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'A graduate wept as he was cleared of raping a university student who 'changed her mind' during a drunken one-night stand.

Lewis Tappenden, 24, was 'pulled' by the 18-year-old first year on a night out and taken back to her student accommodation for sex.

But the York St John University scholar changed her mind halfway through and later accused him of rape, a court heard.

A jury took less than two hours to clear Mr Tappenden after a five day trial at York Crown Court, and the ordeal left him 'feeling suicidal'.

Outside court his father Rob Tappenden, 51, said: 'We are not happy, it's not a celebration, it's not a victory.

'We have not won anything. We have lost 18 months of our lives really. I never doubted Lewis, but we've had this cloud over us.'
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The defendant, who broke down in tears at the not guilty verdicts, is currently working in a bar in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.'

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'March 8 is being organized as “A Day Without A Woman,” and promoted by the people behind the highly-organized Women’s March.

The March 8 protest asks women not to work and to otherwise go on strike.

It was conceived by a small group of radicals, including convicted terrorist murderer Rasmea Odeh.

Rasmea was one of the first female military members of the marxist terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.

The evidence is overwhelming of Rasmea’s involvement in the February 21, 1969 bombing of the SuperSol supermarket in Jerusalem that killed to Hebrew University Students, Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.

Rasmea’s defense, that the only reason she was convicted was that she gave a false confession after 25 days of sexual torture by the Israelis, is demonstrably false. In fact, Rasmea confessed in writing just one day (not 25 days) after arrest and there were multiple independent sources of evidence of her involvement, including bomb-making material found in her bedroom.'

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'THE ABC is kicking its men off the airwaves tomorrow because it wants to promote equality of the sexes.

Do you want to read that sentence again?

Yes, in some misguided gesture to mark International Women’s Day our national taxpayer-funded broadcaster is replacing all its male television and radio hosts with women.

Who knew gender apartheid was in its charter.

Obviously wherever the ABC goes, others follow and so the The Hit Network has announced it will deliver a national breakfast show, hosted by Fox FM’s Fifi Box and 2 Day FM’s Em Rusciano, and featuring only women.

If I was a male host I’d be insulted and if I was a female host I’d feel patronised for a panoply of reasons.

Firstly, women don’t need men to be displaced so we can be elevated. We’re perfectly capable of driving our own agendas and garnering our own status through talent and hard work not via some muddle-headed stunt that draws headlines but not change.'

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'Right now, thousands of deluded feminists are clearing their throats ready to start bleating about the oppression of the patriarchy, squawking about the fantasy gender pay gap and banging on drums to the rhythm of “poor me”. Wide-eyed, eager-to-please young minions will be directed to ensure #BeBoldForChange trends on Twitter all day long. If you were planning a digital detox, may I suggest tomorrow.

What exactly would they like to change? Perhaps they could start with their own heinous narrative?

Let’s be clear: in the Western world, every day is International Women’s Day. What precisely is this current redundant wave of feminism trying to achieve? Women already get equal pay for equal work.

Countless organisations have entirely rewritten recruiting policies to hit aggressive gender targets. Westpac is reportedly targeting 50 per cent women in leadership roles. It’s been entirely forgotten that capability is more important than gender.

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'OPINION: It's a wonder they have managed to survive to adulthood, a miracle they could negotiate procreation.

I'm talking about men depicted in advertising, dolts so dumb they can't feed themselves or work an appliance without a smug woman rolling her eyes at their clueless stupidity.

You know who I am talking about: the dropkick who uses his girlfriend's pads as make believe robot armour; the manic moron who stays up all night searching for the best holiday deal while his partner is all over it in a click; the old guy who thinks his missus says he's the best lover when she's talking about insurance cover; the panicking man child left to cook the kids a healthy meal; the goose trying to work out how an air freshener can randomly squirt; the bloke who thinks tampons are cat toys; the baffled dad who explains to his kid the Great Wall of China was built to keep out rabbits…

Some women might find these depictions of men as a long time coming, considering how their sex has been used and abused over the years to sell practically everything and anything – well, our boobs and butts have anyway. But 40 years on, advertisers are slightly more careful about how they depict women, fearful of feminists' wrath if they're seen to be sexist or patronising. Not that it has stopped them completely – that's never going to happen when the first rule of advertising is sex sells.'

