Boycott Planet Fitness
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women Blog
by Lauren Herzberg
2w ago
Over the past two weeks, America’s most popular gym franchise’s stock dropped by $400 million. To find the primary cause, look no further than its locker room policies. On March 12, Patricia Silva entered the women’s locker room at a Planet Fitness location in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she was shocked to find a self-identified “queer” man shaving within arm’s length of a young girl. Silva, astonished, confronted the man, took a picture of him, and recorded a video of herself recounting the experience in the parking lot. In the video, Silva voiced her concerns, stating, “There is a man shaving i ..read more
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10 Ways to Empower Young Women to Live Better, Happier, Freer Lives
Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women Blog
by Évangéline Faussié
3w ago
2023 summer intern Abby Hutchinson introduces a speaker at our annual DC Intern Summit. By Kimberly Begg Today’s young women are coming of age during a confusing, tumultuous time. Over the last few years, they’ve seen statues of American heroes torn down, cities burned, churches desecrated, stores looted, marriage and family redefined, and biological men dominating women’s sports competitions, all in the name of social justice. It’s been two years since now-Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson could not give Senator Marsha Blackburn a definition for the word ‘wom ..read more
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In Loving Memory of Linda L. Bean
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by Évangéline Faussié
3w ago
It is with heavy hearts that we bid farewell to Linda L. Bean, a remarkable woman whose legacy transcends generations. Linda, the granddaughter of the iconic outdoor retailer L.L. Bean, leaves behind a profound impact as an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and conservative activist. Her recent passing at the age of 82 marks the end of an era, but her contributions will continue to resonate for years to come. Linda served on the board of L.L. Bean for nearly 50 years. She also bought lobster dealerships and founded the Perfect Maine Lobster brand in 2007. Alongside these endeavors, Linda owned and ..read more
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Kimberly Begg to Succeed Michelle Easton as President of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women; Easton to Transition to Board Chairman
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by Évangéline Faussié
3w ago
Photo left to right: Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women board chairman Michelle Easton stands alongside president Kimberly Begg at the Center’s College Women’s Luncheon on Feb. 23, 2024, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC.) Vision of the Luce Center’s New President is to Help Young Women Flourish as Women: as Gracious, Courageous, Conservative Women March 13, 2024   HERNDON, Va.—The new president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women is a product of the Center’s work educating, mentoring, and promoting conservative women. Kimberly Begg is ..read more
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Your Second Amendment Right
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by Julie Stewart
3w ago
  “The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is a fundamental cornerstone of American Law guaranteeing to citizens the right to bear arms” Recently, Gayle Trotter came to Clemson University to speak about the importance of the Second Amendment to American society. As an attorney and political analyst inside Washington D.C., Gayle has a storied history working in the field of law and has had the opportunity to testify before Congress on this very issue. This experience has lent Trotter much accumulated knowledge and credibility when talking about firearms and the controversial ..read more
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Amber Athey Returns to Georgetown to Address the Woke Mob
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by Julie Stewart
3w ago
“These people aren’t actually offended by what you are saying…I don’t think they find it that objectionable, but they use these cancellation mobs as a tool to silence people they disagree with on a whole host of issues. It’s a convenient way of weaponizing your speech against you.” This past week, Amber Athey returned to her alma mater, Georgetown University, to speak about the growing concerns over the woke mob and violent nature of cancel culture in today’s media. In her personal experience as a journalist, Amber has faced many examples of woke aggression towards her beliefs- administrative ..read more
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Human Trafficking: a National Crisis the Media won’t Cover
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by Julie Stewart
3w ago
What is human trafficking? Who are the people behind this crisis? How can we help our community combat trafficking? Kim Luckabaugh, Executive Director of a Virginia based anti-trafficking agency, answered all these questions and more during a Fall 2023 Luce Lecture at Clemson University. Kim shocked the crowd with a heat map of trafficking activity in the United States and statistics displaying the number of victims in the areas surrounding Clemson. Many traffickers use illicit massage businesses (IMBs) to hide the inner workings of a prostitution ring, where women are forced to sell their bod ..read more
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Crime in CA Through the Eyes of a Chinese Immigrant
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by Julie Stewart
3w ago
“I would recommend a larger police presence in cities that are unsafe… many major cities have gone through radical changes in law enforcement… [and] many of the most unsafe areas in the country, in fact, need a heavier police presence.” “I think for us to have a simple conversation about crime, it is not racism, but our leaders, our community, our society- we’re simply afraid of it”   As a Chinese immigrant who grew up in an Oakland ghetto, Ying Ma is familiar with the experience of living in a crime-ridden area. This November, Ma brought crime statistics and first-hand experience to a cl ..read more
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Kimberly Begg to Succeed Michelle Easton as President of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women; Easton to Transition to Board Chairman
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by Évangéline Faussié
1M ago
Photo left to right: Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women board chairman Michelle Easton stands alongside president Kimberly Begg at the Center’s College Women’s Luncheon on Feb. 23, 2024, at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC.) Vision of the Luce Center’s New President is to Help Young Women Flourish as Women: as Gracious, Courageous, Conservative Women March 13, 2024   HERNDON, Va.—The new president of the Clare Boothe Luce Center for Conservative Women is a product of the Center’s work educating, mentoring, and promoting conservative women. Kimberly Begg is ..read more
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Why we Need Religious Expression in Government
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by Lauren Herzberg
2M ago
By Kathryn Huth “Faith, our deep religious heritage and tradition is a big part of what it means to be an American.”  At Christmastime, Americans were reacquainted with religious symbols and practices like public prayer. Last month, beloved Christmas movies framed these practices as heartwarming, but public prayer has not been welcomed in today’s popular culture. U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson, quoted above, was recently under fire because of his participation in public prayer on the House floor after he was elected Speaker of the House. In a CNBC Squawk Box interview afterwards, the hos ..read more
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