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Gretchen Carlson Accused of Bullying Miss America Cara Mund

Former Fox News host and the 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson is accused of bullying, among other things, the current Miss America Cara Mund. Carlson currently serves as the pageant chairwoman for the board of directors, but many say she’s not interested in the pageant and only out to capitalize on her status as a leader of the #MeToo movement.

In a six page letter to other Miss Americas, Mund states that that Carlson is marginalizing, bullying and trying to silence her for speaking out against the current Miss America leadership.

Mund wrote in her letter that she was given three talking points to be made in every appearance: “Miss America is relevant. The #MeToo movement started with a Miss America, Gretchen Carlson. Gretchen Carlson went to Stanford. Right away, the new leadership delivered an important message: There will be only one Miss America at a time, and she isn’t me.”

From the Hollywood Reporter:

“Let me be blunt: I strongly believe that my voice is not heard nor wanted by our current leadership; nor do they have any interest in knowing who I am and how my experiences relate to positioning the organization for the future,” Mund wrote. “Our chair and CEO have systematically silenced me, reduced me, marginalized me, and essentially erased me in my role as Miss America in subtle and not-so-subtle ways on a daily basis. After a while, the patterns have clearly emerged, and the sheer accumulation of the disrespect, passive-aggressive behavior, belittlement, and outright exclusion has taken a serious toll.”

Carlson responded in a statement that was posted on her Twitter account.

In that statement, Carlson said this:

“Actions have consequences,” Carlson wrote, addressing herself directly to Mund. “Friday, as an organization, we learned that $75,000 in scholarships which would have been the first scholarship increase in years is no longer on the table as a direct result of the explosive allegations in your letter.”

“The impact won’t stop there,” Carlson continued. “We are already seeing a negative ripple effect across the entire organization, and I am so concerned that it will dilute the experience for the next woman selected to wear the crown.”

Several other former Miss Americas went on Megyn Kelly Today and say Carlson should resign.

The irony in all this is that Gretchen Carlson views herself as a leader of the #MeToo movement after being one of the first women to accuse FOX CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment.

She’s also working with Lifetime Television, hosting a series called “Justice for Women” which focuses “on Carlson’s efforts to tackle workplace sexual harassment, which the network praised for serving ‘as a catalyst for so many other women to say #MeToo.'”

If Carlson is indeed bullying and silencing other women, it’s pretty hypocritical of her to continue to claim she’s a champion for victims.

Interesting how many of the women accusers in the #MeToo movement are now becoming the accused.

 

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The Trouble with Tomi

Tomi Lahren doesn’t get conservativism. Oh, she may think she does but the longer she’s in the spotlight, the more apparent it is that she doesn’t understand the very principles our country was founded upon.

In a recent “Final Thoughts” segment which Lahren now hosts through Fox News, she encourages the Republican party to drop a repeal of Roe v. Wade.

 

Yes, the new high court vacancy is a huge opportunity for conservative values and principles, I get it. And I understand the passion behind the pro-life movement.

This president is winning for the American people on the economy, foreign policy, and tax reform. These are areas that benefit ALL Americans, regardless of religion or social beliefs.

If we continue to focus on those things – and immigration – we’ll sail into 2020 with all three government branches in our control. That’s how we get things done for the American people. That’s how we win.

Let’s go after sanctuary cities, and push for voter ID laws. We lose when we start messing with social issues.

Do we really want to fight for this, alienate Democrats, moderates, and libertarians, all to lose in the end anyway? That’s a risk I don’t think is worth taking.

I’m saying this as someone who would personally choose life, but also feels it’s not the government’s place to dictate. This isn’t a black and white issue and I would never judge anyone in that position.

Forgive me Tomi, but I don’t call it much of a win if we can’t protect the right to life because without life, there is no point to protect any of our other rights. It’s at the very core of the conservative movement and all other rights that follow – our Second Amendment rights, free speech, freedom of religion – hinge on the principle of the right to life.

Abortion isn’t so much a social issue as it is a moral one. We as a people have a moral obligation to protect innocent life, no matter the stage of development. And to be honest, it’s a bit hypocritical of someone who was so focused on kneeling during the National Anthem to make this kind of statement. Social justice issues were at the very root of the kneeling incidents and Lahren went on countless rants against the NFL for allowing the protests to take place.

However, this is not the first time Lahren has expressed these kinds of sentiments. Last year on The View, she came out as pro-choice, which may or may not have led to her demise at The Blaze.

“You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well,” Lahren said.

She calls herself a constitutional conservative but seems to be missing some key points the Founding Fathers made in the Declaration of Independence.

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

Lahren has said she doesn’t read much but if she’s going to be a prominent representative of the right, just maybe it wouldn’t hurt to actually be well informed on the issues you’re speaking about on a national platform.

Otherwise, it’s all fluff and no substance.

