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'A feminist student group at the University of Mary Washington has filed a Title IX lawsuit against the institution for failing to protect them from mean comments on the internet.

Feminists United, a student group at the University of Mary Washington, has claimed in a recently filed lawsuit that the administration failed to protect them from posts made on the anonymous social media app, Yik Yak.

The suit alleges that the university failed to protect the students by refusing to ban access to the app via the university’s wifi system. The complaint ignores the reality that most students have access to the app via LTE internet service on their cellular devices, which would render a ban on the university’s wifi system almost worthless.

The students claim that the university’s decision to allow students to access the app via the school’s wifi network fostered a hostile environment in which the students were subjected to “overtly and/or sexist/threatening” anonymous messages.'

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'Amazon sisters, this one is for you. Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse announced a women-only screening of “Wonder Woman” at the downtown Ritz theater on June 6.

“The most iconic superheroine in comic book history finally has her own movie, and what better way to celebrate than with an all-female screening?” the screening announcement on the Drafthouse website reads. The one-night-only event is for “Women (and People Who Identify As Women) Only,” and that includes the theater staff. According to the Drafthouse, the venue staff, projectionist and culinary team for the screening will also all be women.

Unfortunately, the screening is now sold out. But stay tuned, Themyscirans, in case the theater decides to lengthen its lasso for additional dates. According to a comment from the Drafthouse on Facebook, more Amazons’ nights out are on the way.'

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'The argument that the bombing was ‘a massive act of gender-based violence’ has continued. The headline of one article, ‘The bombing at a Manchester Ariana Grande show was an attack on girls and women’, is as simplistic as it is inaccurate. Most obviously, it overlooks the fact that men died in the attack too – fathers, brothers and boyfriends attending the concert or waiting to take people home. The author goes on to explain how ‘Grande has advanced a renegade, self-reflexive sexuality that’s threatening to the established heteropatriarchal order’. Rubbish. Grande’s Nickelodeon cuteness combines bunny ears with pink balloons. She’s loved by teen girls because her sexuality is safe and fun and threatens no one.

The idea that the Manchester attack was driven by misogyny shifts the blame on to all men: ‘It’s not Muslims or people with mental-health problems who are most likely to kill you in a terrorist attack – it’s men’, claims another headline. This not only absolves the individual perpetrator but prevents a more specific analysis. In blaming all men, discussion of gender roles in Islam, and criticism of the way some interpretations of Islam view women and girls, is closed down. In the aftermath of the Cologne attacks of 2015 and the child-abuse cases in Rotherham, Oxford and Rochdale, feminist commentators were quick to criticise any focus on the ethnicity, rather than the gender of the perpetrators.'

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'SCIENTIST and newly crowned Miss USA Kara McCullough has joined the growing list of women who refuse to identify as a feminist. McCullough isn’t your typical beauty queen; she’s black, bold and brilliant but don’t dare call her the F word.

Thanks to the unhinged antics of the loudest and proudest members of the movement, feminism has become a dirty word.
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Frankly, she is a little too good to be in a pageant. Instead of sticking to the safe, syrupy answers we’re accustomed to hearing from beauty queens, McCullough had the guts to respond honestly and state firm opinions, which have upset the usual suspects in the media. When asked about feminism and whether she considers herself a feminist, McCullough responded by saying that she preferred “equalism” to feminism. “I don’t want to call myself a feminist,” she said. “I try not to consider myself as this diehard, ‘I don’t care about men’ (type). Women, we are just as equal as men when it comes to opportunity in the workplace. First-hand, I’ve witnessed the impact women have in leadership in the medical sciences as well as in office environments.”
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or the crime of not identifying as feminist, McCullough has been attacked by the sisterhood and “male feminists” who are among the nastiest creatures lurking on the worldwide web. Indeed, just about every piece of warped sexist abuse sent my way on social media is the work of a “man” who identifies as a feminist. It’s curious how progressives can be hypersensitive to gendered language and harassment of women but still engage in vile, misogynistic abuse of women who do not share their views.'

