NZ: False rape complaint after break up caused 'anguish'

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'A woman who laid a false rape complaint against her ex-fiance after he broke up with her put him and his family through "a year of anguish".

The 36-year-old had visited the victim at work after the breakup, but when he refused to revisit the issue, she immediately laid the complaint.

The woman, who has interim name suppression, appeared in the Wellington District Court this afternoon, where Judge Denys Barry listened to victim impact statements.

The victim was not in court, but sent a statement which his brother read out on his behalf.

It said the offending had changed his views of women and caused serious, ongoing health issues.

According to the summary of facts, he ended their 18-month relationship. During the relationship he suffered "constant emotional blackmail", the victim said in his statement.'

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UMich in trouble with appeals court for not letting students cross-examine rape accusers

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'The University of Michigan’s lawyer didn’t get any easier treatment from Thapar (below) at the Aug. 1 hearing. The judge even suggested that lawyer David DeBruin was arguing for the university’s right to “set up a kangaroo court” in all adjudications, not just Title IX proceedings.
Kline also determined that evidence didn’t corroborate the accuser’s claim that Doe coerced her into unwanted sexual activity. The evidence standard was “preponderance,” also known as “more likely than not,” which was mandated by the Obama administration. (A year and a half later, the Trump administration rescinded this mandate and let schools choose between preponderance and a higher standard, “clear and convincing.”)

Unsatisfied with the ruling, and empowered by a university system that permitted double jeopardy in sexual-misconduct cases, Doe’s accuser appealed Doe’s exoneration.'

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Sisterhood is not amused after lesbian feminist suspended from her teaching post at NYU for one year

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'The sisterhood is not amused. A lesbian feminist has been suspended from her teaching post at New York University for a year, judged to have sexually harassed a gay man who was formerly her graduate student. (Yes, this is a bit confusing.)

The accused, Avital Ronell, is described by The New York Times as a “world-renowned female professor of German and Comparative Literature” and by a colleague as “one of the very few philosopher-stars of this world.” In academic circles, in other words, she is a big deal.

She is also now considered by many to be a victim of Title IX, the very law that she and so many other like-minded women have championed. A group of well-known feminists and academics have rallied to her defense, talking of her good character and record, and also trying to besmirch the reputation of Nimrod Reitman, the young man who filed charges of not only harassment against Ronell, but also sexual assault.'

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Feminist Admits Anti-Sex Discrimination Law Is Actually Anti-Men

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'A feminist administrator has finally admitted what many men and women who have woken up to the abuses of Title IX have known for a while: It was always intended as a weapon against men.

Diane Davis, chair of the department of rhetoric at the University of Texas-Austin, had signed onto a letter defending New York University professor Avital Ronell, a well-known feminist and lesbian, from accusations of sexual harassment. As The Daily Wire previously reported, feminists rushed to back one of their own after she faced accusations of sexual misconduct from a former student. They even went so far as to impugn the motives of the accuser, a gay male, using the same tactics they would otherwise condemn if the accuser were a woman and the accused were a man.

But Davis went a step further when she responded to a New York Times inquiry.

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Woman Charged With Raping 5-Year-Old Boy, Posting Video Online

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'A Westmoreland County woman is facing charges for allegedly raping a 5-year-old boy and sharing video of the act on social media.

According to police, 24-year-old Corby Kinzey was arrested Tuesday night at her home in Greensburg.
Then, she claimed that days earlier a man named Patrick held a gun to her head and forced her to engage in sexual activities with the child. She said the man was wearing a mask and gloves and told her he would kill her if she went to police.

She said he had recorded the video on her phone, which she had since deleted.

Police questioned the authenticity of the story and Kinzey reportedly started to cry and admitted there was no armed man. She then admitted to sexually assaulting the child.'

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Community service, fines for woman who made false rape claim

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'A Leesburg woman pleaded no contest Wednesday to a charge of giving a false report of crime to law enforcement after she falsely reported an attempted rape in May.

Nicole Marie Hosmer, 22, was ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and pay slightly more than $500 in court costs by January to avoid jail time. If she fails to do so, she will be sentenced to one month and 15 days in the Marion County Jail, according to court records.

She made a false report on May 2 when she told Ocala police that she had been kidnapped by a man. She said she was driving down the road when the man got into her vehicle. The man, who she said was armed, forced her to take him to two gas stations and a fast food restaurant, where he got food, cigarettes and cash. She said the man then tried to rape her after removing her pants.'

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The Legality Of A Women-Only Club In The #MeToo Era

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'Here’s a question I can’t get out of my mind: What does Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who created this country’s legal framework for gender equality by bringing a series of lawsuits arguing the law discriminated against men, think of The Wing?
The Wing also seems to be flouting standard public accommodations laws. As a company with more than 100 members, it is most likely in violation of New York Civil Rights Law § 40-C, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex “by any firm, corporation or institution.” The New York City Human Rights Commission opened an investigation into the company back in March. There are also laws against sex discrimination in California, where The Wing already has two locations, as well as Washington, Illinois, and Massachusetts, where The Wing will open locations by 2019. (Which is to say nothing of the question of what is the definition of a woman anyway.)

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China: Buddhist Abbot forced to resign from #MeToo pressure

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'One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks quit as the head of the country’s Buddhist association on Wednesday after facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct.

