Although you won’t hear it from the mainstream media, there’s credible data suggesting the incidents of sexual assaults occurring on college campuses has been declining for years. Despite hysterical cries of ‘rape culture’ from university elites, fledgling feminists, and political hacks, the line being consistently fed to Americans...that 1 in 5 campus girls have been raped, is utter hooey.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics puts the latest 2013 numbers at 4.3 rapes for every 1,000 college women. This is significantly smaller than the 20% widely reported. The real numbers also show that non-students are at greater risk of being raped than those who are on campus.
While any amount of assaults is too high, this suggests the opposite of what is being drilled into the heads of Americans. When it comes to rape, a girl is safer on campus than not.
Ironically, there's a real group of Millennials that currently fits into the 1 in 5 statistical mantra. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, “One in five young adults (ages 18 – 34) lives in poverty, up from one in seven in 1980” and is a record high.Read more
Unless you have been living under a rock the last couple of weeks, you have heard about students at Columbia Law School being told they could petition to delay their final exams if they were traumatized by the Ferguson and Staten Island Grand Jury findings.
Well, here is a piece of advice to those students and anyone else looking for an excuse not to carry on with life: SUCK IT UP, BUTTERCUP! LIFE GOES ON!Read more
Militant feminism is everywhere, silencing this, banning that, and deciding what is best for you, and your children.
Now it seems there is a deep disdain for Disney and their enormously popular Elsa, the ice princess from the hit movie “Frozen.” But, Elsa’s just the beginning in a long list of targets as a growing movement that aims to rid the world of “gender specific” toys gains momentum.
In a misguided attempt to understand why girls are girls, and boys are boys, an article entitled The Innate Sexism of Christmas Toys cites a conspiratorial plot by the toy industry to keep women perpetually tethered to dolls and vacuum cleaners.
Clearly distraught that the short lived fad of gender-neutral toys never really caught on in the U.S., the author contemplates, “I wonder if it’s… connected to the way women’s roles in society are changing – as women’s roles expand, is this traditionalism’s last gasp?”Read more
Several months ago, Smart Girl Politics brought you the story of Pam Harris, a woman on a mission to protect her home and family from forced government intrusion. To say the least, Pam has been a dutiful mom and caregiver for her severely disabled son, Josh, since the day he was born.
Josh’s medical condition is disabling both mentally and physically, which means that she has to supervise or do just about everything for him. The daily rituals of getting dressed, showering, and eating, fill her days with little time left to spare. Simple tasks, like running an errand are monumental obstacles that need to be well planned in advance. Yet she finds the time, somehow, to manage his therapies, medications, and maneuver through countless hurdles that arise on regular basis.
Why does she do it?Read more
In the hours since the grand jury verdict was announced in Ferguson, Missouri, I have been thinking a lot about Michael Brown’s mother, Lesley McSpadden. My heart breaks for her, as I think about what it must be like to know that your child was shot dead a week before he was set to go to college. What it must have been like to know that he was lying in the street for hours while chaos circled around his dead body.
As a mother of a son myself, I want to be in the streets making sure to give her a hug and lend her my support. I imagine it must be senseless and maddening and hopeless. I completely understand why she screamed and cursed after hearing the grand jury decision. I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect her to be rational. A mother’s love is an all-consuming, instinctual, and irrational thing.
This is why her feelings, and the feelings of those who knew Michael Brown, shouldn’t be a factor in considering whether or not to indict Officer Darren Wilson on criminal charges in the death of young Mr. Brown. I can grieve for her, but at the same time, believe that justice was done yesterday.
And I do.Read more