Canada: Ottawa kick-starts push to bring men and boys into fight for gender equality

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'Trumpeting the need for men and boys to enlist in the fight for gender equality, the federal government is awarding $562,000 to four organizations in a bid to lay the foundation for its promised national strategy.

Women and Gender Equality Minister Maryam Monsef is set to announce the funding Friday in Calgary, where she will also hail the release of a report prepared by her department to summarize months of cross-country consultations about how men and boys can “unlearn” what the government deems “outdated gender stereotypes” that harm everyone.

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Women-only STEM college programs under attack for male discrimination

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'Female-only science programs, launched by many universities to redress gender imbalance in such fields as computer science and engineering, are coming under growing legal attack as sex discrimination against men.

The U.S. Department of Education has opened more than two dozen investigations into universities across the nation — UC Berkeley, UCLA and USC as well as Yale, Princeton and Rice — that offer female-only scholarships, awards, professional development workshops and even science and engineering camps for middle and high school girls. Sex discrimination in educational programs is banned under Title IX, a federal law that applies to all schools, both public and private, that receive federal funding.

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U. Alabama got millions from taxpayer for 'diversity'

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'The federal government has granted the University of Alabama-Birmingham $1.25 million to help achieve gender equality in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, or STEM, both at the university and beyond.

The grant is part of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE: Organizational Change for Gender Equity in STEM Academic Professions initiative to increase “the participation & advancement of women in academic STEM careers.” The government entity seeks to do this by granting money to various institutions, mostly universities, to push said institutions to “develop systemic approaches” to increase the hiring rates, retention, and participation of women in STEM departments.

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Johns Hopkins University Fires Professor Who Defied Campus Protesters

Tangential to the MRM, this story demonstrates the degree to which The Crazies have taken over and now rule over college administrators. Excerpt:

'Johns Hopkins University has fired Daniel Povey, an associate professor of speech and language processing, who used bolt cutters to gain entry to an administration building on campus that was taken over by student protesters who had chained the doors shut.

The university, located in Baltimore, has been attempting to create a private, armed campus police force to deal with crimes on and around campus for months. In April, activists from SAPP (Students Against Private Police), took over Garland Hall, the main administration building. Some chained themselves to railings and fixtures while others chained the building’s doors.
On May 8, Professor Povey went to Garland Hall and used a pair of bolt cutters to cut the chains on the doors, outraging the students inside.

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Boeing concentrates on having diverse staff -- and is failing to build trustworthy airplanes

From a MANN reader:

Boeing is, or was, one of the foremost airplane manufacturers in the world.

Recently, they began to concentrate on diversity hiring. That's not specialisation diversity, which might have led to something completely different in aircraft design. It's just making sure that the identity groups their staff belong to are numerous. It seems that Boeing management think that being able to identify as a Boeing employee is no longer enough for Boeing employees.

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NY Post: It’s masculinity to the rescue

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'In every story of bloodshed and mayhem, it’s the same. Tales of selfless male heroism and chivalry emerge in the face of mortal danger.

These are men who rush toward danger, risking their lives and even dying in the noble cause of protecting women and children.
We always are quick to point to the dark side of masculinity when violence is committed, but too often we overlook the feats of bravery by men who combat it.

Call it the chivalry instinct, it is what inspires men to run toward danger to protect the weak.

This is the noble side of masculinity that we once would perpetuate in folklore and stories passed down from father to son about what it means to be a real man.'

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College settles anti-male bias lawsuit rather than face a jury

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'One of the longest-running Title IX lawsuits stemming from the Obama administration’s “Dear Colleague” sexual-misconduct guidance has settled.

A federal judge ruled last month that a jury would decide whether Grinnell College violated an accused male student’s Title IX rights and breached his contract by treating him differently than his female accusers.

That apparently prompted the Iowa liberal arts college to settle with “John Doe.” A joint notice of settlement published Friday says they plan to file a stipulation of dismissal next week, preempting the jury trial scheduled to start Sept. 16.

The actions of Grinnell officials were called into question by U.S. District Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger in the July ruling.

One of them is former chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court, Marsha Ternus, now a lawyer in private practice who specializes in student conduct adjudications.'

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92 percent of sex-specific scholarships are reserved for women, study finds

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'University of Michigan-Flint economist Mark Perry has company in his one-man crusade to expose scholarships that exclude men from consideration in possible violation of the law.

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments, which advocates for the due process rights of accused students, has added fair treatment in scholarships to its earlier agenda of fair treatment in sexual misconduct proceedings for both men and women.

The group analyzed sex-specific scholarships at “115 of the nation’s largest universities” and found fewer than 10 percent reserved for men. To be specific, fewer than 100 out of nearly 1,200. The rest were reserved for women.

