Gender rights group, Yale battle in court over whether fraternities should admit women

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'The continuing saga over the issue of Yale fraternities having to admit women hit the courts last week as motions to dismiss the case, and oppositions to those motions, were heard by a district court.

Almost three years ago, a group called Engender, which advocates “for a more inclusive social environment on campus,” demanded Yale officials sanction fraternities for gender discrimination because they don’t allow women and “non-binary” individuals to become members.

Engender had worked out an agreement with the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity to allow “non-males” to rush; when none of those who rushed were admitted, however, that’s when the group looked to utilize Title IX and “Yale’s policies on gender discrimination” to force the issue.

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UK: 'Sexist' chip shop boss rejects man because 'women are better and work harder'

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'A 'sexist' chippy boss rejected a male jobseeker because he is only looking for female staff as 'women are better and work harder'.

Unemployed Jorge Gorman had applied for an order taker role at The Anchor Fish and Chips in Nottingham last week when he received the 'shocking' reply refusing to give him a chance.

The 33-year-old, who has more than 15 years' experience in the food and drinks sector, was told he would not be considered because 'women are better' for the job.

Jorge has been looking for jobs for three months to move closer to his partner, Emma, 26.

The acting manager of Anchor Fish and Chips defended his comments, claiming that it was not discrimination but only his opinion that women were better at this particular role than men.'

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Judge orders USC to pay accused student $142,100 for Title IX kangaroo court

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'A year ago, a California judge ordered the University of Southern California to pay a student nearly $112,000 in attorney’s fees for depriving him a “fair, thorough, reliable, neutral and impartial” Title IX investigation.

Title IX officials had called him a “motherfucker” – and the student who accused him of sexual assault, “a catch” – after they forgot to hang up on a phone call with the accused student and his advisor.

Last week USC was hit with an even steeper penalty after subjecting a different male student to a deficient Title IX investigation.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff awarded $142,000 in attorney’s fees to “John Doe.” Part of the judge’s justification for fees: USC’s failure to revise its policies even after the Trump administration rescinded “guidance” documents from its predecessor on Title IX investigations'

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Freshman Dem Katie Hill denies improper relationship with aide, accuses husband of abuse

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'Freshman Democratic Rep. Katie Hill (Calif.) is denying allegations that she had an improper relationship with a congressional staffer, and blamed the controversy on an "abusive husband" that she is in the midst of divorcing.

The 32-year-old Hill has reached out to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to deny the allegations, according to multiple Democratic sources.
The allegations against Hill were first raised in the conservative publication The publication reported that Hill had an affair with her legislative director, Graham Kelly. The relationship was purportedly uncovered by Hill's husband, Kenny Heslep. The couple is in the midst of an acrimonious divorce, and there is no proof that an improper relationship with Kelly — who also worked on Hill's campaign — occurred.

Neither Kelly nor Heslep responded to requests for comment.

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Are Women and Men More Likely to "Punish" Male Cheaters?

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'Nearly three out of four adults agree: Society is better off if couples are sexually faithful.

People say this even if they themselves are not interested in being faithful – among people, married or not, who say they are not always faithful to their sexual partners, 47 percent still agree that society overall benefits from sexual fidelity.
For example, 49 percent of men and 53 percent of women said they would tell a male cheater, “You made a marriage commitment that you have broken and should feel sorry.” In contrast, only 39 percent of men and 37 percent of women would say this to a female cheater. The circumstances were identical, but men and women were both more likely to tell a male cheater he broke his commitment and should feel sorry.'

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An insane drive for more quotas at the FDNY

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'A new City Council proposal seeks to diversify the Fire Department, “ensuring that the racial, ethnic and gender demographics of the department’s firefighters reflect that of the city’s population as a whole.”

The proposed law is aimed specifically at increasing the number of women in the FDNY; accompanying legislation mandates the upgrading of all firehouses to “establish full integration of a mixed-gender workforce,” with separate bathrooms and sleeping areas.
Consider the demographics of New York City employment generally — and the kind of jobs that attract women, compared to men. Of 400,000 city employees, for example, 59 percent are women. That’s already skewed from the city’s total employment figures, where women comprise less than half of the workforce.

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Europol's 'Crime Has No Gender ' campaign lists 'most wanted' women fugitives

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'Europol, the law enforcement agency of the European Union, released a list of women fugitives on Saturday — from convicted murderers, to human sex traffickers — as part of its new "Crime has No Gender" campaign.

The women-centric campaign drew criticism after Europol spokesperson Claire Georges said the organization "wanted to show that women are just as likely to commit violent crimes as men."

"Even though the discourse is often around 'male fugitives,' women can be just as bad," she said.

The campaign, aimed at driving up web traffic in hopes of catching criminals, shows fugitives with a digital mask, obscuring their gender, which falls away as viewers scroll down the individual bio.'

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‘Toxic’ debate: Shore headmaster takes a stand for boys

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'The outgoing headmaster of one of Australia’s top boys schools has taken aim at the public debate on modern masculinity, describing the growing tendency to ­denounce “male behaviours” as “toxic”, divisive and marginalising of young men.

Timothy Wright, who retires in December after 17 years running the Sydney Church of ­England Grammar School, commonly known as Shore, said he welcomed discussion around what it meant to be a man in the 21st century but not in a manner that unfairly generalised against half the population.