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'A campaigner for 'men's rights' has been blocked from setting up an official forum for the second time.

Will Styles has been denied the chance to set up the group by the University Of Plymouth Student' Union (UPSU) - he says on the grounds that men do not suffer discrimination.

The 21-year-old has now handed back all his student voice awards as they've been "awarded by a body that does not represent the student voice".

Third year architecture student Will said the decision was "shocking" and argued that there is a women's forum on campus but no equivalent space for a male student to seek advice.'

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'A University of Hawaii math professor has urged every white man to quit their job or take a demotion and deemed those who disagree with her proposition as racist, sexist and transphobic.

Piper Harron, an assistant professor at the University of Hawaii who holds a PhD degree in mathematics from Princeton University, has penned an article for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) blog, calling on white men to “Get Out The Way”.
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"Statistically speaking, you are probably taking up room that should go to someone else.”

“If you are a white cis man (meaning you identify as male and you were assigned male at birth) you almost certainly should resign from your position of power,” the professor added.'

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'A bill making it a crime for parents to allow their daughters’ genitals to be cut has passed in Minnesota House committees and is under consideration at the Legislature. If the bill (HF2621), introduced by Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, becomes law, it would further protect girls born with healthy genitalia from having any part of them cut, permanently altered or removed without their consent (and children are, by law, unable to grant valid consent).

But what about boys?

In the United States, doctors who cut (or “circumcise”) the genitals of little boys are paid for their services. But doctors who cut a girl’s genitals can be prosecuted under federal law. Last month, Dr. Jumana Nagarwala was arrested in Michigan for allegedly cutting the genitals of two 7-year-old girls from Minnesota. The girls had been brought to the accused doctor — a mother herself, and a Muslim — by their own moms, to comply with the custom of their culture.

To people like me, an attorney and advocate for health care equity who has been fighting against male circumcision for decades, it’s evident that a double standard is at work here. Americans are appalled when they see female genital mutilation practiced on our soil. But most are blind to the fact that each day, 3,000 baby boys have their genitals mutilated in hospitals, doctors’ offices and private homes in our country. Even the word “circumcision” is a euphemism, meant to give this cultural practice the status of a legitimate medical procedure.'

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Article here. Oh yeah, she's also female. That was a factor too. Given she struggles with staying off booze and drugs, I would prefer she stay away from operating tables and especially scalpels. Excerpt:

'AN Oxford student who knifed her lover in a drug and drink-fuelled frenzy may avoid jail — after a judge hinted she is too clever for prison.

Aspiring heart surgeon Lavinia Woodward, 24, stabbed Thomas Fairclough in the leg with a breadknife and hurled a laptop, glass and jam jar at him.
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But Judge Ian Pringle suggested he will waive the usual prison term when he sentences her in case it damages her career.

He said: “It seems to me that if this was a one-off, a complete one-off.
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The court heard Woodward had a “very troubled life,” battling addiction and suffering abuse by another ex.

Judge Pringle will sentence her on September 25 but she has been slapped with a restraining order and told to stay drug-free and not to re-offend.

Mark Brooks, of the ManKind Initiative which supports male domestic violence victims, said: “The judge’s comments are unacceptable. This is domestic abuse against a man and the sympathy should be for him.”'

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'A man is suing his former university, saying officials wrongly suspended him days before graduation over two separate rape allegations he was later acquitted of.

Jose Aponte, now 24, wants a federal judge in Pittsburgh to force Indiana University of Pennsylvania to award his bachelor’s degree in criminology or make the school expunge his disciplinary record so he can transfer his credits and get a degree elsewhere.

The Philadelphia native, who now lives and works in New York, also seeks unspecified money damages.

In the lawsuit, Mr. Aponte said he was not given the chance to challenge the allegations made against him in a school disciplinary hearing. On May 1, 2015, he was accused of rape after sexual contact with one woman. The next day, he was accused of rape by a different woman. School officials immediately suspended him. He did not take his final examinations or participate in commencement. He was later expelled.

