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'The Social Welfare Council of Nepal listed over two hundred INGOs working in Nepal in the fiscal year 2072/073. Although these organizations have wide-ranging interventions, most engage in some form of dealing with gender based violence (GBV) with a specific focus on women as the victims. 

As a group that has been the recipient of many injustices, this intense and increased focus on women is understandable. However, an important area for work that needs to be scaled up includes working with men and boys, not as perpetrators of violence but as victims themselves. There needs to be attention on the less-told story, which is that a striking number of men are victims of both physical and mental violence.

Men around the globe face GBV on a daily basis. The data from Home Office statistical bulletins and the British Crime Survey reports that assaults on men represent more than 40% of domestic violence in the UK. The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey of the USA in 2010 revealed that one in four adult men in the United States will become a victim of domestic violence during his lifetime. The same study found that 8.4% of Asian or Pacific Islander men reported experiencing physical violence by an intimate partner sometime during their lifetime.'

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'A TRAINEE accountant has been cleared of raping a student after she sent a Facebook message to friends telling them how she would call police before adding: "It's going to be so fun".

The 19-year-old claimed George Owen had forced himself on her as they left a bar in Bury, Greater Manchester.

She didn't tell police at first but almost a year later, she spotted the 21-year-old in a pub and called the cops.

The girl, who cannot be named, later told pals on Facebook: "OMG hahahahaha my mum knows. My mum started crying. She wants to hold my hand to go through it all with me. I was only raped chill the f*** out."

She added: "I'm going to ring them (police) tomorrow and tell them I'll do it. My mum wants to come so I'm going to ask whether I can do it while she's on holiday. It's going to be so fun."
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He was cleared in just two hours and 14 minutes by a jury at Minshull Street Crown Court after the messages were read out.'

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'Critics of men who sport “The Future is Female” T-shirts also maintain that some are using the word “feminist” inappropriately. The preferred term, they argue, is “feminist allies.” The rationale is that white people who fight against racism wouldn’t call themselves “black,” just as straight people who rally for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights wouldn’t call themselves “transgender.”

BuzzFeed recently published “17 Types of Male ‘Feminists’ That Need to Be Stopped,” an illustrated list that included a new father who suddenly becomes a feminist after he has a daughter, and a male manager who congratulates himself for hiring a female employee.

“It’s something I encounter all the time, but that man Robbie Tripp was the real kick in the pants in inspiring the post,” said Loryn Brantz, who wrote and illustrated the article and is also the author of the book “Feminist Baby.”'

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'The founder of a feminist business school hopes to help women fight the “toxic masculinity” of capitalism by exploring the concept of a “feminine economy.”

“Through reading, journaling and writing, we work on unraveling our internalized sexism,” Jennifer Armbrust told Forbes in an interview published Thursday. “We address questions like: What’s our internal relationship with money and power? What is empathy in business? How do you build business structures that honor intuition and make room for rest?”

“For me this work is a site of deep integration,” she continued. “I’m pulling from so many different places, especially my body and my own journey.”

The school’s ideals “have been beautifully articulated by the second wave of black feminists,” Armbrust said, adding that she wants to build and grow those ideals. She said her inspiration for a “feminine economy” grew out of her thinking that capitalism rewards masculine behaviors and traits, and wanting to consider what a system that rewarded feminine traits would look like.

Armbrust said she’s not an economist and doesn’t aspire to be one, but rather directs her work at “people who want to thrive without compromising their creative integrity and political beliefs. These tend to be women and artists.”'

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'An army brigade commander is threatening to leave appointments vacant if regiments don’t begin naming women as honorary colonels and lieutenant colonels.

“I will not recommend any new honorary appointment unless we see improvement of our diversity targets,” Colonel Daniel Stepaniuk wrote in an Aug. 13 email after a strategic planning session for all regular and reserve units in Ontario.

Postmedia has a copy of the email.

“I will not recommend an extension of any current honorary unless we move to satisfy our diversity targets… When I say gender diversity targets, think 50/50,” Stepaniuk wrote.

