Beat your wife and she seeks USA ‘refugee’ status?

Beat your wife and she seeks USA ‘refugee’ status? Yep.

Women born and raised elsewhere –whose husband beats them up —  can seek and get ‘refugee status’ in the USA.  How long will that continue?

We grant ‘refugee status”  because of a law Clinton got passed — 45 CFR 400.301 This law  applies to foreign born persons  seeking refugee status.

USA Attorney General Sessions is deciding yes or no on this issue.  The case Sessions is deciding involves   a case of domestic abuse brought by a woman from El Salvador. She seeks “refugee status” here.

Big bucks are involved in this decision.

The current USA   law — passed by President Clinton –gives lifetime entitlement of all federal programs  to refugees.  45 CFR 400.301.

This gives  a lifetime entitlement for  refugees who become citizens.    Currently, contractors can continue to deposit refugees where they choose regardless of state objection.

When Obama increased the Refugee admission quota in 2017 to 111,000 four states withdrew. But the numbers of refugees that actually settled in those states did not decline.  That’s because of CFR 400.301.

Currently the resettlement programs are on automatic pilot without the States able to say no effectively.  

If you think that freedoms for Americans  — including the right not to be beaten by your  husband — should be protected without extending that USA right world wide …. then petition your government to abolish CFR 400.301

President Trump lowered the immigration quota to 45,000.  The next President could increase it to 250,000.  It’s time that citizens of the USA spoke up and get control of how many “refugees”  are allowed in and on what basis refugees will be admitted.

The USA can and should seek to strengthen women’s rights abroad.  And we can and should be  be a beacon of freedom world wide.

written by Cameron Jackson   drcameronjackson@gmail.com

 

 

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firenze sage–free quiet vacation in Syria or Yemen? [most safe country for Muslim women and children is?]

safety of Muslim  women — where most safe?

The most safe county for Muslim women and girls? The USA says one American professor.

An Ohio music professor who said Muslim women and girls are safer in the U.S. than in any Middle Eastern country has been forced to retire.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports University of Cincinnati assistant professor Clifford Adams has been placed on administrative [leave] for the remainder of the semester and will retire May 1.

He made the comment online to a Muslim student who had criticized Donald Trump’s presidency and spoke about freedom and diversity. Adams wrote “how dare” she complain.

Adams didn’t respond immediately Friday to a request for comment. He earlier wrote a letter to The Enquirer saying he was “deeply sorry” and was trying to have a “lively, provocative, scholarly argument.” School spokesman Greg Vehr says the university is “committed to excellence and diversity.”

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Firenze  Sage:  Funny how diversity means everything but common sense.

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Firenze Sage: diversity bubble bursts [diversity course does not change attitudes towards race & gender]

What to do when a course teaching diversity does not change students’ attitudes?  Just keep requiring more classes?  Yep.

diversity course not effective ….

Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers

A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender biases.

Dr. Michele Stacey, who teaches criminal justice at ECU, assessed the efficacy of the school’s diversity course by surveying 288 criminal justice students’ attitudes towards women and minorities both before and after taking the course, publishing her findings in the latest issue of the Journal of Criminal Justice Education.

Race, Gender, and Special Populations in the Criminal Justice System is a three-credit course that is required for the ECU major and minor in criminal justice. Aimed at educating students about the challenges of minorities in the criminal justice system, the course covers a variety of topics, including Native Americans and African Americans.

But while the course is also offered in the spirit of helping to reduce student’s bias towards these groups, Stacey discovered something interesting.

After assessing the bias of students before and after the course—using prompts such as “a woman should worry less about their rights and more about becoming good wives and mothers” and “if blacks would only try harder they could be just as well off as whites”—Stacey found that the course hadn’t altered students’ attitudes towards race or gender.

Why You Can’t Just Outlaw Bias

Executives favor a classic command-and-control approach to diversity because it boils expected behaviors down to dos and don’ts that are easy to understand and defend. Yet this approach also flies in the face of nearly everything we know about how to motivate people to make changes. Decades of social science research point to a simple truth: You won’t get managers on board by blaming and shaming them with rules and reeducation. Let’s look at how the most common top-down efforts typically go wrong.

Diversity training

Do people who undergo training usually shed their biases? Researchers have been examining that question since before World War II, in nearly a thousand studies. It turns out that while people are easily taught to respond correctly to a questionnaire about bias, they soon forget the right answers. The positive effects of diversity training rarely last beyond a day or two, and a number of studies suggest that it can activate bias or spark a backlash. Nonetheless, nearly half of midsize companies use it, as do nearly all the Fortune 500.