“It’s hard to have a conversation about this issue without people conjuring up issues of sexual harassment or domestic violence or ‘toxic masculinity’,” Dr Wright said of the term popularised by the latest wave of feminism. “Attach that description to any other group in society and people would be outraged.”

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Enough Talk, More Action

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'Bettina's recent presentation to the Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) conference in Toronto argues the silent majority needs to give politicians the courage to stand up against feminist activists and stop stacking the system to favour women ahead of men.

Bettina is one of the first contributors to Jordan Peterson's new platform, ThinkSpot. Sign-up at: There are over 250,000 people on the waitlist to access the site. If you join the waitlist using this link which contains the promo code "Bettina" you will be given earlier access, as part of the gradual roll-out to take place over the next few months.'

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Liberal Supreme Court Short List Packed With Radical Activists, Short on Actual Judges

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'On Tuesday, hours before the fourth Democratic presidential debate, the liberal group Demand Justice released a short list of Supreme Court nominees for the candidates to adopt. Tragically but unsurprisingly, the list is packed with liberal activists, short on sitting judges, and dangerous for due process, free speech, and other constitutional values. Democrats would be wise to avoid this list and most of the names on it, but it seems likely at least one candidate — perhaps Beto O'Rourke? — will adopt it.

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Jordan Peterson Isn’t Dangerous. Stop Censoring The Movie About Him

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'In recent weeks, venues in three North American cities have cancelled screenings of a new movie, “The Rise of Jordan Peterson.” In each case, from Toronto to Brooklyn to Portland, the decision was made in response to criticism that Peterson, a Canadian psychologist who was thrust into fame in 2015 with a controversy over trans pronouns and a series of viral You Tube videos, is a dangerous far-right fanatic. There were also threats that showings might be protested, perhaps violently.

Lets be clear on one thing right off the bat: this allegation is pure and simple nonsense. First of all, unlike the violent activists who dub themselves “Antifa” and busy themselves throwing milkshakes at people if they aren’t punching them, Peterson spent much of his early career studying the psychological elements at work when populations come to accept fascistic and totalitarian regimes.'

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UK: Outgoing NSW Labor boss denounces 'nasty culture of sexism' after formally resigning

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'The outgoing Labor boss Kaila Murnain has slammed her party’s inability to grapple with its “nasty culture of sexism” and urged it to pursue “real and lasting reform” to improve integrity.

Murnain formally announced her resignation as NSW Labor general secretary on Thursday following explosive evidence heard at an anti-corruption probe that she had kept quiet for almost three years about unlawful donations from the Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo.

Murnain was suspended in August from the position she had held since 2016, when, at 29, she became the first woman to hold the top job in NSW Labor.

“The circumstances leading up to my election in 2016 were horrendous,” she said.

“Some of these events were reported in the media at the time, and some of these events have received more recent attention.

“However, I believe it is inarguable that our party has never fully grappled with the nasty culture of sexism which women face in politics.”'

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Civil liberties group launches new searchable database of campus due process litigation

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'Many lawyers and journalists use a spreadsheet maintained by Brooklyn College Prof. KC Johnson and due process advocate Samantha Harris to keep track of lawsuits filed by students accused of sexual misconduct.

Now Harris’s organization, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, has launched an even more comprehensive resource to keep tabs on litigation involving due process in every kind of campus disciplinary proceeding.

The Campus Due Process Litigation Tracker is searchable by school type, state, federal appeals court and several other categories, including judicial decisions “primarily favorable” to either college or student, stage of litigation and common keywords (“cross-examination,” “basic fairness,” etc.).'

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Why does UNC have such a high sexual assault rate? Because it defines nearly everything as sexual assault

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'Colleges and universities that participated in the Association of American Universities’ recent sexual assault survey are sharing their own results this week, and some are even more shocking than the highly misleading “1 in 4” number for women undergraduates nationally.
Like other media outlets, the North Carolina TV station evidently didn’t look at the definitions in the report, which tells students that consent is nullified by “incapacitation” (undefined) and when their partners miss their “cues to stop or slow,” among other qualifiers. It does not specify what level of “cue” is unambiguous, or even define the term.

By telling students that anything that bothered them about their sexual encounter renders it nonconsensual, UNC and the other participating schools are massively inflating their actual sexual assault problem.'

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Kathleen Jamie: 'Nature writing has been colonised by white men'

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'Kathleen Jamie recently spent “valuable minutes” of her life totting up all the books and authors who have been shortlisted for the prestigious Wainwright prize for British nature and travel writing. The tally is 26 books by men and 14 by women. For winners, the ratio is five men to one woman.

Jamie – a poet whose genre-stretching first book of essays, 2005’s Findings, was a much-praised widening of the growing field of nature writing – is aghast at the preponderance of male nature writers. “Only 15 years ago,” she says when I meet her in her home city of Edinburgh, “nature writing was barely there. It seems very strange that this thing that barely existed can suddenly ignite. I hate to say it, but it has been colonised – by middle-class white men. I’m interested in how that’s happened. And if you understand how that’s happened, you understand the whole godforsaken political state of this country.” The cafe table is being softly thumped.'

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