Tommy Sotomayor is afraid of white guys
Tommy Sotomayor is afraid of white guys
Four women’s powerlifting world records were shattered on Sunday by Mary Gregory, a biological male who identifies as female. The transgender athlete set Masters powerlifting world records in women’s squat, bench press, and deadlift, and scored a Masters world total record.
A University of Notre Dame student who has voiced negative statements about men and is openly opposed to Catholic sexual ethics was recently confirmed as director of the student government’s Department of Gender Relations.
The department “works to foster a healthy environment of communication and dialogue between individuals of different genders on campus,” according to its website.
The student who recently took the helm is Anne Jarrett. During the student senate confirmation hearing April 15, sophomore senator DC Morris raised concerns over Jarrett’s ability to work effectively with men as gender relations director given some of her past comments on social media.
Jarrett, a junior, tweeted March 29: “The only thing this has taught me is that men are gross and they don’t deserve opinions and I categorically do not want to f*** them.” This was in response to harassment she received on a post of herself wearing bike shorts to protest an op-ed that called leggings immodest.
She said in other tweets regarding men: “I have a lot of sex with men for someone who condemns so vehemently giving men opportunities to disappoint me,” and “Cory Booker is the only man who is allowed to speak ever again thank you this has been a PSA.”
In yet another example of statements that have caused some to worry about her ability to be the leader of positive relationships between genders at Notre Dame, she said in an Instagram post last year: “You can trust [women about their bodies]. If we wanted your ignorant, irrelevant opinions, we’d ask.”
In defending herself against Morris’ concerns, Jarrett said at the meeting that “as director of Gender Relations, I would want to make sure that we have discussions about how to relate to other genders on campus in ways that don’t make people feel alienated or hurt or sad or scared,” the Observer reported.
Jarrett also stated that her tweet in which she said “men don’t deserve opinions” resulted from feelings of isolation and fear, and that the negative comments were a difficult thing for her to go through as a “female-presenting person.”
During the meeting, freshman senator Samuel Delmer also expressed concerns that Jarrett’s condemnation of Catholic sexual ethics would affect her policies as director of Gender Relations at Notre Dame, where at least 80 percent of the students are Catholic.
Jarrett had said in a now deleted tweet: “I see the [Catholic] faith as inherently against female empowerment and sexual freedom.”
She also tweeted, “Catholic marriage isn’t about love, it was conceived to make licit the illicit act of sex for the purpose of procreation (evangelization).”
Delmer said, “The fact that [Jarrett] sees the faith as inherently against female empowerment—not just the faith as it is now—shows that while she advances female empowerment at this University, [Jarrett] will…see part of that as counteracting the Catholic faith,” the Observerreported.
In her defense, Jarrett stated “I’m not here to teach or promote my own agenda.”
Meanwhile, in her first recent email to members of the Gender Relations department, Jarrett laid out the agenda for her tenure.
Addressing her department members as “folx,” (a gender-neutral term which includes transgender and non-binary people), she laid out some of the initiatives she plans to pursue in the next school year, including: “sexual assault prevention,” “trans* student rights,” “PRIDE week,” “pronoun emphasis,” “discussions about sex/gender/sexuality,” “menstrual product availability,” and “PARIETALS ‘reform’ (REMOVAL).”
Parietals is the policy at Notre Dame that people of the opposite sex are not allowed to be in the bedrooms of the university’s single sex dorms from midnight to 9 a.m. on weeknights and 2 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the weekends. In an article for the Huffington Post, Jarrett explained that she opposes this policy because “it seems to enforce heteronormativity and ignore that LGBTQ+ students exist here.”
In her call for the rights of transgender students, Jarrett is perhaps referring to allowing transgender students to live in the dorm that corresponds to their gender identity, as she has criticized the single-sex dorms for making “being a transgender student on campus impossible.” Jarrett expressed her opinions on issues of transgenderism when she stated in a Facebook post: “I can speak for hours (or recommend reading!) on how gender and gender identity: ≠ sex, cannot be determined by genitalia, are on a spectrum and so on.”
Jarrett is one of the founding members of Irish 4 Reproductive Health (I4RH), a group which describes themselves as “sex-positive feminists” who work to promote “reproductive justice” at Notre Dame. The group is in the process of suing Notre Dame for not providing abortifacients in their healthcare policy. I4RH delivers condoms, internal condoms, and lubricant to any students on the Notre Dame campus who request them via their Snapchat.
Student body President Elizabeth Boyle, who was director of the Department of Gender Relations prior to her election as president, defended her nomination of Jarrett at her senate confirmation, saying: “Bringing diversity and diversity of thought is exceptionally important.”
The press secretary of student government declined to comment to The College Fix and would not respond if Jarrett would treat all men and women with equal value.
Boyle and Jarrett also did not respond to comment. After The Fix contacted Jarrett seeking a comment for this article, Jarrett made her Twitter account private.
A woman in east China stabbed her husband to death after he forgot to bring home some chicken legs.