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Firenze Sage:  This cannot stand so the class will be pass/fail and nobody will fail.

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#Me too …. movement: What women say privately …

#metoo

What  women say privately about  the  #Me too…movement differs considerably from what’s said in public.  So says an opinion piece published by the New York Times recently.

Aptos Psychologist:  Seems like the #Me Too …. encourages young woman to view themselves as frail victims?  Let’s raise kids (boys and girls) to view themselves as strong and capable.

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does he/ she rub your back OK? What say FBI agents Page & Strzok & Mueller investigation of Trump

 

Does he/ she rub your back OK? Is that what Mueller’s FBI agents say?

Does he rub your back OK?     What over diner do  Mueller’s FBI agents Page and Strzok –involved in the Trump investigation —  say to spouses?  ‘Pass the peas?’

What do  FBI agents  Strzok and Page — both married to different people  —   say to their spouses  over dinner tonight (Dec. 13, 2017)   now that it  comes out what they have  been doing [having a sexual affair] and sending text  communications back and forth about their dislike of Trump. And how to save the country from a possible President Trump.

Do Page and Strzok  say, ‘Pass the peas?’  On Wed. FBI agent Page and her husband Barrow left  their home to do what they do, i.e, get children where they have to go.

Clearly,  Special Investigator Mueller did not check out the political  bias of those he put on his crack team.  Clearly Mueller did not do his homework.  Now it’s unraveling …  Why did Mueller put the lead FBI agent Stzok involved with the Clinton emails  [he sat in on the interviews and recommended changing the language so more supportive of Clinton] also on the team investigating Trump?  That was Mueller’s bad decision.

How does  the Page/ Strzok  sexual  affair and their communications back and forth impact the image of the FBI and  USA federal government. Both Strzok and Page were and are pro-Clinton and anti-Trump and have been  so for a long time.

And – very importantly also — how does the publicity about all this  impact their children and their families?

Yes – this info  may impact the Mueller investigation of Trump.

Right now it is such good drool humor about the inner workings of the prior Obama administration …. please keep more of it coming. Please don’t kill this investigation. Somewhere it will surface that Obama had a hand in all this.

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Look don’t touch! — woman’s cleavage an invitation says Rep Marccy Kaptur [D-Ohio]

cleavage  can be an invitation to harassment says Rep Marcy Kaptur privately

 Clothing which shows cleavage an invitation to harassment  says Rep. Marcy Kaptur  [D-Ohio] privately.

“I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,” Kaptur said, according to the sources present. “And what I’ve seen … it’s really an invitation.” The comments left many others in the room stunned, the sources said. From Politico.

Kaptur said women on Capitol Hill should have to abide by a stricter dress code, like those adopted by the military or corporations.

“Maybe I’ll get booed for saying this, but many companies and the military [have] a dress code,” she said. “I have been appalled at some of the dress of … members and staff. Men have to wear ties and suits.”


Aptos Psychologist:  More decorum coming soon?  Not likely.    Women students wear P.J.s to night  law classes.   In Aptos, women wear bathing suits with minor cover up to get groceries. The image you present does affect how people interact with you.

written by Psychologist Cameron Jackson PSY14762  DrCameronJackson@gmail.com

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The Palestinian way: Marry your rapist

     More than 50% of  Palestinians — men and women  — think a woman should marry her rapist. That seems bizarre and  outlandish  by Western standards. The picture to left  shows a group marriage of child brides in  Palestine.

Below is a picture of an 11 year old who was forced to marry her rapist.

 Iraq, Bahrain, Kuwait and Palestine have similar ‘marry-your-rapist laws.

 Egypt is the worst country for women in the Arab world, closely followed by Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen, according to gender experts surveyed in a Thomson Reuters Foundation poll.

 These are the results of a U.N. Women study which finds horrifying attitudes and behaviors toward women in the Muslim world.

 64% of “Palestinian” men say that women who dress provocatively deserve to be sexually harassed. 52% believe that women who are in public places at night are asking to be harassed.

57% think that a woman should marry her rapist and 47% believe that women who are honor killed for bringing “shame” to their families usually did something to deserve it.

A third of “Palestinian” men say that women who don’t wear hijabs deserve to be insulted.

And the women aren’t much better.

More “Palestinian” women than men justify sexual harassment in public places. 54% believe that a woman who was raped should marry her rapist. 41% don’t think he should be prosecuted.

43% of “Palestinian” women agree that women who are out in public at night deserve to be harassed.

