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Single sex schooling and gender theory

April 9th, 2014 Comments off
New research questions the advantage of separate schools for boys and girls and suggests they lead to role stereotyping.

As someone who has taught in and led boys’ schools for almost 30 years, dealt with thousands of parents who prefer single sex schooling and felt satisfied that we were doing a good job for the young people educated in our system, I was naturally interested in a recent study claiming that single sex education makes little or no difference to student performance and attitudes when compared with co-education. Read more…

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Christian college slapped with Title IX claim for denying transgender female room in all-male dorm

April 9th, 2014 Comments off

by Eric Owens

A transgender student at a smallish Christian liberal arts college in small-town Oregon has filed a federal Title IX discrimination claim that would force the school give the student a dorm room in an all-male residence hall, thus violating its theological principles. Read more…

Does equality breed violence against women?

April 8th, 2014 Comments off
A new report indicates that gender equality and abuse of women go hand in hand.

The statistics in a recent international report on violence against women are deeply disturbing: one in three women has been physically or sexually abused; one in 10 has experienced sexual violence; one in 20 has been raped. Where? Not in a developing country mired in civil war, but in Europe, wealthy, women’s rights obsessed, feminist finger-wagging Europe. How can this be? Read more…

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Fighting transgender politics

April 2nd, 2014 Comments off

By Boston Herald (MA)

A Cambridge transgender woman, outraged that convicted wife killer Michelle Kosilek could receive a free gender reassignment operation that health insurers refuse to cover for law-abiding citizens, has filed suit demanding the same right to tax-funded surgery — a move critics say could mark the beginning of a dramatic, costly shift in entitlements under the controversial federal court ruling. Read more…

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Gender, Discrimination, and Marriage

March 3rd, 2014 Comments off

by Kelly Bartlett

In the name of equality, same-sex marriage seeks to codify gender discrimination. But marriage welcomes everyone: husband and wife, father and mother, grandfather and grandmother.

My daughter was catching up on her college homework. Chapter Ten in her psychology textbook is titled “Sex and Gender.” It covers topics such as gender differences, similarities, and stereotypes. The chapter wends its way from transgender issues to sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the invisible but real boundary in the workplace beyond which women are not welcome. The book defines sexism as “differential treatment of an individual on the basis of his or her sex.” Read more…

Why do parents fork out $230,348 to learn their child’s gender is “ze”?

December 26th, 2013 Comments off

by Kelly Bartlett

Tuition, room, board and other fees to attend Mills College in Oakland, CA is $57,587 per year, not counting health insurance fees of $3,600 per annum, (assuming you graduate before you reach the age of 26 and that your parents, who are helping you pay for school, are also footing the bill for your insurance).  Multiply that by four years of college (assuming you don’t need an extra year to complete the requirements of your major in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and your minor in Queer Studies), and your educational price tag can cost upwards of $230,348. Read more…

Study show complementarity of men and women’s brains

December 13th, 2013 Comments off

by Shannon Roberts

A new brain connectivity study published last week has found that men and women’s brains really are wired differently – surely something that is already clear to anyone who lives, works or generally associates with both men and women?

The study, published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women giving credence to commonly-held beliefs about their different skills and behaviour.  Ruben Gur, a co-author on the study, said in a statement that “it’s quite striking how complementary the brains of women and men really are”. Read more…

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Saving Our Locker Rooms

October 1st, 2013 Comments off

by Brandon McGinley

We need to offer cogent, rational arguments against non-discrimination laws that would de-segregate single-sex personal facilities.

California Governor Jerry Brown recently garnered headlines for signing a bill requiring all public schools to permit students to use the restrooms, locker rooms, and other personal facilities that correspond with their “gender identity.” The purpose of the law is to ensure that transgender Californians can use facilities corresponding to the sex they perceive themselves to be, rather than the one they appear to be. Read more…

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Coalition forms in California to overturn ‘bathroom bill’ via referendum

August 28th, 2013 Comments off

by Becky Yeh

Opponents of California’s controversial transgender “bathroom bill” have announced an effort to collect 500,000 signatures for a referendum to overturn the state law.

Parents, students, faith groups, and nonprofits announced an effort to place a referendum on the California ballot that would allow voters to decide on the state’s newly passed transgender bill, AB 1266.  Read more…

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Failure to discriminate

August 22nd, 2013 Comments off

by Nate Kellum

California’s new “transgender” law mandates school districts allow students to participate in school activities and use facilities based on their “gender identity” – and that opens a Pandora’s Box of problems. Read more…