Police Actually Use Campus Title IX Proceedings To Get Around Civil Liberties

Article here. Excerpt:

'In 2015 I wrote about a police officer who bragged about using information provided by colleges and universities to get around an accused person’s Miranda and constitutional rights.

The officer, Susan Riseling, was the chief of police and associate vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (now retired). She told a conference four years ago that police could use information from schools to nail the accused.

"It's Title IX, not Miranda," she said. "Use what you can."

It was a frightening statement at the time, as the number of lawsuits against colleges and universities for violating the due process rights of accused students was increasing. Riseling’s comments suggest a whole new world of horror for innocent students accused under the new “everyone accused is guilty” rules. If a student wished to exercise his right not to speak to police, law enforcement could just go to the school and obtain his previous interviews with Title IX officials, if there were any.'

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Proposed bill would charge penalties for overpricing women’s products

Article here.

'Lawmakers in Albany have introduced a bill that would charge civil penalties to retailers that charge more for the female version of the same product.

The bill would prohibit businesses from charging different prices for “substantially similar products.” That means goods that share the same brand, share the same functional components and share 90% of the same materials or ingredients.

This bill would exempt retailers that sell items with a price previously determined by the manufacturer.

Retailers that willingly charge more would be hit with a $250 fine.

A study by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs found that on average, products for women cost 7% more than similar products for men. That includes deodorant, shaving cream, razor's, clothing, and children's toys.

The bill has already passed committees in both the Assembly and the Senate.'

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India: Delhi gov't proposes fare-free subway transport for women

Article here.
Delhi government wants to provide free public transport for women, because they want to ensure safety for women. Why are they not providing free public transport for men, to ensure safety for men? This is as sexist and anti-men, as it can get. Poor men now have to pay the fare for rich women. Men, it's time to unite, boycott this sexist and anti-men AAP party (and it's leaders) and defeat it in the coming election. Excerpt:

'Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced free metro and bus rides for women commuters, in a bid to make public transport safer for them. Coming barely six months before the elections, the proposal has shocked many including citizens and politicians.

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SAVE: What the heck is going on at the DOJ?

From SAVE:

Since 2016, we've been tracking the Dept. of Justice's support for victim-centered investigations. And we've sent them FOUR formal complaint letters:

  1. June 6, 2016 letter to the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services regarding its guidance, Identifying and Preventing Gender Bias in Law Enforcement Response to Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence: A Roundtable Discussion.
  2. February 1, 2018 letter to the Office of the Inspector General to investigate the DOJ’s abuse of taxpayer monies to support Start By Believing programs.
  3. April 3, 2019 letter to Attorney General William Barr, including Exhibits A to H, to investigate the DOJ’s failure to provide a substantive response to CPI’s February 1, 2018 complaint.
  4. May 20, 2019 letter to the Office for Victims of Crime regarding its sponsorship of an upcoming program on Law Enforcement Response: Approaching Your Work with a Trauma-Informed Lens

Any guesses how many substantive replies we've received? ZERO!


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‘Are you a feminist?’ has become a religious test

Article here. Excerpt:

'In order to get on in British polite society these days, to be retweeted by the right-on journos and lauded by the commentariat, it is advised that you join the feminist club. Calling yourself a feminist has pretty much become mandatory for anyone who wants to be part of public life. From politicians to soap stars, the feminist label is a must-have.

And if there’s one thing contemporary feminists love, it is chastising those who refuse to toe the line. One of the more than a dozen Conservative leadership hopefuls, Dominic Raab, has been denounced as a heretic for refusing to call himself a feminist. In 2011, he wrote an article for Politics Home in which he argued that feminists were ‘now among the most obnoxious bigots’ for not recognising that ‘from the cradle to the grave, men are getting a raw deal’. In an interview last week, Raab said that he stood by his comments, saying he would ‘probably not’ call himself a feminist, ‘but I would describe myself as someone who is a champion of equality and meritocracy’.'

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When We Talk About Abortion, Let’s Talk About Men

Article here. Excerpt:

'Abortion opponents won major victories last week when Louisiana lawmakers voted to ban abortions as early as six weeks into a woman’s pregnancy and the Supreme Court upheld an Indiana law requiring the burial of fetal remains in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Inc.

So what happens if Roe v. Wade falls?

Abortion won’t disappear. Our research shows that countries where abortion is illegal have higher rates of abortion than in the United States — figures which are largely a function of unwanted pregnancies. Nearly half of all pregnancies here are unintended, of which four in 10 end in abortion.

But it takes two to make an unwanted pregnancy. That’s why we need to talk about men when we talk about abortion.

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Researcher says there is gender divide on college campuses over free speech, diversity

Article here. Excerpt:

'Researcher Evette Alexander told Hill.TV this week that there is a gender divide on college campuses when it comes to prioritizing free speech versus inclusion.

"Men and women felt quite differently on what they considered the greater priority," Alexander, who is director of learning and impact at the Knight Foundation, told Hill.TV's Krystal Ball and Buck Sexton in a "Rising" interview that aired Friday. "It was a predictor of whether they would favor free speech over inclusion or inclusion over free speech."

"We found that a substantial majority of college men, 71 percent, said that promoting free speech was the more important priority over diversity inclusion issues," she said. "We found that over half, 58 percent, of college women said the opposite. So they said that promoting a diverse, inclusive society was the greater concern for them."

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Our View: Free up prison space by incarcerating fewer Maine women

Article here. Excerpt:

'If prison overcrowding were the problem, then acquiring more space could be the answer.

