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The Proletarianization of Children’s Clothes

June 7, 2012

 

KAREN writes:

I’m visiting my in-laws in North Alabama, and stopped by the local outdoor, upscale mall. They have a lot of stores that you can only find in large cities, and I enjoy window shopping there and occasionally picking up some stuff on sale. Anyway, I wanted to stop at the Strasburg Children store. The store sells beautiful smocked dresses for girls and jon jons for little boys. It’s the kind of place where you would buy a baptismal dress, or a Christmas dress, or just a set of pretty clothes for your children to wear at church or for a family portrait. At least, that’s what the store used to sell! Read More »

 

The Female Warriors at the London Olympics

June 7, 2012

 

Lucia Rijker, 2005

A READER, Susan-Anne White, wrote the following letter to a Northern Ireland newspaper yesterday:

The “sport” of women’s boxing  is listed as an event (for the first time ever) at this summer’s Olympic  games. However, this dubious milestone will not mark the first time that women   have entered a boxing ring, because, for some time now, thanks to Feminism, women have had an equal right to be punched black and blue, under the guise of  “sport”, just like men. Boxing is a dangerous sport for anyone, male or  female, and I would argue that it should be banned  entirely.

The sad case of a female boxer, Becky Zerlentes, serves as a poignant example (and a warning). She was 34, and she died on April 3rd, 2005, following head injuries sustained during a boxing match. Her   death was due to a blood clot on the brain, caused by blunt force trauma to the head. She was wearing her required protective headgear at the time. Read More »

 

Endless Maternal Whining on Facebook

June 7, 2012

 

T. WRITES:

Until recently, when I joined a “mothers” forum, I had maintained a very superficial presence on Facebook.  It became clear very quickly, however, that the forum was nothing less than an ode to child neglect. Read More »

 

The Paycheck Unfairness Act

June 7, 2012

 

THE SENATE this week rejected the second effort by Democrats to pass the draconian Paycheck Fairness Act, which would have multiplied the number of sex discrimination suits and further eroded the autonomy of the private sector under feminist tyranny. This is one small victory. Phyllis Schlafly writes of the bill:

This bill is another costly item on the feminists’ wish lists that would allow the federal government to artificially inflate salaries for jobs traditionally held by women, while freezing wages for jobs traditionally performed by men and empowering women to sue their employers to enforce these controlled wages. Read More »