UK: Police dept. withholds evidence officer falsely accused

Article here. I get the impression things in the UK are pretty bad. The police depts. are throwing their own troops under the bus. Why does any man want to do certain jobs these days? Like being a cop in the UK? Excerpt:

'A police force withheld evidence which showed an officer was falsely accused of rape, a lawyer has claimed.

PC Ryan Canning, of Cornwall, was cleared of raping a woman after charges relating to two others were dropped.

The 44-year-old's lawyer, high court advocate Kevin Hopper, said Devon and Cornwall Police's actions were either "professionally negligent" or "corrupt" and called for an inquiry.

The force has refuted the claim, saying the matter was thoroughly investigated.

In February a judge ordered two charges of rape against PC Canning, from Burraton Combe, be dropped when it emerged that police knew the women involved had sent messages which could "undermine the prosecution case or assist the defence".

He faced trial on a third count of rape, but was found not guilty by a jury at Truro Crown Court on 21 March.'

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College student pleads guilty to lying about rape on campus

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'A Michigan college student pleaded guilty to falsely reporting to campus police that she was attacked and raped.

Mary Zolkowski, 21, admitted in court Tuesday that she lied to authorities about being raped by a stranger in the parking lot of Delta College in Bay City, according to MLive.

"I called Delta College and falsely reported the rape on their campus,” Zolkowski told the judge, according to the site. “My mother made the initial call and I took the phone and continued to report.”

The student claimed she was silently suffering from a separate incident when she reported the bogus crime to her mom Feb. 22.

“I was assaulted previously, not at Delta’s campus,” Zolkowski said. “And because I was ashamed of circumstances of that, when my mother called, I vented through Delta, which was very wrong of me. I should have been truthful from the very beginning, and I used Delta.”'

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No Prison Time for Teacher Accused of Having Sex with Students on Prom Night

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'An Arkansas art teacher will face no jail time despite being found guilty of having sexual relations with four male students, two incidents of which occurred on prom night, court papers reveal.
Jessie Lorene Goline, 26, was sentenced to serve 42 months of probation for inappropriate relationships with four students, one of whom was under the age of consent, the Daily Mail reported.

Last September, prosecutors alleged that the married art teacher used her cell phone as a tool to seduce the boys while she taught at Marked Tree High School in Marked Tree, Arkansas.

Police found four students from two different high schools engaged in a sexual relationship with the now ex-teacher after engaging in a series of smartphone texts—which included explicit photos of the teacher. The text messages were sent during the 2016-17 school year, investigators discovered.'

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Feminists are to blame for the plight of boys and men

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'On his program "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Carlson and his team gave men in America a voice every Wednesday in March. It is only the beginning of a much-needed conversation, but it was a great start. I can't think of anyone in the media other than Carlson who's courageous enough to tackle this sensitive topic. He covered many, many facts about the plight of boys and men with sincere interest each Wednesday and afterward interviewed a different expert to discuss the problems he'd just described.
... The relentless feminist narrative Americans are exposed to every day, and have been for decades, is that women live in a "patriarchy" designed to hold them down and back. That egregious analysis of men is simply false. "There isn't a shred of hard evidence to support that Western society is pathologically patriarchal; that the prime lesson of history is that men, rather than nature, were the primary source of oppression of women," writes Jordan Peterson in 12 Rules for Life.

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Slack is developing tools to tell if someone's mansplaining

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'In the early 1990s, newly minted Internet evangelists promised a gender-free utopia. Hierarchical identifiers like race and class would be obscured online, they argued, and biased judgements would therefore become obsolete. That didn’t quite work out.

Gender norms infiltrate digital communication today as powerfully (and as detrimentally to women) as they do in-person, show decades of linguistic analysis. Whether on listservs, text messages, Facebook, or Reddit, men tend to “digitally manspread,” as Susan Herring, a leading linguist studying digital communication dynamics, calls it. Meanwhile, women self-segregate in private, women’s-only spaces, like direct messages.

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No men allowed: UVM hosts women-only debate championship

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'The first rule of a North American debate tournament to be held in Vermont this weekend: No men allowed.

Some 150 debaters from 18 schools across the U.S. and Canada will compete in the special tournament, which is designed to be a safe space for women who complain of bias when they debate against men.

Although some men will be allowed to serve as judges, organizers say the tournament at the University of Vermont offers women a chance to hone their speaking and arguing skills and gain confidence and friends without being subject to sexism.

"There is also a lot of sexual predation that happens in the debate community," said UVM debate director Helen Morgan-Parmett. "The tournament, I think, provides a safe space where people feel they are debating other women, and their bodies aren't necessarily on display."'

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"Workplace Salaries: At Last, Women on Top"

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'The fact that the average American working woman earns only about 8o% of what the average American working man earns has been something of a festering sore for at least half the population for several decades. And despite many programs and analyses and hand-wringing and badges and even some legislation, the figure hasn't budged much in the past five years.

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Ireland: Rugby pair's privacy civil suit against the BBC 'will now go ahead'

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'Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding are to pursue a privacy lawsuit against the BBC following their acquittal at Belfast Crown Court.

