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'The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Wednesday that it has sued Estée Lauder Companies Inc., accusing the beauty giant of violating federal law when it awarded male employees fewer weeks of parental leave than female workers receive.

According to the EEOC, the discrimination suit began when a male stock worker in Maryland was denied the six weeks of paid parental leave for child-bonding that new mothers receive, receiving two weeks instead. Estée Lauder's child-bonding leave is in addition to the paid leave new mothers receive for childbirth recovery.

The EEOC claims the policy violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and its suit seeks back pay, damages and injunctive relief for the stock worker and other male employees affected by the discrepancy in leave benefits. It was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.'

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Unexpected, but nice to see: Fairness For All Students Under Title IX

'Abstract: Four feminist law professors at Harvard Law School have called on the U.S. Department of Education to revise the previous Administration’s policies on sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus. In a memo submitted to the Education Department yesterday, they set out an agenda of fairness for all students, accusers and accused. In recent years the Education Department has pressured colleges and universities to adopt overbroad definitions of wrongdoing that are unfair to both men and women, and to set up procedures for handling complaints that are deeply skewed against the accused and also unfair to accusers.'

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'Rape is a heinous crime and every person held guilty must be punished in accordance with law, but how far does the law protect an innocent accused of rape? According to National Crime Records Bureau data, offenders in cases of rape were known to the victims in around 95.5 per cent cases. Thus, it will not be incorrect to say, that in a large number of cases, the offender and the victim were known to each other and, perhaps, during a possible love affair, they may have made numerous promises, with intentions of fulfilling these promises. A number of cases are registered where the complainant alleges that rape has been committed on a false promise of marriage.

Many of these cases are filed after a considerable delay and usually after seeking legal advice, wherein acting upon such advice, a strong case is registered. A serious case is made out where it is alleged that ‘repeated rape’ has been committed over the period of the love affair. Thereafter, a FIR is registered on the basis of these complaints, which is followed by a medical examination of the victim and the arrest of the offender.  However, the law must ensure the protection of the accused and that he is not put through undue hardship when a false complaint of alleged rape is made out of vendetta and to settle old scores.'

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'Even though women make up about 60 percent of taxi passengers around the world, that number does is not mirrored in the front seat.

According to one study, 86 percent of Uber drivers are male. And another estimates that 98 percent of taxi drivers in the U.K. are male. In an effort to counteract industry trends, a new women-only taxi service has started operations in Paris.

Women Drive promises women in Paris transportation “without prying eyes or indelicate questions.”

The company’s founder, Sarra Boubchir,told Le Figaro that Women Drive’s goal is “to prove that transporting people is not a job reserved for men, and that women have the right to be transported in complete peace.”

In addition to a female driver, each car ride comes with water bottles, makeup kits, and computer tablets in the back seat.'

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'THE father of a young boy murdered by his mother on the Yorke Peninsula is calling for an overhaul of the family law court system, saying his son would still be alive today if authorities had listened to his fears over his ex-partner’s mental health.

Mick Clarke says the court system is failing children and putting their lives at risk because of a discriminatory attitude towards fathers.

A national fathers’ advocacy group is backing Mr Clarke’s appeal for change, describing family law courts as “gynocentric”.

Mr Clarke, of Hillcrest, spent 18 months pleading with the Federal Circuit Court to act to protect his son Jacob, 7, but said his concerns fell on deaf ears and the boy remained in the care of his mother, Tanyia Hewson, also known as Rose, 42.'

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'A woman who sent a Pennsylvania police officer 102 text messages following a hotel tryst falsely accused him of sexual assault, authorities say.

Michelle Milliron was angry that Officer Mike Foley, who has since resigned, repeatedly ignored her following their sexual encounter on April 12, according to Cranberry Township cops.

"I'm coming for you," Milliron texted, according to the complaint. "So now who has the power? U got one more chance to call me and if you don't I'm going to report you because I'm such a good citizen.

"I'll take you down. It's not a threat it's a promise," the text concluded.'

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'AN EARLY childhood activist has been labelled “offensive” after suggesting Father’s Day be renamed ‘Special Person’s Day’ so kids without dads wouldn’t feel left out.

Dr Red Ruby Scarlet, an activist with a doctorate in early childhood studies, is pushing for the name change to the annual holiday.

During an interview on Today Tonight Dr Scarlet denied it was case of excess political correctness.

“Why are we calling this political correctness when in fact it’s about our rights?” Dr Scarlet told host Rosanna Mangiarelli.
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Dr Scarlet, who insisted that was her real name, said that many families without fathers supported the idea.

“We have single parent families, satellite families, extended families, lesbian and gay families,” she said.

Her ideas were met with a stern rebuke from New South Wales Liberal minister David Elliott, who called them “rubbish”.'

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'Someone swapped the two heads to make a point about feminism. The edited image shows a woman carrying a man instead.

Many have tweeted the picture with the original caption: ‘When Hollywood makes the “Hurricane Harvey” movie…’
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The images, taken all across the state, show rescuers giving victims piggybacks and residents using swimming pool inflatables to save others.'

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'Although she feels isolated in her predicament, Sally is far from alone. The little research available on adolescent domestic violence offenders suggests the numbers are significant, though under-reported, and are rising at about the same rate as adult-perpetrated domestic violence.

In NSW, domestic violence incidents involving juvenile offenders make up about 5 per cent of the total incidents reported, but anecdotal evidence suggests most parents will only engage authorities in desperation and as a last resort.

Last year's Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence found about two-thirds of juvenile offenders were male, and 80 per cent of victims were their mothers.

