China offer of visa-free treatment needs further assessment: MAC

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2015/06/18/438684/China-offer.htm

TAIPEI–China’s offer of visa-free treatment for Taiwanese travelers is not yet clear and more time is needed to assess the matter, Taiwan’s top China policy charter said Wednesday.

Hsia Li-yan (夏立言), minister of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC), was responding to a recent offer by China when he attended an international forum in Taipei on the challenges facing China.

Yu Zhengsheng (俞正聲), chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, China’s top political advisory body, announced June 14 a plan to exempt Taiwanese people from the need for travel permits when they want to visit China, to streamline the existing required travel procedures.

Furthermore, the form of the existing Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan residents, commonly referred to as the Taiwan Compatriot Permit (台胞証), will also be changed from a booklet to a card “at an appropriate time,” Yu reportedly said.

Hsia said visa-free treatment will give convenience to Taiwanese students studying in China or businessmen doing business there, but added that the MAC will have to learn more about the card before it is offered to Taiwanese travelers.

As Hong Kong and Macau residents also use cards to travel in and out of China, some have questioned if it is an attempt to turn Taiwanese into “Chinese citizens.”

Hsia said the MAC will have to see if the card is simply a replacement for the present travel permit booklet or whether it has other functions or intentions.

On Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) advocacy of signing a cross-strait peace agreement with China during her presidential campaign presentation, Hsia said only that he will respect the views of all the presidential candidates.

Oppressive Biology

http://theothermccain.com/2015/06/21/oppressive-biology/

 

Feminist Tumblr attracts strange people with strange ideas, which they feel compelled to share with the world. Megan is 20 years old and her Tumblr profile begins by telling your her Myers Briggs personality type: INTP — introversion, intuition, thinking, perceiving. Why do so many Tumblr feminists list their Myers Briggs type? I don’t know. It’s a thing.

Here’s another thing: You have to specify exactly what kind of feminist you are, describe your quirky traits and/or mental disorders, and also your sexuality. So we learn that Megan is an “Anti-porn and Anti-Capitalist Feminist . . . oblivious nerd girl, compulsive procrastinator, straight asexual.” Excuse me, straight asexual?

You almost wish these people would get their Tumblr profiles printed out as T-shirts, to warn away any sane person who might accidentally encounter them in real life. Fluorescent orange or yellow shirts with “TUMBLR FEMINIST” in large black letters on the back, with their Myers Brigg type, sexuality and other relevant information on the front. “INFJ, butch lesbian, intersectional feminist, eating disorders, chronic depression, blogs way too many Taylor Swift photos.”

This system would not only help Tumblr feminists find each other in the real world, but it would also help the rest of us avoid them. You’d be walking through the mall or riding the subway and see one of those T-shirts and know to keep your distance, so as not to have to deal with any of their unpredictable craziness. This system would be especially helpful to young single guys at college. “Oh, she’s a Tumblr Feminist. Better not speak to her or she’ll accuse me of misogynistic harassment.”

Anyway, what drew my attention to Megan’s blog was this:

“Hey, body, I have no interest in producing a child
now or ever, so it’s pretty sadistic of you to
put me through this every month. Thanks.”

Alas, the curse of having a reproductive system when you’re an asexual nerd girl feminist with “no interest” in reproduction!

Darwinian theorists must pause to wonder how it is that evolution could produce so many human beings who lack normal instincts, so that it is all but guaranteed that they will leave behind no descendants. Fortunately, as a Christian, I can find the correct explanation in the Bible.

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . . .”

 

Gov’t expected to announce Diet extension

http://www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/govt-expected-to-announce-diet-extension

TOKYO —

The ruling Liberal Democratic party and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito, are likely to announce Monday that the current Diet session, which is due to end on Wednesday, will be extended by 60 days.

LDP Secretary-General Sadakazu Tanigaki and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have been pushing for the extension to allow more time for deliberations in the Diet on a set of controversial security bills. During his visit to the United States in Golden Week, Abe said in a speech to the U.S. Congress that the new security legislation would be enacted this summer.

However, opposition parties are objecting. On Saturday, Katsuya Okada, who heads the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan, said the Diet session should end as scheduled, Fuji TV reported. He said there is a need for further discussion on the security bills and the issue should not be rushed.

The Japan Communist Party has also expressed its opposition to extending the Diet session.

