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The Susan G. Komen Foundation – the one that holds an annual Race for the Cure to raise money to fight breast cancer – is suing other charities that use the word “cure” in their names. When does protecting intellectual property begin to snuff out the spirit of charitable giving? When charities become big businesses in and of themselves, that’s when.
A study put together by someone somewhere has found that women are more attached to their mobile phones than their boyfriends. Makes you wonder who these women are conversing with.
The next wave of feminism, transgender activism, grows ever stronger. Now we’re supposed to care that transgendered people’s insurance doesn’t cover their snip and clip surgeries. There is something called the Corporate Equality Index which seems to be a form of activistic blackmail that LGBT groups are using to force corporations to meet their demands. To earn a perfect score on the CEI, a corporation has to offer insurance plans that cover gender reassignment surgeries. If they don’t then they will surely face boycott and massive waves of consternation. CEI is an arm of the Human Rights Campaign organization.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is drawing fire for saying in an interview that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution does not protect women or gays from discrimination. Being a strict constructionist, Scalia believes that our democratic republic is designed to allow legislatures to make those decisions. Courts are not granted the power to make such decisions.
Woman has one-night stand with international superstar athlete. Woman has child. Athlete pays woman 10 million British pounds for full custody of son. Woman has seller’s remorse and, like Angelina Jolie in The Changling, wants *her* child back. Athlete feels woman took the money and sealed the deal. Ball is in his court. For now.