The action, initiated in 2016, had been put on hold pending the outcome of the rape trial.

Following yesterday's verdict, a solicitor representing Mr Jackson confirmed the action would now go ahead.

The civil suit was filed after the identities of the two rugby players were reported prior to them being charged.

Both men issued writs against the BBC seeking damages for misuse of private information after details were published in an online news article on November 1, 2016, months before charges were brought against them.'

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Ireland: Paddy Jackson's lawyer calls for rape trial changes

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'Joe McVeigh, who acted for Paddy Jackson in the case, said there were a number of legal issues that need to be addressed.

These included more protections to stop the complainant being identified.
"It's impossible to do that when you have got an open court filled to the brim with members of the public for nine solid weeks, where her name is used openly throughout the trial.

"Our system here in the north currently pays lip service to those types of protections. The system in the south is the way it should go at the very least."

Meanwhile, Mr Olding's solicitor said there needed to be better legal protections for defendants in rape cases, as well as for those making the allegations against them.

Paul Dougan told BBC News NI there should be a public debate about granting anonymity during trials to those accused of rape. They would only be named if found guilty.

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ISU accused of violating ex-student's rights in sexual misconduct case

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'A lawsuit was filed against Illinois State University in federal district court Tuesday seeking in excess of $1 million for a male ex-student who says his rights were violated by the way the university handles cases involving allegations of sexual misconduct.

The lawsuit was filed by Johnson Law Group, a Bloomington law firm, identifying the former ISU student only as John Doe, to protect his privacy and reputation.

According to the lawsuit, John Doe was initially restricted from parts of campus and ordered not to contact the female student who alleged they had non-consensual intercourse in November 2016 and he was later suspended — all before a hearing took place.

No criminal charges were filed.

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'Men, sit this one out': San Francisco music fest is for women, femmes and non-binary folks only

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'On Thursday, Thee Parkside will look different than most nights. The dive bar and music venue on San Francisco's 17th Street will be filled with women, femmes and non-binary folks.

The organizers of "No Apologies Fest," a one-night festival and benefit headlined by Oakland-based performer Ah Mer Ah Su, have a simple ask: "Men, sit this one out."

"Music events have always been major opportunities for predatory behavior," said Lauren Espina, one-half of the San Francisco-based Sea Witch Productions, who is hosting the festival with hello, cheetle. and

"Every single woman I know has experienced harassment at a show," Espina continued. She includes herself – even at shows she and Sea Witch partner, Haley Scofield, booked.'

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Woman sexted with lawmaker, now she wants to replace him

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'A woman with whom an Ohio state lawmaker exchanged sexual text messages has launched a campaign to unseat him and threatened to release more details about their relationship if he doesn’t resign.

The unusual faceoff between Republican Rep. Rick Perales, of Beavercreek, and nurse Jocelyn Smith, of Fairborn, has exploded out of nowhere just weeks before a May 8 primary.

Perales acknowledges exchanging texts with Smith in 2015 that he describes as “flirtatious.” He has said they included topless photos of Smith and sexually-tinged messages. The two met when Smith came to Perales as his constituent with an idea for a license plate to raise money for cancer research.
Smith has since escalated her claims, alleging that Perales forcibly kissed and choked her as they were leaving their first meeting in public. Perales denies having any physical contact with Smith, including kissing.

Rosenberger’s spokesman Brad Miller said the kissing and choking allegations were new and that Rosenberger is investigating.'

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Argentina: Man changes legal gender to retire at 60

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'Convincing Sergio Lazarovich he’s the beneficiary of white-male privilege is going to be a tough sell.

So tough, he has legally changed his gender, reported the Daily Mail.

According to a relative identified as Enzo, reported Informate Salta, the 60-year-old Argentinian tax worker – now known as Sergia – didn’t make the change because of some long-simmering psychological turmoil about his identity, but instead switched so he could retire five years earlier, a move he has been contemplating for three years.

Argentina sets the retirement age at 60 for female state workers and 65 for males.

“His conviction is that it is unfair that, because he is a man, he has to work five years more than a woman,” Enzo told the paper.'

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NTF: The Secret Organization with an Ideological Agenda

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'Despite its enormous influence on domestic violence policy, most persons have never heard of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. So what is this group’s mission, who are its leaders, and how does it operate?

Secret Organization

The mission of the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, known as the “NTF,” is reflected in its website address:, “For VAWA.” Its website modestly states, “The NTF was critical in the passage and continues to mobilize for reauthorizations of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).”'

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Women Should Be Recognized as Natural Protectors: Air Force Secretary

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'Women in the military should be recognized for their inherent roles as "protectors" to boost their advancement in the ranks and enhance their recruitment and retention, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Tuesday.

"If I asked everyone in this room to think, just close your eyes for a second and think about the most protective person you know in your life, someone who would do anything to keep you safe -- half the people in this room are thinking about their moms," she said.

"We are the protectors," Wilson said in making the case for valuing women's contribution to the military's mission.

"That's what the military does. We serve to protect the rest of you, and that's a very natural place for a woman to be," she said in testimony with the two other service secretaries at a House Armed Services Committee hearing on the budget.'

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