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'Republican Donald Trump leads Democrat Hillary Clinton 56 percent to 25 percent among white men, according to a recent survey — and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) believes she knows why.

"So many times, white — non-college-educated — white males have voted Republican," she said in an interview with PBS on Tuesday. "They voted against their own economic interests because of guns, because of gays, and because of God, the three G's — God being the woman's right to choose."

Pelosi advised Clinton to attract more white male voters to her campaign "with an economic agenda to create jobs" because, for this demographic, "it's about the economy."'

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'A former University of Alaska Fairbanks hockey player who was charged with and then acquitted of rape claims in a recently filed lawsuit that his university will not hand over his degree.

Allegations lodged by the former student-athlete in the suit, which also seeks $100,000 in damages, paint campus officials as somewhat vindictive in their effort to deny Nolan Youngmun his petroleum engineering bachelor’s degree even though the young man has completed all the requirements for graduation, Alaska Dispatch News reports.'

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'The University System of Georgia has settled two lawsuits by Georgia Tech students who claimed they were expelled unfairly after being wrongly accused of sexual assault.

The settlements, released through an open-records request, were completed in June and July.

In the first case, system officials agreed to pay a male student $125,000 to settle a case in which he had been accused by another male student of sexual assault. In January, the school was ordered to reinstate the student after it had found him responsible for non-consensual sexual intercourse.'

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'The University of Minnesota is creating a special panel of students, faculty members and staff to decide if students accused of sexual assault should be disciplined.

Officials said they plan to train a pool of 35 volunteers to preside over hearings, as part of an effort to cope with an upsurge in complaints about sexual misconduct on campus.
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The new panel will get 20 hours of training, compared with five hours in past years, according to Eichele. The training will include, for example, why trauma victims — especially rape survivors — often delay coming forward, as well as how to weigh the credibility of witnesses.'

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'The timer — designed by software developer Cathy Deng — clocks the duration that a man or woman is speaking to "check who's dominating the conversation."

Deng discussed the difficulty of fostering diversity, using the tech industry as an example, on her site, AreMenTalkingTooMuch.com:

"When people talk about diversity and inclusion in tech, they often count bodies: What [percent] of women [are] at this company, what [percent of] women [are] at an event, etc. But ... inclusion is more than who's in the room. Often, in rooms that seem diverse, men still dominate conversations to a large extent.'

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'The new interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has a colorful history, which includes demanding former President George H.W. Bush confess to an extramarital affair and a belief that “white boys” shouldn’t be allowed to win.
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“[It’s not a] gender or race, it’s an attitude. A white-boy attitude is ‘I must exclude, denigrate and leave behind,” Brazile told the Post in 1999. “They don’t see it or think about it. It’s a culture.”

Brazile talked up her ability to be blunt and rude if necessary.

“I had to decide if I’d be a bitch or a whore. I chose bitch,” she told the Post. “I’d have to be strong, tough, abrasive. But I also knew I could be fair.”'

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'Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said that she faced an elevated “Hillary standard” on trust and honesty in a Sunday interview on CBS’ “60 Minutes.”

“People are very willing to say things about me, to make accusations about me that are — I don’t get upset about them anymore, but they are very regrettable,” she told CBS host Scott Pelley. “There’s the Hillary standard and then there’s the standard for everyone else.”

Clinton explained by citing “unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks with no basis in truth” occurring at the Republican National Convention, where attendees repeatedly chanted “Lock her up” in response to the private email server scandal.'

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'Emma Sulkowicz, the performing artist best known for falsely accusing a man of rape and then turning her experience into art projects, received the National Organization for Women’s “Woman of Courage Award” for being an “inspiration” to rape victims.

Sulkowicz, also known as “Mattress Girl,” was made famous after she accused a fellow Columbia University student of rape. In order to protest the school’s alleged mishandling of her case, Sulkowicz promised to “Carry That Weight”—by carrying a mattress around campus—as a performance art piece until her alleged rapist was expelled or pressured to leave. The school eventually found the student Sulkowicz accused “not responsible.”

Sulkowicz’s plight gained support from self-proclaimed anti-rape activists, including New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who invited Sulkowicz to be her guest at the 2015 State of the Union.
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Despite the lack of evidence showing Sulkowicz was ever raped and Sulkowicz using her alleged rape as a way to promote her career, NOW is praising Sulkowicz for being an “inspiration” to real rape victims.'

