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'Masculinity has become an unfashionable concept of late, called into question by Grayson Perry – who, recently examined its purpose for his book The Descent of Man. Earlier in the year on Channel 4, he said it was “decorative” and “counterproductive”, before adding that Bear Grylls “celebrates a masculinity that is useless”.

Such snobbery against machismo is commonplace now. From the playground to modern life, expressions of testosterone are frowned upon. “Lad culture“ is dirty and dangerous; physical fighting practically banned, with men told to "walk away" from conflict and “be the bigger man”. Now we must solve all our problems through a chat and cup of tea.

But the truth is that masculinity is useful. This primitive instinct has a protective function and – this year alone – I’ve never been more grateful for the very trait that has, and will, help nations battle against evil forces. Masculinity has, arguably, inspired immense bravery from the public.'

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'A former state prison inmate who fathered a child with a prison counselor while serving time in a Jackson-area prison is suing the Michigan Department of Corrections and state officials, saying he was forced into sex and officials should have known what was happening.

Steven Moerman of Grand Rapids alleges prison counselor Susan Lee Clingerman used him as "a virtual sex slave, demanding sexual gratification at her whim," while he was imprisoned at Parnall Correctional Facility on a drug charge in 2014 and receiving counseling for mental illness.

In a lawsuit filed in September in Jackson County Circuit Court, Moerman alleges prison officials knew or should have known what was happening because another prison counselor acted as a lookout for Clingerman.

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CVS Pharmacy is hurting millions of cancer patients by refusing to sell dozens of cancer treatment drugs, like leukemia drug Tasigna, prostate cancer drug Xtandi and chemotherapy treatment drug Neupogen, starting in 2017. CVS claims these drugs cost too much. Go ahead and tell that to my insurance provider and Medicare but don't stop selling these drugs to me and millions of cancer patients.

CVS is putting profit above the care of cancer patients.  If CVS can make money by selling cheap cosmetics and imported cookies, then CVS can make money off of lifesaving drugs. 

CVS says there are other drugs that work just as well for most patients. But "most" is not "all patients." That's why doctors prescribe different drugs to different patients.

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'Both Lena Dunham and her father, Carroll Dunham, expressed their support for “the extinction of white men” in a bizarre video posted to Dunham’s Twitter account on Wednesday.

“How are you feeling about the extinction of white men?” Lena asks her father in the video.

“Well, white men are a problem. Straight white men are a big problem, that’s for sure,” declared Carroll.

“But I actually feel pretty good about it,” he continued. “I think straight white guys have been screwing things up for long enough. High time for straight white males to step back and let some other people do it.”
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In her post, Lena also claimed that the extinction of white men is “not the end of men, it’s the evolution of men into better men.”'

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'One Texas teacher lost her cool in a Houston-area elementary school when dealing with a purportedly unruly second grade student. Now, she stands accused of punching the child in the face and sitting on him in a hallway. School surveillance cameras apparently captured the incident.
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While the surveillance system did not capture anything that occurred within the classroom, it recorded the incident that ensued in the school’s hallway. The security camera footage purportedly showed Allison following the boy from the classroom to the hallway where she grabbed him by the hand. Reportedly, the two struggled. When he yanked his hand away, Allison pulled him by the back and punched him “with a closed fist,” to the right side of his face, KPRC reported.

The video also allegedly showed Allison forcing the boy to the floor and sitting on top of him. School administrators found her and ordered her to get off the student. They called police and opened an investigation.'

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'The University of York has confirmed that it will not be commemorating the upcoming International Men’s Day on the 19th November.

The announcement comes after the university cancelled events last year due to comments made by an equality and diversity committee member on the gender imbalance in the assignment of academic postings. Dr Adrian Lee’s remarks concerned what he described as the adverse effect on male equality in the increasing appointment of women. An open letter of complaint, addressed to the University of York’s Registrar David Duncan and containing just under 200 signatures, then finally brought about the cancellation.

International Men’s Day is aimed at addressing issues that affect men and boys, specifically concerning itself with high male suicide rates and both male mental and physical health generally, the challenges of education amid negative perceptions of men and boys, as well as the treatment of men on the fringe of society.'

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'There’s a new study making the rounds about a seemingly effective male birth control. The hormonal injection, designed to slow or block sperm production, had a 96 percent success rate at preventing pregnancy among couples who completed the study.

There was just one problem, according to some media reports: The new method won't be available anytime soon because the men in the study were wimps. They couldn’t handle side effects — moodiness, acne — that women on birth control deal with all the time, and so the study had to be terminated.

"Male birth control study nixed after men can't handle side effects women face daily," read the USA Today headline. Similar stories appeared at the Atlantic and Cosmopolitan.

These stories are wrong and misleading.

The study was halted, but it wasn't because the men who participated in it were wimpy. It was halted because one of the two independent committees that were monitoring the trial's safety data was concerned about the high number of adverse events the men reported. And, yes, the rate of side effects in this study was higher than what women typically experience using hormonal birth control.'

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"It’s a Friday afternoon at a tech startup in downtown San Francisco, and Valerie Aurora is arming men with phrases they can use to try to make their Silicon Valley environment less sexist: “Not cool.” “We don’t do that here.” “Awkward!”

She wants them to use them against other men when they encounter biased comments or actions aimed at women, and tells them not to worry if they freeze the first time. “Just keep practicing and wait for the next time. I guarantee it will happen again.”

