Lunar New Year is an important holiday in China and other East Asian nations. The date varies, but it’s in the winter.

According to a press release from Democrat Sheldon Silver, Speaker of the New York State Assembly, one in six New York City public school students is Asian American.

Rest of Daily Caller Story HERE!

~Steve~  &    Kelleigh

Abortion doc: ‘We have to get over the love affair with fetuses’

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The good doctor…

Campus Reform: In an hour long talk to Princeton University students, abortion doctor Willie Parker admitted to being willing to give abortions at 27 weeks during a lecture on reproductive justice to the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Wednesday, Feb. 18.

Parker is one of two doctors who travels to Mississippi to perform abortions at the state’s sole remaining abortion clinic. He compared himself to Star Trek and overcoming the final frontier – providing abortion care.

Part of being on the front line, according to Parker, involves recognizing the need and continuing the message hoping people will pick up and join the mission, much like the fight against Ebola.

The lecture, “Going to Mississippi: If I Don’t, Who Will? The Pursuit of Reproductive Justice,” was open to the public. Roughly half of the audience consisted of students, according to Princeton University student Brandon Joa.

The event was publicized on the university website, the WWS’s Twitter account, in emails sent to students, on posters, and in the campus newspaper. Posters said that Parker was on “the pursuit of reproductive justice” and praised him for his “leadership and courage.”

During his lecture, Parker claimed he went to Mississippi to help women gain accessibility to abortion. Parker stated that liberalizing abortion is safeguarding a woman’s right to choose how to live her life.

Just get over it...

Just get over it…

Parker attacked opposing viewpoints claiming they inaccurately frame abortion as something it is not. “We have to get over the love affair with fetuses and love women and children,” Parker told Princeton students. Parker continued to attack opposing ideas during the question and answer session.

After a female student stood up and admitted to having an abortion, Parker applauded her courage and and told students, “you can never know what you’ll do until you’re in the situation.” He encouraged students to end the stigma and shame surrounding abortion, declaring that having an abortion was nothing to be ashamed about.

“Parker was perfectly amiable in his outward demeanor, but his manner of answering questions demonstrated extreme intolerance of pro-life activists,” Princeton student Zach Horton told Campus Reform. “Among the many softball questions, only one side really had the floor, barring our four questions [of opposing viewpoints].”

Prior to the lecture, Princeton College Democrats sent an email to its members, obtained by Campus Reform, that “members of the College Republicans and Anscombe Society are planning on attending en masse and monopolizing the Q+A portion of the event with disrespectful questions, as they did with the Kathleen Sebellious [sic] talk yesterday.”

“It would be great for some progressive students to be there and show our support for women’s reproductive freedoms and for Dr. Parker’s advocacy.”

Parker is one of several liberal lecturers hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School this month. Kathleen Sebelius, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, spoke Feb. 17. Wendy Davis, unsuccessful Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate, will speak on Feb. 25, and socialist French Economic Minister Arnaud Montebourg is scheduled to speak on Feb. 24.

Love them only after they are born...

Love them only if they are born…

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Schools go Gestapo over resistance to Common Core

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Notice a theme in these headlines/stories (click on the links to read the full stories)?

Yahoo.com: Detroit Public School To SUSPEND KIDS If Parents Miss Common Core Test Meeting

“Teachers at Coleman A. Young Elementary in Detroit, Mich. sent a letter home with children last week threatening the little kids with suspension if their parents do not show up to a parent-teacher meeting. In the letter, the taxpayer-paid teachers described the meeting as compulsory for parents, reports local NBC affiliate WDIV-TV.

“Neither the meeting nor the comments regarding ‘student suspension’ were made out of ill intent, but rather to express the level of importance of students’ progress,” school officials explained, “as they prepare for the upcoming M-STEP test.”

Fox News: 8th Grader Suspended for Informing Classmates of Standardized Test ‘Opt-Out’

“A New Mexico eighth-grader said on “Fox and Friends” she was suspended from school for letting her classmates know that they could opt out of the state’s new online standardized test. 12-year-old Adelina Silva printed out the forms from her own school’s website and was rewarded with a trip to the principal’s office.

The school district released a statement, saying, “Santa Fe Public Schools supports a parent’s right to opt his or her child out of state-mandated standardized testing … no students in the district have been disciplined for supporting or promoting this district policy of a parent’s right to opt their child out of testing.”

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NY Times: As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out

“A new wave of standardized exams, designed to assess whether students are learning in step with the Common Core standards, is sweeping the country, arriving this week in classrooms in several states and entering the cross hairs of various political movements. In New Jersey and elsewhere, the arrival has been marked with well-organized opposition, a spate of television attack ads and a cascade of parental anxiety.

Colorado’s Board of Education voted in January to allow school districts to skip portions of the state tests, only to be told by the state’s attorney general that it did not have that authority. At a testing information session for parents in Sparta, N.J., according to a local news report, an assistant superintendent repeatedly said: “I’m not here to fight with you. I am here to give information on the mandate.”

While some superintendents have condoned or at least tolerated the opt-out movement, others have not. William Petrick, for example, schools superintendent in Little Falls, New Jersey, said his district would handle refusals “the way we handle any other disciplinary issue.”

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