There are ways to reduce domestic violence that have nothing to do with the patriarchy

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'The dominant explanation for domestic violence in Australia – repeated by the sector, politicians, police and others – relies on the feminist model, which sees it as a result of rigid gender norms and gender inequality.

That explanation is now barely scrutinised, but Hill outlines at least one alternative explanation – the psychopathology model, that insists that domestic violence is rooted in mental illness, substance abuse and childhood trauma and has little to do with patriarchy. “Unlike the feminist model – which asks, ‘Why do men beat their wives?’ – the psychopathology schools asks: ‘Why did this man beat his wife?’”

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Employment among ‘prime age’ men declining, triggering 'alarm'

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'While the U.S. economy Opens a New Window. continues to show signs of strength and vitality, employment Opens a New Window. conditions appear to be worsening for one particular group: prime-age males.

According to experts from Deutsche Bank Research, employment for men between the ages of 25 and 54 (considered prime age) has declined by about 100,000 jobs for each of the past three months.

That’s despite the fact that the U.S. created 224,000 jobs in June. The professional and business services sector, health care, as well as transportation and housing were among the sectors with notable job gains.

Torsten Slok, chief economist and managing director at Deutsche Bank Securities, wrote in a note that the employment trend among prime age males was an “alarm bell” in the latest jobs report.

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UK: Judge faces no action over drink-driver 'being a woman' remark

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'Victoria Parry, 31, collided with three vehicles which caused her Fiat to spin off the A46, near Stratford-upon-Avon.

In April, Judge Sarah Buckingham was investigated after she said Parry would have gone "straight down the stairs" to jail if she was a man.

But the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO) said there was now no "outstanding complaint".

Parry, of Bearley, Strafford-upon-Avon, hit a van's rear bumper, a Vauxhall Insignia's wing mirror and the side of a BMW in the crash on 23 May last year.

She was found to be almost three times the legal limit and later admitted dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

Her lawyers said she had a "considerable drink problem" after a 15-year abusive relationship.'

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NZ: All Blacks coach Steve Hansen sparks criticism by claiming domestic violence 'not a gender thing'

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'“Having been a policeman I've seen a lot of this... and I know it's not just restricted to the male - women assault males. It's not a gender thing.

“[There are] two types... one, where you have a control freak, male or female...” Mr Hansen said about domestic violence while defending Reece's selection.
Ang Jury, chief executive of the New Zealand Women’s Refuge hit out at Hansen’s comments.

“He's referring to ideas that are old, debunked, based on his experience as a police officer some 20-odd years ago,” she told The AM Show.

The evidence that domestic violence in New Zealand is largely perpetrated by men is unequivocal, Ms Jury said.

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Court: Purdue May Have Discriminated in Sexual Assault Case

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'Purdue University might have discriminated against a male student who was accused of sexual assault, a federal appeals court said, reviving a lawsuit against the school.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Purdue too hastily sided with the man's female accuser and ignored his attempts to provide evidence in his defense, the Journal & Courier reported . They are identified in the decision as Jane and John Doe.

"It is plausible," Judge Amy Coney Barrett wrote in the June 28 opinion that the Purdue investigation panel "chose to believe Jane because she is a woman and to disbelieve John because he is a man."'

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India: Men cannot legally be stalked

Article here. This is the truth in most part of the world. Even celebrities who supported women movement realize they have always been getting a raw deal. Excerpt:

'The mudslinging match between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut continues, with her never missing an opportunity to take digs at him in interviews and media interactions.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Hrithik was asked how he manages to maintain a stoic silence to the constant jibes. "I have come to realise that bullies have to be treated with a certain amount of patience, and not be engaged with. It is upon the civil society and those who claim to be just and fair to see and observe if there is harassment," he said.

"Also, being who I am, if I choose to confront as per laws, I become the aggressor. If I withdraw from a film-clash that I know has been pre-designed, then I become a weakling penning a sob story. I have learned to not get affected by either," he said.'

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Amy Coney Barrett Strikes a Blow against Campus Kangaroo Courts

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'Whenever I read a court opinion describing a campus sexual-assault proceeding, I routinely find myself shocked at the staggering unfairness and ridiculous bias of campus kangaroo courts. Driven by the need to find more men guilty — and rationalized by a #BelieveWomen ideology — campus administrators have systematically discarded every fundamental notion of due process in American law.

Across the nation, courts on the right and on the left are saying no. They’re blocking biased sexual-assault adjudications, protecting basic fairness, and restoring a degree of sanity to colleges’ procedures. On Friday it was the turn of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to protect the Fourteenth Amendment, and an all-woman panel, led by Judge Amy Coney Barrett, established a precedent that could be used against woke college administrators nationwide.'

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Trump accuser's book asks "What are men for?"

