Is Laughter the Best Medicine for … Academics? By James Reed

     Laughter is said to be the best medicine, and it may well be the best medicine for dealing with academics, rather than refuting their nonsense:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7723815/Sexual-harassment-researcher-laughed-large-group-men-work-won-award.html

“A young Cambridge University academic, given an award for researching sexual harassment during fieldwork, says she was laughed at for her work by a 'large group of older men.' Danielle Bradford, 21, was being honoured at the Marsh Archaeology Awards in London on November 22 when she said she was driven to tears by the laughing in the audience. 'As I was being introduced, they said 'she's been researching sexual harassment in archaeology', to which a large group of older men laughed. Fully laughed - to the point that the presenter had to say 'it isn't funny'. Ms Bradford is researching sexual misconduct that occurs during archaeological fieldwork.
In a thread on Twitter, Ms Bradford expressed her shock at what had happened during the event. 'Tonight I got off my flight from Seattle to London & went straight to an archaeology awards ceremony. I was excited - I've never been nominated for a research award before! But the evening ended in lots of tears, and highlighted to me how far the discipline has to come,' she began. She then went on to talk about the group of older men laughing before saying the presenter intervened and commented that it wasn't funny. 'I managed to go up and get my certificate, but as soon as I sat back down I burst into tears. In front of a hall full of people. It was humiliating. This is exactly the kind of toxic culture in arc that drives out ERCs and, ironically, fosters sexual harassment,' she continued. 'Even if you take out the subject matter, imagine being 21, just out of undergrad, shortlisted for your first research award and... a group of people decide its acceptable to publicly *laugh* at that research.”

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5G and Sperm By Brian Simpson

     Much has been said about the ill-effects of 5G technology, but maybe the fact that sperms are going to get toasted, might make some rams of the sheeple flock, think:
  https://www.technocracy.news/scientists-5g-network-could-lower-sperm-counts-and-sterilize-young-men/

“There are fears that increased levels of radiation in the UK as 5G coverage spreads across the country could seriously impact human fertility levels. The rollout of the high-speed network, which was launched in Britain in May last year, has sparked protests from those who believe higher levels of electro-magnetic radiation (EMR) in the atmosphere are dangerous and 5G’s potential health effects need to be tested. A letter presented to Downing Street last week urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to open an inquiry into “establishing the true impact of wireless communication systems on the health of the UK population”. “We are extremely concerned by the vulnerability of our young and very young people to the harmful effects of pulsed RF radiation,” read the letter which was handed over along with two petitions, one of which was signed by 268 physicians and scientists. “Study upon study is showing that this non-ionising radiation is causing oxidative DNA damage in cellular systems and this may be particularly harmful to the reproductive system of young boys, adolescents and young men.” Sperm counts among British men have fallen by 29% in the last decade. Multiple international studies have found a link between increased mobile phone use and a drop in both the quantity and quality of sperm. A 2016 review by the Society for Reproduction and Fertility reported that of 27 studies investigating the effects of mobile phone EMR on the male reproductive system, 21 resulted in negative consequences of exposure. In a 2018 article called ‘Wi-Fi is an important threat to human health’ which was published in the journal Environmental Research, Dr Martin Pall from Washington State University cites a 1997 experiment with chilling results. Two pairs of young mice were placed into cages with different levels of exposure to a functioning antenna, although the exposure levels at both sites were well within safety guidelines. The pair in the cage with a higher exposure level produced one litter of smaller than normal babies, a second litter with fewer than normal babies, and demonstrated infertility or very low fertility from this point on. The pair exposed to a lower level of EMR produced four litters with fewer numbers of babies each time, before they became completely infertile.