The woman then grabbed a fruit knife from the kitchen and slashed her husband to death.
Relatives of the victim, who was named as Wu Shouchun, said that the woman, surnamed Luo, became very spoiled and bad-tempered after getting married.
“She would hit her husband, but he would never retaliate,” Wu’s cousin said.
Neighbours also said that arguments between the couple were a daily occurrence.
Wu’s mother, He Changying, told reporters that her son was attending a business dinner when her daughter-in-law asked him to bring her some chicken legs.
However, after the meal, Wu forgot about the errand and returned home without the food she had asked for.
During the argument, the furious wife rushed into the kitchen, grabbed a knife and slashed Wu.
Wu’s mother was in bathroom at the time and said she heard her granddaughter screaming. When she came out, she saw her son lying in a pool of blood.
Emergency services rushed him to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The couple, who have a son and daughter, often argued about the caretaking responsibilities of Wu’s elderly mother.
The wife insisted that her mother-in-law move into a storage room with no windows, which Wu adamantly refused.
From then on, their relationship deteriorated, he said.
Lujiang County police declined to reveal any details amid ongoing investigations, the report added.
Sri Lanka is under siege. The jihadis are active and are successfully “casting terror into the hearts of disbelievers” (Qur’an 8:60), who are now being subverted.
“Sri Lanka deployed thousands of security forces on Friday to protect mosques.” That’s because Sri Lanka is worried about retaliatory attacks. One can understand this, but rather than protect the churches from further jihad attacks, Sri Lankan authorities have “ordered the country’s religious leaders to keep all Catholic churches closed and not to hold prayer services” until further notice. Then why not order the same closure for mosques?
One must also remember that “Indian intelligence officials warned their Sri Lankan counterparts of the attack just hours before the first bomb was detonated, but the Sri Lankans failed to act,” and they continue to fail the country’s Christians. Also, the Sri Lankan archbishop Malcolm Ranjithbelieved Muslim envoys from jihad sponsoring states who assured him that the jihad bombings had “no connection to Islam.” How shameful that Ranjith would believe this, given the pervasiveness of Christian persecution in Islamic nations.
Israel has issued a warning to Israelis to get out of Sri Lanka and told those planning trips there to cancel them, because the jihad threat continues. No country is more aware of the jihad daily. This warning should be heeded by all foreign Christians as well, particularly given the failure of Sri Lanka to protect its peaceful Christians when the government knew attacks were imminent; and also given the appalling followup by the Sri Lankan government and the Sri Lankan archbishop.
“Sri Lanka Deploys Security to Mosques After Fired Official Said Protecting Churches ‘Impossible,’” by Edwin Mora, Breitbart, April 26, 2019:
Sri Lanka deployed thousands of security forces on Friday to protect mosques and other worshipping centers across the island nation against potential retaliatory violence in the wake of the jihadi suicide bombings against Christians on Easter Sunday.
President Maithripala Sirisena granted the military sweeping police powers after the bombings.
The deployment of security forces to protect mosques and other religious centers came after the country’s now-deposed defense minister, Hemasiri Fernando, reportedly claimed it would have been “impossible” to protect the Christians targeted by the jihadis despite receiving prior intelligence about the attacks.
“It was quite impossible to protect a large number of churches last Sunday despite receiving prior information about these attacks,” Fernando told reporters, referring to the assault that primarily targeted Christians at churches and luxury hotels, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported this week.
The jihadis, allegedly on behalf of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), targeted three churches and four hotels, killing more than 350 and wounding about 500 others, including Americans.
Fernando “said that the government did not expect an attack of such magnitude to occur and the extensive measures to prevent the bombings would have been impossible,” PTI reported.
“An emergency law is non-functional in this country since Sri Lanka is a democratic country. Therefore, there is very little I can do,” the defense secretary proclaimed.
On Wednesday, Sirisena urged the defense minister and the country’s police chief to quit for withholding and failing to act on intelligence about potential terrorist attacks that came to them before the Easter Sunday carnage.
Fernando resigned the following day, the Colombo Telegraph noted.
Without explicitly identifying anyone, Lakshman Kiriella, a top Sri Lankan lawmaker, revealed, “Some top intelligence officials hid the intelligence information purposefully. Information was there, but the top brass security officials did not take appropriate actions.”
The Sri Lankan government has deployed “nearly 10,000 soldiers” across the Indian Ocean island nation…
TORONTO – A group of researchers is sounding the alarm over the Ontario government’s planned changes to alcohol policy, saying the relaxed rules will lead to more consumption that can bring an increase in crime, hospitalizations and even death.
The warning comes in a report from Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Victoria’s Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research.
Titled “Canadian Alcohol Policy Evaluation,” the report finds that until the new rules were announced, Ontario had some of the most effective alcohol policies in the country when it came to reducing harm.
However, researchers say the changes recently announced by the Progressive Conservative government – including wider availability, increased hours of sale and legalizing tailgate parties – will lead to increased harms.
