New York’s Legislature Must Appoint a Woman Attorney General

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'The horrific claims of sexual violence made by four women against Eric Schneiderman have led to his resignation as New York attorney general, but more needs to happen if women are to feel safe.

“The fact that Eric Schneiderman resigned within hours of the credible allegations against him demonstrates the strength of the public reckoning we are in the midst of – an era of unchecked misogyny is ending,” said Sonia Ossorio, president of National Organization for Women - New York. “Abusive men like Eric Schneiderman will be held accountable. We owe a debt of gratitude to the courageous women who came forward to expose him.”

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James Cameron: Sci-Fi Is Still Working on Its ‘Stale, Male, and Pale’ Problem

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'But as Hollywood changes its perception of science fiction, Cameron stressed that the genre itself needs to continue to evolve from its origins of being too “stale, male and pale.”

“It was white guys talking about rockets,” Cameron said of early sci-fi. “The female authors didn’t come into it until the ’50s and ’60s and a lot of them had to operate under pseudonyms.”

But even now, “women are still unrepresented in science fiction as they are in Hollywood in general,” he said. “When 14 percent of all film directors in the industry are female, and they represent 50 percent of the population, that’s a big delta there that needs to get rectified.”'

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‘Feminist’ group probed for link with online sexual harassment in South Korea

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'An online community which brands itself a “feminist” organization is under police investigation for an online sexual harassment case involving a photo of a nude male model posing for fine arts students at Hongik University in Seoul, which was posted online without the victim’s consent.

The case, which has stirred up controversy, emerged after an unidentified person posted the photo on the website of Womad, an online community that supports misandry and “radical feminism.”

Police announced that they have launched an investigation into the case Sunday.

The photograph was reportedly taken without the victim’s knowledge, during a life drawing class at Hongik University.'

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Canada: Female MP faces allegations over sex with soldier

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'Explaining his decision last week to throw MP Erin Weir out of caucus, Singh said an independent investigator had found that "Mr. Weir failed to read non-verbal cues in social settings. And that his behaviour resulted in significant negative impact to the complainants."

Singh acknowledged that "when Mr. Weir was told his advances were unwanted, he stopped." But, he said, he decided to expel Weir when it became apparent the MP was not sufficiently remorseful or willing to take full responsibility for his offences.

The names of Weir's accusers have been withheld even from him, an increasingly common practice nowadays in the corporate world.  

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Miss USA explains why she's an 'equalist' and not a 'feminist'

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'At the 2017 Miss USA Pageant, Miss District of Columbia, Kára McCullough, was asked: “What do you consider feminism to be, and do you consider yourself a feminist?” McCullough went on to win the pageant and be crowned Miss USA, but her answer to that question was a controversial one. “As a woman scientist in the government, I’d like to lately transpose the word feminism to equalism,” she said to applause from the crowd. “I try not to consider myself this die-hard, like, I don’t really care about men — but one thing I really want to say is women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace.”

Her answer, while loudly supported in the pageant room, was sharply criticized by women online.
"I’m always here to support women,” she added, “and I’m here to actually open up healthy discussions and dialogues. I believe that’s what my answers onstage actually created for so many people around the world. If we’re all thinking the same, there’s a problem.”

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CNN columnist faces backlash for ‘Patriarchy kills people’ op-ed

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'CNN columnist and community organizer Richard Edmond Vargas is facing criticism for penning a column about how US “patriarchy” and male role models can be blamed for mass shootings.
Vargas, who describes his “anti-patriarchy work” in California prisons, wrote that American society relates to men as being “inherently violent, dominant and controlling,” and said he believes that society is “rewarding” men for being that way.

“Why are we continually surprised when a man takes up arms and commits mass murder?” the column asks.

Vargas points to cartoons, video games and politicians who exalt male violence. “Every social cue they've received since childhood declared violence their birthright, it's what makes them real men,” he wrote.

But not everyone agrees with Vargas’ reasoning and, as usual, Twitter was there to react.

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A college athlete was arrested for rape, but it's his accuser who is in trouble, SC police say

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'A student-athlete at a South Carolina college was arrested and charged with rape, but it is his accuser who is in trouble now, according to the police.

Lauren Emily Pearson, 18, has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report regarding the rape accusation, reported.

Pearson accused fellow Coker College student Cesar Antonio Lopez of sexually assaulting her in the bathroom of a dorm where a party was held in the early morning hours of April 29, according to

Later that morning, Pearson called the Hartsville Police Department, and after telling her account of the incident, was taken to an area hospital where a sexual assault exam was conducted, reported. The results of that examination have not been shared publicly.'

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'Every district attorney’s nightmare': Two men exonerated in 1991 rape claim

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'After 26 years, two men have been exonerated of a gang-rape that the alleged victim now admits never happened.

The 1992 convictions of VanDyke Perry and Gregory Counts for rape, sodomy and kidnapping were vacated in New York court Monday. Prosecutors had joined attorneys for Perry and Counts on a motion asking a State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan to vacate the convictions because of new DNA evidence and the woman's revised story.

