NY Times Writes in Favor of Complementarity

Via last Sunday's edition: Ballet is built on moments of trust and connection like this one. Partnering is an essential part of telling a story, creating an emotional undertone and suggesting the deeper implications of the relation between two people, traditionally a man and a woman. The man’s assistance allows the woman to create an impression of freedom and amplitude, as her range of motion expands. In her book “Balanchine Technique,” the former New York City Ballet dancer Suki Schorer. . . wr … [Read more...]

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Feminism Solves Its Mid-Life Crisis Like a Man!

In an earlier post, I asked whether men should be permitted to flirt, or if an attempt to chat up a woman and get to know her is something we, as a society, can no longer allow. I wondered whether every man is now to be treated like -- in a twist on the famous phrase from The World According to Garp -- a "sexual suspect".In a world where the common courtesy of holding a door open for the next person is cause for high public drama and recrimination, men could use some help in gauging the … [Read more...]

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“Sisterhood” May be Reality-TV for Reality-TV Haters

Maybe.When it was announced that Lifetime network would be airing a "reality" series chronicling five young women as they "discerned" whether or not they have religious vocations, I was as skeptical as Diana von Glahn, who felt pure dread at the prospect.More than dreading, I was a bit repulsed by the very idea. Having experienced my own vocational discernment as long-looking -- a process both serious and slow, and full of challenges to my own self -- the notion that five women being … [Read more...]

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Hillary, Stop Being Coy! Fight Sexism; It’s YOUR TIME!

While traveling yesterday I had a chance to catch up on my reading and discovered that Hillary Clinton is "thinking about" running for President.We love her when she is coy, don't we? I can't wait to see her new presidential posters. Remember this one, from 2008?2008 was a big year for Democrat candidates drawn with just a hint of totalitarian flavor. Hillary's rising sun was reminiscent of Chairman Mao, Obama's posters often ran more toward soviet propaganda.That was then, and … [Read more...]

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Yay Verily! A Fresh Magazine with a Fresh Message

Do you ever look at the magazines on the rack at the grocery store and wonder just who the women are who related to them? The book with the stick-thin celebrity, air-brushed almost beyond human recognition, surrounded by headlines about how to be better at sex, how to please men sexually, how to use sex at work, how to look better than you do, because no matter how great you might look, this magazine knows you can do better; the one with the stick-thin woman with two perfect children holding up … [Read more...]

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CUA Same-Sex Dorms do not Discriminate

That was actually a pretty fast decision:A District of Columbia government agency says Catholic University does not discriminate against its students by forcing them to live in single-sex dorms.Catholic University went back to single-sex dorms for incoming freshmen this school year. University president John Garvey wrote in the Wall Street Journal in June that the change would reduce binge drinking and “hooking up.”A George Washington University law professor, John Banzhaf, filed a co … [Read more...]

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Bialek Will be MSM’s Penance for Brodderick

In the lead-up to the Gloria Allred presser, Gloria Borger, on CNN, said "a name and a face" was necessary if any hints and allegations were to stick to Herman Cain, or do lasting damage.So I was amused to hear Sharon Bialek say that she was putting herself forward to be "a name and a face" for just that purpose. In just those words. Just struck me as so neat, that's all.Having said that -- Sharon Bialek came across to me as pretty credible, and I don't know how Cain survives the … [Read more...]

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Is Bradlee’s behavior here what Cain’s was?

This video by the Daily Caller is one of the most fascinating things I've ever seen, from start to finish.Just take in the following:The glaring whiteness of the room; all the privileged whitefolk rubbing elbows and throwing back a few drinks.Begin by noticing that Michelle Fields is covering a party for the launch of Chris Matthews' latest book, Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, and the fact that the lionized Kennedy was a known womanizer, and a guy who believed in um, lowering taxes. … [Read more...]

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Kat and the Crescat: New to Patheos

Well, when I announced that Mark Shea was bringing his blog over, I told you to watch for more developments -- at least four more, possibly ten.Well, here is the second: Katrina Fernandez, whom you might know as the Catholic-Cannonball-Award-conferring, art-loving, gut-busting Crescat, has announced that she'll be moving her always-entertaining blog to Patheos, within the next day or two -- she is unpacking as you read this!You can take a gander at where the new design is going (and bookmark … [Read more...]

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The Male, the Female, the People, the God

An aggrieved party writes that he is offended by what he perceives to be my subtle attack on gay marriage. Because that's what Catholics obsess on all day, obviously. Once again, projection, much?The piece in question is actually about the blood covenant that exists between God and humanity and the way it is reflected and given fruitfulness in the shedding of our foreskins and hymens.I know, I know, just saying the words makes people feel all ughy. But I think it's well past time we … [Read more...]

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