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A Politically Correct Dictionary By James Reed

     Now this is handy in our insane world ruled by the ideology of Leftism: a list of politrivcally correct terms put together, ironically by social psychologist, Lee Jussim:
  https://quillette.com/2020/01/29/an-orwelexicon-for-bias-and-dysfunction-in-psychology-and-academia/

“Adminomania: A delusion that increased administrative and bureaucratic intrusions into people’s lives will actually improve something, fueled primarily by a pervasive blindness to unintended negative side effects. See Title IX.
Athletic gynocide: The elimination from sports competitions of people identified at birth by doctors or other adults as female because they cannot successfully compete with people identified at birth by doctors or other adults as males but who identify as females.
Bias bias: A bias for seeing biases, often manifesting as either claiming bias when none exists, exaggerating biases that do exist, or overgeneralizing to large swaths of life from studies finding bias in some narrow or specific context.
Biomindophobia: Fear that biology influences the mind.
Blancofemophobia: Prejudice against white women, as exemplified by dismissing the beliefs, attitudes, or behaviors of white women with phrases such as, “White women white womening.” See here for a real-world example.
Brexistential fear: An irrational fear that Brexit will lead to the end of the world as we know it.
Brophobia: Fear of men having a conversation among themselves.
Chapeaurougeauphobia: Fear and loathing of Trump supporters.
Cisandrophobia: Fear of and prejudice against heterosexual men.
Decontextaphilia: An unhealthy attraction to quoting others out of context.
Emotional imperialism: The strange belief that your feelings should dictate someone else’s behavior.

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Hey! That’s Old Dog Bill Clinton in that Photo with the Underage Sex Slaves! By Charles Taylor

     What can I say? If the elites had a photo of Donald Trump on Epstein’s paedophile island with an underage sex slave it would be prime time news. But Bill Clinton does this and nothing happens, no criminal investigation to determine whether any wrong doing occurred, nothing. Who says that there is no grand conspiracy!
  https://gellerreport.com/2020/01/breaking-bill-clinton-seen-in-new-photos-on-jeffrey-epsteins-plane-with-a-sex-slave.html/

Feminists Needing Bodyguards! By Mrs Vera West

     Whatever is the world coming to? Feminists needing bodyguards? I thought strong independent women stood on their own two feet and did not need … men!”
  https://www.thecollegefix.com/transphobic-feminist-professor-gets-bodyguards-due-to-threats-from-activists/

“A feminist professor from Oxford University had to resort to bodyguards after receiving threats from transgender activists. The radicals were miffed that Selina Todd had written on her website that transgender individuals “sometimes harm the rights of women,” according to a report by the New York Post. “Like every other gender critical feminist I know,” Todd wrote, “I encountered the current debate about whether transgender people should be able to self-identify as such (without fulfilling other legal and medical requirements) from the instinctive standpoint that I wanted to support transpeople’s rights. “But after months of research, I concluded that this position would harm the rights of women, because so often what is being asked for is free access to women-only spaces.” Soon after, faculty began receiving messages demanding Todd be fired. A pair of students informed the prof about potential threats they saw in email groups. After investigating, Oxford officials provided Todd with security for the remainder of the school year.

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There are No Differences between Men and Women; Deny it an be Sacked! By Mrs Vera West

     If there are no differences between men and women, and if both are pure social constructions, or fabrications, then feminism which is based upon the idea that there are women, and men, wicked as men are, who oppress them, so that affirmative action jobs must be given to sub-standard feminist intellects, would fall apart. Should I have rewritten that sentence?
  https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=14248

“Stuart Reges, a principal lecturer of computer science at the University of Washington, alleges that he was demoted for being sympathetic to James Damore, the fired Google employee who wrote the controversial Google memo in 2017. In an article for Quillette, Reges wrote that it all started in 2018 when he wrote another piece for the outlet titled, “Why Women Don’t Code,” which gained popularity after Jordan Peterson tweeted a link to the story.  "I am convinced that our diversity efforts are entering a dangerous phase" The recent Quillette article states that he was initially hired to run UW’s introductory computer science classes to which he developed two “highly successful courses that have over 4,500 enrollments combined per year.” Yet after his 2018 Quillette piece graduate students at the school filed a grievance against him with their union. Reges told Campus Reform that he was deeply concerned about what happened to Damore and that he hoped it was an overreaction but said, “I've since concluded that he was the canary in the coal mine.  I have seen more and more emphasis on what I call the equity agenda in tech in general and at my school in particular.”