Half the population knew of an honor killing that had taken place in their community in the previous year.

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 Firenze Sage writes:   More dross from the religion of peace. 

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Saudi Arabia gives women access to credit — yes! Driving a car – no!

Women in Saudi Arabia still can’t drive — but some will have access to credit, markets and networks.  One million foreign drivers shuttle women around in Saudi Arabia.

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia—The World Bank announced Sunday at an event with Ivanka Trump, the U.S. president’s daughter and senior White House adviser, that Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have pledged a combined $100 million to a fund that will assist women entrepreneurs and small business owners.

“As a female leader within the Trump administration, my focus is to help empower women in the United States and around the globe,” Ms. Trump said.

The Women Entrepreneurs Fund is currently being formed and will be aimed at helping women in the Middle East by easing their access to finance, markets and networks.

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Megyn Kelly: Trump, women and leaving FOX

 

Megyn Kelly's question to Trump about women

Megyn Kelly’s question to Trump about women

Megyan Kelly’s question to Trump on women — remember?   Now she  leaves FOX news for NBC.

At the very first Republican debate back in August, Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly posed this question to candidate Donald Trump:

Kelly: “You’ve called women you don’t like ‘fat pigs,’ ‘dogs,’ ‘slobs,’ and ‘disgusting animals.’ Does that sound to you like the temperament of a man we should elect as president?”

That question Megyn Kelly posed to   Trump  — akin to ‘when did you stop beating your wife?’ has ongoing ramifications.

Today Jan, 3, 2016 Megyn Kelly leaves FOX News for NBC.

Hilary Clinton hitched her campaign that theme — that Donald Trump  was not fit to be President and had no respect for women.

Who were the women whom Trump made comments about?   You read and decide.

 

 

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Santa Cruz CA resident gets “intersex” birth certificate

Santa Cruz, CA resident gets a “intersex” birth certificate — first one ever  issued in the USA.

For the first time in the United States, New York City issued a birth certificate reading “intersex” in the gender field.

On December 15, the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene corrected the original birth certificate of Sara Kelly Keenan, born in Brooklyn 55 years ago. She received it in the mail at her Santa Cruz, California, home on Tuesday.
“It was wonderful. It was the first time I saw ‘intersex’ in print related to my name,” said Keenan, an addiction life coach. “When I applied in court, I chose ‘non-binary,’ because that’s an umbrella term that would also include gender variant people.”

Sara Kelly Keenan says the correction is "realy validating."

“A person may amend their birth certificate to have ‘intersex’ reflected on their birth certificate with appropriate documentary evidence from a US-licensed doctor,” said Julien A. Martinez, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. “The department will continue to work with community partners as we adopt changes to more accurately reflect a person’s sex.”
Though Keenan had requested a term not strictly based on medical evidence, she found the city’s correction “really validating.”
Ultimately, the term “intersex” “carries more personal significance to me than ‘non-binary,’ ” she said.

Gender issues

“Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person’s anatomy doesn’t fit the typical definitions of female or male.
Keenan thinks of her story as “typical” for an intersex child, yet in an essential way, it is different from most: She was given up for adoption as an infant.
She was born to an unwed mother in a Brooklyn hospital, where she stayed for three weeks until she was transferred to a nearby orphanage, the Angel Guardian Home. Next, she was placed in foster care for five months and then adopted by a couple on Long Island. To this day, Keenan is unsure whether she underwent genital surgery during her first three weeks of life, as was typical for intersex children at that time, according to the Intersex Society of North America.
“I don’t know enough about what happened to me as an infant, because the medical records were tied up in a sealed adoption, and then the medical records at the hospital were destroyed in a fire in the ’70s,” she said.
 
What she does know: “Gender issues came up almost immediately.” At 3 or 4 years old, she realized that she was a girl, but “that wasn’t what I felt like. … I wanted to be a boy,” said Keenan. “A mistake had happened.”
As she grew older, she refused to wear dresses, asked to join the Boy Scouts and dropped out of the Girl Scouts.
“I felt comfortable at times in groups of boys but knew I was different. And I felt comfortable even less of the time in groups of girls but knew I was different from them,” Keenan said. “I never felt I belonged or fit in anywhere — but I looked like a little girl.”
Still, by ninth grade, she wasn’t showing signs of puberty.
 
