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'“Men need to feel a cold spike of fear when they begin a sexual encounter.” Those were not the words of a nun at your local Catholic high school 50 years ago. They were written in 2014 by the progressive Ezra Klein, editor of Vox, in explaining the importance of California’s “affirmative consent” law.

Passed in 2015, the law requires that students at the state’s colleges must obtain “affirmative, conscious and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity” from their partners. If not, they could be subject to disciplinary procedures for sexual assault.

It is one of the astounding ironies of our current era that universities, which have long been billed as havens of sex, drugs and rock ’n’ roll, places to experiment and rebel before you grow up, now employ armies of bureaucrats to regulate the sex lives of their students. These administrators hand out condoms and invite students to lectures by professional dominatrixes, while at the same time holding secret tribunals to punish men who engage in what can best be described as regrettable drunken hookups with their female classmates.'

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'To raise awareness about domestic violence, an Australian nonprofit has encouraged women to use the hashtag #IGotFlowersToday on Valentine’s Day in reference to a poem about a battered woman.

The poem, written by Paulette Kelly, “chronicles the life of an abused woman with the gift of flowers used as an apology for a torturous life, rather than a symbol of love and affection,” explained Karen Willis, executive director of the Full Stop Foundation, the group behind the campaign.

But the Full Stop Foundation’s campaign was met with backlash as a Daily Telegraph columnist denounced it as “savage, relentless anti-men messaging.”

“It’s not enough that some poor guy has schlepped to the florist or sweated over which flowers to pick online and poured over poignant words for the card,” wrote Corrine Barraclough. “ These infuriating feminist fools now want his motives to be questioned too. So, in addition to your colleagues’ ‘Nice flowers,’ comments, if you get a dozen long-stemmed you can now presumably look forward to comments such as, ‘Is everything OK?’ and ‘What did he do?’”

Barraclough also writes that the campaign focuses only on abuse perpetrated by men against women, though she says “domestic violence is not—and has never been—a gendered issue.”'

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'If there was ever a more mendacious or socially destructive ad during the Super Bowl, let alone on television, I am unaware of it.

As a believer in the free market and the free exchange of ideas, I have rarely advocated for or participated in a boycott of a company for the political positions of its owners or directors. I eat Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream despite the fact that I have opposed every left-wing political and social position Ben and Jerry have ever advocated. It's a free country. And I want to keep it free.

But Audi crossed a line. It should pay an appropriate price.

First, we need to stop the politicization of everything in America. We need to be able to watch sports, for example, without the intrusion of left-wing propaganda. I would feel the same about right-wing propaganda, but the right believes in allowing people to enjoy life without injecting politics wherever possible.

Second, the ad sent the false and debilitating message to every girl that being born in America is to be born oppressed and persecuted. "I am a woman, therefore I am a victim," it says.'

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'The Gender Equality Policy and Data Analyst is responsible for the development and provision of integrated policy and data analysis and advice relating to gender equality issues of interest to the Premier and/or Cabinet. Key characteristics required for this role: a high level of understanding of data analysis and experience translating data; high level understanding of social policy, specifically in relation to gender equality; demonstrated experience in advising on strategic responses to complex policy problems.
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Applications from those wishing to work part-time or full-time hours will be equally considered.'

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'After many years of divisiveness, the Boy Scouts of America have opened their ranks to gay and transgender boys. Yet a different membership dispute persists: a long-shot campaign to let girls join the BSA so they have a chance to earn the prestigious status of Eagle Scout.

Just last week, after the BSA announced it would admit transgender boys, the National Organization for Women issued a statement urging the 106-year-old youth organization to allow girls to join as well. NOW said it was inspired by the efforts of a 15-year-old New York City girl to emulate her older brother, who is an Eagle Scout.

"Women can now hold all combat roles in the military, and women have broken many glass ceilings at the top levels of government, business, academia and entertainment," said NOW President Terry O'Neill. "It's long past due that girls have equal opportunities in Scouting."
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While the Boy Scouts have established several coed programs, including Venturing and Sea Scouts, the Girl Scouts remain girls-only.'