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Girls “n’ Guns; Alex Zedra By Mrs Vera West

     While women tend to be anti-gun, not all are, and some combine firearms with traditional female good looks and sexiness, like Alex Zedra:
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zwCGADc7bM
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYULWlsRSug

     I saw this on a sidebar while searching for something else on YouTube, but found it intriguing. Rapists beware! In fact, if most European women were this gutsy there would not be a rape problem. In fact, she puts most men to shame!

Aboriginal Youth, Racism and the Clash of Civilisations By Brian Simpson

     Sad news about the plight of Aboriginal youth:
  https://www.sbs.com.au/news/aboriginal-youth-detained-at-23-times-the-rate-of-non-indigenous-kids-report-shows

“Aboriginal youth are being detained at a rate 23 times that of non-Indigenous young people in the justice system. During 2018/19 the average daily detention rate for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders between the age of 10 and 17 was more than 30 per 10,000, compared to 1.4 per 10,000 for non-Indigenous youths. On average, there were 4,790 young people under youth justice supervision in 2018, a Productivity Commission report on government services released on Wednesday said. Most were on community-based orders which includes supervised bail, probation and parole. The majority of young people under the watch of youth justice agencies are male, including nearly 90 per cent of those in detention and close to 75 per cent in the community.

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Now Sex has been Made Illegal! By Mrs Vera West

     Read between the lines, and study the implication of this proposal, and that is what you have:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7655815/How-soon-criminal-offence-lie-trying-romantic-partner.html

“Lying to a partner to convince them to have sex could soon be illegal under proposed laws. The New South Wales Law Reform Commission recommended that if a physical relationship eventuated after a person was dishonest about themselves, sexual assault charges should apply. The proposal contains a clause in regards to liars and people who 'fraudulently induce' others into sexual activity. 'We propose that the law should provide that a person who is fraudulently induced to participate in sexual activity does not, in law, consent to sexual activity,' the Commission said in its review of consent laws. Sydney University criminologist Andrew Dyer told 10 Daily the proposed changes were profound. 'Telling someone you love them when you don't, pretending to be rich and well connected when you are not, claiming educational achievements that you don't possess, denying a complex sexual history - say, with same sex partners - could all conceivably count as fraudulently obtaining sexual consent,' he said. The reforms would cover conversations on dating apps such as Tinder as well as real-life encounters. They would apply to people of all genders and would forcing people to be careful about what they say about themselves to prospective lovers. 'If the boast that you have made induces somebody to participate in sexual activity with you, then you are liable to spend a long time in jail,' Mr Dyer said. The proposal comes as research shows people tend to lie when they are trying to impress prospective partners. NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has requested for anyone with views on the proposal to lodge a submission to the Commission by Monday November 18.”

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The Communist Universities By James Reed

     These comments are about American universities becoming more communist, but what would the good professor, or ex-professor, think of Australian universities which largely exist on Chinese student money?
  https://www.thecollegefix.com/columbia-professor-who-fled-communism-resigns-says-university-is-becoming-communist/

“A Romania-born academic says he recently left his tenured position at Columbia University because the Ivy League school is “on its way toward full blown communism,” according to a Romanian TV interview translated by a Romanian-American immigrant. Prof. Andrei Serban, an award-winning director, complained about the increasing social justice demands he faced in the theater department in the interview, which aired on Romania’s TVR1 Oct. 26. One prominent example he gave: pressure to admit a transgender applicant who auditioned as Juliet from “Romeo and Juliet.” Andy Ionescu, a native Romianian speaker who immigrated to the United States in 1999, told The College Fix in a Twitter message that he translated the interview. He said it was likely the first time that Serban made his resignation publicly known. Columbia still lists Serban as an active professor. Media relations did not respond to an email from The Fix, and Serban’s department did not return a voicemail. Serban did not respond to an email. The TV host expresses incredulity at multiple points in the interview, seemingly shocked that the American higher education system is headed toward communism. Serban fled from the ideology, which ruled Romania for much of the 20th century. Serban says in the interview that after a faculty member retired, the remaining professors in the department were called in to a meeting to discuss a replacement.

