Helluva pope you got there, Catholics:

Pope Francis said Tuesday that “gossipers are terrorists” in a possible jab at Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano and protesters who accuse Francis of abuse cover-up.

The pontiff denounced gossip as equal to killing during his Wednesday address in St. Peter’s square amid rising fury from U.S. Catholics over what they see as the Vatican and U.S. bishop’s poor handling of the sexual abuse crisis rocking the church.

Catholic faithful have called on Francis to respond to accusations from Vigano, the former Vatican ambassador to the U.S., that the pontiff actively covered up sexual abuse allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

 Catholic protesters at the Silence Stops Now rally in Baltimore, Maryland, repeated such calls Tuesday, during their demonstrations against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, for Francis and other Vatican officials to break their silence and offer clarification, reassurance, and accountability to the laity. Francis thus far has refused to respond to Vigano’s allegations, offering only “silence and prayer” and saying those clamoring about scandal are agents of Satan sowing division in the church.


A Glimpse Into a World Without Men

Ah, to have an all-female workplace, full of sugar and spice and everything nice and absent #MeToo turpitude and transgressions. Are you in, ladies? Well, before signing on that dotted line, you may want to consider the experiences of the sugar-and-spice girls at Sweden’s new Gender Equality Authority.

Yes, that sounds like what’s birthed when Orwell’s 1984 meets The Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death (Bill Maher’s most memorable movie), but it wasn’t mainly men being consumed in this bureaucracy. As Sweden’s FriaTider reports (auto-translated and corrected for grammar):

The New Gender Equality Authority has a leadership consisting of 100 percent women. Ten months after its inception, an internal report now reveals a work environment so bad that 70 percent of its employees are distressed enough to be at risk of ill health, reports Ekot.

The internal survey, Ekot also noted, shows in addition that a majority of the employees of the Gender Equality Authority suffer from sleep problems and “risk fatigue”.

Among other things, the women-dominated workplace is characterized by bullying and harassment, according to the survey.

If this surprises you, perhaps you derived your conception of the sexes from a women’s studies class (maybe the one known as modern American culture). Whether it was Aristotle’s observation that women are more likely “to scold and to strike,” Rudyard Kipling’s verse about how “the female of the species is more deadly than the male” or statistics on bullying, it has long been known that the sugar-and-spice bit reflects marketing and male flattery, not reality.

As Forbes wrote in 2012 on inter-employee harassment, “Women make much nastier office bullies than men, says psychologist Dr. Gary Namie, co-founder of the [Workplace Bullying] Institute.” This behavior is “particularly vicious among working women,” informs Forbes, and ranges “from playing favourites to badmouthing colleagues” to undermining other women’s careers (and men’s, too).

Unsurprisingly, Forbes attributed this to conditioning (read: it’s our Patriarchal™ society’s fault), writing that girls “are taught to be critical about each other from adolescence.” How this is taught or where it’s taught I have no idea, but that’s their story and they’re stickin’ to it.

School Punishes Male Teacher For Refusing To Watch A Naked Girl In The Boys’ Locker Room

A Florida school district allowed a self-described transgender female student regular access to the boys’ locker room, with no advance warning to the boys or their parents. The first time she walked in, she caught “boys (literally) with their pants down, causing them embarrassment and concern by the fact that they had been observed changing by an obvious girl,” says a complaint letter to Pasco County School District from Liberty Counsel, a pro-bono constitutional law firm.

With a “gag order,” school administrators forbade teachers from talking about the change, and ordered a male P.E. teacher to supervise the potentially undressed girl in the Chasco Middle School locker room, the letter says. When he refused to “knowingly place himself in a position to observe a minor female in the nude or otherwise in a state of undress,” administrators told him “he will be transferred to another school as discipline for ‘not doing your job in the locker room.’”

Amazon pulls in more than $2 billion in subsidies to build HQ2s in New York and Virginia

The world’s third-most valuable company

Musical Madness: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Removes the word ‘Trump’ From Lyrics

Libs have lost their marbles, part #543562167

SJWs Wasted No Time Shredding Deceased Comic Book Legend Stan Lee

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee passed away Monday at the age of 95, after living a remarkable life, creating incredible worlds that entertained countless children and adults for decades. His passing was marked with tributes from across the political and entertainment spectrums.

But as is now customary with social justice warriors, Lee’s death became an excuse for the left to excoriate the late comic book magnate for his perceived “sexism,” “racism,” and general lack of social-justice-y-ness.


CNN and Jim Acosta’s lawsuit against the White House, which alleges First and Fifth Amendment violations, contains several factual inaccuracies.