Aurora is a feminist activist and founder of Frame Shift Consulting, a tech diversity and inclusion firm. She has come to the company to run a three-hour training session for a group of men and women, teaching them how to use their societal privilege – whether male, white, straight or able-bodied – to benefit people who do less well in Silicon Valley.'

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'A woman jailed on charges she killed her toddler son sent a video of the boy's apparently lifeless body to his father in a jealous, vengeful rage during a text-messaged argument that lasted more than two hours, police said in a criminal complaint.

Christian Clark, 21, of McKeesport, was jailed without bond after being arraigned on charges of criminal homicide in the death of 17-month-old Andre Price III and attempted homicide of his 2-year-old sister, Angel. Clark doesn't have an attorney listed in online court records.
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"Ya kids ain't safe here I don't want them here" and "Answer me or im going to jail for child endangerment" were two of the dozens of texts listed in the criminal complaint. Then came a message at 10:01 p.m. that said, "I'm killing them" — followed by a laughing emoji with tears coming from its eyes, police said.'

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'It's rare for prosecutors to face real scrutiny. "Absolute immunity" allows them to pretty much skate away after maliciously prosecuting an innocent person.

And even when prosecutors are held accountable for their actions, the punishment is minuscule compared to what their victims endure. Take, for instance, Mike Nifong, the prosecutor who went after the Duke Lacrosse team in order to get re-elected. When the case fell apart, Nifong was disbarred and spent one day in jail. That, compared to the scorn, threats and condemnation of the lacrosse players he maligned.

Now we have Mary Kellett, the former assistant district attorney for Hancock County in Maine. In 2007, a man named Vladek Filler was accused of and charged with beating and sexually assaulting his then-wife for the previous two years. The two were locked in a bitter divorce when she made the accusation. She also claimed he molested their children.

Kellett prosecuted the case, and edited video of Filler's wife admitting she only made the accusations to get custody of the children in the divorce.'

See Hancock County prosecutor admits violating bar rules in sexual assault trial.

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'Universities across the nation are taking steps to actively purge male students of what’s been labeled “toxic masculinity.”

Examples abound of campuses hosting training sessions, group meetings, lectures and other programs to effectively cleanse what many campus leaders and left-leaning scholars contend is an unhealthy masculinity in young men today.

On campus, toxic masculinity is often blamed for sexual violence, body shaming, a “hyper-masculinized sporting culture,” acts of domestic terrorism and much more.
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Various promotional videos promoting health masculinity advocate challenging “the traditional norms of what we envision masculinity to be” by recognizing “male privilege.” Goals touted through the education include undoing a legacy of “harm, oppression and dominance.”

This trend did not emerge over night. Last year, Vanderbilt University hosted “Healthy Masculinities Week,” led in part by Jackson Katz, the first man to minor in women studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.'

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'Men are being urged to “break the taboo” and speak out if they are involved in an abusive relationship.

It comes after Michelle Williamson was jailed after subjecting partner Ian McNicholl to a catalogue of torture and abuse.

During the 18 months of sickening abuse, Ian suffered cracked ribs, a fractured skull, broken cheekbones and a smashed nose.

He was tortured and branded with a red-hot iron by his partner when he refused his abuser sex.

Businessman Ian has been praised for speaking out against the shocking violence he suffered at the hands of his female partner.

Abu Hasnayn Haidari wrote on the Birmingham Mail’s Facebook page: “If a man beats a woman or woman beats a man, either way its still unacceptable.'

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'The Obama administration has repeatedly violated civil liberties on campus. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been the chief culprit, but the Department of Justice has played a role too. They have attacked free speech, demanding that school officials censor politically-incorrect speech. They have also pressured colleges to stack the deck against students accused of sexual harassment or assault by denying them the right to due process. The Obama administration has violated the Constitutional guarantee of equal protection by demanding racial quotas in school discipline and turning a blind eye to campus racial violence against whites. It also has shown a contempt for religious freedom and the due process rights of colleges themselves.
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The Administration has also stacked the deck against people accused of sexual harassment or assault in campus disciplinary proceedings. For example, in Title IX investigations, it has required that colleges impose “interim measures” against accused students before they ever receive a hearing on the charge against them, measures that can include expulsion from a dorm and classes shared with the accuser. It perversely faulted Michigan State for not investigating a false complaint fast enough, even though the complainant didn’t want a college investigation at all, and it suggested the University might have to offer the false accuser academic “remedies.”

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'The more hopeful prognosis likely matters to a lot of people at a time when oral cancer is on the rise in American men. Health insurance claims for the condition jumped 61 percent from 2011 to 2015, according to a report by FAIR Health, an independent nonprofit. The most dramatic increases were seen in throat and tongue cancer, which were three times more common in men as in women during that same period.

Changing sexual habits are now seen as a frequent culprit for oral cancers caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). That's why health experts are so interested in the success of the HPV vaccine.'

Also see The startling rise in oral cancer in men, and what it says about our changing sexual habits

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'Shocking footage and photographs emerged of an employee at the Børnecenter Tullebølle children's asylum centre having oral sex and full intercourse with at least one child refugee.

Now the head of the Denmark-based refugee centre, Sisi Eibye, has been turfed out of office, although there is no suspicion she engaged in sexual activity with the children.

Officials believe the female employee involved in the sex scandal had inappropriate relationships with at least three boys at the centre, while two other women are understood to have engaged in sexual activity with the minors.

Police are investigating the reports and two of the women involved have lost their jobs.

The Danish Immigration Service also announced it would close down the centre amid the fallout from the claims.'

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