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“Black Trans and Cis Women, Gender-Nonconforming, and Nonbinary People are the Backbone of our Democracy.” By Charles Taylor

     Every day Breitbart.com reports on some member of the new class of deranged bs chatterers, often an actor saying that Trump is insane, etc. But, there are seldom any replies back along the same lines from conservatives, who seem to think that old style English politeness, of talking things over a cup of tea solves cultural and other wars. But, there is ample material to go into battle returning fire for fire, on all fronts, not just issues of sanity and senility. Consider the latest from Democrat presidential candidate, fake Indian, Elizabeth Warren, who in one hellscape scenario could become president of the socialist banana republic of the USA, with disastrous existential consequences for Australia:
  https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/08/elizabeth-warren-black-trans-nonbinary-people-are-backbone-of-our-democracy/

““Black trans and cis women, gender-nonconforming, and nonbinary people are the backbone of our democracy,” said a Thursday statement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Warren issued the remark after sealing the endorsement of the radical activist group dubbed “Black Womxn For.” Warren has “a deep understanding of how racism and gender discrimination don’t just compound income inequality but are actually central to maintaining the status quo,” the group declared. The activist group prefaced its endorsement with a frightening picture of the 2016 presidential election, proclaiming that it “laid bare what many Black women, gender non-conforming, and non-binary, and queer folk know deeply; that this nation embraces white supremacy and its evils, even at the expense of itself.” While the activists acknowledge that a single candidate cannot solve all of their grievances, they endorse Warren “with the full weight of accountability.” “Our endorsement is not a blanket approval of all of her acts, both past, present, and future but rather a firm and calculated understanding that should she fall short of her commitments to us and our communities she will be held to account,” the group stated, listing off the promises Warren made to the Black Womxn For community.

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More on the Swedish War Zone By Richard Miller

     Need to do a quickie article on the horrors of the modern West? Do not have time for research, it simply has to meet the deadline? Well, Sweden comes ever to the rescue, with no end to degeneracy and cultural decline:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/11/13/bbc-wakes-up-sweden-bombing-epidemic-years-after-breitbart/
  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-50339977

“The publicly-funded British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has woken up to Sweden’s bombing epidemic years after Breitbart News. In an analysis article titled ‘Sweden’s 100 explosions this year: What’s going on?’, the BBC acknowledged the epidemic of gang crime, gun crime, and criminal use of explosives which Breitbart London has been reporting for years — while the mainstream media scoffed and continued to hail the country as a Scandinavial left-liberal paradise. “Swedish police are dealing with unprecedented levels of attacks, targeting city centre locations [as well as heavily migrant-populated suburbs],” the so-called public interest broadcaster conceded. “This category of crime was not even logged prior to 2017. Then, in 2018, there were 162 explosions and in the past two months alone the bomb squad have been called to almost 30,” they reported. The report managed to avoid directly citing the immigration connection for over twenty paragraphs, however, and then only addressed the issue obliquely, observing that  “Swedish police do not record or release the ethnicity of suspects or convicted criminals, but intelligence chief Linda H Straaf says many do share a similar profile.”

