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  • a male commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   2 weeks, 2 days ago · View

    “Landon Donovan is not the all-time US leading goal scorer.” It was the author’s goal to be factually correct. In addition to adding the caveat “male,” it would also be necessary to add the caveat “in international competition.” American women have scored the most goals in international competition. The hundreds of comments on Jezebel seem [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post McCullen: A view from a thousand feet   4 weeks ago · View

    I understand why buffer zones around women’s clinics are necessary, not least of which is privacy. Strangers have no business knowing who is going to a women’s clinic or why. Misusing that information (as when activists inform women’s families they have visited an “abortion clinic” or harass them at home) is a violation of federal [...]

  • Your mother’s story is powerful. One need not experience the hardships your grandmother and mother went through to understand the value of reproductive freedom for women. I believe many men would want women to be able to have control over their own bodies, if they knew they would be free of the responsibilities of unwanted [...]

  • I was not that way as I grew up going to a Fundamentalist Christian church and had self esteem issues. However, if people can avoid unplanned pregnancy, STDs/STIs, and treat partners respectfully, I do not see a problem with people hooking up. I wish I had more fun in high school and before I was [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post My American Dream: A minimum wage that allows everyone to prosper   2 months ago · View

    This week, Hawaii became one of the first states to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour (when it takes full effect in four years). It was passed by our state Legislature and signed by our Governor, former US Representative Neil Abercrombie. “I always thought it’s not a minimum wage, it’s a survival wage,” [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Why the gender gap in children’s allowances matters   3 months ago · View

    What I found shocking is families pay kids about $2,500 a year, or $15-$24 per hour, for basic chores. College educated young people aren’t getting this much in this economy, if they even have jobs which require college.

  • a male commented on the blog post Chart of the Day: There’s even a gender wage gap in babysitting   4 months, 1 week ago · View

    Thank you for standing up for men who’d like to work in childcare. I’m a male nurse and face a number of similar issues. But you can’t point at a simple wage gap and call that discrimination. As pointed out, there are some things missing: Education/training vs. gender Experience vs. gender Performance vs. gender For [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Manning announces she is transitioning   11 months, 1 week ago · View

    I was ignorant until the news report this morning, as I have not been following the case. Reportedly, Manning will need to transfer to a federal prison to receive hormone treatment or sex reassignment surgery, as it is unavailable at the military prison. It is an added burden and safety issue for her in addition [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Fast food workers across the nation strike for better wages   11 months, 4 weeks ago · View

    The comments to the linked article are for the most part, sympathetic to the situation of the working poor. Critics are in my view, fairly mild in their comments. I am sympathetic to the plight of the working poor, because I consider myself one of them, despite a degree and working as a nurse. The [...]

  • Despite its often spot on take on the issues facing the US, you realize the Onion is a humor and satire publication, right, as in fiction? You also noticed “Just Once I’d Like To Make A Hotel Reservation Without Hearing About Someone’s Relative Surviving The Holocaust” by “one of the world’s most renowned Holocaust scholars, [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader: Hoodies Up   1 year ago · View

    As was reported on CNN, jury selection is so important. However, that is yet another indication of what is wrong with America. The jury is not supposed to matter that much. The prosecution and defense have opportunities pre trial, to have the jury made up of people who are impartial, or sympathetic to their own [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader: Hoodies Up   1 year ago · View

    So sad and disgusting, and all so true. The parents of Trayvon Martin will never recover what they have lost. George Zimmerman may be in fear, but he has many to support him financially and otherwise, and he has his gun. I’m not advocating violence, but fuck George Zimmerman. I’ve had to talk to my [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   1 year ago · View

    I believe it is part of the job of elected officials to debate and vote for new laws. Voting after midnight would most certainly be cheating. As for filibustering, those who support choice (I support abortion on demand, and believe it should be the law nationwide regardless of anyone’s religious or moral beliefs, including “it’s [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Slavery and Holocaust Used to Defend 20-Week “Fetal Pain” Bill   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    I believe abortion on demand should be legal. It doesn’t really matter when a woman wants or needs an abortion. However, if the fetus is developed enough to feel pain, 28 weeks or whatever point at which it is established in research, then the fetus should receive anesthetic or some other drug to stop its [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    Keira Wilmot’s mother, Marie Martin Wilmot has her own Facebook page. She is a funny and thoughtful lady. In addition to the prosecutor dropping charges in the felony case, Keira is not expelled from her high school. Ms. Wilmot’s remaining concern is Keira’s arrest record. I believe it will be sealed or cleared when she [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Facebook promises to take action on gender-based hate   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    This story covered on HLN Morning express, and they are taking it seriously.

    OTOH, they are also reporting people are offended by a tea kettle sold at JC Penney they claim looks like Hitler.

  • a male commented on the blog post Weekly Feminist Reader   1 year, 1 month ago · View

    In a comment of mine which was rejected, I asked when the story was new, whether we wanted Angel Castro to be charged with murder for causing miscarriages, because of the implications of granting personhood to a fetus. I agree with the assessment of fembots as some people’s flawed idea of a perfect woman. Viewing [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Watch: Nurses offer some real talk on Obamacare   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    This is about unions, but holds true for other people with employer provided insurance as well. Yes, more services, and more “free” services, but what will it cost people in premiums? Will you be able to keep your current health insurance provider? My favorite part is how one commenter points out “The Treasury Deptment’s (IRS) [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    As in the Kiera Wilmot case, it is not the fault of the police for doing their job. If something is reported to the police, they should act on it, and it is up to the prosecutor, judge or grand jury to decide what to do with it. Contrary to claims, young men do get [...]

  • a male commented on the blog post Watch: Nurses offer some real talk on Obamacare   1 year, 2 months ago · View

    I am a nurse. I was very excited when I first heard about Obama’s plan to fix healthcare. This video makes it sound very nice. What is not to like? Try, for example, Obama’s proposal to cut $415 billion on Medicare expenses – by not paying. “$415 Billion comes from cutting tax payer money going [...]

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