UVW members, including a growing number of strippers, are appalled by the latest tactic of the Women’s Equality Party (WEP) in their misguided campaign to abolish strip clubs for the imagined benefit of the women involved. In Sheffield and Manchester, men hired by the WEP covertly filmed nude and semi-nude dancers in legal strip clubs.
In their self-appointed mission to ‘save’ dancers, the WEP continues to put women’s livelihoods at risk, while ignoring the explicit wishes of the women involved. As a feminist trade union, UVW is extremely alarmed by this practice. We will be seeking legal remedies for our members, and offer solidarity to all dancers affected by this harmful behaviour.
Filming people undercover, without explicit and direct consent and in clear violation of their right to privacy, is not just immoral — it is unlawful. Sharing what could amount to ‘revenge porn’ of naked women, obtained with the explicit aim to undermine and harm them, constitutes harassment and misuse of private information under UK law.
We demand that the WEP and its collaborators destroy immediately all footage obtained illegally inside clubs and apologise to the dancers. Dancers have made it clear that they don’t need rescuing, They need a dignified workplace where they can earn a living to support themselves and their families.
Women choose to work in strip clubs for the same reasons people choose a wide variety of jobs: funding university studies, family needs, a disability and a scarcity of other work options. All of them are working because they need to make a living under increasingly difficult conditions — extortionate housing costs, inaccessible and inadequate benefits, lack of childcare and falling wages in other industries.
Amnesty International and the World Health Organisation have repeatedly declared that workers in the sex industry are best served by laws and policies that seek to maintain their employment rights and involve them in meaningful participation in any discussion of law and policy that affects their lives and safety.
We demand that the WEP cease its campaign of harassment and intimidation against dancers in Sheffield, Manchester and elsewhere. If they want to help women, they should campaign against austerity measures and poverty wages. Reducing women’s job options is active harm to their livelihoods. If they want to help dancers working in clubs, they are welcome to join UVW’s unionising efforts, listen to women and support them on their own terms.
Workers are best placed to advocate for their own rights and safety at work, and dancers across the UK are organising to ensure that protections from harassment, intimidation and exploitation are in place. UVW is currently seeking recognition in a number of clubs in order to represent our workers’ collective interests.
A leader of the Chinese community in northern Nigeria has been crowned, or “turbaned”, as a chief by the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.
The emir holds a lot of influence and is a religious and cultural leader in the region.
At a traditional ceremony in Kano Mike Zhang took the title of Wakilin Yan China, meaning the leader of the Chinese residents, as his head was wrapped in a turban.
This ceremony is a recognition of the growing importance of the Chinese community in Kano, the largest city in northern Nigeria, BBC Hausa editor Jimeh Saleh says.
There are a lot of Chinese businesses and traders in the city who are sometimes accused of taking other people’s jobs and engaging in unfair competition.
Mr Zhang will be a vital link between the Chinese community and the locals.
Speaking at a conference organised by the group Catholic Action on Wednesday, Jaroslaw Kaczynski denounced ”an attack on the family and children”, following the signing of a 12-point ‘LGBT + Declaration’ by Warsaw’s liberal mayor.
“We are dealing with a direct attack on the family and children… the sexualisation of children, that entire LGBT movement, gender,” he said, denouncing ‘gender theory’ which claims that sex is a social construct and that people can ‘choose’ their own gender, and which the Warsaw Declaration says must be promoted in schools.
“These ideologies, philosophies, all of this is imported, these are not internal Polish mechanisms,” Kaczynski told the conference in Wloclawek.
“They are a threat to Polish identity, to our nation, to its existence and thus to the Polish state,” he added.
“Communism was not defeated” when the Berlin Wall fell, the Law and Justice (PiS) party leader said, asserting that freedom of speech and religion are under attack from a post-1989 “formation” of pro-EU and media forces which have been deeply hostile to the Church and Polish patriotism.
The Roman Catholic Church in Poland was among voices highly critical of the Warsaw Declaration, expressing “deep concern” over education plans declaring schools must adopt ‘LGBT-inclusive’ education guidelines, warning that the plan “contradicts the constitutional right of parents to raise their children according to their own belief”.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-produced ‘comprehensive sex education’ demanded by the document were previously described by Kaczynski as a “great danger”, with guidelines promoting transgender ideology and homosexual lifestyles as well as “safe access to abortion” and the sexual ‘rights’ of children, with learning objectives for pupils aged nine to 12 advising they should be able to “describe male and female responses to sexual stimulation”.
Globalist international media outlets have been presenting Poland as the aggressor in a ‘culture war’ for its opposition to the list of demands, with Reuters alleging the government had picked “LGBT rights as [a] battlefront” in order to “stem a decline in its popularity ahead of two key elections this year”.
By objecting to the contents of activists’ 12-point wish list, PiS was “attacking gay rights”, according to a Politico article titled “Poland’s ruling party plays the LGBT card”, which towards the end of the piece admits that “the bulk [of the country’s population] is still very religious and conservative”, and so would oppose most policies outlined in the list.