Indecent Liberties: Police Say Teacher Showed Her Nude Selfies to Teen Girls

http://theothermccain.com/2015/06/20/sex-teacher-arrest-nude-photos-girls-virginia/

Parents in Newport News were shocked last month when it was reported that a teacher at Woodside High School was under investigation:

A search warrant filed in the case indicated three students told police the 34-year-old teacher showed them before-and-after photos of her breast augmentation. The photos were on the teacher’s phone. One student said the teacher also shared photos of her genitals.
“To me that’s pornographic, it’s not okay. It’s not okay,” Woodside High School mom Angela Leslie said. “I hope it’s not true.”

The teacher, who had been put on administrative leave in March and resigned in April, was finally charged on Thursday:

former Woodside High School teacher was arrested and charged with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, according to a statement from the Newport News Police Department.
Melissa Waters Kidd, 34, of the 100 block of Raptor Boulevard in Hampton, was arrested June 18. She was placed in the custody of the Newport News City Jail.
The two female victims were 16 and 17 years old at the time the offenses occurred, according to the police.

(Hat-tip: Michael Ryan on Twitter.)

In England, meanwhile, a lesbian teacher at an elite school who had sex with one of her students did not even face criminal charges:

A games coach at a top boarding school has been banned from teaching after she had lesbian sex with one of her 15-year-old pupils at her parent’s house.
Lauren Chandler, 24, who was also a teacher and residential house tutor at the private £7,400-a-term Dover College, Kent, began the inappropriate relationship in October 2012.
The pair exchanged inappropriate and flirtatious messages and pictures referring to each other as ‘babe’ and ‘beautiful’ with repeated use of ‘heart’ symbols.
Chandler then invited the girl, referred to as Pupil A, to stay at her parents’ house over the half-term holiday, the National College for Teaching and Leadership heard.
A professional conduct panel found Chandler had slept with the girl and engaged in two-way sexual touching. . . .
“Criminal investigations did not proceed due to Pupil A’s refusal, with the support of her parents, to take matters further.”
But Chandler was banned Britain’s classrooms for life after the panel found her conduct was “sexually motivated”.
Department for Education official Paul Heathcote said: “Miss Chandler has abused her position of trust by causing her relationship with Pupil A to develop beyond proper professional boundaries.
“She has committed serious sexual misconduct with a child and her actions were both deliberate and repeated.
“She has not demonstrated any remorse or insight into her behaviour having not engaged with this process in any significant way.
“I agree with the panel’s recommendation that prohibition is an appropriate and proportionate sanction.”

COMPLETELY RANDOM COINCIDENCES:

It’s almost as if there’s a pattern here or something.

“Feminism means equality, and radical ideologues
aim to make women equally deviant,
equally perverse, equally abnormal, so that
women can equally molest young girls and boys.”

Few feminists have children of their own, because they hate children.

“I don’t particularly like babies. They are loud and smelly and, above all other things, demanding . . . time-sucking monsters with their constant neediness. . . . I don’t want a baby. . . . Nothing will make me want a baby. . . . This is why, if my birth control fails, I am totally having an abortion.”
Amanda Marcotte, March 14, 2914

This is why feminists are obsessed with other people’s children. Will yourchildren become casualties in their War Against Human Nature?

Sexual Equality, Sexual Decadence: The Emerging Menace of Female Predators

http://theothermccain.com/2014/03/29/sexual-equality-sexual-decadence-the-emerging-menace-of-female-predators/

 

“A jury has found a former Lancaster County teacher guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old student in 2008.
“It took less than an hour for the jury to return with the verdict Wednesday against 35-year-old Christy Smith.
“The jury convicted her of four counts including sexual assault, corruption of a minor and involuntary deviant sexual assault.”
“Pa. teacher convicted on teen sex charges,” Associated Press March 27, 2014

In 1999, I interviewed Wendy Shalit about her book, A Return to Modesty. She told the story of a guy making an advance and complaining that she needed to get over her “hang-ups,” to which Shalit replied: “I don’t have hang-ups. You’re just a pervert.”

Women have traditionally been the gatekeepers of sexual orthodoxy, the arbiters of virtue in American society. Therefore, advocates of unrestrained perversion have devoted enormous effort to attacking the “hang-ups” of morality that prevent most women from fornicating with the ghastly shamelessness of “Belle Knox.” If sexual liberationists can persuade women to screw around with the reckless abandon of drunken sailors on shore leave, their self-appointed task of destroying American morality will be complete.

This is the project of “pro-sex feminism” and, as with all utopian social-engineering projects, the common-sense objection occurs: If this vision is so desirable, why have 5,000 years of human history left no record of a successful society based on such principles?

