Category Archives: Culture War

Syphilis increases by a stunning 232% among homosexual men

The alarming headline on yesterday’s Drudge Report says:

Syphilis soars . . .

When you click on the embedded link, it brings you to a Guardian story titled, “Syphilis is on the rise when it should be confined to history“.

But both headlines are deceptive.

A more accurate headline should be:

Syphilis soars among homosexuals

Scene from a gay "pride" parade

Scene from a gay “pride” parade

Verity Sullivan reports for The Guardian, Aug. 24, 2016, that infection rates of syphilis, the disease caused by the bacterium Treponema Pallidum and passed on through unprotected oral, vaginal and anal sex, are sharply rising in the UK.

According to the 2016 Public Health England (PHE) syphilis report, while rates of syphilis in heterosexuals remain stable, men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 90% of all syphilis cases in 2015, with a 232% increase in diagnosis over the last five years. More than half of the homosexual men diagnoszd with syphilis in 2015 were also infected with HIV, as well as a separate STD (sexually-transmitted disease), e.g., gonorrhea.

All this is happening despite safe sex campaigns, targeted prevention efforts, and free and accessible sexual health care.

Experts try to explain the sharp rise in syphilis among homosexual men with the following:

  • Higher numbers of partners, i.e., rampant promiscuity, is “a key reason”.
  • Use of apps such as Grindr, venue based and group sex.
  • The reported increased use of Chemsex (recreational drugs used during sex), which lowers sexual inhibitions and makes the likelihood of using a condom less likely.
  • “Sero-sorting” – when men choose partners who have the same HIV status, in theory negating the need to use a condom. However, this puts both partners at high risk of contracting a plethora of STIs.

London is the epicenter of syphilis:

  • In 2015, London accounted for 56% of all cases in England.
  • Since 2010 the number of cases of syphilis in Londoners has increased by 163%, with a 22% increase in the year from 2014 to 2015.
  • The borough of Lambeth has the highest rates, closely followed by the City of London and Southwark.

Verity SullivanAsking what is to be done, The Guardian reporter Verity Sullivan gave a typical liberal PC knee-jerk response, advocating more and better sex ed in schools, proposing “further study” of “the complex background to increasing rates” of STDs “in high risk groups” (although she had just explained the reasons why), and blaming the “massive budget cuts” faced by “sexual health and homosexual support services”. Her conclusion, once again, is more government:

“Responsibility is now on the government to ensure the needs of some of its most vulnerable populations are being met.”

No, Ms. Sullivan. The explanation for the sharp 232% rise in syphilis among homosexual men is this:

Homosexuality is a psychological and spiritual disorder. Sodomists are severely disordered men because the anus is not designed for sexual penetration.

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~Eowyn

Teachers at NM school directed to stop addressing students as ‘boys and girls’

It was just a “mistake.”

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From KOB 4: Teachers at Carlos Rey Elementary School are in a tough situation after their assistant principal told them to stop calling their students “boys and girls.”

It seems the school administrators decided to take the new transgender bathroom policy for Albuquerque Public Schools a step further. This appears to the first example of something that started as a bathroom issue now expanding into daily life in the classroom.

A letter sent to teachers at Carlos Rey this month titled “Gender Identity Procedural Directive” states teachers can no longer refer to their students as boys and girls starting this month, telling them to eliminate gender in their classrooms.

It incites a passionate reaction from both sides. “This is outlandish,” said Rev. Adelious D. Stith, a regular at APS board meetings. “This just makes no sense at all.”

Stith has been pleading with board members to listen to parents before allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of the gender they identify with. The district has said it will comply with a federal order on the issue, and this is the first school year with the policy in action.

Stith said the letter from an assistant principal proves the APS directive has just caused confusion in how to correctly implement it.

“She or he is now exercising what they believe,” Stith said. “It’s their spin on the directive. They are confused obviously. We can call them scientists, but we can’t call them boys and girls. This is ridiculous.”

