Libel Lawsuit Over University Rape Allegations Can Proceed

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'From Goldman v. Reddington (E.D.N.Y.), decided Friday by Judge Roslynn R. Mauskopf:

Plaintiff Alex Goldman filed this action, pursuant to this Court's diversity jurisdiction, alleging defamation and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage and business relations by defendant Catherine Reddington…. In 2017, Reddington and Goldman were both students at Syracuse University. Goldman was a civil engineering student, on track to graduate with a bachelor's degree in 2018 and a master's in Business Administration ("MBA") in 2019.'

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Russian alcohol consumption down 43%, WHO report says

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'Russian alcohol consumption decreased by 43% from 2003 to 2016, a World Health Organization (WHO) report says.

It attributed the decline to a series of alcohol-control measures implemented by the state, and a push towards healthy lifestyles.

The WHO said the drop in alcohol consumption was linked to a significant rise in life expectancy.

It noted that Russia had previously been considered one of the heaviest-drinking countries in the world.

"Alcohol consumption has long been recognised as one of the main driving factors of mortality in the Russian Federation, especially among men of working age," the report said.'

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Title IX Lawsuit Could Reshape Sexual Assault Investigations

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'A recent lawsuit alleging that Boston College violated a student’s fair process rights could force colleges and universities across New England to reevaluate how they investigate accusations of sexual assault.

In late August, federal Judge Douglas P. Woodlock ordered the University to allow a student-athlete—identified as “John Doe” in court documents—to enroll in courses this semester after finding that the University’s investigative model violated the principle of fundamental fairness. BC suspended Doe on June 18 after finding him responsible for sexual assault in violation of the University’s Student Sexual Misconduct Policy.

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Girl confesses her assault story was made up

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'The black high school student who accused three white male classmates of pinning her down and cutting off her dreadlocks has 'acknowledged' that she made the allegation up, according to her school.

Amari Allen, 12, claimed she was held down by three boys who cut her hair off at their $12,000-a-year school. She also gave a tearful interview about it afterwards and said they called her hair 'ugly' and 'nappy', a racist term that is used to derogatorily describe African American women's hair.

They also shared photos of her uneven hair after the alleged incident.

On Monday, however, the child's family issued a statement to it was false and to apologize to the boys.

Why the claims were fabricated remains unclear.

The family asked for forgiveness in their statement and said they had 'betrayed the wider community.'

'To those young boys and their parents, we sincerely apologize for the pain and anxiety these allegations have caused.'

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When Men Kill Themselves Over Unproven Allegations, Me Too Has Gone Too Far

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'Me Too started with a hashtag, then morphed into a trend of public humiliation, trial by media, and personal boycotts that altered the standards by which a person is judged. Initially the movement was used to take down chronic abusers of women who had been using their power and influence to silence complaints.

As the movement picked up steam, private sexual encounters became fair game. Many of the Me Too infractions that came to light aren’t criminal offenses, and much of the shaming has been against non-public figures. Those accused who are known in their field but not tabloid superstars experience being “Me Too’d” differently than the big names who started it all.

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"Millennial men need to man up"

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'Modern feminism spends a lot of time attacking toxic masculinity. And this attack, which often turns into an attack on traditional gender roles, is having serious consequences. It is leading to the churning out of insecure, non-competitive men, who can’t seem to manage basic life skills. It also means that trying to find an interesting person to connect with, let alone a life partner, is becoming more and more of a challenge with Generation Woke.

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More than a million teenage boys could miss out on cancer-preventing HPV vaccines, charity warns

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'A “missing generation” of more than a million teenage boys will not get potentially life-saving vaccinations, a charity has warned.

Boys aged 11 to 13 will be given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine free of charge across the UK for the first time from September. Girls of the same age have received the vaccine since 2008.

But this leaves more than a million teenage boys in the school years above them unable to get the vaccine on the NHS, placing them at risk of HPV-related cancers, the Teenage Cancer Trust has warned.

“The vaccine should be made available for free on the NHS to all men and boys up to the age of 25 who want it, as it is for women and girls,” Kate Collins, the chief executive of the charity, said.'

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Why it makes medical – and mathematical – sense to finally vaccinate boys against the HPV virus

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'The public, perhaps aware only of HPV’s role in cervical cancer, seemed to accept the decision to only vaccinate females. Why would we waste money vaccinating boys if they don’t suffer from the headline HPV cancer?

On top of this, mathematical models into the impact of HPV vaccination suggested that by vaccinating a sufficiently high proportion of females, the prevalence of HPV-related diseases in males would also decline.

But imagine the outrage if a vaccination for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was given only to women for free, in the hope that men would be protected through women’s immunity.'

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UK: Women-only engineering academy opens in Sheffield

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'Liberty Steel Female Engineering Academy has just welcomed its first cohort of young trainees at The Sheffield College’s Olive Grove campus, with the aim of helping address the skills gap – and, ultimately, boosting the region’s economic growth.

