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Half of Pennsylvanians would rather be represented by a groundhog in Congress

Half of Pennsylvanians would rather be represented by a groundhog in Congress | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
A new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) surveyed 1,042 registered voters in Pennsylvania and found that 50 percent of Pennsylvanians believe Punxsutawney Phil "would do a better job than most current members of Congress."
Only 29 percent thought the groundhog wouldn't do better, and 21 percent were "not sure." The survey respondents had more faith in Puxsutawney Phil's Congressional abilities than his weather predictions, too: Only eight percent of those surveyed thought the groundhog seeing
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The Campus Crusaders

The Campus Crusaders | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
the ultimate source of authority is not some hard-to-understand truth
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"...the ultimate source of authority is not some hard-to-understand truth."

 

I wonder whether discussing someone's perceived bigoted remarks with them would be more effective in changing their attitudes then silencing them. I wonder if creating a respectful environment instead of a censoring one would be more effective in changing the world.

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How NOT to Interview a Powerful Woman

How NOT to Interview a Powerful Woman | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
Despite their professional achievements, there is a preoccupation with women's personal lives.
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Articles about this are written all the time, but yet these questions continue.

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RainDance’s Tiny Droplets Contain Cheap Cancer Gene Tests | MIT Technology Review

RainDance’s Tiny Droplets Contain Cheap Cancer Gene Tests | MIT Technology Review | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
A single-molecule gene test requires much less DNA to identify cancer-causing mutations.
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The One Way Women Can Stress Less At Work

The One Way Women Can Stress Less At Work | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
The author of 'Wonder Women' says it all comes down to "satisficing".
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Don't necessarily agree with all of this but a lot of it makes sense.  Like the nuanced approach.

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Hillary Clinton Brings Back The Headband (PHOTOS)

Hillary Clinton Brings Back The Headband (PHOTOS) | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
This week, as reports of that Secretary of State position swirled around her, Hillary Clinton reunited with an old friend: her headband. At the Robert F.
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Headbands are cool.

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Keep the Women's Rights Bill Intact - New York Times (blog)

Keep the Women's Rights Bill Intact - New York Times (blog) | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
North Country Public Radio
Keep the Women's Rights Bill Intact
New York Times (blog)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed an excellent 10-point bill to protect women's rights in New York State.
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Former FIFA Official Cites 'The Onion' in Self-Defense

Former FIFA Official Cites 'The Onion' in Self-Defense | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
And other unfortunate episodes from the conspiracy-theory phase of the soccer indictments
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Jack Warner, a former FIFA executive, quoted the Onion to prove that American actions against the organization were revenge for the US loss of its bid to host the 2022 World Cup. The Russian state newspaper cited a satirical blog post by Andy Borowitz to prove that the US is willing to bomb any place on the planet.

 

Even influential people will sometimes believe something if it supports their causes or is consistent with their opinions.

 

So does this mean that marketers could promote their clients by writing satire with outrageous claims about their products? They can't be sued because it's "obviously" satire, but enough people could believe these claims to significantly increase sales.

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Jon Stewart Made a Brilliant Point About Caitlyn Jenner That Nobody's Talking About

Jon Stewart Made a Brilliant Point About Caitlyn Jenner That Nobody's Talking About | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
God, we're going to miss him.
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Jon Stewart does have a point...

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The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F.

The Brave New World of Three-Parent I.V.F. | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
A new treatment could sidestep certain hereditary diseases by altering the genetic makeup of the egg. Is there anything wrong with that?
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Feminists Launch Model for Online Learning | Womens eNews

Feminists Launch Model for Online Learning | Womens eNews | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
This multi-university online course emphasizes feminist contributions to technological innovation and a collaborative approach that contrasts with the MOOC.
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Just learned what a MOOC is.  Now there's a DOCC.  Maybe we should just substitute acronyms with really short words. :P

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Dispelling nine myths about Women of the Wall - Jewish World Opinions

Dispelling nine myths about Women of the Wall - Jewish World Opinions | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
Tradition is most holy when it is varied and authentic, not monolithic and mechanized; and no one sect, certainly not in a democracy, may dictate 'tradition' - when it began, or what it encompasses.
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Cheerful women are not associated with leadership qualities, but proud ones are, study finds

Cheerful women are not associated with leadership qualities, but proud ones are, study finds | Politics, Women, and Political Correctness | Scoop.it
Women are perceived as being more willing to lead if they show that they are proud of their personal performance.
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Fox News and others are covering this study, claiming that women are less likely to be promoted if they are cheerful. But they aren't reporting on the context of this conclusion. This article provides more information on that study but seems to contrast cheerfullness with pride in one's personal performance. But what if a woman has both? It would be interesting to read the entire study.