To quote John Adams, “let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”

Not all conservatives are going to agree 100% on everything but our core values should be the same. Lahren is free to speak her mind and share what she views as “conservatism” but if it goes against the very values that make up the movement, then we shouldn’t be giving her a platform to speak for us, especially when she says things like this.

Do we really want to fight for this, alienate Democrats, moderates, and libertarians, all to lose in the end anyway? That’s a risk I don’t think is worth taking.

Protecting life isn’t a risk we should take? It’s not worth fighting for?

With this kind of thinking, Lahren is lacking a basic comprehension of the very movement she claims to be a part of. The younger generation is watching, listening and looking up to her as a role model.

Which is why SHE’S the real risk to conservatism.

 

 

 

Feminists Plan Sex Strike to Protest Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

President Trump hasn’t even announced his pick to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, but feminists are already upset by the short list.

So much so that they plan a sex strike. They think Roe v. Wade is on the chopping block and in order for men to “respect the vagina” as singer Janelle Monae stated, withholding sex from me who aren’t pro-choice is the way to get what they want.

A campaign has started on Twitter, entitled #Lysistrata2018, referring to an ancient Greek play named Lysistrata, where women team up in order to end of the Peloponnesian War. Single women are supposed to add the female judge emoticon to their dating profile to send a signal to to people that they won’t date or sleep with anyone who doesn’t support a woman’s right to choose.

But some women don’t want to stop there – they want men to also pay for a portion of their birth control, which kind of seems to contradict the whole “keep men out of my vagina” philosophy, right?

But conservative Twitter had the best responses.

This “sex strike” is yet another example of how ridiculous the third wave feminism movement has become and how much the movement has come to represent abortion on demand instead of equal rights.

 

Candace Owens, TPUSA Facing Backlash After Her #MeToo Tweets

Following a scathing set of tweets against the #MeToo movement, Turning Point USA’s Communications Director Candace Owens is facing a lot of heat from both sides of the aisle.

In case you missed it, here’s what Owens said and it’s victim shaming at its finest.

In fact, the American Conservative Coalition has pulled their sponsorship of Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit, which begins in a few days.

Kimberly Corban, a rape survivor and outspoken 2A advocate, is also speaking at the same conference and has a very different take on the movement.

Many others also criticized Owens for her hot take on the movement.

Things got really interesting when Cameron Wallace, creative director for Lone Conservatives, chimed in.

 

TPUSA Executive Director and founder Charlie Kirk has not weighed in and Owens has said she will not apologize for her insensitive comments. In fact, she’s planning to say even more at the conference during her session.

That might be a mistake. TPUSA has quickly become a huge platform for reaching conservative college students and no doubt many of those young ladies have been sexually harassed, assaulted or even become victims of rape. Allowing someone who is so insensitive and dismissive of their feelings and the movement that has given them courage to speak out about abuse to be a voice for your organization is a risky move and alienates the very people you are trying to reach.

The #MeToo movement like all movements, has its flaws, but overall, it’s been positive for women. There’s a big difference between encouraging women to be aware of their surroundings and victim blaming.

Candace Owens is guilty of the later and it’s not a good look for her or TPUSA.

 

ICYMI: Female Superheroes Always Wear Their Hair Down and it’s Sexist

Avengers: Infinity War just passed the $800 million mark in global box office sales, breaking records previously set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. However one writer is not focused on plot lines or the fates of some of our favorite characters – instead, she’s paying attention to the female superheroes’ hair.

More specifically, how they always wear their hair down. And she thinks it’s sexist.

Rebecca Jennings wrote an article for Racked, an online blog that’s a part of Vox Media, where she claims the reason we never see Wonder Woman or Black Widow with their hair tied back is because “comics are a visual medium, and a bunch of long, flowing hair swirling around during an already epic fight scene looks pretty cool.”

She interviews Christina Dokou, an assistant professor of American literature and culture at the University of Athens who says the ” ‘boys’ club’ legacy of comic books, in which female characters were stuck with sexist stereotypes, still endures. Even today, the physical attributes and feminine beauty of superheroines are exaggerated to make them look like, well, frankly, porn stars at worst, and sexy female athletes at best.”

Even their hair color plays a role in sexism.

Red or black hair is usually reserved for the strongest superheroine around, or the one with the most flamboyant personality — see, for example, Phoenix, Red Sonja, or Wonder Woman — while blondes are still mostly treated as glorified bimbos, regardless of their powers,” she explains, pointing to Supergirl and Smallville as examples of the latter.

Meanwhile, a shaved head often indicates a godlike mental ability — think Deadpool’s Negasonic Teenage Warhead or Stranger Things’ Eleven — but can also double as a signifier of sexual preferences. Dokou points to Moondragon, a ’70s-era telepathic martial arts superhero with a shaved head, who was eventually revealed to be bisexual after dating the pixie-cut alien Phylla-Vell. Then there’s the anarcho-punk outlaw Tank Girl, known for her mostly shaved head, who inspired weekly lesbian “Tank Girl nights” in London.

