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'She has said feminism was vital in the 1970s due to the ‘ridiculous state of affairs’ women found themselves in.

But author Fay Weldon has now declared that the movement did some women more harm than good and has “undermined men” too much.

She believes women should not try to balance “a family, a career and a love life” as they will be too busy. It is harder than ever to be a mother as women pile pressure on each other, the writer believes.

Miss Weldon, 84, whose books include The Life And Loves Of A She-Devil, said women have suffered as they now have to go out to work when many might not want to.

She said: “Feminism probably suited one woman in three. And one woman in three would rather stay home, look after the children and had no ambition.'

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Wikipedia on the subject here.

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'AU also agreed to consider input from accusers when deciding punishment for offenders. Further, the school will not allow students on disciplinary probation to study abroad in an AU-sponsored program or participate in fraternity or sorority membership recruitment. The school said it would consider using Skype to hold “timely hearings” and avoid long delays.

The school also said students on probation will not be allowed to serve in student government or as elected Greek life officers, though they can belong to a fraternity or sorority.

Prior to Ferber’s federal complaint, AU was already the subject of a U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights investigation over its handling of sexual assaults. That review began in March 2015.'

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'What if I told you that the percentage of men taking their own lives had, in the past fifteen years, soared to unprecedented heights, increasing 62% faster than the percentage of women doing the same?

According to a recent report by the CDC detailing changes in suicide rates from 1999 to 2014, that is precisely the case. Of course, if you read only media outlets obsessed with “war on women” talking points, you could be forgiven for missing it. “Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls” reads an NPR headline, in an article that goes on to focus almost exclusively on the fairer (and less suicidally depressed) sex. The article even includes a graph of female suicides, declaring “Women’s Suicide Rates Increase For All Age Groups Under 75,” while neglecting to include the same information for men. Had it been included, it would have shown even larger numbers.

The CDC report states that the female suicide rate has increased from 4.0 women per 100,000 in 1999 to 5.8 in 2014. Meanwhile the male suicide rate, already at 17.8 per 100,00 in 1999, has increased to 20.8 in 2014. In other words, female suicide rates have increased by 1.8 women out of 100,000, while men’s have increased by 2.9 — 62% faster!'

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'Hillary Clinton wants Americans to vote for her because she’s a woman and her campaign is increasingly embracing the female mantle.

A campaign email sent today offered supporters their very own “woman card” after they claimed, “We’ve been hearing from supporters all over the country that they’d like a ‘woman card’ of their very own — to display proudly on a fridge or pull out of their wallet every time they run into someone who says women who support Hillary must not be using our brains…”

The campaign asks supporters for a donation so they can get their own “woman card”. “…you’ll be able to play the woman card anytime you want,” the email reads.

Clinton has frequently used her gender as a weapon — and a shield — on the campaign trail.'

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April 28, 2016
Malecare is mostly pleased with the latest response of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force to change it's research plan on screening for prostate cancer. We hope that this new research project will lead to change of the USPSTF "D" recommendation for PSA screening to more useful and lifesaving criteria.

Regarding the spcific changes, we are distressed that sexual identity as a criteria for subpopulation, especially in light of recent research showing that Gay and Straight men have significantly different pathways to advanced stage prostate cancer.

However we are pleased that the disparity of African American men is noted and we will advocate for even more inclusion of subpopulations as this study progresses.

Below is a statement of the changes the USPSTF made directly as a result of Malecare's and other organization's advocacy and the advocacy of prostate cancer patients. I also have included a link to the finalized research plans, for your interest.

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'Title IX’s ban on sexual speech harassment trumps the First Amendment on college campuses, according to an April 22 Justice Department letter. “Unwelcome” conduct or speech of a sexual nature is sexual harassment  — and must be investigated — “regardless of whether it causes a hostile environment,” the letter told the University of New Mexico.
“The Department of Justice has put universities in an impossible position: violate the Constitution or risk losing federal funding,” said Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) President Greg Lukianoff.

“An enormous amount of everyday speech” would be sexual harassment under this definition, writes Joseph Cohn on FIRE’s site.

Did you overhear someone retelling an Amy Schumer joke about sex that you found unpleasant? According to the DOJ, that makes them a harasser—even if they only did it once and didn’t do it again after you asked. If that’s harassment, the term is devoid of meaning.

If a professor argues for transgender restroom access, conservative students might complain ze has made unwelcome comments about a sexual issue. Is Camille Paglia a sexual harasser? “Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist” must be unwelcome to somebody.'

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Article here. It's one thing to advocate for more time off for workers in general. It's another thing to do so only for some workers based on their sex. This is what this woman is doing. Words jump to mind: sexist, entitled, and the "p" word: privileged. This is one example of the product of feminist indoctrination. Excerpt:

'“You know, I need a maternity leave!” I told one of my pregnant friends. She laughed, and we spent the afternoon plotting my escape from my 10-hour days, fake baby bump and all.

Of course, that didn’t happen. But the more I thought about it, the more I came to believe in the value of a “meternity” leave — which is, to me, a sabbatical-like break that allows women and, to a lesser degree, men to shift their focus to the part of their lives that doesn’t revolve around their jobs.

For women who follow a “traditional” path, this pause often naturally comes in your late 20s or early 30s, when a wedding, pregnancy and babies means that your personal life takes center stage. But for those who end up on the “other” path, that socially mandated time and space for self-reflection may never come.'