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'“What Do We Need Men For?” is more than male bashing, but it’s certainly that; it’s also a story of a spirited woman with an indomitable personality and a zest to get on with it that’s refreshing in this age of victimization and self-analysis.
Carroll sets out the purpose of her book on Page 1: “The whole female sex seems to agree that men are becoming a nuisance with their lying, cheating, robbing, perjuring and assaulting . . . and so on.” So Carroll offers a Modest Proposal: that we kill men and extract their chemical elements and sell them. It’s a satirical proposition, with a wink to Jonathan Swift, that sets Carroll on an investigation that frames the book and gives it its title: She will find out what, if anything, men are for.

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Title IX Report Clears MSU Players of Sexual Assault

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'Investigators from Michigan State University have found three former basketball players not guilty for the alleged sexual assault of a female student in 2015.

In a 39-page report released on Wednesday, investigators took a closer look at the Title IX lawsuit filed by former MSU student Bailey Kowalski, reports ESPN. The case was investigated by the school’s Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Education and Compliance.'

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UK: 'Nagging' wife who asked bodybuilder husband to do chores arrested and dragged to court for 'controlling behavior'

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'A "nagging" wife who forced her husband to help with household chores was reportedly placed behind bars and dragged to court for her "controlling" ways.

According to Valerie Sanders, she was prosecuted for "controlling behavior" after she asked Michael, 58, to vacuum the house, clean patio doors and not head to the gym so often.

Nonetheless, the case was thrown out just before a trial, The Sun reports.

Valerie, who hails from Catterick, North Yorks, called the case "outrageous" and said she was "treated like a criminal" for nagging her bodybuilder husband.'

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What Happens When Women Run Colleges?

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'"What happens when women run colleges?” Could be just a provocative question. Could be the opening line leading to a challenging set of discussions. Could be a joke awaiting a punch line.

It is in fact the title of an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (link here to paywalled article, excerpts to follow). The Chronicle is higher education’s most important and influential journal and, as such, the topic is covered in a fashion that reveals the culture and concerns of the higher education world.

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Mom allegedly killed 12-year-old son she had tried to drown as a baby

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'A California mom has been arrested for allegedly murdering her 12-year-old son — and critically injuring his brother — a decade after she was convicted of trying to drown him as a baby, according to authorities.

Sherri Renee Telnas, 45, was busted after 911 callers reported that she was acting “strangely” early Saturday as she walked the boys to a field near her home in Porterville, according to the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies found the boys unresponsive in a ditch, with the 12-year-old later pronounced dead at a hospital. His 7-year-old brother is in critical condition at Valley Children’s Hospital, according to officials.

Telnas was arrested at the scene and held on charges including murder and attempted murder, deputies said.
Following the drowning attempt, the older child was put in the custody of his father, Jacob Telnas, the Missoulian reported. It’s unclear how or why both boys were in her custody in California.

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A male birth control pill has just passed human safety tests

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'A new male birth control pill passed tests of safety and tolerability when healthy men used it daily for a month, and it produced hormone responses consistent with effective contraception, according to researchers at two institutions testing the drug.

The Phase 1 study results were presented on March 24 at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans. Stephanie Page, a professor of medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine, jointly led the study with Christina Wang, a professor of medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles.

Study results indicate that the experimental male oral contraceptive decreased sperm production while preserving libido. The pill is called 11-beta-methyl-19-nortestosterone dodecylcarbonate, or 11-beta-MNTDC. It is a modified testosterone that has the combined actions of a male hormone (androgen) and a progesterone.'

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Student denounces ‘victimhood culture’ sociology quiz that bemoans white male privilege

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'Students at Broward College enrolled in a sociology class were recently given an online quiz that has drawn criticism from one student who said the test is biased against white males.

The abbreviated summer school general sociology course is taught by Assistant Professor Mark Tromans.

According to screenshots of the quiz obtained by The College Fix, one of the questions asked: “When many students graduate from college, they are able to earn an extra $1,435 a month between the ages of 25 and 65. These students manage to earn this bonus by ___.” Students are then asked to fill in the bank. The correct answer is apparently “being born male.”'

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S. Korea: 'Radical feminism as toxic as terrorism,' says politician

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'Lee Jun-seok, a Supreme Council member of the minor opposition Bareunmirae Party, likened the radical feminist group Womad [link added] to a terrorist group, accusing them of spurning gender-based hatred and agitating women to fight against men.

"Womad activists don't detonate or throw bombs, but what they do is no different from terrorism," he claims in his newly-released book "Fair Competition: Asking Value and Future of Korea's Conservativism."

Womad, a compound word of "women" and "nomads," was launched in February 2017 as a splinter group from the online community Megalia. The group has since been controversial for using extreme means to fulfill their cause.

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