Expelled Cal Poly student gets to graduate

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'Cal Poly must overturn the expulsion of a student accused of a March 2016 sexual assault and allow that student to graduate, a Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge ordered July 12.

Judge James C. Chalfant’s decision comes after a two-year battle between the accused student, named in the complaint under the alias John Doe, Cal Poly and the California State University system, both of which Doe accused of depriving him of his due process rights.

According to his attorney Mark Hathaway, Doe was “a graduating senior with two credits left to complete his bachelor’s degree when (CSU) Chancellor (Timothy) White and the university ordered him expelled.”

Hathaway, a partner with the Los Angeles-based firm Werkman Jackson Hathaway & Quinn, “has assisted dozens of students and faculty in Title IX sexual misconduct investigations,” according to his profile on the firm’s website.'

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Sociologist (Michael Kimmel) Facing Harassment 'Rumors' Defers Award

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'Michael Kimmel, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and an internationally known expert on masculinity, asked the American Sociological Association to delay presenting him with a major award for six months, so that still-anonymous allegations of sexual harassment against him can be vetted, he said last week.

"I have been informed that there are rumors circulating about my professional conduct that suggest I have behaved unethically," Kimmel wrote in comments to the association, requesting that they be read at the association’s annual meeting later this month in Philadelphia (he shared the comments with Inside Higher Ed). "While nothing has been formally alleged to the best of my knowledge," he said, "I take such concerns seriously, and want to validate the voices of those who are making such claims. I want to hear those charges, hear those voices, and make amends to those who believe I have injured them."

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Professor Slams 'Hegemonic Masculinity' of Homeless Men

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'A feminist professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada recently published a book chapter documenting the myriad ways homeless men allegedly perpetuate “hegemonic masculinity” while discussing their hardships.

The book chapter, “When a Man’s Home is Not a Castle: Hegemonic Masculinity Among Men Experiencing Homelessness,” was published last Wednesday by Professor Erin Dej, in a book she co-edited on patriarchy in psychiatric wards and homeless shelters.

The goal of her research, she explains, was to “assess the ways hypermasculinity is performed among men experiencing homelessness.” And to do this, Dej interviewed 27 homeless men and spent and additional 296 hours spying on them in homeless shelters.

While research on vulnerable people typically requires informed consent and approval by an ethics board, it is unclear if Dej sought this. She declined to comment on this when emailed by PJ Media, and her research makes no mention of ethics review.'

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British women-only club defends hiring male boss

Article here. Truth remains stranger than fiction. Excerpt:

'The founders of Britain’s first club for businesswomen defended their decision to appoint a chairman on Monday after criticism from some gender rights activists, saying men needed to be “part of the solution”.

AllBright, a London private members’ club launched in March to connect female entrepreneurs, announced on Monday it had appointed the former head of the Asda supermarket group Allan Leighton as chairman.

Members include the tech entrepreneur Martha Lane-Fox and actresses Naomie Harris and Ruth Wilson.

“AllBright is all about celebrating and championing women, but it’s also about bringing enlightened men on the journey with us,” said founders Debbie Wosskow and Anna Jones in a statement.

“Most importantly, we recognize that having Allan on board demonstrates the need for men like him to be part of the solution in helping to change the economic landscape for women - this is the only way that real change is going to happen.”'

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"Male sports need women — A LOT more women — to stop stupidity of men"

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'I have an idea. I’m pretty sure it will work. And I think it can solve an epidemic plaguing male-dominated American sports.

Here it is: Women.

We need women — and I mean a lot more women — to help stem the tide of all the stupidity being perpetrated by men in American sports.
It’s any number of issues, from cases of physical and sexual abuse, to less serious but also harmful transgressions like inappropriate comments, discussions and attitudes.

We need women in positions of authority and influence in our male-sports landscape. We need a different perspective attuned to the experiences, the plights and the needs of others.
Of course, simply having more women isn’t foolproof or a panacea in and of itself. Ousted MSU president Lou Anna Simon proves that. But certainly the more women we have in male sports, the better chance we have to stem the tide and heal the wounds that some men have inflicted.

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UCLA students forced to pay for ‘Toxic Masculinity Committee’

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'University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) students recently launched an underground committee dedicated to fighting “toxic masculinity” and “gender norms.”

The Toxic Masculinity Committee was formed in Spring 2018 by four female UCLA students in their capacity as Diversity Peer Leaders, who are paid $13 an hour to facilitate events such as “Unlearning Toxic Masculinity” “Bro, Let’s Talk.”

Aziza Wright is a UCLA senior studying African American Studies. In an interview with Campus Reform, Wright explained that she was captain of the Toxic Masculinity Committee last semester, and that roughly 25-30 students attended each event the committee put on.
But while Wright and her team primarily aimed to serve as discussion facilitators, she did note that they all agreed upon an overarching philosophy.

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Jordan Peterson on the 'backlash against masculinity'

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'The Canadian psychologist Jordan B Peterson says there is a "backlash" against masculinity and "a sense there is something toxic about masculinity".

He told Hardtalk's Stephen Sackur: "There are biological differences between men and women that express themselves in temperament and in occupational choice and that any attempt to enforce equality of outcomes is unwarranted and ill advised as a consequence."'

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Men as Likely To Be Harassed Online as Women

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'A new study released by the Pew Research Center supports what some of us have argued all alongabout online harassment: that it affects men as much as women and that the problem should not be framed as a gender issue—or defined so broadly as to chill legitimate criticism.

