Powergurl Chelsea Clinton shows us how to drop 10 years and 30 pounds: be featured on the cover of Variety magazine.
at April 18, 2017 10:45 PM
Crazy that this needed to be written. "My Daughter Is Not Transgender. She’s a Tomboy."
My sister says U' m a curmudgeon.
at April 19, 2017 6:36 AM
Althouse has some advice to women in academia:
Stop "outperforming" in doing internal administrative tasks and start outperforming in your scholarship. You can't do both, and you're competing with people who know that and are protecting their time.
I R A Darth Aggie
at April 19, 2017 6:36 AM
That's been going on for quite a while Amy (I assume). My wife never had ADD or bipolar. She was a tomboy. All the misapplied drugs the schools pushed on her didn't help either.
at April 19, 2017 6:52 AM
"New gadget! We'll make billions!"
at April 19, 2017 9:30 AM
You cityslickers will never guess how it ends.
at April 19, 2017 9:45 AM
And you country bumpkins don't know how to heelflip.
at April 19, 2017 10:00 AM
Front left is still larval.
at April 19, 2017 10:26 AM
My sister says U' m a curmudgeon,
I saw that op-ed this morning. Unfortunately, given how much media attention is given to trans people these days, I wouldn't be surprised if adults start saying "are you sure you're not trans" to GAY kids as well. As a well-known feminist writer once wrote: "If the shoe doesn't fit, must we change the foot?" Of course not - IF you're truly comfortable in the body you were born with.
Btw, I seem to remember hearing, somewhere, that there really are more LGBT people than before, and that there's a logical reason for that; it's nature's way of combating overpopulation. Not that many LGBT people don't choose to reproduce anyway, but then, plenty of heterosexuals use birth control. So it likely evens out.
One interesting comment (I don't know if it's true, but if so, it wouldn't be surprising):
Lee Anne Leland McClellanville, S.C. 5 hours ago
"By letting their child be who she is they are empowering her to be strong and self assured. While she is not trans Here are some statistics on trans youth you may not be aware of. Without parental support 40+% of trans youth will attempt suicide. With support that figure drops to below 5%. Parents need to love their child for who the are, not for who they, the parents, want them to be."
at April 19, 2017 10:52 AM
Cindy Hoskey Huntington Station, NY 3 hours ago
"My son went through the same thing. He has beautiful blue eyes, delicate features, and blonde hair, which he always choose to wear long. He's not into sports or being macho. And for most of his life strangers either assumed he was a girl or assumed he must be gay or trans. However, he is now 6' 4" tall and still growing, so it's clear he's not a girl and people leave him alone about his choices. I've always been proud of him for deciding who he is and sticking to it even when he was derided for having girl hair."
That reminds me of the late historian and professor of English, Paul Fussell, who once implied - in very harsh language - that well-educated men (and educated women, presumably) should be free not to have the slightest interest in sports and should not be labeled snobbish or anti-male because of that.
at April 19, 2017 11:15 AM
View from the hill Vermont 6 hours ago
"Our contemporary obsession with children's sexuality and gender roles is not, in my opinion, healthy. It may say more about the adults than about the children, and perhaps not in a good way.
"I'm reminded of a nephew who said boys don't play with dolls. His father then pointed out the G.I. Joe action figures in the boy's bedroom."
at April 19, 2017 11:26 AM
Moar scenes of peaceful Antifa protesters:
at April 19, 2017 11:31 AM
But while they go through puberty and growing stuff they NEED us to tell them what they are!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bob in Texas
at April 19, 2017 11:36 AM
Julia Baird: "Is Your Pastor Sexist?"
The fight among Christians over the status and role of women is usually buried out of view. Anger at continuing inequality is not deemed pious or pretty by the faithful. Disputes usually stay private.
But this pattern was broken recently by a very public uproar when a prominent theological college announced its award of a prestigious prize to a high-profile preacher who does not believe that women or L.G.B.T. people should be ordained.
On most grounds, Princeton Theological Seminary’s decision to give the Kuyper Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness to the Rev. Tim Keller would seem a safe one. Dr. Keller is the founding pastor of the flourishing Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York, a gifted preacher and a best-selling author of theological works. I attended his church for some years when I lived in New York, largely because of the high caliber of his sermons.
What Princeton failed to consider, though, is that Dr. Keller is also a complementarian. The word is not greatly used outside church circles, but it refers to those who believe the Bible set forth that men should lead and have authority over women, and that married women must submit to their husbands. Among more conservative Protestant denominations, the interpretations of this doctrine of “male headship” vary widely, but it is applied in both the home and the church, where women are not ordained.
And many women vehemently object to it...
at April 19, 2017 11:59 AM
By Aaron Hamlin.
Under the new administration, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has undercut men’s and women’s ability to achieve their family planning goals. It was looking promising that male contraceptive coverage would be included in the Affordable Care Act (ACA/Obamacare). But since the new administration, that’s changed.
How did DHHS do that? To get a clear picture, we have to delve into the complicated process of how contraceptives get covered by insurance under the ACA...
...We couldn’t have written better language ourselves. Vasectomies were included. Condoms were included. The language even considered future male contraceptives. We were really excited.
Then, the language changed. Every reference to male contraceptives was gone.
The administration changed and the DHHS Secretary changed to Tom Price. Price has been extremely oppositional to contraceptive coverage in general.
Upon learning that ACOG was going to provide language including coverage for male contraceptives, DHHS told them that this was not acceptable. DHHS communicated this through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency within DHHS who was assigned to work with WPSI.
And there you have it. ACOG actually wanted to include male contraceptives in the language so that it would get included under ACA. This would have been a clear win for everyone. Removing the financial barrier of contraceptives makes it easier for men to get the protection they need, which in turn helps their partners—who already have their options covered. But when the new administration’s DHHS saw that ACOG was going to include coverage for men, it stepped in. And now, men and their partners are left with inadequate contraceptive coverage.
It’s hard to know what’s going to happen with the ACA...
at April 19, 2017 12:02 PM
Auburn University makes Antifa protestors remove their masks. Alabama, like most Southern states, has laws that place restrictions on appearing in public masked. Don't forget why those laws exist: they were adopted as a means of suppressing KKK activity.
at April 19, 2017 1:57 PM
Had this been out in the early/mid 1980s, it would have a touch of cyberpunk with the Post Apocalyptic Street Fighter Ballerina look that Madonna/Cindi Lauper/Pat Benatar were pushing back then.
at April 19, 2017 5:03 PM
This will not happen now, given Russia, Syria and North Korea, but maybe down the road . . .
How the U.S. Military Can Save $1 Trillion
at April 19, 2017 7:57 PM
I'd like to see us save trillions in war costs by developing oil alternatives.
Jeez, think how far along we could push fuel cells and fusion reactors if we spent a trillion on development instead of on invasions!
at April 19, 2017 9:23 PM
"Jeez, think how far along we could push fuel cells and fusion reactors if we spent a trillion on development instead of on invasions!"
I'm not sure there's a linear relationship between $$ and results in this field. ~25 years ago, I got a package on the He-3 fusion reactor project from Dr. Kulcinski delivered to me at SRS, and it seems that unless it produces something the layperson can understand, it's not going to get built (see Tesla). The hundreds of square miles unused at Savannah River Site would seem to be ideal for such work, too, but projects like MOX are failing hard. You'd think the whole world would be interested in converting weapons to electical power, but NOPE.
at April 20, 2017 6:43 AM
People drive to work in cars or pirates? (required):