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Silence of the Lambs By Mrs Vera West

     The sexual abuse of defeated peoples in a war, such as the Soviet mass rape of German women post WWII, is common. Defeated people become the protein spoils of war, that the dogs of war abuse and eat, sometimes, literally. But what is new about today is the use of the host populations’ children as play things of the elites, the 1 percenters that control the fate of nations:
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7703257/New-photos-Jeffrey-Epsteins-New-Mexico-ranch-pedophiles-eight-person-party-shower.html
  https://www.zerohedge.com/political/epsteins-ny-mansion-had-secret-media-room-record-bedrooms-and-bathrooms-accuser

“A longstanding theory about Jeffrey Epstein and how he amassed over a half-billion dollars contends that he was running a high-classblackmail operation, in which powerful men were lured into having sex with underage women. According to accuser Maria Farmer, Epstein's New York mansion - (which was reportedly "stocked with young female "masseuses"" and "A discreet room with massage table, lubricants and, no doubt, cameras stood ready off the main lobby") says the Manhattan home was under constant CCTV surveillance and had a "media room" on the first floor, according to an interview with CBS This Morning (via The Sun). The now 49-year-old told CBS This Morning how Epstein's' home was under constant TV surveillance. She told co-host Anthony Mason how Epstein showed her the 'media room'. Maria said: "The main thing he did when I walked in and thought was interesting, he showed me where the men monitoring everything were. "So if you’re facing the house, there’s a window on the right that’s barred – that’s the room, the ‘media room’ is what he called it. "And so there was a door that looked like an invisible door with all this limestone and everything and you push it and you go in and I saw all the cameras. She then points to how she remembers the televisions were stack on top of each other. Maria said: "What it was – was like old televisions basically, like stacked." "They were monitors inside this cabinet and there were men sitting here and I looked on the cameras and I saw toilet, toilet, bed, bed, toilet, bed. "And I was like I’m never going to use the restroom here and I am never going to sleep here." -The Sun.

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Just Wow … Westpac By Peter Ewer

     What more can be said. Have you read about it? Here is one headline, that simply demands your attention: “Do as I say not as we do: How fallen Westpac boss Brian Hartzer ran a feel-good campaign to end slavery - as the bank ignored paedophiles sending cash to the Third World to exploit kids for sex.”
  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7725843/Westpacs-lavish-human-trafficking-lunch-exposed-CEO-Brian-Hartzer-resigns.html?ico=pushly-notifcation-small

“Westpac revelled in a high-powered luncheon about ending slavery, and for years issued feel-good position papers signed by the CEO about its 'zero tolerance' approach to human trafficking. But these lofty social gestures have been slammed as 'vacuous virtue signalling' amid allegations the bank long allowed its services to be used for child trafficking and exploitation - with the backlash forcing CEO Brian Hartzer to fall on his sword on Tuesday. As heads rolled over the growing bank scandal, Daily Mail Australia can reveal the company hosted a lavish business lunch titled 'The Truth About Human Trafficking' in October 2016. Global expert Christine Dolan flew in to the bank's Sydney headquarters to speak to an audience of about 100 guests, including author Tara Moss and Liberal party powerbroker Michael Photios. Executives should have been listening a little closer - with financial watchdog Austrac three years later accusing the company of breaching anti-money laundering laws 23 million times. Among the alleged breaches are claims the company failed to monitor a dozen customers who have made transactions 'consistent with child exploitation typologies'. The watchdog claims that includes a customer who made payments to a person in the Philippines, and was later arrested for child sex trafficking and livestreaming child abuse. In court documents, the watchdog claims more than 3,000 payments went undetected by the bank for years, even though six customers repeatedly travelled to child sex hotspots in the region. Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton has told Parliament the company must pay the price for giving a 'free pass to paedophiles'. Meanwhile, leaked quotes from Mr Hartzer at an executive meeting that 'this is not Enron' led the CEO to resign on Tuesday morning. The revelations have left guests at Westpac's 2016 talk reeling - one said: 'I walked out of that talk feeling inspired, now I feel a bit dirty'. Every year since the lavish lunch, the company has produced an annual 'Slavery and Human Trafficking' statement, claiming it has a 'zero tolerance' approach and speaking about its 'commitment' to human rights. Each was signed by Mr Hartzer.”