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'After a wave of activism created a frenzy over campus sexual assault, the Obama administration twice rewrote federal rules governing how allegations must be handled at colleges and universities. In response to this movement, too many schools have adopted procedures that force accused students to turn to the courts for any hope of justice.

In particular, since 2011, when the Department of Education reinterpreted Title IX to require that sexual assault cases be judged by a “preponderance of the evidence” — a lower burden of proof than is used in criminal cases — more than 100 accused students have sued their schools. In most of these recent cases the colleges have lost, as they should have.

Our close examination of court records shows how the new mandates and procedures amount to a de facto presumption of guilt. It also shows that colleges are at best incapable of adjudicating allegedly criminal conduct, and at worst hopelessly biased.

The recent cases can be divided into two groups. In the first are colleges that considerably broadened the definition of sexual assault and, in some instances, applied the new definition to students who did not violate the rules in place at the time of their alleged misconduct.'

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'A UCSB freshman is suing the school after being indefinitely suspended following an incident that occurred last August. About a month before he was scheduled to begin classes, UCSB student John Doe, as he is identified in court files, was arrested in San Diego for allegedly hitting his girlfriend. All criminal charges were dropped shortly after, and the woman told authorities her accusation was false, court files state.
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In early January, Robert P. Ottilie, Doe’s attorney, took the issue to Santa Barbara County Superior Court. He argued the school has well surpassed the 60-day maximum that Title IX law allots for these cases. (Ottilie has also filed a claim at the 2nd District Court of Appeal.) Meanwhile, Doe remains unable to begin his freshman year at UCSB.

This incident, which occurred in San Diego, involved an edited video posted to Twitter by Doe’s former girlfriend, in which it appears that Doe hits her as the video goes dark, according to court files. The footage was sent to UCSB’s Office of Student Affairs, which forwarded it to the UCSB Police Department. It is unclear who sent in the video, but Ottilie claimed it was not Doe’s ex-girlfriend.
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The complicated thing about Judicial Affairs cases is that they operate behind closed doors – there is no public record. This administrative process has received widespread scrutiny in recent years after sexual assault victims contended university administrators essentially swept their cases under the rug. At the same time, accused students — charged with anything from plagiarism to assault — have argued Judicial Affairs offices denied them their due process.

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'If 1 in 5 college females is raped or sexually assaulted, Andrew Cavarno says American universities would be one of the most dangerous places in the world for young women.

In fact, the 2016 UC-Santa Barbara graduate argues the figure would make colleges more dangerous than inner-city Chicago, prison or the war-torn Congo. However, campuses aren’t that treacherous.

That’s because the oft-touted 1-in-5 figure just doesn’t hold up, Cavarno told attendees during a recent presentation at UC-Irvine. His presentation, “Campus Rape Hysteria: False Stats and the Assault on Due Process,” debunked such statistics and pushed for robust due process in campus rape proceedings.'

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'AN ENGLISH teacher who stalked pupils for sex behind her husband’s back has been jailed for three years.

Allison Marchese, 39, from Connecticut in the United States, sent two teenagers winking emojis, saucy texts and half-naked selfies, a court heard yesterday.

The mum-of-two cried in court as relatives of the boys told of the impact her actions have had on their lives.

One parent said: “The actions done by this woman has caused immeasurable damage to my son.”

Judge Melanie Cradle told Marchese: “You were a teacher and you were in a position of trust. And the bottom line here is the victims are kids and were their teacher.'

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'I must say that when I read of Hillary Clinton’s recent video proclamation to MAKERS (an AOL-sponsored group where trailblazing women tell their stories) that “the future is female,” my mind immediately raced to my four grandsons, ages 3, 7, 10, and 11. What would the two older ones think if and when they heard or read of this statement, which emanated from someone who came very close to being our president (and for whom I had voted)? In fact, what does this say to Clinton’s own grandson, Aidan, who is now eight months old? The message to her granddaughter, 2-year-old Charlotte is clear and encouraging. But what about Aidan? And all his baby boy peers?

