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Alveda King, the niece of civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., wrote an op-ed for Fox News, explaining why she is forever grateful on Mother's Day.
"On Mother's Day this year I want to thank my mother for the most precious gift: My life," she wrote. "She gifted me with my life, even though at first she was uncertain about it, and even though she had to change the plans she had made for herself and her future."
Mrs. King explained that her mother, Naomi Barber, fell pregnant with her in 1950 when she courted her father, Rev. A.D. King.
Barber was a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta and she had big dreams, King said.
"But as their relationship got more serious, they made the choice not to wait until the wedding night. When she realized she was pregnant, her first thought was to have an abortion.
"My grandmother suggested seeking the counsel of their minister, who just happened to be the man who would be my paternal grandfather, Rev. Martin Luther King Sr.
"My Uncle Martin – Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. – famously had a dream that helped change the nation. My grandfather also had a dream, and it helped save my life.
"Daddy King, as he's known in the family, told my mother, 'Naomi, you can't abort this baby. I saw her in a dream three years ago. She is not a lump of flesh. She is a little girl with light skin and bright red hair.' That was me."
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A new op-ed by Frank Furedi, a sociology professor and author, explores the link between men "shunning” sex, the MeToo movement and the "feminization" of young men.
Furedi notes that "Celibacy has become the new normal," as studies show the number of sexually inactive males is increasing.
A survey published by the American Medical Association (AMA) finds that sexual inactivity is increasing among men aged 18 to 24.
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1 in 3 young men reported no sexual activity during the past year.
One expert theorized that young men are having less sex because they are taking longer to grow up. Young men are preoccupied, perhaps with video gaming, social media or other young men.
Others say the decline of sexual activity is due to the economic insecurity many young people face.
They blame the "feminization" of young men in cultural and social life. The MeToo movement, for example, encourages a "defensive and anxious approach towards dealing with women."
The MeToo movement serves as a constant reminder of the inferiority of identity. This sentiment is most strikingly expressed through the negative qualities associated with the term ‘white man’. In these circumstances, it is not surprising that many men become hesitant and defensive in their relations with women. Defensiveness can lead to adopting the strategy of avoiding disappointment through disengagement from sexual interaction. Source
The Wall Street Journal challenged the gender binary ideology that sex is on a spectrum beyond male and female.
"In humans, reproductive anatomy is unambiguously male or female at birth more than 99.98% of the time, said biologists Colin M. Wright and Emma N. Hilton in a WSJ op-ed published on Friday.
The biologists affirmed that the purpose of males and females is to reproduce.
"The evolutionary function of these two anatomies is to aid in reproduction via the fusion of sperm and ova. No third type of sex cell exists in humans, and therefore there is no sex 'spectrum' or additional sexes beyond male and female. Sex is binary."
LGBT+ groups insist sex is non-binary and there are multiple genders and sexes beyond male and female.
The Wall Street Journal writers said there is a "dangerous and anti-scientific trend toward the outright denial of biological sex," which sees male and female as "arbitrary groupings."
They added that "intersex individuals are extremely rare, and they are neither a third sex nor proof that sex is a 'spectrum' or a "social construct."
Referring to children who believe they are the opposite sex, researcher Jane Robbins said, "The concept of changing one's biological sex is, of course, nonsense."
She said "sex is determined by unalterable chromosomes."
"An individual can change his hormone levels and undergo surgery to better imitate the opposite sex, but a male on the day of his conception will remain a male on the day of his death."
The Wall Street Journal's op-ed said the current ideology driven approach to human sexuality often results in real-life damage to the most vulnerable members of society.
To help kick off Gay Pride Month The NY Times published a guide aimed at raising boys to be feminists. Feminists coined the term "toxic masculinity" to describe "harmful behaviors exhibited mainly by men," such as rape, assaults and murder.
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Executives at Fox Searchlight have reached out to Birth of a Nation's leading lady, Gabrielle Union, to help save the slave film from going straight to DVD.
Union, who stars as a slave who is gang raped in the film, wrote an opinion editorial for the L.A. Times.
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Update: JET magazine officially responds to Fantasia's angry outburst over the editor's choice for a cover photo for the latest issue.
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