Adrien Lawyer

Adrien Lawyer

But Adrien Lawyer with the Transgender Resource Center believes the assistant principal was actually trying to do the right thing. “What the principal was trying to say is let’s think about how we address students and all of the gendered language that we use all day every day and whether or not we really have to do that,” he said.

Lawyer said that kind of policy would have taken a lot of the daily suffering out of his childhood, growing up as a girl who knew in his heart he was a boy. “For some young people, that’s a really painful experience every day to be referred to as the wrong gender,” he said.

The district said this was a complete mistake on the assistant principal’s part and that she was immediately addressing the overreach. APS said nowhere in their transgender policy does it say to not call students boys and girls.

Sources at the school, however, tell KOB they were told to continue with that policy.

h/t Weasel Zippers

DCG

German girls given magic tattoos to prevent Muslim molestation in public pools

After letting in, and continuing to let in, hordes of Muslim “refugees” and “migrants” in the name of humanitarianism — including strapping military-age men — the countries of Western Europe discovered they have a big problem.

Muslim refugees destroy

Those strapping military-age male “refugees” are sexually attacking European women and young girls. See:

Instead of doing the sensible thing — kicking the Muslims out — countries like Belgium and Norway are offering classes to teach Muslim “migrants” that the proper way to treat European women — their hosts — is not to rape them.

Alas, that didn’t work, as shown by the rape of a worker at a Belgian asylum center by a 16-year-old Afghan “migrant” just two weeks after he’d attended the course.

Sweden came up with another brilliant solution — “Don’t Touch Me” bracelets for girls to wear.

Swedish 'don't touch me' braceletsIn Germany, the government first tried handing out etiquette guides at swimming pools.

German etiquette guide for MuslimsThat didn’t work.

So now, the Germans are resorting to magic tattoos.

As reported by the UK Express on August 23, 2016, the Bodensee district in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg has launched a new rape-prevention campaign with press-on temporary tattoos for young girls of the word “NO” surrounded by angel-like wings.

German magic 'no' tattoo to deter Muslim rapesThe Bodensee district is famous for its bathing and boasts numerous indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Alleged sex attacks by migrants have caused heated debate in the area over the last few months and some pools are hiring extra security – or even banning “asylum seekers” altogether.

Veronika Wascher-Goggerle, the Women’s and Family representative of the Bodensee district who is behind the campaign, is a bundle of political-correctness confusion.

Veronika Wascher-Goggerle in 2009 (source)

Veronika Wascher-Goggerle in 2009 (source)

While admitting that the press-on tattoos would help raise awareness over the growing issue of sex attacks in swimming pools, Wascher-Goggerle insists her campaign has nothing to do with migrants in that there have always been sexual abuse problems at swimming pools, even before the start of the refugee crisis. At the same time, however, she concedes that “The temporary tattoos are an incentive for young Muslim male swimmers to think about the issue.” 

Investment Watch Blog points out that Hillary Clinton is just as insane and stupid as Veronika Wascher-Goggerle.

Hillary campaign 'don't rape me' tweet

Does Hillary really think the insane Muslim man molesting a store mannequin in the videos below will be deterred by a tattoo?


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~Eowyn

Tuesday funnies!

We have gone full circle! History repeating itself!

One of our first gender-neutral bathrooms

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The Bar vs. The Baptists

In a small Midwestern conservative town, a business owner began to construct a building for a new bar. The local Baptist church started a campaign to block the bar from opening with petitions and prayers.

Work progressed, however, right up until the week before opening, when a lightning strike hit the bar and it burned to the ground.

The church folks were rather smug in their outlook after that, until the bar owner sued the church on the grounds that the church was ultimately responsible for the demise of his building, either through direct or indirect actions or means.

In its reply to the court, the church vehemently denied all responsibility or any connection to the building’s demise.

As the case made its way into court, the judge looked over the paperwork at the hearing and commented, “I don’t know how I’m going to decide this, but as it appears from the paperwork, we have a bar owner who believes in the power of prayer, and an entire church congregation that doesn’t!”

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DCG

Target is adding single-stall restrooms at all stores

Target's new transgender bathroom

From MSN: Big-box retailer Target will add single-stall restrooms at all of its stores where that option is not currently offered, reflecting a direct response to the debate that erupted earlier this year over its new transgender-bathroom policy.

