feminists hijacking biology at the university of wisconsin

feminism like religion destroys everything it touches.

 

Promoting research using a feminist lens to approach biology, University of Wisconsin will be home to the nation’s first post-doctorate program in feminist biology this fall after a donation.

Approaching science with a feminist viewpoint is important because there are certain assumptions about men, women, objectivity and knowledge that influence how science is often done, associate professor at the Center of Women’s Health and Women’s Health Research, Judith Houck, said. Looking at science through a feminist lens allows old questions to be observed in new ways, she said.

 

http://badgerherald.com/news/2014/04/21/madison-host-first-feminist-biology-post-doc-program-nation-rl/#.U111zT9OXIX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nominations for Asian American History Month

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richard-aoki Richard Aoki, Black Panther

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is almost upon us! Nominate or second topics you want to see posts on. 

My own suggestions:

  • Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Islamophobia
  • Asiaphilia
  • Kingdom of Hawaii
  • Black-Asian racial relations
  • US v Wong Kim Ark (1898)
  • Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965
  • Asian brain drain
  • University quotas against Asian Americans
  • Amy Chua (“Tiger Mom”)
  • Chinese Americanisms in English
  • yellowface
  • ching chong
  • bamboo ceiling
  • Seattle Riot of 1886
  • Manilla galleons (guest post by Jefe that I have been sitting on)
  • Richard Aoki
  • Yuri Kochiyama
  • Yoshihiro Hattori
  • Danny Chen
  • Rock Springs Massacre
  • Lau v Nichols (1974)
  • The Yellow Peril
  • Stereotypes about Asian men
  • Asian women, White men
  • Asian men, Black women
  • Asian voters in 2012
  • Guam
  • American Samoa
  • Iris Chang
  • Filipino Americans
  • Hawaiian Americans
  • Hmong Americans
  • Chinese Americans
  • Japanese Americans
  • Korean Americans
  • Vietnamese Americans
  • Indian Americans
  • Arab Americans

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Jews in New York Dorm Served Mock Eviction Notices

 

Jewish students living in a New York University dorm woke up to mock eviction notices on their doors, which read “We regret to inform you that your suite is scheduled for demolition in three days.”

“If you do not vacate the premise by midnight on 25 April, 2014, we reserve the right to destroy all remaining belongings,” the notices continued. “We cannot be held responsible for property or persons remaining inside the premises. Charges for demolition will be applied to your student accounts.”

The notices, disgustingly cruel in nature, were reportedly handed out by activists from the organization Students for Justice in Palestine. Apparently, they felt justice was served by targeting innocent Jewish students and threatening to demolish their homes. It unfortunately brings to mind the fake pamphlets being handed to Jews last week in Donetsk, Ukraine, asking them to register or be deported.

A Jewish student at NYU commented on the eviction notices, saying they “made me feel targeted and unsafe in my own dorm room and I know others feel exactly the same as myself. I understand free speech rights, but if this was targeted solely to Jewish students then this appears to be of a more threatening nature rather than informative.”

The Jewish students who read the notices would find that, eventually, they were not official, but intended to “draw attention to the reality that Palestinians confront on a regular basis.”

They also read that “Palestinian homes are destroyed as part of the state of Israel’s ongoing attempts to ethnically cleanse the region of its Arab inhabitants and maintain an exclusively ‘Jewish’ character of the state. By destroying Palestinian homes, the state makes room for illegal Israeli settlements.”

Politics aside, the notices seem to be more threatening and harmful than to actually inspire thought. It doesn’t seem likely that any of these Jewish students would read it and then rush to the library to find out more about Israel’s policies regarding the matter.

They probably felt disgusted and targeted. And rightfully so.

http://www.shalomlife.com/news/23058/jews-in-new-york-dorm-served-mock-eviction-notices/

 

 

 

Bella Sky must allow men in its women-only hotel rooms

 

 

If you’re a single woman looking for a hotel room with free hair straighteners, yoga mats and no interruptions from unwelcome male guests, go somewhere else other than Denmark.

Easter High Court found Bella Sky Comwell Hotel guilty of gender discrimination and of violating the Equality Act on Friday, after the four-star hotel reserved 20 rooms on the 17th floor for women only.

“Borderline ridiculous”
The court’s ruling means that the hotel from now on, starting tomorrow, must allow men to book into the rooms designed exclusively for women.

“The case is a trivial matter and it should never have been conducted,” Allan Agerholm, the head of Bella Sky, told Berlingske.

“We never discriminated against anyone. It’s too bad that we can’t aim our products at a certain target group simply because of some rigid interpretation of the Danish Equality Act. It’s sad and borderline ridiculous.”

Agerholm added that the hotel at least had received at lot of publicity since the case began.

Boys not allowed
The ‘Bella Donna’ floor was designed in 2011 in response to female travellers who had asked for added security, but two men ended up suing the hotel, accusing it of discrimination and  demonising men.

Secure and private women-only floors are gaining popularity in the UK, Canada, the US and Singapore among the growing number of women travelling solo.

Among the hotels offering female-only floors are Dukes Hotel in London (UK), Georgian Court Hotel in Vancouver (Canada) and Crowne Placa in Minneapolis (USA).

http://cphpost.dk/news/bella-sky-must-allow-men-in-its-women-only-hotel-rooms.9342.html