No evidence Cornell fraternity held alleged 'pig roast' contest

Article here. Excerpt:

'Cornell University has clarified a statement from earlier this year, saying it did not find evidence that a fraternity held a contest for new members in which they'd earn points for sleeping with women.

In February, Cornell's Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life said in a statement that the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity had been placed on probation after an investigation into whether fraternity members held the contest, which is called a "pig roast."

Now the school has revised its statement, making clear it did not find evidence the contest actually occurred. The school's initial statement, it said, "mischaracterized" the findings of the Fraternity and Sorority Chapter Review Board.

Following an investigation, the review board "concluded it was 'more likely than not' that the allegation -- someone associated with the chapter encouraging new members to participate in the contest -- occurred," the school's revised statement said.

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A nice feel-good article

I came across this article from 2016 about a physicist who has dedicated his life to trying to prove time travel possible out of a desire to use it to somehow be able to communicate with his deceased father. I thought MANN readers would appreciate it. Excerpt:

'Ronald Mallett, a theoretical physicist from the University of Connecticut, believes that laser lights are the key to time travel.

A machine that Mr Mallett is working on is based around the fact that light can create gravitational fields and Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.

The 71-year old has previously explained: “In Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, both matter and energy can create a gravitational field. 
He said in the show: “I would say it was fair to call what I was doing an obsession. I was obsessed with wanting to see my father again.
"Everything that I became, the whole of my personality, everything about being a physicist, was based on my love for my father, and my desire to see him again.

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Australia: Domestic violence counsellor 'resigned' over sharing feminism critic's views

Article here. Jump the paywall by Googling the first para. text. Excerpt:

'The Fair Work Commission has said an employee is entitled to hold personal views and beliefs at odds with his employer after a domestic violence case manager allegedly breached company policy for sharing articles by a critic of feminism from The Australian.

Relationships Australia in Western Australia (RAWA) confronted its men's counsellor, Robert Tiller, because he appeared to believe domestic violence was not caused by the "gender power imbalance" and had linked to articles by columnist Bettina Arndt.

But Commissioner Bruce Williams said the counsellor's views had not affected his work and the agency was on "precarious" ground if it had dismissed him.

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UK: Laura Perrins: Hate crimes would 'inevitably be extended to include to misandry'

Article here. Excerpt:

'Laura Perrins has said that the call for MPs to vote to make misogyny a hate crime would “inevitably have to be extended to misandry” because the system cannot only consider “hate against women an aggravating factor”.

Julia Hartley-Brewer asked Ms Perrins if this vote could lead to considering hate crimes against men.

Ms Perrins, the co-editor of The Conservative Woman said: “Not at the moment but I would imagine under the terms of the Equality Act it will be inevitably extended to misandry.

“It would be very difficult to maintain a legal system where only hate against women was considered an aggravating factor.

“It is only an aggravating factor in relation to sentencing, it is not something a judge or jury would consider in whether the offence was actually committed.

“I think you’re inevitably going to have that offence extended then you just have this smorgasboard of identity groups saying ‘it is worse if you assault me’.”'

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Asia Argento Now Claims That Underage Boy Raped Her

Article here. Excerpt:

'Asia Argento now claims that Jimmy Bennett, then 17, was the one who raped her and not, as he claims, the other way around in 2013.

Bennett last month charged that Argento sexually assaulted him when she was 37 and he was 17. Days after the allegations emerged, TMZ obtained text messages allegedly sent by Argento to a friend that said she had sex with Bennett at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Marina del Rey, California.

But her attorney, Mark Jay Heller, now says that Bennett's allegations are not true, and it was Bennett who was the aggressor. He claims Argento's boyfriend, the late Anthony Bourdain, agreed to pay Bennett $380,000 simply to protect her.

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Details In BLS Report Suggest That Most Of The Gender Earnings Gap Is Explained By Age, Marital Status, Children, Hours Worked

Article here. Excerpt:

'The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases an annual report every year on the "Highlights of Women's Earnings" (since the BLS report actually analyzes equally both men's and women's earnings, one might ask why the report isn't simply titled more accurately "Highlights of Earnings in America"?). Here's the opening paragraph from the most recent BLS report "Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2017" that was released last month:
How do we explain the fact that women working full-time last year earned less than 82 cents for every dollar men earned according to the BLS? Here's how the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) explains it:

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"My drinking is out of control and I had sex with guy I just met – was it rape?"

Article here. Remember: It's rape if she regrets it the next day!

'DEAR DEIDRE: I GOT horribly drunk last week and had sex with a guy I’d only just met.
I’m 24, with a lot of things going for me. I’m fit and attractive, have a nice bunch of friends and a job that’s OK.

On the downside, my boyfriend lives too far away and we’re not getting on so well, which is a shame as it started off great.

So I go out with mates and behave as if I’m single like them.

At the start of a night I know I look good and I’m up for a great time but I must drink twice as much as my friends.
I didn’t object when the taller one kissed me and put his arm around me. I think all my judgement had gone.

He said he would take me back to his flat as I was in no state to go home alone.

I couldn’t walk straight. When we got there, we kissed then had sex in his bed.

In the morning I couldn’t believe what I’d done. I felt dirty and guilty.