Adolescent psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg says he is concerned about a connection between violence against mothers and a broader trend of growing disrespect among young males.'

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'Perhaps Title IX started as a good thing, but under the Obama administration, it was broken. Title IX has been used to destroy the lives of numerous men based on allegations of sexual assault with zero evidence or even contradicting evidence. At least one man killed himself, reportedly unable to deal with being labeled as a sexual predator.

However, for those who have been fighting against the stupidity, a surprising ally just emerged. The College Fix reports:

Four self-identified feminist law professors from Harvard filed a submission with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Monday, asking it to bestow “Fairness for All Students Under Title IX.”

They have “researched, taught, and written on Title IX, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and feminist legal reform,” and they argue that OCR’s direction under President Obama has led colleges to infantilize women, discriminate against students of color, censor protected speech and turn relationship disputes into “stacked” proceedings that help neither accuser nor accused.

Elizabeth Bartholet, Nancy Gertner, Janet Halley, and Jeannie Suk Gersen (below) were among 28 Harvard Law professors to sign a letter published in the Boston Globe in 2014 that called out the university for a new policy that imposed kangaroo courts on accused students.'

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'This month, thousands of college students are heading back to school excitedly looking forward to their Fall semester. For many, this will be a time to meet new people, establish lifelong friendships, and embrace college life to its fullest.

But we wonder how many will be ensnared and destroyed by biased Title IX sexual misconduct hearings occurring on campuses across the country.

Higher education faces many challenges today, and the issue of how to handle sexual misconduct on college campuses is in the forefront. No one denies that sexual assault on college campuses is a serious matter. Yet the prescribed solution by the Department of Education in denying fairness and impartiality eviscerates due process for students facing a Title IX related hearing.

Last month, our organization brought a contingent of college students to meet with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos during a listening session for students falsely accused of sexual misconduct. Students recounted how they were presumed guilty by their university, often not notified of the allegations brought against them and in some cases not provided the identity of their accusers. They also related how they were pressured by the university to admit wrongdoing even in the face of evidence that pointed to their innocence.'

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'College administrators absolutely HATE men. We all know this. Almost every college has at least one initiative geared towards mocking men for their “fragile masculinity,” denigrating so-called “toxic masculinity,” or treating men as if they’re all potential rapists, in need of remedial feminist education on how to respect women.

Princeton University, for example, is hiring a “Men’s Engagement Manager” to fight against “toxic masculinity.” Ithaca College, meanwhile, has sponsored lectures on “masculinity and violence,” and Duke University has an ongoing “Men’s Project” designed to teach men how to “begin the work of unlearning violence.”

Those are just a few of the dozens of initiatives colleges host to fight masculinity, many of which are essentially "masculinity re-education camps,” recruiting men into secretive clubs to confess their sins, sacrifice their soul to the feminist gods, and vow never to be chivalrous or tough again.

While these groups are de rigueur on most college campuses, until this year, Wake Forest University didn’t have anything like it. But that changed this year. The school has launched a “Leave Patriarchy Behind” group (full title: Leaders who Educate, Advocate, and lift Voices for gender Equity), which is recruiting male students to create a more “gender equitable campus,” to “create events and programs” that promote feminism, and to facilitate a capstone workshop on “Getting to Know Feminism.”'

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'A U.S. Forest Service biologist was illegally blocked from participating in networking activities such as events dubbed “Fabric Fridays” and “Running Revolution” because the activities were limited to only women, according to a discrimination suit he filed in Pennsylvania federal court Monday.

The suit by Nathan Welker, which named as a defendant U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Secretary Sonny Perdue, alleged that Welker was illegally discriminated against because of his gender in violation of Title VII and because of his age in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Welker claimed in part that the chain of command to which he directly reports is composed almost entirely of women and that he “has been treated differently because he is a male” over the course of his employment.

For example, Welker said, he and other men are excluded “from work-related activities where women build relationships and networking opportunities,” such as yearly retreats, “Fabric Fridays” and “Running Revolution” events.

“Because of this, plaintiff has missed out on necessary relationship building and networking,” Welker said. “Furthermore, females get the first chance at opportunities that arise in the office and are treated more favorably than men.”'

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'Leslie Nyznik, Sameer Kara and Joshua Cabero: Taken together, the names have a nice multicultural ring to them, as befits a police force in a country committed to the belief that diversity is our strength.

Cultural diversity, however, was not the strength behind the Aug. 9 acquittal of these Toronto police officers, who had been charged with sexually assaulting a junior colleague on the night of Jan. 16, 2015. Hotel security video cameras were their strength. Without video footage that countered key pieces of testimony by the complainant, known as AB, it is highly likely that Nyznik, Kara and Cabero would be facing prison terms of five to 10 years.

The fateful off-duty evening began with a “Rookie Buy Night” celebration in the downtown hotel where the officers had taken a room for the night, moved on to various bars and a strip club, and ended with AB and the three men in their room, where various sexual acts took place. AB claimed she was sexually assaulted by all three, and Nyznik, the only officer to take the stand, insisted sex with all was consensual.'

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'A British woman dubbed an "attention-seeking" liar for falsely accusing 15 men of rape and sexual assault during four separate encounters was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison.

Jemma Beale, 25, was found guilty at London's Southwark Crown Court in July on four counts of perjury and four counts of perverting the course of justice, The Sun reported. Judge Nicholas Loraine-Smith called Beale a "convincing liar" who liked being pitied as the victim.

"This trial has revealed, what was then not obvious, that you are a very, very convincing liar and you enjoy being seen as a victim," Loraine-Smith said in court. "The prosecution described your life as a 'construct of bogus victimhood.'"'

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