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Activate the Mechanism!: Fox contributor: Liberals who reject that men should dominate women are anti-science

abaldwin360:

(Raw Story) - Fox Business personalities had a collective freak out on Wednesday night after learning that mothers were now the primary source of income in 40 percent of U.S. households.

Fox Business host Lou Dobbs asserted women earning more than their husbands was an indication of the dissolution of American society. Fox News political analyst Juan Williams agreed, describing it as a sign of the disintegration of marriage that would have negative consequences for generations to come.

Fox News contributor Erick Erickson went one step further, saying nature itself commanded that women be subservient to men.

“I’m so used to liberals telling conservatives that they’re anti-science,” Erickson explained. “But liberals who defend this and say it is not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology, when you look at the natural world, the roles of a male and a female in society and in other animals, the male typically is the dominant role. The female, it’s not antithesis, or it’s not competing, it’s a complimentary role.”

“We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complimentary relationships in nuclear families, and it is tearing us apart,” he continued, adding that “reality showed” it was harmful for women to be the primary source of income in a family.

Fox News contributor Doug Schoen concluded the freak out by claiming all these so-called breadwinner moms “could undermine our social order.”

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This is the kind shit Fox News feeds it’s viewers.

For one thing, these people need to look at more examples in nature if they want to play the “nature and science” game. Last time I checked there were plenty of examples of animals where the female of the species does a good deal of the work and the male of the species are there primarily to provide genetics for offspring (lions immediately come to mind).

But aside from that, there is no good reason a woman can’t do the same job as a man, or be the primary breadwinner for a family.

All these excuses they make come down to pride and control.

Women being able to support themselves or be the primary breadwinner means they have more freedom, more independence.

What it all comes down to is these knuckle draggers are afraid of that.

My reaction to [being a political pawn] is, ‘Do you not think I have my own reasons for doing this?’ Here, let me show you. Is that not reason enough? Senator Jim Inhofe said that we have no business engaging in the debate, and I called his office and I asked to speak with him. He was too busy to speak with me. I said, ‘Here’s my cell phone. Call me.’ I’m still waiting for him to call me. Rand Paul, I think, has the same notion. If he wants to ask me what my motives are for advocating for a safer culture, he can call me too.

Mark Barden, father of Daniel Barden, one of the Sandy Hook victims

(via msnbc)

I seriously have to give a ridiculous amount of credit to the Sandy Hook parents for coping with such tremendous tragedy and still managing to find the strength to be such fighters.

(via fortheloveofgop)

I also hate the idea of them being called political pawns. The language takes away their agency and just frames them as pieces being totally controlled by someone else. You can tell they genuinely care and want some sort of change, even if it wouldn’t directly have prevented the murder of their kids. Children for years to come could be saved by it, though.

(via fuckyeahfeminists)

whoistorule:

i hate unpaid internships so fucking much

  • unpaid internships exploit college graduates, most of whom have exorbitant student loans, into working 30-40 hours weeks for no pay
  • at which time they start owing massive amounts of interest on their student loans
  • they often don’t have time to search for other jobs
  • it’s really only practical for wealthy people whocan afford to work without pay to make their resumes look prettier and network (again without pay) to get a job
  • under the vain hopes that they’ll get hired at that company after their internship is up
  • which frequently does not happen 
  • or to bolster their resume so some other company will hire them
  • and if they do get a job at that company the company now doesn’t have to pay for their job training, which they’re legally allowed to do
  • all of which is unconstitutional because it’s fucking illegal to make someone work for no pay
  • it’s in the thirteenth amendment

so why is my generation living at home?

because no one will fucking hire and pay them a living wage that will cover rent and food and their student loans, that they have to pay because in order to get that unpaid internship in the first place they have to attend a university that is costing them between $35,000-$60,000 a year

and the debt for those loans is the only type of debt in this country that is unforgivable

that’s right even if you declare bankruptcy and have nothing left, you will still owe your student loans

so in conclusion

fuck everything in this broken system

and also pay your employees

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Fox News Skips Obama Gun Speech

reallyfoxnews:

The Vatican last year said in its doctrinal assessment that the nuns’ group was tinged with feminist influences, focused too much on ending social and economic injustice and not enough on stopping abortion, and permitted speakers at its meetings who questioned church doctrine.

The New York Times

okay but can we talk about how the church says american nuns are focusing too much on ending injustice

(via kvothetheraving)

(Source: caterjunes)

Why North Dakota's Abortion Bills Matter | Slantable

donnamosses:

My first article went up on Slantable!  It’s a really great site for every political view.

Please argue things with me.

catelynstully:

dominicrook:

soyonscruels:

I sat down and cried today because I was so afraid of my government.

For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, today is the day that Iain Duncan Smith’s new welfare reforms came into force. Today is the birth of a new world, and it’s a new world in which it is increasingly being made illegal to be poor. Do you think I’m exaggerating? I am talking about a government that reacted to increased homelessness by revoking squatter’s rights, which has left hundreds if not thousands of empty commercial buildings across the United Kingdom that a homeless person can now go to prison for taking shelter in overnight. (This is like noticing a crack in the wall of your home and burning down the house as an effective countermeasure. But, hey! There’s no crack in the wall anymore!) I am talking about a government which has now made it almost impossible for the poorest people to get legal advice on all areas of civil law— including advice about what they are entitled to from their government. I am talking about a government that truly, honestly believes that being poor is a moral failing. 

