Feminism is the last thing in the world boys need

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'The sheer degree of havoc feminists cause never ceases to amaze me, nor does their arrogance and condescension. In a ridiculous piece in the The New York Times titled “What Feminists Can Do for Boys,” feminist author Jessica Valenti claims that those who share her ideology can help boys become men.

I cannot think of a more preposterous argument. Feminism is a major cause of the predicament boys and men now face. In what world could it be the remedy?

What modern feminists want is to rid the world of traditional masculinity, pure and simple. They’re consumed with the unwarranted and bogus notion that men in their natural state are prone to oppress women and that the male drive to provide and protect is evidence of said oppression.'

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UK: Woman who had sex with schoolboy, 13, told by judge not to invite 'teen lads around for parties'

Article here. "Just don't do that. No go on, off with you." It's unreal, but there it is. Excerpt:

'A woman convicted of having sex with a 13-year-old schoolboy has avoided a jail term.

And Jordan Lightfoot was warned by Judge David Hale not to invite teenage boys around for a party.

Lightfoot, of Edith Parc Rhyl, was found guilty of three charges of sexual activity with the 13-year-old boy, and also sexual activity by touching with a boy of 15, and causing or inciting the elder boy to engage in sexual activity.

She was 19 at the time of the offences and had sex with the younger boy at her home in the summer of 2016, a jury heard.

The offences came to light when the boy’s mother found text messages on his mobile phone.

After considering a pre-sentence report Judge Hale imposed an 18 month jail sentence, suspended for two years, with 50 days of rehabilitation activity.

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Duke Settles With Soccer Player Accused Of Sexual Assault

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'Duke University has settled with a student who had been suspended for alleged sexual assault just before a trial over his lawsuit was about to begin, The Daily Wire has learned. This is the second time in six months that Duke has made such a settlement just before a trial.

Ciaran McKenna had his name dragged through the mud after a female student he met during his freshman year, when he was still 17, accused him of sexually assaulting her, according to The Duke Chronicle. The two had met at a bar on November 14, 2015, and began kissing as they danced together. The female student — who is not named in legal documents because she is not being sued — then invited McKenna back to her room, allegedly just to continue making out.

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Swedish opera singer attacks #metoo mob mentality

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'Swedish mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter is one of the world’s leading opera singers but, since March, also the world’s most prominent #metoo widow.

Her husband, Benny Fredriksson, took his life after Sweden’s Aftonbladet printed anonymous accusations that he was a “little Hitler” who bullied and terrorised staff during his 16 years as head of Stockholm’s Kulturhuset Stadsteatern, the city’s leading arts and culture centre.

The newspaper interviewed 40 people who claimed he had turned the centre into his own personal “dictatorship”, forced women to rehearse naked and pressed a woman to either have an abortion or forfeit a role.

The 58-year-old resigned in December but the campaign continued against him and in March, while accompanying his wife on a singing tour in Australia, he took his own life.'

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Misogyny is a key element of white supremacy, Anti-Defamation League report finds

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'Misogyny is a key element of the so-called alt-right movement and there is a strong link between men’s rights activism and white supremacy, a report has found.

The Anti-Defamation League’s report argues hatred of women is a “dangerous and underestimated component of extremism”.

The research – titled When Women are the Enemy: The Intersection of Misogyny and White Supremacy – found the increasingly popular narrative of white men as victims of feminism has been a key driving force behind the misogyny which has become rife in far right movements.'

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Woman shoots husband over porn

Article here. Watch the reaction. Man does it: he's controlling and abusive. Woman does it: served him right. Excerpt:

'A Jefferson County woman was charged with capital murder Saturday after she admitted shooting her husband after a disagreement over pornography, authorities said.

Patricia Hill, 69, called 911 and reported she had shot her husband, 65-year-old Frank Hill, just before 3 p.m Saturday, Maj. Lafayette Woods Jr. of the Jefferson County sheriff's office said.

Deputies went to 3801 Donaldson Lane, where they found Patricia Hill in the yard and detained her, according to a news release. Deputies found Frank Hill inside a shed on the property with at least two gunshot wounds, according to the release.

Paramedics were called to the scene, but Frank Hill was pronounced dead a short time later, the release said.'

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Pennsylvania man convicted in death of daughter from bullet that hit him first

Article here. Agreed he was wrong to point the gun at the constable. The constable was indeed correct in drawing and shooting at the man. However to pin the daughter's death-as-murder on the dad, who is also, apparently, nuts? Would this have happened to a mother who did the same thing? I predict it will be overturned. Or... maybe not? Excerpt:

'A Pennsylvania man was convicted on all charges in the death of his 12-year-old daughter, who was shot by a constable serving eviction papers with a bullet that went through her father’s arm.

Perry county authorities said that in January 2016 Donald Meyer Jr, 60, pointed a loaded rifle at the constable. The officer fired and the bullet wounded Meyer but killed Ciara Meyer, who was standing behind him.

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Is It Normal For Men To Pee Sitting Down?

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'Standing up to pee is one of the greatest gifts granted to men. It’s quick, easy, and let’s be honest, fun. However recent cultural trends have given rise to a sweeping epidemic causing more and more men to sit while peeing.

The last reported data on the issue from 2007 suggested that a whopping 42 per cent of married men sat down to pee, most likely to avoid seat drips and the wrath of their fuming wives.