But when it comes to Maine’s female prison population, overcrowding isn’t the problem – it’s only a symptom. The question is not, “Where do we put all these inmates?” but, “Why do we have so many?”

The number of women held at Maine Correctional Center in Windham has risen from only 25 in 2002 to 135 in 2016 to more than 220 as of April, largely fueled by the opioid epidemic and an overly punitive criminal justice system.

As such, the women’s side of the prison is overcrowded, with cots shoved into every open space. About half of the women are there for drug crimes, and most are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault, yet prison officials say there is no room for programming to help them deal with substance abuse or trauma, or to gain skills and coping mechanisms to use to better their lives.'

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Australia: Claims of mismanagement, nepotism at big domestic violence service

Link here. Excerpt:

'One of Victoria’s major domestic violence services is under investigation amid claims its boss oversaw tens of thousands of dollars in victim support payments to help a friend pay for private school fees, an interstate holiday and legal costs.

The allegations are among several concerns raised by whistleblowers into the workplace culture of the Eastern Domestic Violence Service, a state-funded organisation assisting women and children in Melbourne’s east.

With more victims reporting family violence than ever before, demand for EDVOS’s services has grown significantly over the past few years under the Andrews Government’s multi-million-dollar reform of the sector.

But The Age can reveal the organisation is now the subject of a review commissioned by the Department of Health and Human Services, and its executive director, Jenny Jackson, faces allegations of nepotism and conflict-of-interest claims over the allocation of family violence grants.

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JPMorgan agrees to biggest-ever settlement in anti-dad bias case

Article here. Excerpt:

'JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $5 million to resolve a discrimination claim filed by a male employee who alleged the bank’s parental leave policy was biased against dads.

The payout resolves a 2017 complaint brought by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging bias against Derek Rotondo, who had applied unsuccessfully for the 16-week parental leave benefit available to employees who are the “primary caregiver” of a new kid. JPMorgan doesn’t admit liability in the settlement.

It’s the biggest recorded settlement in a U.S. parental leave discrimination case, according to Rotondo’s attorneys, and the most high-profile warning to companies with policies that are gender-neutral on paper but not in practice.

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Meryl Streep Doesn't Agree With the Term "Toxic Masculinity"

Article here. Excerpt:

'"Sometimes, I think we're hurt. We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity. I do. And I don't find [that] putting those two words together … because women can be pretty fucking toxic," Streep said. "It's toxic people. We have our good angles and we have our bad ones. I think the labels are less helpful than what we're trying to get to, which is a communication, direct, between human beings. We're all on the boat together. We've got to make it work."

The idea of toxic masculinity isn't only relegated to women's studies classes and online harassment. The specific kind of toxicity Streep is talking about involves a kind of hyper-gendered behavior. It's not saying outright that men are evil or inherently violent. The danger today involves people misinterpreting the term and assuming that it covers things such as violence and misogyny.'

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Speaking up for men

Article here. Excerpt:

'Dear Editor:

Thank you for printing Stewart Epstein’s letter “Good men are not your enemies” in the April 25, 2019 issue.

As a woman, a graduate of an all-women’s college and a lifelong feminist, I find the prevailing attitude of hostility towards men very disheartening. I applaud Mr. Epstein for speaking up for good men, which are the great majority of men I’ve encountered. These men who care about and respect women are treated to a continual barrage of negative messages, with terms like “mansplaining,” “manspreading” and “toxic masculinity” imputing maleness as pathological.

If the script were flipped and women were referred to with such casual derision, the public outcry would be enormous. In contrast, men are supposed to shut up and listen, take it without complaint and suffer in silence. Women’s feelings of emotional comfort and safety are paramount, while men’s feelings don’t matter at all it seems.'

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Kamala Harris should review the equal pay evidence

Article here. Excerpt:

'Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) is an experienced attorney, having served as the district attorney of the city and county of San Francisco and as California’s attorney general. When it comes to explaining equal pay, this U.S. senator and presidential candidate needs to review the evidence, or risk misleading the American people.
Harris needs to check her facts. Otherwise, she risks misleading the American people and championing bad policy.

Harris is likely relying on Department of Labor data to claim that there is a 20-cent gender pay gap. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that women who were full-time wage and salary workers earned 82 percent in median weekly earnings compared to men in 2017. In 2018, women earned 81 cents.

But the data don’t compare a woman and man working in the same job, or with the same experience. The statistics compare what women and men make in the economy on average.'

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Women, let’s regulate men’s reproductive rights

Article here. Excerpt:

'First, a handful of states — Georgia, Ohio, Mississippi, Kentucky and Alabama — enacted laws severely restricting access to abortion even in the case of rape (rape!) and incest (incest!), and as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, when most women don’t even know they’re pregnant.

In sponsoring Ohio’s bill, state Rep. John Becker claimed that if a woman has an ectopic pregnancy — when an embryo implants somewhere other than the uterus, often the fallopian tube — a doctor can just shove the errant embryo back into her uterus and — voila — baby!

Oh, honey, it just doesn’t work that way.

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We have greatly underestimated feminism's harmful influence on millennials

Article here. Interesting article but I notice the author talks about Millennials as if the whole generation were female. They're not. Excerpt:

'Once again, true. But there's more to it than that. This message to which Sinek refers was specifically directed to girls by their feminist-minded mothers. Sinek talks about the self-esteem movement and the harm it's done to millennials, and I agree. But we can't separate the self-esteem movement from the feminist movement. They're two sides of the same coin.

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