The lawsuit says university officials “colluded” with police to keep his accusers from testifying in person at his June 2, 2015, expulsion hearing. The women’s police statements were read into the record, and Mr. Aponte couldn’t challenge their allegations, the lawsuit said.'

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'When we reached out to Facebook, we got an answer: The company said that, under its guidelines, the posts fell under the category of hate speech; it would only allow such posts when it had enough context to know it was meant as humor, or was being used self-referentially. So it’s pretty clear: Facebook considers the phrase “men are trash” hate speech.
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More to the point: “men are trash” is not hate speech. Largely, men who act offended by things like “men are trash” or “white people suck” are doing it to make a point, not because they really are offended; they seem to think being offended by a slur is a fun activity they’re being left out of.

But I’m sorry, dudes: that just isn’t how it works. “Men are trash” is simply not the same thing as sexist attacks on women, because you don’t face the systemic oppression that makes sexist slurs so toxic. If you’re a man and someone calls you a stupid trash man, wow, I’m sorry you had a bad day. If someone calls a woman a bitch or a slut, that’s tinged with millennia of oppression.
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Facebook acting like these are all the same thing—to put “men are trash” in the same category of speech as slurs—shows that, yet again, it just doesn’t get it.'

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'Two feminists are warning the Senate's legal and constitutional affairs committee that passing the federal transgender rights bill could threaten the existence of exclusively "female-born" women's spaces, like rape crisis centres, a controversial argument that has ignited a debate over who should call themselves a woman.

"We are worried that this well-intentioned legislation will be used to undermine the rights of women and the crucial work of women's groups," Hilla Kerner, a collective member of the Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter, told the Red Chamber committee studying Bill C-16.

"What we are saying is: If you were born a female, you are doomed. You are doomed in our society to be second-class. You do not have the privilege of growing as a male and have a choice to choose to be a woman. Surely, you cannot say these are the same thing."'

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'A deputy head teacher who was falsely accused of rape claims the prospect of similar allegations has made the profession 'like buying a lottery ticket' for men.

In December 2014, having worked his way up to the deputy role at the prestigious St George's School in Ascot, aged just 35, Kato Harris was accused by a 14-year-old at his previous school of raping and sodomising her in his geography classroom.

According to one of her teachers, the girl was competing with a friend 'as to who could have the biggest story'.

He endured a 17-month ordeal during which he was publicly named, humiliated and dragged through the courts, an experience, he says, that left him suicidal.'

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'What started as an influential and a noble movement in the 19th century has now been reduced to what we mostly come across on social media – male-bashing or simply put, aggressiveness towards men.
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Feminism is about equality. Once you lose sight of that concept, you’ve completely lost sight of feminism. People should be saying “women are just as good as men”, rather than saying “men are terrible.”

While searching for the right ways to accomplish the goal for equality in today’s society, the movement has led to a creation of new goal of for women to fight for – creating a higher status for women than men.'

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'There has been a lot of talk about alleged misogyny, and a systemic rape culture in the NH House of Representatives. As a sitting representative serving my second term, I have had a much, much different experience.

Many of the men at the State House have served their communities in other capacities. I am honored to serve with legislators from all walks of life. Some were teachers, firemen, policemen, doctors, and many have served our nation in the armed forces.

Attacking these men collectively is harmful to them, and their families. As a woman, I find these attacks vicious and without merit. I am always treated with respect by my colleagues. My opinion, not only matters, but is often sought out. Each of my votes holds equal value to the vote of every other individual in the State House.

You might ask why then, are a few women going to such great lengths in an effort to discredit them? I would suggest to you that it is in order to deflect from a situation that has arisen in regard to the conduct of a female democrat representative who is under an ethics review.'

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'The Department of Treasury and Finance is committed to having at least 50% of interviewees for each role being women. We actively promote flexible working arrangements and value diversity in the workplace. Please talk to us about how we could make this role work for you.'

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