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'San Diego State University violated “procedural fairness” by refusing to let a student accused of rape have an advocate “with the same or substantially similar skills, training and experience” as his accuser’s advocate, a California court ruled.

Judge Joel Wohlfeil ordered the university to “dissolve the finding” by Dr. Lee Mintz, who also served as the school’s investigator, that “John Doe” did not stop having sex with “Jane Roe” when she asked.

It also must take back its finding that Roe “became incapacitated” and Doe “continued to have sex with her.” Mintz characterized those findings as “sexual assault” and “rape.”

Doe did not contest findings that “may support the sanction of expulsion” that he received before filing suit, so the California Superior Court judge declined to overturn his expulsion.'

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'For those looking to participate in the upcoming "A Day Without A Woman" strike, organizers of the Women's March on Washington have released additional information on how to observe the day.

Three action items are listed on the Women's March website for "anyone, anywhere," including:

1. Women take the day off work.
2. Exclusively shop at "small, women- and minority-owned businesses."
3. Wear red "in solidarity."

The strike is scheduled for International Women's Day, March 8, and is meant to recognize "the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socioeconomic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment and job insecurity," according to the Women's March website.'

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'A lot of people, upon reading an article like Kasey Edwards' Why I won't let any male babysit my children, would probably react with anger.

I know I did. It's hard to be told that you've been classified as a potential predator – that, without knowing anything about you, someone has already decided that their children need to be protected from you – without feeling pretty offended.

I never have and never will abuse a child, and, on a base emotional level, it's hurtful to hear that the probability of my doing so is too great to allow me to be alone with kids. But as Edwards says, the protection of children is not secondary to men's right not to be offended, so it's worth trying to go beyond that initial visceral anger, and examine a little closer the idea of forbidding men from taking care of your children.'

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'When our first daughter was born my husband and I made a family rule: no man would ever babysit our children. No exceptions. This includes male relatives and friends and even extracurricular and holiday programs, such as basketball camp, where men can have unrestricted and unsupervised access to children.

Eight years, and another daughter later, we have not wavered on this decision.

Group slumber parties are also out. When there is a group of excited children it is far too easy for one of them to be lured away by a father or older brother without being noticed.

When my daughter goes on play dates I make sure that she will be supervised by a woman at all times. So far she has only slept at one friend's house. Beforehand I spoke to my friend about our rule and clarified that if she's going to pop out to shops for example and intends to leave our daughter in the care of her husband or another man then the sleepover cannot happen.'

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'On Thursday, Bette Midler, who uses so much hair spray she has personally engendered global warming, was panicked in New York as the temperature rose to a balmy 62 degrees in the middle of winter.
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Certainly the problems of global warming weigh on Midler like a Beast of Burden, but she would likely claim that the unusual climes of New York would be “All I Need To Know” that men had, through their fecklessnes(s), malevolence and greed, destroyed the earth, as evidenced by the warm wafting breezes she is experiencing whistling through her ears.

Man-hating and global-warming fear-mongering. What song should she be singing now?'

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'Pamela Anderson has revealed she wants to start campaigning for men who have been falsely accused of rape.

The former Baywatch actress and glamour model is now an activist, and she has criticised Sweden for its "almost paralysing" laws against sexual crimes.

Speaking on RT's Going Underground, she said: "Sweden has these very progressive laws against sexual crimes, whatever you want to call it. It’s almost too progressive, it’s almost paralysing.

"I’m going to actually start campaigning for men who have been victims of being accused of rape when they haven’t actually done anything.”

The star - who has previously campaigned for women's rights, and against domestic violence - insisted that Sweden as a nation "doesn't really know what to do".

She added: "We all of course gravitate towards vulnerable people and we consider that to be women and children first and foremost which is important but there’s also a lot of men who are in a vulnerable situation."'

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'Clifton Powell‘s acting catalogue is pretty impressive.

The actor played notable roles in everything from Next Friday to Ray, but he stopped acting and disappeared from Hollywood altogether. TMZ caught up with Powell at LAX and he spoke about trying to put his old rape allegations behind him, which he claims costed him his acting career.

Powell got emotional after explaining that the 4-year-old civil rape case against him has been thrown out, but not without causing tremendous collateral damage. He revealed, “It’s been the worst time of my life, Joe. I have a 22-year-old daughter, I would never hurt anyone. I’m just glad that my friends, family, TMZ, my attorneys have supported me through this whole ordeal. It’s been the most emotional ordeal I had to deal with since my father died in the 80’s”

But don’t let the emotion fool you — he’s not giving up on himself anytime. Powell says that now he’s trying to mend fences in Hollywood. He revealed, “I feel like some jobs just went away. My reputation has been basically ruined and now I have to go about the business of fixing my reputation.”'

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'It was another harrowing case of an alleged rape occurring at an off-campus drinking party of underage college students.

In this instance, a teen claimed she was repeatedly raped by two Sacred Heart University football players in a tiny basement bathroom while the party raged on.

But months after the players were dismissed from the team and had withdrawn from the school 18-year-old Nikki Yovino confessed she had made the rape allegations up to gain the sympathy of a prospective boyfriend, police said.

On Wednesday, Yovino, of South Setauket, N.Y., was charged with second-degree false reporting of an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

The tampering charge is a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

After surrendering to police here, Yovino was released after posting $150,000 bond. She is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on March 3.'

