"No Nut November"?

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'While some believe No Nut November will make them feel stronger and more energetic, many partners think it's actually wreaking havoc on their relationships.

In fact, one anonymous user took to Reddit to voice her frustration, revealing it was "harming [their] relationship".

"My new boyfriend refuses to quit ‘No Nut November’ and it is actively harming our relationship," she explained.

"I thought that the ‘challenge’ only involved masturbation, but apparently that is not the case."'

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Woman charged after accusing deputy of rape has continued to stalk him, prosecutor says

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'A Charlotte woman who was charged with falsifying a rape accusation against an Eaton County Sheriff's Office deputy now faces an additional charge of aggravated stalking.

Already facing 10 felonies and four misdemeanors in connection with the false accusation, Kellie Bartlett, 35, was accused of recently stalking the deputy she had been ordered to stay away from, Barry County Prosecutor Julie Nakfoor Pratt said.
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Bartlett filed a complaint with Michigan State Police in January, reporting the deputy had sexually assaulted her in March 2017. The investigation, however, determined Bartlett was a "willing and consenting partner in this act," Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Erik Darling testified in a hearing that led to criminal charges.

She and the deputy began a relationship in late 2015, and ended the relationship in spring 2017. Once their relationship ended, Bartlett began stalking the deputy, Darling said.'

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A false accuser's profile: Rape Crisis Center presents fake claim workshop

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'"Most false reports aren't because they're trying to put someone in jail. It's because they have some other motive: they need medication, they need an alibi, they're trying to get out of trouble, they have a factitious disorder," said Service.

Service says most false accusers don't even name a perpetrator. Which made us wonder: Why are fake rape claims such a concern if they are so rare? That's a question Service has too.

"Why are we prioritizing the rights of perpetrators and the reputations of perpetrators over rape victims and them getting justice," asked Service.

According to the Rape Crisis Center, the main reasons for false reports are to avoid trouble, seeking medical help, mental illness and personal gain.'

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Online sexual-assault list should make us all scared

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'In our digital world where there’s an app for just about everything, it should come as no surprise that vigilante justice is finding platforms. Case in point: a University of Washington student-run website called “Make Them Scared.”

“Do you know the name of someone who has committed sexual assault or harassment? We are collecting names for the world to see.” The invitation circulated via flier around the Seattle campus at the beginning of this fall’s quarter.

The purpose of publishing rape allegations online is twofold: To alert potential victims for the sake of safety and to punish alleged perpetrators by making their misdeeds public.

But websites like this cross a dangerous line. Online shaming platforms are a cheap substitute for fair, thorough criminal proceedings.'

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How a False Statistic on Sexual Harassment Spreads

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'It was the sort of headline that jumps off the page: “56 percent of Baylor students have experienced sexual harassment by a faculty member, per report.”

In an era of inflamed interest spurred by Me Too and the lightning-quick spread of information (valid and not) through social media, a Fort Worth Star-Telegram article published Wednesday based on misinterpreted data drew national attention as other journalists and many others spread the word about it on Twitter. The article pulled from a Big 12 Conference report that used misinterpreted data from a 2017 Baylor University campus climate survey.

The problem is, the statistic is flat out inaccurate, and the incident shows how quickly misinformation can spread when it aligns with popular narratives.'

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Report: DeVos Campus Sex Assault Rules to Include Due Process for Accused

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'The federal education department is poised to release new rules for campus sex assault allegations that do not automatically assume the accusations are truthful, a Washington Post report says.
The overhaul of Obama-era Title IX campus sex assault policies is expected to provide due process for those accused of sexual misconduct, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers.

The overhaul of Obama-era Title IX campus sex assault policies is expected to provide due process for those accused of sexual misconduct, including the ability to cross-examine their accusers.

According to the report, the proposed regulations will be released before Thanksgiving, and possibly even this week.

“The new rules would reduce liability for universities, tighten the definition of sexual harassment, and allow schools to use a higher standard in evaluating claims of sexual harassment and assault,” states WaPo.'

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County Board votes in favor of settlements in false rape claim case, jail death lawsuit

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'Cook County commissioners voted to approve a $3.7 million settlement for a lawsuit alleging that a homeless man was wrongly imprisoned after a clerk at the Daley Center fabricated a rape claim as part of a scheme to sue the county.

Commissioners also voted Wednesday to approve a $1.95 million settlement for a lawsuit alleging that a woman who suffered brain damage from an earlier stroke died in 2016 after falling while in custody at the Cook County Jail due to negligent care. The woman, Donna Gonzalez, was a high-risk patient who required constant nursing supervision to protect her from falls but didn’t receive it, leading to numerous falls and her death, her attorney said.