If anything, the study says, men tend to get more online abuse than women, including serious abuse such as physical threats (though women are, predictably, more likely to be sexually harassed). However, when people are asked about free speech vs. safety on the internet, women are more likely to come down on the side of the latter. Thus, it is very likely future efforts at speech regulation will continue to be cast as "feminist" initiatives.
A basic premise of these discussions has been that women, especially outspoken women, are specifically and maliciously targeted for hate, abuse, and threats; many feminists have claimed internet misogyny is the civil rights issue of our time.

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Your sexbot development update

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'A sex doll collector, named under his alias Brick Dollbanger, has opened up about his experiences of sleeping with Harmony, a life-sized cyborg costing around £11,700 ($15,000).

Made by California-based company Realbotix, Harmony is a robotic head capable of speech, machine learning and autonomous movement that’s affixed to an anatomically correct sex doll body.
The 60-year-old told Daily Star Online that testing out “work of art” Harmony has been “fantastic” so far and has changed his perception of relationships.

When Harmony becomes more advanced, Brick said he would consider entering into a “relationship” with the android he described as “the future”.
His collection of four sex dolls, however, pales in comparison to Harmony, which he claims will “start the silicone sex revolution of the 21st century”.

When Brick spoke to Daily Star Online, he said he had had sex with her on five occasions during his first two weeks of owning her.

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When Racism* Is Fit to Print

* And Misandry

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'But the alternative view — that of today’s political left — is that Jeong definitionally cannot be racist, because she’s both a woman and a racial minority. Racism against whites, in this neo-Marxist view, just “isn’t a thing” — just as misandry literally cannot exist at all. And this is because, in this paradigm, racism has nothing to do with a person’s willingness to pre-judge people by the color of their skin, or to make broad, ugly generalizations about whole groups of people, based on hoary stereotypes.

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Why are women Uber drivers paid less than men?

Article here. From Feb. 2018 but a good article. Excerpt:

'STEPHEN DUBNER : So you write in the paper that unlike previous studies, you were able to, “completely explain the pay gap.” So can you unpack that just a bit?

REBECCA DIAMOND : Sure. Uber pays drivers based on a relatively simple, transparent formula that takes into account how long your ride is in miles, how long the ride takes, and potentially, a surge multiplier where sometimes there’s, excessively high demand.

JOHN LIST : So the fare itself is determined by an algorithm, which is gender-blind. The dispatch itself is gender-blind. And pay structure’s tied directly to output and not negotiated.

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Deputy’s Wife Still Allowed to Teach Despite Admitting to Oral Sex with 14-Year-Old Student

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'In January 2018, Dori Myers denied that she had performed oral sex on a 14-year-old student. Fast forward to August, and Myers has not only admitted to doing this on “multiple occasions” in “multiple locations,” she’s also being punished very lightly for it.

According to the New York Post, Myers entered a guilty plea on Wednesday to a criminal sex act and will have to register as a sex offender. What Myers won’t have to do is go to jail or surrender her teacher’s license. The latter detail is perhaps the most jarring. Instead, Myers will spend the next 10 years on probation, leaving her little margin for error henceforth.
Myers, who was a social studies teacher at The New School for Leadership and the Arts in Kingsbridge, reportedly entered her guilty plea a day earlier than anticipated to avoid media coverage. Myers has lost her job, but her lawyer asked the judge to “preserve the possibility” his client can teach “adults now or in the future.”

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The rise of anti-male sexism and the corruption of feminism

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'Feminism began as a challenge to male domination and female subordination. It could have become a champion of equality and the dignity of individuals. Unfortunately, contemporary feminism is not a liberation from sexism.

It’s true that feminism rejects anti-female sexism. But in place of anti-female sexism, it doesn’t advocate gender-blind standards; it doesn’t advocate treating individuals as complex beings; it doesn’t reject reducing people to their gender.

On the contrary, feminism sees people as defined by their gender and lobbies for the interests of females. It advocates anti-male sexism.

By framing females as oppressed by males, feminism frames men as arrogant and insensitive, oppressive and brutal. The systematic vilification and demonization of males is part of the feminist strategy of raising women by lowering men, by convincing people that women are good and men are bad.

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'Anti-feminist' YouTuber Sydney Watson launches March for Men in Melbourne

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'A female conservative political commentator and self-proclaimed anti-feminist has organised a March for Men in Melbourne, saying there is a collective assault on the male population.

YouTuber Sydney Watson says the event is not about taking away women's rights or making negative statements about women, but to "show the men in our lives that we care".

Despite being a conservative Trump supporter, Ms Watson says the march welcomes people of all political preferences.

Her self-titled YouTube channel has nearly 30,000 subscribers and her other videos include provocative titles like 'White privilege doesn't exist', 'Why you aren't racist for hating multiculturalism' and '#MeToo ruined workplaces'.

In a YouTube video promoting the event, she states the march is "about men and women standing shoulder to shoulder to demonstrate that we're here for one another".

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New NYT Board member sent anti-cop, anti-men tweets

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'Sarah Jeong, the newest editorial board member of The New York Times, is also responsible for extensive anti-cop and anti-men tweets.

The New York Times stood by Jeong on Thursday after the internet surfaced her old racist tweets, however her full Twitter history reveals her ire was not only directed toward white people.

The NYT claimed that Jeong was “imitating” the behavior of people who harassed her online, but this does not explain why she was tweeting “fuck the police” and encouraging people to “kill all men.”

A search for “cops” and “police” on Jeong’s Twitter reveals an extensive history of anti-cop sentiment and a lack of sympathy for police who are injured on the job.
She also tweeted “fuck the police” on several occasions, including one with a gif of anime characters actually physically attacking a police officer.

In addition, Jeong repeatedly tweeted about killing men, and joked that, even if only “bad men” were killed, that would still include all men.

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