“My body really became different physically from everyone else,” said Keenan, who described herself at that stage as “a 6-foot-tall naked 8-year-old girl. That was a real problem in high school.”
“I really hated my body. I hated my life. I felt cursed, and I felt like there was no hope for me,” she said, and she began to cut herself. “If I had not been raised Catholic and believed that hell was waiting for me if I killed myself, I probably would have ended my life as a teenager.”
A month after turning 16, she underwent an operation to address the fact that she hadn’t entered puberty. Surgeons removed “what they said were ovaries that would never develop,” Keenan explained, though it was actually testicular tissue that had grown where ovaries are located in females.
After the surgery, she started female hormone replacement therapy.
“They said I was 100% girl and I just couldn’t make hormones, and that was the second lie of my life, and that lie stood for 30 more years, until I was 49 or 50 years old and used the Internet and a visit to an endocrinologist to confirm the truth,” Keenan said.

‘Pushed down the female track’

The original “lie” of an intersex birth had been perpetrated by the hospital and the adoption agency without her adoptive parents’ knowledge or consent. However, this second lie relied on their participation, observed Keenan. Trying to learn why she was not developing normally, they had taken their 16-year-old daughter to a succession of doctors, who ordered various tests.
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The results showed Keenan to be genetically male with female genitalia and mixed internal reproductive anatomy.
Keenan’s mother, who died of lung cancer just three years after her daughter’s surgery, probably knew this, she said. After all, her mother had contacted her aunt, who arrived at her mother’s bedside “24 hours too late to have my mother tell her what my mother knew and what she wanted the aunt to do for me in my life.”
Her father definitely knew about Keenan’s gender circumstance. Five years ago, he admitted to her that he’d been given the option for surgeons to construct a penis followed by male hormones as a way to allow Keenan to masculinize.
“His words were ‘hell, no, that’s my daughter. She’s a girl,’ ” Keenan said. “So I was just pushed down the female track and given female replacement hormones.”

Self-defining words

” ‘Intersex’ is an identity. So there is no definition of ‘intersex.’ It will vary from one person to another,” said Dr. Eric Vilain, a professor of human genetics, pediatrics and urology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. He explained that some transgender people identify as “intersex,” even though they were not born with atypical genitalia.
“But a significant number of people born with ambiguous genitalia reject the ‘intersex’ identity. It is not a clinical term,” Vilain wrote in an email. Among doctors and clinicians, it is referred to as Disorders/Differences of Sex Development, or DSD.
“The definition of DSD is ‘congenital conditions in which development of chromosomal, gonadal, or anatomical sex is atypical,’ ” said Vilain.
Keenan said the intersex community rejected the medical term, rebranding the condition as “differences of sexual development.”
“The idea being that our bodies don’t need to be altered, necessarily: Disorders need treatment; differences can be allowed to exist,” she said. “Differences can be tolerated, accepted and even celebrated.”
Keenan makes use of the many terms meant to define her.
“I use ‘intersex’ for present day, and I use ‘hermaphrodite’ when I’m talking about the ’60s and before, because that was the term when I was a baby,” she said. Using the different terms helps her give historical context for a time when “the protocol of the day was to lie to us.”
Years ago, it was accepted by the medical community that if you assign a child a gender — with surgery — and reinforce it, the child will assume that gender, Keenan said.
Looking back, she understands the decisions that were made for her as a baby.
“They had a baby they needed to get a home for, and in their minds, they needed to possibly perform surgery to do that. And that was the mission — get an unwanted baby a home — and they did what they needed to do that.”
Times have changed, and the medical community, when dealing with a baby born with atypical genitalia, does not always immediately “correct” a child’s anatomy.
“Intersex people are treated differently and better now because of societal advancement in thinking,” Keenan said. “We’re trying to stop the surgical intervention on infants so that their genitals are not changed before they reach an age where they express a desire to have surgery or express a gender preference.”
She also hopes all gender-variant people will be able to get birth certificates, licenses and other official documents aligned with their identity. They are “equally as valid in their beliefs,” even if science hasn’t caught up, she said.
“There was a time when science hadn’t caught up and understood my genetic reality,” she said.
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Would she have preferred being surgically steered toward a male identity instead of female?
Though she believes “that’s probably a truer physical identity for me,” she would have wanted to go that way only “if I could be that way 17 years old in 2017,” since 1977 was “a harsher, crueler world to be different in.”
Today, she says she leads a wonderful life with her partner of 30-plus years, David.
“We’re very happy, and we’re considering retirement and what comes next in the next 30 years of our life,” Keenan said. “But I’m not content, because infant genital surgeries are still happening in America.”
Santa Cruz, CA resident looks forward to retirement with the identity that best fits her.

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