Chief Financial Officer Cathy Smith

Chief Financial Officer Cathy Smith

Target Chief Financial Officer Cathy Smith told reporters Wednesday that the company would invest $20 million to add single-stall restrooms. The company already had single-stall restrooms that anyone can use at about 1,400 of its 1,800 stores, Target spokesperson Katie Boylan said.

Target is not altering its transgender restroom policy, which allows people to “use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” That policy, announced this spring, drew opposition from some conservative activists who vowed to boycott the chain.

Boylan acknowledged that Target has received feedback from customers who are “very, very supportive” and “some who are not.”

“The impact to the business is not material at this time,” she said.

But Boylan said Target decided to add single-stall, lockable restrooms in all of its stores “because we’re listening.” “We get it. Some like it, some don’t. We’re committed” to offering a welcoming environment for everyone, she said.

I’m sure the Peeping Toms will feel very welcome at Target.

DCG

Princeton University bans the word ‘man’

Welcome to George Orwell’s 1984, aka, USA 2016.

Censorship2In March 2015, Princeton University’s Offices of Human Resources (HR) and of Communications issued a 4-page directive, Guidelines for Using Gender Inclusive Language, which eliminated the word “man” from the English vocabulary “as a preferred University practice”.

The gender inclusive style guidelines are “to be utilized by all HR staff members in HR communications, policies, job descriptions, and job postings” because “Gender binary is the traditional view on human gender, which does not take into consideration individuals who identify as otherwise, including and not limited to transgender, genderqueer, gender non-conforming, and/or intersex.”

The Guidelines then offers the following tips:

1. Replace gendered pronouns, e.g., he, him, his, and she, her, hers, by rewriting the text in the plural. For example, “Each participant must present his ID badge at the door” becomes “All participants must present their ID badges at the door.”

2. Eliminate the pronoun altogether. For example, “Each employee is expected to turn in his annual disclosure form by the deadline” becomes “Employees are expected to turn in the annual disclosure forms by the deadline.”

3. Repeat the noun. For example, “The student must submit the course registration papers by July 1. Her guidance counselor will send confirmation by mail” becomes “he student must submit the course registration papers by July 1. The student’s guidance counsellor will send confirmation by mail.”

4. Use the second person voice, i.e., address your reader directly, using you and your.

5. Use gender-neutral occupational titles and gender-neutral generic terms instead of the generic term man, generic words, and expressions that contain the word man and the use of man as an adjective or verb. Avoid expressions like career woman. Instead, be specific: artist, director, doctor, professor, etc.

The following table provides a list of gender-inclusive generic terms to use instead of the generic term man, generic words and expressions that contain the word man, and the use of man as an adjective or verb.

Princeton U language guidelines1Princeton U language guideline

In a statement to The College Fix, Princeton’s director of media relations John Cramer said the guidelines “reflect the university’s initiative of fostering an inclusive environment.” Blah, blah, blah.

Princeton’s LGBT Center also has a guide on gender pronouns for those who identify as “transgender, genderqueer, and other gender-variant,” suggesting the use of these pronouns instead: “ze, zie and hir,” “they and theirs,” and “Ey, em, eir and emself.”

Ey think ze people at Princeton are out of zie, hir and eir minds!

~Eowyn

Guess what women have the lowest divorce rate?

Answer: Virgin brides!

Reporting for Family Studies, June 6, 2016, Professor of Family and Consumer Studies at the University of Utah Nicholas H. Wolfinger arrived at that finding by using data from the three most recent waves of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) collected in 2002, 2006-2010, and 2011-2013. For women marrying since the start of the new millennium:

  • Women with 10 or more partners were the most likely to divorce, but this only became true in recent years;
  • Women with 3-9 partners were less likely to divorce than women with 2 partners; and,
  • Women with 0-1 partners were the least likely to divorce.