We’d be safe to guess that this percentage has surged past the 50 per cent mark since, due to the fact that this data was collected in an age before smart phones, and men now flock to the restrooms for a quick sit and scroll through Facebook.

"The idea of sitting down to pee is interesting," said Dr. Jesse N. Mills, Associate Clinical Professor at the UCLA Department of Urology when talking to Thrillist. "Nothing beats whipping it out and letting it rip. But if you want to sit down and think about life, it's a break in your day."'

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At UNM, researchers hope to modernize domestic violence treatment

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'At UNM, Fink’s team is flipping what we thought we knew about domestic violence. She said she believes treatment plans currently being utilized by psychologists for violent abusers are flawed.

Much of it, Fink says, focuses on males—a strategy based around the myth that men are almost always the batterer, and women almost always the victim.

“There is no scientific evidence to support that,” she said. “That also contributes to why we have no effective interventions for family violence.”
Fink’s research studies what is actually going on inside the body and the brain when conflicts escalate to the point of physical aggression, including flight-or-fight responses. A new kind of therapy would focus on helping people adapt to conflict, something therapists don’t currently prioritize on a large scale.

Fink says she believes couples should engage in two kinds of therapy—one with each other and the other with their own gender.'

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'That's ... Ridiculous': Florida Domestic Violence Chief Earns $761,000

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'Tiffany Carr runs the state's top domestic violence organization, a nonprofit that uses public money -- state and federal -- to finance shelters and other essential services. And she makes a good living.

How good? In a June 30, 2017 report, the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence disclosed she is paid $761,560 annually, a salary that is approved by its board. She hit that mark after receiving pay raises totaling $313,475 over a two-year period.

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Judge sides with uni in student's dismissal

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'While a former University of Illinois student accused of sexual assault lost his lawsuit this week against the university, a federal judge urged the UI to change how it investigates sexual assault claims.

U.S. District Court Judge Colin Bruce ruled narrowly in favor of the UI, concluding that "John Doe" wasn't entitled to due process in this case because he didn't prove that he suffered a "tangible loss" after being dismissed from the UI for 2 years.

"Mere defamation by the government does not deprive a person of a liberty interest protected by the Fourteenth Amendment, even when it causes serious impairment of one's future employment," Bruce wrote, later writing that Doe failed to show "he has a legally protected entitlement to his continued education at the university."

Doe "failed to identify a property interest at stake, and thus there is no need for the court to proceed," Bruce wrote.

"We expect to appeal," said Doe's lawyer in Chicago, Mark Roth.'

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Judge Questions School’s Sex Assault Training After Male Student Sues

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'Schools keep the materials they use to train investigators who handle accusations of sexual assault and harassment under lock and key. Attorneys have been trying to get these materials for years, with limited success.

Whenever the training materials are made public, it’s obvious how the school’s reach absurd decisions against male students accused of sexual misconduct — the training heavily biases administrators in favor of the accuser. A blueprint for the University of Texas system included the incredibly misleading claim that just 2% to 10% of accusations are false (implying that investigators are probably right to assume an accuser’s story). That blueprint also instructed campus police to conduct their investigation in such a way to “anticipate” and “counter” likely defense strategies, including the suggestion that officers only take the accuser’s statement once to avoid documenting inconsistencies that could be used by the defense.

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Sex robots 'will make make women interchangeable with technology', campaigners warn

Article here. So. A lot of women already replace men with dildos in the bedroom and cats in the living room. Why should anyone care if men do the same only use an android in both places? Excerpt:

'Ministers are “lagging behind” in efforts to tackle sex robots, experts have warned, amid concerns they could "make women interchangeable with technology".

Human-like robots are sold as substitutes for women and are marketed as “companions”, “girlfriends” or “wives”, a coalition of academics, abuse victims and activists have claimed and MPs and ministers are ignorant of the potential dangers.

“At a time when pornography, prostitution and child exploitation is facilitated and proliferated by digital technology turning it into a global profitable industry; these products further promote the objectification of the female body and as such constitute a further assault on human intimacy,” the campaign Against Sex Robots said in an open letter.

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Even with similar qualifications, women spend time on tasks that lead to lower pay than men

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'The economists observe that men and women come out of college with similar wages. But over time wages diverge—men earn 22% more, on average, nine to 10 years after graduation. The study attempts to explain what accounts for the divergence. They estimate that college major—women tended to major in education and men in business and science—accounts for around a quarter of the gender wage gap. Grades, meanwhile, have almost no impact: women tend to have higher GPAs but lower earnings.

Even among men and women with same major, a wage gap emerges over time. The researchers reckon that this is largely due to what people do on the job. Regardless of what they study, men spend more time on high-skill information tasks while women end up doing more people-oriented tasks. The study suggests that what you do on the job can have more of an impact on earnings than your college major.

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Is Women-Only Club the Wing Discriminating in a Bad Way?

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'The Wing, the members-only association for women that calls itself “a coven not a sorority,” has presented its clubhouses as impeccably designed safe spaces for women to work, network, nosh, primp and talk politics.

Now, a year and a half after first opening in the Flatiron district of Manhattan, the company is also the subject of an investigation by the New York City Commission on Human Rights for possible discrimination violations, said Seth Hoy, a spokesman for the commission.

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