“To put it in a nutshell, the shorter the hair, the more precarious a character’s relationship with traditional femininity,” Dokou says.

She notes the only movie that seems to have any kind of “hair diversity” is Black Panther because the costume and make-up artists styled them to reflect different tribes in Africa.

This is today’s feminism and it’s ridiculous. Instead of enjoying superheroes and celebrating the strong female characters portrayed on the big screen, Jennings is reducing them to their looks.

Does anyone even pay attention to their hair? Most likely not and even if they did, these are fictional characters – WHO CARES IF THEY ALWAYS HAVE PERFECT HAIR? I doubt many little girls are sitting around crying because their hair isn’t perfectly blowing in the wind like Supergirl’s. And I’m pretty sure that Kara Danvers wears her hair up or pulled back most of the time when she’s not saving people.

Also, Harley Quinn wears her hair in pigtails but that’s probably to convey a  sexualized image, so I guess she doesn’t count.

There are plenty of male superheroes who wear their hair down too – Thor, Loki, or Bucky anyone? No mention of that in her hit piece on comic book movies. What does that say about masculinity? Oh, the horrors!

Why must third wave feminists try to ruin everything? Stop taking everything so literal and just enjoy watching these leading ladies kick butt and look fabulous while doing it!

Trump Supporting College Student Triggers Left with Senior Portrait

Brenna Spencer, a senior at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, turned some heads and triggered some liberals when she posted this photo on her Twitter account. In the photo, Brenna is wearing a Women for Trump shirt and has her firearm tucked into her white jeans.

Her caption reads, “I don’t take normal college graduation photos…”

She told ABC that the photo is intended “show who I am as a person,” and “I did think that it would get a little attention but not to this degree,” she said. “It was really, really surprising to see the amount of hate that I got.”

Some users were supportive but as you can imagine, the photo drove the anti-gun crowd absolutely nuts.

Way to be different, Brenna! Best of luck to you as you start your career and keep fighting for the things you believe in. It’s nice to see some conservative millennials DO exist, contrary to what the mainstream media would have you believe.

Sad! Women are Upset their Products Cost More.

Women are outraged over what’s being dubbed the “Pink Tax.” It would seem that over the course of our lifetime, the products we use are taxed more than products of equal value to men.

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(Feminists want females to be upset by this. To be honest, as a young female, I’ve never given it a second thought and continue to buy the products that work for me.)

New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio (who likes to regulate the size of the soft drink you can order at McDonalds) even commissioned a study on gender pricing. His study found that women pay more for everything, including clothes, shampoo, razors, lotions, etc.

And then there’s that OUTRAGEOUS tax on tampons, which spawned the whole “Ax the Pink Tax” movement. There’s even a web site dedicated to it. And to show awareness, you should really get your brows done cause nothing says “smash the patriarchy” like pink brows!

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According to the same site, women on average pay an extra $1, 351 just for being a woman. There’s a fun calculator that will tell you how much you’ve lost over your life time just by inputting your birthday. It seems that my total is now up to over $46,000.

Here’s something that struck me while researching this: for things like razors, shaving cream, or soap, no one is forcing us to buy the brands targeted at women. Sure, I like my Venus better than a generic store brand cheapo razor but lets be honest, they do the same thing. I could easily purchase a 20 pack of boring, blue plastic razors without the special moisturizing strip or the comfort grip that my Venus has but I CHOOSE the more expensive product because I like those small added features that the generic brand doesn’t have.

So in a way, with the exception of feminine hygiene products, most of the so-called “pink tax” is self inflicted. Consumers drive product pricing. If women are willing to pay more for Bath and Body Works body wash because it’s prettier and smells better than scentless Wal-Mart brand, that’s a choice. Same with shampoo, make-up or any other beauty product.

This lady gets it.

As far as clothing goes, women usually buy items with added details, not to mention the array of fits you can choose just for jeans. Extra stuff like embroidery or distressing is going to cost more because it adds more and took more time to make.

And just for for comparison’s sake, a pair of boot cut jeans are the exact same price at American Eagle  in both women’s and men’s. Same with Silver Jeans, which is a higher end brand. So it’s not all companies and may not be as widespread as the movement would like you to believe.

There are a lot of problems in this world. Worrying over a 30 – 40 cent tax on tampons really shouldn’t be one of them. Say you buy four boxes a year, that’s UNDER $2 in taxes you are paying on them.

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Here in America, we create a lot of “first world” problems for ourselves and the pink tax is just another example of that. If you’re really that concerned about the prices for shampoo, deodorant, or vitamins, don’t buy the products specifically geared toward women. The companies will get the message that consumers are unhappy with their pricing model when their sales go down.

 

 

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