'Thursday morning, members of the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) chapter at California State University- Los Angeles (CSULA) caught a pair of disgruntled feminists on camera tearing down flyers advertising the group’s lecture with Christina Hoff Sommers scheduled for Oct. 4.
After being confronted by a CSULA YAF student, the vandal repeatedly insisted the fliers were “offensive.”
One of the feminists claimed removing the fliers was her First Amendment right.
“This is my freedom of speech,” she said.
“So it’s freedom of speech to infringe on our freedom of speech?” the YAF student responded.
'Although a very close call, for the reasons explained below, the Court finds that certain procedures Brown employed in conducting Doe’s hearing fell outside of a student’s reasonable expectations based on the Code of Student Conduct at Brown University 2014-15 (the “2014-15 Code”), and that these procedural errors likely affected the panel’s decision in Doe’s case.2 Accordingly, Doe is entitled a new hearing that remedies these infirmities. Pursuant to Rule 52(a) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, the Court makes the following findings of fact and conclusions of law. To the extent that any finding of fact reflects a legal conclusion, it should be to that extent deemed a conclusion of law, and vice versa.'
'In recent years, the cry of 'we need more men in feminism'. and 'we must include men' has been creeping in. To counter the accusations of man-hating that feminists like me face all the time, many of the more liberal, 'fun' feminists' bend over backwards to tell men that feminism will fail without their intervention. But the whole point of the women's liberation movement is that is challenges and seeks to overthrow male supremacy, and to liberate women from the shackles of patriarchy. it goes without saying that most men will take exception to this. We wish to remove the privilege they are granted at birth. Feminism is a threat to men, and so it should be.
Domestic violence, rape, child sexual abuse and exploitation, are all men's issues. Men, in the main, commit these crimes against women and girls. It is down to them to choose not to commit such crimes, and to call other men to task when they do so. I hear you cry, 'women do it too', and 'men suffer domestic violence'. Despite the irrefutable fact that the vast majority of these crimes are carried out by men, there are those that will fight tooth and nail to argue the opposite.
Feminism does indeed need men. We need them to support our efforts, and not take over. We need men to educate other men in how to be decent human beings, and not for them to don a Batman outfit and save us from danger. Feminism needs men to support us in our efforts, not to colonise it for their own benefit.'
'During the debate, while speaking about race relations and criminal justice reform, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton discussed ensuring rights to young men. She wouldn't say "due process," but she was referring to those rights.
It's shocking that Clinton would discuss the "rights of young men," considering the language she uses to talk about campus sexual assault. When Clinton says we must "listen and believe" to accusers, she's saying we shouldn't consider whether the accusations might be false (well, except when the accusations are against her husband).
That's a dangerous policy that has lead to dozens of lawsuits against universities who have denied due process rights to male students accused of sexual assault.'
'Now that another college year has begun, students beware. It seems nearly every week the U.S. Education Department announces another university is under investigation for at least one incident of sexual assault on campus. An alarming feature of present-day life on campuses of colleges and universities in this country is that students — almost always men — find themselves in the midst of a veritable minefield where due process protection is almost always conveniently overlooked.
And even when DOE isn’t making demands of colleges, school administrators often ignore due process, as is claimed in a lawsuit I filed against Columbia University on behalf of a male student facing disciplinary action. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently allowed the accused student’s lawsuit against Columbia to move forward, stating that there was sufficient plausibility of a Title IX violation in the university’s mishandling of the investigation.
Certainly, victims of sexual assault have too often been ignored or worse, so the Obama administration was right to insist on more serious attention being paid to the issue. But it has overreached with disastrous results for those accused, who have little legal protection on campus.'
Human Rights Watch Report Will Worsen Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice System, CPI Charges
WASHINGTON / September 27, 2016 – A leading criminal justice reform organization is today calling on Human Rights Watch, an international rights group, to remove its report, “Improving Police Response to Sexual Assault.” The non-profit Center for Prosecutor Integrity charges the report serves to bias the investigation, undermine the presumption of innocence, and harm the civil rights of persons accused of crimes, especially African-American men.
The Human Rights Watch report contains a series of recommendations that would severely distort the investigative process, CPI alleges. For example, the report urges investigators to assume that “all sexual assault cases are valid unless established otherwise by investigative findings.”
'In a new study at The Choice Lab, Ranveig Falch, Alexander W. Cappelen and Bertil Tungodden show that men are held accountable for their poor achievements to a greater extent than women are.
We do not support men when they do poorly. However, we do support women.
If one has a positive attitude about helping capable women through gender quotas, one will perhaps also be more positive towards supporting women who do poorly than men who do poorly, Ranveig Falch, a doctoral student at NHH contends.
“It is women and supporters of gender quotas who are responsible for the skewed distribution,” says Ranveig Falch. She presented the study at the Economic Science Association European Conference, which was recently hosted by The Choice Lab.'
'On Sept. 17, the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) hosted their first national conference at the Ottawa city hall, where they were met with opposition from the Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM).
CAFE is a non-profit group that seeks to promote awareness of issues affecting the status, health, and general well-being of men and boys. CAFE believes that these issues have been overlooked due to a bigger emphasis being put on female equality and women’s rights, leading to an indifference towards the unique problems that affect men.
Some of the issues discussed at the conference were high suicide rates among men, domestic violence, work-related deaths, and what they believed to be discriminatory treatment against fathers in the family court system.
“For the past two years we have been providing support to men and their families through legal aid, peer support, counselling, and through the first ever abuse program for male domestic violence victims,” said CAFE CEO Justin Trottier.'