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'An 18-year-old New York woman has been charged with two criminal counts after allegedly making false rape accusations that led to two men leaving Sacred Heart University.

Nikki Yovino, in an attempt to get empathy from a guy she liked, reportedly made up a rape hoax against two Sacred Heart football players she had sex with last October.

She was charged on Wednesday with “second-degree false reporting of an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence,” CTPost reports.

Yovino claimed she was forced into a bathroom where the two men, whose names are not being released, took turns assaulting her. The men admitted that sex occurred, but maintained it was consensual.

After Yovino reported the rape, the two men agreed to leave school after their scholarships were revoked and would have to face a disciplinary board.
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One of the men has now been readmitted to Sacred Heart.'

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'A federal judge refused to dismiss most claims from a former Colorado State student who accuses the school of gender bias in suspending him and stripping him of his athletic scholarships after what he calls a false accusation of rape.

Grant Neal sued Colorado State University, Pueblo in April last year on eight causes of action, including breach of contract, breach of faith, violations of Title IX and due process, and procedural matters. The school had suspended him and took away his wrestling and football scholarships.

On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer wrote in a 58-page recommendation that the school’s investigation was wrought with “bias and inaccuracy.”

Shaffer recommended allowing six claims to proceed against the CSU board of governors, dismissing all the individual administrators as defendants, dismissing the U.S. Department of Education as a defendant, and giving Neal leave to amend if he can cure the deficiencies.'

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'When Christina Hoff Sommers, a “former ’60s flower child” turned philosophy professor, began investigating academic feminism, she discovered numerous “mistakes, half-truths and untruths.”

“As a feminist and an academic, I felt the need to set things right,” she told USA TODAY College.

Hoff Sommers is now a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where she produces the Factual Feminist video series, where she gives talks on topics such as “The top five feminist myths of all time” and “The real reason there aren’t more female scientists.”

The theme in Hoff Sommers’ work is that academic feminism — the type of feminism taught to students in the university environment — exaggerates the plight of women while ignoring the plight of men.

For example, take the oft-repeated gender wage-gap statistic that women make 23 cents less on the dollar than men do for the same job. Last July, for example, Pew Research Center reported that women’s earnings were 83% of men’s.

“That claim is decisively refused by economists, including feminist economists. The 23-cent gender pay gap is simply the difference between the average earnings of all men and women working full time,” Hoff Sommers argues.'

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'A new book by Daily Caller writer Scott Greer, “No Campus for White Men,” sums it up pretty succinctly.

“The problem is not just overgrown crybabies and helicopter parenting, but an extreme version of identity politics, which encourages students to demand power and privilege on the sole basis of their race, gender, or sexual orientation,” Greer writes. “The flipside is that they want to disenfranchise and humiliate everyone who is not part of their designated victim groups—especially straight, white men.”

With chapters titled “Political Correctness in the Age of Microaggressions,” “Guilty of Being White,” “Greeks under Siege” and “Art of the Hoax,” Greer offers a summary of the campus craziness that has seized higher education over the last several years.

To be sure, the sickness eating away at the heart of higher ed is nothing new — but it is as bad as ever, Greer said in an interview with The College Fix.'

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'Two college football players who were suspended from their team last year and saw their scholarships revoked after rape accusations have been cleared by police after authorities say their accuser recanted her story.

Nikki Yovino, 18, of South Setauket, NY, has been charged with second-degree falsely reporting an incident and tampering with or fabricating physical evidence in connection to an incident at a Sacred Heart University football party in October, the Connecticut Post reports.

When pressed about inconsistencies in her original statement, Yovino admitted that she made up the rape allegations against the two football players in hopes of gaining sympathy from another man — a prospective boyfriend, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.'

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'A former male student from Allegheny College is suing after he was expelled for what he and his attorneys claim was a false accusation of sexual assault.

The student, identified only as John Doe in court documents, alleges that he attempted to present evidence that made it clear his accuser was only angry because they were no longer speaking and wanted him expelled out of spite. He says this evidence and witness testimony was ignored by Allegheny.

The incident that led to John’s accusation occurred in late September 2014. John and some of his track teammates had gathered to celebrate their recent time trials. John’s accuser, listed in court documents as Jane Doe, attended the celebration. John alleges that Jane brought a bottle of tequila with her to the party but says she did not consume any alcoholic beverages and was sober.'

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'He also wants Texas to join California, New York and the handful of other states that have passed “affirmative consent” laws requiring colleges to tell students their sexual partner must indicate — either through words or actions — that they are OK with sexual contact before initiating it.
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Watson is also co-sponsoring a bill with Sen. Joan Huffman, a Houston Republican and former judge, that would put in place some of the most stringent rules against rape on campus in the country.

Senate Bill 576 would require any school employee, and some student leaders, to report instances of “sexual harassment, sexual assault, family violence or stalking” to the campus president within 48 hours of becoming aware of the incident, or else face serious consequences.

People who fail to report could be charged with a Class A misdemeanor — punishable by up to $4,000 in fines and a year in jail — if they were found to have intentionally concealed information about an assault. Students who are "the highest-ranking member" of a club recognized by the school would be subject to these same penalties.'

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