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The war on masculinity is a war on men

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'Summary: The gender wars have grown hotter in the past few years, as the assault begins on masculinity. We use our children as guinea pigs to test leftist theories about gender. This will reshape America profoundly, in ways we cannot predict. I doubt future generations will forgive us if this does not end well. But we can still change course.

Multiculturalism: the appreciation of diverse cultures, including their behaviours, cultural assumptions, values, ways of thinking, and communication styles. It is the foundation of modern liberalism. Every race, every ethnicity, every religion, every gender deserves respect. Society must accept each as they are. All have the right to exist on their own terms.

There is one exception, however.

Men must change!

Lots of articles, mostly by women, telling guys how to change their nature. Men telling women to change would be evil sexism.'

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Study Warns of 'Toxic Masculinity' in Boys as Young as 14

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'A new study published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling warns that boys as young as 14-years-old suffer psychological problems from “hegemonic masculinity” and its derivative, “toxic masculinity.”

Vincent Marasco, a former professor who now works as a mental health counselor, argued in a recently published article that mental health professionals should be cognizant of hegemonic masculinity since it can “influence the counseling relationship.”

“Counselors working with adolescent boys need to take into consideration these social influences, their impact on the counseling relationship, and the unique ways adolescent boys perform masculinity,” writes Marasco.

Hegemonic masculinity, as Marasco explains in his article, is a term that refers to the “oppressive characteristics of masculinity boys and men must assume and perform to be considered a ‘real man.’” These characteristics include “dominance over women,” “being heterosexual,” “exerting control and toughness,” among others.

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Why campus sex ed training is anti-men and why I am a men’s rights activist

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'While a student at American University, I was required to take an online sex education course that focused on consent. I was taught that women can change their mind about consent the day after an encounter, effectively leaving women with the ability to rewrite history and accuse sexual partners of inappropriate behavior despite receiving consent.

Feminists think misandry isn’t real, but campus culture shows otherwise. Modern day “feminism” is pervading on college campuses and is perpetuating an irrational fear of hookup culture, all while vilifying men. What I was taught by my college’s online sex ed course provides a foreshadowing of a sad reality: misandry in the 21st century. This misandry will surely trickle into other aspects of life, like workplace culture and our daily interactions with each other.

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Male professor won't apologize over lingerie 'joke'

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'A male political theory professor said Friday he won't apologize to a female gender studies professor for a joke about "ladies' lingerie" he made while both were riding in a crowded elevator. The public spat comes amid heightened sensitivity to sexual misconduct propelled by the #MeToo movement.

Professor Ned Lebow, who teaches political theory at King's College London, told The Associated Press that he has refused to apologize because he did nothing wrong and because a complaint filed by Professor Simona Sharoni against him with the International Studies Association is "frivolous."

Sharoni, a professor of women's and gender studies at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, said in a complaint she filed last month that she was standing near the elevator at a San Francisco hotel and she offered to press the elevator buttons when Lebow "said with a smile on his face, 'women's lingerie' and all his buddies laughed."

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Concern grows over performance pressure on girls while boys fall further behind

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'It's a great time to be a girl -- or is it? Because behind all these possibilities is a troubling development: Girls' anxiety and depression are climbing and increasingly turning tragic.

Between 2007 and 2015, the suicide rate for girls between the ages of 15 and 19 doubled, reaching a 40-year high in 2015, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

"I think no one can dispute the wholesale kind of collapse of girls' wellness right now," said bestselling author Rachel Simmons, who has been working with and doing research on girls for the past two decades.

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Hell just froze over: Ginsberg slams #MeToo

Article here. Possibly one of her grandsons just got #MeToo'ed by some nutcase? Dunno. Anyway, check the news tonight about reports of Hell freezing over. Excerpt:

'Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg — widely recognized as a leftist, feminist icon — shocked her fans this week when she took American colleges and universities to task for failing to follow Constitutional guidelines regarding due process when using Title IX "kangaroo courts" to handle claims of sexual abuse against students.

Speaking to the Atlantic, Ginsberg talked at length about "due process" after being asked about the #MeToo movement, and handling allegations of workplace harassment. She ignored the movement nearly altogether before pivoting into a rant about how America's institutions of higher education are subjecting accused students to a bizarre and potentially unconstitutional process.

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Ezra Klein Explains Why Men Are "So Shit At Friendship"

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'American men’s hidden crisis, Slate tells us, is that they need more friends. At the same time, society tells men that friendship is girly—and men respond by not having friends. So perhaps it’s unsurprising that loneliness, not obesity or smoking, is the biggest threat to men’s health, per the Boston Globe.
It’s a question that Vox Media founder and editor Ezra Klein unpacks on “Call Your Girlfriend,” a popular feminist podcast. For their 4/20 episode, co-hosts Ann Friedman and Aminatou Sow invited listeners to “Ask A Man” anything they’d like. One listener asked, “Why are men so shit at friendship?”

“That’s an important question,” Klein replied. “Because we literally are—it is literally the case that men have fewer friends than women, and as we get older we have fewer, and fewer, and fewer friends. Some of us have no friends at all, and the resulting loneliness becomes a huge health risk.”'


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