Caitlyn Jenner begins her campaign for California governor with a prized commodity for a candidate — celebrity. But while her name is widely recognized, what she would do in the job remains a mystery… Jenner lacks the roots Schwarzenegger had in politics, and his international celebrity far eclipsed her own. The emerging contest had failed to attract a nationally recognized contender before the entrance of the 71-year-old Jenner, who won the decathlon in the 1976 Summer Olympics and is widely known from the popular reality shows “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and the spin-off, “I Am Cait.” However, she is untested as a candidate and little is known about her positions on critical issues facing the state, from the coronavirus pandemic to managing the economy. She has ties to former President Donald Trump, who remains broadly unpopular in California outside his GOP base, as well as his former political operatives who are helping her organize her campaign. But the LGBTQ advocacy group Equality California said it would oppose her candidacy, citing her ties to Trump and Republicans who have sought to undercut transgender rights around the nation.
Gender & Sexuality
Iran was elected to the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women, an organization that works to be the global champion for gender equality. Iran was elected Monday to the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women for a four-year term along with China, Japan, Lebanon and Pakistan. Cabo Verde, Egypt, Mauritania and Tunisia, and Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago were also elected to the commission for four-year terms. The Commission on the Status of Women is the “global champion for gender equality,” according to the organization. It works to develop and uphold standards in which all women can exercise their human rights. The commission focuses on issues it deems fundamental to women’s equality and attempts to promote the progress of women worldwide.
A former California Democrat mayor and vocal Black Lives Matter (BLM) activist has been charged with almost a dozen felony crimes connected to a child sexual assault investigation. Robert Jacob, progressive former mayor of Sebastopol in Sonoma County, Northern California, was arrested for “five felony and one misdemeanor sexual assault charges against a minor,” according to a statement from the Sebastopol Police Department. Last Tuesday, when he appeared in the Sonoma County Superior Court, the number of Jacob’s felony charges was increased to 11. Jacob has been a proponent of “defunding the police,” as had child sex offender Christopher DeVries – a leader of a local BLM chapter. The charges against Jacob include: committing lewd acts with a child ages 14 to 15, participating in sexual penetration of a child under 16, making a child under 16 available to another person for lewd or lascivious acts, and distribution of child pornography. Police had received a tip about possible sexual assaults between December 2019 and March 2021 in the city and they opened an investigation on March 30. The investigation ultimately identified Jacob as a suspect and took the former mayor into custody.
A television station controlled by the Islamic Republic of Iran censored over 100 broadcast shots of a female referee during the Sunday British soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham, sparking criticism on social media because of the regime’s sexism. Sardar Pashaei, a world champion gold medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling for Iran, tweeted: “Last night, Iran TV interrupted the important game between Manchester United and Tottenham dozens of times, censoring its images, just because one of the referee’s match was a woman (@SianMasseyRef)[Sian Massey]. Will @FIFAcom [International Federation of Association Football] voice its objection to this gender discrimination by Iran?”
A video surfaced on social media showing children at a drag club in LA being paraded across the stage by a drag queen urging them to pose and strut for cash. In the video, an onlooker comments on the travesty, with obvious displeasure. “Why in the hell to do these people got these f*cking little bitty-ass kids at this f*cking drag show, y’all?” She asks. “It’s 11:40 at night, yo,” another woman chimes in. “It is 11:40 at night, these people have children in a f*cking drag show in LA on the beach, I mean look at this sh*t,” she says, and pans the camera to the stage where what appear to be two little girls with long blonde hair, skinny legs, and short sundresses are being led across the stage by a drag queen. “Get your money, girls,” the drag queen says. The little girl poses and reaches out a hand for some cash from the audience. The drag queen takes one of them by the hand and poses between the two girls, showing them how to pose, and the two follow suit. The drag queen leads them across the stage, as they sashay along with her.
The disgraced Prince Andrew, who has been forced into early retirement from his royal duties due to his affiliation with the late sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, left his father’s funeral on Saturday in a $300,000 Bentley, The U.S. Sun reports. It was awkward enough to have Prince Andrew, who has long denied the accusation that he had sex with one of Epstein’s teenage sex slaves, at Prince Philip’s funeral considering what a black sheep he’s become. But to have him effectively thumb his nose at the common people of the British commonwealth by hopping into a green Bentley Flying Spur after the 50-minute service for the Duke of Edinburgh was too much for some royal watchers to bear.