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'The trio met the stranger on a night out before luring him back to one of their homes.

They plied him with vodka until he passed out and then sexually assaulted him in a bizarre attack.

Footage shot by the trio showed them dancing as they molested their victim.

A judge warned Brogan Gillard, 26, Paige Cunningham, 22, and Shannon Jones, 20, they faced jail after they admitted sexual assault at Preston Crown Court.
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The court heard the clip showed the 20-year-old victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, on the floor as Gillard cut his hair and sliced vegetables over him.

Gillard brandished scissors and asked: “Put in his bum?’’ before parting the cheeks of his bottom.

Though he felt pain, there was no serious injury.
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All three, from Barrowin-Furness, Cumbria, will be sentenced in January and were told to sign the sex offenders’ register.

Gillard also admitted unrelated child cruelty charges.'

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'It’s a claim boldly asserted in local news stories each year: Domestic violence spikes during the holiday season. On the surface, the concept sounds plausible enough ― for many people, holidays are associated with family tension, crowded homes and copious amounts of alcohol. It follows that violence might increase under such stressful circumstances.

Yet, domestic violence experts say there’s no evidence to back that up, according to interviews conducted by The Huffington Post.

“This is a myth that has been debunked pretty well,” said Monica McLaughlin, deputy director of public policy at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.

She pointed to a 2010 report released by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, which was not able “to find any reliable, national study linking the holidays with an increase in domestic violence.”'

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'Looking back, I can pinpoint the precise moment I became a feminist. I was 17, a bright-eyed student at Warwick University, with a well-thumbed copy of The Female Eunuch clutched in my hand.
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During the years that have passed since — some of them spent as the editor of Cosmopolitan magazine — the advances made by the women’s movement have been extraordinary.
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But the fact is, in some crucial areas, they are. Take, for example, the fact that, according to the Higher Education Policy Institute, ‘a boy born in 2016 will be 75 per cent less likely to attend university than his sister if the present trends continue’.

That’s no feminist victory, it’s a terrifying prediction which will have widespread ramifications, not just for men in the workplace, but for relationships between men and women as well.
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'Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) on Thursday proposed the Safe Transfer Act, a bill that would require a student's rape charges to appear on their college transcript for five years following the resolution of their disciplinary hearings. If a student transfers schools while their case is still pending, the case would still remain on their transcript for a year.

If the legislation succeeds, it would be a huge victory for those fighting to end campus sexual assault, as only two states — Virginia and New York — currently require colleges to indicate a student's rape charges on their transcript.

Many people have slammed the disciplinary process of campus assault cases, maintaining that it favors accusers and destroys the lives of young men. But Speier pointed out that, in truth, many students facing sexual assault allegations will walk away relatively unscathed — even if they are found guilty.'

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'The words of my doctor from earlier that morning were still ringing in my ears when I found myself slamming the breaks of my car to avoid a nasty collision. An incompetent driver was cutting across two lanes at a roundabout just in front of me. Still perspiring somewhat I carried on to drop off my screaming child with the nanny. It was a hectic morning.

Now let’s stop to take a breath and ponder on this story. Was the doctor you imagined male? Was the bad driver female? And what of the nanny and the narrator? Females too? If so, you have just experienced unconscious gender bias. You are not alone. Even the almighty Google image search “thinks” 75% of doctors are male but in reality women make up just over half of GPs in the UK. In fact Google has been accused of unconscious bias in its own operations, as over 79 percent of its managers and engineers are male. Apple, Facebook, Twitter and Yahoo are not far behind.'

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'Masculinity is having a good old time of it in 2016, and the recent International Men’s Day was a timely reminder of how diverse the approach to issues facing men is. The question of whether we really need an International Men’s Day ought to be easily dismissed – yes, should be the answer, as there are a lot of problems being left unsaid, and the theme of this year’s IMD was about stopping male suicide.
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This is why the Daily Mail’s articles centred on crying men are not only harmful, but are part of the murderous system that make men feel like they must act a certain way, or consider themselves to be lesser.

It promotes a stoicism that leads to the bottling up of emotions and lack of emotional ties between men that would allow them to open up and communicate when life gets too much.

These articles are often ignored by the misogynistic men’s rights activists, too. Due to their focus on attacking women, they have sullied any conversation about issues facing men, thanks to how vocal and vicious they are.'

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'State police say holiday music was blaring from a western Pennsylvania woman’s car as she tore up the yard of her ex-boyfriend’s home, nearly running the man and his family over.

Forty-seven-year-old Mary Jo Smith was charged Tuesday with multiple offenses stemming from Monday’s incident.

Alan McCutcheon says he was setting up a Christmas light display outside of his Fayette County home when Smith yelled “Merry Christmas” and made several passes through his yard.'

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'The New York City socialite whose many plastic surgery operations have earned her the nickname 'catwoman' was arrested by police early Wednesday following a fight at her Trump World Tower apartment.

Jocelyn Wildenstein, 76, is accused of clawing her designer boyfriend Lloyd Klein and then slashing his chest with a pair of scissors after flying in to a violent rage at around 1:30am, a source tells Page Six.

Klein, 49, was then forced to shove the 'Bride of Wildenstein' into a closet to prevent another attack according to sources, before police arrived to take her in.

Wildenstein was arraigned in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday night, where she spoke with her boyfriend for 20 minutes before appearing in front of the judge.'