'Today I'm coining a new term: effeminists. These are misguided (if not malicious) women who have an agenda to emasculate men and erase masculinity from our culture. They have progressed beyond "feminism" and into "effemininazation" of what historically and culturally had always been sacrosanct: little boys being nurtured and encouraged to develop and grow into well-rounded and healthy men. It was always the job of mothers to makes sure their baby boys left the nest in 18 years and made their way in the world as men they could be proud of.
Not anymore. Some moms seem preoccupied with scoring political points by turning their little boys into little girls and cutting them off from masculinization.
In our politically correct and increasingly totalitarian society, where anyone who chides such developments or steps outside the ideological left's approved talking points, we as individuals are never allowed to voice any opposition to the transforming of little boys into little girls, but it is worth risking the ire of the social justice warrior hordes to push back against the effeminists.'
'If you’re on Twitter, it seems you always find out the same way. You see a new hashtag trending, and a few friends tweet things along with the hashtag that seem vaguely funny but also confusing out of context. Another friend tweets: “I won’t do it. I won’t read the article.” And then you know: Another Terrible Man has gone viral.
These articles by Terrible Men rarely seem to come from any publication with name recognition. They often show up on sites we’ve never heard of. And I’m always left scratching my head: How were they ever found in the first place?
However it happened, we all direct our rage at these men who don’t acknowledge boundaries, men who don’t understand headphones, men who tell women not to wear their engagement rings to interviews, men who would never, ever date feminists, and then we dissect their terrible opinions line by line. Their pieces provide endless content for tweets, rebuttals, and memes. In fact, these writers have already meme’d themselves. We crack our knuckles and begin crafting our own takes; it’s almost an art, at this point, and provides a convenient and understandable outlet for our frustrations. We get a whole flood of reaction articles, wherein awful opinions by Terrible Men from the darkest corners of the internet are posted with additional commentary in order to share and prolong the outrage.'
'As Yee Xiong prepared to leave the sentencing hearing for a man she said sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment when they were students, she felt ready to finally put the case behind her after four years. Then, she was handed a $4 million defamation lawsuit.
The lawsuit from Lang Her, who pleaded no contest to felony assault, stated that Xiong and three of her siblings colluded to alienate him from the close-knit ethnic Hmong community and called him a rapist on Facebook.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Xiong said it was like a “slap to the face,” what she saw as a way for Her to “continue to harass my family and me.”
While such lawsuits have long been a legal strategy, experts say, some of the accused may feel they must seek to clear their names in court at a time of increased focus on campus sex assaults and more serious consequences at schools.
“Being labeled ‘rapist’ now has more power than it did 10 years ago,” said Emily Austin of the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. “The impact could be, if these become more common, that survivors are going to double-think reporting, afraid anything they’re saying could be grounds for a lawsuit against them personally.”
Eric Rosenberg, an Ohio lawyer who has represented clients suing their accusers and universities, said many of the accused suffer damaged reputations and lost educational and career prospects.
“There is no bigger stain on a person in this culture than being labeled as a sexual assailant, and that’s what they’re labeled as,” said Rosenberg, who has filed or acted as a consultant for more than half a dozen such lawsuits in the past five years.'
'Parents are often terrified when they call Sherry Warner Seefeld.
They’ve just learned that a son — or daughter — has been accused of sexual assault at college. And they’re deathly afraid of what may happen next.
Seefeld, a Minnesota native and the mother of four sons, knows what they’re going through. Six years ago, she was one of those parents. Now she’s on a mission to help other families in that same “horrific” spot, as the co-founder and president of Families Advocating for Campus Equality (FACE), a support group for the accused.
“Everybody wants to stop sexual assault, you know, everybody does,” says Seefeld, 60, a retired high school teacher in Fargo, N.D. But on college campuses today, she says, the innocent have as much to fear as the guilty.
In the midst of a national outcry over campus rape, she says, students are being labeled sex offenders based on little more than an accusation.'
'It was nearly midnight on a crisp Friday in December, the week before finals, when a young man walked a young woman home to her dorm in St. Paul.
The pair, both students at the University of St. Thomas, had started flirting at a campus party where the alcohol was flowing freely. After several drinks, they made their way to a dorm lounge, where a security camera kept watch. Then they retreated to the most private of spaces — a small bathroom.
What happened there would haunt them both, and draw St. Thomas into a legal battle and a divisive national debate over the role of colleges in policing accusations of sexual violence.
This spring, the young man, identified only as “John Doe,” sued the university, saying he was suspended for sexual assault without a fair hearing or even a lawyer to present his side of the story. It’s one of a flood of lawsuits across the country asserting that colleges are trampling the rights of the accused in a rush to crack down on campus rape.
St. Thomas denies any wrongdoing. But increasingly, colleges and universities are finding themselves in the awkward position of trying to ferret out what really happened between students behind closed doors, often in alcohol-fueled encounters. And the stakes for getting it wrong have never been higher.'
'Labour’s Shadow Minister for domestic violence was an ‘abusive bully’ who terrified her former husband and cost him £200,000 in their divorce settlement, a friend claimed last night.
Sarah Champion admitted yesterday that she was arrested and cautioned by police after attacking explorer Graham Hoyland during their ‘very acrimonious’ divorce in 2007.
But the Rotherham MP – who faced calls to resign last night – told a national newspaper the violent bust-up came after she had been ‘provoked for years’ by Mr Hoyland.
Miss Champion, 47, who had ended up in a police cell, claimed the altercation was over who would keep a valuable painting. She said: ‘I’m not proud of what happened and I accept I was in the wrong, but I have nothing to hide.’'
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