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'The National Association of Women in Operations (NAWO) and PATH4 Graduates have teamed up to launch the first paid Internship and Graduate Programs for female university students who are in their final year of study.

This initiative is called Project I. It is a paid project-based program aimed at providing female talent with an insight into careers available in operational work environments. The intent of this program is to attract more women to operational careers, increasing the number of graduates joining operational companies and developing a future pipeline of female talent to ultimately achieve greater gender diversity in operational leadership positions

We are inviting only female university students to apply as a special measure under Section 12 (1) of the Equal Opportunity Act.'

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'A convicted Palestinian terrorist was among the eight feminist activists who called earlier this week on American women to join a March 8 international strike — which organizers are calling a protest “against male violence and in defense of reproductive rights.”

Rasmea Odeh served time in Israeli prison for her involvement — as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) — in a pair of 1969 terrorist bombings in Jerusalem, one of which killed two Hebrew University students at a supermarket. She was freed in 1980 as part of a prisoner exchange, and moved to the US in the mid-1990s. More recently, Odeh has been in the headlines due to charges of immigration fraud filed against her and a subsequent ongoing court case.

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'An Ohio woman who reportedly livestreamed footage of her raping a 4-year-old boy has been arrested.

India Kirksey, 20, has been charged with felony rape, news station WCPO reported. She was arraigned Monday in court, and is being held on a $350,000 bond.

Harrisburg County authorities in Ohio received a tip from someone who saw the footage online. Earlier this year, the video allegedly had been shared on the livestreaming app Periscope.

In an interview with police, Kirksey confessed to performing oral sex on the toddler.'

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'A 32-year old man committed suicide by consuming poison fearing arrest in a dowry harassment case. He died while recuperating at a hospital in Panvel on Wednesday afternoon.

Sachin Ashok Chetre, a resident of Karanjade in Panvel, died in Paramount Hospital at around 2.30pm on February 8. Police have sent the body to JJ Hospital in Mumbai for the postmortem.

Pretisha Chetre, 26, had lodged a complaint against her husband on February 4 for allegedly being harassed for dowry. Sachin then reportedly assaulted his wife and threatened that he would commit suicide if she did not take back her complaint.

After the assault, Pretisha’s family again approached the police and demanded immediate action. Police then arrested Sachin from his home and when he was taken for a medical test, he told police that he had consumed poison at 11 pm on February 5, fearing arrest. “We took them to the government hospital but he insisted to go to a private hospital. He was then admitted at Paramount Hospital in Panvel where doctors started his treatment,” said an official from Panvel City police station. However, he died at around 2.30pm on February 8.'

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'A police standoff began in Merrimack after a boyfriend told his girlfriend that the spaghetti dinner she made was "OK," according to police paperwork.

Police responded to Webster Green Condominium Complex for a domestic disturbance Saturday at about 2:35 p.m. Officers met with a resident of the complex who said that his girlfriend, Jodi Ecklund, was in the apartment and damaging property.

The boyfriend told police that Ecklund had made him a spaghetti dinner and asked him how it was. He replied with "OK," and said Ecklund then went "bipolar" on him.

Ecklund allegedly assaulted the boyfriend by punching him in the face, punching him in the arm and scratching his hand. He left the apartment and heard Ecklund lock the door, according to court documents.

Two firearms - a Glock 9mm and a M4 rifle - were in the apartment, the boyfriend told police.'

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'Legislation that would add a contentious Obama administration mandates on campus sexual assault procedures to Mississippi law is still alive in the state Legislature, even if they are tottering at the Department of Education.

The bill was approved Tuesday by the House Judiciary B Committee and is already on the House calendar.