“It’s a ‘throw in the dark’ in a way,” says Tony Goddard, training delivery manager at the academy’s sponsor, Liberty Speciality Steels.

“We’re looking to see if the opportunity to study together as a group of girls will encourage other girls to try this engineering course. If it works, brilliant.
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“We’re trying to make it equal. The whole point of running an educational establishment is to make sure young people understand they can do anything they want to do, and engineering is something that we want to try and encourage young women into, to make it an equal playing field for all.”'

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Jury awards six figures to accused student for Title IX kangaroo court

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'After a trial judge seemed to favor Boston College in a due-process lawsuit brought by a student accused of sexual assault, the student came out victorious Monday in his jury trial.

The jury awarded “John Doe” more than $100,000, according to the verdict form: just under $25,000 for lost tuition the semester of the disputed incident, and about $77,600 for lost income from a “set back” of one year from his planned start to law school.

An adjudication panel at the private college had struggled to reach a verdict in the proceeding against Doe, leading a senior administrator to discourage the panel from reaching “no finding.”'

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Why I am an Anti-feminist, part 1

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'Feminism is an -ism first and foremost. In my eyes and murky mischievous mind, this alone is enough to raise some alarms. An -ism is a set of ideas and beliefs; an umbrella under whose limited roof one seeks shelter from the rain. Stray but a little beyond its clearly defined borders, and one can not help but get rained on. Feminism, as an -ism, is incredibly totalitarian and tyrannical in its approach.

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Why is a good man so hard to find? Blame the war on boys and men

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'Gina Thibodeaux, as Hannah Frishberg’s Post feature this week noted, is a single woman seeking a male partner in New York, preferably for marriage. She seems to have it all: beauty, success and youth (though at 38 she’s old enough to be tormented by the ticking of her biological clock). Alas, she says her luck with men has been so bad, she’s now considering living communally with girlfriends.

"Dudes these days just do less across the board,” she says. In particular, “they just don’t go out there and make money.”

Thibodeaux’s assertion was backed up by a recent academic study, as Frishberg noted, confirming that, yes, there is “shortage of economically attractive partners for unmarried women to marry.”

Hello? What did anyone expect?

As Dr. Helen Smith put it in her 2013 book “Men on Strike,” increasing numbers of men are boycotting marriage and fatherhood — and even engagement with women at all, except via commitment-free hookup culture.

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'Used and dehumanized': Dozens of boys found chained in Nigeria

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'More than 300 boys and men, some as young as five and many in chains and bearing scars from beatings, have been rescued in a raid on a building that purported to be an Islamic school in northern Nigeria, police said on Friday.

Most of the freed captives seen by a Reuters reporter in the city of Kaduna were children, aged up to their late teens. Some shuffled with their ankles manacled and others were chained by their legs to large metal wheels to prevent escape.

One boy, held by the hand by a police officer as he walked unsteadily, had sores visible on his back that appeared consistent with injuries inflicted by a whip.

Some children had been brought from neighboring countries including Burkina Faso, Mali and Ghana, police said, while local media reports said others had been left by their parents in what they believed to be an Islamic school or rehabilitation center.'

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South Carolina Woman Who Said She Was Too 'Pretty' for Jail Gets No Time Behind Bars

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'Lauren Cutshaw went viral last year when she said she was too pretty to go to jail as she was arrested for DUI.

Now, the judge in her case seems to agree as 34-year-old Cutshaw is being given a sweet deal, including no time behind bars. She even gets to keep her driver's license.

Cutshaw, a real estate agent from South Carolina, was pulled over after cops say she blew through a stop sign at over twice the speed limit on Aug. 5, 2018.

Her bratty whining on the way to jail went viral last year.

“I graduated from a really good, a really good university. I was almost the valedictorian. I graduated with a 3.8 in my high school and got a scholarship to my college. I was an all-American cheerleader. I mean, I didn't miss a beat my whole life,” she said. “I've never been to jail. Please, I don't want to know what it's like.”'

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Mom says 5-year-old son with autism was punished for hugging at school

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'A mother in Tennessee says her 5-year-old son with autism was punished at school for hugging.

"I was sick to my stomach because first of all, don't you understand he's a 5-year-old? He's a child?" Summery Putnman told WTVC-TV.

Putnam says she received a call from her son's teacher at East Ridge Elementary in Chattanooga about three weeks ago.

"The teacher called me and she said you need to have a talk with Nathan about boundaries," Putnam said.

Putnam says her son Nathan has autism making it difficult for him to understand social cues.
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Amick took to Facebook asking, "What do you do when a 5-year child is being labeled a sexual predator and accused of sexual harassment by the school system?"

"The kid doesn't even understand what sex is," Amick said.

Hamilton County Schools did confirm the teacher submitted a report to the Department of Child Services.'

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