“The life of Shasta and Adam Belty’s son was turned upside down when he got mired in a sex scandal with a Sand Springs teacher. . . .
“Erin Kathleen Queen, then a 27-year-old English teacher at Charles Page High School, was arrested on March 17, 2012, after the Beltys became concerned about their 17-year-old son’s whereabouts.
“The teen eventually told his parents he was at the Candlewood Suites near 71st Street and Mingo Road with Queen, and the Beltys immediately contacted police.
“She was booked into the Tulsa Jail on a first-degree rape complaint but later charged with second-degree rape and a misdemeanor charge contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The latter of which was included based on allegations she’d supplied the Beltys’ son with vodka.
“The charges were dismissed last week when Queen pleaded guilty . . . to a felony count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. . . .
“‘It’s very frustrating to us that she basically got a slap on the wrist,’ Shasta Belty said.”
Tulsa World, “Victim’s parents frustrated after former Sand Springs teacher gets probation in sex scandal,” March 28, 2014

Sober reflection leads responsible adults to the conclusion that traditional morality — denounced by feminists as a “social construct” of the “heteronormative patriarchy” — was based on an understanding of human nature more accurate than the abstract theorizing of the intelligentsia. If human nature is immutable, what will be the effect of changing the rules of sexual behavior to fit their radical philosophies?

We cannot safely predict any specific result. However, we can expect that many bad consequences will follow, including consequences which the advocates of “liberation” tut-tutted as impossible when they were mentioned as hypothetical objections before the sexual revolution. The harms inflicted under the New Order will be often bemoaned by the liberationists, and cited as proof of the need for still more radical measures, despite the objections of traditionalists who point out that these woes are a direct result of previous radical “reforms.”

The Washington Post offers feminist Jessica Valenti op-ed space to argue that we need to keep talking about “rape culture,” coincidentally providing Valenti a chance to promote her book about “Female Sexual Power.” But what if female sexual power is actually a major contributing factor to rape culture? This paradoxical possibility isn’t something anyone at the Washington Post is willing to consider, yet the celebration of aggressive promiscuity in the name of “empowerment” may be implicated in all kinds of unintended consequences:

 

There was nothing outwardly headline-grabbing about Bryana H. French’s latest study, published in the august and largely unread pages of Psychology of Men and Masculinity, an academic journal that typically reaches an audience of dozens. While her findings were depressing, they were depressingly banal: according to French and her team of researchers at the University of Missouri, “sexual victimization continues to be a pervasive problem in the United States.” Well, we know that.
So why the media scrum? Because the authors concluded that “43 percent of high school boys and young college men” — yes, boys and young men — “reported they had an unwanted sexual experience and of those, 95 percent said a female acquaintance was the aggressor.”
In a press release, French pointed out that “the victimization of men is rarely explored” and concluded hopefully that her team’s findings could “help lead to better prevention by identifying the various types of coercion that men face and by acknowledging women as perpetrators against men.”
The idea that boys (those sex-obsessed little monsters) could be victims of “sexual coercion,” while young girls (so often on the receiving end of clumsy and aggressive sexual advances of the sex-obsessed little monsters) could be perpetrators is, to many, both counterintuitive and unlikely.
“This is such an under-discussed topic,” clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Greenberg told The Daily Beast. . . .
“I really do believe that girls are more aggressive sexually today than they were ten years ago, and I haven’t seen the same trend in boys. I think it has a lot to do with the hook-up culture where there’s this permission to get involved physically without getting involved emotionally. Boys were always expected to be the sexual initiators, and now girls are doing the initiating.”

 

So, “girls are more aggressive sexually today,” which Jessica Valenti and other feminists would certainly applaud as liberation and equality, an exercise of “female sexual power,” no matter what the parents of young victims might say. And in case you haven’t noticed, boys are not the only victims of “more aggressive” women. Careful readers may notice a recurring theme in the following stories:

 

“A former dance director at Humble High School who admittedly had sex with one of her female students, even inside a classroom, learned her punishment for the crime.
“Amanda Michelle Feenstra pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 10 years deferred adjudication and probation. She was charged . . . after authorities learned of the year-long relationship she had with a member of the ‘Wild Cadets’ dance team.
“Police said Feenstra engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with the student from August 2010 to November 2011. The student was 17 years old when the relationship began and Feenstra was 30. . . .
“The student’s mother accused Feenstra of stealing her daughter’s innocence.”
KHOU-TV, “Former dance director at Humble High sentenced for having sex with student,” Oct. 23, 2013

 

 