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'According to SB0209, the mitigating factor can be that "at the time of the offense, the defendant is or had been the victim of domestic violence and the effects of the domestic violence tended to excuse or justify the defendant's criminal conduct."

Lillian Cartwright, training and court-watch project manager for the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network, told me this nonprofit, which oversees all other domestic violence providers, helped get this law passed because 77 percent of incarcerated women are victims of abuse and are dramatically underserved when it comes to addressing this issue.

Aiardo's case is one of the first, if not the first, to take advantage of the new law, Cartwright said, and it speaks to the larger issue of "assisting these victims who live at the margin of society, including those who are incarcerated."'

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Story here. So the teachers stat. rape a minor, then sue him over the selfies of them he took, or allegedly so. Stranger than fiction. Remember: Nymphotropism knows no bounds. Excerpt:

'In response to a lawsuit by the parents of a male high school student over their son’s alleged 9-hour threesome with a pair of English teachers, one of the teachers has fired back with shocking allegations of her own.

The teacher, Shelley Dufresne, taught at Destrehan High School in Destrehan, La., about 20 miles from New Orleans.

Police say the ménage à trois featuring Dufresne, the other teacher, Rachel Respess, and the unidentified, then-16-year-old male student occurred in the fall of 2014 at Respess’s apartment.

Dufresne, a married mother of three, was 32 at the time.'

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'Turkish troops imprisoned after the failed military coup are being raped, starved and left without water for days, it is claimed.

Many of the 10,000 detainees are locked up in horses’ stables and sports halls - some hogtied in horrific stress positions, according to human rights campaigners.

Amnesty International has called for immediate access to prisoners after the coup a week ago which sparked a brutal crackdown and a three-month state of emergency.

More than 200 died in the uprising which aimed to topple dictatorial President Recep Erdogan - and 1,500 were injured.

Amnesty says it has ‘credible evidence’ Turkish police are holding detainees in stress positions for up to 48 hours, denying them food, water and medical treatment and in the worst cases some have been subjected to severe beatings and torture, including rape.'

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'Rollings Stone recently “terminated” its contract with Sabrina Rubin Erdely, the reporter who wrote the debunked article about the gang rape of a University of Virginia student.

Erdely’s status with Rolling Stone has been kept under wraps since UVA dean Nicole Eramo sued the magazine for defamation because of its reporter’s Nov. 2014 article “A Rape on Campus.” In previous disclosures Erdely appeared to still be employed by the magazine.'

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'New court documents filed in the defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone reveal that disgraced reporter Sabrina Erdely knew her story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia (UVA) was deeply flawed, but refused to change it because improving it would simply be too much work. They also reveal that Rolling Stone attempted to stem a rising tide of bad press by seeking a “sympathetic” MSNBC reporter who would let Erdeley defend herself without pushing back too much.

The revelations comes in a court filing made Friday by by attorneys representing UVA dean Nicole Eramo. Eramo is suing Rolling Stone for $25 million, claiming the magazine’s 2014 article “A Rape On Campus” defamed her by portraying her as indifferent towards the gang rape of student Jackie Coakley and unwilling to take her claims seriously.'

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'The end of an era is near, and it’s a little sad. Michigan State University says it will reopen the now-closed women’s lounge at the MSU Union as a generic space for both sexes.

University of Michigan-Flint professor Mark J. Perry, like a skunk at a lawn party, has filed a civil rights complaint, saying that men’s rights were violated when the university spent money on a space that doesn’t welcome the guys.

Though the university says the lounge was being converted before the complaint was filed, Perry has been beating this drum for awhile.

Perry, who blogs for American Enterprise Institute, has a point. We wouldn’t tolerate, nor should we, an enclave that served only men. So how can we flip the script and use different rules when it comes to a special lounge for women?'

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'A new ride-sharing company is hiring female drivers only, with plans to cater to only woman and children.

"She Drives Me" will match women drivers with women passengers who may fell less comfortable with a man behind the wheel.

The company also plans to do extensive background checks and drug testing.

It's set to launch this fall in Dallas, Texas, and several other cities nationwide. You'll be able to book a ride through an app.'

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