He is the commander of 32 Canadian Brigade Group, based in Toronto but with 12 reserve regiments in Hamilton, Brantford, Mississauga and other cities in southern Ontario. He spent 30 years in the forces, 27 in the army reserve.

In the Canadian army, “honoraries,” as the appointments are colloquially known, are traditionally recruited locally, from the ranks of regimental supporters, business and the like. Army colonels and honorary lieutenant colonels are primarily the preserve of the militia, or part-time reserves.

A key part of the honorary’s job is to represent the unit and protect its independence and history.'

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'The left’s latest false narrative is that the Trump administration is “pro-rape” because the education department is scrapping former President Barack Obama’s campus sexual misconduct policies.

Democrat politicians, Hollywood elites, and feminist and LGBT advocacy groups are blasting U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s announcement last week that her department is rescinding the Obama administration’s “guidance” on sexual misconduct that turned over serious sex assault allegations to untrained “kangaroo” courts on college campuses.
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Though peppered with “fairness” and “impartiality” language, the Obama administration’s policies ultimately asserted, “[W]hen taking steps to separate the complainant and alleged perpetrator, a school should minimize the burden on the complainant.”

When it came to due process, the Obama policies clearly favored the alleged victim.'

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'A YOUNG mum has been released on bail hours after she admitted killing her young 14-month-old daughter.

When little Sanaya Sahib went missing Sofina Nikat told police she had been out walking with her daughter when the toddler was abducted by a barefoot African man smelling of alcohol.

In reality, Nikat, 24, suffocated the little girl then dumped her body in a Heidelberg creek during a walk to the park on April 9 last year.
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She told police she killed her baby because she thought the child was possessed.

Nikat was charged with murder but today, her 24th birthday, pleaded guilty to a charge of infanticide.

She was the fifth Victorian woman to plead guilty to the charge that applied when a woman kills her child while mentally disturbed as a result of the birth.

While the offence carries a maximum penalty of five years’ jail, just one woman has been jailed for infanticide in Victorian history.'

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'Mansplaining "trains us in self-doubt and self-limitation just as it exercises men's unsupported overconfidence," she writes.

With mansplaining in mind, men who created big visions about places have shaped our sense of the city. Think, for instance, of Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House and Robin Gibson's Brutalist architecture of the contemporary arts buildings across Southbank in Brisbane.

From its parks and gardens, to roads and traffic light systems, to iconic buildings, cities are known to be created by men.

By capturing the narrative of the city's places through mansplaining, our experience of cities is dominated by towering office buildings, monolithic civic structures and efficient, looping steel transport networks. As a result, we often experience the world through what men say and decide the world is and does.'

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'A swingers party gone awry has led to a woman facing three felonies.
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The 26-year-old female resident who called 911 told deputies she and her 31-year-old fiance had the Schomakers over for a swingers party. According to police, Amber Schomaker was downstairs with the female resident's fiance and her husband was upstairs with the female resident.

When the pair upstairs came down, Amber Schomaker slapped her husband and went outside. The other three people followed her, only to see her get in her minivan and drive toward them. The minivan went over the curb, onto the sidewalk, and toward the porch where her husband and their hosts were standing, the woman told police.

Both men had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit, the woman told deputies.

Amber Schomaker drove away, but came back a few minutes later and resumed a physical altercation with her husband.

The male resident and Amber Schomaker's husband gave similar accounts as to what had transpired. The husband said his wife attacked him because she was jealous.'

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'A Jupiter woman is facing a felony charge after she allegedly tried to run over her daughter’s husband with her Mercedes-Benz, according to an arrest report.

Kathleen Regina Davis, 58, admitted to Palm Beach Gardens police she had an affair with the 33-year-old man while he was with her daughter, the report said. Davis said the man ruined her relationship with her daughter after he told her of the affair.

That led Davis on Sept. 20 to the man’s house in the 4400 block of Crestdale Street, west of Interstate 95 and north of Northlake Boulevard, where she allegedly tossed several eggs at his residence and vehicles. When police arrived, they saw Davis driving in circles in the front yard of the house while attempting to hit the man with her Mercedes.'