The abbot of Longquan Temple on the outskirts of Beijing, who is also a member of the Communist Party’s top political advisory body, has denied accusations of harassing and demanding sexual favors from several nuns.

The Buddhist Association of China said in a statement on its website that it had accepted Master Xuecheng’s offer to resign from the chairmanship and other posts on Wednesday, without elaborating on the reasons.'

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Hunt for South Korea feminist sparks backlash against 'sexist' police

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'Police in South Korea are seeking to arrest the operator of a feminist website, sparking a backlash and accusations of sexism in the justice system.

Police in the southern port city of Busan are seeking to arrest the unnamed operator of Womad (link added) on charges of disseminating sexually explicit material after the site posted nude photos taken surreptitiously of a male model. Womad seeks to combat sexism by using the same tactics of their opponents, including online harassment and posting footage from hidden cameras.

The police likened the case to online sexual harassment, and it is at least the second time the site has posted photos of men taken without their consent, one at an art class and another at a public bath house. The authorities have said she is currently outside the country and are seeking help from Interpol.

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Gender, Ethnic Studies profs earn about $12k more than peers

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'Professors of subjects such as Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies are largely outearning those that teach more traditional subjects like math and science, according to a new analysis.

A report released by The College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) reveals that the average salary for professors of “Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies” during the 2017-2018 academic year was about $15,000 more per year more than for Biology, Math & Stats, and Science professors.

According to the report, “Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies” professors earned an average of $105,656 last year, while professors of Physical Sciences earned only $90,422. Mathematics and Statistics professors made an average of $89,691, and Biology and biomedical professors earned just $88,792.

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Male bashing: America's favorite pastime

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'Consider the statement: "Not all women are annoying. Some are dead."

Or this: "Women have only two faults: Everything they say and everything they do."

Or this: "Men must be twice as good as women to be thought half as good. Fortunately this is not difficult."

Sarcasm such as this is obviously sexist, yet these same messages are OK if directed against men. How do I know? I copied these statements from greeting cards and message pads on display at the local supermarket, then reversed the gender to direct them against women. Nothing else was changed. Imagine the reaction if the following had been printed on a greeting card: "With affirmative action, whites must be twice as good as blacks to be thought half as good. Fortunately this is not difficult."

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Discredited researcher cited in guidance for Title IX administrators, critics say

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'A group that represents Title IX professionals is drawing criticism for citing disputed research on the nature of campus sexual assault.

In a recent “position statement,” the Association of Title IX Administrators issued guidance to members on “the consideration of pattern evidence in sexual misconduct investigations and resolutions.”

While ATIXA said it was responding to “contradictory research” as well as court rulings, the work of one researcher it cited, the retired clinical psychologist David Lisak, has come under repeated scrutiny in recent years.

Lisak’s claim that “a select few individuals account for the majority of campus sexual assaults,” as ATIXA summarized it, has heavily influenced how campus officials respond to reported sexual misconduct and how the subject is covered in the media, including the documentary The Hunting Ground.'

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Australia: ‘There is no problem’: Have feminists invented a ‘rape culture’ at universities

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'Universities are supposed to be the epicentre of free thinking and debate but some believe it’s being stifled to satisfy an agenda.

Social commentator Bettina Arndt says she’s being silenced for calling out a concocted rape culture at our tertiary institutions.

There have been several campaigns claiming the rate of sexual assaults on campus has reached epidemic levels.

But Ms Arndt says that’s nonsense.

“I just think it’s appalling that our whole higher education sector is conspiring in a lie about the safety of our campuses.

“The feminists persuaded the Human Rights Commission to spend a million dollars on a survey to try and prove there was a rape culture came they ame up with 0.8 per cent.

“So 99.2% of students said they’d never experienced any sort of sexual assault.

“Of course rape is a really important issue, it’s a criminal offence and rightly so.

“What in the hell are the universities doing pretending there is a problem.”'

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Falsely-accused college soccer star discusses how he has given up sex due to it

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'A football star who was falsely accused of raping a fellow student at a top US university has spoken out about the ordeal that left him 'broken'.

Ciaran McKenna, 20, left his home in Uddingston outside of Glasgow three years ago to study political science and business at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina after receiving a £200,000 scholarship to play football for the school.

The 6'4 athlete, who gave up a professional contract with Celtic for the opportunity, had his world fall apart in February 2016 when he was accused of rape.

Mr McKenna was cleared of the accusation and paid a speculated six-figure settlement from Duke, but he said the experience had changed him and he is now abstaining from sex.

The footballer, who is set to graduate from Duke in December, says he plans to move back to Scotland with hopes to resurrect his career with Celtic FC.'

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No, an Invitation to a Debate is not a Catcall

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'In this #MeToo era, feminists are insisting that sexual harassment is everywhere. But a recent spat between rising star of the Democratic Socialists of America, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and conservative commentator Ben Shapiro tells us why it is so hard to take feminist claims about sexual harassment seriously.

Shapiro, editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, hosts a YouTube show and podcast. Last week, he tweeted Ocasio-Cortez to invite her on to his show to debate ‘all the topics under the sun’. ‘We know that you think Republicans are afraid to debate you, or talk to you, or discuss the issues with you’, he said. As an extra incentive, he offered Ocasio-Cortez a $10,000 donation to her campaign to appear.

Sounds like a pretty good deal, right? But two days later, Ocasio-Cortez responded. ‘Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions’, she tweeted. ‘And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to [a response].’

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