Category Archives: sexism

Mexico’s President Says Most Domestic Violence Calls Are ‘Fake’ – The New York Times Out of his depth – and making it political instead of human.

“He is the first president to outright deny that the violence is happening,” said Wendy Figueroa, the head of the National Network of Shelters, a group that oversees domestic violence shelters across the country.

This week, his administration was widely ridiculed after previewing a publicity campaign that urged would-be abusers to “not lose patience” and “breathe and count to 10”— messages that critics said had no chance of persuading men not to attack their wives or children.

Trump swipes at DC mayor, accuses police of refusing to help at White House protest | TheHill (Another lie)

Bowser pushed back on Trump’s remarks later Saturday morning in a series of tweets and during a press conference, saying D.C. police officers were “were doing their jobs from the start” and were assisting Secret Service “like we have done literally dozens of times in Lafayette Park.”

The Washington Post and CNN both reported that D.C. police were on hand on Friday night, along with other law enforcement agencies, as officers pushed back on protesters in Lafayette Park. The Secret Service later confirmed that D.C. police officers were on scene at the protest.

Source: Trump swipes at DC mayor, accuses police of refusing to help at White House protest | TheHill

Donald Trump’s cries about ‘Obamagate’ are a ploy to distract the media from the coronavirus – ABC News

Let’s be clear; this entire theory is a diversion, a predictable move from the Trump political playbook.

When the daily media cycle is going against them, it’s often easily upended with an inflammatory tweet or outrageous press conference.

Source: Donald Trump’s cries about ‘Obamagate’ are a ploy to distract the media from the coronavirus – ABC News

Watch your tone – sister-hood magazine. A Fuuse production by Deeyah Khan.

Rosena Allin-Khan is doing her job. She is doing it particularly well. She has the background and expertise to make her statements even more salient and relevant. And so, she put a man on the defensive. The look of contempt in Matt Hancock’s eyes at that point was evident. His instinct was to attack. She has said she doesn’t expect an apology. Instead, she has received a mass of support, quite rightly, for being treated with such condescension. She said she will continue to be the voice of frontline health workers using the privilege as an MP to raise important issues. Meanwhile, Matt Hancock, and all those other men who find a clever, intelligent, confident, opinionated woman challenging, need to mind their patriarchal tone.

Source: Watch your tone – sister-hood magazine. A Fuuse production by Deeyah Khan.

Poland’s government is leading a Catholic revival. It has minorities and liberals worried – ABC News Wrapped in flag and fake-Catholicism  neu-fascists

Mr Bakiewicz is the former head of the National Radical Camp, a revival of a 1930s Polish fascist group inspired by the Catholic Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. But he denies his followers are fascists, insisting they’re just patriotic Catholics. His vision is of a new crusade against cultural Marxists. “Listen, I am asking you to create a counter-offensive, to start a counter-revolution!” he shouts.

Source: Poland’s government is leading a Catholic revival. It has minorities and liberals worried – ABC News

Open Thread | The Complete Corruption and Incompetence of the Republican Party

The corruption of the Republican Party is obvious and disgusting 😠😠 In the middle of a PANDEMIC 😠😠😠   To clarify, one of Inhofe’s stock trades, …

Open Thread | The Complete Corruption and Incompetence of the Republican Party

Trump’s Budget Proposal Reveals His Values – LA Progressive

The budget calls for deep cuts in major U.S. government programs, especially those protecting public health.  The Department of Health and Human Services would be slashed by 10 percent, while the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has already been proven to be underfunded and unprepared to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, would be cut by 9 percent.  Spending on Medicaid, which currently insures healthcare for one out of five Americans, would plummet by roughly $900 billion, largely thanks to reductions in coverage for the poor and the disabled.  Meanwhile, Medicare expenditures would drop by roughly $500 billion.

Source: Trump’s Budget Proposal Reveals His Values – LA Progressive

Indonesia’s child rights commissioner apologises for saying women can get pregnant by sharing pool with men – ABC News

A child rights commissioner in Indonesia is resisting calls for her sacking, after telling women and girls they risk becoming pregnant if they swim in the same pool as men.
— Read on mobile.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-26/indonesian-child-rights-commissioner-warns-of-pool-pregnancies/11995768

She should resign or be asked to resign 😡