Friday, April 01, 2011

Nobody should support this bill. I’ve said so before. And to remind everyone, I’m a doctor who owns a gun.

Your doctor harasses you about guns? Stand up, walk out, get another doctor. Tell your shooting friends to avoid that doc. That’s fine. Look, if you own a gun, ostensibly for self defense, but cannot say ‘no’ to a question you think is out of bounds you need to sell your gun. Use the money to buy a sign that says “Please don’t hurt me, I’m unarmed (and don’t ask me questions in an offensive manner either)”.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

FIRE: "American University Says No to DOJ Grant Over Mandatory Sexual Assault Classes and Surveys":

FIRE has discussed the issues with mandatory sexual assault education before. Most recently, we've done so with regard to Hamilton College's "She Fears You" orientation program, which was based on the theory that men need a "combined emotional and cognitive intervention" to reform their deeply ingrained rape-supportive beliefs about gender and sexuality.

Hess mentions this program in her article, and the "She Fears You" program is well worth reading about in full, so I won't rehash it here. It's important to note, though, that AU's proposed program was problematic in an additional way: aside from the training itself, it would have required students to fill out two sexual assault surveys per year, apparently asking questions such as whether they had had "unwanted sexual intercourse" or endured "forced sexual touching or fondling" in recent months. If students failed to fill out these surveys (or attend the training program), they would be blocked from registering for classes--essentially, kicked out of school.

No school should require students to attend a mandatory sexual assault training program in order to register for classes. Good for American University for saying no to the grant and such a requirement.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Susannah Breslin: "Today, it’s women who have ghettoized themselves online. Unsure or unaware of how to compete with the big boys, women bloggers have retreated to the safety of their own lady blog reservations. Purportedly, this is sisterhood. What it looks like is secession. Where’s the empowerment in that?"

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Why I like Donald Trump

I just saw at Instapundit that Glenn had quoted me saying that Donald Trump could make it to the presidency. Yes, I like Donald Trump. He may be a media savvy pimp but what's wrong with that? Apparently, being media savvy is what it takes to get elected President these days. I admire bravery and courage and some of the things that Trump and his family have said against our current president even in the early stages leads me to think he is somewhat sincere. In his line of work, it is so easy to ingratiate oneself with the current administration for goodies but he didn't do that. I remember reading Trump's book Trump: The Art of the Deal and thinking that he had a good head on his shoulders for business. We need a president like that in today's economy.

What is your take on Trump for president?