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#all of you saying you want to move to england: i sure as hell hope yr rich white and able bodied

A couple of things on Margaret Thatcher:

bigfatfeminist:

  1. I don’t think that someone who “despises” feminism, as she did, can’t be an example of a powerful woman for future generations. Obama’s social media people tweeted this morning, “She stands as an example to our daughters that there is no glass ceiling that can’t be shattered.” They’re not wrong. That’s one angle to see a very complicated woman from. Thatcher was a woman in power — arguably one of the most powerful women in modern history. And she was visibly powerful. The importance of visibly powerful women at all points of the political spectrum cannot be understated, even though her policies were atrocious. Education doesn’t happen in a vacuum; men have historical examples of tyrannical dictators and great rulers all over the place. 
  2. I despise Thatcher’s record and her self-obsession and Ayn-Randian individual narcissism, but I am disgusted by the sexist barbs continuously lodged at her since the announcement of her death this morning.
  3. Thatcher was a victim of sexism and misogyny just as much as Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama have been, her deplorable record notwithstanding. Failing to recognize that is just that: a failing.

HUNGARY IS NO LONGER A DEMOCRACY

mhektath:

biggadjeworld:

Hungary is now a totalitarian state largely run by neo-Nazis.
 
Rromani & Jews have been screaming their lungs out over the last two years.

Canada & W. European countries have been repatriating Rromani refugees back to Hungary over the last several years.
They said it’s “not that bad”. They said our lives weren’t in any “real danger”.

We saw this coming.. now, it’s too late. 
No one ever listens until it’s too late..

reblogging from the source on this one, also I just went hunting for articles about this and it is both scary and unsurprising:

human rights watch on the new constitution (the specific bits of it that this article points out are FUCKED UP); the wiki article on it; another overview of the constitution thing; wiki article on the fidesz party itself

i’d known a little bit about how fucked up hungary’s been getting lately but i hadn’t known it was this bad. shit. :(

(Source: big-gadje-world)

Things people need to know about the whole “North Korea declared war on South Korea” Thing

theconsultingdragon:

  • North Korea is notorious for empty threats
  • The South Korean government change makes this a perfect timing for North Korea to send empty threats
  • A similar threat was made 3/4 weeks ago. To be honest it’s probably a false alarm again
  • North Korea declared that our truce from 1953 is officially over (from their POV) and they’ll treat & report any sort of friction that occurs between SK and NK from now on as ‘war’, and various military actions are being initiated at North Korea right now

    But as I said, this does NOT count as North Korea declaring a full-on war against South Korea because things like this have happened before.
  • South Koreans don’t give a fuck
  • we were at war since 1953 anyway sans the bullets and the tanks
  • US LOVES to show off and flaunt every single ‘wrong’ the North Korean Government does; it’s been extremely exaggerated
  • so yea we’re fine don’t sorry guys and just be happy for Doctor Who

(Source: brookylnbby)

brooklynmutt:

shortformblog:

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is currently investigating Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential campaign, on suspicion of improper usage of campaign funds, according to a new report from The Daily Beast. While Rep. Bachmann is not believed to have personally committed any criminal actions, investigators are trying to ascertain whether or not Bachmann was aware of under-the-table payments to several advisers and, if so, when she became aware of the cash transfers. While OCE has no real enforcement powers of any kind, the board does make direct recommendations to the House Ethics Committee, though we don’t suspect the threat of censure (a.k.a a stern talking to from Congress) particularly frightens Rep. Bachmann. source

When asked to comment on the investigation Bachmann said, “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.”

brooklynmutt:

shortformblog:

The Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) is currently investigating Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann’s 2012 presidential campaign, on suspicion of improper usage of campaign funds, according to a new report from The Daily Beast. While Rep. Bachmann is not believed to have personally committed any criminal actions, investigators are trying to ascertain whether or not Bachmann was aware of under-the-table payments to several advisers and, if so, when she became aware of the cash transfers. While OCE has no real enforcement powers of any kind, the board does make direct recommendations to the House Ethics Committee, though we don’t suspect the threat of censure (a.k.a a stern talking to from Congress) particularly frightens Rep. Bachmann. source

When asked to comment on the investigation Bachmann said, “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi.”

The NRA has apparently decided that the "Connecticut effect" has had enough time to fade—and the gun lobby group celebrated by robocalling residents of Newtown, urging them to oppose new gun laws in Connecticut.

wilwheaton:

“I received one of these,” Newtown resident Christopher Wenis wrote on Facebook Thursday afternoon. “I was insulted and offended.” Wenis told The Huffington Post in an interview Friday night that in the 36 hours since he first posted his response, he received two more robocalls from the NRA, one later on Thursday night and one on Friday evening.

“I’ve got a 5-year-old son who went to preschool on the Sandy Hook Elementary School campus,” Wenis explained. “And this was a really hard week for me on a lot of levels. These calls were the very last thing I needed.”

Fuck the NRA.