In the wrongful conviction claim, Carl Chatman was sentenced to 30 years in prison for a purported May 2002 assault at the Daley Center after Chicago police said the alleged victim identified Chatman as her attacker and that he confessed. Chatman has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and has a low IQ.'

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US: Latest jobs report missing 500,000 men

Video here. Millenial men's job market participation continues its decline. Not good --idle hands, as they say.

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Article on "sex recession" ignores the obvious

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'Gen Xers and Baby Boomers may also be having less sex today than previous generations did at the same age. From the late 1990s to 2014, Twenge found, drawing on data from the General Social Survey, the average adult went from having sex 62 times a year to 54 times. A given person might not notice this decrease, but nationally, it adds up to a lot of missing sex. Twenge recently took a look at the latest General Social Survey data, from 2016, and told me that in the two years following her study, sexual frequency fell even further.
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Male sex trafficking victims ignored

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'Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into sexual relations with much older men.

Marino ended up carjacking vehicles from two different women in 2009 and leading police on a chase that left him dead at just 26 years old. In a handwritten note found years later in a raid on one of the suspected sex trafficking ring leader's homes, Marino wrote he was angry, ashamed and disgusted at how he was taken advantage of.
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The case has illuminated what victims and advocates call the underreported scourge of male sex trafficking. While both male and female trafficking victims suffer trauma and other psychological scars, data suggest men and boys are less likely to come forward and when they do they are more likely to have difficulties finding counseling and other services, victims and advocates say.'

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NZ: False rape claim: Teen serves 10 years

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'A teenage boy wrongly accused of rape spent nearly 10 years in prison even though the so-called victim confessed to making up the sex allegations shortly after the trial.

The 17-year-old, Patrick*, was labelled a "dangerous sexual predator" by the judge who sentenced him to 4½ years in prison in 2005.

He was found guilty of multiple sexual assaults against another teenage boy, despite his adamant denials, in a trial where the the jury also heard Patrick - a victim of sexual abuse himself - admitted indecently touching a young girl.

Less than a year later, the teenage complainant, Mark*, admitted to his Child Youth and Family caregivers he "made it all up" because of jealousy.'

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UK: MP claims men have ‘lost their voice’ ahead of debate on International Men’s Day

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'Political correctness has “neutered” men to such an extent that they have lost their voice, a Tory MP has claimed ahead of a debate on International Men’s Day.

Philip Davies, the Conservative MP for Shipley, made the comments hours before a general debate in the Commons, which will discuss International Men’s Day for the first time.

Last year Labour MP Jess Phillips said she felt as though “every day” was International Men’s Day when Mr Davies asked the backbench business committee in Westminster to allocate time to a discussion. International Women’s Day itself dates back to the early 20th century and in some countries is observed as an official holiday.'

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Women-only wealth manager network rolled out in the UK

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'Raymond James has launched the Women Wealth Manager Network (WWMN) in the UK, with the aim of supporting and retaining female wealth mangers and to encourage women into becoming wealth professionals.

Women’s share of wealth is growing rapidly – as a recent Credit Suisse report showed. Women account for 40% of the world’s wealth and female investors are more likely to choose and work with a diverse wealth management team.

As a result of this demographic shift, Raymond James has set up the WWMN, established for women by women to share best practice, mentor, network and develop events.

The UK launch marks the third such Raymond James’ network, following ones in the US and Canada. The US Women Adviser Network started 24 years ago.

The WWMN is also open to paraplanners and women working through their qualifications.

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UK: March For Men, London, November 18

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'MESSAGES FOR MEN

A conference conveying positive messages for men by activists, academics and authors.

Join us as we peacefully March For Men in London, UK on 18th November 2018. Then follow on to the Messages for Men conference.

The march meets at 11am outside the Royal Courts of Justice to leave at 12, the conference is ticketed – and sold out last year, so please purchase a ticket before the day to avoid disappointment.'

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Pelosi warns against ousting a woman

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'Nancy Pelosi is making gender a central part of her bid to reclaim the speaker’s gavel — leaning hard into the pitch that Democrats cannot oust the only woman at their leadership table following a historic election for women.

In addition to arguing she’s the best qualified for the job, the California Democrat and her allies are also framing a Pelosi victory as a matter of protecting political progress for women at a critical moment. Push her out, and men may take over the party at a time when more than 100 women are heading to Capitol Hill and after female voters have been thoroughly alienated by President Donald Trump. Embrace her, and she’ll prioritize legislation empowering women on issues ranging from equal pay to anti-harassment legislation.

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