Thursday, August 30, 2012

Repeal Title IX

After 40 years, Title IX is getting old for men and boys, and it must be repealed.  It is doing damage to extracurricular activities, especially men's college sports, and it is now extending its grip on elementary schools. The USA sent 261 male athletes and 269 female athletes to the 2012 London Olympics, thanks to Title IX.

Title IX was enacted in 1972 to prohibit gender-based discrimination. Since then, the regulations that test compliance with Title IX have degenerated into a vehicle for female privilege under the guise of gender equality. That is because feminism is not about equality opportunity; it is about equality of outcome. Thanks the misuse of Title IX and the way it was enforced, schools everywhere fear that they are obligated to make their sports team roster "proportional" to their enrollment due to the threat of federal government regulators and trial lawyers. That means that if 57 percent of the student enrollment is female, then 57 percent of student athletes must be female. This compliance test serves to benefit the majority sex in colleges and universities by every means possible, while the minority sex is pushed below the law.

However, the media coverage of Title IX avoids these fineprint details and evidently crosses the line from objective reporting to cheerleading. Any damage done by Title IX is ignored, and any criticism is summarily downplayed or dismissed.

Monday, August 13, 2012

My top 3 of each season American Idol

My top 3 of each season of American Idol (as in inspired by the Olympics: "Gold Favorite" being my first favorite, "Silver Favorite" being my second-favorite, and "Bronze Favorite" being my third favorite) and the show winner (the one who actually won) and real winner (the one who should have won or who is the most commercially successful).

Season 1:
Gold Favorite: Tamyra Gray
Silver Favorite: Christina Christian
Bronze Favorite: Justin Guarini
Show Winner: Kelly Clarkson
Real Winner: Kelly Clarkson

Season 2:
Gold Favorite: Ruben Studdard
Silver Favorite: Trenyce Cobbins
Bronze Favorite: Rickey Smith
Show Winner: Ruben Studdard
Real Winner: Clay Aiken

Season 3:
Gold Favorite: Jennifer Hudson
Silver Favorite: Fantasia Barrino
Bronze Favorite: George Huff
Show Winner: Fantasia Barrino
Real Winner: Jennifer Hudson

Season 4:
Gold Favorite: Vonzell Solomon
Silver Favorite: Nikko Smith
Bronze Favorite: Carrie Underwood
Show Winner: Carrie Underwood
Real Winner: Carrie Underwood

Season 5:
Gold Favorite: Elliott Yamin
Silver Favorite: Mandisa
Bronze Favorite: Lisa Tucker
Show Winner: Taylor Hicks
Real Winner: Elliott Yamin

Season 6:
Gold Favorite: Jordin Sparks
Silver Favorite: Sanjaya Malakar
Bronze Favorite: Melinda Doolittle
Show Winner: Jordin Sparks
Real Winner: Jordin Sparks

Season 7:
Gold Favorite: Chikezie Eze
Silver Favorite: Syesha Mercado
Bronze Favorite: David Hernandez
Show Winner: David Cook
Real Winner: David Cook

Season 8:
Gold Favorite: Jasmine Murray
Silver Favorite: Lil Rounds
Bronze Favorite: Anoop Desai
Show Winner: Kris Allen
Real Winner: Adam Lambert

Season 9:
Gold Favorite: Michael Lynche
Silver Favorite: Paige Miles
Bronze Favorite: Andrew Garcia
Show Winner: Lee DeWyze
Real Winner: Crystal Bowersox

Season 10:
Gold Favorite: Jacob Lusk
Silver Favorite: Stefano Langone
Bronze Favorite: Ashthon Jones
Show Winner: Scotty McCreery
Real Winner: Scotty McCreery

Season 11:
Gold Favorite: Jessica Sanchez
Silver Favorite: Joshua Ledet
Bronze Favorite: DeAndre Brackensick
Show Winner: Phillip Phillips
Real Winner: Jessica Sanchez