The measure, sponsored by state Rep. Angela Cockerham, D-Magnolia, would require the state institutions of higher learning to implement a comprehensive policy toward allegations of sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking that goes a step beyond one proposed by the federal government in 2011.
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Critics say the policy has reduced due process rights for the accused and compromised the impartiality of investigators. It also restricts an accused’s right to counsel and doesn’t require that the accuser be present at a hearing.'

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'President Trump’s Education Department can easily revoke mandates compelling colleges and universities to take due process rights away from students accused of sexual assault — but undoing practices institutionalized by the Obama administration and backed by feminist factions on campus will require greater effort.

Stuart Taylor Jr., a former non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, said incoming Education Secretary Betsy DeVos should repeal orders threatening to pull federal funds from universities that fail to adopt adjudication processes that increase the likelihood that male students accused of sexual misconduct will be found guilty.

“What they can and should do, very easily and very fast, is revoke all of the various orders that the Obama administration issued to colleges,” said Mr. Taylor, who co-wrote “The Campus Rape Frenzy” with K.C. Johnson. “These orders have been couched as guidance, and they don’t have the standing of regulations because they did not go through the necessary notice and comment rule-making process, so that means Trump and his people can make them disappear with the stroke of a pen.”

In response to what the Obama administration described as an epidemic of campus rape, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights in 2011 began issuing “Dear Colleague Letters” that invoked Title IX to force colleges to establish disciplinary procedures for resolving sexual assault allegations between students.'

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'After the infamous 2012 gang rape of a student on a bus in Delhi, the number of rape cases reported to police in India rose sharply. But one survey concluded that in Delhi, in 2013-14, more than half of these reports were "false" - fuelling claims by male activists that women are alleging rape in order to extort money from men.

Yogesh Gupta always knew he had evidence that could prove, indisputably, he was not a rapist, but getting the police to recognise his innocence was another matter.

The 44-year-old Delhi estate agent's troubles began after he caught an employee embezzling money and threatened to go to the police.

The employee reacted by coercing a woman to pose as a potential house buyer who, after viewing a property, asked Gupta for a lift to the local metro station. She later accused him of driving her to an empty fourth floor apartment and raping her.

"Thankfully I had CCTV installed in my office," he says.

"The whole process of taking the stairs to the fourth floor, opening the flat, taking her inside, then getting out and dropping her at the metro station would have taken at least 37 - 40 minutes.

"I could prove I was back in my office within 11 minutes."'

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'The University of Sydney in Australia has come under fire after giving preference to male students in a scholarship of nearly $30,000 to study at female-dominated veterinary medicine course, accusing the institution of sexism.

The Prof Marsh Edwards AO scholarship, offered for the first time this year, will award one successful applicant $6,750 a year for four years to students enrolled in the postgraduate doctor of veterinary medicine degree at the University of Sydney, The Guardian Australia reports.

In the press release, the scholarship claims that it will give preference to “male applicants who are from rural and regional areas with an interest in large animal practice and intended to work in rural veterinary science”.

This has sparked accusations of sexism, despite the fact that the veterinary medicine course is dominated by women and, according to the university spokeswoman, “over 90%” of new students in the course are expected to be female.

The university’s Women’s Collective has urged the university to drop “male” from the eligibility requirements to “send a clear message to all students that sexism and discrimination on campus is unacceptable”.
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The University administration also pointed out that numerous scholarships were offered exclusively for women, aimed at increasing the participation of women in subjects where they are underrepresented.'

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'Hillary Clinton made her first public remarks on the state of women’s issues since President Trump’s inauguration and the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington.

“Despite all the challenges we face, I remain convinced that YES, the future is female,” Clinton said in a videotaped message to the 2017 Makers Conference in California. Makers is a storytelling platform for raising issues impacting women.

“We need strong women to step up and speak out. We need you to dare greatly and lead boldly. So please, set an example for every woman and girl out there who’s worried about what the future holds and wonders whether our rights, opportunities and values will endure," Clinton said.

“Remember, you are the heroes and history makers, the glass ceiling breakers of the future. As I've said before, I'll say again, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world," Clinton said.'

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