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Gender Studies Scholars Claim Their Field is Under Attack

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 9:30am 12/8/2018 at 9:30am

Now that Hungary has given gender studies the boot, others are starting to question the field’s legitimacy.

Inside Higher Ed reports:

Global Attack on Gender Studies

The decision by the Hungarian government earlier this fall to withdraw accreditation from gender studies programs — a full-frontal governmental assault on an academic discipline — sent shock...

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U. Pittsburgh Arts Department Offers LGBT Coloring Books to Students in Library

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/7/2018 at 12:00pm

Aren’t coloring books a little insulting to people who are there to get a college education? Obviously, this was just a political stunt.

Campus Reform reports:

UPitt art center pencils in LGBT-themed coloring books

The University of Pittsburgh Arts Department is now offering students LGBT-themed coloring books in the Frick Fine Arts Library.

The books...

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Stanford Frat, Which Was Advised to Remove American Flag, Gets a Bigger One

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 10:00am 12/7/2018 at 10:00am

This fraternity was told that they could improve their public image by removing an American flag from their house. Their response will make you proud.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Follow these students’ example: If someone complains about your American flag, get a bigger one

As a story emerges about a Stanford University pooh bah...

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Anti-Israel Vote Goes Down in Flames at Ohio State University

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00am 12/7/2018 at 8:00am

The anti-Israel BDS movement just suffered another major blow.

The College Fix reports:

Anti-Israel divestment vote fails spectacularly at Ohio State

When students have to attach their names, the vote goes a little differently.

Ten months after approving a watered-down anti-Israel...

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College Students and Profs Sign Letter Calling CNN Racist for Firing Marc Lamont Hill

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvzSv28z97o
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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/6/2018 at 12:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvzSv28z97o

It’s funny to see CNN become the target of something they have accused so many others of being.

Campus Reform reports:

Profs, students: CNN ‘racist’ for Marc Lamont Hill firing

More than 500 students, nearly 200 professors, and dozens of student groups have signed a letter to CNN, condemning the media titan’s firing of...

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University Dean Wants Students to Say ‘Freshmores’ Instead of ‘Freshmen’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 10:00am 12/6/2018 at 10:00am

The thinking here is that ‘freshmores’ is more inclusive because it doesn’t contain the word ‘men.’

The College Fix reports:

Dean urges students to use ‘freshmores’ instead of ‘freshmen’ to be more inclusive

Around the Honors College at Appalachian State, you may hear a different way of labeling first-year college students. While they’re commonly...

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U. Montana Western Speech Code Forbids ‘Mean and Nasty’ Speech

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:00am 12/6/2018 at 8:00am

When you place these types of restrictions on speech, someone has to be in charge of deciding what qualifies as mean or nasty.

Ashe Schow reports at the Daily Wire:

University Speech Code Bans ‘Mean’ Speech

We’ve moved on from using the term “hate speech” to describe wide swaths of speech we don’t like...

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Students Suspended From Participating in Frat for One Year Over Offensive Halloween Costumes

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/5/2018 at 12:00pm

This happened at Bowling Green State. The story below notes that this is basically a violation of free speech.

Campus Reform reports:

University suspends fraternity members over constitutionally protected speech

Bowling Green State University suspended nine students from participating in a fraternity for one year following a Halloween costume incident.

The nine Pi Kappa Alpha...

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Lawsuit Alleges Harvard Dean Tried to Blackmail All-Male Clubs With Sexual Assault Claims

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 10:00am 12/5/2018 at 10:00am

This is amazing. Students are saying the dean met with them under false pretenses, explicitly threatened them with sexual assault claims, and that it would “help” if they went co-ed.

The College Fix reports:

Harvard dean threatened to blackmail all-male clubs with sexual assault claims: lawsuit

If Harvard is looking to throw an administrator...

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Student Arrested for Allegedly Threatening to Kill Prof Over 7 AM Exam

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at 8:00am 12/5/2018 at 8:00am

Not everyone is a morning person, but this is a little extreme, don’t you think?

The Hill reports:

Florida student arrested for threatening to kill professor over 7 am exam

A student at Florida Atl...

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That moment a Hezbollah terrorist comes face-to-face with an IDF camera in an attack tunnel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6vrSCvjxRo
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:02pm 12/4/2018 at 6:02pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6vrSCvjxRo

Israel has uncovered and is in the process of destroying attack tunnels drilled by terrorist group Hezbollah in southern Lebanon under the border into Israel.

We will have more on this in a separate post.

But this video released by the Israel Defense Forces is worthy of a separate post. It shows a...

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Princeton Singing Group Dropping Disney’s ‘Kiss the Girl’ Over Consent Concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/4/2018 at 12:00pm

The left will not be happy until their lunacy has destroyed every aspect of our culture. This is madness.

The Washington Times reports:

Princeton a cappella group scraps Disney’s ‘Kiss the Girl’ over consent concerns

A male a cappella group at Princeton University is scrapping its tradition of performing “Kiss the Girl” from Disney’s...

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Young America’s Foundation Scores Major Free Speech Win Over UC Berkeley

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 10:00am 12/4/2018 at 10:00am

Not only is the school paying a cash settlement to YAF, the heckler’s veto at Berkeley is basically over. This is big.

From the YAF blog:

YAF Wins Landmark Free Speech Lawsuit, UC Berkeley To Pay $70,000 And Rescind Unconstitutional Policies

Following more than a year of hard-fought litigation in the hostile Ninth Circuit,...

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NSF Spends $62.5 Million on ‘Intersectionality’ Studies in STEM Fields

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:00am 12/4/2018 at 8:00am

The National Science Foundation apparently doesn’t believe there’s a big enough focus on identity politics in the sciences. They’re spending a lot of cash to change that, too.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

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#MeToo Movement Prompted Wall Street Men to Avoid Women for Fear of Being Wrongly Accused

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 6:08pm 12/3/2018 at 6:08pm

Did they really not see this coming?

#MeToo started nobly enough, but then digressed rapidly. Rather than owning their role in crossing boundaries with which they were uncomfortable, too many women used the movement to lambast men unjustly. Consensual encounters were suddenly, in hindsight, not. Ever single thing men did was...

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Yale to Install Emergency Contraception Vending Machine on Campus

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 12:00pm 12/3/2018 at 12:00pm

In addition to condoms, it will sell the ‘morning after pill.’

NBC 10 reports:

Emergency contraception vending machine coming to Yale University

A university in New Haven will soon make emergency contraception available to students.

A vending machine will be set up at a wellness space at Yale University, which will offer over the counter...

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Home of Adviser to Purdue College Republicans Vandalized: ‘Nazi Lives Here’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 3, 2018 at 10:00am 12/3/2018 at 10:00am

He suspects the message was left by Antifa activists. It certainly fits their MO.

Campus Reform reports:

Antifa vandalizes Purdue College Republicans adviser’s home with ‘Nazi lives here’

A College Republicans adviser claimed that Antifa activists vandalized his house with the words “Nazi lives here.”

David Bridges, adviser to the Purdue University College Republicans student...

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