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'Movements collapse when they become more interested in collecting heads than advancing their cause. Unfortunately, the very worthy #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and abuse might have just reached that point.

Last Friday, #MeToo took down Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Henderson, the editorial page editor of the liberal Detroit Free Press (or Freep as it is called locally). Henderson was fired for "inappropriate behavior" — even though no women actively complained about it — that allegedly violated the newspaper's "zero tolerance policy." But if this standard — both too vague and too strict — is going to be religiously enforced on workplace interactions in the post-Harvey Weinstein era, few men — or, women, for that matter — will ever feel safe in their jobs.

Henderson is something of an icon in Michigan, where I live. He is a prolific writer and a popular media personality. I first became acquainted with him when I was a scribe at the Detroit News conservative editorial board in the mid-1990s and he on the liberal Freep board that he later headed. He also hosts Detroit Today for WDET, a local NPR affiliate, where he occasionally invites me to spar over ObamaCare and charter schools (on which we vehemently disagree) and discuss immigration reform and President Trump's draconian law-and-order agenda (on which we largely agree).'

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'With another Affordable Care Act open-enrollment period in the rearview mirror, policymakers remain mystified as to why men lag behind when it comes to obtaining health insurance. And young men sometimes catch the blame for high insurance rates, since this relatively healthy segment of the population tends not to buy coverage.

There is no mystery. Women receive substantial gender-based services that personalize health insurance for them and that provide strong incentives to buy coverage. But under the ACA, there are no gender-based services for men and no incentives to buy health insurance other than fines and penalties, which are designed to punish men for not participating in a program that fails to provide for their basic needs.

The economic benefits of preventive health care are well-known. Screening for various conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, sexually transmitted infections, and some cancers, along with regular medical checkups, have improved and lengthened the lives of millions of Americans. And it keeps people whose conditions are caught early from getting sicker.'

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There are so many fanboy reports on "The Last Jedi" denouncing it as a misandrist franchise-killer, YouTube had to create a mix for it. One such report:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF8JS7sK_oc

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Remember this one? They let her go after doing all of five months. Story here. If you get a paywall, jump it by Googling the first paragraph. Excerpt:

'Angelika Graswald was released from New York State prison on Thursday, about five months after she pleaded guilty to sabotaging her fiancé’s kayak before he drowned in the cold and choppy waters of the Hudson River in 2015.

She emerged to a sunny afternoon from the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, a women’s prison in the rolling woods of Westchester County. Ms. Graswald declined to talk to reporters, but stood next to her lawyer, fidgeting and looking away from the bank of cameras, as he made a brief statement.
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The case generated attention far beyond the area just north of New York City where her fiancé disappeared, fueled by prosecutors’ description of a seemingly doting partner who desperately called 911 for help only to later tell investigators that “I wanted him dead.”
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During a lengthy interrogation, the authorities said, Ms. Graswald made statements implicating herself, telling investigators that it “felt good knowing he was going to die” and that his drowning had brought her “relief.” Prosecutors said she knew she was the beneficiary of two life insurance policies belonging to Mr. Viafore.'

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'As you know, Matt Damon’s been making some interesting (read: really boneheaded) comments related to Hollywood’s current reckoning with sexual predators.

First, the actor told ABC News that he knew Harvey Weinstein — someone he’s worked with regularly — had sexually harassed Gwyneth Paltrow years ago but he “knew that they had come to whatever agreement or understanding that they had come to” and that she “had handled it.” Then, he went on a completely unhelpful “not all men” kick, insisting we should be talking more about the good guys and the spectrum of bad behavior.

Now, Matt Damon may finally see it’s time for him to stop talking and start listening.
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And this all feels a little too familiar: Damon previously came under fire for not checking his privilege in comments he’s made about diversity in Hollywood.'

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Found a good site: mensrightsandfeminism.wordpress.com. Just passing it along.

Described as: "A collection of critical essays examining Men's Rights & Feminist perspectives with primary focus on toxic femininity, misandry and androphobia."

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'An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from “white male privilege.” A vote on Capt. Carri Weber’s future with the Plainfield Police Department is scheduled for a commissioner’s meeting on Thursday, according to WRTV.

The incident occurred at a Nov. 1 training seminar on how police should interact with transgender people in their communities, led by a U.S. Department of Justice representative and a U.S. attorney.

During the presentation, an officer who spent 28 years with the department questioned a statistic presented at the conference, that members of the transgender community are 3.32 times as likely to be the victim of police violence than non-transgender people, according to WRTV. The statistic comes from the 2012 annual report from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, which describes itself as an advocacy group for “local LGBTQ communities.”'

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'A celebrity lawyer is calling for people who make false rape and sex assault allegations to be stripped of their statutory anonymity and named on a public register.

The comments by Nick Freeman, nicknamed ‘Mr Loophole’ for his record helping clients fight motoring offences, come after the trial of 22-year-old student Liam Allan, who was charged with rape, dramatically collapsed.

Mr Freeman, who runs Manchester-based Freeman and Co Solicitors, argues the case is just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ and false allegations are being made on a ‘daily basis’.'