I suspected I was not alone with these feelings, and when read this, I knew it:

"Imagine, if you will, an audience of little boys—let’s pretend they’re second- and third-graders—forced to sit in an auditorium and listen to Hillary Clinton’s short speech. They swing their legs. They fidget a bit. ‘The future is female,’ Clinton declares, beamed in on a giant screen. What are they supposed to think, other than that girls matter more than they do?"'

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'This weekend in Atlanta, theatergoers can see not only Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues but also The MANologues, a new performance about “toxic masculinity.”

“The MANologues will explore themes such as masculinity, white male privilege, everyday sexism, war, patriarchy, socialization to gender and race, intersectionality, bystander intervention, allyship, PTSD, porn addiction, mansplaining, police brutality, and more,” according to Atlanta’s Creative Loafing.

HuMAN UP, an “intersectional feminist” organization focused on gender-based violence and men, is producing the performance along with the Atlanta chapter of One Billion Rising, which was founded by the Vagina Monologues author.

Once hailed as a feminist masterpiece, the Vagina Monologues has come under fire in recent years, especially on college campuses. Critics have complained the show is insufficiently inclusive of transgender people.'

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'Lecturers have been banned from using the phrases ‘mankind’ and ‘man-made’ as part of a university’s clampdown on ‘gendered language’.

Cardiff Metropolitan University says the ‘politically correct’ words should be used to ‘promote an atmosphere in which all students and staff feel valued’.

The rules are laid out in the institution’s Equal Opportunities Policy, which warns contraventions could result in disciplinary action.

It says ‘inclusive language’ must be used throughout all academic programmes to comply with the Equality Act as gendered words could be considered discriminatory.'

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'Men are very dangerous,” the radical feminist Andrea Dworkin declared at a 1983 meeting of the National Organization for Changing Men, an “anti-sexist” group with an apparent shortage of gender-based rah-rah male self-esteem. Readers of The Campus Rape Frenzy, the sobering new book by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor Jr., will pick up a distinctly different impression: On many of today’s angst-filled college campuses, it seems the tables have turned.

“Casual sex with women you barely know is especially dangerous,” notes Taylor at the book’s close, cautioning future generations of college-bound young men. It almost sounds quaint, echoing warnings once dispensed to young women about men in the supposedly retrograde days of yore. But as The Campus Rape Frenzy documents, at colleges across America, innocent male students are increasingly railroaded, scapegoated, and victimized. They are learning the hard way that sex with the wrong girl might just ruin your life.

Colleges, particularly those of the elite variety, are in the “grip of a moral panic about students’ sexual behavior,” Johnson and Taylor write. Thanks to a 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter to universities from the Obama administration’s Office of Civil Rights, college campuses are increasingly taking sexual-assault adjudication into their own hands. The results are disastrous, following a formula that is perfect, as Johnson and Taylor point out, “for judging innocent male students to be sex offenders,” using standards that turn both “civil liberties and centuries of common law upside down.”'

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'Last year, a group dedicated to ensuring all students have rights on college campuses proposed model legislation that detailed how universities should handle accusations of sexual assault. Now, eight months later, the group has revised the model legislation following recent events surrounding the issue.

The group, known as Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE), has been advocating protection of due process rights for accused students for years, and have most recently pushed Gail Heriot, a member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, to lead the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, which oversees sexual assault policies.'

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'Female journalists are paid 26 percent less than their male counterparts, says a new study, but that claim is deeply misleading according to the study’s own data.

A study published Tuesday surveyed journalists in New Zealand, and claims the median after-tax salary of women is 26 percent lower than that of men of equivalent rank and experience.

The study’s claim ignores much of its own data.

Its data clearly suggests the salary gap is because female journalists are, on average, six years younger than their male colleagues, and have 5.3 less years of work experience. They are also less likely to work full time and hold management positions.'

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