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Who Loves Lesbian Cars? By Mrs Vera West

     There is a Renault car advertisement that tells a “moving” story of lesbian love; well, the cars are doing a lot of moving anyway. Read on:
  https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10421428/new-renault-clio-advert-lesbian-love/

“RENAULT'S heartwarming new Clio advert has left viewers in tears at the featured lesbian couple's love story, which spans over three decades. The two-minute video follows the romance of two woman that meet as children before falling in love and later reuniting as adults. The heartwarming advert features an acoustic cover of Wonderwall by Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne. Many social media users have been blown away by the storyline, suggesting it's a rival for the traditional John Lewis sobfest that seems to send fans into a frenzy each year.

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Rhodes Would Weep By James Reed

     This relates to the US, but it seems that in that context, the Rhodes Scholarship,  is now dominated by Leftist students, surprise, surprise:
  https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2019/11/29/60-of-2020-rhodes-scholarships-awarded-to-leftist-activists/

“The next slate of Rhodes Scholars is overwhelmingly involved with various forms of progressive activism in the United States. Almost 60 percent specifically mention their leftist activism in their biographies. According to a report by The College Fix, the majority of Rhodes Scholars for 2020 are progressives. The report revealed that only 13 of the 32 Rhodes Scholars have biographies that do not mention progressive activism. That means that almost 60 percent of recipients are expressly involved with progressive activism. Elliot F. Gerson, American Secretary of the Rhodes Trust, said that the 2020 Rhodes Scholars represent the “extraordinary diversity that characterizes and strengthens the United States. “This year’s American Rhodes Scholars — independently elected by 16 committees around the country meeting simultaneously — once again reflect the extraordinary diversity that characterizes and strengthens the United States,” Gerson said. “They will go to Oxford in September 2020 to study in fields broadly across the social, biological and physical sciences, and in the humanities. They are leaders already, and we expect their impact to expand exponentially over the course of their public-spirited careers.” Take, for example, University of Oklahoma student Leanne K.M Ho, whose biography notes that she is a passionate activist for LGBT rights. The biography also notes that Ho is a “non-binary” person. Leanne’s academic research focuses on the impact of storytelling on social distancing from LGBTQ people. They are a campus leader in incorporating transgender, intersex, and non-binary people into conversations about reproductive health and have advocated for increased resources and opportunities for transgender and gender non-conforming students. Leanne led a successful effort to address gendered campus awards at the University of Oklahoma, and was recently named the first-ever Big Non-Binary Person on Campus.”

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OOPs … There Goes Our Once Favourite Lesbian Critic of Feminism! By Mrs Vera West

     Like many conservative critics of feminism, I have used material from academic feminist critic of feminism, Camille Paglia. But each time I quoted her, I always wondered, would this be a double-edged sword? Of course, how could it not eventually be?
  https://www.eurocanadian.ca/2019/09/camille-paglias-approval-child-pornography-sexual-contact-with-children.html#more

“Camille Paglia is a self-described libertarian feminist and is a professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. For a number of years now, Paglia has been promoted by conservative pundits and media outlets as a sane voice of reason in the midst of an increasingly absurd and malevolent political climate. She is touted as being a renegade feminist, and as an unlikely ally who daringly opposes the most egregious excesses of modern feminist philosophy. YouTube abounds with videos dating all the way back to the early 90s of Paglia playing the foil to mainstream feminist currents. Paglia has gone on Fox News to speak with Tucker Carlson, who recommended her most recent book, calling her "one of the more interesting people out there". Breitbart recently published an article in support of Paglia, praising her as a renowned scholar, and applauded her criticism of "social justice culture on campus". Paglia is frequently promoted by Ben Shapiro's online news publication, The Daily Wire, often to showcase her most recent takes on the subjects of transgenderism, feminism, and campus politics.