“Assistant Middlesex County Prosecutor Christie Bevacqua told Judge Joseph Paone that Blessing assaulted the girl after the girl’s mother asked Blessing to ‘watch out for her’ because the girl was struggling through a difficult time.
“‘The betrayal of trust is a huge thing here,’ Bevacqua said.
“The victim’s mother told Paone that Blessing had groomed her daughter for a long period of time before assaulting her. ‘She took my daughter’s innocence away,’ the mother said.”
Middlesex (N.J.) Home News Tribune, “Former Bishop Ahr swim coach gets jail, probation for sex with student,” Sept. 30, 2010

 

“There’s no way a 14-year-old can consent to a relationship with an adult. . . . She took away her innocence. My daughter trusted her, and she deceived her.”
Tampa Tribune, “Mom Of Minor In Teacher-Student Sex Case Speaks Out,” June 17, 2008

 

 

“She definitely took our daughter’s innocence away, in a way that should not have been done.”
ABC News, “Fla. Teen Jailed for Same-Sex Relationship With Underage Girlfriend Ready to ‘Move On’,” Feb. 14, 2014

Parents say that their daughters’ innocence is being lost to lesbian predators, and this seems to be an increasingly common occurrence:

  • Kelly O’Rourke, 42, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in October 2013 for having sex with a 16-year-old girl.
  • Andrea Michelle Cardosa, 40, was charged with 16 felony counts in February after two former female students accused her of sexually molesting them. One accuser said Cardosa started having sex with her when she was only 12.
  • Nicole Wooten was arrested in February 2013 on charges that she had sex with a girl in 2005 and 2006, when the victim was a 12-year-old eighth-grader.
  • Linda Wallace was sentenced to prison in September after pleading guilty to having had a four-year sexual affair with a female student that began when the girl was 13.
  • Tonya Drueppel was arrested in January on charges that she had sex with a middle-school girl beginning in October 2012, when the victim was 13.

Parents who invoke lost innocence in expressing disapproval of their teenage daughters having sex with lesbians are “bolstering up a highly heteronormative hierarchy,” as feminist Jess McCabe says, because “this concept of virginity, in a sense, invalidates queer sex,” as feminist Hew Li-Sha says, and as feminist Erin McKelle says: “Heterosexuality is the norm, and virginity just works as reinforcement to this.” The feminist message is consistent: Don’t be misogynistic homophobes, parents!

Feminism means equality, and radical ideologues aim to make women equally deviant, equally perverse, equally abnormal, so that women can equally molest young girls and boys.

KMT’s Hung ‘unlikely’ to visit US, says source

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2015/06/22/438954/KMTs-Hung.htm

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Kuomintang (KMT) presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu’s (洪秀柱) trip to the U.S. is now extremely unlikely unless circumstances dictate it is absolutely essential, according to a source close to her.

Hung’s trip to the U.S. has been a much talked about subject in the last couple of days. The main reason for Hung’s backing away from the trip, according to the source, is that the campaign had a rather late start, and without a delegation team in place, there is not enough time to prepare and arrange the trip, the United Evening News (UEN) reported.

The itinerary would take between seven and 10 days, and Hung’s campaign staff believe it is more worthwhile spending the time in Taiwan.

Also, Hung’s supporters in Southeast Asian nations said that if she is to visit the U.S., she should also tour Southeast Asia. But Hung simply doesn’t have the time to satisfy all the demand, said the source.

Both President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) reportedly want Hung to make the trip to the U.S. Ma believes the trip is necessary now that Democratic Progressive Party presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has already finished her U.S. itinerary. President Ma has told Hung to ask him for help if she wants it.

Miscommunication between Hung and the KMT

KMT Chairman Chu not only advised Hung to take the trip, but also offered to accompany her. Chu said on Friday that Hung would take the U.S. trip in August or September, but according to Hung’s press release, Chu was not very pleased with how Hung communicated on the matter with him.

Since Hung did not reject outright the notion of going to the U.S., the KMT apparently misunderstood her intention before releasing the trip information to the public, the UEN reported.

Unlike other heavyweights in the KMT, Hung has not participated in many party affairs, and therefore, does not have a smooth communication channel with the party.

Now that Hung has halted the U.S. trip, the top priority is to rectify her team and improve communications with the KMT’s core. The campaign’s short-term goal is to establish a media outlet and select a spokesperson. The ideal candidate should be eloquent, able to think clearly, have TV experience, and most importantly, understand Hung’s thoughts and mind well.

KMT officials said while it will take time to iron out the differences between the party and Hung’s campaign, there will be no problem in cooperation because they share the same beliefs, goals and direction.

Hung’s election campaign office in KMT headquarters is scheduled to open next week.