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'Exhibit Unbiased Chivalry

Boys should be thought to acknowledge the difference between men and women. At this point, their female counterparts are shooting for equality, but it does not mean they should stop opening the doors.

"We need to teach boys that chivalrous behavior is an acknowledgment of difference-not inequality-between the sexes," Dorothy Dorfman, a psychotherapist, tells Parenting. "Convey sentiments of politeness and civility, not a perception of weakness. Chivalry and girls achieving great things are separate issues."'

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'In this week’s muddled episode of Bones, forensic anthropologist Brennan (Emily Deschanel) and her team investigate the murder of the male founder of men’s rights group Men Now. Although the series centers on a female murder-solving scientific genius, the feminists the victim feuded with are presented in the episode as more frightening and violent than the men’s rights activists themselves, despite one male activist advocating rape in the show, and the threats and murders spawned by the real-life men’s rights movement.

Instead of focusing on the hateful rhetoric of the male activists, Bones introduces a series of contemptible women starting with a vapid narcissist and ending with an iron-wielding murderess. “The Murder of the Meninist,” as the April 21 installment is titled, seems to argue that men’s rights activists — who say in the episode that a woman who dresses “like a slut” deserves to be raped — make some valid points.'

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'The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.

In a twist that presages how contentious further debate may be, the author of the amendment voted against his own measure. It passed the committee by a vote of 32-30.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., a former Marine who served three combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, doesn't support drafting women into combat and he's opposed to opening infantry and special operations positions to women. He said he offered the measure to trigger a discussion about how the Pentagon's decision in December to rescind gender restrictions on military service failed to consider whether the exclusion on drafting women also should be lifted.'

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'Some of our members think we lost when SB 668 in Florida, a good alimony and shared parenting bill, was vetoed by Republican Governor Rick Scott.

They are wrong. We simply took another step toward winning.

Here’s how you can tell when a social movement is on the road to victory:

1. The Legislature passed alimony reform and shared parenting not once, but twice by healthy margins.

2. Like most US men and women, Floridians overwhelmingly support shared parenting as the usual outcome if both parents are fit. They demonstrated this with thousands of emails, calls and letters in support of SB 668. Calls to the Governor’s office ran five to one in favor.'

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'In December last year, 27-year-old Venkatajagadish Kintali, a city-based software engineer, spent a month in jail after his wife committed suicide and his in-laws cried "dowry harassment". The devastated Kintali came out on bail and decided to find out what led his wife of mere 10-months to take the drastic step. At the root of it, he soon found out, was a relationship he was kept in the dark about - not only by his wife but by his in-laws too.

When Kintali and Jyothsna Vysyaraju had an arranged marriage last year, the young man had no reason to doubt his wife's affections. About 10 months later on December 4, Jyothsna committed suicide at their Mahadevapura house allegedly due over a "heart ailment". The shocked Kintali soon had a dowry harassment case slapped against him too by the in-laws.

He languished in jail from December 7 to January 7, and when he got out on bail, Kintali decided to do his own digging. What he discovered were shocking chat messages, photographs, and videos that clearly pointed to an illicit relationship his wife was having with a senior from college, Girish Patnaik Rajamohanthy.'

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Dowry prohibition laws and British Indians: Some reflections

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'Manambling
The footpath is yours to own. Pitch yourself riiight in the middle, gear down to an amble, swing those arms and watch everyone struggle to overtake. The public space is your dominion so go full Gandalf on the operation. You shall not pass. Extra points if you lead with your crotch like it’s an icebreaker. A big sexy icebreaker.

Manopolising
Get yourself all up in that party’s business by manopolising the music. Without asking just unplug the host’s gadget and link up your Android phone with a “lemme tell you why this kicks an iphone’s ass (or vice versa)…”. Now for the next four hours force your playlists onto (into?) everyone else. Extra points for actively minimising the presence of female artists on said playlist.'

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'A male Stanford University student found responsible for sexual assault in 2014 has fired back at the university in a lawsuit that alleges Stanford, motivated by gender bias and a "discriminatory zeal to prosecute sexual assault claims," violated his rights under federal gender-equity law Title IX.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, only identifies the man as "John Doe" and the female Stanford student his lawyers say falsely accused him of sexual assault as "Jane Smith," but the details of the suit mirror a very-public case that sparked a firestorm of publicity and student activism around the topic of sexual violence at Stanford.
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Doe's lawsuit alleges that the combination of a flawed disciplinary process and a university under public pressure to protect its "purported prestige and reputation against criticism that Stanford fails to adequately address alleged sexual assaults of women by men" led to violations of his right to a fair process. The suit also maintains that the sexual contact between Doe and Francis was consensual, and that Stanford wrongly concluded that he sexually assaulted her.'

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'Mass incarceration has torn families apart, impoverished communities, and kept too many Americans from living up to their God-given potential. But mass incarceration's impact on women and their families has been particularly acute — and it doesn't get the attention it deserves. I learned about Alice and Tanya's experiences through a nonprofit organization that works with women in the justice system. (Both women's names have been changed to protect their privacy.)

The United States' prison and jail population includes 215,000 women — nearly one-third of all female prisoners worldwide, and 800% more women than were in prison four decades ago. African-American women are more than twice as likely to be in prison than white women.

But women aren't the only ones affected when they are sent to prison. The high number of women in prison — and the long lengths of their sentences — destabilizes families and communities, especially their children. Since 1991, the number of children with a mother in prison has more than doubled. Mothers in prison are five times more likely than fathers in prison to have to put their children in foster care while they serve their sentences.
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