It reviewed colleges in 24 states from January to May, but cautions that it only looked for sex-specific scholarships on “publicly available web pages,” so it doesn’t cover all such scholarships.'

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University refuses to readmit football player after he’s exonerated of rape: lawyer

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'In the eyes of the criminal justice system, as of last week, Quintez Cephus is not guilty of sexual assault.

In the eyes of the University of Wisconsin, which expelled the ex-football player in March, Cephus may have still broken campus regulations that require him to prove he had “enthusiastic, affirmative and ongoing consent” throughout any sexual encounter.

Cephus’s lawyer Stephen Meyer told the Wisconsin State Journal that the administration gave him a “clear message” that they don’t want him returning to Madison “this semester.”

The university has no excuse not to readmit him, the lawyer said, because of everything that came out at the criminal trial.'

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Intact America Proposes Adding Circumcision and Genital Cutting to List of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

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'Intact America announces the launch of, a new website designed to encourage researchers and public health agencies to include child genital cutting in the standard ACEs questionnaire. Together with the simultaneous release of an auto-scoring ACEs quiz mobile app (in Android and iOS), this new tool expands resources available for practitioners who treat victims of childhood trauma.

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Australia: Sexual assault allegations being 'hijacked' by quota push, says Liberal Party VP

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'Federal Liberal Party vice president Karina Okotel has accused fellow party members of trying to "hijack" sexual assault allegations by female staffers to push for gender quotas within the party.

Ms Okotel, who describes the allegations as "horrendous", said the call from some within the Liberal Party to introduce quotas in the days since the former staffers came forward was "hugely disappointing" and argued that men were not inherently abusive.

Her comments, in an opinion piece for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, come ahead of a meeting of the party's federal executive on Friday, where it is expected to discuss a highly anticipated review of bullying and harassment within the party.'

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How to close the massive gender gap in Congress

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'The quickest way to get to gender parity is to require it.

“If you could do anything ... and be really transformative, the thing to do would be to adopt a quota policy,” says Diana O’Brien, a political science professor at Texas A&M University who focuses on the intersection of gender and politics.

Quotas are now used in some capacity by half the countries in the world — including in many of those that currently rank above the US when it comes to gender parity. In places that have imposed a quota, like Tanzania and Rwanda, anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of representatives in the country’s federal legislature are legally required to be women. It’s a mandate that works.

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How Hundreds of Campus #MeToo Punishments Could Get Tossed

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'A Michigan State undergrad accused of sexual assault. A Cal grad student who says he was denied due process. The Maryland baseball players accused of rape.

And as of Friday, a Baylor professor who says he was falsely accused of raping a student.

They’re all suing to clear their names—and, in some cases, get monetary damages—and turn back what had been a wave of Title IX complaints that swept U.S. college campuses during the peak of the #MeToo and “believe all women” movements.

On Friday, John Doe, a pseudonym for an assistant professor in Baylor’s Department of Economics, filed a 35-page federal lawsuit in Waco, Texas, that alleges he engaged in a consensual relationship with a female student who, in July 2018, accused him of rape, sexual exploitation, intimate-partner violence, and more.'

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In Historic Win for Due Process, ABA Defeats Controversial ‘Affirmative Consent’ Measure

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'Yesterday, the American Bar Association House of Delegates defeated an “affirmative consent” resolution that could have fundamentally reshaped the sexual practices of many millions of Americans. Following a contentious debate, delegates voted 256-165 to defeat the measure.

Relying on ungainly prose, revised ABA Resolution 114 stated, “RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges legislatures and courts to define consent in sexual assault cases as the consent of a person who is competent to give consent to engage in a specific act of sexual penetration, oral sex, or sexual contact, to provide that consent is expressed by words or action in the context of all the circumstances, provided that nothing herein changes the Constitutionally-guaranteed presumption of innocence, or the burden of proof, which at all times remains on the prosecution to prove every element of an offense, including without limitation lack of consent, beyond a reasonable doubt.” (1)

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Green Party leader Caroline Lucas calls for 'all-women emergency cabinet' to stop no-deal Brexit

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'Caroline Lucas has written to 10 female politicians opposed to no-deal inviting them to form an "emergency cabinet" that would "press the pause button" on Brexit and offer a new EU referendum.

She said the aim would be to secure a Commons vote of no-confidence in Boris Johnson followed by the formation of a government of national unity.

Labour's shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon are among the women that Ms Lucas has contacted.

Writing in The Guardian, Ms Lucas said: "We need an 'emergency cabinet' - not to fight a Brexit war but to work for reconciliation. And I believe this should be a cabinet of women.'

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