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Preventing women’s victimisation
Dr. Sudhanshu Tripathi - 3/17/2013
With the death of the ill-fated rape victim, whose condolences can be seen in her online obituary and a promising para-medical student at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore in the early hours of 29th Dec. 2012 (Saturday), the so far on-going fierce popular outrage demanding capital punishment to all the accused at the earliest shall, in all likelihood, meet the same end of failure because it is not having any able and determined leadership and also lacks an organised and committed cadr...
The Problem Isn't McChrystal's Bite, but that he is right
Prof. Barry Rubin - 6/24/2010
There are two ways of looking at General Stanley McChrystal's interviews with Rolling Stone magazine: one is to focus on whether he should have said such things, the other is to analyze the important truths he unveiled. Here, I'm going to look at the latter and, following my usual practice, I've actually read the article and will base myself on the text.
The Obamas Watch but Don't See the Tragic Fate of Middle East Women
Prof. Barry Rubin - 12/23/2009
Turkey used to be a secular state striving for modernization and a place in the Western world. That dream is turning into a nightmare. The AKP regime, despite its pretense of being a center-right, family values, good government party, is moving Turkey toward Islamism. Washington and the West in general doesn't seem to notice though horrified Turkish secularists and liberals are yelling for help.
Polygamy: To Legalize or Not?”
Ron Coody - 7/27/2009
Polygamy, from a biological point of view, is a more likely candidate for legalization than homosexuality. But even it has its problems, namely, you can search the world over and find very few women or men who would gladly put up for long with sharing their spouse in a slumber party of other reproductive partners. Among Muslims, who allow for one man to have up to four wives, the data strongly suggests that the arrangement is immeasurably more popular with males than females.
A Tribute to Fathers
Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. - 6/15/2008
We all know about the roles of mothers for children. A lot of information has been written for new mothers, including, for instance, tips for mothers looking to breastfeed. But dads also play a very important role in the lives of their children. For Father’s Day 2008, we asked a number of people who are staying at Joy Junction to write down their thoughts about “Dad.”
Current Indicators Women are Still Not Equals in U.S. Society
Jennifer L. Jackson - 6/7/2008
Women in America have a choice – continue to be placated by superficial "equality" that exists in rhetoric and symbolism alone; or demand substantive change and a true equal position in all aspects of society. Why, as women, did we fight so vigorously for the right to vote, and have not fought just as tenaciously for an equal opportunity to hold office? Why have we so graciously filled the ranks of the labor market, and not demanded equal career opportunities or equal compensation? Why are we so grateful that we are finally allowed to "control" our own bodies when it comes to abortion, and ...
Is the World’s Greatest Golfer a Woman?
Prof. Nicholas Stix - 4/25/2008
People disagree as to who the world’s greatest athlete is. Some say it’s David Wright, some pick Carlos Beltran, still others prefer Johan Santana, and some are still carrying a torch for Jose Reyes. But not AOL’s Kevin Blackistone. In “Ochoa Hottest Athlete in Sports,” he says it’s female golfer, Lorena Ochoa, who just won four consecutive tournaments. Though Valentine’s Day was two months ago, Blackistone even wrote a valentine to Ochoa:
A Return From The Feminist Abyss?
Prof. Nicholas Stix - 4/9/2008
In her 1998 book, A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue, Wendy Shalit argues that not money, but modesty (read: chastity) makes the world go ‘round. Shalit sees the loss of female sexual modesty as having made girls and women miserable, and invited men—who hardly need such an invitation—to treat them badly. In the name of a more “authentic” sexual culture, everyone’s “doing it,” yet almost everyone’s miserable.
A 23-year-old recent graduate of Williams College at the time of the book's publishing, Shalit believes that real sex differences exist, as o...
Anti-Feminism: What Is It?
Pranav S. Atit - 3/24/2008
It is uncertain as to what anti-feminism is or it can also be said that it is uncertain as to what feminism is. Although, it is ambiguous as to when anti-feminism originated, it originated due to adverse views against feminism. The origin of feminism in turn originated due to the fact that women traditionally had been regarded as inferior to men, physically and intellectually. Both the law and the feminist movement, however, was concretely established when an issue for declaration of independence for women , demanding full legal parity, equal compensation and the right to vote was pressed for ...
Boys: Casualties of the Gender War
Robert A. Fink, MD - 3/6/2008
Recently, educational researchers have begun to review the changes within our educational system brought about by such diverse factors as standardized testing in the schools, the rise of gender feminism, and the currently widespread use of drugs to treat alleged behavioral disorders in our schoolchildren.
Hillary Clinton: Is Gender on Trial?
Bhuwan Thapaliya - 11/18/2007
For years, the most striking features of America under Mr. Bush was its fight against the terrorism and the close association between President Bush and his chief political strategist Karl Rove in shaping the destiny of America. Karl Rove is history now, and as people are already counting the days of Mr. Bush in the White House, American politics is on the verge of a major twist.
Are Women Underpaid?
Ross G. Kaminsky - 5/6/2007
My friend Prof. Don Boudreaux, Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University, recently wrote an article about proposed "pay equity" legislation, which was picked up by the Great4Home web site. While I agree with Don that such legislation is ignorant and dangerous, I took issue with him on his description of women as "underpriced resources". I need to clarify that after writing my note to Don, he said that he was simply making fun of Obama and Harkin, and that he agrees with my views. That m...
Women and Bloodshed: The Fury of War, the Struggle for Survival
Candi Cross - 2/13/2006
A procession of girls and women fall to their knees upon a deafening howl. The commandant has called them to order by striking a whip against the urine-soaked wall and screaming so loud, the hounds at her feet whimper in angst. The naked girls and women are not unruly. They merely plead for a piece of bread she waves over their noses and cadaverous, cracked lips. Their bodies are almost invisible now they’re so malnourished, brittle bones protruding from a thick coat of filth. Two women polish her combat boots with their tongues. Another desperately leans against the commandant’s curvy body in...
Euphoric and Dysphoric Phases in Marriage
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 11/28/2005
Despite all the fashionable recent theories against marriage from corporations making money on honeymoon packages to religion perpetuating traditional roles, the reasons to get married largely remain the same. True, there have been role reversals and new stereotypes have cropped up. But biological, physiological and biochemical facts are less amenable to modern criticisms of culture. Men are still men and women are still women.
Targetting Women in War
Kamala Sarup - 10/4/2005
Women are facing multiple threats. Despite constituting more than half of the world's population, they are marginalized, violated and abused. Too many women still can not choose when or whether to become pregnant. There is no reproductive freedom for the women in Asia. They have to bear children one after the other until her husband is satisfied. A son is a must.
Women in Transition - From Post Feminism to Past Femininity
Sam Vaknin, Ph.D. - 5/8/2005
"[In]... the brothels off Wenceslas Square, in central Prague, [where] sexual intercourse can be bought for USD 25 - about half the price charged at a German brothel... Slav women have supplanted Filipinos and Thais as the most common foreign offering in [Europe]."
The Economist, August 2000, p.18
"I'm also wary of the revolutionary ambition of some feminist texts, with their ideas about changing present conditions, having seen enough attempted utopia's for one lifetime."
Petr Príhoda, The New Presence, 2000, p. 35