Feminist bullies and the pernicious myth that sexual morality is just about ‘consent’

Nov 24, 2015 by

By Belinda Brown, Mailonline: Pity today’s male undergraduate, tasked with navigating his way through the thorny thicket of university gender politics. For surely Oliver Cromwell himself, history’s most notorious puritan, would have admired the zeal of the new generation of self-styled feminist campaigners, with all their fury over perceived grievances. The latest target of their rage is George Lawlor, a second-year politics and sociology student at Warwick University, who dared to question the effectiveness of sexual consent workshops run on his campus. The brainchild of the Left-wing National Union of Students, these consent classes are being rolled out across the higher education sector. Oxford and Cambridge hold mandatory sexual consent workshops for students during Freshers’ week to discuss ‘myths and misunderstandings’ around rape and harassment. But Lawlor made the mistake of challenging the feminist orthodoxy by writing on an internet blog that he was offended by the invitation to...

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Greer delivers lecture despite abuse from pro-trans students

Nov 20, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: Feminist author Germaine Greer has delivered a lecture at Cardiff University, despite receiving abuse from students for her view that men who undergo a sex change are not women. Greer was invited to give a lecture on women’s rights, but last month some students started a petition saying her views had “no place in feminism” and called for the event to be cancelled. The author, who originally said she would not attend, spoke to a packed audience of 450 people on Wednesday night, where she re-stated her view and received support for her stance and her right to free speech. According to Wales Online, Greer said she had not intended to address the issue of transsexualism again but was forced to reiterate her stance after being challenged by a member of the audience. She said she doesn’t usually talk about transsexuals because it’s not her...

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African Women’s Solutions to War Clash with Feminists’ Agenda

Nov 5, 2015 by

By Rebecca Oas, C-Fam: When the UN Security Council adopted its latest resolution on the role of women in international peacebuilding and security last month, a familiar clash of opinions surfaced—among women. In particular, feminists driving the international policies are on opposite sides of women living in the realities of war-challenged areas. At a panel hosted by Liechtenstein, a well-connected feminist worried the emerging pro-family movement at the UN may conflict with her expectations for the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda. Meanwhile, another panelist from Nigeria strongly urged the audience to be mindful of the cultural contexts within countries, calling attempts to impose cultural change as part of peacebuilding “not sustainable.” “Right now, feminists stride the halls of power,” said professor Anne Marie Goetz, formerly of UN Women. However, she said, a changing geopolitical landscape and the rise in violent extremism has resulted in the “reconsolidation of rather...

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God as She is yet another feminist assault on masculinity

Nov 1, 2015 by

By Rob Slane, The Conservative Woman: It’s remarkable how long it took the church to realise that all those masculine pronouns used in the Scriptures to refer to God – He and Him – are merely arbitrary, and really the biblical writers could have gone either way with the Hes and Shes, Hims and Hers. What is all the more staggering is that you would have thought that some of the giants of church history – Ignatius, Polycarp, Origen, Athanasius, Tertullian, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, for instance – at least one of them would have picked up on it. But oddly enough we had to wait for centuries to pass, until the after the feminist revolution in fact, before the church actually came to see what had been staring it in the face all along. As for all that “Our Father” business and those funny notions that Jesus seemed to have that “I and my Father” not “I...

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The disturbing (and bitterly ironic) story of how Germaine Greer is having her voice snatched away by feminist students

Oct 26, 2015 by

By Ruth Dudley Edwards, Mailonline: […]  As a young woman, I was happy to describe myself as a feminist, but it’s a label I have reluctantly come to reject. Like the majority of my female friends, young and old, I find those who now call themselves feminist a spineless, whingeing lot seemingly bent on claiming the very status of victims that Greer fought so hard to liberate us from. Most young men and women today take it for granted that they will have equal career opportunities and have better things to do than look for reasons to take offence. However, sadly, many of today’s self-declared feminists do not. Typical of their nonsense was the petition initiated by Rachael Melhuish, the Women’s Officer at Cardiff University Students’ Union. We all did silly things at her age and hopefully she’ll grow out of it but if anyone ever needed a good...

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Equality dictates that if God is female so is the Devil

Jun 4, 2015 by

By Dan Leafe, The Conservative Woman: After several millennia it has taken a positively luminescent insight from Women and the Church WATCH to point out that the Almighty’s own self-disclosure has, hitherto, been woefully lacking. Our, and indeed, Our Lord’s failure to identify the Heavenly Father in female terms via the “inclusive language” of female or non-gendered pronouns has apparently short-changed both Him and us. Little did we realise as we lifted our voices to cry, “Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost”, that we could have done so much better. Apparently in doing so we are, “failing God and we are missing something”. Likewise, if only Our Lord had responded to his disciples’ entreaty for instruction in prayer, by saying “When you pray, say: Our Mother…”, then we could have avoided the liturgical elephant trap that, “…to continue to refer to...

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