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Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

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April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

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Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sept. 15, 2006 / 22 Elul, 5766

All Women All the Time

By Greg Crosby

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | I guess I'd better start this column off with a disclaimer. I do not hate women. I am married, in the traditional way, to a woman - a woman I love very much. I have a sister, whom I love. I had a wonderful mother, whom I loved. There have been and there still are many good women in my life. (Now get ready for the "but.") But I'm really getting sick and tired of all the sob sister complaints. Complaints such as the following:

Women never get the same opportunities as do men. Women aren't paid as much. Women are regarded as second class citizens. Women are degraded. There is a "glass ceiling" for women.

Take your pick of any feminist victim line and I can disprove it with one word. Television. Women have more air time on television than men do by far. Not only that but they are represented in a far better light than are men over all, and white men in particular. This is true for all aspects of programming, news reporting, and commercials. The only place where men still are the dominant sex is in televised sports - but in time that will ultimately change, I'm sure.

Turn on the set and see for yourself. More news reporters are women. More announcers are women. More shows feature women which cater to women viewers. Of all men, black men and Latin men fare better than the white guys and are portrayed in a better light. White men, when they are depicted at all, are generally the villains or the jerks, or the dummies or the slobs, or all of the above. And that goes triple for commercials.

The big news in TV news this past week or so was centered on Katie Couric, Rosie O'Donnell, and Meredith Vieira. Perky Couric is the first solo woman anchor of an American weekday evening news show. She is also the highest-paid anchor of any gender, with a salary of $15 million and a $10 million promotional campaign. No television news person has ever been paid more than our gal Katie - no one. She now joins the big bucks girls club alongside Oprah Winfrey, the highest paid human being on television, who is reported to earn $1.6 million per show; and Judge Judy Sheindlin, earning about $25 million a year. Poor, poor women just never get paid as much as men.

On Wednesday, Meredith Vieira, formally one of the yamering hens on "The View," made her debut on 'Today,' taking Katie's place. Meredith appears to be the perfect woman to replace Couric, since her politics are just as liberal. She even marched in an anti-war protest in 2004 and has made public statements such as declaring that the "entire pretext for war" was "built on lies." Poor liberal women who never get the chance to express their "views" (no pun intended).

And speaking of lies, that brings us to lesbian dyke, Rosie O'Donnell, who is now a regular on "The View" said on air the day right after the 5th anniversary of 9/11 that "radical" Christians in America are just as much of a threat as the followers of radical Islam who piloted hijacked jetliners into New York's Twin Towers and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. This repulsive sorry excuse for a person has as much hatred towards Christians and America as she does toward men. And that's a lot!

And speaking of lesbians, a radio company whose founders include social activist Gloria Steinem and actress Jane Fonda, has launched an all-women, all-talk network across the United States. The company is called Greenstone Media. Steinem said the network, which is run by women, aims to provide an alternative to current radio talk, which she describes as "very argumentative, quite hostile, and very much male-dominated." I only wish the Steinem/Fonda radio network all the luck that Air America had (If you haven't heard, the Sorros-sponsored enterprise is a major flop that has finally declared bankruptcy).

I could go on and on, and maybe some day I will, about all the CEO's and presidents of major corporations that are women. I could talk about all the women executives who hold powerful positions in the entertainment industry, the producers, writers, and agency big shots who are women. So many women at the very top levels.

Not only that, but look around you - women are in every kind of job there is; jobs that once were only, or preponderantly for men. Women are doing it all. Barbers, doctors, lawyers, sales, marketing, civil service, armed forces - women are everywhere and no one is stopping them from doing anything they want. Women are also graduating collage and universities at a higher percentage than are men.

No, women just don't get the opportunities that men do. Yeah, right. Tell it to Rosie. Only someone as preposterous and screwed up as she is could swallow that drivel.

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