Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ann Farmer

Ann Farmer
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Ann Farmer is the author of By Their Fruits: Eugenics, Population Control, and the Abortion Movement (Catholic University of America, 2008).

Doing the misogynists’ job for them, Oxford’s feminist philosophy reading list

Oxford University is to 'feminise its curriculum after requesting that 40 per cent of recommended authors on philosophy reading lists be by women’, yesterday’s...

Faith schools are to be praised, not feared

Seventy individuals and representatives of various organisations, including Dr Rowan Williams, Andrew Copson of Humanists UK, Rabia Mirza of British Muslims for Secular Democracy,...

Thought for today: And today’s women writers think they’ve got it tough . . .

More than 70 female scriptwriters have written an open letter criticising television executives about the ‘overwhelming’ number of dramas being written by men, and...

Last Rites for the Proms? Gender balancing will turn music lovers off in droves

The BBC has pledged to introduce ‘gender balancing’ to its Proms programme, with half of all new commissions going to female composers by 2022. The...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: Born-again Communism is more dangerous than ever

Following allegations by former Czech agent Ján Sarkocy that during the 1980s he met Jeremy Corbyn several times, the Telegraph declares that the ‘horrors...

Thought for today: For once the C of E is right – Down’s abortions are an affront to civilisation

The General Synod of the Church of England, after hearing testimony that ‘the rate of Down’s syndrome abortions in the UK and Europe is...

Thought for today: May, Rudd and Saunders find all men guilty until proved innocent

Allison Pearson recites a litany of failed rape prosecutions, in which vital evidence for the defence was not investigated, that were originally instigated apparently...

Thought for today: MPs’ diversity agenda ignores one minority – the working class

To mark 100 years since the Representation of the People Act, a group of Conservative MPs have deplored the fact that in all political...

We need incentives to beef up marriage, not water it down

Marriage looks set for its ‘biggest shake-up in 200 years’ as the Government launches a review into giving heterosexual couples the right to enter...

Ann Farmer’s thought for today: What a Carrie-on! BBC’s pay equality farce

The long-running saga about gender inequality at the BBC became further mired in controversy when Carrie Gracie, who resigned her post as China editor,...

Virtue signalling has no place in a GP’s surgery

Doctors have been advised to display rainbow posters in their waiting rooms to encourage gay and bisexual patients to come out to their GP....

Thought for today

Education’s three banned words . . . religion, selection and family. Trevor Phillips, the former head of the Commission for Racial Equality and its successor...

Thought for today – feminists should focus on the real crimes against women

Undercover reporters from the Financial Times have, apparently, exposed ‘an orgy of power and sexism’ at a now-disbanded Presidents Club all-male fund-raising dinner at...

Thought for today: Would you Adam and Steve it?

Fortnum and Mason has launched gay and lesbian ‘Garden of Eden’ biscuit tins for Valentine’s Day, offering ‘Adam and Steve’ and ‘Eve and Niamh’...

Thought for today: China’s missing women and the silence of the feminists

Despite the relaxation of the one-child policy, China’s birth rate is reportedly continuing to fall. The decrease is blamed on a declining population of...

Thought for today: How the Loneliness Minister could make a difference

Theresa May has appointed a ‘minister for loneliness’ as ‘part of the legacy of the murdered Labour MP Jo Cox’. Tracey Crouch, already Minister...

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