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Pro-Life Display Banned because People Might Dare to Think it was Pro-Life By Mrs Vera West

     Quite rightly so, too. Fancy letting those pro-lifers have a voice, in a Christian college, too! Whatever is the world coming to?
  https://www.thecollegefix.com/christian-college-bans-pro-life-display-because-people-might-think-its-pro-life/

“A Christian college refused to allow a display of Christian crosses to honor “abortion victims,” saying it would be “divisive,” according to email correspondence obtained by conservative and civil liberties groups. “I didn’t think it was really going to be a problem at all,” Emily Kokot, treasurer and secretary for Young Americans for Freedom at Rocky Mountain College, told The College Fix in a phone interview. That’s because “for the last couple of years,” the administration has allowed the campus affiliate of the Young America’s Foundation to install “a 9/11 memorial where we put flags up on the ground on the campus outside” (below), she said. Instead, Dean of Student Life Brad Nason told Kokot that “we draw the line at public displays of divisive topics,” in an email referenced by Young America’s Foundation and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. (Kokot works part-time in Nason’s office.) Pressed as to why public displays are not allowed, Nason responded that “we have effectively eliminated every student’s ability to choose to engage or not engage with that issue” if the college allows public displays. They could also imply the endorsement of the college, he wrote.”

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Defend Our Fire Fighting Women! By Mrs Vera West

     Few people nowadays are as pro-family as me, but I have to take the sided of the pregnant lady fire fighter who is going out to do her duty when the country side is in crisis. Leave to one side the question of how this towering inferno happened; it did, and fire fighters now have to deal with it.
  https://metro.co.uk/2019/11/13/firefighter-trolled-helping-australia-bushfires-pregnant-11090588/

“A pregnant firefighter has hit back at critics who said she should not be helping fight the devastating Australia bushfires. Kat Robinson-Williams is 14 weeks pregnant and has written a powerful post saying she would not ‘just stay behind.’ Kat, 23, has been given the all-clear by her doctor and said she will continue to help the crisis, which has already claimed three lives. She wrote on Instagram: ‘Yes I am a firefighter. No, I’m not a man. Yes, I am pregnant. No, I don’t care if you don’t like it.’ Kat is the third generation of her family to volunteer with the New South Wales (NSW) Rural Fire Service. She has volunteered with them for 11 years, following in the footsteps of her mother who also fought blazes while expecting. Kat is one of thousands of firefighters battling more than 150 fires that have been raging for a week across a 100,000 hectare area. The expectant mum took to social media after several of her friends told her ‘you shouldn’t be doing this.’ As well as a rebuke, she also posted several pictures of herself in firefighting gear on the way to an incident. Kat told the BBC: ‘I’m not the first pregnant firefighter and I’m not going to be the last one. ‘I’m still in a position where I’m able to help so I will. ‘I wanted to tell them I’m okay and that I’m not just going to stop. ‘I’ll stop when my body tells me to stop.’”

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Uncle Len, Comes out as Black, Disabled, LGBT (?) and a Womyn By Uncle Len, the Gender Bender, Offender Return to Sender

     Emails fly into the ALOR mail box, where once pigeons blissfully slept, constantly asking questions about Uncle Len. Questions like: what is the thickness of the corrugated iron in his shed, and why is a product, which is obviously steel (having a carbon content, and hence by definition, mild steel) called “iron” anyway? Then there are email letters asking about Uncle Len’s gender status. I am pleased to publicly respond that I now identify with all genders, and all creatures, making my sexually completely multidimensional, universal, cosmopolitan and global. Just as the good folk of the University and College Union (UCU) propose:
  https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/11/17/university-and-college-union-anyone-can-self-identify-black/

“The University and College Union (UCU) has declared that anyone can “self-identify” as “black, disabled, LGBT+ or women”. “UCU has a long history (from predecessor unions) of enabling members to self-identify whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT+ or women [sic],” a six-page position statement from the union, which “represents over 120,000 academics, lecturers, trainers, instructors, researchers, managers, administrators, computer staff, librarians and postgraduates in universities, colleges, prisons, adult education and training organisations across the UK.” “UCU supports the right of all women (including trans women) to safe spaces… UCU also supports a social, rather than a medical, model of gender recognition that will help challenge repressive gender stereotypes in the workplace and in society,” the statement added. The document focused primarily on gender like this, but that reference to “enabling members to self-identify whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT+ or women” was repeated three times.

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