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'Last weekend, I went into a shop to buy someone a Christmas present. It was a knick-knacky kind of place — full of those colourful and odd-shaped homewares that you’d never have in your own house, but seem to make good gifts for other people.

So I grabbed something and took it to the woman behind the counter.
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“It’s impressive to see a man doing his Christmas shopping a week early and not leaving it until Christmas Eve.”

What? A “man”? Really? Then I watched her wrap the thing and charge my credit card. And I thought about what I wanted to say to her.
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What annoyed me most about the situation was that I had just received her gift of sexism, but it was something I couldn’t give back. And I wouldn’t be able to regift to any other woman.

I just had to wear it. Like so many other men who have got the same thing before me.

I’m talking about the men who are patronised for taking time off work to be stay-at-home fathers. The men who are made to feel like precious rarities because they can cook a meal.'

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'A young Indian boy was accused of raping a girl he met at a bar earlier this year in the US. The boy was detained by the police on receiving the complaint and called for questioning. After long hours of questioning, he was let go by police and later granted bail by the court. I would not like to name this person since he was honourably discharged of the charges levelled against him after it was established that the duo had indulged in a consensual activity. CCTV footage clearly established that it was the girl who led the boy and signalled her friends that she was going to have sex with him. This boy was falsely accused.

From this real case, I wish to draw your attention to just one factor – this boy was not arrested despite the fact that he had rape charges levelled against him. He was heard and the court too released him on a very high bail bond, but still. His right to liberty was not compromised.

He was considered 'innocent until proven guilty', which is the cornerstone of criminal justice system across the world. While it is the same in books in India as well, in all realities, we have completely overturned this rule especially in cases of crime against women or if I may say alleged crime against women.'

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'The actress, who has been an outspoken proponent of the #MeToo movement, did not mince words when she pointed out that the men being brought down by the allegations are just part of the greater problem.

"I would challenge the media to stop using the word 'alleged,'" she said. "My beef is really with all the people who are complicit. It's the first time in history women are being believed, even though we get slagged."'

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'A MAN charged with rape after a police blunder has spoken of his relief after he was told he would face no further action.

Isaac Itiary was accused of raping a child under 16 but the case against him collapsed earlier this week when it emerged cops had failed to disclose thousands of crucial text messages.

They are believed to show the girl, who was 14 and 15 at the time, had claimed she was 19.

Isaac, 25, walked free from Inner London crown court and yesterday said: “It’s been a nightmare. It’s a relief to have this taken off me.”'

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Article here. The news isn't 4 in 10 women believe they've been discriminated against. It's the 2 in 10 men reporting it. But heaven forbid anyone pay attention to anti-male descrimination. Excerpt:

'About four-in-ten working women (42%) in the United States say they have faced discrimination on the job because of their gender. They report a broad array of personal experiences, ranging from earning less than male counterparts for doing the same job to being passed over for important assignments, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data.

The survey – conducted in the summer before a recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations against prominent men in politics, the media and other industries – found that, among employed adults, women are about twice as likely as men (42% versus 22%) to say they have experienced at least one of eight specific forms of gender discrimination at work.

One of the biggest gender gaps is in the area of income: One-in-four working women (25%) say they have earned less than a man who was doing the same job; one-in-twenty working men (5%) say they have earned less than a female peer.

Women are roughly four times as likely as men to say they have been treated as if they were not competent because of their gender (23% of employed women versus 6% of men), and they are about three times as likely as men to say they have experienced repeated small slights at work because of their gender (16% versus 5%).'

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'Are you exhausted with sexual harassment allegations? Their noise and strut are turning into one of those chronic conditions that we schlep around with, like athlete’s foot. Or a hangnail.

As I write this, Tennessee State University announces that it considers whistling “in a suggestive manner” to be sexual harassment. Depending on the tune, it may lead to suspension or expulsion. The College Fix explains:

In sum, there are at least 20 different ways students and employees can be found guilty of sexual harassment, according to the policy. Campus officials state they will consider the ‘totality of the circumstances’ before deeming whether an act is sexual harassment.

In the expanding reach of sexual harassment, 20 ways today is a down payment on 30 ways tomorrow. Did this-or-that fellow do what a snowballing list of accusers claim he did half a lifetime ago? Are starlets-in-waiting gullible enough to go to a Hollywood mogul’s hotel room to watch a video? Do such naifs actually exist, or are they mythical creatures, like bread-and-butter flies? How many women posting on #MeToo are telling the truth?'

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'The University of Maryland has taken this equality-in-deprivation approach by voting to make it easier to find students responsible for violations of the conduct code.

And the independent campus newspaper The Diamondback is carrying water for these changes by reporting on them as if it’s the Ministry of Truth in 1984.

Not only does the paper inexplicably lead with changes that will make code language “more accessible to students,” but it uncritically regurgitates the Orwellian talking points of code-change supporters.

What is substantively changing under the 72-17 Senate vote: The evidence standard is being lowered to “preponderance of the evidence” (sometimes called “50 percent plus a feather”) from “clear and convincing,” which roughly translates to 75 percent certainty; definitions for what’s prohibited have been “broadened” (no detail given by the newspaper); and no more active professional counsel allowed in proceedings.'

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