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Hooker only deported after being found guilty of sexual battery on a 14-YO

Article here. She is only deported. Switch the sexes. Would a man have been merely deported after being caught with a 14-YO girl? Excerpt:

'A BRITISH woman has been ordered to leave the US immediately after sleeping with a 14-year-old virgin boy in a Florida hotel room.

Sarah McGill, 28, is to be deported after being found guilty of lewd or lascivious battery - known as statutory rape in the UK.

The hypnotherapist turned high class hooker, who previously owned a clinic in Edinburgh, dodged 15 years in jail after securing a sweetheart deal with prosecutors.

Julio Semino, Court Support Manager for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, said: "Ms. Mcgill received five years sex offender probation. She was adjudicated guilty as a sex offender.

"Her passport was ordered to be returned to her and she was directed to immediately leave the country.

"Her probation is to terminate upon her leaving the US."'

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Would Einstein be hired at UCLA today?

Article here. Excerpt:

'If Albert Einstein applied for a professorship at UCLA today, would he be hired? The answer is not clear. Starting this fall, all faculty applicants to UCLA must document their contributions to “equity, diversity and inclusion.” (Next year, existing UCLA faculty will also have to submit an “equity, diversity and inclusion statement” in order to be considered for promotion, following the lead of five other UC campuses.) The mandatory statements will be credited in the same manner as the rest of an applicant’s portfolio, according to UCLA’s equity, diversity and inclusion office.

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Physician pilloried for stating facts

Article here. Excerpt:

'A Plano physician is under fire for a hot take in the Dallas Medical Journal saying his female colleagues are paid less because they don't work as hard — but the doctor says his comments were misconstrued and that he did not know they would be made public.
"Yes, there is a pay gap," Tigges wrote. "Female physicians do not work as hard and do not see as many patients as male physicians.

"This is because they choose to, or they simply don't want to be rushed, or they don't want to work the long hours. Most of the time, their priority is something else.... Family, social, whatever."

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Lies, Damned Lies, And Campus Sexual Assault Statistics

Article here. Excerpt:

'A potential draft of new federal campus sexual assault policies was leaked this week, so expect a new round of false and misleading statistics to be shared by those who claim due process “protects rapists” and “hurts victims.”

Rape and sexual assault are serious offenses, and shouldn't be watered down to create a narrative that America is somehow the rape capital of the world, nor should we pretend that non-offenses are offenses. That hurts real victims.

I’ve taken down every one of these statistics before — sometimes many, many times — but it’s time to debunk them all in one place. So here we go.'

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Suing Women-Only Spaces In The Name of Men's Rights

Article here. Excerpt:

Want to hear the internet explode? Talk about "men's rights." But the movement is real. Activists have shifted into high gear with legal challenges to women-focused companies, university groups and civic projects. It's #HeToo in the age of #MeToo.

Many of the activist leaders are affiliated with the National Coalition For Men. Its mission statement: "Since 1977, NCFM has been committed to ending harmful discrimination and stereotypes against boys, men, their families and the women who love them. We are a gender inclusive, nonpartisan, ethnically diverse organization that effects civil rights reform through advocacy, education, outreach, services and litigation."

There have been challenges for decades, but the uptick in the past couple of years seems to be linked to an increase in women-only efforts — like work collectives — and the #MeToo movement, which was energized by high-profile cases involving allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

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Women cheer as Swedish man-free music festival opens

Article here. Excerpt:

'Matilda Hagerman laughs with her friends as she queues at a man-free music festival, which kicked off in Sweden on Friday in protest against a wave of sexual assaults at festivals in recent years.

"This festival was necessary because of everything that happened during festivals last year," says the 27-year-old student with long pink hair and purple lipstick as her friends nod in agreement.

Held in Sweden's second-largest city of Gothenburg, the two-day Statement Festival, forbids men but not transgender people. It was announced last year after police received four rape and 23 sexual assault reports at Sweden's largest Bravalla Festival, which was cancelled this year as a result.
With two main stages for the mainly Swedish women performers, there was plenty of space to rest outside on pink coloured seats at the centre of the site, turning the festival into a convivial place in contrast to traditional festivals.

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Gender-parity pledge amid ‘toxic masculinity’ claims

Article here. Excerpt:

'THE Venice film festival has signed up to an equality charter for women, just days after it was accused of "toxic masculinity".

The organisers had been slammed for only having one female film director among 21 competing for the Golden Lion top prize for the second year running.

But festival director Alberto Barbera, who declared last month that he would "rather quit" than give in to pressure for a quota for women, signed up Friday to a gender equality protocol already backed by the Cannes, Toronto and Locarno festivals.

While the 50/50 by 2020 goals drawn up by the leaders of a campaign launched by women stars at Cannes stops short of quotas, it does call for transparency in selection and an even gender ratio in top management.'

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Megan Kelly states support for return of due process rights in college

Article here. Excerpt:

'NBC host Megyn Kelly on Thursday said former President Barack Obama’s administration went “too far back” in seeking to protect college students claiming they were sexually assaulted, “completely eroding” the due process rights of the accused.

Kelly made the remark on her show Megyn Kelly Today a day after The New York Times reported that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is crafting new policies on how colleges deal with sexual harassment and assault cases that would boost protections for those accused.

“I’ve been covering this closely for years, for years, and I understand the argument on the one side that we were in a position, back when I went to school, back in my day, when the pendulum was completely against the woman, right?” said Kelly, who is a victim of sexual misconduct.

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