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'A former Tennessee high school football coach supported his wife in court on Monday as she was sentenced to three years in prison for repeatedly having sex with one of his teen players, reports say.

Kelsey McCarter, 27, pleaded guilty on Monday to six counts of statutory rape and one count of exploitation of a minor for having sex with a 16-year-old player on her husband, Justin McCarter’s, former South-Doyle High School football team in Knoxville, KRON reports.

McCarter initially faced 38 years in prison. She agreed to a three-year sentence at Monday’s hearing, where Justin, an assistant coach on the team, stood by her side.'

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'Men are still routinely being charged more than women for car insurance, five years after the introduction of an EU rule intended to end price discrimination by gender.

The EU’s gender directive moved to eliminate the practice of insurers automatically favouring women and as a result discounting their premiums by hundreds of pounds. This had been commonplace in the industry, and gave rise to companies like Sheila’s Wheels aimed solely at women drivers.

But new data shows that even when automatic gender-specific pricing is removed, men are still paying more - because insurers' data continues to rate the majority of male drivers as a riskier proposition.'

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'An aspiring Oxford University heart surgeon student -- whose career a judge said he didn't want to ruin -- received a 10-month suspended prison sentence Monday for stabbing her ex-boyfriend.

Lavinia Woodward, 24, previously pleaded guilty to attacking her partner during a drug and booze-filled binge at Christ Church College last December.

"It seems to me that if this was a one-off, a complete one-off, to prevent this extraordinarily able young lady from following her long-held desire to enter the [medical] profession she wishes to would be a sentence which would be too severe," Judge Ian Pringle told the aspiring heart surgeon during a court appearance in May.

Woodward was handed the 10-month sentence -- suspended for 18 months -- on Monday for the attack on Thomas Fairclough. Woodward hurled a laptop, a glass and a jar of jelly at him during an argument before stabbing him in the leg with a bread knife, The Sun reported.

"Principally, at the age of 24 you have no previous convictions of any nature whatsoever,” Pringle said, according to Sky News. “I find that you were genuinely remorseful following this event and, indeed, it was against your bail conditions, you contacted your partner to fully confess your guilt and your deep sorrow for what happened.'

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'Mr. Altizer said that a gathering he hosts in person and online to discuss men’s issues had grown by a few dozen members this year to more than 200, that the private Facebook pages he frequents on men’s rights were gaining new members and that a radical subculture calling for total male separatism was emerging.

“It’s a witch hunt,” he said in a phone interview, contending men are being fired by “dangerous” human resources departments. “I’m sitting in a soundproof booth right now because I’m afraid someone will hear me. When you’re discussing gender issues, it’s almost religious, the response. It’s almost zealotry.”

Mr. Altizer is part of a backlash against the women in technology movement. While many in the tech industry had previously dismissed the fringe men’s rights arguments, some investors, executives and engineers are now listening. Though studies and surveys show there is no denying the travails women face in the male-dominated industry, some said that the line for what counted as harassment had become too easy to cross and that the push for gender parity was too extreme a goal. Few were willing to talk openly about their thinking, for fear of standing out in largely progressive Silicon Valley.'

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'Can male students expect a fair process when a member of the school’s department responsible for handling sexual assault accusations has posted anti-male sentiments online?

This year Northwestern University, above, hired Kate Harrington-Rosen as its Equity Outreach and Education Specialist for the Office of Title IX/Equal Opportunity and Access. In this capacity, she is responsible for “developing and delivering training for students, faculty, and staff on Title IX policy and procedures, as well as tracking and assessing education and prevention efforts across campus,” according to the Evanston, Ill., school.

Her “about” page on Northwestern’s website mentions Harrington-Rosen’s web sideline the Not Sorry Project, which the school said aims “to give space and voice to women, femmes, and other marginalized groups.” But the Not Sorry Project includes content that could be considered anti-male.'

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