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Student: “Columbia should pay for my period”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 3:04pm 2/20/2016 at 3:04pm

Periods, as in periods, is the new frontier of the social justice movement.

Not long ago, after widespread activist pressure, Obama opposed the (non-existent) “tampon tax.”

Now, a Columbia University female student has decided that Columbia should provide her—and all “people who menstruate”—with free tampons and assorted “period-related” items from sanitary napkins...

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OUT: Mansplaining IN: Gunsplaining

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 12:30pm 2/14/2016 at 12:30pm

The left comes up with this stuff faster than anyone can keep up with them. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the left-wing Cosmopolitan Magazine is pushing an anti-gun narrative under the heading of gunsplaining:

Why You Should Never Date a “Gunsplainer”

We’ve all met mansplainers, but have you ever met a similarly...

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The Nation magazine mishandles prominent Rabbi’s complaint of anti-Semitic essay

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/31/2016 at 7:30pm

In November 2015, The Nation, a prominent progressive magazine, published an essay by controversial professor Steven Salaita which raised compl...

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Newest San Francisco Attraction: Open-Air Urinals

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 10:30am 1/31/2016 at 10:30am

Despite the success of Mayor Rudi Giuliani’s quality-of-life laws, the smart set on New York’s City Council is considering options to ease enforcement of these offenses in the name of “diversity”.

I would like to offer New Yorkers a glimpse of their future by showing them what is now happening in San...

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At anti-racism rally, Whites allowed to speak only after People of Color

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 8, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/8/2016 at 6:00pm

A rally is planned in Ithaca, NY, for January 9, 2016, against allegedly racist violence by police, specifically the non-indictments in the deaths of Sandra Bland and 

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Oxford Activist who wants “Rhodes” name removed now wants to ban FRENCH FLAG

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=980120982054256&set=a.101880613211635.2746.100001690896760&type=3&theater
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 6:04pm 12/27/2015 at 6:04pm
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The Oxford University student behind the demand to remove Cecil Rhodes’ name from the Rhodes Scholarship now has another demand — ban the French flag on campuses.

The student, Ntokozo Qwabe, has a history of activism in demanding the removal of “offensive” materials.  His first project was the “Rhodes Must Fall” campaign demanding...

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Progressive Killjoys: How to discuss climate change at Christmas Dinner

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 24, 2015 at 7:00pm 12/24/2015 at 7:00pm

On Christmas Day 2011, as part of our “Open” post, we noted the following:

What a bunch of kill joys, How to Discuss Climate Change With Your Uncle During the Holidays (because after racist relatives, climate change deniers are the biggest problem at family Christmas dinners).

The advice was from a guest contributor at ...

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Progressive College Student Mistakenly Tries to Debate Dinesh D’Souza

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 3:30pm 12/12/2015 at 3:30pm

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza visited Amherst College in October and engaged in some voluntary debate with a small audience.

One student asked two very long questions which, combined with D’Souza’s responses, make up the bulk of the video below.

The first question is about American foreign policy in the Middle East...

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EXCLUSIVE: Brandeis Provost Green Lights Academic Pass for Protesters

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 23, 2015 at 3:09pm 11/23/2015 at 3:09pm

This post has been updated.

Earlier this week, Brandeis University became the latest in a long line of academic institutions to receive a “list of demands” from its allegedly beleaguered student body. Saying that “we [Brandeis has] failed our black students,” “Concerned Students 2015” released a laundry list of demands to the...

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Paris Attacks Bring Inevitable Calls for Gun Control From the Left

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 11:30am 11/19/2015 at 11:30am

As the world reacts to the terror attacks in Paris and French authorities continue to address new developments, some progressives are pushing the left’s pet issue of gun control.

In order to understand their point, you have to completely ignore the fact that France has some of the strictest gun control laws...

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Dartmouth Students Stage Hostile #BlackLivesMatter Protest in School Library

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 7:00am 11/17/2015 at 7:00am

Dartmouth College students who are part of the Black Lives Matter movement recently staged a protest which invaded a school library. As we reported yesterday at College Insurrection, some students who were try...

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How many Israelis must die for “as a Jew” progressives to feel good about themselves? (Update)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-h935olL_4&feature=youtu.be&t=1m59s
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 8:00pm 10/25/2015 at 8:00pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-h935olL_4&feature=youtu.be&t=1m59s

“As a Jew” is a phrase that starts the conversation for some left-wing Jews when it comes to Israel, and particularly “the occupation.”

The establishment of Jewish identity at the start serves as the shield for what is to follow: A completely one-sided, factually inaccurate, historically-skewed bashing of Israel.

Such an Op-Ed was published in...

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Liberal Matt Damon Targeted by Social Justice Warriors

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 10:00am 9/30/2015 at 10:00am

Matt Damon has a big new movie coming out but he’s not winning any new fans from his fellow travelers on the left.

Damon has long been a favorite on the left for his progressive politics but two recent high profile incidents have put him at odds with the social justice crowd.

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Feminist Icon Criticizes “Rape Culture” Activism

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 9:30am 9/20/2015 at 9:30am

Susan Brownmiller wrote the 1975 book Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape which set the stage for much of today’s feminism. She is not, however, a huge fan of everything espoused by today’s feminists, including slut walks and rape culture activism.

Katie Van Syckle of New York Mag recently interviewed her....

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The View is Losing Advertisers and They Deserve It

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 2:00pm 9/19/2015 at 2:00pm

After the recent Miss America contest, some of the ladies on The View mocked Miss Colorado, who is a nurse, for wearing scrubs and a stethoscope during the pageant.

Social media erupted following their obnoxious comments and now the show is paying the price with the loss of advertisers.

Mary Bowerman of USA...

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Will #BlackLivesMatter Extremism Lead to Occupy-style Failure?

https://vimeo.com/user3188566/occupyunmasked
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 4:00pm 7/25/2015 at 4:00pm
https://vimeo.com/user3188566/occupyunmasked

The failure of the Occupy movement was epic in its crash-and-burn in the wake of “occupiers” pooping on cop cars, establishing rape safety tents, displaying food privilege, and being infested with

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Jon Stewart Doesn’t Like Being Told to Check His White Privilege

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 25, 2015 at 12:30pm 7/25/2015 at 12:30pm

Jon Stewart isn’t a Social Justice Warrior for the left, he’s a four-star general. In his many years as the host of the Daily Show, he’s never backed away from an opportunity to make conservatives look like backwards, racist hicks.

Now one of his former staff writers named Wyatt Cenac, who is...

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