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Notre Dame women’s basketball coach explains why she won’t hire men

Imagine being able to publicly announce you will hire someone based upon their genitalia rather than their qualifications.

From Fox News: Muffet McGraw, the head coach of the Notre Dame women’s basketball team, explained why she plans on no longer hiring men.

In a recent interview with Think Progress, the 63-year-old Hall of Fame coach, said she would never hire another male assistant coach and believed women can do more to help each other. When asked by the media outlet if she ever planned on hiring another male coach, she said, “No.” McGraw has had an all-female staff for the past seven years.

“Women need the opportunity. They deserve the opportunity,” she said.

On Thursday, McGraw was asked about her recent comments.

“Did you know that the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced in 1967 and it still hasn’t passed?” she replied. “We need 38 states to agree that discrimination on the basis of sex is unconstitutional. We’ve had a record number of women running for office and winning, and still we have 23 percent of the House and 25 percent of the Senate.”

The coach said she was “getting tired” that there aren’t more female leaders across the country and asked, “When is it going to become the norm instead of the exception?”

“How are these young women looking up and seeing someone that looks like them, preparing them for the future?” McGraw explained. “We don’t have enough female role models. We don’t have enough visible women leaders. We don’t have enough women in power.”

“Girls are socialized to know when they come out, gender rules are already set. Men run the world. Men have the power. Men make the decisions. It’s always the man that is the stronger one,” she continued. The coach argued that if jobs in men’s basketball mostly go to men then why shouldn’t it be the same in women’s basketball.

“When you look at men’s basketball, 99 percent of the jobs go to men, why shouldn’t 100 or 99 percent of the jobs in women’s basketball go to women?” the Notre Dame women’s basketball coach said Thursday during her Final Four news conference. “Maybe it’s because we only have 10 percent women athletic directors in Division I. People hire people who look like them. That’s the problem.”

McGraw led the Irish to victory Friday night, knocking out UConn again. The team will defend the national title against Baylor in the championship Sunday night. The legendary coach has two national championships under her belt and more than 900 career wins.

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Vaginas required: Gov. Moonbeam signs bill requiring public companies to have at least one female director on their board

Wait, real vaginas are not actually required. One only needs to self-identify her gender as a woman, without regard their designated sex at birth.

From Sacramento Bee: With Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature on Sunday, California public companies will soon expand female representation on their boards.

Senate Bill 826, introduced by Democrats Hannah Beth-Jackson and Toni Atkins, requires public companies to have at least one female director on their board by the end of next year. By the end of 2021, companies with five directors must have two women on their boards, and companies with six or more board members must have at least three women.

In a signing statement, Brown acknowledged concerns that “may prove fatal” to the bill’s implementation, but said “it’s high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the ‘persons’ in America.”

The proposal received opposition from the California Chamber of Commerce, which argued the bill would violate the independent voting rights of corporate boards and force companies to discriminate against qualified men. Despite the concerns, the bill was a top priority this year for the California Legislative Women’s Caucus. The bill cleared the Legislature on the final week of session.

“SB 826 is a giant step forward for women, our businesses and our economy,” Jackson said in a statement.

From the bill text:

“This bill, no later than the close of the 2019 calendar year, would require a domestic general corporation or foreign corporation that is a publicly held corporation, as defined, whose principal executive offices, according to the corporation’s SEC 10-K form, are located in California to have a minimum of one female, as defined, on its board of directors, as specified. No later than the close of the 2021 calendar year, the bill would increase that required minimum number to 2 female directors if the corporation has 5 directors or to 3 female directors if the corporation has 6 or more directors. The bill would require, on or before specified dates, the Secretary of State to publish various reports on its Internet Web site documenting, among other things, the number of corporations in compliance with these provisions. The bill would also authorize the Secretary of State to impose fines for violations of the bill, as specified, and would provide that moneys from these fines are to be available, upon appropriation, to offset the cost of administering the bill.”

According to VC Star, companies can be fined $100,000 for a first violation and $300,000 for subsequent violations. The law also requires companies to report their board composition to the California secretary of state and imposes a $100,000 fine if a company fails to do so.

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Another soldier denied service at California gas station

After the incident in Bugolusa, Louisiana, in which a Muslim-owned Texaco gas station denied service to a National Guardsman, here’s another case — this time in the city of Modesto, California.
Ben Deci reports for Fox40 News, July 24, 2012, that serviceman Kelly Kjelstrom claims he was denied service at a Chevron gas station in Modesto:
“I’m proud to be a military member- defending our Constitution, in service so that individuals like him have the right to say what he said,” said Kelly Kjelstrom.

Kjelstrom says he was just trying to buy a soda from the corner gas station.  To be specific, he says he was at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Palendale Road and Sisk Road in Modesto.
But Kjelstrom says when he pulled out his wallet to pay, the cashier noticed his military identification.
“The person told me that they don’t like my kind, and I didn’t belong in their country,” Kjelstrom said.
The story made it’s way into social media and sparked a marathon, angry protest in front of the gas station.
“If they don’t feel like they have our support, then they’re not going to do the job to the best of their ability,” said Trudy Turnbull, an Army Mom who was one the pprotesters waving an American flag in front of the gas station for much of the day Tuesday.
The Chevron is a privately owned station. It’s a franchise of the corporation that now says it’s called for a review of security tapes to see if there’s any truth to Kjelstrom’s story.
Meanwhile, company spokesman Sean Comey told me he’d been trying to get a hold of Kjelstrom all day.
“If you’ve spoken to somebody directly, if they would be willing to talk to us, we would like to talk to them directly,” Comey told me in a phone conversation.
Comey said the company is investigating, but at this point all they have is an unsubstantiated allegation. Comey said that they take claims of discrimination and improper conduct seriously.
I also spoke with the manager at the Chevron. He denied that any discrimination happened. And he said, in the three years he’s been at that location, they haven’t refused service to anyone.
As for Kjelstrom, he says he still isn’t certain what country the cashier wanted the U.S. Military out of, but he says he sure got out of the store in a hurry.
Did he end up buying that soda?
“No,” he said. “No, no, no. I’ll never buy anything there again.”
Go to link for Fox40’s news video.
~Eowyn
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Muslims Exempted From Porn Scanners & Pat-Downs

A nun is groped by a TSA agent


Our government rulers subject Americans — including babies, old ladies, and nuns — to those full-body porn scanners or full-body “pat-downs” sexual molestation by TSA agents. Ben Johnson of Floyd Reports writes on November 15, 2010:
“CNSNews.com has reported that Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which is frequently tied to domestic terror plots — has been guaranteed that TSA officials will only pat down Muslim women in the head and neck area.

CAIR said Muslims who object to full-body scans for religious reasons should know their rights if they are required to undergo a pat-down, including asking for the procedure to be done in a private place. In addition, CAIR offered a “special recommendation” for Muslim women who wear a hijab, telling them they should tell the TSA officer that they may be searched only around the head and neck.
“Before you are patted down, you should remind the TSA officer that they are only supposed to pat down the area in question, in this scenario, your head and neck. They SHOULD NOT subject you to a full-body or partial-body pat-down.”

Muslim women will likely opt for the not-very-invasive security pat-down, because most consider airports’ high-image body scans a violation of Islamic Shari’a law. CNS News adds, “In February, the Figh Council of North America, a group of Islamic scholars, issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, that full-body scanners violate Islamic law.”
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H/t beloved fellows Tina and Anon.
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