Wolfinger’s finding confirms earlier research that found that having multiple sex partners prior to marriage could lead to less happy marriages and often increased the odds of divorce. But Wolfinger did uncover news findings, including:

  • The proportion of women who get married having had only one sex partner (in most cases, their future husbands) declined from 43% in the 1970s to 21% by the 2000s, to only 5% by the 2010s. The pace of decline quickened after 2000.
  • At the other end of the distribution, the number of future wives who had 10 or more pre-martial sex partners increased from 2% in the 1970s to 14% in the 2000s, and then to 18% in the 2010s.
  • Unfortunately, the NSFG doesn’t have full data on men’s premarital sexual behavior, and in any event they recall their own marital histories less reliably than do women.

The following chart (Figure 1) depicts the percentage of first marriages ending in divorce within 5 years of wedlock according to the decade the wedding took place and how many sex partners a woman had prior to marriage.

number of premarital sex partners & divorceConsistent with prior research, those with fewer sex partners were less likely to divorce. However, there are considerable differences by marriage cohort, i.e., when the marriage took place — in the 1980s, 1990s, or 2000s.

  • For all three cohorts, women who married as virgins had the lowest divorce rates by far.
  • The percentage of virgin marriages (on the part of the woman, at least) that dissolved within 5 years was 11% in the 1980s, 8% in the 1990s, and 6% in the 2000s.
  • The highest 5-year divorce rates of all are associated with marrying in the 2000s and having 10 or more premarital sex partners: 33%.
  • Before the 2000s, however, it was women with 2 partners prior to marriage, instead of those with 10 or more pre-marital sex partners, who had the highest divorce rates. Wolfinger’s “best guess” is that two partners may lead to uncertainty, but having a few more apparently leads to greater clarity about the right man to marry. While Wolfinger conncludes that “The odds of divorce are lowest with zero or one premarital partners, but otherwise sowing one’s oats seems compatible with having a lasting marriage,” he warns “But not too many oats” because women who married after 2000 who had had 10 or premarital sex partners had the highest divorce rates of all, of 33%. A lot of partners means a lot of baggage, which makes a stable marriage less tenable.

Religion and Divorce

Wolfinger hypothesized that religion may explain the low divorce rates of people with minimal sexual experience prior to marriage, and the NSFG data support such an interpretation, as seen in Figure 2 below.

number of premarital sex partners & church attendanceAs shown by the above Figure 2:

  • Women who marry as virgins are far more likely than other women to attend church at least once a week.
  • More interesting still is that the effect of religion became stronger in recent years — the divorce rate for virgin brides continued to drop for religious women between the 1980s and 2000s.
  • In general, people who attend church frequently have lower divorce rates than do non-participants.
  • Generally speaking, women who have multiple sex partners are less likely to be regular churchgoers.

Some other explanatory factors for the relationship between number of pre-marital sex partners and divorce are:

  1. Children: Women who marry with no or just one pre-marital sex partners are unlikely to have had children with another man. Getting married with a child already in tow has a profound negative effect on marital happiness and disproportionately high divorce rates.
  2. Personal history: People who suffered childhood sexual abuse are more likely to have extensive sexual histories and pre-marital sex. Childhood abuse also increases the odds of a problematic marriage.
  3. Race: Caucasian and African American women had similar premarital sexual behavior, but Latinas and members of the “Other” population group had notably fewer sex partners and lower divorce rates than either whites or blacks.
  4. Family history of divorce: People who grew up without both parents had more sex partners and divorced more.

Wolfinger’s most recent book is Soul Mates: Religion, Sex, Children, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos, coauthored with W. Bradford Wilcox (Oxford University Press, 2016). 

Recently, there was a discussion among some commenters on FOTM on the increasing prevalence of brides wearing strapless gowns like this:

strapless wedding gownThe discussion centered on why overweight brides would wear those strapless gowns. My question is why any woman, overweight or not, would wear a strapless wedding gown that’s more suitable for a nightclub because I don’t understand why a bride’s motive is to look “sexy” in a church before a throng of family and friends.

I suggest that Professor Wolfinger consider the popularity of strapless wedding gowns as an indicator of pre-marital sex, and as a predictor of divorce.

~Eowyn