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'A feminist filmmaker has sparked a worldwide backlash by highlighting the extent to which the women’s rights movement undermines gender equality and prevents men from having a voice.

Cassie Jaye has been deeply involved in the feminist movement for over a decade. But when she stumbled across the men’s rights website A Voice for Men in 2013, while researching rape culture, what she found shocked her.

Far from being privileged by their place in the patriarchy, men in Western societies are twice as likely as women to be murdered, twice as likely to be homeless, three times more likely to take their own lives, and ten times more likely to be jailed.

Jaye decided to follow the men’s rights movement, which she admits to assuming was a “misogynistic hate group” at first thanks to “mainstream media”. Three years later, she no longer calls herself a feminist.'

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'A documentary about men's rights activism will be screening in Ottawa today, but not at the venue organizers originally intended. Ottawa's city hall has picked up the booking, but a theatre owner says that hasn't stopped an army of online trolls from insulting staff and declaring rights have been violated.
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The documentary follows filmmaker Cassie Jaye as she listens to men inside the movement, some of whom compare feminism to white nationalism. MRA leaders tell her about health and domestic abuse issues from the perspective that men face greater discrimination than women, and are punished and ridiculed for voicing those concerns. The film shares a name with a Reddit forum in which men vent rage against women and discuss strategies for pushing women into submission.

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'Female students at two separate universities faced legal repercussions last month after they reported sexual assaults that police say never happened.

In mid-November, a Missouri circuit court judge ordered two years of probation for a Lindenwood University student who pleaded no contest to making a false report, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported this week after reviewing the court records.

In 2014, when Joanna Newberry was 21, she told police she had fought off a man who attacked her in the basement of the university’s library; he had jumped out of the stall where he was hiding, she claimed, and tried to pull off her leggings as she kicked and struggled, she said.'

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'First of all, it’s time to stop calling the United States a patriarchy. A patriarchy is a system where men hold the power and women do not. Women do hold power in the United States — they lead major universities and giant corporations, write influential books, serve as state and federal judges and even manage winning presidential campaigns. American women, especially college-educated women, are the freest and most self-determining in human history. Why pretend otherwise?

Feminism is drowning in myth-information. Advocates never tire of telling us that women are cheated out of nearly a quarter of their salary; that one in four college women is sexually assaulted, or that women are facing an epidemic of online abuse and violence. Such claims are hugely distorted, but they have been repeated so often that they have taken on the aura of truth. Workplace discrimination, sexual assault and online threats are genuine problems, but to solve them women need sober analysis, not hype and spin. Exaggerated claims and crying wolf discredit good causes and send scarce resources in the wrong direction.

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'A Prescott woman is facing attempted homicide and arson charges after she returned to work following a dispute armed with a knife, a rifle and a torch.

Around 6:28 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, Prescott police responded to the Wal-Mart store at 3050 Highway 69 in Prescott, after the manager of the store called 9-1-1 to report a disorderly woman in the parking lot with a rifle.

Officers found 24-year-old Ebonice Johnson, Prescott, near the back of the store and took her into custody without incident.
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Detectives served a search warrant at Johnson's home and located evidence related to her intentions and plans to harm her co-workers. At this point it appears Johnson was motivated by her dissatisfaction at work and the investigation is not revealing any other cause for her extreme behavior. Johnson was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on charges including four counts of attempted homicide (pre-meditated), arson of an occupied structure, and weapons misconduct-all are felony charges.

Johnson lawfully purchased the rifle a year and a half ago and had no previous convictions related to weapons misconduct.'

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'According to the World Bank, in the year 2015 the extreme poverty rate (less than $2/day) around the world allegedly dropped below 10% for the first time. Although this is good progress, extreme poverty, for 702 million people, remains an international crisis. We know that women and children are deeply impacted socially and academically by living in poverty.

Politicians, economists and other organizations have many ideas for solving this crisis. United Nations officials, for example, have set a noble goal “to end poverty in all its forms everywhere by 2030”—also known as Sustainable Development Goal #1.2 Is this goal well intentioned? Indeed. Is it attainable? That depends on how one makes sense of the problem. Misdiagnosing the source of this poverty problem can lead to the wrong prescribed solution—no matter how well-intentioned.
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Current social science research powerfully asserts: “...there is a Father-Factor in our [world’s] worst social problems. In other words, for many of our most intractable social ills affecting children, father absence is to blame.” In the United States over 24 million children are growing up without their biological father; in the year 2014 nearly a quarter of children lived in father-absent homes. Dr. Pat Fagan writes: “The Index of Family Belonging for the United States is now just above 45%, which means that 45% of U.S. children on the cusp of adulthood have grown up in an intact married family.”

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'A private Massachusetts university considers coercion to be a form of rape, according to its website.

A part of Clark University’s guide for sexual survivors, “A Definition of Rape, Sexual Assault and Related Terms,” breaks down consent, sexual abuse, stranger rape and heterosexism, among other things.

Coercion, as defined by the university, “is considered rape/sexual assault.”

“Coercion is the use of emotional manipulation to persuade someone to something they may not want to do — like being sexual or performing sexual acts,” the college’s website states.

“Being coerced into having sex or performing sexual acts is not consenting to having sex and is considered rape/sexual assault,” it continues.'

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